MEMBERS PRESENT: Barbe, Blickhan, Bose, Carnahan,
Changnon, Factor, Gowen, Gupta, Hagensee, Harris, Jackson, King, Lockard,
Richgels, Rose, Russell, Sen, Srivastava, Swanson, Waas, Zammuto
MEMBERS ABSENT: Cebula, Johnson, Montgomery, Ridinger, Schmall
OTHERS PRESENT: Thecla
Cooler (International Student & Faculty Office), David Graf (Dean,
College of Business), Harold Kafer (Dean, College of
Visual and Performing Arts), Frederick Kitterle (Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Shirley Richmond (Dean, College of
Health and Human Sciences), Christine Sorensen (Dean, College of Education), Sue Stelling (Secretary), Kay Van Mol (Catalog
Editor/Curriculum Coordinator), Sue Willis (University Council/Faculty Senate)
Rathindra Bose, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. Blickhan moved approval of the minutes of the October 13, 2003, meeting, which was seconded by Barbe. The following correction was noted by Bose (page 3, 3rd paragraph from bottom of page). The underlined words are deleted and the bold words are added.
When Bose was at Kent State he was on a plenary panel at the Council of Graduate Schools. This panel discussed putting more money into graduate programs. At Kent State, Bose initiated plans for supporting graduate students from grants and other research related activities. These plans were presented in a plenary talk at the Mid-West Association of Graduate Schools meeting. In many cases, For example, … A plan that was suggested introduced …The minutes were unanimously approved with this addition.
Graduate Administration Reform Agenda: Bose invited the various college deans to the meeting so that they could discuss what they would like to see changed relative to the administration of graduate studies. Deans Graf, Kafer, Kitterle, Richmond, and Sorensen shared their particular concerns with various administrative procedures currently being followed by the Graduate School. The admissions process, particularly with regards to international students; communications with the Graduate School; and the student-at-large classification were mentioned as possible areas in need of review and/or reform. The committee members agreed that Bose would solicit a specific, prioritized list of issues from each of the college deans for further review by the committee. Then, at the next Graduate Council meeting, a sub-committee can be created to look into these issues. It was agreed to proceed in this manner.
Graduate Council Curriculum Committee
Harris moved to approve the committee’s recommendations; seconded by Rose. The following new courses, course deletions, course revisions, and other changes in catalog copy were approved.
Teacher Certification Requirements Add Standard High School Certificate
INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC CENTERS AND COURSES
Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Change of title from Center for Bio-
Studies chemical or Biophysical Studies
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Department of Counseling, Adult and CAHA 616 (new course)
CAHA 699, CAHC 699 (course revisions)
Change in requirements for Higher Education Certificate
Department of Leadership, Educational
EPS *405 (course revision)
Psychology and Foundations
Change in introductory paragraph
Change in requirements for M.S. in Education in Foundations of Education
Department of Literacy Education LTRE 520, 505 (course revisions)
LTRE to LTCY 599, LTRE to LTCY 699 (course revisions)
Department of Teaching and Learning TLCI 640 (course revision)
Advanced Teaching Practices (new certificate of graduate study)
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Department of Mechanical Engineering MEE *410 (course revision)
Change in requirements for integrated B.S./M.S. Sequence
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
Interdisciplinary Courses ILAS 550 (new course)
Certificate of Graduate Study in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender Studies (new)
of Geology and Environmental
Change in requirements for teacher certification
Department of History HIST *425 (course revision)
Department of Psychology PSYC 525 (course revision)
COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
School of Theatre and Dance Change in requirements for specialization in acting
The following was recorded but further approval is needed before inclusion in the Graduate Catalog:
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Department of Counseling, Adult and Department name change from Dept.of Counseling, Adult and
Health Education Health Education to Dept. of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
The following items are ready for inclusion in the Graduate Catalog:
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Department of Literacy Education Name change of M.S.Ed. major from reading to literacy education
Name change of Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction specialization from
reading to literacy education
Department of Teaching and Learning Deletion of M.S.Ed. in special education specialization in behavior disorders
Deletion of M.S.Ed. in special education specialization in learning disabilities
Deletion of M.S.Ed. in special education specialization in multiply handicapped,
deaf or vision
New M.S.Ed. in special education specialization in learning behavior specialist I
Graduate Fellowship Committee
Chair Gupta announced the winners of the Distinguished Master’s Thesis award. Lanea Keller from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry won first place with her thesis, “A Novel Expression for Human ABCR, a Protein Expressed in the Photoreceptor Outer Segments.” Boon Aik Tan from the Department of Industrial Engineering won second place with his thesis, “Developing a Hybrid Push/Pull Manufacturing System Using Genetic Algorithm.” Both winners receive a plaque; first place receives $300, second place receives $200. The first place winner’s thesis is also submitted to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools competition.
Gupta explained how this fellowship is for Master’s students only. There are areas, though, such as Audiology, that do not fit into the doctoral or master’s category. For example, Audiology is not qualified for this award since the degree is more a professional degree. The committee members agreed that the Fellowship Committee present a recommendation to the Council next month regarding possible inclusion of these types of programs for fellowship awards.
Accreditation Report: Bose asked for any comments on the accreditation chapters that involve graduate studies and research. Although the deadline was the past Friday, Bose stated that if there are any serious problems he would still bring them to the committee.
Name Change: Bose feels the name, “Graduate School” by
itself perhaps does not elicit research recognition outside the university.
Other universities use the name, “Research and Graduate Studies.”
Bose would like the Council to consider this name change. The members
discussed the various implications of such a change in name.
Other Administrative Changes: Bose reported that he intends to devote one-third of his attention to graduate administration, and two-thirds to research. With this in mind, he needed to make some changes in his office. While Sue Stelling has done a great job with administration of graduate issues, she has been overwhelmed with the other issues. Sue’s knowledge of research and organization would be better suited and focused working with research compliance. Therefore, Sue will be reassigned to the Office of Research Compliance. At the same time, Sandy Arntz, who holds a Ph.D. in psychology and who is currently working as Research Compliance Coordinator in the Office of Research Compliance, will be reassigned to work as assistant to Bose. Bose asks for everyone’s patience during this transitional period.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m.