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LAGER Committee Minutes 10/20/16

October 27th, 2016

Final LAGER Committee Minutes 10/20/16

Present:  Lavon, Melanie, Damon, Kyle(chair), Caleb, Drew(rec.)

    1. Minutes from 10/6/16 were approved and posted to the MoonRoom site
    2. New info from the writing director
      1. Cohort of students that place directly into HP is larger than initially thought
        1. 60-70 students
      2. New curriculum currently requires ENG 102 of all incoming students
      3. Discussion of possible Options
    3. Catalog language updated to reflect all requirements – pre-req’s or otherwise
      1. Approved by committee
      2. Does not change the number of credits
      3. May cause a perception that model has grown
        1. Important to point this out moving forward
    4. Discussion of Draft Catalog Language 2
      1. Made adjustment to Breadth Humanity requirement language
      2. Double counting issue
        1. Discussion of positives and negatives of double counting CiP requirements – continuation of discussion that began during Wednesday forum
        2. Will need to be an ongoing discussion
        3. One possible way of moving forward – remove any mention of double counting in catalog language – use current language of discrete credit hours – ensures the integrity of the community
        4. Process for handling double counting will be addressed in the implementation guide and chartering process for CiP’s – in Curriculum Committee approval process
    5. Brief discussion of Arts and Sciences feedback
      1. Naming changes
        1. Place-based
        2. Curriculum –> Guilford Experience
        3. Community – some discussion of this naming is needed going forward



Clerk’s Committee Agenda for Friday October 28, 2018

October 26th, 2016

Clerk’s Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday October 28, 2016 11:30 am

  1. Gathering and Moment of Silence 3 minutes
  2. Approval of Minutes from 9/16 meeting 2 minutes
  3. For approval: Minor in Marketing 15 minutes
  4. For review: Proposed committee changes from Nominating 5 minutes
  5. For approval: Agenda for Faculty Meeting November 2 30 minutes
  • Topics needing attention:
    • General Education Revision
    • Minor in Marketing
    • Request from Maria Rosales
    • Nominating moves (IRB etc.)
  1. Review of Committee Work from Liaisons (list here) 10 minutes
  2. Close in silence

LAGER Committee Minutes 10/6/16

October 20th, 2016

Final LAGER Committee Minutes 10/6/16


Present:  Kyle (chair), Darla, Caleb, Melanie, Lavon, Damon, Drew (rec.)


  1. Minutes from 9/29/16 were approved
  2. Questions moving forward
    1. How many majors/programs already require a specific QL?
    2. Which documents should be edited moving forward, which are locked?
      1. Shared docs from 9/29 faculty meeting should be locked – no longer edit
  3. Questions/conversation from 10/5/16 forum
    1. Concern that CiP’s could become major lite with rigid requirements
    2. Current design has a minimum requirement for CiP’s, but no maximum? Should it be a set number, or should there be a range, a maximum?
    3. Concern again about making breadth requirements within a CiP too prescriptive, not allowing for a range of experiences.
    4. How many students double major? Somewhere around one third of students who graduated last year were double majors.
    5. Concern that larger CiP’s would not work for large major or double major students. Or that large major/double major students would only fit in a few smaller communities.
    6. Need to better communicate that faculty will be designing CiP’s not having them assigned
    7. Need to better communicate that CiP’s will be working with large ideas, not just one area, or one location
    8. Concern about two credit seminars and credit load, could result in dropped courses – students being under 12 credits, etc
    9. Concern about visibility of QL, writing sequence, in the new design, etc – different from the current discrete course requirements
  4. To Do Lists – Possible Next Steps
    1. Workshop idea
      1. For designing CiP’s
    2. Weekly drop in meetings with a LAGER rep
    3. Meeting with Curriculum and Assessment committees
  5. Nov 2nd Faculty meeting

Clerk’s Committee Agenda for October 21, 2016

October 20th, 2016

Clerk’s Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday October 21, 2016 11:30 am


  1. Gathering and Moment of Silence – 3 minutes

  2. Approval of Minutes from 9/16 meeting – 2 minutes

  3. Faculty Meeting review for 9/28 – 5 minutes

  4. Faculty forum review for 10/5 – 5 minutes

  5. Faculty for Ara’s task force to improve gift and endowed fund reporting – 5 minutes

  6. For review: Study leave requests – 20 minutes

  7. For discussion: Diversity Action Committee – 10 minutes

  8. Review of Committees from Liaisons (list here) – 10 minutes

  9. Student Request for Election Day – 5 minutes

  10. Close in silence

Faculty salaries at the Board of Trustees

October 8th, 2016

Ione Taylor, chair of the Academic Affairs committee of the Board of Trustees, just noted to the full board in their public meeting the need for improving faculty salaries to match our peers and competitors. She referred to this as ‘deferred people maintenance,’ naming it as a need equivalent to the deferred maintenance of our buildings and physical resources.

This represents a change in focus and in role compared to past Academic Affairs reports, and gains us a level of advocacy on the board that I have not previously seen. Ione is not alone in this. The other members of Academic Affairs have also made very encouraging statements.

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