Minutes of the Sixth Meeting of
The Graduate Council 2002-2003


Date and Time:   Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
Place:   Provost's Conference Room, 104 Administration
Attendance:   Ronald Anderson (presiding), Roger Barnard, Lora Deahl, Phil Dennis, Cary Green, Fred Hartmeister, Bill Pasewark, Michael Peters
Ex-officio:   Wendell Aycock, Ralph Ferguson, Ann McGlynn, Liz Hall, and Deidre Parish
Guests:   Donna Rogers

The Graduate Council Minutes will be distributed to the Graduate Council and will be posted to the Graduate School website.

1. Minutes of the fifth meeting, held on March 6, 2003, were approved as distributed.

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

Mary Marable Christopher               Curriculum and Instruction
Mohamadou Lamine Fadiga             Agricultural and Applied Economics
Ralph Ferguson                                Consumer Economics and Environmental Design
Tammo Heeren                                Electrical Engineering
Jianzhi Li                                          Industrial Engineering
Juan Sun                                          Chemical Engineering
Tresa J. Woods                               Educational Psychology

3. Academic Requests:
a. Approved Course Additions and Changes

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
ARCH 5314 History of American Architecture (3:3:0) (deletion) 
ARCH 5315 Research Methods for Historic Preservation (3:3:0) (addition)
ARCH 5319 History of American Architecture: Pre-Contact to 1865 (3:3:0) (addition)
ARCH 5320 History of American Architecture: 1865 to the Present (3:3:0) (addition)
ARCH 5321 Historic Building Technology & Documentation (3:3:0) (change in title from Conservation, Restoration Technology & Documentation)
ARCH 5323 History and Theory of Historic Preservation & Policy (3:3:0) (deletion) 
ARCH 5324 History & Theory of Historic Preservation (3:3:0) (change in title from Architectural Conservation; change in description)
ARCH 5325 Conservation Policies (3:3:0) (change in title from Preservation & Urban Design Policies)
ARCH 5340 Design Visualization Seminar (3:3:0) (addition) 
ARCH 5341 Internet Media for Visualization Design (3:2:2) (addition) 
ARCH 5343 3D Computer Animation and Imaging (3:2:2) (addition) 
ARCH 5344 Virtual Reality Software and Technology (3:2:2) (addition)
ARCH 5345 Design Visualization Studio (3:0:6) (addition) 
ARCH 5622 Preservation Studio (6:0:12) (change in number from 5322; change in hours from 3:0:6)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Atmospheric Science
ATMO 5351 Meteorological Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Systems (3:2:3) (addition)

Chemistry and Biochemistry
CHEM 5338 Biochemical Methods (3:1:6) (deletion)

Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
CLAS 5311 Classical Art and Archaeology (3:3:0) (addition)
PORT 5307 Luso-Brazilian Civilization and Literature (3:3:0) (addition) 

Economics and Geography
GEOG 5400 Topics in Geographic Information Systems (4:2:4) (addition) 

Mass Communications
ADV 5322 Contemporary Issues in Advertising (3:3:0) (deletion) 
ADV 6315 Special Topics in Advertising (3:3:0) (addition)
EMC 6315 Special Topics in Electronic Media (3:3:0) (addition) 
JOUR 6315 Special Topics in Journalism (3:3:0) (addition) 
MCOM 5372 Survey Research Methods (3:3:0) (deletion) 
MCOM 5376 Content Analysis Research (3:3:0) (deletion) 
MCOM 6364 Selected Research Methods (3:3:0) (addition)
PHOT 5310 Content Analysis Research (3:3:0) (deletion) 
PHOT 6315 Special Topics in Photographic Media (3:3:0) (addition)
PR 5342 Contemporary Issues in Public Relations (3:3:0) (deletion) 
PR 5344 Public Relations in Health Care Communications (3:3:0) (deletion) 
PR 5345 Public Relations in the Non Profit Sector (3:3:0) (deletion) 
PR 6315 Special Topics in Public Relations (3:3:0) (addition) 
TELE 5331 Contemporary Issues in Telecommunications (3:3:0) (deletion) 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Curriculum and Instruction
EDLL 6349 Studies in Adolescent Literature (3:3:0) (change in course number from 5349; change in title from Adolescent Literature)

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Chemical Engineering
CH E 5615 Topics in Process Engineering & Intelligent Control (6:3:9) (addition) 
CH E 5635 Advanced Topics in Transport Phenomena (6:3:9) (addition) 
CH E 5640 Topics in Polymers and Materials Science (6:3:9) (addition) 
CH E 5660 Advanced Bioengineering (6:3:9) (addition) 

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES
Education, Nutrition, and Restaurant/Hotel Management
RHIM 6322 Financial Management in Hospitality Administration (3:3:0) (addition) 
RHIM 6332 Advanced Hospitality Control (3:3:0) (addition) 
RHIM 6340 Organizational Management in Hospitality Administration (3:3:0) (addition) 

COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art 
ART 5370 Survey of Two-Dimensional Art (3:0:9) (deletion) 
ART 5371 Survey of Three-Dimensional Art (3:0:9) (deletion) 

Music
MUHL 5321 Constructs in Ethnomusicology (3:3:0) (addition) 

4. Graduate Faculty:
a. Graduate Council considered and approved 8 applicants for Graduate Faculty. The new members are:

Amy Anderson              (Music)
Michael Brown              (Animal and Food Sciences) (ADJUNCT)
Michael Frazier              (Computer Science) (ADJUNCT)
Yen-Soon Kim              (Education, Nutrition, & Restaurant/Hotel Management)
Virginia Mahan              (Educational Psychology & Leadership) (ADJUNCT)
Jeffrey Stovall                (Civil Engineering)
Guoyao Wu                   (Animal and Food Sciences) (ADJUNCT)
Norman Youngblood     (Mass Communications) 

b. Graduate Faculty from Philosophy and from Chemistry and Biochemistry were considered for reappointment. Nineteen Graduate Faculty members were reappointed to six-year terms and three were appointed to three-year terms. 

5. GPSGA Report:
a. The Governor of Texas has approved Graduate Student Appreciation Week, which will be April 7-11, 2003.
 
b. Students interested in holding an office in the GPSGA should present their intentions by March 24.

c. The NAGPS South Central Regional Conference will be March 28-30, 2003 and will include the 2nd Annual Research Competition on Friday, March 28. Abstracts and design posters submitted by graduate students will be displayed. Additional information is available at www.orgs.ttu.edu/gpsga  

6. The Graduate School Newsletter has gone to press and should be distributed before Spring Break.

7. Announcements: 
a. The Dissertation/Thesis Symposium was held on February 18-19, 2003. A positive response was received from students and professors. 

8. Other Business
a. A request was received from the College of Visual and Performing Arts to eliminate the GRE requirement in certain programs. The Academic Program committee will discuss the proposal and report to the Graduate Council in April.

b. Graduate Council discussed how the Long Summer Term fits into the Graduate Enrollment Policy as stated in OP 64.02. A long summer term enrollment of 3 hours will be equivalent to 3 hours of enrollment in either summer session.

c. The Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees, and Assistants, can be accessed at www.cgsnet.org/pdf/resolution.pdf . We are reminded that acceptances and offers prior to April 15 are not binding, provided a written resignation is received by April 15. After April 15, students are required to get a written release from the department.
d. Graduate enrollment in the Spring 2003 has risen to 4,081.

e. The Graduate School received 137 nominations for the Chancellor's Fellowship from 32 of the 45 departments. There will be 102 Chancellor's Fellowships awarded for the academic year 2003-2004.

f. Graduate Council discussed how graduate tuition has risen for enrolled residents. 

g. Liz Hall and Deidre Parish are on the President Search Committee. The first meeting with the Board of Regents will be March 10-12.

The meeting adjourned at 3:19 p.m.

The seventh meeting of the 2002-2003 Graduate Council will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2003, in the Provost's Conference Room, 104 Administration.