Academic Council
Duke University



Thursday, May 7, 2015
3:30 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)


1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Approval of minutes from the April 16, 2015 meeting (minutes will be posted on May 4th)

3. Nomination of candidates for earned degrees

4. [EXECUTIVE SESSION]: VOTE on Honorary Degrees for 2016

5. VOTE: proposed master’s degree in analytical political economy

6. Q & A on the reports from the chairs of the following:

Academic Programs Committee: Professor Ed Balleisen (APC Report 2014-15)
University Priorities Committee: Professor Peter Feaver (UPC Report 2014-15)
Global Priorities Committee: Professor Susan Alberts (GPC Report 2014-15)
Athletic Council – Professor Jim Coleman (Athletic Council Report 2014-15)

7. Faculty satisfaction survey presentation – Dr. Nancy Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity & Faculty Development

8. Final report from the co-chairs of the Academic Council Diversity Task Force – Professors Nan Jokerst & Trina Jones


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