I. Approval of Minutes
I attach the minutes of the meeting on December 14, 2004.
II. Changes in the TOEFL Exam
As you may have heard, a new generation of the TOEFL exam will be launched by ETS this fall. The new version of the TOEFL is quite different from the current version and includes a Speaking section, in addition the Reading, Writing and Listening sections that comprise the current exam. As a result of these changes, we will need to review and establish new standards of acceptable scores at the University of Pittsburgh. I have invited Timothy Thompson, Office of International Services, University of Pittsburgh, and Alan Juffs, Chair of the Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, to join our meeting to discuss changes in the TOEFL and the establishment of new standards.
III. Cross-Program Coordination in Graduate Student Recruiting
There will be a general discussion on graduate student recruiting and how programs can better coordinate recruiting efforts.