MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL ON GRADUATE STUDIES September 5, 2000
The Council on Graduate Studies met at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2000, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the MLK Union.
Members present: Dr. Augustine, Dr. Emmett, Mr. Goldacker, Dr. Havey, Dr. Key, Dr. Liu, Mr. Marshall, Dr. Raybin, Dr. Reven, Dr. Roberts, and Dr. Simpson.
Staff present: Ms. Herrington-Perry and Mrs. Kathy Chancellor, Academic Affairs.
Frank Goldacker - temporary replacement for Dr. Charles Costa, while on sabbatical.
Mike Havey - Sciences.
Ben Marshall - Graduate Student Representative, from MBA.
Richard Roberts - Dean's Appointment.
The Minutes of April 18, 2000 were approved as written.
Under VII - Historical Administration Option, 00-21. 00-21 should be listed as
Revision of History Major.
IV. Committee Elections:
CGS Awards: Dr. Simpson, Dr. Raybin, Dr. Reven, and Mr. Goldacker.
CGS Waiver Appeals: Dr. Simpson and Dr. Key.
Textbook Advisory Board: Dr. Havey.
Enrollment Management: Dr. Liu.
Library Advisory Board: Dr. Key.
Academic Technology Advisory Committee: Dr. Reven.
Honorary Degree: Dr. Emmett.
Graduate Student Advisory Committee: Ms. Jamie Hahn.
Graduate Student Representative to the Council on University Planning
and Budget: Rita Gianoli.
V. Committee Reports:
VI. Agenda items 00-23 through 00-27.
Dr. Reven moved and Dr. Raybin seconded the motion to add the following items to the agenda. Voting will be later.
25 Proposed Revision of CGS Bylaws.
26 Proposed Adoption of a Policy Statement on Academic Integrity.
Annual Graduate Assistantship orientation was held on Friday, August 18, in the Grand Ballroom. President Surles, Deans, and Graduate Coordinators welcomed the new Assistants to Eastern Illinois University. The Orientation reviews rules and regulations required for assistantships.
The Annual joint meeting of the CGS and Graduate Coordinators was held on August 29 in the University Ballroom. New policies and procedures, new and existing awards competitions, and upcoming CGS issues were reviewed. Mary Herrington-Perry reviewed the Graduate Assessment Reports. Critical areas of graduate program management including use and misuse of test scores and development of certificate programs were examined in detail.
Summer Workshop for Graduate Deans: Dean Augustine attended the Annual Summer Workshop for Graduate Deans. He reported on the presentation of Carol Beere, Vice President of Academic Affairs from Walden University. Walden University offers all its programs via distance technology. Walden University also offers a certified on-line instructor program designed for seasoned University professors. Dr. Beere reviewed the impact that distance education is having on graduate courses and programs. Other speakers covered topics that included certificate programs, development/external fund raising for graduate schools, legal issues in graduate education, use and misuse of standardized tests for graduate admissions, and effective graduate recruiting strategies
Graduate recruitment is diminishing at Eastern Illinois University. This has not made a big impact on our admissions. One of the reasons for this is that the faculty are linking with the students. This personal contact with the students is the best recruitment tool we have.
The meeting adjourned at 2:34 p.m. Kathy Chancellor, Recording Secretary
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT MEETING
September, 19, 2000
100 Blair Hall
Pending Executive Action Items:
CSD 5500, 5510, 5520, 5530, and CDS 5600, 5610, 5620, which may be taken concurrently with 5630
CSD 5500, 5510, 5520, 5530; and CSD 5600, 5930 or 5940, 5620, which may be taken concurrently with 5630. Completion of CSD 5530 with a grade of "B" or better and approval of the Department Chair.
Permission of the Department Chair. NOTE: Students must make a "B" or better in the final three (3) hours before graduating.
Completion of CSD 5630 with a grade of "B" or better and approval of the Department Chair. NOTE: Students must make a "B" or better in the final three (3) hours before graduating.