Minutes of October 12, 2007

First-Year Programs Advisory Committee

Minutes of October 12, 2007

Call to Order

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


Betty Evans, Tom Kane, Tom Lane, Helen Reid, John Steiert, Ellena Stotler, and Mike Wood



  • Every month advocate for some special kind of conversation ... information literacy at point of need.

  • Information literacy at point of need needs to be developed.
Minutes approved as corrected.

Draft of IDS 110 Goals and Objectives—Developed Through Discussion Consensus

Students will:

Goal 1—Develop information literacy, critical thinking, and inquiry skills in an academic subject area while understanding the importance of becoming a scholar.

Objective 1—Students will demonstrate basic skills of academic inquiry related to an academic discipline.

Objective 2—Students will learn basic research techniques and apply them to a writing project.

Objective 3—Students will engage in scholarly activities through group projects and class presentations.

Goal 2—Develop the requisite leadership skills to become a citizen of impact who can advance the University's public affairs mission.

Objective 1—Students will become familiar with the University's public affairs mission and develop leadership skills through participation in a common service learning experience.

Objective 2—Students will participate in at least one public affairs activity during the course (e.g., Public Affairs Week).

Objective 3—Students will describe the University's public affairs mission by completing a group project and/or oral presentation connecting the mission to the course's academic topic.

Goal 3—Take ownership of their academic journey and their pursuit of life goals and increase their sense of connection with the University.

Objective 1—Students will chart four year graduation plan and set academic goals aligned with attaining their long term professional and personal aspirations as set forth in their Personal Development Plan.

Objective 2—Students will explore university opportunities for connection and involvement by attending self-identified co-curricular events congruent with their personal interests.

Guideline for Next Meeting

Mike Wood to disseminate draft of Goals and Objectives and coordinate feedback through e-mail.

If strong consensus, discussion at next meeting will proceed to issue of course structure, i.e., one-, two- or three-credit hours.

If limited consensus, discussion will continue drafting process on Goals and Objectives.

Next Meeting

Friday, October 26, 1:15 p.m., in PSU 309

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