undergrad-education - minutes 2011-2012
CUE Minutes for January 27, 2012 Meeting [PDF version]
CUE Minutes for Jan. 27, 2012
Meeting was called to order at 1:36 p.m. in Park Shops room 201.
Members Present: H. Hergeth, chair; J. Lee; J. Knopp; R. Abrams; H. Charlton; M. Gallardo-Williams; F. Artis; C. Zelna; G. Huntington; C. Vick; M. Johnson; A. Nowel; D. Rieder; J. Jameson; P. Domingue; J. Heitman; D. Burton; M. Albidrez; M. Williford; K. Morgan; G. Roberson; J. Jur; C. Levine; D. Zonderman; J. Ambrose; C. Freeman
Guests: Dr. Karen Young, Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs, CHASS
Remarks from Chair Helmut Hergeth – The chair welcomed our guest, Karen Young of CHASS.
Remarks from Dean John Ambrose, Div. Of Undergrad. Acad. Prog. (DUAP) – Informed the committee that the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity has a fund available to assist faculty and staff who wish to develop a course for the GEP U.S. Diversity co-requisite. The deadline is February 29, 2012 to apply. If you or a colleague is interested, please contact Helmut and Carrie to assist with course outcomes as needed. Catherine will send the announcement from the OIED office after the meeting. (attached to minutes)
Tabled Actions: Review of the PS course descriptions submitted for GK review were tabled at the last meeting. To prepare for removing these courses from the table, CUE members were asked to review the submitted course descriptions and identify which courses require more information for the member to determine if it should remain on the GK list. After tallying the online/email responses, the majority of members requested more information (syllabus) be provided for PS 236, 335, 336, 342. These syllabi were received and distributed to members along with the agenda for today’s meeting.
A motion was made to approve the PS courses to remain on the GEP Global Knowledge course list. Seconded. The Chair asked if any member wanted to pull any courses from the list to be voted separately. The remaining courses would be voted on as a group. A request was made to pull PS 335, 336, and 342.
The following courses were unanimously approved to remain on the GK course list:
- PS 231, 236, 241, 339, 341, 345, 431, 433
The following PS courses were voted on separately:
- PS 335 International Law – A motion was made to approve this course to remain on the GK list; Seconded.
Discussion: A member expressed concern that there were no student learning outcomes listed in the syllabus received making it difficult to evaluate the course for the GK category. There was some discussion that perhaps the committee is confusing “objectives” with “outcomes.” Another member indicated that the focus on international law fits the GK category and can infer from the objectives listed what the learning outcomes would be. As with all courses on GEP lists, the committee must determine if the course meets the objectives. SACS requires that outcomes are measurable. The chair asked if the committee could support a motion to approve pending that the outcomes are written into the syllabus to show how this course meets the specific objectives of GK. A motion was made to approve pending the inclusion of outcomes in syllabus regarding GK. Seconded. Approved unanimously.
- PS 336 Global Environmental Politics – A motion was made to approve this course to remain on the GK list. Seconded. The chair opened the floor to discussion. A committee member stated the same concerns related to clarifying learning outcomes. Another member would like to see the learning outcomes presented in a way that they were measurable. A motion was made to approve pending the inclusion of outcomes in the syllabus regarding GK. Approved unanimously.
- PS 342 Politics of China and Japan –A motion was made to approve this course to remain on the GK list. Seconded. The chair opened the floor to discussion. A committee member noted that the syllabus did not include GEP learning outcomes, course objectives, or how the course relates to GK. The committee felt there was not enough information to approve to remain on the list. A motion was made to table this course. Seconded. The course was tabled with the request that the GK Short Form be submitted for review.
Approval of the minutes of the Dec. 2, 2011 meeting. A motion was made to approve. Seconded. Approved unanimously. Jim Knopp thanked Catherine for the good job on preparing the minutes from the last meeting.
GEP Course to remain on GEP list(s):
- FLG 212 German Language, Culture, Science and Technology – A motion was made to keep FLG 212 on both the GK and IP lists. Seconded. Approved for both lists unanimously.
GEP Courses to be added to GEP list(s):
- CLA 320 Masterpieces of Classical Literature –A motion was made to add CLA 320 to the HUM and GK lists. Seconded. Approved unanimously.
- CLA 325 Gender, Ethnicity, and Identity in the Ancient World – A motion was made to add CLA 325 to the HUM and GK lists. Seconded. Approved unanimously.
Meeting adjourned 2:10 p.m.
Submitted by Marjie Srsic
GEP U.S. Diversity Development Fund Memo (attachment)