Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Graduate Course and Program Review Committee

1999-2000Annual Report

Submitted 5-18-00 by Rick Kerper, Chairperson

99-00 Members Representing Term Expires
Richard Kerper Chair, elected by the Faculty Senate 2001
Marianne Kerlavage Art Members are not elected.
Seats are held by graduate program coordinators.
Daniel Yocum Biological Sciences
Nancy Smith Educational Leadership
Michael Dianna Elementary Education
Robert Carballo English
Leroy Hopkins Foreign Languages
Saulius Suziedelis History
Bernard Schroeder Mathematics
Ruth Davis Nursing
Mary Ann Gray-Schlegel Reading Education
Helena Tuleya-Payne Psychology & School Counseling
Lucinda Ridley Special Education
Abdelhadi Halawa Sport Management
Joseph McCade Technology Education
Vacant Graduate Student Assn.
Vacant Graduate Student Assn.
Ex Officio Members Representing
Francine McNairy Provost
Duncan Perry Dean, Graduate Studies

Last Wednesday of month, 3-4:30 PM; average attendance = 9 members

Motions forwarded to Senate:
2-23-00 Approval of revised M.A. and M.Ed. in French, German and Spanish, reducing the credit requirement from 34 to 33.
3-29-00 Approval of new course, NURS 530 Medically Vulnerable Populations and the Health Care System

Faculty approved for graduate teaching status:
Dr. Sandra Josephs Hoffman, Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Dr. John McLarnon, History
Dr. Jennifer Ritter, Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Other deliberations/actions:

Faculty Senate referred the issue of a Grade Book Retention Policy, adopted by the Academic Policy Committee, to the Committee for consideration. The Committee reviewed the need for a policy at the graduate level and reported to the Senate that a policy was unnecessary.

The Committee approved a procedural change in the signing of a Master's Thesis. The signature page will include the signatures of the thesis committee, effective April 1, 2000.

Faculty Senate sent the Senate-approved proposal to change the M.Ed. Professional Core back to committee along with the concerns expressed by the Provost. A sub-committee is being formed to review the issues and to recommend a plan of action to the Committee.

Matters currently in committee:

The committee is reviewing a proposal from the Business Department to create a Master of Business Adminstration. This proposal includes a series of new courses.

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