Meeting of the

Faculty Senate General Education Committee

January 28, 2008

325 Main Hall


Meeting convened at 3:40pm


Members Attending: Michael Current, Jon Fields, Eric Fuhrmann, Anne Galbraith (presiding), Eric Kraemer, Adrienne Loh, Tom Pribek, Cris Prucha, Robert Ragan, Don Sloan


Guests & Consultants:  Chris Bakkum, Carla Burkhardt, Billy Clow, Amelia Dittman, Betsy Morgan


M/S/P, approve minutes of 12/3/07 as written; voice vote, unanimously


Assessment Task Force proposal will be untabled for Senate


 M/S/P, unanimously, voice vote - GEC list of "demands":

   1. committee external to GEC to carry out the process of GE program assessment

   2. two-way communication between the committee & GEC

   3. GE has some role to play in determining the assessment parameters for the GE program


Sub-committee work during J-Term


 - Distribution of text & format of "GE Structure Survey," for discussion at later meeting


 - Send follow-up email to departments who haven't submitted the GenEd mapping exercise, with request for more
   than one SLO


 - Salvage report & discussion of the following:

    1. accounting for specified credit total of 46 (compared to 48)

    2. student choices  remaining after required courses

    3. FYE options (possible content overlap)

    4. Tier 1 deadline of 75 credits (v. 60 or another lower #)

    5. real change in program or just re-arrangement of present courses?

    6. pressure to make major program changes under Senate deadline?


Meeting adjourned at 6:30pm


Notes compiled by T. Pribek