October 15th, 2009
MEMBERS PRESENT: Shakti Banwat, Linda Carlisle, Steffany Chleboun, Laura Fowler, Carole Frick, Jane Gillespie, Chair, Steve Hansen, John Hunt, Matthew Johnson, Urszula Ledzewicz, Michael Shaw, Greg Sierra, Ken Witt
MEMBERS EXCUSED: Scott Belobrajdic, Valerie Yancey
GUESTS: Wai Cheah, Graduate Program Director, Speech Communication
Jackie Clement, Graduate Program Director, Nursing
Rik Hafer, Chair, Economics and Finance
Ali Kutan, Graduate Program Director, Economics and Finance
Jo Ellen Moore, Graduate Program Director, CMIS
Associate Provost for Research Steve Hansen announced that the committee would soon be reviewing a proposal for a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
II. Minutes of September 24th, 2009
The minutes were accepted as submitted.
III. Form 91A – Request for Change in Academic Program: MBA/Project Management (BUS-09-104)
IV. Form 91A – Request for Change in Academic Program: CMIS/Project Management (BUS-09-104)
Both majors share a concentration in project management. They wished to add a course to the elective courses. Currently, the programs offer MGMT 551 and 553. They wish to add CMIS 572 (Rapid Application Development and Prototyping) so that CMIS students can take the content without having to have taken MBA core courses as prerequisites.
Mike Shaw made a motion to accept the request; Matthew Johnson seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
V. Form 91A – Request for Change in Academic Program: CMIS (BUS-09-101)
The graduate program wishes to change its prerequisite courses to eliminate MBA 534. It is no longer “a viable course … because it requires a series of prerequisites that MS CMIS students do not have.” It also wishes to add one course (CMIS 526 – Information Systems and Technology) to the program’s core and reduce electives by three hours, keeping the total program hours the same. These changes will assist the graduate program in following the recommendations of the MSIS 2006 Model Curriculum.
Carole Frick made a motion to approve the request with one change in the catalog text; Mike Shaw seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
VI. Form 91A – Request for Change in Academic Program: Economics and Finance (BUS-09-97)
The program wishes for its program of study to be amended to require two quantitative courses. The elective courses options will be reduced accordingly so that the program will still require 30 graduate semester hours. This change in curriculum also helps to filter out unprepared students and assists graduates in preparedness for PhD programs.
Laura Fowler made a motion to accept the request; Steffany Chleboun seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
VII. Form 91A – Request for Change in Academic Program: Speech Communication (CAS-08-214)
The graduate program wished to drop its Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Corporate and Organizational Communication due to low demand. Since its inception in 2001, there has been only one student who proceeded through the curriculum. She is in the process of completing the program.
Mike Shaw made a motion to accept this request; Matthew Johnson seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
VIII. Form 91 A – Request for Change in Academic Program: Nursing/Post-Master’s Certificates (SON-G-09-01)
The graduate program wished to clarify its GPA requirements for admission into the Post-Master’s Certificate programs. It also increased its list of requirements from three items to eleven items, making the admission requirements parallel to those of the master’s program.
John Hunt made a motion to accept this request; Carole Frick seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
IX. Continuing Business
Form 92B – Termination of the graduate program in physics
Steffany Chleboun made a motion to take this issue off the table; Mike Shaw seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
The committee noted that the faculty of the Department of Physics had sent a letter to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, withdrawing their objections to the college’s request to terminate the graduate program in physics.
Carole Frick made a motion to approve this request; Mike Shaw seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
X. New Business
Mike Shaw reminded the committee that it has a Blackboard course. The proposals for the doctoral programs will be posted there.
The meeting adjourned at 9:25 AM.
Stephen L. Hansen
Associate Provost for Research and
Dean, The Graduate School