GFEC Minutes 3/31/08
Present: Donna Videto, Donna Margine, Ex Officio, Peter McGinnis, Ex. Officio, Dan Driscoll, Nicole Fredericks, Jeff Walkuski, Ellen Paterson, Joy Mosher
Absent: Lynn Anderson, Pamela Summers, Nancy Aumann
- Minutes approved as clarified, i.e, Donna Margine about
course withdrawal forms.
- Jeff distributed copies of what was sent in campus mail
concerning amendments to bylaws and demonstrated web site access to those
same documents; exercise science changed to kinesiology. April 14, 2008 is
the last day for any changes to the handbook; ballot also distributed.
- Jeff will re-send Matrix to department chairs with copies
to the GFEC members.
- Donna Margine showed paper samples of the undergraduate
course withdrawal forms, Peter McGinnis showed graduate course withdrawal
forms, and Jeff demonstrated online access to both undergraduate and
graduate course withdrawal forms; it was noted that the instructor is not
required for graduate forms and that Graduate Studies be asked to be sure
that a copy is returned to the graduate program or department so that they
are informed. It was also noted that a delay can make a difference in
terms of refund amount to the student.
- Peter McGinnis pointed out some overlap in duties and
general responsibilities between the Educational Policies Committee and
GFEC. See College handbook part one, chapter 150, article 7 and article 8,
150.04, article 2. GFEC has had representation on the EPC, but has not
officially designated a member. Questions were raised about overarching
college policies that apply to both graduate and undergraduate programs,
but some policies are different. Jeff will contact the EPC Chair, Richard
Respectfully submitted, Ellen Paterson, drafted 4/1/08