Minutes 10-3-2007

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
October 3, 2007 3 pm
Sylvania, CC- Conference Room B

Committee Members:

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Kendra Cawley, Chair

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Pam Kessinger

Ed DeGrauw

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Todd Sanders

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Moe O’Connor

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Jim Parks

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Scott Quinn

Tammy Dowd

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Joe Wright

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Nancy Hutt

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Scot Leavitt

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Jim Jeffery

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Bob Allen

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Heiko Spoddeck

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Andrew Cohen

Committee Support:

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Amy Alday-Murray

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Scott Huff

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Dorothy Badri

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Rick Aman

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Stacey Timmins

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Andrew Rossler

Guests:

Lori Gates - TBCC

Josette Beach

Kay Peterson

Ed Lindsay

Information Items from the Curriculum Office:

(These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

Experimental Courses:

Inactivations:
RUS 111A – First Year Russian Conversation

RUS 111B – First Year Russian Conversation

RUS 211C – Intermediate Russian Conversation

RUS 212C – Intermediate Russian Conversation

RUS 213C – Intermediate Russian Conversation

RUS 262R – Russian Culture in Russia

RUS 270C – Readings in Russian

RUS 271A – Readings in Russian

RUS 271B – Readings in Russian

RUS 271C – Readings in Russian

RUS 272A – Readings in Russian

RUS 272B – Readings in Russian

RUS 272C – Readings in Russian

New Business:

1. CA 141 – Customer Service in Hospitality
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

2. CA 160 – Culinary Theory
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

3. CA 165 – Culinary Arts Practicum I
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

4. CA 170 – Beverage Server Training
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

5. CA 205 – Restaurant & Menu Marketing
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

6. CA 220 – Food and Beverage Cost Control
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

7. CA 265 – Culinary Arts Practicum II
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

8. CA 270 – Food Service Purchasing
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

9. CA 275 – Nutrition for the Food Service Professional
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

10. CA 292 – Garde Manger & Presentation
New Course
Recommend 4 Opposed 7
Postponed at Curriculum Committee Request; course descriptions and outcomes need to be revised 1

1 These courses are part of the Culinary Assistant program at TBCC. The committee felt that the descriptions need to  communicate the focus of each class more clearly.  The notion of reviewing revisions over e-mail was discussed, but because of the large number of complex changes that did not seem practical. In addition, there were no faculty members from the SAC in attendance.

While the outcomes also did not meet our adopted criteria, the courses were not sent back on that basis. We did, however, suggest that the outcomes also be revised before the courses are presented again.

11. DT 101 – Dental Technology Lab I
Related Instruction
Recommend

12. DT 102 – Dental Technology Lab II
Related Instruction
Recommend

13. DT 103 – Dental Technology Lab III
Related Instruction
Recommend

14. DT 120 – Introduction to Dental Anatomy
Related Instruction
Recommend

15. DT 142 – Denture Techniques II
Related Instruction
Recommend

16. DT 204 – Dental Technology Lab IV
Related Instruction
Recommend

17. DT 205 – Dental Technology Lab V
Related Instruction
Recommend

18. DT 206 – Dental Technology Lab VI
Related Instruction
Recommend

19. DT 253 – Science of Dental Materials III
Related Instruction
Recommend

20. DT 254 – Science of Dental Materials IV
Related Instruction
Recommend

21. DT 272 – Dental Ceramics
Related Instruction
Recommend

22. DT 275 – Dental Lab Management
Related Instruction
Recommend

23. DT 276 – Dental Lab Management Lab
Related Instruction
Recommend

24. DT 285 – Dental Seminar and Practicum
Related Instruction
Recommend

The committee would like to commend the Dental programs on the quality of the description of content for their Related Instruction and recommends that other CTE SACs could use these as a model.

25. ED 102 – Displays and Graphics for Educators
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommend

26. ED 136 – Computers in Education
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommend

27. ED 200- Introduction to Education for Paraeducators
Course Revision – Number, Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend

28. ED 209 – Practicum I
Course Revision – Number, Description, Outcomes
Postponed 2

29. ED 210 – Practicum II
Course Revision – Number, Description, Outcomes
Postponed 2

30. ED 211 – Practicum III
Course Revision – Number, Description, Outcomes
Postponed 2

2 These three courses were presented with identical descriptions and outcomes, which is inconsistent with our criteria and principles.  The situation is complicated by the fact that the program is participating in a state-wide consortium that is dictating common course numbering, including three Practicum courses (making the adoption of just one practicum, taken up to three times, an unacceptable solution). At PCC we have adopted the principle that two courses, even if similar in nature, should indicate some  difference, both in the course descriptions and in the outcomes.  Potential ways of distinguishing these course were discussed, and the ED faculty agreed to revise the requests and return next month.

31. ED 224 – Foundations of Education
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend

32. ED 263 – Portfolio Development
New Course
Recommend with revised outcomes to read:
Student will:

* Meet Paraeducator or Library/Media Program competencies through a professional portfolio.
* Select, describe, arrange, and display appropriate artifacts to enable a reader of the portfolio to interpret them as intended without assistance.
* Prepare an oral presentation of portfolio highlights.
* Provide feedback to others for improvement of their portfolios and adjust their own portfolios in response to feedback.
(Note:  The outcomes as presented used the language of course objectives and/or activities. They were easily modified to speak more clearly to the intended learning outcomes.) 

33. FP 112 – Fire Fighting Skills II
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend with Mandatory removed from the prerequisite

34. FP 112 – Fire Fighting Skills II
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend