Faculty Senate: Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, November 30, 2001
University Center, Tejas Room 106A
Present: Brendel, Brouillard, Cabrera, Haswell, Kownslar, Sterba-Boatwright, Zebda.
Visitor: Dr. Harvey Knull
Meeting began at 1:30 p.m.
1. Approval of Minutes: Approved without corrections.
2. Visitor: Dr. Harvey Knull, Dean of Graduate Education
Dr. Knull introduced the current draft of the graduate admissions policy, which was created in response to House Bill 1641 in the Texas Legislature. HB 1641 mandates changes in graduate admissions policies for state universities. He would like the Senate to examine the draft and provide feedback.
Knull added that the Graduate Admissions Council would meet on January 17 and 31 to review the admissions criteria of TAMU-CC programs and determine if they meet university policy and state law requirements.
Sterba-Boatwright added that, at the meeting on December 7, a motion would appear before the Senate to defer evaluating program standards to the Graduate Council.
Haswell reported that AAC will meet next Friday (December 7) before the Senate meeting to discuss catalog copy, advising, and the draft policy of "Oversight of Academic Scholarships."
Sterba-Boatwright added that the Senate must approve all catalog copy during its February meeting. Haswell will report the proposed changes in catalog copy to the Senate during the January meeting.
Zebda has received a copy of the University’s budget. He will meet with Sterba-Boatwright to discuss committee assignments.
Sterba-Boatwright will talk to the A&M System Attorney about the state’s rules on tuition discounts for university employees.
Cabrera reported that the survey has been sent out. The committee will meet sometime during the week of December 3-7 to fill committee vacancies.
Brouillard reported on two items:
F. Other Committees
4. Other Information
Sterba-Boatwright discussed several informational items that were attached to the agenda:
Meeting ended at 2:50 p.m.
Secretary/Treasurer, TAMU-CC Faculty Senate