MINUTES OF THE GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING
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)
A motion was made
to approve the minutes of the
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.
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
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.
M. Jo McIver