Present: Margaret Adamek, Rachel Applegate, Mark Bannatyne, Paul Carlin, Pamela Crowell, David Ford, David Handel, Elisabeth Hinshaw-Osgood, Dolores Hoyt, Marvin Kemple, Joyce Mac Kinnon, Craig McDaniel, Jackie O’Palka, Robert Osgood, Sherry Queener, Simon Rhodes, Sharon Sims, James Williams, Marianne Wokeck.
Guest: Mathew Palakal, PhD.
Staff: David Koerner, Dswanda Jones.
Approval of the Minutes - Dr. Queener
Minutes from the June 28, 2005 Meeting Approved.
IU Dean’s Report – Dr. Queener
Dean Slattery has left IU for another position, Dean Kintgen and Dean Queener have assumed co-interim Dean positions to fill in until the new IU Dean is hired. They have agreed that the Graduate Council should return. They aren’t sure of the council’s tasks but Dr. Queener will keep the committee informed. They will also reconstitute a few of the subcommittees but the Curriculum Subcommittee will not return, the GAC will remain the final decision maker on approving programs that go directly to the ALC.
Graduate Office Report – Mr. Koerner
The Graduate Office now has one main number: 274-1577. Debra Sullivan has received the Irwin Award. The new office space for the Graduate Office on the second floor of the Union Building has been approved; the move will take place in March.
Meningitis Compliance - the Registrar’s Office will be sending a message to any students who are still not compliant with the meningitis warnings when they try to register for Spring classes. Students need to go to the website (http://registrar.iupui.edu/meningitis.htm), acknowledge that they have been notified of the dangers of meningitis as well as the locations for immunizations if the student so chooses. While immunization is not required, students should carefully read this information and make an informed choice about whether to get immunized. Students who do not visit the website and acknowledge that they have received this information will be prevented from registration for Spring 2006 until they take action.
Graduate Student Organization Report – Mr. Koerner
The GSO has distributed 90% of funds for the Fall; final distribution will be December for the Spring. The GSO meetings are now in the Union Building once a month.
Curriculum Subcommittee Report - Dr. O’Palka
The committee met September 30th. Of the New Courses submitted, two were Approved, 2 were Not Approved, 2 are Pending with minor changes and 10 courses were sent back to the submitter. The committee Approved 10 course changes, 2 are Contingent with minor changes, and 4 were sent back.
Dr. Queener reported that the Master Course List. No longer exists for the whole university but is kept on each campus. Dr. Queener will keep the committee updated on this progress.
Fellowship Subcommittee Report - Mr. Koerner
The Block Grant funds were transferred before the start of the Fall semester.
Coming Home Fellowship - Dr. Queener reported the idea of awarding a graduate fellowship to Indiana residents who went to High School in Indiana but left the state to attend college. This fellowship will also be available to award funds to Native Americans whose tribes are native to Indiana. She has located $40,000 that she can put towards this effort; she’s asking the schools to offer in-state fees to these students.
Program Information - Dr. Queener
November 22, 2005
Meeting Adjourned 4:40 pm