Friday, December 18, 2009 -10:00 a.m.

325 Graff Main Hall


Members Present:      Vijendra Agarwal, Carol Angell, Tom Krueger, Michele Thorman, Kasi Periyasamy, Rob Dixon, Abdulaziz Elfessi, Jim Finch, Glenn Wright

Members Excused:        Michelle Stertz, Bernadette Taylor, Tera Kringle,

Consultants Present:     Ray Abhold, Bruce May, Charles Martin-Stanley, Chris Bakkum


Guests:                           Louse Janke


The meeting was called to order at 10:04 am by Rob Dixon.


1.      M/S/P (8-0-1) to approve minutes with corrections from December 4, 2009 meeting after correcting it for members who were absent. 


2.      Discussion of what constitutes a “Full time” graduate student


The current policy is that graduate students must be enrolled in nine credits of coursework to be considered full time students.  The requirement for half time is five credits, per Louise Janke who works in the UW-L Financial Aid Department.


There was an extensive discussion of methods use to recognize students enrolled in fewer credits of coursework (i.e., in their final semester) as full time students.


3.      Discussion of Graduate Assistantship Eligibility


M/S/P First reading (9-0-0) – Graduate students on probation may be able to retain their graduate assistantship at the discretion of the program director. (Wright/Thorman)


4.   Travel Grant Request Review


M/S/P (8-0-1) – Approval of request from students in Psychology, with the requirement that they inform the Graduate Dean how they plan to disseminate the information gained through their research. (Thorman, Elfessi)



The meeting was adjourned at 11:06 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Tom Krueger