Fort Hays State University
November 20, 2013
Dr. Tim Crowley, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research/Assistant Provost for Internationalization, called the Graduate Council meeting to order at 3:33 p.m.
Council members present were Dr. Robert Moody, Dr. Suzanne Becking, Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, Dr. Kim Perez, Dr. Jayne Brandel, Dr. Dorothy Fulton, Dr. Christine Hober, Dr. Keyu Jiang, Dr. Jordana LaFantasie, Dr. Jim Barrett, Dr. Jenny Manry, Dr. Scott Robson, Dr. Tom Schaefer, Dr. Jerry Spotswood, Dr. John Zody and Dr. Eric Leuschner for Dr. Carl Singleton.
Minutes from the October 9, 2013 meeting were approved.
New Courses – LDRS 811 was unable to be reviewed because the Academic Affairs/Curriculum Committee had not been able to meet prior to the meeting. Dr. Robson said that they should be able to meet before the next meeting and that he believed the course will need to come back to the entire council before it is passed.
New Concentrations – Criminal Justice is moving from MLS to MPS effective Fall, 2014. All current MLS students will be taught out. The curriculum will change slightly.
Dean’s Comments – Dr. Crowley had his annual review with President Hammond the week prior to the meeting and the Professional Science Masters will no longer be offered. The program currently has 2 students who will be taught out and the Board of Regents will be notified.
PSM is a national movement and Geosciences has developed some new concentrations and will be applying for naming and branding of PSM. Dr. Schafer said that these concentrations will be things that don’t fall under the traditional Geosciences degree.
Research Day at the Capitol is Feb. 12. This is collaborative effort of the Kansas Deans and Dr. Spotswood is in charge of the program for Graduate students. There are no prizes awarded but is important for public relations. There will be 5 posters from each school chosen to be displayed on the 2nd floor rotunda in the Capitol. Undergraduate Research Day will also be held the same day on the 1st floor. This will be an opportunity for the students to interact with the legislature and their staff.
Dr. Crowley would like you to encourage students who are working in areas the legislature may take an active interest in such as energy, healthcare, education, biosciences and technology. The deadline to submit your abstract paper and letter of reference from your faculty mentor is due January 10. A group of faculty members will choose the best 5 to represent FHSU. Geosciences and Biology have poster printers that may be used with sufficient notice or the Print Shop is available to print posters.
Wait Lists for Intersession and Spring were discussed. Dr. Crowley had a few handouts that showed where we were with Graduate level classes. He asked the committee how they thought the list was working and they all agreed for the most part it was a great tool.
The meeting adjourned at 4:25pm.