Meeting of the Faculty Senate

                   General Education Committee

                          325 Main Hall

                         November 2, 2009



Meeting convened at 3:34pm, Galbraith presiding


Attending: Michael Current, Anne Galbraith (chair), Tom Gendreau,

 Jean Hindson, Gerald Iguchi, James Pierce, Tom Pribek, Robert

 Ragan, Don Sloan


Excused: Kara Zweig


Guests: Student "A", Amelia Dittman, Kathleen Enz Finken, Guy

 Herling, Barbara Rusterholz, Tim Walls


Student "A", appealing denial of substitution for Foreign Language


  - time (to graduate) & additional expense

  - not actually eligible for SPA 102

Dept.: Mod. Lang. standard is SPA 102; 101 is intended "remedial"

  (grade isn't relevant to dept. denying appeal)


M/S/P, not to approve; voice vote, unanimous


Noncompliance is now compliance; Music Dept. has submitted

 materials for assessment


M/S/P, to approve revised SLOs, in 6-pt organization; voice vote,

 unanimous; refer to FS & GEAC


Charge #2 from FS: tiering GE, to complete English, Math & Speech

  within first 30 credits

 - waiting can make completing "difficult" course harder;

  rely on high school experience for preparation

 - many advisors suggest against taking several difficult and/or

  time-consuming courses simultaneously

 - enough sections must be available during each year to

  accommodate all freshmen

 - many need remedial math; dept. has plenty of resources for


 - enforcement & consequences: will people be denied registration

  for failing/avoiding a class?  Technology, advising, appeal


 - define "complete"

Continue discussion next meeting


Meeting adjourned at 5:01pm


Notes compiled by Pribek