General Education Committee Minutes, 2/15/08 1:10 in UC 329 Members present: K. Hill, S. Hines D. MacDonald, D. Morton, D. Potts, K. Shanley D. Sloan, G. Weix, Ex-officio present: A. Walker-Andrews Members absent:, F. Rosenzweig Guests (Subcommittee Chairs): C. Charles The meeting was called to order at 4:10 pm. Communications: Professor Hill provided the committee with an Academic Foundations and Essential Studies document from the last Board of Regents General Education Council meeting. It included a sample framework for the explanation of a category. The Council has not discussed coordination with the common course numbering efforts. The timeline for review is as follows; 3/3/08 3/11/08 3/18/08 3/20/08 4/3/08 4/4/08 4/10/08 5/1/08 5/8/08 9/26/08 General Education Committee meeting to finalize criteria Draft criteria to ASCRC for discussion ASCRC continue discussion Feedback from ASCRC on criteria Criteria to ECOS Criteria sent to senators and department chairs for consideration Criteria discussed at Faculty Senate meeting Criteria voted on by Faculty Senate Deadline memo sent to all faculty Curriculum review and general education review deadline - current general education courses will lose their designation if not submitted The next meeting will be Monday, 3/10 from 3:10-5. Business Items: The committee discussed the criteria statements for Group V: Literary and Artistic Studies, Group IV: Expressive Arts, Group VI : Social Sciences, and Group X Indigenous and Global Perspectives. The statements should have parallel structure and include a short description, criteria and learning goals. Suggestions were made for improvement. The revised document will be sent to committee members for consideration and continued discussion next week. The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m.