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December 6, 1989

                                    MINUTES

                                    VPI&SU

                        COMMISSION ON GRADUATE STUDIES

                          6 DECEMBER 1989, 4:00 P.M.

                            PRESIDENT'S BOARD ROOM

 

 

  Present:  Drs. Bates, Burger, Campbell, C. Coruh for Dr. Snoke, Eaton,

            Flowers, J. Johnson, M. Johnson, R. Johnson, La Berge, Lutze,

            O'Brien, Stout, Mr. Daniel Adams, Ms.  Theresa Fried

 

  Visitors: Mr. John Ashby

 

 

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS -

 

      Dean Eaton announced that Dean Teekell is in Richmond with the recipi-

      ents of the Commonwealth Fellowships.  The students were to receive

      certificates of recognition at a luncheon.

 

      Cahit Coruh is attending todays meeting in substitution for Dr.  Snoke.

 

      Dean Johnson announced that 17 GRE sites in India have had a breach of

      security.  There will be no October test scores reported.  Test scores

      from the January test should be available by mid April.

 

      Dean Johnson also announced that VPI&SU will be funded for seven total

      fellowships on the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship program.

 

      Dean LaBerge announced that he will be sending letters to department

      heads regarding the Chinese students.  Chinese students will not be

      forced to leave this country upon completion of their degrees.

 

      Dean Eaton announced that renovations are on schedule in Sandy Hall and

      all offices should be moved before Spring semester begins.

 

  2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 15, 1989 -  The minutes were approved

      as submitted.

 

  3.  GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY - The GSA delegates met on 12/5/89.  Mr.

      Adams stated that a resolution was being proposed to separate degrees

      on transcripts so that students could request a transcript of a spe-

      cific degree type.  A graduate student commuter shuttle to Roanoke is

      also being proposed.  A graduate women's support group will be headed

      by Pat Tracy.

 

  4.  RESOLUTION ON REDEFINITION OF ASSISTANTSHIP - the resolution was ap-

      proved to carry over to University Council.

 

  5.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE COURSE AND PROGRAM CRITERIA COMMITTEE -  Dr.

      Janet Johnson submitted the report and it was approved as submitted.

 

  6.  OTHER BUSINESS - Dr. Eaton discussed the distribution of the "On Being

      a Scientist" booklet to departments.  Dr. William Flowers distributed a

      list of questions and concerns for the upcoming sessions of the CGS.

      After a brief discussion on each concern, Dr.  Flowers asked that these

      issues be agenda items for future meetings.

 

 

  7.  ADJOURNMENT - 4:49 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                     John L. Eaton

                                     Secretary

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