MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL ON GRADUATE STUDIES
October 20, 1998
The Council on Graduate Studies met at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 1998, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the MLK Union.
Members present: Dr. Benedict, Dr. Carson, Dr. C. Helsel, Dr. Kayser, Dr. Lenihan, Mr. Paglia, Dr. Raybin, Dr. Reven, Dr. L. Simpson.
Member absent: Dr. Augustine, Dr. Liu.
Staff present: Ms. Dolson, Dr. Evans, Ms. Herrington-Perry, Academic Affairs.
Guests present: Dr. C. Cooper, Mr. F. Goldacker.
I.Chair Benedict welcomed the student representative, Steve Paglia. The Council members introduced themselves.
The Minutes of October 6, 1998, were approved as published.
1.CAA Minutes of 10/01/98.
2.UAAC Minutes of 10/02/98.
3.Faculty Senate Minutes of 9/29/98 and10/06/98.
4.CEPS Curriculum Committee Minutes of 9/28/98.
5.LCBAS Curriculum Committee Minutes of 9/28/98.
6.COS Curriculum Committee Minutes of 9/25/98.
7.Email from Lisa Huson regarding a meeting on the Open Meetings Act.
8.Memo from Dean Augustine regarding the Larry Williams Travel Awards.
9.Proposal for the 1999 Graduate Forum Series.
10.Memo from Dean Augustine regarding the Midwest Associate of Graduate Schools 1999 Distinguished Master's Thesis Award.
11.GSAC Minutes of 10/08/98. Students elected to Executive Offices and various committee representatives are:
12.Chair Benedict gave a brief report on the Faculty Senate Forum.
13. Hard copies of the Minutes will no longer be distributed to individual faculty beginning with the November 3 Minutes. All Council Minutes and Agenda are available on the Web athttp://www.eiu.edu/~eiucgs.
1.Dr. Benedict gave a brief report from the Library Advisory Board Report that included a discussion of the FY 99 Journal budget and the renovation project.
2.The subcommittee working on 98-44, 1990-2000 Catalog Revision, reported that the weekly meetings are productive.
V. 98-45 Academic Load Policy Changes for Summer Term.
The Council discussed the various proposals. Dr. Carson moved and Dr. Lenihan seconded the motion to amend the proposal to increase 9 semester hours to 10 semester hours. The amendment passed with the following vote:
Dr. Reven exited at this point.
Yes: Dr. Benedict, Dr. Carson, Dr. C. Helsel, Dr. Simpson.
No: Dr. Kayser, Dr. Lenihan, Dr. Raybin.
Abstain: Mr. Paglia.
The amended proposal, 98-45R, passed with the following vote:
Yes: Dr. Benedict, Dr. Carson, Dr. Helsel, Mr. Paglia, Dr. Raybin, Dr. Simpson.
No: Dr. Kayser, Dr. Lenihan.
This action approves the following to become effective Summer 1999:
The normal load for summer term graduate students is 9 to 13 semester hours. The maximum load is 13 hours. Students may enroll for no more than four hours during any four-week session including the four-week intersession. Students may enroll for no more than ten hours when taking courses concurrently during the eight-week session AND the two four-week sessions. Overloads are not permitted during the summer term. On- and off-campus workshops and off-campus courses must be taken in accordance with the criteria above.
Intersession---------------------------- 4 s.h.
First 4------------------------------------ 4 s.h.
Second 4-------------------------------- 4 s.h.
8 week --------------------------------- 10 s.h.
8 week + Intersession--------------- 13 s.h.
VI.Executive Director's Report.
1. 1998 Survey of Graduate Assistants. Dr. Cooper, Acting Associate Dean of the Graduate School and International Programs, gave the report in Dean Augustine's absence. The surveys will be administered in small groups.
The meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m. Sally Dolson, Recording Secretary.
Please note: All Council Minutes and Agenda are available on the Web at http://www.eiu.edu/~eiucgs. Effective with the November 3 Minutes, hard copies will no longer be distributed to individual faculty. They will still be mailed to council members, however, as well as to academic department and administrative offices.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING
Tuesday, November 3, 1998, 2:00 p.m.
Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Union