October 15, 2012

UK Core Education Committee (UKCEC)
Date of Meeting: 
Monday, October 15, 2012
Location of Meeting: 
Keeneland Room, WT Young Library, 2:00-4:00 pm
Members Present Ex-Officio Present Guests Present
Ruth Beattie Debbie Sharp Chris Thuringer
Heather Bush   Ben Withers
Patty Cook    
Amy Gaffney    
Nancy Jones    
Jenny Rice    


  1. Course Approvals

GER 343 (Humanities) – approved, pending revisions to course review form

MCL 270 (Humanities) – approved

SPA 262 (Humanities) – approved

TA 150 (Arts and Creativity) – approved

  1. Discussion of UK Core Summit

The UK Core Summit is scheduled for October 18, 1:30-3 pm in the Lexmark Room of the Main Building.

Tentative agenda:

  • State of the Core: about 200 courses approved for UK Core, breakdown by Area
  • Transition from IGEOC to UKCEC: role of group
  • Update on assessment of UK Core: first year is mostly an assessment of the assessment process
  • Kathi Kern, Director of CELT: resources to support UK Core courses
  • Success of transition from USP to UK Core
  • Innovation of UK Core
  • Faculty-driven process
  • Questions/open forum for discussion
  1. UKCEC Rules and Charge
  • Revision to Senate Rules regarding the USP Committee
  • Group to review and offer revisions & suggestions at next meeting
  • Requirements for Graduation in Senate Rules (5.4.3) needs to be revised to reflect UK Core vs. US
  1. Other Business
  • Citizenship rubric: revised to reinstate original language (email circulated by Susan Larson on 10/3/12) – approved
  • Offering of 8-week courses: Senate Credit Hour guidelines (5.2.1)
  • UKCEC concern: seat time requirements may be met, but the content of some courses may not be suited for a compressed 8-week course
  1. Meeting for October 22nd canceled.  Next meeting will be November 5th.
  1. Meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm.


Prepared by Joanie Ett-Mims on October 16, 2012

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