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Calendar Committee

ANNUAL REPORT

1998-1999 Academic Year

 

1.  Membership (include ex-officio members).

 

Mary Farwell             Ann Adams-Bullock

John Crammer             Karen Elberson

David Glascoff           Jon McChesney

Salman Abdulali          Vivian Mott

James L. Smith           Bill Clutter

Gil Moore                Layton Getsinger

Bob Denney               David Sturm (student)

 

2.  Meeting Dates (include members absent).

 

4/20/99 - Getsinger (excused), Smith (excused),

Adams-Bullock, Denney, McChesney, Clutter

3/9/99 - Adams-Bullock (excused), Denney, Smith,

McChesney, Clutter, Sturm

2/9/99 - Adams-Bullock (excused), Mott (excused),

Getsinger, Smith, McChesney, Sturm

11/12/99 - Denney, Smith, McChesney, Sturm

10/22/99 - Smith, Adams-Bullock, Mott, Clutter, David

Sturm (student)

9/24/99 - Smith, McChesney, Clutter (excused),

Adams-Bullock (excused), Student Rep.

8/25/99 - Smith, Getsinger, Denney, Student

Representative

 

3. Subcommittees established during the year

(include progress and/or completion of work).

 

Subcommittee on Contact Minutes and Scheduling. 

Members:  Crammer, Farwell, Glascoff.  Subcommittee was

established to prepare a document subsequently approved

by the Calendar Committee and by the Faculty Senate as

resolution 98-35 regarding clarification of policy and

guidelines for scheduling courses.

 

4. Accomplishments during the year, especially as

addressed through committee goals.  Include

recommendations made to agencies other than the

Faculty Senate as well as the Faculty Senate.

 

Examined the three items carried over from 1997-

1998:  Item 1 (Guidelines for scheduling) was resolved

as stated above; Item 2 (Evaluate current summer

terms) was discussed with conclusion of no change at

this time; Item 3 (Better serve the University) was

completed with the changing of the examination

schedule rotation.  In addition, the Committee

discussed: the possible elimination of registration day

as a non-class day; the possibility of a full week's

Thanksgiving holiday; and the possibility of utilizing

the Marketing Research class to secure calendar-

related opinion data.

 

5. Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and

resolution numbers).

 

Resolution 98-35, approved December 8, 1998 -

Clarification Statements (Policy and Guidelines) for

Scheduling Class Contact Minutes for Fall/Spring Semester,

Summer Session, and Weekend University Courses

 

Resolution 99-15, approved April 27, 1999 - Calendar

for 2001-2002

 

 

6. Business carried over to next year (list in priority

order).

 

1. Review/revise calendar format (e.g. MLK makeup

day)

 

2. Prepare 2002-2003 calendar, including surveying

departments using common exams 

 

3. Consider the role of the Calendar Committee

regarding distance education

 

4. Request report from Registrar regarding adherence

to scheduling guidelines

 

5. Re-visit, via the Marketing Research class, the

possibility of a full week Thanksgiving

 

 

7. Evaluation of the committee (include anything

that hindered or assisted the committee's work

during the year).

 

A.  Charge:  No problem

 

B.  Personnel:  No problem

 

C.  Attendance:  Student member David Strum,

James L. Smith, Jon McChesney consistently

absent

 

D.  Responsibilities:  No problem

 

E.  Activities:  No problem

 

8. Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or

Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.

 

None