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Graduate Council - October 2007 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


October 4, 2007
PRESENT: Scott Bradley, John Chenoweth, Carla Corroto, Abby Fritz, Robert Gruber, Jeff Heinrich, Crista Lebens, Pete Mesner, Stephanie Miller, Manuel Ossers, Paul Rybski (for Bob Benjamin), Tracey Scherr, William Skelly, Shannon Stuart, Alvaro Taveira, David Van Doren (for Anene Okocha), Tony Truog, and John Zbikowski.  
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, *Marshall Anderson, Leon Arriola, Sana Bauman, Will Drago, Rex Hanger, Glenn Hayes, Hephzibah Kumpaty, Seung-joon Lee,  Thomas Mettille, Andrea Musher, *Jennifer Oehler, Carol Scovotti, Susan Wildermuth, Jim Winship, and Linda Yu.
GUESTS:

*Previously notified.


John Stone called the meeting to order at 2:20p.m.

 

The minutes of the May 3, 2007 meeting were unanimously approved on a motion by Manuel Ossers, with a second by Scott Bradley.


Announcements

  1. Graduate enrollment for the fall 2007 term is nearly the same as last year.  Noteworthy is the fact that approximately 150 of the 230 MBA FTE is in the on-line program.
  2. Graduate research grants of up to $750 are available again this year.   The application deadline is October 19th, and faculty were reminded to announce this to their students. 

Information Only Items

Pete Mesner moved to approve all Information Only items on the agenda.  Paul Rybski seconded the motion.  A question was raised about the budget implications for the Accounting courses that would change from three to four units.  Robert Gruber explained that there would be no budget implications and why there wouldn’t be. With no further discussion, the motion carried.  Items included:

  1. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECED 676 Curriculum, Methods & Materials for Those with Mult Disabilities
  2. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 610 General Education Field Experiences
  3. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department: COMDIS 681 Language Disorders in Children
  4. Curricular Action: Description, Title Change and Requisite Change from the Art Department:
    FROM: ARTHIST 518 History of 20th Century Art to 1945
    TO: ARTHIST 518 Modern Art
  5. Curricular Action: Description Change, Requisite Change, and Title Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Department:
    FROM: COMDIS 624 Organic Speech Disorders
    TO: COMDIS 624 Communication Disorders across the Life Span
  6. Curricular Action: Description Change and Requisite Change from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department: COMDIS 672 Assessment in Communicative Disorders
  7. Curricular Action: Description Change, Title Change, and Number Change from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department:
    FROM: COMDIS 376 Articulation and Phonological Disorders
    TO: COMDIS 677 Disorders of Speech Production
  8. Curricular Action: Description Change and Title Change from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department:
    FROM: COMDIS 626 Neurogenic Communicative Disorders
    TO: COMDIS 626 Neural Bases of Speech and Language
  9. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 789A Practicum: Cognitive Disability
  10. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 789B Practicum: Learning Disability
  11. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 789C Practicum: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  12. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 789D Practicum: Cross Categorical
  13. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 789F Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Three Through Eight
  14. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 789G Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Three
  15. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 793A Inservice Practicum: Cognitive Disability
  16. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 793B Inservice Practicum: Learning Disability
  17. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 793C Inservice Practicum: Emotional Behavioral Disorders
  18. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 793D Inservice Practicum: Cross Categorical
  19. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 793F Inservice Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education 3-8
  20. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Special Education Department: SPECFLD 793G Inservice Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Three
  21. Curricular Action: Description and Title Change from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department: COMDIS 711
    FROM: The Dysarthrias
    TO: Motor Speech Disorders
  22. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department: COMDIS 722
    FROM: Neurogenic Language and Cognitive Impairments in Adults
    TO: Language and Cognitive Disorders in Adults
  23. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Accounting Department: ACCOUNT 751 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  24. Curricular Action: Requisite and Description Change from the Accounting Department: ACCOUNT 752 Advanced Financial Accounting
  25. Curricular Action: Credit Change from the Accounting Department: ACCOUNT 756 Corporate and Special Entities Taxation
  26. Curricular Action: Description and Requisite Change from the Accounting Department: ACCOUNT 757 Issues in Financial Accounting
  27. Curricular Action: Credit Change from the Accounting Department ACCOUNT 757 Issues in Financial Accounting
  28. Curricular Action: Description and Requisite Change from the Accounting Department: ACCOUNT 761 Accounting and Management Information Systems
  29. Curricular Action: Credit Change from the Accounting Department: ACCOUNT 781 Advanced Accounting Theory I
  30. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of ITBE: ITBE 662 Coordination Techniques
  31. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of ITBE: ITBE 762 Curriculum Issues and Design for Business and Marketing Education

BUSINESS ITEMS

The curricular items from the Communication Sciences and Disorders department were considered.  Paul Rybski moved, with a second from John Zbikowski, to approve items A, B and F on the agenda.  Scott Bradley briefly reviewed the rationale for each of the changes explaining that these changes would streamline the program.  With no questions from the Council, the motion carried.

  • Curricular Action: New Course from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department: COMDIS 540 Manual Communication
  • Curricular Action: New Course from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department: COMDIS 585 Fluency Disorders
  • Curricular Action: Change in Major from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department: 1) Graduate program name change FROM: Communicative Disorders TO: Communication Sciences and Disorders; 2) Change in required courses. COMDIS 709 and 764 will remain as options, but will not be required for the degree. Equivalent courses are now dual listed as undergraduate/graduate.

Next, John Zbikowski moved for approval of item D on the agenda. William Skelly seconded the motion. John explained that this course is part of the cooperative Educational Leadership program and will fill a need in the program because of a course dropped from Madison. With no discussion or questions, the motion carried.

  • Curricular Action: New Course from the Curriculum and Instruction Department: CIGENRL/EDADMIN 734 School and Community Relations

John Chenoweth next moved, with a second by Robert Gruber, for approval of the curricular changes from the Department of IT/BE. John explained that these changes reflect licensure rearrangement requirements. With no further discussion, the motion carried.

  • Curricular Action: Course Revision, Description Change, and Title Change from the ITBE Department: ITBE 661 FROM: Organization and Administration of Cooperative Education Programs TO: Organization, Administration, and Coordination of Cooperative Education Programs
  • Curricular Action: Change in Major from the ITBE Department: Remove EDFOUND 780 from core and replace with ITBE 500. Add EDFOUND 780 or EDFOUND 740 to additional requirements for General and Secondary emphases. Reduce number of required credits in General Emphasis. Add EDFOUND 625 to Post-Secondary emphasis. Remove ITBE 662 from General and Secondary emphases (course to be deleted).

Robert Gruber then moved, seconded by John Chenoweth, for approval of the final agenda item, a change in degree from the Accounting Department. Anticipating questions about the changes in the program, the always-prepared Gruber astounded the group by proceeding to distribute a four-page, highly-detailed summary of the changes from the current to the proposed program. After reviewing the summary, the Council voted unanimously to approve.


With no other business, Paul Rybski moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:38 p.m. Jeff Heinrich seconded the motion. The motion carried.


Respectfully submitted,


Sally Lange


Secretary