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GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


November 4, 2004
PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Bob Benjamin, Scott Bradley, Will Drago, Stacy Fritz, David Gordon, Glenn Hayes, Jeff Heinrich (for Denton Marks), Jim Larson, Pete Mesner,  Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, Barbara Penington, William Skelly, Lauren Smith (for Alison Townsend), Bambi Statz, Alvaro Taveira, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: *Mohammad Ahmadi , *Marshall Anderson,  *Kathy Asala, John Aulerich, David Godek, Robert Gruber, Elizabeth Hachten, Crista Lebbens, Dan McGuire, Leda Nath, *John Patterson, Tim Reutebuch, Tony Truog, and Yushan Zhao.
GUESTS: Robin Warden and Don Zahn.

*Previously notified.


John Stone called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m. Manuel Ossers moved approval of the September 9, 2004 minutes. Bambi Statz seconded the motion.  With no additions or corrections, the motion carried.


Announcements

  1. Subsequent to the October 15, 2004, application deadline for graduate student research awards, three awards were fully-funded for the maximum $500.  Next year, the amount will increase to a maximum of $750.
  2. The Thesis Award winner for the 2004 competition was Henry Bongers, from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, with his thesis, The Increased Cost of Security to the Food Industry Since September 11, 2001.
  3. Lee Jones would like to fund additional assistantships for the 2005-06 academic year and would like to disburse them in a different manner.  He would also like to fund four fellowships that would target students that have shown a preference and/or potential for obtaining a terminal degree.  A draft of the proposed changes will be presented at the December 2004 meeting.

Information Only Items

Glenn Hayes moved to approve the Information Only items, A-F, of the agenda.  Will Drago seconded the motion. The motion carried.  Curriculum items approved included:

  1. Curricular Action:  Course Deletion from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health:   SAFETY 653 Legal Aspects in Safety.
  2. Curricular Action:  Number Change from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health:  FROM:  SAFETY 657 TO: SAFETY 757 (Revised 757).
  3. Curricular Action:  Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education:  SPECED 524 Foundations of Special Education.
  4. Curricular Action:  Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education:  SPECED 658 Collaboration for Effective Instruction.
  5. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Management:   MANGEMNT 762 Integrated Resources and Project Management.
  6. Curricular Action:  Course Requisite Change from the Department of Management:  MANGEMNT 763 Global Operations Management.

New Business

William Skelly moved for approval of items A-F of the agenda. Anene Okocha seconded the motion. Robin Warden, Chair of the Special Education Department and sponsor of these proposals, was present to answer any questions regarding the proposals.  She indicated that these course proposals, along with the certificate proposal, will support initial educators as part of PI 34.  With no questions regarding the proposals, the motion was approved unanimously.   Curricular items approved included:

  1. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: EDUINDP 610 Creating Professional Development Plan.
  2. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: EDUINDP 611 Implementation of the Professional Development Plan.
  3. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: EDUINDP 612 Verification of the Professional Development Plan.
  4. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: EDUINDP 710 Mentoring the Initial Educator.
  5. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: EDUINDP 711 The Professional Development Planning (PDP) Process.
  6. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: EDUINDP 712 Serving as a PDP Initial Educator Team Member.

Jim Larson then moved approval of the course proposal from the Psychology Department:  Course Revision,

Description Change, and Title Change from the Department of Psychology,  PSYCH 740:  FROM:  Assessment I: Early Childhood  TO: Assessment I:  Academic Achievement and Progress Monitoring.  Lauren Smith seconded the motion, which subsequently passed.



Pete Mesner moved, seconded by David Gordon, to approve the curriculum proposal from the Department of Special Education:  Curricular Action: Creation of New Submajor from the Department of Special Education:  Graduate Certificate Program:  Professional Development Process. Robin Warden had discussed this proposal earlier in the meeting, and with no further discussion, the motion was approved.


Alvaro Taveira then moved to approve the curriculum proposal from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health:  I. Curricular Action:  Change in Major from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health:  SAFETY 657 number change to 757, delete MANGEMNT 705 from the curriculum and add SAFETY 679 to curriculum.  Scott Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion was approved.



Jim Larson introduced the College of Letters and Sciences student representative, Stacy Fritz, to the Council.



The meeting adjourned at 2:40 p.m. on an Ossers/Okocha motion.

Respectfully submitted
Sally Lange
Secretary