Meeting Date: 
October 7, 2021
10/07/2021 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
  1. CIM Training – Heath Henry
    • Training for course proposal reviews and category reviews

NOTE: Training is required for new committee members. Continuing members are not required to attend but it is recommended.




Upcoming Meetings
October 14 ~ 1:00-2:00 PM
October 21 ~ 1:00-2:00 PM
October 28 ~ 1:00-2:00 PM


Voting members present: Ivan Arismendi, Aidas Banaitis, Geoffrey Barstow, Daniel Faltesek, Lori McGraw, Kyle Niemeyer, Rene Reitsma, Kaplan Yalcin
Voting members absent: Heather Arbuckle, Matthew Kennedy, Kelsey Emard, Jack Istok, Justin St. Germain, Randy Rosenberger
Ex-Officio members present: Kali Furman – Difference, Power & Discrimination; Heath Henry – Office of Undergraduate Education; Karen Watte – Ecampus
Guests present: Funmi Amobi, Dwaine Plaza


CIM Training – Heath Henry

  • Training for course proposal reviews and category reviews

NOTE: Training is required for new committee members. Continuing members are not required to attend but it is recommended.

  • Some syllabus items, if missing, are an immediate send back. If you’re not sure about anything, feel free to bring it to the committee for discussion.
  • Category Reviews – This year’s category up for review is Science, Technology & Society (STS). There are currently 63, there may be a few more added later.
    • Emails will come from Heath. It will have two important links – one goes to SharePoint and the other goes to the reviewer form.
      • Reviewer form is a Qualtrics form and saves as it goes.
        • You can leave fields blank, if you prefer. The form is for Baccalaureate Core Committee (BCC) records.
        • First page of the Qualtrics form is information related to the category. It includes:
          • Baccalaureate Core Learning Outcomes (BCLOs)
          • Criteria
          • Restrictions, if any
            • STS has a cap of 70 students, unless they have Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs).
            • STS has a writing assignment
            • Pre-requisites should not be restrictive
              • Pre-reqs on synthesis courses should generally be limited to Baccalaureate Core (BC) skills courses
        • Reviewing the syllabus
          • A syllabus must be included for each location, modality and instructor
            • If there are multiple instructors in one modality, check if they are using a shared syllabus. If they are each responsible for their own syllabus, they must each submit a syllabus.
          • Does it have the BC verbatim statement for STS?
          • Does it label and list the BCLOs verbatim?
          • Does it have a connection for how the course fits the category?
            • Faculty typically fill out the matrix, but it is not always used.
          • Does it have clear evidence for how the Category Student Learning Outcomes (CSLO)s are being assessed via the specific course activities?
          • Does the writing assignment meet all the requirements of the category?
            • Articulate a critical perspective on issues involving STS
            • Require at least 1,250 words
            • Requires two outside sources
            • Single, out of class assignment
      • SharePoint – everyone has access to SharePoint. Login with ONID email.
        • There is a folder for each course (courses are listed alphabetically)
          • If you cannot find a course, contact Heath Henry.
        • All documents related to the course will be in the folder. This includes:
          • Syllabus
          • Form filled out by submitter
            • If a question is gray, it was not shown to the submitter
          • CORE Report (enrollment data)
            • Locations, modalities
            • Colleges students are from
            • Enrollment (numbers, years, college)
              • Is enrollment pulling heavily from a particular college? Is it limiting to other colleges?
                • Some colleges list synthesis courses in the BC as part of their major, so it may have a larger skew from a particular college.
            • Grade scale
              • Is there an unusual amount of As, Fs or withdraws?
          • Review Table for Bacc Core (not always included – sometimes included as part of the Category review)
  • CIM Proposals – Adding courses to the BC; can be for any category. Each category has its own requirements.
  • Form is fairly simple check-list – does not have course specific forms like the category reviews, but they are category specific.
  • If it’s a new course, it’ll be labelled at the top of the CIM proposal
  • Changes to current courses – additions are in green, removed text is red.
  • For new courses, a syllabus is needed for each modality, but is not required for each instructor.
  • Check the comments at the bottom of the proposal to see if there are any concerns from liaisons or reviewers from other committees.