Graduate Council
Minutes of meeting on February 13, 2002
Members Present: Al-Shukri, Bailey, Clowney, Dancy, Edison, Fletcher, Garnett, James-Barnes, Leslie, Lindsay, McAlpine, Minsker, Plopper, Recken, Sikes, Sims, Strom & Wayne

Members Absent: Edwards, 3rd representative from CBA; Spillers, COE; Bevernitz, CPS; Darsey, CSAM
Ex-Officio: Hanson, Sheen, Smith, Grad Sch
Others Present: Tom Guyette, Aud/Sp; Robert Mitchell, Management
1. Approval of minutes, January 23, 2002.  Approved

2. Old Business: none

3. New Business:
 a. Report of Curriculum Sub-Committee:
   Advance Comment Form & Proposal for new program: MS in MIS
SOWK 8218 Loss, Grief, and Social Work Practice (new) Lu Santa Cruz
8307 Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy (new) Lu Santa Cruz
8308 Ethical Issues in Couple and Family Therapy (new) Lu Santa Cruz
8309 Intergenerational Family Therapy (new) Lu Santa Cruz

 b. Report of Personnel Sub-Committee:
BARRETT, Thomas G., PhD, Asst Prof, Dept of Educational Leadership-Higher Education
CLIFTON, Thomas G., MFA, Asst Prof, Art Dept
COX, Richard G., PhD, Asst Prof, Dept of Economics & Finance
DHONAU, Stephanie, EdD, Instructor of ESL Education, Div of International and Second Language Studies.
LYTLE, Alan D., EdD, Instructor of German, Div of International and Second Language Studies.
 Barrett, Clifton & Cox approved.  Dhonau & Lutle, approved with one nay vote.  Sub-Committee will discuss issue at next meeting of ‘ Instructors’ holding full status

4. Other Business:  none

5. Dean's Report:  1) Dr. Tom Guyette, chair of Audiology/Speech Pathology program was introduced.  He talked about the PhD in Communication Disorders which is in discussion with ASU, UCA, and UALR (UAF has withdrawn) and the revision of the MA in Communication Disorders.  ADHE proposal is almost ready.  Council should have the program changes in March.  2) March 8 there will be a Science & Technology Day Open House with DCISSE, CSAM, and Graduate School contacting  chairs, faculty and students in science, engineering and math departments from 16 colleges and universities to participate.  We are scheduling poster sessions and other points of interest to prospective students in these programs.

Meeting adjourned at 4 p.m.
(next scheduled meeting is set for February 27, 2002)