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Graduate School

Graduate Council Meeting

April 21, 2016

MINUTES

I. The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m.

Voting members and alternates present were: L. Anderson, S. Baird, M. Bashaw, K. Duffy, G. Durmusoglu, A. Froehle, A. Jeyaraj, G. Kozlowski, M. Lee, L. Luehrmann, M. McNutt, B. Milligan, M. Raymer, Z. Todorova, J. Warfield, and S. Watamaniuk.

Non-voting members, alternates and other attendees were: R. Ayres (chair), K.T. Arasu, N. Balasubramanian, D. Cipollini, H. Dregalla, P. Eberlyn, E. Gilles (scribe), M. Mamrack, and S. Shellabarger.

II. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the March 24, 2016 meeting were approved as written without comment or correction.

III. Report of the Dean (R. Fyffe)

No report. Dr. Fyffe is attending the Research Celebration at the Lake Campus.

IV. Report of the Associate Dean (R. Ayres)

The Research Celebration was held last week with good participation by both undergraduate and graduate students. Poster presentations, a data-blitz, and an industry panel that included some of WSU’s alumni were all part of the day’s events. The Graduate Student Excellence Awards Program also took place last week. Fifty-six students were recognized. Thanks to all the program faculty and advisors who supported both of these events.

Graduate Council election information has been distributed to all of the colleges and schools. To date, election results have been received from the College of Nursing & Health, College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Education & Human Services. The remaining colleges should send their results to the Graduate School before the end of spring semester.

Appreciation and thanks were extended to the faculty representatives whose Graduate Council terms are ending: Kevin Duffy, Greg Kozlowski, Miryoung Lee, Mindy McNutt, Barry Milligan, Mike Raymer, and Brenda Young.

The 2016-2017 Graduate Council meeting dates were distributed to the returning members:

  • Sept. 22, 2016, 2 p.m., E163 SU
  • Feb. 9, 2017, 2 p.m., E156 SU
  • Oct. 20, 2016, 2 p.m., E163 SU
  • March 16, 2017, 2 p.m., E156 SU
  • Nov. 17, 2016, 2 p.m., E156 SU
  • April 13, 2017, 2 p.m., E156 SU

A summary of the “Graduate Education Highlights” for the academic year was provided to the Graduate School Advisory Board yesterday. The list included the following:

  • Launch of a new PhD program in Interdisciplinary Applied Science & Math and approval of the new PhD program in Electrical Engineering.
  • Approval of several new certificates for the College Credit Plus program (Teaching Earth & Environmental Sciences, Teaching College History, and Diversity & Social Inequality) as well as certificates in Gender, Race, & Economy; Global Health; and Public Health Leadership.
  • Two Grad Program Directors and Department Chairs Workshop & Lunches were held and new small workshops were offered to graduate program advisors and staff on the following topics: Managing Graduate Students, Tips for Offering Program Orientations, and Working with the Grad School.
  • New initiative: Orientation sessions were offered for new graduate students at the start of every semester: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, & Summer 2016
  • Graduate Degrees Awarded (the best measure of success with students) – Fall 2015: 463 (compared to Fall 2014: 399) and Spring 2016 (unofficial): 741 (Spring 2015: 689)

The new Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Salesforce Enrollment RX, was launched last week with two available functions: the application portal and the application review process, ReaderRX. Training sessions will be offered. Any problems or questions should be directed to Jason Champagne (graduate), Jen McCamis (undergraduate), and Jayne Monat (CaTS).

V. Committee Reports

a. Student Affairs Committee

The 2016-2017 Graduate Council Scholar and Wright Fellow scholarships have all been awarded:

Graduate Council Scholars:

  • Richard Boateng Antwi – M.A. International & Comparative Politics – CoLA
  • Jason Farkas – Ed.D. Organizational Studies – CEHS
  • Isaac Hampton – Ph.D. Engineering – CECS
  • Abraham Haskins – Ph.D. Human Factors & Industrial/Organizational Psychology – CoSM
  • Maliha Luqman – Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Applied Science and Mathematics – CoSM
  • Cogan Shimizu – M.S. Computer Science – CECS
  • Hannah Shows – Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences – CoSM
  • Shannon Tritt-Schoen – M.S. Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner – CoNH

Wright Fellows:

  • De’Andre Dearinge – M.Ed. Student Affairs in Higher Education – CEHS
  • Sativa Marie Johnson – M.S. Biological Sciences – CoSM
  • Kourtney Pickens – M.S. Nursing: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – CoNH
  • Lindsay Smith – M.Ed. Adolescent/Young Adult: Integrated Language Arts – CEHS

b. Membership Committee (K. Duffy)

Since the last Graduate Council meeting, a total of 9 graduate faculty memberships were approved. The Graduate School Dean approved 2 regular and 5 adjunct memberships. The Membership Committee reviewed and approved 2 applications for adjunct graduate faculty memberships.

c. Policies Committee (B. Milligan)

For information only: The Policies Committee reviewed a document prepared by the Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee regarding terminology for the modes of distance learning.

d. Curriculum Committee A (M. Bashaw for J. McAlearney)

On behalf of the Curriculum Committee A, M. Bashaw withdrew the previously tabled motion to approve a title variation request for CMH 7920.

On behalf of the Curriculum Committee A, M. Bashaw moved to approve the following new course requests: BME 6350, BME 7371, CEG 6440, CEG 6900, CS 5160, EE 7510, EE 7510L, EE 7910, EE 7920, IHE 6350, IHE 7371, PSY 9025, PTX 6001, PTX 6002, and PTX 6003. Although listed on the agenda, the Curriculum Committee tabled EE 7810, EE 7820, and EE 7830 pending clarification of inconsistent information. The Committee will review these three course requests again in the Fall. No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.

On behalf of the Curriculum Committee A, M. Bashaw moved to approve the following course modifications: BME 6422 to BME 7521, BME 7950, CEG 6260, CS 6100, EE 6000, EE 6120, EE 6120L, EE 6130, EE 6130L, EE 6170, EE 6170L, EE 6190, EE 6190L, EE 6210, EE 6210L, EE 6360, EE 6420, EE 6420L, EE 6440, EE 6440L, EE 6460, EE 6460L, EE 6470, EE 6470L, EE 6540, EE 6540L, EE 6560, EE 6560L, EE 6600, EE 6600L, EE 6620, EE 6620L, EE 6700, EE 6700L, EE 6730, EE 6730L, EE 6750, EE 6800, EE 6800L, EE 6840, EE 7900, NUR 6903, NUR 7001, NUR 7002, NUR 7003, NUR 7005, NUR 7731, NUR 7733, NUR 7734, NUR 7735, NUR 8005, PSY 7040, PSY 9035, and PTX 8001. No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.

On behalf of the Curriculum Committee A, M. Bashaw moved to approve the following program of study modification: M.S. Physics (adding non-thesis option). No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.

e. Curriculum Committee B (A. Jeyaraj)

On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, A. Jeyaraj moved to approve the following new course requests: ED 6475, ED 6575, MKT 7100, MKT 7150, and SPN 5430. No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.

On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, A. Jeyaraj moved to approve the following course modifications: ED 6640, ED 6740, PLS 6700, and SPN 5210. No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.

On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, A. Jeyaraj moved to approve the following program of study modification: M.Ed. Ed Technology: Health Professions Applications.

No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.

On behalf of the Curriculum Committee B, A. Jeyaraj moved to approve the following parallel programs of study for a new concentration in the Multi-Age Education program:

  1. M.Ed. Multi-Age: Computer Information Science and
  2. Licensure Multi-Age: Computer Information Science.

No discussion. R. Ayres called for a vote. All in favor. Motion passed.

VI. Graduate Student Assembly (N. Balasubramanian)

The second round Original Work and Professional Development grants have been decided and will be awarded to the students next week.

The GSA held elections for next year’s leadership team. Nathan introduced the new GSA president – Preston Eberlyn. Preston is a student in both the MA in International & Comparative Politics and Master of Public Administration programs.

VII. Old Business – None.

VIII. New Business – None.

IX. Discussion/Announcements – None.

X. The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 p.m.