GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, October 17, 2002-1:30 p.m.
325 Graff Main Hall
D. Duquette, Chair, R. Dixon, G. Gilmore,
M. Morziniski, T. Kernozek, S. N. Rajagopal, B. Schwan, S. Simpson
J. Finch, G. Walsko
Consultants Present: B. May, R. Rada, D. Schumacher
Consultants Excused: C. Martin-Stanley
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Dan Duquette, Chair.
- Approval of the minutes of October 3, 2002.
M/S/P to approve
the minutes of October 3, 2002.
Dan informed the Graduate Council that the revised Graduate Faculty Policy,
Graduate Faculty Criteria, Graduate Faculty Membership Procedures for
Submission, and Graduate Faculty Membership Application was approved and
signed by Chancellor Hastad. This will go into effect at the beginning of
the Spring Semester, 2003.
At the Graduate Council Meeting of October 3rd, Dan requested
that council members should review the Strategic Plan, and bring comments to
the council meetings. The Strategic
Plan was opened for discussion.
The council was concerned and in agreement about the following items:
· There is not an emphasis on Graduate Programs. Dan informed the council that UW-L ranks third in the state for the most grad programs offered. UW-L offers 26 Grad Programs. He also pointed out that we have 1,000 students in the Learning Community.
· The Strategic Plan did not prioritize topics covered.
· Does not reflect the Mission Statement of UW-L.
Concern over the 9 credit
What is guiding the document?
Credit levels appear the same
for undergraduate students and Graduate Students.
The above items were discussed
at length, it was unanimous that a formal request from the Graduate Council to
the Faculty Senate be presented with these concerns.
Dan requested the council
members to e-mail other concerns they feel should be included in the request to
the Faculty Senate. (e-mail
c: Graduate Council Members
Graduate Council File
Faculty Senate Office
Graduate Program Directors