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Graduate Council - January 2009 Minutes

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


January 29, 2009
PRESENT: Leon Arriola, Scott Bradley, Sang Choi (for Alvaro Taveira), Will Drago, Paul Gregory, Thomas Jeffery, Crista Lebens, Pete Mesner, Manuel Ossers, Amy Palecek, Tracey Scherr, Carol Scovotti, Shannon Stuart, Tony Truog, S-A Welch, Kelly Witte, Linda Yu, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, *Marshall Anderson, *John Chenoweth, *Robert Gruber, Glenn Hayes, James Jaffe, *Hephzibah Kumpaty, Denton Marks, Anene Okocha, Tim Reutebuch, Steven Sahyun, Carrie Schuknecht, Lauren Smith, Max White, and David Wilcox.
GUESTS: Carol Elsen, Susan Wildermuth, and Don Zahn

*Previously notified.


John Stone called the January 29, 2009, meeting to order at 2:16 p.m.

 

The minutes of the November 6, 2008 meeting were unanimously approved on a motion by Carol Scovotti, with a second by Will Drago.


Announcements

  1. A summary of the enrollment comparisons from the last 10 years indicates that the Spring 2009 term enrollment is on par with other years, with robust enrollments in the MBA and MPA programs.
  2. The Graduate Assistantship application deadline is March 13, 2009.
  3. Council members of departments with graduate programs are encouraged to discuss with those department members the issue of changing the graduate grading scheme to a plus/minus scheme, paralleling the undergraduate grading scheme. This issue will be discussed at a future Graduate Council meeting, hopefully, yet this spring term.
  4. There are four finalists for the Provost position. Council members were encouraged to attend the open meetings for the finalists, all of which will be held at 1:00 p.m., with the first meeting on February 11th.

Information Only Items

Tony Truog moved to approve Information Only items A through AS on the agenda. Will Drago seconded the motion. With no questions or concerns, the motion carried. Items included:

  1. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 576: Medical Aspects of Disability
  2. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 610 General Education Field Experiences
  3. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 680 Phase 4 Portfolio
  4. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 701 Advanced Methodology and Practices in Special Education
  5. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 703 Promoting Reform through Collaborative Leadership
  6. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 706 Vocational Assessment of Students with Special Needs
  7. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECED 781 School-to-Work Transitional Programming
  8. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789A Practicum – Cognitive Disability
  9. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789B Practicum – Learning Disability
  10. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789C Practicum – Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  11. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789D Practicum – Cross Categorical
  12. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789F Practicum – Early Childhood Special Education Three through Eight
  13. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789G Practicum – Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Three
  14. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793A Inservice Practicum – Cognitive Disability
  15. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793B Inservice Practicum – Learning Disability
  16. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793C Inservice Practicum – Emotional Behavioral Disorders
  17. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793D Inservice Practicum – Cross Categorical
  18. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793F Inservice Practicum – Early Childhood Special Education 3-8
  19. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793G Inservice Practicum – Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Three
  20. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 781 Advanced Accounting Theory I
  21. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: JRNL 620: Law of Mass Communication
  22. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: JRNL 630: Communication and Public Opionion
  23. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: JRNL 631: Mass Communication and Society
  24. Curricular Action: Requisite and Description Change from the Department of Communication: JRNL 789: ACP Project Credits
  25. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: JRNL 798: Individual Studies
  26. Curricular Action: Requisite and Description Change from the Department of Communication: JRNL 799: Thesis Research
  27. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 526: Communication and Gender
  28. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 528: Communication and Conflict Resolution
  29. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 627: Communication Training in Organizations
  30. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 629: Organizational Communication Needs Analysis
  31. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 631: Mass Communication and Society
  32. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 640: New Communication Technologies
  33. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 702: Seminar in Applied Public Communication
  34. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 703: Seminar in Corporate Communication
  35. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 704: Seminar in Mass Communication
  36. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 722: Issues in Human Communication Theory
  37. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 731: Effects of Mass Communication
  38. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 785: Methods of Communication Research
  39. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 798: Individual Studies
  40. Curricular Action: Requisite and Description Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH: 789: Applied Communication Project Credits
  41. Curricular Action: Requisite and Description Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 799: Thesis Research
  42. Curricular Action: Description and Credit Change from the Department of Communication: SPEECH 799: Thesis Research
  43. Curricular Action: Change in Degree from the Department of Communication: Special Course Policy
  44. Curricular Action: Other Curricular Action from the Department of Communication: Department Policy on NCFD students enrolling in 700-level courses
  45. Curricular Action: Other Curricular Action from the Department of Communication: Department Policy on deficiency courses

NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

New Business items were then considered. Pete Mesner moved to approve item A, an admission policy clarification from the Department of Communication. Manuel Ossers second the motion, which was subsequently approved.

Manuel Ossers next moved to approve items B-E on the agenda. Sang Choi seconded the motion. John Zbikowski explained the rationale for keeping the Curriculum and Instruction courses from elimination due to the currency of bulletin exercise and Sue Wildermuth clarified the reason for keeping the Speech course Speech 520 from elimination due to the same exercise. With little discussion, the motion carried. Curricular items included:

  • Curricular Action: Currency of Bulletin from Department of Department of Curriculum and Instruction Continuation of Course EARLYCHD 540 Nutrition and Health: Early Childhood
    [Syllabus] [Bibliography]
  • Curricular Action: Currency of Bulletin from Department of Curriculum and Instruction Continuation of Course: SECNDED 629 Science Methods
  • Curricular Action: Currency of Bulletin from Department of Curriculum and Instruction Continuation of Course: SECNDED 626 Methods of Teaching English and Language Arts
    [Syllabus]
  • Curricular Action: Currency of Bulletin from Department of Communication Continuation of Course: SPEECH 520 Advanced Audio Techniques

With no further business to discuss or act on, Will Drago moved, with a second by Carol Scovotti to adjourn the meeting at 2:40 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Sally Lange


Secretary