Education 04.07.15 Minutes

Attending:

Abbas Hyderi, Anthony Marino, Mike Kamowski, Michael Hites, Elizabeth Romero, Dave Taeyaerts, Michael Scott, Annie Armstrong, Eric Gobel, Val Prater, Heather O’Leary, Janette Maldonado, Nathan Phillips, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom

  • Bylaws
    • Information
      • Suggestion to amend membership, as listed in bylaws list, to include a representative from Faculty Affairs
      • Bylaws list will be revised, shared with committee by May meeting
      • Update new college titles
  • Learning Management System Governance Board
    • Updates
      • Usage in Blackboard is up 51 courses, with more student use
      • Process of archiving courses will begin soon
      • Discussion of how archiving will work
      • Auto-created course shells will be empty, but instructors can request changes
      • Board will be meeting again next week
  • Old business
    • Apple Contract
      • UIC has reached out to Urbana and UIS about how their contracts were signed
    • Degree Audit Report System
      • Rob Dixon will present on this at the May meeting
    • Center for Excellence in Contemporary Teaching & Learning
      • Update on status of center
      • Website is up and running, advisory board being put together
      • There are a few applicants for the position
      • Discussion of how the committee proposed a teaching and learning center, and what the committee’s role will be going forward
      • Discussion of the Student Success Initiative group membership and goals
    • Updates
      • MyBookstore portal will help match students’ registration information with the books they will need for their courses at the UIC Bookstore
      • May advising profile is beginning, UIC is piloting this with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering
      • This brings all the student information into one place for advisors, should help with overall advising process
      • For summer college, an incoming program for first year students, students will sign up in the UIC registration module that has been released recently
  • Subcommittee Breakouts
    • The subcommittees split up to work on their proposals