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January 19, 1999
Present: Edward Ayers, David Gies, Jahan Ramazani, Marva Barnett,
Miles Townsend, Janet Horne, Patricia Werhane, Richard DeMong, Louis
Bloomfield, Robert Reynolds
Ed Ayers, Chair of the Faculty Senate, called the meeting to order
at 3:30 p.m., in the Lower Level Conference Room at Madison Hall.
The Executive Council discussed plans for the first annual "Life
of the University Discussion Series," which will be sponsored by the
Faculty Senate. The program, "Information Technology and UVA's
Community of Learning," will consist of three discussion sessions:
(1)Technology, Teaching, and UVA's Community of Learning - to be held
on Wednesday, February 17, 1999, in Minor Hall Auditorium at 4:00
p.m.; (2) Technology and the Future of a Scholarly Community - to be
held on Monday, March 8, 1999, in Minor Hall Auditorium at 3:30 p.m.;
and (3) Technology and the Priorities of the University Community -
to be held on Thursday, April 8, 1999, in Minor Hall Auditorium at
4:00 p.m. All sessions will be open to faculty, students and staff.
Ed Ayers will contact possible panelists to participate in each
The Council discussed the name change for the new adult degree
program, which originally was to be called a Bachelor of Liberal
Studies. The program is being offered through the Division of
Continuing Education, and will be called a Bachelor of
Interdisciplinary Studies. A nomination was made for the approval of
the name change, it was seconded, and it passed unanimously.
Ed Ayers and David Gies, who is Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate,
reported on the recent Board of Visitors meeting, which both Mr.
Ayers and Mr. Gies attended.
The Council discussed the upcoming Faculty Senate meeting, which
is being held on Monday, February 8, 1999, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in
the Rotunda Dome Room. Among issues discussed were the agenda for
the meeting, and possible ways to better use the Senate meetings to
articulate issues of concern.
Richard DeMong, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, discussed
several items on the Committee's agenda. There are two changes in
degree programs for the Academic Affairs Committee's approval, a
proposed Ph.D. in Music, and a proposed name change for the "Master's
of Arts in Teaching" degree in Physics to "Masters of Arts in Physics
Other projects the Academic Affairs Committee is working on are
the 1999/2000 Call for Proposals, which will be distributed in the
near future, a follow-up to the Faculty Senate Retreat to look at
faculty/student interactions, and the Committee continues to work
with the Honor Committee.
Louis Bloomfield, Chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee,
reported on the ongoing activities of his committee. Mr. Bloomfield
will begin working on developing the Faculty Speakers Series. He is
also working on the continuation of the Forum for Contemporary
Thought, which will need to appoint a new director this year.
Finally, the Council discussed the proposed meeting dates for the
spring semester. The group decided to hold all of the meetings on
Tuesdays, at noon, with everyone bringing a bagged lunch. A revised
meeting schedule, with meeting times and places is forthcoming.
The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Submitted by Marva A. Barnett, Secretary of the Faculty Senate