GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES

 April 29, 2005-10:00 a.m.

325 Graff Main Hall

 

Members Present:    T. Blumentritt, R. Dixon, T. Krueger, D. Reineke,

                                    W. Schwan, D. Sutherland, A. Von Dollen (Student Rep.)

 

Members Excused:  R. Rada, S. Simpson, T. Staloch, and M. Thorman

 

Members Absent:     C. Angell and I. Wilson (Student Rep.)

 

Consultants Present:   B. May and C. Martin-Stanley

 

Consultants Excused: G. Arimond, K. Mc Lean, and D. Schumacher

 

1.         The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Rob Dixon, Acting Chair.

 

2.         A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve the minutes of

            April 22, 2005.  (6 yes, 0 no, 0 abstaining)

 

3.         Rob announced that the appeals process for academic dismissal will be on

            the next agenda, May 6, 2005.

 

4.         Student B’s request to override the 6-credit policy:  Both Student B and advisor/mentor Tom Volk

            was unable to attend the meeting.  Dan Sutherland spoke on Student B’s behalf.  Dan informed the

           council that a waiver of the 6 credit  rule to allow for application of 9 graduate credits (taken as an

            undergraduate) to Student B's graduate program would allow the student to complete an MS degree

            with little waste of  time in the student's undergraduate days.

            A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve a waiver of the 6 credit rule

            for Student B.  (6 yes, 0 no, 0 abstaining)

 

5.         Graduate Faculty Membership: A faculty member had applied for Graduate Faculty

            Membership, the application was reviewed, a motion was made, seconded and

            passed to seek further information.  (6 yes, 4 no, 0 abstaining)  The information was

            submitted to the council and a motion was made, seconded and passed to approve

            for Associate Membership.  (6 yes, 0 no, 0 abstaining)

 

6.         Research Grants:  Three proposals were submitted, two research and one service grant.  Graduate

            Research Grant Reviewers Dave  Reineke, Tracie Blumentritt, and Steve Simpson recommended

            that all three proposals receive full funding.  A motion  was made, seconded and passed to approve

            full funding of the three proposals.   (6 yes, 0 no, 0 abstaining)

 

7.         Thesis Common Pages:  Rob gave an update on the process of the subcommittee

            working on common pages for thesis guidelines.  The order of the front pages

            should be Title Page, Approval Page, Abstract, Acknowledgements (optional), Table

            of Contents, List of Table, and List of Figures.  (Please see handouts given at

            the April 15th meeting.)  Motion was made, seconded and passed to approve the

            Thesis Common Pages.  (6 yes, 0 no 0 abstaining)

 

8.         Mobile computing/e-university was briefly discussed and will be on a future agenda.

 

A motion was made, seconded and passed to adjourn the Graduate Council Meeting at

10:33 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Fran Temp

 

c:         Graduate Council Members

            Department Chairs

            Graduate Program Directors

            Faculty Senate

            Graduate Council File