OHLONECOLLEGE

COURSE AND PROGRAM APPROVAL COMMITTEE – MINUTES

February 7, 2005

 

 

Chairperson, Deb Parziale called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

 

Minutes:

Approval of the minutes for December 6, 2004 and December 13, 2004Moved Janice Jones/second/Claire Ellis. Approved

 

Member’s Present:

Deb Parziale, Lesley Buehler, Jon Degallier, Chris Warden, Janice Jones, Rachel Sherman, K. G. Greenstein, Alyce Lentz, Claire Ellis, Peggy Kauffman, Phil Zahorsky, Chieko Honma, Carrie Dameron, Mark Barnby

 

Manager’s Present:

Michael Bowman, Dr. Jim Wright, Walt Birkedahl

 

Other’s Present:

Alison Kuehner, Katie Frank

 

Chair’s Report:

CAOT has completed all courses for course review; CS moving well through their courses. Due in part to the use of CurricUNET.

 

Programs:

£      Katie Frank presented new program of AA in Art, including a discussion of Student learning outcomes. Assessment of SLO will be through student portfolio development. Chris Warden pointed out the need to have significant articulation, which Art department already has. Motion to approve Chris Warden/second/Peggy Kauffman. Motion carried.

 

£      Alison Kuehner presented new program of AA in English. Included a separate listing of student learning outcomes, which will be included in program goals and objectives. Assessment will be embedded in the course evaluation. Motion to approve Phil Zahorsky/second/Peggy Kauffman. Motion carried.

 

Courses:

£      Reviewed CAOT-141 PowerPoint for Legal Professionals. Reapportion amount of lecture/lab hours; remove GE applicability; will add outcome of important course cases; change spelling of “synopsis” in III; under supplies add handouts; remove verbs from outline. Move to approve Phil Zahorsky/second/Chris Warden. Motion carried with revisions.

 

Minor Revisions:

BA 141A Business Law. Repeatability; Advisory – ENGL-101A & ENGL-163; revision to catalog description: add last sentence of: “This course also satisfies the requirement needed for Real Estate Law.” Revision to class schedule: “The study of the legal environment, contracts, agency, sales law and Real Estate Law.” Revision Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline; Course Assignments; Methods of Evaluation; Methods of Instruction, text book, supplies.

 

BSM 101 Fundamentals of Supervision. Revision to catalog description; schedule description; Course Assignments; Methods of Evaluation; Methods of Instruction and textbook.

 

 

 

 

BSM 102 Human Behavior in Organizations. Title change to Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace; Articulation reviewed; revised catalog description, schedule description, counselor description, Student Learning Outcomes, Course Assignments, Methods of Evaluation, Methods of Instructions and supplies.

 

BSM 103 Management of Human Resources. Articulation reviewed; revise of catalog description; schedule description; Student Learning Outcomes, Course Assignments, Methods of Evaluation, Methods of Instructions and textbook.

 

BSM 106 Microsoft Publisher. Revision to catalog description; Course Assignments and Methods of Instruction.

 

BSM 108 Leadership in Organizations. CSU Transferable. Catalog Revision: This course covers principles of leadership, power and politics; team decision-making/problem solving; motivation coaching and counseling; law, social responsibility and business ethics. Student Learning Outcomes revised; Course Outline; Course Assignments; Methods of Evaluation; Methods of Instruction; updated text book.

 

CAOT 134B Intermediate Microsoft Access. Catalog and Schedule description add (Formerly BOT-134B)

 

CAOT 156 Microsoft Publisher. Delete from Catalog description “This course is normally offered in a short term format.” Revised Course Assignments; Methods of Instruction;

CAOT 187 PowerPoint Presentations. Repeatability = 1 time; update Methods of Instruction.

 

CAOT 196 Business Office Software Applications. Catalog description revision. Delete “a nine-week” and change to an accelerated…”; Revision to Counselor Information; Student Learning Outcomes; Methods of Evaluation; Methods of Instruction; textbooks.

 

LSP 213A/B: Request to offer this selected topic a third time. Approved. Faculty will write a permanent course outline for Spring 2006.

 

Issues:

Use of Bloom’s Taxonomy for Student Learning Outcomes in CurricUNET. Are to use Blooms for all domains of learning. Handout of active verbs provided. Can use other verbs, but they have to be active and measurable. Under writing assignments, are not to include essay exams; these would be included under evaluations. Should always have a view toward incorporating critical thinking in assignments.

 

£      Discussion of CAPAC course review process. Previously have discussed each course as a group in a general meeting, which is very time consuming. Some CCC’s have an expanded screening committee to review details and approve courses by consent at open meeting. Currently have screening committee of only 2 members, who often work independently. Deb Parziale suggests a committee of 4 members (in a monthly rotating basis) that screen together. Phil Zahorsky strongly urges change. Department faculty not as involved in screening yet because CurricUNET still too new, but as more faculty involved, will be less reliance on CAPAC screeners. Suggested delegating, assigning screeners. Use cancelled CAPAC meeting times for screening if go to one CAPAC meeting a month. Deb Parziale favors only one meeting a month (1st Monday) and use 3rd Monday for screening. Jon Degallier suggests also adding more detail on how to write outlines in CurricUNET. Carrie Dameron suggests a tutorial online or a PowerPoint Presentation for 24/7 help. Maybe model after William Paoli’s model for WebCT. Mark Barnby suggests using samples of good outlines as models. Suggested changing to one CAPAC meeting a month on 1st Monday of month; 4 screeners meet 3rd Monday of month; courses would be approved by consent with opportunity to discuss individual courses if concerns. Screeners would be rotated every 2 months. CAPAC chair would meet with screeners; perhaps a representative from discipline would meet with screeners, or writer of course could be present. Motion to approve Carrie Dameron/second/Phil Zahorsky. Carried with one abstention. Deb Parziale recommends that for all new courses, faculty member also attend general CAPAC meeting to present new course rationale, student outcomes and assessment. Rachel Sherman suggests CurricUNET training team meet with department faculty before department is up for courses review. Peggy Kauffman also suggests incorporating training as a required flex day. During February screeners will proceed with ongoing method; March 7 will be the next CAPAC meeting. Screening meetings will be implemented on March 28.

 

£      CAPAC relation to International Task Force. Cultural Diversity requirements last updated in 1999. Courses are designed to focus on historically under-represented groups. Not as many of original goals are currently being addressed by Cultural Diversity committee, and some of the goals originally designed for Cultural Diversity may best be moved to the International Task Force. Peggy Kauffman agrees that reallocating some goals may be good, but would not want to do this without Shelley Lawrence or Carmen Madden present for the discussion. Peggy Kauffman noticed that current goals of Cultural Diversity focus on diversity within the US, not international. Mark Barnby pointed out that Cultural Diversity goals may now be somewhat obsolete, given the emerging diversity of cultures at Ohlone in past 20 years. Originally Cultural Diversity subcommittee was established apart from CAPAC; became a CAPAC subcommittee when courses began to be approved for GE and, at that point, some of original goals were lost. Rachel Sherman noted that Evergreen and Chabot have regular classes (English, History) that are taught from a specific cultural viewpoint. Deb Parziale suggests continuing discussion with Shelley and Carmen present as changes need to be made.

 

£      CAPAC relationship to Learning College Task Force. Still discussion about CAPAC’s role in Task Force. Currently initial focus is on staff development, but plans also incorporate curriculum innovation. Overall goal is to make students more successful. Deb Parziale solicits insights from CAPAC members via email on what the Teaching Learning Institute would best look like. Rachel Sherman suggests having greater communications to department faculty about deadlines for staff development and resources.

 

Adjourn: 5:00 p.m.