2005-2006 Academic Year


DUE: May 5, 2006

(Please limit the report to two pages.)




1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).

Rebecca Powers           Vice Chair         Sociology

Punam Madhok                                     Art and Design

Stephen Dock                                       Foreign Languages and Literatures

Trey Martindale                                      Education

Jonathan Dembo                                   Academic Library Services

Shanan Gibson                         Secretary          Business

John Crammer              Chair                 Math

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS (with vote)  
Austin Bunch                                         Rep. of Chancellor  

Angela Anderson                                   Rep. of Provost – Registrar

Mary Farwell                                          Rep. of Chair of the Faculty –  Biology
open                                                    Faculty Senator -  

Cassie Crowley                                     Rep. of Student Government Association


 2.      Meeting Dates (include members present*).
* and members who contributed to committee action, but were not at the meeting.

September 26, 2005

Jonathan Dembo, Shanan Gibson, Punam Madhok, Rebecca Powers, John Crammer, Mary Farwell, Jenilyn Turner


October 24, 2005

Jonathan Dembo, Shanan Gibson, Punam Madhok, Rebecca Powers, John Crammer, Angela Anderson, Mary Farwell, Jenilyn Turner


November 14, 2005

Jonathan Dembo,  Punam Madhok, Rebecca Powers, John Crammer, Austin Bunch, Brandy Piner (for Angela Anderson), Jenilyn Turner


December 12, 2005

Jonathan Dembo, Shanan Gibson, Punam Madhok, Rebecca Powers, John Crammer. Angela Anderson, Mary Farwell


January 20, 2006

Jonathan Dembo, Punam Madhok, Rebecca Powers, John Crammer, Stephen Dock, Angela Anderson, Mary Farwell


February 17, 2006

Jonathan Dembo, Punam Madhok, Rebecca Powers, John Crammer, Shanan Gibson, Angela Anderson


April 25, 2006

Stephen Dock, Jonathan Dembo, Shanan Gibson, John Crammer, Rebecca Powers, Punam Madhok, Angela Anderson, Mary Farwell


3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work). None

4.      Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals.  Please include recommendations made to any University agency other than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.

  • Continued process of coordinating ECU academic calendars with Pitt County school system and Pitt Community College.
  • Surveyed faculty teaching first summer session 2005 about Memorial Day holiday or (not both) one-day break between sessions.
  • Developed policy for making up lost class days


5.       Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).

  • Approved Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008 calendars.  (06-13)
  • Approved policy for making up lost class days.  (06-14)


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

  • Survey all faculty, consult the SGA, and consult the Executive Council concerning the status of the Memorial Day holiday.
  • Consider changing the Summer Session schedule to have one day between sessions (in place of having no classes on Memorial Day). 
  • Continue communication and coordination with Pitt Community College and Pitt County Schools. 


7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the

          committee's work during the year).

            A.  Charge:  No problems


            B.  Personnel:  The committee worked well together. Encourage greater participation by the                             student representative.  Did not have a Faculty Senator representative on the                                          committee.  One of the regular members had left ECU for another school after Spring                            2005 and was not replaced; another member had difficulty attending meetings.


            C.  Attendance:  Faculty teaching schedules limit choices of when the committee can meet.                            Had difficulty getting a quorum at some meetings (partly because of a regular member                         who had left ECU).


            D.  Responsibilities:  No problems. 


            E.  Activities:  The committee created a calendar for the 2007-2008 academic year, as is its                               charge. 


8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.


9.       Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year?    No.

          If yes, when do you prefer:_____________________________________________


                                                  Signed:  Chairperson ________________________________


                                                                      Secretary   _______________________________


The completed, typed report, including both the Chair and Secretary's signatures, is due in the Faculty Senate office (140 Rawl Annex) by May 5, 2006.