Graduate Faculty Executive Committee

Meeting Minutes, 10.31.06

 

Present:

L. Anderson, �M. Gonzalez, J. Governali, J. Hendrick, LeLoup, J. , J. Mosher, �E. Paterson [Voting Members]; �N. Aumann (Provost Representative) D. Margine (Registrar�s Office), Y. Murnane (Graduate Office) [Ex Officio]

Absent: C. Bell (sabbatical)

 

1. Meeting Minutes

����������� Meeting minutes from 10/17/06 were approved without additions or corrections.

 

 

2. Curriculum Change Guide

 

����������� Anderson, GFEC Co-Liaison to the EPC, reported that the EPC had reviewed campus reactions to the proposed Curriculum Change Guide and that the GFEC recommendations were accepted.

 

3. Curriculum Proposals

 

����������� Governali reviewed the request for additional information from the History Department related to GFEC comments about the tabled curriculum proposals.� Governali will contact TEC officials for up-to-date information about the TEC/Cortland/NCATE Template/Guidelines (take your pick on terminology) and seek out information about an official college integrity statement.� There was some difference of opinion about the existence of such a statement.

 

4. Student Representation on GFEC

 

����������� Members will solicit graduate student volunteers to increase the size of the pool prior to making a final selection on a student representative.

 

5. Culminating Activity Policy

 

����������� The Committee continued its discussion on a �Culminating Activity Policy� and reviewed a first draft of a proposed policy. The following points were decided:

 

����������� -The proposed �culminating experience course� should be developed as a one credit course.� The idea of a fee rather than a one credit charge was rejected.� The question of fees that would be charged for such a course was discussed and more information will be sought.� Murnane offered to gather information about fees related to Mohawk Valley courses.

����������� -The GFEC will develop the framework for the �culminating experience course� and departments would be free to add information specific to their programs.

����������� -Margine indicated that �697� was an available course number and will develop a list of department prefixes for the number.

����������� -Discussion focused on how comprehensive examinations would fit into this policy and guidelines will be included in the next draft of the policy proposal.

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Agenda Items:

����������� 1. Culminating activity credit proposal

����������� 2. Proposal for a School of Graduate Studies

����������� 3. Graduate student representation

 

Submitted:

J.F. Governali

 

The next meeting of the GFEC will be November� 14 at 11:00 AM