To:������ TAMUK Faculty


From:�� Dr. Brenda Melendy, Presiding Chair of the Graduate Council and Secretary pro tem

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Topic:�� Minutes from the regular Graduate Council Meeting of March 22, 2005


Faculty Present: Drs. Bradley, Garza, Hewitt, Martinez, Melendy, Nekovei, Olivares, Pilehvari,

������������������������� Ponder, Shorter, Stanko and Wagman.


Faculty Absent:Drs. Ballard, Faruqi, and Massa


Graduate Student Representatives Present:Rebeka Gutierrez and Jayce Mathews



I.��������� The meeting was held in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall.Dr. Olivares called the meeting to order at 2:50 p.m.A motion was made to approve the minutes from the meeting of February 15, 2005.The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.


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


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


No report.


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


No report.


C.������� Membership Committee


����������� No report.


D.������� Program Review Committee


Dr. Olivares presented the report of the Program Review Committee.Five master�s programs were reviewed: Bilingual Education, Business Administration, History/Politics, Human Sciences, and Mathematics.The committee recommended continuation of the first four programs, and a one-year probationary approval for the Mathematics program.A motion to accept and forward the report was made, seconded, and passed unanimously.





III.������ Dean�s Report


A.������� Dr. Olivares reported that ballots for the college-at-large elections for representatives to next year�s Graduate Council have been mailed.The ballots will be counted at 4 p.m. in the Graduate Office on March 30.


B.�������� Standing Committee elections for next year�s Graduate Council will be conducted during the Council�s scheduled meeting on April 19, 2005.


C.������� College Deans� Graduate Council appointees for AY 2005 are: Drs. Hewitt (Ag/HS); Roberto Torres (Ed); Jack Shorter (BA); Al Martinez (EN); and Cathy Downs (A/S).


D.������� Dr. Olivares announced that a GRE Review workshop will be help on April 16, 2005, in BES 100, from 10:00 am-5:00 pm.Interested students are encouraged to attend and may contact Ms. Mayra Alayon for details at 361-593-2018.


IV.������ The agenda was suspended to move to New Business.


V.������� New Business


����������� Dr. McLauchlan presented to the council a proposal for a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering to be delivered via the Internet.If approved, the degree would be TAMUK�s first fully on-line degree program.Dr. McLauchlan and Mr. Tadeo Reyna fielded questions from the council with respect to the program, its delivery, its quality, and campus resources available for its support.Dr. Bradley, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, asked if there was a motion to recommend approval.Such a motion was made, seconded, and passed by majority voice vote.


VI.������ Student Representatives


No business to discuss.


VII.����� Old Business


����������� None.


VIII.���� A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 3:35 pm.The motion was seconded and passed.The next meeting of the Graduate Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2005.


Respectfully submitted,



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

Presiding Chair and Secretary pro tem