Graduate Council – Minutes
East Tennessee State University
January 25, 2010 1:15pm
Brown Hall Conference Room 131


Present: Dr. David A. Arnall, Ms. Amy Arnold, Dr. Jeffrey P. Beck, Ms. Queen Brown, Dr. Stacy D. Brown, Dr. Scott W. Champney, Dr. Wallace E. Dixon, Dr. William R. Duncan, Dr. Helene K. Halvorson, Dr. Donald B. Hoover, Dr. Martha M. Pointer, Dr. Marie Tedesco, Dr. Ester Verhovsek, Dr. Jon Webb


Absent: Dr. Ranjan N. Chakraborty, Ms. Maria D. Costa, Dr. F. Wayne Gillespie (excused),

Mr. LaDonna Hutchins, Ms. Billie Lancaster (excused), Dr. Cecilia A. McIntosh (excused),

Dr. Lori J. Marks (excused), Ms. Mary Ellen Musick, Dr. Kathleen M. Rayman (excused),

Dr. Paul C. Trogen (excused),


Approval of November minutes:


The minutes for November 30, 2009 were approved with no corrections.

Curriculum Subcommittee report and recommendations – Dr. Martha Pointer:


The Curriculum Subcommittee did not have any new business.


Graduate Faculty Subcommittee report and recommendations – Dr. Tedesco:


Graduate Faculty Subcommittee Report

Meeting of January 20, 2010


New Applications

Applicant Department Recommendation



Action taken by council: Approved


Applicant Department Current Recommendation



Action taken by council: Approved

Old Business:


New Business:

Dr. Beck made the request to remove option B which states “change in degree from and to on the Application for Change to Approved Program of Study form. Dr. Champney suggested Dr. Beck compose a new form and bring to the next meeting for final approval.


The council members were updated regarding Dr. McIntosh’ surgery and medical leave by Dr. Beck.

In the meantime, Dr. Beck has signature approval in Dr. McIntosh’s absence on most everything except GA/TS contracts. Dr. Gillespie should be contacted regarding any issues with the graduate assistantships and/or tuition scholarships.


 There was no further business to conduct; therefore, the meeting was adjourned at 1:25 p.m.