Graduate Faculty Executive Committee

Meeting Minutes, 09.14.06



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

Absent: J. Hendrick (class conflict)


1. Election of GFEC Chair:


Joseph Governali was elected to chair the GFEC.


2. Election of Liaison to EPC


Jean LeLoup and Lynn Anderson were elected to serve as co-liaisons to the EPC.



3. Faculty Senate Representative


Jeff Walkuski was appointed as �Interim GFEC Representative to Faculty Senate.�� The GFEC will discuss the nature of this position during the academic year.


4. Curriculum Change Guide


Nancy Aumann distributed the proposed �Curriculum Change Guide� for GFEC feedback.� Any committee members wishing to provide reactions should submit comments to Joe Governali and he will forward material to John Cottone.� Committee members were asked to insert �Curriculum Change Guide� in subject line of E-mail.


5. Thesis/Project Credit After Initial Registration


The Committee briefly discussed the issue of students registering for thesis or project credit in semesters following their initial registration.� A policy has been proposed, but there appears to be significant issues that need to be discussed prior to GFEC action on the policy.� The GFEC will begin reviewing issues related to the proposed policy at its next meeting, invite representatives from key campus offices at future meetings (e.g., Financial Aid) and schedule a joint meeting with the graduate coordinators �to discus their reactions to the proposed policy.� This will be the major agenda item for the next meeting of the GFEC.


6. Graduate Student Representation


Yvonne Murnane will inform graduate students, through campus E-mail, of the opportunity to serve on the GFEC.� The GFEC requested that Dr. Murnane work with Computing Services to develop a graduate student contact list, in order to facilitate direct communication with graduate students.


7. GFEC Meeting Time


The next meeting of the Committee will be October 3, 2006 at 11:00 in the Graduate Studies Conference Room in Brockway.� It appears that we will be able to meet on Tuesdays at 11:00 on the following dates:


����������� October 3

����������� October 17

����������� October 31

����������� November 14

����������� November 28

����������� December 12 (if needed)


(Note From the Chair:� I have checked these dates with the meeting times of the General Education Committee to avoid conflicts for committee members.� The GE committee will be meeting on the Tuesdays of the weeks we do not meet.�� Our discussion indicated that GFEC members could meet or adjust their schedules to meet on Tuesdays at 11:00.� Let�s see what happens on October 3.� JOE)