COMMITTEE: Academic Standards
MEETING DATE: April 15, 2003
PERSON PRESIDING: John Tilley
REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Joe Gershtenson, MS Ravi, Catherine Rigsby Jim Decker, Nancy House,
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Michael Bassman, Dorothy Muller, Pat Dunn, Purificacion Martinez
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: William Swart
ACTIONS OF MEETING
Agenda Item: 1 – Approval of 3/17/03 minutes
Action Taken: Approved
Agenda Item 2 – Dr. Swart input regarding the general education program
Discussion: Dr. Swart asked for questions from the committee. He reiterated his hopes for the general education program, including breath and depth in general education; clusters around a theme at the upper level; writing intensive; multidisciplinary; and perhaps a precursor to a minor.
Dr. Swart spoke of the diversity component, and the creation of a “virtual:” community through the use of technology. This could develop into life-long learning.
Agenda Item: 3 – Discussion of Foundations Curriculum
Discussion: A lively discussion ensued.
Agenda Item 7 – Change of meeting time
Action Taken: Meeting time for 4/21/03 was changed to 2:00 by acclamation
Meeting Adjourned 5:00.
Monday, April 21, 2003, 2:00