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Graduate Council - October 2012 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


October 4, 2012
PRESENT: Paul Ambrose, Nick Bentz, Michelle Boyer, Scott Bradley, Chris Calvert-Minor, Sang Choi, Jeff Cook, Shannon Cummins, Will Drago, Sarah Hessenauer, Kimberly Knesting, Denton Marks, Lopa Mukherjee, Kim Naber, Carol Normand, Manuel Ossers, Mark Schroeder, Shannon Stuart, Kelly Witte, John Zbikowski, and Wenquan Zhang.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, *Marshall Anderson, Corey Davis, Glenn Hayes, Thomas Jeffery, Pete Mesner, Amber Moulton, Steven Sahyun, Lauren Smith, and Gautam Wadhwa.
GUESTS: Cindy Anderton, Leon Arriola, Ellie Dickmann, Carol Elsen, Brenda Rust O’Beirne, and Dave Van Doren.

*Previously notified

The October 4, 2012, meeting was called to order at 2:16 p.m. by Dean John Stone.

Manuel Ossers moved, with a second by Kelly Witte, to approve the minutes of the September 6, 2012 meeting. With no comments or corrections, the motion carried.

Announcements

  1. The fall 2012 Graduate Student Research Grant application deadline is October 12, 2012. Students may apply for grants up to $750.00 to help offset research costs.
  2. A graph was distributed which overviewed the ten-year trend in Master’s/Education Specialist degrees awarded by the comprehensive campuses. (attachment)
  3. In the near future, there will be discussion of changes to the Graduate Constitution. There may be changes in the Graduate Council membership, both in number of members and representation. Also, as of 2008, permission was granted to campuses to offer Professional Doctoral degrees and two colleges have expressed interest in offering a professional doctoral degree. Discussion will focus on stratification and what constitutes graduate faculty status.

Information Only Items

Will Drago moved, with a second by Scott Bradley, to approve the Information Only items A-U on the agenda. The motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication: COMM 640: New Communication Technologies
  2. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 580: Speech and Language Development
  3. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 626: Neural Bases of Speech and Language
  4. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 672: Assessment in Communicative Disorders
  5. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 677: Disorders of Speech Production
  6. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 681: Language Disorders in Children
  7. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 682: Audiometry
  8. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 683: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  9. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 711: Motor Speech Disorders
  10. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 722: Language and Cognitive Disorders in Adults
  11. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 724: Aural Rehabilitation
  12. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 730: Swallowing and Dysphagia
  13. Curricular Action: Prerequisite Change from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health: SAFETY 620 Principles of Environmental Management
  14. Curricular Action: Title Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 787 FROM: Sustainability and Environmental Accounting TO: Sustainability and Environmental Reporting
  15. Curricular Action: Repeatability change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 793
  16. Course Deletion of Inactive Course from the Department of Educational Foundations: EDFOUND 672 Models of Accelerated Classroom Learning
  17. Course Deletion of Inactive Course from the College of Letters and Sciences: ASIANSTD 550: Contemporary Japanese Society
  18. Course Deletion of Inactive Course from the Department of Geography: GEOGRPY 670 Applied Environmental and Natural Resources GIS
  19. Course Deletion of Inactive Course from the Department of Women's Studies: WOMENST 560: Women, Science & Society
  20. Course Deletion of Inactive Course from the Department of Political Science: POLISCI 664 Women in International Relations
  21. Course Deletion Inactive Course from the Department of Theatre: Theatre 699: Senior Project

Business Items

Sang Choi moved, with a second by John Zbikowski, to approve agenda items A - E on the agenda. The proposals involve changes to the Community emphasis in the Counseling degree. Several faculty members from the Counselor Education department were in attendance to help explain the rationale for the changes. Rather than explain each proposal, Brenda O’Beirne was asked to give the Evelyn Wood version of the changes, which she aptly did. With no questions or further discussion, the motion was approved.

  1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Counselor Education: COUNSED 712: Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  2. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Counselor Education: COUNSED 715: Research in Counselor Education
  3. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Counselor Education: COUNSED 716: Crisis Intervention and Trauma Treatment
  4. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Counselor Education: COUNSED 739: Trauma Treatment
  5. Curricular Action: Change in Submajor from the Department of Counselor Education: Change Community Counseling Submajor to Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Next, Scott Bradley moved to approve the items involving the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, items F and G. Paul Ambrose seconded the motion. Scott Bradley explained the rationale for the changes, which turned out to be a lot of curriculum clean-up. After a short discussion, the motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: COMDIS 684: Aural Rehabilitation
  2. Curricular Action: Change in Major from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

John Zbikowski moved to approve the final business item on the agenda, the new Certificate Program in Reading Teacher License. Mark Schroeder seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

  1. Curricular Action: New Certificate Program from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Teacher License (316) Certificate (Attachment 2)

Other Curricular Action

Finally, John Zbikowski moved to approve the Other Curricular item. Mark Schroeder seconded the motion. The motion carried.

  1. Proposed Revision to Curriculum Proposal Form #9

With no other discussion items, Kelly Witte moved, with a second by Carol Normand, to adjourn one of the longer meetings in recent memory. The meeting adjourned at 2:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange
Secretary