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GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


November 3, 2005
PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Leon Arriola, Bob Benjamin, Will Drago, David Gordon, Max Hsu, Robert Gruber, James Larson, Crista Lebens,  Andrea Musher, Manuel Ossers, Steven Pence,  Barbara Penington, Anna Rettenund, William Skelly, Bambi Statz, Alvaro Taveira, Jennifer Thibodeaux, Anthony Truog, Linda Yu, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: *Marshall Anderson, Kathy Asala, *Erica Berry, Scott Bradley, *Glenn Hayes, Denton Marks, Pete Mesner, *Stephanie Miller, Anene Okocha, John Patterson, Diane Soles, and Chuck Zastrow.
GUESTS: Don Zahn.

*Previously notified.


John Stone called to order the November 3, 2005, meeting of the Graduate Council at 2:20 p.m.

Noting no corrections or additions to the minutes of the September 8, 2005 meeting, Tony Truog moved, with a second by Bambi Statz, for approval. The motion carried.


Announcements

  1. An enrollment summary report was distributed with the agenda. The graduate headcount number for fall 2005 is 1,234, while the FTE number is 644. It’s about the same as last spring, but ahead of last fall.
  2. A total of fourteen graduate students applied for the graduate research grants this year, requesting a total of $12,000. The maximum award is $750. Award decisions will be made by December.
  3. John stated that memos will be sent out to all faculty teaching dual-listed courses for the spring 2006 term, reminding them that their syllabi must contain graduate-level criteria.
  4. A summary of the graduate-level concerns of the 1996 HLC visit was distributed with the agenda. John updated the group on the progress of the HLC Steering Committee and also announced that there will be a series of three workshops offered to the campus which will focus on collecting feedback on the HLC report.
  5. With the demolition of the UC next year, the Graduate Council meetings will once again be held in the International Studies Office conference room.

Information Only Items

Manuel Ossers moved to approve the Information Only items A - O on the agenda. Robert Gruber seconded the motion. Motion carried. Items included:

(College of Business & Economics)

  • Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 767: Forensic Accounting and Professional Ethics.
  • Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 765: Auditing.

(College of Education)

  • Curricular Action: Course Description and Requisite Change from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health: SAFETY 789: Readings and Research in Safety.
  • Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Educational Foundations: EDFOUND 740: Techniques of Research.
  • Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: ELEMMID 562 Children’s Literature.
  • Action: Other Curricular Action: Continuation of Inactive Course: COMDIS 624 Organic Speech Disorders (signature page, bibliography, syllabus.)

(College of Letters & Sciences)

  • Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice: SOCIOLGY 562 Population Dynamics.
  • Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice: SOCIOLGY 588 The Holocaust: Nazi Germany and the Genocide of the Jews.
  • Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice: SOCIOLGY 510 Sociology of Health and Illness.
  • Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice: SOCIOLGY 665 Extraordinary Groups.
  • Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of History: HISTRY 615 History of Social Welfare in the United States.
  • Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of History: HISTRY 554 Medieval Europe.
  • Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of History: HISTRY 707 Recent American History.
  • Curricular Action: Other Curricular Action: Remove ANTHROPL 694 from Approved Women’s Studies Courses.
  • Curricular Action: Other Curricular Action: Continuation of Inactive Course: Psychology 644 Principles of Behavior Modification. (signature page, bibliography, syllabus)

Tony Truog moved to approve the one business item on the agenda. Will Drago seconded the motion. Don Zahn explained that the course has gone in a different direction. Motion carried. The lone business item included:

  1. Curricular Action: Change in Degree from the College of Business and Economics. (Remove ACCOUNT 761 (Accounting and Management Information Systems) as a course option for fulfilling Part 3 (Managing Technology) of the MBA degree program.)

At 3:29 p.m., William Skelly moved to adjourn the meeting (a near record). Alvaro Taveira seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Sally Lange
Secretary