November 19, 2008
GBB 202, 12:10-1:00 p.m.
Members Present: L. Ametsbichler, R. Baker, R. Bolton, L. Frey, T. Herron, J. Hirstein, M. McGuirl, K. Meusel N. Moisey, M. Moore, G. Quintero, G. Stanley, C. VonReichert C. Watson, C. Winkler
Ex-officio members Present: Associate Provost Walker-Andrews
Guest: Professor Matt and Lundt (Chair)- Educational Leadership
The meeting was called to order at 12:10 p.m.
The 11/12/08 minutes were amended and approved after discussions with guests.
Professors Lundt and Matt provided additional information regarding the proposal to increase the distance delivery of the Educational Leadership PhD program. This change will allow the program to recruit students from Europe, Asia, Mideast, Africa, and Central and South America. The courses could involve a variety of delivery depending on the technology available. The comprehensive exam would be at a remote location and the dissertation proposal and defense would be interactive. The program would continue to service 2 or 3 cohorts of 10 to 12 students. Each faculty member advises 2-3 PhD students. The online courses would be an extra load. English language skills are a requirement for admission into the program. Students have access to the Mansfield Library's online resources and materials are uploaded to the course shell on Blackboard. The interaction among students is required on the online discussion board. Often the discussions are richer online than in the classroom.
Good and Welfare: None
The meeting was adjourned at 1:02 p.m.
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