Graduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
September 17, 2002

Members Present:  Barbara Eide, Thomas Krueger, Jonathan Majak, Sandra Krajewski, Carol Angell, Mark Kelley, Kent                                 Koppelman, Steve Simpson, Roger Haro, Kasilingham Periyasamy
Members Absent: Timothy Uphoff (exc), Patricia Wilder (exc)
Consultants:  Greg Wegner, Ron Rada, Charles Martin-Stanley, R. Daniel Duquette, Diane Schumacher,
John Jax
Guests:  Kathryn Hollon, Antoiwana Williams, Chris Bakkum

1.   Members of the committee were introduced and notebooks were distributed.

2.   Elections:      Chair: Steve Simpson            Secretary: Diane Schumacher

3.   M/S/P to approve minutes of May 7, 2002 as amended.

4.   Second Readings – None.

5.   First Readings:

Proposal #1, BIO 490/590, Current Topics in Biology Education, 1-3 credits, description, effective Spring 2003.
Biological researchers produce new discoveries almost daily. The purpose of this course is to train K-12 pre-service and in-service teachers in the current technologies and theories used in biology and to demonstrate the current approaches to teaching these materials. Repeatable for credit under different topics. Not applicable to a major or minor in biology. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.

M/S/P to waive the second reading and approve the proposal

6.   Consent Agenda:

Reinstate MIC 752, Clinical Laboratory Management, 2 credits.  Microbiology originally wanted to delete this course in order to combine it with classes in the Medical Science Laboratory Program.  This Program is currently on hold, therefore, Microbiology needs to reinstate MIC 752 until the Program in implemented.

M/S/P to reinstate MIC 752.

7.   Old Business

Ron Rada updated the committee regarding the draft guidelines for the approval processes for credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing certificate programs.  This process has been changed to a 2-year pilot study, and currently is being reviewed by Faculty Senate.

8.   New Business

The deadline for submitting proposals was previously the Thursday prior to the scheduled GCC meeting.  The committee was in favor of keeping the GCC deadline the same as the UCC deadline which is noon on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled UCC meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.  The next GCC meeting is October 1, 2002.

Diane L. Schumacher, GCC Secretary