Minutes of General Education Committee Meeting
3:30pm October 4th, 2010
Present: Rafique Ahmed, Tom Gendreau, Michele Pettit, Michael Current, Jean Hindson, Tom Pribek, Anne Galbraith, James Peirce, Dave Riley
Meeting started at 3:30 pm.
Committee heard a student appeal. Student requested that a math course from a previous university be transferred as a course satisfying the general education requirement in Mathematical/Logical Systems and Modern Languages. The committee approved (7/0/1)
a motion to allow the course as an elective general education course. The student will still need to take a math course at UW-L to satisfy the Mathematical/Logical Systems and Modern Languages requirement.
Anne Galbraith reported that only approximately half the SLO have been assessed by assessment tools 2 or less times.
Patrick Barlow, the University Assessment Coordinator, presented “Ideas for General Education Assessment: Moving Forward with What Has Been Done.” The committee discussed what success or progress would look like. Measures of success could include
· The number of exemplary, proficient and competent above a prescribed threshold, or
· Improvement in exemplary, proficient and competent in consecutive years, or
· A documented response to issues that are suggested by the assessment data, or
· SLO data is that is consistent with CLA or NSE(?) scores.
After discussion the committee requested
· A summary of SLO assessment data from 08/09
The committee plans on looking at 08/09 to determine what success might look like in 09/10. We will then try to determine if the data from 09/10 satisfies our definition of success.
The meeting ended at 5:00.
Submitted on October 13, 2010 by James Peirce.