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Ø Barbie Kelly MS Biology/Anesthesia
Ø Rachael Smith MS Biology
Ø Anja Pennell MA Biology
Ø Melissa J. Robillard MS Business Education
Ø Shaowie Wang MA Information Design
Ø Bryan Wosezyna MA History
Ø Jessica Delaney MS Marriage & Family Therapy
Ø Ryan A.Gawel MA Mathematics
Ø Daniel E. Jensen MA Mathematics
Ø Stephen Hard MA Psychology
Ø Dawn Hyland MS Elementary Education
Ø Thomas Brodnitzki MS Education Foundations
Ø Richardo W. Canal MS TESOL
Amended Article I, Section 1 (Membership) to a) allow one member and alternate from each department and one member and alternate from each recognized graduate program or specialization. It also eliminated GSC department from those departments merely offering one or more stand-alone graduate courses, b) Grants membership with voting privileges to the President of the Graduate Student Association and one GSA student elected at large from matriculated students in good standing (Attachment II).
Added Section V. Graduate Studies Committee Approval Procedures to describe in detail the processes for seeking Graduate Studies Approval for changes in curriculum, scholastic standards, or admissions policy (Attachment III).
Other Resolutions Passed
Reduces the number of credits to qualify for a graduate academic award and/or graduate outstanding scholarship from 18 to 15 credits.
Approve revised procedure when an undergraduate student wishes to enroll in a graduate course including the requirement that the student have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
New Withdrawal policy went into effect All Graduate Files are now housed in the Office of Graduate Studies. Increase in Media exposure for Graduate Studies.
Results of Brainstorming on Ways to Bring Graduate Tenets Alive
Under the leadership of Dr. Cassandra Broadus-Garcia, Chair of the Policy Committee, members of the Graduate Studies Committee participated in a brainstorming session devoted to identifying ways to keep the graduate tenets in the forefront of all activities. The Graduate Tenets are derived from the Graduate Mission Statement and are considered the means by which the mission can be accomplished. Following are the results of the brainstorming session:
1. Community of Scholars
v Emphasis on undergraduate and graduate advisement
v Mentorship between faculty and students
2. Scholarly Inquiry
v Sharing our own scholarship with students
v Faculty could model the “life of the mind” through active engagement in scholarly activity.
v Develop more inquiry-based courses or assignments that are more intellectually challenging.
v Involve students on faculty research projects even before they reach the capstone course.
v Research seminar series: faculty can present their research and student also presents their work. Consider adding a 1-credit requirement per year (max. 2 credits) to each program for students to develop and present at a research seminar. Each student would give two seminars during his/her program, plus (possibly) a final seminar on their capstone project.
v Graduate Research Day: promote to all graduating students, not just seniors.
3. Intellectual and Personal Integrity
v Display research exhibits (capstone projects) for an extended time in the library.
v Establish an award for community service or service to the profession.
v Promote mentor relationships between undergraduate and graduate students.
v Excellence transcends all levels including the university, department and faculty/student relationships.
v Using the strategic planning grant for curriculum development and release time for faculty.
v A challenge was cited in which some faculty maintain heavy undergraduate loads, which leaves less time to focus on graduate students and/or research interests.
v Mentoring students in the discipline.
v Promote and facilitate capstone projects
v Use guest speakers in the discipline.
v Hold students (graduate) to high standards.
v Encourage students to pursue independent studies in the discipline.
v Have professors share their graduate school experiences to students.
v Encourage joint research work.
Article I. Membership
New By-Laws Approved January 30, 2003
One member and alternate shall be elected for a two-year term from and by the faculty of each academic department offering one or more graduate degree program(s) and of the university library. In addition, the faculty committee of any interdisciplinary degree program may select a member to serve on the Graduate Studies Committee. Elected alternates can serve as representative of their departments only when elected members are unable to fulfill their responsibilities.
The Chair of the Curriculum Committee, ex officio Page 4. Graduate Studies Committee Annual Report 2002-2003.
The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and the Deans of the Academic Schools, ex officio.
The President of the Graduate Students Association (GSA) and one GSA student elected at large from the matriculated students in good standing will serve as voting members on the Graduate Studies Committee for a one year time.
By-Laws Change Adopted March 20, 2003
This proposal adds Section V. Graduate Studies Committee Approval Procedures. The purpose of this addition is to improve clarity and consistency regarding procedures for submitting requests to the Graduate Studies Committ
1. Requests for Curriculum Changes
2. Requests for Changes in Scholastic Standards or Admissions Policies
Recommended Format for GSC Submissions Relating to Scholastic Standards or Admissions Policies
Requests for changes to Graduate scholastic standards or admissions policies shall be made according to the following captioned format:
a. Nature of request
b. Date voted on by Department faculty
c. Rationale for recommended change
d. Exact wording that will go into Graduate Catalog
e. Date new policy will go into effect
f. Effects on programs and faculty load
g. Signatures of Department Chair(s), Academic Dean(s), and Graduate School Dean