Meeting of the Faculty Senate

                   General Education Committee

                          325 Main Hall

                        December 7, 2009



Meeting convened at 3:35pm, Galbraith presiding


Attending: Michael Current, Anne Galbraith, Tom Gendreau, Jean

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

 Don Sloan


Guests & Consultants: Chris Bakkum, Amelia Dittman, Troy Richter


M/S/P, Minutes of 11/30/09, correcting attendance (Tim Walls

for Troy Richter); voice vote, unanimous


“Tiering” amendment to GE, final Language: “Students must complete ENG 110 CST

 110,  and a general  education Math course prior to earning 60 total degree credits”


Memo f/CLA Assessment Comm.

 - recommend changing timeline of submitting instruments & assessment;

   frequency/rotation of courses; some user-friendly website  adjustments

 - matters of process, mostly for new assessment co-ordinator


Charge for GEAC 2010-11

 - change SLOs assessed to learn something new

 - modify timeline or use separate deadlines for Fall/Spring courses

 - include new Assessment Co-ordinator

 - ask dept.s about making changes in course from assessment, if using

   same SLO


Task for GEC: report to FS & dept.s: What are we doing w/data? Who is reviewing/using data?


Work for next Spring:

 - determine “whether a course is meeting an SLO” – what’s your cut-off?

   (data from other univ.s help?)

 - what to do w/courses in GE not being offered

 - clarify request f/NCA – what’s YOUR [its] definition of whether GE program

   is  working?  Why is change necessary?


Meeting adjourned at 4:52pm

Notes compiled by T. Pribek