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March 1, 1989

 

                                    MINUTES

                                    VPI&SU

                        COMMISSION ON GRADUATE STUDIES

                            1 MARCH 1989, 4:00 P.M.

                     PRESIDENT'S BOARD ROOM, BURRUSS HALL

 

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

            J. Johnson, M. Johnson, LaBerge, Mahan, Snoke, Stout, Teekell Ms.

            Mary Bleier, Ms. Theresa Fried

 

  Visitors: Mr. John Ashby, Spectrum

            Dr. Lydia Vergara - Visiting Scholar

 

 

       1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS -

 

           Dean Teekell introduced Dr. Pat Hyer, Assistant to the Provost,

           and Dr. Lydia Vergara, Visiting Scholar from the University of the

           South Eastern Philippines.

 

           Dr. Bernard LaBerge has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for

           study in Japan for five weeks.  Dr. LaBerge was one of five se-

           lected for this honor in the United States.

 

           An announcement for International Women's Day - March 8, 1989, was

           circulated.

 

           Dr. McComas and Dr. Hooper will visit our Telestar Center on

           Thursday.

 

           Dr. Peter Eyre has notified the Graduate School that the College

           of Veterinary Medical Sciences will have their first dissertation

           defense this semester.

 

           The 1989-90 Cunningham Dissertation Year Scholarship winners are:

 

            Ever J. Barbero      ESM             Kun-Hsing Tsai      CHEM

            Mark R. Carter       ENT             Herman G. Weller    EDCI

            Robert C. Carter     VMSC            Andrew D. Yuruchko  BIOL

            Zoltan L. Trocsanyi  PHYS

 

 

            The  date for submission of nominations for the Summer Cunningham

            scholarship will be March 6, 1989.

 

            Drs. Teekell and Eaton have just returned from attending the Con-

            ference of Southern Graduate Schools Meeting in Little Rock, AR.

 

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

           proved as submitted with minor typographical corrections.

 

       3.  GRADUATE  STUDENT  ASSEMBLY - Mary Bleier distributed 1/5 stickers

           which are to promote increased awareness within the University  of

           the  size  of  the graduate student population.  The next business

           meeting for GSA will be March 7, 1989 at 5:00 p.m.

 

       4.  REEXAMINATION  OF CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT POLICY - Dr. Arthur  Snoke

           researched  the on-line and hard copy versions of the Policies and

           Procedures Manual and found differences in content between the two

           versions.  A motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to

           have both versions read:  Unless on an approved leave of  absence,

           graduate  students  in  degree programs must be registered contin-

           uously during the academic year and pay the prescribed fees.

 

 

 

       5.  HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT  MASTERS  AND  DOC-

           TORAL  DEGREE  PROPOSALS -  Dr. John Eaton reported for the Course

           and Program Criteria Committee that these proposals were supported

           for submission to CGS for consideration.  The report was approved.

 

       6.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE COURSE AND PROGRAM CRITERIA COMMIT-

           TEE  -  Dr. John Eaton submitted the report and it was approved as

           submitted.

 

       7.  OTHER BUSINESS - Dr. Jack Cranford raised concerns over The  Waste

           Institute  of  Virginia Tech, Inc. (a subsidiary of VTIP) proposal

           for implementation.  A copy of the  proposal  prospectus  will  be

           distributed  with  the agenda for the next CGS meeting and further

           discussion will take place at that time.

 

           Dr. Teekell also asked that the Commission agree to  consider  the

           aspect  of Proprietary Information regarding a policy for securing

           students' dissertations/thesis.   This will  be  a  future  agenda

           item.

 

           A  question was raised on academic misconduct of students and fac-

           ulty and that will also be a future agenda item.

 

       8.  ADJOURNMENT - 5:00 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     John L. Eaton

                                     Secretary

 

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