Graduate Council Meeting
October 15, 2009
Faculty Present: Sue Bradley, Linda Challoo, Rajab Challoo, Jieming Chen, Michelle Garcia, Enrique Massa, Joon-Yeoul Oh, Patrick Mills, Mamoudou Sétamou, George Wagman, Venkatesh Uddameri
Faculty Absent: LaVonne Fedynich, Thomas Fields, Fidel Hernandez, Roberto Vela Cordova
Meeting called to order at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Uddameri opened the meeting with discussion of a recent " time and effort policy" proposal developed by Provost's office. Four courses (12 credit hours teaching) to be considered as 80% of the faculty load is a concern and may have a negative impact on the ABET accredited engineering programs.
Executive Committee – No Report
Curriculum Committee – No Report
Membership Committee – No Report
Program Review Committee – No Report
Graduate Faculty Status:
Should standards be raised?
This item was tabled. Data from other universities will be collected.
2. Graduate Probation/Suspension: Do we need to change this policy? If so, how?
The following was approved by the council members:
The program graduate coordinator and department chair will review the affected graduate student's status on a case-by-case basis and will make recommendations to the graduate office.
Other items will be discussed at our next meeting.
Lecture Series -
National Environmental Engineering Lecture Series - October 16
TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium – TAMIU – November 13-14
Motion to adjourn at 2:30 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Linda Challoo