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Graduate Council - March 2012 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


March 8, 2012
PRESENT: Paul Ambrose, Leon Arriola, Scott Bradley, Chris Calvert-Minor, Pavan Chennamaneni, Sang Choi, Baocheng Han (for Kim Naber), Rashiqa Kamal, Jeff Heinrich (for Denton Marks), Amber Moulton, Christine Neddenriep, Carol Normand, Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, Stacey Paulos, Linda Robinson (for Corey Davis), Mark Schroeder, Shannon Stuart, Kelly Witte, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, *Marshall Anderson, *Anna Berberet, Will Drago, Glenn Hayes, Sarah Hessenauer, Thomas Jeffery, *Pete Mesner, Michael Oldani, *Steven Sahyun, Lauren Smith, Kelsey Strohm, *Gautam Wadhwa, and *Mike Wessely.
GUESTS: John Chenoweth, Carol Elsen

*Previously notified

The March 8, 2012, meeting was called to order at 2:19 p.m. by Dean John Stone.

Carol Normand moved, with a second by Shannon Stuart, to approve the minutes of the February 9, 2012 meeting. With no comments or corrections, the motion carried.

Announcements

  1. The 2012-13 graduate assistantship distribution exercise is underway.

Information Only Item

Carol Normand moved, with a second by Shannon Stuart, to approve the Information Only item on the agenda. The motion carried.

  1. Number Change from the Accounting Department: International Accounting FROM: ACCOUNT 683 TO: ACCOUNT 783

Business Items

Kelly Witte moved, with a second by Sang Choi, to approve the Accounting Department's "housekeeping" items A-C on the agenda. The motion was approved.

  1. Change in Degree Requirements from the Accounting Department:
    From: Degree Requirements
    3. No more than two accounting courses with a grade below B
    To: Degree Requirements
    3. Students are required to earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in ACCOUNT courses.
  2. Change in Degree Requirements from the Accounting Department:
    From: Degree Requirements:
    2. At least 21 units of course work must be above the 730 level.
    To: Degree Requirements:
    2. At least 15 units of course work must be above the 730 level.
  3. Change in Major from the Department of Accounting: Changes the degree requirements to reflect the numbering change of ACCOUNT 683 to ACCOUNT 783.

Other Business Item

A copy of the revised graduate grading policy was distributed with the agenda. Manuel Ossers moved, with a second by Scott Bradley, to approve the revised graduate grading policy. The revised policy was brought before the council at the February meeting, and members were asked to review the policy with their respective departments. Members reported that their departments were very receptive to the change. John Zbikowski moved to amend the motion to include the effective term of Fall 2013 for the revised graduate grading policy. Sang Choi seconded the amendment, which carried unanimously. With no further discussion, the revised graduate grading policy was unanimously approved, effective for the fall 2013 term.

With no other discussion items, Anene Okocha moved, with a second by Sang Choi, to adjourn the meeting at 2:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange
Secretary