Honors Forum
 

HFC - MINUTES  -- November 4, 1998

Present: 

Michael Arnush, Sue Bender, Phil Boshoff, Allison Kupfer, Steve Hoffman, Emily Levy, Jon Ramsey, Amelia Rauser, Anita Steigerwald.

Absent:  

Chris McGrath


The meeting began at 9:00 am, Library 437.

Minutes were read, corrected and then approved by the Council.


  1. Revised course proposals for Fall '99 were disseminated. Council members were asked to read and critique for the next meeting if possible.

    • BI190: Populations and Adaptations, Monica Raveret Richter

      • Designate course as HF and add one credit as the Honors component as HF100 Honors Forum Workshop.
    • TH101-01: Introduction to Theatre, Lawrence Optiz

      • Designate course as HF and add one credit as the Honors component as HF100 Honors Forum Workshop.
    • PH103: Introduction to Philosophy, Frank Gonzalez

      • Designate course as HF and add one credit as the Honors component as HF100 Honors Forum Workshop
    • PY1xx Images of Science in Society, David Atkatz

      • Designate course as HF with same number of credits

  2. Course alternatives - outline revised by Jon Ramsey

    • The Council discussed at length the ideas for Honors Forum Course Alternatives.

      • HF271/272: Honors Independent Study (The Council decided to amend this slightly and have Michael prepare it for Curriculum Committee.)

      • Honors Project (The Council decided to proceed with this alternative and notify Curriculum Committee.)

      • Study Abroad Honors Experience (Detailed discussion postponed until the next Council meeting.)

    • The Council approved Kerim Odekon's request to count AM372 Independent Study on "Suburbia in the Next Millennium" towards his seven Honors Forum credits.

  3. A recent discussion among deans at other institutions to which Sue contributed revealed that Skidmore's Honors Program is considered by external communities to be well-designed and implemented. In light of this fact, the Council decided to put together an institutional package for dissemination that describes/advertises the HF. Sue and Michael will plan the creation of this package.

  4. Other items to be discussed at the next meeting:

    • Events

    • Overseas study

    • Defending the Forum

    • Fall '99 courses.

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 am , - next meeting scheduled for Wednesday,  November 11, 9 am, PCR.

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