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Graduate Council - Archives December 2004 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


December 9 , 2005
PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Leon Arriola (for Mohammad Ahmadi), Kathy Asala, John Aulerich, Bob Benjamin, Scott Bradley, Stacy Fritz, David Gordon, Glenn Hayes, Jeff Heinrich (for Denton Marks), Jim Larson, Crista Lebens, Pete Mesner,  Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, John Patterson, Barbara Penington, William Skelly, Bambi Statz, Alvaro Taveira, Tony Truog, John Zbikowski and Yushan Zhao.
ABSENT: *Marshall Anderson, Will Drago,  David Godek, Robert Gruber, Elizabeth Hachten,  Dan McGuire, Leda Nath, Tim Reutebuch, *Lauren Smith (for Alison Townsend)..
GUESTS: Roger Yin and Don Zahn.

*Previously notified.


John Stone called the December 9th, 2004,  meeting of the Graduate Council to order at 2:16 p.m.  Glenn Hayes motioned to approve the November 4, 2004 minutes, with Manuel Ossers seconding the motion.  The motion carried, with one lone abstention.


Announcements

  1. A summary of the spring 2005 graduate student enrollment as of December 1, 2004, was distributed with the agenda.  Overall, graduate enrollment is down by four FTE from a year ago, but this is still an impressive number in light of the fact that last spring was near record enrollment.
  2. A draft document containing a series of recommendations as to how graduate assistantships and graduate fellowships would be distributed beginning with the fall 2005 term was also included with the agenda. John reminded the Council that this is a very preliminary document and that Dean Jones will be meeting with the Academic deans next week on this issue.

Information Only Items

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

  1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Information Technology/Business Education: MANGEMNT 705 Information Systems Foundations.
  2. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Information Technology/Business Education: MANGEMNT 742 Decision Support Systems.
  3. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Information Technology/Business Education: MANGEMNT 754 Expert Systems in Business.
  4. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Information Technology/Business Education: MANGEMNT 784 Simulation for Managerial Decision Making.
  5. Curricular Action: Number Change from the Department of Information Technology/Business Education: Introduction to Computer Based Information Systems: FROM: MANGEMNT 734 TO: ITBE 734.
  6. Curricular Action: Number Change from the Department of Information Technology/Business Education: Database Management: FROM: MANGEMNT 743 TO: ITBE 743.

New Business

John Zbikowski moved to approve Business Items A-C on the agenda.  Alvaro Taveira seconded the motion.  These curricular actions are the result of moving the business portion of MCS to BECNA, which will carry a new prefix of ITBE.  The motion carried.  Curricular items approved included:

  1. Curricular Action: Deletion of Submajor:  Decision Support Systems.
  2. Curricular Action: Change in MBA and MS-Business Education Majors:  Courses transferring from MANGEMNT to ITBE need their new department designations.  Deleted courses need to be deleted from the elective list.
  3. Curricular Action: Change in Major:  Computer Information Systems.

Tony Truog then moved to amend the agenda to add the curricular changes from the Department of Educational Foundations: Curricular Action:   Number Change from the Department of Educational Foundations:  Comparative Education and Overseas Fieldwork  FROM:  760 to 760A and Curricular Action:  Number Change from the Department of Educational Foundations:  Comparative Education and Overseas Fieldwork  FROM:  760 to760B.



David Gordon motioned to further amend the agenda to include the courses from the Department of Special Education: Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789G FROM: Practicum – EC:EEN TO: Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Three; Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789F Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Three through Eight; Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Special Education; and SPECFLD 793F Inservice Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Three through Eight; and Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793G Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Three. Anene Okocha seconded the motions to amend the agenda. Tony Truog then moved to approve the amendments. Alvaro Taveira seconded this motion. Both amendments were the approved, with Glenn Hayes the lone abstainer.



A copy of the policy that was passed by the Graduate Council last spring regarding adherence to content, intensity and self-direction requirements in the syllabi of dual-listed courses was distributed with the agenda. A student worker in Associate Vice Chancellor Barb Monfils’ office was hired to review all fall 2004 on-line syllabi to determine how many included these elements. Of the 123 syllabi examined, the student worker found only one that was in compliance. As this requirement information will be included in the HLC Self-Study, it is imperative that it be included in dual-level syllabi. Tony Truog suggested that, since faculty had probably finished most of their syllabi prior to, or shortly after, this policy was passed last spring, the fall term syllabi were not good indicators of compliance. He thought the spring 2005 syllabi would show marked improvement. Questions arose such as if there is not graduate enrollment in a course, should the differentiation still be included in the syll abus? Should the requirements be enumerated or implied in within the syllabus (should be enumerated)? Glenn Hayes asked how much training this student worker received prior to examining the syllabi and that perhaps this student did not know specifically what to look for and was in error when looking over the syllabi. Tony Truog did, however, compliment John on the timeliness of his reminder memo. John then urged the Council to be diligent in getting the word out to their departments for the spring term and that this issue will be revisited in the spring term.



The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m. on a Glenn Hayes/Anene Okocha motion.

Respectfully submitted
Sally Lange
Secretary