Major Chemistry Panel Meeting Summary for October 2015


ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE


To Facilitate Interinstitutional Transfer
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431, East Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
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fax: 217/782-8548
aiello@ibhe.org
Illinois Community College Board
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Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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Meeting Summary for Major Chemistry Panel Meeting
ISU's Alumni Center, Kasten Conference Rm, Normal, IL Friday, October 16, 2015
Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Wayne Bosma(Bradley University), Alan Bruha(Lewis & Clark Community College), Nicola Burrmann(Heartland Community College), Elizabeth Hansen(Rock Valley College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Christopher Merli(Richland Community College), William Modey(University of Illinois at Chicago), William Peacy(College of DuPage), Christian Ray(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Joong-Won Shin(Governors State University), Marie Wolff(Joliet Junior College), Promise Yong(Illinois Valley Community College)
Members present virtually: Kevin Smith(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Raymund Torralba(Truman College (Harry S) (CCC))
Members Absent: Ed Acheson(Millikin University), Jon Carnahan(Northern Illinois University), Lauren Denofrio-Corrales(Heartland Community College), Robert Dixon(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Ewa Fredette (Moraine Valley Community College), Adam Julian(iTransfer System ), Jim Moskalewicz(Illinois Valley Community College), Laura Murdaugh(Kishwaukee College), Felix Rivas(Chicago State University), Richard Stillwell(iTransfer System )

Minutes

Meeting Minutes for Major Chemistry Panel Meeting
ISU Alumni Center, Normal, IL, Room: Friday, October 19,  2015 10:00AM to 2:30PM

Members Attending

Malinda Aiello, Ashley Becker, Wayne Bosma, Alan Bruha, Nicola Burrmann, Elizabeth Hansen, Krista Jackson, Janice Leuchtenberg, Christopher Merli, William Modey, William Peacy, Christian Ray, Joong-Won Shin, Marie Wolff, Promise Yong

Agenda

1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members

2. Training, Orientation & iTransfer.org Updates

3. Course Review

Courses For Panel Review

5 New Courses
5 Resubmitted New Courses
18 Ongoing Review Courses
17 Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses
 

Decision Date

Course

School

Decision

Notes

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 243: Organic Chemistry I Lab for Non-Majors

Benedictine University

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned.  This course is not a Majors course.  Please do not resubmit this course to this panel.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 244: Organic Chemistry I Lab for Majors

Benedictine University

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The submission has the following issue:

  1. No detailed lab descriptions with instrumentation and equipment used.
  2. Only two labs were submitted. Please submit 3 labs.

Please resubmit all four courses in the sequence, and not the non-majors courses (CHEM 243 and 248).

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

 

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 247: Organic Chemistry II

Benedictine University

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The submission has the following issue:

  1. No detailed topical outline and weekly schedule
  2. No student learning outcomes

Please resubmit all four courses in the sequence, and not the non-majors courses (CHEM 243 and 248).

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 248: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Benedictine University

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course is not a Majors course. Please do not resubmit this course to this panel.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 249: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Benedictine University

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The submission has the following issue:

  1. No detailed lab descriptions with instrumentation and equipment used.

Please resubmit all four courses in the sequence, and not the non-majors courses (CHEM 243 and 248).

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 242: Organic Chemistry I

Benedictine University

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The submission has the following issues:

  1. No student learning outcomes
  2. No detailed topical outline and weekly schedule

Please resubmit all four courses in the sequence, and not the non-majors courses (CHEM 243 and 248).

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 101: General Chemistry I

Black Hawk College

Need More Information

Panel's Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel's course approval criteria.

The course has some issues:

  1. Different textbooks are listed in different sections of the syllabus
  2. The topical outline is detailed enough, but there is not weekly schedule for lecture provided
  3. They are using an in-house lab manual, but three sample labs were not submitted. There was no "concise" description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used.
  4. Student learning outcomes need to be detailed and measurable.

Please resubmit both courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 102: General Chemistry II

Black Hawk College

Need More Information

Panel's Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel's course approval criteria.

The course has some issues:

  1. Different textbooks are listed in different sections of the syllabus
  2. The topical outline is detailed enough, but there is not weekly schedule for lecture provided
  3. They are using an in-house lab manual, but three sample labs were not submitted. There was no "concise" description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used.
  4. Student learning outcomes need to be detailed and measurable.

Please resubmit both courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov


 

Oct 19 2015

CHM 1130: General Chemistry I

Frontier Community College (IECC)

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The course has the following issues:

  1. Insufficient lab contact hours. The submission shows 2 contact hours per week for lab which is below the required 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  2. The required concise description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used is missing. This should be added to the weekly schedule that was in the syllabus.

Please submit all courses in the sequence.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 1132: General Chemistry II

Frontier Community College (IECC)

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The course has the following issues:

  1. Insufficient lab contact hours. The submission shows 2 contact hours per week for lab which is below the required 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  2. The required concise description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used is missing. This should be added to the weekly schedule that was in the syllabus.

Please submit all courses in the sequence.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

073-0207: Organic Chemistry II

Harold Washington College (CCC)

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria. Specifically, submit lab descriptions for Organic II, including equipment and instrumentation used.  The topical outline for Organic II is also lacking and needing more detail.  The first semester lecture and lab were acceptable submissions; however all courses will need to be resubmitted as a sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

073-0205: Chemistry 205 – Organic Chemistry I

Harold Washington College (CCC)

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria. Specifically, submit lab descriptions for Organic II, including equipment and instrumentation used. The topical outline for Organic II is also lacking and needing more detail. The first semester lecture and lab were acceptable submissions; however all courses will need to be resubmitted as a sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

073-0203: General Chemistry II

Harold Washington College (CCC)

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria The following information is missing:

1) The panel needs to review both semesters of general chemistry together. Please resubmit with the Gen Chem I course syllabus. If this course is already approved the syllabus should be provided as an information item with this resubmission. If it is not approved it should be sent through the course approval process at the same time as this course.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

 

Oct 19 2015

CHM 1132: General Chemistry II

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The course has the following issues:

  1. Insufficient lab contact hours. The submission shows 2 contact hours per week for lab which is below the required 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  2. The required concise description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used is missing. This should be added to the weekly schedule that was in the syllabus.

Please submit all courses in the sequence.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 1130: General Chemistry I

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The course has the following issues:

  1. Insufficient lab contact hours. The submission shows 2 contact hours per week for lab which is below the required 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  2. The required concise description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used is missing. This should be added to the weekly schedule that was in the syllabus.

Please submit all courses in the sequence.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 1130: General Chemistry I

Olney Central College (IECC)

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The course has the following issues:

  1. Insufficient lab contact hours. The submission shows 2 contact hours per week for lab which is below the required 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  2. The required concise description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used is missing. This should be added to the weekly schedule that was in the syllabus.

Please submit all courses in the sequence.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 1132: General Chemistry II

Olney Central College (IECC)

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The course has the following issues:

  1. Insufficient lab contact hours. The submission shows 2 contact hours per week for lab which is below the required 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  2. The required concise description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used is missing. This should be added to the weekly schedule that was in the syllabus.

Please submit all courses in the sequence.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 203: Organic Chemistry I

South Suburban College

Returned

Both semesters of this course sequence must be submitted together before the course can be reviewed. Also, the topical outline for Organic I still lacks detail.  Please submit 3 sample labs from your in-house lab.

Please submit both courses in the sequence as separate submissions.

For questions contact Dr. Ashley Becker at 217-524-5503 or via email at ashley.becker@illinois.gov.

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 200: Intro to Chemical Principles

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Need More Information

Panel's Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel's course approval criteria.

The course has some issues:

- No information on the second course in the sequence is included, in order to ensure that all topics are covered.

- No learning outcomes are included.

- No information related to credit hours is provided.

- No lab contact hours are provided.

- No sample labs (or technique/equipment descriptors) are provided, as required for an in-house lab manual.

Please resubmit both courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 121B: General Chemistry II

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria. Specifically, a lab schedule was provided, but it did not include the concise description of each laboratory and what equipment/instrumentation was used. Also, please include credit contact hours for labs.

The panel stated that the lecture courses are fine. Please resubmit all four courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 125B: General Chemistry Laboratory II

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria. Specifically, a lab schedule was provided, but it did not include the concise description of each laboratory and what equipment/instrumentation was used. Also, please include credit contact hours for labs.

The panel stated that the lecture courses are fine. Please resubmit all four courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHE 267: Organic Chemistry I

University of Illinois at Springfield

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria. Specifically, the other lab and lecture for Organic II courses in this sequence are missing. Also, please submit descriptions of all labs for all lab courses.

Please submit all four courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

 

Oct 19 2015

CHE 268: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

University of Illinois at Springfield

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria. Specifically, the other lab and lecture for Organic II courses in this sequence are missing. Also, please submit descriptions of all labs for all lab courses.

Please submit all four courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 105: General Chemistry Lab II

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Returned

This course is being Returned. The lab contact hours are not sufficient.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 104: General Chemistry II

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Returned

This course is being Returned. The lab contact hours are not sufficient.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 103: General Chemistry Lab I

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Returned

This course is being Returned. The lab contact hours are not sufficient.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHEM 102: General Chemistry I

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Returned

This course is being Returned. The lab contact hours are not sufficient.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 1132: General Chemistry II

Wabash Valley College (IECC)

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The course has the following issues:

  1. Insufficient lab contact hours. The submission shows 2 contact hours per week for lab which is below the required 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  2. The required concise description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used is missing. This should be added to the weekly schedule that was in the syllabus.

Please submit all courses in the sequence.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 1130: General Chemistry I

Wabash Valley College (IECC)

Returned

Panel’s Decision: Returned. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The course has the following issues:

  1. Insufficient lab contact hours. The submission shows 2 contact hours per week for lab which is below the required 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  2. The required concise description of each laboratory experience including equipment/instrumentation used is missing. This should be added to the weekly schedule that was in the syllabus.

Please submit all courses in the sequence.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 122: Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

Waubonsee Community College

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The submission has the following issue:

  1. No detailed lab descriptions with instrumentation and equipment used.
  2. Please submit 3 labs from the in-house manual.

Please resubmit all courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

Oct 19 2015

CHM 121: General Chemistry

Waubonsee Community College

Need More Information

Panel’s Decision: Not Enough Information. This course as submitted does not meet the panel’s course approval criteria.

The submission has the following issue:

  1. No detailed lab descriptions with instrumentation and equipment used.
  2. Please submit 3 labs from the in-house manual.

Please resubmit all courses in the sequence.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ashley Becker at ashley.becker@illinois.gov

4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials 

5. Items from Panel Members

6. Dates for Next Meetings –  TBA



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