First-Year Programs Advisory Committee
Minutes of November 30, 2007
Call to Order
1:15 p.m. in UNVH 113 by Gary Brock, Chair
Tom Kane, Thomas Lane, Pauline Nugent, Cindy Pemberton, Helen Reid, Art Spisak, Ellena Stotler, John Steiert, Cathy VanLanduyt and Mike Wood
Minutes were unanimously accepted with following corrections.
- Thomas Lane was not in attendance on November 16
Under Committee Action, grammatical error in GEP 101 course description ... individual choices
promotion<promoting> academic success.
Motion by Pauline Nugent to bring the following tabled motion to the forum:
Move IDS 110 to 2 hours, modeled loosely after UHC; with a section of IDS including a 'variable topics' component. The revised course description would be:GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2 (2-0) F, S, SuFollowing discussion, Art Spisak called for the question. Motion was passed unanimously.
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.
Goals and Objectives
Revised draft attached.
Cindy Pemberton will share document with her Faculty Advisory committee. Faculty input and committee revisions, i.e., diversity, should be disseminated via email. vote on revised Goals and Objectives planned for next meeting.
Planning Concerns to be Addressed Under New Program
- faculty incentives
- financial impacts
- integration into campus community
- college/department "ownership"
- staff preparation/training
- pedagogy strategies
Tasks Prior to Next Meeting
Tom Kane volunteered to collect ideas on faculty staffing.
Mike Wood will email calendar request for spring meetings schedule.
Pauline Nugent moved to adjourn meeting at 2:50 p.m.