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Graduate Council - November 2008 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


November 6, 2008
PRESENT: Scott Bradley, John Chenoweth, Robert Gruber, Glenn Hayes, Thomas Jeffery, Crista Lebens, Denton Marks, Pete Mesner, Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, Amy Palecek, Paul Rybski, Tracey Scherr, Carol Scovotti, William Skelly, Shannon Stuart, Tony Truog, Max White, David Wilcox, Kelly Witte, Linda Yu, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, *Marshall Anderson, Leon Arriola, Will Drago, Paul Gregory, *James Jaffe, *Hephzibah Kumpaty, Tim Reutebuch, Carrie Schuknecht, Lauren Smith, *Alvaro Taveira, and *S-A Welch.
GUESTS: Carol Elsen, David Van Doren, and Don Zahn

*Previously notified.


John Stone called the meeting to order at 2:16p.m. This being the first meeting of the academic year, all members introduced themselves.

 

The minutes of the April 3, 2008 meeting were unanimously approved on a motion by Paul Rybski, with a second by Tracey Scherr.


Announcements

  1. A summary of the September 15th enrollment comparisons from the last 12 years indicates that the fall 2008 term is the second highest enrollment during that period.
  2. There were nine applicants for the October round of Graduate Student Research grants, for a total request of $5,100. These grants of up to $750 are awarded to graduate students to help defray the costs associated with scholarship or creativity. These funds are provided by SUFAC and Credit Outreach money. All nine were funded. The second application deadline will be February 13, 2009.
  3. The winner of the 2008 Outstanding Thesis Award is Anne Mancl. Her thesis, “Of Crabs and Tall Poppies: An Exploratory Study of Attitudes and Communicative Behaviors toward Women Perceived as Successful” will be forwarded to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools for the regional competition. Anne earned her master’s degree in Communication.
  4. John Stone updated the Council on the Provost search, for which he serves as chair. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2008. To date, there are 39 applications. The search committee will meet in early December, with the hope of bringing 3-5 finalists to campus during the last week of January, or first week of February. The search will be completed by March 1st.

Information Only Items

Manuel Ossers moved to approve Information Only items A through G on the agenda. Glenn Hayes seconded the motion. With no questions or concerns, the motion carried. Items included:

  1. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: CIGENRL 720 FROM: Advanced Techniques in the Teaching of Language Arts & English TO: Trends in K-12 English Language Arts
  2. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: READING 771
  3. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Reading 773
  4. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: READING 764 FROM: Developmental Reading in the Elementary School TO: Foundations of Reading
  5. Curricular Action: Credit Change from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: SECNDED 707 Formal and Informal Learning Environments
  6. Curricular Action: Grading Basis Change from the Department of History: HISTRY 790 History Workshop FROM: Conventional Grading Basis TO: Student Option (conventional letter grade or P/F)
  7. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 656 FROM: Cost Management II TO: Cost Management

NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

New Business items were then considered. Anene Okocha moved to approve items C, D, and F. These items included a new certificate program, Addictions Counseling and two new courses to be included as part of the program. Pete Mesner seconded the motion. Dave Van Doren was present to overview the rationale for the new emphasis. With no discussion, the motion carried.

  • Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Counselor Education: COUNSED 752: Integrative Treatment
  • Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Counselor Education: COUNSED 753: Understanding Psychopharmacology for Counselors
  • New Certificate Program: Graduate Certification Program in Addictions Counseling

Glenn Hayes then moved, with a second by John Zbikowski, to approve item E on the agenda, a title change in one of the courses required in the MSE-PD (Reading) major. Motion carried. The item included:

  • Change in Degree: MSE-PD Reading

The final business items on the agenda included a new emphasis in the MSE-PD degree, Challenging Advanced Learners and two new courses to be included in the new emphasis. Tony Truog moved to approve items A, B, and G on the agenda, with a second by John Zbikowski. Tony Truog, to the best of his ability, gave a brief overview of the need for the new emphasis. With no further discussion, the motion carried.


With no further business to discuss or act on, Anene Okocha moved, with a second by Tracey Scherrer to adjourn the meeting at 2:35 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Sally Lange


Secretary