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

Date and Time:         Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
Place:                         Provost's Conference Room, 104 Administration
Attendance:              Anderson (presiding), Deahl, Dennis, Dodd, Hartmeister, 
                                   Hoo, Houck, Maki, Peters, Stinespring, and Watts
Ex-officio:                 Ferguson, Hall, Imamura, and Toyama
Guests:                     Donna Rogers

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 sixth meeting, held on March 7, 2002, were approved as distributed.

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

Danny Terrell                                    Carmichael Agronomy
Penny Rene Cremeens                      Human Development and Family Studies
Robert S. DeBaca                            Biology
Harlan Rusty Harris                          Electrical Engineering
Jeff William Justice                           Political Science
Jonathan Lair                                   Political Science
Enrique Javier Porrúa                       Spanish
Kimberly Kay Bilbrey Perry             Curriculum and Instruction
Beverly Vail Sand                            Educational Psychology
Kok Cheow Yeoh                           Fine Arts - Art
Andrew Thomson Young                 Counselor Education

3.     Academic Requests

a. Approved Course Additions and Changes

College of Arts and Sciences 
ESS 5320 Sport Leadership (3:3:0) (addition)
ESS 5321 Financial Management in Sport (3:3:0) (addition)
ESS 5326 Supervision of Physical Education (3:3:0) (deletion)
ESS 5329 Teaching in Physical Education (3:3:0) (deletion)
ESS 5341 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education and Sport (addition) (3:3:0)
ESS 5343 Applied Research in Physical Education and Sport (3:3:0) (addition)
ESS 5347 Practicum in Teaching Physical Education and Sport (3:2:2) (addition)
MUAP 5105 Technology for the Applied Music Teacher (1:0:2) (addition)
MUAP 5323 Diction for Singers (3:3:0) (addition)
TH A 5301 Playwriting I (3:3:0) (change in prerequisite, description and title from Advanced Playwriting) 
TH A 5302 Playwriting II (3:3:0) (addition)
TH A 5302 Playwriting II (3:3:0) (addition)
TH A 5321 Playwriting III (3:3:0) (addition)
TH A 5322 New Script Production (3:3:0) (addition)

b. Graduate Council approved a proposal for a joint program in Electrical Engineering with the Technical University of Denmark.

c. Graduate Council approved a proposal for a Joint MBA and MS in Environmental Toxicology.

4.     Graduate Faculty

a. Graduate Council considered and approved 5 applicants for Graduate Faculty. The new members are:

Susan Elizabeth Baxevanis (Museum) (ADJUNCT)
Scot E. Dowd (Animal Science & Food Technology) (ADJUNCT)
Ellis L. Langston (ENRHM) (ADJUNCT)
Susan A. Reichelt (ENRHM)
Valerie J. Berg Rice (Industrial Engineering)

5.     GPSGA Report

a. The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association (GPSGA) along with the Texas Tech University Graduate School and the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center will host the GPSGA First Annual Research Poster Presentation from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2002, in the Texas Tech University Library in the TLTC. Please see www.gpsga.ttu.edu for more information.

b. NBGSC - The National Black Graduate Student Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on March 27 - 31, 2002. While at the conference, Texas Tech University graduate student Oscar Solis was elected as treasurer for the National Black Graduate Student Association. Texas Tech University graduate student Felix Moore presented a paper and won first place in the Fine Arts Division. 

c. Elections for the TTU Graduate and Professional Student Government officers will be held on April 18 and 19. Nominations are currently being accepted.

6.     Donna Rogers, Coordinator of College Development, distributed updated Texas Tech University Graduate School Fellowship information. All awards have been announced for the 2002-2003 academic year. Please see www.ttu.edu/gradschool for additional information.

7.     Announcements

a. Proposals for an International MBA Program, a Biological Informatics Program, and a 150- Hour program for Electrical Engineering are pending.

b. The Educational Testing Service has announced that it will eliminate 84 of its 195 overseas, computer-based testing centers because the centers are not economically viable. To ensure continuity of service, ETS will establish paper-based testing centers at educational organizations such as colleges, universities, schools and advising centers in the affected areas. Additional information may be viewed at www.ets.org/news 
The eighth meeting of the 2001-2002 Graduate Council will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2002, in the Provost Conference Room, 104 Administration.

The meeting adjourned at 3:21 p.m.