Benjamin Ray, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, called the
meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Room at
Madison Hall. In attendance were George Mentore, Reuben Rainey,
George Cohen, Milton Adams, Robert McNergney, Marva Barnett, Richard
DeMong, Mark Haskins, Doris Glick, William Johnson, Jahan Ramazani,
Mr. Ray welcomed everyone and introduced Robert McNergney, from
the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy, in the Curry
School of Education. Mr. McNergney will be replacing Harold Burbach,
who has resigned, on the Committe.
The main business of the meeting was a discussion of the Faculty
Senate's initiative to promote excellent teaching. A draft document
that outlines the guidelines and procedures for applying for a grant
was distributed to the Committee members. The group made
suggestions, and Mr. Ray will revise the document for distribution at
the October 7, 1997, Faculty Senate meeting.
There was a brief discussion regarding the issue of too lengthy
delays in awarding degrees to candidates who are under investigation
for an alleged honor offense. The Committee feels that a time limit
should be set on the length of time a degree can be withheld,
providing the candidate meets all other criteria for the awarding of
the degree. It was suggested that the General Council, the Vice
President for Student Affairs, and the Honor Committee should meet
and prepare a proposal that includes such a time frame. Ben Ray will
follow-up on this issue.
The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.