MEMBERS PRESENT: Abdel-Motaleb, Arado, Blickhan, Campbell, Carnahan, Changnon, Factor, Gupta, Harris, Hurych, Jackson, Johnson, Lim, Lockard, Nuzzo, Richgels, Sells, Swanson, Willis
MEMBERS ABSENT: Bose, Biswas, Cole, Darrah, Fernald, Gowen, Karonis, Miranda, Muskievicz, Russell, Waas
OTHERS PRESENT: Arntz (Secretary), Cooler (International Student & Faculty Office), Stoddard (University Council), Van Mol (Catalog Editor/ Curriculum Coordinator)
Suzanne Willis, Acting Associate Dean of the Graduate School, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. Willis explained that Bose was currently attending the grand opening ceremony of the NIU Neutron Therapy Clinic at Fermi National Laboratory.
The November 1, 2004 minutes were moved for approval by Changnon, seconded by Sells, and carried unanimously.
Graduate Council Curriculum Committee
Gupta moved to approve the committee’s recommendations, seconded by Carnahan. The following new courses, course deletions, course revisions, and other changes in catalog copy were approved.
|COLLEGE OF BUSINESS|
|College Introductory Section||UBUS *485 (course addition)|
|Department of Management||MGMT 512 (course addition)|
|COLLEGE OF EDUCATION|
|Department of Kinesiology &||Master of Science in Sport|
|Physical Education||Management, Non-Thesis Option|
|Department of Teaching and Learning||TLCI 577 (course deletion)|
|TLSE *475 (course revision)|
|COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY|
|Department of Electrical Engineering||Requirements for Graduate with a B.S. in an Area other than Electrical Engineering (revisions)|
|Department of Mechanical Engineering||MEE *484 (course addition)|
|MEE *480, 510, 521, 515|
|COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES|
|College Introductory Section||Special Requirements (addition)|
|School of Family, Consumer, and||Master of Sciences in Nutrition and|
|Nutrition Sciences||Dietetics (revision)|
|School of Nursing||Criminal Background Checks and Drug|
|COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES|
|Department of Communication||COMS *400, *401, *402, *404,|
|*405, *480 (course deletions,|
|Graduate Catalog only)|
|Master of Arts in Communication|
|Studies, Requirements (revision)|
|Department of Computer Science||CSCI *462, *463 (course deletions)|
|CSCI *470, 580C, 580V|
|CSCI 575 (course revision)|
|Master of Science in Computer|
|Department of Economics||ECON *489, 548 (course additions)|
|Department of Foreign Languages||FLFR *412, *431, *433, *435, *438,|
|and Literatures||*441, *443, *445, FLRU *431,|
|*432, *433, *434 (course revisions)|
|Department of Geology &||GEOL *484 (course revision)|
|Department of History||HIST *451, *453, *455 (course deletions)|
|HIST *452, *475 (course additions)|
|HIST *454, *429, *476, *477|
|Department of Physics||PHYS *436 (course deletion)|
|PHYS *434, *477, *480, *494|
|Department of Sociology||SOCI *474, *491 (course deletions)|
|COLLEGE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS|
|School of Art||ARTD *420B (course deletion)|
|ARTE 690, 691, 692|
|Master of Fine Arts in Art -|
|Limitation of Time (revisions)|
|School of Music||MUSC *483 (course addition)|
|School of Theatre and Dance||THEA 595, TH-D *420 (course revisions)|
The committee discussed Van Mol’s upcoming retirement (effective August 31, 2005). A motion was made by Harris, seconded by Factor, that a letter be sent to the Provost’s Office on behalf of the Graduate Council, strongly recommending that the feasibility of hiring an individual to begin working with Van Mol until her retirement be considered. Willis agreed to draft the letter. The motion was carried unanimously.
Student Grievance Procedure Task Force: The committee members were presented with ballots listing the names of the graduate student nominations received for appointment on the Student Grievance Procedure Task Force. Members turned in their ballots to Arntz, who will tally the votes and provide the names to Paul Stoddard, University Council.
Graduate students’ stipend levels: Swanson reminded the committee members to persuade their departments to provide Bose with information relative to their stipend levels compared to comparable departments in other universities.
Willis informed the committee that the grand opening of the NIU Neutron Therapy Clinic at FermiLab, made possible by an NIU grant, took place today at the Naperville campus.
The committee was informed that the Graduate School received 12 nominations for next year’s Presidential Research Professorship awards. The committee will meet soon to determine the winners. The committee was next informed that the Graduate School has not received any nominations yet for honorary degrees. The deadline for this year is December 17th.
Finally, the members were informed of the move by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of Sponsored Projects, Office of Research Compliance, and Business Manager’s office to Lowden Hall. The remaining offices of the Graduate School in Adams Hall will soon be consolidated on the 2nd floor.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.