GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes
Thursday, October 17, 2002-1:30 p.m.
325 Graff Main Hall

Members Present:  D. Duquette, Chair, R. Dixon, G. Gilmore,  M. Morziniski, T. Kernozek, S. N. Rajagopal, B. Schwan, S. Simpson

Members Excused:  J. Finch, G. Walsko

Consultants Present: B. May, R. Rada, D. Schumacher

Consultants Excused:  C. Martin-Stanley

The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Dan Duquette, Chair.

  • Approval of the minutes of October 3, 2002. 

M/S/P to approve the minutes of October 3, 2002.

  • Dan informed the Graduate Council that the revised Graduate Faculty Policy, Graduate Faculty Criteria, Graduate Faculty Membership Procedures for Submission, and Graduate Faculty Membership Application was approved and signed by Chancellor Hastad. This will go into effect at the beginning of the Spring Semester, 2003.
  • At the Graduate Council Meeting of October 3rd, Dan requested that council members should review the Strategic Plan, and bring comments to the council meetings.  The Strategic Plan was opened for discussion.

         The council was concerned and in agreement about the following items:

·        There is not an emphasis on Graduate Programs.  Dan informed the council that UW-L ranks third in the state for the most grad programs offered.  UW-L offers 26 Grad Programs.   He also pointed out that we have 1,000 students in the Learning Community.

·        The Strategic Plan did not prioritize topics covered.

·        Does not reflect the Mission Statement of UW-L.

 ·        Concern over the 9 credit teaching load. 

·        What is guiding the document? 

·        Credit levels appear the same for undergraduate students and Graduate Students. 

·        The above items were discussed at length, it was unanimous that a formal request from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate be presented with these concerns. 

·        Dan requested the council members to e-mail other concerns they feel should be included in the request to the Faculty Senate.  (e-mail duquette.rode@uwlax.edu)

Meeting adjourned:  2:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Temp
Recording Secretary

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