Minutes 4-6-2005

CURRICULUM GEN/ED COMMITTEE of the
EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
MINUTES
April 6, 2005
SYLVANIA CAMPUS, CC BLDG, OAK ROOM
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Committee Members:

X

Kendra Cawley, Chair

X

Frost Johnson

X

Dieterich Steinmetz

X Moe O’Connor
X

Michael Cleghorn

X

Nan Poppe

X

Doris Werkman

X Susan Wilson
X

Adrian Rodriguez

X

Dan Findley

X

Joe Wright

X Marlene Eid

 

Guests:

Cecilia Guinee, Beverly Wirtz, Rose Bettencourt, Cathy Alzner, Dave Armontrout, Loretta Goldy, Sylvia Gray, Chris Shelley, Jack McCluskey, James Harrison, Karen Jolly

The meeting was called to order at 3:12 pm.

Informational Items from the Curriculum Office:

            (These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

    • Experimental Course Requests
      • None this month
    • Course Inactivations
      • CIS 279M
    • Distance Learning Modality Approvals
      • None this month

OLD BUSINESS .

280. DE 50 – Vocabulary Building

            Requisite & Description Change

RECOMMENDED

281. DE 50 – Vocabulary Building

            Contact/Credit Hour Change: 3 credits to 1 credit

RECOMMENDED

285. BA 177 – Payroll Accounting

            Description Change: remove BA96 from recommended courses

If BA 96 is not being offered, a request for inactivation needs to be submitted.

Postponed due to lack of representation.

286. BA 210 – Advanced Accounting Spreadsheet Application

            Description Change: remove BA96 from recommended courses

If BA 96 is not being offered, a request for inactivation needs to be submitted.

Postponed due to lack of representation.

287. BA 215 – Basic Cost Accounting

            Description Change: remove BA96 from recommended courses

If BA 96 is not being offered, a request for inactivation needs to be submitted.

Postponed due to lack of representation.

288. BA 228 – Computer Accounting Applications

            Description Change: remove BA96 from recommended courses

If BA 96 is not being offered, a request for inactivation needs to be submitted.

Postponed due to lack of representation.

289. BA211 – Principles of Accounting I

Description Change: Add “Recommend familiarity with spreadsheet applications such as Excel”

Postponed due to lack of representation.

290. BA 212 – Principles of Accounting II

Description Change: Add “Recommend familiarity with spreadsheet applications such as Excel”

Postponed due to lack of representation.

 

NEW BUSINESS

295. ED 208 – Outdoor School Leadership Practicum

            New Course

RECOMMENDED with correction to 1 lecture, 3 lab hours, 2 total credits; possible rewording of outcomes; and pending receipt of CCOG.

4 Credit Conversion Sub-Committee Report

HST 201, 202, 203Hearing before Full Committee

            Recommended by sub-committee on Dec. 8, 2004

            Not Recommended by Vice-President of Academic and Student Services

Kendra introduced the situation to everyone present.  She then recounted the rationale from Guy Sievert for not recommending the conversion for the US History courses.  The issue is focused around using three 4 credit courses to cover US history in the in the converted sequence.  Students would not be exposed to the full scope of US history if they take only two courses (which satisfied the sequence requirement of our  AAOT degree)

The question was raised about transferability of two courses as opposed to all three courses.  PSU does not require US History for any of their degrees, so having the full sequence does not appear to be an issue.  Clackamas Community College has had their sequence as three 4-cerdit courses for four years and HST 203 has been one of their more popular courses.  Students tend to take all three course regardless of the requirements.  The feeling is that students who are interested in history will and do continue taking history courses.

If the sequence is reduced to two of the three courses having 201 and 202 would be the best choice as far as transferability. This is especially true for students who are planning to be teachers, and this should be noted for advising.    HST 203 does not transfer well on it own.

A faculty person at PSU was approached about this issue and supported PCC making the conversion.

Classes are being planned as 4 hour blocks as well as hybrid classes.  A few sections will be offered as two, two hour class sessions.

RECOMMENDED

Membership

Michael Marciniak, Michael Cleghorn, and Diane Kamali’s terms are expiring or are resigning.  Shari Rochelle has expressed interest.  Kendra would like to wait for the new EAC membership list to be created before recruiting more members.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:46