First-Year Programs Advisory Committee
Minutes of November 16, 2007
Call to Order
1:15 p.m. in UNVH 113 by Gary Brock, Chair
Betty Evans, Tom Kane, Thomas Lane, Pauline Nugent, Cindy Pemberton, Helen Reid, Art Spisak, Ellena Stotler, John Steiert and Mike Wood
Motion by Art Spisak to accept minutes (distributed via email) passed unanimously.
Expanded Committee Charge
Use Fall 2008 as a transition period prior to implementation of new program in Fall 2009. Transition will include dropping the required text and giving instructors flexibility in meeting course goals and objectives comparable to those of the UHC course.
Motion made by Tom Kane and seconded by Pauline Nugent to adopt the following plan for 2009: Move IDS 110 to 2 hours, modeled loosely after UHC; with a section of IDS including a 'variable topics' component.
Gary Brock offered a friendly amendment to the motion: include the following revised course description as part of the motion:
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2 (2-0) F, S, SuAn integrative and interdisciplinary experience which addresses public affairs issues and individual choices promotion academic success. Required of all freshmen during their first semester. Honors student must substitute UHCX 110 for this class.Motion was tabled.
Friday, November 30, 1:15 p.m., in UNVH 113
Bring calendars to arrange spring meetings.