Minutes 5-9-2007

Degrees and Certificates Committee
Minutes
May 9 2007
Sylvania Campus, 2 pm
CC, Conference Rm B

DAC Committee Members:

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Susanne Christopher

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Linda Gettmann

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Loretta Goldy

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Eriks Puris

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Nancy Wilder

Tony Zable

Jennifer Bowers

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Lucinda Eshleman

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Dave Stout

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Becky White

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Janeen Hull

Committee Support:

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Amy Alday-Murray

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Veronica Garcia

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Rick Aman

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Davonna Livingston

Stacey Timmins

Steve Smith

Scott Huff

Guests:

Mike Flaman

Andrew Roessler

Carol Bruneau

Louis Bruneau

Sanda Nedelcu

Usha Ramanujam

Jerry Brask

2 :00 Approval of April’s minutes

Postponed until June’s meeting.

New Business

2:15 New COC Entry-Level Accounting Clerk -14 credits

Susanne recommended that the courses taken for the new certificate align more closely with the two-term certificate in Accelerating Accounting. Veronica recommended dropping “Two Term” as part of the certificate title,  calling it Accelerating Accounting.

Dave Stout made a motion and Linda Gettmann seconded the motion to recommend the certificate the certificate in Entry-Level Accounting for approval. Motion carried.

2:30 Revision AAS Biomedical Engineering Technology

The revisions to the Biomedical degree are to more closely align course work with CBET requirements. The changes include removing BI 121 and EET 280B, a seminar, which can be integrated into other course work. EET 260, 261 Biomedical Equipment I and II will be added as a greater emphasis in the technical aspects of the degree is needed . Susanne questioned the number of  Gen Ed credits within the degree and recommends changing the Social Science requirement to four credits to total 108 credits to satisfy the Gen Ed requirement.

Dave Stout made a motion and Becky White seconds the motion to recommend approval of the degree revision with the inclusion of a change from three to four credits in the Social Science Gen Ed requirement for Biomedical Engineering Technology. Motion carried..

2:45 Revised AAS Paralegal

Changes were made as a result of a survey conducted by the Paralegal department and the need to more closely align the program with ABA requirements. Linda recommended making the list of courses from clearly identifiable so that students understand which courses count as Gen Ed and exactly what the program requirements are to reach a total of 90 credits, i.e., the electives options are very broad.   It was recommended that Math 65 be removed as a program requirement and that English 122 and CAS 133 be included in the actual degree requirements, reducing the total number of elective credits from 29 to 22.

Becky White made a motion and Ericks Puris to add English 122 and CAS 133 as requirements for the degree decreasing the program electives by seven credits to maintain a 90 credit degree. Motion carried..

3:00 Revised One Year Certificate in Machine Manufacturing Technology: CNC Turning

The current one-year  certificate will be replaced with two new one-year certificates. Proposed certificate forms should be labeled as new certificates rather than a revised certificate.  Suzanne raised the question regarding courses having to show related instruction to the Curriculum Committee as well. She will check with Kendra.

Eriks made a motion and Loretta Goldy seconded to recommend the one-year certificate in Machine Manufacturing Technology: CNC Turning for approval.

Revised One Year Certificate in Machine Manufacturing Technology: CNC Milling
The current one-year  certificate will be replaced with two new one-year certificates. Proposed certificate forms should be labeled as new certificates rather than a revised certificate.  Suzanne raised the question regarding courses having to show related instruction to the Curriculum Committee as well. She will check with Kendra.

Eriks made a motion and Loretta Goldy seconded to recommend the one-year certificate in Machine Manufacturing Technology: CNC Turning for approval.

3:30 New Certificate Emergency Management

Susanne acknowledged that Carol has been a champion of this program for the past 12yrs and has continued to advocate to get the program through the approval process  for three years after retiring.  Loretta recommends they apply for funds that could be available through IIP.

Becky White makes a motion and Eriks Puris seconds to recommend the certificate of completion in Emergency Management for approval. Motion carried.

New AAS Degree Emergency Management

Eriks Puris recommends adding GS 109 and G 201 as electives. Carol Bruneau agrees that these courses would be a good addition to the program.

Becky White makes a motion and Eriks Puris seconds to recommend the AAS in Emergency Management for approval. Motion carried.

Discussion Items

Professional Skills Training program – Amy Alday-Murray

Request for a name change proposed by Amy and Rick Aman. Committee recommended. Motion carried.

College math requirements in certificates and AGS Degree – Scott/Amy

Postponed until June meeting due to Scott Huff’s absence.

ASOT in Business – “last 16 credits” – Susanne

Retreat Reminder

June 15, 2007 10am-1pm   Central           

It was brought up that maybe we have D&C meetings the same as CC meetings.