MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL ON GRADUATE STUDIES March 21, 2000
The Council on Graduate Studies met at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the MLK Union.
Members present: Dr. Augustine, Dr. Costa, Dr. Emmett, Dr. Key, Dr. Lenihan, Dr. Liu, Dr. Reven, and Dr. Simpson.
Members absent: Ms. Heidel and Dr. Wayland.
Staff present: Ms. Herrington-Perry and Kathy Chancellor, Academic Affairs.
Guests present: M. Borzi.
The Minutes of February 15, 2000 were approved as published.
11. Email, (2-22-00) from Michele M. Heidel, regarding Faculty Senate TRS decision.
12. 2-22-00 Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting.
III. Committee Reports.
Dr. Reven stated that the Forum on Teacher Quality, "University Responsibility for Teacher Quality," will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2000, from 3 - 4:30 in the "play room " of the Fine Arts Building.
Dr. Augustine discussed the electronic thesis manual and the possibility of EIU implementing this.
Dr. Lenihan reported on the 3-21-00 Textbook Advisory Committee Meeting:
Dr. Borsi, Speech Communication, presented the proposal and answered questions
of the Council. The motion to approve this course proposal passed unanimously.
This action approves the following to become effective Fall 2001.
SPC/JOU 5620, Social Relations and Media Effects. (3-0-3) Soc Med Eff. Media are both influenced by and influence social relations. In other words, social institutions such as government, business, education, and so forth affect what messages are constructed and transmitted by media. At the same time, those messages reify the meanings of both institutional practices and individuals' relations to those institutions. "Effects" then are not a simple one way transmission model often assumed, but a complicated interaction.
Mary Herrington-Perry requested that CGS consider developing cross-disciplinary, assessable learning objectives for graduate education. This recommendation is contained in the Report of the Assessment Plan Task Force, which the Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning is finalizing.
A new sub-committee was formed for Certificate Programs. The members are Dr. Liu, Dr. Augustine, Dr. Raybin, and Dr. Simpson. Mary Herrington-Perry will act as a resource person.
April 10 - 14 is the Graduate Expo Week.
On April 11, 2000, a Recognition Ceremony for External Agents (outside companies that fund Graduate Assistantships) will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the 1895 Room.
On April 12, 2000, the Distinguished Graduate Student Awards will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Old Ballroom. The ceremony will also include the Thesis Award Winner, the Larry Williams Travel Award Winners, and the Betty Wright Downey Scholarship recipient.
The meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m. Kathy Chancellor, Recording Secretary
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT MEETING
Tuesday, April 18, 2000, 2:00 p.m.