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Graduate Programs Council

3:00 p.m., December 11, 2002

Present: Frank Guldbrandsen, Chair; Ken Gilbertson, Faith Loven, Mike Raschick, Aydin Durgunoglu, Jackie Millslagle (ex officio).

Curriculum

  • CC# 58-61. Initial discussion revealed that the courses in question were not designed for graduate students and so they will be referred back to the department with the suggestion that course numbers be lowered and then sent to Academic Affairs Council.
  • CC #96. Motion/second to Add Educ 7099, Portfolio of Reflective Pracatice Aligned with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 1-6 cr. This course will be the vehicle for registration in portfolio as the final product in the M.Ed. It will also be offered to non-degree seeking classroom teachers who need the background and support to seek national teacher certification. CARRIED.
  • CC #97. Frank reviewed the changes in progress in the M.Ed. program that resulted in the proposed course changes. Motion/second to approve with modifications as follows:
    • EHS 7001, Educational Innovations and Technology, 1-4 cr., change to Educ 7001, 1 cr. with the following course description: This course provides the primary technical skills needed to complete the portfolio (e.g., videotapes of classroom practice), to do web-related literature searches, and for technology-based communication with professional communities. Critical writing skills will be practiced via web-based threaded discussions.
    • EHS 7002, Human Diversity and Exceptionality, 1-4 cr., change to Educ 7002, 3 cr. with the following course description: This course will stress the importance of diversity and exceptionality ini educational settings, and its relevance to teaching and learning strategies, assessment, and professional community building. The concepts of privilege and power will be explored from the standpoint of the educator and his/her role in the educational setting.
    • EHS 7004, Educational Action Reesearch and Inquiry, 1-4 cr., change to Educ 7004, 3 cr. with the following course description: This couse provides participants with foundational knowledge in being a consumer of and conducting educational/academic research. It is also designed to develop skills to plan and complete a systematic action research inquiry into classroom practice, which will include analysis of practice, review of relevant literature, plans for change, implementation, and evaluation.
    • EHS 7005, Teaching and Learning Systems, 1-4 cr., change to Educ 7005, Teaching and Learning in a Systems Context, 3 cr. Content changes described in the proposal result in this course description: This course concentrates on teaching and learning from a systems and community context. Systems theory will be addressed as it applies to educational systems, as well as teaching applications that cross traditional classroom boundaries.
    • EHS 7006, Professional Practice and Leadership Seminar 1: Professional Practice and Education Philosophy, 1-4 cr., change to Educ 7006, Ethics and Professionalism in Education, 2 cr. Content changes described in the proposal result in this course desscription: This course offers a synthesis of previous courses, reviewed from the context of ethics and ethical dilemnas that touch on diversity, systems change, educators' roles, professional competencies, and leadership roles.
    • EHS 7007, Professional Practice and Leadership Seminar 2: Professional Focus and Process, 1-4 cr. change to Educ 7007, Leadership, Change, and Collaboration, 2 cr. Content changes described in the proposal result in this course description: The focus of this course is on change theory as it relates to systems issues and educational reform. Professional collaboration will be emphasized, as well as the dynamics inherent in the change process.
    • EHS 7008, Professional Practice and Leadership Seminar 3: Curriculum Design, 1-4 cr., change to Educ 7008, Foundations of Teaching and Learning: Curriculum Theory and Design, 4 cr. Content changes described in the proposal result in this course description: This is a broad-based foundational course designed to study advanced learning theory and curriculum design, and develop skills in critical analysis of teaching application and student outcomes. The course will also focus on the importance of working in the context of a professional community.
    • EHS 7009, Profesional Practice and Leadership Seminar 4: Assessment, Educational Reform, and System Issues, 1-4 cr., change to Educ 7009, Assessment of Student Learning, 2 cr. Content changes described in the proposal result in this course description: This course will focus on the design and application of appropriate learning assessment strategies that consider the pedagogical intent, state, federal, and subject standards, and the diversity of the students. Teaching theory and practice will be viewed in the context of student learning assessment.

MOTION CARRIED.

There was general discussion on how to proceed with development of guidelines for each of the proposed final project options, followed by final action on a policy document. Jackie will request schedules of committee members for spring and work with Frank to develop a structure set of agenda items for meetings in January and February.

Meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

Jackie Millslagle, Recorder