1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members
2. Training, Orientation & iTransfer.org Updates
a. Review of iManage
b. Panel Related Documents Pages
d. Personnel Changes at Boards
3. Course Review
Courses For Panel Review
0 New Courses
0 Resubmitted New Courses
0 Ongoing Review Courses
0 Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses
4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials
a. Krista will make suggested changes to criteria, post them, then email panel asking them to review
b. If resubmission takes longer than 4 semesters from point of submission, please be sure to update all submissions items.
5. Items from Panel Members
a. Some are using innovative textbooks. How do we feel about that?
i. OpenStaxCollege.org – 100% free, not-for-profit organization, editable, .pdf or ibookstore – not tested by any panel member
ii. Some are putting together course materials without a traditional textbook
iii. Direct links to readings, citations
iv. Problematic in terms of review – each section of the course could be different
v. Will probably be an issue/discussion at some point
b. Should we meet once per year only?
i. We do hold significant discussions
ii. Don’t necessarily need twice per year meetings.
iii. Could switch to conference calls
iv. Prefer face-to-face meetings. Will try once per year at 11am
v. Time for ongoing review, so tabled for now?
vi. Set a date for Spring, people choose. Plan for majority to do face-to-face meeting in Fall.
c. New 4 year Co-Chair – Nancy Lind, Illinois State University
d. Social & Behavioral Science Panel looked at descriptors and recommendations for Major
e. Panel recommends S-5901 be eliminated. No courses ever approved with this identifier.
6. Appreciation/Thank You to Departing Members
7. Dates for Next Meetings
a. April 2, 2015
b. October 29, 2015