Graduate Academic Council
2001- 2002

Minutes of the Council meeting of September 19, 2001. Approved by the GAC on 10/12/01

In attendance: R. Irving, L. Niu, C. Smith, D. Shub, V. Ng, C. MacDonald (Chair), L. Trubitt, M. Gallant, J. Mumpower, J. Bartow (staff)

Unable to attend: H. Charalambous, S. Nagy-Zekmi, L. Raffalovich

1. Minutes of the meeting of 5/4/01 were reviewed & unanimously approved without amendment.

2. Report of the Dean of Graduate Studies - Jeryl Mumpower

a. Good news - graduate enrollments are up - data were distributed

b. Policy changes pertaining to full-time graduate status have experienced some minor implementation issues, but have generally been received by most students quite enthusiastically.

3. Chair's Report - Carolyn MacDonald

Welcome to Council members.

In addition to the Council's role as defined by the established committee structure, the charge to the Council may include program and/or policy review.

4. Standing Committees

Tentative committee memberships were discussed and approved as follows. The Chair was empowered to consider the shuffling or augmentation of non-Council members in order to provide greater balance to the composition of the committees.

Committee on Admissions & Academic Standing

R. Irving, Chair
H. Charalambous
C. Smith
L. Trubitt
L. Gelzheiser
M. Brown
D. Bernnard
C. Wagner

Committee on Curriculum & Instruction

M. Gallant, Chair
V. Ng
L. Niu
L. Raffalovich
K. Quinn
K. Reinhold
C. Ellis

Committee on Educational Policy & Procedures

D. Shub, Chair
S. Nagy-Zekmi
G. Harper
D. Parker
K. Shiller

5. The Council engaged in a brief discussion of program review as an important issue to the campus and governance. It was agreed that this topic would be added to the agenda for a future meeting.

6. Future meeting dates were agreed to by Council members:

Friday, October 12, 2001, 11:00AM
Friday, November 9, 2001, 11:00AM
Friday, December 7, 2001, 11:00AM