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November 19, 1992
Signal Mountain Room
University Center

ELECTED MEMBERS PRESENT: William Bertin, Terry Carney, Don Cassell, Monte Coulter, Neal Coulter, Susan Davidson, Joe DePari, Arlie Herron, Nick Honerkamp, Larry Ingle, Debbie Ingram, Irene Loomis, Gail Meyer, Marea Rankin, Ossama Saleh, Edgar Shawen, David Shepherd, James Stroud, Larry Tillman, Jeannette Vallier, Terry Walters, Don Weisbaker, Carolyn Wiley

ELECTED MEMBERS ABSENT: Tom Bibler, Martha Butterfield, Pedro Campa, David Carrithers, Jack Freeman, Doug Kingdon, Bob Marlowe, John Nixon, Betty Pickett, Gavin Townsend, Joseph Trahan, John Trimpey

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS PRESENT: Marvin Ernst, Jane Harbaugh, Fred Obear, Grayson Walker

AMONG THE GUESTS PRESENT: Brenda Davis, Ray Fox, Paul Gaston, Ken Venters, Barbara Walton

Summary of Actions

Council approved curriculum changes from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography.

Council recommended adoption of the new Academic Calendar.

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 3:21 by Professor Carney.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of November 15 were approved as circulated.

Committee Reports

Executive Committee - Professor Carney

The Executive Committee requests that the Standards Committee determine if current continuation standards should be modified or continued and report to the Faculty Council by April 1, 1993. Both Knoxville and Martin now have higher continuation standards for undergraduates below 56 hours and the Executive Committee wishes to have this studied.

Curriculum Committee - Professor Venters

Proposals from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography were presented. Proposals involved changing the name of Environmental Studies to Environmental Sciences and changes in the core requirements for that degree, and addition of Anthropology 374, Forensic Anthropology.

Motion to approve by Professor Weisbaker, seconded by Professor Shepherd. There was no discussion. Motion passed 21-0-0.

NOTE: January 11 will be the last meeting of the Curriculum Committee to consider proposals for inclusion in the 1993-94 catalogue.

Old Business

Academic Calendar - Professor Carney

A new academic calendar was presented. Each fall and spring term will be 70 days, 14 weeks (14 of each day of the week). Each 5-week summer term will be 21 days, 100 minutes per class. Each 7-week term will be 19 class days at three meetings per week, with 110 minutes per class.

Motion by Professor Herron, seconded by Professor Weisbaker to recommend adoption of the Academic Calendar as proposed with a fall break inserted at an appropriate time. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.


There being no announcements, the meeting was adjourned at 3:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Gail M. Meyer


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