GenEd Life Sciences Panel Meeting Summary for November 2014


To Facilitate Interinstitutional Transfer
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431, East Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
tel: 217/557-7355
fax: 217/782-8548
Illinois Community College Board
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
tel: 217/524-5503
fax: 217/785-0090
Meeting Summary for GenEd Life Sciences Panel Meeting
Illinois State University's Alumni Center, Rm 119, Normal, IL 61761 Friday, November 14, 2014
Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Jonathon Cohen(Kankakee Community College), Laurie Cubit(McHenry County College), Lynnette Danzl-Tauer(Rock Valley College), Tracey Dosch(Waubonsee Community College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Kristen Larson(Kankakee Community College), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Kelly McConnaughay(Bradley University), Clark Niepert(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), James O'Leary(South Suburban College), Richard Stillwell(iTransfer System )
Members present virtually: Terese Dudek(Kishwaukee College)
Members Absent: Michel Bellini(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Marc Dal Ponte(Lake Land College), Brian Durham(Illinois Community College Board), Carey Krajewski(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Keith Krapf(John A. Logan College), Stephanie Loveless(Danville Area Community College), Richard Pearce(Heartland Community College), Susan Rohde(Triton College), Sedonia Sipes(Southern Illinois University Carbondale)


1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members


2. Training, Orientation & Updates

  1. Sam Wheeler is gone from ICCB.  Our new representative is Ashley Becker.

  2. Richard Stillwell is our new IAI Web and IT Administrator.


3. Course Review


Courses For Panel Review

1 New Courses
8 Resubmitted New Courses
16 Ongoing Review Courses
1 Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses


Courses that have been voted on.

25 courses




Southern Illinois University Carbondale

ANS 121: Introduction to Animal Science

Final Decision : Returned




Black Hawk College

BIOL 190: General Zoology

Final Decision : Returned


Chicago State University

BIOL 1080: Biological Science Survey II

Final Decision : Marked Incomplete


Danville Area Community College

BIOL 104: Zoology

Final Decision : Returned


Heartland Community College

BIOL 132: Animals and Society

Final Decision : Returned


John A. Logan College

BIO 120: Vertebrate Zoology

Final Decision : Returned


John Wood Community College

BIO 221: Gen Zoology Lab

Final Decision : Returned


Joliet Junior College

BIO 106: Animals and Society

Final Decision : Returned




Kaskaskia College

ZOOL 101: Zoology

Final Decision : Returned


Kishwaukee College

BIO 107: Animal Ecology

Final Decision : Accepted


Rend Lake College

ZOO 1101: General Zoology

Final Decision : Returned


Southeastern Illinois College

AG 121: Introductory Animal Science

Final Decision : Returned


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

ZOOL 118: Principles of Animal Biology

Final Decision : Marked Incomplete


Spoon River College

BIO 103: General Zoology

Final Decision : Returned




Truman College (Harry S) (CCC)

ZOOLOGY 211: General Zoology

Final Decision : Returned




John A. Logan College

BIO 105: Human Biology

Final Decision : Accepted




Lincoln Land Community College

BIO 107: Human Biology

Final Decision : Accepted


Shawnee Community College

BIO 115: Human Biology

Final Decision : Marked Incomplete




Truman College (Harry S) (CCC)

101: Environmental Studies

Final Decision : Accepted




Highland Community College

BIOL 116: Introduction to Ecology Online

Final Decision : Accepted




Richland Community College

SCI 101: Integrated Science 1

Final Decision : Returned


Richland Community College

SCI 102: Integrated Science 2

Final Decision : Returned


4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials 

            a.  Objectives and outcomes seem to be coming in badly worded

            b.  Applied BIO courses – coming in as Ongoing Review

            c.  May need to change some descriptors to address breadth

            d.  Co-chairs will edit criteria and send out to the panel members for approval


5. Items from Panel Members

            a.  Krista will query for courses by identifier, institution course name, approval date, and     

            number of courses per institution for ongoing review.

            b. Malinda will look for statement that was sent out about ending the following courses. 

            If she can’t find it, it will need to be written:

                        i. A & P/Human

                        ii.  Zoology

                        iii.  Botany

                        iv.  Microbiology

                        v.  Nutrition

                        vi.  Horticulture

                        vii.  Agriculture

                        viii.  Applied, Non-Bio:

                                    i. Animal Science

                                    ii.  Crop Science

                                    iii.  Biotech

                                    iv.  Forensics

                                    v.  Nutrition

                                    vi.  Horticulture

  1.  Co-chair Discussion:  Assure consistency re all these applied science courses are ending as of ---(date)--- .  Descriptor has changed.

  2. Clean up courses that are no longer GenEd because descriptor has ended

  3. Panel wants to craft a “don’t ever submit this again” statement

  4. For ongoing review, make sure all community colleges have some courses on books, stagger ending dates so institutions have time to adjust and plan.

  5. Timeline – January project, but maybe conference call Monday 11-17-14?

  6. Announce at TC meeting 11-18-14:  Applied Science descriptor – courses currently under review, but institutions will be given time to go through curricular process.

  7. Co-Chairs want to make minor changes to criteria document, will get it to us to send out for approval before posting.



6. Appreciation/Thank You to Departing Members


7. Dates for Next Meetings –  Friday, March 27, 2015 and Friday, November 13, 2015


Files associated with this meeting

No files associated with this meeting

Site design, Information Architecture and Programming: Vacant

Copyright © 1996 - 2018 iTransfer.
If you have questions about transferring in Illinois, we may be able to help. Reach us at, Phone: (309) 438-8640