GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES 

Friday, November 7, 2008-10:00 a.m.

325 Graff Main Hall

 

Members Present:        Rob Dixon, Vijendra Agarwal, Kenny Hunt, Glenn Wright, Ashley Olson, S.N. Rajagopal, Tom Kuffel, Bernadette Taylor-Winfrey, Scott Swedeen, Dave Reineke

Members Excused:       Carol Angell, Michele Thorman, Jim Finch

Consultants Present:    Bruce May, Charles Martin-Stanley, Ray Abhold

Others Present:             Rhonda Rabbitt, Jill Wesener, Eric Wojta

 

The meeting was called to order at 10:03 am by Rob Dixon.

 

1.      M/S/P (10-0-0) to approve minutes from October 24, 2008, meeting.

 

2.   M/S/P (10-0-0) to move into closed session to hear two student appeals for time extensions.

 

M/S/P (10-0-0) to approve a time extension for MEPD student XXXX.

M/S/  to approve a time extension for (former) ESS student XXXX

M/S/P[1] (8-0-0) to table the motion regarding XXXX time extension appeal.

M/S/P (8-0-0) to move out of closed session.

 

3.   Announcements

 

VJ Agarwal will be presenting a proposal to the Academic Initiative Committee for an increase in funding for RSEL grants.  VJ asked the members of the committee to consider attending the meeting on Friday, November 21, at 2:30 pm.

 

4.   RSEL grant review.

 

M/S/P[2] (9-0-0) to approve full funding for the 16 proposals for which the RSEL subcommittee recommended full funding (Carol, Boyer, Schnettler, Hulseberg, Hayes, Walberg, Thomas, Lulloff, Shatzer, Henslin, Galamback, Stockman, Buhrandt, Prieboy, Boehlke, & Brown).

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve full funding for Amanda Miller’s proposal rather than the reduced budget suggested by the RSEL review subcommittee.

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve partial funding for the Unertl proposal.  

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve partial funding for the Larson et.al. proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve partial funding for the Streit proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve partial funding for the Hardcastle/LaMunyon proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve partial funding for the Kirschbaum proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve partial funding for the Patrek proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve partial funding for the Fitschen proposal. 

M/S/P[3] (8-0-0) to approve the RSEL subcommittees recommendation to not fund the Rickaby proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve the RSEL subcommittees recommendation to not fund the Biederman proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve the RSEL subcommittees recommendation to not fund the Carley proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve the RSEL subcommittees recommendation to not fund the Morris proposal. 

M/S/P (9-0-0) to approve the RSEL subcommittees recommendation to not fund the Peck proposal. 

M/S/P[4] (7-0-0) to approve the RSEL subcommittees recommendation to not fund the Kastner/Litfin proposal. 

M/S/P (7-0-0) to approve the RSEL subcommittees recommendation to not fund the Parsley proposal. 

 

M/S/P (7-0-0) to approve the allocation of $1500 for students to apply for up to $50 each to help with the cost of printing posters for presentations at UW-L’s annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Activity.

 

Meeting adjourned:  11:47 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dave Reineke

 

C:         Graduate Council Members

            Department Chairs

            Graduate Program Directors

            Faculty Senate

            Graduate Council File


 

[1] Kenny Hunt left at 10:50 am due to teaching commitments and Glenn Wright was excused because he was an advocate for the student XXXX

[2] Glenn Wright returned to the council.

[3] Glenn Wright was excused from this vote because he was the faculty sponsor for this proposal.

[4] Rob Dixon was excused from the last two votes because he was the faculty sponsor for those proposals and Tom Kuffel left the meeting due to a teaching commitment.