Graduate Faculty Executive Committee

Meeting Minutes, 02. 19.07



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

Absent: L. Anderson, J. LeLoup, J. Mosher, N. Aumann

Guests: David Canaski; Cynthia Benton


1. Meeting Minutes

����������� Meeting minutes from 2/12/07 were approved without corrections.�


2. Culminating Activity Continuous Enrollment Policy

����������� a. Governali presented a proposed process for Graduate Faculty review of the proposed Culminating Activity Continuous Enrollment Policy.� The Committee reacted to the process with additions and modifications.

����������� b. Campus responses to the Committee�s call for department reactions to the proposed policy were reviewed and discussed.� The Committee decided not to change the substance of the proposed policy, but edited portions based on the responses.

����������� c. An electronic copy of the proposal will be distributed to the Graduate Faculty on March 7, with copies to department chairs.

����������� d. An open meeting will be held by the Committee on Tuesday, March 27 at 1:00 (place to be determined) to allow an opportunity for questions about the proposed policy.� This is regular meeting date for the Committee.

����������� e. A paper ballot will be mailed to members of the Graduate Faculty on March 23 with a return date of April 9.

����������� f. Committee members were asked to generate guidelines to be forwarded to the Provost regarding implementation of the proposed policy.� For example, the Committee should provide recommendations about an implementation timeline, information about departments that need to make culminating activity changes in order to be in compliance with the proposed policy, recommendations on grandfathering/grandmothering of currently enrolled graduate students, etc. �Forwarding such guidelines would be contingent on a positive vote on the proposed policy


3.� Agenda Items for Spring 2007


a. Culminating Activity Policy: The Committee needs to finalize the proposal for campus mailing and respond to the Graduate Faculty referendum.


����������� 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.)


����������� c. Graduate Faculty Membership: The Committee will review its recent action approving membership to the Graduate Faculty based on a misunderstanding about involvement with graduate programming.��



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