IAI Steering Panel Meeting Summary for December 2017


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Meeting Summary for IAI Steering Panel Meeting
ISU's Alumni Center, Room 116, Normal IL Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Anne Birberick(Northern Illinois University), Mardia Bishop(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Anne Brennan(City Colleges of Chicago), Emily Buhnerkempe(Illinois Community College Board), Linda Chapman(Lewis & Clark Community College), Tracey Dosch(Waubonsee Community College), Lesley Frederick(Lincoln Land Community College), John Hill(Lincoln College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Pamela Lau(Parkland College), Sara Leigh(Lincoln College), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Nancy Lind(Illinois State University), Marilyn Marshall(University of Illinois), Sheryl Otto(Harper College), Rita Pearson(Eastern Illinois University), Jess Ray(Illinois State University), Jonathan Rosenthal(Illinois State University), Karla Sanders(Eastern Illinois University), David Villarroel(DePaul University)
Members present virtually: Steve Bennett(Western Illinois University)
Members Absent: Mike Caparula(Kankakee Community College), Lori Cinotte(Illinois Valley Community College), Noella Dcruz(Joliet Junior College), Sean Doyle(Moraine Valley Community College), Matt Greider(Lake Land College), Jennifer McClure(Elgin Community College), Kelly McConnaughay(Bradley University), Kristin Smigielski(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Fall 2017 IAI Steering Panel

Wednesday 12-6-2017, ISU Alumni Center, Room 116


Welcome and Introductions



Special Descriptor Meeting – Malinda

GECC Life Science, GECC Humanities & Fine Arts, and GECC Social & Behavioral Science Panels met in September to look at their descriptors and Criteria.  These panels review so many courses that they have no time in regular meetings to review this material.

GECC Panel Updates – Panel Co-Chairs

Physical Science – Steve Bennett – panel is in the process of tweaking their descriptors.

Life Science – Tracey Dosch – panel is still working on what institutions need to show, descriptors are ready for posting on the website.

Communication – Mardia Bishop – panel is working on the writing portion of their criteria.  It was clarified at the Fall meeting.  Next they will work on portfolio.

Social & Behavioral Science – Nancy Lind – History is now identical with History panel descriptors.  These were originally designed for specific institutions.  Panel is doing specific work on Geology.

Humanities & Fine Arts – Anne Birberick – major revisions to descriptors.  Co-chairs are still organizing the information.  Panel is creating some new descriptors.  E.g. Graphic Novels.

Mathematics – Malinda Aiello & Ashley Becker – 901, 902, 904 and 907 addressed the pre-req issue.

Major Panel Updates – Emily and Malinda

Management structure of panels changed so there is a Board influence at all meetings.  Conference call meetings showed lower approval ratings.  This semester all panels met in person.  Some days were doubled up with multiple meetings.  Some may continue as Conference Calls if they have few courses to review.

Engineering panel is looking at Dynamics and Vibration

Early Childhood Education is looking at 4th descriptor – maybe ESL or Multi-Cultural.  They are also finalizing their GECC recommendations.

We need 4 year support at meetings.

Transfer Updates –

Transfer Coordinators - Anne and Kristin

Anne Brennan – 2 new co-chairs for Transfer Coordinators:  2 year Co-Chair Agnes Szemborski,     4 year Co-Chair Jennifer Harbaugh

Marilyn Marshall – Transfer Issue History – similar to issues we see today.

Discussion re legislator lack of knowledge re success of IL student transfer programs.

IAI, iTransfer website, & iManage – Krista

File version issue on re-submissions.  File must be re-named or the system sees it as the same file.

New iTransfer site shown – needs to be advertised/marketed.

MCT’s TransferReady website – Marilyn

Site overview

Board Updates – Malinda and Ashley

Malinda – Al Bowman now serving at IBHE

Emily – ICCB big issue now is Competencies


Lunch & Retirement Celebration

Marilyn Marshall’s Service & Upcoming Retirement

Marilyn was presented with a plaque and a cake for all to share.


Policy Issues Discussion

Ongoing Review Process Status

We are looking at a way to call courses early but hold them until the proper semester for review

GECC panels will probably always be ongoing.  Majors are all but done.

History courses in Social & Behavioral Science all ended 8/15/18 and re-added as S2 920N on 8/15/18

Code Removal Audit

Krista will go through and make sure courses have an end date. 

Panel Approval Rates

Data attached

AS Degree (revised) vs. GECC Completion (Ongoing – nothing new to report)

N & D Descriptor Designations (Ongoing – nothing new to report)


Other Business

Discussion Items from Panel Members

2018 Meeting Dates

Friday May 4, 2018

Friday December 7, 2018

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