GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES

Friday, December 15, 2006-10:00 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 Il Park

 

Consultants Present:            Chris Bakkum, Lise Graham

 

Consultants Absent:             Diane Schumacher, Rob Tyser

 

 

1.  The meeting was called to order at 10:01 am. by Bill Schwan

 

2.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes for the December 1, 2006 meeting.   

 

Motion carried.

 

3.  Research Day Celebration Announcement:

  • Bill Schwan advised the Graduate Council that the Research Day Celebration would be held on March 23, 2007.
  • Lauren Cikara and Kasi Periyasamy volunteered to serve on the organizing subcommittee for the Graduate research to be showcased that day.

 

4.  The Graduate Council received recommendations from the RSEL Grant Committee for round 2 of the Fall submissions.    

  • A motion was made and seconded to approve the 3 applications that the Committee recommended to fund.    

Motion carried

 

  • A motion was made and seconded to partially fund proposal #1 for $1200

Motion carried

 

  • A motion was made and seconded to partially fund proposal #2 for $1169. 

Motion carried

 

  • A motion was made and seconded to partially fund proposal #3 for $1302.

Motion carried

 

  • A motion was made and seconded to not fund proposal #4. 

Motion carried

 

  • All proposal writers who received partial or no funding will be notified in their letters the reason(s) why funding was less than requested or denied.
  • The RSEL grant committee requested that an addition be made to the RSEL grant guideline to indicate that boiler plate letters of support are not sufficient.  In the future, grant proposals will need strong letters of support to be successful.  Strong letters will speak specifically to the study, convey critical information, and when equipment purchases are requested, will address why the department is unable to provide the equipment.

 

Meeting adjourned:  10:15 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Chandra Hawkins

 

C:         Graduate Council Members

            Department Chairs

            Graduate Program Directors

            Faculty Senate

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