Minutes 6-1-2005

CURRICULUM GEN/ED COMMITTEE of the
EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
MINUTES
June 1, 2005
SYLVANIA CAMPUS, CC BLDG, CONF ROOM B
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Committee Members:

X

Kendra Cawley, Chair

X

Moe O'Connor

X

Frost Johnson

X Marlene Eid
X

Adrian Rodriquez

X

Pam Kessinger

X

Joe Wright

X Susan Wilson
X

Dan Findley

X

Michael Cleghorn

X

Dieterich Steinmetz

X Doris Werkman

 

Guests:

Ron Bekey, Eric Kirchner.

 

OLD BUSINESS

285. BA 177 – Payroll Accounting

            Description Change: remove BA96 from recommended courses

Not Recommended due to lack of representation and need for further clarification.  BA 96 may need to be inactivated. May need to examine prerequisites.

286. BA 210 – Advanced Accounting Spreadsheet Application

            Description Change: remove BA96 from recommended courses

Not Recommended due to lack of representation and need for further clarification.  BA 96 may need to be inactivated. May need to examine prerequisites.

287. BA 215 – Basic Cost Accounting

            Description Change: remove BA96 from recommended courses

Not Recommended due to lack of representation and need for further clarification.  BA 96 may need to be inactivated. May need to examine prerequisites.

288. BA 228 – Computer Accounting Applications

            Description Change: remove BA96 from recommended courses

Not Recommended due to lack of representation and need for further clarification.  BA 96 may need to be inactivated. May need to examine prerequisites.

289. BA211 – Principles of Accounting I

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

Not Recommended due to lack of representation and need for further clarification.

290. BA 212 – Principles of Accounting II

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

Not Recommended due to lack of representation and need for further clarification.

 

NEW BUSINESS

357. MT 70 – Vacuum technology Practice

            New Course

Recommended

358. CAS 113 – Enhancing Web Pages with JavaScript

            Number Change: CAS 213

Description Change: replace “…form input, manipulating browser windows, and working with cookies.” With “…responding to mouse clicks and mouse-overs, working with text, images, windows and forms, and doing basic math operations.”

Outcomes Change: Add “—Develop simple projects demonstrating JavaScript techniques.

SAC to submit change to credit request on appropriate form and submit CCOG.  Committee will vote via e-mail.

CIS 120 – Computer Concepts I

            Description Change: See full request for details

            Outcomes Change: See full request for details

Recommended

CIS 121 – Computer Concepts II

Description Change: See full request for details

            Outcomes Change: See full request for details

Recommended

BCT 280A – Cooperative Education: Building Construction Technology

            Contact/Credit Hour Change

Current: Multiple courses with differing credits

            Proposed: 1 to 12 variable credit

Postponed – need clarification on number of time/credits that course may be repeated and role of BCT 280E.

LA 224 – Torts and Personal Injury

            New Course

Recommended

LAT 217 – Change from Prerequisite LAT 217 to Concurrent/Prerequisite LAT 217

Recommended

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Kendra shared a spreadsheet she prepared for Karen Jolly’s use.  The Curriculum Committee reviewed 325 courses this year.  143 courses were reviewed by the 4 credit sub-committee.

Merging Gen/Ed and Transfer Lists

Kendra did some extensive searching and found that 24 courses are on the AAOT, but NOT the Gen/Ed list.  There are 17 courses which are on the Gen/Ed list, but are NOT on the AAOT list. There are 138 courses which are on both lists. 

 

4 Credit Conversion

Nan has identified that all courses which are on the Gen/Ed and Transfer lists will need to be considered by the 4 Credit Conversion committee.  Kendra will be presenting a proposal to the EAC that all courses converting throughout the next year will have an implementation date of Fall 2006.  There will be no mid-year changes.

There was discussion about needing separate meetings for 4 credit conversion issues during the next year.  It was decided that it would be best to continue with separate meetings.

Discussions with Nan and the EAC will need to be started about the possibility of SAC not acting on courses which need to be converted to 4 credits.

Credit for Prior Learning

There was going to be an ad-hoc committee looking at credit for prior learning.  The EAC is working on still creating the committee membership due to the elimination of the co-chairs positions with the budget cuts.  When the committee is finalized, Kendra would like the Curriculum Committee to be involved in the process.

Membership

Kendra presented a list of members for next year.  The list is:

Dietrich Steinmetz, Marlene Eid, Adrian Rodriguez, Doris Werkman, and Dan Findley.  Those renewing membership will be Kendra Cawley, Pam Kessinger, Joe Wright, Jeffrey Josifek, and Diane Kamali. Moe O’Connor will be on the committee if she is not still an interim division dean next year.  The new members will be Jim Straight, Scott Leavitt and Shari Rochelle. There needs to be more representation from professional-technical programs.  Kendra received a few suggestions and will be contacting other potential members.