Members present: Barbara Barnes, Jenni Light, Susan Odom – chair
Guests: Laura Earles; Mary Flores Recorder: Susan Odom
This one question survey was an initial poll - we need explore the question further. We will set up a Faculty Forum for Monday 10/20, from 330-430p. Place TBD. We would like to have two faculty members knowledgeable about the Diversity option and two faculty members knowledgeable about the total student choice option to explore more pros/cons/opinions about the two options. Gary will ask Kerensa Allison, and Bill Hayne or Heather Van Mullem to discuss the Diversity option: 5 minutes or so; and we will have two faculty members discuss the total choice option: 5 minutes or so. Susan will ask Jenni for names of faculty who could speak to the pros/cons of total student choice for the 3 credits. Follow-up 10/2: Kerensa and Bill are confirmed – awaiting names for the Total Choice speakers.
Following the decision of the Curriculum Committee, Senate, and Faculty Association the General Education Committee will pursue implementation strategies for the faculty choice (Total Choice or Diversity).
Laura is the project manager for the Gen Ed alignment/core GEM criteria process. Gen Ed Committee members have been assigned to a CART – Competency Area Review Team. GEM course alignment is going well so far. Only one course has raised a CART question regarding an assignment for the course. Otherwise, Laura has heard of no problems with GEM alignment. We will review syllabi no later than 10/15. Complete your CART checklist as soon as you review the courses in your assigned CART. Each committee member’s assigned CART is listed on the 9/4 General Education Committee minutes.
There are two submitted courses that have not previously been designated as core courses. These two courses are in the Science WoK CART - GIS and as CS course; as a committee we discussed that because these have not previously been gen ed courses and have not gone through the same procedure (i.e., curriculum committee sends to gen ed, gen ed reviews) we should ALL, not just the one cart member, review the classes and discuss as a committee. Laura has emailed the two courses to us on 10/1. Please take a look at these courses. On Monday, 10/6 the Committee will have an email conversation about the courses; do they meet GEM alignment, do we have questions about any GELO criteria or assignments, overall – do they meet the GEM criteria or do we have questions about these two courses? There may be other new proposed core classes that will require the same diligence from the committee – so far, these are the only two. Susan will start the email discussion thread on 10/6.