Major Psychology Panel Meeting Summary for March 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 Psychology Panel Meeting
ISU's Alumni Center, Room 119, Normal, IL Friday, March 18, 2011
Members present: : William Addison(Eastern Illinois University), Steve Dworkin(Western Illinois University), Naheed Hasan(College of DuPage), Sarah Hein(Prairie State College), Krista Jackson(Illinois State University), Krista Jackson(Illinois State University), Janice Leuchtenberg(Illinois State University), Joseph Mustari(Wilbur Wright College (CCC)), John Skowronski(Northern Illinois University)
Members present virtually: Teresa Bossert(McHenry County College)
Members Absent: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Community College Board), Jason Barker(University of Illinois at Springfield), Bob Blankenberger(Illinois Board of Higher Education), David Das(Elgin Community College), David DiLalla(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Margaret Dust(Chicago State University), Abhilasha Gupta(Illinois State University), Ruth Hallongren(Triton College), Betsy Meinz(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), John Scarbrough(Lincoln Land Community College), Amy Williamson(Moraine Valley Community College), Gary Wszalek(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


1.     Introductions were deemed unnecessary. Panel members wanted to discuss the new system.
a.    Is it possible for voting to disappear? One member voted, later went back in, no vote.
b.    Is it possible to make a distinction between documents? E.g. more than 1 syllabi
c.    One member voted, wanted to amend his comments. Couldn’t bring up his previous information.
2.    Course Review:
Courses for Five year review
11 courses available for voting
Elgin Community College
Final Decision : Accepted
John A. Logan College
Final Decision : Accepted
Kankakee Community College
Final Decision : Returned
McHenry County College
Final Decision : Accepted
Parkland College
Final Decision : Accepted
Richland Community College
Final Decision : Marked Incomplete
South Suburban College
Final Decision : Accepted
3.    Courses for the PSY 907 identifier were requested in error. It has been decided that Psychology has too many courses to choose from, which could confuse students. The list of courses needs to be pared down, so PSY906 and PSY907 are to be considered for GECC, the rest of the courses for Major. Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology remain for the Major. Krista asked for help with wording on these courses regarding decisions to be posted. After discussion on when to end these courses, it was decided that in order to be fair to students currently taking these courses expecting them to transfer, the courses should continue through December of 2011. Therefore, the co-chairs of the Panel with determine the vote on the remaining courses on the list for 5 year review, as follows:
Elgin Community College
McHenry County College
Richland Community College
South Suburban College
John A. Logan College
4.    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
5.     Edits to last meeting minutes: Krista has.
6.    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
7.    Other items:
a.    S8900 Social Psychology is not the same course as Psych. Therefore it should have it own number
8.    Krista will try to request courses in early May to be voted on in October. Next Meeting: Friday, October 14, 2011 at Illinois State University’s Alumni Center in Normal, IL or Heartland Community College, Normal, IL at 10:00 am.

**Note:  Minutes may not be complete and may be revised at any time.

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