September 13, 2004


Meeting called to order by Chairperson Deb Parziale at 3:08 p.m.


Approval of Minutes:

May 3, 2004. Motion to approve the minutes for May 3, 2004. Jeffrey Dean/second/Rachel Sherman. Motion Approved.


Members Present:

Claire Ellis, Alyce Lentz, Deb Parziale, Peggy Kauffman, Rachel Sherman, Janice Jones, Maria Ramirez, Jeffrey Dean, Carrie Dameron, Bill Parks, Mark Barnby, K.G. Greenstein, Lesley Buehler, Chris Warden, Phil Zahorsky


Management Present:

Michael Bowman, Dr. Jim Wright, Dr. Lisa Waits, Walt Birkedahl


Others Present:

Rosemary O’Neill, Brenda Ahntholz, Kevin Kirk, Heidi Barkow


Chair’s Report:

®     Deb Parziale welcomed everyone back to the 2004-2005 academic year. She reviewed last year’s CAPAC achievements and congratulated everyone for a very productive year. Asked for feedback on new room used for CAPAC meetings.

®     Email from Garrett Yee, Ohlone Board of Trustee Member in June 2004 reads “Please pass along my compliments to those that participated in CAPAC and CAPAC subcommittees. This is quite a notable list of achievements this past year. Several of these items strengthen our position as a transfer college”

®     Mike Bowman, Articulation Officer, is systematically sending Official Course Outlines to additional CSUs and UCs for articulation to further strengthen our position as a transfer college. We now have thirteen (13) new CANned courses because of the increase in articulation. We also have twenty-one (21) new courses approved as transfer courses. There have been 27 AP approved courses for Plan B & C.

®     Congratulations to Mark Barnby and Ron Quinta on the new biotech lab in room 8201.

®     Congratulations to Pilar Lewis and her students achieving Merit Awards in the Multimedia competition last March.

®     Congratulations to Teresa Sutowski and the Speech Students for winning many awards in the Spring speech competitions including a first place.

®     Minor revision, approved by CAPAC Chair cross-reference between CS 162 and MM 162 (XHTML)

®     Minor course revision approved by CAPAC Chair for TD 117A Audition Portfolio Preparation: Grade Credit/No Credit course.

®     Minor course revision approved by CAPAC Chair for TD 119 Directing for the Stage: change repeatability to two (2) times.

®     Minor course revision approved by CAPAC Chair for BA 125 Introduction to Business: textbook change.

®     Minor revisions approved by CAPAC Chair to the following

®     Deaf courses: (Removing prerequisites and creating advisories)

§        DEAF 110B

§        DEAF 130B

§        DEAF 140B

§        DEAF 141B

§        DEAF 143

§        DEAF 145A

§        DEAF 146

§        DEAF 160B

§        DEAF 165B

§        DEAF 166B

§        DEAF 170A

§        DEAF 170B

§        DEAF 171A

§        DEAF 171B

§        DEAF 172A

§        DEAF 172B

§        DEAF 173A

§        DEAF 173B

§        DEAF 175

§        DEAF 188B

§        DEAF 189A

§        DEAF 189B


®     Minor revision approved by CAPAC Chair to BRDC 148: change repeatability to three (3) times.

®     Add SPCH 106 as an option to the AA degree. Student can take any one of our three different Critical Thinking classes (either SPCH 102 or 104 or 106)

®     Minor revision approved by CAPAC Chair CS104D name change – from Introduction to Web Services for .NET to Web Services for .NET . and textbook change approved.

®     Minor revision approved by CAPAC Chair for Class Schedule description for TD-145A2

“Studio style, high-energy ballroom instruction with intricate patterns, combinations, and partnering.”



v     CAPAC Goals 2004-05

CAPAC members reviewed and approved a set of goals to direct their activities for the coming academic year.


Deb Parziale asked for volunteers to work with her on developing sample integrated courses outlines from various disciplines starting with one student learning outcome. Affirmative nods came from all faculty. Criteria to consider when developing the integrated course outline (course student learning outcomes, class objectives-optional, course content, assignments, evaluations, and assessments) include determining what is meaningful to the students and faculty and being creative and innovative.


CAPAC is a subcommittee of Faculty Senate. We need to review the charters of both these committees as well as the CAPAC subcommittees in light of the new Teaching Learning Institute to determine what works well and what we may want to revise. Title 5 components need to be incorporated into the CAPAC charter. Deb Parziale asked for volunteers to work with her on this project. Bill Parks and Maria Ramirez volunteered.


Goals #5/6 GE Subcommittee will research and suggest quantitative and qualitative methods of assessment. Goal #7 CAPAC will be resuming the course review. Goals #8 & #9 Encouragement to develop more transfer degrees and accept more AP credit for appropriate courses.




CAPAC Goals 2004-05


  1. Pilot CurricUNET with the CS/CAOT divisions during Fall 2004 and be fully functioning by the end of the academic year.


  1. Continue to promote integrated course outlines with student learning outcomes and assessment as the focus. CAPAC members will serve as mentors to other division faculty in this process.


  1. Work with the Faculty Senate’s Student Learning Outcomes Professional Enthusiasts (SLOPE) to develop a learning community of deans and faculty from departments under review in 2004-05 to develop program outcomes and assessment strategies.


  1. Clarify the role of CAPAC and the CAPAC subcommittees in the newly formed Learning College Task Force within the Teaching and Learning Institute at Ohlone College.


  1. Develop and approve general education outcomes and assessment strategy.


  1. Review the response of students to the two new GE options for the Associate



7. Resume the six-year course review cycle beginning with the CAOT/CS division.


  1. Continue the emphasis on the development of transfer degrees.


  1. Continue the focus of accepting more Advanced Placement credit at Ohlone College.


Move to approve CAPAC Goals 2004-2005. Chris Warden/second/Janice Jones. Motion Approved.


v     Curricunet Implementation – Lesley Buehler and Mike Bowman

An update on the Curricunet activities accomplished during the summer and plans for Curricunet implementation were discussed. Several faculty have shown interest in Curricunet and are beginning to use it this semester.


Mike Bowman - Prerequisite changes to Advisories. Mike warns that if course is UC transferable and the prerequisite is changed to advisory this can jeopardize articulation and transferability. Please think long and hard before changing prerequisites. Lowering or eliminating prerequisites may damage chances of transfer. We can only submit courses for UC transfer in June.


Look at the course outlines and update if you want articulation, especially the textbooks.


Mike Bowman, Director of Curriculum & Scheduling, will be the contact person with Governet during the implementation phase.

Lesley Buehler, Faculty CAOT/CS, will be the Faculty Curricunet Implementation Coordinator.

Deb Parziale will continue with Curricunet Implementation in the role of CAPAC Chair.

CAPAC meetings will be held in HH 115 during the Fall Semester to facilitate discussion and Curricunet implementation by having a computer with projection to a smart board available.

®     User manuals for Curricunet will be placed on the CAPAC website and a link or word document will be emailed out to the campus.


Summer 2004

®    Programming for the six approval processes was completed: New Course, Course Revision Major & Course Reactivation, Course Revision Minor, Course Deactivation, Selected Topics, and Additional Approvals (GE Plan A, Cultural Diversity, Information Competency and Distance Ed.)

®    Help boxes of the course and program outlines were finalized.

®    The New Course approval process was piloted with a select group of faculty and administrators.

®    Curricunet User Manual was revised.

®    All course outlines have been sent to the Curricunet programmers by Heidi Barkow.


Fall 2004

®    Curricunet will be piloted within the CS/CAOT divisions and with any other interested person or group.

®    The Curricunet “Mentoring the Mentor” program will continue and be a priority. Lesley, Mike and Deb will provide a workshop for the CS/CAOT division and for CAPAC members and designated Divisions Curricunet Mentor Representatives. CAPAC members and self-selected faculty volunteers, with Dean input, will serve as Curricunet Mentor Reps. Once the Reps have been mentored, they will continue mentoring faculty within their divisions regarding use of Curricunet. Lesley, Mike and deb will be available for consultation.

®    Department Course Review process will be established.

Spring 2005

®    Full Curricunet Implementation! We will be paperless!


Thanks to all who have participated in this project. I appreciate the dedicated and thoughtful work. This is indeed an exciting time! Deb (http://www.curricunet.com/ohlone)


v     Screening

Please sign up for screening course outlines. Mike will send out an email requesting volunteers to be the representatives of their departments for one year commitment.


v     Department and degree name change from Speech Communication to Speech and Communication Studies: Approved by VP Instruction, VP Student Services, Division Dean, & CAPAC Chair. Department code in Datatel to remain as SPCH. CAPAC must approve this name change before being sent to the Board of Trustees and the Chancellor’s Office for approval. Brenda Ahntholz - Our classes meet oral communication and social science. Changing the name is to lessen student confusion. Motion to Approve. Lesley Buehler/second/Janice Jones. Motion Approved.



v     Student Services Curriculum –Dr. Lisa Waits

The draft proposal of the Student Services Curriculum will be presented. Dr. Waits would like feedback from the campus and then include it in the schedule. GE Philosophy supports Student Services. Forward suggestions to Lisa Waits, Ron Travenick or Michael Bowman

Student Services Curriculum


Lisa Waits

August 17, 2004


Student Services as a division exists to focus on the whole student, and the entire student learning experience. Everything we do contributes to and promotes the quality of student learning. The vision of Student Services for the next 5 years will center around five main learning concepts that will guide our work in defining the division's Student Learning Outcomes.



Student Services helps students develop personal responsibility for their lives, and their learning skills such as time management, budgeting, and ability to meet deadlines. Students learn self sufficiency, responsibility and accountability through the co-curriculum processes of on-line admissions, assessment, orientation, Financial Aid, Transfer Career Center services, individualized counseling, and personal health services.



Student Services provides the co-curriculum of respect of self and others through a myriad of student development opportunities designed for learning about differences and commonalities. Participation in competitive sports, and the opportunity to understand one's own and others' learning abilities and disabilities are components of respect. Student Services focuses on building a diverse learning community that demonstrates the value of each individual through trust, cooperation and teamwork in an environment of civility.



Student Services helps students develop their honesty of character through awareness and intervention. The student code of conduct is built in tandem with the academic dishonesty regulations. The lack of gossip is evident when individuals ask themselves if their statements are true, are needed, or kind.



Student Services is in the role of providing leadership skill building opportunities through student development workshops, classes and one to one mentoring. Campus activities, associated students, clubs, student ambassadors, launching leadership workshop series are all fundamental components of teaching students leadership skills.



As one of our students said this summer, everyone wants and needs to know their purpose. Student Services is composed of professional educators who provide learning opportunities for students to self discover purpose. We provide leadership opportunities, academic advising, and personal and emotional support as students transform themselves through their self learning and academic efforts.

Purpose is powerful.


Ohlone Student Services vision for the next five years is an achievable possibility centered around the five concepts of a curriculum of Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Leadership and Purpose. The possibilities of Student Services are the possibilities for students. And the possibilities for students are the possibilities for Ohlone College.


v     Mental Health Counseling Services – Rosemary O’Neill

An overview of the new mental health services available was presented. Deb Parziale welcomed Rosemary O’Neill to Ohlone. Rosemary O’Neill thanks everyone for their support of the position and encourages the faculty to announce in their classes the new service on campus. She says she feels real team spirit.


v     Alternative Media Classroom Accessibility – Kevin Kirk

An overview of the resources available for disabled students was presented with an emphasis on faculty’s role in the process.

CAPAC representatives encouraged to share this information at Division meetings. K.G. Greenstein is involved in purchasing and the grant related to closed captioned films. Deb Parziale

1.      Post a notice in class syllabus stating that required class text materials may be available in alternate formats.

2.      A detailed list of required readings for the class, including specific chapters, pages, and date to read by, be included in or attached to the class syllabus.

3.      All videos to be shown in class must be purchased as a captioned copy, if available.


Following the meeting Dr. Jim Wright sent an email to Faculty Senate requesting that this information be included in the faculty handbook.


Meeting Adjourned: 5:00 p.m.