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March 26, 2020

AD-HOC GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING

March 25, 2020 @ 12-1:30pm via Webex

Agenda




  1. Wellness in the time of Coronavirus


  1. Welcome to our new virtual space 

    1. Webex Resources

      1. Webex General Guides: Guide for the Host and Guide for Attendees.

      2. Guides for Oral Defenses: (Novice Webex Users; Advanced Webex Users)

    2. Grad Council, Council Committees & Grad College Meetings will continue as usual via Webex

      1. Awards Committees 1 & 2-Completed for the academic year; GAC 2 will likely be tapped to adjudicate WAGS awards in Aug. 2020

      2. Curriculum

      3. Catalog and Handbooks due April 1st or please contact gradcurriculum@unlv.edu


  1. COVID-19 updates, information, and accommodations already in place

    1. Uncharted territory, so let our values guide us: our North Star: Support Grad Students & Faculty and provide transparency.

    2. Our GC COVID-19 website & emails

    3. UNLV talking points: March 24 and March 18

    4. Spring commencement & summer semesters

      1. Online 

      2. S/U

      3. Alt Commencement plan

    5. GC priorities

      1. Graduating students

      2. Student support & progression

      3. Emergency student support 

      4. Faculty & staff support

      5. Transparency & over-communicating

      6. Documentation of decision   

      7. New: S/U -- need guidelines                       

    6. Financial Implications


  1. GC Unit Updates

    1. R2PC

      1. Recruitment & Admissions

        1. Welcome Dr. Dave Beasley, new Recruitment & Admissions Specialist: Letter & information from Dave

        2. Online recruitment offerings

        3. English proficiency, foreign credential evaluations, transcripts

        4. Departmental admissions requirements 

        5. ETS online options for GRE and TOEFL

      2. RPC

        1. Extended graduation-related deadlines for spring 2020

        2. Incomplete grades for spring 2020

        3. S/U grading option for spring 2020

    2. Grad Financial Services & Development

      1. Emergency Retention Awards (SOS shout-out)

      2. External newsletter & outreach: Graduate Student Emergency Fund

      3. Loaner laptops, WiFi hotspots, and software

      4. Recruitment awards extended from May 1st to June 1st

      5. Scholarships & Fellowships going out this week, denials next

      6. Discussion & recommendations

        1. Access: Summer Doctoral Research Fellows & Finishing Fellows

        2. GAs: state GAs, TTDGRAs, IGAs

    3. Systems & Data & Communications

      1. COVID-19 communications & updates to MC letters & message 

      2. Coronavirus tracking

      3. Exam form 

      4. Forms guide page

    4. Student Services 

      1. Join us for virtual Yoga!

      2. Professional Development Workshops on WebEX 

      3. Program and Certification deadlines: April 8th


  1. What else is on your mind? Worrying you or your students? Needs to be addressed? Great ideas? 


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Leslie Hunter,
Apr 30, 2020, 2:46 PM
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