October 29, 2008

Graduate Council Meeting Minutes

October 29, 2008

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

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

Members Absent/Excused: L. Ametsbichler, M. Moore, Associate Provost Brown

Ex-officio members Present:

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

The 10/22/08 minutes were amended and approved.

Business Items:

  • Curriculum review -Science
    Follow-up is still pending on BIOL 345 UG and WBIO 480 UG.

A name change for the graduate program in Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics to Biochemistry and Biophysics was incorporated into the level II proposal for a new Biochemistry program.  The Council approved the change.

  • Curriculum follow-up - Social Science
    Follow-up is still pending on PSC 482 UG. 
  • Curriculum review - Humanities
    MAR 471 UG was approved.  Native American Studies withdrew the request to increase repeatability for NAS 595.  Follow-up is pending on ENT 553, HIST 481 UG, and HIST 482 UG.
  • Curriculum review - Professional Schools
    The subcommittee is still deliberating over several proposals.  In particular, there are many questions regarding the level I proposal to create an online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. 
  • The Council decided on the following nominations to the MIS Committee.


David Moore, English


Rafael Chacon, Art


Jim Hirstein, Mathematics
George Stanley, Geosciences
Ulrich Kamp, Geography 

Social Science

Paul Silverman, Psychology


  • Chair Moisey has asked Registrar Micus for recent data on how many students are taking 400 UG and 300 UG courses. Graduate credit hours were recorded at 350-450 for 300 UG courses from spring 2002 to Autumn 2005. During that same period 1855 graduate credit hours were recorded for 400 UG courses.

    The Council needs to clarify its policy regarding 300 UG courses and communicate to programs. There seems to be confusion regarding whether graduate increments are required for 300 UG courses.

Good and Welfare: None

The meeting was adjourned at 1:02 p.m.