Graduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

Tuesday, December 18, 2001



Members Present:      Uphoff, Krueger, Kuffel, Koppelman, Simpson, Matchett, Hunt, Wilder

Members Absent:      Frye (exc.), Kelley, Krajewski (exc.), McCannon (exc.),  Skalecki, Kaufman, Shober

Consultants:             James Finch, Charles Martin-Stanley, Mandi Anderson, R. Dan Duquette

Guests:                    Travis McBride, Rick Mikat, Delores Heiden, Carol Angell, Michael Winfrey, Karen Palmer-McLean, Judy Holloway



1.          Announcements ?none


2.          M/S/P to approve the minutes of December 4, 2001, as amended.


3.          Second Reading, Proposal #5, Exercise and Sport Science Sport Administration; ESS-Physical Education Teaching; ESS-Human Performance; ESS 750, 751, 725.


All changes recommended by UCC at the first reading were addressed: 1) ESS-Human Performance Exercise Physiology and Biomechanic options descriptions were separated; 2) sentence three of the  ESS 725 course description was deleted as recorded in the 12/4 minutes, and it was noted that the topic of social class, while not in the description, is incorporated in class content; 3) grammatical changes were made to the course objectives and outlines for ESS 750 and 751; 4) the Biology chair was contacted regarding the required courses in the exercise physiology emphasis and confirmed that a minimal number of students would be impacted by the change; 5) the introductory paragraph of the Human Performance program description was revised to include two research options (exercise physiology or biomechanics) and ?ursue a doctoral degree?was added to the graduate preparation goals; the last sentence ? minimum of half of the credits must be earned in graduate-only level courses.?was struck from the introductory paragraph of  the Sport Administration program; and 6) the introductory paragraph of the Physical Education Teaching Option description was rewritten as follows:


?he physical education teaching program is designed as a practitioner-oriented program for physical education teaching professionals seeking additional qualifications and expertise in areas such as teaching methods and styles, new and innovative curricular design, analysis of effective teaching, and supervision. Students may also choose to complete one of the following concentrations as part of their program electives: 1) adventure/outdoor pursuits; 2) special populations; or 3) health as a lifestyle. Students must select either the thesis option (32 credits) or non-thesis option (32 credits). Students choosing the non-thesis option must successfully apply for and complete comprehensive written exams in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. The Physical Education Teaching program does not result in a K-12 teaching certificate. Additional course work may be required based on previously completed undergraduate course work.?o:p>


M/S/P to approve the proposal as recorded 12/4/01 and as revised.


4.          Second Reading, Proposal #6, Special Education Graduate Program


The proposed changes are effective fall 2002, although the undergraduate program will be retroactive to fall 2000. Enrollment in the methods courses as well as concurrent enrollment in the student teaching and clinical courses was discussed. The concern was students having a credit overload because five of the courses require concurrent enrollment. The department explained that the program is set up as a block to allow for better supervision, learning and implementation and does not place a burden on the student.


Grammatical changes were made to SPE 440/540, 783, 784, and 786, and are included in the December 4, 2001 minutes.


M/S/P to approve the proposal as recorded 12/4/01, with the effective date of fall 2002.





5.          Second Reading, Proposal #8, MBA, complete revision of program content; BUS 730 Decision Framing and Decision Making in Complex Environments, BUS 731 Decision Making in Complex Environments, BUS 735 Business Decision Making and Research Methodology, BUS 750 Managing in an Environmental and Socially Conscious World, BUS 755 Managing in a Changing Technological Environment, BUS 760 Managing in a Global Environment, BUS 780 Internship in Business Administration, BUS 790 MBA Program Assessment, new courses, effective fall 2002.


Per GCC recommendation at the first reading, wording changes were made to course descriptions/ objectives. Revised LX138Cs were submitted by the department to the Records and Registration office prior to the second reading, and those revisions are included in the December 4, 2001 minutes.


M/S/P to approve the proposal as revised.


6.          First Reading, Proposal #9, M.S. Biology, Microbiology Concentration, required credits and electives, effective fall 2002.


?.S. Biology: Concentration in Microbiology ?30 credits.

Admission to the microbiology concentration requires a minimum of one introductory microbiology course-Fundamentals of Microbiology (MIC 230 or equivalent). Students lacking an introductory microbiology course may be conditionally admitted to the concentration contingent on remediation of this prerequisite. This concentration requires completion of a research thesis (MIC 799, 2-6 credits) in an area of microbiology, passing an oral comprehensive exam and completion of 30 credits of graduate course work with at least 20 credits from the following list. The remaining credits are selected by the student and the advisory committee.?o:p>


MIC 521, 538, and 554 were added to the list of electives, and credit requirements increased from 15 to 20. Ten of the credits are outside the department. Mike Winfrey will confirm introductory paragraph change with Mark Sandheinrich.


M/S/P to waive the second reading and approve the proposal with the addition of MIC 799, 2-6 credits to the introductory paragraph.


7.          Old business ?none

8.          New business ?none


The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m. The next GCC meeting is scheduled for February 5, 2002.



Judith A. Holloway for Diane Schumachedr

Recording Secretary