Meeting of the

Faculty Senate General Education Committee

November 19, 2007

325 Main Hall


Meeting convened at 3:37pm


Members Attending: Michael Current, Jon Fields, Eric Fuhrmann, Anne Galbraith (presiding), Eric Kraemer, Adrienne Loh, Tom Pribek, Cris Prucha, Robert Ragan, Don Sloan


Guests & Consultants: Chris Bakkum, Terry Beck, Carla Burkhardt, Amelia Dittman, Emily Johnson, Betsy Morgan, Leslee Poulton



M/S/P, approve minutes of 11/5/07 as written, voice vote, unanimously



Discuss Writing emphasis Instructor approval form for Larry Forkash, Department of Educational Studies; request a rubric to detail item #5 of Formal writing, & re-schedule action for next meeting



Presentation of new GE course, RUS 305, by Leslee Poulton

  - literature taught in context of history & culture, the Golden Age

  - clarify/revise the new LX 140, "Promotion of GE" with this proposal as a test: "How will the instructor convey the importance of this course as a component of the GE program?"

  - clarify intent of Assessment section of Table 1, section D, of LX-140 form

  - revisions to be submitted & GEC will vote by email or next meeting

  - questions of whether course will attract & be appropriate for all students: Should it have a designation/recommendation for who should take it (preparation & background)?



Discussion of Glossary of Terminology to accompany LX 140 forms, on new GE Webpage; remove ref. to LX 140 in title; some punctuation revising, wording still in progress & may be amended once on-line

M/S/P; as amended, unanimous voice vote



Report of Faculty Senate discussion of Assessment Plan

 - tabled by Senate over questions of committee structure & co-ordinator & referred to SEC;

 - GEC members expressed willingness to review proposal again

 - GEC members expressed approval for establishing Committee because "we cannot move forward with curriculum if we're doing the assessment work"


 - questions:


     What does the Board of Regents want by its Feb 2008 deadline for a report?


     Could we do a trial case of asking a dept. to identify SLOs for its GE courses?


Discussion of new charge from chair of Faculty Senate



Meeting adjourned at 5:30pm


Notes compiled by Tom Pribek