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PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

November 12th, 2010

MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott Belobrajdic, Steffany Chleboun, Sohyung Cho, Dean Cody for Linda Carlisle, Carole Frick (Acting Chair), Roberta Harrison, Poonam Jain, Gertrude Pannirselvam, Ken Witt

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Shan Lu, Diane Sol, Michael Shaw, Jerry B. Weinberg

GUESTS:
Kathy Ketchum, Graduate Program Director, Nursing
Roger MacLean, Director, Educational Outreach
James Panico, Graduate Program Director, Speech-language Pathology
William Vogler, Professor, Kinesiology and Health Education

I. Announcements

There were no announcements.

II. Minutes of October 8th, 2010

Ken Witt made a motion to accept the minutes as submitted; Gertrude Pannirselvam seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

III. Form 91A: Biological Sciences (CAS-10-55)

The graduate program did not send a representative to answer the committee's questions.

Ken Witt made a motion to table this item; Carole Frick seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

IV. 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.

Steffany Chleboun made a motion to approve the request with the small amendment of removing the word "domestic" in reference to GPA in the catalog copy; Gertrude Pannirselvam seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

V. 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.

Ken Witt made a motion to approve the request; Steffany Chleboun seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

VI. Form 91A: Nursing (SON-G-1-02)

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.

Questions concerned why Nursing is the designated School under which this is offered since two of the courses are housed in Computer Management and Information Systems in the School of Business and one course is housed in Computer Science in the School of Engineering. The School of Nursing is the best place to initially house the PDS. There will be an information technology expert at BJC to provide support. Although a Memorandum of Understanding between BJC and SIUE was signed by Chancellor Vandegrift, some committee members wished to see the memo to review the details. Since the PDS is being offered as a full cost recovery program, the 91A should state that the PDS does not use SIUE resources.

Gertrude Pannirselvam made a motion to approve the request pending 1) the receipt of the signed course forms (that of CS 590 is missing), 2) the Memorandum of Understanding from BJC and 3) the removal of the word "exclusively" in the section on anticipated budgetary effects: "The initial offering of this PDS will be exclusively for BJC employees ...." Roberta Harrison seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

VII. Continuing Business

There was no continuing business.

VIII. New Business

There was no new business.

IX. Adjournment

Poonam Jain made a motion to adjourn; Roberta Harrison seconded.

The meeting adjourned at 11:29 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

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