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Graduate Council - April 2013 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


April 4, 2013
PRESENT:

James Bronson (for Will Drago), Chris Calvert-Minor, Mary Casey (for Corey Davis), Sang Choi, Jeff Cook, Glenn Hayes, Kimberly Knesting-Lund, Denton Marks, Pete Mesner, Amber Moulton, Lopa Mukherjee, Kim Naber, Carol Normand, Manuel Ossers, Colin Rose, Mark Schroeder, Shannon Stuart, Amelia Tobias, Kelly Witte, John Zbikowski, and Wenquan Zhang.

ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, Paul Ambrose, *Marshall Anderson, Nick Bentz, Michelle Boyer, Scott Bradley, Shannon Cummins, Sarah Hessenauer, Thomas Jeffery, Steven Sahyun, Lauren Smith, Gautam Wadhwa, and Jianzhou Zhu.
GUEST: John Chenoweth, Kyle Naff (for Carol Elsen), Seth Meisel, K. Praveen Parboteeah.

*Previously notified

The April 4, 2013, meeting was called to order at 2:20 p.m. by Dean John Stone.

Manuel Ossers moved, with a second by Glenn Hayes, to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2013 meeting. With no comments or corrections, the motion carried.

Announcements

  1. The May graduate commencement ceremony will be held separately from the undergraduate. The graduate ceremony will be held on May 18th at 4:00 p.m. in the Kachel fieldhouse. No guest tickets will be required as there is adequate room to accommodate all guests.
  2. Summer 2013 Graduate enrollment is down slightly from last year.

Information Only Items

There were no information only items

Business Items

James Bronson moved, with a second by Colin Rose, to approve the proposals related to the new Doctorate of Business Administration (items A-M on the agenda). Praveen provided the back story for the new degree. The degree is designed so that classes meet once a month, on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and meet year round. It is structured so that students will not need to quit their jobs to complete the degree. The students will have to complete a dissertation. The degree should take one to two years to complete, as it is a 45-credit program, with a 15-credit dissertation. The program will be AACSB accredited. The Higher Learning Commission still needs to approve before it can be advertised. The motion carried.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS


      1. Curricular Action: New Degree from the College of Business and Economics: Doctorate of Business Administration
      2. Curricular Action: New Course from the College of Business and Economics: DBA 800 Seminar in Contemporary Business Issues
      3. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Management: DBA 810 Measurement and Research Design in Business
      4. Curricular Action: New Course from the College of Business and Economics: DBA 820 Applied Regression Analysis
      5. Curricular Action: New Course from the College of Business and Economics: DBA 830 Forecasting and Time Series Analysis
      6. Curricular Action: New Course from the College of Business and Economics: DBA 840 Applied Multivariate Methods
      7. Curricular Action: New Course from the College of Business and Economics: DBA 850 Contemporary Research Methods and Dissertation Design
      8. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Management: DBA 860 Scientific Inquiry in Business
      9. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Management: DBA 870 Micro Issues in Business
      10. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Management: DBA 880 Macro Issues in Business
      11. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Management: DBA 910 Technology, Entrepreneurship and Global Issues in Business
      12. Curricular Action: New Course from the College of Business and Economics: DBA 970 Directed Study
      13. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Finance and Business Law: DBA 988 DBA Dissertation

Next, Denton Marks moved to approve the new MS in Applied Economics proposals (items N-AD on the agenda). Glenn Hayes seconded the motion. After some reference to mules and horses, Denton confessed that this degree has been on the department’s wish list for years, and that now the department has the technical skills to provide this degree. It is more of a professional technical training program. With no further discussion, the motion carried.


      1. Curricular Action: New Degree from the College of Business and Economics: MS in Applied Economics
      2. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 731 Microeconomic Theory 1
      3. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 732 Macroeconomic Theory
      4. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 733 Econometrics I
      5. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 735 Research Methods and Data Handling
      6. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 738 Quantitative Methods in Economics
      7. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 741 Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
      8. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 742 Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics
      9. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 743 Econometrics II
      10. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 747 Game Theory
      11. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 749 Development Economics
      12. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 752 Resource Economics
      13. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 757 Industrial Organization
      14. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 760 Econometric Theory
      15. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 773 International Macroeconomics
      16. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Economics: ECON 775 Monetary Economics
      17. Assessment Rubric for MS-Applied Economics

New Business Item

A copy of the proposed changes to the constitution of the graduate faculty was distributed with the agenda. The proposal would offer two key changes to the constitution: 1) it would change the membership and size of the Graduate Council, and 2) it would revise the guidelines for graduate faculty membership. If the proposed changes pass the Graduate Council, there will be an all-graduate faculty meeting at 3:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 16th in the Summers Auditorium. Glenn Hayes moved, with a second by John Zbikowski, to approve the change to Article V, section I of the graduate constitution. The revision would limit the membership to one member from each active graduate degree program, one at-large graduate faculty member and one graduate student representative from each of the four colleges. After considerable discussion, the motion carried unanimously. Next Shannon Stuart moved to approve Article 3, Section 1 of the graduate constitution, which deals with the membership of the graduate faculty membership. Mark Schroeder seconded the motion. The motive behind this change was to address concerns from the Higher Learning Commission for faculty to teach at the doctoral level. After much discussion, and minor revisions, the motion was approved.



With no further discussion, Kelly Witte moved, with a second by Manuel Ossers, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange
Secretary