GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday October 3, 2003-1:30 p.m.
325 Graff Main Hall
D. Duquette, Chair, R. Dixon, J. Finch, G. Gilmore,
T. Kernozek, M. Morziniski, S. N. Rajagopal,
W. Schwan, G. Walsko
Consultants Present: R. Rada, D. Schumacher, C. Martin-Stanley
Consultants Absent: B. May
Others Present: Teresa Brenengan, Chris Bakkum
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Dan Duquette, Chair.
- Welcome and introductions of members.
- Elections of chair and secretary:
M/S/P to elect Dan Duquette as Chair and Fran Temp as secretary to
the Graduate Council for the 2002-2003 academic year. (8 yes, 0 no)
- Dan passed hand-outs of important dates
for the fall semester. October 25, Graduate Faculty Membership Applications
are due. Please send or drop off to Fran in 142 Mitchell Hall.
November 4th through 15th, the council can read files in 142 Mitchell Hall.
Fran is here from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., if you are unable to read during
these times, call Fran at 785-8124 and she will make arrangements to have
the office open. November 21 and December 5, 2002 Graduate Council will
review files. Hand-outs of the review teams were given to council members.
- Time Extensions: Student #1's request for a one and a half year extension was
heard and reviewed. M/S/P to approve
a one and a half year extension, end date of Spring 2004 for Student #1. (8
yes, 0 no) Student #2 requested a second extension to allow
him/her to take comprehensive exams in October, 2002. M/S/P to approve a
second time extension, end date of May 2003. (8 yes, 0 no)
- Graduate Faculty Membership:
Dan gave an update and review of the changes in applying for Graduate
Faculty Membership. The Faculty Senate has approved the changes, however
requested that the following be included, "whenever a person applies for
Graduate Faculty Membership, a current c.v. must be submitted". Dan passed
hand-outs to the council regarding Graduate Faculty Policy Summary of
Modifications and Modification to Procedures for Submission. Dan also gave
a hand-out on the category opportunities, timeframe and criteria.
- Student Suspension: A hand-out was given of a letter from Larry Ringgenberg
regarding the appeal of a student suspension.
Catalog change: The following statement will be deleted from the Graduate Catalog: “A special student who does not meet a minimum 2.50 grade point average admission requirement will not be accepted in any graduate degree program and credits earned as a special student will not apply toward a degree. All graduate level work, including courses taken at other accredited institutions, will be included in the computation of the grade point average for admission determination”. (This statement can be found on page 11 of the 2002-04 Graduate Catalog, Special Non-degree Student).
Policy Statement: Handout given and reviewed. The statement reads: “If 7 years have elapsed and a student has not been active (enrolled in classes-does not include GRC 799) for 4 semesters and has not completed all the course work for the degree, the student’s status should be changed to non-degree at the time of reentry to the University”. This item will be on the agenda of the Graduate Council Meeting on October 17, 2002.
- Workload update: Dan informed the Graduate Council that a survey had been sent
to all graduate directors and chairs concerning the workload.
Dan will keep us informed on this survey.
- Strategic Plan: Dan ask all council members to read and review the Strategic
Plan (sent out last week) and comments should be brought to council
meetings. Comments will be forwarded
to the Strategic Plan Committee.
- Dan announced there will no longer be a
August graduation, due to low attendance.
The Graduate Student Achievement Awards and Outstanding Thesis Awards
will be given at the May graduation.
- M/S/P to adjourn the Graduate Council
Meeting. (6 yes, 0 no)
Meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.
C: Graduate Council Members
Graduate Council File
Faculty Senate Office
Graduate Program Directors