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
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
AS Degree (revised) vs. GECC Completion (Ongoing – nothing new to report)
N & D Descriptor Designations (Ongoing – nothing new to report)
Discussion Items from Panel Members
2018 Meeting Dates
Friday May 4, 2018
Friday December 7, 2018