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Graduate Program Council

9:00 a.m., January 20, 2005

Present: Frank Guldbrandsen (chair); Ken Gilbertson, Bob Lloyd, Jackie Millslagle.

Excused: Melanie Shepard and Faith Loven (Graduate School Council)

Motion and second to approve the following Educational Administration (EdAd) course proposals. As a group, the changes and additional courses support the Department of Education's proposal for principal, superintendent and special education director licensure. MOTION CARRIED.

  • Change EdAd 5911, Leadership and Personal Growth, from 4 to 3 credits.
  • Reactivate and change EdAd 5912, Supervision of Teachers and School Staff, from 4 to 3 credits.
  • Change EdAd 5913, Communications and Community Relations, from 4 to 3 credits.
  • Change EdAd 5914, Creation, Implementation and Interpretation of Rules and Regulations, from 4 to 3 credits.
  • Reactive and change EdAd 5915, Resource Management in Education (4 credits) to Resource Management and Scheduling in Education (3 credits)
  • Change EdAd 5916, Instructional Design, Management and Assessment of Learning (4 credits) to Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment (3 credits)
  • Add EdAd 5918, Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools, 3 credits
  • Add EdAd 5919, The Superintendency, 3 credits
  • Add EdAd 5920, Student Discipline and Behavior Management, 3 credits
  • Add EdAd 5996, Professional Competency Assessment: Director of Special Education, 1 credit
  • Add EdAd 5997, Professional Competency Assessment: Principal, 1 credit
  • Add EdAd 5998, Professional Competency Assessment: Superintendent, 1 credit
  • Add EdAd 6996, Internship: Director of Special Education, 4 credits
  • Add EdAd 6997, Internship: Internship: Principal, 6 credits
  • Add EdAd 6998, Internship: Superintendent, 6 credits
  • Add EdAd 6999, Internship: Principals Additional Field, 4 credits

In discussion of the EdAd proposals, and what appeared to be an overlap of outcomes/objectives across the proposals, Council agreed that faculty should be better advised on how to prepare curriculum proposals and what the Council expects before action is taken. Jackie agreed to prepare a draft for the next meeting.

Motion and second to accept Refereed Journal Article guidelines to define an additional option for final project completion. MOTION CARRIED.

Refereed Journal Article

The refereed journal article may provide an opportunity to investigate and write an article about a problem that includes data gathering and analysis using a specific journal's authoring guidelines. The refereed journal article may also be a writing project for a journal that addresses curricula, pedagogy, program evaluation, etc. The scope of the problem is expected to be in line with a thesis, but the results are written in the format of a journal article. Students will enroll for 6 credits. The format for the project is dictated by the specific journal selected. The following sections are required:

  1. Cover page.
  2. An abstract of your article following author guidelines of specific journal. This is typically a ½ page single-spaced overview of your article which may include setting, participants, and results. If there are no author guidelines, then you will be required to use APA format for your project.
  3. The article which includes:
    1. An introduction which informs the reader about your topic and the purpose of your article. The introduction provides an overview for your article and rationale.
    2. A review of literature pertinent to your topic. This may include background and/ or significance. For example, if your article is on a specific pedagogy, your literature review might address the historical perspective of the pedagogy, what has been written about the pedagogy, and the significance to practitioners. The purpose of this section is to provide the reader with a foundation from which to read your journal article.
    3. The main section of your article may take many directions. It may include a description of methodology, setting and participants of a field based project, a summary of results and implications if a study was done, or a description of a curriculum development project, or full literature review or other topic pertinent for publication. This will be guided by your committee chair and the author guidelines.
    4. Each journal article will include a summary and conclusion section. This section is brief and typically is a reflection of the content of your article and recommendations for future study.
  4. Reference page which should include at least 30 cited sources.
  5. Author guidelines from the targeted refereed journal. (See list below for examples of author guidelines.)
  6. Documented submission of the article to the selected referred journal.

The following links will take you to examples of author guidelines for journals in several different field:

Ken Gilbertson offered to contact Library personnel and explore options for archiving completed projects that are submitted to the Graduate Program Office electronically (journal article, literature review and portfolio).

Motion and second that all final products submitted for degree completion include an abstract. MOTION CARRIED.

Meeting for spring are scheduled for:

  • 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 7
  • 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 25

Jackie Millslagle, Recorder