Major Agriculture Panel Meeting Summary for October 2014


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Meeting Summary for Major Agriculture Panel Meeting
Tony Noel Ag Technology Bldg. - Rm W110 @ Parkland College, Champaign, IL Thursday, October 2, 2014
Members present: : Jeff Bash(Spoon River College), Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Maria Boerngen(Lake Land College), Rick Eddy(Carl Sandburg College), Janet Gallagher(Kishwaukee College), Bruce Henrikson(Parkland College), Steve hnetkovsky(Wabash Valley College (IECC)), Bill Johnson(Joliet Junior College), Ember Keithley(Western Illinois University), Soo Lee(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), David McLaughlin(Richland Community College), Katelynn Ohrt(Kankakee Community College), Robert Rhykerd(Illinois State University), Charlotte Sarao(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Gary Shupe(John Wood Community College), Richard Steffen(Illinois State University)
Members present virtually:

No members

Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Kevin Bacon(Western Illinois University), Samantha Cunningham(Western Illinois University), Aaron Heinzmann(Kaskaskia College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Adam Julian(iTransfer System ), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Bill Simmons(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Richard Stillwell(iTransfer System )


Minutes for IAI [Major] Agriculture Panel

October 2, 2014, 9:30 am

Parkland College, Tony Noel Ag Technology Bldg

Members Present: Jeff Bash, Ashley Becker, Maria Boerngen, Rick Eddy, Janet Gallagher, Bruce Henrikson, Steve hnetkovsky, Bill Johnson, Ember Keithley, Soo Lee, David McLaughlin, Katelynn Ohrt, Robert Rhykerd, Charlotte Sarao, Gary Shupe, and Richard Steffen

I.                    Introductions & Technology

a.      Personnel Changes

                                                              i.      ICCB, Sam Wheeler= Ashley Becker

                                                            ii.      Illinois Board of Higher Education = Malinda Aiello, Dan Cullen


II.                 Course Decision Making Criteria

Panel will create guidelines.  Gary will distribute to entire panel.


III.               Course Review

a.      New Courses (3)

                                                              i.      Danville Area Community College- AG901-SUST 100 - Principles of Sustainability- Returned

                                                            ii.      Lincoln Land Community College- AG903- AGR 105 - Crop Science- Returned:  Need More Information

                                                          iii.      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- AG903- CPSC 112 - Introduction to Crop Sciences- Returned:  Need More Information

                                                          iv.      Kankakee Community College- AG905- HORT 1513 - Introduction to Horticulture Science-  Approved


b.      Ongoing Review Courses (5)

                                                              i.      Lincoln Trail College (IECC)- AG903- AGR 1112 - Introduction to Agronomy- Approved- Change College name on syllabus

                                                            ii.      Highland Community College- AG903- AGRI 286 - Field Crop Science- Returned:  Need More Information

                                                          iii.      Kankakee Community College- AG904- AGRC 1624 - Soil Science- Returned:  Need More Information

                                                          iv.      Sauk Valley Community College- AG904- AGR 109 - Soil Science- Returned:  Need More Information

                                                            v.      Spoon River College- AG904- AG 103 - Introduction to Soil Science- Approved




c.       Resubmit Ongoing Review Courses (5)

                                                              i.      Shawnee Community College- AG901- AGR 116 - Agriculture Economics- Returned:  Need More Information

                                                            ii.      Shawnee Community College- AG902- AGR 115 - Animal Science- Returned:  Need More Information

                                                          iii.      Southern Illinois University Carbondale - AG902- ANS 122 - Livestock Production Laboratory- Approved

                                                          iv.      Shawnee Community College- AG903- AGR 112 - Crop Science- Returned:  Need More Information

                                                            v.      Shawnee Community College- AG904- AGR 113 - Soil Science- Returned:  Need More Information


IV.              Updates

a.                  Statewide Information

b.                  IAI Information

                                                                                                  i.      iTransfer has hired an IT & Web Administrator

c.                   Personnel Changes

                                                                                                  i.      Bill Simmons is retiring; Dr. Soo Yuen Lee will be joining the panel in place of Mr. Simmons.

                                                                                                ii.      New members:

a.)    David McLaughlin

b.)    Katelynn  Ohrt

d.                  Items From Members

a.      Bill Johnson brought up a concern to the panel about faculty credentials (Master’s Degree, plus 18 hours in discipline).  Panel is going to create a statement about Agriculture being a discipline as a whole and that specialty areas like soil, horticulture, ect. should not be reviewed a discipline, but rather under the discipline of Agriculture.


V.                 Schedule Next Meeting

a.      April 3?  Meeting will be a conference call, date still to be determined.

b.      October 1? Will be scheduled to reflect Ag. Conference

Task / Action Item Responsible Person Timeline / Timeframe
Develop Course Decision Making CriteriaAg. Panel/ Gary ShupeBy Dec 1st

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