Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
- Recap of March 2 Property Owner Update meeting that reviewed 2009 and highlighted upcoming events and issues in 2010 (an article regarding this meeting was in the Mar 3 edition of the Badger Herald)
- Discussion of the Alcohol License Density Ordinance (ALDO) - The BID opposes ALDO because it makes it extremely difficult for property owners to secure tenants that are "bars." The BID is attempting to amend ALDO and is encouraging it not to be renewed in October, when it is scheduled to sunset. There was further discussion of this at the Mar. 4 ALRC Subcommittee on Downtown Alcohol Issues and Ordinances. That subcommittee is considering amendments proposed by the BID and will vote on two amendments at the next meeting, in approx. 4 weeks. The two amendments concern repealing the "365 day rule" and altering the definition of "exceptional circumstances" so it is easier for entertainment establishments to get liquor licenses. If you have any questions about this, please let me know, there are a lot more details.
- Approval of 2010 Budget
- Discussion of installation of 'Pay by space' parking meters - visitors will be able to pay for meters with credit cards. Installation starts next week and will begin in the Buckeye parking lot.
- Peace Park - construction will begin this month and last until approx. September
Let me know if you have any questions!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Would it be beneficial to a group of students to have a Bachelors of L&S/Liberal Studies, broad liberal studies curriculum as opposed to majoring in a particular discipline?
o Why force specialization at Undergrad when trying to get students to think broadly?
o Role of ILS program (certificate option but no major)
o Honors program
o Senior Thesis option
o Do you lose depth with the focus on breadth?
o Possibility to build on existing programs
o More flexibility = more guidance needed? Students looking for what their education is about, how they can combine interests. Finding courses that combine well, about interaction and a conversation.
o Option of core curriculum? Training habits of mind rather than focusing on a discipline. Build a foundation, continue from there.
o Way to integrate traditional and non-traditional students together.
o Is our current system of majors the best system for moving people toward essential learning outcomes?
Are we just doing it because we’ve always done it?
By creating more synthesis could we better prepare students for the changing world?
o Possible bad routes
o Degrees like this popular among athletes at other institutions
• Also don’t want an online degree route collaborating w/2 yr schools.
• Possible pressure to turn it into money-raising activity, b/c just need last 30 credits here, could bring in students from elsewhere who just finish here in Liberal Studies.
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