Draft of Minutes for General Education Meeting

March 31, 2008

325 GMH


Members: Current, Galbraith, Kahl, Kraemer, Loh, Pribek, Prucha, Ragan, Sloan

Consultants: Bakkum, Dittman, Morgan, Burkhardt, Clow

Excused: Fields

Guest: Knutson


Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order by Chair Galbraith at 3:35 pm.


M / S / P to approve minutes of the March 4, 2008 meeting and of the March 11, 2008 meeting with two minor corrections.


Innovations Fund: Call for Proposals

The committee heard from the Innovations Fund Subcommittee, which recommends using the committee’s special funding monies primarily to support efforts at improving assessment.  The committee agreed with the priorities set by the sub-committee.  The committee then discussed setting a spending cap of $5000 per project, and on including limiting guidelines.  With these two points gaining consensus, the committee


M / S /P to approve the Revised Call for Proposals for the Innovations Fund


Charge for the Ad Hoc Assessment Committee

The GEC then addressed the draft charge for the Assessment Committee.  Several concerns were expressed, and, after significant helpful revisions the committee


M / S /P to approve the Revised Charge for the Ad Hoc Assessment Committee


SLO Mapping Results Discussion

Although members expressed consensus that the current list of Student Learning Outcomes was seriously flawed in a variety of ways, after some usefully cautionary comments the committee finally


M / S / P that no action to modify the current SLO’s be taken at this time, because every SLO was chosen as an appropriate SLO for at least 2 courses in the current Gen Ed Program; the Committee will wait until course-imbedded assessment material starts coming in before additional action on modifying the current list of SLO’s.



The meeting adjourned at 5:28 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Eric Kraemer

[Replacement Secretary]