To:����������� TAMUK Faculty

From:�� Dr. Brenda Melendy, Graduate Council Secretary (x3609,

Topic:�� Minutes from the regular Graduate Council Meeting of February 17, 2004


Faculty Present:Dr. Rajab Challoo, Dr. Hector Estrada, Dr. Dean Ferguson, Dr. David Hewitt, Dr. Craig Hollingshead, Dr. Steven Lukefahr, Dr. Robert Marshall, Dr. Brenda Melendy, Dr. Alberto Olivares, Dr. Ali Pilehvari, Dr. Fred Ponder, Dr. David Sabrio, Dr. Jack Shorter, Dr. Chu-Sheng Tai, Dr. Guadalupe Thompson.


Faculty Absent:Dr. Randy Stanko.


Graduate Student Representatives Present: Jayce Mathews.


Graduate Student Representatives Absent: Erin Monaco, Anita Bradford, Patricia Purcell, Mary McWithey.


I.��������� The meeting was held in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall.The meeting was called to order at 2:45 p.m.A motion was made to approve the minutes from the meeting of January 20, 2004.The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.


II.����������� Standing Committee Reports:


����������� A.����������� Executive Committee


No report.


����������� B.����������� Curriculum Committee


Dr. Marshall reported that the committee recommended approval of three proposals.The first two proposals would provide catalog descriptions for 5305 and 5306 courses.A motion to approve those proposals was passed unanimously.The third proposal was to make the doctoral program in Wildlife Science an independent program.This recommendation also passed unanimously.


C.����������� Membership Committee


Dr. Lukefahr reported that the Membership Committee met to review applications, and presented the committee�s recommendations.The council approved most of the applications; a few were referred back to committee.


D.����������� Program Review Committee


No report.


III.������ Dean�s Report


A.������� Dr. Olivares distributed a handout showing the numbers of prospective candidates for Master and Doctoral Degrees.There are 287 candidates for graduate degrees this May.


B.�������� Dr. Olivares announced that elections to the graduate council will be conducted in March.Five new college representatives will be elected to a three year term beginning next Fall.


IV.������ Student Representatives


The representatives asked about progress on revising the Library hours. Dr. Estrada, who is also the Library Committee Chair, reported he had met with the Library Director, Dr. Gilda Ortego, and a request is being prepared for resources so the library can increase its hours of service.


V.������� Old Business


����������� None.


VI.������ New Business




VII.����� A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 3:30 pm.The motion was seconded and passed.The next meeting of the Graduate Council is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 2004.


Respectfully submitted,



����������������������� ����������� ����������� ����������� ����������� ����������� Dr. Brenda Melendy, Secretary