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GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


September 9 , 2004
PRESENT: Kathy Asala, John Aulerich, Bob Benjamin, Will Drago, David Godek, David Gordon, Robert Gruber, Elizabeth Hachten, Jim Larson, Crista Lebbens, Pete Mesner, Leda Nath, Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, John Patterson, Barbara Penington, Tim Reutebuch, William Skelly, Bambi Statz, Alvaro Taveira, Tony Truog, John Zbikowski, and Yushan Zaho.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe , *Mohammad Ahmadi , Marshall Anderson,  Scott Bradley, Glenn Hayes, *Denton Marks, Dan McGuire, and Alison Townsend.
GUESTS: Don Zahn.

*Previously notified.


John Stone called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m. Tony Truog moved, seconded by Bambi Statz, to approve the May 6, 2004 minutes. With no additions or corrections, the motion carried.


Announcements

  1. John Stone introduced the new Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, Dr. Lee Jones.   Lee briefly addressed the group, indicating that he has had a very smooth transition to his new position.  He also indicated that he does not intend to make any major changes, but would like to enhance graduate assistantships on campus and also provide resources for assistance with grants and grantwriting.
  2. The latest fall 2004 enrollment report was provided with the agenda.  Overall, graduate enrollment is down by 35- 38 FTE, depending on which figures are used.  Although the MBA enrollment remains high, it is down this fall because of a drop in international student enrollment – 24 less international students than last year.
  3. Attendance was very good for the 2004 Fall Orientation Event, with 149 students, guests, and faculty attending.  This is an event in which new graduate students can meet with their program coordinator, purchase parking stickers, check on financial aid, pay their tuition bills, etc.
  4. Graduate student research grant applications are due October 15, 2004.  These $500 grants help defray costs associated with collecting and/or disseminating research related to their program of study.   The funds must be used by June 30, 2005.  These grants have been made available for the past seven years.  Students can apply through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Information Only Items

Manuel Ossers moved to approve the Information Only items, A-D, of the agenda.  Pete Mesner seconded the motion. The motion carried.  Curriculum items approved included:

  1. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789 Practicum.
  2. Curricular Action: Course Deletion from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793 Inservice Practicum.
  3. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 561 Inclusive Methods of Instruction.
  4. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 686 Academic Interventions I.

New Business

Tony Truog moved to approve, en mass, items A-H of the agenda. John Zbikowski seconded the motion. David Gorden, Council representative from the Special Education Department, indicated that these curricular items dealt with licensing issues. With no questions regarding the proposals, the motion was approved unanimously. Curricular items approved included:

  1. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789A Practicum: Cognitive Disability.
  2. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789B Practicum: Learning Disability.
  3. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789C Practicum: Emotional Behavioral Disorders.
  4. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789D Practicum: Cross Categorical.
  5. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793A Inservice Practicum: Cognitive Disability.
  6. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793B Inservice Practicum: Learning Disability.
  7. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793C Inservice Practicum: Emotional Behavioral Disorders.
  8. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793D Inservice Practicum: Cross Categorical.

After John’s brief meatloaf story, and Robert Gruber’s subsequent desire to know whether John uses soda crackers in his recipe, the meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. on a Gruber/Taveira motion..

Respectfully submitted,
Sally Lange
Secretary