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PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

December 10th, 2010

MEMBERS PRESENT: Steffany Chleboun, Sohyung Cho, Carole Frick, Roberta Harrison, Poonam Jain, Gertrude Pannirselvam, Michael Shaw (Chair), Ken Witt

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Linda Carlisle, Diane Sol, Jerry B. Weinberg

MEMBERS ABSENT: Scott Belobrajdic, Shan Lu

GUESTS: Lynn Maurer, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Linda Morice, Chair, Educational Leadership
Melanie Rowbotham, Assistant Professor, Family Health/Community Health Nursing
Melissa Thomeczek, Graduate Program Director, Instructional Technology

I. Announcements

Mike Shaw announced that he will not be at the next Graduate Council meeting. Gertrude Pannirselvam volunteered to represent the Programs Committee at that Graduate Council meeting. Lynn Maurer announced that she and Jerry Weinberg, Acting Dean of the Graduate School, met with Vicki Scott to develop a plan to review the problematic assessment plans.

II. Minutes of November 12th, 2010

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

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

The graduate program was not able to send a representative. This item was tabled.

IV. Form 91A: Nursing (SON-G-09-04)

The graduate program in nursing had put in a change in early 2010 that increased their graduate program from 36 to 39 hours. The Provost's office requested a revision to the proposal to prevent the increase in required credit hours. The graduate program removed NURS 513 (Advanced Health Assessment) from its core courses and removed NURS 580 (Teaching and Learning Theory, Development, and Socialization for Nurse Educators) from its specialization courses. It also reconfigured its 585a, 585b, and 586a courses into 585 (Synthesis for Teaching in the Nurse Educator Role: Seminar and Practicum) and 586 (Advanced Specialty Nursing Practice for Nurse Educators: Seminar) so that the specialization courses include three additional hours, with additional content in 586. There will be no effects to the budget or faculty. The program is asking for this change to take effect in Spring 2011.

Ken Witt made a motion to approve the request; Gertrude Pannirselvam seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

V. Form 91A: Instructional Technology (SOE-10-689)

The graduate program wished to drop IT 447 (a new course that is not yet developed) and substitute IT 542 (Advanced Reference), an existing (but unused) course which matches the objectives of the proposed course, for its Library Information Specialist option. This change is a requirement to "meet IBHE endorsement in LIS." There will be no effects to the budget or faculty. The program is asking for this change to take effect in Spring 2011.

Carole Frick made a motion to approve the request; Poonam Jain seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

VI. Interim Program Review in Geographical Studies

The graduate program was not able to send a representative. This item was tabled. Chris Kessler will post the original program review (2005) to Blackboard for the committee's reference.

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 10:52 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

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

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