General Education Committee Meeting

AGENDA for November 11, 2019

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 10-21-19 meeting

On- going Business:

  • Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • BIOL 360: How Evolution Explains the Living World
    • GEOL 200: Introduction to Environment and Sustainability
    • REL 420: Women and the Bible
    • WSUA 102Q: First-Year Seminar: Criminalistic Methods: What Would Sherlock Holmes Do?
    • WSUD 102D: First-Year Seminar: Finding Fitness, Fun and Food as a WSU Freshman
    • WSUF 102C: First-Year Seminar: Seminar in Creativity and Play: Yes, Really
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

Set next meeting dates – Winter Break, next meeting January 27, 2020

Adjourn

 

General Education Committee Meeting

MINUTES for October 21, 2019

Attending: Shirlene Small (SS), Sally Fiscus (SF), Linnea GlenMaye (LG), Brittany Lockard (BL), Roy Myose (RM), Maria Sclafani (MS), Steve Kelly (SK), Rannfrid Thelle (RT), Aaron Rife (AR, guest)

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 10-7-19 meeting

  • Approved

On- going Business:

  • Before business started RM brought up the question of what constitutes a quorum. SS quoted the senate rules. A discussion began and the issue was tabled.
  • Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • HIST 513 : History of United States and the Modern Middle East
    • WSUA 102M : First-Year Seminar: History and Rock 'n' Roll
      • Approved, pending a reconfiguring of the measurable student learning outcomes table to match the standard (not organize it according to subject areas)
    • WSUA 102P : Imagining Climate Change
      • Comments: FYS title will be in the title, diversity content not checked off but appears in outcomes (this is intended, according to those who have spoken with the instructor).
    • WSUA 102S : First-Year Seminar: On Humor
    • WSUA 102U : First-Year Seminar: Building a Sustainable Planet
      • Discussion of the question of whether extra gen. ed. outcomes can be added to the minimum four. Yes, this is fine, but if more are added, they must be measurable.
    • WSUH 102B : First-Year Seminar: Leadership and Self Discovery
      • Goal four not mentioned in the CIM form, should be filled out.
    • WSUH 102A : First-Year Seminar: Food, Culture and Privilege
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office
    • No further comments

Reminder of the faculty senate discussion on the Gen ED Revision proposal

  • Faculty Senate Meeting – October 21
  • Faculty Senate Meeting: Vote on Proposal – October 28

Set next meeting dates –November 11

Adjourn

  • Meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

General Education Committee Meeting

AGENDA for October 21, 2019

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 10-7-19 meeting

On- going Business:

  •  Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • BIOL 360: How Evolution Explains the Living World
    • GEOL 200: Introduction to Environment and Sustainability
    • REL 420: Women and the Bible
    • WSUA 102Q: First-Year Seminar: Criminalistic Methods: What Would Sherlock Holmes Do?
    • WSUD 102D: First-Year Seminar: Finding Fitness, Fun and Food as a WSU Freshman
    • WSUF 102C: First-Year Seminar: Seminar in Creativity and Play: Yes, Really
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

Set next meeting dates – Winter Break, next meeting January 27, 2020

Adjourn

General Education Committee Meeting

MINUTES for October 7, 2019

Attending: Shirlene Small (SS), Mathew Muether (MM), Sally Fiscus (SF), Becky Nordyke (BN), Linnea GlenMaye (LG), Roy Myose (RM), Maria Sclafani (MS), Steve Kelly (SK), Rannfrid Thelle, Aaron Rife (AR, visiting)

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 9-23-19 meeting

  • Motion to approve carries

Update on the town hall meetings for the Gen ED Revision proposal

  • Faculty Senate Meeting – October 21
  • Faculty Senate Meeting: Vote on Proposal – October 28
  • RM - Updating on townhalls.
    • Several comments on the poll related to inability to exit poll with input on which types of courses are cut.
  • LG – Questions about amendments being added before vote on initial proposal at last Fac. Senate Meeting.
    • RF - Jay Price the parliamentarian should be consulted.

Discussion about incorporation of FYS into the proposal.

  • MM – What is the formal mechanism for having the Gen Ed committee role and views recorded on this proposal?
    • Once we have a formal proposal, we can discuss.
  •  Discussion on the General Education Webpage and Assessment
    • LG - Current charge is available on the faculty senate webpage.

On- going Business:

  • Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • HIST 518 : Constitutional History of the United States - *
    • HIST 576 : The Reformations: Reformation From Heresies to Diversity -*
    • WSUA 102O : First-Year Seminar: Career, Life and the Humanities Geek!
      • Motion to approve passes.
    • WSUB 102B : The Business of You
      • Motion to approve passes.
    • WSUN 102E : FYS: Me and my Place in the World
      • Motion to approve passes. (1 abstention).
    • *Courses were approved – name change/added as Honors course
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

  • RM – Requests following up on quorum definition.

Set next meeting dates –October 21, November 11 and November 25

  • November 25 fall on Fall break. We will try to vote via email

Adjourn

  • Approve

General Education Committee Meeting

AGENDA for October 7, 2019

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 9-23-19 meeting

Update on the town hall meetings for the Gen ED Revision proposal

Discussion on the General Education Webpage and Assessment

On- going Business:

  •  Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • HIST 518 : Constitutional History of the United States - *
    • HIST 576 : The Reformations: Reformation From Heresies to Diversity -*
    • WSUA 102O : First-Year Seminar: Career, Life and the Humanities Geek!
    • WSUB 102B : The Business of You
    • *Courses were approved - name change/added as Honors Course
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

Set next meeting dates – October 21, November 11 and November 25

Adjourn

General Education Committee Meeting

MINUTES for September 23, 2019

Attending: Shirlene Small (SS), Mathew Muether (MM), Sally Fiscus (SF), Becky Nordyke (BN), Linnea GlenMaye (LG), Roy Myose (RM), Maria Sclafani (MS), Steve Kelly (SK), Rannfrid Thelle, Aaron Rife (AR, visiting)

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 9-23-19 meeting

  • Motion to approve carries

Update on the town hall meetings for the Gen ED Revision proposal

  • Faculty Senate Meeting – October 21
  • Faculty Senate Meeting: Vote on Proposal – October 28
  • RM - Updating on townhalls.
    • Several comments on the poll related to inability to exit poll with input on which types of courses are cut.
  • LG – Questions about amendments being added before vote on initial proposal at last Fac. Senate Meeting.
    • RF - Jay Price the parliamentarian should be consulted.

Discussion about incorporation of FYS into the proposal.

  • MM – What is the formal mechanism for having the Gen Ed committee role and views recorded on this proposal?
    • Once we have a formal proposal, we can discuss.
  •  Discussion on the General Education Webpage and Assessment
    • LG - Current charge is available on the faculty senate webpage.

On- going Business:

  • Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • HIST 518 : Constitutional History of the United States - *
    • HIST 576 : The Reformations: Reformation From Heresies to Diversity -*
    • WSUA 102O : First-Year Seminar: Career, Life and the Humanities Geek!
      • Motion to approve passes.
    • WSUB 102B : The Business of You
      • Motion to approve passes.
    • WSUN 102E : FYS: Me and my Place in the World
      • Motion to approve passes. (1 abstention).
    • *Courses were approved – name change/added as Honors course
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

  • RM – Requests following up on quorum definition.

Set next meeting dates –October 21, November 11 and November 25

  • November 25 fall on Fall break. We will try to vote via email

Adjourn

  • Approve

General Education Committee Meeting

AGENDA for September 23, 2019

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 9-9-19 meeting

Update on the town hall meetings for the Gen ED Revision proposal

Discussion on the General Education Webpage and Assessment

On- going Business:

  •  Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • HIST 518 : Constitutional History of the United States - *
    • HIST 576 : The Reformations: Reformation From Heresies to Diversity -*
    • WSUA 102O : First-Year Seminar: Career, Life and the Humanities Geek!
    • WSUB 102B : The Business of You
    • *Courses were approved - name change/added as Honors Course
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

Set next meeting dates – October 21, November 11 and November 25

Adjourn

General Education Committee Meeting

MINUTES for September 9, 2019

Attending: Shirlene Small (SS), Mathew Muether (MM), Sally Fiscus (SF), Becky Nordyke (BN), Linnea GlenMaye (LG), Roy Myose (RM), Maria Sclafani (MS), Steve Kelly (SK), Rannfrid Thelle, Aaron Rife (AR, visiting)

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 8-26-19 meeting

  • Motion to approve carries

Update on the town hall meetings for the Gen ED Revision proposal

  • Faculty Senate Meeting – October 21
  • Faculty Senate Meeting: Vote on Proposal – October 28
  • RM - Updating on townhalls.
    • Several comments on the poll related to inability to exit poll with input on which types of courses are cut.
  • LG – Questions about amendments being added before vote on initial proposal at last Fac. Senate Meeting.
    • RF - Jay Price the parliamentarian should be consulted.

Discussion about incorporation of FYS into the proposal.

  • MM – What is the formal mechanism for having the Gen Ed committee role and views recorded on this proposal?
    • Once we have a formal proposal, we can discuss.
  •  Discussion on the General Education Webpage and Assessment
    • LG - Current charge is available on the faculty senate webpage.

On- going Business:

  • Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • HIST 518 : Constitutional History of the United States - *
    • HIST 576 : The Reformations: Reformation From Heresies to Diversity -*
    • WSUA 102O : First-Year Seminar: Career, Life and the Humanities Geek!
      • Motion to approve passes.
    • WSUB 102B : The Business of You
      • Motion to approve passes.
    • WSUN 102E : FYS: Me and my Place in the World
      • Motion to approve passes. (1 abstention).
    • *Courses were approved – name change/added as Honors course
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

  • RM – Requests following up on quorum definition.

Set next meeting dates –October 21, November 11 and November 25

  • November 25 fall on Fall break. We will try to vote via email

Adjourn

  • Approve

General Education Committee Meeting

AGENDA for September 9, 2019

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Approval of minutes from 8-26-19 meeting

Discussion on the General ED Revision proposal.

On- going Business:

  •  Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • ANTH 416: Archaeology of Sex & Gender
    • ENGL 582 : Writing and Invention
    • POLS 316: Legislative Politics
    • POLS 390C: Developing World
    • POLS 390G: Presidential Nominations
    • SOC 306: Introduction to Gender Studies
    • SOC 315: Marriage and Families
    • SOC 405: Sociology of Aging
    • SOC 515: Family Diversity
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

Set next meeting dates – September 23, 2019

Adjourn

General Education Committee Meeting

MINUTES for August 26, 2019

Attending: Shirlene Small (SS), Mathew Muether (taking minutes, MM), Ranford Thelle (RT), Sally Fiscus (SF), Aaron Rife (Guest, AR), Gina Grabtree (GC), Becky Nordyke (BN), Linnea GlenMaye (LG), Roy Myose (RM)

Welcome by the committee chair – Shirlene Small

Introduction of all committee members

  • No list of new committee members yet. 
  • We will move forward with existing committee.

Approval of minutes from 5-13-19 meeting

  • Motion to approve minutes approved.

Roy Myose General Education Ad Hoc Committee – discussion on the Gen ED Revision proposal.

  • Presented “Proposal for Gen Ed Revision: Background and Survey Results” slides.
  • SF – Can all the Gen Eds be Intro.
    • Yes, its student choice of breadth versus depth.
  • RT – How did HLC come up with credit hour requirements?
  • GC – Does faculty preference to cut tier 2 cut against idea of allowing students to fulfill GenEd with all intro?
    • A: Give most flexibility for program to structure as they need.
  • MM – Have you studied other universities with a similar blanket GenEd structure?
    • K-State and KU seem to maintain a complicated categorization.
  • RT – Does the data suggest that the majority wants a larger number of GenEd credits?
    • RM – This is favoring a structure that support the minimum most indicated necessary.
  • SF – Is this leaving Math and Science students with a deficiency in broad GedEd requirements?
  • RT – Would 33 help split the difference between professional colleges and others?
    • Committee was considering the minimum common denominator.
  • SF – Many students will be able to complete GenEd with 8 courses. Is that acceptable?
    • RM – 8 is the minimum from K-State.
  • SF – This plan needs to have requirements spelled out in term of courses and credit hours.
  • SS – We need to make sure that we are providing the most flexibility possible.
  • SS – What do we want to send back to the Ex. Com?
    • SS – Motion to table the discussion until we have a fuller committee.
  • MM – Expressed concern about lack of example for another University with a broad GenEd classification as proposes. Worried about unintended consequences to enrollment in current I&P and FS courses.
  • SS – Motion to suspend discussion.
    • Approved.

Aaron Rife - First Year Seminar Coordinator - presentation on the program and course requests for approval

  • 20 new FYS sections for fall is the goal for this semester.
  • Showed a table that will be attached to all new FYS course to clarify how outcomes are being met.
    • GC - The Gen Ed outcome mimic what’s in the CCF now.
      • Suggestion to provide just the FYS specific parts of the table with the CCF?
    • GC – March 1 is a realistic deadline for new FYS courses for Spring.
    • Will work to add

On- going Business:

  • Curriculum change request: New Course Proposals
    • SS – Motion to Table this discussion.
    • ENGL 579 : Introduction to Digital Humanities
    • ENGL 582 : Writing and Invention
  • Comments/Information – Registrar’s Office

As may arise

  • None.

Set next meeting dates –September 9

  • November 25 fall on Fall break. We will try to vote via email

Adjourn