Attending: Susan Coultrap-McQuin (presiding); Michael Ameigh
(recording). Yvonne Petrella, Richard Skolnik, Mary Beth Bell, Linda Rae
Markert, David King, Fritz Messere, Cathy Santos, Rameen Mohammadi, Rhonda
Dean Rhonda Mandel of the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and Tania Ramalho, Curriculum and Instruction, are leading the General
Education Taskforce charged with developing a report to the campus on changes
in general education practices across the nation.
The Council compared data on general education enrollments
in Fall 2008, Spring 2009, and Fall 2009 and discussed ways to assure adequate
capacity while also providing a degree of flexibility for incoming students.
The Council discussed progress being made on the development
of a number of program initiatives that provide degree opportunities
specifically designed for part-time students.
New Campus Video:
Jerry Oberst, Associate Director of Admissions, updated the
Council on a new campus video to be produced over the next several weeks. A number of suggestions were made to assure
the video is comprehensive in its coverage of academic programs and
initiatives. Deans will make recommendations
of possible participants.
Rameen announced that Greg Mortenson, author of ‘Three Cups
of Tea,’ will address the campus community in a series of events scheduled for
Linda Rae Markert announced that an exam to be given to
students as part of the Scientific and Quantitative Literacy (SQL) initiative
is moving through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process.