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Graduate Council - May 2012 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


May 3, 2012
PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Paul Ambrose, Scott Bradley, Chris Calvert-Minor, Pavan Chennamaneni, Sang Choi, Sarah Hessenauer, Amber Moulton, Kim Naber, Christine Neddenriep, Carol Normand, Manuel Ossers, Stacey Paulos, Linda Robinson (for Corey Davis), Shannon Stuart, Mike Wessely, Kelly Witte, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: *Marshall Anderson, Leon Arriola, *Anna Berberet, Will Drago, *Glenn Hayes, Thomas Jeffery, Rashiqa Kamal, Denton Marks, Pete Mesner, *Anene Okocha, *Michael Oldani, Steven Sahyun, Mark Schroeder, Lauren Smith, Kelsey Strohm, and *Gautam Wadhwa.
GUESTS: John Chenoweth, Ellie Dickmann, Carol Elsen, and Rick Mason.

*Previously notified

The May 3, 2012, meeting was called to order at 2:20 p.m. by Dean John Stone.

Shannon Stuart moved, with a second by Manuel Ossers, to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2012 meeting. With no comments or corrections, the motion carried.

Announcements

  1. The summer 2012 graduate enrollment is down from last year, with the largest deficits in the College of Education and Professional Studies and in the NCFD areas. There is also a decline in the number of students enrolled in the College of Business and Economics which John Chenoweth attributes to the decline in the number of students from Saudi Arabia.
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  2. The ten-year accreditation visit is fast approaching, and preparations have already begun for the 2015-16 visit. UW-Whitewater has been asked to complete the Lumina Foundation’s Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP), which measures, for example, differences in master’s work from bachelor’s work. The evaluation has just begun with the Accounting, Special Education, Communication, and School Psychology programs.
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  3. UW-System is encouraging the creation of professional doctorate degrees on the comprehensive campuses. A document explaining the principles and guidelines for approval of new degree programs was included with the agenda.
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  4. Results from the 2011-12 graduate assistant survey were reviewed. Students were, generally, satisfied with their assistantship experience.
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Information Only Item

Manuel Ossers moved, with a second by Sang Choi, to approve the Information Only items A-L on the agenda. The motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 756 Current and Special Entities Taxation
  2. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Occupational, Environmental Safety and Health: SAFETY 689: Hazardous Materials Management
  3. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 606 FROM: Career/Vocational Programming for Exceptional Educational Needs TO: Transition Programming for Students with Disabilities
  4. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 706 FROM: Vocational Assessment of Students with Special Needs TO: Transition Assessment for Students with Special Needs
  5. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 708 Methods of Autism
  6. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 781 FROM: School-to-Work Transitional Programming TO: School-to-Adult Life Transitional Programming
  7. Curricular Action: Change Range of Units Possible from the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching: HEALTHED 793 Practicum FROM: 1-6 TO: 1-12
  8. Curricular Action: Change Range of Units Possible from the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching: PEPROF 793 Practicum FROM: 1-6 TO: 1-12
  9. Curricular Action: Change Range of Units Possible from the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching: RECREATN 793 Practicum FROM: 1-6 TO: 1-12
  10. Curricular Action: Grade Basis Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: SECNDED 705 Representing Learning FROM: Grading Basis: Student Option TO: Graded
  11. Curricular Action: Grade Basis Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: SECNDED 706 Learning and Diversity FROM: Grading Basis: Student Option TO: Graded
  12. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Women’s Studies: WOMENST 798 Individual Studies

Business Items

Carol Normand moved, with a second by Linda Robinson, to approve agenda item A, a new course from the Accounting Department. The motion was approved.

    1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 787 Sustainability & Environmental Accounting

Paul Ambrose moved, seconded by Paul Adogamhe, for approval of the Change in Major in the MS-Business and Marketing Education program. This change eliminates the comprehensive examination option for completion of the degree. The motion carried.

    1. Curricular Action: Change in Major from the Department of Department of Business & Marketing Education: Remove comprehensive examination option for completing the MS degree and correct a portion of the admission requirements.

Shannon Stuart moved to approve items C and D, proposals from the Department of Special Education. Pavan Chennamaneni seconded the motion. The motion carried.

    1. Curricular Action: Change in Certificate Program from the Department of Special Education: Delete SPECED 609 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention from the Autism Specialist Certificate program
    2. Curricular Action: Change in Certificate Program from the Department of Special Education: Autism Specialist Certificate Change SPECED 607 to SPECED 707 as a requirement for the Autism Specialist Certificate program

Next John Zbikowski moved for approval of items E and F on the agenda. Sang Choi seconded the motion. The motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: Create New Course Prefix (Department of Curriculum and Instruction): HELEAD for the Higher Education Leadership Emphasis within the MSE-PD degree program
  2. Curricular Action: Create new submajor (Department of Curriculum and Instruction) in the MSE-PD degree program: Higher Education Leadership

With no other discussion items, Manuel Ossers moved, with a second by Kelly Witte, to adjourn the meeting at 2:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange
Secretary