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.

Don Taylor, Chair

     ECAC Membership / Duke Today article on Chair Taylor

     Duke Today Article on Academic Council Discussion of Faculty Conduct

     Duke Today Article on Chair Taylor's Listening Sessions

     Duke Chronicle Article on Duke's New Leadership


Agenda for January 17, 2019

Academic Council Meeting
January 17, 2019
3:30 – 5:00 PM
0012 Westbrook Building (Divinity School)


1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Approval of minutes from the November 15 and November 29, 2018 meetings (November 15 minutes) (November 29 Minutes)

3. Report from the nominating committee for the election of the next Chair of the Academic Council: Professor Gráinne Fitzsimons

4. Reimagining Doctoral Education at Duke: Report from the co-chairs of the committee that explored this topic for the past year: Professor Susan Lozier and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Ed Balleisen (Report)

5. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Central Campus Update: Professors Linda Franzoni, Andrew Janiak and Chris Woods: faculty representatives from the Board of Trustees Task Force on the Future of Central Campus

The following materials that were posted for the November 29 meeting are posted again for your consideration in terms of agenda item #4:

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