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October 20, 1993

                                    MINUTES

                                    VPI&SU

                  COMMISSION ON GRADUATE STUDIES AND POLICIES

                         20 OCTOBER, 1993   3:30 P.M.

                                206 SANDY HALL

 

 

  Present: Drs. Baudoin (for D. Orcutt), Haney, Merola, Mitchiner, O'Brien,

  Olin, Peters, Stauffer, Wokutch, Vorster, Zink

 

  Absent with notification: Boles, Brooker-Gross, Eaton, Eustis, Eyre, Kahn,

  Orcutt, Schell, Smith

 

  Absent: Bohr, Boyle, Rainer-Jeanes, Waddill

 

  Visitors: John Aughenbaugh - Student Affairs Coordinator from the

                               Vice President for Student Affairs Office

 

            Susan Trulove - Spectrum Representative

 

            Marvin Foushee - Registrar's Office Representative

 

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS- Dr. Reginald Mitchiner distributed copies of a letter

      sent from Dr. Cornel Morton to participants in the Governance System

      regarding training activities.  There will be two scheduled training

      sessions:  Monday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m. until noon and Tuesday

      November 9, from 9:00 until noon.  All sessions will be in the Brush

      Mountain Room at Squires and Dr. Mitchiner encouraged participation in

      the sessions.

 

      Dr. Mitchiner stated that the committee structure of the commissions is

      being studied and that the constitution and by-laws will be rewritten.

      Dr.  Mitchiner stated that a committee to address the restructuring

      will be appointed and that issue will be brought back to the commission

      for consideration.

 

  2.  INFORMATIONAL HANDOUTS - letter from Dr. Cornel Morton.

 

  3.  APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - Approved as modified.

 

  4.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 6 OCTOBER 1993 -  The minutes were approved as

      distributed.

 

  5.  VOTE FOR CHAIRMAN-ELECT - Michael O'Brien was elected by a unanimous

      vote.

 

  6.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

 

      COURSE AND PROGRAM CRITERIA COMMITTEE - Michael O'Brien presented the

      committee minutes on October 1, 1993.  He stated that there was dis-

      cussion of a draft proposal that would authorize the College of Arts

      and Sciences to revise and propose new graduate courses without the re-

      view of the CGS&P.  There was no request for action on this proposal at

      this time.

 

      Two courses were conditionally approved:  AGE 4504 - Instrumentation

      and Control for Biological Systems and EDHL/PSYC 5444 - Behavioral Med-

      icine.  Two courses were approved:  BFIN 5024 and BFIN 5184 (tabled

      from a previous meeting).  One course was tabled at this meeting:  AGE

      4144 - Biological Systems Simulation.

 

      He also noted that University Council had passed the new course ap-

      proval flow.  There will no longer be a 30 day deans review.  There is

      now a 15 day review concurrent with CUS and CGS review of courses.

      The committee report was accepted.

 

 

  7.  ADJOURNMENT - 4:08 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

                                     John L. Eaton

                                     Secretary

 

 

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