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AGENDA OF ALL-FACULTY MEETING: 29 MARCH 2007

8-8.30am: Gathering (Coffee, Tea, Juice, Pastries Provided)

8.30-8.45am: Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Susan E. Breck, President of the Faculty Senate and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Vaughn Vandegrift, Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Paul W. Ferguson, Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology and Biology

8.45-9.45am: Keynote Address

Dr. Paul L. Gaston, Provost and Professor of English, Kent State University

(Dr. Gaston will allow approximately 15 minutes for questions following his address.)

9.45-10.00am: BREAK

10.00-10.15am: On the Origins and Imperative of Reforming General Education at SIUE

Dr. Joel C. Hardman, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature

10.15-11.15: Presentations by the BRIDGE Design Teams [Moderators: Dr. Susan E. Breck, President of the Faculty Senate and Dr. Eric W. Ruckh, Chair, BRIDGE Committee]

i.) Learning Communities: General Education Design for a Premier Metropolitan University Proposal (Learning Communities)

ii.) Students' Integrated and Universal Education: SIUE Education Proposal (Distribution Model)

iii.) Integrated Core Proposal (Core Model)

11.15-11.30: Presentation of Results from Student Focus Groups (tasked to discuss the existing and proposed general education programs) [Introduced by Dr. E. Duff Wrobbel, Associate Professor of Speech Communications]

Ms. Jamie Baker

Ms. Rachel Price

11.30am-12noon: BREAK (and pick up bag lunches)

12-2pm: Roundtable Discussions of the BRIDGE proposals [Moderator: Dr. N. Kay Covington, President-Elect of the Faculty Senate and Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education]

The Meridian Ballroom will be divided into three zones, designated by color. Participants will discuss each proposal for approximately 30 minutes; then they will discuss the option, 'none of the three models.' They will provide both individual and collective written responses to a small number of questions. These responses will be anonymous, but they will be collected. The design teams will be rotated through the three zones and be available to answer questions as they arise.

2-2.05: Reminder: Preferential Voting

Dr. Eric J. Voss, Chair, Rules and Procedures Council of the Faculty Senate and Associate Professor of Chemistry

2.05-2.30pm: BREAK

The BRIDGE Committee will collate collective responses that are generated during the roundtable discussions and prepare preliminary presentations of them.

2.30-3pm: Preliminary Reports of Responses to the Reform Proposals

Dr. William G. Hendey, Director, Academic Counseling and Advising and member of BRIDGE Committee

Dr. Susan Yager, Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Management and Information Systems and member of BRIDGE Committee

3pm: Ballot Box Opens

3-5pm: Public Comments [Moderator: Dr. Eric J. Voss, Chair, Rules and Procedures Council]

Participants will have an opportunity to speak about the proposed general education reform. Comments will be limited to 2 minutes per participant. Individuals must sign up in order to speak. A sign-up sheet for speaking order will be available with a member of the Rules and Procedures Council from 8am to 3pm.

5.00-5.15pm: Concluding Reflections

Dr. Eric W. Ruckh, Chair, BRIDGE Committee

Dr. Susan E. Breck, President of the Faculty Senate

5.30pm: Reception and Continuing Voting [Appetizers, Coffee, Water, Soda will be provided. There will be a cash bar.]