Minutes of November 9, 2007

First-Year Programs Advisory Committee

Minutes of November 9, 2007

Call to Order

1:15 p.m. in UNVH 113 by Gary Brock, Chair


Betty Evans, Tom Kane, Tom Lane, Pauline Nugent, Cindy Pemberton, Helen Reid, Art Spisak, John Steiert and Cathy VanLanduyt


Motion by Thomas Lane to accept minutes (distributed via email) passed unanimously.


Motion from Thomas Lane that we explore pilot opportunities with GoalQuest and that we take into consideration how GoalQuest fits into the course as it evolves.  Seconded by Cathy VanLanduyt and unanimously passed.

Pilot "Academy" in Fall


Request departments/colleges ask their best teachers to be part of an academy
  • develop training program for instructors
  • review strategies and approaches in terms of exceptional teaching and working well with students
  • support and attract instructors
  • tap into freshness/uniqueness of new faculty
  • use built-in resources, i.e., Showcase on Teaching and Learning
  • assess what works, what doesn't, etc., at end of semester

Course Goals and Objectives


Subcommittee's draft of Goals and Objectives presented (attached)

Change to Goal 1—Objective A

... a research project or scholarly paper and orally present <presenting> a summary of findings.

Change to Goal 4—Objective B

Students will set <challenging> goals ...

Course Description

Subcommittee's draft of Goals and Objectives presented (attached)

Tasks Prior to Next Meeting

  • Feedback regarding Goals & Objectives from Student Committee and Peer Leaders—Mike Wood
  • Information about GoalQuest pilot program—Cindy Pemberton
Committee to disseminate ideas via email
  • brainstorm strategies for the course
  • develop 2-3 models of how to fund program

Next Meeting

Friday, November 16, 1:15 p.m., in UNVH 113

Minutes_Nov 9 (Word document)

Updated Revised Goals and Objectives After Meeting of Nov 9

Course Description_GEP 101