Major Political Science Panel Meeting Summary for October 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 Political Science Panel Meeting
ISU's Alumni Center, Normal, IL Room 119 Thursday, October 20, 2011
Members present: : Raymond Barnett(University of Illinois at Springfield), Keith Boeckelman(Western Illinois University), Marcus Brown(Richland Community College), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System), Nancy Lind(Illinois State University), Carolyn Myers(Southwestern Illinois College), Bobby Summers(Harper College), Mikel Wyckoff(Northern Illinois University)
Members present virtually: Jeff Ashley(Eastern Illinois University), Chris McDonald(Lincoln Land Community College)
Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Community College Board), Bob Blankenberger(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Jane Bryant(John A. Logan College), Craig Curtis(Bradley University), Joan Eastlund(Black Hawk College), Abhilasha Gupta(iTransfer System), Rich Kiefer(Waubonsee Community College), Matthew Lees(Southeastern Illinois College), Terry Lenio(McHenry County College), Pietro Lorenzini(Elgin Community College), Jason Pierceson(University of Illinois at Springfield), Deron Schreck(Moraine Valley Community College), Steve Shulman(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Dheeraj Vatti(iTransfer System)





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:

Courses for Five year review

2 courses


PLS913: Introduction to Political Philosophy

University of Illinois at Springfield

POS 325: Introduction to Political Philosophy

Final Decision : Accepted


Wilbur Wright College (CCC)

PHIL 110: Social and Political Philosophy

Final Decision : Returned


New Courses

1 courses


Prairie State College

POLSC 250: Introduction to Political Philosophy

Final Decision : Accepted


Resubmitted Courses:

Resubmitted Courses for Five year review

0 courses


Resubmitted Original Courses

0 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.

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