Minutes of the Second Meeting of

The Graduate Council 2003-2004

 

Date and Time:             Date and Time:     Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.

Place:                           Place:                   Provost’s Conference Room, 104 Administration

Attendance:                  Attendance:          John Borrelli (presiding), Cynthia Akers, Roger Barnard, Nancy Bell, Cary Green,

                                                                Fred Hartmeister, Bill Pasewark, Michael Peters, Becky Rickly, Thomas

                                                                Steinmeier, and Michael Stoune

Ex-officio:            Wendell Aycock, Allan Headley, Ann McGlynn, and Elizabeth Hall  

 

The Graduate Council Minutes will be distributed to the Graduate Council and posted to the Graduate School website at www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool.

 

1.              1.   Minutes of the first meeting, held on September 16, 2003, were approved as distributed.

 

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

     their departments:       

 

                 Abdulaziz Ajlouni........................................................................................... Chemistry

                 Todd Brashears........................................................................... Agricultural Education

                 Dianjun Chen................................................................................................. Chemistry

                 Jess Jones ..................................................................................................... Chemistry

                 Sanjeeva Maithripala................................................................. Mechanical Engineering

                 Ava Russell......................................................................................... Higher Education

                 Zdravko I. Stefanov...................................................................... Chemical Engineering

                 Dorothy Tinkler  ............................................................................................... Biology

                 Chuqiao Tu.................................................................................................... Chemistry

                 Yang Zhang................................................................................................... Chemistry

                 Hui Zhou....................................................................................................... Chemistry

                 Wei Zhou...................................................................................................... Chemistry

                

   3.      Graduate Faculty:

 

a.                   a.    The Graduate Council considered and approved 15 applicants for

                             Graduate Faculty.  The new members are:

 

                                                Paulus Adisoemarta, Ph.D., 1999, Texas Tech University (Petroleum Engineering)

                                                Per Andersen, Ph.D., 2002, Texas Tech University (Computer Science)

                                                David Luther Caffey, Ed.D., 1978, Texas Tech University (Educational

    Psychology and Leadership) (Adjunct)

                                                Michael Roque Collins, MFA, 1998, Southern Methodist University (Art)

                                                Constance Cortez, Ph.D., 1995, University of California (Art)

                                                Dennis Covington, MFA, 1974, University of Iowa (English)

                                                Angela Eaton, Ph.D., 2003, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (English)

                                                Peter H. Fischer, DMA, 1996, Louisiana State University (Music) (Visiting)

                                                Jennifer Frangos, Ph.D., 2001, Stony Brook University (English)

                                                Andries Lenstra, Ph.D., 1998, Universiteit van Amsterdam (Mathematics and                                             Statistics) (Visiting)

                                                Catherine Losada, Ph.D., 2003, City University of New York (Music) (Visiting)

                                                Feisal Mohamed, Ph.D., 2003, University of Toronto (English)

                                                Cristobal Silva, Ph.D., 2003, New York University (English)

                                                Chen Wang, MFA, 2003, University of Iowa (Art)

                                                Sean Zdenek, Ph.D., 2001, Carnegie Mellon University (English)

 

5.          4.     Announcements:

 

                    a.       The Coordinating Board has approved the request to change the Doctor of Education

                  (EDD) degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction to a Doctor of Philosophy.

                    b.       The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association (GPSGA) sponsored

                              a Thesis/Dissertation Workshop on Thursday, September 25, 2003, led by Barbi Dickensheet,

                              Thesis/Dissertation Supervisor.  One hundred students attended the workshop.

                    c.       The GPSGA will host a Dissertation/Thesis Symposium on October 16, 2003, in the

                               Library Room 205, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m.  The guest presenter will be

                               Thomas Darwin, from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

 

        5.      Revisions to OP 64.01 (Admission to Graduate School) were discussed and approved.

  6.      Other Business

 

                    a.       The November Graduate Council meeting will be on, Thursday, November 6, at 2:30 p.m., in

                              the Provost’s Conference Room.

                    b.       The December Graduate Council meeting will be on Thursday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m.,

                              in Provost’s Conference Room.

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:52 p.m.