Major Theatre Arts Panel Meeting Summary for October 2014


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 Theatre Arts Panel Meeting
Conference call Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Members present: :

No members

Members present virtually: Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Connie Canaday Howard(College of DuPage), Joi Hoffsommer(Parkland College), Bethany Kriegsman(Heartland Community College), Craig Rosen(Moraine Valley Community College), Susan Sharp(Carl Sandburg College)
Members Absent: Robin Berkley(Illinois Central College), Anne Fletcher(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Nadine Franklin(Kishwaukee College), Allan Kimball(Southeastern Illinois College), Tom Lenane(Truman College (Harry S) (CCC)), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Thomas Mitchell(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Holly Norton(Spoon River College), Douglas Okey(Spoon River College), Michelle Stephens(Richland Community College), Mark Varns(Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Keith White(Lewis University), Jim Wulfsong(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)


1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members


2. Training, Orientation & Updates

     a.  Richard Stillwell IAI Web & Programmer

     b.  Ashley Becker ICCB Director of Academic Affairs


3. Course Review

Courses For Panel Review

1 New Courses
1 Resubmitted New Courses
1 Ongoing Review Courses
0 Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses

New Courses

IAICode: TA914
Institution: Kaskaskia College
Institution Course Number/Name: DRMA 112: Acting I
Final Decision: Accepted

Resubmitted New Courses

IAICode: TA917
Institution: Spoon River College
Institution Course Number/Name: DRM 151: Introduction to Drama
Final Decision: Accepted

Ongoing Review Courses

IAICode: TA911
Institution: Northeastern Illinois University
Institution Course Number/Name: CMTT 240: Stagecraft
Final Decision: Accepted

Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses

No Courses

4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials 

     a.  Discussed coming up with Criteria for Course Decisions


5. Items from Panel Members

     a.  Discussed panel developing recommendations for an AFA in Theatre Arts - good discussion, however, Connie indicated that 4 yr institutions don't agree on what should be taken in the first 2 years.  Panel indicated direct articulation agreements with theatre schools is best approach.  Curriculum outline has to be meaningful and applicable pathway for students and 4 year institutions.


6. Dates for Next Meetings –  Wednesday 4-15-15, Conference Call, 2:30-4:00  & Wednesday October 21, Conference Call, 2:30-4:00

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