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


Date and Time:     Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
Place:                     Provost's Conference Room, 104 Administration
Attendance:          Anderson (presiding), Conrad, Deahl, Dennis, Hartmeister, 
                                Herring, Hoo, Houck, Maki, Stinespring, Watts
Ex-officio:             Aycock, Ferguson, Hall, Headley, Imamura, Toyama
Guests:                 Elizabeth Louden (attending for Michael Peters)

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 fifth meeting, held on February 7, 2002, were approved with one correction:

New Graduate Faculty member Vernon Lansford was approved. His name was misspelled in the minutes of the February 7, 2002 Graduate Council meeting. 

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

Mark Adams                             Marriage and Family Therapy
Christiano Silva de Barros          Spanish
Robert Leon Gee, III                 Counselor Education
Gabriela Alejandra Martinez      Geoscience
Marianne McInnes Miller           Marriage and Family Therapy
Toby Jay McWilliams                Fine Arts – Music
Brian Samford                           Marriage and Family Therapy
Karla Patricia Silveira                Spanish
Samuel A. Spralls, III                Business Administration
Michael Shayne Webber           Human Development and Family Studies


3.     Academic Requests

a. Approved Course Additions, Changes, and Deletions

College of Human Sciences
HDFS 5110 Colloquium in Human Development and Family Studies (1:1:0) (addition)
HDFS 6363 Advanced Topics in Human Development (3:3:0) (addition)
HDFS 6373 Advanced Topics in Family Studies (3:3:0) (addition)

College of Business Administration
ISQS 5240 Business Systems Analysis and Knowledge Management (2:2:0) (addition)

b. Graduate Council approved a 150-Hour MSEE Program Proposal for Electrical and 
Computer Engineering.


4.     Graduate Faculty

a. Graduate Council considered and approved 1 applicant for Graduate Faculty. The new member is:

Ronda L. Eade     (Educational Psychology and Leadership) (Adjunct)

5.     The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association (GPSGA) hosted a thesis/dissertation workshop on Friday, February 15. The workshop was a success with over 100 students attending. The annual Research/Poster Session will be April 5, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in the TLTC. Please see www.gpsga.ttu.edu or contact Chad Davis at chad.s.davis@ttu.edu for more information.


6.     Announcements

a. Chancellor's Fellowships have been awarded. Below is a record of nominations received and awarded.
                                                                        Received         Awarded
Agriculture                                                               1                   1
Arts & Sciences                                                     88                 49
Business Administration                                          13                   7
Education                                                                 1                   1
Engineering                                                             33                 22
Human Sciences                                                     20                   9
Total Nominations                                              156                 89 

b. Below are the total applications received and the number to be awarded for other scholarships and fellowships offered by the Graduate School:

                                                                                     Received        To be awarded
Cash Family Endowed Fellowship                                      339                    1
Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship                            345                  10
James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial fellowship          359                    9
Health and Social Services Fellowship                                  42                  15
McNair Graduate Fellowship                                               11                    2
Arthur J. Waterman Scholarship                                           12                  10


7.     Other business

a. GTMP status in the Graduate School was discussed. Please see page 29 of the Graduate Catalog for information and procedures. Graduate Advisors are encouraged to monitor GTMPs in their department so that procedures are followed in an effort to admit students to degree programs in a timely manner. 

The seventh meeting of the 2001-2002 Graduate Council will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2002, in the Provost Conference Room, 104 Administration.

The meeting adjourned at 3:12 p.m.