Graduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
May 6, 2003
Members Present: Barbara Eide, Thomas Krueger, Jonathan Majak, Bradley Seebach, Mark Kelley, Steve Simpson, Susan (Boon) Murray, Kasilingham Periyasamy
Members Absent: Carol Angell, Joel Elgin (exc), Robert Krajewski (exc), Patricia Wilder (exc), Carey O’Kelly
Consultants: Greg Wegner, Bruce May, Ron Rada, Charles Martin-Stanley, Daniel Duquette, Diane Schumacher
Guests: Mark Zellmer
1. M/S/P to approve minutes of April 15, 2003.
2. Second Readings:
Proposal #13, Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, new graduate program, 105 cr. program effective Summer 2004
The remaining letters from departments were presented. Some acknowledged overlap; however, the focus, depth, timeframe, etc are different enough that no department was opposed to the program.
M/S/P to approve the proposal on the second reading as recorded in the minutes of April 15, 2003. Program still must receive System approval to implement.
There was a discussion about policies related to one credit per week. The only university policy that restricts courses in this way is for J and May terms. Departments are expected to take time needed for reflection, mastery of material, etc into consideration when scheduling courses. (The MS-PAS program does follow one credit per week model)
3. First Readings: None
4. Old Business: None
5. New Business: None
The meeting adjourned approximately 4:05 p.m. This was the final GCC meeting of the year.
Diane L. Schumacher