COMMITTEE:  Academic Standards Committee           

 

MEETING DATE:    February 6, 2006

 

PERSON PRESIDING:      George Bailey

 

REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:       Bailey, Decker, McConnell, Richardson, Smith-Carter

 

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

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:        see below

 

CALLED TO ORDER:        2 PM

 

 

ACTIONS OF MEETING

 

Agenda Item: Minutes of Nov. 21, 2005

 

Action Taken:  approved

 

 

 

Agenda Item: HIST 3820: Presented by Dr. Kenneth Wilburn

 

Discussion:  meets requirements

 

Action Taken:              approved

 

 

 

Agenda Item: HIST 3830:  Presented by Dr. Kenneth Wilburn

 

Discussion:  meets requirements

 

Action Taken:              approved

 

 

 

Agenda Item: SOCI 4400:  No representative present

 

Discussion:  The ASC needs a representative present to answer questions whenever a course is brought to the ASC to consider the proposed course for Foundations Credit

 

Action Taken:            tabled

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda Item: ENGL 3770:  No representative present

 

Action Taken:            tabled

 

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Agenda Item: FORL 2700: not listed for GE credit, was it listed for GE at one time, or should it be?

 

Discussion:  not under the purview of the ASC

 

Action Taken:            tabled

 

Assigned additional duties to:  none

 

 

 

Agenda Item: Consideration of whether there must be a proposal to ASC to remove GE credit for a course come before the ASC

 

Discussion:  to remove GE credit from a course should require the same action as being granted credit, this action would protect studentsí rights for access to GE credit, and allow discussion of such a request to remove GE credit

 

Action Taken:              affirm that there must be a proposal to ASC to remove GE credit for a course come before the ASC

 

 

 

Agenda Item: Economics asks for information or direction on whether a lab section receives academic credit

 

Discussion:  Outside of the natural and physical sciences, the issue of lab credit is not well defined, but there is a precedent in Psychology, where the laboratory credit is embedded in the course credit.

 

Action Taken:              tabled

 

 

 

Agenda Item: which terminology to use for the new catalog to replace GE credit

 

Discussion:  the changes in defining GE credit to more of the liberal arts or Foundations Credit need to go into the new catalog, which is being modified now for 2006-2007

 

Action Taken:              Suggest changing GE credit to Foundations Credit, or FC

 

Assigned additional duties to:  Linner Griffin to convey change from GE to FC to catalog committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda Item: College Learning Assessment, how to pilot an assessment for a critical thinking component at ECU

 

Discussion:  ASC needs to know: (1) what, precisely, will be assessed, and (2) if this is for the new Liberal Arts Foundation Curriculum goals, what are the intentions of the assessment committee for aligning the proposed assessment with the current Foundations Curriculum goals?  Furthermore, there needs to be a dedicated committee (either Administrative or Faculty Senate, which also needs to be determined) that will have as its purview the assessment of institutional effectiveness

 

Action Taken:              tabled

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNED:         3:10 pm

 

NEXT MEETING:    To be determined

 

ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED:  To be determined