Minutes of November 16, 2007

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.

Committee Action

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, Su
An 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.

Next Meeting

Friday, November 30, 1:15 p.m., in UNVH 113

Bring calendars to arrange spring meetings.

Minutes_Nov 16 (Word document)