Minutes 1-9-2008

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
January 9, 2008
Sylvania CC, Conference Rm B

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Scot Leavitt, Chair

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Pam Kessinger

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Ed DeGrauw

Todd Sanders

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Moe O’Connor

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Jim Parks

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Scott Quinn

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Tammy Dowd

Joe Wright

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Nancy Hutt

Andrea Lowgren

Jim Jeffery

Bob Allen

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Heiko Spoddeck

Andrew Cohen

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

Andrew Rossler

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Steve Smith

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Leslie Hackett

Guests:

Bob Steele

Florence Spraggins

Katie Leonard

Deb Anderson

Doris Werkman

Teresa Love

Virginia Vanderford

Barbara Smith

Jan Abushakrah

Cat Zimmerman

Bill Bogart

Information Items from the Curriculum Office:

(These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

Experimental Courses:

D 199B – Tap Dance II
D 299D – Looking at Dance
BCT 299B – Introduction to Energy Efficient Housing – Building Science
TE 199 – Exploring Trades & Apprenticeship
Course Inactivations:

BIT 103 – Biotechnology Lab Safety I
BIT 104 – Special Topics in Biotechnology
BIT 134 – Media Preparation

New Business

141. INSP 256 – International Mechanical Code 2
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend with outcomes to read:
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Apply problem solving skills in plan review and inspection of systems, appliances and components presented in this course for specific situations.
2. Ascertain specific product code compliance by applying plan review techniques.
3. Explain to the public appliance and system components presented in this course.
4. Relay code requirements effectively with coworkers and the public through verbal and non-verbal means.

142. INSP 201 – Plans Exam - Commercial
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

143. INSP 202 – Plans Exam - Residential
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend with description to read:
Covers development of procedures in residential plan examination to determine code compliance of building permit applications. Includes residential blueprint reading and code administration. Prerequisites: INSP 151. Prerequisite/concurrent: ARCH 123.
And outcomes to read:
Apply logical process to plan review.
Write an appropriate correction letter.
Coordinate appropriate information with other regulatory entities.
Based on information provided for a specific project: apply review techniques to determine plans completeness for intake/review, and applicable non-structural, structural, and energy code requirements.

144. INSP 220 – Fire and Life Safety
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend

145. INSP 201 – Plans Exam – Commercial
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Withdrawn at SAC request.

146. RAD 203 – Applied Radiography Topics
New Course
Recommend with description to read:
Examines legal principles in radiography by looking at a variety of topics related to medical/professional ethics. Discussions will include the code of ethics and bioethical issues in radiography. Also covered will be the attitudes and communication knowledge needed to develop critical thinking skills in patient care. Prerequisites: RAD 140.
And outcomes to read:
1. Work within the ethical and professional parameters of the radiography profession.
2. Utilize effective methods of communication for patients of various ages and from diverse backgrounds.
3. Continue development of critical-thinking skills for radiography.
4. Apply applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations to the radiography environment.

147. RAD 209 – Advanced Radiographic Procedures
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend

148. WR 80 – Writing 80
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommend

149. BCT 134 – Construction Scheduling
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommend

150. BCT 202- Business Principles for Construction
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommend

151. BCT 223 – Finished Stair Construction
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommend

152. CJA 113 – Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems – Corrections
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

153. CJA 211 – Civil and Ethical Issues for CJ Practitioners
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend

154. DE 21 – Information Literacy
New Course
Recommend with title to read: Introduction to Information Literacy
And outcomes to read:
Apply the process of effective information seeking utilizing intellectual curiosity and creative thinking.
Use critical reading and thinking skills to select, evaluate, and cite sources appropriate for information needs.
Identify an information need
Formulate an answerable research question
Effectively use the library's print, electronic, and human resources
Use specialized vocabulary related to the research process

Note: The Library SAC raised two concerns about the course: the extensive use of the library staff that has helped with the instruction of the course while it was an experimental course, and the Library SAC would prefer the title to be “Introduction to Information Literacy.”  The DE SAC representatives agreed with the first concern and indicated that they are in the process of moving away from their extensive use of the reference librarians.  The DE SAC representatives also agreed with the second concern and agreed to change the proposed title for the course.

155. AD 153 – Theories of Counseling
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC request: The outcomes were not consistent with PCC’s Criteria and Principles for Outcomes. 

156. GRN 236 – Advanced Care Practice
New Course
Recommend with description to read:
A case study approach to advanced behavioral and cognitive care issues, based on realistic scenarios in a variety of settings. Includes assessing appropriate long term care options for memory care, problem-solving functional levels and other challenges, managing surveys, responding to deficiencies, problem solving repetitive incident reports, implementing fall prevention programs, and developing family education and support programs.
Prerequisite: GRN 235.
And outcomes to read:
1. Use analysis and problem-solving skills in a variety of scenarios presenting complex advanced behavioral and cognitive care issues.
2. Apply best practices for dealing with challenging cognitive and behavioral issues, following care plans, providing appropriate documentation and working collaboratively with all stakeholders, including multidisciplinary teams, medical and healthcare professionals, family and community members.
3. Adhere to professional and ethical standards relevant to care provision.

157. GRN 235 – Advanced Care Issues
New Course
Recommend with Recommended: WR 115 & RD 115

158. BI 231 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend with outcome #5 to read:
Critically evaluate medical journals, health articles, and other forms of introduction related to anatomy and physiology.

159. BI 232 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend with outcome #5 to read:
Critically evaluate medical journals, health articles, and other forms of information related to anatomy and physiology.

160. BI 233 – Human Anatomy & Physiology III
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend with outcome #5 to read:
Critically evaluate medical journals, health articles, and other forms of information related to anatomy and physiology.”

161. AVS 107 – Aviation Meteorology
New Course
Postponed due to clarification needed from GS SAC

162. AVS 241 – Airplane: CFII Ground/Flight
New Course
Recommend with description to read:
Includes subject areas for an Instrument Airplane rating on a Flight Instructor certificate. Presents sufficient knowledge to prepare for the Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument knowledge test. Prepares student to obtain the aeronautical skill and knowledge necessary to apply for the FAA Flight Instructor - Instrument practical test. Prerequisites: AVS 230, AVS 235, and FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument, CFI ratings.
And outcomes to read:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Schedule and take the FAA CFII knowledge test.
- Plan and teach a lesson about Instrument pilot knowledge areas.
- Apply for and take the FAA CFII practical test.

Course taught as a 3-credit course with 20 lecture hours and 20 lec/lab hours, for a total of 4 contact hours per week

163. AVS 242 – Airplane: MEI Ground/Flight
New Course
Recommend with course description to read:
Includes subject areas for a Multi-Engine Airplane rating on a Flight Instructor certificate. Prepares student to obtain the aeronautical skill and knowledge necessary to apply for the FAA Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine practical test. Prerequisites: AVS 230, AVS 235, and FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument, CFI ratings.

Course taught as a 2-credit course with 10 lecture hours and 20 lec/lab hours, for a total of 3 contact hours per week.

164. AVS 115 – Helicopter Private Flight
Course Revision – Description
Recommend with course description to read:
Familiarizes student with the operation of helicopters. Fundamentals of flight, emergency procedures, air traffic control and operational procedures are explored. Prepares student for the FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter practical test.  Corequisite: AVS 110.

165. AVS 125 – Airplane: Private Pilot Flight
Course Revision – Description
Recommend with course description to read:
Familiarizes student with operation of single engine aircraft. Fundamentals of flight, air traffic control and operational procedures are explored. Prepares student for the FAA Private Pilot Airplane practical test. Corequisite: AVS 120.

166. AVS 135 – Airplane: Instrument Flight
Course Revision – Description
Recommend with course description to read:
Receive training in instrument flight operations. Prepares student for the FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane practical test. Prerequisite: AVS 125 and FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Corequisite: AVS 130.

167. AVS 155 – Helicopter: Intro Comm Flight
Course Revision – Description
Recommend with course description to read:
Begins the commercial pilot training activities. Cross-country flight procedures and emergency maneuvers are the focus. Students must hold a private pilot certificate prior to enrollment.

168. AVS 245 – Airplane: CFII/MEI Flight
Course Revision – Description
Recommend with course description to read:
Instruction, flight training and practice teaching that will allow the student to obtain the aeronautical skill and knowledge necessary to apply for the FAA Flight Instructor Instrument and Multi-Engine practical test. Prerequisites: AVS 235 and FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument, CFI ratings. Corequisite: AVS 240.

169. AVS 255 – Airplane: Pilot Performance
Course Revision – Description
Recommend with course description to read:
Designed to expose students to Cockpit Resource Management. Focuses on workload management and checklist usage. Prerequisites: AVS 225 and FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-engine Land and Instrument rating.

170. AVS 265 – Helicopter: CFI Flight
Course Revision – Description
Recommend with course description to read:
Provides a structured environment to learn to fly the helicopter from the instructor's seat. Learn to explain, demonstrate and to assess flight performance. Prepares students for the FAA Flight Instructor practical test.