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September 2, 2020

Graduate Council Meeting

September 2, 2020 - 1-3pm


Agenda


  • Welcome & check-in: 

    • Council Chair Election Results - New Graduate Council Chair - Dr. Alyssa Crittenden! 

    • Welcome new Grad Coordinators! Michael Borer, Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola, Monica Brown, Han-Fen Hu, Ian McDonough, Doris Watson, Harsha Perera, Anthony Gatling, Daniel Young, Patricia Cook-Craig, Natalie Pennington, Bill Bernatis

    • New Faculty in your Program? Please ask them to submit a Grad Faculty Status (GFS) here or on GC website: https://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/graduate-faculty-status 



  • COVID-19 Updates: See GC COVID webpage (Kate)

    • Budget update & hiring

      • FY21 FY 22 & 23

      • Fee-based positions (2)

      • Welcome Dr. Sara Jordan, Grad Faculty Fellow

      • Welcome Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Dean Fellow

    • Rebels Return campus reopening plans & guidelines & resources

      • GC Welcome Center (GTW Suite 200) is open + 100% remote

      • Gateway & Lied Grad Commons are open

      • Restarting faculty & graduate student research

        • IRB accommodations: full or expedited review/exempt

        • PI restart proposals that include graduate students & postdocs

          • 24-hour labs to de-densify; PPE

          • Priority to more advanced graduate students

          • Need to get graduate students back to research asap

          • RAMP undergrads

          • Assoc. VPRED Dr. David Hatchett (david.hatchett@unlv.edu)

      • Fall semester campus/remote instruction

    • CARES Act, Surcharge scholarships, & Emergency COVID Retention Fund information (approx. $250k)

    • GA issues

      • Accommodations process & management

      • GA online teaching stipend program wrapping-up (approx. 325)

      • Voluntary reallocation of funds for fall support


  • VIRTUAL Online Leadership & Professional Development Academy (Valarie)

    • 25 in virtual summer writing bootcamp

    • Programs, certificates, and workshops online

    • Grad Showcase 10/21 & Rebel Grad Slam 3MT in November






  • Need guidance on the following:

      • S/U policy (Kate)

        • Current: A maximum of three (3) graduate coursework satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) units may apply towards a master’s degree, and up to six (6) credits of S/U coursework may be used toward doctoral degrees, excluding the S/U units allowed for the comprehensive examination, professional paper and thesis/dissertation units, but including transfer units. For graduate courses, a grade of “S” indicates achievement equivalent to a “B-” or above. The grade of “U” represents performance equivalent to a “C+” or below.  (Added by EL on 9.11.2020: motion was amended “S”=”B” during the meeting and votes casted).

      • Additional members’ voting privileges for full Grad Advisory Committees (Emily)

    • Extra Member designation vs. UNLV faculty with Chair/member privileges

  • Note that after a student seats a full Graduate Advisory Committee, they may add anyone they like to the committee as a participating member (with advisor approval and must hold GFS at UNLV). Additional members joining a full GAC will be a voting member if they have been granted the following GFS privileges (See GFS privileges table below) in the students’ home department: 

(i) for Masters committees, the additional member hold at least the “GAC Member Master’s Only” (Level 4 or above)

(ii) for Doctoral committees, the additional member hold “GAC Member All Levels” (Level 2 or above)

The additional member will be a non-voting member if they hold solely the “Extra GAC Member only” designation (Level 7). Graduate Faculty Status (GFS) is organized as follows:


Level

Privileges

Doctoral GAC Chair

Doctoral GAC Member

Master’s GAC Chair

Master’s GAC Member

Graduate College Rep

Teach all levels

Teach Master’s only

Extra GAC Member ONLY

1

Doctoral GAC Chair All Levels

X

X

X

X

X

X



2

GAC Member All Levels


X

X

X

X

X



3

GAC Chair Master’s Only



X

X

X


X


4

GAC Member Master’s Only




X

X


X


5

Graduate Instructor 1






X


X

6

Graduate Instructor 2







X

X

7

Extra GAC Member only (non-voting member)








X




https://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/curriculum-committee 

  •  Final technical review for any program/course proposals conducted by the Graduate College is April 1st, 2021 @ 5pm




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