Meeting  of the

            Faculty Senate General Education Committee

                          April 13, 2009

                          325 Main Hall

 

Meeting convened at 1:17pm

 

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

 

Consultants: Carla Burkhardt, Amelia Dittman, Bob Hoar

 

Excused: Tom Gendreau

 

M/S/P, minutes of  3/30/09; voice vote, unanimous

 

First look at THA 201, course retitled from Honors; official reading will occur when dept. rep is available

 

Resume SLO review

 - some feedback from dept. chairs responding to previous revisions

 - some new tinkering & broad questions

  1. program/SLO size: every student should achieve all SLO

    among variety/abundant number of courses? Should we rather

    have focus for everybody (b/c "general" means everyone),

    a disclaimer for either, or what?

  2. Do SLOs & headings, which were conceived for a new "core"

    of different categories, match existing 4 categories?

  3. Will attrition (no assessment of particular SLO) naturally

    eliminate some objectives?

 - Question to instructors: could you find the primary learning outcome in this list? Did you just pick the closest available? Is there an alternative that you could suggest?

 - present tinkering will be reflected in next draft

 

Meeting adjourned at 2:55pm

 

Notes compiled by T Pribek