GenEd Physical Life Sciences Panel Agenda


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Agenda for GenEd Physical/Life Sciences Panel Meeting
ICCB in Springfield Friday, March 30, 2012 10:00 AM
Attendees: Malinda Aiello (Illinois Community College Board) ,Ken Anderson (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) ,Steve Bennett (Western Illinois University) ,Bob Blankenberger (Illinois Board of Higher Education) ,Joy Branlund (Southwestern Illinois College) ,Laurie Cubit (McHenry County College) ,Lynnette Danzl-Tauer (Rock Valley College) ,Delfina Dornes (Lewis & Clark Community College) ,Tracey Dosch (Waubonsee Community College) ,Jennifer Doublin (Moraine Valley Community College) ,Terese Dudek (Kishwaukee College) ,Test Faculty (iTransfer System) ,Linus Griswold (Black Hawk College) ,Abhilasha Gupta (iTransfer System) ,Krista Jackson (iTransfer System) ,Krista Jackson (iTransfer System) ,David Knopp (Illinois Board of Higher Education) ,David Knopp (Illinois Board of Higher Education) ,Carey Krajewski (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) ,Janice Leuchtenberg (iTransfer System) ,Heidi Leuszler (Parkland College) ,Matt Madigan (Lake Land College) ,Kelly McConnaughay (Bradley University) ,Bradley Mehrtens (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) ,Cullen Nicholson (Triton College) ,James O'Leary (South Suburban College) ,Rebecca Peebles (Eastern Illinois University) ,Ofra Peled (National-Louis University) ,Susan Rohde (Triton College) ,Sedonia Sipes (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) ,Carol Thompson (Northern Illinois University) ,Tod Treat (Richland Community College) ,Dheeraj Vatti (iTransfer System) ,Sharon Weldon (Illinois State University)





  1. Welcome & Introductions
  • Solicitation of meeting note taker  


  1. Revised Checklists & Course Submission Packet


3.Scheduling of next meetings: Fall ’12 & Spring ’13


  1. 5 Year Review Schedule – schedule for course identifiers, # pulled each semester, etc.


  1. GECC Science Course Review Policy Survey & Results


6.Course Decision Appeal

  • Parkland College re. rejection of highly-simulated physics course & IAI policies


7.Panel Policy Issues

  • Physical vs. Life Science Review: Differing policies and approach
  • Requiring a societal component in a general education course
  • Online delivery mode and use of simulation for labs
    • Consideration to update 100% lab simulation “rule”
    • Consideration to update lab definition


  1. Concerns from Other Parties:
    • IL section of the American Association of Physics Teachers
    • Faculty Advisory Council re. IAI policies such as including delivery mode & lab methodology in the review process


9.Course Submission Reviews – Panel members are strongly encouraged to review & vote on courses at  prior to the meeting.  Please Note:  Courses will be displayed on screens; paper copies will not be distributed, so please bring your own copies and/or notes with you.

  • 5 Year Review Courses (13)
  • New Courses (15)
  • Resubmitted 5 YR Courses (42)
  • Resubmitted New Courses (6)

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