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Rebecca Kneedler called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. in
Room 200 at Ruffner Hall. In attendance were Daniel Larson, Susan
McKinnon, Sharon Utz, Janet Horne, Miles Townsend, Patricia Werhane
and Marguerite Lippert. Peter Low, Vice President and Provost, was
also in attendance.
A draft of the Restructuring Report was given to the attendees.
Peter Low asked that the Council members review the draft before the
deadline for the final draft.
Rebecca Kneedler reported on the National Science Board
Rountable Wrap-Up session, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October
22, 1996. This is part of a second wave of NSB investigations into
the stresses on research and education. She asked for representation
from the Executive Council to attend that meeting. The University
Wrap-Up session will be followed by a two-day concluding session in
Rebecca Kneedler reported on her responses to her e-mail
message concerning opinions on the Honor System. She said the two
main concerns are: (1) that the Senate not take on a leadership
role except if requested to do so by the students; and (2) that the
single sanction remains a serious obstacle to the effective
implementation of the Honor System. Jim Tybur, Chair of the Honor
Committee, will attend the next Executive Council meeting and will
update the Council on recent changes in the system.
A number of proactive issues were considered as possible foci
of Senate initiatives and actions. These issues were discussed in
broad terms without any decisions being made at present.
Other issues that were discussed were faculty salaries, delayed
pay, graduate student funding, faculty performance reviews, faculty
diversity, and intellectual climate and the need for a faculty
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
Submitted by Susan McKinnon, Secretary to the Faculty