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Graduate Council - November 2006 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


November 2, 2006
PRESENT: Scott Bradley, Kristina Brice, Kelli Danielski, Will Drago, David Gordon, Laura Hart, Glenn Hayes, Jeffery Heinrich, Pete Mesner, Stephanie Miller, Andrea Musher, Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, Barb Penington, Benjamin Peterson, Eileen Schroeder (for John Zbikowski), William Skelly, and Tony Truog.  
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, *Marshall Anderson, Leon Arriola, Bob Benjamin, John Chenoweth, Robert Gruber, Rex Hanger, Hephzibah Kumpaty, Crista Lebens, *Seung-joon Lee, Tim Reutebuch, Tracey Scherr, *Diane Soles, Alvaro Taveira,  and Linda Yu.
GUESTS: Don Zahn

*Previously notified.


John Stone called to order the November 2, 2006, meeting of the Graduate Council at 2:20 p.m.

The minutes of the October 5, 2006 meeting were unanimously approved on a motion by Glenn Hayes, with a second by Pete Mesner.


Announcements

  1. The deadline has come and gone for the Graduate Student Research grant applications. There were ten applicants, requesting approximately $7,000.
  2. James Mead’s master’s thesis, Survivor and Other Reality T.V. Gameshows: The Uses and Gratifications Perspective on Reality Sub-Genre, has been chosen for the 2006 Outstanding Thesis Award and will be forwarded to the Midwest Association of Graduate School for regional consideration.
  3. The final Higher Learning Commission follow-up report suggests that the Graduate Council discuss the differences between a graduate-level program vs. an undergraduate program to assure that differences do exist.
  4. There will be a change in the protocol for evaluating transfer credits. The Graduate School staff will no longer calculate contact minutes for transfer credits that have been earned from accredited institutions.

Information Only Items

Manuel Ossers moved to approve A-C of the Information Only items on the agenda. Will Drago seconded the motion. The motion carried. These items included:

  1. Curricular Action:  Requisite Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction:  READING 772 Reading in the Content Areas
  2. Curricular Action:  Requisite and Title Change from the Department of IT/BE:  MCS 785 FROM:  Information Systems Project Management  TO:  Project Management:  Methodologies, Techniques and Tools
  3. Curricular Action:  Requisite Change from the Department of IT/BE:  ITBE   734  Introduction to Computer Based Information Systems

BUSINESS ITEMS

Glenn Hayes moved, with a second by Tony Truog, to approve A-E of the New Business agenda items. Eileen Schroeder gave a brief overview of the curricular changes, indicating that the changes were for licensure reasons. With no further discussion, the motion passed. Items included:


    1. Curricular Action: Title and Credit Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: SECNDED 705 FROM: The Representation of Experience and Knowledge (3 units) TO: Representations of Learning (2 units)
    2. Curricular Action: Title and Credit Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: SECNDED 706 FROM: Multicultural Construction of Meaning (3 units) TO: Learning and Diversity (2 units)
    3. Curricular Action: Title and Credit Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: SECNDED 708 FROM: The Marginal Student (3 units) TO: The Marginalized Learner (2 units)
    4. Curricular Action: Title and Credit Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: SECNDED 709 FROM: Emancipatory Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Empowerment (3 units) TO: Learning and Teaching for Empowerment (2 units)
    5. Curricular Action: Change in Major: MS – Curriculum and Instruction: Delete SECNDED 707 from Alternative Education Licensure program. Change the titles and change the course credits in the program from 15 to 8.

Jeff Heinrich moved for approval, with a second from Will Drago, of Item F of the New Business items on the agenda. After a short discussion, the motion carried. Item F included:

    1. Curricular Action: Change in Submajor: MBA Information Technology Management emphasis: Replace MCS 735 Telecommunications and Networking with ITBE 775 Business Telecommunications

Will Drago then moved for approval of Item G. Glenn Hayes seconded the motion. Motion carried. Item G included:

    1. Curricular Action: Change in Degree: Masters of Professional Accountancy.

Anxious to see his name once again in the Graduate Council minutes, Will Drago moved for approval of Item H of the agenda’s New Business items. Not to be outdone by Will, Jeff Heinrich seconded the motion. Don Zahn explained that there was low enrollment in this program over the last few years and is one of the first to be eliminated due to budget constraints.

  1. Curricular Action: Deletion of Major: MS – Computer Information Systems.

Will Drago then moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:40 p.m. Manuel Ossers seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,


Sally Lange


Secretary