Graduate Council – Minutes
East Tennessee State University
January 31, 2011 1:15pm
President’s Conference Room – Dossett Hall 206
Present: Ms. Amy J. Arnold, Dr. Jeffrey P. Beck, Ms. Queen Brown, Dr. Stacy D. Brown, Dr. Ranjan N. Chakraborty, Dr. Scott W. Champney, Dr. F. Wayne Gillespie, Dr. Eric S. Glover, Dr. Donald B. Hoover, Ms. Billie Lancaster, Dr. Cecilia A. McIntosh, Dr. Martha M. Pointer, Dr. Kathleen M. Rayman, Dr. Marie Tedesco, Dr. Paul C. Trogen, Dr. Ester L. Verhovsek, Dr. Jon Webb
Absent: Dr. David A. Arnall, Ms. Maria D. Costa, Dr. Wallace E. Dixon, Dr. William R. Duncan, Mr. Thaddeus Jablonski, Ms. LaDonna Hutchins (excused), Dr. Lori J. Marks (excused), Ms. Mary Ellen Musick, Ms. Cristine Trivette
Guests: Dr. Fred J. Alsop, III, Dr. Michael J. Whitelaw, Dr. Jill A. Leroy-Frazier, Dr. Amy J. Malkus, Dr. Janna L. Scarborough
Approval of November 2010 minutes:
The minutes for November 29, 2010 were approved with no corrections.
Curriculum Subcommittee report and recommendations – Dr. Martha Pointer:
Graduate Faculty Subcommittee report and recommendations – Dr. Tedesco Recommendations were emailed separately to council members for review.
Graduate Faculty Subcommittee Report
|2.||Beach, Robert||Econ. & Finance||Affiliate|
|13.||Johnson, Kelli||SPCH/Lang. Path.||Affiliate|
|17.||Nanjundeswaran, Chayadevie||SPCH/Lang. Path.||Affiliate|
|20./td>||Short, Glenda Lester||SOWK||Member|
Action taken by council: approved
|1.||Alavi, Jafar||Econ. & Finance||Full||Member|
|2.||Behringer, Bruce||Public Health||Interim||Member|
|13.||Cottongim, Constance||HDAL & ELPA||Temporary||Affiliate|
|18.||Floyd, Michael||Family Medicine||Full||Member|
#Dean rec. was member; grad coordinator and chair recommended senior.
**All recommendations were for member status.
*Will teach a course for HDAL
The council members discussed extensively the drafting revision of the Graduate Faculty application form in prior meetings with various recommendations to be included. As a result, Dr. Beck presented to the council members the Graduate Faculty Appointment/Reappointment drafted proposal. After the council members reviewed the draft form, it was unanimously approved with one suggestion. Dr. Beck was requested to notify the graduate coordinators, deans, chairs by email of the new form accessibility on the Graduate Studies website. The notification should prevent old appointment forms from being submitted to the subcommittee.
The Academic Council requested Dr. Champney and Dr. McIntosh convey to the Graduate Council members clarification regarding graduate certificate language in the catalog. The council members discussed the proposed current and recommended language on second graduate master’s degree and dual degree programs. The motion was made regarding the recommended language and the motion was approved.
Dr. Grube and Dr. McIntosh specify the background information regarding why the ETSU Definition of Credit hours required reviewing. The credit hours determination includes labs, clinics, internship, independent study and practicum. Also, the criterion is toward programs not courses moving to the online delivery. After the council members discussed the definition of credit hours, the council endorsed in concept the straw man draft. However, Dr. Grube was asked to bring the final proposal back to the Graduate Council for review and approval
Dr. Beck introduces a new email change implemented by OIT that will begin February 1, 2011. Students will receive their ETSU username and email address before they enroll into classes. The information will be sent to students in the official admission letter. All essential information will be communicated to this email address.
There was no further business to conduct; therefore, the council meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m.