Graduate Studies

Graduate Council Minutes - March 4, 2013

3:00 p.m., Horrabin Hall 60/QC Campus 114

Members Present: R. Filipink, L. Kilmer, J. McQuillan, A. Mossman (Vice Chair), J. Myers, W. Polley, T. Walker

Members Absent: B. Locke (Chair)

Guests Present: K. Dale Adkins, Stacy Betz, John Drea, Laura Kieran, Reinhard Lindner, Barry McCrary, Russ Morgan, Terry Mors, Cindy Piletic, Janet Wigglesworth, Dean Zoerink

Ex-officio: N. Parsons

Others Present: S. Tygrett

I. Announcements

A. Academic Integrity Incident Reports Filed in the School of Graduate Studies, January 2013

No academic integrity reports were filed during January.

B. Graduate Council Nomination and Election Procedure

Dr. Parsons informed the Council the nomination forms would be emailed later this month.

C. Sub-committee to Select Graduate Student Research and Professional Development Award Recipients

Dr. McQuillan told the Council that the committee will meet soon to select the award recipients.

II. Graduate Curriculum

A. Business and Technology

1. Request for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

a. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Administration

b. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Dr. Drea explained that the College of Business and Technology is in the process of building enrollment in the MBA program and that there is a trend to make the MBA program an online program. These Post-Baccalaureate certificates are one step in the building process and dovetail with getting classes online and will serve the needs of alumni. They would also allow students to take a majority of business courses online. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supply Chain Management has the endorsement of the advisory committee, ADM and Deere. Supply Chain Management is a signature program at WIU.

Motion: To approve the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Administration(McQuillan/Polley) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

Motion: To approve the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Filipink/McQuillan) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

B. Communication Sciences and Disorders

1. Request for a New Graduate (500 or 600-Level) Course

a. CSD 513, Assessment of Child Language Disorders, 3 s.h.

b. CSD 514, Treatment of Child Language Disorders, 3 s.h.

c. CSD 549, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 3 s.h.

Dr. Betz explained that CSD 549 is a new course which is currently only being offered at the undergrad level. CSD 513 and 514 are the result of one course being split into two. Discussion followed.

Motion: to consider the courses together (Polley/Filipink) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

Motion: to approve the courses (Filipink/Polley) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

2. Request to Change Graduate Program Requirements

Dr. Betz told the Council that the program change is required to meet certification requirements for ISBE.

Motion: to approve the change in program requirements (Polley/Filipink) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

C. Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies

1. Request to Change Graduate Program Requirements

Dr. Lindner gave a brief overview of requirement changes. He stated that the EIS program has an influx of students who want to teach in areas other than school settings. Discussion followed.

Motion: to approve the change in program requirements (Filipink/Polley) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

D. English and Journalism

1. Request to Add Graduate Credit to a 475 Experimental Course

a. 475(G) Experimental, Grant & Proposal Writing, 3 s.h.

This item was removed from the agenda.

E. Kinesiology

1. Request for a New Graduate (500 or 600-Level) Course

a. KIN 578, Advanced Strength and Conditioning, 3 s.h.

b. KIN 588, Assessment and Performance, 3 s.h.

These courses were originally submitted at the October 2012 meeting. Dr. Wigglesworth was on hand to answer questions and to present additional information regarding these courses. She explained that the courses will be part of an upcoming program change. Discussion followed regarding the beginning date of these courses (Fall 2013) and the need for extra faculty. Dr. Wigglesworth stated that no additional faculty would be needed for these courses.

Motion: to consider the courses together (Polley/Filipink) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

Motion: to approve courses pending revision of course objectives (Myers/Polley) MOTION CARRIED. 6 YES – 1 NO – 0 AB.

F. Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

1. Request for a New Graduate (500 or 600-Level) Course

a. LEJA 513, Public Policy Issues in Criminal Justice, 3 s.h.

Drs. McCrary and Mors explained that the creation of this class was due to student need and bridges the three areas of the criminal justice system.

Motion: To approve the course (McQuillan/Polley) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO - 0 AB.

G. Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

1. Request for a 400-G Level Course

a. RPTA 481G, Management of Outdoor Recreation Resources, 3 s.h.

Drs. Yoder and Zoerink stated that the request for this new course was driven by professionals in the field. Discussion followed.

Motion: To approve the course (Filipink/Polley) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

III. Graduate Faculty – Full Membership

A. Brian J. Bellott, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Motion: To approve the request (Polley/McQuillan) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

IV. New Business

A. Policy Review: Revalidation

Members of Council discussed the possibility of putting a cap on the maximum age of outdated courses to revalidate. It was noted that a maximum of 10 years was used by several other universities but there was concern that this may not be suitable for all programs at Western. Having each department develop its own limit was discussed. It was suggested that each department review its revalidation policy and submit their policy to the Graduate Office no later than November 1 for inclusion in the 2014-2015 graduate catalog.

Motion: To request departments establish a revalidation policy to be included in the graduate catalog no later than November 1, 2013, to include time limitation on time to revalidate, number of credit hours allowed to revalidate, and the procedure for revalidation (Filipink/Polley) MOTION CARRIED. 7 YES – 0 NO – 0 AB.

B. Policy Review: “C” Rule Wording

This item was tabled. Dr. Polley will work on refining the wording of this policy.

V. Other Business

A. D Grade Wording

Council discussed the wording in the graduate catalog regarding “D” grades (pages 34 and 41). It was decided to table this issue and to redistribute notes from previous meetings.

Meeting adjourned: 4:47 p.m.