As approved by the Graduate Council, October 6, 2009

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Minutes of the Graduate Council

September 1, 2009

As approved by the Graduate Council, October 6, 2009

Members present:

B. Barrett, S. Brown, F. Burrack, R. Collins, C. Craft, B. DePaola, K. Dillard,

M. Donnelly, S. Eckels, J. Edgar, J. Fliter, K. Getty, D. Goodin, C. Griffin, D. Higgins, T. Keane,

R. Krishnamoorthi, M. Linville, C. Moore, J. Reese, B. Rowland, S. Siepl-Coates, J. Steichen,

E. Swilley, K. Taylor, F. White, L. Williams

Members absent:

L. Hoag, M. Hossain, T. Melgarejo, B. Schultz, G. Shroyer, J. Yu

Graduate School staff present:

S. Fox, S. Schlender, C. Shanklin

Guests:

D. Youngman

1) Opening remarks

No report.

2) Minutes

of the May 5, 2009 meeting were approved as presented.

3) Graduate School Actions and Announcements

The following appointments for non-graduate faculty to teach graduate courses (emergency approval) and graduate faculty membership were approved by the Dean of the Graduate School:

Non-Graduate Faculty to teach Graduate Courses

(Emergency Approval)

Name

Uma Chitra

Position

Visiting Professor

Department/Program

Human Nutrition

Date approved

5/11/09

by Graduate School

Appointments for Graduate Faculty Membership

Date approved

Name Position

Lily Nowell Edwards Assistant Professor

Department/Program

Animal Sciences and Industry

by Graduate School

8/19/09

4) Academic Affairs Committee – Frank White, Chair

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Frank White, chair, proposed to approve the following faculty members for graduate faculty associate, graduate faculty membership only, and membership and certification. The motion passed.

Graduate Faculty Associate

Nina Lilja Director International

Richard Llewelyn

Agricultural Programs

Extension Assistant

Leah Tsoodle Extension Associate

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics

Membership

Mary Copple

Maureen Gorman

Rebecca Miller

Assistant Professor Modern Languages

Research Assistant Professor Biochemistry

Research Assistant Grain Science & Industry

Professor/Director

Assistant Professor Animal Sciences and Industry Justin Waggoner

Membership and Certification

David Lambert

Kent Martin

Kirk Pappan

Jeroen Roelofs

Kathrin Schrick

Department Head

Assistant Professor

Agricultural Economics

Agronomy

Adjunct Assistant Professor Biochemistry

Assistant Professor Biology

Assistant Professor Biology

Course and curriculum issues:

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Frank White, chair, proposed to approve the following course and curriculum changes. The motion passed.

Expedited Course Changes:

Current Course Description

ACCTG 833. Corporate Taxation.

(3) II.

A study of the federal taxation of corporations with emphasis on tax planning. Pr.: ACCTG 342 and 642.

DMP 708. Principles and Methods of

Epidemiology. (2) II.

Ecologic and epidemiologic concepts in the study of diseases in populations: epidemiologic methods emphasizing problem solving and application to epidemiologic principles of disease control.

DMP 899. MS Research in Pathobiology. (1-6) I,

II, S.

For graduate students working towards the MS degree. Individual research in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, and toxicology.

DMP 999. PhD Research in Pathobiology. (1-6) I,

II, S.

For graduate students working towards the

PhD degree in pathobiology. Individual research in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, and toxicology.

Proposed Course Description

planning. Pr.: ACCTG 342 and 642.

ACCTG 833. Corporate Taxation.

(3) I, II.

A study of the federal taxation of corporations with emphasis on tax

DMP 708. Veterinary Epidemiology. (2) II.

Introduction to the principles and methods of veterinary epidemiology: emphasizing how diseases affect populations (and associated implications for individuals), and application to disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control.

DMP 899. MS Research in Pathobiology. (Var.) I, II, S.

For graduate students working towards the MS degree.

Individual research in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, and toxicology.

DMP 999. PhD Research in Pathobiology. (Var.) I, II,

S.

For graduate students working towards the PhD degree in pathobiology. Individual research in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, and toxicology.

5) Graduate Student Council Information – Kara Dillard, President

Kara Dillard presented the following update of the Graduate Student Council’s (GSC) activities:

- The K-State Research Forum will be held February 11, 2010. Abstracts will be due November 20,

2009. For more information, please visit the GSC website at: http://www.kstate.edu/grad/gspeopleorg/gsc.htm

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- GSC awards travel grants to graduate students. There are three travel grant periods of which students may be awarded up to $500. For more information, please visit the GSC website at: http://www.k-

6) University Research and Scholarship

No report. state.edu/grad/gspeopleorg/gsc/travelresearch.htm

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7) Graduate School Calendar of Events

- For a list of Graduate School Events, please visit the Graduate School website at: http://www.kstate.edu/grad/gshome/calendar.pdf

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8) Other business

- Review and Reaffirm K-State Principles of Community: http://www.kstate.edu/welcome/community.html

Carol Shanklin asked members to review the K-State Principles of Community posted on the K-State website at: http://www.k-state.edu/welcome/community.html

. Members should submit feedback to

Shanklin via email at [email protected]

no later than September 10 th

regarding suggested changes.

- Academic Area Caucus meeting and subcommittee schedules

A short meeting was held for each caucus to decide on representation from the caucus on each of the four policy committees. Each committee must have at least one member from each caucus. The tables below identify the committee assignments for the 2009-2010 academic year:

Applied Natural Science:

Name

Kelly Getty

Department

Food Science

Academic

Affairs

Student

Affairs

Committee on

Planning

Assessment and Review

Tona Melgarejo

John Reese

Frank White

Jianming Yu

Human Nutrition

Entomology

Plant Pathology

Agronomy

Art and Humanities:

Name

Fred Burrack

Michael Donnelly

Department

Music

English

Academic

Affairs

Student

Affairs

Committee on

Planning

Assessment and Review

Charles Griffin Communication Studies,

Theatre & Dance

Tim Keane

Susanne Siepl-Coates

Basic Natural Science:

Name

Landscape Architecture/

Regional and Community

Planning

Architecture

Department

Steven Eckels

Jim Edgar

Mustaque Hossain

Charles Moore

James Steichen

Academic

Affairs

Student

Affairs

Committee on

Planning

Assessment and Review

Sue Brown

Brett DePaola

Dan Higgins

Ramaswamy

Krishnamoorthi

Biology

Physics

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Raymond R.R.

Rowland

Bruce Schultz

Diagnostic

Medicine/Pathobiology

Anatomy & Physiology

Business and Education:

Name Department

Academic

Affairs

Student

Affairs

Committee on

Planning

Assessment and Review

Royce Ann Collins

Christy Craft

Mark Linville

Educational Leadership

Special Education

Accounting

Gail Shroyer

Esther Swilley

Elementary Education

Marketing

Kay Ann Taylor Secondary Education

Mathematics and Engineering:

Name Department

Mechanical and Nuclear

Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Mathematics

Biological and Agricultural

Information

Academic

Affairs

Student

Affairs

Committee on

Planning

Assessment and Review

Social Sciences:

Name Department

Academic

Affairs

Student

Affairs

Committee on

Planning

Assessment and Review

Betsy Barrett

John Fliter

Doug Goodin

Linda Hoag

L. Susan Williams

Hospitality Management and Dietetics

Political Science

Geography

Family Studies and Human

Services

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

- Graduate Council and policy committee meeting schedules can be found on the Graduate School website at: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/gspeopleorg/council/meetings.htm

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Council was adjourned at 4:05 p.m.

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