Graduate Council - May 2014 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

 

May 1, 2014

 

PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Cindy Anderton (for Jeff Cook), Nick Bentz, Scott Bradley, John Chenoweth (for Jianzhou Zhu), Sang Choi, Corey Davis, Colin De Mers, Will Drago, Michael Gueno, Glenn Hayes, Sarah Hessenauer, Kimberly Knesting-Lund, Lopa Mukherjee, Kim Naber, Carol Normand, Manuel Ossers, Mark Schroeder, Shannon Stuart, Matthew Winden (for Denton Marks), Kelly Witte, Ozgur Yavuzcetin, and John Zbikowski.

 

ABSENT: Paul Ambrose, Marshall Anderson, Jessica Callaway, *Shannon Cummins, John Frye, *Pete Mesner, Amber Moulton, Lauren Smith, Gautam Wadhwa, and Wenquan Zhang.

 

GUEST: Jodi Hare, Carolyn Morgan and Diana Shull (for Carol Elsen)

 

*Previously notified.

 

The May 1, 2014, meeting was called to order at 2:18 p.m. by Dean John Stone. He noted that this would be the last meeting of the Graduate Council in which there would be a representative from each academic department. Starting in the fall of 2014, the new Graduate Council membership guidelines will be in effect. He thanked all the members for their service to this committee, and especially to Scott Bradley, who will be retiring at the end of this academic year. He has served on the Council for the last sixteen years.

 

Glenn Hayes moved, with a second by Corey Davis, to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2014 meeting. John Zbikowski noted one minor correction to the minutes. With no other questions or concerns, the minutes were approved.

 

Announcements

    1. Jodi Hare presented a summary of the new 'F' grades that will be in effect for the fall 2014 term. The new grades are FX and NCX (for the student who never attended class), FS and NCS (for the student who stopped attending the class at any point during the semester). The regular 'F' grade will be assigned for the student who continued to attend class and "earned" the 'F' grade. These grades were created in response to the federal government's requirement for financial aid adjustments for those students who unofficially withdraw from all of their classes in a semester. Faculty will need to determine why a student received an 'F' grade, and assign the correct version of the 'F' grade.

 

Information Only Items

      1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Safety: SAFETY 752 Safety Communications

      1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation: PEPROF 571 Kinesiology

      1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation: PEPROF 616 Exercise Prescription and Leadership

      1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Educational Foundations: LIBMEDIA 551: Building Library Media Collections

      1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Psychology: PSYCH 624 Human Learning

      1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Psychology: PSYCH 640 Psychological Tests & Measurement

      1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Psychology: PSYCH 644 Principles of Behavior Modification

    1. Continuation of Inactive Courses approved:

Subject Date and Course Number Title
SocWork 501 Assertiveness Training
SocWork 502 Greif Management in the Helping Professions
SocWork 503 Managing Stress and Burnout in the Helping Professions
SocWork 537 Introduction to Social Gerontology
SocWork 541 Sexuality for Professional Growth

 

Business Items

 

Glenn Hayes moved to approve items A and B on the agenda, the two math courses. Mark Schroeder seconded the motion. After much discussion about the need for the course at the graduate-level, Will Drago moved, with a second by Manuel Ossers to table the two proposals. The motion to table was approved.

 

Next Kelly Witte moved, with a second by Carol Normand, to approve the new course from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. This course will provide more in-depth research in working in higher education. The motion carried.

      1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: HELEAD 781: Capstone Portfolio and Career Application

 

Kelly Witte again moved for approval of agenda items D, E, F, and G. Scott Bradley seconded the motion. The motion carried.


      1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Health, Physical Education Recreation and Coaching: COACHING/PEPROF 779: Career and Professional Development Strategies

      1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Health, Physical Education Recreation and Coaching: COACHING/PEPROF 781: Capstone Portfolio and Career Application
      2. Curricular Action: Change in Major: MSE-Professional Development

      1. Curricular Action: Change in Major: MSE-Professional Development

 

Next, Manuel Ossers moved, with a second by Paul Adogamhe, to approve the submajor changes from the Counseling Department. The motion carried.


      1. Curricular Action: Change in Submajor: MS-Counseling - Higher Education

      1. Curricular Action: Change in Submajor: MS-Counseling School

 

Carol Normand, with a second by Sang Choi, moved to approve items J-L on the agenda. With not questions or concerns, the motion carried.

 

      1. Curricular Action: Change in Major from the Department of Accounting: MPA

      1. Curricular Action: New Certificate Program from the Department of Management: Graduate Project Management Certificate

    1. Curricular Action: Change in Human Resource Management Certificate Program

 

Other Items

 

Mark Schroeder moved to approve the proposed separation of the Mathematics and Computer Science departments. The two departments will be the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science. Lopa Mukherjee seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Will Drago moved, with a second by Colin De Mers, to approve the GMAT waiver request. Motion carried.


Shannon Stuart moved, with a second by Sang Choi, to approve the Curricular Schedule for 2014-15. Motion carried.

 

John Zbikowski moved, with a second by Corey Davis, to approve the change in the curricular approval process. With the installation of CourseLeaf schedule for fall 2014, the graduate curricular approval process will mirror the undergraduate curricular approval process. The motion carried.


Shannon Stuart moved to approve the five-year academic calendar (2015-16 through 2019-20). Manuel Ossers seconded the motion. Jodi Hare explained that many areas, such as FP&M, Human Resources and Diversity, program planning, etc., need the information for planning purposes. The motion was approved.

 

Will Drago moved to approve the list of courses to be deleted as part of the course currency exercise. Corey Davis seconded the motion. Motion carred. Below is a list of courses in the currency of bulletin exercise. These courses have either not been offered in the last four years or, if offered, have had no enrollment in the last four years.


    ID Description Term Last Offered Course
    001055 Modern Art Fall 2013 ARTHST 518
    001091 Watercolor Spring 2011 ARTSTDIO 524
    001115 Electronic Illustration Fall 2013 ARTSTDIO 585
    010098 Adv Digital Photo Fall 2013 ARTSTDIO 613
    001169 Res in Studio Art Spring 2014 ARTSTDIO 740
    005887 Advanced Drawing Fall 2013 ARTSTDIO 608
    003549 Biology Colloquium Spring 2001 BIOLOGY 590
    003560 Plant Physiology Spring 1984 BIOLOGY 517
    009565 Art Excep Child Spring 2011 CIGENRL 606
    002165 Curr Topics In Inst Summer 2005 CIGENRL 676
    002173 Trnds in K-12 Engl Summer 2006 CIGENRL 720
    002179 Mng/Imp Inst Cmpt Summer 2006 CIGENRL 735
    002182 Microcmptr App Cls Fall 2006 CIGENRL 752
    002187 Adv Tech Tchng Mth Summer 2003 CIGENRL 761
    002189 Adv Tech Tchg SS Summer 1999 CIGENRL 763
    002196 Lgl Aspts Ed Fall 1989 CIGENRL 772
    002205 Org Theory & Adm Spring 2003 CIGENRL 780
    002361 Sem Comm Dis Fall 2007 COMDIS 709
    002469 Nut Hlth: Early Chld Fall 2013 EARLYCHD 540
    002471 Chldren's Lit Summer 2009 EARLYCHD 561
    002458 Chldrn at Risk Fall 2000 EARLYCHD 717
    009379 Curr Dev & Int Spring 2008 EDADMIN 725
    009382 Org Theory & Adm Summer 2004 EDADMIN 780
    009420 Lic Port Review Winter 2006 EDUINDP 675
    003943 Fiction Writing Spring 2014 ENGLISH 575
    003948 Prose Stylistics Spring 2012 ENGLISH 578
    003955 Mod Gram Theory Spring 2012 ENGLISH 583
    003959 Top in Linguistics Spring 2011 ENGLISH 585
    003984 Vict & Edward Lit Spring 2013 ENGLISH 620
    004002 Cur Writing Scene Fall 2012 ENGLISH 677
    009393 Assess ESL/BIL Spring 2014 ESL 605
    009403 Pedag Grammar Spring 2012 ESL 530
    009397 Sem ESL/BIL Fall 2009 ESL 554
    001242 Methods Comm Res Fall 2009 JOURNLSM 785
    009277 Database Mrktg Fall 2009 MARKETNG 775
    004590 Theory of Numbers Spring 2007 MATH 617
    004592 Topology Spring 2001 MATH 631
    004596 Math Stats Spring 2008 MATH 642
    004608 Part Diff Equations Spring 2008 MATH 659
    004612 Advanced Calc Spring 2008 MATH 664
    004916 Research Design Fall 2008 PSYCH 615
    002942 Dev Rdg Sec Schl Summer 2006 Reading 768
    003122 Prbl/Driver Ed Summer 2013 SAFETY 661
    009575 CC Field Work Spring 2014 SPECFLD 585
    009722 Ins Pract ECSE- B-3 Spring 2014 SPECFLD 793G
    009588 Cognitiv Delay Spring 2007 SPECFLD 685A
    009590 Learn Disability Spring 2007 SPECFLD 685B
    009592 Emot/Beh Disorder Spring 2007 SPECFLD 685C
    009696 Student Teach Sem Spring 2007 SPECED 670
    005405 Womns' Voice/Lives Spring 2014 WOMENST 503

     

    And finally, Carolyn Morgan presented preliminary findings on her project for the upcoming HLC visit. She has been busy determining the global learning outcomes at the graduate level, as well as documenting what makes the graduate experience unique from the undergraduate experience at UW-W. She will continue with the project through the summer and present a final report during the fall 2014 term.


    With no further discussion, Scott Bradly, for one final time, moved to adjourn the meeting. Kelly Witte seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.


    Respectfully submitted,

     

    Sally Lange
    Secretary