Minutes 4-7-2004

CURRICULUM GEN/ED COMMITTEE of the
EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
MINUTES
April 7, 2004
SYLVANIA CAMPUS, CC BLDG, OAK ROOM
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Members Present (X)

X Kendra Cawley, Chair RC 7/202 X Pam Kessinger, RC 2/245 X Michael Marciniak, CA SC 206
X Mike Cleghorn, CA JH 202 X Porter Raper, CA SC 206 X Adrian Rodriguez, SY CC 216
X Marlene Eid, RC 3/201 X Dieterich Steinmetz, SY HT 305 X Joe Wright, WCWTC 1506
  Jeff Josifek, CA JH 202     Diane Kamali, CA SC 206    

Non-Voting Support Members Present (X)  

x Guy Sievert, SY CC 232 x Jan Dees for Sally Stilwell, RC 2/123d

Frost Johnson, RC 2/122

x

Susan Wilson, CA SSB 116

Guests:

Mike Flaman, Carol Bruneau, Kal Robertson, Tom Duncan, Brian Davis, Masoud Kheirabadi, Jim Hicks.

 

OLD BUSINESS: 

173.  SOC 281    EXPLORE CAREERS IN GERONTOLOGY NEW COURSE

1 lec, 1 cr
Includes 3-hour workshop and 27 hours fieldwork exploring the job market and career paths in gerontology. Students will assess their interests, skills, and training needs, and receive job search counseling and direction. Fieldwork includes shadow mentorships, informational interviews, market research, portfolio development and other career enhancing activities.
Requested implementation term: 200404
Committee recommended postponement of this course until the April meeting and further discussion on how this course should be offered. The Committee also needs time to discuss this type format for courses and recommended the Sociology SAC discuss the format presentation of this course with regard to lecture, lecture/lab, and lab formats.   

POSTPONED to May 5, 2004 meeting at request of department.

174.  SOC 282    BUILD A CAREER IN GERONTOLOGY NEW COURSE

1 lec, 1 cr
Includes 3-hour workshop and 27 hours fieldwork in market research and job identification. Students will develop job and skill development priorities, and build a career path through job search and readiness tasks, market research, work portfolio and resume development, job interviews, career coaching, and other career development activities.
Requested implementation term: 200404  
Committee recommended postponement of this course until the April meeting and further discussion on how this course should be offered. The Committee also needs time to discuss this type format for courses and recommended the Sociology SAC discuss the format presentation of this course with regard to lecture, lecture/lab, and lab formats.  

POSTPONED to May 5, 2004 meeting at request of department.

188. MCH 123    SHEET METAL FABRICATION NEW COURSE

8 lec/lab, 4 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Introductory course in the setup and operation of manual sheet metal machinery. Prerequisite: MCH 100.
Requested implementation term: 200402  
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

189. MCH 140    HONING MACHINES & OPERATIONS NEW COURSE

2 lec/lab, 1 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree.  Preparatory course designed to introduce the proper setups, uses and operations associated with the honing machine and its accessory devices. Prerequisite: MCH 136.
Requested implementation term: 200402
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

190. MCH 141    BRAKE LATHES & OPERATIONS NEW COURSE

2 lec/lab, 1 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree.   Preparatory course designed to introduce the proper setups, uses and operations associated with the brake lathe machine and its accessory devices. Prerequisite: MCH 136.
Requested implementation term: 200402
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

191. MCH 142    VALVE GRINDING MACHINES & OPERATIONS NEW COURSE

2 lec/lab, 1 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Preparatory course designed to introduce the proper setups, uses and operations associated with the valve grinding machine and its accessory devices. Prerequisite: MCH 136.
Requested implementation term: 200402 
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

192. MCH 151    METROLOGY NEW COURSE

4 lec/lab, 2 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Introduces measurement by mechanical, electronic, and optical methods related to industrial dimensional conformance requirements. Drawing and part compliance methods, including geometric dimensioning verification techniques. Prerequisite: MCH 150.
Requested implementation term: 200402  
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

193. MCH 226    CNC GRINDER PROGRAMMING NEW COURSE

5 lec/lab, 2.5 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Preparatory course designed to introduce the programming of the Computer Numerical Controlled Surface Grinder including proper setups, uses and operations associated with the CNC surface grinding machine and its accessory devices. Prerequisite: MCH 225.
Requested implementation term: 200402  
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

194. MCH 227    CNC GRINDER OPERATION NEW COURSE

5 lec/lab, 2.5 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Preparatory course designed to introduce the operation of the Computer Numerical Controlled Surface Grinder including proper setups, uses and operations associated with the CNC surface grinding machine and its accessory devices. Prerequisite: MCH 226.
Requested implementation term: 200402  
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

195. MCH 250    JOB READINESS NEW COURSE

6 lec/lab, 3 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Covers job readiness training with job search strategies as students seek to secure a position as an entry level manufacturing/machining technician. Prerequisite: MCH 100
Requested implementation term: 200402  
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

196. MCH 270    VERICUT NEW COURSE

6 lec/lab, 3 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Preparatory course in the use and application of the Vericut simulation software. Prerequisite: MCH 273.
Requested implementation term: 200402
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

197. MCH 281    CNC ROUTER PROGRAMMING NEW COURSE

10 lec/lab, 5 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Introduces the basic programming skills used with G & M compatible controlled CNC routers. Prerequisite: MCH 205
Requested implementation term: 200402  
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

198. MCH 282    CNC ROUTER OPERATION NEW COURSE

6 lec/lab, 3 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Introduces the basic operation and setup skill used with Techno (G & M compatible) controlled CNC routers. Prerequisite: MCH 281.
Requested implementation term: 200402
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

199. MCH 283    CNC ROUTER MASTERCAM PROGRAMMING NEW COURSE

6 lec/lab, 3 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Preparatory course in CAD/CAM designed to introduce personal computing and the operational basics of Mastercam Router required to produce a CNC manufactured part. Prerequisite: MCH 282.
Requested implementation term: 200402
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.  

RECOMMENDED

200. MCH 284    COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING NEW COURSE

6 lec/lab, 3 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Introduces the development of NC machine tool manufacturing processes using computer aided process planning and advanced CAD/CAM software. Emphasizes analysis and planning required for successful NC production, development of CAD drawings and solid models for CAM program development, toolpath simulation software, and manufacturing engineering issues associated with NC based production. Prerequisite: MCH 273.
Requested implementation term: 200402
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.   

RECOMMENDED

201. MCH 285    COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING NEW COURSE

6 lec/lab, 3 cr
Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Introduces the concepts and technologies of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Prerequisite: MCH 284.
Requested implementation term: 200402  
POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.  

RECOMMENDED

206.  ECE 260 ADVANCED PRACTICUM-SEMINAR - COURSE NUMBER CHANGE, COURSE CREDIT/CONTACT HOUR CHANGE, PREREQUISITE CHANGE

Proposed: ECE 260
Current: ECE 250
Proposed
: 3 lec, 3 cr
Current: 2 lec, 2 cr
Proposed
: none
Current: ECE 270
Requested implementation term: 200404
RECOMMENDED upon Committee consensus of CCOG by e-mail.

RECOMMENDED

211. WLD 263    CAPSTONE WELDING TECHNOLOGY NEW COURSE

12 lec/lab, 6 cr
Demonstrate readiness for welding employment through the development and performance of a comprehensive hands-on welding related Service Learning Project, and the successful completion of an industry-based written assessment. Prerequisite: Completion of One-year Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology.
Requested implementation term: 200402  
Postponed to allow the Welding SAC to discuss how better to present this course. The lec/lab designation doesn't fit the State definition of a lecture/lab course.  

POSTPONED until faculty representation is present to support course request.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

227. ART 198    SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART NEW COURSE

20-100 lec/lab, 1-5 cr
A variable topics course offering special classes and workshops in art and art history. Affords novel opportunity to explore out-of-the-ordinary skills, themes, and subjects, including art travel.
Requested implementation term: 200403

RECOMMENDED with the change of lec/lab to 2-10; the Art department will confer with the VP of Academic Affairs regarding variable credit issues; titles and course descriptions reflecting specific content will appear in the schedule, the number of times students can take the course for credit towards a degree will be reviewed by Degrees and Certificates and parameters set through the Curriculum office.

228. GEO 204    GEOGRAPHY OF MIDDLE EAST NEW COURSE, REQUEST FOR GENERAL EDUCATION, CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND AAOT B LIST DESIGNATIONS

3 lec, 3 cr
Examines the impacts of different physical and cultural factors in formation, development, and distribution patterns of human settlements, and studies the influence of religious beliefs as well as other cultural elements in the evolution of human landscapes and the quality of life within the region. Students study the Middle East as a culturally diverse region (i.e. not a monolith) and learn about the dominant value systems held by different Middle Eastern societies. Among issues discussed in class are population issues, urbanization processes, traditionalism, modernity, male-female relations, feminism, democracy, and westernization.
Requested implementation term: 200404

RECOMMENDED with course under Social Science instead of Humanities and change in total load to 4.08.

229. GEO 230    GEOGRAPHY OF RACE & ETHNIC CONFLICTS NEW COURSE, REQUEST FOR GENERAL EDUCATION, CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND AAOT B LIST

3 lec, 3 cr
Examines the issues of race and ethnicity and their interrelationships with contemporary global patterns of political factionalism, economic disparity, religious fervor, and ethnic nationalism. Students will learn how these issues influence the processes of development for various countries (developed and developing) throughout the world.
30 character title for student transcript: Geog of Race/Ethnic Conflict
Requested implementation term: 200501

RECOMMENDED with course under Social Science instead of Humanities and change in total load to 4.08.

230. TE 9128    BASIC HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE (HMI) PROG NEW COURSE

2.5 lec, 0.5 lec/lab, 3 cr
Develops the students understanding of the basic operation and programming techniques of Human Machine Interface Devices. The applications, operations, and programming of HMIs are the areas of study with the main emphasis on programming. Computers will be used to program.
Prerequisite: TE 9127
Requested implementation term: 200501  

RECOMMENDED with the change to 1 lec, 2lec/lab, 2 credits

231. J 200, 201, 202, 204 - REQUEST FOR AAOT LIST A DESIGNATION   

POSTPONED to May 5, 2004 meeting at request of department.

232. EDO 115    EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATOR-CAPSTONE NEW COURSE

6 lec/lab, 3 cr
Provides the opportunity to demonstrate and document a variety of activities completed during the two-term program. Skills learned and the practical application of various lab techniques will be presented in a portfolio that may be used by prospective employers to determine job readiness. Pre-employment testing and screening will be covered, as well as, a variety of community based activities. Students will obtain various state level certifications in emergency services related competencies, such as, law enforcement computer access, and emergency medical dispatch protocols.
Requested implementation term: 200403

RECOMMENDED with the change to the last sentence of the Course Description to read:  "Students will be prepared to sit for various state level certifications....." in lieu of the word "obtain".

DISCUSSION:

  • Issues concerning course overlap were discussed, including suggestions of how such issues might be better anticipated and addressed.  
  • Revisions to the by-laws for the Curriculum Committee were discussed, with specific attention to membership.  Information about the kinds of questions and concerns the committee considers should be an appendix to the by-laws, reviewed more frequently.