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EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH POLICIES COMMITTEE

Minutes of

March 13, 2013

MEMBERS PRESENT: Marcus Agustin, Andrea Hester, Kristine Hildebrandt, Susan Morgan for Jerry Weinberg, Leah O'Brien, Joe Schober (Chair), Doug Simms

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Jen Gapin, Poonam Jain, Terry Yan

I. Announcements

Susan Morgan announced that the Graduate School's Annual Symposium is taking place over 2 days this year, with a STEM education research forum on April 1 that will include national and regional speakers followed by the normal symposium activities on April 2. Online registration is now open.

II. Minutes of February 13, 2013

"Excused members" were added to the minutes of February 13, 2013. Marcus Agustin made a motion to approve. Joe Schober seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

III. Academic Integrity in Scholarship and Research 1Q5 Revised

The Provost's Office and Legal Counsel provided input to clarify the procedural sections. The ERP committee recommended changing "has the responsibility" to "should" in the INTRODUCTION section and in section 1 under PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT IN SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH. The ERP committee recommended changing "If no breach has occurred, the case shall be considered closed. If so, all written records should be sealed…" to "If no breach has occurred, the case shall be considered closed and all written records shall be sealed…"

The committee discussed use of the word "shall" in the document.

Marcus Agustin made a motion to accept the changes; Joe Schober seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Graduation Requirement (1F1)

Due to two members leaving the meeting at 11:45, a quorum was lost. Just before the two members left the meeting, Marcus Agustin made a motion to conduct a vote via email. Doug Simms seconded and the motion passed. The School of Pharmacy had been added to the PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS section. The ERP committee did not recommend any changes to 1F1.

An email vote was conducted. The committee voted unanimously to accept the policy.

V. Continuing Business

A. Doctoral Policies Subcommittee

Poonam Jain reported via email that the subcommittee document was submitted to Lynn Maurer for review.

VI. New Business

A. RPAB and R&D Candidates

The committee discussed the procedure for nominations and elections to fill openings on the Research and Projects Advisory Board and the Research and Development committee.

VII. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 12:05 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph Schober, Chair
Educational and Research Policies Committee, and
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

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