Graduate Council Meeting Minutes

April 18, 2007

GBB 202, 12:10-1:00 p.m.

Members Present: A. Borgmann, T. Cossitt,  M. DeGrandpre, D. Erickson, C. Fiore, N. Hassanein, L. Hayes, T. Herron R. Malecki, M. McClintock, J. McNulty, N. Moisey, G. Stanley, T. Thibeau

Members Absent/Excused:

Ex-officio members Present: Dean Strobel, Arlene Walker-Andrews

Chair Hayes called the meeting to order at 12:10p.m

The minutes from 4/11/07 were approved.       


  • Bertha Morton applications have been posted to Blackboard. Members should print out the scoring sheet and deliver to the Graduate School; email to Dean Strobel will be acceptable. The deadline for review is 4/27/07.
  • Professors Herron, Erickson, and Stanley have been busy with the Graduate School Dean Search. The Search Committee is currently making telephone calls.
  • Professor Borgmann and Dean Strobel were thanked for their involvement in the GSA's continuous registration forum. The GSA was commended for organizing the event and affecting the President's decision.

Business Items:

Curriculum follow-up

  • Counselor Education's response to the Council's recommendations was disseminated. The current structural configuration is not working, and although Counselor Education is willing to have discussions with Psychology, the process is complex and will take time. In the mean time the department would like to separate from Educational Leadership. There is also a future possibility of integration with Special Education and Speech Pathology. The concern of the Council is based mainly on quality. Although the proposal indicates that the separation will enhance and strengthen the program, it doesn't explain how. There is also concern that a small department within the School of Education would likely not be competitive for resources. The Council would like the conversations with School Psychology to continue but is sensitive to Counselor Education's position. Therefore, the proposal was approved with the following stipulations. Counselor Education will provide the Graduate Council with a written report in March 2008 describing its discussions regarding integration with Psychology or other groups; how the program is serving the best interests of the students; and assuring program quality. The Council would also like Counselor Education to be added to the program review schedule for academic year 2009-2010. The approval and recommendations were accepted by unanimous consent.
  • The DPT/MBA proposal was approved with a cautionary note regarding the course load. The vote was 10 to 3.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.