Minutes of the Graduate Council September 3, 2002 As approved by the Graduate Council, October 1, 2002 Members present: A. Barkley, L. Bergen, T. Bolton, A. Brightman, K. Brooks, K. Carpenter, M. Collinson, G. Eiselein, J. Fliter, L. Glasgow, W.R. Goe, M. Hossain, V. Houser, G. Kluitenberg, G. Marchin, D. McGrath, G. Ramaswamy, D. Sachs, J. Stevenson, R. Trewyn, Y. Wang, M. White, D. Wright Carroll, C. Wyatt Members absent: G. Bailey, R. Burckel, P. Burden, D. Fisher, S. Fisher, M. Kren, T. Musch, K. Tilley, D. Troyer Graduate School staff present: J. Guikema, C. Shanklin, B. McGaughey, D. Woydziak Guests: The meeting was called to order by Dean R.W. Trewyn at 3:40 p.m. in Room 213, Student Union. 1. Opening Remarks. Dean Trewyn welcomed the 2002-03 Council (GC) members and had them introduce themselves. Research funding came to $90.3 million in external awards for fiscal year 2002. An increase from $83.7 million recorded for the previous fiscal year. The total number of awards was less. This is an encouraging trend, but may be difficult to continue with the economic restrictions on filling faculty positions on campus and requiring faculty to increase their work load. 2. Minutes. The minutes of the May 7 meeting were approved as presented. 3. Graduate School Actions and Announcements a. Appointments for Graduate Faculty Membership Name Mahbub ul Alam Vicky Borchers David A. Brown Robert A. Bullock Chandima Cumaranatunge James H. Dubois Thomas Gould Allan J. Hastings Gary Haycock Neal C. Hubbell Department/Program Biological and Agricultural Engineering Interior Architecture Interior Architecture Interior Architecture Foundations and Adult Education Interior Architecture Journalism & Mass Communications Interior Architecture Interior Architecture Interior Architecture Soo Cheong "Shawn" Jang Sandra K. Johnson Gerad Middendorf Stephen M. Murphy Charles W. Sanders, Jr. Rodney J. Troyer Barbara A. Valent Weiqun (George) Wang John Williams Hotel, Restaurant, Inst Management and Dietetics Animal Sciences & Industry Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Interior Architecture History Interior Architecture Plant Pathology Human Nutrition Hotel, Restaurant, Inst Management and Dietetics b. Non-Graduate Faculty to teach Graduate Courses (Emergency Approval) Name Charlie L. Nutt Adrienne Leslie-Toogood Department/Program Counseling & Ed Psych Counseling & Ed Psych Carmel Parker White Family Studies & Human Serv. Courses EDCEP 812 EDCEP 885 EDCEP 991 FSHS 893 4. Academic Affairs Committee The committee has not met this year. 5. Graduate Student Affairs Committee The committee has not met this year. 6. Graduate School Committee on Planning The committee has not met this year. 7. Graduate Student Council Information Dean Shanklin, advisor to GSC, announced on behalf of Sara Fisher, GSC president, that the first Graduate Student Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 9th, at 3:30 p.m. in the Union. All departments are encouraged to send representatives. GSC will be hosting their annual Ice Cream Social, Thursday, September 12, 2002. Graduate Council members and all graduate students are welcome to attend. GSC has a new home in 102 Fairchild. They were given funds for a computer and accessories to assist them with carrying out daily business and to assist them in keeping in touch with graduate students on campus. 8. University Research and Scholarship 9. Other business Next meeting will be in held in Union 212. Term F02 F02 F02 F02 Agenda addendum 4 addressed the GRE breach in security and how to properly use this test to evaluate graduate students for admission. This prompted a discussion on the need for requiring the GRE with graduate student applications. Currently the GRE is not required by the Graduate School and the decision is left to the departments weather they feel the GRE should be required for admission to their program. Dean Shanklin announced that October will mark the beginning of the written analytical section. Formerly, this section was a multiple choice. More information can be found on the web at www.gre.com The graduate student application fee is an issue that may come into consideration this year. Our current policy requires only international applicants to pay a $25 application, differing from many other universities who also require a domestic graduate student application fee. Increase cost in the future may force this issue to action. INS has mandated a Student and Visitor Exchange Information System be implemented nationally. Software alone will cost KSU $25,000 to $30,000 with a 10% yearly maintenance expense to meet this new requirement for international students and visitors. Increasing and/or imposing a graduate student application fee brings forth concerns regarding a possible decrease in applications and recruiting challenges. The issue of graduate student stipends was also mention. Currently, the out dated stipend minimum for GTAs is $3,000 per semester and $3,500 per semester for GRAs. This provides a recruiting challenge for departments on campus. Council was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.