Minutes 12-4-2002

CURRICULUM GEN/ED COMMITTEE of the
EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
MINUTES
December 4, 2002
SYLVANIA CAMPUS, CC BLDG, SPRUCE ROOM
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 

Members Present (X)

X Kenny Adair, SY CC 216  X Mike Cleghorn, CA JH 202 X Pam Kessinger, RC 2/245
  Holli Adams, CA SC 206 (temp assign) X Vinh T. Do, SY CC 216 X Porter Raper, CA SC 206
  Nancy Bennani, SY SS 215 X Karen Jolly, Chair, SY SS 215 X Dieterich Steinmetz, SY HT 305
X Angela Berdahl, RC 3/201   Jeff Josifek, CA JH 202   Jody Taylor, SY HT 318
X Kendra Cawley, RC 7/202   Diane Kamali, CA SC 206   Rowan Wolf, SY SS 217
X Joe Wright, WCWTC 1506        

 

Non-Voting Support Members Present (X)

  Cheryl Kolbe, RC 2/122a X Sally Stilwell, RC 2/123d
  Amy Alday-Murray, RC 2/123d X Susan Wilson, CA SSB 116
X Guy Sievert, SY CC 232    

 

Guests:

Linda Bastian, Josette Beach, Linda McFarland, Matt Scott, Kristine Shmakov, John Shaw, Frost Johnson, David Stout, Micah Jordan

 

OLD BUSINESS:

74.  RUS 260B, 261B, 262B RUSSIAN CULTURE– NEW COURSES (Previously RUS 299 Russian Culture Through Film)

2 lec, 2 cr

Russian culture through film. Explores Russian culture and contemporary social issues as presented in Russian language films. All films subtitled in English. Course conducted in English. No knowledge of Russian required.

Requested Implementation Term: Winter 200301

RECOMMENDED with additional comment in each course description to include ‘can be taken out of sequence’.

1018.  ART 256 CERAMICS II – COURSE PREREQUISITE CHANGE

Proposed: Recommended: ART 117. Prerequisites: Three terms of ART 253 or instructor permission required; Cognitive comprehension of college level English (ASSET score 45)

Currently: No prerequisites.

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

WITHDRAWN BY ORIGINATOR

 

NEW BUSINESS:

75.  TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING – PROGRAM REVISION

Requested Implementation Term: 200304

RECOMMENDED

76.  MM 233 3D CHARACTER MODELING AND ANIMATION – NEW COURSE

3 lec, 3 cr

Continues the study of 3D emphasizing the creation of animated characters. Involves sophisticated techniques for creating organic shapes and natural motion. Facial expressions and lip movement will be matched to dialog. Characters will move using internal structures and kinematics. Student produces a complete short animated film with a moving, speaking character. Course provides the opportunity to individually experience all aspects of production. Also includes group production projects in which the student will concentrate on a particular production aspect. A professional 3D software, such as Alias/Wavefront Maya ™ will be used.  Prerequisite: MM 232.

30 Character Title for Student Transcript – 3D Character Model & Animat

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

RECOMMENDED with correction to course description to reflect each ‘animated video’, not film and 30 character title for student transcript to be 3D Character Model & Animation

77.  MM 220 MULTIMEDIA DESIGN II – NEW COURSE

3 lec, 3 cr

Emphasizes design concepts including layout, typography, color theory, and information architecture with the goal of creating interactive designs that balance aesthetics and function. Develop a working knowledge of interface design using standard drawing programs such as Macromedia Freehand, which translate created designs seamlessly into other software tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver. Students participate in ‘real-world’, client focused, collaborative team design projects, which include assigned positions, such as project manager, account manager, creative director, art director, copywriter, and programmer. Students will critique work and post projects to the department web site as directed. Prerequisites: MM 120, 130; CAS 111D, 175; or instructor permission.

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

WITHDRAWN BY ORIGINATOR

78.  DENTAL HYGIENE – PROGRAM REVISION

Requested Implementation Term: 200304

RECOMMENDED

79.  BI 211 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY – PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE CHANGE

Asset scores of 45 in reading and 45 in writing, or completion of WR 115; Asset scores of 46 in elementary algebra, or 41 in intermediate algebra, or completion of MTH 60 or MTH 70.

Corequisite: CH 100 or above. Students with prior coursework, including high school chemistry, are strongly encouraged to talk to an instructor.

Previous: same as above without corequisite.

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

RECOMMENDED with change in the prerequisite statement to read:  Placement into WR 121; Completion of MTH 60 or higher; Prerequisite or Concurrent registration in CH 100 or above; or instructor permission.

80.  FOT 201 AMP ACT 1 – NEW COURSE

6 lec, 10 lec/lab, 1cr (1 week)

Provides individuals with the necessary level of knowledge needed for an entry-level position within the structured/premise cabling industry. Participants receive an in-depth understanding of the established ISO/IEC 11801, ANSI/TIA/EIA 568B industry standards. Participants who pass the exam at the end of the course will receive their AMP ACT I certification. Participants learn how to correctly use a punch down tool; punch down various types of cables onto 110-style data patch panels, 110-style rack mount voice blocks, AMP communication outlets; termination methods for category 5e and category 6 jacks; application use and termination methods for correctly installing 4-pair UTP category 5e rated cable; termination methods for AMP’s oven cure and light crimp style ST connectors; and termination methods for AMP’s light crimp plus pre-polished SC style connectors.

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

RECOMMENDED

81.  FOT 202 AMP ACT II – NEW COURSE

6 lec, 10 lec/lab, 1cr (1 week)

Prepares participants to take the exam required for AMP ACT 11 certification. The training teaches how to certify and document twisted pair and optical cable plants based on established industry standards. Standards studied include the ISO/IEC 11801, TSB-67 and TSB-95. Learn testing of common and uncommon problems found in LAN-based systems within the premise/structured cabling industry. Participants will test and certify category 5E, 6, shielded Cat 5e, and Fiber Optic circuits using appropriate test equipment including level III copper testers, optical power meters, ITDR’s, and visual fault locators.  Will be required to troubleshoot various problems within a cable plant.

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

RECOMMENDED with course prerequisite of FOT 201.

82.  FOT 203 AMP ACT III – NEW COURSE

24 lec/lab, 1 cr (1 week)

Prepares the student to handle the many design criteria decisions associated with premises cabling systems. Course will progress through a step-by-step process from the initial design analysis through the final project presentation. Emphasizes design parameters and guidelines of the ANSI/TIA/EIA 568B, 569, 606 and 607 as well as ISO standards. Decisions a designer makes regarding network platforms and technologies, cabling architectures, and media selection are discussed in detail. Design several different systems including campus drawings, floor plan layouts, telecommunication room layout, and rack layout design, intra-building backbone elevations, and the development of a bill of materials. Present design solutions to the class and each proposal will be discussed in an open forum.

Requested Implementation Term:  200301

RECOMMENDED with course prerequisite of FOT 202.

83.  CRIMINAL JUSTICE – AAS DEGREE – PROGRAM REVISION

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

WITHDRAWN BY ORIGINATOR

84.  CJA 280A CRIMINAL JUSTICE – COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - PREREQUISITE CHANGE

Proposed: CJA 222

Formerly: CJA 100, 111, 113.

Requested Implementation Term:  200301

WITHDRAWN BY ORIGINATOR

85.  SON 210 SONOGRAPHIC CLINIC IV – CREDIT/CONTACT HOUR CHANGE

Proposed: 32 lab, 11 cr

Current: 24 lab, 8 cr

Requested Implementation Term: 200302

RECOMMENDED with the request to present a Program Revision form to the Curriculum Committee to reflect this change.

86.  WLD 205 NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING II – NEW COURSE

8 lec/lab, 4 cr

Develops technical knowledge and manipulative skills necessary for conducting Ultrasonic Testing (UT) of welds in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code. All classroom training is based upon ASNT’s American National Standard ANSI/ASNT CP-189; Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel and SNT-TC – 1A Standards.

Department permission required.

Requested Implementation Term: 200302

RECOMMENDED

87.  ED 103 DESKTOP PUBLISHING FOR EDUCATORS – PREREQUISITE CHANGE

Proposed: Prerequisite: ED 136.

Current: Prerequisite: CAS 121, 216; ED 136, 102.

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

RECOMMENDED

88.  LAT 272 SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING – NEW COURSE

3 lec, 3 cr

Discuss methods used to protect and conserve natural systems and resources within the landscape. Class deals with the health of people, plants and the environment and looks at new approaches to landscaping.

Requested Implementation Term:  200303

WITHDRAWN BY ORIGINATOR until the January meeting of the committee.

89.  ADDICTION STUDIES CERTIFICATE – PROGRAM AMENDMENT

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

WITHDRAWN BY ORIGINATOR until the January meeting of the committee.

90.  PREVENTION SPECIALIST PROGRAM AWARD – PROGRAM REVISION

Requested Implementation Term: 200304

WITHDRAWN BY ORIGINATOR until the January meeting of the committee.

91.  AD 280C ALCOHOL AND DRUG COOPERATIVE EDUCATION: PREVENTION PRACTICUM – CREDIT HOUR CHANGE; PREREQUISITE CHANGE

Proposed: variable credit 3 to 5 credits

Current: 3 credits only

Proposed: AD 101, 102, 241, 242; WR 121 or equivalent.

Current: AD 101, 102, 241, 242.

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

WITHDRAWN BY ORIGINATOR until the January meeting of the committee.

 

CURRICULUM DISCUSSION:

(1)  It was requested that the Curriculum Committee discuss how delinquent Course Content and Outcome Guides (CCOG) should be handled.  Notes from that discussion included:

It is a common practice in higher education that if a course hasn’t been taught in the past two years it is not printed in the college catalog.  If the course hasn’t been taught in the past three years it is deactivated.

PCC SACs review CCOGs on a yearly basis using an Inventory List sent to SAC administrative support persons and administrative support staff in the Spring. This year it was sent in the Fall.

Because there are courses being taught out of State compliance with an outdated CCOG, the question was raised about how to handle them. 

Suggestions included: Clarifying the deadline for inactivating a course when the Inventory is sent out in the Fall.  Take courses out of the college catalog only with adequate warning to the SAC.  When a course has no activity for three years – inactivate the course only with adequate warning to the SAC.  When a course becomes inactive, take it off all college distribution lists. 

 

Committee discussion about Learning Outcomes

What constitutes course learning outcomes and how does the committee determine that the outcomes are appropriate for the number of credits awarded?  

Is training necessary for the committee?  

The committee will look more closely at the learning outcomes submitted for courses and ask faculty representative about the appropriateness of the outcomes.  

At this point in time, course requests will not be jeopardized for recommendation when learning outcomes are questions, or the committee deems them incomplete.  

The committee will get together to evaluate the interpretation of learning outcomes after the May meeting and determine whether or not more training is needed for the committee.  

 

ADDENDUM – The following curricular items have been added to the committee minutes so that the college community has the opportunity to view changes that do not require committee approval:

1028.  BI 101A GENERAL BIOLOGY – COURSE INACTIVATION

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

1029.  BI 104 SECRET OF LIFE – COURSE INACTIVATION

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

1030.  BI 170A ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE – COURSE INACTIVATION

Requested Implementation Term: 200301

1031.  BI 280B BIOLOGY – SEMINAR – COURSE INACTIVATION

Requested Implementation Term: 200301