Major Media and Communication Arts Panel Meeting Summary for October 2017


To Facilitate Interinstitutional Transfer
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431, East Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
tel: 217/557-7355
fax: 217/782-8548
Illinois Community College Board
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
tel: 217/524-5503
fax: 217/785-0090
Meeting Summary for Major Media and Communication Arts Panel Meeting
Illinois State University's Alumni Center, Normal, IL, Rm 119 Thursday, October 5, 2017
Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Steven Hunt(Illinois State University), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Jerry LaBuy(Rock Valley College), Terre Rosner(University of St. Francis), Molly Turner(Harold Washington College (CCC)), Enid Wells(Kennedy-King College (CCC))
Members present virtually: Peter Jorgensen(Western Illinois University), Holly Norton(Spoon River College), Adam Porter(Parkland College), Sally Renaud(Eastern Illinois University), Jarmese Sherrod(Richland Community College)
Members Absent: Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Emily Buhnerkempe(Illinois Community College Board), David Gunkel(Northern Illinois University), Gary Hale(Illinois Central College), Peggy Heinrich(Elgin Community College), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Chris List(Chicago State University), Jay Martinson(Olivet Nazarene University), Seth McClellan(Triton College), Timothy McKenzie(Lincoln Land Community College), Michael Murray(Western Illinois University), Greg Powers(Lake Land College), Ian Storey(Carl Sandburg College), Ali Zohoori(Bradley University)


1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members

Due to vacancies, 2 co-chair position has opened.  Molly Turner, Harold Washington College, was nominated to fill the position.  The panel confirmed this recommendation and she is now the 2-year co-chair.

2. Training, Orientation & Updates

Discussed the panel process and management change.  This was done to ensure consistency and help across the panels.  It is important to have Board representation at all the panels.  In person meetings for major panels this season to allow members to meet and see each other.  Was difficult with budget impasse and lack of in-person meetings often seemed to impact approval ratios.  Approval ratios are one indicator of panel functionality and can be an expression of panel over reach. 

3. Course Review

Discussed the possible decisions the panel could make on courses. – Approved, Conditionally Approved (co-chairs make final approval), Needs More Information, and Returned.  When and why to use them was explained.

New Courses - 10 course(s)
Resubmitted New Courses - 1 course(s)
Ongoing Review Courses - 6 course(s)
Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses - 1 course(s)

New Courses - 10 course(s)

Heartland Community College - COMM 120 - Interpersonal Communication - MC901 – Approved

Elgin Community College - CMS 203 - Group Communication - MC902 – Needs More Information

Prairie State College - COMM 103 - Group Discussion - MC902 – Approved       

College of DuPage - SPEEC 1120 - Small Group Communication - MC902 – Approved

Oakton Community College - SPE 209 - Persuasive Speaking - MC905 – Needs More Information

Spoon River College - COM260 – Argumentation - MC905 – Approved

Lincoln Land Community College - JRN 222 - Introduction to Mass Communications - MC911 – Approved

Kennedy-King College (CCC) - Business 236 – Advertising - MC912 – Approved

Harold Washington College (CCC) - English 151 - News Reporting - MC919 – Approved

 Heartland Community College - COMM 135 - Convergent Media Writing - MC922 – Approved

 Resubmitted New Courses - 1 course(s)

Black Hawk College - SPEC 111 - Business and Professional Communication - MC903    Returned  

Ongoing Review Courses - 6 course(s)

Lincoln Land Community College - JRN 210 - Principles of News Editing - MC920 – Approved

Illinois State University - COM 241 - Basic Photography - MC921– Approved

Kaskaskia College - JRNL 104 – Photojournalism - MC921– Approved

Illinois State University - COM 161 - Media Writing and Presentation - MC922 – Approved

Oakton Community College - ART 259 - Web Graphics, Animation, and Multimedia - MC923 – Needs More Information

Oakton Community College - ART 260 - 3D Animation and Multimedia - MC924 – Needs More Information

 Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses - 1 course(s)

Lewis & Clark Community College - MCOM 135 - News Editing - MC920 – Returned

4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials 

No changes needed.     

5. Items from Panel Members

The panel needs to come up with Learning Outcomes for the new speech communication courses:

MC  901:Interpersonal Communication Desc.
902:Small Group Communication Desc.
MC  903:Organizational Communication Desc.
MC  904:Intercultural Communication Desc.
MC  905:Argumentation Desc.

A subcommittee was formed to begin this work: Steve Hunt (ISU), Pete Jorgensen (WIU), Molly Turner (HWC – co-chair), Enid Wells (KKC), Malinda Aiello (IBHE/Manager), and Krista Jackson (IAI/Admin).  Krista will email the subcommittee the courses with their descriptions by October 12th.  The subcommittee will begin work to review their own learning outcomes for their matching courses at their institutions.  Once these are pulled together from each faculty member on the subcommittee, Krista and Malinda will facilitate further discussions to consolidate and refine them via email and conference call if necessary.  An email with a working draft of outcomes will be shared with the full committee by mid-November before Thanksgiving.  The full panel will begin discussion of these outcomes with the hopes finalizing them either before or at the spring meeting.

This discussion was followed by a review of the process of creating new descriptions in the major and the GECC. 

6. Dates for Next Meetings –
Spring 2018 meeting – Friday, March 2, 2018, conference call at 10:00 am
Fall 2018 meeting – Friday, November 16, 2018, in-person, 10:00 am, Normal, IL

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