I. The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m.
Voting members and alternates present were: G. Alter, C. Brun, A. Chamberlain, D. Cool, R. Grandhi, M. Gruys, M. Kaylor, M. McNutt, M. Miller, B. Milligan, E. Osborne, R. Ramsey, B. Rigling, A. Russell, M. Schultz, E. Self, T. Tarpey, and J. Warfield.
Non-voting members, alternates and other attendees were: A. Hsu (chair), R. Ayres (scribe), L. Caron, D. Curry, J. Hilgefort, M. Holland, J. Keferl, D. LaHuis, M. Mamrack, K. Wilhoit, and R. Williams.
II. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded that the minutes of the Dec. 6, 2012 meeting be approved as written. Motion carried unanimously.
III. Report of the Dean (A. Hsu)
a. Reminder re: Scholarship and Award Nominations – Calls have been sent out for nominations/applications for Graduate Student Retention Scholarships (deadline Feb. 22), Graduate Council Scholars (first deadline Feb. 8), Wright Fellowships (March 15), and Graduate Student Excellence Awards (March 18). Members were asked to please spread the word to their colleagues and deans.
b. MoU with Central State – Wright State will be signing an agreement with Central State on Jan. 31 in the Wright Brothers Room that will provide a framework for programs to establish pipelines for CSU undergrads to transition to WSU graduate programs. This partnership is in keeping with the Graduate School’s three strategic goals: to improve quality, attract and retain more graduate students, and increase diversity in our graduate programs. Current discussions are ongoing in Earth & Environmental Sciences; other programs are encouraged to contact the Graduate School if they are interested in taking advantage of this new partnership.
c. Appointment of Associate Dean – Following a search process with a number of competitive candidates, the search committee unanimously recommended to Dean Hsu the appointment of R.Ayres as Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
IV. Report of the Assistant Dean (R. Ayres)
a. Marketing updates: No Spring Open House – Following some years of decline in numbers, the Graduate School has decided not to host an Open House event this Spring. Money saved will be repurposed to other Graduate School marketing efforts. The next Open House will be next Fall – stay tuned for an announcement on the date.
b. Grad Program Directors’ Workshop Moved - The date of the Graduate Program Directors’ workshop has been moved to Monday, April 1. The topic of this spring’s workshop will be advising and its role in retention and student success.
c. Marketing update: Video project – The Graduate School is launching a project to produce a series of short videos (similar to those highlighting the Centers of Excellence). Grad School leadership will be going around to schools and colleges to talk about stories that can be used in these videos.
V. Committee Reports
a. Policies Committee (G. Alter)
No report; no meeting since the last Graduate Council.
b. Membership Committee (A. Hsu for B. Gray)
Since the last Graduate Council meeting, the Graduate School Dean approved 10 adjunct and one temporary graduate faculty memberships. The Membership Committee approved 1 adjunct nomination. One nomination for adjunct graduate faculty status was denied by the Dean, on the grounds that the nominated individual had no higher education degrees in the field to be taught and also lacked the requisite five years’ experience needed to compensate for the lack of a terminal degree.
c. Curriculum Committee A (R. Grandhi)
1. New Course Requests: ASM 7370 and EGR 6940 – On behalf of the Curriculum Committee A, R. Grandhi moved to approve the new course requests. No discussion. A. Hsu called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
2. Course Modifications: PTX 9100, PTX 9120, PTX 9220, NUR 7302, and BMB 7010 - On behalf of the Curriculum Committee A, R. Grandhi moved to approve the five course modifications. No discussion. A. Hsu called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
3. Program of Study: MS Nursing: Admin of Nursing & Health Care Systems – This is a quarter to semester conversion with minor changes to the program. On behalf of the Curriculum Committee A, R. Grandhi moved to approve the program of study. No discussion. A. Hsu called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
d. Curriculum Committee B (R. Ayres for S. Franco)
1. New Course Requests: ED 6510, ED 6810, ED 6910, ED 7610, ED 9000, MKT 7870, MKT 7900, WMS 7200, and PLS 6440 – On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, R. Ayres moved to approve the new course requests. No discussion. A. Hsu called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
2. Course Modification: ED 6890 - On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, R. Ayres moved to approve the one course modification. No discussion. A. Hsu called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
3. Programs of Study: MA Classroom Teacher: Learning & Motivation and Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement – These are quarter to semester conversions with no changes to the program. On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, R. Ayres moved to approve the programs of study. No discussion. A. Hsu called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
4. Quarter to Semester Course Conversions: MKT 653 to MKT 7850, FIN 781 to FIN 7810, and PHL 599 to PHL 5990 - On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, R. Ayres moved to approve these semester conversion course modifications. No discussion. A. Hsu called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
e. Student Affairs Committee (C. Brun)
The committee has not met since the last Graduate Council meeting. Dr. Brun reiterated A. Hsu’s reminder about upcoming nomination deadlines, especially for the first round of the Graduate Council Scholars. The committee will meet in mid-February to consider the first round of GCS nominations, ahead of next month’s Graduate Council meeting.
V. Graduate Student Assembly (J. Hilgefort)
VII. Old Business – None
VIII. New Business – None
IX. Discussion - None
X. The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 p.m.