Minutes 2-6-2008

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
February 6, 2008
Sylvania CC, Conference Rm B

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Scot Leavitt, Chair

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Pam Kessinger

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

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Joe Wright

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Nancy Hutt

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Andrea Lowgren

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Jim Jeffery

Bob Allen

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Heiko Spoddeck

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Andrew Cohen

Committee Support:

Amy Alday-Murray

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 Roessler

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Steve Smith

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Leslie Hackett

Guests:

Jon Geiber

Florence Spraggins

Brad Vincent

Cheryl Scott

Spencer Hinkle

Katie Leonard

Chris Edwards

Cathy Croghan Alzner

Beverly Hudson Wirtz

Doris Werkman

Deb Anderson

Roberta Richards

Martha Bailey

James Harrison

Kal Robertson

Ann Sitomer

Peter Haberman

Jackie Elliott

Adrian Rodriguez

Josette Beach

Information Items from the Curriculum Office:

(These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

Experimental Courses:

CJA 199A - Privacy, Technology and the Law
BI 199B - Biology of Mt St Helens
TE 199D – Building Commissioning
PE 199E – Tap Dance II
PE 199 – Climb Mt. St. Helens
MUC 199 – The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense
MUS 299G – Gospel Music: An American Renaissance
MUS 299B – Introduction to the Music of East Asia
MUS 199P – Introduction to the Piano

Course Inactivations:

DA 152L Dental Office Procedures II (lab)

Old Business:

155. AD 153 – Theories of Counseling
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend with outcomes to read:

  1. Apply targeted theories of counseling to the development of a professional disclosure statement.
  2. Adapt various theories of counseling to the addictions counseling framewo.
  3. Utilize given counseling approaches to explore evidence-based practice.

Prerequisite to be: AD 101
And prerequisite/concurrent to be: WR 122.

161. AVS 107 – Aviation Meteorology
New Course
Postpone at SAC request

New Business:

171. HST 204 – History of Women in the U.S.: Colonial to 1848
Course Revision – Title, Description
Recommend with title to read: History of Women in the U.S.: Pre-colonial to 1877
Transcript title to read: U.S. Women: Pre-colonial to 1877
Description to read:
Examines the lives of women in terms of family relations, religion, culture, sexuality and reproduction, and work roles, as well as educational opportunities and social reform activities.  Explores diversity in terms of class, race, ethnicity, legal status, and region.
Recommended: WR 115
And outcomes to read:

  1. Use critical thinking to evaluate variations in gender roles between a variety of cultural groups and changes in gender roles over time.
  2. Recognize and appreciate the diversity of American women based upon ethnicity, race, class, ideology, legal status, and region.
  3. Recognize influences of changing economic patterns in women’s history, in particular the impact of industrialization upon race, ethnicity, and class.
  4. Recognize influences of changing religious and cultural patterns on the lives of women
  5. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.
  6. Understand the changing role of women in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
  7. Understand the beginnings of women’s activism with emphasis on reform movements and the beginnings of the first wave suffrage movement.
  8. Identify culturally grounded assumptions which have influenced the perception and behavior of women in the past.
  9. Connect the past with the present.

172. HST 205 – History of Women in the U.S.: 1848 to 1920
Course Revision – Title, Description
Recommend with title to read: History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present
Transcript title to read: U.S. Women: 1877 to Present
Description to read:
Examines women’s work in maturing industrial economy, women’s reform activities, and changing family and social relationships. Explores class, ethnic, racial, and regional diversity.

Recommended: WR 115

And outcomes to read:

  1. Use critical thinking to evaluate variations in gender roles between a variety of cultural groups and changes in gender roles over time including the greater inclusion of women in the workforce, military, government, and leisure activities.
  2. Use critical thinking to evaluate the impact of marketing over time.
  3. Recognize and appreciate the diversity of American women based upon ethnicity, race, class, ideology, legal status, and region.
  4. Recognize influences of changing religious and cultural patterns on the lives of women.
  5. Recognize influences of changing cultural patterns of the lives particularly civil rights, second wave suffrage, and feminism.
  6. Understand the increasing involvement of women during 20th century wars.
  7. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.
  8. Understand the beginnings of women’s activism with emphasis on reform movements and the beginnings of the first wave suffrage movement.
  9. Identify culturally grounded assumptions which have influenced the perception and behavior of women in the past.
  10. Connect the past with the present.

173. HST 225 – Women, Sex and the Family
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommend

174. HUM 100 – Introduction to Humanities
New Course
Recommend with description to read:
Introduces students to college-level study in the humanities; promotes a sense of humanity through such topics as literature, theatre, art, music, architecture, philosophy, and religion by critically thinking about moral values, myths, aesthetics, and liberty; all of this within historical frameworks. It is designed to reawaken our sense of wonder and curiosity about the meaning of life. It shows how the various arts and sciences intersect, influence and are influenced by cultural and historical circumstances.

And Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

175. R 210 – World Religions
New Course
Recommend with standard prerequisites

176. R 210 – World Religions
General Education
Recommend

177. R 210 – World Religions
Cultural Diversity
Recommend

178. RE 226 – Real Estate Investments – Advanced
Course Revision – Number, Title, Description
Postponed at Curriculum Committee request 1

179. RE 250 – Real Estate Investments I
Course Revision – Number, Title, Description
Recommend transcript title: Real Estate – Short Term Invest
Postponed at Curriculum Committee request 1

1 As the discussion about the proposed changes progressed, it became evident that more than just the courses’ numbers, descriptions and titles were changing.  The content of the courses appeared to change enough that the current courses’ outcomes would not serve the revised content of the courses.  A copy of the new CCOG was not available at the meeting, so the committee postponed the request until the next meeting, when a CCOG will be made available.

180. INSP154 – Introduction to Residential Inspection
New Course
Recommend

181. AD 105 – Aging & Addiction
New Course
Recommend with outcomes to read:

  1. Assess factors concerning age-related changes in relationship to addiction, such as performance of activities of daily living and barriers to treatment
  2. Analyze the effects of co-occurring disorders such as depression or other chronic
    illnesses.
  3. Examine aging and addiction issues from a multicultural perspective, including the role of social class and gender.
  4. Distinguish and identify higher risk factors in those who have late onset addiction, including reverse tolerance.

182. AVS 145 – Introduction to Commercial Airplane
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

183. AVS 225 – Airplane: Commercial Flight
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

184. AVS 235 – Airplane: Flight Instructor Flight
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

185. AVS 275 – Airplane: Professional Pilot
Course Revision – Description
Recommend

186. BCT 127 – Concrete Construction 1
Course Revision – Title
Recommend

187. FP 133 – Natural Cover Forest Firefighting
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommend with description to read:

Trains students in the basic skills required for wildland fire fighting. Students will study wildland fire behavior, fire control tactics, human factors on the fireline, standards for fire fighter safety & survival and receive an introduction to the incident command system.

And outcomes to read:

  1. Meet all National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) academic requirements for S-130 Firefighter Training, S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline.
  2. Participate in field experience required to complete practical tasks and meet NWCG standard for Red Card certification and DPSST certification for Interface Fire Fighter 2

188. EET 111 – Electrical Circuit Analysis I
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC request 2

189. EET 112 – Electrical Circuit Analysis II
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC request 2

190. EET 113 – Electrical Circuit Analysis III
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC request 2

191. EET 188 – Industrial Safety
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC request 2

192. EET 221 – Semiconductor Devices/Circuits
Course Revision – Title, Requisites, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC request 2

193. EET 222 – Operational Amplifier Circuits
Course Revision – Requisites, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC request 2

194. EET 223 – RF Communications Circuits
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC request 2

195. EET 260 – Biomedical Equipment I
Course Revision – Requisites
Postponed at SAC request 2

196. EET 261 – Biomedical Equipment II
Course Revision – Requisites
Postponed at SAC request 2

197. EET 280C – BMET Practicum
Course Revision – Description, Requisites
Postponed at SAC request 2

2 As there was no representative from the SAC present at the Curriculum Committee meeting, the requested changes could not be reviewed.

198. MTH 105 – Explorations in Mathematics
New Course
Recommend with outcomes to read:

  1. Apply an understanding of mathematical concepts to interpret quantitative experience (e.g. data presented numerically or graphically, evaluate claims supported by data, etc.) in everyday life.
  2. Recognize the mathematics is sensible, useful and/or worthwhile in a variety of applications.
  3. Formulate, represent, and solve everyday problems mathematically.
  4. Support conclusions using logical thought, reflection, explanation and justification.

And prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores.

NOTE: The representatives from the Math SAC developing this course enlisted the support of an Instructional Designer to assist in writing the course’s outcomes and the outcomes made it through the Curriculum Committee without any problem.  I would recommend that other faculty members take advantage of the Instructional Designers in the Curriculum Support Office if they are having any difficulty in writing or revising outcomes.

199. MTH 105 – Explorations in Mathematics
General Education
Recommend

200. CG 130H – Introduction to Today’s Careers: Health
New Course
Recommend with description to read:

Explores career opportunities in the health professions. The focus will be on the educational and licensing requirements, professional and ethical responsibilities, physical requirements, workplace environment and career pathways of each profession.

And outcomes to read:

  1. Identify specifics about various health professions such as physical requirements, employment opportunities, wages and length of training.
  2. Explore career pathways, academic expectations, shared prerequisite courses and alternative program options.
  3. Apply knowledge to make informed health career decisions.

201. AD 278 – Practicum Preparation
New Course
Recommend with Prerequisite/Concurrent: AD 101, 102, 150, 151, 156, and WR 121.

And outcomes to read:

  1. Use an understanding of the relationship between PCC A&D Practicum and the Addiction Counseling Certification Board of Oregon to create a course of action that will result in being eligible for CADC I certification
  2. Create an addiction treatment specific cover letter, resume and an updated academic plan.
  3. Work within the acceptable norms of professional behavior within an addiction treatment setting.
  4. Effectively utilize clinical supervision.
  5. Apply an understanding of the Criminal History check process to the practicum site requirement.