Major Engineering Panel Meeting Summary for April 2011


To Facilitate Interinstitutional Transfer
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431, East Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
tel: 217/557-7356
fax: 217/782-8548
Illinois Community College Board
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
tel: 217/524-5502
fax: 217/785-0090
Minutes for Major Engineering Panel Meeting
ISU's Alumni Center, Room 119 Thursday, April 21, 2011
Members present: : Krista Jackson(Illinois State University), Krista Jackson(Illinois State University), Joe Kotowski(Oakton Community College), Sharad Laxpati(University of Illinois at Chicago), Janice Leuchtenberg(Illinois State University), Tom McGinnis(John A. Logan College), Clark Niepert(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Chris Pearson(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Robert Podlasek(Bradley University), David Smith(College of DuPage)
Members present virtually: Eric Bell(Triton College), Dominic Sarsah(Illinois Valley Community College), Rob Twardock(College of Lake County), Greg Welter(Illinois Institute of Technology), Jie Zou(Eastern Illinois University)
Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Community College Board), Peter Betz(Heartland Community College), Bob Blankenberger(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Kevin Bodden(Lewis & Clark Community College), Brian Durham(Illinois Community College Board), Abhilasha Gupta(Illinois State University), Loraine Hunziker(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Evert Levitt(Parkland College), William Pratt(Western Illinois University), Umberto Ravaioli(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Mansour Tahernezhadi(Northern Illinois University)


1.     Introductions and make sure technology is working.
2.     iManage System and Course Review
a.    iManage System Comments and Concerns:
                                          i.    Couldn’t go back to edit comment
                                         ii.    Voted, went back in to comment, re-submitted. Wouldn’t take comment
                                        iii.    If Not Enough Information, drop-down box would be nice
                                       iv.    Would be nice to receive a note saying courses are in
b.    Voting:
Courses for Five year review
3 courses available for voting
EGR941: Engineering Graphics/CAD
College of Lake County
Final Decision : Accepted
EGR944: [Combined] Statics and Dynamics
College of Lake County
Final Decision : Accepted
EGR945: Strength of Material/Mechanics of Solids
College of Lake County
Final Decision : Accepted
New Courses
4 courses available for voting
EGR931: Electrical Circuits
Frontier Community College (IECC)
Final Decision : Marked Incomplete
EGR942: Statics
McKendree University
Final Decision : Marked Incomplete
McKendree University
Final Decision : Returned
EGR943: Dynamics
Prairie State College
Final Decision : Marked Incomplete
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.    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
5.      Next Meeting: Thursday, November 3, 2011 at ISU’s Alumni Center or Heartland Comm. College, Normal, IL

**Note:  Minutes may not be complete and may be revised at any time.

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