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Graduate Council - February 2007 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


February 1, 2007
PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Marshall Anderson, Scott Bradley, John Chenoweth, Will Drago, Robert Gruber, Hephzibah Kumpaty, Seung-joon Lee, Denton Marks, Anene Okocha, Manuel Ossers, Benjamin Peterson, Tracey Scherr, William Skelly, Shannon Stuart, Diane Soles, Tony Truog, Linda Yu, Susan Wildermuth, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: Leon Arriola, Bob Benjamin, Kristina Brice, Kelli Danielski, Rex Hanger, Laura Hart, Glenn Hayes, Max Hsu, Crista Lebens, *Pete Mesner, *Stephanie Miller, Andrea Musher, Tim Reutebuch, and *Alvaro Taveira.
GUESTS: Diana Rogers-Adkinson

*Previously notified.


John Stone called to order the February 1, 2007, meeting of the Graduate Council at 2:20 p.m.

The minutes of the December 7, 2006 meeting were unanimously approved on a motion by Tony Truog, with a second by John Zbikowski.


Announcements

  1. Last minute enrollments have helped boost the spring graduate FTE. Still, graduate enrollment is down approximately 20 FTE from last spring. The Provost has indicated that he’d like GPR enrollment to remain stable, with no decrease, but would like credit outreach enrollment to increase by 100 FTE.
  2. The number of graduate assistants for 2007-08 will remain the same as for 2006-07. There are also PR assistantships that are regularly offered, but there will be no graduate fellowships next year.
  3. The search for the Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education has begun. Interviews will be held in April, with a final decision by early May.
  4. Effective for fall 2007, faculty will be compensated through Credit Outreach at a rate of approximately $145/credit for Individual Study work with students.

Information Only Items

Tony Truog moved to approve A-V of the Information Only items on the agenda. Manuel Ossers seconded the motion. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Chair of the Special Education Department, was present to present a brief overview of the rationale for these changes. With no discussion, the motion carried. These items included:

  1. Curricular Action: Deletion of Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 525 Characteristics of CD/EBD/LD
  2. Curricular Action: Deletion of Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 666 Working with Parents of Exceptional Children and Community Agencies
  3. Curricular Action: Deletion of Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 561 Inclusive Methods of Instruction
  4. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching Department: HEALTHED 671 Research in Health and Physical Activity
  5. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 560 Behavior Management for the Inclusive Classroom
  6. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 580 Phase 3 Portfolio
  7. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 606 Career/Vocational Programming for Exceptional Educational Needs
  8. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 640 Advanced Behavior Interventions Strategies
  9. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 650 Intervention for Children with EBD
  10. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 658 Collaboration for Effective Instruction
  11. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 662 Educational-Diagnosis and Assessment in LD/E/BD, CD
  12. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 665 Curriculum/Methods Cognitive Disabilities – Functional
  13. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 670 Student Teaching Seminar
  14. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 680 Phase 4 Portfolio
  15. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 686 Academic Intervention I
  16. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 687 Academic Intervention II
  17. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 585 Cross Categorical Field Work
  18. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 610 General Education Field Experience
  19. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 685A Specialization Field Work – Cognitive Delay
  20. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 685B Specialization Field Work – Learning Disability
  21. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 685C Specialization Field Work – Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  22. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 704 Applied Field Action Research in Special Education

BUSINESS ITEMS

Marshall Anderson moved for approval of business item A on the agenda. Anene Okocha seconded Marshall’s motion. William Skelly reported that this new course proposal replaces the 571 course that was dropped through the course currency exercise. With no further discussion, the motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching: PEPROF 571: Kinesiology

Next, Tony Truog moved for approval, seconded by William Skelly, of item C on the agenda. Bill explained that this course no longer warrants three credits because the department covers some of the content in other courses. With no further discussion, the motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: Credit Change from the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching Department: HEALTHED 541 Yoga and Stress Reduction

Paul Adogamhe moved, with a second from Tony Truog, for approval of item F on the agenda. There has been no enrollment in the Cooperative Public Administration program, save one student, for several years. The student currently enrolled will be allowed to continue and finish. However, the program will be eliminated. The motion carried.

  1. Curricular Action: Deletion of Major: Cooperative Masters Degree Program in Public Administration

The final item on the agenda, a change in the MBA General Management submajor, was approved on a Will Drago/Carol Scovotti motion. Item D included:

  1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 760 Foundations and Characteristics of CD/EBD/LD
  2. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 761 Instructional Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom
  3. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 766 Professional Collaborations: Families and Community Agencies
  4. Curricular Action: New Submajor: MSE-Special Education – Professional Development
  5. Curricular Action: New Submajor – Cross Categorical

Manuel Ossers moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:43 p.m. Anene Okocha seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,


Sally Lange


Secretary