Recorder: Mark Morey
Present: Greg Auleta, Marybeth Bell, Joan Carroll, Jean Chambers,
Diane Chepko-Sade, Bill Goffe, John Huonker, Michael LeBlanc, and Mark
Regrets: Sue Camp and Robert Irwin (who also provided e-mail input) sent
regrets for not being able to make the meeting.
1) The minutes of the meeting on March 8,
2006, were approved.
2) We discussed the issue of course
prerequisites including what some of the other SUNY campuses are doing.
John Huonker volunteered to edit and improve our draft of a memo to be sent to
the Academic Policies Committee regarding our recommendations supporting the
clarification and automatic enforcement of course prerequisites through the
3) The Committee discussed the “Progress
Report to Faculty Assembly” that Jean had drafted and suggested some minor
editorial changes. She will present it at the meeting later today.
4) Since Nikki Bomasuto has left the College,
Jean will contact Michael Ameigh to see about a replacement member for the
AQC. Jean Chambers brought up the idea of replacing her as the chair of
the AQC but graciously agreed to stay on given the promises of support and
assistance from the other members present.
5) We held a discussion of possible
initiatives for the AQC.
- Since the Faculty Assembly has established a new taskforce dealing with
writing across the curriculum, we agreed that the AQC is in support of that
effort and request that we have a seat on that taskforce for an AQC
member. Further, Jean Chambers will forward a folder of materials that
she has collected on the issue to the taskforce.
- The AQC is interested in the concept of assessment as it relates to
academic quality and in comparison to the concept of evaluation. We briefly
discussed Collegiate Learning Assessment as one example of relevant
developments in the field, and Mark Morey promised to provide the AQC with some
materials for consideration on the broad issue of assessment for our next
- We brought up and briefly discussed the possibility of an initiative to
clarify and improve the policy on repeating courses as it relates to academic
- We briefly discussed the faculty and student reward structures and
imbalances that exist in regard to important issues of quality. One topic
mentioned within this discussion was the possibility of requirements for
“in-service” or “continuing education” experiences for faculty.
- Finally, our list of possible initiatives included a thrust on quality of
student reading within the more broadly defined literacy issue.
The meeting closed at 12 noon. Our next meeting is scheduled for 2:30
pm on April 26 in Room 123 in the library.