Current Graduate Council

Graduate Council - October 2013 Minutes



October 3, 2013


PRESENT: Scott Bradley, Nick Bentz, Sang Choi, Jeff Cook, Shannon Cummins, Corey Davis, Colin De Mers, John Frye, Michael Gueno, Glenn Hayes, Kimberly Knesting-Lund, Carol Normand, Shannon Stuart, Matthew Windem (for Denton Marks), Kelly Witte, Ozgur Yavuzcetin, John Zbikowski, and Wenquan Zhang.


ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, Paul Ambrose, *Marshall Anderson, Jessica Callaway, Will Drago, Sarah Hessenauer, Pete Mesner, Amber Moulton, Lopa Mukherjee, *Kim Naber, *Manuel Ossers, Mark Schroeder, Lauren Smith, Gautam Wadhwa, and Jianzhou Zhu.


GUEST: Ellen Latorraca (Library) and Lucas Wimmer (Royal Purple)


*Previously notified.


The October 3, 2013, meeting was called to order at 2:18 p.m. by Associate Dean Seth Meisel.


Glenn Hayes moved, with a second by John Zbikowski, to approve the minutes of the September 5, 2013 meeting. With no comments or corrections, the motion carried.




No announcements.


Information Only Items


No information-only items.


Business Items

Kelly Witte moved to approve the new course from the Department of Special Education, SPECED 711, and the corresponding change to the Applied Behavior Analysis certificate program. Sang Choi seconded the motion. Shannon Stuart explained that the ABA board now requires a course in ethics as part of the certificate program. This additional course will now bring the number of credits required for the certificate to 18. With no discussion, questions or concerns, the motion carried.


Next, Corey Davis moved, with a second by Colin De Mers, to approve the administrative action of removing the comprehensive exam from the requirements for the MS-Communication Sciences and Disorders degree. Scott Bradley indicated that the degree program has enough assessment mechanisms in place already, and no longer requires the comprehensive exam. The motion carried.


With no further discussion, Glenn Hayes moved, with a second by Sang Choi, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 2:22 p.m., which sets a new record.


Respectfully submitted,



Sally Lange