Members Present: President Carl Patton, Provost Ron Henry, Paul Alberto, John de Castro, Anne Emanuel, Hugh Hudson, and John Newman.
The minutes from the April 26th meeting were approved. President Patton congratulated the Vice Presidential search committees for their success in securing three good hires: Katherine Johnston, Finance and Administration and Hazel Scott, Student Services, both beginning 1 July; Charles Louis, Research and Sponsored Programs, beginning 1 October. He also reported that the classroom building was re-bid and this time came in under budget. The implosion was carried out and work on the site will begin. Dr. Patton stated that the Regents have approved the $68M science teaching building, with $23M of that to be raised by the university. In that campaign areas can be tapped which have not been before. The Regents' visit to campus was most helpful.
Provost Henry thanked the committee for their participation in the successful searches and stated that the new administrators were all first choices. The new Director of Admissions, Diane Weber from Miami University, begins 1 August. Evelyn Babey will devote 100 percent of her time now to the Banner system project. Charles Gilbreath, formerly at Georgia State and Registrar at Berry College will serve as Acting Registrar. The search for the new Dean of the College of Education will be chaired by Dean Abdelal and Dr. Lisa Delpit, using the search firm of Spencer Stuart. Hopefully this search will be competed by January. Dr. Henry said that the year-end money was put to good use, upgrading some 39 classrooms with technology and completing one new pc lab in Classroom South. Alpharetta was successful this summer, with 970 attending compared with 750 at North Metro last summer. Georgia Perimeter College had 13 courses offered there this summer and plans to have 35 in the fall. The university's summer enrollment is down approximately 5.4% (number of students). Fall projections include between 2,000 and 2,100 freshmen, and roughly the same number of transfer students as last year. The number of students in the Learning Communities will be almost doubled in the fall.
It was moved and seconded that the error in the fall schedule should be corrected by adding the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (November 21) as a class day. The Committee was in favor of the motion. Tim Crimmins will be notified of the outcome. Two changes were recommended to the list of eleven appointed members of the University Senate for 2000-2001: replace Yezdi Bhada with Bill Fritz and replace Evelyn Babey with Charles Gilbreath. The motion to Revise the Hardship Withdrawal Policy was discussed. It was moved, seconded and unanimously approved that this be passed.
Hugh Hudson asked for ideas of topics to be considered in the coming year by the Executive Committee. Suggestions should be sent to him. One example might be the introduction of computer based courses. Other topics to consider included: the structure of the Senate, which has evolved over time; improving benefits by revising their current structure to reflect the change from quarters to semesters (this would have to be approved by the Regents).
Frances B. Stone