Meeting of the

            Faculty Senate General Education Committee

                        February 16, 2009

                          325 Main Hall



Meeting convened at 1:15pm


Members Attending: Michael Current, Anne Galbraith(presiding),

Jon Fields, Tom Gendreau, Erik Kahl, Eric Kraemer, Tom Pribek,

Cris Prucha, Bob Ragan, Don Sloan



Guests & Consultants: Chris Bakkum, Carla Burkhardt, Linda Dickmeyer, Amelia Dittman, Bob Hoar, Jim Putz


food: pan-cake w/frosting


M/S/P, minutes of 2/2/09; voice vote, unanimous


M/S/P, after discussion, to waive 2nd reading & approve revised CST 110, GE 1. A.; voice vote, 1 opposed

 - presented by Dickmeyer & Putz

 - modernize course to the “hybrid orientation,” which includes public speaking

 - not just speech communication: speaking, interpersonal, and group &  team comm.

   (2 stand-up independent speeches, research & library work,  plus group presentation          

     w/all members speaking)

 - can easily be adapted for first-year experience; common course syllabus


Discussion: Do we need a Course Deletion form?

- official notification to dept.s affected

- provide permanent record

Review revised form and e-vote (unanimously e-approved by 2-27-09)


Discussion: Phasing out Honors - what should Deb Hoskins do for GEC?

- send Deletion form(s) as package

- dept.s need to re-write LX forms to offer existing course

 (10-15 courses in GE)


Inquiry & Discussion: Could ARC 200 fit into International category? B.1.

 - sure, apply, & consider B.1 or B. 2.


Meeting adjourned, 2:50pm

Notes compiled by T. Pribek