To:����������� TAMUK Faculty

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

Topic:�� Minutes from the regular Graduate Council Meeting of March 16, 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: Erin Monaco, Daniel Williams, Mary McWithey, Jayce Mathews.


Graduate Student Representatives Absent: Patricia Purcell.


I.��������� The meeting was held in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall.The meeting was called to order at 2:50 p.m.A motion was made to approve the minutes from the meeting of February 17, 2004.The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.


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


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


No report.


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


Dr. Marshall reported that eleven graduate curriculum proposals for the Industrial Management program have been approved.


C.����������� Membership Committee


Dr. Lukefahr reported that the Membership Committee recommended approval of the remaining applications for the graduate faculty.The Graduate Council unanimously approved a motion to accept the committee�s recommendations.


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


Dr. Ferguson presented the committee�s report.Five graduate programs were reviewed this year: Accounting, Adult Education, Agribusiness, Mathematics, and Sociology.A motion was made to approve the committee�s review of the programs.The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.


III.������ Dean�s Report


A.������� Dr. Olivares distributed The College of Graduate Studies� Institutional Effectiveness Report and asked council members to review it and to submit to him any comments.


B.�������� Dr. Olivares announced that college elections for five appointments to the Graduate Council are in progress this week.Ballots are due on Monday, March 23, 2004.


C.�������� On March 26, 2004, from 2-4 p.m. in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall, faculty from TAMU will be visiting with our faculty and students to provide information on the �Pathway to the Doctorate� program.All interested students are encouraged to attend.


D.������� On April 13, 2004, the Graduate Council will hold elections for next year�s officers and standing committees.


IV.������ Student Representatives


Daniel Williams was introduced as the new representative for the College of Arts and Sciences.


V.������� Old Business


����������� None.


VI.������ New Business




VII.����� A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 3:15 pm.The motion was seconded and passed.The next meeting of the Graduate Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2004.


Respectfully submitted,



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