COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
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
����������� B.�������� Curriculum Committee
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
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.
����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Dr. Brenda Melendy,
Presiding Chair and Secretary pro tem