MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL ON GRADUATE STUDIES September 19, 2000

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The Council on Graduate Studies met at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2000, in 100 Blair Hall.

Members present: Dr. Augustine, Dr. Emmett, Mr. Goldacker, Dr. Havey, Dr. Key, Dr. Liu, Mr. Marshall, Dr. Raybin, Dr. Reven, Dr. Roberts, and Dr. Simpson.

Staff present: Mrs. Kathy Chancellor, Academic Affairs.

Guests present: G. Quast, K. Shank, and R. Throneburg.

  1. Minutes.

The Minutes of September 5, 2000 were approved as amended.

In the heading, correct the meeting date. The last CGS meeting was September 5, 2000. Under communications #16, CSD should be CDS.

II. Communications.

    1. 5-25-00 Minutes from the Council on Academic Affairs (CAA).
    2. 8-29-00 Minutes from the Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL).
    3. 9-1-00 Minutes from the College of Sciences Curriculum Committee.
    4. Executive Action (9-13-00) from the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
    5. Executive Action (9-19-00) from Speech Communication.

III. Committee Reports.

Dr. Reven stated that she would not be able to attend the ATAC Meeting October 13. Mr. Marshall volunteered to represent CGS in her absence.

IV. Agenda items 00-28 through 00-29.

Dr. Raybin moved and Dr. Roberts seconded the motion to add the following items to the agenda. Voting will be later.

      1. Proposal for Eastern Illinois University Graduate Certificate Programs Academic Regulations and Requirements.
      2. Course Proposal Format for Graduate Certificate.
  1. Proposed Revision of CDS 5000, Research Methods in Communication Disorders and Sciences, 00-23. Dr. Throneburg, from Communication Disorders and Sciences, presented the proposal and answered questions of the Council. The motion passed unanimously.
  2. This action approves the following to become effective Fall 2001:

    CDS 5000, Research Methods in Communication Disorders and Science. (3-0-3) F. Res. Meth. CDS. Introduction to descriptive and experimental research design in the field of communication disorders and sciences. Students will use research methods knowledge to find and critically evaluate therapy efficacy and treatment outcome research literature. Students will design and implement a clinical research project.

  3. New Course Proposal, STG 5131, 5132, 5133, Topics in Education, 00-24.
  4. Dr. Shank and Dr. Quast, from Student Teaching presented the proposal and answered questions of the Council. The motion to approve the proposal passed with a vote as follows:

    Yes: Dr. Emmett, Mr. Goldacker, Dr. Havey, Dr. Liu, Mr. Marshall, Dr. Raybin, Dr. Reven, Dr. Roberts, and Dr. Simpson.

    No: Dr. Key.

    This action approves the following to become effective Summer 2001:

    STG 5131, 5132, 5133, Topics in Education. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 3) On demand. TOPICS IN EDUC. A study of topics in education designed to relate research to practice (e.g., research-based instructional strategies such as "Engaged Learning").

  5. Proposed Revision of CGS Bylaws, 00-25.
  6. Dr. Augustine, Dean of the Graduate School, presented the proposal and answered questions of the Council. The motion passed unanimously. A 2/3 majority vote was met as stated in the bylaws.

    This action approves the following to become effective immediately:

    Current

    Proposed

    Replace the title "Dean of the Graduate School and International Programs" with the title "Dean of the Graduate School" throughout the document.

    Rationale: The title "Dean of the Graduate School" reflects the name of the school. The Graduate School includes 3 divisions of the University. These include graduate education, international education, and grants and research.

    1. Three ex-officio members, without vote, as follows:

    a. Dean of the Graduate School and International

    Programs

    b. Vice President for Academic Affairs.

    c. Associate Dean of the Graduate School

    and International Programs

    1. Two Three ex-officio members, without vote, as follows:

    a. Dean of the Graduate School and International

    Programs or the Deanís designee

    b. Vice President for Academic Affairs or the Vice Presidentís designee.

    c. Associate Dean of the Graduate School

    and International Programs

    Rationale: The associate dean position has been eliminated. This change would allow the dean and vice president to name a designee when absent.

    Area V: One graduate faculty member to be appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School and International Programs. The person must simultaneously hold appointment on the Council for Faculty Research (which may be an ex-officio, non-voting capacity). The appointment shall be for one year.

    Area V: One graduate faculty member to be appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School and International Programs. The person must simultaneously hold appointment on the Council for Faculty Research (which may be an ex-officio, non-voting capacity). The appointment shall be for one year.

    Rationale: It is critical that the very best Council members be available for selection. The CGS and CGR are two very different Councils with limited overlap.

    Area VI: One graduate student classified in "degree status" who is enrolled for a minimum of eight semester hours of graduate course work, selected by the Graduate Student Advisory Council. The appointment shall be for one year.

    Area VI: One degree seeking graduate student classified in "degree status" who is enrolled for a minimum of eight nine semester hours of graduate course work and who is selected according to the rotational plan approved by the Graduate Student Advisory Council. by the Graduate Student Advisory Council. The appointment shall be for one year.

    Rationale: This reflects the current procedure which was approved by GSAC in April of 1999 and implemented for the first time in 2000.

     

     

  7. Proposed Adoption of a Policy Statement on Academic Integrity, 00-26.
  8. Dr. Augustine presented the proposal and answered questions of the Council. The motion passed unanimously.

    This action approves the following to become effective immediately:

    Current Policy

    Proposed Policy

    Currently there is no statement of academic integrity or processes for handling academic dishonesty in the Graduate Catalog.

    The proposed policy is the equivalent policy stated in the undergraduate catalog with minor modifications.

    Academic Integrity

    The following policies apply to suspected incidents of classroom cheating or plagiarism

    The instructor who has witnessed academic dishonesty or who has other evidence that academic dishonesty has occurred will confront the student to inform him/her of the allegation. Time permitting, the instructor will contact the Judicial Affair Office prior to talking with the student. If the student admits the violation, the instructor will assess an appropriate academic penalty and will inform the Judicial Affairs Office using an Academic Misconduct Incident Report form.

    If the student disputes the allegation, or if a sanction greater than a failing grade for the course is warranted, a hearing will be provided by the Judicial Affairs office in accordance with the provisions of the Student conduct Code. If as a result of the hearing the student if found responsible for the violation, the instructor will assess an appropriate academic penalty. Other sanctions such as disciplinary probationary status or separation form the institution can be imposed by the Universityís disciplinary system. Full condition and explanation are cited in the Student conduct Code. A student accused of academic dishonesty in a course may not drop the course until such time at disciplinary action, if any, is concluded. A grade (A, B, C, D, F, CR, NC, AU, I, W, WP, WF, X) may be changed to reflect the disciplinary sanction, if any, imposed as a result of academic dishonesty. IN the event that the alleged violation occurs at the end of a term, no grade shall be assigned pending conclusion of the disciplinary process. All students are governed by the Student Conduct Code.

     

  9. Proposed Policy Change in the Summer Load Limit, 00-27.

Dr. Augustine presented the proposal and answered questions of the Council. The motion passed unanimously.

This action approves the following to become effective immediately:

 

Summer Load Limit Policy Change

Current Policy

Proposed Policy

Summer Load Limits

Graduate students may enroll for a maximum of four semester hours of graduate courses when enrolled for only one four-week summer session including the four-week intersession. Graduate students may enroll for a maximum of ten semester hours of graduate courses when enrolled for at least eight-weeks including any combination of four-week sessions totaling eight-weeks of enrollment or an eight-week session. Graduate students may enroll for a maximum of 13 semester hours of graduate courses when enrolled in all three summer sessions. Graduate credit workshops on- and off-campus and off-campus continuing education graduate courses are included in the above maxima. Overloads are not permitted during the summer terms.

Summer Term Type Maxima

Intersession Only 4 sem hours

First Four-Weeks Only

Second Four-Weeks Only

Intersession + First Four-Weeks 10 sem hours

Intersession + Second Four-Weeks

First Four + Second Four Weeks

Eight-Week Session

First Four + Eight-Week

Second Four + Eight-Week

Intersession + First-Four + 13 sem hours

Second Four

Intersession + Eight-Week Session

Summer Load Limits

Graduate students may enroll for a maximum of 13 semester hours of graduate courses (courses numbered 4750 or higher) during the summer session. Graduate Coordinators and advisors are responsible for insuring that the graduate load is distributed appropriately across the intersession, four-week, and/or eight-week enrollment periods. Graduate credit workshops on- and off-campus and off-campus continuing education graduate courses are included in the above maxima. Overloads are not permitted during the summer term. The maximum limit for the summer term may not be waived.

X. Dean's Report.

Dr. Augustine provided copies of enrollment figures received from Dean Hohengarten's Office, which compared the 1999 to 2000 enrollment figures. He stated that while graduate school enrollment figures have declined nationally during the past year, EIU continues to maintain appropriate graduate enrollments.

Dr. Augustine reported that CGS is obligated to follow the Illinois Open Meetings Act. To insure compliance, the Graduate School is posting CGS meeting dates and the agendas on the bulletin board outside of the main office in 100 Blair Hall. Only one of the CGS subcommittees, the Awards Committee, meets the Open Meetings requirements. The meeting dates and meeting agendas for that subcommittee will also be posted on the bulletin board located in the hallway outside 100 Blair Hall.

Upcoming items:

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m. Kathy Chancellor, Recording Secretary.

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT MEETING

October 3, 2000

Arcola/Tuscola Room

 

Pending Executive Action Items:

Delete FCS 5150, Community Nutrition.

Change effective date of SPC 5630, Computer-mediated Communication, from Summer 2001 to Spring 2001.

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S REPORT:

The following items were approved by Executive Action to become effective immediately:

Course

Current Prerequisite

Proposed Prerequisite

CSD 5630

(Practicum)

CSD 5500, 5510, 5520, 5530,and CSD 5600, 5610, 5620, which may be taken concurrently with 5630

CSD 5500, 5510, 5520, 5530; and CSD 5600, 5930 to 5940, 5620, which may be taken concurrently with 5630. Completion of CSD 5530 with grade of "B" or better and approval of the Department Chair.

CSD 6900

(Internship)

Permission of the Department Chair. NOTE: Students must make a "B" or better in the final three (3) hours before graduating.

Completion of CSD 5630 with a grade of "B" or better and approval of the Department Chair. NOTE: Students must make a "B" or better in the final three (3) hours before graduating.