COMMITTEE: Academic Standards
MEETING DATE: March 18, 2002
PERSON PRESIDING: John Tilley
REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Michelle Sharp, Jim Decker, M. S. Ravi, Don Neal
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Dorothy Muller, Michael Bassman, Bob Christian
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Bob Morrison, Sharon Bland
ACTIONS OF MEETING
Agenda Item: 1. Approval of February 18, 2002 minutes
Dicker/Bassman motion to pass
Agenda Item: 2. Undergraduate Catalog's coverage of General Education requirements
Bland discussed problems with current definitions and procedures associated with designating courses for general education credit. There is confusion over whether general education designation is based on area, prefix or department. She would like a written statement from the Committee indicating guidelines. The Committee recognized the confusion.
The Committee reiterated the procedure that the University Curriculum Committee should receive all course proposals, and it will make the decision to forward a proposal to ASC. Further guidelines need to be considered in the context of broader issues of general education and its future.
Agenda Item 3. Discussion of the relationship between General Education
requirements and the COMM prefix
Discussion: None occurred.
Action Taken: Godbold will address item at next meeting.
Agenda Item: 4. Business carried over from last year.
All of the items carried over from last year have been addressed, except revision of p. 57 in the catalog.
Agenda Item 5. General Education Assessment,
Tilley gave a brief report on the ongoing deliberations of the General Education
Agenda Item 6. Other business
Discussion: A discussion was held on the potential need for revision of major general education.
Action Taken: Tilly volunteered to present a draft timeline of activities for such a revision at our next meeting. Furthermore, he will provide a draft of the Committee’s annual report.
Motion to adjourn: Ravi, passed.
NEXT MEETING: April 15, 2002