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Graduate Council - Archives April 2005 Minutes


April 7 , 2005
PRESENT: Leon Arriola (for Mohammad Ahmadi), John Aulerich, Will Drago, Stacy Fritz, David Godek, David Gordon, Elizabeth Hachten, Jim Larson, Denton Marks, Leda Nath, Anene Okocha, John Patterson, William Skelly, Bambi Statz, Alvaro Taveira, Tony Truog, John Zbikowski, and Yushan Zhao.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe,  *Marshall Anderson, Kathy Asala, Bob Benjamin, Scott Bradley, Robert Gruber, *Glenn Hayes, *Crista Lebens, Dan McGuire, Pete Mesner, *Manuel Ossers, *Barbara Penington, *Tim Reutebuch, and Lauren Smith.

*Previously notified.

The April 7, 2005, meeting of the Graduate Council convened at 2:20 p.m. Noting no additions, deletions, or corrections to the minutes of the March 10, 2005 meeting, Tony Truog moved for approval. Bambi Statz seconded the motion. The motion carried.


  1. The GPR-funded graduate assistantships have been awarded for the 2005-06 academic year.  In addition, there are 10 FTE, or 20 half-time, PR-funded assistantships that will be awarded.  Hopefully, all will be under contract by April 15th.  The PR-funded assistantships were awarded based on a set of criteria developed by the Graduate Assistantship Distribution Committee.   The academic deans will be receiving a memo from the School of Graduate Studies Office informing them of which students, and how many, their colleges will be allocated.
  2. A summary of the Higher Learning Commission graduate program self-study reports was distributed with the agenda.  It is primarily a summary of the fixed response questions.  The group was encouraged to take some time to review the document.
  3. John updated the group on the progress of the inclusion of graduate criteria in dual-listed courses. Out of 143 dual-listed courses in the fall of 2004, only one course syllabus was in compliance. There has been exponential progress for the spring 2005 courses. Out of 127 dual-listed courses, and 89 syllabi, 46 are now in compliance. A memo was sent to all instructors of dual-listed courses for the summer of 2005 reminding them of the requirement, and another memo will go out to faculty teaching dual-listed courses in the fall of 2005.

Information Only Items

Tony Truog moved to approve the Information Only items, A-C, of the agenda. Jim Larson seconded the motion. The motion carried. Curricular items approved included:

  1. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 684 Current Issues in Special Education.
  2. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Psychology: PSYCH 795 Internship in School Psychology.
  3. Curricular Action: Department Name Change: FROM: Sociology and Anthropology TO: Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice.

New Business

Tony Truog moved, with a second from John Zbikowski, to approve Business Items A-C, all from the Department of Psychology, on the agenda.  Jim Larson overviewed the rationale for these curricular actions.  The three proposals were approved unanimously.

  1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Psychology: PSYCH 787 Social Context and Diversity in the School Setting.
  2. Curricular Action: Change in Ed. S. Degree from the Department of Psychology.
  3. Curricular Action: Change in MSE Degree from the Department of Psychology.

At 2:43 p.m., Alvaro Taveira moved, seconded by Anene Okocha, to adjourn the meeting . The final meeting of the academic year will be held on May 5, 2005. This is the deadline for approval of all courses for the Spring 2006 term.

Respectfully submitted,
Sally Lange