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May 3, 1989

  NOTE:  These are the minutes PENDING approval of CGS on Sep. 20, 1989

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                                    MINUTES

                                    VPI&SU

                        COMMISSION ON GRADUATE STUDIES

                             3 MAY 1989, 4:00 P.M.

                         CRANWELL INTERNATIONAL CENTER

 

  Present:  Drs. Bates, Campbell, Eaton, J. Johnson, M. Johnson

            R. Johnson, LaBerge, Mahan, Snoke, Swiger, Teekell, Ms. Mary

            Bleier

 

  Visitors: Dr. Ron Nurse, Mr. David Lush and Mr. Andy Cohill

 

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS -

 

      Dean Teekell recognized the members who have completed their tenure to

      the Commission on Graduate Studies and thanked them for their contrib-

      utions throughout the year.

 

      On May 5, 1989 our Commencement exercises will award approximately 302

      Doctoral degrees, including 58 Ed.D. Degrees and 1163 Masters degrees.

 

      Dr. Ron Nurse - University Honors Program, Mr. David Lush - GSA Speaker

      and Mr. Andy Cohill - author of the GSA Resolution, were recognized as

      guests.

 

      Dr. Robert Bates announced that Dr. Fred Carlisle has accepted the po-

      sition of Provost at this University.

 

  2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 5, 1989 -  The minutes were approved with

      an addition to Item 5.  The sentence should read "A motion was made to

      refer this issue to the Degree Requirements, Standards, Criteria and

      Academic Policies Committee of CGS for the next academic year".

 

  3.  GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY - Mary Bleier had no announcements.

 

  4.  RESOLUTION 6-89 FROM GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE HONORS

      COLLOQUIUM - Mr. Andy Cohill, author of the resolution, explained the

      purpose of this item to the membership and accepted questions regarding

      its strengths and weaknesses.  Dr. Ron Nurse, University Honors Pro-

      gram, spoke about the structure of the Honors Colloquium and the impact

      this resolution would have on the program.  After discussion, it was

      decided that this resolution will be referred to the GRADUATE STUDENT

      RELATIONS COMMITTEE of the CGS for further study.

 

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

      minutes were approved as submitted.

 

  6.  ITEMS REQUESTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY DR. SNOKE

 

          a. Faculty/Staff Orientation - Drs. Teekell, Snoke and Bates will

             confer at a future date regarding the possibility of a "trial"

             orientation meeting.

 

          b. "Truth in Packaging" - a motion was made and passed to refer

             this issue to the COURSE AND PROGRAM CRITERIA COMMITTEE

             next year.

 

          c. Single Page Transcripts - Drs. Snoke and Eaton will pursue this

             matter.

 

          d. Securing Theses - Dr. Teekell referred this item to the

             DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, STANDARDS, CRITERIA AND ACADEMIC

             POLICIES COMMITTEE

 

 

  7.  ADJOURNMENT - 5:35 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     John L. Eaton

                                     Secretary

 

 

 

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