Minutes for the August 17th, 2017, Graduate Council meeting will stand approved
if no corrections are received. (Please review the
Graduate Council Minutes).
Announcements from the University Course and Programs Committee: Two Centers
in the Walton College of Business are being closed. These are the Applied Sustainability
Center and the RFID Research Center.
Old Business: Transfer credit policy: Our current transfer credit policy requires
that 24 graded graduate course hours be earned at the U of A;
this effectively means that students in thesis-based programs that require 24
hours of graded credit and six hours of thesis cannot take advantage of transfer credit.
Should this requirement be changed?
New Business, Program Change Proposals, College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, proposal to change the admission requirements
for the Master of Education degree in Special Education (SPEDME) by allowing an alternative
to the GRE
Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Proposal to inactivate the post-master’s certificate in Educational Program
Proposal to modify the post-master’s certificate in Educational Psychology
(EDPSGC) by changing it to a graduate certificate,
reducing the total number of hours required from 18 to 15 and changing the
requirement for the two doctoral-level statistics courses
Discussion: The current graduate faculty classifications are attached
Would the Council consider separating the authority to chair a master’s committee
from serving on a master’s committee and adding a separate category for graduate students?
Leave group III as is, allowing a faculty member to chair and/or serve on a
master’s-level committee (excluding MFA committees) and teach graduate-level (and
Change group IV to allow a faculty member to serve on but not chair a master’s
level committee and teach graduate-level (and dual-credit) courses
Add group V to allow a faculty member to teach graduate-level (and dual-credit)
Add group VI to include only graduate assistants
Discussion: New Board of Trustees policy 405.4 will say that graduate assistants
may be terminated for convenience with 30 days’ notice.
Would we like Fayetteville policies to specify that termination for convenience
requires either 60 days’ notice or termination at the end of the semester, and/or
should we mandate that tuition must be paid for the whole semester?
Current policies require that students who are terminated must pay back a pro-rated
portion of the tuition.
Course change reports from the University Course and Programs Committee (UCPC)
Graduate faculty recommendations for faculty: A preliminary list is attached
A complete list will be distributed at the meeting.
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