Minutes of the Third Meeting of

The Graduate Council 2003-2004

 

Date and Time:†††††††††††† Thursday, November 6, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.

Place:†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Provostís Conference Room, 104 Administration

Attendance:††††††††††††††††† John Borrelli (presiding), Cynthia Akers, Roger Barnard, Nancy Bell, Fred Hartmeister, Alon Kvashny, Richard McGlynn, Bill Pasewark, Becky Rickly, Thomas Steinmeier, and Michael Stoune

Ex-officio:Wendell Aycock, Allan Headley, Ralph Ferguson, Elizabeth Hall, and Catherine Polydore

 

 

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.      Minutes of the second meeting, held on October 2, 2003, were approved as distributed.

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

their departments:††††

 

†††††††††††††††† Nahil Saqef Alhait......................................................................................... Economics†††††††

†††††††††††††††† Brian R. Amman............................................................................................... Zoology

†††††††††††††††† Katherine Austin...................................................................... Experimental Psychology

†††††††††††††††† Promyse I. Benibo .................................................................... Business Administration

†††††††††††††††† Brandt Gardner................................................................... Marriage & Family Therapy

†††††††††††††††† Stephen A. Hutcheson.................................................................. Chemical Engineering

†††††††††††††††† Ying Liu................................................................................. Environmental Toxicology

†††††††††††††††† Craig McFarland.................................................................. Environmental Toxicology

†††††††††††††††† Curtis B. Moore........................................................................ Business Administration

†††††††††††††††† Woo-Hyung Park......................................................................... Industrial Engineering

†††††††††††††††† Yong-Hee Park.................................................................................... Political Science

†††††††††††††††† Jose Ruben Parra................................................................ Marriage & Family Therapy

†††††††††††††††† David Smallwood.............................................................................................. Spanish

†††††††††††††††† Wisut Supithak.............................................................................. Industrial Engineering

†††††††††††††††† Farinaz Wigmans.......................................................................................... Economics

†††††††††††††††† Elizabeth Williamson................................................................ Experimental Psychology

 

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3.††††† Graduate Faculty:

 

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

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David M. Cordell (MEDCE)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Andrew Vernooy (Architecture)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Akel Kahera (Architecture)

†††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Mary Alice Torres-MacDonald (Architecture)

 

 

  1. Academic Requests:

 

a.       The following course changes were approved:

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ATMO 5352 Statistical Methods For Meteorology (addition)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 5360 Software Construction & Evolution (deletion)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 5366 Software Process Improvement (deletion)

 

b.      An Educational Leadership Proposal for: Superintendent Professional Certification Program Delivery to TTU Hill Country Campuses was approved.

 

c.       A proposal to change the Ed.D. in Counselor Education to a Ph.D. was approved.

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  1. Residency requirements for the Ph.D. were discussed.Graduate Council members were asked to discuss this with their colleges and be prepared to further discuss at a future Graduate Council meeting.

 

  1. According to the Graduate Catalog, the Graduate School strongly encourages each program to require of each masterís student a final comprehensive evaluation in the semester of intended graduation.The Graduate Council discussed whether this should remain a recommendation or become a requirement.Most departments do require some form of final exam, project, or presentation.This topic will be further discussed at the next Graduate Council meeting.

 

  1. GPSGA Report:

 

a.       Funding for the GPSGA was not granted this fiscal year.

b.      Catherine Polydore, GPSGA President, reported that Dean Borrelli has set aside $5000 to be used solely for graduate student travel.

c.       Office space has been secured in the new English building.

d.      Adrienne Foose, GPSGA Secretary, is currently representing the GPSGA in Washington DC at the NAGPS Conference.

e.       Short term goals include pursuing grants for funding, creating departmental partnerships for co-sponsorships, and encouraging the graduate student body to be more involved with the GPSGA.

f.        Long term goals include securing funding and publishing a journal to be distributed nationally.

 

  1. Announcements:

 

a.       The Dissertation/Thesis Symposium, held on October 16, 2003 was a success with 90-100 graduate students attending.

b.       The December Graduate Council meeting will be on Thursday December 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the Provostís Conference Room.

6.††††† Other Business

 

a.       Dean Borrelli will distribute by e-mail how Graduate Tuition funds are spent.

b.      The Office of Graduate Admissions has started scanning new application files upon receipt.Application files will be sent to the departments electronically.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:27 p.m.