Graduate Faculty Executive Committee

Meeting Minutes, 02. 12.07



C. Bell, M. Gonzalez, J. Governali, J. Hendrick, J. LeLoup, �J. Mosher, �E. Paterson [Voting Members]; �N. Aumann (Provost Representative) D. Margine (Registrar�s Office), Y. Murnane (Graduate Office) [Ex Officio] , J. Walkuski (GFEC Representative to Faculty Senate)

Absent: L. Anderson

Guests: David Canaski; Cynthia Benton


1. Meeting Minutes

����������� Meeting minutes from 1/29/07 were approved without corrections.� A discussion Item related to Graduate Faculty membership from last semester was clarified.� A proposal from the Philosophy Department for a new graduate program will not be forthcoming, as it is not presently part of any future planning by the College.� The Committee will review its recent action approving membership to the Graduate Faculty based on a misunderstanding about this proposal.�


2. Program Revision: Masters of Science in Teaching, Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), and Extension for Middle Childhood Education


����������� After significant discussion, Cindy Benton asked that the proposal be tabled for the present time in order to allow discussion and possible revision by the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department.� The Committee tabled the proposal.


3.� Agenda Items for Spring 2007


a. Culminating Activity Policy: The proposed GFEC Culminating Activity Policy� has been receiving campus review.� Chairs and coordinators were sent a reminder about the need for their reactions and another copy the proposed policy, with a due date of February 9.� The Committee will take up discussion of this issue at its February 19th meeting.


����������� b. Non-matriculated student registration: Issues raised by Bill Buxton last semester were noted and will be a part of the Committee�s discussion this semester.�� Yvonne Murnane was asked to inform the Graduate Coordinators about the GFEC�s examination of the area and to request� input that could be a part of the GFEC review (i.e., issues, problems, suggested modifications, questions, etc.)



Spring Semester Committee Meeting Dates

Monday, January 29,� 12:00

Tuesday, February 6,�� 1:00�����������������������������������������

Monday , February 19, 12:00

Tuesday, March 6, 1:00

Monday, March 19, 12:00

Tuesday, March 27, 1:00 (if needed)

Monday, April 9, 12:00

Tuesday, April 24, 1:00�

Monday, May 7, 12:00����������������������������������������������������� Minutes Submitted: J. F. Governali