GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes-Monday, February 11, 2002-9:00 a.m.
325 Graff Main Hall
T. Dodge (Student Rep.), D. Duquette, Chair, G. Gilmore,
C. Graham, K. Harbst, T. Kernozek, L. Oganowski, T. Uphoff
T. Krueger, G. Walsko
Members Absent: G. Arimond
Consultants Present: M. Anderson, K. McLean, C. Martin-Stanley
Consultants Excused: J. Finch
The meeting was called to order at 9:00
a.m. by Dan Duquette, Chair.
Approval of the minutes of February 1, 2002
approve the minutes of February 1, 2002.
(7 yes, 0 no)
Review of Graduate Faculty Policy.
a-Dan informed the Graduate Council that he contacted the Council of Graduate
Schools in regards to policies and procedures for Graduate Faculty Membership. He has not received a response.
b-Dan and Tom Kernozek gave a review of their meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2002 with faculty from the various colleges.
Some of the groups concerns and
1. Length of time, the
opinion was once you have Graduate Faculty Membership, it should be in place the
length of time faculty is at UW-L.
Graduate Faculty Membership should vanish.
Certain areas (e.g. thesis, projects, research)
need Graduate Faculty Membership, however the teaching side should not be
Streamline process with a checklist.
Connect the review of Graduate Faculty Membership with other reviews.
6. The department is
qualified over the Graduate Council to decide who should receive Graduate
7. Is there a need to
distinguish between having Graduate Faculty Membership and not having Graduate
8. Should the criteria
be changed? The council cannot make changes without compelling information.
Because of the diversity of opinion, the
Graduate Council discussed ways in which they could educate the various
departments on why there is a need for Graduate Faculty Membership.
The conclusion the Graduate Council
agreed upon is:
1. To find out when the
various departments meet and get on their agenda.
2. Compose a script, so
all questions ask will be consistent and arrange for small group discussions in
Dan requested the Graduate Council e-mail
all suggestions for a script to
soon as possible. The Graduate
Council agreed to the need of education of faculty, in regards to Graduate
Dan informed the council he would be
sending a letter to the Faculty Senate in reply to their charge in April.
Dan has ask for volunteers (2) to read the
Graduate Student Research applications.
(The due date for the applications is February 25th)
A discussion was opened regarding the due
dates of Graduate Student Research Application.
It is the general opinion of the council the dates should be changed, so
more students would have the opportunity to apply.
This item will be discussed at a future meeting.
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