2007 – 2008
Graduate Council (GC) held sixteen meetings this year (9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/12, 11/26, 12/10, 12/17, 1/31, 2/14, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/20). The major initiatives undertaken by GC are summarized below.
Competitiveness of Grad Student Stipends: The GC met with Provost Eric Kaler to emphasize the critical importance of improving grad student stipends and the affordability of housing.
Responsible Conduct of Research: The GC continued the task force to develop recommendations on a university-wide training program for the responsible conduct of research, with the following membership:
Peter Gergen, Chair (Associate Dean of the Graduate School)
Susan Brennan (Psychology)
Beverly Campbell (Graduate Program Coordinator, Pharmacology)
Robert Crease (Chairperson, Philosophy)
Sara Lipton (History)
Judy Matuk (Office of Research Services)
Anne McElroy (Graduate Program Director, Marine Sciences)
Arleen Steckel (School of Nursing)
Amanda Stent (Computer Sciences)
Kathleen Welch (Graduate Program Director, Writing and Rhetoric)
Peter Williams (School of Medicine, Course Director of GRD 500)
Requests for Programmatic Changes
Graduate Council Fellowships and Awards
The GC Fellowships and Awards Committee extended offers of GC Fellowships and Pieper Awards to graduate programs this spring. GC thanks the members of the GC Fellowship and Awards committee for the considerable time and effort that they expended in evaluating the large pool of outstanding candidates.
Charles S. Taber
Chair, Graduate Council