IAI (Major) Computer Science PANEL
Minutes from the Meeting of Friday, October 7, 2011
Members Present: Ed Martig (Moraine Valley Comm. College), Penny McIntire (Northern Illinois Univ.), Ted Mims (Univ. of IL at Springfield), Mark Pelczarski (Elgin Comm. College), Stephen Renk (North Central College)
Electronic Attendance: Co-Chair Ram Raghuraman (Joliet Jr. College), Bryon Ehlmann (Southern IL Univ. Edwardsville), Brad Helm (Rend Lake College)
IAI Staff: Krista Jackson, Janice Leuchtenberg
Members Absent: Co-Chair Kathleen Neumann (Western IL Univ.), Eric Bell (Triton College), Gina Elias (IL Valley Comm. College), John Lillis (Univ. of IL at Chicago), Lenny Pitt (Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign), Shahram Rahimi (Southern IL Univ. Carbondale), Ray Wright (Roosevelt Univ.), Chuck Young (McHenry County College), Jim Stevenson (IL Valley Comm. College)
1. Introductions and make sure technology is working.
2. Course Review:
3. IAI Major directive responses:
a. Review of Round 1 responses
b. Krista will send comments via email from “no” responses, and work over summer to get those to “yes” responses.
c. Some courses at upper level at institutions we won’t be able to fix to transfer credits as course is major not elective from “no” response schools
4. Statewide Transfer Updates
a. Major Directive caused attention in Illinois for Articulation Issues. Senate Bill 00059 is tabled for now, but will come back
b. P 20 Initiative – Board of Higher Education – is going forward
c. Recommendation to keep checking IBHE website
i. Lists Public Agenda
ii. P 20 Council
iii. All Higher Ed things going on in IL
5. Legislation update – SB 00059
a. Web site complaint area is a good way to collect problem information about transfers.
b. Can the panel get a summary of related questions/complaints? Contact Krista
c. Legislations could change how transfer works within Illinois.
d. Senator Silverstein used legislation from California that had no program like IAI. He basically replaced California with Illinois in the bill.
e. SB 00059 basically says that if a student has his/her Associates degree, they are given some measure of security when transferring to a 4 year school, at the Jr. level.
f. Unintended consequences:
i. Major may not be open
ii. Better to transfer before Associate level reached
6. Other items:
a. IAI Policies and Procedures Manual being updated, hopefully completed in November.
b. Krista reviewed the new facelift to the website being prepared, hopefully for deployment in the new year.
c. Request for the link to the End/Change a Course Form:
d. Northern IL Univ. has 2 new Mobile Programming Courses (covering smartphones), then next Fall plans to offer the Mobile Programming at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.
i. Moraine Valley is also doing something similar
7. Krista will pull for review all courses for 5 Institutions to be voted on in the Spring.
8. Next meeting will be held Friday, March 2, 2012 at either ISU Alumni Center or Heartland Comm. College. The Fall meeting will be held Friday, October 5, 2012.