Graduate Council - November 2015 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

November 5, 2015

PRESENT: Jennifer Betters-Bubon, Amy Boerst, Sang Choi, Abbie Daly, Sarah Hessenauer, Rick Mason, Praveen Parboteeah, Erica Ritchie, Karla Saeger, Balaji Sankaranarayanan, Carol Scovotti, Shannon Stuart, Matthew Winden (for David Welsch), and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: *Corey Davis, *Roxanne DePaul, *Megan Gleason, Christina Jones, Kim Knesting-Lund, Christine Panella, and *Diane Pertzborn.
GUEST: Paul Ambrose, Carol Elsen, Athula Gunawardena, Zach Oster, and Jiazhen Zhou.

 

The November 5, 2015, meeting was called to order at 2:19 p.m. by Interim Dean Seth Meisel. Carol Scovotti moved, with a second by Rick Mason, to approve the minutes of the October 1, 2015, meeting. Motion carried.

  1. Anouncements
    1. Seth reported that there were thirteen graduate student research grants submitted, twelve of which were funded. All applications were from students in one program and Seth would like to see applications from a variety of programs. All are funded to the maximum requested.
    2. The first Graduate Opportunities Fair will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The target audience is recent graduates and current juniors and seniors. This is an opportunity to learn about the graduate degree programs offered at Whitewater and ask any questions of the coordinators.
    3. The M.S. Finance and M.S. Computer Science degree program proposals will be forthcoming.
    4. The proposed MS-Finance timeline was included with the agenda. The College of Business and Economics is hoping for a fall 2017 implementation
  2. Information Only Items

    Praveen Parboteeah moved, with a second by Sang Choi, to approve the information only items A-D on the agenda. With no questions or concerns, the motion carried.

    1. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 576 Medical Aspects of Disability
    2. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 606 Transition Programming for Students with Disabilities
    3. Curricular Action: Prerequisite and Course Description Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 686 Academic Intervention I
    4. Curricular Action: Grade Basis Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 660: Practicum in Communicative Disorders
  3. Business Items

    Rick Mason moved, with a second by Jennifer Betters-Bubon, to approve the change in degree from Counselor Education. The motion carried.

      1. Curricular Action: Change in degree from the Department of Counselor Education: Delete Higher Education certificate

    Next, Sarah Hessenauer moved to approve items B-N on the agenda. John Zbikowski seconded the motion. These proposals included the courses and program proposal for the new MSW degree program. Sarah spoke of the process involved with getting this much-anticipated program off the ground. After considerable discussion, the motion carried unanimously. Next, the Board of Regents must approve the degree.

      1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 712: Social Work Psychopathology
      2. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 720: Advanced Social Welfare Policy
      3. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 733: Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations
      4. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 741: Treatment of Substance Use and Other Addictive Disorders
      5. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 750: Social Work with Military
      6. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 752: Advanced Intervention with Military and Families
      7. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 760: Social Work with Individuals with Physical Disabilities
      8. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 762: Interventions with Individuals with Physical Disabilities
      9. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 771: Research and Program Implementation and Evaluation
      10. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 776: Advanced Practice: Intervention and Evaluation
      11. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 783: Social Work Field Experience
      12. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Social Work: SOCWORK 784: Social Work Field Research Integration Capstone
      13. Curricular Action: New Degree from the Department of Social Work: Master of Science in Social Work

    Finally, Carol Scovotti moved, with a second by Sarah Hessenauer, to approve items O-T on the agenda. These proposals are part of the new M.S. Computer Science degree that is being developed. After considerable discussion about the proposals and the program, the motion carried unanimously. The remainder of the course proposals will come up for approval at the December 2015 Graduate Council meeting. The target implementation date for this program is fall of 2017.

    1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Computer Science: COMPSCI 724: Operating Systems in Practice
    2. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Computer Science: COMPSCI 732: Machine Learning
    3. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Computer Science: COMPSCI 733: Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis
    4. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Computer Science: COMPSCI 764: Cloud Computing
    5. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Computer Science: COMPSCI 766: Advanced Databases
    6. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Computer Science: COMPSCI 776: Advanced Software Engineering

Praveen Parboteeah moved, with a second by Carol Scovotti, to adjourn the meeting at 2:55 p.m. Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange
Secretary