COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
TAMUK Faculty and Staff
Dr. Hector Estrada, Graduate Council Secretary (x2269, Hector.Estrada@tamuk.edu)
on Dr. Lukefahr�s notes and personal discussion with Dr. Olivares)
Minutes from the regular Graduate Council Meeting of November 12, 2002
Charles Alworth, Dr. Yousri Elkassabgi, Dr. Dean Ferguson, Dr. Maribel
Gonzalez-Garcia, Dr. David Hewett, Dr. Steven Lukefahr, Dr. Robert Marshall, Dr.
Alberto Olivares, Dr. Ali Pilehvari, Dr. Fred Ponder, Dr. David Sabrio, Dr.
Nestor Sherman, Dr. Chu-Sheng Tai.
Absent : Dr.
Hector Estrada, Dr. Craig Hollingshead, Dr. Randy Stanko.
Student Representatives Present: Jennifer Elston, Srinivas Malladi, Katie Turner,
Judy Vandervest, Balagopal Dharanidharan.
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 October 15, 2002 were approved.
II. Standing committee
A. Executive Committee
Dr. Marshall noted that the Executive
Committee�s review of doctoral requirements is being distributed to respective
B. Membership Committee
C. Curriculum Committee
Elkassabgi reported that the Curriculum Committee met on November 7, 2002 and
approved thirteen course proposals: five doctoral from Education, one from
Electrical Engineering, two from Mechanical Engineering, and five from
EDCG-2002-D01 New course
EDLD-2002-D04 New course
EDLD-2002-D05 New course
EDLD-2002-D06 Change course title and description
MEEN-02-G-01 New course
MEEN-02-G-02 New course
IEEN-GR-02-1 Change course number
IEEN-GR-02-2 Change course number
IEEN-GR-02-3 Change course number
IEEN-GR-02-4 Change course number
IEEN-GR-02-5 Change course number
thirteen proposals were also approved by the Graduate Council.
Olivares emphasized that any proposal must go through proper routing procedures.
Lukefahr noted that he has alerted his committee members who have accepted to
review each of the programs assigned to them.
Dean Olivares reported on the following items:
Olivares distributed a five-year summary table of undergraduate and graduate
majors. He asks each college review this information. He also suggested that
each college representative on the Graduate Council recommend one program for
review next year.
Olivares also distributed a summary of graduate program reviews for academic
years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. It was noted that SACS requires a follow-up of
Olivares noted that the M.S. and M.A. are offered in the following degree
programs: English, History-Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Counseling
& Guidance, Education Administration, and Kinesiology. He stressed that
Graduate Coordinators/Advisors in these programs must insure that the final
degree plans for students in these programs have the correct degree designation.
Reference should be made to page 77 of the current graduate catalog: �A Master
of Arts degree is awarded to candidates who complete four college-level courses
in a single foreign language with grades of C or better or who have the
equivalent in advanced placement.� Dr. Sabrio suggested placing foreign
language requirement statement on the degree plan for students involved.
The attending student
representatives introduced themselves.
The representatives express
concern that many of the key courses are offered in the same semester.
Status of the list of requirements for all Masters
Programs conducted last year by the Executive Committee is currently being
formatted for placement on the Graduate College webpage.
was made to adjourn the meeting at 3:30 p.m. The motion was seconded and passed. The next meeting of the
Graduate Council is scheduled for November
Dr. Hector Estrada, Secretary