Friday, January 26, 2007-10:00 a.m.

325 Graff Main Hall


Members Present:    Lauren Cikara, Peggy Denton, Tim Donahue, Gary Gilmore, Jonathan Majak, Kasi Periyasamy, S.N. Rajagopal, David Reineke, William Schwan, Steve Simpson, Teri Staloch


Members Excused: Vijendra Agarwal, Yang II Park


Consultants Present:            Chris Bakkum, Lise Graham


Consultants Excused: Diane Schumacher, Rob Tyser


Others Present:         Amelia Dittman, Graduate Student 3 (appealing academic dismissal)


1.  The meeting was called to order at 10:00 am. by William Schwan.  The Council was in closed session as provided in sections 19.85 (1) (F) of Wisconsin.


2.  Academic dismissal appeal by College of Business/MBA program Student. 


  • Lise Graham, the Director of MBA program gave an overview of the appeal and the MBA program’s decision to approve the student’s readmission into the program.  The Council asked questions and clarifications from the graduate program director.  Student 3 was invited into the meeting and described the circumstances leading to the student receiving an F and the plan for grade improvement.  The student will either retake BUS 760 or take Independent Study; however, the F will remain on the transcript and be used in the student’s GPA calculation.  The Council asked questions of the student.  The student and Amelia Dittman were excused.  A discussion by the Graduate Council followed.  A motion was made by Jonathan Majak to allow the student readmission to graduate studies on probation; it was seconded by S.N. Rajagopal.  Approving the appeal means that the student will need to receive A’s in all remaining coursework (3 courses-BUS 760 plus 2 electives) to achieve the 3.0 GPA required for graduation.  (9 yes, 0 no, 2 abstention).   


Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned:  10:51 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Chandra Hawkins


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