To:       TAMUK Faculty and Staff

From:    Dr. Hector Estrada, Graduate Council Secretary (x2269,

Topic:   Minutes from the regular Graduate Council Meeting of October 15, 2002 

Faculty Present: Dr. Yousri Elkassabgi, Dr. Hector Estrada, Dr. Dean Ferguson, Dr. Maribel Gonzalez-Garcia, Dr. David Hewett, Dr. Craig Hollingshead, Dr. Steven Lukefahr, Dr. Robert Marshall, Dr. Ali Pilehvari, Dr. David Sabrio, Dr. Nestor Sherman, Dr. Randy Stanko. 

Faculty Absent: Dr. Charles Alworth, Dr. Alberto Olivares, Dr. Fred Ponder, Dr. Chu-Sheng Tai. 

Graduate Student Representatives Present: Jennifer Elston, Srinivas Malladi, Katie Turner, Judy Vandervest. 

Graduate Student Representatives Absent: Mustafa Shaik. 

I.          The meeting was held in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall and was called to order at 2:45 p.m. The minutes from the meeting of September 17, 2002 were approved. 

II.         Standing committee reports 

A.  Executive Committee 

      Dr. Marshall noted that the Executive Committee�s review of policies for admission to doctoral programs is ongoing. 

B.   Membership Committee 

                  No report 

C.   Curriculum Committee 

Dr. Elkassabgi noted that the Curriculum Committee has received several proposals, but the committee has not met to review these proposals. He also noted that the Curriculum Committee will meet Monday October 21, 2002 at 3:00 pm, in EC 341.                       

D.     Program Review Committee 

No report 

III.               Dean's Report 

Dr. Marshall reported for Dean Olivares on the following items: 

1.       The Graduate Council approved the College of Graduate Studies� Vision statement that appears on the CGS homepage.

2.       A faculty representative from the CGS will attend the graduate fair at UT-Brownsville on October 25, 2002.

3.       TAMUK has scheduled a Graduate Fair on campus for October 23, 2002, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Encourage seniors and graduate students to attend.

4.        Two recruiting events will take place in McAllen on November 20, 2002.  More information will be forthcoming. 

IV.              Student Representatives 

The attending student representatives introduced themselves.  

V.                 Old Business 


VI.              New Business 


VII.            A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 4:00 p.m.  The motion was seconded and passed. The next meeting of the Graduate Council is scheduled for November 12, 2002.


Respectfully submitted,

Dr. Hector Estrada, Secretary