Minutes 11-4-2009

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
November 4, 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

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Jim Parks

Doug Jones

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Tammy Dowd

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Joe Wright

Nancy Hutt

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Rick Willebrand

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Jim Jeffery

John Sparks

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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

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Leslie Hackett

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Sally Earll

Dmitri Alvarado

Guests:

Verna Reardon

Linda Bruss

Greg Kerr

Elizabeth Brewster

Frances Marsh

Doris Werkman

Heidi Diaz

Moe O’Connor

Greg Rapp

John Mery

Jan Abushakrah

Tonya Booker

Jody Taylor

Eric Kirchner

Melody Wilson

Rosa Bettencourt

Alexie McNerthney

Van Wheeler

Martha Henning

Information Items from the Curriculum Office:

(These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

Experimental Courses:

INSP 199G – International Energy Conservation Code
MUS 299A – Music Composition 1
MUS 299B – Music Composition 2
ETC 199 – Principles & Practices in Emergency Communications
D 199L – Ballroom II
D 199K – Hip Hop II
TA 299B – Acting for the Camera
SC 199 – Applied Communications
ID 299 – Interior Studio: Aging in Place
PE 199M – MMA Combative Conditioning
PE 199W – Physical Activity for Weight Control
PE 199I – Hip Hop II
PE 199B – Ballroom Dance II

Inactivations

None to report

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

458. CAS 133 – Basic Computer Skills/MS Office
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommended with outcomes:
1. Use application software, operation software, the Internet, and e-mail to acquire and improve skills for personal and professional growth.
2. Apply skills and concepts for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet in the workplace and in future coursework as identified by the internationally accepted Internet and Computing Core (IC3) standards.

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

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

13. LAT 278 – Oregon LCP Exam Preparation

New Course
Recommended with description:
Presents an overview of the requirements and procedures for getting an Oregon Landscape Construction Professional license and Business license. Intended as a brief review of the topics covered in the exam and will highlight helpful strategies for successfully passing the exam.
And Available Grading Options:
A-F, Audit, Pass/No Pass
And Outcomes:
1. Apply an understanding of the various skills and knowledge used in the field and business by landscape construction professionals while taking the LCP licensing exam.

2. Use an understanding of the function and purpose of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board, its licensing requirements and procedures to work as a licensed professional within State of Oregon.

14. MT 200 – Semiconductor Processing
Course Revision – Description, Requisites, Outcomes
Recommended with description:
Explores aspects of semiconductor processing. Covers semiconductor device design (photo-voltaic cells, diodes, bipolar and MOSFET transistors) and the following manufacturing processes: oxidation, lithography, etch, doping, deposition, planarization, and test/sort.
And outcomes:

  • Monitor and maintain device production by recognizing how they look  and function in silicon planar technology, including: resistors, capacitors, diodes, PV cells, and MOSFET transistors
  • Monitor and maintain device production by following the manufacturing flows to create these devices
  • Develop increasing competence in an assigned production area by  researching various aspects, such as: effects on device structure, relationship to process flow, resulting film properties, process mechanisms, effects of process inputs and settings, interactions between processes, equipment used, equipment options, process monitoring.
  • Enhance production and maintenance teams by presenting these topics  to teammates so that they can understand, and similarly learning other processes and topics from teammates.

New Business:

78. HOR 266 – Interior Plants
New Course
Recommended with outcomes:
1. Identify common interior plants and apply cultural knowledge learned toward the care of interior plants in an interior setting or commercial business.

2. Manage common pests and diseases for interior plants in a safe and environmentally responsible way.

3. Be familiar with common techniques used in propagation for the subsequent production of replacement plants.

79. TA 116 – Stagecraft
New Course
Recommended with outcomes:

1. Read blueprints in order to safely build scenery for theater using the appropriate construction techniques and tools.

2. Communicate through construction drawings the assembly process of a production.

3. Apply learned construction techniques to build flats, platforms, stairs and other projects for the actual production.
And Available Grading Options: Letter A-F, Audit, Pass/No Pass
And Prerequisite: MTH 20

80. D 251 – Dance Appreciation
New Course
Recommended with outcomes:
1. Appreciate the artistic, social, historical, and cultural contexts of dance through observation and critique in order to be an informed audience member.

2. Generalize course content to other academic courses so that one can understand and value dance as an integral part of our lives.

3. Understand that art is not created in a vacuum in that dance is a reflection of what is occurring in the world at any given time.

81. D 251 – Introduction to Choreography
Course Revision – Number change to D 270
Recommended

82. HIM 270 – Classification Systems 1
Course Revision – Requisites
Postponed at SAC Request

83. BA 234 – International Marketing
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommended with removing the word “successfully” from the fourth outcome.

84. ASEP 280A – CE: Automotive Serv Educ Program
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes, Grade Mode
Recommended

85. ASEP 280A – CE: Automotive Serv Educ Program
Contact/Credit Hour Change – Decrease in credits
Recommended

86. MUS 125 – Guitar Clinic and Workshop
New Course
Recommended

87. FN 225 – Nutrition
Course Revision – Req, Outcomes
Recommended with outcome:
Understand major functions, characteristics and food sources of nutrients and connect pertinent factors between an individual’s lifestyle and diet in order to choose foods that will provide a varied, adequate diet.
And prerequisite: WR 121, MTH 60 or higher; and BI 231 or FT 131.

88. MRI 101 – MR Physics I- Principles, Equipment & Safety
Course Revision – Title
Postponed at Committee Request

89. MRI 102 – MR Physics II – Advanced Principles
Course Revision – Title
Postponed at Committee Request

90. MRI 111 – MR Cross-Sectional Anatomy I
Course Revision – Title
Postponed at Committee Request

91. MRI 130 – MR Imaging Procedures and Diagnosis
Course Revision – Title
Postponed at Committee Request

92. MRI 140 – MR Registry Review
Course Revision – Title
Postponed at Committee Request

93. PE 186C – Ballet III
New Course
Recommended with description:
Continues development of classical ballet technique at the intermediate level. Emphasizes correct alignment, increased speed, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, stamina, and ballet vocabulary in longer, more challenging combinations. Course may be taken 3 times for credit (D 292 or PE 286 separately or in combination). Recommended courses: PE 186B, or D 192B, or equivalent.

94. PE 186H – Jazz Dance III
New Course
Recommended

95. FMT 100 – Introduction to Facilities Maintenance
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended with prerequisite:
Placement in MTH 20 or higher; (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) or equivalent placement test scores.

96. FMT 101 – Refrigeration I
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended with prerequisite:
Placement in MTH 20 or higher; (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) or equivalent placement test scores.

97. FMT 111 – Refrigeration Electrical I
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended with prerequisite:
Placement in MTH 20 or higher; (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) or equivalent placement test scores.

98. FMT 202 – Direct Digital Control Advanced Technology
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended

99. ELT 204 – Adjustable Speed Drive
Course Revision – Title, Requisites
Recommended with prerequisite:
Placement in MTH 20 or higher; (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) or equivalent placement test scores; FMT 113.

100. APR 200 – Trades Preparation
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended with prerequisite:
Placement in MTH 60 or higher or department permission.

101. GRN 131 – Hospice Basics
New Course
Recommended

102. GRN 237 – End of Life Therapies

New Course
Recommended with description:
Focuses on a specific therapeutic approach appropriate for end of life care and explores a variety of therapeutic strategies and activities designed to augment end of life and palliative care goals and enhance the quality of life for the dying person and their caregivers. Each course offering will focus on one therapeutic approach, such as art, music, pet, horticulture, and massage therapies. May be taken 3 times for credit.

103. GRN 238 – Guardian- Conservator Training
New Course
Recommended with description:
Provides an overview of professional standards, duties and responsibilities for Oregon court-appointed guardians and conservators. Includes overview of relevant Oregon laws; professional practice standards, values, and ethics; abuse and protection laws, the guardianship process and alternatives to guardianship; social service, business and fiduciary information and skills required for a professional guardianship practice; including how to coordinate services and finances, and how to work with physicians, care providers, social service agencies, families and other parties in decision-making on life, property, and care for court-determined incapacitated adults in Oregon.
And outcomes:

1. Decide whether and how to enter a guardian-conservator practice, and to assess the need for further knowledge or assistance to practice effectively, based on knowledge of the responsibilities of guardians and conservators in Oregon.

2. Be prepared to take the National and Oregon tests administered by the National Center for Guardianship Certification as one component of the qualifications for court-appointment and certification;

3. Assist families and clients to make good decisions and to advocate confidently on matters related to guardianship and conservatorship;
4. Participate in a professional guardianship or conservatorship business and work effectively with social service agencies, financial institutions, families, their attorney, courts and related entities; and

5. Perform guardian and conservator roles and assess the need for guardian or conservator referrals or alternatives, in accordance with the standards and practices of the National Guardianship Association.

104. GRN 240 – Care and Service Coordination
New Course
Recommended with outcomes:
1. Establish empowering and supportive relationships with older adults, persons with disabilities and their families 

2. Facilitate coordination with service providers and advocate for access to resources in a broad range of health and human services for older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families 

3. Perform the responsibilities of information and resource coordinators, geriatric case managers or related professions in accordance with professional and ethical standards.

4. Make informed choices about certifications with professional associations appropriate to the student’s field of focus, experience, and education.

105. BI 101H – General Biology: Honors
New Course
Postponed at SAC Request

106. WR 121H – English Composition – Honors
New Course
Postponed at SAC Request

107. WR 122H – English Composition – Honors
New Course
Postponed at SAC Request