Present: Richard DeMong, Reuben Rainey, Donald Innes, George
Cohen, Robert Davis, John Lyons, Joanne Dugan, Patricia
Werhane, Doris Glick, William Johnson, Daniel Hallahan, Edward
Ayers, Barbara Nolan
Guest: Earl C. Dudley, Jr., Special Assistant Attorney
General, Office of the General Counsel
Richard DeMong, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee,
welcomed everyone to the meeting. Introductions were made.
Mr. DeMong said a discussion of the Honor Code, and what
role the faculty might play in working with members of the
Honor Committee, would be the main focus of the meeting. Mr.
DeMong has met with D. Cabell Vest, Chair of the Honor
Committee, and Suzanne Farnsworth, Chair of the Student/Faculty
Subcommittee of the Honor Committee. Frustrations and concerns
exist, Mr. DeMong noted. The Academic Affairs Committee had a
full discussion on what role the faculty, the Faculty Senate,
and specifically, the Committee, might play. Mr. DeMong asked
Earl Dudley, who has worked closely with the University's honor
system, to address the group.
Mr. Dudley gave an overview of the workings of the Honor
System. The Committee had a discussion and questions for Mr.
Dudley. Edward Ayers, Chair of the Faculty Senate, asked Mr.
Dudley what the faculty might do to be helpful. An open
dialogue between faculty and students would be useful, Mr.
Dudley noted. The Committee decided to invite both Cabell Vest
and Suzanne Farnsworth to the next meeting. Mr. DeMong
mentioned the Honor Summit, which is being held on October 22,
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and invited the members of the Academic
Affairs Committee to attend.
Mr. DeMong spoke about the Committee's Junior Faculty
initiative. Recommendations were sent to the deans and
administrators last Fall. The Committee will follow-up on the
progress of some of those recommendations in the Spring.
Faculty in the Medical School will also be contacted to get
their input on the initiative.
There will be a Teaching Initiative Forum on November 4,
1998, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Newcomb Hall. The forum is
being sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center. Some of the
1997-98 grant recipients will talk about their projects.
Mr. DeMong mentioned four commissions that are being created
by the President. They are: fine and performing arts;
international activities; public service and outreach; and
science and engineering. The Faculty Senate will have
representation on each of the four commissions.
The meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.