The Council on Graduate Studies met at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 1999, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the MLK Union.

Members present: Dr. Augustine, Dr. Benedict, Dr. C. Helsel, Dr. Kayser, Ms. Kerrick, Dr. Lenihan, Dr. Raybin, Dr. Reven, Dr. L. Simpson.

Members absent: Dr. Carson, Dr. Liu.

Staff present: Ms. Dolson, Ms. Herrington-Perry, Academic Affairs.

I. Chair Benedict welcomed Sarah Kerrick, the GSAC representative for Spring semester.


    1. CAA Minutes of 1-28-99 and 2-4-99.
    2. COTE Minutes of 2-3-99.
    3. Faculty Senate Minutes of 1-26-99 and 2-2-99.

III.Committee Reports:

    1. Chair Benedict reported that the Honorary Degree Committee is soliciting nominations. The process of choosing a recipient was discussed. Kaye Woodward is the Chair and would like nominations sent to her by April 16.
    2. Mary Herrington-Perry reported on the Enrollment Management Committee. The number of transfer applications is down from last year at this time. Dr. Benedict will serve as Linda Simpson's replacement on this committee for the Spring semester.
    3. A community forum on the new draft of the graduate catalog will be held on March 2 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Arcola/Tuscola Room. The new draft is available on the web at: http://www.eiu.edu/~graduate/revised.html.

IV.99-2 Psychology Major, Revision.

Dr. Reven moved and Dr. Simpson seconded the motion to add this item to the agenda. Voting and discussion will be later.

V.98-44 1999-2000 Catalog Revision.

This item was postponed by consensus until the March 2 meeting.

VI.99-1 Graduate Assistantship Reallocations.

Dean Augustine shared the results of the GA survey conducted in December 1998. This item was postponed by consensus until the March 2 meeting.

VII.Executive Director's Report.

1. PSY 5040 -- Change course title to: Psychotherapy.

2. PSY 5050 -- Change course title and description to: Therapeutic Practices II: Behavior Therapy with Children & Adolescents. Concepts and procedures utilized in behavior therapy. Special emphases on operant techniques and cognitive behavioral techniques appropriate for use with children and adolescents.

3. PSY 5900 -- Change course grading system to: Credit/No Credit.

4. PSY 6890 -- Change course title to: Advanced Practicum in School Psychology and change credit

to 3.

5. Change course prefix and number: EDG 5730 to CSD 5640.

6. Change course prefix and number: EDG 5790 to CSD 5730.

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m. Sally Dolson, Recording Secretary.

Please note: All Council Minutes and Agenda are available on the Web at http://www.eiu.edu/~eiucgs.



Tuesday, March 2, 1999, 2:00 p.m.

Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Union

Agenda: 98-43 Thesis Guidelines Revision. (Postponed until draft is presented.)

98-44 1999-2000 Catalog Revision.