Graduate Council Meeting - Minutes
October 21, 2002

 

Graduate Council Members:

 

Ken Bowers, College of Letters & Science; Janice Bowman, College of Agriculture; Doug Cairns, College of Engineering; Marc Giullian, College of Business; Richard Helzer, College of Arts & Architecture; Bruce McLeod, Graduate Dean; Gretchen McNeely, College of Nursing; Jill Hayes, Graduate Students; Craig Stewart, College of Education, Health & Human Development

 

      Present: Chair Bruce McLeod, Janice Bowman, Gretchen McNeely, Mark Giullian, Ken Bowers, Craig Stewart, Doug Cairns, Jill Hayes, Jim McMillian (College of Letters and Science), Russ Walker (College of Letters and Science), Bruce Raymond (College of Business), Michael Beehler (English), Vic Cundy (M&IE), Bill Neff (MTA), Ellen Kreighbaum (H&HD), Robert Carson (Education), Gwen Jacobs (Cell Biology and Neuroscience), Carol Thoresen (MSSE), Rebecca Ward (College of Graduate Studies), Donna Negaard (College of Graduate Studies)

Graduate Council Agenda Items:

McLeod opened the meeting with a special thanks to all Deans and Department Heads who accepted his invitation to take time out of their busy schedule to attend the Graduate Council meeting.

 

Item 1:  Approval of September minutes

Bowers requested a clarification in the year limit for masterís credits for a studentís program of study. 

 

Motion:  McNeely moved to accept the September 19 minutes with the clarification of the years for masterís credits.  Bowers seconded.

                   Vote:  Unanimously passed

                       

Item 2:  Master of Science in Health and Human Development, Youth Development option

 

Tabled for future meeting.

 

Item 3:  Master of Science in Health and Human Development, Gerontology option

 

Tabled for future meeting.

 

Item 4:  Discussion of the use of portfolios in graduate degree programs

         For course credit

         In lieu of the comprehensive examination

 

Item 5:  Discussion of advising and mentoring needs for students in ďprofessionalĒ programs.  Could the number of members on studentsí committees be reduced to one or two for professional programs?  Do we need to identify MSUís professional graduate programs?

 

McLeod asked that Item 4 and Item 5 be combined for discussion.  The graduate council and invited guests discussed portfolios and professional programs.

 

 

Action:  McLeod asked the Graduate Council to consider the definition of a professional program.

 

 

The next Graduate Council meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m., November 18th in the President's Conference Room (MT Hall 103).