Graduate School Administrative Board Meeting
Monday, April 28, 2008
1200 Greenville Centre
MEMBERS PRESENT: Alligood, Martha; Bland, Sharon; Eakins, Stan; Ericson, Rick; Fonooni, Hamid; Griffin, Linner; Hough, Monica; Kasperek, George; Kramar, John; Mott, Vivian; Newton, Ron; Patterson, Belinda; Pellicane, Patrick; Ries, Heather; Rouse, Art; Walker, Marianna; and West, Terry.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Eastman, Brenda; Holte, James; Knight, Sharon; Nolan, Todd; Rouse, Art; and Mark Taggart.
1. Call to order
The meeting was called to order by Dean Pellicane at 3:36 pm
2. Approval of the 4/2/2008 GCC minutes (Kasperek)
The GCC minutes of 4/2/08 were approved as submitted.
3. Approval of the 4/16/2008 GCC minutes (Kasperek)
New courses and revisions of programs were submitted. Three members will no longer be serving on the GCC (Sharon Knight, Al Muller, and George Kasperek). Two nominations were submitted to fill the vacancies (Rose Allen and Hamid Fonooni). The committee has elected a new chair (Scott Dellana).
The GCC minutes of 4/16/08 were approved.
The annual GCC report was provided by Dr. Kasperek.
A motion to officially recognize those leaving the GCC and to commend them for their splendid work was enthusiastically approved.
4. Information items
a. Remissions processing issues
A work flow document is being prepared and a subcommittee has been established to study practices, policies, federal guidelines, etc.
b. Dismissal from Graduate School
When a unit program has chosen to dismiss a student, the Graduate School will now notify the students that they are to be dismissed. A copy of the letter will be sent to the unit.
5. Graduate Program Review Manual
A graduate program review manual has been prepared and has bee submitted to the GSAB Steering Committee. The SC has considered it and has recommended submitting it to the GSAB for their consideration. Because there are plans to combine both undergraduate and graduate reviews into one single process, this document will be assimilated into a new document that is now being prepared by a university-wide committee.
6. Policies for further discussion
a. Scholastic Standards
This draft is modeled from other universities. We now calculate GPAs via the Registrar, and we can use these data as a measure of student progress. This capability negates the dependence upon the use of the “3 C’s” policy which now causes students to drop a class at a very late date in the semester. The submitted policy document was amended and approved as amended.
b. Termination or Continuance of Graduate Study
The document was approved as amended.
c. Transfer Credits
The document has to apply to ECU non-degree course credit as well as other institutional course transfer credit. The document requires more consideration and discussion with unit faculty; GSAB members are encouraged to bring feedback on this and it will be considered at a later date.
d. Academic Dishonesty
This policy is not stated in the graduate catalog and is not readily visible in the Graduate School web-site. It is in the undergraduate catalog or in the unit’s handbook. This will be considered by the GSAB at a later date.
Admissions issues and standards were discussed.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 pm.
R J Newton