September 21, 2016

Date/Time
Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Location
Wimberly Building
Submitted By:
Lynlie Jones

GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES

September 21, 2016

#428

 

The Graduate Council of Lamar University met in room 219, Wimberly Bldg., at 1:30 p.m. 

Dr. William Harn, Dean of Graduate Studies, presided.  Dr. Jimmy Moss, Dr. Tracy Benson, Dr. Maurice (Nick) Rissman, Dr. Ashwini Kucknoor, Dr. Dorothy Sisk, and Dr. Max Loges attended.  Also present were Carmen Breaux, Dr. Tony Martin as Ex Officios, and Dr. Jerry Lin.

MINUTES:

Minutes of the April 20, 2016 (#424) meeting were reviewed by the Graduate Council.  Dr. Rissman motioned to approve the document, Dr. Kucknoor seconded the motion, and the Council unanimously approved.

Minutes of the May 04, 2016 (#425) and June 11, 2016 (#426) email meetings were reviewed by the Graduate Council.  Dr. Sisk motioned to approve the document, Dr. Moss seconded the motion, and the Council unanimously approved.

Minutes of the August 10, 2016 (#427) special session meeting were reviewed by the Graduate Council.  Dr. Kucknoor motioned to approve the document, Dr. Sisk seconded the motion, and the Council unanimously approved.

NEW BUSINESS: 

College of Engineering

Dr. Jerry Lin submitted a memo to the Graduate Council on behalf of the College of Engineering.  He presented a proposal for three revisions regarding the Graduate Programs.   The outline for the changes is as follows:

  1. Grade replacement will be limited to three graduate-level courses. No grade replacement will be accepted from another institution or after graduation. A suggestion for the changes to the Graduate catalog was included in the proposal.
  2. Revision of Doctor of Engineering (DE) admission/degree requirement.
  3. Revision of the credit hour requirement for Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEV) and Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSVS) programs.

The Council carefully reviewed revision number 1 in the proposal document, Dr. Loges motioned to approve, Dr. Sisk seconded the motion and the Council unanimously approved. 

The Council carefully reviewed revision number 2 in the proposal document, Dr. Sisk motioned to approve, Dr. Kucknoor seconded the motion and the Council unanimously approved. 

The Council carefully reviewed revision number 3 in the proposal document, Dr. Moss motioned to approve, Dr. Sisk seconded the motion and the Council unanimously approved.

College of Business

The MBA department submitted a memo to the Graduate Council for a GMAT Waiver.    The GMAT Waiver will allow potential students who apply to the University who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher along with four years of professional or managerial experience to be exempt from the Graduate Management Admissions Test.  The Graduate Council carefully reviewed the information.  Dr. Loges motioned to approve, Dr. Moss seconded the motion, and the Council unanimously approved.

The department of Economics submitted a course change, ECON 5300 (Foundation of Microeconomics) to ECON 5300 (Foundation of Economics), to the Graduate Council.  The Council carefully reviewed the change, Dr. Rissman motioned to approve, Dr. Loges seconded the motion, and the Council unanimously approved.

College of Arts and Sciences

Course changes to the pre- and co-requisites were submitted to the Graduate Council from the department of Nursing.  MSNA 5221 (Administration Practicum I), MSNA5232(Administration Practicum II), MSNA5320 (Role Development for Nurse Administrator), MSNA5321(Planning and Organizing Healthcare Delivery), MSNA 5323(Healthcare Technology for Nurse Admin), MSNA5331(Directing and Controlling Healthcare Delivery), MSNC5195(Evidence-Based Project I), MSNC5296 (Evidence Based Project II), MSNC5310(Theoretical Foundations), MSNC5311(Nursing Research), MSNC5312(Healthcare Policy and Finance), MSNC5315(Advanced Nursing Issues), MSNE5254(Nurse Educator Practicum I), MSNE5255(Nurse Educator Practicum II), MSNE5330(Advanced Health Assessment), MSNE5349(Advanced Pathophysiology), MSNE5350(Role Development, Learning Theory...), MSNE5351(Curriculum Design), MSNE5352(Measurement and Evaluation), MSNE5356(Advanced Pharmacology).  The Council carefully reviewed the changes and required more clarification.  An email communication was sent to the members of the Graduate Council with the updated items attached on September 26th.  The Council provided feedback and made the unanimous decision to approve the submissions by the department of Nursing. 

 

Conclusion: Dr. Sisk made a motion to adjourn, Dr. Moss seconded the motioned and the meeting was concluded. The next meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the Wimberly Bldg., Room 219.