Major Agriculture Panel Meeting Summary for October 2013


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
Illinois Community College Board
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
tel: 217/524-5503
fax: 217/785-0090
Minutes for Major Agriculture Panel Meeting
Black Hawk Community College, East Campus Thursday, October 03, 2013
Members present: : Jeff Bash(Spoon River College), Janet Gallagher(Kishwaukee College), Bill Good(Black Hawk College), Bruce Henrikson(Parkland College), Bill Johnson(Joliet Junior College), Gary Shupe(John Wood Community College), Bill Simmons(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Richard Steffen(Illinois State University), Samuel Wheeler(Illinois Community College Board)
Members present virtually: Steve hnetkovsky(Wabash Valley College (IECC))
Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Kevin Bacon(Western Illinois University), Maria Boerngen(Lake Land College), Dan Cullen(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Brian Durham(Illinois Community College Board), Aaron Heinzmann(Kaskaskia College), Kaizad Irani(Parkland College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Adam Julian(iTransfer System), Ember Keithley(Western Illinois University), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System), Robert Rhykerd(Illinois State University), Charlotte Sarao(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Dennis Sorensen(Kankakee Community College), Todd Winters(Southern Illinois University Carbondale)



IAI [Major] Agriculture Panel

October 3, 2013 10:00 am

Black Hawk College, East Campus

Building 1, Room 100

  1. Introductions & Technology
  1. Personnel Changes

1.  Malinda Aiello has rejoined the IAI team, she is now managing panels on behalf of IBHE

2.  We have no new IAI members to introduce on this panel at this time

a.  Please send new panel member recommendations to

  1. Training, Orientation, and iTransfer Updates

a.  New Policies and Procedures Manual

                        1.  Everyone on the panel received a copy of the newly revised 2013 IAI


                        a.  Attached to the minutes, please find a copy of the manual

                        2.  The manual spells out individual responsibilities

                        3.  The manual details how panel members should conduct a new                                                    course review

                        4.  The manual also details how the Ongoing Course Review process will                                                    operate moving forward

c.  Course Decision Making Criteria

        1.  This panel does not have a decision making criteria document, but they do                                    have an articulation guide

                        a.)  They will forward the most current document to                                                                     

d.  iTransfer website changes

        1.  iTransfer staff are currently reprogramming the site to                                                  streamline the site and make it more user-friendly

                        a.)  They will launch the new site in January

                        b.)  We will talk more about it during the Spring 2014 meeting

        2.  They have launched a mobile site:


  1. Course Review


  1. New Courses (5)


  1. Updates


  1. Items from Members


  1. Panel Member Recognition

a.  This panel did not have any members stepping down this semester

b.  Please send new panel member recommendations to   


  1. Schedule Next Meeting

a.  The panel prefers to meet at its statewide meeting.  Please forward the date and              place to as soon as possible.


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