December 14, 2004, 3-5 p.m.
817 Cathedral of Learning


I. Approval of Minutes
I attach the minutes of the meeting on November 16, 2004.

II. Proposal to Establish a Cross-Campus Integrative Molecular Biology Program
I attach a proposal to establish a cross-campus Integrative Molecular Biology PhD program, submitted by John Cooper, Dean of the Arts and Sciences, and by Arthur S. Levin, Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice Chancellor of the Schools of the Health  Sciences.  I did not attach the lengthy vitas of the entire training faculty but they are available in 809 C.L. 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 Integrative Molecular 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 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.