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									GPC: Report to Academic Senate
Committee Name:        Graduate Programs Committee
Chair:                 John Rebers
Subject:               GPC Recommendations
First Reading:         November 30, 2010

Recommendations:
   1. The Graduate Programs Committee recommends that the Senate approve changes in the Masters
      of Business Administration program described in the attached document.
          a. In summary, the requested changes would:
                   i. Change the number of credits required for an MBA from 40 to 36 credits;
                  ii. Change credits for all courses in the MBA program from 4 credits to 3 credits;
                 iii. Allow students to take 6 credits of electives to meet the requirements of the MBA
                      program.
          b. Rationale
                   i. The proposed changes will allow the program to be completed in a shorter period
                      of time, will make it less expensive and allow for some flexibility in that students
                      will have the option of studying topics other than the 10 prescribed courses. A
                      survey of the minimum credits required for MBA programs in other Michigan
                      schools indicated a median of 36-37 credits for an MBA, showing that NMU
                      would be in the typical range of credits for this program after the proposed
                      change.
          c. Proposed implementation date: Fall 2011

   2. The Graduate Programs Committee recommends that the Senate approve changes in the Master
      of Fine Arts program offered by the English Department. The changes are described in detail in
      the attached document.
          a. In summary, the requested changes would:
                     i. Change the number of workshop credits from 16 to 12-16 credits.
                    ii. Change the number of thesis credits from 12 to 8-12 credits. The length
                        requirement for the MFA thesis would remain the same.
                   iii. Change the number of elective/cognate requirements from 8 to a range of 8-16
                        credits and simplify the bulletin language describing the elective/cognate
                        requirements.
          b. Rationale: The proposed changes would allow more flexibility and program
               individualization for students completing the MFA program while maintaining high
               standards for the program.




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3. The Graduate Programs Committee recommends that the Senate approve changes in the bulletin
   language for EN 507, Advanced Writing Theory. Old language (strikeout) and new language
   are provided below.
       a. EN507 Bulletin Description (old):
           EN 507 Advanced Writing Theory
           4 cr.
           A study of the major developments in writing theory which are most directly related to nonfiction
           and technical writing. Students investigate a variety of writing genres and theoretical means for
           better understanding those genres. This course provides a foundation for the kinds of writing
           graduate students will undertake in graduate writing workshops.
       b. EN507 Bulletin Description (new):
           EN 507 Advanced Writing Theory
           4 cr.
           A study of the major developments in writing theory, particularly related to the online teaching, of
           nonfiction and technical writing. Students investigate a variety of writing genres and theoretical
           means for better understanding those genres.

4. The Graduate Programs Committee recommends that the Senate approve NAS 486: American
   Indian Educational Law and Leadership, for graduate credit.
       a. Rationale: NAS 486 is a new course that has been approved by CUP and the Academic
          Senate. The Graduate Programs Committee has reviewed the objectives and assessment
          of this course and determined that the course is appropriate for graduate credit. A
          description of the new course is attached.
5. The Graduate Programs Committee recommends that the Senate approve and new Master of Arts
   in Education: Education Administration: American Indian emphasis. This program is described in
   more detail in the attached document.
       a. Rationale: This program is a new track designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators
          who work in or with American Indian K-12 programs, institutions or organizations. . The
          proposed track does not replace existing programs or course requirements. In order to
          meet the needs stated above, the track designates two required cognates as NAS 485 and
          NAS 486, defines the placement required for the Internship (ED 548), and focuses the
          topic of the Masters Paper or Thesis (ED 574 or ED 599) on American Indian Education.




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6. The Graduate Programs Committee recommends graduate faculty status for those listed below.
   An explanation of the different levels of graduate faculty is provided at the end of this report.

    Faculty Member              Department              Level     Term        Dates
    Carver, Brian               Biology                   1       1 year      2010-2011
    Rebertus, Alan J.           Biology                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Strand, Mac (Roger)         Biology                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Teeter, Katherine C.        Biology                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Brady, Dwight               CAPS                      3       5 years     2010-2015
    Shevy, Mark                 CAPS                      3       5 years     2010-2015
    Liu, Yan                    Chemistry                 2       3 years     2010-2013
    Crum, Michael               College of Business       1       3 years     2010-2013
    Snowaert, Steven            Criminal Justice          2       1 year      2010-2011
    Wiese, Matthew              Criminal Justice          1       3 years     2010-2013
    Prychitko, David L.         Economics                 2       3 years     2010-2013
    Cowell, Joan                Education                 3       5 years     2010-2015
    Karwoski, Patricia          Education                 1       3 years     2010-2013
    Malvasio, Calee             Education                 1       3 years     2010-2013
    Salmela, Kevin              Education                 1       3 years     2010-2013
    Smith, Markisha             Education                 3       5 years     2010-2015
    Anderson, Carol             English                   2       1 year      2010-2011
    Brahm, Gabriel              English                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Gocella, Daniel             English                   2       3 years     2010-2013
    Hamilton, Amy               English                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Kuehnl, Jamie               English                   2       1 year      2010-2011
    Larkin, Lesley              English                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Markle, Jason               English                   2       3 years     2010-2013
    Siegel, Lee                 English                   1       2 years     2010-2012
    Coleman, Barb               HPER                      2       3 years     2010-2013
    Tremethick, Mary Jane       HPER                      3       5 years     2010-2015
    Wallace, Harvey             HPER                      3       5 years     2010-2015
    Watts, Phillip              HPER                      3       5 years     2010-2015
    Reinhardt, Martin           Native Am Studies         3       3 years     2010-2013
    Campbell, Jane              Nursing                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Delpier, Terry (Teresa)     Nursing                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Flood, Lisa Sue             Nursing                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Schuiling, Kerry D.         Nursing                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Smit, Eileen                Nursing                   3       5 years     2010-2015
    Pelton Cooper, Mary         Psychology                3       5 years     2010-2015
    Gross, George R.            Sociology                 3       5 years     2010-2015




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Criteria for Appointment to the Graduate Faculty:

    1. Completed application form.
    2. Current curriculum vitae.
    3. Department Head cover Letter.
    4. Evidence of Appropriate additional study or experience.
    5. Evidence of graduate teaching experience and effectiveness.
    6. Indication of the graduate faculty status requested, and, in the case of Level 1 Graduate Faculty,
       the duration of the appointment.
    7. In the case of Level 1 Graduate Faculty, a description of the courses to be taught (Level 1
       Graduate Faculty may teach only those courses for which they are pre-approved.)


    Levels of Graduate Faculty Status

    Level 3 Graduate Faculty Status
    This is for members of the bargaining unit or individuals holding faculty status at NMU who have
    successfully taught at the graduate level and/or supervised thesis work, and has evidence of
    professional development. Only faculty members with level three status may chair a graduate thesis
    committee. Level three status will be reviewed every 5 years.

    Level 2 Graduate Faculty Status
    This is for members of the faculty who are either new or have not taught at the graduate level
    previously. A person at this level can teach graduate courses and serve on thesis committees. This
    status can be requested for 1 to 3 years.

    Level 1 Graduate Faculty Status
    This is for someone who is not a member of the bargaining unit. A person at this level can teach
    graduate courses and serve on, but not chair, thesis committees. They must have a terminal degree or
    appropriate experience. This status can be requested for 1 to 3 years.




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