Major English Panel Meeting Summary for September 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 English Panel Meeting
ISU's Alumni Center, Normal, IL Room 119 Friday, September 23, 2011
Members present: : Jennifer Cherry(Heartland Community College), William Demaree(Elgin Community College), Ryan Gray(Illinois State University), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Daniel Kies(College of DuPage), Sandra Kies(Benedictine University), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System), Dana Ringuette(Eastern Illinois University)
Members present virtually: Christina Carney-Simon(Moraine Valley Community College), Tamara Coleman-Hill(Moraine Valley Community College), Laurie Hughes(Richland Community College), Doris MacDonald(Northern Illinois University), Kurt Neumann(Harper College)
Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Community College Board), David Anthony(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Rebecca Biggs(Rend Lake College), Bob Blankenberger(Illinois Board of Higher Education), T. Paulette Gilbert(Rock Valley College), Abhilasha Gupta(iTransfer System), Linda Matthews(South Suburban College), Lori Newcomb(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Peggy Otto(Western Illinois University), Sally Parry(Illinois State University)


1.      Introductions and make sure technology is working.

2.      IAI Major Directive Responses – Round 2: 

a.     Review of Round 2 responses

b.     Round 3 should be out by the end of August.  Is in review now with a deadline of Nov. 1

c.       Once Round 3 is complete, will be sent to private institutions in the new year

3.      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

                                                 iv.     Legislation

4.      Spring Panel Meeting:

a.     Fall is best for face-to-face meeting, but maybe Oct. not Sept.?

                                                    i.     Of 10 panels, 8 want Friday meetings.  There aren’t enough Fridays to accommodate this. 

b.     English courses are GECC, so not voting on courses happens in meetings

c.      Conference call in Oct after Sept meeting if needed?

d.     Unless Krista has items come up from ICCB or IBHE, will plan on not having a Spring meeting

5.      Other

a.     Rewriting Major Directive area etc. on the website, hoping to finish it this fall.  If you have feedback, please let Krista know.

b.     Sub-committee is working on IAI Policies & Procedures.  Hoping to be complete this fall.

c.      Website facelift previewed by Krista.  Feel free to browse, let Krista know any comments or concerns.

d.     Form 13 – Evaluations area at institution gets these state-wide forms to figure out equivalencies. does course-to-course articulation.  ICCB has found a way to partner with to look for equivalencies from our participating institutions.  There is a new Form 13 on the iTransfer website on the TC page.  If your institution is not on drop-down list of institutions, ask to participate by contacting Dena Lawrence at at denalawr@uillinois.ed

e.     Question re English results in Major Directive – Round 1.  Krista reviewed the results, showed where they are on website

6.      Next meeting will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at either ISU Alumni Center or Heartland Comm. College

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