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

GCC Secretary