MINUTES OF THE GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING

January 29, 2004

 

 

PRESENT: Bidstrup (ChE), Bostrom (PUBP), Green (MATH), Hertling (ECE), McIver (REG), Parker (ISYE), Sanders (MSE), Venkateswaran (COC),  Will (CEE)

 

VISITORS: Harrell (MATH), Kilroy (Grad Studies), Naravan (MSE)

 

 

1.       A motion was made to approve the minutes of the December 4, 2003 meeting.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

2.       The School of Mathematics requested the following new course.  This is a topics course and can be taken multiple times.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSE

Math  8863  Advanced  Topics in Graph Theory  (3-0-3)

 

3.       The Schools of Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering requested the following new cross listed courses.  A motion was made to approve the courses.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSE

BMED/CHE/ME/MSE 6774  Biomaterials: Structure and Function (3-0-3)

BMED/CHE/ME/MSE 6777 Advanced Biomaterials  (3-0-3)  

 

MAKE INACTIVE: MSE 6610 and ME 6778

 

4.       The School of Biology requested the following new courses.  A motion was made to approve the courses.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

BIOL 6418  Microbial Physiology   (3-0-3)

BIOL 6410  Microbial Ecology  (3-0-3)

BIOL 6422  Theoretical Ecology   (3-0-3)

BIOL 6417 Marine Ecology    (3-0-3)

BIOL 6221  Biological Oceanography   (3-0-3)

BIOL 6600  Evolution   (3-0-3)

BIOL 6570 Graduate Immunology   (4-0-4)

 

5.       Maureen Kilroy requested a change in the Policy of the Advisement of Graduate Student Research and the Appointment of Thesis Advisory Committees. The addition deals with the makeup of the Thesis Advisory Committees for joint degree programs. After much discussion, a motion was made to approve the following.  The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

For joint (inter-institutional) departments or degree programs, committees should have at least one faculty member from each institution and a majority should be joint program faculty.  Joint program faculty will have undergone a nomination and appointment process in the joint program in order to qualify for the right to advise students in the joint program.

 

6.       The Committee heard one appeal that had previously been denied and reviewed one student petition.

 

Adjourned,

 

 

 

M. Jo McIver

Registrar

 

 

 

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