I. The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m.
Voting members and alternates present were: T. Brewer, C. Brun, A. Chamberlain, C. Cherrington, K. Duffy, D. Cool, R. Grandhi, M. Gruys, B. Hull, G. Kozlowski, M. Lee, M. McNutt, M. Miller, B. Milligan, W. Mosier, E. Self, J. Warfield, and B. Young.
Non-voting members, alternates and other attendees were: R. Ayres (chair), D. Curry, S. Foster, R. Fyffe (dean), E. Gilles (scribe), M. Mamrack, L. Mylabathula, M. Ragas, S. Shellabarger, S. Watamaniuk.
II. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded that the minutes of the February 13, 2014 meeting be approved as written. Motion carried unanimously.
III. Report of the Dean (R. Fyffe)
IV. Report of the Associate Dean (R. Ayres)
The Graduate School hosted a Graduate Program Directors Workshop on Friday, Feb. 28. The topic was recruitment. The results from multiple student surveys were shared and a discussion about how best to use this information to make recruiting efforts more successful followed.
The Graduate Student Excellence Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 16, at 4:00 p.m. All graduate programs are encouraged to select an outstanding student in their program that will be honored at this event. Recipient information is due to the Graduate School by March 19.
It is time again to hold elections for Graduate Council representatives. Every college/school needs to elect one faculty member and one faculty alternate, each for a 3-year term. Current members may be re-elected if they have only served one term. Election results should be submitted to the Graduate School by the end of spring semester.
V. Committee Reports
a. Student Affairs Committee (C. Brun)
The deadline for nominations for the Graduate Council Scholars and Wright Fellows scholarships is this Monday, March 17. The Committee reviewed 18 nominations in the grad Council Scholar first round. Four students were selected and offer letters were sent. So far, two students have accepted. The students have until April 15 to accept/decline the offer. All nominations received in the first round, but not selected, will be reviewed again in the second round. Some additional clarification: A program can choose to switch nominations if they would prefer to include a new student in the second round. Several programs submitted two nominations in the first round despite the one-per-program request. The Committee puts the nominations in rank order; only one nomination will be chosen from a particular program.
b. Membership Committee (W. Mosier)
Since the last Graduate Council meeting, a total of 13 graduate faculty memberships were approved. The Graduate School Dean approved 2 regular and 4 adjunct memberships; the Membership Committee approved 7 adjunct graduate faculty memberships.
c. Policies Committee (B. Milligan)
d. Curriculum Committee A (R. Grandhi)
On behalf of the Curriculum Committee A, R. Grandhi moved to approve the following course modifications: NUR 8003 and PTX 9100. No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
e. Curriculum Committee B (M. McNutt)
On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, M. McNutt moved to approve the following new course requests: DOS 9070, DOS 9100, DOS 9200, DOS 9800, LDR 8030, PLS 6420, PSI 9560, PSI 9971, PSI 9972, PSI 9973, and PSI 9974. The DOS courses are part of the new doctoral program (Ed.D.) and the PSI courses were developed in response to a concern by the accrediting body that oversees the Psy.D. program about a repeating course. The original practicum course was removed and four separate practicum courses were added. No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, M. McNutt moved to approve the following course modifications: ED 7650, PSI 8010, and SPN 6030. No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, M. McNutt moved to approve a quarter to semester conversion for PLS 6100. No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.
VI. Graduate Student Assembly “GSA” Report (M. Ragas)
The grant committee announced the second round winners of the professional development and original works grants this week. The GSA will be seeking additional funds from the Student Activities Office to continue, and hopefully expand, the grants program for next year.
VII. Wright State International Gateway
Presentation postponed to future Graduate Council meeting.
VIII. Old Business – None IX. New Business – None X. Discussion – None.
XI. The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.