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GRADUATE COUNCIL

Minutes of

November 19, 2010

MEMBERS PRESENT: Marcus Agustin, Sarah Bailey, Scott Belobrajdic, Rakesh Bharati (Chair), Linda Carlisle, Steffany Chleboun, Dave Duvernell, Roberta Harrison, Poonam Jain, Shan Lu, Gertrude Pannirselvam, Joe Schober, Michael Shaw, Mariana Solares, Jerry B. Weinberg

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Carole Frick, Terry Yan

GUESTS:
Christa Johnson, Associate Dean, Office of Research and Projects
Lynn Maurer, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Ron Schaefer, Director, International Student Services

I. Announcements

A. Report of the Course Review Committee (CRC) - Informational

B. Other Announcements

Christa Johnson announced that the Graduate School has received 55 applications for STEP requesting $867,720. There is $325,000 available. The number of applications is down from last year's 62.

Johnson also noted that ERP had invited Sharon Locke, the Executive Director of the STEM Center to give a presentation about the center in the context of reviewing the distribution of ICR (indirect cost recovery) funds.

II. Approval of Minutes of October 15, 2010

Sarah Bailey made a motion to approve the minutes as submitted; Mike Shaw seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

III. Report of the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee did not meet.

IV. Report of the Programs Committee

A. Form 91A - Kinesiology (SOE-10-652)

The graduate program wishes to add a TOEFL score to the list of admissions materials required. This will "(a) allow [the faculty] to continue to welcome international students into [the] program, (b) better ensure their success and satisfaction, and (c) ensure that faculty have the time to spend proportionately with all students." There are no effects on budget or faculty. The program would like this change to take effect in Spring 2011.

The Council approved this request unanimously.

B. Form 91A - Speech-language Pathology (SOE-10-688)

The graduate program wishes to add a resume to the list of admissions materials required, which includes GRE scores and three letters of recommendation. This will "enable program faculty to more completely assess the quality of" applicants. There are no effects on budget or faculty. The program would like this change to take effect in Spring 2011.

The Council approved this request unanimously.

C. Form 91A - Nursing (SON-G-10-02)

The graduate program wishes to offer a Professional Development Sequence (PDS) in Healthcare Informatics. The sequence will be offered to employees at Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital (BJC) in St. Louis for the foreseeable future. As it is currently designed each cohort will take one year to complete the PDS. The courses offered are: Healthcare Informatics (NURS 510), Project Management and Standard Processes (CMIS 535), Database Design (CMIS 564), and Data Mining: Information Discovery in Electronic Healthcare Records (CS 590). These are all existing courses that have been bundled into the PDS.

The Council approved this request unanimously.

V. Report of the Educational and Research Policies Committee

A. GS/GC Operating Papers

The proposed revision would add the Director of International Studies to the Graduate Council as an ex-officio member, bringing the total number of Council members to nineteen.

The Council approved this request unanimously.

VI. Continuing Business

There was no continuing business.

VII. New Business

In the spring, the Faculty Senate will be asking its councils to review their operating papers.

Mike Shaw made a motion to charge ERP with the examination and possible revision of the GS/GC Operating Papers.

The motion passed unanimously.

VIII. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:51 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Jerry B. Weinberg
Acting Associate Provost for Research and Dean,
The Graduate School

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