March Agenda

Thursday, March 15, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Upchurch Conference Room, Bell Engineering

  1. Minutes for the February 15, 2018, Graduate Council meeting will stand approved if no corrections are received. Graduate Council Minutes.
  2. Announcement: The Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics, in the College of Engineering, will be closed.
  3. Other Announcements
  4. Reminder: Council of Graduate School’s April 15th Resolution: April 15 Resolution .
  5. Old Business: None
  6. New Business, Program Change Proposals, Walton College of Business, proposal to modify the full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree by changing total hours from 48 to 53 and making curricular changes.
  7. New Business, Program Change Proposal, College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, Proposal to modify the M.Ed. degree in Higher Education (HIEDME) by eliminating the GRE as an admission requirement; removing the thesis option; changing six credits of general graduate-level electives to HIED electives, for a total of nine HIED electives.
  8. New Business, Program Change Proposals, College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering: Proposal to eliminate the GRE as a requirement for admission to the Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (EMGTMS).
  9. New Business, New Program Proposal, College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Proposal to create a new graduate certificate in Homeland Security (OMHSGC).
    All program proposals may be viewed on the Program and Unit Changes  page by clicking on program management. The proposals are also in Attachment A.
  10. Presentation: The Rise Program (Laura Moix)
  11. Discussion: US taxation policy requires that tuition waivers over $5250/year are taxable, for students who are not performing research or teaching duties for the GA. In order to be in compliance, we need a definition of research and teaching. These are offered for discussion:
    • Teaching: For University tax purposes, teaching activities may include, but are not limited to the following: providing or coordinating classroom and/or creative instruction, including lab or discussion sessions; tutoring students; grading tests and assignments; developing instructional materials; accompanying /coaching musical or vocal performances; proctoring exams.
    • Research: For University tax purposes, research activities may include but are not limited to the following examples of applying and mastering research concepts, practices, or methods of scholarship: conducting experiments; preparing, coding, analyzing or administering surveys or other research instruments; organizing or analyzing data; presenting findings; collaborating with others in preparing publications; conducting institutional research for an academic or administrative unit.
  12. Course change reports from the University Course and Programs Committee (UCPC) (Attachment B)
  13. Graduate faculty recommendations for faculty: A preliminary list is attached (Attachment C). A complete list will be distributed at the meeting.
  14. Other business.