Friday, December 16, 2005-10:00 a.m.

325 Graff Main Hall


Members Present:    VJ Agarwal, (Chair), Tracie Blumentritt, Tom Kuffel,

                                    Yang II Park, Kasi Periyasamy, Steve Simpson


Members Excused:  Rob Dixon, Tiffany Rausch (Student Rep.), Michele Thorman


Members Absent:  George Arimond, Thomas Krueger, Dan Sutherland, Andrea Von Dollen (Student Rep.)


Consultants Present:  Bruce May, Charles Martin-Stanley


Consultants Excused:  Karen Mc Lean, Diane Schumacher



1.         The meeting was called to order at 10:01 a.m. by VJ Agarwal, (Chair).


2.         A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve the minutes of December 2, 2005. 


3.         Graduate Student Research, Service, and Educational Leadership Grants:  The reviewers had questions on several of the grant proposals.  The council discussed these questions/concerns and approved to award grants to these individuals.  A suggestion was made that the proposal review committee should be expanded to include all disciplines represented in the grant proposals.  It was also proposed that the review committee should set high standards for those receiving grants and if warranted, the students should be asked to resubmit proposals in the next cycle.


4.         VJ reminded the council of the appeal hearing on January 6, 2006.  He ask for 3-5 volunteers.  At the council meeting on November 4, 2005 Kasi Periyasmy, Tom Kuffel and Michelle Thorman agreed to attend the January 6th meeting.


Motion was made seconded and passed to adjourn the meeting.  ((5 yes, 0 no)



Respectfully submitted,


Fran Temp


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