Minutes


Snow College General Education Committee
April 15, 2013
In attendance: Mel Jacobsen, Joseph Papenfuss, Adam Larsen, Susan White, Gregory
Wright, Clinton King, Lafaun Barnhurst, Beckie Hermansen, Richard Squire, Rick White,
English Brooks Minutes: recap of last week’s discussion as led by Marvin Dodge. Motion by Clinton,
second by Mel. Unanimous vote.


We will not meet next week.
English Brooks: Asked for support for the Initiative on Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement designation, a voluntary commitment to community engagement which fits well with our mission statement and GE outcomes. Becky and Lafaun: focus group with Richfield high school students about GE preassessment survey. Discussion of the results ensued. The results indicated hands-on experiences are important to incoming students. 10-15 minutes to completion. They didn’t understand integrative/integrated. Paper and pencil will give us a higher response rate? Beckie typed up her notes and they are available for review, including the original responses. The survey seems that it will create an awareness in students about GE outcomes.


Plan for workshop at the back to school stuff in the fall. Possible format:
Introduction to new GE/LEAP/integrated learning
Introduce integrated GE course blocks
Break into groups of different disciplines and brainstorm possible
blocks/topics
Report to large group
Introduce integrated assignments/presented by GE Committee
Break into groups and brainstorm possible integrated assignments
In other news:
Clinton quotes from Wikipedia:
In fiction, a mook may be-
1. A disagreeable or incompetent person.
2. A character whose contribution to the story is negligible.
3. A static self-centered character whose purpose in the story is to obstruct other characters by either being clumsy, foolish, greedy, evil, obtrusive, or a combination of those elements.
4. An insignificant character's passing that is often part of the story and the audience is often unsympathetic to that passing.