Graduate Council – Minutes
East Tennessee State University
August 25, 2008 1:15pm
President’s Conference Room – Dossett Hall
|Ms. Amy Arnold||Dr. Judith R. Anderson|
|Dr. Jeffrey P. Beck||Dr. David A. Arnall|
|Dr. Stacy D. Brown||Ms. Maria D. Costa|
|Ms. Queen Brown||Dr. Helene K. Halvorson (excused)|
|Dr. Scott W. Champney||Ms. LaDonna Hutchins|
|Dr. Wallace E. Dixon||Ms. Jessica J. King|
|Dr. Wayne Gillespie||Ms. Mary Ellen Musick|
|Dr. Donald B. Hoover||Ms. Jenny Reed|
|Ms. Billie Lancaster||Dr. Phillip R. Scheuerman|
|Dr. Cecilia A. McIntosh||Dr. Paul C. Trogen|
|Dr. Martha M. Pointer|
|Dr. Jasmine Renner|
|Dr. Marie Tedesco|
Dr. Jon Webb
Dr. Jon Webb was introduced as one of the newest members to the Graduate Council.
The Graduate Faculty Subcommittee met on May 12, 2008, to consider new and renewal applications to graduate faculty. Some additional recommendations on tabled requests were made via email during the summer. Below are the recommendations of the committee.
Comm. Disorders temporary
Adult Nursing associate Kornweibel, Karen English associate McLain, Raymond* Appalachian Studies pending
Action taken by council: Approved
Department Present Status Recommendation Baggett, Paul Social Work associate associate Bitter, James Hum. Dev. Learn full full Brown, Amelia Fam Consum Sci associate associate Day, Ronnie History full associate Deadman, Alison Music associate associate Isbell, Rebecca Hum. Dev. Learn full full Johnson, Keith Tech & Geomatics full associate Kelly, Edward* Educ Lead Pol Analy associate tabled until next meeting Moorman, Jonathan Internal Med. associate full Niedeberger, Maria Music associate associate Osborn, Richard Cross-Disc. Studies full associate Roberts, Anna Fam Consum Sci associate associate Tillman, Primus Tech & Geomatics associate associate Williams, Lynn Comm. Disorders full full Willis, Clarissa Hum. Dev. Learn. full full Al-Imad, Leila History associate associate
*Returned to department for additional information
Action taken by council: The council approved applications for reappointment with the exception of Mr. Kelly’s which was tabled for the committee to bring more information to the next meeting.
Dr. Robert E. Sawyer and Dr. Mark E. Ellis have rotated off of the Graduate Council and therefore are no longer on the curriculum subcommittee. Dr. Jan E. Brown resigned from the Graduate Faculty Subcommittee. Therefore, council members present were asked to volunteer for those committees. Dr. Jasmine Renner and Ms. Amy J. Arnold volunteered for the curriculum subcommittee. Dr. Jon Webb volunteered for the Graduate Faculty subcommittee. Dr. Dixon suggested a fine arts member for the graduate faculty subcommittees for a balance. Dr. Jeffrey Beck and Dr. Marie Tedesco serve as fine arts professors for the subcommittees.
Dr. Dixon and other council members discussed ways to increase participation of the graduate student representatives appointed to the council.
Dr. Cecilia McIntosh requested a called meeting for mid-September to discuss and vote on the proposal for a Ph.D. in Sport Physiology and Performance. Dr. Stanton would like to have every chance of this program receiving final approval during his presidency which would allow the first class to be admitted in the fall of 2009. The original calendar called for the proposal to have full campus review in October, however it was recently learned that this would need to be done in September in order for TBR and THEC to have any chance of scheduling a site visit in time. The consensus was to have a call meet on September 15. The curriculum subcommittee would meet on September 8. Dr. Michael Stone and Dr. Mike Ramsey will be contacted to attend the called meetings.