MINUTES OF THE GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING

February 24, 2005

 

PRESENT:        Bidstrup-Allen (ChE), Caulfield (Student), Green (MATH), McIver REG)

 

VISITORS:       Hughes (ECE), Kilroy (Grad Studies), Potts (Grad Admissions)

 

1.      Informational Item:  The minutes of the January 20, 2005 were approved electronically in order to get them to the Academic Senate in time to be considered.

 

2.      The sub-committee report on petition reviews was presented.  A motion was made to approve the report.  The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

3.      The Committee reviewed one petition that was referred by the sub-committee.  After much discussion, a motion was made to table the review of the petition. The motion was seconded and approved.  (2-0-1)

 

4.      The SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING requested the following new course.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSE

 

ECE 6560   Advanced Computer Vision and Image Processing using PDE’s and Active Contours  (3-0-3).

 

5.      Maureen Kilroy requested that the Policy on hour Loads for Graduate Students be changed. The changes requested were for clarification of the policy.  The current policy reads:

 

Full-time students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours on a letter grade or pass-fail basis. The advisor and school chair may approve the substitution of 1 course (up to 3 hours) on an audit basis for Fall and Spring semesters, and 2 courses (up to six hours) on an audit basis for Summer semesters.  Full-time students working exclusively on thesis research should be registered for 18 or more hours of 7000 or 9000 (Master's or Doctoral Thesis) in Fall and Spring semesters, and for up to 16 hours during Summer semesters.

 

It is proposed that this section be replaced by the following:

 

Full-time students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours on a letter grade or pass-fail basis. As an exception, the advisor or school chair may allow up to 3 hours out of the 12 minimum to be taken on an audit basis in Fall and Spring semesters; in Summer semesters the advisor or school chair may allow up to 6 hours out of the 12 minimum to be taken on an audit basis.  Hours in excess of the required 12 may be taken on any basis. Full-time students working exclusively on thesis research should be registered for 18 or more hours of 7000 or 9000 (Master's or Doctoral Thesis) in Fall and Spring semesters, and for up to 16 hours during Summer semesters.

 

A motion was made to approve the change.  The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

6.      The committee reviewed twenty-seven petitions, covering thirty actions.  All were approved except noted:

 

  10-to change grade(s) beyond deadline

  5-to waive 6/7-year rule

  2-to delete/remove course (1 denied)

  2-to change basis of course (1 denied)

  2-to change status to full graduate standing

  2-to count course credit taken as special student towards degree

  1-to transfer nine credit hours taken at previous university (denied)

  3-to process late grade change (1 denied)

  1-to be concurrently enrolled spr ing 2005

  1-to return summer 2005 after withdrawing spring 2005

  1-to exchange PUBP course for another PUBP (denied)



                                                Adjourned,



                                                M. Jo McIver

                                                Registrar



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