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Graduate Council Meeting
I. The meeting was called to order at 2:35 p.m.
Voting members and alternates present were: G. Bernhardt, N. Bourbakis, C. Carney, D. Cole, J. Coleman, D. Curry, B. Farmer, R. Grubbs, M. Kazimierczuk, R. Koerker, P. Martin,
S. McConnell, T. McKee, D. Miller, S. Narayanan, S. Nelson, D. Orenstein, J. Ovington,
L. Ream, D. Steele-Johnson, J. Thomas, L. Winfrey
Non-voting alternates present were: C. Ryan
Non-voting attendees were: J. Kimble, G. Malicki, V. Nehring, W. Sellers, P. Walker
II. It was moved and seconded that the minutes of the February 25, 2002 meeting be approved as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Ill. Report of the Dean (J. Thomas)
The Spring, 2002 enrollment report indicates an increase in total headcount of over five percent and an increase in graduate credit hours of over five percent.
The Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program was given fmal approval by the OBR on April 18,
The Faculty Senate approved two certificate programs, Museum Studies and Archive
Administration and Records Management, on May 6, 2002.
The annual Student Excellence Awards Program is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at
5:00PM. Thirty-four nominated students and six Graduate Council Scholars will be honored.
IV. Cornnrittee Reports
• Policies Committee (C. Ryan)
a. The Policies Cornnrittee recommended changes to the Graduate Council policy regarding associate graduate faculty. The new language will allow associate graduate faculty to chair a master's cornnrittee with prior approval from the program director and Dean, School of Graduate Studies. It was moved and seconded that the changes be approved. The motion passed unanimously.
b. The Policies Committee approved a proposal for a Certificate in Nursing Education. It was moved and seconded that the proposal be approved; motion passed unanimously.
• Membership Committee (R.Grubbs)
The Committee brought forward five nominations for filii graduate faculty membership and one nomination for adjunct full graduate faculty membership.
The five full member nominees are:
Don Cipollini Eric Fossum Corey Miller Gail Moddeman
Thomas Van't Hof
Bio Sci/CoS&M Chem/CoS&M Psych/CoS&M Nurs/CoN&H Bio Sci/CoS&M
The adjunct full member nominee is:
Mary Anne Frey Comm Health/SoM
It was moved and seconded that the nominees be approved. The motion passed unanimously.
• Student Affairs Committee (J. Thomas)
Two students, fi·om the Chemistry program and Human Factors/Industrial Organizational Psychology program, were selected for the Graduate Council Scholars program using the accelerated selection process. Both have accepted. Three additional offers were recommended by the committee and are currently in progress. It is anticipated that a total of five scholars will be selected for the program this year. The program includes a $12,000 stipend and tuition remission for up to two years.
V. Research Report (W. Sellers)
The dollar amount of grants and contracts awarded decreased in comparison to the same period last year. However, the number of awards has increased in comparison to the same period last year. Additionally, the amounts awarded has increased in five of the colleges.
The Research Challenge Major Collaboration Grant Program resulted in five awards totaling
$322,000. This was the first competition for this new program.
The competitions for the Research Council Research Incentive Program were recently completed. The Professional Development component yielded nine awards totaling $22,194; the Research Initiation component yielded six awards totaling $47,850.
VI. Faculty Constitution (V. Nehring)
Faculty President Virginia Nehring presented an overview of the changes in the Faculty
Constitution passed by the Faculty Senate on May 6, 2002.
Changes that will have a direct impact on the Graduate Council include the following: The Chair of Graduate Council will be appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee fiom among the members of Graduate Council. The Chair will report to the Faculty Senate on actions of the
Graduate Council at least quarterly. Research Council will be deleted fi'om mention in the Faculty
Constitution, and will continue as a committee ofthe Graduate Council.
President Nehring urged all to attend the spring quarter General Faculty Meeting on May 14 to vote on these changes as a quorum of I 00 faculty members is required to act on the changes. (The quorum was achieved and the changes to the Faculty Constitution were approved.)
VII. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:20 p.m. Submitted by
Secretary, Graduate Council