GPCC GRADUATE POLICY AND CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Present: Charles Amlaner, M. Todd Harper, Kathie Aduddell, Maria Kalamas, Tom Miller, Nikita
Patterson, Ana Edwards, Judith Obiofuma, Jose Garrido, David Evans, Cheryl Stiles, Harriet Bessette,
Excused: David Baugher, Nikita Patterson
Presenters/Guests: Feland Meadows, Amy Buddie, Volker Franke, Alan Kirk, J. C. Smith, Sandy
The meeting was called to order by M. Todd Harper at 12:30 p.m. Jose Garrido made a motion was
to accept the agenda with one minor change to the order; Kathie Aduddell seconded. The motion
passed to accept the agenda.
A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes from the April 11, 2012 meeting. The
Old Business –
The agenda was re-ordered to allow Dr. Volker Franke to proceed first in order to make a second
1. PhD in International Conflict Management – Volker Franke
Volker Franke returned for a second reading for Course 9611 which is offered for PhD
students only. The Proposal Development Course is a change in title only to minimize
confusion from undergraduate classes. Kathie Aduddell made a motion to approve second
reading, Maria Kalamas seconded. There was no further discussion and the motion passed.
2. GRAD 9001 Course Proposal – Amy Buddie
Amy Buddie returned with an overview of two changes to the proposal for the course. The
two changes are in the justification and pre-requisite which are incorporated and have been
posted. All other aspects of the proposal remain. Kathie Aduddell made a motion to approve
second reading. Judith Obiofuma seconded. There was no further discussion and the motion
3. M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education – Montessori Concentration – Feland Meadows
Feland Meadows returned to the committee for a second reading on the Early Childhood
Education – Montessori Concentration Proposal. Mike Dishman made a motion to approve
second reading; Joya Carter-Hicks seconded. There was considerable discussion on this
proposal. The ECE 7900 was changed to 7750 and will be entered into the catalog as such.
The BOR site was searched for three thousand series course numbering as cross-listing for
graduate courses and nothing was located referencing same. The concern is that there is no
reference by SACs regarding the graduate level course being listed within junior level ranks.
Timing will not permit the course to be approved at this time. UPCC and TEC’s approval
will be required. A suggestion was made that the course could be offered as a special topic
while the development of a proper course number took place. The suggestion of tabling
Course 7700 to allow the rest of the courses presented to proceed through the approval
process. Joya Carter-Hicks and Mike Dishman and possibly Charles Amlaner are to work
with Dr. Meadows with the areas of concern in this proposal to help it move forward during
an emergency called meeting during the summer. This measure will be taken in an effort to
make the publishing of the fall catalog. The motion did not pass.
4. MSW Program – Permission to Cross-list Courses – Lisa Johnson (Presented by Alan Kirk)
Alan Kirk for a second reading reviewed changes incorporated from recommendations from
the last meeting for, specifically the details of change of requirements between
undergraduate and graduate work in the cross-listed courses. Mike Dishman made a motion
to approve second reading; Judith Obiofuma seconded. Discussion occurred noting that the
changes are not as clear as the explanation rubric and confusion would be eminent. Alan
withdrew the proposal from the table. The cross-listing will be put on hold until rework
occurs, and perhaps be presented in an emergency session by this body during the summer.
There was no further discussion and the motion did not entertain a vote.
1. College of Education, Ed.D/Ed.S Programs – Lynn Stallings (Harriet Bessette presenting)
Harriet Bessette presented the proposal for first read for Admission Policies with the
primary change of scoring in GRE. The scoring and rationale for the adjustments were
discussed with detail justification having been outlined in the posted proposal. Kathie
Aduddell made a motion to approve first reading. Joya Carter-Hicks seconded. There was
no further discussion and the motion passed.
Harriet Bessette also discussed the change in Degree Program Name per BOR/PSC. This is
not a new program, rather a change in name. This change alignment is with PSC and BOR.
Joya Carter-Hicks made a motion to approve first reading and waive second reading. Mike
Dishman seconded. The motion passed.
2. Master of Social Work – Alan Kirk
Alan Kirk presented a proposal for the Master of Social Work recommending course title
change. This would alleviate the difference in the name of the course verses the title on the
web. These changes are pending an alignment synchronizing with what is in Banner.
Other Business –
Two proposals (Early Childhood Education – Montessori Concentration Proposal & MSW
Program – Permission to Cross-list Courses) which were requested to be included in the fall
catalog. These proposals require additional attention and will be entertained at an
emergency session of this body during the summer. Notification will occur via email for the
dates of those meetings.
Charles Amlaner announced that the Board of Regents has a target date of July 15, 2012 for
all changes to be submitted downtown with approval targeted for August.
There were no further items for discussion. The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
Next GPCC Meeting: Emergency Meeting TBA; August 22, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., KH 1203
Minutes recorded by Francine Devine