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Members excused:C. Denson, C. Izard, E. Kaler, S. McGeary, D. Miller, N. Wagner


Members absent:J. Brown, P Chapman, D Green, L. Harrison, R. Nichols, I. Okoye, P. Oneill, R. Opila, J. Scholz,



I.President Karen Stein convened the meeting.The agenda for the meeting was adopted unanimously.


II.The minutes of the 13 October 2003 meeting were approved unanimously after a correction was noted in that the name of Larry Peterson should be in the Members Excused List and not the Members Absent List.



A.Provost Dan Rich introduced a presentation of Graduate Education at the University of Delaware.

B.Vice Provost Bobby Gempesaw continued with an overview of the history and enrollment trends of graduate programs at UD.

C.Dan Rich concluded the presentation by reviewing graduate student funding issues and academic priorities.He requested suggestions from those in attendance to strengthen graduate education at UD.


IV.Announcements - K. Stein.

A.Multicultural requirement: The deadline for submission of new and existing courses for multicultural review has been delayed one year.The Undergraduate Studies Committee met and received many comments and questions regarding revisions to UDís multicultural course requirements.The Undergraduate Studies Committee will hold open hearings on UD multicultural requirements, two will be held for faculty and two will be held for students.The new final deadline for submission of courses for multicultural consideration is the fall of 2005.

B.Grade inflation: An ad hoc committee will be formed to evaluate grade inflation at UD.There are many questions surrounding this issue; Karen Stein requested volunteers to serve on the ad hoc committee to evaluate grade inflation.

C.Privacy issues: A committee will investigate privacy issues at UD.Further information will be forthcoming.

D.Item for information - General Education Report.Chair of the General Education Committee, Avron Abraham, stated that the revised report is on the Faculty Senate website.He asked for questions and comments on the report and thanked all those that helped to put the report together.Karen Stein acknowledged formal recognition for all of those participating in the effort.


V.Consent agenda.

A.Announcement for challenge for revision to the University Research Policy: Use of animals in the biomedical and ecological sciences (attachment).There was no challenge; the resolution was approved.

B.Resolutions: none.



A.Old business: none.

B.New business: none.


VII.Introduction of new business: none.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 PM.


Respectfully submitted,


Dallas Hoover, FacSen secretary