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February 15, 1989

 

                                    MINUTES

                                    VPI&SU

                        COMMISSION ON GRADUATE STUDIES

                          15 FEBRUARY 1989, 4:00 P.M.

                     PRESIDENT'S BOARD ROOM, BURRUSS HALL

 

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

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

            Snoke, Sponenberg, Stout, Swiger, Weber, Ms. Mary Bleier, Ms.

            Theresa Fried

 

  Visitors: Mr. John Ashby, Spectrum

            Dr. Jack Dudley, Sociology Department

 

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS -

 

      Dean John Eaton congratulated Mary Bleier, GSA representative, for hav-

      ing passed her preliminary examination.

 

      Theresa Fried was introduced as a new GSA representative to the Commis-

      sion to replace Randy Moynihan.

 

      Dr. Jack Dudley, Sociology Department, was introduced as a guest

      speaker.

 

      The winner of the GTA award is Susan Mayhew of the English Department.

      The Outstanding Service Award winner is Dana Brown of the Mechanical

      Engineering Department.

 

      The Cunningham winners have been selected and will be made public

      shortly.

 

      The date for submission of nominations for the Summer Cunningham schol-

      arship will be March 6, 1989.

 

      Martha Johnson described changes that the Commencement Committee is im-

      plementing for the upcoming commencement exercises.

 

      A copy of the process for electronic processing of course proposals was

      distributed for information purposes.

 

      Arthur Snoke reported that the concensus of the Faculty Senate was to

      agree with the extension of the deferred payment plan for qualified

      graduate students to include summer sessions.

 

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

      submitted with minor typographical corrections.

 

  3.  GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY - Mary Bleier reported that the organiza-

      tional awareness kick-off meeting was a success and should anyone want

      buttons or stickers they can be obtained through the GSA office in

      Sandy Hall.

 

  4.  CUS RESOLUTION 88-89A - Dr. Jack Dudley presented clarification of the

      resolution content to the Commission.  After discussion, Dr. Arthur

      Snoke moved for approval of the resolution and it was seconded and ap-

      proved unanimously.

 

  5.  REEXAMINATION OF CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT POLICY - Carryover agenda item

      for the next meeting.

 

  6.  ADJOURNMENT - 4.38 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                     John L. Eaton

                                     Secretary

 

 

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