Friday, February 14, 2003-1:15 p.m.
325 Graff Main Hall

Members Present:  R. Dixon, D. Duquette (Chair), J. Finch, G. Gilmore, S. N. Rajagopal, W. Schwan, S. Simpson

Members Excused:  T. Kernozek, G. Walsko

Members Absent:  M. Morziniski

Consultants Present:  B. May, R. Rada, D. Schumacher, C. Martin-Stanley

Others Present:  A. Dittman

The meeting was called to order by Dan Duquette, Chair at 1:15 p.m.

  • Dan reminded the Graduate council of the following deadlines:
  • Graduate Faculty Membership Applications due on March 25, 2003.
  • Graduate Student Research Grant Applications due on Friday, February 14, 2003.
  • Dan assigned Graduate Faculty Review Teams.  Files can be reviewed March 31st through April 10th, 2003 in 142 Mitchell Hall.  Graduate Studies Office hours are:  7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  If you are unable to read during these hours, call Fran at 785-8124 and she will make sure the office is available at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Dan reminded the Grad Council there will not be an August Commencement.  The reason low attendance by students.  The Graduate Thesis and Achievement Awards will be given at the May Commencement.
  • Each semester a deadline is given for the students to turn in their thesis to the Director of Graduate Studies.  In the past it has been suggested that students make sure their deans have the thesis 10 days prior to the director receiving them.  The suggestion was made that a definite date be given for the deans to receive the thesis.  We will include the deans deadline next semester.
  • GRC 799, position regarding Psychology’s curriculum proposal.  Rob Dixon gave a detailed report and this topic was opened for discussion.

Graduate Students that have completed all degree requirements in an approved program of study except the thesis, seminar paper or other culminating graduate projects, students must maintain continuous semester to semester enrollment (excluding summer session) by registering each semester for GRC 799 for zero credits and paying a special course fee of $100.00 until the thesis, seminar paper or culminating project is completed.

Psychology’s proposal would be to pay for 1 credit per semester, rather than the GRC 799 $100.00 fee.


  • Interpretation of #3 under dismissal on page 22 of the graduate catalog.  Jim Finch and Amelia Dittman gave an example;  if a student on probation receives a 3.0, he/she than receives a 2.75 after completing 9 credits, the computer will show that the student is dismissed.  After discussing this situation, the decision is to check the computer program.
  • What does “I”  mean on a graduating students transcript mean?  After discussing what the “I” means, it was agreed upon to check the undergraduate interpretation.  This item will be discussed at a future meeting.
  • Other business:  The following items will be discussed and will be works in progress:
  • Grad assistantships
  • Mission Statement
  • Web Site
  • IRB Education
  • Workload issue
  • Dan would like 3 volunteers to review the Graduate Student Research Applications.


Meeting adjourned 3:02 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Temp
Recording Secretary
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