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April 5, 1989

 

                                    MINUTES

                                    VPI&SU

                        COMMISSION ON GRADUATE STUDIES

                            5 APRIL 1989, 4:00 P.M.

                     PRESIDENT'S BOARD ROOM, BURRUSS HALL

 

  Present:  Drs. Bates, Brown, Burger, Campbell, Cranford, Flowers,

            Hooper, R. Johnson, LaBerge, Mahan, Snoke, Sponenberg, Stout,

            Swiger, Teekell, Webb (for J. Johnson) Ms. Mary Bleier, Ms.

            Theresa Fried

 

  Visitors: Mr. John Ashby, Spectrum

 

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS -

 

      Dean Teekell brought to the attention of the Commission the absence of

      Dean Eaton and offered condolences in the deaths of Dean Eaton's par-

      ents due to illness.

 

      On April 3, 1989, 21 representatives from VPI&SU attended a presenta-

      tion at UVA on The University of the 21st Century.  This Commission

      will make recommendations regarding the future of higher education in

      the Commonwealth.

 

      Congratulations were extended to Ms. Mary Bleier who was awarded the A.

      B. Massey Award.  This award is presented for excellence academically

      and in research.

 

      The Summer Cunningham Awards have been selected as follows:

 

                     Kathryn Banghart-Jacobson            BIOL

                     Ana Maria Barbero                    CHEM

                     Lisa A. Bramble                      ENE

                     Theresa Fried                        VMS

                     Matthew Hickey                       HPER

                     Alan E. Hubbard                      GEOL

                     Steven P. Kahn                       ESM

                     Neal Meier                           HIST

                     Noel N. Schulz                       EE

                     Karen A. Tomlinson                   HIDM

 

 

      Dr.  McComas  is hosting a reception for the people who have been newly

      promoted.

 

      The minutes that the Commission approves today will be  the  last  that

      University Council will approve this year and the next meeting for Uni-

      versity  Council will be April 17, 1989.  Any items that the Commission

      deems necessary after this date, will  be  granted  administrative  ap-

      proval pending approval of University Council in the Fall.

 

      The  Presidential Fellowship recipients should be announced at our next

      meeting.

 

      The May 3, 1989 meeting of the CGS will be conducted  at  the  Cranwell

      International Center.

 

      The  Wine Research Awards reception was held on April 4, 1989 in recog-

      nition of research and extension as well as  the  Outstanding  Graduate

      Teaching Assistantship and the Community Search Awards.  Dana Brown was

      the  recipient  of the Community Search Award and Susan Mayhew, who was

      not present, was the recipient of  the  Outstanding  Graduate  Teaching

      Assistantship  Award.  Both will be recognized at the Founder's Day ac-

      tivities on Friday, April 7, 1989.

 

      Dr. Hooper has employed an outside consultant to determine the economic

      impact of the Graduate student population at this University.  A survey

      has been mailed to students on- campus and off-campus.

 

  2.  APPROVAL  OF  MINUTES  OF MARCH 1, 1989 -  The minutes were approved as

      submitted subject to correction of typographical errors.

 

  3.  GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY - Mary Bleier announced a tentative date  for

      the  Graduate  Research Sumposium as October 11 and 12, 1989.  The date

      for Grad Fair 89 is set for November 7, 1989.

 

  4.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE COURSE AND PROGRAM CRITERIA COMMITTEE  -

      Dr.  Ron  Johnson  submitted  the reports for approval.   The report of

      March 8, 1989 as approved as submitted.  The report of March  22,  1989

      was  approved  pending the approval of the Animal Care Committee on any

      courses that use animals in the class.

 

  5.  THE WASTE INSTITUTE OF VIRGINIA TECH, INC. - Dr. Gary Hooper  presented

      an  open discussion of the purpose and policy of the Waste Institute of

      Virginia Tech, Inc.

 

  6.  CONSORTIUM TRANSFER CREDITS - Dean Teekell presented an amended  state-

      ment  that  will appear in the Graduate Catalog regarding the transfer-

      ence of credit hours from other consortium member  institutions.    The

      statement was approved for submission.

 

  7.  CRITERIA FOR SECOND DOCTORAL DEGREE - Carryover item for our next meet-

      ing.

 

  8.  ADDITIONAL  ITEMS  FOR  COMMISSION'S  ATTENTION - Dr. Arthur Snoke pre-

      sented several items that he felt would be beneficial  to  consider  by

      the  Commission  in future meetings.  It was decided to have as many of

      these items as possible on the agenda for our next meeting.

 

  9.  OTHER BUSINESS - Mary Bleier announced that some problems have been re-

      cognized on the new computerized transcript system and she  asked  that

      the  members  of  the  Commission  alert students to the fact that they

      should check their transcripts completely when they receive a copy from

      the Registrar's Office.

 

  10. ADJOURNMENT - 5:13 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     John L. Eaton

                                     Secretary

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