Faculty Senate General Education Committee

                        December 1, 2008

                          325 Main Hall


Meeting convened at 3:35pm


Members Attending: Michael Current, Jon Fields, Tom Gendreau,Anne Galbraith (presiding), Erik Kahl, Eric Kraemer, Tom Pribek, Cris Prucha, Robert Ragan, Don Sloan


Guests & Consultants: Chris Bakkum, Carla Burkhardt, Beth Cherne, Bob Hoar, Shauna Sallmen


food: pan cake w/frosting



M/S/P, approve minutes of 11/17/08 as written; voice vote, unanimous


Old Business -


 Beth Cherne: no negative responses to solicitation for comments on THA 130;  approved to include in GE, voice vote, unanimous


New -


 Shauna Sallmen: In GE category C,  AST/PHY “155 or 156,”  though substantially different now & should be equally available

 (the “or” in GE description not actually on original LX form);

 M/S/P, “both could apply equally to GE”; voice vote, unanimous


 Discussion of GE video for freshman orientation:

  -  not recruiting purpose;  some content but minimal, “GE is a good thing”

  -  make informative: what do students get? / a “big” program

  - remake using a student focus; recruit students from CST, THA, or more       

    (internship credits)?


Need form/process for dropping course from GE; other dept.s affected need notification/input



SLO Review: Grid of all GE courses & identified SLOs -

   - System has 5 broad outcomes; let’s not diverge or conflict

  - tabulate quantity; start-up of assessment using SLO shows some that are unmeasurable, some barely addressed though all included

     among in assessment instruments

   - perhaps consider “merging” not dropping outcomes

    - set a target date for finishing?

   - need to sort out difference btw. GE & university-wide goals


meeting adjourned at 5:10pm