Meeting of the

Faculty Senate General Education Committee

November 5, 2007

325 Main Hall


Meeting convened at 3:35pm


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


Guests: Chris Bakkum, Carla Burkhardt, Billy Clow, Amelia Dittman, Deb Hoskins, Betsy Morgan, David Riley, Carmen Wilson



M/S/P, approve minutes of 10/29/07, voice vote, unanimously



Carmen Wilson, Faculty Senate chair, spoke to explain & answer questions about latest draft on assessment for Gen. Ed. f/ATF, revised in response to suggestions/comments from GEC


 - Assessment Co-ordinator & SEC will jointly appoint Assessment Advisory Committee (AAC), from faculty who apply; membership then to be approved by Senate


 - AAC will report to various committees and offices but does not answer directly to Senate, like those selected by Senate Committee on Committees


 - Membership appropriated among colleges; phased in terms of 5 years each


 - GEC will receive data from the AAC and maintain responsibility for program decisions


 - Co-ordinator will be hired before AAC begins data collection & packaging


Committee Discussion:


 - Potential Power of AAC, a "top-down" process

 - Honorarium for serving on AAC

 - Establishing AAC (from existing ATF) before hiring co-ordinator so to participate in selecting co-ordinator and to start process quicker


M/S/P, with amended language: "SEC will review applications & appoint members of the AAC in consultation with the coordinator" and with additional suggestions for establishing AAC before hiring co-ordinator and for offering stipend to members; voice vote to approve - 1 opposed, 1 abstained



Preview & discussion new GE web page (not yet on line), suggested additions & format tinkering



Further discussion of Gen Ed. survey results: committed to a process of acquiring assessment data & making program changes; what do we do in the meantime?


 - Desire for more detail: what do instructors like/dislike about

   current program?



Meeting adjourned 5:40pm


Notes compiled by Tom Pribek