MINUTES OF THE TWELTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2001
MINUTES OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2002
Hargis Hall 1:00-2:00 P.M. January 23, 2002
Next Meeting: February 20, 2002
Note: These minutes are subject to correction and approval at a subsequent meeting.
Members of the Council and Retirement Dates:
Steve McFarland (Chair), Jo Heath (Secretary), Art Chappelka (August 2002 ), Miriam Clark (August 2002 ), Chris Rodger (August 2002 ), Daniel Szechi (August 2002 ), Jean Weese (August 2002 ), Skip Bartol (August 2003), Scott Kramer (August 2003), Dean Schwartz (August 2003), David Shannon (August 2003), Hareesh Tippur (August 2004), Claire Crutchley (August 2004), Forrest Smith (August 2004), Chad Harvey (student 2002 ).
Members Absent: Crutchley (Lee Colquitt substituting), Schwartz (James Sartin substituting), and Kramer.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes of November 14, 2002, Council meeting approved. The December 5th meeting was electronic only.
Henry Kinnucan Agric. Econ & Rural Soc.
Robert G. Nelson Agric. Econ& Rural Soc.
James L. Novak Agric. Econ & Rural Soc.
David Y. Han Agronomy and Soils
Laura Prange Industrial Design
Steven B. Caudill Economics
Richard P. Saba Economics
Daniel D. Butler Marketing
Carl K. Chang Computer Sci & Software
Honorio E. Carino Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Dean Gjerstad Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
David N. Laband Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Mark Mackenzie Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Kevin T. Phelps Discrete & Statistical Sciences
James R. Wall Discrete & Statistical Sciences
James S. Wohl Clinical Sciences
James (Barry) Grand Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Richard W. Ault Economics
Edward Slaminka Mathematics
Robert Juster Architecture
Karen Rabren Rehab. and Special Ed
Duane Michael Cheers Communication and Journalism
Michael Glenn Rich Communication and Journalism
Elena Strauman Communication and Journalism
Elizabeth R. Perusich Chemical Engineering
William Schaffer Music
Rosephanye D. Powell Music
David C. Carter History
William C. Powell Music
Kathryn Braund History
Munagala S. Reddy Entomology and Plant Pathology
Debra H. Tennyson Political Science
Steven Swidler Finance
Janice C. Wittekind Sociology, Anthro. & Social Work
Kevin S. Sherman Curriculum and Teaching
Changhoon Jung Political Science
Kimberly G. Key Accountancy
John A. Hamilton, Jr. Computer Sci & Software
Chung-wei Lee Computer Sci & Software
Edward Slaminka Mathematics
course proposals, and modifications be approved. The motion passed without dissent.
FISH 6215, 7420, 6425, 7735, 7745, 7765, 7775, 7815
PSYC nonthesis Master of Science
HIST 8610, 7580/7586
COMP 6380/6386, 6710, 6700, 6390/6396, 6360/6366
ELEC 6150/6156, 6130/6136, 6100/6106, 6110/6116,
Spring 2002 Graduate Council Meetings:
MINUTES OF THE SECOND MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR
Hargis Hall 1:00-2:30 P.M. February 20, 2002
Next Meeting: March 20, 2002
Members Absent: Kramer (Steve Williams substituting), Weese ( Sareen Gropper substituting) , Shannon( Maria Witte substituting), Daniel Szechi, and Chad Harvey.
Minutes of January 23, 2002, Council meeting approved.
Phil Browning and Amysue Reilly of Rehabilitation and Special Education presented their new proposal for a Distance Education Special Education Graduate Program. Some of the questions asked and topics discussed included :
After Browning and Reilly left, the council voted to approve their proposal.
Elaine S. Coleman Anatomy, Phy.& Pharm.
William Dale Harrison Communications and Journalism
Ken McNabb Forestry and Wildlife
Jerry Crews Ag. Economics and Rur. Soc.
Eugene Simpson Ag. Economics and Rur. Soc
Lourdes Betanzos Foreign Languages and Liter.
Daryl L. Kuhlers Animal & Dairy Sciences
Nannan Liu Entomology& Plant Pathology
Gary R. Mullen Entomology & Plant Pathology
Claire E. Crutchley Finance
Kermit Davis Management
Steven Silvern Curriculum& Teaching
David T. Hill BioSystems Engineering
Timothy Dykstal English
Stephen L. McFarland History
Richard Penaskovic Philosophy
Jill Crystal Political Science
Douglas J. Watson Political Science
Thomas Vocino Political Science-AUM
Charles Faupel Sociology
Bill G. Felkey Pharmacy Care Systems
Kem P. Krueger Pharmacy Care Systems
Roland Dute Biological Sciences
Michael Miller Biological Sciences
Christine Sundermann Biological Sciences
Ronald Dale Lewis Geology and Geography
William R. Jones Animal and Diary Sciences
Anthony Gadzey Political Science
FLFR 7020, 7740
Deletes: FLFR 7310, 7230, 7160, 7150, 7110,
7140, 7060, 7130, 7990, 7120
V New Business
Spring 2002 Graduate Council Meetings
MINUTES OF THE THIRD MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2002
Hargis Hall 1:00-2:30 P.M. March 20, 2002
Next Meeting: April 3, 2002
Members Absent: Scott Kramer (Steve Williams substituting), Chad Harvey.
Minutes of the January 23, 2002 Graduate Council meeting were approved.
* Most Outstanding (a tie this year between two)
Richard Sykora (Chemistry) and Jeffrey Slipke (Fisheries)
Renee Anderson (Entomology and Plant Pathology)
Linnea Burk, (Psychology)
Pratibhash Chattapadhay (Chemical Engineering)
Gerald Davis (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
Janna Glenn (Horticulture)
Lori Harach (Human Development and Family Studies)
John Hunt (Biological Sciences)
Margaret Sankey (History)
Jeffrey Slipke (Fisheries)
Angela Stowe (Counseling and Counseling Psychology)
Richard Sykora (Chemistry)
Becky Lynne Estes (Forestry and Wildlife Sciences)
Laura Hall (Agriculture Economics and Rural Sociology)
John Miller (English)
Ricky Schaeffer (Geology and Geography)
Joe Slaughter (Fisheries)
Chad Harvey (Entomology and Plant Pathology)
Brian Higginbotham (Human Dev. and Family Studies)
Joseph Ragan (Mechanical Engineering)
Milam Saxon (Biological Sciences)
Todd Smitherman (Clinical Psychology)
The Graduate Council voted without opposition to approve the proposals.
Andras Bezdek, Mathematics, presented a request for a special exception that would allow his student to graduate this term. After discussion, Skip Bartol moved that the exception be granted, Hareesh Tippur seconded, and the motion was approved without opposition.
Kenneth Noe History
Susan Bannon Educational Found., Leadership, Tech.
W.R. Jones Animal and Dairy Sciences
Rod E. Turochy Civil Engineering
COMP 6000, 6020, 6720
Remaining Spring 2002 Graduate Council Meeting: April 3
MINUTES OF THE FOURTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2002
Electronic Meeting 1:00 P.M. April 3, 2002
Next meeting: May 29, 2002
OLD BUSINESS (ONLY BUSINESS)
Heath moved, electronically, the following two motions.
Motion 1. To approve, as recommended by the credentials committee, the graduate faculty applications of the following list of people. The motion was approved without dissent.
Motion 2. To approve, as recommended by the Curriculum committee, the following course proposals. The motion was approved without dissent.
CTMU 7526, 7536
CTSE 7536, 7546
Summer meetings: May 29, June 26, and July 24, 2002.
Jo Heath, Secretary
MINUTES OF THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2002
Hargis Hall 1:00-2:30 P.M. May 29 , 2002
Next Meeting: June 26, 2002
Steve McFarland (Chair), Jo Heath (Secretary), Art Chappelka (August 2002 ), Miriam Clark (August 2002 ), Chris Rodger (August 2002 ), Daniel Szechi (August 2002 ), Jean Weese (August 2002 ), Skip Bartol (August 2003), Scott Kramer (August 2003), Dean Schwartz (August 2003), David Shannon (August 2003), Hareesh Tippur (August 2004), Claire Crutchley (August 2004), Forrest Smith (August 2004), Nancy Joseph (student 2003).
Members Absent: Claire Crutchley (Carl Hudson substituting), Scott Kramer, Chris Rodger, David Shannon, Jean Weese.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES : The minutes were approved without amendment.
Report of the Credentials Committee
Charles R. Breese Pharmacal Sciences
Francesca Adler-Baeder Human Dev. and Family Studies
Douglas Scott Fuller Building Science
Willis Hames Geology and Geography
Roy Hartfield Aerospace Engineering
Covadonga R. Arias Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
Robert Gillette Clinical Sciences, APP
Edward Loewenstein Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
FLFR 7960 Foreign Languages and Literatures
“Directed Readings in French Language, Literature, or Culture”
FLFR 7970 Foreign Languages and Literatures
“Seminar in French Literature, Culture, or Language”
FOUN 7400 Education EFLT
“Educational Psychology and Educational Implications”
FOUN 7430 Education EFLT
“Motivation and Achievement”
Remaining 2002 Graduate Council Meetings:
June 26, July 24, August 28 , September 25, October 23, November 20
Electronic Meeting June 26, 2002
MINUTES OF THE SIXTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2002
Next Meeting: July 24, 2002
Steve McFarland (Chair), Jo Heath (Secretary), Art Chappelka (August 2002 ), Miriam Clark (August 2002 ), Chris Rodger (August 2002 ), Daniel Szechi (August 2002 ), Jean Weese (August 2002 ), Skip Bartol (August 2003), Scott Kramer (August 2003), Dean Schwartz (August 2003), David Shannon (August 2003), Hareesh Tippur (August 2004), Claire Crutchley (August 2004), Forrest Smith (August 2004), Nancy Joseph (student 2002).
Paula Francis Miller Peek
Computer Science and Software Eng.
Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
Human Development and Family Studies
ACCT 7430/7436 (New course proposal)
Title: Taxes and Decision Making
Description: Emphasis on identifying, understanding, and evaluating tax planning opportunities.
FOUN 7426 (Outreach version of existing course)
Title: Learning Theory and Educational Practice.
Description: Advanced study of learning theory and research with an emphasis on application to effective design, implementation and evaluation of instruction. Attention will also be given to the relevance of motivation and management models to learning.
PSYC 7150 (Title change only)
Old title: Biological bases of behavior
New title: Biological psychology
PSYC 7180 (Title change only)
Old title: Social bases of behavior
New title: Social psychology
PSYC 7190 (Title change only)
Old title: Introduction to cognitive psychology
New title: Cognitive psychology
July 24, August 28 , September 25, October 23, November 20
MINUTES OF THE TWELTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2001
MINUTES OF THE SEVENTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR
Hargis Hall 1:00-2:30 P.M. July 24, 2002
Next Meeting: August 28, 2002
Steve McFarland (Chair), Jo Heath (Secretary), Art Chappelka (August 2002 ), Miriam Clark (August 2002 ), Chris Rodger (August 2002 ), Daniel Szechi (August 2002 ), Jean Weese (August 2002 ), Skip Bartol (August 2003), Scott Kramer (August 2003), Dean Schwartz (August 2003), David Shannon (August 2003), Hareesh Tippur (August 2004), Claire Crutchley (August 2004), Forrest Smith (August 2004), Nancy Joseph (student 2002 ).
Members Absent: Chris Rodger (Doug Leonard substituting), Scott Kramer (Steve Williams substituting), Art Chappelka, Daniel Szechi, Dean Schwartz, and Hareesh Tippur.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes were approved without amendment.
Catherine Jannik presented the advantages of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), their features, and fielded numerous questions from the Council. Ilga Young, Sherry Downer, and Beth Nicol attended. The Graduate School will initiate a test of the ETD process for fall 2002. In this initial effort, all current procedures for theses and dissertations will continue. Students, however, will be asked to participate, voluntarily, by submitting an electronic version of the thesis or dissertation. More information on ETDs may be found at http://www.ndltd.org.
Joel Melville Civil Engineering
Michael DeVivo Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (UAB)
Timothy Braden Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology
Lenda Jo Connell Consumer Affairs
Carol Centralla Consumer Affairs
Christopher Hinkelmann Finance
Seven deletes: PHYS 7510, 7530, 7600, 7700, 8150, 8300, 8400
September 25, October 23, November 20
MINUTES OF THE EIGHTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR
Hargis Hall 1:00-2:00 P.M. August 28, 2002
Next Meeting: September 25, 2002
Steve McFarland (Chair), Jo Heath (Secretary), Skip Bartol (August 2003), Scott Kramer (August 2003), Dean Schwartz (August 2003), David Shannon (August 2003), Hareesh Tippur (August 2004), Claire Crutchley (August 2004), Forrest Smith (August 2004), Nancy Joseph (student 2003), Ulrich Albrecht (August 2005), Susan Brinson (August 2005), Sandra Forsythe (August 2005), Jeff Jakeman (August 2005), Daowei Zhang (August 2005).
Members Absent: Ulrich Albrecht, Nancy Joseph, David Shannon, Daowei Zhang.
On behalf of the Credentials Committee, Heath moved that the applicants for Graduate Faculty membership listed below be approved. The motion passed without dissent.
From Architecture: John Gaber, Sharon Gaber
From EFLT: Daniel Vertrees
From Curriculum and Teaching: Melody Russell, Candra Thornton, Octavia Tripp,
Leane Skinner, Jenelle Reeves, and Kathleen Tate
From Communication and Journalism: Brigitta Brunner
From Clinical Sciences: Juming Zhong and Todd Axlund
MINUTES OF THE NINTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR
Hargis Hall 1:00-2:00 P.M. September 25, 2002
Next Meeting: October 23, 2002
Members Absent: David Shannon (Maria Witte substituting), Claire Crutchley.
McFarland distributed bar graphs depicting recent increases in graduate enrollment, assistantships, and tuition waivers. He pointed out that there was a 14% increase in the number of African Americans who applied for admission to graduate study at Auburn this fall, but that there was a 44% decrease in the number of African Americans who were admitted by departments into their graduate programs. Specifically, 417 applied, 177 indicated serious intentions by paying the application fee, and 36 were accepted by the departments. McFarland further pointed out that we have had little success with attracting McNair scholars.
McFarland mentioned that delays in GRE scores persist, that the delays sometimes are several months. The analytical part of the GRE has been eliminated, replaced by two hand-graded essays. Starting next year, these essays will be available to departments wishing to see them when evaluating a potential graduate student.
Skip Bartol brought up the problem of departments not knowing when an international student has been accepted into another program. McFarland responded that the International Education Office will alert departments when an international student applies for a transfer of the I-20 authorization.
More statistics: 155 out of 159 applications for graduate student travel were funded, and 20 out of 47 applications for Grant-in-Aids were funded for the 2001-2002 academic year.
The Credentials Committee proposed and the Graduate Council approved, without dissent, a new Graduate Faculty level 2A for full time administrators only. Each department or relevant program will decide individually whether to include this option in their departmental criteria for Graduate Faculty membership. If department X decides to add level 2A, all full time administrators who are members of department X will be eligible to apply for level 2A if they so choose.
The new level 2A is for full time administrators who originally held level 2 memberships. Level 2A membership allows limited graduate program participation and continuation as a member of the Graduate Faculty without a vote by the level 2 graduate faculty within the department and without having to satisfy the other usual level 2 criteria. Level 2A precludes administrators from directing doctoral students (without special exceptions granted by the Dean of the Graduate School) but permits directing master’s students, teaching graduate courses, and serving on graduate committees at both levels. Some administrators may need a few years after they return to teaching and research to restore their research, publication, and graduate teaching credentials to Level 2 reappointment requirements and for this purpose administrators are allowed to retain their level 2A membership for 4 years after they step down from an administrative appointment.
Robert Voitle Poultry Science
John Blake Poultry Science
Martina Miranda Curriculum and Teaching
Gary Martin Curriculum and Teaching
James Armstrong Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Christopher Kerth Animal Sciences
Joseph Janicki Biomedical Sciences
Ellen Behrend Biomedical Sciences
On behalf of the Curriculum Committee, Heath moved that the course proposals listed below be approved. The motion passed without dissent.
(1) AGRI 6800 new course, title “Advanced agricultural leadership development”, prerequisites AGRI 3800 and ANSC 4800, partial description “. . . leadership processes and principles of learning to lead through service.”
(2) FORY 7980 course modification: changed to 2 hours, pass/fail
(3) MATH 6330 new course, title “Computational Algebra”, prerequisite MATH 6310, partial description “Introduction to computation in multivariate polynomial rings and finite fields. . . .”
(4) PHYS 8600 Course modification: new title “Plasma Physics”, new prerequisite PHYS6620, new description “A detailed study of plasma physics including particle orbit theory, magnetohydrodynamics, plasma waves and transport phenomena”.
(5) PHYS 8700 course modification: new title “Solid state physics”, new prerequisite PHYS 6610, new (partial) description “Atomic and electronic structures of solids . . . “
(6) PSYC 6611 course modification: new number (old was PSYC 8540)
(7) PSYC 7910 new course, title “Practicum in applied psychology”, partial description “. . . this practicum experience is required to meet requirements for national certification.”
(8) PSYC 7970 course modification: new number only (old number PSYC 7980)
(9) PSYC 7980 new course, title “Applied behavior analysis capstone project”, partial description “This course will be taken in the last term of the department’s area of concentration in applied behavior analysis in developmental
disabilities . . “
(10) VBMS 7260 Course modification: change in hours from 5 to 3-5 ________________________________________________________________________
October 23, November 20
MINUTES OF THE TENTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2002
Electronic Meeting October 23, 2002
Next Meeting: November 20 , 2002
The following two motions were approved without opposition.
Motion 1: The GC Curriculum Committee moved approval of the following graduate course proposals. The motion was approved without dissent.
COMM 7980. Change in credit hours allowed.
PLPA 6050. Changed to Piggyback 4050/7050.
PLPA 7820. Change in hours, description, and title.
Change in prerequisite only. AGRN 6000, 6020, 6080, 6150, 6160, 6300, 7180, 7590
CPLN 6000 Death and Life of Great American Cities
VBMS 7750 Graduate Colloquium in Veterinary Clinical Science
VBMS 7440 Advanced Equine Arthroscopic Surgery
VBMS 7210 Radiation Biology
ECON 6706 Health Economics
RSED 7236 Distance Learning version of RSED 7230
RSED 6176 Distance Learning version of RSED 6170
Motion 2: The GC Credentials Committee moved that the following nominees for appointment or reappointment to the Graduate Faculty be approved. The motion was approved without dissent.
Laura Vernon Psychology
Elaina Frieda Psychology
Martha Escobar Psychology
Chris Correia Psychology
Douglas Findley Horticulture
Amy Wright Horticulture
Fenny Dane Horticulture
Joseph Kemble Horticulture
Paul Holley Building Science
Pradeep Lall Mechanical Engineering
David Bevly Mechanical Engineering
Kathryn Pratt English
Jared Russell Health and Human Performance
Sheri Brock Health and Human Performance
David Pascoe Health and Human Performance
Glenda Avery Nursing-BSN
Deacue Fields Ag. Econ. and Rural Soc.
Valentina Hartarska Ag. Econ. and Rural Soc.
William Daniels Fisheries
LaDon Swann Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
Jesse Chappell Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
Allison Jones-Farmer Management
Dianne Hall Management
Patrick McMullen Management
Sang-Jin Suh Biological Sciences
Aravind Somanchi Biological Sciences
John Williams Physics
Chin Che Tin Physics
Gary Swanson Physics
Francis Robicheaux Physics
Michael Pindzola Physics
J.D. Perez Physics
Evgueni Oks Physics
Yu Lin Physics
Stephen Knowlton Physics
James Hanson Physics
Eugene Clothiaux Physics
An-ban Chen Physics
Michael Bozack Physics
Mark Barnett Civil Engineering
Alyson Whyte Curriculum and Teaching
Michael Mitchell Forestry and Wildlife
Next meeting November 20, 2002.
Spring 2003 Graduate Council Meetings:
January 22, February 19, March 12, April 16
MINUTES OF THE ELEVENTH MEETING OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL FOR 2002
Hargis Hall 1:00-2:30 P.M. November 20, 2002
Next Meeting: January 22 , 2003
Absent: David Shannon (Tony Guarino substituting), Skip Bartol (Russ Muntifering substituting), Hareesh Tippur, Scott Kramer.
McFarland reminded the Council that the deadline for nominations for this year’s Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship is December 2. Furthermore, the Graduate School is willing to solicit the support letters to complete the packets.
McFarland reported that the applications for entrance into our graduate programs are expected to catch up with last year’s numbers. One temporary problem is that we have only 5 to 10 applications from China. This represents a significant decline from last year. The cause is probably that Chinese students cannot now take the GRE until November and they are naturally reluctant to send the $50 required with an application until they know how they did on the GRE. So, the number of Chinese applications is expected to rise significantly in January.
On behalf of the Credentials Committee, Heath moved that the new criteria for Graduate Faculty membership be approved for the following departments: Entomology and Plant Pathology, Geology and Geography, and Rehabilitation and Special Education. The motion passed without opposition.
Nursing Kathy Jo Ellison
Civil Engineering Anton K. Schindler, Prabhakar Clement, Willie Harper ,
Joe Morgan , Dongye Zhao
Discrete Sciences and Stat. Ashaeber Abebe
Rehab. and Sp. Ed Vivian Larkin, Caroline Dunn, Karen Rabren
Textile Engineering: Sabit Adanur, Yasser Gowayed, Royall Broughton
Psychology Jeffrey Katz
Ag. Econ. Diane Hite
Fisheries Allen Davis, William Deutsch
Management Mark Clark
Horticulture Raymond Kessler, Jr., W.A. Dozier
English Donald Cunningham, Jeremy Downs, Joyce Rothschild,
Judy Troy, Robin Sabino,
Agronomy and Soils James Hairston, Edzard van Santen
Nutrition and Food Sc. Tung-Shi Huang
CTMU 7516, 7546, 7556 Distance Ed versions of current courses.
GEOL 6300 Basin Analysis (new course)
WILD 7200 Wildlife Nutritional Ecology (new course)
BIOL 7010 Fundamentals of teaching biology (new course)
PLPA 4200/7200 Change to “piggy-back”
RSED 7226 Distance version of current course, with change in description and removal of prerequisites
ACCT 6310/6316 Modification: change in prerequisites
CTSE 7520/7526 Distance version plus modifications
CTSE 8986, Distance version of current course
CTSE 7400 Technology and Media in ESL (new course)
CTSE 7460 Teaching English as a Second Language in pre K – 12. (new course)
CTSE 7470 Issues in ESL Education (new course)
CTSE 7480 Assessment in ESL (new course)
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