Current Graduate Council

Graduate Council - March 2013 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


March 7, 2013
PRESENT:

Paul Adogamhe, Paul Ambrose, Nick Bentz, Michelle Boyer, Scott Bradley, James Bronson (for Will Drago), Chris Calvert-Minor, Sang Choi, Jeff Cook, Corey Davis, Glenn Hayes, Denton Marks, Pete Mesner, Amber Moulton, Kim Naber, Carol Normand, Manuel Ossers, Colin Rose, Mark Schroeder, Amelia Tobias, Kelly Witte, John Zbikowski, Wenquan Zhang, and Jianzhou Zhu.

ABSENT: *Marshall Anderson, Shannon Cummins, Sarah Hessenauer, Thomas Jeffery, Kimberly Knesting-Lund, Lopa Mukherjee, Steven Sahyun, Lauren Smith, Shannon Stuart, and Gautam Wadhwa.
GUEST: John Chenoweth, Carol Elsen, Seth Meisel, Jodi Hare-Paynter

*Previously notified

The March 7, 2013, meeting was called to order at 2:18 p.m. by Dean John Stone

Paul Ambrose moved, with a second by Manuel Ossers, to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2012 meeting. With no comments or corrections, the motion carried. .

Announcements

  1. Jodi Hare presented proposed changes to future UW-W spring break dates. The City of Whitewater wants a change to always have UW-W’s spring break coincide with St. Patrick’s Day. Discussion followed as to how other system schools handle their spring breaks. She asked that council members take the suggestions back to their departments for discussion. Any question or comments should be directed to Jodi.
  2. The 2013-14 assistantship allocations to colleges have been increased in an effort to regain some of the loss of GPR-funded assistantships in recent years. The Office of Continuing Education will be funding several additional PR-funded assistantships for next year. (attachment)
  3. The spring 2013 graduate enrollment is down from the last few years, but still in the top five of the previous ten years.(attachment)
  4. A draft of the plan for evaluating graduate programs was distributed to the council members. The purpose is to look at all current programs to determine how relevant they are, as well as explore other opportunities that may exist. There are a couple of new business programs on the horizon. (attachment)

Information Only Items

Glenn Hayes moved, with a second by Sang Choi, to approve the Information Only items A-E on the agenda. The motion carried.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

    1. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Management: MANGEMNT 759 Social Responsibility of Business
    2. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Management: MANGEMNT 770 Organization Design
    3. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Management: MANGEMNT 771 Strategic Management
    4. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Management: MANGEMNT 777 International Management

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION


  1. Curricular Action: Prerequisite and Title Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: SECNDED 627 FROM: Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and ESL TO: Methods of Teaching World Languages

Business Items

Pete Mesner moved, with a second by Carol Normand, to approve the lone business item on the agenda. Carol indicated that this proposal does not contain and structural changes, just some adjustments The motion carried.


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS


  1. Curricular Action: Change in Degree from the College of Business and Economics: MPA Degree changes

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 council, and 2) revise the guidelines for graduate faculty membership. The document should be reviewed, shared with their departments, and a vote will be taken at the April Graduate Council meeting.

With no further discussion, Manuel Ossers moved, with a second by Will Drago, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 3:18 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange
Secretary