|Illinois Board of Higher Education|
431, East Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
|Illinois Community College Board|
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
|Members present: : Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System), Ed Martig(Moraine Valley Community College), Penny McIntire(Northern Illinois University), Ted Mims(University of Illinois at Springfield), Stephen Renk(North Central College), Xudong Yu(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)|
|Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Community College Board), Bob Blankenberger(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Bryon Ehlmann(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Gina Elias(Illinois Valley Community College), Abhilasha Gupta(iTransfer System), David Knopp(Illinois Board of Higher Education), John Lillis(University of Illinois at Chicago), Kathleen Neumann(Western Illinois University), Mark Pelczarski(Elgin Community College), Lenny Pitt(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jim Stevenson(Illinois Valley Community College), Dheeraj Vatti(iTransfer System), Ray Wright(Roosevelt University), Chuck Young(McHenry County College)|
Introductions and make sure technology is working.
The IAI Retreat planned by ICCB, IBHE, and IAI staff for GECC and IAI Majors co-chairs in conjunction with the administrative panels for IAI (IAI Steering Panel and IAI Advisory Committee) occurred on Friday, February 17th, at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center.
During the meeting, the attendees discussed the course submission and review processes as well as other important IAI related items.
Some parts of the process should be reviewed and streamlined to simplify submission for our participating institutions and the review/approval process for the panel members.
One exercise during the day included modifying a recent statement from J.C. Penney’s to reflect where we all want IAI to be:
A Breath of Fresh Air
To our students and institutions:
This year, we turn 15. We’re fine with growing older. We’re not fine with growing stale. So, to celebrate, we’re going to throw open the windows and let in some fresh air.
We’re rethinking and reimagining, and if we find that we’ve picked
up any bad habits over the years, we’re going to leave them far
We’re simply going to treat students, institutions and their representatives as we’d like to be treated ourselves, fair and square.
To help students transfer, we won’t make institutions jump through hoops to go through the submission process by having their courses receive a fair review. We won’t burden the transfer process with endless requests for more information. We’ll have clear rationales and consistent standards. We will publish clear and objective criteria for review and let institutions know up front what we want and why. And it won’t stop there.
We’ll keep improving communication with all panels, committees and participating institutions, dreaming up new ways to make you love IAI again. We’ll strive to make the process simpler and more effective for the benefit of students’ education.
We do this because we are the best transfer mechanism in Illinois.
We want to be your favorite transfer system. We want to be the solution, not the problem. We want Illinois to be the national leader in articulation.
Legislation movement is potentially coming. SB0059 is now gone, but there is a new similar bill being discussed.
Items from the group:
NIU – Mobile Programming Courses are going well
North Central Coll. – 4th year in a row of record enrollments
SIU – Edwardsville – many new hires due to retirements
Moraine Valley – Mobile Apps courses ongoing
U of I Springfield – enrollments up, online courses strong. So many regulations, job market is strong for students in our field
Joliet Jr. Coll. – this fall, mobile app courses will be starting
Rend Lake – enrollment is good for a small rural area
Next meeting will be held Friday, October 5, 2012 at either ISU Alumni Center or Heartland Comm. College.