GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes
Thursday, March 13, 2003-1:00 p.m.
325 Graff Main Hall

Members Present:   D. Duquette, Chair, G. Gilmore, T. Kernozek, M. Morziniski, S. N. Rajagopal, W. Schwan,                                S. Simpson, G. Walsko

Members Excused:  R. Dixon, J. Finch

Consultants Present:  B. May, R. Rada, D. Schumacher, C. Martin-Stanley

Dan Duquette, Chair at 1:00 p.m, called the meeting to order. 

  • Approval of the minutes of February 14, 2003.

    M/S/P to approve the minutes of February 14, 2003.  (5 yes, 0 no) 

  • Reminders from Dan:

The deadline for Graduate Faculty Applications is March 25, 2003.  (Applications should be given to your Dean approximately 10 days prior to the March 25th date). 

Files can be reviewed March 31st through April 10th, 2003 in 142 Mitchell Hall.  Graduate Studies Office hours are:  7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  If you are unable to read during these hours, call Fran at 785-8124 and she will make sure the office is available at a time that is convenient for you. 

Please mark the above dates on your calendars. 

            Graduate Faculty Membership Review Teams: 

            HPERTE:  Gary Gilmore, William Schwan, Rob Dixon

            SAH:        Tom Kernozek, Steve Simpson

            CLS:       Mary Morziniski, S. N. Rajagopal

            CBA:       Jim Finch, Greg Walsko             

  • Strategic Plan for Graduate Studies:

Dan informed the Graduate Council, that he is working on a draft for the Strategic Plan, and would like input from the Graduate Council, the deadline for the draft is April 16, 2003. 

1-Vision

    What do you see as the Vision Statement for UW-L?

    The Graduate Council discussed this, and will e-mail thoughts

    on the Vision Statement to Dan. 

2-Where will Graduate Studies be in 2010?

    Dan informed the Graduate Council there may be an increase

    in the number of graduate students admitted to the     

    programs.  The estimate is 20-43 additional students.

    Last fall115 Graduate Students were admitted, this does not    

    include the Learning Community, or any student entering in

    fall or summer. 

                        a-Increase the number of programs.  (Currently there

               are 27 Graduate Programs). 

            b-Market Graduate Studies and the programs available. 

                        3-Most classes are offered during the day.  The suggestion

                            was made to extend the hours to evenings and week-ends.   

                            (Many of the Graduate Students have full time positions and

                             it is not feasible for these people to attend class during the

                          day). 

                        4-Graduate Students generate more dollars.

 

The above items were discussed and Dan ask the Graduate Council to e-mail additional suggestions to him.

Lack of time prevented the discussion of the Incomplete Policy; this will be on the agenda at a future meeting.

 

Meeting adjourned:  2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Temp
Recording Secretary

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