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December 7, 1988

 

                                    MINUTES

                                    VPI&SU

                        COMMISSION ON GRADUATE STUDIES

                          7 DECEMBER 1988, 4:00 P.M.

                     PRESIDENT'S BOARD ROOM, BURRUSS HALL

 

  Present:  Drs. Bates, Bleier, Burger, Campbell, Eaton, Flowers,

            J. Johnson, M. Johnson, R. Johnson, LaBerge, Mahan, Snoke,

            Sponenberg, Stout, Swiger, Teekell

 

  Visitors: Mr. John Ashby, Spectrum

            Katherine Johnston - Director, Budget and Financial Planning

            Dennis Hinkle - Assistant Provost

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS -

 

      Dean R. Teekell announced the resolution has been passed by University

      Council for a Defending Student Status.  It is anticipated that it will

      be implemented for Spring Semester.

 

  2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 2, 1988 - The minutes were approved as

      submitted.

 

  3.  GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY - No report was submitted.

 

  4.  REPORT FROM KATHERINE JOHNSTON ON TUITION COSTS - Ms.  Johnston re-

      ported to the Commission members the different procedures to calculate

      tuition at VPI&SU as well as other universities in Virginia.  The in-

      formation that Ms. Johnston provided to the Commission was helpful in

      understanding how competitive VPI&SU is with other universities in re-

      gard to student tuition rates.

 

  5.  REPORT FROM DENNIS HINKLE REGARDING COMPUTERIZED SUBMISSION OF COURSE

      PROPOSALS - CUS had not, at the time of this meeting, made a decision

      on Dr. Hinkle's report.  It was decided by the Commission membership to

      discuss this item at a future meeting.

 

  6.  CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION 88-89A ON FACULTY AUTHORED TEXTS - There

      was concern raised by members regarding the wording and intent of the

      resolution.  Dr. Hinkle agreed to carry the concerns of the CGS member-

      ship to responsible parties.  This resolution was be an agenda item for

      a future meeting.

 

  7.  REPORT FROM COURSE AND PROGRAM CRITERIA COMMITTEE - Dr.  John Eaton

      submitted the committee's report with an addition noting a course name

      change submitted by AGEC.  Course 6444 is now titled "Research Methods

      in Regional Economic Analysis".  A typographical error in the spelling

      of course was also noted in the report.  The report was approved with

      these changes.

 

  8.  REPORT FROM CATALOG STUDY COMMITTEE - Dr. Janet Johnson submitted a re-

      port regarding reorganization and editing of the Graduate Catalog.  The

      report was approved as submitted.

 

  9.  ADJOURNMENT - 5:15 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

                                     John L. Eaton

                                     Secretary

 

 

 

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