|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), Joe Kotowski(Oakton Community College), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System), Tom McGinnis(John A. Logan College), Clark Niepert(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Umberto Ravaioli(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), David Smith(College of DuPage), Rob Twardock(College of Lake County)|
|Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Community College Board), Bob Blankenberger(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Kevin Bodden(Lewis & Clark Community College), Omar Ghrayeb(Northern Illinois University), Abhilasha Gupta(iTransfer System), David Knopp(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Evert Levitt(Parkland College), Chris Pearson(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Robert Podlasek(Bradley University), Dominic Sarsah(Illinois Valley Community College), Dheeraj Vatti(iTransfer System), Greg Welter(Illinois Institute of Technology)|
Introductions and make sure technology is working.
Courses submitted for first time:
Proposed revision to EGR 941 Description
Krista will send an email announcing the sub-committee and its purpose:
Sub-committee will discuss via email letter regarding the new descriptor for EGR 941.
Once drafter, letter will be send to all 4 year submitters or panel member as appropriate
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.
Panel Vacancies – this summer Krista will email all those serving on panels to see who wants to continue to serve
Next meeting will be held Thursday, November 1, 2012 at ISU Alumni Center, Room 119.