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 Chair Taylor's Listening Sessions

     Duke Chronicle Article on Duke's New Leadership

Agenda for November 15, 2018

Academic Council Meeting
November 15, 2018
3:30 – 5:00 PM
0012 Westbrook Building (Divinity School)


1. Welcome / Announcements

2. Approval of minutes from the October 18, 2018 meeting (minutes)

3. Provost Sally Kornbluth will give an update on a few matters

4. Presentation from Ann J. Brown, Vice Dean for the Faculty at the School of Medicine, about the Dean’s Advisory Council on Faculty Conduct

5. Discussion led by James B. Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal, Chair of the African & African-American Studies Department and member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council about how the School of Medicine’s efforts might be adapted to the rest of the University

The following materials are posted for your consideration:

School of Medicine Statement on Faculty Professionalism

Political Science’s Department Statement on Workplace Environment

Sanford School’s Code of Professional Conduct