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                                                                                             Final
                                   College of Arts and Sciences
                                        Academic Council
                                             Minutes

DATE:         April 19, 2006
PLACE:        Damen Hall 340
TIME:         6:00 PM

Members Present: L. Bityou, I. Crawford, J. Del Greco, G. Dobrov, W. Feinstein, V. Foster, J.
Goldschmidt, D. Graham, A. Harrington, M. Hermansen, J. Hogan, A. Hupert, M. Krogh, H.
Laten, J. Long, A. Mendoza, L. Miller, J. Nolan, T. O’Brien, J. Rastovac, A. Shanahan, Z. Syed,
C. Szpunar, G. Tezcur, D. Vaillancourt, A. Vigen, J. Williams, K. Young.
Guest(s): P. DeKruit, Z. Syed, J. Wexler, and A. Wojciechowski.
The meeting was called to order at 6:10p.m.

Approval of the Agenda – Motion to approve the agenda. Vote: 23-0-0. Motion carried.
Approval of the Minutes – Motion to approve the Minutes of the March 15, 2006 meeting.
Vote: 22-0-1. Motion carried.
2801 Student Government Report – Lilian Bityou
     1,735 votes were cast in the 2006 Spring Unified Student Government Election, which
     was the highest ever. Josh Hogan was elected Vice President of Academic Affairs. The
     newly elected Academic Council representatives are Paul DeKruit, Pat Livingston,
     Sameer Suhale and Amanda Wojciechowski.
         The annual Rogers Park Clean-Up community service event will take place this coming
         Saturday.
         Finals Week Survey data has been compiled and passed on to Dr. John Frendreis,
         Provost. Forty-nine percent of those who responded were in favor of Survey Option #3
         which allows for two study days at the beginning of the week (Monday and Tuesday)
         followed by finals. Dr. Frendreis was very receptive to the information and indicated that
         the schedule change would be implemented as quickly as possible. The USG thanks the
         members of the Academic Council for their support.
2802 Committee Reports
     A. By-Laws Committee
        There was no report at this meeting.
         B. Elections Committee – Ann Shanahan
            1. The At-Large Election for 2006 – 2008 was recently held. The new At-Large
               representatives are:
                Jacqueline Long, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Classical Studies
                Gunes Tezcur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Political Science

              2. The new At-Large alternate representative is:
                 Carole B. Szpunar, Ph.D./M.B.A., Instructor, Chemistry
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         C. Curriculum Committee – Dr. Andrew Harrington for Dr. Jack Kerkering

              1. BIET 126/SOCL 126 – Science, Technology and Society– New Course
                 There are no prerequisites for this course. The course will not be a prerequisite
                 for any other course and is not required for the major. This course will be
                 permanently cross-listed with SOCL 126 – Science, Technology and Society.

2803 Motion: To approve the request by Bioethics and Philosophy for a new course, BIET
     126–Science, Technology and Society that will be permanently cross-listed with SOCL
     126. Vote: 21-0-0. Motion carried.

              2. BIOL 110 – Biology through Art – New Course
                 There are no prerequisites for this course. This course will not be a prerequisite
                 for any other course and is not required for the major. This course has been
                 taught once as a special topics course. This is the only Science CORE Course
                 with a laboratory component. This interdisciplinary course helps students come
                 up with new problem solving skills.

                      The proposal for this course was considered at last month’s Academic Council
                      meeting. The Curriculum Committee did not reach an agreement on the
                      recommendation for this request for a new course and the Academic Council took
                      no action, as there was concern about the adequacy of the sample syllabus’s
                      presentation of biological concepts as methods of inquiry.

                      A revised proposal, including a more detailed description of laboratory activities
                      and more substantive guidelines for the biological self-portrait and companion
                      essay, have been provided. The Curriculum Committee concluded that the prior
                      concerns had been adequately addressed in this revision.

2804 Motion: To approve the request by Biology for a new course, BIOL 110–Biology
     through Art. Vote: 21-0-0. Motion carried.

              3. BIOL 195 – Special Topics – New Course
                 There are no prerequisites for this course. This course will not be a prerequisite
                 for any other course and is not required for the major. Adding this course will
                 provide a vehicle for offering new special topics courses, which would eventually
                 become one-hundred level permanent courses.

2805 Motion: To approve the request by Biology for a new course, BIOL 195–Special Topics.
     Vote: 21-0-0. Motion carried.

              4. BIOL 369 – Invertebrate Biology – New Course
                 BIOL 265–Ecology will be the prerequisite for this course. This course will not
                 be a prerequisite for any other course and is not required for the major. This is a
                 required course for Secondary Education Certification for Biology teachers.
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2806 Motion: To approve the request by Biology for a new course, BIOL 369–Invertebrate
     Biology. Vote: 21-0-0. Motion carried.

              5. BIOL 388/COMP 381 – Bioinformatics – Permanent Cross-Listing
                 This course should be permanently cross-listed with COMP 381. This offering
                 combines biological topics with computer science applications that are important
                 for biology and computer science students.

                      The Department of Computer Science requested this cross-listing. This course is
                      an elective for Biology and Computer Science majors and is required for
                      Bioinformatics majors only.

2807 Motion: To approve the request by Biology to permanently cross-list BIOL 388–
     Bioinformatics with COMP 381–Bioinformatics. Vote: 21-0-0. Motion carried.

              6. ENGL 210 – Business Writing – New Course
                 UCWR 110–College Writing Seminar will be the prerequisite for this course.
                 This course will not be a prerequisite for any other course and is not required for
                 the major. This course has been taught as a special topics course several times
                 from 1998 through 2006.
                      This course is being created because the department is working with relevant
                      disciplines to develop advanced writing courses that best serve the needs of their
                      students for advanced training and practice in writing.
                      It was noted that a topics course cannot be taught more than three times without
                      being reviewed by the Academic Council even if the title has changed.
2808 Motion: To approve the request by English for a new course ENGL 210–Business
     Writing. Vote: 21-0-0. Motion carried.

              7. ENGL 211 – Writing for Pre-Law Students – Course Title and Number Change
                 This request is to change the name and number of the course from English 311–
                 Advanced Composition for Pre-Law Students to English 211–Writing for Pre-
                 Law Students. The prerequisite for this course will be successful completion of
                 UCWR 110–College Writing Seminar.

                      This course is being changed because the department is working with relevant
                      disciplines to develop advanced writing courses that best serve the needs of their
                      students for advanced training and practice in writing.

2809 Motion: To approve the request by English for a course title and number change. ENGL
     211–Writing for Pre-Law Students will replace ENGL 311–Advanced Composition for
     Pre-Law Students. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              8. PHIL 391 – Topics in Philosophy of Religion – Course Number Change
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                      The proposal is a request to change the course number from PHIL 391 to PHIL
                      380 because the department would like to use the 390’s for special courses such
                      as seminars and service learning courses.
2810 Motion: To approve the request by Philosophy for a course number change from PHIL
     391 to PHIL 380–Topics in Philosophy of Religion. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              9. PHIL 394 – Philosophy of Marxism – Course Number Change
                 The proposal is a request to change the course number from PHIL 394 to PHIL
                 375 because the department would like to use the 390’s for special courses such
                 as seminars and service learning courses.
2811 Motion: To approve the request by Philosophy for a course number change from PHIL
     394 to PHIL 375–Philosophy of Marxism. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              10. THTR 335 – London Theatre Experience – New Course
                  There are no prerequisites for this course. This course will not be a prerequisite
                  for any other course and is not required for the major. This course has been
                  offered once as a special topic. The summer 2005 offering of this course was
                  very successful and the department plans to offer it every other year during the
                  summer.
2812 Motion: To approve the request by Theatre for a new course, THTR 335–London
     Theatre Experience. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              11. THTR 300 – Theatre Technology I – Course Title Change
                  The department requests to drop the “I” from the course title as it will no longer
                  be necessary because a request to change THTR 301–Theatre Technology II to
                  THTR 301–Costume Technology has been submitted.
                      The Curriculum Committee has requested that the department submit a revised
                      syllabus and took no action on this proposal.

                      No action taken.

              12. THTR 301 – Theatre Technology II – Course Title Change
                  The department requests to change the name of this course from THTR 301–
                  Theatre Technology II to THTR 301–Costume Technology with the rationale that
                  the existing title refers primarily to scene technology, a topic that was rarely
                  taught. The new title thus corresponds to a change in content for the course.
                      The Curriculum Committee has requested that the department submit a revised
                      syllabus and took no action on this proposal.

                      No action taken.

              13. THTR 305 – Workshop-Shakespeare-Actors – Course Title Change
                  The department requests to change the name of the course from THTR 305–
                  Workshop-Shakespeare-Actors to THTR 305–Workshop. The title change offers
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                      a broader interpretation of potential specialized workshops in various styles, types
                      and genres of theatre.
2813 Motion: To approve the request by Theatre for a course title change from THTR 305–
     Workshop-Shakespeare-Actors to THTR 305–Workshop. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion
     carried.

              14. THTR 324 – Practicum in Design – Course Title Change
                  The department requests that the course title be changed from THTR 324–
                  Practicum in Design to THTR 324–Practicum in Stage Management and Design.
                  This course is a field study class for designers and stage managers. Stage
                  managers were not acknowledged in the previous title or course description. This
                  course may be repeated once.
                      The Curriculum Committee has requested a revised course description to clarify
                      whether a student enrolling in this course would be working exclusively on stage
                      management, exclusively on design, or both.
2814 Motion: To approve the request by Theatre for a course title change from THTR 324–
     Practicum in Design to THTR 324–Practicum in Stage Management and Design, pending
     clarification of course description. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              15. THTR 397 – Independent Study: Fieldwork in Chicago – Course Title Change
                  The department requests to change the course title from THTR 397–Independent
                  Study: Fieldwork in Chicago to THTR 397–Fieldwork in Chicago. The proposal
                  seeks to drop “Independent Study” from the title in order to prevent this course
                  from being confused with THTR 398–Independent Study. This course refers to
                  fieldwork supervised off campus in the professional theatre.

2815 Motion: To approve the request by Theatre for a course title change from THTR 397–
     Independent Study: Fieldwork in Chicago to THTR 397–Fieldwork in Chicago. Vote:
     20-0-0. Motion carried.

              16. HONR 202 – Science and Society – New Course
                  HONR 101–Western Traditions: Antiquity to the Middle Ages, 101S, HONR
                  102–Western Traditions: Renaissance to Modernity, and 102S will be
                  prerequisites for this course. The course is not a prerequisite for any other course.
                  The course is required for the new Interdisciplinary Honors Program.
2816 Motion: To approve the request by the Honors Program for a new course, HONR 202–
     Society and Science. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              17. HONR 203 – The United States Experience – New Course
                  HONR 101–Western Traditions: Antiquity to the Middle Ages, 101S, HONR
                  102–Western Traditions: Renaissance to Modernity, and 102S will be
                  prerequisites for this course. The course is not a prerequisite for any other course.
                  The course is required for the new Interdisciplinary Honors Program.
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2817 Motion: To approve the request by the Honors Program for a new course, HONR 203–
     The United States Experience. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              18. CRMJ 365 – Guns and Crime – New Course
                  There are no prerequisites for this course. This course will not be a prerequisite
                  for any other course and is not required for the major. This course has been
                  offered as a special topics course six times. This course is being proposed
                  because of a strong student interest and a clear link to current criminal justice
                  policy issues.
                      It was noted that the same topics courses cannot be taught more than three times
                      without being reviewed by the Academic Council even if the title has changed.
2818 Motion: To approve the request by Criminal Justice for a new course, CRMJ 365–Guns
     and Crime. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              19. CMUN 271 – Reporting and Writing – Course Change
                  The department proposes that the course prerequisite should be changed to
                  UCWR 110–College Writing Seminar replacing ENGL 105–Writing I and ENGL
                  106–Writing II, which were previously listed as prerequisites for CMUN 271–
                  Reporting and Writing.
                      It was noted that in principal any important change should be brought before
                      Academic Council as formal changes to the curriculum are in the Council’s
                      purview (e.g., changes in prerequisites).
2819 Motion: To approve the request by Communication to change the prerequisite course
     requirement for CMUN 271–Reporting and Writing from ENGL 105–Writing I and
     ENGL 106–Writing II to UCWR 110–College Writing Seminar. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion
     carried.

              20. PHIL 187/ BIET 297 – Environmental Ethics – New Course
                  There are no prerequisites for this course. This course will not be a prerequisite
                  for any other course and is not required for the major. The course has been taught
                  three times previously as a special topics course. This course would be
                  permanently cross-listed with BIET 297–Moral Problems.
                      The course offers another alternative in the core (in philosophical knowledge and
                      ethics; once approved by the Academic Council, the department will apply to
                      have the course count for the core) and it is useful to Bioethics Minors (those who
                      need three ethics courses) and to Environmental Studies/Sciences Program
                      Majors.
                      It was noted that the new course description should be rewritten to comply with
                      the 50 word limit. It was recommended that the Environmental Studies/Sciences
                      Program be made aware of the existence of this new course and perhaps a cross-
                      listing established.
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2820 Motion: To approve the request by Philosophy for a new course, PHIL 187–
     Environmental Ethics that will be cross-listed with BIET 297–Moral Problems contingent
     on a revised course description. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              21. Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Minor – Change to the Minor
                  Neuroscience required courses need to be changed to be consistent with recent
                  changes in the Philosophy department. The following course number changes in
                  the interdisciplinary neuroscience minor are requested 1) from PHIL 273 to PHIL
                  173–Philosophy of Science and 2) from PHIL 276 to PHIL 176–Philosophy of
                  Mind.

                      PHIL 179/ PSYC 279–Philosophy and Psychology of Decision-Making should be
                      added to the list of Neuroscience minor elective offerings.

2821 Motion: To approve the request by the Neuroscience Minor to change the course
     numbers of two required courses: PHIL 173–Philosophy of Science (formerly PHIL 273)
     and PHIL 176–Philosophy of Mind (formerly PHIL 276) and add one elective course
     offering, PHIL 179/ PSYC 279–Philosophy and Psychology of Decision-Making to the
     interdisciplinary neuroscience minor. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              22. Modern Languages and Literatures – Course Changes
                  The department submitted a proposal requesting that seven existing special topic
                  courses be separated into thirty-eight cross-listed courses. The Curriculum
                  Committee concluded that making such special topic courses into independent
                  courses is not a change to the existing course but is, instead, a proposal for several
                  new courses. Accordingly, the committee asked to receive an Application for
                  Approval of a New Course form with syllabi for each of the proposed courses.

                      The documentation requested was not received in time to bring them forward to
                      the Council at this meeting. The department would like to schedule these courses
                      for spring 2007. The Curriculum Committee has agreed to place the proposals
                      first on the agenda at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the 2006-2007
                      academic year.

                      No action taken.

              23. COMP 272 – Data Abstraction and Object-Oriented Programming – Course Title
                  and Number Change
                  The request is to change the course title from COMP 272–Data Abstraction and
                  Object-Oriented Programming to COMP 313–Intermediate Object-Oriented
                  Development. The title change better reflects course level and distinguishes the
                  course from COMP 170–Introduction to Object-Oriented

                      Programming and COMP 373–Object Oriented Programming. The numbering
                      change is to be consistent with the options in all computer science majors.
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2822 Motion: To approve the request by Computer Science for a course title and number
     change from COMP 272–Data Abstraction and Object-Oriented Programming to COMP
     313–Intermediate Object-Oriented Development. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              24. COMP 338 – Interactive Services Programming – Course Title Change
                  The request is to change the course title from COMP 338–Interactive Services
                  Programming to COMP 338 – Server-Based Software Development. The new
                  title better reflects course content.
2823 Motion: To approve the request by Computer Science for a course title change from
     COMP 338–Interactive Services Programming to COMP 338–Server-Based Software
     Development. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              25. COMP 373 – Object-Oriented Programming – Course Title Change
                  The request is to change the course title from COMP 373–Object-Oriented
                  Programming to COMP 373– Objects, Frameworks, and Patterns. The proposed
                  title better reflects course content and distinguishes the course from COMP 170–
                  Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and COMP 373–Object Oriented
                  Programming.

2824 Motion: To approve the request by Computer Science for a course title from COMP
     373–Object-Oriented Programming to COMP 373– Objects, Frameworks, and Patterns.
     Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              26. COMP 317 – Social Issues and Computing – Course Title Change
                  The request is to change the course title from COMP 317–Social Issues and
                  Computing to COMP 317–Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing. The
                  proposed title better reflects the breadth of the course content.

2825 Motion: To approve the request by Computer Science for a course title change from
     COMP 317–Social Issues and Computing to COMP 317–Social, Legal, and Ethical
     Issues in Computing. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              27. Computer Science – Communication and Networks Security - Change of a Major
                  The proposed change will expand the opportunity for elective courses while the
                  total number of required courses remains the same. Required courses changes
                  from COMP 331– Cryptography, COMP 346–Introduction to
                  Telecommunications, COMP 348–Network Security and COMP 351–Network
                  Management to a choice of three courses from the group.
                      Elective course choices change:
                         From six units from COMP 391–Internship in Computer Science and COMP
                          398–Independent Study and two 3-credit 300 level courses excluding COMP
                          391 and COMP 398,
                         To fifteen units of other 300 level Computer Science courses, with from six to
                          nine credits coming from COMP 390–Computer Science Project, COMP 391
                          and/or COMP 398, but no more than six units of COMP 391 and no more than
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                          six units total of COMP 390 and COMP 398. Students will be allowed to do
                          both an internship an independent study if they choose.
2826 Motion: To approve the request by Computer Science for a change of a major to make
     room for another 300 level elective in the major, while keeping the same total number of
     courses required, by replacing the four least important requirements with a choice of
     three out of the four courses and allowing COMP 390 in the same group with COMP 391
     and COMP 398 and to allow a student to take an extra three units from these courses and
     count that as one elective. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              28. Computer Science– Information Technology – Change of a Major
                  The proposed change will expand the opportunity for elective courses while the
                  total number of required courses remains the same. COMP 305–Data
                  Administration will no longer be a required course but would be allowed as an
                  elective. Elective course choices change:
                         From six units from COMP 391–Internship in Computer Science and COMP
                          398–Independent Study and two 3-credit 300 level courses excluding COMP
                          391 and COMP 398
                         To fifteen units of other 300 level Computer Science courses, with from six to
                          nine credits coming from COMP 390–Computer Science Project, COMP 391
                          and/or COMP 398, but no more than six units of COMP 391 and no more than
                          six units total of COMP 390 and COMP 398. Students will be allowed to do
                          both an internship an independent study if they choose.
2827 Motion: To approve the request by Computer Science for a change of a major to make
     room for another 300 level elective in the major by dropping one required course, COMP
     305–Database Administration, but allowing it as an elective and allowing COMP 390 in
     the same group with COMP 391 and COMP 398 and to allow a student to take an extra
     three units from these courses and count that as one elective. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion
     carried.

              29. Computer Science– Software Development – Change of a Major
                  The proposed change will expand the opportunity for elective courses while the
                  total number of required courses remains the same. Required courses change:
                         From COMP 320–Software Systems Analysis, COMP 370–Software Quality,
                          Metrics and Testing, ISOM 349–Project Management, and two courses from
                          COMP 336–Markup Languages, COMP 337–Concurrent Programming,
                          COMP 338–Extreme Server-Side Development, COMP 353–Database
                          Programming, COMP 339–Distributed Programming or COMP 373–Object
                          Oriented Programming
                         To COMP 313–Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming* and two courses
                          from COMP 320, COMP 336, COMP 337, COMP 338, COMP 353, COMP
                          339, COMP 370, COMP 373, or ISOM 349.
                      Elective course choices change:
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                         From six units from COMP 391–Internship in Computer Science and COMP
                          398–Independent Study and two 3-credit 300 level courses excluding COMP
                          391 and COMP 398
                         To twelve units of other 300 level Computer Science courses, with from six to
                          nine credits coming from COMP 390–Computer Science Project, COMP 391
                          and/or COMP 398, but no more than six units of COMP 391 and no more than
                          six units total of COMP 390 and COMP 398. Students will be allowed to do
                          both an internship an independent study if they choose.
                      *Pending approval of course title and number change, COMP 313, by Academic
                      Council and the CAS Dean.
2828 Motion: To approve the request by Computer Science for a change of a major by adding
     COMP 313* as a new required course, moving three required courses to a larger list of
     options and allowing COMP 390 in the same group with COMP 391 and COMP 398 and
     to allow a student to take an extra three units from these courses and count that as one
     elective. Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              30. Computer Science– Computer Science – Change of a Major
                  The proposed change will expand the opportunity for elective courses while the
                  total number of required courses remains the same. Elective course choices
                  change
                   From six units from COMP 391–Internship in Computer Science and COMP
                      398–Independent Study and two 3-credit 300 level courses excluding COMP
                      391 and COMP 398
                   To twenty-four units of other 300 level Computer Science courses, with from
                      six to nine credits coming from COMP 390–Computer Science Project,
                      COMP 391 and/or COMP 398, but no more than six units of COMP 391 and
                      no more than six units total of COMP 390 and COMP 398. Students will be
                      allowed to do both an internship an independent study if they choose.

2829 Motion: To approve the request by Computer Science for a change of a major by
     allowing COMP 390 in the same group with COMP 391 and COMP 398 and to allow a
     student to take an extra three units from these courses and count that as one elective.
     Vote: 20-0-0. Motion carried.

              31. Islamic World Studies – New Interdisciplinary Minor
                  The proposed new minor will require a total of six courses (18 credit hours),
                  which includes THEO 195–Introduction to Islam. Minors will take five other
                  courses, at least three at the 300-level, and no more than four courses from any
                  one department so as to ensure the disciplinary breadth of experience. An
                  additional requirement, again for the purposes of breadth, stipulates what within
                  any minor combination, non-survey courses covering at least two regions of the
                  Islamic World must be included. Language courses such as Arabic, Persian,
                  Turkish, or Hindu-Urdu at any level may count for up to three credit hours of the
                  minor.
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                      The minor also includes a capstone experience, which will include an exit
                      interview between the student and an Islamic World Studies faculty member of
                      his or her choice.
2830 Motion: To approve the request for an Islamic World Studies Minor. Vote: 20-0-0.
     Motion carried.

2831 Dean’s Report – Dr. Isiaah Crawford
     1. The 2006 CAS commencement exercises will take place on Friday, May 19. Studs
        Terkel, prize-winning author and radio broadcast personality, will receive an
        honorary degree.
     2. The Sujack Awards Ceremony for Teaching Excellence, which honors CAS faculty
        for their contributions in the classroom, was held on Tuesday, April 18. The 2006
        Sujack winners are: Dr. Renee Engeln-Maddox, Instructor, Psychology and Dr.
        Gordon Ramsey, Professor, Physics. Receiving the 2006 Master Teacher award: Dr.
        Judith Wittner, Professor, Sociology and Dr. Elizabeth Lozano, Associate Professor,
        Communication. The College was honored to have members of the Sujack family in
        attendance.
     3. Enrollment numbers for 2006-2007 are still strong with freshman applications 21%
        ahead of last year this time and net enrollment is 25% ahead compared to last year.
        The current admission rate is about 69-70% as opposed to 73.5% last year this time,
        which is a good sign.
     4. Department Chairs and Program Directors have been informed that they will receive
        their operating budgets next week and every inter-disciplinary program will now have
        its own operating budget.
     5. Seventeen of the twenty faculty searches planned have been completed. The College
        expects to have completed the remaining three by the end of the academic year.
     6. Leadership transitions within the College:
         At the conclusion of this academic semester Dr. Scott Tindale will step down as
             Chair of the Psychology department. Dr. Patricia Rupert will succeed him in July.
         Dr. Harvey Jassem, Senior Associate Dean and Director, School of
             Communication, Technology and Public Service, is leaving Loyola at the end of
             the academic year to return to Connecticut.
         Dr. David Slavsky, Senior Associate Dean for Resources and Planning, is
             stepping down to devote full-time to the Center for Science and Math Education.
             A formal announcement for nominations will go out shortly.
         Dr. Gregory Hamill, Associate Dean for Water Tower Campus Academic
             Programs, will be leaving for a faculty appointment at Oakton Community
             College at the end of July.
         Father David Stagaman is stepping down as Chair of the Theology department to
             return full-time to teaching and research. An internal search is underway.
         Dr. David Crumrine will be stepping down as Chair of the Chemistry department.
             A search for his successor is currently underway.
         As previously mentioned, Dr. Frank Fennell is taking a leave of absence for the
             fall. Dr. Joyce Wexler will serve as Acting Chair of the English department for
             fall 2006 and Marc Bosco will serve as Acting Director of the Honors Program
             during that period.
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         7. In the brief discussion that ensued, the following comments were made:
                     Summer session enrollment projections are expected to be as good as last year.
                      The Dean commented that this is probably due in part to the new approach taken
                      whereby the entire summer program process is being managed by Jeff Rosen,
                      Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies.
                     The wiring of Dumbach Hall is on schedule. The structure will soon have air
                      conditioning and elevator; every classroom will be electronic.
                     Faculty Administration is in the process of sending out communication about next
                      year’s raises.
                     The recent article in Chicago Magazine and the new marketing and advertising
                      campaign are receiving good feedback.

2832 Chair’s Report/ New Business – Dr. Greg Dobrov

         1. The deletion of the extra week in the spring semester calendar has not occurred in
            print as of yet but it has been approved in theory. This correction will also address
            the disparity in the number of MWF versus the TTh class sessions during the spring
            semester.
         2. Dr. Hupert expressed her willingness to serve as a gatekeeper of sorts for the Council
            with respect to any purely technical course changes that need to be made. While no
            decision was made on the issue, it was decided that a simple and concise fast track
            form solely for technical changes would be generated for these purposes, which
            should make it easier for the Curriculum Committee to review. This topic will be
            revisited.
         3. Seating of the New Members for Academic Year 2006-2007 – Dr. Howard Laten:
             Most of the returning representatives have opted to serve their remaining year.
             The department of Mathematics and Statistics representative for next year will be
                Kathyrn Nyman (not in attendance).
             Verna Foster will replace Jack Kerkering in representing the English department.
             Tim O’Brien, an at-large representative, is on leave next semester and Carole
                Szpunar, the newly elected at-large alternative member, will serve in his place.
             Greg Dobrov has agreed to serve as Chair for another year.

         Drs. Crawford and Dobrov expressed thanks to everyone for a very good year.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:25p.m.

								
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