Minutes for the May 21st, 2015, Graduate Council meeting will stand approved if no
corrections are received. (Please review the
Graduate Council Minutes)
before the meeting. (Note: The Graduate Council did not meet in June and July.)
Information Item: There will be a change in the Graduate Council membership terms
for the College of Education and Health Professions, from four year to two year terms.
Reminders of discussions for September Graduate Council meeting:
Changing the nomination of student representatives to a variety of committees, including
the Graduate Council and Academic Appeals Committee, from the Graduate Dean’s Student
Advisory Board to the Graduate Student Congress
If a program has been approved for students to “double count” some courses for both
the undergraduate and graduate degrees, does the Council wish for both courses (on
the undergraduate and graduate transcript) to show a grade, or to show a grade on
the undergraduate transcript and a mark of CR on the graduate transcript? A motion
was made and seconded to request that the grade show on both transcripts, but was
tabled so that Council members may gather input from those programs who have been
approved for this double counting.
Report from the Academic Appeals Committee, the Teaching Effectiveness Advisory Committee,
and the Library Committee.
Old Business: Program in Environmental Dynamics, proposal to require four courses
instead of three and to require three semesters of ENDY 6991 Colloquium, tabled at
the May 21st meeting. At the request of the program, this proposal has been withdrawn.
New Business, Policy Clarification: Graduate School policy allows courses used for
graduate degree requirements to also count for a graduate certificate. What if the
courses were used for an undergraduate degree and are being requested for the graduate
certificate via retroactive graduate credit? Our retroactive graduate credit policy
requires that the courses have not been used for another degree, but a graduate certificate
is not a degree.
Discussion: Should our retroactive graduate credit policy allow up to six hours to
be used for graduate degree programs when those hours were already used for the undergraduate
degree, at the request and discretion of the program?
Course change reports from the University Course and Programs Committee (UCPC) (Attachment A).
Graduate faculty recommendations for graduate assistants: A preliminary list is attached
(Attachment B). A complete list will be distributed at the meeting.
Graduate faculty recommendations for faculty: A preliminary list is attached (Attachment C). A complete list will be distributed at the meeting.
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