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April 17, 2020

Graduate College Executive Committee Meeting

Friday, April 17, 2020 1-3pm



  • Welcome - Dr. Toni Repetti, Chair


  • Committee Reports

    • Course Review Committee

    • Program Committee

    • Program Review

    • Awards Committees 1 & 2

    • Appeals & Legal Issues

    • Professional Development Academy Advisory Board

    • Top Tier Postdoctoral Committee & Advisory Board (TT reports due 5/7)

    • Top Tier R2PC (TT reports due 5/7)

    • Top Tier Faculty & Student Support (TT reports due 5/7)

    • Top Tier Innovative Programs (TT reports due 5/7)

    • Faculty Senate

    • GPSA


  • Graduate College Update: Kate -- May 1st from 1-3

  • COVID-19 Updates: See GC COVID webpage (review info)

    • Bryan Alexander Podcast and the Spreadsheet that broke Google

    • NSHE & UNLV Budgets: It could be worse?!

      • CARES Act distribution plan -- 70%; 20%; 10% need input

      • Furloughs

      • Exigency 

    • Hiring & Spending Freeze

      • GAs, IGAs, & PTIs

      • Scholarships, Fellowships, SDRFs (40) & Finishing Fellows (5)

      • LOA, Student Workers

      • Grad Coordinator Stipends

      • Essential Spending (texting; OnBase; supplies)

    • GC Hiring Exemption requests/rationale

    • Other Post/Pandemic Issues to Consider

      • S/U Grading: Credits?

      • Spring GAs

      • GA’s

        • State-funded GA time limits

        • Tuition-only GAs for international students in fall

        • GA hours

      • Fall Orientation

      • Fall R2PC Updates

        • Admit more, expect attrition

        • Extend deadlines? Campus recruitment efforts

        • International students

        • English proficiency accommodations

        • Non-matric separations: On hold

        • Non-enrollment separations: On hold

      • Fall Online Teaching for at-risk instructors (faculty & GAs)


    • Top Tier: A Path Forward through Crisis

    • Quality Assurance: GAs, grad instruction, grad mentorship, progression (link document from Janis/Faculty Senate)

    • Summer Post-Pandemic Pivot Planning Working Group

  • Other COVID Updates 







  • New Business


  • Graduate students must complete a minimum of 50% of coursework at 700 level unless enrolled in a professional master’s or certificate program.


  • Online oral defense guidelines (thesis, dissertation, milestone exams, etc.)

 

  • Define good academic standing as students with a 3.0 or better graduate GPA or program GPA, whichever is higher, and not being on academic probation (university definition).


Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 graduate credit in any semester when they are proposing, defending, or testing (preliminary, qualifying, comprehensive, or final exams), and a minimum of 3 credits in the semester in which they graduate.
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Leslie Hunter,
Apr 20, 2020, 4:24 PM
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