Current Graduate Council

Graduate Council - May 2015 Minutes


May 7, 2015

PRESENT:    Jennifer Betters-Bubon (for Jeff Cook), Sang Choi, Colin De Mers, Christina Jones, Kim Knesting-Lund, Aaron Malone, Rick Mason, Carol Normand, Praveen Parboteeah, Karla Saeger, Balaji Sankaranarayanan (for Paul Ambrose), Carol Scovotti, and John Zbikowski.

ABSENT:       Corey Davis, *Roxanne DePaul, Sarah Hessenauer, Diane Pertzborn, Erica Ritchie, Celine Santos, Shannon Stuart, and David Welsch.

GUEST:         Carol Elsen, Seth Meisel, and Lois Smith.

*Previously notified.

The May 7, 2015, meeting was called to order at 2:20 p.m. by Dean John Stone. Carol Scovotti moved, with a second by Carol Normand, to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2015, meeting. Motion carried.


A.   The nonresident and graduate tuition will increase starting fall of 2015. A copy of the fee changes for each was attached to the agenda.

B.   As of June 1, 2015, the paper curricular forms will no longer be available as the campus moves exclusively to CourseLeaf. Everyone is encouraged to attend one of the training sessions schedule over the summer.

C.   The 2015-16 Curricular Schedule was attached to the agenda.

D.   A copy of the results of the graduate assistantship survey was also attached to the agenda. Overall, graduate students are satisfied with their experience as a graduate assistant.

Information Only Item(s)


Aaron Malone moved, with a second by Colin De Mers, to approve the information only items A-C on the agenda. With no questions or concerns, the motion carried.

A.   Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Management: MANGEMNT 788 Strategic Decision Making.

B.   Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Finance and Business Law: FNBSLW 721: Legal Environment of Business.

C.   Graduate Audit and Review Committee Recommendations for 2014-15.

Business Items

John Zbikowski moved, with a second by Praveen Parboteeah, to approve the new Dissertation Guidelines and the Revised Thesis Guidelines, effective for fall of 2015. The motion carried.

Carol Scovotti moved to adjourn the final meeting of the 2015-16 academic year. Praveen Parboteeah seconded the motion, which carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 2:14 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange