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Graduate Council - November 2011 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


November 3, 2011
PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Paul Ambrose, Pavan Chennamaneni, Sang Choi, Corey Davis, John Howat (for Rashiqa Kamal), Pete Mesner, Amber Moulton, Christine Neddenriep, Carol Normand, Diana Rogers-Adkinson (for Shannon Stuart), Mark Schroeder, Kelsey Strohm, Kelly Witte, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: *Marshall Anderson, Leon Arriola, *Anna Berberet, *Scott Bradley, *Chris Calvert-Minor, Will Drago, Glenn Hayes, Sarah Hessenauer, Thomas Jeffery, *Denton Marks, *Kim Naber, Anene Okocha, Michael Oldani, Manuel Ossers, Stacey Paulos, Steven Sahyun, Lauren Smith, Gautam Wadhwa, and Michael Wessely.
GUESTS: John Chenoweth, Carol Elsen, and Seth Meisel

*Previously notified

The November meeting was called to order at 2:16 p.m. by John Stone

The minutes of the October 6, 2011 meeting were unanimously approved on a John Zbikowski/Corey Davis motion

Announcements for November 3 Graduate Council

  1. Seth Meisel was not able to attend the October meeting when John Stone announced that Seth had been selected to be the new Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. This meeting, with Seth in attendance, we put a face with a name as John, again, introduced Seth as the new Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, effective September 1, 2011.
  2. On the afternoon of January 9th there will be a meeting for all department academic leaders, department chairs, and up to two additional members from each department for the sole purpose of discussing the creation of new programs. The meeting will last all afternoon, beginning with lunch at noon.
  3. In the near future, there will be a discussion of the membership of the Graduate Council and how this one compares to council memberships at other schools. Presently, the counsel has constituencies that have no graduate program.

Information Only Item

Diana Rogers-Adkinson moved, with a second by Pete Mesner, to approve Information Only items A-F on the agenda. The motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: Prerequisite and Title Change from the Department of Communication: COMM 627 FROM: Communication Training in Organizations TO: Communication Training
  2. Curricular Action: Prerequisite and Title Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 749 FROM: Advanced Accounting Information Systems TO: Assurance Services and Systems Engagements
  3. Curricular Action: Credit Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 756 Corporate and Special Entities Tax
  4. Curricular Action: Credit Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 757 Issues in Financial Accounting
  5. Curricular Action: Prerequisite change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 761: Accounting and Management Information Systems
  6. Curricular Action: Prerequisite and Title Change from the Department of Management: MANGEMNT 766 FROM: Entrepreneurship – Venture Initiation TO: Venture Initiation

New Business

Amber Moulton moved, with a second by Corey Davis, for approval of a new course from the Department of Communication. Corey explained that the undergraduate component for this course is for a new emphasis in the Communication program, and that the graduate component can be used for graduate students in the corporate communication emphasis. With no further discussion, the motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Communication: COMM 617 Communication in Non-Profit Organizations

Next, Diana Rogers-Adkinson moved for approval of the MPA degree changes from the College of Business and Economics. Paul Adogamhe seconded the motion. Carol Normand explained that these changes were mostly clean up from previous curricular actions. With no concerns from the group, the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Change in Degree from the College of Business and Economics: MPA

Administrative Action

Pavan Chennamaneni moved, with a second by Paul Ambrose, to approve the administrative action item from the College of Business and Economics, which would allow the GMAT or the GRE for admission to the MBA and MPA programs. John Chenoweth explained that the new version of the GRE is more attractive to business schools and, also, that the GRE test is more accessible to students than the GMAT. With no concerns, the motion was approved.

With no other discussion items, Paul Adogamhe moved, with a second by Sang Choi, to adjourn the meeting at 2:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange
Secretary