October 16, 2000
3:00 – 5:00 pm


  1. Adoption of Agenda

  2. Announcement of approval and posting of minutes of October 2, 2000. These minutes have been voted on electronically and have been posted on the University Web.

  3. New Business

    First Reading
    Commission on Research
    Resolution 2000-2001A
    Resolution Regarding “Regular” Appointments for Special Research Faculty

  4. Ongoing Business

    Second Reading
    Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies
    Resolution 2000-2001A
    Resolution Regarding New Degree Programs: M.S. and Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering

    Approval of Commission Minutes

  5. Announcements

  6. Discussion

    Dr. Len Peters will give a presentation on the Oak Ridge National Lab Consortium. Virginia Tech is one of six core universities involved with the management and operation of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The opportunities of this partnership include joint faculty positions, collaborative R&D projects, student internship opportunities, and a wide range of other activities.

  7. Adjournment