GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes-Monday February 4, 2002 9:00 a.m.
325 Graff Main Hall
G. Arimond, T. Dodge, D. Duquette, Chair, G. Gilmore,
C. Graham,K. Harbst, T. Kernozek,
Oganowski, G. Walsko
T. Krueger, T. Uphoff
M. Anderson, J. Finch, K. McLean, D. Schumacher,
The meeting was called to order at 9:00
a.m. by Dan Duquette, Chair.
1. Approval of the minutes of December 18, 2001.
M/S/P to approve the minutes of December 18, 2001.
Review of Graduate Faculty Policy.
The Faculty Senate wants the Graduate Council to review and provide a recommendation in regards to the procedures and process and criteria for conferring graduate faculty status. Many faculty continue to question the need to reapply for that designation on a too-frequent basis.
Dan ask the Graduate Council to consider the following:
a-Graduate Faculty Membership do we need it----yes, no, maybe---thoughts as to why or why not.
b-If yes or maybe do we change the criteria and/or procedures and if yes what
are your thoughts.
The following items were suggested and
1-Difference between undergraduate and graduate education.
2-New faculty/educate new faculty on Graduate Faculty Status.
3-Graduate Faculty Status is a common practice among universities.
4-Would a different process or criteria benefit the faculty and the university.
5-What is the rationale?
G. Gilmore suggested that the Graduate
Council vote on the above suggestions/reasons in order for the chair to
determine the reaction of the council.
M/S/P to approve the above suggestions/reasons for Graduate Faculty Membership. (6 yes, 1 abstention)
Dan informed the Graduate Council that six
faculty members, two from HPERTE and SAH and one each from CLS and CBA college
met with him
and will meet again on Thursday, February 7, 2002 for discussion
for their suggestions/reasons for Graduate Faculty Membership. Dan will have written comments on the meeting.
The suggestion was made for a survey to be
sent campus wide, however a background should be provided,
giving the purpose, criteria, and rationale.
This discussion will continue at the next
meeting of the Graduate Council on Monday, February 11, 2002.
cc: Graduate Council Members
Graduate Council File
Faculty Senate Office
Graduate Program Directors