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 April 18, 2019

Academic Council Meeting
April 18, 2019
3:30 – 5:00 PM
0012 Westbrook Building (Divinity School)


1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Approval of minutes from the March 21, 2019 meeting (minutes)

3. CONSENT ITEM: Year-end reports for the following committees: Academic Programs, University Priorities, Global Priorities and Athletic Council
(Academic Programs Committee Report)
(University Priorities Committee Report)
(Global Priorities Committee Report)
(Athletic Council Report)

4. Discussion of Revisions to Faculty Governance (Ombuds, Faculty Hearing Committee and a Potential Faculty Professionalism Council)

5. Open discussion as time permits

6. [EXECUTIVE SESSION]: Honorary Degrees for Commencement 2020. Candidates proposed have been posted on the Academic Council’s Sakai site since 3/25/19. Q & A if needed before vote is conducted at the May 9th meeting