UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK

 

Graduate Council Minutes

 

September 18, 2002

 

­­­­­­­­­­­Members Present:                M. Garnett, C. Nahrwold, D. McAlpine, S. Edison, E. Bashaw, S. Minsker, G. Anderson, A. Lindsay, S. Strom, M. James-Barnes, A. Bevernitz, B. Plopper, J. Wayne, B. Sikes. J. Darsey, W. Williams, S. Clowney, K. McKinnon.

 

Members Absent:                J. Bailey, H. Al-Shukri, A. Hunt, S. Wilson

 

Others Present:                     P. Scranton, B. L’Eplattenier, R. Hanson,

 

1.                   Approval of minutes, May 1, 2002                            Approved

 

2.                   Approval of minutes September 4, 2002                 Approved with corrections              

 

3.                   Old Business:

 

4.                   New Business:

 

a. Report of Curriculum Sub-Committee:

 

 

COE:

 

 

 

TCED:

 

Reconfiguration of degree plan to update courses in the Educational Specialist-Reading Program to meet NCATE and International Reading Association Standards. Tabled in Sub-Committee

 

 

 

TCED:

 

Reconfiguration of degree plan to update courses in the Master of Education-Reading Program to meet NCATE and International Reading Association Standards. Tabled in Sub-Committee

CAHSS:

 

 

 

ENGL

4325/5325

Teaching Shakespeare (New Course). Tabled

POLS

4345/5345

Clinton Presidency (New Course). Approved

RHET

4371/5371

Writing on the Web (New Course) Approved

COE:

 

 

SPED

 

Advancement to Candidacy From (Change) Tabled

SPED

4305/5305

Characteristics of Students with Mild Disabilities (Deletion) Tabled

 

SPED

4306/5306

Methods of Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities (Deletion) Tabled

SPED

7345

Collaborative Partnerships in Education (Deletion) Tabled

SPED

7144

Collaboration in the Field (New Course) Tabled

SPED

7141

ECSE Clinical Experience I (New Course) Tabled

SPED

7142

ECSE Clinical Experience II (New Course) Tabled

SPED

7342

ECSE Assessment And Intervention II (New Course) Tabled

ECED

7343

Families, Early Development and Disabilities (Change in content and objectives) Tabled

SPED

4312/5312

Medical Problems in Child Development (Change in description and content) Tabled

SPED

7341

Methods and Materials for Young Children with Disabilities (Change in title, description & prerequisites). Tabled

SPED

7344

Interdisciplinary Approaches and Community Resources (Change in title, description, prerequisites, content & objectives). Tabled

DCISSE:

 

 

SYEN

4353/5353

Adv. Digital Communication. Tabled

SYEN

4356/5356

Electromag, Waves & Ant. Tabled

 

 

 

b. Report of Personnel Sub-Committee:

 

 

 

 

 

FULL STATUS

 

All approved with exception of Ningning Wu due to lack of vita.

Barreto, Reina,

PhD

Assistant Professor Intl. & Second Lang Studies

Hunt, Andrew

PhD

Assistant Professor Secondary Education & Middle School Graduate

Kosmatov, Nickolai

PhD

Assistant Professor Mathematics and Statistics

McMillan, Thomas

PhD

Professor and Department Chair, Mathematics and Statistics

Wang, Xiaoshen

PhD

Associate Professor Mathematics and Statistics

Wu, Ningning

PhD

Assistant Professor Applied Science Doctoral Program

Zhang, Jing

PhD

Assistant Professor Applied Science Doctoral Program

 

 

 

ADJUNCT STATUS

 

All approved

 

 

 

Blossom, Sarah

PhD

Lecturer Biology Department

Lassiter, Harold

PhD

Executive Vice President- Uof A System, HIED

Lewis, Rhonda

EdD

Teacher and Administrator Elementary School, EDAS

McCoy, Eddie

EdD

Title I, ESL Program Coordinator, EDAS

Mills, Michael

EdD

High School Teacher, EDAS

Watson, Linda

EdD

Assistant Superintendent, EDAS

 

 

 

SPECIAL STATUS

 

All approved

 

 

 

DeVries, James

PhD

Vice President of Intl. Programs, to serve on Marilyn Norwood’s Dissertation Committee

 

 

 

c. Report of Program- Review Committee

 

 

Report of anticipated reviews for the 2002-3003 Session

 

These include Chemistry, Higher Education, Communicative Disorders, Mathematics and Statistics, MBA, Health Services Administration and Learning Systems Technology.

 

5. Other Business:

Request to make Graduate Faculty Nomination Form web accessible.

6. Dean’s Report:

Headcount Report shows highest enrollment ever for Graduate Students. Strong growth in the certificate programs and new master programs.  Graduate School will be receiving new copier/scanners which will be accessible to the council for use.