April 21, 2014
|Members Present||Ex-Officio Present||Guests Present|
|Jonathan Allison||Mike Shanks||Karen Badger (Acting Chair)|
|Ruth Beattie||Debbie Sharp||Leah Simpson|
|Russell Brown||Chris Thuringer|
- Approval of minutes from April 7, 2014 meeting
Mike Shanks offered an update regarding item 4.c in the minutes: there is no limit to how many DL courses a student can count towards a degree.
-Approved by consensus.
- Consent Agenda
PS 210DL – Introduction to Comparative Politics
GWS 309DL – Health, History, and Human Diversity
HIS 119 – War and Society, 1350-1914
MCL 135 – Vampires: Evolution of a Sexy Monster
RUS 271 – Russian Culture 1900-Present
RUS 375 – Russian Film
-HOLD for next meeting
AIS 430 – Islam in America
- Course discussion:
ENG 168 – All That Speak of Jazz: An Intellectual Inquiry into Jazz and Democracy
-Outside reviewers suggest a more in-depth listening experience for this jazz course but otherwise support approval of the course
-approved; reviewer comments will be sent to proposer as a recommendation
The revised rubrics have been uploaded to the UK Core website under the Assessment tab. Ben Withers will send the link to Deans, Associate Deans, DUSs and Dept. Chairs to review and provide feedback. We will plan to use the revised versions for the May evaluations.
There are still a few gaps to fill in over the next couple of weeks.
On a related note, the LMS Selection Committee is considering changing from Blackboard in the future, which would impact our evaluation approach. A recommendation should be made by the end of the calendar year.
Meeting adjourned at 3:45 pm.
Prepared by Joanie Ett-Mims on April 22, 2014