Academic Council
Duke University

2011-2012

ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, May 10, 2012
3:30 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

1.  Announcements

2.  Approval of minutes from the April 19 meeting (minutes)

3.  Nomination of Candidates for Earned Degrees

4.  Election of the Faculty Ombudsman (background)

5.  Vote – Proposal from the School of Nursing regarding changes in tenure-track titles
Background:(1 of 4)(2 of 4) (3 of 4) (4 of 4)

6.  Vote – Proposal for a Master’s Degree in Global Health at Duke-Kunshan University
(Proposal) (Merson cover letter) (Provost approval) (APC resolution) (APC chair memo) (Faculty Staffing Plan)

7.  Annual Update from the chair of the Academic Programs Committee – Professor John York

8.  Annual Update from the chair of the University Priorities Committee – Professor John Payne

9.  Annual Update from the chair of the Athletic Council – Professor Jim Coleman

10. Update from the Faculty Athletic Representative – Professor Martha Putallaz
Please see information at this link: http://www.oneafar.org/  and (1A FAR STATEMENT)

11. [EXECUTIVE SESSION]: Vote on Honorary Degrees for 2013


ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, April 19, 2012
3:30 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

A reception to welcome new Council members will immediately follow the meeting in the hallway outside of 0012 Westbrook.

1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Approval of minutes from the March 22 meeting (minutes)

3. Election of  ECAC members (ballots distributed and collected at approximately 4:30 PM)  (Bios)

4. Proposal from the School of Nursing regarding changes in tenure-track titles, Dean Catherine Gillis and Professor Barbara Turner
(Background: 1 of 4) (2 of 4) (3 of 4) (4 of 4)

5. Annual update from the chair of the Global Priorities Committee, Professor Jeff Vincent, Nicholas School of the Environment

6. Proposal for a Masters of Science in Global Health to be offered at Duke-Kunshan University, Mike Merson, Director of DGHI and Interim Vice President/Vice Provost, Duke’s Global Strategy & Programs and Randy Kramer, Deputy Director, DGHI and Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment
(Proposal) (Merson cover letter) (Provost approval) (APC resolution) (APC chair memo) (Faculty Staffing Plan)

7. [EXECUTIVE SESSION]: Honorary Degrees 2013 – Information item – vote taken at the May 10th Council meeting

ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, March 22, 2012
3:15 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

1.    Announcements
2.    Approval of minutes from the February 23 meeting (minutes)
3.   Discussion and vote on the resolution regarding academic programming at Duke-Kunshan University (resolution)

ANNUAL FACULTY MEETING
Thursday, March 22, 2012
4:00 PM — 0012 Westbrook

Welcome / Call for approval of the minutes from the February 17, 2011 AFM – President Richard Brodhead (minutes)
Recognition of the University Scholar / Teacher of the Year Award – President Brodhead
Remarks from Professor Susan Lozier
Address by President Richard Brodhead

Reception to follow in the hallway


ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, February 23, 2012
3:30 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

1.    Announcements

2.    Approve minutes from the January 19 meeting (minutes)

3.    VOTE: Proposed bylaw changes regarding voting procedures for Council meetings — see page 3 background

4.    VOTE: Proposed bylaw change regarding the Faculty Secretary — see page 4 background

5.    Presentation by Professor Bill Kirby, Harvard University, and senior advisor for Duke in China

6.    Review and update of DKU Finances — Provost Peter Lange and Executive Vice Provost for Finances & Administration, Jim Roberts

7.    Proposed resolution from ECAC for DKU Initiative / vote taken at the March Council meeting (draft)

8.    Anonymous question submitted for the Administration:

“What steps has the administration undertaken to ensure that what happened in the Potti case (i.e. academic fraud and multiple failures of various checks & balances including the IRBs) will not happen again?  Why has the administration not directly informed the faculty about this case as it has unfolded?  Such communication would have afforded the administration an opportunity to bring the faculty on board with meaningful recommendations and a strong public response to this case.”

ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, January 19, 2012
3:30 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

1.  Announcements

2.  Approval of minutes from the December 1 meeting (minutes)

3.  Introduction of two bylaw changes proposed by ECAC (Voting change & Faculty Secretary change). Vote will be taken at the February meeting (proposed changes)

4.  Update on the Duke University Libraries: University Librarian and Vice Provost Deborah Jakubs

5.  Update regarding the renovation of West Union Building: EVP Tallman Trask and VP, for Student Affairs, Larry Moneta

 

ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, December 1, 2011
3:30 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Approve minutes from the November 17 meeting (minutes)

3. Vote: proposal for the Fuqua School of Business Duke-Kunshan Masters in Management Studies degree (DK-MMS)
(proposal) (GPC support) (CFC Comment) (APC support) (Provost’s support)

4.  Update from Provost Peter Lange on other Duke-Kunshan and China-related initiatives in process


ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, November 17, 2011
3:30 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

1.  Welcome / Announcements

2.  Approve minutes from the October 20th meeting (minutes)

3.  Approval of this year’s Faculty Scholar Award Recipients (report)

4.  Proposal from the Fuqua School of Business for a Duke-Kunshan Master of Management Studies Degree: Dean Bill Boulding, Fuqua School of Business (proposal) (GPC approval) (China Faculty Council approval) (APC approval) (Provost approval)

5.  [Executive Session] University Development Update: President Richard Brodhead, Bob Shepard, VP for Alumni Affairs and University Development and Sarah West, Associate VP for University Development


ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, October 20, 2011
3:30 PM – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

1.    Welcome / Announcements

2.    Approve minutes from the September 15, 2011 meeting (minutes)

3.  Presentation from Professor Jeff Vincent, chair, Global Priorities Committee (Background #1) (Background #2) (Background #3)

4.    Presentation from Professor Paul Haagen, chair, China Faculty Council (Background)

5.    Vote: Fuqua MMS degree in the UAE (Proposal)

6.    Question submitted anonymously for the Administration:

“I applaud the administration’s sentiments about the global nature of higher education and Duke’s potential role in that endeavor; I would like to think of myself as someone as devoted to cosmopolitanism as anyone else, but I am still somewhat troubled about how things add up with these ventures.  We first must be careful stewards of our own institution’s viability and   local/regional/national mission before we go off and contribute to the world in such a substantive way.  We now have marked a five-year anniversary of the beginning of our relationship with DU-NUS.  I am wondering how this undertaking has measured up to initial expectations and benchmarks?  I know that it seems to have been working well for the Singaporeans, but how about for Duke, and specifically, Duke Medical School?”

7.    Update from Provost Lange regarding the recent Board of Trustees Meeting


ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, September 15, 2011
3:30 p.m. – 0012 Westbrook (Divinity School)

1.  Welcome / Announcements

2.  Approve minutes of May 12, 2011 meeting (minutes)

3.  Nominations of candidates for Earned Degrees

4.  Election of Faculty Hearing Committee (background)

5.  Proposal for a Master’s Degree in Management Studies in Finance in the UAE – Dean Bill Boulding, Fuqua School of Business
(Proposal) (Provost approval) (APC approval)

6.  Duke in China Update – President Richard Brodhead and Provost Peter Lange

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