Graduation and Retention Committee
21 September 2011, 2:30pm
Attendance: S. Chewning, R. Comeau, M. Kolaitis, H. Damerow, E. Donovan, B. Gaba, G. Hein, G. Kabak, H. Keith, H. Krebs, B. Lukaschewsky, P. Rodihan, N. Farakish
The meeting began with an introduction of new and returning members. Membership on sub-committees was reviewed and will be updated on the website.
The 2010-11 annual report was approved and will be updated on the website.
H. Pomann reported that the Data Subcommittee spent the summer reviewing the Noel-Levitz Satisfaction Survey and made a proposal that the G&R Committee endorse the survey and send it for further endorsement to the EPC with four conditions. The wording of the proposal reads:
The sub-committee recommends that the Noel Levitz Satisfaction Survey be
administered with the following conditions:
1. Form B be utilized for the survey.
2. There might be a necessity to qualify the results of the questions that refer to "My Academic Advisor," as most students do not have a specific academic advisor.
3. The survey should not be given to ENG 087, ENG 088, ENG 098, ESL 012, 022, 032, 042, 051, 054, 081, 091, 085 and 086.
4. Faculty be notified well in advance of the administration of the survey in their classes, and faculty be reminded that they are entitled to opt out of the survey if their classes are selected for participation.
S. Chewning will forward the proposal to the chair of the EPC for their consideration. Some discussion ensued regarding the announcement of the survey before its endorsement by the Faculty. It was agreed that a new policy regarding the use of in-class assessments should be developed.
H. Damerow reported that the Transfer Subcommittee would like to continue to work on a list of programs based on their status as either a career/professional program or a transfer program. S. Chewning agreed to develop a letter to be sent to program coordinators and chairs.
This meeting time was discussed as somewhat convenient, but that a time when more people can be present should be sought. For the time being the meeting dates of Monday 10/24 and Monday 11/21 will be considered for the rest of the semester.
An agenda of issues to be considered this year by the Committee will also be developed – with input by each subcommittee.
With no additional business the Committee adjourned at 3:40pm.
Graduation and Retention Committee Chair 2011-12