Graduate Council – Minutes
East Tennessee State University
October 25, 2010 canceled/November 15, 2010 called meeting
President’s Conference Room – Dossett Hall 206

Present: Dr. David A. Arnall, Dr. Jeffrey P. Beck, Ms. Queen H. E. Brown, Dr. Scott W. Champney, Dr. Wallace E. Dixon, Dr. Eric S. Glover, Dr. Lori J. Marks, Dr. Cecilia A. McIntosh, Dr. Martha M. Pointer, Dr. Kathleen M. Rayman, Dr. Marie Tedesco, Dr. Jon R. Webb

Absent: Ms. Amy J. Arnold (excused), Dr. Stacy D. Brown (excused), Dr. Ranjan N. Chakraborty (excused), Ms. Maria D. Costa, Dr. William R. Duncan (excused), Dr. F. Wayne Gillespie (excused), Dr. Donald B. Hoover (excused), Ms. LaDonna Hutchins, Ms. Thaddeus Jablonski (excused), Ms. Billie Lancaster, Ms. Mary Ellen Musick, Ms. Cristine Trivette, Dr. Paul C. Trogen (excused), Dr. Ester L. Verhovsek (excused)

Guests: Dr. Amber E. Kinser

Selection of chair for meeting (Dr. Champney absence):

Dr. Champney was present to preside over the Graduate Council meeting; therefore, selection of chair for meeting was not necessary.

Approval of September minutes:

The September 27, 2010 minutes were approved with one change. Under new business first paragraph the word “add” was changed to “allow” per Dr. Dixon’s request.

Curriculum Subcommittee report - Dr. Martha Pointer:

There were no curriculum proposals to consider for the Graduate Council.

Graduate Faculty Subcommittee report and recommendations – Dr. Tedesco:

Graduate Faculty Subcommittee Report

October 21, 2010

New Applications

Applicant Department Recommendation
1.Negrisanu, Raluca Lang. & Lit Affiliate
2.BLange, Shara K. Communication Returned *

Action taken by Council: approved



Applicant Department Present Status Recommendation
1.Antkiewicz, Henry History Associate Member
2.Duncan, William  SOAA Temporary Member
3.Dunn, Robert Communication Temporary Member
4.Elbin, R. J. KLSS Temporary Member
5.Ferguson, Donald, Jr Microbiology ? Member
6.Price, Kelly Mgmt. & Mkt. Associate Member
7.Schmitt, Dale History Associate Member
8.Seier, Edith Math Full Senior
9.Smurzynski, Jacek Aud. & Speech Full Senior
10.Verhovsek, Ester ALHE Associate Returned *
11.Wassinger, Craig Physical Therapy Temporary Member

* Returned to department for clarification
Action taken by Council: approved


Old Business:

Dr. Cecilia McIntosh submitted a draft of the current catalog language and recommended language to clarify policies relating to graduate certificate programs. After extensive discussion the council members approved the following change under Second Graduate Program from “In all cases, students must take a minimum of six hours of coursework at ETSU in order to complete certificate requirements” to “In all cases, students must take at least 50% of the certificate program course work or a minimum of six hours of coursework (whichever is greater) at ETSU in order to complete certificate requirements.

New Business:

Dr. Jeffrey Beck presented the Graduate Faculty form for appointment or re-appointment with the suggested changes. Dr. Beck stated more space was added, additional lines, boxes were enlarged, and parenthesis added for explanatory memo. The council members discussed the various options regarding the form and concluded to change numbers VII, VIII, IX, X, XI from … in last four years… to … in last review period. The number IX will change from Attach Curriculum Vitae with all Scholarly Research, Publications, Grants, or Creative Activities in last four years, with dates to “Attach current curriculum vitae highlighting all scholarly research, publications, grants, or creative activities in the review period highlighted.” Dr. Beck will make the suggested changes on the Application for Appointment/Re-appointment to the Graduate Faculty form and present at the November 29th council meeting.


Dr. Champney suggested Dr. McIntosh give an overview of what to expect at the next regular council meeting on November 29th. Dr. McIntosh states the next meeting will consist of a significant number of curriculum proposals to consider. Dr. Tedesco and graduate faculty subcommittee will meet Friday, November 19th regard the appointment/re-appointment which will be on the agenda for the November 29th council meeting.


There was no further business to conduct; therefore, the council meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.