February 4, 1997
MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Holt (presiding), Bergerson, Farmer, Frazier, Hinni, Jones, Kogge, Keys, Roeder, Skelton,
Coleman, Nadkarni, Cannon
A. Minutes of November 6, 1996. Approved.
B. Action Items
- Minor in Tourism. Ed Leoni introduced Nandini Nadkarni to answer questions about
the proposed minor in tourism. Tibbs moved and Caskey seconded approval. Nadkarni
assured the Council that there are growing job opportunities in tourism and that this
minor would benefit students who are interested in those opportunities. A question
was raised concerning the majors of students who might take the minor. Nadkarni responded
that the greatest interest has been shown by majors in food & hospitality and in mass
communications. The motion to approve passed unanimously.
- Unified Physics and Chemistry Majors. Stennis-Williams explained that these majors
are developed in response to DESE initiatives. Stennis-Williams moved and Caskey
seconded approval. Caskey noted that the format of the proposed curriculum makes
it very difficult to know how many hours students taking this major must really take.
After brief discussion, the vote was taken. The motion to approve passed unanimously.