Major Psychology Panel Meeting Summary for March 2016


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 Psychology Panel Meeting
Conference Call - See information below Thursday, March 17, 2016
Members present: :

No members

Members present virtually: William Addison(Eastern Illinois University), Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Keith Burton(University of Illinois at Springfield), James Davis(Chicago State University), Terri Fields(Lake Land College), Sarah Hein(Prairie State College), Betsy Meinz(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Judy Nichols(Lincoln Land Community College), John Skowronski(Northern Illinois University), Travis Sola(Parkland College)
Members Absent: Teresa Bossert(McHenry County College), Steve Dworkin(Western Illinois University), Ruth Hallongren(Triton College), Naheed Hasan(College of DuPage), Jean Johnson(Governors State University), Chelsea Martinez(Highland Community College), Joseph Mustari(Wilbur Wright College (CCC)), Benjamin Rodriguez(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Nick Schmitt(Heartland Community College), Kelli Whittington(McKendree University), Robert Wickesberg(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Amy Williamson(Moraine Valley Community College)


1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members


2. Training, Orientation & Updates


3. Course Review

1 course - Resubmitted Ongoing Review: University of St. Francis, PSYC 250 ---- Conditional Approval


4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials 

Discussed current course approval criteria; Sarah Hein made notes based on the discussion and sent out to all panel members for review and further revision as necessary.  Malinda will make an announcement at the upcoming Transfer Coordinators meeting that the panel's document has been revised, and do a general reminder again about the need for schools to submit a detailed weekly topical course outline that goes beyond chapter numbers and/or titles.


5. Items from Panel Members

Discussion regarding need for new 2 year co-chair to replace Joe Mustari (CCC); Terri Fields (LLC) volunteered to serve in this role.  Thanks to Joe for his many years of service as the 2 year co-chair and thanks to Terri for accepting this position!

6. Dates for Next Meetings – 

Malinda will send out a Doodle poll in August to set the Fall '16 panel meeting.  Meeting mode (in-person vs. conference call) will continue to depend upon the budget situation and number of courses submitted to the panel for review.  Panel members desire to meet in person has been acknowledged as the most ideal situation.

Files associated with this meeting

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