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					                                    Graduate Council Minutes
                               The University of Southern Mississippi
                                         March 28, 2005

The Graduate Council met at 3:00 p.m. on March 28, 2005 in McCain Library, Room 200 with
Dr. Ed Mann, Chair of the Graduate Council, presiding.

The following voting members were present:
Dr. Carolyn Beck, Dr. Joseph Brumbeloe, Dr. Stephen Bushardt, Dr. William Hawkins, Dr. Charles
Jordan, Dr. Ed Mann, Dr. Bobby Middlebrooks, Dr. Mary Nettles, Dr. William W. Powell,
Dr. Susan C. Ross, Dr. Susan Siltanen, Dr. Heather Sterling-Turner, Dr. Jennifer Torres, Dr. Kathy
Yadrick, and Dr. Amy Young.

The following voting members were represented by proxies to constitute a quorum:
Dr. Bobby Middlebrooks for Dr. Charlotte Brunner and Dr. William W. Powell for Dr. Anne Wallace.

The following non-voting members were present: Mr. Greg Pierce, and Dr. Rex Gandy.

The following guests were present: Dr. Heather Annulis, Dr. Anna M. Brock, Dr. David Butler,
Dr. Debra Copeland, Dr. Judson Edwards, Ms. Donna Fielder, Mr. Desmond Fletcher, Dr. Cyndi Gaudet,
Dr. James McGuire, Dr. Mark Miller, Ms. Dawn Porter, Ms. Joyce Sanders, Dr. Pat Sims, Dr. Joe
Whitehead, and Dr. Jim Wolfe.

1.0    Call to Order
       Dr. Mann called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

2.0    Adoption of Agenda
       Dr. Mann presented the agenda for approval with the following modifications:
            Add LIS 558 as 4.2.2.
            Under 9.3.7, WTD 574 should be WTD 575.
            The numbering on the agenda should be as follows: 9.3.3 to 4.3.3, 9.3.4 to 4.3.4,
              9.3.5 to 4.3.5, 9.3.6 to 4.3.6, and 9.3.7 to 4.3.7.
       Dr. Young moved and Dr. Yadrick seconded a motion to accept the agenda as modified. The
       motion passed.

3.0    Approval of Minutes
       Dr. Mann presented the February 28, 2005 minutes for approval. Dr. Yadrick moved and
       Dr. Young seconded a motion to accept the minutes. The motion passed.

4.0    Course and Program Proposals
       4.1    College of Arts and Letters
              4.1.1 Department of Foreign Languages & Literature
                     Dr. Mann presented the request to modify FL 663 and FL 664. Dr. Yadrick moved
                     and Dr. Young seconded a motion to approve the modification of FL 663 and FL
                     664. The motion passed.

              4.1.2   Department of Government, International Development & International
                      Affairs
                      Dr. Mann presented the request to add IDV 711, 712, 713, 719, 722, 726, 729, 851,
                      852, 853, and to modify IDV 680, 710, 720, 721, and 725. Dr. Ross and
                      Dr. Yadrick moved to approve the addition of IDV 711, 712, 713, 719, 722, 726,
                      729, 851, 852, 853, and the modification of IDV 680, 710, 720, 721, and 725. The
                      motion passed.
              Dr. Yadrick moved and Dr. Ross seconded a motion to approve the name change
              and prefix change from International Development-IDV to International Policy and
              Development-IPD. The motion passed.

4.2   College of Education and Psychology
      4.2.1 Department of Child and Family Studies
             Dr. Mann presented the request to modify FAM 650. Dr. Yadrick moved and
             Dr. Young seconded a motion to approve the modification of FAM 650. The
             motion passed.

      4.2.2   School of Library and Information Sciences
              Dr. Mann presented the request to modify LIS 558. Dr. Powell moved and
              Dr. Ross seconded a motion to table the modification of LIS 558 due to incomplete
              paperwork. The motion passed.

4.3   College of Science and Technology
      4.3.1 Department of Administration of Justice
             Dr. Mann presented the request for a program modification for a name change
             from: Institute of Juvenile Justice Administration and Delinquency Prevention to:
             Institute For Justice Systems Management, Research and Training.
             Dr. Young moved and Dr. Bushardt seconded a motion to approve the
             modification for the name change from: Institute of Juvenile Justice
             Administration and Delinquency Prevention to: Institute For Justice Systems
             Management, Research and Training. The motion passed.

      4.3.2   Department of Economic Development
              Dr. Mann presented the request to add ED 730, 731, and 732. Dr. Ross moved and
              Dr. Bushardt seconded a motion to give the department editorial privileges to
              renumber ED 741, ED 743, and ED 747. The motion passed. Dr. Young moved
              and Dr. Ross seconded a motion to approve the addition of ED 730, 731, and 732
              as traditional format. The motion passed.
              Dr. Mann presented the request to delete ED 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 657,
              658, 663, 664, 666, 725, 741, 743, and 747. Dr. Ross moved and Dr. Sterling-
              Turner seconded a motion to approve the deletion of ED 650, 651, 652, 653, 654,
              655, 657, 658, 663, 664, 666, 725, 741, 743, and 747. The motion passed.
              Dr. Mann presented the request to modify ED 646, 662, 665, 667, 691, and 784.
              Dr. Torres moved and Dr. Sterling-Turner seconded a motion to approve the
              modification of ED 646, 662, 665, 667, 691, and 784 as traditional format.
              (ED 691 did not include an on-line component). The motion passed.
              Dr. Mann presented the request for a program modification for a name change
              from: Economic Development to: Economic and Workforce Development.
              Dr. Beck moved and Dr. Yadrick seconded a motion to approve the program
              modification for a name change from: Economic Development to: Economic and
              Workforce Development. The motion passed.

      4.3.3   Department of Geography and Department of Geology
              Dr. Mann presented the request to merge the Department of Geography with the
              Department of Geology to form a new Department of Geography and Geology.
              Dr. Yadrick moved and Dr. Powell seconded a motion to approve the request to
              merge the Department of Geography with the Department of Geology to form a
              new Department of Geography and Geology. The motion passed.
             4.3.4   Department of Marine Science
                     Dr. Mann presented the request to modify MAR 673. Dr. Young moved and Dr.
                     Sterling-Turner seconded a motion to approve the modification of MAR 673. The
                     motion passed.

             4.3.5   School of Computing
                     Dr. Mann presented the request to merge Computer Science with the remainder of
                     Engineering Technology to form the School of Computing. Dr. Young moved and
                     Dr. Powell seconded a motion to approve the request to merge Computer Science
                     with the remainder of Engineering Technology to form the School of Computing.
                     The motion passed.

             4.3.6   School of Construction
                     Dr. Mann presented the request to add AEC 688, BCT 502, 507, 636, 659, 677,
                     678, 679, 686, and 696. Dr. Young moved and Dr. Ross seconded a motion to add
                     AEC 688, BCT 502, 507, 636, 659, 677, 678, 679, 686, and 696 as a group. The
                     motion passed.
                     Dr. Young moved and Dr. Middlebrooks seconded a motion to add AEC 688, BCT
                     502, 507, 636, 659, 677, 678, 679, 686, and 696. The motion passed.
                     Dr. Powell moved and Dr. Yadrick seconded a motion to rescind the vote on the
                     addition of the BCT 507 and BCT 686 due to supporting documentation not being
                     provided. The motion passed.

             4.3.7   Department of Workforce Training and Development
                     Dr. Mann presented the request to add WTD 720, 725 and modify WTD 540, 543,
                     560, and 575. Dr. Yadrick moved and Dr. Bushardt seconded a motion to add
                     WTD 720, 725 and modify WTD 540, 543, 560, and 575 as a group. The motion
                     passed.

5.0   Officers’ Reports
      5.1    Chair’s Report – Dr. Mann stated that he received a memo from the Provost requesting
             that he serve as a member of the Provost’s Council representing the Graduate Council.

      5.2    Corresponding Secretary’s Report – Dr. Siltanen informed Council that the certificate
             guidelines have been approved by Provost Grimes.
             The GRE workshop for Deans, Associate Deans, Chairs, Directors, and Grad Coordinators
             will be on Monday, April 11, 2005 from 2:00-3:30 and Tuesday, April 12, 2005 from
             9:30-11:00. A workshop is scheduled for students on Monday, April 11, 2005 from
             4:00-5:15. All three sessions will be held in the Union, Hall of Honors. Dr. David Payne,
             Senior Executive Director of the Higher Education Division of the Educational Testing
             Service will conduct the workshops.
             Dr. Siltanen discussed the SACs Educational Program Standards, 3.6.1 and 3.6.2 which
             require evidence that the Master and Doctoral degree programs, “are progressively more
             advanced in academic content than undergraduate programs” and that they foster
             independent learning. Index to Graduate Council decision 1998-2005 will be on the
             Graduate Studies web page by the end of April 2005.

      5.3    Parliamentarian – Dr. Susan Siltanen. No report.

6.0   Standing Committee Reports
      6.1    Bylaws Committee – Dr. Kathy Yadrick. No report.

      6.2    Credentials Committee – Dr. William W. Powell. No report.
       6.3    Election Committee – Dr. Ross stated that credentials are being reviewed for all faculty
              and are due by the end of March. Elections will not proceed until the credentials are
              reviewed. Dr. Ross proposed that a called meeting be held on April 18, 2005 at 3:00 for
              credentials only. This meeting will keep the elections process on track.

       6.4    Policies and Procedures Committee – Dr. Bobby Middlebrooks. No report.

       6.5    Program Review Committee – Dr. Brumbeloe presented Council with copies of a draft for
              the graduate program review. Dr. Young moved and Dr. Powell seconded a motion to
              approve moving ahead with a Pilot Program Review. The motion passed.

7.0    Ad Hoc Committees
             No reports.

8.0    Unfinished Business
       8.1    Dr. Mann presented the request to add NSG 673. Dr. Yadrick moved and Dr. Powell
              seconded a motion to remove NSG 673 from the table. The motion passed.
              Dr. Yadrick moved and Dr. Ross seconded a motion to approve the addition of NSG 673.

       8.2    Dr. Mann presented the request to modify CHS 655. Dr. Yadrick moved and Dr. Powell
              seconded a motion to remove CHS 655 from the table. The motion passed.
              Dr. Yadrick moved and Dr. Powell seconded a motion to approve the modification of
              CHS 655. The motion passed.

       8.3    Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Waiver – Dr. Bushardt asked that discussion on this
              topic be delayed until the April 25, 2005 meeting.

9.0    New Business
       9.1  Paper Copies of Proposals
            Dr. Ross discussed the pros and cons of on-line and paper copies of course proposals.
            Dr. Young moved and Dr. Powell seconded a motion, beginning fall 2005, to revert back
            to requiring paper copy submissions for course and program modifications, additions, and
            deletions made by individual departments. The motion passed.

       9.2    Dr. Mann stated that something needs to be sent to the Deans in reference to on-line
              criteria. Dr. Siltanen will distribute the necessary information to the Deans.

10.0   Announcements
                   10.1     Academic Council Liaison –Dr. Young stated that she will provide copies
                            to Academic Council in reference to the dual enrollment at Oak Grove
                            High School.

                     10.2   IHL-Tenure Promotion of Administrators & Professors – Dr. Powell stated
                            that a memo was provided by Dr. Mann about not supporting the motion of
                            the President awarding tenure to an incoming faculty member or
                            administrator. That topic was discussed at the October 2004 IHL Board
                            Meeting and voted on in December 2004. Dr. Powell was told by the
                            Provost that the President has always had that right. The old IHL policy
                            states Chair, Dean, Provost, and President award tenure to incoming faculty
                            or administrator.
11.0   Adjournment
       As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for
       April 25, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

       ___________________________
       Greg Pierce, Recording Secretary


       Presiding Officer

       ___________________________
       Dr. Ed Mann, Chair
                                   GRADUATE MINUTES SUMMARY
                                         March 28, 2005

College of Arts and Letters
Department of Foreign Languages & Literature

       Modify:                            FL 663                      Applied Linguistics in Second
                                                                      and Foreign Language.

       To:                                FL 663                      Applied Linguistics in Second
                                                                      and Foreign Language.
                                                                      On-line correspondence
                                                                      format. Effective summer
                                                                      2005.

       Modify:                            FL 664                      Second Language Acquisition
                                                                      Theory and Practice.

       To:                                FL 664                      Second Language Acquisition
                                                                      Theory and Practice. On-line
                                                                      correspondence format.
                                                                      Effective summer 2005.

Department of Government, International Development & International Affairs

       Add:                               IDV 711                     International Policy Economy.
                                                                      Three hours. Effective fall
                                                                      2005.

       Add:                               IDV 712                     International Law and
                                                                      Organization. Three hours.
                                                                      Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                               IDV 713                     Globalization. Three hours.
                                                                      Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                               IDV 719                     Research Design I. Three
                                                                      hours. Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                               IDV 722                     International Development I.
                                                                      Three hours. Effective fall
                                                                      2005.

       Add:                               IDV 726                     Field Research II. Three
                                                                      hours. Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                               IDV 729                     Qualitative Methods. Three
                                                                      hours. Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                               IDV 851                     Comparative International
                                                                      Political Development. Three
                                                                      hours. Effective fall 2005.
Add:      IDV 852       Comparative International
                        Cultural Development. Three
                        hours. Effective fall 2005.

Add:      IDV 853       Comparative International
                        Economic Development.
                        Three hours. Effective fall
                        2005.

Modify:   IDV 680       Grantsmanship. One-six
                        hours.

To:       IDV 680       Research Administration &
                        Grantsmanship. Three hours.
                        Effective fall 2005.

Modify:   IDV 710       International Development
                        Theory. One-six hours.

To:       IDV 710       Introduction to International
                        Development Theory. Three
                        hours. Effective fall 2005.

Modify:   IDV 720       Research Methods. One-six
                        hours. Effective fall 2005.

To:       IDV 720       Research Design II. Three
                        hours. Effective fall 2005.

Modify:   IDV 721       Statistical Methods in
                        International Development.
                        Two-six hours.

To:       IDV 721       Statistics I in International
                        Development. Three hours.
                        Effective fall 2005.

Modify:   IDV 725       Field Research. One-six
                        hours.

To:       IDV 725       Field Research I. Three
                        hours. Effective fall 2005.

Modify:   Name Change   International Development.
                        (IDV)

To:                     International Policy and
                        Development. (IPD)
                        Effective pending IHL
                        approval.
College of Education and Psychology
Department of Child and Family Studies

       Modify:                               FAM 650       Individual and Family Life
                                                           Cycle Development.

       To:                                   FAM 650       Individual and Family
                                                           Life Cycle Development.
                                                           On-line correspondence
                                                           format. Effective fall 2005.

School of Library and Information Sciences

       Tabled:                               LIS 558       Internet Resources
                                                           and Applications.

College of Science and Technology
Department of Administration of Justice

       Modify:                               Name Change   Institute of Juvenile
                                                           Justice Administration
                                                           and Delinquency
                                                           Prevention.

       To:                                                 Institute For Justice
                                                           Systems Management,
                                                           Research and Training.
                                                           Effective pending
                                                           IHL approval.

Department of Economic Development

       Add:                                  ED 730        Theory of Technology
                                                           Development. Three hours.
                                                           Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                                  ED 731        Stages of Technology
                                                           Development. Three hours.
                                                           Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                                  ED 732        Fostering Creative
                                                           Environments. Three hours.
                                                           Effective fall 2005.

       Delete:                               ED 650        Introduction to Economic
                                                           Development Finance.
                                                           Effective fall 2005.

       Delete:                               ED 651        Methods of Economic
                                                           Development Research.
                                                           Effective fall 2005.
Delete:   ED 652   Contemporary Issues in
                   Economic Development.
                   Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 653   Dynamics of Economic
                   Development. Effective
                   fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 654   Preparing for Community
                   Economic Development.
                   Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 655   Economic Development
                   Finance. Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 657   Promoting Community
                   Economic Development.
                   Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 658   Applied Research Problems
                   in Economic Development.
                   Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 663   Introduction to Research
                   Methods in Economic
                   Development. Effective
                   fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 664   Rural Development.
                   Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 666   Community Development I.
                   Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 725   Advanced Economic
                   Development Finance II.
                   Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 741   Relational Skills in the E.D.
                   Organization. Effective
                   fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 743   Managing an E.D. Agency.
                   Effective fall 2005.

Delete:   ED 747   Economic Development
                   Promotion. Effective fall
                   2005.
      Modify:                           ED 646                      Economic Development
                                                                    Marketing. One hour.

      To:                               ED 646                      Economic Development
                                                                    Marketing. Three hours.
                                                                    Effective fall 2005.

      Modify:                           ED 662                      Economic Development and
                                                                    the Environment. One hour.

      To:                               ED 662                      Economic Development and
                                                                    the Environment. Three
                                                                    hours. Effective fall 2005.

      Modify:                           ED 665                      Economic Development and
                                                                    Tourism. One hour.

      To:                               ED 665                      Economic Development and
                                                                    Tourism. Three hours.
                                                                    Effective fall 2005.

      Modify:                           ED 667                      Community Development II.
                                                                    Two hours.

      To:                               ED 667                      Community Development II.
                                                                    Three hours. Effective fall
                                                                    2005.

      Modify:                           ED 691                      Internship. Two hours.

      To:                               ED 691                      Internship. One-six hours.
                                                                    Effective fall 2005.

      Modify:                           ED 784                      Best Practices. One hour.

      To:                               ED 784                      Best Practices. Three hours.
                                                                    Effective fall 2005.

      Modify:                           Name Change                 Economic Development

      To:                                                           Economic and Workforce
                                                                    Development. Effective
                                                                    pending IHL approval.

Department of Geography and Department of Geology

             Add the Department of Geography and Geology which is a merger of the Department of
             Geography and the Department of Geology.
                          Effective pending IHL approval.
Department of Marine Science

       Modify:                           MAR 673                     Fundamentals of Ocean
                                                                     Acoustics.

       To:                               MAR 673                     Fundamentals of Ocean
                                                                     Acoustics. On-line
                                                                     correspondence format.
                                                                     Effective spring 2005.

School of Computing

              Merge Computer Science with the remainder of Engineering Technology to form the
              School of Computing.
                                   Effective date pending IHL approval.

School of Construction

       Add:                              AEC 688                     Project Implementation.
                                                                     Three hours. Effective
                                                                     fall 2005.

       Add:                              BCT 502                     Innovation in Construction
                                                                     Management. Three hours.
                                                                     Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                              BCT 636                     Advanced Construction
                                                                     Systems. Three hours.
                                                                     Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                              BCT 659                     Advanced Scheduling.
                                                                     Three hours. Effective
                                                                     fall 2005.

       Add:                              BCT 677                     Design-Build Project
                                                                     Delivery. Three hours.
                                                                     Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                              BCT 678                     Construction Risk
                                                                     Management. Three hours.
                                                                     Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                              BCT 679                     International Construction
                                                                     Management. Three hours.
                                                                     Effective fall 2005.

       Add:                              BCT 696                     Graduate Internship. Three
                                                                     hours. Effective fall 2005.
Department of Workforce Training and Development

       Add:                               WTD 720   Competency Models. Three
                                                    hours. Effective fall 2005.



       Add:                               WTD 725   Advanced Workforce
                                                    Analysis. Three hours.
                                                    Effective fall 2005.

       Modify:                            WTD 540   Workforce Development
                                                    Models.

       To:                                WTD 640   Workforce Development
                                                    Models. Three hours.
                                                    Effective fall 2005.

       Modify:                            WTD 543   Strategies for Technology
                                                    Training.

       To:                                WTD 643   Strategies for Technology
                                                    Training. Three hours.
                                                    Effective fall 2005.

       Modify:                            WTD 560   Performance Technology I.


       To:                                WTD 660   Performance Technology I.
                                                    Three hours. Effective fall
                                                    2005.

       Modify:                            WTD 575   Workforce Analysis.

       To:                                WTD 575   Workforce Analysis.
                                                    On-line correspondence
                                                    format. Effective fall
                                                    2005.

College of Health
School of Nursing

       Add:                               NSG 673   Women’s Health. Three
                                                    hours. Effective fall
                                                    2005.

Department of Community Health Sciences

       Modify:                            CHS 655   Environmental Health.

       To:                                CHS 655   Environmental Health.
                                                    On-line correspondence
                                                    format. Effective fall 2005.

				
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