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

Date and Time:      Thursday, October 3, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
Place:                    Provost’s Conference Room, 104 Administration
Attendance:           Ronald Anderson (presiding), Roger Barnard, Lora Deahl, Philip Dennis, 
                             Tim Dodd, Fred Hartmeister, Karlene Hoo, Michael Peters, 
                             Thomas Steinmeier, and John Stinespring
Ex-officio:             Wendell Aycock, Ralph Ferguson, Ann McGlynn, Liz Hall, and Deidre Parish
Guests:                 Amy Fox 

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.

1. Minutes of the first meeting, held on September 5, 2002, were approved as distributed.

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

Blakely McQuiston Adair                  Environmental Toxicology
Jennifer Lynn Bowie                          Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Chad E. Cook                                  Consumer Economics and Environmental Design
Yong Eom                                        Chemistry
Fernando Aldolfo Fernandez             Chemistry
Andrew Geyer                                  English
Freddie Wayne Hardin                      Educational Leadership
David Lane Henzi                              Special Education
Federico Guillermo Hoffman              Biology
Karen Rae Keck                               English
Henry Charles Manning                     Chemistry
Elizabeth Morris                                Computer Science
Trent Scott Parker                            Marriage and Family Therapy
Vanda Michelle Pauwels                   Consumer Economics and Environmental Design
Xueqing Qian                                    Industrial Engineering
Richard Keith Rogers                        Instructional Technology
Victoria Morgan Sharpe                    Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Glade Legrand Tophan                      Marriage and Family Therapy

3. Academic Requests:

a. Approved Course Additions and Changes

ENGL 5376 Online Publishing (3:3:0) (change in title from Writing for the Computer Industry
ENGL 5384 Rhetoric of Scientific Literature (3:3:0) (addition)
ENGL 5385 Ethics in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (3:3:0) (addition)
ENGL 5386 Written Discourse and Social Issues (3:3:0) (addition)
ENGL 5387 Publications Management (3:3:0) (addition)
ENGL 5388 Usability Testing and Research (3:3:0) (addition)
ENGL 5389 Field Methods of Research (3:3:0) (addition)
ESS 5306 Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (3:3:0) (change in title from Mechanical Analysis of Motor Performance; change in description)
ESS 5310 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System (change in title from Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injuries; change in description)
ESS 5323 Historical Perspectives in Exercise and Sport Sciences (3:3:0) (change in title from History and Philosophy of Physical Education; change in description) 
GERM 5316 Middle High German (3:3:0) (deletion)
GERM 5325 German Drama (3:3:0) (addition)
GERM 5326 German Modernism (3:3:0) (addition)

4. Graduate Faculty:

a. Graduate Council considered and approved 20 applicants for Graduate Faculty. The new members are:

Gretchen A. Adams             (History)
Craig Baehr                         (English)
Walter R. Bixby                   (Health, Exercise, and Sport Science)
Janice Boyce                       (Education, Nutrition, and Restaurant-Hotel Management)
Charles H. Cannon              (Biological Sciences)
Julie Nelson Couch              (English)
Colleen Fitzgerald                (English)
Patricia Goubil-Gambell       (English) (Adjunct)
Miles Kimball                      (English)
Amy Koerber                      (English)
John Mankowski                 (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Jacqueline McLean              (English and Honors College)
Dennis Patterson                  (Political Science)
Adam Rafalovich                 (Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work)
Ignacio Luis Ramirez            (Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work) (Adjunct)
Rich Rice                             (English)
Claudia Sadowski-Smith      (English)
Kenneth Schmidt                  (Biological Sciences)
William W. Stein                  (Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work) (Adjunct)
Frank Thames                      (Political Science)

5. GPSGA Report: The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association has obtained offices in the Administration Building, Room 233, Mailstop 5016. The new phone numbers are 742-4338 and 742-4339, and the fax number is 742-4337. GPSGA is in need of computers, which will aid in setting up a Graduate Student Resource Room. Travel grants are one service that the GPSGA offers to students. Eight have been given so far this year. The next congressional meeting will be October 10, 2002, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Senate Room of the Student Union Building.

6. Amy Fox, Senior Development Officer, thanked those who attended the Fellowship Reception, which was held on Thursday, September 26, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Merket Alumni Center. The Development Council recently visited Lubbock. The current focus in Development is to increase Graduate scholarships, discretionary funds and funds for the Experimental Science Building also are being raised. If you need money for Master’s or Doctoral programs, please contact Amy at 742-6003 or amy.fox@ttu.edu 

7. Announcements: 
a. Official notification has been received that the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board’s Board of Examiners registered six degree programs from Texas Tech University for a three-year period, beginning September 12, 2002, and running through September 30, 2005. The specific programs are:
Ph.D., with Major in Business Administration-Finance Concentration, Minor in Family financial Planning
Joint MS/JD: MS-Family Financial Planning and Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD)
Joint MS/MBA: MS-Family Financial Planning and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
Joint MS/MS: MS-Family Financial Planning and MS, Major in Business Administration-Finance
BS, Agricultural and Applied Economics, with a Minor in Family Financial Planning
Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics, Minor in Family Financial Planning

b. The December Graduate Council meeting will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. in 129 Holden Hall.
c. Graduate Report – So far, 481 (87 doctoral, 384 masters) students are scheduled to graduate in December.
d. A Graduate Advisor’s Round Table Discussion was held on October 1 and 2. The attendance and informative discussions were very good. Graduate enrollment numbers were discussed. Dean Anderson pointed out that the Strategic Plan calls for Law Students and Graduate Students to make up 20% of total University enrollment. We are continuing toward that goal. 

8. Liz Hall informed the Graduate Council that Ann Stewart, President of Texas Women’s University, recently visited Texas Tech University and proposed a partnership with Texas Tech in areas that are not available at TWU. President Schmidly agreed to this proposal. The partnership will focus on honor students from TWU. 

9. The Graduate Council discussed graduate students who receive "incompletes" in courses. Ensuing discussion involved some of the protocols used for cross-checking "I" grades with accompanying paperwork (especially in light of electronic grade submission), degree plan or candidacy consequences (if any), and the precision of the language in the current Graduate Catalog that mentions how incomplete grades "may become an F" when it stands for a year without action. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:34 p.m.

The third meeting of the 2002-2003 Graduate Council will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2002, in the Provost’s Conference Room, 104 Administration.