April 7, 2014
|Members Present||Ex-Officio Present||Guests Present|
|Jonathan Allison||Mike Shanks||Karen Badger|
|Ruth Beattie||Debbie Sharp||Leah Simpson|
|Russell Brown||Chris Thuringer|
|Ben Withers (Chair)|
- Approval of minutes from March 24, 2014 meeting
Approved by consensus.
- Consent Agenda
Arts and Creativity
TA 110DL – Theatre: An Introduction
ANT 339 – Human Rights in Global Perspective
COM 313DL – Interpersonal Communication in Close Relationships
RUS 370 – Russian Folklore (in English)
- Evaluator Recruitment:
Evaluations for the Inquiry areas and Quantitative Reasoning are planned for May 13, 14 and 15. A call has been sent out to potential evaluators, with a planned participation of 10-14 evaluators per area.
- Rubric Revisions:
Chris and Leah are revising the rubrics to change the current 5-point rating scales to 3-point rating scales (as discussed at the 2/14/14 UKCEC meeting). The existing language will be adapted to fit the 3-point scale to provide a clear differentiation of the scores. The revised rubrics will be sent out soon to Area Experts and then to faculty and Associate Deans for review and feedback.
- Other Business
- Teacher Course Evaluations:
Online TCEs using eXplorance software will have logic built into the evaluations to direct students to Core-specific questions if the course in which they are enrolled is a UK Core course. The university plans to move forward using the eXplorance software.
- Area expert terms expiring this year:
Patty, Jonathan, Heather – begin process to name replacements.
- UK Core Distance Learning courses:
It is now possible for students to complete Core by taking all DL courses. One option is to market this as a benefit to students.
-Is there a limit to how many DL credits can count towards a degree?
-What DL courses are offered in each area? Are there enough DL courses to justify marketing DL in UK Core?
-Data for success rate of students in Core DL courses?
-May not support the university’s vision/philosophy of a residential college
-Marketing could give an unfair enrollment advantage to DL courses
UKCEC could continue this discussion during the joint summer meeting with the UGC.
Meeting adjourned at 4:05 pm.
Prepared by Joanie Ett-Mims on April 8, 2014