October 15, 2008

Graduate Council Meeting Minutes

October 15, 2008

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

Members Present: L. Ametsbichler, R. Baker, R. Bolton, L. Frey, T. Herron, J. Hirstein,  K. Meusel, N. Moisey, M. Moore, G. Quintero, C. VonReichert C. Watson, C. Winkler

Members Absent/Excused:, G. Stanley, M. McGuirl

Ex-officio members Present: Associate Provost Brown

The meeting was called to order at 12:10 p.m.

The 10/8/08 minutes were approved.

Business Items:

  • Curriculum review -social science
    The Social Science Subcommittee presented curriculum items for approval.  Two items were withdrawn by departments.  The Council discussed whether EVST 367 UG should remain a UG course.  The department does not want to change the course to a 400 level.  Follow-up is required on EVST 367 UG.   The audience for the course should be clarified.  The subcommittee has four items remaining to review.  The items on the summary (appended below) were approved.

    It was clarified that the changes in the semester a course is offered is considered editorial and do not need to be reviewed by Graduate Council.

    The subcommittee recommended that the form be revised to include a space for the graduate increment in the course change section.
  • Curriculum review - professional schools
    The items on the summary (appended below) not identified as pending were approved.
  • UG / Dual Listing Discussion
    Registrar Micus or Associate Provost Brown did not find any policies or procedures prohibiting dual listing of courses. Chair Moisey has contacted the Deputing Commissioner of Higher Education, Silvia Moore. She is looking into the issue as well.

    One approach would be to have a 1 credit 500 level course taken with a 400 level course. However, this would not be very effective in terms of the rule that 50% of graduate students course work be at the 500 level. Another approach is to have the 500 level course include ‘advance' in the title. The lecture would be taught at the same time as the 400 level course. This approach would require a departmental agreement regarding faculty load. A subcommittee was appointed to flush out a proposal. Members include:

Liz Ametsbichler
Celia Winkler
Terri Herron

Neil Moisey
Matt Moore


Good and Welfare: None

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

Social Science Summary


Course #


Summary of change



Drugs, Society and Culture

New course



Archaeological Field School

New course


ANTH 501

Historical Anthropology

Change course title from Documentary Anthropological Research Methods


ANTH 601

Research Design and Proposal Preparation

Change course title from Proposal Preparation and Contract management, Change description

Communication Studies

COM 599

Thesis Variable

Change repeatable credits from R-6 to R-9



Game Theory

New course

Environmental Studies

EVST 567

Water Law

Change credits from 2 to 3

Intercultural Youth & Family Development

IYFD 520

Critical Thinking about Intercultural Helping

New course



Linguistic Field methods

Change description



North American Indigenous Languages and Linguistics

Change title from North American Indian Linguistics




Change title from Languages of the World, change description


PSYC 582

Behavioral Assessment & Intervention

Change credits from 4 to 3, increase frequency


Soc 443 UG

Sociology of Poverty

Change number from SOC 322 ; change description

Professional Schools Summary


Course #


Change summary

Accounting & Finance

ACCT 509

Financial Reporting and Control

Change prequisite and term offered

Accounting & Finance

ACCT 605

Administrative Controls

Change prerequisite wording and term offered

Accounting & Finance

FIN 522

Principles of Financial Analysis

Change prerequistes and term offered

Accounting & Finance

FIN 681

Financial management

Change prerequistes and term offered

Counselor Education

COUN 585

Counseling Methods

Change to variable credit

Information Systems & Technology

IS 541

Systems and Operations

Add prerequisite language

Information Systems & Technology

IS 574

Management of Information Systems

Change prerequisites and term offered


Level I

New Certificate Program /revisions

Indian Law Certificate

Management & Marketing

MBA 602

The Contemporary Organization

Delete course

Management & Marketing

MBA 603

Integrated Project

Change prerequisites and course description

Management & Marketing

MGMT 540

Management and the Legal System

Change prerequisites and term offered

Management & Marketing

MGMT 640

Organizational Behavior

Change description

Management & Marketing

MGMT 665

Strategic Management Seminar

Change prerequisites

Management & Marketing

MGMT 685

International Business

Change prerequisites

Management & Marketing

MKTG 560

Marketing and Applied Business Statistics

Change prerequisites