Approved Recommendations

The following recommendations have been approved by the EAC and the district president.

[Note: further elaboration on any given recommendation can be found in the respective minutes.]

Approved by EAC, 2/26/2014; Approved by President Jeremy Brown, 4/14/2014

Approved by the EAC, 1/29/2014; Approved by President Jeremy Brown, 2/26/2014

Approved by the EAC, 10/30/2013; Approved by President Jeremy Brown, 11/5/2013

Approved by the EAC, 5/15/2013

  • Grade Appeal Procedure
  • Academic Handbook -C 100 and PCC Catalog: add this sentence to "One-year Certificate Requirements" and "Less-Than One Year Certificate Requirements": Students may apply to the department chair for waiver of this requirement if they can demonstrate currency in the field. (This wording omission had been an oversight.)

Approved by the EAC, 4/17/2013

Approved by the EAC, 320/2013

  • The suggested revisions to I-301, Instructor Qualifications, with addition of the word “employment” before “status” in point 5.

Approved by the EAC, 2/20/2013

New Degree: Multimedia: Video Production AAS Degree

Approved by the EAC, 1/23/2013

Approved by the EAC, 11/14/2012

Approved by the EAC, 10/17/2012

  • Certificates:
    • The MSD Basic Healthcare Informatics Assistant: CGCC
    • MSD Customer Service Professional Career Pathway
    • MSD Customer Service Management Career Pathway
  • Revisions to c100 Certificates of the Academic Policies and Standards Handbook
  • Name change from “Academic Standards and Practices” to “Academic Policies and Standards” Committee

Approved by the EAC, 6/13/2012

  • EAC’s Distance Learning Steering Committee Recommendations 34 and 39 (see Appendix B of the 6/13/12 EAC minutes)
  • New Certificate: Criminal Justice--Police Leadership
  • New Degree: Landscape: Environmental Landscape Technology Management AAS
  • New Certificate: Emergency Telecommunications/ Service Dispatcher
  • Preamble to the Academic Handbook

Approved by the EAC, 5/23/2012

  • Additional EAC Distance Learning Steering Committee Recommendations (not including #39, and with the friendly amendments to recommendations 16 and 60—please see Appendix A of the 5/23/12 EAC minutes)
  • Revisions to the EAC bylaws
  • Revisions to S701 of the Academic Handbook (SAC Responsibilities)

Approved by the EAC, 4/18/2012

  • Repeat Course Credit Application to PCC Degrees/ Certificates.
  • Recommendation regarding 300/400 level courses.
  • Numerous recommendations from the EAC Distance Learning Steering Committee (see Appendix C of the 4/18/12 EAC minutes)

Approved by the EAC, 3/21/2012

  • New Certificate: New Dietary Manager Certificate

Approved by the EAC, 2/22/2012

  • Revision of G303 of the Academic Handbook.
  • Revision of the ASOT Business Degree.
  • Revisions to the Instructor Qualifications section (I301) of the Academic Handbook
  • Distance Learning Steering Committe Recommendations:
    • The Distance Education Department will lead a work group to
      • Establish a consistent, shared definition and naming convention for the variety of instructional delivery methods with an online component employed at PCC.
      • Identify a consistent method of labeling Web and CLWEB sections to clearly identify the format of how the section is offered. Writing standards for descriptions of specific class requirements will be created to ensure clarity for students. Class meeting times must be displayed.
    • It is the instructor's primary responsibility to schedule and proctor in-person class exams, when required. In situations where students cannot attend the class proctored exam time, referral to PCC Testing Centers for make-up exam proctoring is appropriate and should be supported by the college with adequate resources.

Approved by the EAC, 1/25/2012

  • New Degree: Aviation Science Airplane with Flight Instructor AASO
  • New Certificate: Fire Protection Pre-Employment Certificate
  • Distance Learning Steering Committee Recommendations:
    • Distance Education department provide clarity to the College community regarding current roles and qualifications of Distance Education Staff and Online Faculty Mentors involved in the course development and review process.
    • Develop a clear and simple methodology to ensure that students understand, at the point of registration, any in-person requirements for distance learning courses. Responsible parties include DL, Web Team, Enrollment Services, Deans of Students and other key stakeholders. Note: Do usability testing with students.
    • A workgroup comprised of distance education department staff, members of the distance learning faculty advisory group, testing coordinators, the registrar, and other key stakeholders develop guidelines for proctoring procedures.

Approved by the EAC, 12/14/11

Education Requirement: Recommend revision to the Associate Degree Comprehensive requirements in the catalog and Academic Handbook for Fall 2012 implementation.

 

 

Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirement limits are:

A maximum of 12 credits of Cooperative Education courses may be applied to the degree.

Specific AAS degrees that deviate from this maximum will state the degree maximum up to 24

credits (12 credits per year) in the degree requirements for the specific AAS degree.

 

Under Twoň‹Year Certificate Requirements

A maximum of 12 credits of Cooperative Education courses maybe applied to the two year

certificate. Specific two year certificates that deviate from this maximum will state the

certificate maximum up to 24 credits total (12 credits per year) in the certificate requirements.

Under Oneň‹Year Certificate Requirements

 

A maximum of 12 credits of Cooperative Education courses maybe applied to the one year

certificate

 

New Certificate:Business Administration: Nonprofit Community Development Certificate
New AAS Degree Option: Landscape Technology: Construction
New AAS Degree Option: Landscape Technology: Design
New AAS Degree Option: Landscape Technology: Management
New Certificate: Welding Technology: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate


Approved by the EAC, 11/16/11

Recommendations from the Distance Learning Steering Committee

Approved by the EAC, 10/19/11

The EAC endorses PCC's Pilot Honors Program and recommendsthe program be moved along the process of permanent implementation.

Approved by the EAC, 6/8/11

Recommended by the EAC's Student Development Committee: a revision to A109 of the Academic Handbook (Academic Standards and Student Progress). See the EAC minutes and Handbook for details.

Recommended by the EAC's Academic Standards and Practices Committee: a revision to C102 of the Academic Handbook (Course Challenges). See the EAC minutes and Handbook for details.

Recommended by the EAC's Curriculum Committee: a revision to C103 of the Academic Handbook (Credit Guidelines). See the EAC minutes and Handbook for details.

Recommended by the EAC's Degrees and Certificates Committee: a new degree in Biology and Management of Zoo Animals

Approved by the EAC, 5/25/11

Recommended by the EAC's Degrees and Certificates Committee: a revision to the AAOT Health/Fitness requirement; new certificates in Real Estate: Property Management and Real Estate: Real Estate Broker; and a revision to the New Degree or Certificate signature page.

Approved by the EAC, 4/27/11
Recommended by the Academic Standards and Practices Committee: Revision to the EAC bylaws. See EAC minutes and bylaws (there's a link on the EAC homepage)

Recommended by the Curriculum and Degrees and Certificates Committees: Revision to R106 of the Academic Handbook (Related Instruction). See EAC minutes and Handbook for details.

Approved by the EAC, 3/16/11
Recommended by the Degrees and Certificates Committee: Revisions to A110 (Course Substitutions) andG301 of the AcademicHandbook(Grading Standards: revisions focused on grade calculation and NS/withdraw deadlines). See EAC minutes and Handbook for details.

Approved by the EAC, 2/23/11
Recommended by the Academic Standards and Practices Committee: Revision to S704 of the Academic Handbook (Required and Recommended Content for Syllabi). See EAC minutes and Academic Handbook for details.

Approved by the EAC, 11/17/10
Recommended by the Degrees and Certificates Committee: outcome statements for the AS, ASOT in Business, AGS and AAOT degrees at PCC. For the complete outcome statements, please go here: PCC Degree Outcomes Recommendation

Approved by the EAC, 10/20/10
Recommended by the Degrees and Certificates Committee: Sub-100 courses may not be applied to the Associate General Studies(AGS) Degree beginning Fall 2011. Effective in the 2011-2012 catalog. AGS current Math competency remains the same.

Approved by the EAC, 6/9/10
Revision to the Academic Handbook: A107 (Associate Degree Requirements – General Education). See handbook and EAC minutes for details.
Revision to the Academic Handbook: C101 (Continuing Education Units). See handbook and EAC minutes for details.

Approved by the EAC, 5/26/10
Revision to the Academic Handbook: A101 (Articulation of College Credit for High School Work). See handbook and EAC minutes for details.

Approved by the EAC, 4/28/10
Revision to the Academic Handbook: A108 (establishment of academic advisory committees). See handbook and EAC minutes for details.

Approved by the EAC, 4/28/10
Revision to the Academic Handbook: Appendix D (academic advisory committee guidelines). See handbook and EAC minutes for details.

Approved by the EAC, 4/28/10

Revision to the Academic Handbook: U801 (use and sale of instructor-authored printed packets). See handbook and EAC minutes for details.

Approved by the EAC, 12/9/09
Revision to the Academic Handbook: A108 (Establishment of Advisory Committees). See handbook and EAC minutes for details.

Approved by the EAC, 11/25/09
Revisions to the Academic Handbook: E201 (Enrollment) and E202 (Experimental Courses). See handbook and EAC minutes for details.

Approved by the EAC, 11/25/09
Recommended by the Degrees and Certificates Committee: beginning fall 2010: Health and PE grade requirements are revised from a minimum of D to C or better to be in alignment with the other AS degree core requirements of math and writing and the AAOT grading standards.

Approved by the EAC, 10/28/09
The Degrees and Certificates Committee recommends for approval a change to the General Education Statement for AGS and AAS degrees to state:“The 16 credits must include at least one course with a minimum of three credits from each category.”

Approved by the EAC, 6/10/2009
G301 Grading Guidelines (Academic Handbook)

Approved by the EAC, 6/10/09
S701 SAC Responsibilities (Academic Handbook)

Approved by the EAC, 5/20/09
The Degrees and Certificates Committee recommends for approval the following change to the catalog language for the 2009-2010: "The 16 credits must include at least one course from each category and no more than two courses from any one category. No more than two courses may come from program prerequisites or from courses required by specific programs.

Approved by the EAC, 5/20/09
PCC Honors Program Taskforce Recommendation

Approved by the EAC, 2/18/09
Transfer Credit Standards
PCC will only articulate courses from other institutions that are completed with a grade of A, B, C, or P (when P is a C or better). Grades earned in courses that are articulated from other institutions will not be used in a student’s GPA calculation at PCC.

Approved by the EAC, 1/21/09
1. AAOT Degree Revision Recommendations
PCC adopt the structure of the revised AAOT for the 09-10 academic year with the recommendation that we develop a three-year work plan to integrate Statewide outcomes into our internal processes for course review.

PCC maintains a triennial review process for AAOT categories. This allows for changes in statewide outcomes and PCC outcomes and assessment processes to inform course eligibility requirements. Triennial review process time line

a. 09-10 work for 10-11 catalog: Cultural Literacy and Informational Literacy
b. 10-11 work for 11-12 catalog: Foundational Areas; Discipline Studies - General Education List

2. P/NP Credits for certificates
A maximum of 8 credits of Pass/No Pass grades will apply to any (less than one year) certificate. Specific certificates that deviate from this maximum will state their P/NP maximum in the requirements for that specific certificate.

A maximum of 12 credits of Pass/No Pass grades will apply to any one-year certificate. Specific one-year certificates that deviate from this maximum will state their P/NP maximum in the requirements for that specific one-year certificate.

A maximum of 24 credits of Pass/No Pass grades will apply to any two-year certificate. Specific two-year certificates that deviate from this maximum will state their P/NP maximum in the requirements for that specific two-year certificate.

Approved by the EAC, 12/10/08
Modification to remove the words “program prerequisites or” from the AAS General Education requirements statement: The new statement will read “the AAS General Education Requirements currently state 16 credits of general education coursework, of which 1 course needs to be from each of the distribution areas. No more than two courses may come from courses required by specific programs.”

Approved by the EAC, 11/19/08
Clarifying the Timeline for Graduation Petition:  Students must apply for graduation within one year of completing coursework at PCC. If it has been longer than one year, students must petition for an exception to this policy. The petition must be approved by the Registrar’s Office. If the student completed a CTE program, the CTE department chair must also approve the petition.

Pass/No Pass Credit Maximums (add to the Comprehensive Degree Requirements): A maximum of 24 credits of Pass/No Pass grades will apply to any degree. Specific AAS degrees that deviate from this maximum will state the degree maximum in the degree requirements for the specific AAS degree.

Approved by the EAC, 9/24/08
Credit for Prior Learning Recommendations
The EAC’s Task Force on Credit for Prior Learning presented a proposal to further investigate the issue of how PCC acknowledges and awards credit for prior learning. After discussion the EAC approved the following recommendation:

1. To conduct an exploratory inquiry that determines which departments use credit for prior learning
2. Recommend an institutional review process with criteria that is measurable
3. Recommend criteria guidelines for building portfolios for CPL and that all of the above meets accreditation standards

Approved by the EAC, 9/26/07
App
roved Smoking Recommendations
The EAC recommends that “the administration adopt a strategy which would allow efficient enforcement of the current policy regarding smoking or revising the policy.”

The EAC recommends that “PCC provide a smoking cessation/education campaign for the benefit of its students and employees”.

The EAC recommends that “the problems related to tobacco use be discussed at the individual campus level.”

Approved Textbook Recommendations from the EAC Textbook Costs Task Force:

  • To sell for personal profit complimentary and examination books or other materials provided by publishers to any PCC employee, department or division is unprofessional and will not be allowed. ( Rec. #8, approved by EAC, 5/23/07)
  • Ban all solicitations of sales by book buyers to any PCC employee at any site, leased, or otherwise used by Portland Community College. (Rec. #9, approved by the EAC, 5/23/07)
  • Reduce the bookstore contribution to the General Fund by 25% each year beginning in 2007-08, so that the 2011-2012 budget will include no General Fund contribution from the Bookstore. Concurrently, direct the Bookstore to reduce its markup (of about 23% currently) on Textbook sales, reflecting the reduction in Bookstore contribution to the General Fund. While it is preferred that the loss of revenue to the General Fund resulting from the reduction in the bookstore contribution be replaced by New Initiative funding, if such funding is not available that loss of revenue should be covered by other means. (Rec. #4, approved by the EAC, 12/13/06)

Related motion regarding the EAC’s budgeting priorities for the following:

    • 1. Pre-req implementation – Restoring funding and positions
    • 2. Copyright office - $100,000 placeholder
    • 3. 100,000 reduction of the general fund so that the bookstores costs can be reduced for students. This would go to Financial services for consideration so this does not need prioritizing.
  • The EAC voted to affirm that pre-req implementation is the number one priority. (Approved by the EAC, 12/13/06)
  • The EAC recommends the establishment of a copyright office as a potential method for saving costs to students, and further recommends a $100,000 copyright office placeholder in new initiatives for the financial year 2008. (Rec. #6, approved by the EAC, 11/29/06)
  • The EAC recommendations that the administration institute the following changes to help reduce costs for students (Textbook Task Force “Recommendations for PCC as an institution,” 1-5, approved 6/14/06)

    1. Institute a standard Textbook Order Form, which makes use of an entirely online submission process including a default mechanism that will not accept the order form unless it is filled out completely.

    2. Affirm the PCC practice of allowing any student with financial aid from any source to charge purchases at the Bookstore at least two weeks before a new academic term begins.

    3. Ensure all financial aid awards administered through the PCC Financial Aid Office are disbursed to students as early as possible.

    4.  Evaluate the Bookstore’s mandated contribution to the General Fund with the intention of reducing the Bookstore markup on textbooks, while opposing any movement towards privatization of PCC Bookstore operations.

    5. Improve support for the PCC Bookstore both directly and indirectly, including more PCC  Foundation Book-Buying Scholarships.

EAC Final Membership By-Law Changes

Textbook Recommendations 7 and 10

#7: In order to reduce costs associated with textbooks and other instructional materials required for purchase at Portland Community College, all faculty must be aware that they are public employees who are expected to avoid even the appearance of impropriety while interacting with publishers or other vendors. It is the responsibility of each faculty person to understand and follow college policy and state law regarding personal gain as it relates to employment with the college.

It is considered unprofessional for any PCC employee to accept financial compensation, gifts, or services from publishers or other vendors as an incentive for adoption and purchase of textbooks or other instructional materials. Formal agreements involving acceptable compensation, gifts, or services must reflect reasonable payment for faculty labor, provide opportunities for professional development, or add significant value to the goals of the institution. (Approved, 10/17/07)

#10: While communicating with state and federal policymakers, students, faculty, and other representatives of Portland Community College should seek to:

a) protect and improve funding for student educational needs, noting the increased costs of textbooks as one of many factors contributing to increased need;

b) provide a tax credit for textbook and other student costs directly related to educational expenses;

c) prevent publishers from restricting markets, thus allowing bookstores and others to purchase textbooks from outside the United States (Congressman Wu’s former HR 3567);

d) create a capital fund which public universities and community colleges may use to set up textbook rental systems; and

e) place limits upon royalties charged by publishers for use of copyrighted materials. (Approved, 10/17/07)