Graduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

February 1, 2005


Members Present:                Eide,  Angell, Zellmer, Majak, Fater, Seebach, Kuffel.

Members Absent:                Elgin (exc), Steffen (exc) Foos (student member)

Consultants:                         Schumacher, Mc Lean, May, Stroud

Guests:                                   Reuteman, Straker, Harbst, Reinecke


  1. M/S/P to approve minutes of December 7, 2004


  1. Second Readings: none


  1. First Readings: Proposal #9, MTH 596, Special Topics in Statistics, 1-3 Cr., new course, effective Spring 2005

                        “Special topics in statistics not covered by regular courses taught in this department. The particular topic is decided by the instructor. Prerequisite: Written consent of the department chair. Repeatable for credit: Max. 6. Offered occasionally.”


The course is sponsored by the biology program.  M/S/P to waive the second reading and  approve the proposal.


Proposal #10, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, revise program, effective summer 2005

Summer I—13 credits

      PTS 511, 512, 521, 531

Fall I—18 credits

      PTS 513, 514, 515, 516, 522, 523

J Term I—1 credit

      PTS 651

Spring I—15 credits

     PTS 611, 621, 622, 631, 541



Summer II—13 credits

     PTS 623, 721, 542, 543, 641, 751

Fall II—13 credits

      PTS 711, 712, 722, 723, 732, 741

Spring II—15 credits

      PTS 724, 725, 726, 727, 733, 743

Summer III—4 credits

      PTS 773

Fall III—8 credits

      PTS 774, 776

The P-T program wants to have an updated curriculum in place for students who enter this summer in case the DPT is not approved in a timely manner. The entering class of 2005 will enroll as MSPT students and if the DPT gets approved, they will be given the option to move to the new DPT or to stay with the MSPT program. The curriculum is the same until Fall II. The MSPT will not be a degree option for classes beginning after the DPT is approved. The revised MSPT does not offer a thesis option nor a level 2 option. The revised curriculum will use the current 773, 774, 776 4-credit internship courses instead of the recently approved 800 level internship courses.


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


Change the DPT prefix to PTS.

This applies to all courses offered by the physical therapy program. PTS is independent of a particular degree.


M/S/P to approve.


4.        Old Business: None

5.        New Business: None


Meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m. The next GCC meeting is set for February 15, 2005 Note: Jeff Steffen will chair 2/15/05 meeting.


Diane Schumacher

GCC Secretary