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Graduate Council - January 2010 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


January 28, 2010
PRESENT: Sarah Beckman, Scott Bradley, Pavan Chennamaneni, John Chenoweth, Paul Gregory, Thomas Jeffery, Rashiqa Kamal, Crista Lebens, Pete Mesner, Christine Neddenriep, Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, Margaret Phillips, Mallory Riggs, Mark Schroeder, Rebecca Shrum, Shannon Stuart, Alvaro Taveira, Max White, Kelly Witte, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, *Marshall Anderson, William Bowen, Will Drago, Melanie Floyd, Lynn Hafemeister, *Glenn Hayes, Denton Marks, Tim Reutebuch, *Paul Rybski, Zhengnan Shi, Lauren Smith, and S-A Welch.
GUESTS: Carol Elsen

*Previously notified.


The minutes of the November 12, 2009 meeting were approved on a motion by Pete Mesner, and a second by Anene Okocha. With no questions or concerns, the minutes were approved.


Announcements

  1. A copy of the January 15th FTE report was included with the agenda. Graduate enrollment is at a record high with a very healthy enrollment in the MBA, MPA, and MSE-PD programs.
  2. The Council was reminded of the graduate student research grant application deadline of February 12th. Graduate students may be awarded up to $750 to help defray costs associated with their research. Funds must be used by June 1, 2010.
  3. The graduate assistantship application deadline is March 15th.
  4. At a future meeting, a change in the graduate assistantship application deadline will be discussed. This has been suggested by one department as a way to become more competitive.

Information Only Items

Manuel Ossers moved to approve Information Only items A through H on the agenda. John Zbikowski seconded the motion. With no further discussion, the motion passed. Items included:

  1. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Languages and Literatures: ENGLISH 604 Shakespeare
  2. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Languages and Literatures: ENGLISH 605 Shakespeare
  3. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Languages and Literatures: ENGLISH 620 Victorian and Edwardian Literature
  4. Curricular Action: Deletion of Course from the Department of Art: ARTSTDIO 588
  5. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 624 Communicative Disorders Across the Lifespan
  6. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: READING 773 Literacy Research: Theory and Application
  7. Curricular Action: Number Change and Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication: COMM 640 New Communication Technologies
  8. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of HPER&C: PEPROF 526 Physical Education for the Elementary 4-8 Classroom Teacher

NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

Christa Lebens moved to approve the new course from the Department of Art. Max White seconded the motion. She explained that this is an effort to expand the graduate course offerings in the Art Department. With no questions or concerns, the motion carried.

    • Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Art: ARTSTDIO 613: Advanced Digital Photo Studio

John Chenoweth moved, seconded by Alvaro Taveira, to approve the new course from the department of IT/BE. John explained that this is not part of a degree, but is part of licensure. The motion carried.

    • Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of ITBE: ITBE 601 Teaching Personal Finance

Shannon Stuart moved to approve the new course from the Special Education Department. Scott Bradley seconded the motion. This course is a licensure course in the professional development emphasis. It is offered to keep up with the birth-five legislation. Motion carried.

  • Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 565 Evidence Based Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers

Mark Schroeder moved, with a second by Rebecca Shrum, to approve the creation of COMM subject area prefix to replace the SPEECH prefix. Oddly enough, this item generated the most discussion of all the agenda items, but was finally approved after assurance that the revision is merely to more accurately describe the courses offered in the department.

And, finally, Scott Bradley moved to approve the limitation of 700-level courses to students admitted to the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Manuel Ossers seconded the motion, which was unanimously approved.


Kelly Witte moved, with a second by Mallory Riggs, to adjourn the meeting at 2:40 p.m. The motion carried.


Respectfully submitted,


Sally Lange


Secretary