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COMMITTEE:  Academic Standards Committee           

 

MEETING DATE:    August 29, 2005

 

PERSON PRESIDING:      George Bailey

 

REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:       Bailey, Decker, Bass, Bauer, McConnell, Richardson

 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:    Brown, Griffin, Robinson

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:        James Smith, Michael Lewis, Catherine Rigsby

 

 

ACTIONS OF MEETING

 

Agenda Item:Election of officers

 

Action Taken: Bailey elected Chair, Decker elected Vice Chair, McConnell elected Secretary, Decker elected as Representative to the Athletics Committee

 

Assigned additional duties to:

 

 

 

Agenda Item:Establish criteria for ranking of “Experimental Courses for the Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum”

 

Discussion:    A need for course proposals to be submitted and taught by “qualified” individuals, that had well-documented expertise and credentials in the intellectual area of the course was supported in general comments by members of the committee. Evaluation of multi-disciplinary proposals may be more complex, but documented expertise is likely to be expected.

 

Action Taken:            deferred to next meeting

 

 

 

 

Agenda Item:Establish the relationship between the Faculty Committee for Service Learning and the ASC, including a decision on whether a member of the ASC needs to be elected to serve as an ASC representative on the Faculty Committee for Service Learning

 

Discussion:    There was some question as to whether the Faculty Committee for Service Learning should be a Faculty Senate Committee. Also it was unclear if the ASC and other committees could perform some service learning items as part of their regular business.

 

Action Taken:            deferred

 

ADJOURNED:         3:15 pm

 

NEXT MEETING:    September 12, 2 PM

 

ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED:        Define “Experimental”, as in Experimental course for GE; set criteria for ranking of Experimental Courses for Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum; decide how the Faculty Committee for Service Learning will officially relate to/interact with the ASC