Minutes 6-6-2007

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
June 6, 2007
Sylvania, CC- Conference Room B

Committee Members:

x

Kendra Cawley, Chair

x

Pam Kessinger

x

Ed DeGrauw

Todd Sanders

Moe O’Connor

x

Doris Werkman

Scott Quinn

Tammy Dowd

x

Joe Wright

x

Nancy Hutt

x

Scot Leavitt

Jim Jeffery

Bob Allen

 x

Heiko Spoddeck

Committee Support:

Amy Alday-Murray

Chris Chairsell

x

Susan Wilson

 x

Rick Aman

Stacey Timmins

Steve Smith

x

Davonna Livingston

Veronica Garcia

Reine Thomas

Guests:

John Shaw

Cami Bishop

Michael Passalacqua

Nancy Wilder

Arthur Tobin

Rosa Bettencourt

Linda Huddle

Alexie McNerthney

Kerry Pataki

Joe Wright

Kelly Peden

Patrick Walters

Tom Huminski Cathy Croghan Eric Kirchner
Maria Caruso Jim Parks  

EXPERIMENTAL COURSES

For information only -- these items do not require curriculum committee recommendation

LA 199A – Legal Software
PS 299- Politics and the Environment
MT 199P – Photolithography Practice
HTM 199A – Culinary Arts Practicum I
HTM 199B – Culinary Theory
HTM 199C- Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry
CAS 299 – Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Dynamic HTML
INSP 199F – Introduction to Code Enforcement
ED 199X – Beginning Leadership
ED 199Z – Beginning Leadership
ED 199Y – Beginning Leadership

COURSE INACTIVATIONS – CONSENT AGENDA

Courses that had not been offered in more than two years were flagged, and the appropriate SAC chairs contacted.  Some courses on the list were courses that have been offered recently, but which SAC contact verified should be inactivated.

Recommended inactivation of all courses on the list (see agenda pp 5-8)

With the exception of:

MSD 143A, MTH 30, MTH 75

OLD BUSINESS:

332.  BA 206 – Management Fundamentals
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

333. BA 250 – Small Business Management
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend

392.  CJA 100 – Intro. Professions in Criminal Justice
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

393.  CJA 111 – Intro. Criminal Justice System – Police
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend

408. CJA 112 – Intro Criminal Justice System – Courts
Course Revision – Outcomes, Description
Recommend

409. CJA 222 – Intro. to Juvenile Process
Course Revision – Course Number to become CJA 114
Recommend
Inactivate CJA 222 after number change is approved

410. CJA 279 – Criminal Justice Seminar
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Withdrawn at SAC request
Presented as a “special topics” course, with open-ended content to accommodate the rapidly changing needs in Criminal Justice education and training. The Committee has not been recommending courses with undefined content, because experience has suggested that this practice can create problems for students, such as restricted in how many times such a course may be taken for credit, or reimbursement by employers even if they need the different content/training is needed. The CJA SAC recognizes these issues, and  agrees to use the 199, 299 Experimental Course system to provide these topical courses,

NEW BUSINESS:

437. CAS 135 – Keeping Your Computer Healthy
New Course
Recommend with removal of “or instructor permission” from Recommended line
6 in favor; 0 opposed; 2 abstain 

438. CJA 101 – Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Professions
Course Revision – Learning Outcomes
Recommend

439. GEO 105 – Introduction to Human Geography
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

440. GEO 106 – Geography of the Developed World
Course Revision – Description
Recommend, with removal of “but are not limited to” from the proposed course description

441. GEO 107 – Geography of the Developing World
Course Revision – Description
Recommend, with removal of “but are not limited to” from the proposed course description

442. ENG 104 – Introduction to Literature (Fiction)
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

443. ENG 105 – Introduction to Literature (Drama)
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

444. ENG 106 – Introduction to Literature (Poetry)
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

445. WR 121- English Composition
Course Revision – Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend with Prerequisite to read: Placement into WR 121, or completion of WR 115 and RD 115.
Note: Outcomes will not be changed

446. TE 9000 – Trades Preparation
Course Revision – Description, Requisites
Postponed at SAC request
Committee requested revision of proposed description to eliminate  marketing language; further SAC discussion needed

447. ESL 0155 – High Beginning Listen/Speak/Pronunciation
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

448. ESL 0156 – Low Intermediate Listen/Speak/Pronunciation
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

449. ESL 0157 – Int. Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

450. ESL 0725 – Beginning Reading/Writing
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

451. ESL 0726 – High Beginning Reading/Writing
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

452. ESL 0727 – Low Int Reading/Writing
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

453. ESL 0728 – Intermediate Reading/Writing
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

454. ESL 0748 – Citizenship
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

455. ESL 0749 – Learning Lab
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

456. ESL 0761 – Tutoring
Course Revision – Number
Recommend

457. PS 113 – Skills and Issues: State/Local
New Course
Postponed at SAC request.  

The committee was reluctant to add three new courses of this nature, and recommended PS111, following the precedent established with HST.  The  PS 113 request indicates that ADP courses have been approved for History (HST 111, 112, and 113), but  in fact only HST 111 was proposed, and recommended by Curriculum Committee January 10, 2007 (Item 66). HST 111 supports work performed in HST 201, 202 and 203.

The SAC representative explained that students would not be required to take the course, but acknowledged that some students (Gateway students and others) would be encouraged to do so.  Among the concerns expressed by the faculty were: the increased credits (1 vs. 3 for students taking all three PS courses) would reduce course options for students, increased cost to non-Gateway students encouraged (or feeling pressure) to take the courses, multiple offerings in a single discipline area suggests students are not moving from needing support to working independently at a college level.

These courses were discussed as a group, but the motion to Recommend was for the PS 111 course only, and passed  unanimously.

The SAC representative elected to postpone the request on the other two courses  rather than take it to a vote, which would likely send it forward as Not Recommended.  They will be considered further by the SAC and may return for reconsideration at a future meeting.

458. PS 111 – Skills and Issues: Foundations
New Course
Recommend
Committee recommends that in the CCOG, Assessment section should stipulate that a community-based learning component will be required.

459.  PS 112 – Skills and Issues: Policies
New Course
Postponed at SAC request  (see PS 113)

460. PS 201H – U.S. Gov’t: Foundations & Principles (Honors)
New Course
Recommended with
Transcript title: US Gov’t Found & Princ Honors
Prerequisite: WR 121 and Departmental approval based on cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Note: Concern was raised that advisors might to override this block if given evidence of a 3.5 GPA.  The honors committee would like to reserve the right to control those overrides, because the specific GPA in question has not been stipulated.
The Committee recommends that PCC use the language of “Departmental approval” indicate a block that will not overridden by advisors, even if the basis seems to be met, and that this practice be communicated this clearly to advisors via the Advise list serve.

461. MT 100 – Intro to Microelectronics
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend

462. BI 101H – Honors Biology
New Course
Recommend with title to read: General Biology (Honors),
Prerequisites: Math 60, Writing 121, and Departmental approval based on a cumulative GPA of 3.5
CCOG  is attached to these minutes

463. BA 99 – Business Administration: Skills and Issues
New Course
Recommend as BA 98 contingent on committee review of CCOG via e-mail
CCOG is attached to these minutes

464. MSD 101 – Principles of Management and Supervision
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

465. MSD 107 – Organizations and People
Course Revision – Outcomes
 Recommend

466. MSD 116 – Creative Thinking for Innovative Change
Course Revision – Outcomes
 Recommend

467. MSD 119A – Intercultural Communication
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

468. MSD 130 – Creative Problem Solving
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

469. MSD 141A – Time-Stress-Communication Triangle
Course Revision - Outcomes
Recommend

470. MSD 142B – Thriving in Transition
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

471. MSD 177 – Team Building
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

472. MSD 177B – Coaching Great Performance
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

473. MSD 187 – Humor in the Workplace
Course Revision - Outcomes
Recommend

474. MSD 193A – Leadership Skill Development
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

475. MSD 198A – Male/Female Communication Style Differences
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

476. MSD 214 – Safety and Security Management
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

477. MSD 216 – Budgeting for Managers
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

478. MSD 222 – Human Resource Management – Personnel
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

479. MSD 223 – Human Resource Management – Performance and Compensation
Course Revision - Outcomes
Recommend

480. HST 257 – American Indian History to 1850

New Course
Postponed per SAC request
Course description and outcomes of HST 257 and 258 are identical, and need to call out distinctions between the course. The committee recommends exploring specific transferability prior to resubmitting. 
Committee suggests editing Recommended line to omit “Completion of” and “with a C or higher grade”  (Recommended: WR 115)

481. HST 257 – American Indian History to 1850
General Education
Postponed because New Course postponed

482. HST 257 – American Indian History to 1850
Transfer List A
Postponed because New Course postponed

483. HST 257 - American Indian History to 1850
Cultural Diversity
Postponed because New Course postponed

484. HST 258- American Indian History, 1850 to the Present
New Course
Postponed per SAC request
Descriptions and outcomes have to be different from HST 257. The committee recommends exploring specific transferability prior to resubmitting. 
Committee suggests editing Recommended line to omit “Completion of” and “with a C or higher grade”  (Recommended: WR 115)

485. HST 258- American Indian History, 1850 to the Present
General Education
Postponed because New Course postponed

486. HST 258- American Indian History, 1850 to the Present
Transfer List A
Postponed because New Course postponed

487. HST 258 – American Indian History, 1850 to the Present
Cultural Diversity
Postponed because New Course postponed

488. HST 204 -History of Women in the U.S: Colonial to 1848
Course Revision – Title, Description
Postponed per Committee (not able to review request information)

489. HST 205 - History of Women in the U.S : 1848 to 1920
Course Revision – Title, Description
Postponed per Committee (not able to review request information)

490. ENG 204 – Survey of English Literature
Course Revision – Description
Recommended

491. ENG 205 – Survey of English Literature
Course Description and Outcomes
Recommended