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

Agenda for April 19, 2018

Academic Council Meeting
April 19, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 PM
0012 Westbrook Building (Divinity School)

1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Approval of minutes from the March 22, 2018 meeting (minutes)

3. CONSENT ITEM: APC, UPC, GPC and Athletic Council year-end reports

4. Proposal for a new Master’s and a PhD degree in Population Health Sciences: Dr. Lesley Curtis, Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences (Proposal) (Provost's memo) (APC Resolution) (Supplemental documents)

5. Proposal for a Master of Engineering Program in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Duke Kunshan University: Professor Xin Li, ECE Department and Jim Dobbins, Associate Vice Provost, Office of Duke Kunshan University Programs (Proposal) (Provost's memo) (APC Resolution) (FAQ)

6. [EXECUTIVE SESSION]: Honorary Degrees for Commencement 2019. Information item — vote taken at the May 10th meeting

7. Proposed revisions to Appendix Z (Policy on Consensual Relationships) in the Faculty Handbook: Chair Don Taylor and the Executive Committee of the Academic Council
(Revised Appendix Z)
(link to current Appendix Z in the Faculty Handbook)