AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
January 4, 2000
2:30 p.m., Payne Hall Basement
OLD BUSINESS: Had the old Graduate Council been legally dissolved? Yes, according to Dr. Moon. We will proceed on the assumption that the faculty ratified the dissolution of the old Graduate Council.
NEW BUSINESS: The Graduate Council is not in compliance with Recommendation 5. There will need to be some sort of centralized coordination of Graduate Programs in order to satisfy Recommendation 5. The Council is now in compliance with Recommendation 6. Students' "permanent records" are now centralized in the Registrar's Office. However, we should verify those records are kept in a fireproof cabinet.
There was a general discussion of issues facing the Graduate Council. Several questions were asked:
Can Computer Services implement a system to track graduate students? Mark Fissel described WADM 119.
How do we advise on shared programs?
How do we come up with the Graduate Policy Manual?
Subcommittees or as a group?
Each council member must review the Institutional Effectiveness report and revise their respective college area. Revisions must be submitted by 2/15/00.
A number of future agenda items were cited:
Have Katherine Sweeney talk to Council members.
Ask Dr. Wood about the current status of the MPA.
Look at other universities who have relatively decentralized graduate policies.
Solicit volunteers for compiling a Graduate Policy Manual.
Meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.