GenEd Humanities Fine Arts Panel Meeting Summary for October 2011


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Illinois Board of Higher Education
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Illinois Community College Board
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Minutes for GenEd Humanities/Fine Arts Panel Meeting
ISU's Alumni Center, Normal, IL Friday, October 21, 2011
Members present: : Raymond Barnett(University of Illinois at Springfield), Anne Birberick(Northern Illinois University), Stephen Canfield(Eastern Illinois University), David Deitemyer(Moraine Valley Community College), Sean Doyle(Moraine Valley Community College), T. Paulette Gilbert(Rock Valley College), Sarah Hein(Prairie State College), Allan Ho(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Wayne Holly(Midstate College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System), Yvonne Newlin(Lincoln Trail College (IECC)), Lily Siu(Richland Community College), Karen Zeilman(Illinois Valley Community College)
Members present virtually:

No members

Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Community College Board), Don Bevirt(Southwestern Illinois College), Bob Blankenberger(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Emmett Bradbury(Chicago State University), Kathleen Carot(Oakton Community College), Elizabeth Collins(Triton College), Bill Feipel(Illinois Central College), Patricia Gill(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jonathan Gray(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Abhilasha Gupta(iTransfer System), Thomas Hamel(Oakton Community College), David Knopp(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Amalia Pallares(University of Illinois at Chicago), David Palmer(John Wood Community College), Dheeraj Vatti(iTransfer System), Shari Zeck(Illinois State University)


Addendum to Fall 2011 Meeting Minutes:




Notes of Conference Call Friday, December 2, 2011


Members Present:  Co-Chair Sean Wm. Doyle (Moraine Valley Comm. College), Emmett Bradbury (Chicago State Univ.), Stephen Canfield (Eastern Illinois University), Sarah Hein (Prairie State College), Wayne Holly (Midstate College), Yvonne Newlin (Lincoln Trail College), Lily Siu (Richland Comm. College).


IAI Staff:  Krista Jackson, Janice Leuchtenberg


  1.  Sub-committee has put together a draft course descriptor for 4th year Foreign Language courses as follows:


“A fourth semester course (or above) in a foreign language that is designed to increase proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in the language as well as providing knowledge of the culture or cultures of peoples who speak the language. The nature of writing assignments must be appropriate to both the level and the target language. ”



  1. This descriptor has been posted on Web Review for voting immediately before resubmitted courses, named as follows:

ITED:  Discussion Courses

Discussion Items for Panels

Revised Description:  H1 900 Foreign Lang IV

Shown 11/29/2011 - 12/17/2011                             Voting Deadline:  12/16/2011

  1. Deadline for voting is December 16, 2011.


  1. If approved, this descriptor will be in effect for new courses in Spring 2012, plus 5 year Review courses in Fall of 2012.
    1. No additional 5 year review courses will be called until the panel says they are ready


  1.  Krista will send notifications out to institutions informing them of the change in course descriptor.


  1. Pending courses that were not voted on in Fall 2011:
    1. All were Web Review voted as Returns or Need More Information, so it was decided to send all back to institutions with a note that says:


“Course Descriptor revised, please review and re-submit for Spring or Fall of 2012"

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