Minutes of the Fifth Meeting of
The Graduate Council 2001-2002


Date and Time:     Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.

Place:     Provost's Conference Room, 104 Administration

Attendance: Anderson (presiding), Conrad, Deahl, Dennis, Dodd, Hartmeister, 
                    Herring, Hoo, Houck, Hunt, Maki, Peters, Stinespring
                    Ex-officio: Aycock, Ferguson, Hall, Imamura, Toyama
                    Guests: Pam Johnson

The Graduate Council Minutes are mailed and e-mailed to all Council members, deans, chairs, and graduate advisors. The minutes will be posted to the Graduate School website www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool


1. Minutes of the fourth meeting, held on November 29, 2001, were approved as distributed.

2. The following students were admitted to candidacy for the doctorate on the recommendation of their departments. 

Amanda Lee Banks                               Counselor Education
Christopher P. Bloch                             Biology
Eli Boroda                                            Agronomy
William Carl Brannon                            English
Darin Scott Carroll                                Biology
Samarn Chantaravarapan                       Industrial Engineering
Suh-Jen Chen Lay                                 Higher Education
Mark Raymond Conder                         Geoscience
Michael Noel Dean                                Fine Arts - Music
Benjamin Coulter Dubberly                    History
Gregory Gay Elkins                                Higher Education
Daniel Wray Ferguson                            English
Gary Lee Frye                                       Educational Leadership
Zhanyu Ge                                             Electrical Engineering
Maen Gharaibeh                                    Physics
Kathleen Therese Gillis                          Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Michael William Gustafson                     Higher Education
David John Hemmert                             Electrical Engineering
Jamie D'Ann Hennigan                           Higher Education
Robert Lynn Howell                              Counselor Education
James Bennett Jasmin                            English
Valerie Y'llise Job                                  Spanish
Mary Katherine Kallus                           Curriculum and Instruction
Jin-Gi Kim                                             Electrical Engineering
Xiaobin Le                                             Mechanical Engineering
Dahui Li                                                 Business Administration
Hector Cristian Maciel                           Spanish
William Douglas Mills                            History
Carolina Moctezuma                             Spanish
Timothy Michael Powers                       Educational Leadership
Ruben Rodriguez                                   Spanish
Wallis Remsen Sanborn                         English
Vicki Todd                                            Higher Education
Candice Glouschutz Troke                     Higher Education
Kenneth lee Untiedt                               English
Ray Gene Whitfill                                   Instructional Technology
Harold Brian Yearwood                         Educational Leadership

3. Academic Requests

a. Approved Course Additions, Changes, and Deletions

College of Architecture
ARCH 5326 History of American Architecture: Pre-Columbian-1900 (3:3:0) (addition)
ARCH 5323 History and Theory of Historic Preservation and Policy (3:3:0) (deletion)
ARCH 5324 Architectural Preservation and Conservation (3:3:0) (change in title from Architectural Conservation and change in description)
ARCH 5501 Architecture Design Studio (5:3:9) (deletion)

College of Arts and Sciences
LING 5315 Pedagogical Grammar of Second/Foreign Languages and ESL (3:3:0) (change in title from ESL/EFL Pedagogical Grammar
LING 5335 Introduction to Linguistics for Second and Foreign Language Educators (3:3:0) (change in title from Linguistic Analysis for Bilingual Education/ESL and change in description)
LING 5350 Second and Foreign Language Curriculum Design (3:3:0) (addition)

College of Engineering
ME 5372 Introduction to Microsystems (3:3:0) (deletion)

Interdisciplinary Programs
HMGT 5324 Heritage Resource Management (3:3:0) (change in title from Cultural Resource Management and change in description)
HMGT 5323 Principles of Heritage Management (3:3:0) (addition)

b. Graduate Council approved a Joint Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Family Financial Planning (MS/FFP) degree proposal.

c. Graduate Council approved a Joint Master of Science with a Major in Business Administration (Finance) and Master of Science with a Major in Family Financial Planning degree proposal.

d. Rules and regulations for 150-hour dual bachelors and masters program were discussed and approved as amended and will be forward to the Provost for further consideration. A copy is attached.


4. Graduate Faculty

a. Graduate Council considered and approved 15 applicants for Graduate Faculty. New members are:

Veronica Acosta-Martinez (Plant & Soil Science) (ADJUNCT)
Donald H. Dyal (Library) 
G. Douglas Inglis (History) (ADJUNCT)
Eric Koch (Marketing) 
Vernon Lanceford (Ag and Applied Economics) 
Steven A. Mauget (Plant & Soil Science) (ADJUNCT)
Teddy P. Oetama (Petroleum Engineering)
Paxton Payton (Plant & Soil Science) (ADJUNCT)
Gary W. Smith (Architecture) 
James C. Wetherbe (ISQS) 
Ronald J. Wilheim (Physics) 
Aliza W. Wong (History)
Zhanguo Xin (Plant & Soil Science) (ADJUNCT)
Yu Zhuang (Computer Science) 
Xin Zuo (English) 

b. Graduate Faculty from Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work and Chemical Engineering were considered for reappointment. Eighteen were approved to six-year terms and one was approved to a three-year term. 

5. The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association (GPSGA) will be sponsoring a Brown Bag Seminar. Barbi Dickensheet, Thesis/Dissertation Coordinator for the Graduate School, will discuss the steps in the thesis/dissertation process and major formatting guidelines. The seminar will be Friday, February 15, 2002, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Agricultural Sciences Building 214 (Auditorium). 

6. Announcements

a. Graduate School enrollment for Spring 2002 is 3,746. This is a 9.7% increase over last year. Texas Tech's overall enrollment stands at 24,101.

b. Dean Allan Headley has accepted a position with the National Science Foundation as Program Director for one year. He is tentatively scheduled to begin his duties on March 11, 2002. During his time away from TTU, Dean Wendell Aycock's half-time appointment with the Graduate School will become full-time and he will cover the duties of both Associate Deans. 

c. The deadline for Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship nominations is February 22. March 1 is the deadline for applications for the Cash Family Endowed Fellowship, the James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Fellowship, the Health and Social Services Fellowship, the Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship, the McNair Graduate Fellowship, and the Arthur J. Waterman Scholarship. The Graduate School Junction Summer Scholarship and the Summer Dissertation/Thesis Research Award application deadline is March 8.

d. A Graduate Advisor's Round Table discussion, hosted by the Graduate School, is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, in the University Center Lubbock Room from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Topics of discussion will include admissions procedures.

e. A Graduate School application fee increase from $25 to $50 for domestic applications and $50 to$60 for international applications has been recommended to the Board of Regents. If this proposal is approved, the Graduate School application fees will be the same as the recently raised undergraduate application fees.

f. Graduate applications are up with 1,267 domestic applications and 1,157 international applications through January 2002. An attachment gives data on graduate school applications for Fall 2001. 

g. The TTU Testing Center will start making appointments with students who wish to take the GRE after February 15, 2002.

h. The Graduate Council approved a motion to recommend that the student union fee, athletic fee, and recreation sports fee be made optional for students enrolled in three hours or less. 

i. The Spring 2002 Graduate School Newsletter has gone to print. Targeted distribution is the last week in February. 

j. Results for Texas Tech University from the Institution Profile from the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2000, is available for viewing in the Graduate School. 

k. Lady Falls Brown informed the Graduate School that approximately seventy students used the services of the University Writing Center during the fall 2001 semester.

The sixth meeting of the 2001-2002 Graduate Council will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2002, in the Provost Conference Room, 104 Administration.

The meeting adjourned at 3:47 p.m.