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Graduate Council Minutes - January 28, 2014
Special Appeals Meeting

3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Horrabin Hall, Room 1

Members Present: J. Averbeck, V. Diehl, J. McQuillan, A. Mossman (Chair), J. Myers, W. Polley (Vice Chair), M. Stinnett, T. Walker

Guests Present: M. Musick, G. Woodruff, C. Morrow, B. Carr

Ex-Officio Present: N. Parsons

Others Present: A. Schulz

 

The Special Appeals meeting was rescheduled from Monday, January 27, 2014 in Horrabin Hall 60 to Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Horrabin Hall 1 due to a weather related closure of the University.

I. STUDENT APPEALS

A. Request to waive the 6-hour “C” rule

1. Computer Science

The student was not present. Discussion was held by the Council regarding courses taken and the student’s transcript.  

Motion: To approve the request to waive the 6-hour “C” rule. (Polley/Stinnett)

MOTION CARRIED 8 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB

 

2. Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

The student was present to answer questions from the Council. He read a letter of support from the department chair. The student explained that he took on more than he could handle during the last semester. Dr. Polley asked about the remaining coursework to complete the degree. Prof. Myers questioned the student about extra-curricular activities. The student responded that he has adjusted his involvement so that he could focus on finishing school. Dr. Averbeck asked about the workload and involvement of previous semesters compared to the past semester. The student responded that his involvement in organizations had continued to increase over the semesters. Dr. Diehl questioned the student about holding an assistantship again. The student indicated that he was not considering it.

Motion: To approve the request to waive the 6-hour “C” rule. (Polley/McQuillan)

MOTION CARRIED 8 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB

 

 B. Request for a late withdrawal

1. Economics

The student and Dr. Polley were present to answer questions from Council members. The student explained his situation involving medical issues and confusion between himself, his instructor, and immigration requirements. Dr. Polley offered specific information regarding the timeline of events.

Motion: To approve a late withdrawal from ECON 503 in the Fall 2012 semester. (Myers/McQuillan)

MOTION CARRIED 7 YES – 0 NO – 1 AB

 

C. Request to hold an assistantship as a probationary student

1. Business Administration

The student and his supervisor were present to answer questions from the Council. The student detailed the miscommunication regarding his graduate GPA and the undergraduate deficiency courses that he was required to take for his program. Dr. Mossman asked if the deficiencies were listed on the degree plan. The student responded that no, they are not part of the degree plan.

Motion: To approve the request to hold an assistantship as a probationary student. (Polley/Mossman)

MOTION CARRIED 8 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB

 

D. Request to hold an assistantship with less than 3.0 GPA

1. Accountancy

The student and Dr. Woodruff were present to respond to questions from the Council. The student explained her courses. Dr. Polley asked about the assistantship and the responsibilities. The student responded that the assistantship would actually be fewer hours than another position that she would leave if the request is approved. Dr. Mossman questioned the student about time management plans for coursework and the assistantship. The student detailed the plan that she is already implementing this semester.

Motion: To approve the request to hold an assistantship with less than 3.0 GPA. (Myers/Stinnett)

MOTION CARRIED 8 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB

2. English

The student, his graduate assistantship supervisor, and Dr. Morrow were present. The student explained his difficulties in the program last semester and discussed changes that he would be making. Prof. Myers asked about specific changes. The student indicated that there would be changes to his workload and he will be meeting with his advisor on a weekly basis. Dr. Morrow added that the student is also approaching his classes differently. The student indicated that he is working ahead and actively participating in his classes this semester. His supervisor added that they had not taken into consideration the transition from undergraduate to graduate student when assigning workloads.

Motion: To approve the request to hold an assistantship with less than 3.0 GPA. (Stinnett/Walker)

MOTION CARRIED 8 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB

 

Meeting Adjourned: 4:28 p.m.