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October 19, 1988

 

 

 

                                    MINUTES

                                    VPI&SU

                        COMMISSION ON GRADUATE STUDIES

                          19 OCTOBER 1988, 4:00 P.M.

                     PRESIDENT'S BOARD ROOM, BURRUSS HALL

 

 

 

  Present:  Drs. Bates, Burger, Campbell, Cranford, Eaton, Hooper

            J. Johnson, M. Johnson, LaBerge, Lee (for Sponenberg) Mahan,

            Moynihan, Snoke, Stout, Swiger, Teekell, Weber

 

  Visitors: Mr. John Ashby, Spectrum

            Keith Wilkins

 

 

 

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS -

 

      Dean R. Teekell announced that the Graduate Research Symposium was

      underway and urged all members to attend the evening talk by Dr. James

      I. Robertson.

 

      Drs. James Gumnick and Larry Blair representing Oak Ridge Associated

      Universities will be on campus October 20th and 21st.  Drs. Gumnick and

      Blair will present a seminar on ORAU programs to faculty on October 20

      and will hold individual meetings with faculty on October 21, 1988 to

      discuss research opportunities.

 

      The Grad Fair will be on November 14.  Fifty-two schools have regis-

      tered to attend to recruit students for post baccalaureate study.

 

      The Provost's office is asking for nominees from the Commission for

      membership on the Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties committee.

      Nominations should be submitted to the Provost's office.

 

      A committee has been established to review the contents of the Graduate

      Catalog.  Janet Johnson will chair this committee and James Burger,

      Wanda Dean, John Eaton and Bernie Curtis will serve as members.

 

  2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF OCTOBER 5, 1988 - The minutes were approved as

      submitted.

 

  3.  GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY - No report was submitted.

 

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

      submitted the report on new and revised courses that had been approved

      by this committee.  The report was approved as submitted.

 

  5.  PROPOSAL FOR DEFENSE-ONLY REGISTRATION - Dr. Arthur Snoke presented

      this proposal for discussion.  The resolution was approved as submit-

      ted.

 

  6.  POLICY MEMORANDUM 14 REVISED INTERPRETATION OF IMPLEMENTATION - Dr.

      John Eaton submitted the report to Commission members for discussion.

      It was noted that a section regarding the monitoring of a student's

      progress toward a degree was not specifically mentioned in part of the

      guidelines and a section on monitoring was added to the report.  The

      report was then approved.

 

 

  7.  ADJOURNMENT - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                     John L. Eaton

                                     Secretary

 

 

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