Friday, February 18, 2005-10:00 a.m.

325 Graff Main Hall


Members Present:                R. Rada (chair), C. Angell, T. Blummentritt, R. Dixon, T. Krueger, D.

Reineke, W. Schwan, M. Thorman, A. Von Dollen (student rep.), Ian

Wilson (student rep.)


Members Excused:              S. Simpson, T. Staloch


Members Absent:                 D. Sutherland


Consultants Present:            B. May, K. Mc Lean


Consultants Excused:           G. Arimond, D. Schumacher, C. Martin-Stanley



Others Present:                     Kasilingam Periyasamy & Mao Zheng (Computer Science), Keith Beyer

(associate dean, CSAH), Karen Popp (student), Karen Skemp-Arlt (ESS)


  1. The meeting was called to order at 10:05 a.m. by Ron Rada, Chair.



  1. There was a second hearing for the Academic Agreement (MSE, Computer Science) between the UW-L and South Central University for Nationalities, China.  Drs. Periyasamy and Zheng discussed the agreement with the Graduate Council. 

A motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the request from the Computer Science Department to allow the transfer of a maximum of 18 semester credits from South Central University for Nationalities, China, into the UW-L MSE program (9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions).


This request regards the Graduate Level Credit Transfer Policy (#5), pg. 20 of the UW-L Graduate Catalog



  1. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to approve the request of Student A (ESS senior) to allow two courses (PTS 651, 1 cr. and PTS 751, 2 cr.) to be used to partially satisfy the ESS 450 Internship requirement—per a memorandum dated 2/14/2005.  This motion was not meant to set a precedent, rather it was meant to accommodate only this student while a dual degree program between ESS and PT is being formulated (9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions). 


This request regards the Senior Enrollment in Graduate Courses policy, pg. 22 of the UW-L Graduate Catalog.



  1. Graduate Research Day Subcommittee:  Bill Schwan and Tom Krueger gave a progress report.  The logistics for online submission and publicity are in place.  Announcements to graduate students, graduate program directors, chairs will be sent electronically within a few days.



  1. Graduate Student Organization:  Rather than selecting 1 member each from CBA and CLS and 3 members each from CEESHR and CSAH, the chair included all nominees from the colleges to be part of the core leadership team.  Thus, there will be more than 15 graduate students on the core leadership team of the GSO.  Ian Wilson and Ron Rada sent the students a letter welcoming them to the GSO.  They are trying to schedule the first meeting in the week of 2/21/2005.  A list of these graduate students will be sent to all Graduate Council members and consultants.



  1. Graduate Program Data:  the chair provided Council members with graduate program enrollment data; this includes 10-year histories of each graduate program.


7.      Academic Initiative:  the chair framed to issues to be addressed at the special Graduate Council meeting on 2/25/2005.  Issues include the programs to be funded, funding amounts for each program, funding amounts for the Spring 2005 and Fall 2005 rounds of proposals.


Meeting adjourned:      11:10 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Ron Rada


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