21 Jan 2016 ME Graduate Field meeting minutes

Meeting started 12:17 ended 1:09

Paul Dawson was elected Graduate School Professor in ME.

Nicole Benedek was elected as a member of the ME field.

Votes on two motions were tabled pending additional information to be provided to the field.

A motion from Professor Kirby to amend the Field rules passed. Its wording is as follows:

PhD students matriculating in the graduate field of Mechanical Engineering starting Fall 2016 must pass MAE7999 at least six times before completion of the PhD degree. The DGS may reduce this requirement at her/his discretion when student tenure is short or other classes, teaching requirements, or enrollment in absentia terms repeatedly preclude enrollment in MAE7999. Students desiring a reduction should petition the DGS explaining why enrollment in six terms was impossible or onerous.