Current Graduate Council

Graduate Council - May 2007 Minutes


May 3, 2007
PRESENT: John Chenoweth, Will Drago, Robert Gruber, Laura Hart, Rex Hanger, Glenn Hayes, Pete Mesner, Stephanie Miller, Manuel Ossers, Jeffry Phan (for Leon Arriola), William Skelly, Diane Soles, Shannon Stuart, David Van Doren (for Anene Okocha), Susan Wildermuth, Linda Yu, and John Zbikowski.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, *Marshall Anderson, Bob Benjamin, Scott Bradley, Kristina Brice, Kelli Danielski, Max Hsu, Hephzibah Kumpaty, Crista Lebens, Seung-joon Lee, Denton Marks, Andrea Musher, Benjamin Peterson, Tracey Scherr, Alvaro Taveira, Tony Truog, and Jim Winship.
GUESTS: Don Zahn

*Previously notified.

At 2:20 p.m., John Stone called to order the May 3 2007, meeting of the Graduate Council.

The minutes of the April 5, 2007 meeting were unanimously approved on a motion by Glenn Hayes, with a second by Pete Mesner.


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Will Drago moved to approve curricular items A and B on the agenda. John Chenoweth seconded the motion. Don Zahn noted that both items were merely to add choice to the emphasis requirements. With no further discussion, the motion carried. Items A and B included:

  1. Curricular Action: Change in Degree: Add MARKETNG 767 to Strategic Management Module
  2. Curricular Action: Change in Major: Add MARKETNG 767 to set of departmental electives

Linda Yu next moved for approval of item C, the deletion of FNBSLW 780 as a required course in the Finance emphasis. It is still an elective in the emphasis, but this action would eliminate it as a required course in the emphasis. Will Drago seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

At the April Graduate Council meeting, a document regarding a revision to the Graduate School Admission Requirements was distributed. The Council was to review it, and be prepared to discuss and take action on it at the May meeting. Manuel Ossers moved, seconded by, again, Will Drago, to approve the revision. With little discussion, the Council unanimously approved the revision as follows:

Effective fall 2007, individuals who have earned bachelor degrees created in accordance with the European Higher Education Area (i.e., Bologna Process), or earned bachelor degrees from institutions engaged in a formal agreement with UW-W, will be considered admission eligible providing their academic performance in completing that degree is emblematic of future success in a graduate program (i.e., eligible to be admitted in “good standing”).


John Stone then distributed a document regarding Graduate Student Overload Requests during Summer Session. The document articulated the grounds for establishing a policy that would allow graduate students to enroll in more than three credits during a three-week summer session. John indicated that the Program Coordinators had recently met and had endorsed the policy. Prior to the Dean’s review of each request, the program coordinator will review the student record of the student requesting an overload and forward his/her recommendation to the Graduate School Dean. Will Drago moved to endorse the new policy allowing the Graduate School Dean to approve more than one credit per week during the Summer and Winterim sessions. Robert Gruber seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Will Drago moved, with a second from Sue Wildermuth, to adjourn the meeting at 2:48 p.m. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Lange