Current Graduate Council

Graduate Council - October 2006 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


October 5, 2006
PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Marshall Anderson, Leon Arriola, Bob Benjamin, Kristina Brice, John Chenoweth, Will Drago, David Gordon, Robert Gruber, Rex Hanger, Laura Hart, Jeffery Heinrich, Seung-joon Lee, Pete Mesner, Stephanie Miller, Andrea Musher, Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, Barb Penington, Benjamin Peterson, Tracey Scherr, Carol Scovotti (for Max Hsu), William Skelly, Diane Soles, Alvaro Taveira, Linda Yu, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: Scott Bradley, *Kelli Danielski, Glenn Hayes, Hephzibah Kumpaty, *Crista Lebens, Tim Reutebuch, and *Tony Truog.
GUESTS:

*Previously notified.


John Stone called to order the October 5, 2006, meeting of the Graduate Council at 2:15 p.m. Member introductions were made.

Noting no corrections or additions to the minutes of the April 6, 2006 meeting, Manuel Ossers moved, with a second from Bob Benjamin, for approval. The motion carried.


Announcements

  1. A summary of the Summer Session 2006 graduate student enrollment was distributed to the Council. A comparison to last summer revealed that there was a decrease of 67.7 graduate student FTE. The biggest decrease was in the College of Education, followed by the College of Business and Economics. Decreasing enrollment has been the trend over the last few summers. Summer Session 2007 offering requests are due very soon and John urged departments to look carefully at their requests to ensure that the offerings are those that will be relatively certain to fill.
  2. The FTE report for the Fall 2006 was also distributed to the group. There has been healthy growth in the MBA area, especially the on-line area, but also declines in others. Those programs with low enrollment may face elimination
  3. Graduate Research grants of up to $750 are available again to graduate students to help defray costs associated with their research projects. The application deadline is October 20th. Faculty were asked to share this information with their graduate students. Barb Penington asked if there couldn’t be a spring application deadline for money to be used in spring rather than fall. John will look into this.
  4. At a future meeting, John will ask the Council to address the issue of the evaluation process for transfer credits. A summary of how other campuses evaluate transfer credits was distributed.

Information Only Items

Marshall Anderson moved, seconded by Alvaro Taveira, to approve items A-F of the Information Only items on the agenda. The motion was approved. Information Only items included:

(College of Letters and Sciences)

    1. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences: COMPSCI 507 Micro Computer Applications

(College of Education)

  1. Administrative Action: Department of Communicative Disorders Title Change
    FROM: Communicative Disorders
    TO: Communication Sciences and Disorders
  2. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health: SAFETY 620
    FROM: Principles of Environmental Safety
    TO: Principles of Environmental Management
  3. Curricular Action: Title and Description Change from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health: SAFETY 683
    FROM: Industrial Safety Management
    TO: Occupational Safety Management
  4. Curricular Action: Title and Description Change from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health: SAFETY 689
    FROM: Chemical Safety
    TO: Hazardous Materials Management
  5. Curricular Action: Title and Description Change from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health: SAFETY 783
    FROM: Corporate Safety Management
    TO: Environmental and Safety Management

BUSINESS ITEMS

John Zbikowski moved, with a second by William Skelly, to approve item A of the Business Item(s) on the agenda. John Zbikowski explained the rationale for the credit change, description change and revision in the EDUINDP 612 course, Verification of the Professional Development Plan. With no further discussion, the motion carried.


Anene Okocha moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Gruber seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,


Sally Lange


Secretary