Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 3-5 p.m.
817 Cathedral of Learning

I. Approval of Minutes
I attach the minutes of the meeting on March 15, 2005.

II. Proposal to Establish a Joint Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology
I attach a proposal to establish a Joint Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology, submitted by John Cooper, Dean of the Arts and Sciences, and Arthur S. Levine, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine.  I did not attach the lengthy packet of training faculty vitae, but they are available if you wish to review them.  Faculty from across the campus prepared this proposal for a collaborative program which will result in a PhD in Computational Biology, either in Medicine or Arts and Sciences, depending on the location of the studentís major advisor.  Students will be admitted into a single program and the advising and course work will be a shared responsibility of training faculty from both schools.  This is intended to be a small, high quality program.  Representatives from the program will attend the meeting to present the case and answer questions.