Major English 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 English Panel Meeting
Heartland Community College, WDC 1400, Normal IL Friday, April 29, 2011
Members present: : Jennifer Cherry(Heartland Community College), Sue Deskis(Northern Illinois University), Ryan Gray(Illinois State University), Laurie Hughes(Richland Community College), Krista Jackson(Illinois State University), Krista Jackson(Illinois State University), Janice Leuchtenberg(Illinois State University), Peggy Otto(Western Illinois University), Sally Parry(Illinois State University)
Members present virtually: Rebecca Biggs(Rend Lake College), Tamara Coleman-Hill(Moraine Valley Community College), T. Paulette Gilbert(Rock Valley College), Daniel Kies(College of DuPage), Sandra Kies(Benedictine University)
Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Community College Board), David Anthony(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Bob Blankenberger(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Christina Carney-Simon(Moraine Valley Community College), William Demaree(Elgin Community College), Abhilasha Gupta(Illinois State University), Richard Kaplan(Harper College), Linda Matthews(South Suburban College), Lori Newcomb(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Dana Ringuette(Eastern Illinois University)


1.     Introductions and make sure technology is working.
2.     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
3.     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
4.     Spring Panel Meetings:
a.    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.    Propose moving the fall English meeting to September, then meet in February or have a phone/web conference meeting in the Spring
5.     Next meeting: Friday, September 23. Spring meeting Friday, February 17th.
6.     Discussion RE Common-Core Readiness Program Workshops, being handled by IBHE and ICCB
a.    Started with Language Arts and Math
b.    Asked for panel member participation
c.    Next roll-out will be Physical & Life Sciences, then Social & Behavioral Sciences
d.    Workshop was designed to relay what had been decided
e.    They weren’t interested in hearing what problems this might cause.
f.     Mostly a presentation RE implementation. Not wanting feedback. Promoting as good.
g.    EPIC – consulting firm in Oregon – info provided to purchase from them
h.    Krista recommends concerned members email Malinda (ICCB) or possibly Dave (IBHE)

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

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