MEETING DATE: April
PERSON PRESIDING: John
Phipps, Jonathan Dembo, Punam
Madhok, Rebecca Powers, John Crammer
Bunch, Amy Bissette (for Angela Anderson), Nancy House
The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm in Rawl 142 by John Crammer.
Rebecca Powers moved (Jeff Phipps seconded) approval of the minutes of
the March 7, 2005 meeting as modified. Motion passed.
Phipps reported on Faculty Senate’s actions on the committee’s
proposals. The Faculty Senate approved
the calendar as submitted. The committee
was sent two questions from faculty members via email about the proposed
calendar on the day of the Faculty Senate meeting. The questions concerned why there is no day
scheduled between first and second summer sessions and why the Spring semester does not begin at a later date. Phipps consulted with Amy Bissette
and Nancy House prior to the Faculty Senate meeting and the questions were
answered. It was noted that committee
members would appreciate questions being submitted earlier than the day of the
Faculty Senate meeting in order to facilitate the preparation of a response.
Copies of the 2005-06 Pitt County Schools calendar were
distributed. After looking at their
holidays, we noted that they do not match the ECU holidays. House noted that we start on August 22 and
they start on August 18. Wanda Bunch at Pitt Community
College was sent the approved ECU calendar for
2006-07; we have not received information about the PCC calendar. She has sent the committee information about
how PCC makes up missed class days that will be helpful to next year’s
committee in formulating a policy for ECU. Austin Bunch noted that that there
is an ECU committee working on a campus-wide disaster plan. This plan would also be helpful to next
The committee then reviewed a draft of the committee’s
annual report covering the current year. In business carried over, next year’s
committee needs to develop a policy on how to make up class days when required
(not just due to weather). The committee
worked on the wording asking the Faculty Senate to develop a policy of when
to make up missed days (the committee’s concern is a policy on how to
make them up). The wording is as
follows: “The Faculty Senate should establish a policy determining the
circumstances that would cause lost class time to be made up and a timetable
for announcing the decision and implementation of the policy. “ House moved (Phipps seconded) to approve the
committee report as modified. Motion
Finally, the committee looked at modifications to the
internal guidelines for calendars. The
changes reflect modifications the committee made (cutoff times for various
actions, wording on the exam period narrative) and changes due to the change in
removal of incomplete policy for graduate students. Crammer will make the modifications and
distribute them to the committee.
This was the last meeting of the committee for the 2004-05 Academic Year.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm.