Annual Report

Graduate Curriculum Committee

September 1, 1999 - August 31, 2000


Members: Nolan Hertel (Chair), ME; Andrew Peterson (vice Chair), ECE; Jo McIver (Secretary), Registrar; Sue Ann Bidstrup-Allen, ChE; Ann Bostrom, Pub Pol.; April Brown, ECE; David Collard, CHEM; Steven DeWeerth, ECE; Amy Dukeman, Library Observer; A. Dan Fisk, PSY; Rita Gregory, ARCH; Monson Hayes, ECE; Jeff Jagoda, AE; Maureen Kilroy, Graduate Office Representative (non-voting); Charles Liotta, Vice Provost; David McDowell, ME; R. Edward Omiecinski, CoC; Leonard Parsons, MGT; David Peters, Grad Student; Andrew F. Peterson, ECE; Tom Sanders, MSE; Karsten Schwans, Exec. Board Liaison; John VandeVate, ISyE; Kenneth Will, Env. Eng.

The full Graduate Curriculum Committee met nine times during the year. The Petition Review Subcommittee (Hertel, McIver, Kilroy) met five times during the year to review student petitions.

The following four new program proposals were approved:

The following program conversions from the quarter to semester system were reviewed and approved:

Other major actions undertaken included:

Other activities included the review of over 150 graduate student petitions and the adoption of minor changes to existing graduate courses. A set of procedures for the approval of new courses and programs was drafted and reviewed.

The committee devoted 40 percent of its time to student-related matters, 20 percent to policy matters, and 40 percent to new course and program decisions.