IAI (Major) POLITICAL SCIENCE PANEL
Minutes from the Meeting of Thursday, October 20, 2011
Members Present: Chair Bobby Summers (Harper College), Raymond Barnett (Univ. of Illinois Springfield), Keith Boeckelman (Western Illinois Univ.), Marcus Brown (Richland Comm. College), Nancy Lind (Illinois State Univ.), Carolyn Myers (Southwestern Illinois College), Mikel Wyckoff (Northern Illinois Univ.)
Electronic Attendance: Jeff Ashley (Eastern Illinois Univ.), Chris McDonald (Lincoln Land Comm. College)
IAI Staff: Krista Jackson, Janice Leuchtenberg
Members Absent: Jane Bryant (John A. Logan College), Craig Curtis (Bradley Univ.), Joan Eastlund (Black Hawk College), Rich Kiefer (Waubonsee Comm. College), Matthew Lees (Southeastern Illinois College), Terry Lenio (McHenry County College), Pietro Lorenzini (Elgin Comm. College), Jason Pierceson (Univ. of Illinois Springfield), Deron Schreck (Moraine Valley Comm. College), Steve Shulman (Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale)
1. Introductions and make sure technology is working.
2. Course Review:
Resubmitted Courses for Five year review
Resubmitted Original Courses
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. Other Items:
a. Social Psych through Sociology has a different focus than (Major) Psych. This could be an issue with the major. Krista will discuss this with Malinda.
6. Next Meeting: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Illinois State University’s Alumni Center in Normal, IL or Heartland Community College, Normal, IL at 10:00 am. The fall meeting will be October 18, 2012.