Minutes of September 28, 2007

First-Year Programs Advisory Committee

Minutes of September 28, 2007

Call to Order

1:00 p.m. in UNVH 113 by Gary Brock, Chair


Betty Evans, Tom Kane, Pauline Nugent, Cindy Pemberton, Art Spisak, John Steiert, Ellena Stotler, Cathy VanLanduyt and Mike Wood


Dr. John Steiert joined the Committee since last meeting (new member from CNAS)


  • Key to success—student engagement
  • Engaged students meet academic challenge with expectation of success
  • Increase student's educational confidence through structure of learning environment
  • Demonstrate need to set personal and professional goals using campus resources
  • Good goal—specific, challenging, measurable
  • Goal setting is a learned skill—needs feedback
  • Articulate passion for area of teaching and set a model for serious academic work
  • Connect with University through attitudes and emotions—"ownership" of their education
  • Connect students to uniqueness of University by articulating passion
  • Course should remain true to mission and public affairs
  • Common reader, faculty/staff training and development specialist in engaging pedagogy

Guideline for Next Meeting

  1. Be prepared to share ideas regarding course structure and content (in order to meet time constraints for curricular process)

a. Course Description

b. Course Name

c. Change in Credit Hour Designation

d. Supplementary Online Component

e. Pilot hybrid course?—traditional for 1 hour and 1 additional hour online

  1. Course Content

Next Meeting

Future meetings will begin at 1:15 p.m. Next meeting will be Friday, October 5, in UNVH 113.


Motion to adjourn meeting made by Pauline Nugent and seconded by Tom Kane. Meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Minutes_Sept 28 (Word document)