GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


April 11, 2002
PRESENT: Mohammad Ahmadi, John Aulerich, Marshall Anderson, Randy Busse, Ni Chang, Pam Clinkenbeard (for Tony Truog), Will Drago, Andrew Kapp, Richard Lombard, Ken Menningen (for Paul Rybski), Pete Mesner, Lanny Neider, Brenda O’Beirne, Erin Schoonmaker, Bambi Statz, Sally Vogl-Bauer, and Janet Wright.
ABSENT: Paul Adogamhe, Scott Bradley, Myung-Hee Chung, Wade Dazey, Ed Drexler, *Zoreh Ghavamshahidi, Robert Gruber, Jeffrey Heinrich, *Dianne Jones, Steven Karges, Dan McGuire, Manuel Ossers, *John Patterson, Julimar Rivera, Eric Roche, and Scott Swanson.
GUESTS: Robert Horton, John Stone, and Don Zahn.


*Previously notified.


Richard Lee called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m.Marshall Anderson moved, seconded by Will Drago, to approve the minutes of the February 7, 2002, meeting.The motion carried.


Announcements

  1. Graduate assistant distributions for the 2002-2003 academic year have been calculated using the time-tested formula based on FTE and graduate student headcount.Program coordinators and deans have been notified of their allocations.Due to the uncertainty of the State budget, there still has been no definite word about whether we can offer graduate assistantships.
  2. John Stone reminded faculty of the new policy instituted last summer regarding graduate students enrolling in undergraduate courses.A graduate student enrolling in all undergraduate courses need no longer be admitted as an undergraduate student to be assessed undergraduate fees.However, if a graduate student enrolls in a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses, the student will be assessed graduate fees for all courses.
  3. Previous FTE figures generated by the Registrarís Office have been in error.The problem has been corrected and accurate FTE numbers were presented.Each program is below the Chancellorís target number of FTE and, overall, the Graduate School is 140 FTE from the Chancellorís goal.
  4. The new Graduate Studies web page is nearing completion.Faculty were urged to take a look at it.Will Drago remarked that the Mission Statement seems too bland, and suggested that a vision statement might be more attractive.Willís suggestion will be taken under advisement.

Business Items

Mohammad Ahmadi moved, and Will Drago seconded, approval of all business curriculum items A-F. With no discussion, the motion was unanimously approved. Business items included:

  1. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from Department of Political Science: POLISCI 664, Women in International Relations.
  2. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from HPRC: COACHING 706, Sport and Society.
  3. Curricular Action: Creation of New Course from Sociology: SOCIOLGY 550, Contemporary Japanese Society.
  4. Curricular Action: Change in Degree Requirements from the College of Business and Economics: Masters of Business Administration-Managing Technology Module.
  5. Curricular Action: Change in Degree Requirements from the College of Business and Economics: Masters of Business Administration Ė Strategic Management Module.
  6. Curricular Action: Creation of a New Submajor from the College of Business and Economics: IT Management Emphasis.

Rick Lombard moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:35 p.m..Bambi Statz seconded the motion.The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th, 2002.

Respectfully submitted,
Sally Lange
Secretary