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Tuning Oversight Council for Mathematics, Business, and Information Systems

The Tuning Oversight Council for Mathematics, Business, and Information Systems has completed drafts of their tuning packages.

Fine tuning of the courses recommended for the Transfer Compacts for these disciplines was completed in July 2013. The descriptions, with learning objectives, will be considered for approval as updates to the Academic Course Guide Manual. Course descriptions and learning objectives have been approved and can be seen here.

The most recent meeting of the Tuning Oversight Council for Mathematics, Business, and Information Systems was held at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin on May 31, 2013.

MAY 31, 2013

Welcome - audio


Minutes of last meeting (for approval)

Members by Committee


Survey Information by Committee


Interpreting Survey Results

Morning wrap-up and dismissal to committees - audio 


Business Packet
Business Survey Results
Business Survey Interpretation

Computer Information  Systems and Sciences

CIS&S Packet
CIS&S Survey Results
CIS&S Survey Interpretation
     discussion of Discrete Math
     discussion of new ACGM proposals
     discussion of syllabi requests

Management Information Systems

MIS Packet
MIS Survey Results
MIS Survey Interpretation


Math Packet
Math Survey Results
Math Survey Interpretation

Courses for Fine-tuning

Memoranda of Understanding

Biology and Chemistry

Course descriptions

Afternoon session - audio

TOCMBI Timeline


FEBRUARY 8, 2013

Welcome and Opening Remarks



Minutes of September 14, 2012 tuning meeting



Charges to TOCMBI



Timeline for Completion

ACGM Spring 2012

Committees: Business

Field of Study for Business

Business Timeline

Business Degree comparison by course


Math Degree comparison by course

Computer & Information Systems

C&IS Degree comparison by course

Field of Study for Computer Science

Management Information Systems

MIS Degree comparison by course

Survey results to date


Wrap-up of morning session audio

Afternoon Session audio 

Updated membership lists

Member list

Members by committee


Evaluation form

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012


audio AM

audio PM

Membership by committee

Draft minutes

Business Materials: 

Break-out agenda

Business Competency table

Business Expertise diagram

Bloom's levels

College-Career Readiness Standards

Math Materials:

Depth and Breadth

Develop communication

Data Analysis and Organization

Develop Mathematical Skills

Table Bounaiev

JUNE 15, 2012

Membership by committee

Agenda - 6-15-12

Opening Remarks - Dr. James Nelson, Council Chair


Implications and Discussion of the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) and Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) - Dr. James Goeman, Assistant Director of Academic Programs, Division of Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research



Preliminary Student Survey Results

Mathematics: spreadsheets - University and Community college students


Business: spreadsheets - University and Community college students

C&IS: spreadsheets - University and Community college students

MIS: spreadsheets - University and Community college students


Afternoon Wrap-up and Going Forward - Dr. James Nelson


Minutes of 2-24-12 meeting 


Memorandum of Understanding and Signatory Institutions

Tuning Timelines: in PowerPoint and in .pdf

Individual committee break-out materials can be found on Sharepoint


FEBRUARY 24, 2012:

Members by Committee

The first organizational meeting of the Tuning Oversight Council for Mathematics, Business, and Computer/Management Information Systems was held in Austin on Friday, February 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Woodward Conference Center, 3401 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78741.

INITIAL MEETING February 24, 2012

Agenda - Full Council

Agenda - Discipline-specific breakout sessions

Welcome and Introductions - Mary Smith, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Division of Academic Planning and Policy,  Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


Election of Chair and Co-chair - Kevin Lemoine, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Division of Workforce, Academic Affairs, and Research, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 

Charges to the Council and Committees - Mary Smith



Presentation: Tuning and Course Alignment Process Overview - Mary Smith and Kevin Lemoine


longer Lumina presentation

Presentation: Orientation to Charges: Navigating the Tuning Process in the Context of a Body of Knowledge - James K. Nelson, Jr., Dean of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Tyler


Presentation: Civil Engineering Deliverables from the 2010-11 Tuning Cycle - Reinold Cornelius, Program Director, Academic Research and Grant Programs, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


Civil Engineering Deliverables package

link here to all four completed engineering packages

Breakout Instructions - Jim Nelson


Lunch and Sessions for Discipline-Specific Committees (Agenda)

1.     Blanco Room - Members of the Business Committee

2.     Guadalupe Room - Members of the Mathematics Committee

3.     Barton Creek Room - Members of the Computer Information Systems


4.     San Gabriel Room - Members of the Management Information Systems



Wrap-up, Q&A, and Looking Ahead - James Nelson, Mary Smith




Tuning Information:

Engineering Packets

Participating Institutions

Tuning and Transfer Compact Summary

Tuning Templates:

full package template

Bloom's table template

Core Competencies chart

Core Competencies by ed level

timeline for 2012-13

Lumina Foundation for Education:

Sample Degree Framework

Learning Accountability - Lumina

Tuning Initiative in Texas

Survey Information:

Institutional Review Board information

The Role of Surveys in Tuning

Student Surveys:

Math - Community College

Math - University

Survey Cover Sheets:

Math - Community College

Math - University

Business- Community College

Business- University

CIS- Community College

CIS- University

MIS- Community College

MIS- University

Facilitating Student Transfer - James Nelson

LiveMeeting/Sharepoint Information

Academic Course Guide Manual 2012

Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Approaching Category 5

Title 19 Education Code




Director: Mary Smith

Program Consultant: Debbie Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Wise



Committee Liaisons:

Computer Information Systems: Reinold Cornelius

Management Information Systems: Chris Fowler

Mathematics: Lucy Heston

Business: Suzanne Pickens


MIS Employer Survey


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