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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council consists of ten members of the graduate faculty (selected by the Fitchburg State University Faculty Association), three administrators (appointed by the university’s president) and a degree-seeking graduate student.

The Graduate Council makes recommendations on the following matters:

  • New programs and program changes
  • New policies and policy changes
  • New courses and course changes
  • Course removals

Forms

Graduate Council forms are used to propose new or revised courses, programs, and policies. Proposals must be submitted complete with required signatures/approvals, including all supporting documentation as noted on the forms. Proposals are submitted to the Graduate Council Chair, c/o Diane Fors in Graduate and Continuing Education office. Please submit electronically in a writable PDF, as well as in hardcopy form. Forms below are writable PDFs. (How to use: Right click on the form needed and save to your desktop. Go to your desktop and right click on saved form and choose Open with > Adobe Acrobat.  This will allow you to use form, save to your own files, and email to Diane Fors.)

New Course Approval Form (PDF) - This form is required when proposing a new graduate course for the University Catalog. Reference: See Graduate Syllabus Guidelines below.
Course Change Proposal Form (PDF) - This form is required when proposing a change to an existing course.
New/Change Policy Proposal Form (PDF) - This form is required when proposing a new graduate policy or change to an existing graduate policy.
New Program Proposal Form (PDF) - This form is required when proposing a new graduate program.
Program Change Proposal Form (PDF) - This form is required when proposing changes to an existing graduate program. Please use Sample Template (MS Word) for presenting side by side plans of study with proposals.
Course Removal Form (PDF) - This form is required when proposing the removal of a graduate course or courses. Elimination of a course that is required for a program also requires submission of a program change proposal.

Reference:
Graduate Syllabus Guidelines (MS Word)
Graduate Council Bylaws (PDF)

2018/2019 Meeting Calendar

October 2, 2018 (Canceled)

No updates yet.

November 6, 2018 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Tues., October 30, 2018

December 4, 2018 (Canceled)

No updates yet.

February 5, 2019 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Tues., January 29, 2019

Agenda for February 5, 2019

Minutes from November 6, 2018

GCE 18-19-03 Program Change: Change CSC7011 Computer Engineering from required core course to  Elective for MSCS program – Computer Science

GCE 18-19-10 Course Change CJ 7250 Applied Concepts in Policing - Behavioral Sciences

GCE 18-19-11 Program Change MS in Applied Communication (Online Accelerated) Social Media Concentration - Comm Media

GCE 18-19-12 New Course New and Emerging Media - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-13 New Course Social Media Theory - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-14 New Course Social Mobilities - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-15 New Course Visual Communication & Design - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-16 New Course Qualitative Research Methods - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-17 New Course Intercultural Comm Competence - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-18 New Course Capstone - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-19 New Course Proposal Communication Ethics - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-20 New Course Data and Analytics - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-21 New Course Quantitative Research Methods - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-22 New Course Literacy for All - Special Ed

GCE 18-19-23 New Course Lesson Design With G- Suite - Education

GCE 18-19-24 New Course G - Suite For Educators - Education

GCE 18-19-25 New Teaching With MultiMedia & Mobile - Education

GCE 18-19-26 New Concentration: MS in Criminal Justice, Professional Studies - Behavioral Sciences

GCE 18-19-27 Course Change, CJ 8200 Recruit Office Course - Behavioral Sciences

GCE 18-19-28 Course Change, CJ 9840 Capstone Project - Behavioral Sciences

March 5, 2019 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Tues., February 26, 2019

April 2, 2019 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Tues., March 26, 2019

May 7, 2019 3:30-5:00 - Miller Oval

Deadline for submitting proposals - 5pm, Tues., April 30, 2019

Agenda for May 7, 2019

Minutes from April 2, 2019

GCE 18-19-43 New Course OSHA 510 Construction Industry  Safety Standards - Occupational Education

GCE 18-19-44 New Course OSHA 511 General Industry Safety Standards - Occupational Education

GCE 18-19-45 Program Change Not for Profit Management Leadership Certificate Program

GCE 18-19-46 Course Change EDLM 8012 Law Ethics & Policies for the Educator - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-47 Course Change EDLM 8023 Principles for Success for Effective Administrators - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-48 Course Change EDLM 8026 Data-Informed Decision Making for School Improvement & Student Learning - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-49 Course Change EDLM 8027 Meaningful Family & Community Engagement and Partnerships - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-50 Course Change EDLM 8028 Public School Finance Human Resources and Personnel Administration - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-51 Course Change EDLM 8029 Instructional and Curriculum Leadership and Evaluation - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-52 Course Change EDLM 8035 Sheltered English Immersion Closing the Achievement Gap through Leadership - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-53 Course Change EDLM 9035 Collegial Supervision in an Era of Accountability - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-54 Course Change EDLM 9045 Dynamics of Planned Change - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-55 Course Change EDLM 9300 A practicum in EDLM School Principal Pre K-6 - EDLM

GCE 18-19-56 Course Change EDLM 9310 A Practicum in EDLM School Principal 5-8 - EDLM

GCE 18-19-57 Program Change MEd and CAGS in EDLM Principal Licensure Programs - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-58 Course Change EDUC 8032 Special Methods for Instruction in Content Areas 5-12 Science - Education

GCE 18-19-59 Course Change  EDUC 9020 Practicum Seminar Middle School Practicum Seminar Middle School - Education

GCE 18-19-60 New Course EDUC 9XXX Practicum in Education 5-8 - Education

GCE 18-19-61 Program Change  MEd Middle School Education Initial Licensure English History Math Science - Education

GCE 18-19-62 Course Change Education Foundations Theory and Practices - ECE & ELEM Initial Licensure

GCE 18-19-63 Course Change SPED 9004 Research Application and Seminar - ECE & ELEM, Initial Licensure

GCE 18-19-64 New Course Mathematics Curriculum Assessment Planning and Teaching - ECE and Elementary Ed

GCE 18-19-65 New Course EDUC 7XXX Language Arts Curriculum Assessment Planning and Teaching - ECE & Elementary Ed

GCE 18-19-66 Course Change EDUC 9600 Practicum I - Elementary Education - Elementary Ed, Initial Licensure

GCE 18-19-67 Program Change MEd in Elementary Education 1-6 Initial Licensure - Education

GCE 18-19-68 Course Change Educational Issues in Child Development - Early Elem Initial Licensure

GCE 18-19-69 Course Change Early Childhood Practicum EDUC 9400 Early Childhood Initial MEd

GCE 18-19-70 New Course Reading Curriculum Assessment Planning and Teaching - Early Childhood Elementary M

GCE 18-19-71 New Course Science and Social Studies Curriculum Assessment Planning and Teaching - Early Childhood Elementary M

GCE 18-19-72 Program Change MEd in Early Childhood Education PreK-2 Initial licensure - Education

GCE 18-19-73 Program Change Name from Behavior Analyst Certificate to Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program

GCE 18-19-74 Program Change MEd Middle School Education, Non- Licensure English History Mathematics Science

GCE- 18-19-75 Course Change EDUC 9060 Practicum in Middle School -Education


2018/2019 Graduate Council Members

James Alicata – Industrial Technology
Laura Baker – Economics, History, & Political Science
Brian Bercier - Graduate & Continuing Education
Becky Copper-Glenz - Dean of Graduate & Continuing Education
Linda Dupell - University Registrar
Jane Fiske – Humanities
Megan Krell – Behavioral Sciences
Ruth Joseph – Education
Viera Lorencova – Communications Media
Frank Mabee - English Studies

Meena Roy - Graduate Student Representative
Rene Scapparone – Business Administration
Deborah Stone – Nursing

Final President Approved Proposals 2018-2019

Approved Minutes

November 6, 2018 (MS Word)
February 5, 2019 (MS Word)
March 5, 2019 (MS Word)
April 2, 2019 (MS Word)
May 7, 2019 (MS Word)

Approved Proposals

GCE 18-19-01- New Policy  Change Second Concentration Option for MBA Students in the Accounting Concentration - GCE

GCE 18-19-02 - Policy Change Graduate Admissions – GCE

GCE 18-19-03 - Program Change  CSC7011 Computer Engineering from required core course to elective for MSCS program - Computer Science

GCE 18-19-04 - New Course Strategies for all Learners – Special Education

GCE 18-19-05 - Course Change Assessment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Special Education

GCE 18-19-06 - Course Change Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders-Special Education

GCE 18-19-07 - Course Change SPED 8917 Assessment and Strategies for Students with Disabilities – Special Education

GCE 18-19-08 - Course Change SPED 8918 Reading and Writing Methods for Secondary Students with Moderate Disabilities - Special Education

GCE 18-19-09 - Course Change SPED 9004 Practicum and Research Application Seminar - Special Education

GCE 18-19-10 - Course Change CJ 7250 Applied Concepts in Policing – Behavioral Sciences

GCE 18-19-11 - Program Change MS in Applied Communication (Online Accelerated) Social Media Concentration - Communication Media

GCE 18-19-12 - New Course  New and Emerging Media - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-13 - New Course  Social Media Theory - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-14 -  New Course Social Mobilities - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-15 - New Course Visual Communication & Design - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-16 - New Course Qualitative Research Methods - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-17 - New Course Intercultural Comm Competence - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-18 - New Course Capstone - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-19 - New Course Proposal Communication Ethics - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-20 - New Course Data and Analytics - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-21 - New Course Quantitative Research Methods - Applied Communication

GCE 18-19-22 - New Course Literacy for All - Special Education

GCE 18-19-23 - New Course Lesson Design with G- Suite – Education

GCE 18-19-24 - New Course G - Suite for Educators – Education

GCE 18-19-25 - New Course Teaching With Multi-Media & Mobile – Education

GCE 18-19-26 - New Concentration Professional Studies in MS in Criminal Justice - Behavioral Sciences

GCE 18-19-27 - Course Change CJ 8200 Recruit Officer Course - Behavioral Sciences

GCE 18-19-28 - Course Change CJ 9840 Capstone Project - Behavioral Sciences

GCE 18-19-29 Program Change Removal of Guided Studies (Professional Track) - Education

GCE 18-19-30 New Course The Holocaust What We Know Now - History

GCE 18-19-31 New Course Nazi Germany What We Know Now - History

GCE 18-19-32 Course Change  COUN 8215 Lifestyle & Career Development - Counseling

GCE 18-19-33 - Course Change  COUN 8710 Family Systems Models & Interventions - Counseling

GCE 18-19-34 Course Change MGMT9240 Health Services Marketing to MGMT 9250 Health Care Marketing

GCE 18-19-35 Course Change MGMT 9200 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care to MGMT 9251 Policy, Legal and Ethical Issues

GCE 18-19-36 Course Change MGMT 9220 Cost Control in Health Care to MGMT 9253 Financial Issues in Health Care

GCE 18-19-37 Program Change  M.Ed. Arts Education -Humanities

GCE 18-19-38 New course Music Teacher's Methods Toolbox - Humanities

GCE 18-19-39 New Course Forensic Nursing Capstone - Forensic Nursing

GCE 18-19-40 Program Change Master of Science-Nursing (Forensic)

GCE 18-19-41 Course Removals - NURS 9100, NURS, 9101 & NURS 7000 - Nursing

GCE 18-19-42 Program Change Applied Communication Studies Certificate (Online) - Communications Media

GCE 18-19-43 New Course OSHA 510 Construction Industry  Safety Standards - Occupational Education

GCE 18-19-44 New Course OSHA 511 General Industry Safety Standards - Occupational Education

GCE 18-19-45 Program Change Not for Profit Management Leadership Certificate Program

GCE 18-19-46 Course Change EDLM 8012 Law Ethics & Policies for the Educator - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-47 Course Change EDLM 8023 Principles for Success for Effective Administrators - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-48 Course Change EDLM 8026 Data-Informed Decision Making for School Improvement & Student Learning - Education & EDLM Final

GCE 18-19-49 Course Change EDLM 8027 Meaningful Family & Community Engagement and Partnerships - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-50 Course Change EDLM 8028 Public School Finance Human Resources and Personnel Administration - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-51 Course Change EDLM 8029 Instructional and Curriculum Leadership and Evaluation - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-52 Course Change EDLM 8035 Sheltered English Immersion Closing the Achievement Gap through Leadership - Education & EDLM 

GCE 18-19-53 Course Change EDLM 9035 Collegial Supervision in an Era of Accountability - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-54 Course Change EDLM 9045 Dynamics of Planned Change - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-55 Course Change EDLM 9300 A practicum in EDLM School Principal Pre K-6 - EDLM

GCE 18-19-56 Course Change EDLM 9310 A Practicum in EDLM School Principal 5-8 - EDLM

GCE 18-19-57 Program Change MEd and CAGS in EDLM Principal Licensure Programs - Education & EDLM

GCE 18-19-58 Course Change EDUC 8032 Special Methods for Instruction in Content Areas 5-12 Science - Education

GCE 18-19-59 Course Change  EDUC 9020 Practicum Seminar Middle School Practicum Seminar Middle School - Education

GCE 18-19-60 New Course EDUC 9XXX Practicum in Education 5-8 - Education

GCE 18-19-61 Program Change  MEd Middle School Education Initial Licensure English History Math Science - Education

GCE 18-19-62 Course Change Education Foundations Theory and Practices - ECE & ELEM Initial Licensure

GCE 18-19-63 Course Change SPED 9004 Research Application and Seminar - ECE & ELEM, Initial Licensure

GCE 18-19-64 New Course Mathematics Curriculum Assessment Planning and Teaching - ECE and Elementary Ed

GCE 18-19-65 New Course EDUC 7XXX Language Arts Curriculum Assessment Planning and Teaching - ECE & Elementary Ed

GCE 18-19-66 Course Change EDUC 9600 Practicum I - Elementary Education - Elementary Ed, Initial Licensure

GCE 18-19-67 Program Change MEd in Elementary Education 1-6 Initial Licensure - Education

GCE 18-19-68 Course Change EDUC 7003 Educational Issues in Child Development - Early Elem Initial Licensure

GCE 18-19-69 Course Change Early Childhood Practicum EDUC 9400 Early Childhood Initial MEd

GCE 18-19-70 New Course Reading Curriculum Assessment Planning and Teaching - Early Childhood Elementary M

GCE 18-19-71 New Course Science and Social Studies Curriculum Assessment Planning and Teaching - Early Childhood Elementary M

GCE 18-19-72 Program Change MEd in Early Childhood Education PreK-2 Initial licensure - Education

GCE 18-19-73 Program Change Name from Behavior Analyst Certificate to Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program

GCE 18-19-74 Program Change MEd Middle School Education, Non- Licensure English History Mathematics Science

GCE- 18-19-75 Course Change EDUC 9060 Practicum in Middle School - Education

 

Council Action Summaries

2018/2019
2017/2018 (PDF)
2016/2017 (PDF)
2015/2016 (PDF)
2014/2015 (PDF)
2013/2014 (PDF)
2012/2013 (MS Word)
2011/2012 (PDF)
2010/2011 (PDF)
2009/2010 (PDF)
2008/2009 (PDF)
2007/2008 (PDF)

Archives

The University Archives & Special Collections office is currently working on adding all the Graduate Council Proposals to the Digital Collections page (no student petitions). This will include past, approved final proposals. While this project is underway, if you have any questions regarding past proposals you may contact Diane Fors in the Graduate and Continuing Education office.

Graduate Council Contact:
Diane Fors
Graduate & Continuing Education
978-665-3280