Minutes-Monday February 4, 2002 9:00 a.m.
325 Graff Main Hall

Members Present:    G. Arimond, T. Dodge,  D. Duquette, Chair, G. Gilmore,  C. Graham,K. Harbst, T. Kernozek,  L.
Oganowski, G. Walsko

Members Excused:   T. Krueger, T. Uphoff

Consultants Present:    M. Anderson, J. Finch, K. McLean, D. Schumacher, C. Martin-Stanley

 The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Dan Duquette, Chair.

1.            Approval of the minutes of December 18, 2001.

            M/S/P to approve the minutes of December 18, 2001.

2.            Review of Graduate Faculty Policy.

The Faculty Senate wants the Graduate Council to review and provide a recommendation in regards to the procedures and process and criteria for conferring graduate faculty status.  Many faculty continue to question the need to reapply for that designation on a too-frequent basis.

Dan ask the Graduate Council to consider the following:

            a-Graduate Faculty Membership do we need it----yes, no, maybe---thoughts as to why or why not.

             b-If yes or maybe do we change the criteria and/or procedures and if yes what are your thoughts.

 The following items were suggested and discussed:

 Reasons for, 

            1-Difference between undergraduate and graduate education.

             2-New faculty/educate new faculty on Graduate Faculty Status.

             3-Graduate Faculty Status is a common practice among universities.   

             4-Would a different process or criteria benefit the faculty and the university.

             5-What is the rationale?

G. Gilmore suggested that the Graduate Council vote on the above suggestions/reasons in order for the chair to determine the reaction of the council.

M/S/P to approve the above suggestions/reasons for Graduate Faculty Membership.  (6 yes, 1 abstention)

Dan informed the Graduate Council that six faculty members, two from HPERTE and SAH and one each from CLS and CBA college  met with him  and will meet again on Thursday, February 7, 2002 for discussion  for their suggestions/reasons for Graduate Faculty Membership.  Dan will have written comments on the meeting.

The suggestion was made for a survey to be sent campus wide, however a background should be provided,  giving the purpose, criteria, and rationale.

This discussion will continue at the next meeting of the Graduate Council on Monday, February 11, 2002.

Meeting adjourned:      10:00 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Fran Temp
Recording Secretary

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        Department Chairs
        Graduate Council File
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