GenEd Life Sciences Panel Meeting Summary for November 2017


ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE


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
aiello@ibhe.org
Illinois Community College Board
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
tel: 217/524-5503
fax: 217/785-0090
Emily.Buhnerkempe@Illinois.gov
 
Meeting Summary for GenEd Life Sciences Panel Meeting
Illinois State University's Alumni Center, Normal, IL, Rm 119 Friday, November 3, 2017
Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Emily Buhnerkempe(Illinois Community College Board), Diana Coffman(Lincoln Land Community College), Tracey Dosch(Waubonsee Community College), Wendy Howerter(Lincoln Land Community College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Theresa Kong(Harper College), Bryan Krall(Parkland College), Kelly McConnaughay(Bradley University), Melissa Michael(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Alan Nowicki(Highland Community College), Ikemefuna Nwosu(Lake Land College), Megan Pease(Rock Valley College), Jess Ray(Illinois State University), Rob Smith(McHenry County College)
Members present virtually: Susan Czerwinski(Lewis & Clark Community College), Craig Flowers(Kennedy-King College (CCC)), Cathryn Lass(Black Hawk College), Dustin Tarter(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Members Absent: Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Deb Bielser(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Gary Bulla(Eastern Illinois University), Lauren Denofrio-Corrales(Heartland Community College), Carey Krajewski(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Kristen Larson(Kankakee Community College), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Ian Nicolaides(Shawnee Community College), Sedonia Sipes(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Richard Stillwell(iTransfer System )

Minutes

1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members

Discussed the panel process and management change.  This was done to ensure consistency and help across the panels.  It is important to have Board representation at all the panels.  In person meetings for major panels this season to allow members to meet and see each other.  Was difficult with budget impasse and lack of in-person meetings often seemed to impact approval ratios.  Approval ratios are one indicator of panel functionality and can be an expression of panel over reach.

2. Training, Orientation & iTransfer.org Updates

3. Course Review

Discussed the possible decisions the panel could make on courses. – Approved, Conditionally Approved (co-chairs make final approval), Needs More Information, and Returned.  When and why to use them was explained.

Courses For Panel Review

7 New Courses
2 Resubmitted New Courses
19 Ongoing Review Courses
6 Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses

New Courses

IAICode: L1901
Institution: Oakton Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 109: Plants and Society
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1902
Institution: Lincoln Land Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 108: Animal Biology
Final Decision: Marked Imcomplete


IAICode: L1902L
Institution: Rend Lake College
Institution Course Number/Name: ZOO 1101: General Zoology
Final Decision: Returned


IAICode: L1905
Institution: Wilbur Wright College (CCC)
Institution Course Number/Name: ENVR TC 151: Intro to Environmental Law and Policy
Final Decision: Returned


IAICode: L1906
Institution: McHenry County College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 138: Heredity, Ethics and Society
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1906L
Institution: Elgin Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 104: Biotechnoloyg and Society
Final Decision: Returned


IAICode: L1907
Institution: Triton College
Institution Course Number/Name: ANT 102: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Final Decision: Returned


Resubmitted New Courses

IAICode: L1900L
Institution: Shawnee Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO-111: Introduction to Biology
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1901L
Institution: Harper College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 120: General Botany
Final Decision: Marked Imcomplete


Ongoing Review Courses

IAICode: L1900
Institution: Harper College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 101: Biology Survey
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1900
Institution: Lincoln College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 101: General Survey of Biology
Final Decision: Marked Imcomplete


IAICode: L1900L
Institution: University of Illinois at Springfield
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 141: The Unity of Living Organisms
Final Decision: Returned


IAICode: L1900L
Institution: Joliet Junior College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 149: Principles of Biology
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1900L
Institution: Parkland College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 101: General Biology I
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1900L
Institution: Kankakee Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIOL 1504: Principles of Biology
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1901
Institution: Triton College
Institution Course Number/Name: HRT 125: Plants and Society
Final Decision: Returned


IAICode: L1901L
Institution: McHenry County College
Institution Course Number/Name: HRT 103: Introduction to Plant Science
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1901L
Institution: University of St. Francis
Institution Course Number/Name: BIOL 115: Plants and Civilization (W Lab)
Final Decision: Marked Imcomplete


IAICode: L1905
Institution: Elgin Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 105: Survey of Environmental Biology
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1905
Institution: Illinois Valley Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 1000: The Global Environment
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1905
Institution: Shawnee Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 211: Ecology
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1905
Institution: South Suburban College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 152: Man & His Environment
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1905
Institution: Black Hawk College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIOL 200: Environmental Biology I
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1905L
Institution: South Suburban College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 103: Enviornmental Biology
Final Decision: Conditionally Approved


IAICode: L1905L
Institution: Harper College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 104: Environmental Lab Biology
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1905L
Institution: College of DuPage
Institution Course Number/Name: BIOLO 1110: Environmental Biology
Final Decision: Conditionally Approved


IAICode: L1906
Institution: Morton College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 150: Heredity and Society
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1906
Institution: Illinois State University
Institution Course Number/Name: BSC 170: Genetics and Society
Final Decision: Marked Imcomplete


Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses

IAICode: L1900
Institution: Northern Illinois University
Institution Course Number/Name: BIOS 103: General Biology
Final Decision: Conditionally Approved


IAICode: L1900
Institution: Lincoln Christian University
Institution Course Number/Name: SC 155: Biology and Society
Final Decision: Returned


IAICode: L1900
Institution: Morton College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 100: Introducing Biology
Final Decision: Marked Imcomplete


IAICode: L1900
Institution: South Suburban College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 101: Concepts of Biology
Final Decision: Conditionally Approved


IAICode: L1900L
Institution: Danville Area Community College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIOL 100: Life Science I
Final Decision: Accepted


IAICode: L1900L
Institution: Carl Sandburg College
Institution Course Number/Name: BIO 101: General Biology
Final Decision: Accepted


4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials 

Basesd on the September 8th meeting, the panel discussed the proposed changes per Kelly's emailed document.  There is a focus on scientific inquiry and Lab descriptors now have a clearly referenced in submitted documenation 50% of lab content on scientific inquiry.   Revised description will put on site and in effect for Spring 2018 or 01/01/2018.

5. Items from Panel Members

6. Dates for Next Meetings – 
Friday, April 13th, 2018 - Normal, IL
Friday, October 26th, 2018 - Normal, IL
 



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