February 22, 2007
The Graduate Council
Graduate Council Minutes No. 962
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Present: Harton, Joslyn, Marshall, Nelson, Pohl, Thompson
Absent: Etscheidt, Isakson (for Bowlin), Jurgenson, Kirmani (for Prophet), Koch, Lynch, Mack, Moon, Waldron (for Hensley)
Guests: Patti Rust, Pam Mackay, Beverly Kopper, Adam Butler
1. Announcements from the Chair of the Council
2. Approval of the Minutes from February 8, 2007
Regarding the paragraph under New Business, Rust indicated the automation process would allow for approvals; however, the committee decided not to implement automated approvals. Nelson moved to approve the minutes as corrected. The motion was seconded and passed.
3. Graduate College Reports
4. Chair of the Graduate Faculty Report
5. Old Business
Rust discussed the updated handout on Automating Graduation Application-Graduate Degree. She believes the project is ready to submit to the programmers. Pohl moved to approve automation of the graduation application for graduate students. The motion was seconded and passed.
Thompson indicated the taskforce on defining graduate faculty status is still working on proposed recommendations.
6. New Business
Graduate Curriculum Proposal from the Psychology Department
Adam Butler, coordinator for the Industrial-Organizational emphasis in the Psychology department, provided rationale for the proposed Fifth Year Program. This program will supplement rather than replace the existing two-year graduate Industrial-Organizational emphasis and will be available to UNI students who hold a B.A. degree with the Industrial-Organizational Certificate. The proposal has been approved by the Psychology department faculty, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Senate, and the Graduate College Curriculum Committee. After discussion, Pohl moved the Council approve the Master of Arts Degree in Psychology: Industrial-Organizational Fifth Year Emphasis proposal. Motion was seconded and passed.
Thompson adjourned the meeting at 4:05 p.m.