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The University of Montana

Graduate Council Meeting Minutes


October 22, 2008

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

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

Members Absent/Excused: L. Frey, M. McGuirl, K. Meusel, C. Winkler


Ex-officio members Present: Associate Provost Brown

The meeting was called to order at 12:14 p.m.

The 10/15/08 minutes were amended and approved.


Communication:

  • Chair Moisey received the following response from the Commissioner of Higher Education regarding the possibility of dual listing:

              Thank you for your inquiry.  Many of us here at the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) have looked at our files and consulted with one another, and we are unable to find a policy or a reference to the topic.

Most of us are familiar with the practice you suggest - generally, the graduate students in the class will have additional requirements imposed.  As you note, this often is a resource issue or may be a way to individualize programs for different graduate students based upon the courses they took to complete their undergraduate degrees.

                It appears that your graduate council can pursue this at the University of Montana campus through your usual academic approval channels.

                                Regards,

                                Sylvia

               

Sylvia A. Moore, PhD, RD

Deputy Commissioner - Academic & Student Affairs

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education

Montana University System

The subcommittee is now charged with drafting a proposal.  

  • The admission standards submitted by Public and Community Health Science will be reviewed by the Science Subcommittee.
  • The School of Business has requested the registrar set up two new designations for Pre-MBA (PMBA) and pre -Macct (PMAC). Currently these students are registered as graduate non-degree or post baccalaureate. They are taking foundation work in order to be accepted into the MBA or Masters of Accounting programs. There have been problems tracking these students and they must get overrides in order to take the courses they need because only majors are allowed in the courses. The new code will ensure that the students see an advisor in order to register for courses. Associate Provost Brown recommended that the Business School Graduate Coordinator contact Peggy in the Graduate School to facilitate coordination.

Business Items:

  • Curriculum review -Science
    The items listed on the appended summary were approved. Follow-up is pending on BIOL 345 UG and WBIO 480 UG.

    Chair Moisey inquired whether the Council should make a stronger statement regarding 300 UG courses.  The current practice has been to suggest transitioning to 400 UG courses when changes are proposed.
  • Curriculum follow-up - Social Science
    Professor VonReichert received clarification regarding the audience for EVST 367 UG.  The program decided to drop the G component. 
  • Curriculum review - Humanities
    The items listed on the appended summary were approved.  Follow-up is pending on ENT 553, HIST 481 UG, HIST 482 UG, and NAS 595.

 

Good and Welfare: None

The meeting was adjourned at 1:03 p.m.

Science Summary

Department

Course #

Title

Summary of change

Biological Science

BIOC 562

The Structural Basis of Amyloid Disease

New course

Biological Science

BIOC 582

Proteins & Enzymes

New course

Biological Science

BIOC 584

Nucleic Acids biochemistry

New course

Biological Science

BIOC 588

Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics

Delete course

Biological Science

BIOL 442 UG

Ecology of Infectious Diseases

New course

Biological Science

BIOL 484 UG

Plant Evolution

New course

Biological Science

BIOL 518

Plant -Consumer Interactions

New course

Computer Science

CS 475 UG

Statistical, Dynamical, and Computational Modeling

New course

Geosciences

GEOS 560

Fluvial Geomorphology

Change prerequisite, and description

Geosciences

GEOS 587

Topics in Geomorphology

Change description

Mathematical Science

MATH 475 UG

Statistical, Dynamical, and Computational Modeling

New course

Mathematical Science

MATH 524, 525

Topics in Algebra I, II

Add repeatability R-6, change description

Mathematical Science

MATH 532

Algebraic Topology

Change title from Topology, change prerequisite and description

Physical Therapy

Program Modification

DPT curriculum

update required courses

Physical Therapy

PT 525

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology

Change from 3 to 2 credits, description change

Physical Therapy

PT 626

Primary Care

Change from  2 to 3 credits, description change

Physical Therapy

PT 660

Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders

New course

Physical Therapy

PT 661

Management of Patients with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders

New course

Physical Therapy

PT 662

Management of Patients with Neurological Disorders

New course

Physical Therapy

PT 663

Management of Patients with Integumentary Disorders

New course

Physical Therapy

PT 664

Wellness and Health Promotion

New course

Wilderness Institute

Level I

Graduate Certificate Program

Wilderness Management

Wilderness Institute

RECM 404

Wilderness in the American Context

Change course number from 471 UG , cross list with FOR 404, remove G, change course description

Wilderness Institute

RECM 405

Management of the Wilderness Resource

Change course number from 472 UG, cross list with FOR 405, remove G, Change course description

Wilderness Institute

RECM 406

Wilderness Management Planning

Change course number from 474 UG, cross list with FOR 406, remove G, change course description

Wilderness Institute

RECM/ FOR 560

American Wilderness Philosophy and Policy

New course

Wilderness Institute

RECM/ FOR 561

Managing Wilderness Ecosystems

New course

Wilderness Institute

RECM/FOR 562

Managing Recreation Resources in Wilderness

New course

Wilderness Institute

RECM/FOR 563

Wilderness Planning: Theory, Management Frameworks, and Application

New course

Wildlife Biology

WBIO 470 UG

Conservation of Wildlife Populations

Remove one of the prerequisites

Wildlife Biology

WBIO 472 UG

Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization

Change title from Wildlife Handling and Veterinary Perspectives

 

Humanities Summary

 

Department

Course #

Title

Summary of change

AAS

AAS 562

Problems in African  American Religious History

New course

Art

ART 315

Photography

Change description, drop G

Art

ART 436 UG

Advanced Research in Sculpture

Change description, add prereqs

Drama/Dance

DAN UG 420

Contact Improvisation

Increase credits from 1 to 2 & increase repeatability-to reflect number of contact hours for course

Drama/Dance

DAN UG 421

Advanced Improvisation

New course-to add to advanced preparation of Choreography & Performance students

Drama/Dance

DRAM UG 414

Acting V: Studio

Reduce credits from 4 to 3 and modify title-more precise description and reflection of contact hours for course

Drama/Dance

DRAM UG 415

Acting VI: Studio

Reduce credits from 4 to 3 and modify title-more precise description and reflection of contact hours for course

English

ENFM 443 UG

Documentary: Theory and Practice

New course, cross list with MAR 443

History

HIST 560

The American State

New

History

HIST 570

U.S. Women's History

New course

History

Program Modification

PhD

Clarify requirements

History

Program Modification

PhD

Change exam title

Liberal Studies

LS 428 UG

The Renaissance Debate on women

New course, Cross list with ENLT & WGS

Media Arts/English

MAR/ENFM 443 UG

Documentary: Theory and Practice

New course

 


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The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812