January 13, 2004
3:00-5:00 p.m. 817 CL

I. Approval of Minutes
I attach the minutes of the meeting on November 18, 2003.

II. Proposal to Establish a Certificate in Global Health
 I attach a proposal to establish a certificate in Global Health, initiated by Associate Dean  Meryl Karol and supported by Dean Goldstein of the Graduate School of Public Health.   It is expected that the certificate program will attract both students currently pursuing a  degree and students who will enroll only to pursue the certificate.  The program will  prepare students for interdisciplinary and international thinking and perspectives in  health care and affiliated fields.

III. International Students and Recent Events
Following the recommendation of UCGS at our last meeting, I invited David Clubb, Director of the Office of International Services, to present an overview of changes in federal regulations and federal departments or agencies that may affect international students, administrators of graduate  programs and the Office of International Services.  This is an update of the presentation he made at our meeting a little over a year ago.

IV. Proposal Concerning Programs in Sports Medicine and Nutrition
I attach a proposal submitted by Clifford Brubaker, Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, concerning changes in the programs offered by the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition and the Sports Medicine Program.  The program changes are described in the spread sheet attached to the proposal.  The major academic change is the elevation of the professional coordinated program in dietetics from the BS level to the MS level.  The department name would be changed to Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition.