December 17, 2015
Voting: Professors J.R. Chimka, T.P. Cronan, N.D. Dennis, P.K. Dowe, K.S. Grover, V.H. Hunt, K.L. Needy, F. Spiegel; R. Warren; Mr. T. Talafuse
Non-Voting: Professors J. Ganson, P.R. Koski, M.T. Miller, Y. Murphy-Erby
Voting: Professor V. Anand, K. Korth, J.T. Scott, D. Shirey; second representative from the Graduate Dean’s Student Advisory Board
Non-Voting: Professors S. Adams, A. O’Leary-Kelly, L.J. Robertson
SECRETARY: Ms. T. M. Fisher
GUESTS Professors M. Arnold, F. Bowles, S. Dittmore, J. Huff, D. McCombs, C. McNeil, J. Tullis
The meeting was called to order at 2:02 p.m. by Chair Patricia Koski
- Minutes for the November 19th, 2015, Graduate Council meeting stand approved, as no changes were suggested. (Please review the Graduate Council Minutes).
- Professor Koski reminded the Council of the commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday.
- Professor Koski reported that the Academic Appeals Committee heard one case by e-mail. There were no other committee reports.
- Old Business
- A proposal to modify the MFA degree in Creative Writing was presented at the November Graduate Council meeting. Following the presentation, the proposal was tabled because a question remained about whether a change in the GPA required to graduate was being requested. At this meeting, Professor D. McCombs, director of the program, explained that a change in the GPA is not being requested. Following that assurance, the Council unanimously approved the proposal which will go next to the Faculty Senate.
- Professor F. Bowles presented a proposal from the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, to change the MAT degree in Secondary Education (SEEDMA) to Teacher Education (EDUCMA) and add two concentrations in Secondary Education and Multiple Level Education. Following discussion, the proposal was approved and will go next to the Faculty Senate.
- New Business:
- Professor F. Bowles and Professor M. Miller presented a proposal to modify the Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction (CIEDES) by requiring for admission consideration a brief narrative about previous work and educational experiences, and the student’s future goals. There are also editorial changes in the catalog copy. Following discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved and will go next to the Faculty Senate.
- Professor S. Dittmore presented a proposal to modify the MA.T. degree in Athletic Training (ATTRMA) by removing HHPR 5353 as a program requirement. Following discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved and will go next to the Faculty Senate.
- Professor S. Dittmore presented a proposal to change the name of the Ph.D. degree in Kinesiology (KINSPH) to Health, Sport and Exercise Science (HSESPH) and add two concentrations in Health Behavior & Health Promotion and Recreation & Sport Management (in addition to the currently existing concentrations in Kinesiology-Exercise Science, Kinesiology-Pedagogy). As a result of the changes for the major, there are also changes in the existing concentrations:
- In Kinesiology-Exercise Science, HHPR 5353 is being moved out of the concentration
and into the core of the major and the number of hours for the concentration is reduced
from 12 to 9
- The 18 hours of required research and statistics and the 18 hours of dissertation are moved to the HSESPH core.
- In Kinesiology-Pedagogy, a requirement is added for those students entering in or after fall 2016 to earn at least six credit hours in experiential courses (clinics, externships and simulations courses).
- Professor J. Huff presented a proposal to offer an additional concentration in Nurse Executive Leader for the MS degree in Nursing (NURSMS). This is in addition to the existing concentrations in Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Following discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved and will go next to the Faculty Senate.
- Professor J. Tullis presented a proposal to create a new graduate certificate in Geospatial Technologies (GISTGC). Following discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved and will go next to the Faculty Senate.
- Professor M. Arnold presented a proposal to modify the M.S. degree in Statistics and Analytics (STANMS) by a) adding seven concentrations (statistics; biological analytics; business analytics; operations analytics; computational analytics; quantitative social sciences; educational statistics and psychometrics) and b) offering the degree on-line. Following discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved and will go next to the Faculty Senate.
- The course change reports listed in Attachment B were approved unanimously.
- The graduate faculty recommendations contained in Attachment C were approved unanimously.
There being no other business, the Council adjourned at 2:39 p.m. The Council will meet next on Thursday, January 21, 2016, in Upchurch Conference Room of Bell Engineering.
Submitted by: Patricia R. Koski, Chair
Approved by: Kim Needy, Dean