Graduate Council Meeting
April 14, 2009
Jack Bradley (for Sue Bradley),
Faculty Absent: Ashley Bennington, Rajab Challoo, Patrick Mills, Mamoudou Sétamou
Meeting called to order at 2:45 p.m.
Standing Committee Reports
Executive Committee (Dr. Uddameri) – No Report
Curriculum Committee (Dr. J. Bradley) – No Report
Membership Committee (Dr. Vela) – Candidates approved by the Membership Committee were approved by the Council. Incomplete applications should be re-submitted by April 10th. The committee will review the applications and make a final recommendation by April 24th.
Program Review Committee – No Report
Interim VP Report – Dr. Fields recommended that the council should be headed by a chair who is a faculty. He would like to serve as a consultant to the council.
There are currently four plagiarism cases. These cases need to go through due process according to the student code of honor. Office of Student Affairs is currently revising the code.
University has been certified for a Bio-Safety Committee which is recognized by MIH.
Student Representative – Mr. Guillermo Cesar suggested for the graduate office to have a full-time formatting reviewer. Dr. Fields noted that the graduate council can modify the formatting guidelines but it is the responsibility of the students to abide by the guidelines.
New Business – Dr. Fields asked for input regarding his recommendations for the reorganization of the council. He would like to also reinstitute the Research Council which will parallel the Graduate Council. Members were concerned with the increased duties of the chair position.
Ballots for the new graduate council members will be distributed, after a list of eligible members is acquired.
Motion to adjourn at 3:25 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Linda Challoo