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 March 22, 2018

Academic Council Meeting
March 22, 2018
3:30 – 5:00 PM
0012 Westbrook Building (Divinity School)
Annual Faculty Meeting

1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Reflections from President Price

3. Approval of minutes from the February 15, 2018 meeting

4. VOTE: Proposed master’s degree in Critical Asian Humanities (Proposal) (Provost's memo) (APC resolution)

5. Question submitted to the Executive Vice President & the Vice President for Administration concerning the changes to Duke’s 403-B Retirement Plan:

  • What prompted the changes to our retirement plans, and why the particular change that was announced?
  • That is, why are we moving to just one vendor, and why Fidelity in particular?
  • Is the decision final?
  • Was the decision made in keeping with the Christie Rules?

Reception to follow meeting