Minutes 10-7-2009

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
October 7, 2009
Sylvania CC, Conference Rm B

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Scot Leavitt, Chair

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Pam Kessinger

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Ed DeGrauw

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Ross Kouzes

Marc Spaziani

Jim Parks

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Doug Jones

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Tammy Dowd

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Joe Wright

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Nancy Hutt

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Rick Willebrand

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Jim Jeffery

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John Sparks

Heiko Spoddeck

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Andrew Cohen

Committee Support:

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Jeff Triplett

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Dorothy Badri

Andrew Roessler

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Stacey Timmins

Leslie Hackett

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Sally Earll

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Dmitri Alvarado

Guests:

Ish Rivas

Elizabeth Metcalf

Brooke Gondora

Ann Wenning

James Harrison

Julie Moore

Dave Stout

Heidi Diaz

Kal Robertson

Mark Hornshuh

Carol Bruneau

Cynthia Killingsworth

Sylvia Gray

Mike Talbert

Eric Kirchner

Jan Abushakrah

Scott Morgan

Information Items from the Curriculum Office:

(These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

Experimental Courses:

HE 299A – Seminar: Topics in Biomedical, Behavioral and Health Sciences
HUM 299 – Medieval Immersion
MUC 199 – Songwriting and Music Publishing
CJA 299D – Introduction to Criminal Gangs

Inactivations

AMT 126 – A&P Self Study/Tutorial
AMT 227 – A&P Makeup
AMT 229 – Rotary Wing Maintenance
ECE 226 – Child Development

Old Business:

245. AD 101 – Alcohol Use and Addiction
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

425. HST 271 - History of Central America and the Caribbean
Designation - Diversity Request
Postponed at Committee Request

425a. HST 271 – History of Central American and the Caribbean
Designation- General Education Request
Postponed at Committee Request

447. DST 150 – Caterpillar Service Technology Internship
Contact/Credit Hour Change – decrease to 6 credits
Recommended

447a. DST 150 – Caterpillar Service Technology Internship
Course Revision – Description
Recommended

458. CAS 133 – Basic Computer Skills/MS Office
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

462. ARCH 247 – Intermediate Revit Architecture
New CourseRecommended with Addendum to course description to read:
Students must be capable of reading and communicating in the English language and may be required to pass a listening competency test administered by the department.
Available Grading Options: Audit, Letter Grade A-F

482. PSY 236 – Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
Designation – General Education Request
Recommended
Note: By virtue of being approved for the Gen Ed/Discipline Studies List, a course will have, as a default, the following prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.  If the SAC wants to set the RD, WR and/or MTH prerequisites at a lower level, it will need to use the Prerequisite Opt-out form.  As no Prerequisite Opt Out form was submitted, PSY 236 will now have the Standard Prerequisites added to its prerequisites.

New Business:

1. HIM 275 – Classification Systems 3
Course Revision –requisites
Recommended with Prerequisites: HIM 105, HIM 107, HIM 110, HIM 120, HIM 131, HIM 182, MP 111, and (BI 122 or BI 233 or HIM 129).

2. HIM 276 – Classifications System Lab
Course Revision – requisites
Recommended

3. HUM 214 – Race and Racism
New Course
Recommended with Available Grading Options: Audit, Letter Grade A-F, P/NP
Outcomes:
Students will emerge from the class with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the humanities. After successful completion of the course students will be able to:

• Use critical thinking to evaluate culturally based assumptions behind the concepts of race and racism.

• Understand that the study of humanities involves an analysis of human motivation, creativity, values and world views in order to communicate effectively about the defining moments in the development of race-based as well as anti-racist thinking.

• Effectively articulate the interrelatedness of human beings through historical periods.

4. ETC 280A – Cooperative Education: Emergency TeleCommunicator
New Course
Recommended with outcome:
Students will apply knowledge and skills learned in their TeleCommunicator program and cooperative work experience to the workplace.
Prerequisite: Completion of 8 ETC credit hours and 6 credits of lab hours.
Available Grading Options: Pass/NP

5. ESOL 253 – Advanced Supplementary Writing
Course Revision – Number Change to ESOL 251
Recommended

6. HST 104 – History of Eastern Civilizations: Middle East
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended

7. HST 105 – History of Eastern Civilization: India and the Subcontinent
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommended with Title: History of Eastern Civilizations: India & South Asia Region

8. HST 106 – History of Eastern Civilization: East Asia
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended

9. CIS 277H – Intro to Health Informatics
New Course
Recommended with Prerequisite: CIS 135T, CIS 140M, and CIS 275.
Available Grading Options: Letter Grade A-F, Pass/No Pass, Audit

10. BI 164 – Bird ID and Taxonomy
Course Revision – Title
Recommended

11. CG 280A – Career Exploration
Course Revision – Title, Outcomes
Postponed at Committee Request

12. CG 280B – CE: Career Exploration – Seminar
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Postponed at Committee Request

13. LAT 278 – Oregon LCP Exam Preparation
New Course
Postponed at Committee Request

14. MT 200 – Semiconductor Processing
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Postponed at Committee Request

15. MT 223 – Vacuum Technology
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended with Prerequisites: MT101, MT102, (MT103 or MT104), CH100 or higher, WR 121, or instructor permission

16. MT 224 – Process Equipment I
Course Revision – Description, Requisites
Recommended with Prerequisite: (MT103 or MT104), MT113, MT122, or instructor permission

17. MT 240 – RF Plasma Systems
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended with Prerequisite: MT223, MT224, CH100 or higher, WR227, or instructor permission

18. BA 280A – CE: Business Experience
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Grade Mode
Recommended with description:
Offers relevant field experience in business environments in one of the following areas: bookkeeping, marketing, management, international business, advertising, banking, purchasing, investment, finance and customer services (sales or credit services). Allows exploration of career options. Course may be repeated for credit up to 12 credits. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 BA credits and department permission.
Prerequisite/concurrent: BA 280B.
Available Grading Option: Pass/No Pass only.

19. BA 280B – CE: Business Experience – Seminar
Course Revision – Requisites, Grade Mode
Recommended with Co-requisite: BA 280A.
Available Grading Option: Pass/No Pass only.

20. ARCH 100 – Graphic Communication for Designers
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommended

21. ARCH 101 – Architectural Graphics
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

22. ARCH 102 – Architectural Graphics 2
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

23. ARCH 110 – Introduction to Architectural Drawing
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommended

24. ARCH 111 – Working Drawings 1
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended with requisites:
Prerequisites: ARCH 110 and (ARCH 126 or ID 125).
Recommended: ARCH 121, 124

25. ARCH 112 – Working Drawings 2
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended with Prerequisites: ARCH 110, (ARCH 126 or ID 125). Recommended: ARCH 121, 124

26. ARCH 113 – Site Planning
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended with Prerequisites: ARCH 110, (ARCH 126 or ID 125). Recommended: ARCH 121, 124

27. ARCH 121 – Structural Systems 1
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

28. ARCH 122 – Structural Systems 2
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

29. ARCH 123 – Structural Systems 3
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommended

30. ARCH 124 – Introduction to Building Systems
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommended

31. ARCH 126 – Introduction to AutoCAD
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended with description:
Introduces AutoCAD software as a design and drafting tool for architecture and interior design. Only one of ARCH 126, ID 125, or DFT 126 can be taken for credit.

32. ARCH 131 – Sustainable Structures
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisite, Outcomes
Recommended

33. ARCH 132 – Residential Building Codes
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

34. ARCH 133 – Commercial Building Codes
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

35. ARCH 136 – Intermediate AutoCAD
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

36. ARCH 137 – AutoCAD Architecture
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended

37. ARCH 161 – Blueprint Reading – Part 1
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended

38. ARCH 162 – Blueprint Reading – Part 2
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended

39. ARCH 200 – Intro to Architecture
Course Revision – Title, Outcomes
Recommended

40. ARCH 201 – Design Studio 1
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisite, Outcomes
Recommended

41. ARCH 202 – Design Studio 2
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

42. ARCH 203 – Design Studio 3
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

43. ARCH 204 – Sustainable Design Studio
Course Revision – Title, Outcomes
Recommended

44. ARCH 224 – Active & Passive Bldg Systems
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended

45. ARCH 237 – Introduction to Autodesk Revit
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommended

46. ARCH 256 – Advanced AutoCAD
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommended

47. ID 125 – Computer Drafting for Interior Designers
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended with description:
Introduces AutoCAD software as a design and drafting tool for architecture and interior design. Only one of ID 125, ARCH 126, or DFT 126 can be taken for credit.  Prerequisite: ID 131. Prerequisite/Concurrent: ID 132.

48. GRN 233 – Supporting End of Life
New Course
Recommended with Available Grading Options: Letter Grade A-F, Pass/No Pass, Audit

49. ASL 101 – First Year American Sign Language I
Contact/Credit Hour – Increase to 4 credits
Recommended

50. ASL 102 – First Year American Sign Language II
Contact/Credit Hour – Increase to 4 credits
Recommended

51. ASL 103 – First Year American Sign Language III
Contact/Credit Hour – Increase to 4 credits
Recommended

52. ASL 101 - First Year American Sign Language I
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
Upon completion of ASL 101 course students will be able to: 

  • participate in simple conversations using expressive ASL skills, basic vocabulary, grammar, facial  markers, and non-manual signals to engage in common interactions with Deaf people.
  • apply language-learning skills to interactions in the Deaf community
  • appreciate the linguistic and cultural diversity of Deaf people and behave with respect and understanding
  • Meet the skills required for Novice High (ACTFL guideline)

53. ASL 102 - First Year American Sign Language II
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended

54. ASL 103 - First Year American Sign Language III
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended

55. ITP 261 – Interpreting Theory II
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommended with outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Use an understanding of the administration of educational services for deaf children in K-12 settings, including administrative responsibilities, position descriptions, contracts, policies, and evaluations to effectively advocate for themselves as employees in that setting.
  • Work effectively as a member of the educational team in order to determine when and what issues should be referred.
  • Use knowledge of etiology of hearing loss in children, co-occurring disabilities, and current research regarding deaf children and cognition to determine appropriate strategies to meet students’ needs.  
  • Integrate an understanding of differences in expectations of interpreters and student’s abilities when working with primary, middle and high school students in order to work effectively with each age group.
  • Follow best practices in behavior management
  • Integrate knowledge of laws that impact the education of deaf and hearing children, the provision of interpreting services, and their effect on interpreters in the workplace.  
  • Act in accordance with the ethical and professional standards of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct, and the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment Guidelines for Professional Conduct for Educational Interpreters, applying the Demand Control Schema to analysis and decision making.
  • Apply theories of language acquisition in hearing children and factors which limit deaf children’s language acquisition to interpreting decisions in K-12 settings.

56. ITP 275 – Interpreting Process VI
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommended with outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of methods and materials used in teaching core subjects, awareness of the variety of out-of-class activities, and understanding of the implications of incidental learning and background knowledge to the practice of interpreting for deaf children in the mainstream.
  • Analyze classrooms for interpreting purposes including interpretability, environmental factors, and linguistic demands, using this information to guide the interpreting process, and to advocate for deaf children
  • Use English signing systems to express concepts in K-12 subjects.
  • Observe a deaf child’s language skills in a systematic fashion to inform interpreting decisions.
  • Use an understanding of the tutoring process and procedures to carry out teachers’ directions in working with deaf children.
  • Be prepared to take the Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA) required for employment in Oregon schools.
  • Engage in continuing education in order to provide quality interpreting services to deaf children.

57. EMT XXX – All EMT Courses
Course Revision – Subject Code Change from EMT to EMS
Recommended

58. EMT 106 – EMT Basic Part II
Course Revision – Number, Description, Requisites
Recommended description:
Part 2 of the Oregon EMT Basic course is a continuation of EMS 105, including preparation for state and national certification exams. Department permission required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EMS 105 at PCC within the last year.

59. EMT 116 – Emergency Medical Technology Rescue
Course Revision – Number, Title
Recommended

60. EMT 118 – EMT Medical Terminology
Course Revision – Number, Title
Recommended

61. EMT 120 – Emergency Medical Services: First Responder
Course Revision – Number, Title
Recommended

62. EMT 240 – Paramedic I
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommended

63. EMT 242 – Paramedic II
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommended

64. EMT 244 – Paramedic Clinical Internship I
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommended

65. EMT 246 – Paramedic Clinical Internship II
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommended

66. EMT 248 – Paramedic Field Internship I
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommended

67. EMT 250 – Paramedic Field Internship II
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommended

68. EMT 252 – Paramedic III
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommended

69. D 251 – Introduction to Choreography
New Course
Recommended with description: Introduces students to the principles and practices of dance choreography. Emphasis will be placed on: generating movement through improvisation and source exploration; manipulation of movement; choreographic forms; the creation and performance of short movement studies; and dance observation and critique.
Outcomes:
• Understand dance as an art form to be able to discuss dances critically with cite basis for critical comment
• Solve problems creatively both individually as well as in groups through improvisation and peer observation and feedback.
• Work together as a community through peer sharing, discussions, and group projects.
• Create health and well being via physical activity, self-expression, and group interaction.
Available Grading Options: Letter A-F, Pass/No Pass, Audit

70. D 292 – Modern III
New Course
Recommended with Course Title: Modern Dance III
Transcript Title: Modern Dance III
Description: Continues the development of Modern dance technique at the intermediate level with a focus on longer, more challenging dance phrases and performance aspects. Course may be repeated up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: D 192D or PE 186J or instructor permission.
Outcomes:
• Appreciate Modern dance as an art form and recognize dance as distinguished from other art forms in order to be an informed audience member.
• Solve problems creatively both individually as well as in groups through improvisation and peer observation and feedback.
• Work together as a community through peer sharing, class discussions, and group projects.
• Create health and well being via physical activity, self expression, and group interaction.
Available Grading Options: Letter A-F, Pass/No Pass, Audit

71. ASEP 101 – Electrical Systems and A/C
Contact/Credit – decrease to 12 credits
Recommended

72. ASEP 102 – Engine Repair & Drive Train
Contact/Credit – decrease to 12 credits
Recommended

73. ASEP 103 – Engine Performance
Contact/Credit – decrease to 12 credits
Recommended

74. ASEP 101 – Electrical Systems and A/C
Course Revision – Title
Recommended with outcomes:
The graduate will be able to:

•Perform electrical/electronic systems related diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.

•Perform HVAC diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.

•Formulate repair strategies and processes to deal with vehicle electrical/electronic and HVAC problems in the automotive repair workplace.

•Work within the ethical and professional parameters of the automotive repair profession.

75. ASEP 102 – Engine Repair & Drive Train
Course Revision – Number,Title, Description, Requisite, Grade Mode
Recommended with outcomes:
The graduate will be able to:

•Perform steering and suspension related diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.

•Perform brakes related diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.

•Formulate repair strategies and processes to deal with vehicle steering, suspension and brake problems found in the automotive repair workplace.

•Work within the ethical and professional parameters of the automotive repair profession.

76. ASEP 103 – Engine Performance
Course Revision – Title, Description, Requisite, Grade Mode
Recommended with outcomes:
The graduate will be able to:

•Perform engine mechanical related diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.

•Perform engine performance related diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.

•Formulate repair strategies and processes to deal with vehicle engine and engine performance problems found in the automotive repair workplace.

•Work within the ethical and professional parameters of the automotive repair profession.

77. ASEP 104 – Steering, Suspension and Brakes
Course Revision – Number, Description, Requisites, Grade Mode
Recommended with outcomes:
The graduate will be able to:

•Perform manual drivetrain related diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.

•Perform automatic drivetrain diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.

•Formulate repair strategies and processes to deal with vehicle drivetrain problems found in the automotive repair workplace.

•Work within the ethical and professional parameters of the automotive repair profession.