ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE
To Facilitate Interinstitutional Transfer
|Illinois Board of Higher Education|
431, East Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
|Illinois Community College Board|
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
|Meeting Summary for IAI Steering Panel Meeting|
Illinois State University's Alumni Center, Rm 116, Normal, IL 61761 Friday, December 5, 2014
|Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Lois Backas(Roosevelt University), Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Joy Branlund(Southwestern Illinois College), Tracey Dosch(Waubonsee Community College), Sean Doyle(Moraine Valley Community College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Steve Kifowit(Prairie State College), Kristi Kuntz(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Marilyn Marshall(University of Illinois), Kelly McConnaughay(Bradley University), Sally Parry(Illinois State University), Lily Siu(Richland Community College), Richard Stillwell(iTransfer System )|
|Members present virtually: Lois Bishop(DePaul University), Anne Brennan(City Colleges of Chicago), Lori Cinotte(Illinois Valley Community College), Mary Herrington-Perry(Eastern Illinois University), Mary Wright(Southern Illinois University Carbondale)|
|Members Absent: Steve Bennett(Western Illinois University), Anne Birberick(Northern Illinois University), Dan Cullen(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Jeff Cutchin(Olney Central College (IECC)), Brian Durham(Illinois Community College Board), Kris Harding(Illinois State University), Thedford Jackson(Highland Community College), Carl Lorenz(Parkland College), Patrick McGinty(Western Illinois University), John Miller(Western Illinois University)|
Welcome & Introductions
GECC Communication – Lori Cinotte
Sent wording to Ashley re Criteria revamping.
GECC Mathematics – Steve Kifowit
Submissions looking better
Panel descriptors follow the curriculum guide of IMAC which is undergoing major revision (normally a 2 year process).
All going well.
GECC Social & Behavioral Science – Lily Siu
67 Courses for fall
Overall quality of submissions is improved.
Good new members, good participation.
Malinda is trying to coordinate a meeting between Social & Behavioral Sciences Panel and the Humanities & Fine Arts Panel to better align History courses.
GECC Humanities & Fine Arts – Sean Doyle
68 Courses for fall
New members, good attendance.
Looking at descriptors and criteria via sub-committees.
Obstacles – writing and 4th semester foreign language courses and the difference between “big C Culture and little c culture” in courses.
GECC Life Sciences – Tracey Dosch and Kelly McConnaughay
Both co-chairs fairly new
25 Courses for fall
Fairly high return rate – most from Ongoing Review
Either 2nd year major courses (issue being breadth of topics and/or societal) and very applied career courses.
Submissions are improving, but a lot of resubmissions aren’t changed from previous submission.
Zoology, Botany, etc. not good matches for Life Science descriptors. More like Major courses.
Nutrition and A&P courses will be ending May 2015. Will release schedule for rest (Zoology, Botany, etc.) in May 2016 and May 2017.
Co-chairs want input on announcement memo. They will work with Malinda to draft it.
Panel is reviewing descriptors and criteria.
GECC Physical Sciences – Joy Branlund
26 Courses for fall
Few returns, several Need More Information
Reviewed and reorganized criteria in meeting.
Also looked at descriptors. Some very broad – working on General Physical Science to make it more broad to be a better catch-all for more courses
IBHE – Malinda Aiello
Early Childhood Education Panel up and running
Education Panel still on hold.
ECE held its first official meeting in the summer via conference call. General overview of IAI, then looked at descriptors.
Got down to ECE 912 Child Growth & Development, and ECE 913 Exceptional Child.
Descriptors for these 2 courses are 99% finalized.
Panel will accept submissions for Spring 2015 for ECE 912, then work on ECE 913.
Discussion re credit hours, credentialing through Gateway. A lot of work – will take time.
ICCB – Ashley Becker
Deciding if Industrial Technology panel needs to be active or not.
Biggest issue this semester with panels was criteria. Been working hard on that – some panels didn’t even have formal criteria.
IAI/iTransfer – Krista Jackson
A few minor criteria updates.
MC 916 Video Production for Mass Comm panel has 2 areas of focus in video work:
Panel wants to split descriptor into A & B
Business panel wants to look at courses through the lens of business and are returning courses not showing that focus.
Transfer Coordinators – Anne Brennan
No concerns were raised at the meeting about panel work.
Moving to 1 syllabus per submission is either not understood or not a major impact.
Breakout session – Reverse Transfer with attendees broken into regional groups. Anne will summarize her notes and get them out to all.
New 4 year co-chair – Amanda Sutton – SIU Carbondale. Kris Harding has retired from IAI due to accepting a new position at ISU.
Topics for next meeting – education, Phi Beta Kappa and Completion Agenda.
Folks liked the interactive at the meeting – will be tried again.
IBHE – Malinda Aiello
Marilyn has been having an issue getting transfer data. Data is collected by IBHE. Now working with ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission). 2013 data will be collected in 2015. Will still be behind, but different system will hopefully improve the situation.
In the process of drafting administrative rules for dual credit and SARA. Working on being state approved for SARA.
ICCB – Ashley Becker
Looking at 2nd Credentials, military articulation, and revamping administrative roles.
IAI/iTransfer – Krista Jackson
Formal introduction of Richard Stillwell, IAI IT & Web Administrator
Rebuilding ECE pages
We now have virtual servers
Univ. of Hawaii wants transfer system based on ours.
Representative Syllabus Recommendation from IAC
Endorsed from IAC - Panels don’t need to require both a master and an instructor syllabus, and the institution chooses what to submit.
Requesting formal approval from Steering
Voice vote: Approve requirement of only 1 syllabus to be submitted. Panels no longer require 2. Institutions may submit 2 if they choose, or other documentations to submit all information needed by the panel. Instead of looking at number of syllabi, it’s the necessary information submitted or not. 10 Accept, 1 vote to abstain.
IAI Team will take the ball from here.
Policies & Procedures Update
Latest version finalized in 2013. Sub-committee spent over a year working on it.
Not once and done – is ongoing.
A few issues have come up as not being included:
D or better being accepted
Attendance for panel meetings
New role on ECE – ex-officio
Governor’s office rep
Need to clarify what they can/can’t do
Limit conversation re course discussions
If an institution never submits a called course, what are the consequences?
Working on these issues will be a Spring project
Need to call Spring courses
Preferably prior to December 19th – mid January at the latest
Institutional Participation – need regional accredidation not just National accredidation.
Our policy is National can be receiving but not full participants.
Those in favor of changing policy:
0 opposed, Unanimous to keep current policy
Items From Members
Lori Cinotte – competency-based online programs at ICCB/IBHE?
Yes at ICCB. At CAO meeting it came up. Will be working on this.
Looking into a GECC Credential
Gives Comm. Colleges credit for student completion of GECC package before they transfer to Universities.
IAI Team meeting next Thursday.
Let us know of any items you would like us to discuss
Spring – Thursday April 30, 2015
Fall – Friday December 4, 2015