The Academic Council and the Executive Committee which it elects are the chief instruments of faculty governance at Duke University with each containing representatives from across the University and the School of Medicine. The Bylaws of the University invite the Faculty in general to organize themselves for discussion of matters of interest and to provide for representation of faculty opinion to the Administration and to the Trustees.


 Nan Jokerst, Chair 

ECAC Membership

Agenda for February 16, 2017

Academic Council Meeting 
February 16, 2017
3:30 PM, 0012 Westbrook Building (Divinity School)

1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Approval of minutes from the January 19, 2017 meeting (minutes)

3. VOTE: Proposal for a new Masters in Interdisciplinary Data Science (proposal) (APC resolution) (Provost's memo)

4. VOTE: Proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook regarding NTT-RR faculty (proposal) (APC resolution) (Provost's memo)

5. Presentation for a proposal for a joint PhD between the Sanford School of Public Policy & the Arts & Sciences: Professors Steve Vaisey, Elizabeth Marsh and Ken Dodge (proposal) (APC resolution) (Provost's memo)

6. Presentation for a proposal from the School of Medicine’s Population Health Sciences Center to transition to a Department: Theodore Pappas, Vice Dean for Medical Affairs and Lesley Curtis, Director, Center for Pragmatic Health Services Research (proposal) (APC resolution) (Provost's memo) (letters of support) (BSFSC comments)

7. Discuss motion to endorse statement introduced by ECAC regarding the U. S. Presidential Executive Order on Immigration (statement)