Graduate Council Minutes

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

263 Cartwright


Members Present:   VJ Agarwal, Ashley Burrows, Rob Dixon, Tim Donahue, Tom Kuffel, Jonathan Majak, Ashley Olson, David Reineke, Michele Thorman, Bill Schwan, Betty DeBoer (Alt)


Members Excused: Kasi Periyasamy, S.N. Rajagopal,


Consultants Excused: Ray Abhold, Chris Bakkum, Lise Graham, Charles Martin-Stanley


Others Present: Gary Gilmore, Grad Student



1.                  Meeting called to order at 4:05 pm by Bill Schwan.

2.                  Discussion about opening the appeal meeting to any faculty member if they are invited by the program director. The academic appeals process is specific to allowing only a student to invite someone. Concern that the student may feel intimidated by extra faculty members being present. The graduate council agreed to follow the bylaws rather than make an exception.

3.                  Motion (Tim/David) to convene in a closed session to consider personal academic information for a student who is appealing an academic dismissal from a graduate program as provided in section 19.85 (1)(f) of Wisconsin Statutes. Roll Call vote was unanimous.

a        Student and Program Director were invited to present.

b        No motions were made after the discussion. Will need to reconvene to consider any action.

4.                  Meeting concluded at 5:28 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Rob Dixon


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