Minutes

2016–17

Date Topics
May 8, 2017 (16 kb PDF)

Discussion and Vote: Biophysics Graduate Program Proposal (Full Proposal – 4.5 mb PDF, Notre Dame NetID and password required)

Discussion: Advisory Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching Interim Report

March 21, 2017 (78 kb PDF)

Discussion and Vote: Supplemental Math Major for Undergraduates in the College of Engineering

November 7, 2016 (88 kb PDF)

Discussion and Vote: Core Curriculum Review Committee Final Report

September 8, 2016 (81 kb PDF)

2015–16 Reports of the Academic Council Subcommittees (Notre Dame NetID and password required)

Election of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council

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2015–16

Date Topics
May 11, 2016 (132 kb PDF)

Report of the Executive Committee

Management Department Restructuring Proposal

Proposed Amendments to the Academic Articles Regarding Joint and Concurrent Appointments

Proposed Revisions to the Academic Articles Appeals Procedures

Proposed Amendments to the Descriptions of the University Committees on Appeals

Proposed Revisions to the Undergraduate Academic Code

Proposed Modifications to the Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor

Annual Report on Salary Equity Study

Discussion with Chairs of the Core Curriculum Review Committee 

April 11, 2016 (8 kb PDF) Ph.D. Proposals in Spanish and Italian
November 3, 2015 (83 kb PDF)

2014–15 Reports of the Academic Council Subcommittees (Notre Dame NetID and password required)

Keough School of Global Affairs New Program Proposal

Election of Review Committee for the Vice President for Research in Joint Session with the Committee on Research and Sponsored Programs

August 26, 2015 (141 kb PDF) Election of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council

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2014–15

Date Topics
May 12, 2015 (238 kb PDF)
Protection of Children Policy: Adoption of a Policy Statement by the Academic Council 
 
Faculty Governance at the University: Proposal for an Ad Hoc Committee 
April 15, 2015 (274 kb PDF)
Protection of Children Policy: Adoption of a Policy Statement by the Academic Council
 
Faculty Governance Discussion
February 26, 2015 (657 kb PDF)
Template for the Annual Reports of University Committees
 
Minor Amendments to the Academic Articles Approved by the Executive Committee Considered in Conjunction With an Amendment to the Academic Articles Concerning the Process of Amendment
January 21, 2015 (221 kb PDF) Acceptance of Two Annual Reports (2013–14) of University Committees That Report to the Academic Council
November 10, 2014 (219 kb PDF)

2013–14 Reports of the Academic Council Subcommittees (Notre Dame NetID and password required)

Executive Committee Approvals

October 15, 2014 no minutes; no agenda items for Academic Council; subcommittee meetings only
September 2, 2014 (94 kb PDF)

Proposed Amendments of the Academic Articles—Sections Involving the Dean of the School of Global Affairs

Election of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council
 
Election of the Five-Year Review Committee for Provost Thomas Burish

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2013–14

Date Topics
May 5, 2014 (236 kb PDF)

Proposal for a Master of Science in Historic Preservation

Proposal for a New Major in Neuroscience and Behavior

Proposed Changes to the Undergraduate Academic Code

Proposed Changes to the Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor

April 14, 2014 (311 kb PDF)

Executive Committee Decisions

Proposed Excused Absence Policy for Undergraduates

Proposal by the Ad Hoc Committee on Physical Education Requirement Alternatives

February 17, 2014 (309 kb PDF)

Keough Family Recognized

Recommended Process for Hiring the Founding Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs

Hesburgh Library Renovation: Briefing on the Master Plan

December 9, 2013 (259 kb PDF) Discussion and Vote on an In-Principle Proposal to Establish a New School of Global Affairs

Discussion and Vote on Two New Master’s of Science Degrees From the Mendoza College of Business
October 30, 2013 (329 kb PDF)

Summary of Actions Taken by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council

2012–13 Reports of the Academic Council Subcommittees (Notre Dame NetID and password required)

Consideration of a Three-Stage Approval Process for a Proposed New School of Global and International Affairs

September 11, 2013 (68 kb PDF) Election of Executive Committee

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2012–13

Date Topics
April 17, 2013 (176 kb PDF)

Proposed Changes to the Academic Articles

Proposed Major in Gender Studies

Proposed Changes to the Undergraduate Academic Code

March 25, 2013 (10 kb PDF) Proposal to Terminate the Entrepreneurship Major
December 11, 2012 (136 kb PDF)

Conflict of Commitment Policy

Joint Physics Program With Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College

Proposal for a Ph.D. in Anthropology

Proposal for a Ph.D. in Musical Arts

Proposal for a Master’s in Management Program

Academic Code of the Graduate Business Program

Committee Reports on the 2012–2013 Committee Agenda

November 13, 2012 (107 kb PDF)

Equity Report

2011–12 Reports of the Academic Council Subcommittees (Notre Dame NetID and password required)

September 19, 2012 (67 kb PDF) Election of Executive Committee

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2011–12

Date Topics
May 14, 2012 (58 kb PDF)

Undergraduate Programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Minor Changes in the Undergraduate Academic Code

End of Year Reports of the Academic Council Subcommittees

April 25, 2012 (66 kb PDF) Proposed Name Change for Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences

Proposal for New B.S. in Statistics

Proposal for International Economics

Proposal for Graduate School Academic Code
February 20, 2012 (93.3 kb PDF)

Proposed Major in Irish Language and Literature

Addition to Severe Sanctions Policy

January 25, 2012 (128 kb PDF) Proposed Master's Program in Patent Law

Revision of Severe Sanctions Policy

Discussion of Academic Council Committee Structure
October 25, 2011 (93.7 kb PDF) Election of Committee to Review the Vice President for Research

University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes
September 30, 2011 (138 kb PDF)

Election of Executive Committee

Proposed Minor Revisions to Academic Articles

Academic Council Committee 2010–11 Year-End Reports

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2010–11

Date Topics
May 17, 2011 (218 kb PDF)

Salary Equity Report

Proposed Revisions to the Undergraduate Academic Code

Proposed Revisions to the Undergraduate Student Academic Code of Honor Handbook

Proposed Revisions to the Academic Articles

March 28, 2011 (123 kb PDF)

Academic Articles Revisions

Amendment to Faculty Senate Bylaws

Proposal: Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) Professional Master of Science Degree Program

Proposal: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBmS) Doctoral Degree Program

February 22, 2011 (98.1 kb PDF)

Policies and Procedures for Postdoctoral Appointments

Addition to University Centers and Institutes Classifications

January 26, 2011 no minutes; no agenda items for Academic Council; subcommittee meetings only
December 1, 2010 no minutes; no agenda items for Academic Council; subcommittee meetings only
November 1, 2010 no minutes; no agenda items for Academic Council; subcommittee meetings only
September 21, 2010 (130 kb PDF)

Proposal: New Ph.D. in Applied & Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Proposal: New M.S. in Global Health

September 1, 2010 (91 kb PDF)

Election of Executive Committee

University Master Building Plan Update

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2009–10

Date Topics
April 20, 2010 (1.8 mb PDF) End-of-Year Committee Reports
March 18, 2010 (197 kb PDF)

Proposal: New Master's Degree in Classics

Proposal: New Department of Applied & Computational Mathematics and Statistics

February 25, 2010 (96.9 kb PDF) Proposal to Dissolve the Department of Economics & Policy Studies
January 19, 2010 (74.3 kb PDF)

Summer Session Academic Calendar

Academic Articles: Revised SPF Appeals

Academic Articles: Amendment to Article III, Section 4 (a) The Role/Responsibility of the Dean
December 16, 2009 no minutes; meeting canceled due to Mass of Christian Burial for faculty member
November 11, 2009 (64.9 kb PDF)

Academic Articles Amendment: Postdoctoral Scholars

Policy Change: Part-Time Employment of Regular Faculty

October 27, 2009 (75.7 kb PDF) Strategies for Positioning the University Academically on the Website
September 28, 2009 (79.2 kb PDF) Amendments to the Academic Articles Concerning the Graduate Council
September 1, 2009 (24.7 kb PDF)

Election of Executive Committee

Election of Provost 5-year Review Committee

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2008–09

Date Topics
April 28, 2009 (17.9 kb PDF)

2011 Spring Break Schedule/Ash Wednesday

Executive Committee Election Procedures

Annual Gender and Minority Equity Study

Year-End Committee Reports

March 23, 2009 (21.3 kb PDF)

Graduate School Policy

Vision Statement for Undergraduate Education

February 16, 2009 (35.6 kb PDF) Voting on Proposal to Amend the Procedure for Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure and the Appeals Process
January 20, 2009 (12.9 kb PDF) Graduate Program ESTEEM Proposal
September 2, 2008 (25.2 kb PDF)

Election of Executive Committee

Status of Academic Articles Changes

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2007–08

Date Topics
April 16, 2008 (26.8 kb PDF)

End-of-Year Committee Reports

Course Instructor Feedback (CIF)

February 21, 2008 (32.7 kb PDF) Completion of Academic Articles Review
January 23, 2008 (55.6 kb PDF) Voting on Proposed Changes to the Academic Articles
December 12, 2007 (38 kb PDF)

Peace Studies Ph.D. Program

Name Change of Graduate Council Subcommittee

Academic Calender Change for Thanksgiving

Faculty Teaching Relatives Policy

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2006–07

Date Topics
April 19, 2007 (28.3 kb PDF)

“Department of Physical Education” Renamed “Department of Physical Education and Wellness Instruction”

Report of Working Group on Revisions of Academic Articles

Recommendation to Eliminate One-of-a-Kind Doctoral Degree Program

January 24, 2007 (52.5 kb PDF)

Proposal for a Ph.D. in Bioengineering

Proposal to Change Name of Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

November 2, 2006 (24 kb PDF)

Changes to Academic Articles Related to Term Limits for the Chair of the Faculty Board on Athletics and to the Membership of the University Council for Academic Technologies

Process for Decennial Review of Academic Articles

Proposal to Close M.A. Program in German Languages and Literatures

Proposal for M.A. in Educational Administration

Annual Report (2005–06) of University Committee on Libraries

Election of VP for Research Search Committee

September 28, 2006 (18.4 kb PDF) Changes to Academic Articles Related to VP for Research
August 24, 2006 (27.1 kb PDF)

Election of Executive Committee

Announcements by Father Jenkins

Presentation by Douglas Marsh, University Architect

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2005–06

Date Topics
April 19, 2006 (61.6 kb PDF)

Changes in Academic Calendar

Changes to Academic Code

Endorsement of Report on Informing Students at the Time of Course Selection

March 29, 2006 (80.1 kb PDF)

Changes to Academic Articles—Title IX and Dean’s Search and Review Committees Article II

Academic Calendar

February 21, 2006 (71.1 kb PDF)

Annual Report—University Committee on Libraries

Proposed Amendment Academic Articles—University Committee on Women Faculty and Students

Father Jenkins Address—Academic Freedom and Catholic Character

September 20, 2005 (47.6 kb PDF) Meetings of Committees—Undergraduate Studies, Faculty Affairs Committee, Graduate Council Members
August 30, 2005 (50.9 kb PDF)

Election of Executive Committee

Preview of Inauguration Events

Overview of Sponsored Research

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2004–05

Date Topics
April 20, 2005 (119 kb PDF)

Amendment Academic Articles—Academic Council Mandate

Africana Studies Department Proposal

Revision to the Academic Honor Code

Adoption of Core Curriculum Rationales

February 15, 2005 (42.9 kb PDF) Search Committee Election—New Provost
January 20, 2005 (87.5 kb PDF)

Annual Report—University Committee on Libraries

Policy on Academic Accommodations—Students with Disabilities

Faculty Senate Request—Joint Committee for Evaluating Teaching

November 22, 2004 (65.2 kb PDF) Proposal—Master’s Degree, Sacred Music, Department of Theology
October 27, 2004 (109 kb PDF)

Proposal—Master’s Degree, Sacred Music, Department of Theology

Revision of the Constitution—Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Revised Charter—University Council for Academic Technologies

September 23, 2004 (88.8 kb PDF)

New Procedure for Noting Attendance

Retirement of Eileen Kolman and Search for Successor

Remarks from Father Malloy (Part 1): Performing Arts Center, Student Discussions about Residence Halls, Athletic Director Appointments

Remarks from Provost Hatch: Lilly Endowment Grant, Comprehensive Campaign, Priority Facilities (Law School and College of Engineering), Search for Associate VP and Director of Human Resources, Provost Office Priorities for 2003–04 (Grade Inflation and Budgetary Issues—Libraries, Graduate Education and Faculty Salaries)

Remarks from Father Malloy (Part 2): Eileen Kolman’s Retirement, Tariq Ramadan

Endowment Spending

Committee Chair Elections

September 1, 2004 (93.2 kb PDF)

Election—Executive Committee and Naming of Appointed Members

Remarks from John Haynes: Marie P. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Remarks from Scott Appleby: Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Tariq Ramadan

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2003–04

Date Topics
April 21, 2004 (78.8 kb PDF)

Proposal to Abolish Graduate Studies Committee of Academic Council and add Academic Council Members to Graduate Council

Proposal from Faculty Senate to add Research Faculty Membership

March 30, 2004 (102 kb PDF)

University Policy for Reproducing Copyrighted Material

Proposal to Amend Article III of the Academic Articles Concerning Faculty Grievances

Proposal to Change Title of “Chair” to “Dean” of the School of Architecture

Update—North Central Association Accreditation Visit

Prof. Mooney’s Departure from Notre Dame to Saint Mary’s College

November 18, 2003 (101 kb PDF)

Proposal to Establish Department of Irish Language and Literature

Proposal to Create a Salary Equity Committee

Abolition of the University Committee on Computing and Information Services and Proposal for University Committee on Academic Technologies

Self-Study for North Central Association Accreditation Visit

October 13, 2003 (62.5 kb PDF)

Undergraduate Studies Committee Proposal on Classroom Management

Changes to Article III of Academic Articles—Faculty Dismissal for Cause

Committee on Committees

September 18, 2003 (34 kb PDF)

Committee Break-out Sessions

Academic Council Structure

September 8, 2003 (96.1 kb PDF)

Election of Members to the Executive Committee

Remarks from Father Malloy: Previous Academic Year Accomplishments

Remarks from Provost Hatch: Strategic Plan and Capital Campaign, Provost’s Priorities

Gordon Wishon Report—Renovare Project

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2002–03

Date Topics
April 23, 2003 (74.1 kb PDF)

Disclosure of Faculty Salaries—Faculty Affairs Committee

Academic Council Committee Structure—Graduate Studies Committee

April 8, 2003 (100 kb PDF) Curriculum—Undergraduate Studies Committee
March 20, 2003 (117 kb PDF)

Name Change—Department of Finance and Business Economics

Name Change—Department of Chemical Engineering

Proposal from the Executive Committee of Academic Council—Economics

February 18, 2003 (126 kb PDF) Proposal from the Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on the Department of Economics
November 26, 2002 (112 kb PDF)

Proposal to Rescind the Resolution on Course Scheduling

Curriculum Review Committee

Recognition of Prof. Dennis Jacobs

October 7, 2002 (63.7 kb PDF)

Proposed Benefits Changes

Graduate Studies Committee

September 17, 2002 (71.2 kb PDF)

Remarks from Father Malloy: U.S. News and World Report Rankings and Budget

Remarks from Provost Hatch: New Appointments and Strategic Plan

Committee Meetings

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2001–02

Date Topics
April 30, 2002 (56.5 kb PDF)

Course Scheduling

Observer Status for Student Presidents

March 27, 2002 (102 kb PDF)

Smoking Policy for Faculty Offices

Resolution to Dissolve Faculty Senate

Procedure to Elect Undergraduate Student to Academic Council

Jennifer Younger—Report on University Libraries

February 26, 2002 (62.5 kb PDF) Amendment of Academic Articles for Faculty Senate and Academic Council
January 17, 2002 (111 kb PDF)

Name Change—Department of Political Science

Change to Constitutions of Institutes and Centers

Change to "College Councils" Section of Faculty Handbook

Joint Committee of Academic Council and Faculty Senate

Health Benefits for Graduate Students

Excused Absences for Undergraduate Opportunities

Academic Code of Honor Handbook

Library Expenditures

October 16, 2001 (119 kb PDF)

Information Technologies

Student Financial Aid

September 17, 2001 (82.9 kb PDF)

Remarks from Father Malloy—September 11 Comments, Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Remarks from Provost Hatch—Five-Year Review Comments

New Dean’s Honor List Requirements Clarification

Academic Council Committee Structure

Election—Additional Member of Executive Committee

Richard Light Visit

Faculty Senate Status Update

August 30, 2001 (59.7 kb PDF)

Remarks from Provost Hatch—Senior Administrative Changes (Affleck-Graves, Kantor, Nanni, Cullinan, Wishon, Foldesi, Gibney)

Major University Construction Projects

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2000–01

Date Topics
April 23, 2001 (88.9 kb PDF)

Amendment of Resolution on Dean’s List Requirements (2/16/01)

Course Scheduling Proposal from Undergraduate Studies Committee

February 16, 2001 (120 kb PDF)

Proposal from Graduate Council for New Ph.D. in Literature Program

Proposed Guidelines for Faculty Concerning Alcohol Use

Proposed Resolution from Undergraduate Study Committee on Dean’s List Requirements

November 27, 2000 (101 kb PDF)

Proposal—Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (MEME)

Revision of Academic Code for Graduation Honors—Undergraduate Students

Amendment to Academic Articles—Non-Regular Faculty

September 6, 2000 (102 kb PDF)

Remarks from Father Malloy: Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Northeast Neighborhood, Notre Dame Ranking, Alcohol Abuse, Council on Academic and Student Life

Remarks from Provost Hatch: Amendment to Academic Articles for Faculty Appointments Across Departmental Lines, Enrollment Issues in Departments, Grade Inflation

Father Scully Presentation: Construction Projects: Philosophy and Theology Building, Hayes-Healy/Hurley Renovation, Center for Performing Arts, Science Teaching Facility, Hesburgh Center for International Studies Expansion, Visiting Faculty Housing, Expansion or Improvement of Engineering, Law School, Psychology Department, and Morris Inn; Expanded University Presence in Washington, D.C.; University Finances; Human Resources

Prof. Kantor Presentation: Search for Chief Information Officer, Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable

Election of Provost’s Review Committee

August 24, 2000 (87.2 kb PDF)

Remarks from Father Malloy: Father Hesburgh and Congressional Gold Medal, Conferences—Tantur and International Federation of Catholic Universities, Generations Campaign, Tex Dutile Appointment, Academic and Student Life Advisory Committee, Provost’s Review

Remarks from Provost Hatch: Appointments—Jenkins, Appleby, Loving; Library Appointments; Overview of Entering Class; Science Teaching Facility; Task Force on Environmental Research and Education

Executive Committee Election

Career Services Presentation

Registrar Presentation

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