Minutes 12-5-2007

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
December 5, 2007
Sylvania CC, Conference Rm B

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Kendra Cawley, Chair

Pam Kessinger

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Ed DeGrauw

Todd Sanders

Moe O’Connor

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Jim Parks

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Scott Quinn

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Tammy Dowd

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Joe Wright

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Nancy Hutt

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Scot Leavitt

Jim Jeffery

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Diane Kamali

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Heiko Spoddeck

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Andrew Cohen

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Andrew Lowgren

Committee Support:

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

Steve Smith

Guests:

Ann Wenning

Dan Meyers

Kal Robertson

Roxanne Hill

Gabe Hunter-Bernstein

Peter Seaman

Michael Sonnleitner

Jim Hicks

Maureen Wright

Matt Scott

Information Items from the Curriculum Office:

(These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

Experimental Courses:
CA 199A – Culinary Theory (TBCC)
CA 199B – Culinary Arts Practicum I (TBCC)
CA 299 – Food and Beverage Cost Control (TBCC)
TE 199A – Industrial Hydraulics 1
TE 199B – Pneumatics 1
TE 199C – Building Commissioning

Course Inactivation's:
GD 223 – Graphic Design 6
CS 171 – Assembly Language I
CS 172 – Assembly Language II
CS 271 – Computer Architecture

Old Business:

36. MP 109 – Basic Medical Terminology
New Course
Recommend with course description read: Analyze the structure of medical words and apply this to basic anatomy, physiology and disease processes of the human body. Covers prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviations, conditions, symptoms and procedure terms for the basic body systems.  Recommend: RD 90 & WR 90.
And Outcomes from the CCOG:
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Have knowledge of basic rules of word construction and vocabulary of the body systems
  • Read and understand basic medical documentation in medical records and medical reports
  • Communicate with health care professionals utilizing basic medical terminology.

Note:  The committee suggested that the SAC consider a future revision in which the first two outcomes are combined and modified  to the more active “out there” framing:  

Use knowledge of rules of medical word construction and vocabulary and of medical terminology for the basic body systems to read and understand ......  “

48. ESOL 254 – Level 7 Academic Communication
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites
Recommend
with title to read: Level 7 Academic Communication
and Prerequisite: ESOL placement test; OR concurrent placement in ESOL 160 and 162 or higher.
and outcomes to read: Comprehend and communicate clearly and appropriately in a variety of academic settings and demonstrate command of most American English sound, rhythm, and intonation patterns.  Student can be understood most of the time.

51. ESOL 264 – Level 8 Academic Communication
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend with outcomes to read: Comprehend and communicate clearly and appropriately in a variety of academic settings, including those which require basic argument and persuasion, and demonstrates command of American English sound, rhythm, and intonation patterns.

52. ESOL 265 – Level 8 Academic Communication
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend with outcomes to read:
Comprehend and communicate clearly and appropriately in a variety of academic settings, including those which require basic argument and persuasion.

53. ED 263 – Portfolio Development
Related Instruction
Recommend

New Business:

85. WLD 290 – Submerged Arc Welding
New Course
Recommend

86. ED 100 – Introduction to Education
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

87. ED 100 – Introduction to Education
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

88. ED 123 – Instructional Strategies: Reading
Course Revisions – Outcomes
Recommend

89. ED 124 – Instructional Strategies: Math/Science
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend  with change from manipulative to manipulatives in the course description

90. ED 131 – Applied Learning Theory
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

91. ED 217 – Classroom Management
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

92. ED 224 – Foundations of Education
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

93. ED 263 – Portfolio Development
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

94. HST 100 – Introduction to History
Course Revision – Description, Requisites
Recommend with prerequisite to read: Placement into WR 115.

95. ART 271 – Printmaking II
New Course
Recommend
with course description to read:
 A studio experience in printmaking, the more advanced level in a succession of classes exploring relief printing, monotype, intaglio, and other processes. Students will use both direct and indirect methods of imagery development.  References the history of the print and the diverse historical and cultural context of the visual arts. Personal critiques of student work of the visual arts.  Personal critiques of student work are held regularly. May be taken up to three times for credit.    Prerequisite: ART 270.

96. FP 121 – Fire Science I
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend with addition to course description:  Recommend: MTH 65.

97. FP 123 – Hazardous Materials Technician
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend

98. FP 9330 – Fire Service Hydraulics
Course Revision – Number, Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend with addition to course description:  Recommend: MTH 65.

99. FP 214 – Occupational Safety & Health for the Fire Service
New Course
Recommend with outcome to read:
Completion of all training and education required to establish a fire department occupational safety and health program in an emergency service organization per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1500.

100. CJA 210 – Arrest, Search and Seizure
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend with description to read:
Covers issues and procedures regarding stops, frisks, searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 9 of the Oregon State Constitution are discussed. Topics include stops, arrests, privacy issues, search warrants and warrantless searches and seizures. Case law, current events and statutory law from the Criminal Code of Oregon are reviewed. Prerequisites: CJA 100, CJA 111 and WR 121 or instructor permission.

101. MP 110 – Basic Medical Terminology 2
New Course
Recommend with Outcomes from the New Course Request,
and with description to read:
Reviews in depth the basic body systems and medical terminology taught in MP 109. Expands knowledge to include prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviations, conditions, symptoms and procedure terms used in oncology, psychiatry, radiology and nuclear medicine. Recommend: RD 90 & WR 90.
Note:  The committee suggested that the SAC consider a future revision in which the first three outcomes are combined and modified  to the more active “out there” framing:  

Use knowledge of rules of medical word construction and vocabulary ... and of medical terminology... to read and understand ......  “

102. CIS 244 – Structured Systems Analysis
Course Revision – Title
Recommend

103. CIS 233B – Int Visual Basic.NET Program
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend with outcomes to read:

1. Create and execute advanced programs in Visual Basic.NET
2.  Write a Visual Basic program using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO.NET) to navigate and update a database.
3. Write a program to read and write to streams
4. Write and implement a class module using properties, methods, events and inheritance
5. Use collections
6. Use one and two dimensional arrays
7. Handle exceptions
8. Write a test plan for a project
10. Pass information in a multiform environment

104. ESOL 10 – Level 1 Integrated Skills
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend

105. ESOL 20 – Level 2 Integrated Skills
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend with beginning of Outcomes changed: “Student uses  Use the English

106. ESOL 30 - Level 3 Integrated Skills
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend

107. ESOL 012 – Beginning Reading and Writing
New Course
Recommend with course number: ESOL 12
and prerequisite to read: Placement into ESOL 10 or ESOL 20 or instructor permission.
and outcomes to read:

1. Read and write basic English.

2. Use simple written English to communicate as related to roles as family members, community member, worker, lifelong learner and citizen.

108. ESOL 23 – Language Learning Lab
New Course
Recommend
with prerequisites to read:
Prerequisite: Placement into ESOL 10 or higher or instructor permission.
and outcome to read:

Use technology to improve English reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary skills.

109. ESOL 32 – High Beginning Reading and Writing
New Course
Recommend
with prerequisite to read: Placement in ESOL 30 or instructor permission.
and outcomes to read:

1. Write sentences and short paragraphs using comprehensible basic grammatical structures and spelling.

2. Express basic ideas in notes and short written communication such as job applications and accident reports.

3. Communicate in written English as related to roles as family member, community member, worker, lifelong learner and citizen. Student reads at a basic level and comprehends simple material on familiar topics.

110. ESOL 33 – EL Civics
New Course
Recommend
with description to read:
Adult English language learners receive civic education in US citizenship, US history and culture, and also become active participants in their new communities. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are taught in the context of communicating in the adult life roles of community member and citizen. Instruction includes a variety of methods based on students’ individual skill levels, needs and learning styles. Concepts and skills taught in the EL Civics classes help students gain citizenship.

and outcomes to read:

1. Communicate in English as community member and citizen, and understands the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation.

2. Identify and access a variety of community resources, exercises his/her civic rights and responsibilities.

3. Complete the naturalization process

Note: The committee questioned the abbreviated title, and discussed it with the ESOL SAC representatives.  They wanted to keep it as EL Civics because it is aligned to a grant, and argued that since it does not show up in the catalog, and no one except a student in the early ESOL program would be likely to be interested, it would not cause confusion.

111. ESOL 260 – Level 8 Academic Reading
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend with outcomes to read:
1. Read unmodified, authentic basic college-level materials.

2. Demonstrate understanding by writing clear, well-developed summaries, analyses, responses and presentations, and by speaking comprehensibly about the material.

112. ESOL 262 – Level 8 Academic Writing
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

113. ESOL 267 – Level 8 Pronunciation
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend with outcome to read:

1. Communicate clearly, demonstrating command of American English sound, rhythm, and intonation patterns.

114. BIT 101 – Introduction to Biotechnology
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

115. BIT 101 – Introduction to Biotechnology
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend

116. BIT 105 – Biotechnology Lab Safety
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

117. BIT 105 – Biotechnology Lab Safety
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend

118. BIT 107 – Laboratory Mathematics
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

119. BIT 107- Laboratory Mathematics
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend with description to read:

Develops mathematics skill and problem-solving related to work in a bioscience laboratory or biomanufacturing environment. Includes calculations for solution preparation, analysis and manipulate of molecules and cells, analysis and interpretation of data and commonly used statistical methods. Recommended: Prior or concurrent college-level course in Chemistry, or Biology 112 or 211, and MTH 65.

120. BIT 109 – Basic Lab Techniques and Instruments
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

121. BIT 109 – Basic Lab Techniques and Instruments
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend with description to read:

Introduces fundamental principles and practices for the bioscience laboratory. Principles of quality documentation, safety, and precise communication will be emphasized throughout, in the context of technical activities that include solution preparation, instrumentation for measurements (weight, volume, temperature, pH, conductivity and spectroscopy), assay techniques and routine laboratory maintenance. Recommend prior or concurrent college level course in Chemistry, or Biology 112 or 211, and MTH 65. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 115 and RD 115. Prerequisite or Concurrent enrollment in: BIT 105 and BIT 107.

122. BIT 110 – Bioscience Technology Basics
New Course
Recommend with description to read:
 Introduces fundamental principles and practices for the bioscience laboratory and biomanufacturing environment. Principles of quality documentation, safety, and communication will be emphasized throughout, in the context of technical activities that include solution preparation, instrumentation for measurements (weight, volume, temperature, pH, conductivity and spectroscopy) and selected biomanufacturing activities. Recommend concurrent enrollment in BIT 181. Recommend: MTH 65.

123. BIT 225 – Quality Systems in Biotechnology
Course Revision – Number, Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend

124. BIT 181 – Exploring Bioscience
New Course
Recommend

Note: BIT contacted CG regarding potential course overlap, and CG did express concern about this, because they are considering modifying an existing course (CG 130, Today’s Careers) to be a modifiable “shell” for CTE programs to use for their Career Exploration courses, and felt that BIT might well use that instead.  After further discussion about the specific nature of this course, and recalling past precedent (GER), CG withdrew their objections. 

125. BIT 201 – Applied Immunology
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

126. BIT 201 – Applied Immunology
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites
Recommend

Note: BIT reported discussion with BI regarding a proposed Immunology course, currently offered as BI 199, and the potential of course overlap and enrollment concerns (since either course is accepted as the Immunology prerequisite for the Clinical Lab Science program at OHSU).  Because the BIT course is a lab-based course focusing on Immunochemical Methods, and the BI course is an overview of Immunology (and does not have a lab), it was agreed that the courses are not in competition but rather complementary, and BIT and BI discussed coordinating offerings to minimize enrollment impact, and meet student needs and interest.

BIT 203 – Recombinant DNA
New Course
Recommend

128. BIT 205 – Bioseparations I
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

129. BIT 205 – Bioseparations I
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend

130. BIT 207 – Tissue Culture I
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

131. BIT 207 – Tissue Culture I
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend

132. BIT 215 – Bioseparations II
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

133. BIT 215 – Bioseparations II
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend

134. BIT 223 – Techniques in Molecular Biology I
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

135. BIT 223 – Techniques in Molecular Biology I
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend

136. PS 111- Skills and Issues: Foundations
Course Revision – Title, Descriptions, Outcomes
Recommend with addition to course description:
May be taken only once for credit.

137. WR 105 – Writing for Scholarships
New Course
Recommend with 1 weekly contact hours for a 1 credit course.

and change the co-requisite in CG 105 from WR 199 to WR 105.

Added to agenda:
The following three courses were presented with identical descriptions and outcomes, which is inconsistent with our criteria and principles (specifically,  that two courses, even if similar in nature, should indicate some difference, both in the course descriptions and in the outcomes). The ED faculty agreed to revise the requests for the outcomes as the other revised courses elements went forward for approval. 

138. ED 270 – Practicum I, Outcomes request
Recommend with outcomes to read:
Students will:
· Apply/practice professional, ethical and legal knowledge/behavior.
· Use interpersonal and communication skills in ways that respect communication styles and differences and show sensitivity in regard to individuals’ cultural, social, cognitive, and emotional differences.
· Use research-based techniques to support instruction.
· Modify instruction to meet individual student needs.
· Manage behaviors in the classroom.
· Apply professional workplace skills.

139. ED 271 – Practicum II
Recommend with outcomes to read:
Students will:
Continue to enlarge their repertoire regarding the following outcomes through individualized goals set for each student based upon needs identified in ED 270:
· Apply/practice professional, ethical and legal knowledge/behavior.
· Use interpersonal and communication skills in ways that respect communication styles and differences and show sensitivity in regard to individuals’ cultural, social, cognitive, and emotional differences.
· Use research-based techniques to support instruction.
· Modify instruction to meet individual student needs.
· Manage behaviors in the classroom.
· Apply professional workplace skills.

140. ED 272 -  Practicum III
Recommend with outcomes to read:
Student will:
Continue to enlarge their repertoire regarding the following outcomes through individualized goals set for each student based upon needs identified in ED 271:
· Apply/practice professional, ethical and legal knowledge/behavior.
· Use interpersonal and communication skills in ways that respect communication styles and differences and show sensitivity in regard to individuals’ cultural, social, cognitive, and emotional differences.
· Use research-based techniques to support instruction.
· Modify instruction to meet individual student needs.
· Manage behaviors in the classroom.
· Apply professional workplace skills.

Note:  While the only differences among the three courses are at the beginning:  “based on needs identified in ED 270, or 271”, the committee agreed that these are appropriate in this case. The three courses are taken in order, but are very much tailored to the needs of the individual.  In some cases the point is experience in a variety of settings, but in some cases it is deeper experience in a single setting that is needed. “Needs identified” has been used as a valid outcome in several Work Experience courses as well, and seems just as appropriate here.

Final Chair Note:

As outgoing Chair of the Curriculum Committee I would like to recognize and thank the members of this committee for their diligence, attention to detail and strong concern for the consistency and integrity of the course curriculum at PCC.  Members of this committee routinely prepare carefully for the meetings, e-mail comments when they cannot attend, stay later than anyone has a right to expect, and do all of this with good humor. Thanks also to the Curriculum Support management and staff, and especially to Stacey Timmins, whose organizational skills and patience have been critical to the work we have done, and whose good nature and humor all of us (but especially this chair) have appreciated.  Finally, thanks to the incoming Chair, Scot Leavitt.  I know the Committee will carry on brilliantly under his capable leadership, and I wish him as fine an experience as I have enjoyed.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with these folks.

Kendra Cawley