FMU Trustees Meet Oct. 21-22
FLORENCE---The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its fall quarterly meeting Oct. 21-22 on the Florence campus.
During the full board meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, the trustees will consider several resolutions, including one that will provide some reorganization of the university, effective January 2000. The proposal would transform the School of Arts and Sciences into a College of Liberal Arts and would move behavioral and social studies departments into this new structure. This new college would be called Francis Marion College of Liberal Arts. The School of Business and School of Education would continue as separate schools.
Other resolutions include revision in the university’s academic freedom and tenure policy, a policy for naming buildings and facilities, a proposal to endorse a capital campaign by the FMU Foundation, and a policy for expenditure of public funds for food expenses for certain university functions.
The trustees will hold committee meetings throughout the day on Thursday, Oct. 21. The Future Studies Committee meets at 9 a.m. with the Academic Affairs & Faculty Relations Committee, the Student Affairs and Advancement Committee and the University Development Committee all scheduled to meet at 11 a.m.
The Alumni Development Committee, Financial Affairs & Responsibility Committee and the Rules and Policy Committee will all meet at 2:30 p.m., followed by a roundtable discussion with President Carter at 4 p.m. in Stokes Board Room.
The Executive Affairs Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, followed by the full board meeting at 10 a.m. in Stokes Administration Building board room. Following lunch, a trustee training session for agency head evaluation is scheduled at 2:30 p.m.