Members Absent:Kelly Cervany, Norman Crandell, Richard Fendler, John Marshall, David Martin, James Maxey, Stephan Turkheimmer
Additional Attendees: Carol Owen, Blaine Hughes
Approval of Minutes
A quorum being present, Dan Franklin asked for Approval of the Minutes from the April meeting. The minutes, as amended, were approved.
Carol Cohen handed out reports on Spring grades. The spring quarter GPA was a 2.80, with the women's combined team being a 2.94, one of the highest ever. Fifteen students were on the faculty scholars list and 15 were on the Dean's list, which was a very impressive number for the teams. Congratulations went out to all the teams' efforts.
Policy on Practice Probation
Carol Cohen provided a handout on a proposed policy for practice probation. The history is that Georgia State has not allowed students to practice while they are on academic probation, which is a policy that has been in place since long before any type of academic support. Now that academic assistance is available and the NCAA allows students to practice while on probation, the committee felt the change in policy was appropriate. Andy Sumner made a motion to pass the policy effective immediately, John Diehl seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Season Ticket Sales Update/Promotions Update
An outside firm handled the marketing for men's basketball. Athletics is getting support from outside vendors, including Troncolli and the Southern Company, as well as having talks with Delta. Many people have expressed an interest in working with Lefty Driesell. The athletics department expects season ticket sales to increase in November as the season gets closer. The team and Lefty have already been featured in several newspapers and on CNN Play of the Day.
It is really too early to report on recruiting. All of the coaches are waiting for early signers. Women's basketball is hoping to sign the top guard and the top post player in the state, as well as a player from Europe.
Fall Sports Update
Women's Soccer is near the top of their conference and may host the conference tournament. Cross country - Top runner Leatherby pulled a hamstring; however, the men could still repeat as champions. The women also have a chance of being champions as well. Men's soccer, women's volleyball, tennis and golf are all bidding for tournament hopes.
- The baseball team may need to add three more games to their schedule in June which may fall during final exams. If a student has a conflict that can not be resolved, the student will not go with the team. The dates would be a double header on March 14 and a game on March 15. Bill Thomas made a motion to approve the schedule change, Debra Snell seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.
- Carol Cohen noted that she was still having a few problems with the absentee policy. The committee discussed the policy and it was decided that the best thing to do was to continue to send the policy from the code of conduct to the professor. If there are any problems, to next talk to the chair. But, ultimately it would be up to the student to stay or take the consequences. Also noted, was that the Dean of Students Office, early each fall, should send out the policy to all chairs just to let them know this is a current policy passed by the Senate.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 a.m.
Recorder, Leslie Williams