|Minutes of graduate council
meeting Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 3:20 in Jonas 305. Present
were: Earley, Molseed, Chrisman, Lee, Alsup, B. Silva,
Follette for Steckline. Absent were: Cook, D. Swartz,
Sander, Montross, and Erickson.
The chair announced
that the colleges of education and business and
technology were in the process of advertising graduate
assistantships for the 2000-20001 academic year. Council
members should tell colleagues and/students and invite
them to apply.
Dr. Molseed proposed the following changes to MSCI
admission to candidacy. After some discussion, the motion
to recommend approval was made, seconded and passed. The
new policy effective immediately is:
MSCI Admissions to Candidacy Proposed Process
MSCI Graduate Review Committee
The MSCI graduate review committee would be composed
of five current College of Education graduate faculty.
Four members would be appointed on a year-to-year basis
and the fifth member would be the College of Education
graduate coordinator. The dean of College of Education
and director of graduate studies would serve as
The committee would meet as needed but no less then
twice during the fall and spring semesters.
The committee would be responsible for admitting or
rejecting students as candidates for the MSCI.
MSCI Admission Criteria
Students wishing to pursue the MSCI will make
application to the MSCI graduate review committee by the
end of the sixth credit hour of the core curriculum.
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- At least three letters of recommendation from
supervisors or others that would be in a capacity
to provide a fair and impartial evaluation of
students' ability in completing the MSCI program.
- A submission of a reflective writing piece based
upon case studies. Students taking the
introductory course will prepare and complete the
case study reflections as a final task of the
Two criteria that will be evaluated (by using an
established rubric and inter-rater reliability) are:
- Student's ability to communicate in written form.
- Student being able to demonstrate reasoning
skills (e.g. critical thinking, problem solving,
- (Note: for current students not yet accepted as
candidates, the same process will be used in ED
790 the spring semester of 2000. The only
variation will be that students may complete the
reflection on their own time).
Official copies of undergraduate transcripts showing
successful completion at the bachelor's level.
Official copies of any graduate coursework previously
The chair reported that the BOR was in the process of
creating an Electronic University Consortium. As a part
of this consortium, BH intends to have its MSCI degree
totally on line by the fall semester of 2000.
Meeting adjourned. Next meeting is March 14 at 3:20
p.m. in Jonas 305.