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Minutes of the graduate council meeting

Minutes of the university graduate council meeting Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas 306

Present: Chrisman, Steckline, Earley, Alsup, Erickson, Molseed Absent: Cook, Lee, B. Silva, Swartz, Sander, Montross

Visitor: Farrokhi

1. Committee Structure and process- Dr. Farrokhi addresssed the council and stated that he felt there was no written policy in place defining the role and process of graduate committees. In a recent series of events involving his role in such a committee, he had identified what he believed are problems. Those problems were 1. the role and the selection of the chair, 2. The role of the outside committee member, and 3. what to do if there was an impasse among the committee members. After some discussion about

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hese three issues, the council agreed that there was a need for some formal guideslines. The members agreed that they would write some suggestions and forward them to the chair or bring them to the next meeting. Dr. Farrokhi was also asked to submit his ideas.

2. Revised MSCI- Dr. Molseed reported that the College of Education had been working on the effort to improve the program by adopting the cohort concept. This summer the MSCI will be offered by the cohort grouping. A cohort of 15 is needed to make the project viable. The council approved the concept.

3. Graduating MS students- the director reported that about 16 students will graduating in May which is one of the largest groups ever.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas 306.