GenEd Communication Panel Agenda


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Agenda for GenEd Communication Panel Meeting
ISU Alumni Center, Kasten Conference Room, Normal, IL Friday, November 09, 2012 10:00 AM
Attendees: Joanna Christopher (John A. Logan College) ,Lori Cinotte (Illinois Valley Community College) ,Dan Cullen (Illinois Board of Higher Education) ,Randy Greenwell (Spoon River College) ,Kris Harding (Illinois State University) ,John Hill (Lincoln College) ,Ronald Howell (Illinois Central College) ,Krista Jackson (iTransfer System) ,Krista Jackson (iTransfer System) ,Thedford Jackson (Highland Community College) ,Michelle Johnson (Black Hawk College) ,Richard Jones (Eastern Illinois University) ,Adam Julian (iTransfer System) ,Jean-Marie Kauth (Benedictine University) ,Janice Leuchtenberg (iTransfer System) ,John Miller (Western Illinois University) ,Lamata Mitchell (Rock Valley College) ,Bradley Peters (Northern Illinois University) ,Rashid Robinson (Illinois Board of Higher Education) ,Suzanne Sanders (Wilbur Wright College (CCC)) ,Ed Schwarz (Prairie State College) ,Cheri Simonds (Illinois State University) ,Rick Soller (College of Lake County) ,Julie Weishar (Parkland College) ,Concetta Williams (Chicago State University) ,Jim Yeager (Highland Community College)


  1. Introductions & Technology


  1. Course Review



Courses for Five year review

1 courses


C2900: Oral Communication

Illinois State University

COM 110: Communication and Critical Inquiry




New Courses

1 courses


C1901R: Writing Course Sequence

University of Illinois at Springfield

ENG 102: College Writing and Civic Engagement


Resubmitted Courses:


Resubmitted Courses for Five year review

0 courses




Resubmitted Original Courses

0 courses



  1. Review Conditionally Approved Courses submitted and try to make decisions on them


  1. IAI information:
    1. Website information, training and orientation discussion, questions from members about IAI
    2. Review Course Review Procedures – approve documents on site
    3. GECC Com Online Course Statement
      1. The GECC Communication online speech accommodation is a “new course” to IAI offerings.  If institutions were offering online speech courses “under the table” to students through an existing IAI code prior to this fall of 2012, when the accommodation goes into effect, they were not “officially” IAI approved, meaning that the panel did not sanction these courses in the reviewing process.  Had a course that was offered online come in prior to this point, it would have been returned as not meeting the IAI code.  As such, these courses should not have an IAI code until the panel reviews them to ensure they match all the appropriate learning outcomes and processes identified in the accommodation information just instituted by the panel.
    4. ISU’s Eng 145 Revised Learning Outcomes


            Learning Outcomes (Working Draft)

            We are in the process of developing and finalizing the ENG 145/145.13 Learning   Outcomes.  The following is a working draft.


  1. Identifying Genres:
  • Students should be able to identify, articulate, and produce genres in their academic discipline. 
  • Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of genre expectations and produce genres that adhere to these expectations.
  • Students should be able to articulate the differences and similarities between academic genres in their discipline and workplace genres in their field.
  • Students should be able to explain the ways in which individual fields are distinctive from one another in their use of oral and written genres.
  • Students should be able to communicate how audience affects the rhetorical choices and strategies used to create workplace and academic genres in their discipline.
  1. Flexible Research Skills:
  • Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the research practices used in their academic discipline.
  • Students should be familiar with the varieties of methods to collect data (print material, digital databases, archival resources, observations, interviews, and various kinds of surveys) in their discipline.
  • Students should be able to identify library databases and scholarly journals used most frequently in their academic discipline.
  1. Discourse Communities:
  • Students should demonstrate understanding of how written and oral communication is shaped by their discipline’s discourse communities.
  • Students should contribute (or be active participants in) one or more discourse communities already established within their discipline/field.  These might include professional associations, scholarly listservs, twitter streams, etc.
  • Students should demonstrate an understanding of how and why expert produce research-driven scholarly texts in their discipline/field, as well and the context in which these texts are created.
  1. Using Citation Formats and Citing Source Materials:
  • Students should have a general understanding of the different types of citation styles used in academic disciplines (MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style) and the reasons for their use.
  • Students should be familiar with the citation style used in their discipline and know how to use the citation style in various genres across their discipline.
  • Integrate source material into writing projects in ways appropriate to the project’s genre in terms of research, citation and style.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate how different methods of source material are shaped by the contexts and features of a particular genre.
  1. The Trajectories of Literate Activity:
  • Students should be able to trace the trajectories of texts within particular academic fields, considering how technology, context and history shape a genre in particular ways.
  1. Globalization:
  • Students should be able to discuss how international settings can impact and shape the way different genres are composed and received by reader/users.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to produce genres in ways that take international settings/cultures/ideologies into consideration.


  1. Election of a Co-Chair to replace Lamata


  1. Statewide transfer information

Core Curriculum Alignment:Guests will lead this section



  1. Other items from members


  1. AnyMeeting Info:




IAI GECC Communication Panel Meeting - In person Meeting @ 10am, Nov 9 @ ISU's Alumni Center, Rm 121

Friday, November 09, 2012
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