March 11, 2009

Graduate Council Meeting Minutes

March 11, 2009

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

Members Present: C. Anderson, R. Bolton, L. Frey, T. Herron, J. Hirstein, M. McGuirl, D. McNamer, N. Moisey, M. Moore, G. Quintero, G. Stanley, C. VonReichert, C. Watson, C. Winkler

Members Absent/Excused:

Ex-officio members Present: Associate Provost Brown

The meeting was called to order at 12:15 p.m.

The 2/25/09 minutes were amended and approved.


  • There are 28 Bertha Morton Scholarships and 1 fellowship available. Sixty-two applications were submitted.



Professional Schools




Social Science


The proposals will be available on Blackboard latter this week.  A message will be sent to notify members.  The applications should be reviewed by March 23rd for discussion at the March 25th meeting.  The ranks should be given to the subcommittee chair and then to Camie for processing.   The applications in the top cut off will not require additional review.  Those in the middle will be re-reviewed either by all members of the Council or by a workgroup made up of a member from each of the subcommittees.

Business Items:

  • After discussion the revised Admissions Standards for the College of Forestry and Conservation were approved.
  • The Schools Subcommittee reviewed the program modification and associated course form for Communicative Sciences and Disorders. The program was approved in theory in December 2007. At that time it included an internship. The revision does not, but students may participate in clinical practicum. Several faculty have now been hired and the program is working through the accreditation process. The changes were approved with one member apposed.
  • The Schools Subcommittee reviewed the revised proposal for a refocused Journalism MA. The program addressed the Council's Concerns. The proposal was approved with one apposed and one abstention.
  • The strategic planning poll was circulated for members to identify their highest and lowest priorities. Camie will tabulate the responses for discussion at next week's meeting.
  • ASCRC is discussing the need for a policy governing curriculum appeals and late submissions. The policy should clarify the process and identify acceptable rationale for considering late proposals. Graduate Council should be involved with the development of the policy and suggest a joint workgroup. It will wait for correspondence from ASCRC.
  • The IIP Oversight Committee has not yet met this semester. Professor Frey, who is on the IIP Admissions Committee, has concerns regarding the admissions standards. The Committee should review its functions and meet with the Chair of the IIP Admissions Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.