University General Education Committee on 04/10/2020

University General Education Committee on 04/10/2020 at 09:00 a.m.

University General Education Committee Agenda
Meeting Date: 10 April, 2020
Meeting Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
This meeting will be held via WebEx; participants have been invited through that system.
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Meeting number (access code): 627 237 716

1. Announcements, Informational Items, Updates
a. Liberal Education Essay Contest
b. Go Big Read
c. Annual Report to University Academic Planning Council UAPC Doc 20191219.11 pdf
d. Ethnic Studies Instructional Faculty Meeting (February 2020)

2. Approval of notes – 13 December 2019

3. (Old Business) Discussion: How should UW-Madison UGEC respond to the Higher Learning Commission review team’s query:
“…will the current General Education Program…continue to meet student needs and expectations”?

HLC Accreditation Assurance Argument ‐ https://go.wisc.edu/90439q
Team Report – https://go.wisc.edu/9z1jz5 (page 66)
Affirmation of Accreditation ‐ https://go.wisc.edu/15y9qa

4. Updates, Consultation, and Discussion on Teaching During Disruptions (S. Cramer)

5. Action Items Related to Instructional Disruption
a. Grading: https://registrar.wisc.edu/spring-2020-disruptive-grading/
b. Placement Testing and General Education
i. Communication A Subcommittee Recommendation: scores from the Spring/Summer 2020 English Placement Testing Process should be used to award qualifying students completion of the Communication A Requirement without need for further verification or validation of their scores.
ii. Quantitative Reasoning A Subcommittee Recommendation: that scores from the Spring/Summer 2020 Math Placement Testing Process should be used for placement of students into Math courses, as well as to award qualifying students completion of the Quantitative Reasoning A and B Requirements without need for further verification or validation of their scores.
c. Advanced Placement Scores
d. General principles

Please note that in compliance with ss. 19.81 Wis. Stats. and with the 1974 Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), portions of this meeting may be closed to the public, to prevent release of student record information without prior written authorization from the student or students involved.

Open to the public