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GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


March 10 , 2005
PRESENT: Paul Adogamhe, Marshall Anderson, Will Drago, David Godek, David Gordon, Robert Gruber, Crista Lebens, Denton Marks, Leda Nath, Manuel Ossers, Barbara Penington, William Skelly, Lauren Smith, Bambi Statz, Alvaro Taveira, Tony Truog, John Zbikowski, and Yushan Zhao.
ABSENT: Mohammad Ahmadi , Kathy Asala, John Aulerich, Bob Benjamin, Scott Bradley, Stacy Fritz, Elizabeth Hachten, Glenn Hayes, *Jim Larson, Dan McGuire, Pete Mesner, Anene Okocha, John Patterson, and Tim Reutebuch.
GUESTS: Don Zahn.

*Previously notified.


The March 10, 2005, meeting of the Graduate Council convened at 2:17 p.m. Noting no additions, deletions, or corrections to the minutes of the December 9, 2004 meeting, Manuel Ossers moved for approval. Bambi Statz seconded the motion. The motion carried.


Announcements

  1. An updated summary of the spring 2005 graduate student enrollment as of February 1, 2005, was distributed with the agenda.  The figures indicate that there is a record enrollment for the spring term – even better than the fall 2004 enrollment.
  2. As part of the Higher Learning Commission exercise and UW System Continuing Education requirements, the School of Graduate Studies Office was asked to complete a Strategic Plan, a copy of which was included with the agenda.  Anyone who has not yet had a chance to review the document, should feel free to forward any comments to either John Stone or Lee Jones.
  3. A copy of the memo regarding Graduate Assistantship allocations for 2005-06 was also distributed with the agenda. The graduate assistantship application deadline for 2005-06 is March 15th, 2005. There is a healthy pool of approximately 70 applicants for next year. The first set of GPR funded assistantships will be awarded across three colleges (Business & Economics, Education, and Letters and Sciences), based on the time-tested formula used in previous years. A second set of 20 half-time (10 hours per week) PR-funded assistantships will be distributed to the colleges after the GPR funded assistantships have been awarded. These college distributions will be awarded based on a set of criteria developed by the Graduate Assistantship Distribution Committee. It will be at the college deans’ discretion as to how these positions will be assigned. It is the hope that all contracts will be mailed out by April 15th, 2005
  4. Four Graduate Dean Fellowships have been awarded for the 2005-06 academic year, each worth $11,000, with one being awarded to a student from each of the four colleges. There was a total of fifteen applicants for the fellowships.

Information Only Items

Marshall Anderson moved to approve the Information Only items, A-T, of the agenda. Will Drago seconded the motion. The motion carried. Curriculum items approved included:

  1. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Health Physical Education Recreation and Coaching: PEPROF 580 Perceptual Motor Activities for Young Children.
  2. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Health Physical Education Recreation and Coaching: PEPROF 600 Methods of Teaching Physical Education.
  3. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789A Practicum – Cognitive Disability.
  4. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789B Practicum – Learning Disability.
  5. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789C Practicum – Emotional Behavior Disability.
  6. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789D Practicum – Cross Categorical.
  7. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789F Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Three to Eight.
  8. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 789G Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Three.
  9. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793A Inservice Practicum – Cognitive Disability.
  10. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793B Inservice Practicum – Learning Disability.
  11. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793C Inservice Practicum – Emotional Behavior Disorders.
  12. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793D Inservice Practicum – Cross Categorical.
  13. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793F Inservice Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Three to Eight.
  14. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Special Education: SPECFLD 793G Inservice Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Three.
  15. Curricular Action: Course Requisite Change from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health: SAFETY 787 System Safety Analysis.
  16. Curricular Action: Title and Number Change from the Department of History: HISTRY 652 FROM: HISTRY 652 Medieval Civilization TO: HISTRY 554 Medieval Europe.
  17. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 683 International Accounting.
  18. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 781 Advanced Accounting Theory.
  19. Curricular Action: Requisite Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 789 Readings and Research in Accounting.
  20. Curricular Action: Requisite and Description Change from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 761 Accounting and Management Information Systems.

New Business

Paul Adogamhe moved, with a second from Will Drago, to approve Business Items A-C on the agenda. Both William Skelley and Robert Gruber were present to give the rationale for these new courses. After brief explanations, these three new courses were approved unanimously.

    1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Health Physical Education Recreation and Coaching: HEALTHED 640 Advanced Stress Management
    2. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 748 Financial Statement Analysis.
    3. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Accounting: ACCOUNT 749 Advanced Accounting Information Systems.

Due to faculty interviews in the Psychology Department, there was no representative from the department available to attend the Council meeting. However, Jim Larson had relayed to John Stone the rationale for the new course from the Psychology Department. After a quick explanation, Lauren Smith moved, seconded by John Zbikowski for approval. Motion carried.


    1. Curricular Action: New Course from the Department of Psychology: PSYCH 724 Learning in Educational Contexts.

Robert Gruber then moved, and Will Drago seconded, for approval of items E-F on the agenda. Bob Gruber explained that the changes to the MPA program are the result of a refinement of the MPA program, and establishes five separate areas of specialization, while the change in the MSE-School Psychology program is self-explanatory.


  1. Curricular Action: Change in Degree: MSE – School Psychology. Replace PSYCH 624 Human Learning with a new course, PSYCH 724 Learning in Educational Contexts.
  2. Curricular Action: Change in Major: MPA. Remove MANGEMNT 759 or MARKETNG 766 as required courses; add ACCOUNT 683 or ACCOUNT 748 or 749 as required courses; restructure the electives; clarify program policies and requirements.

The meeting adjourned at 2:38 p.m. on a Paul Adogahme/Alvaro Taveira motion.

Respectfully submitted,
Sally Lange
Secretary