Graduate College

Graduate Council Minutes #800

November 14, 1991


Present: Berg, Durham, Fahmy, V. Jackson, Jones, Lew, Maier, Martin, Rose (for Safford), S. Smaldino, Somervill, Walker
Absent: Clayson, Mills, Swensen, Yohe
Visitors: Nancy Marlin (Vice President and Provost); John Fecik (Industrial Technology)
Minutes #798 were approved after Lew noted that he had not been present.
Dean Somervill said that there will be eight new Soviet students next year and that an effort is being made to broaden the number of programs having Soviet students.
Walker said that he was pleased with the turnout for the four sessions of the grant workshop. He acknowledged the support of the Provost and the Deans. The sessions were videotaped. Walker reported that there were 62 Summer Fellowship proposals from a total of 65 faculty. Because of this large number, the selection process will take longer than a month. The Committee will meet for the last time during the last week of classes. Selection will be very competitive.
Jackson reported on the recruitment trip to New Orleans. Nine UNI faculty and administrators made the trip to Dillard, Xavier, and Southern Universities. They contacted over 100 students and are asking departments to follow up by contacting those students who expressed interest in the department.
Fahmy distributed the results of the Outstanding Thesis Award. The first place thesis will be submitted as UNI's nominee for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools award. There were seven theses and four dissertations submitted. The Outstanding Dissertation Award will be determined later.
The following dates were set for committee reports:
Graduate College Curriculum Committee - December 5 Graduate Faculty Status Committee - February 27 Doctoral Committee - April 9 M. Phil. Committee - April 23
Maier moved to go to executive session to discuss the Distinguished Scholar Award. Motion was seconded and passed. Berg moved to rise from executive session. Motion was seconded and passed. Maier moved to approve the recommendation of the Committee that Allen Jedlicka receive the 1992-93 Distinguished Scholar Award. Motion was seconded and passed.
Somervill said that all colleges are required to update their strategic plans. He said that the Committee has met and is working on updating goals and strategies in light of a list of environmental concerns.
Items to be publicized include the Distinguished Scholar Award.
Maier moved to adjourn. Motion was seconded and passed. Meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Hesse
Next meeting will be Thursday, December 5, 1991 at 3:30 p.m. in Gilchrist Board Room 207.