OHLONECOLLEGE
COURSE AND PROGRAM APPROVAL COMMITTEE, MINUTES
May 2, 2005
 
 
Meeting called to order: 3:05 p.m.
 
Members Present:                              Chris Warden, Jon Degallier, Deb Parziale, Chieko Honma, Phil Zahorsky, Alyce Lentz, Claire Ellis, K.G. Greenstein, Lesley Buehler, Rachel Sherman, Jeffrey Dean, Maria Ramirez, Janice Jones, Bill Parks, Mark Barnby
 
Manager’s Present:   Dr. Jim Wright, Michael Bowman
 
Other’s Present:         Heidi Barkow, Vern Piumarta, Bob Bradshaw, Wayne Takakuwa
 
Approval of Minutes for April 4 & 18, 2005: Chris Warden made a motion to approve the minutes for April 4th & 18th/second/Jon Degallier. Motion carried.
 
Minor Revisions: 

Ø      BRDC 127A Radio Broadcast Lab

delete BRDC 130 from prerequisites; Minor revisions to the Student Learning Outcomes; minor revisions to course content; addition of Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; addition of Methods of Instruction.

 

Ø      BRDC 127B Radio Broadcast Lab

CSU transferable; delete BRDC 130 from prerequisites; minor revisions to the Student Learning Outcomes; minor revision to the course outline; minor revisions to course content; addition of Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; addition of Methods of Instruction.

 

Ø      BRDC 127C Radio Broadcast Lab

CSU transferable; delete BRDC 130 from prerequisites; minor revisions to the Student Learning Outcomes; minor revision to the course outline; minor revisions to course content; addition of Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; addition of Methods of Instruction.

 

Ø      BRDC 127D Radio Broadcast Lab

CSU transferable; delete BRDC 130 from prerequisites; minor revisions to the Student Learning Outcomes; minor revision to the course outline; minor revisions to course content; addition of Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; addition of Methods of Instruction.

 

Ø      CAOT 134B Intermediate Microsoft Access

Change repeatability to 2 times; add advisory CAOT 134A; revision of Student Learning Outcomes; minor revision to course outline; revision to course assignments; revision of Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; revision of Methods of Instruction; updated textbooks; added supplies.

 

Ø      CAOT 134C Advanced Microsoft Access

Change repeatability to 2 times; add advisory CAOT 134B; revision of Student Learning Outcomes; minor revision to course outline; revision to course assignments; revision of Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; revision of Methods of Instruction; updated textbooks; added supplies.

 

Ø      CAOT 172A Beginning Word

Minor revision to Student Learning Outcomes; minor revision to course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation; methods of instruction; updated textbooks and supplies.

Ø      CAOT 172B Intermediate Word

Minor revision to Student Learning Outcomes; minor revision to course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation; methods of instruction; updated textbooks and supplies.

 

Ø      CS 137B PL/SQL Programming

Lecture & Lab hours changed to 3 hrs each; CSU Transferable; advisory changed to “knowledge of SQL”; minor revisions to catalog and class schedule descriptions; minor revision to counselor information; minor revisions to Student Learning Outcomes; minor revisions to course outline; minor revisions to course assignments, Methods of Evaluation/Assessment and Methods of Instruction.

 

Ø      CAOT 193A Beginning Excel

Minor revision to course outline; course assignment; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; supplies

 

New Course Approval:

Ø      CAOT 148                              Computer Applications in Biotechnology – unit value is .50 units Presented by Lesley Buehler. K.G. Greenstein made the motion to approve CAOT 148 Computer Applications in Biotechnology/second/Phil Zahrosky. Motion carried.
Ø            MATH 155MATH for AA Degree. Presented by Bob Bradshaw. Phil Zahorsky made the motion to approve MATH 155 Math for the AA Degree/second/Jon Degallier. Motion carried. 
 
Program Approval:
Ø            Revised Program:                CAOT – Administrative Assistant – Lesley Buehler
Refined units and student learning outcome. Chris Warden made the motion to approve the revisions to the Administrative Assistant Certificate of Achievement/second/Phil Zahorsky. Motion carried.
 
Ø            New Program:       Transfer AA Degree in Business – Vern Piumarta
Students have been taking these courses for many years and may pick up a general AA degree before they transfer. This transfer degree better prepares the student for the 4-year institution. Students are allowed to take A, B or C GE option to transfer; transfer degrees focus on the core curriculum for transfer. Phil Zahorsky made the motion to approve the Transfer AA Degree in Business/second/Janice Jones. Motion carried.
 
 
Issues:
Ø            Proposed changes to the current Credit by Exam catalog policyWayne Takakuwa.
Two years ago changes to the Ed Code affected the 2+2 Program – for technical or vocational courses. Last year a credit by exam component was added. Ohlone college policy still made it difficult for students to obtain credit by exam. We need to bring the Ohlone College policy in line with the Ed Code policy; must be done a year in advance of implementation; eliminate course notations in the catalog; delete need for students to complete 6 units prior to receiving credit by exam; delete receipt of a maximum of 10 units through credit by exam. CAPAC suggested revisions: add information stating that not all courses are eligible for credit by exam; the deans and faculty will make final determination of which courses are available for credit by exam; and credit by exam cannot be used to establish the 12-unit residency requirement for graduation and will not be considered Ohlone College credit for the purpose of meeting the 6-unit requirement for a Certificate of Achievement and the 50% requirement for a Certificate of Completion. Need to revise current petition form. Wayne to check with Carol Cole and Gale Carli on the wording for nursing and respiratory therapy. Would like to implement new policy in Fall 2005; won’t show in print until 2006. 
 
Copy of Proposal to change Ohlone College Catalog Policy re: Credit by Examination presented to CAPAC on May 2, 2005
 
The changes outlined below will allow the Ohlone College Catalog Policy regarding Credit by Examination to be more directly in line with Title 5 regulations.
 
Credit by Examination
 
A student who has achieved knowledge elsewhere or who has an understanding equivalent to that required by one or more College courses may receive academic credit by successfully completing a comprehensive course examination. 
 
To apply for credit by examination a student must be registered at the college, and be in good academic standing. Credit may only be granted for a course listed in the catalog of the community college.
 
Petitions for credit by examination are available in the Office of Admission and Records and may be submitted during the first three weeks of any semester. Credit by examination shall not be used to establish the 12-unit residency requirement for graduation.
 
Units awarded through credit by exam are so annotated on the student’s transcript and assigned a grade of “CR.” Credit is not given for any class which the student has previously attempted and failed or for which he/she has previously sought credit by examination. 
 
Students seeking advanced standing in Nursing or Respiratory Therapy, based on certificates or licenses already held in those fields, are exempt from the requirement of six completed units and concurrent enrollment, and such students may challenge a maximum of 19 units (first-year major courses in each program). Applications to qualify for credit by examination in Nursing or Respiratory Therapy are made directly to division offices.
 
R.N.’s seeking credit by exam for transfer to a four year college or university may challenge first and second year major courses in nursing after completing six or more units at OhloneCollege. See the Health Sciences Division Office for further information.
 
Revisions to policy to be completed by Wayne and sent to Deb Parziale. Vote by CAPAC members to be completed by e-mail.
 
 

Ø      GE Plan A Issues

o       Change in Math Requirement for Area IV Analytical and Oral Communication, Area C. Math Proficiency: Presentation by Bob Bradshaw

§         Delete Math 151 or 151A & B or proficiency score on the Ohlone assessment Test or equivalent.

§         Add Math 155 or higher (MATH 152, 152A, 152B, 153, 156, 159, 160, 163, 166, 167, 181, 101A,B,C, 103, 104) or proficiency score on the Ohlone assessment Test or equivalent) Completion of the RN Program satisfies this requirement.

§         Rationale:
1.  The California High School Exit Exam which will be a requirement for graduation starting with the class of 2006 requires proficiency in beginning algebra (Algebra I).
2.  The Community College State Academic Senate has passed a proposal to make Intermediate Algebra of a locally developed course with Beginning Algebra as a prerequisite the minimum requirement for the AA Degree, This recommendation has been passed on to the Chancellor’s Office and according to our State Academic Officer, Mark Liu, its adoption is a formality.
 
Discussion: students graduating from high school in 2006 will need to pass an exit exam to graduate high school. At the statewide level we cannot have the same requirements as the high schools. The minimum for us would have to be one course above Algebra 1. This will start in fall 2006. Students beginning Ohlone course work in fall 2005 would fall under the 2005 catalog rights. Math 155 is non-transferable; will only count towards an AA Degree from Ohlone. Make a motion to approve Math Requirement IVC. of MATH 155 or higher. Jeffrey Dean made the motion to approve changing the Math Requirement for Area IV Analytical and Oral Communication, Area C. Math Proficiency /second/Lesley Buehler. Motion carried with 1 abstention.

o       Add note to clarify Area I Natural Science: GE requirement are met by completion of lecture or lecture/lab; not lab alone. GE Plan A issues motion to approve adding to catalog. Phil Zahorsky made the motion to approve the wording “GE requirement are met by completion of lecture or lecture/lab; not lab alone. “/second/Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.

 

Ø      CAPAC Charter revisions (I/A)

Course and Program Approval Committee Guidelines (revised 5-2-05)

 

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Course and Program Approval Committee is to encourage faculty leadership and student participation in curriculum decision-making at Ohlone College. The committee examines proposals submitted for adding or expanding, deleting or modifying programs and courses; evaluates the college’s courses and programs in terms of their general education, transfer, and occupational purposes; and makes recommendations to the Vice President of Instruction/Student Services.

 

CAPAC History/Background Information

The course and Program Approval Committee became a subcommittee of the overall college’s Committee on Curriculum and Instruction in 1976. Previously, it had existed as a separate entity known as the “Curriculum Committee. Minutes of CAPAC meetings are retained in the files in the Curriculum & Scheduling Office.

 

Faculty involvement in curriculum-related issues and activities in community colleges has a basis in the following:

 

Title 5, Section 53200

 

Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters.

 

Academic and Professional matters means the following policy development matters:

1.            Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites.

2.            Degree and certificate requirements.

3.            Grading policies.

4.            Educational program development.

5.            Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.

 

The Faculty Senate at OhloneCollege delegates approval or advisement related to areas 1-5 to CAPAC.

 

Function of CAPAC

The Course and Program Approval Committee will:

  1. Examine proposals submitted for adding or expanding, deleting or modifying programs and courses offered at Ohlone College.

 

  1. Actively examine on its’ own initiative the existing curricular offerings, and propose needed additions or deletions.

 

  1. Evaluate the college’s courses and programs in terms of their general education, transfer, and occupational purposes.

 

  1. Make appropriate recommendations to the Vice President of Instruction/Student Services on proposals submitted.

 

Pursuant to recommendations adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (October 28, 1983; March, 2003) particular attention will be given to:

a.       academic rigor

b.      analysis of local needs

c.       analysis of job market needs

d.      advances in technology

e.       demographic changes

f.        the need to maintain a balanced, comprehensive educational programs in each community college in all course and program approval procedures.

 

Composition of CAPAC

Membership of CAPAC is composed of three groups of individuals:

1.      Administrators (ex-officio non-voting members: Vice President of Instruction/Student Services, Director of Curriculum & Scheduling, and Division Deans)

2.      Faculty members (nineteen voting member)

3.      Student members (two voting members)

 

Selection of Faculty Members

 

It is highly desirable, in that work of the committee revolves around curricular issues central to the translation of a diverse set of institutional and learner goals into implemental learning experiences, to have the broadest possible representation of the college faculty on this committee. Therefore, the faculty appointment process to this committee should not be an arbitrary one, but rather attempt to adhere to the following specific guidelines.

 

1.      Although specific “academic” and “vocational-technical” areas and the teaching responsibilities of faculty representing these areas often overlap, faculty from any department, discipline, or area must not be over-represented on the committee in any year.

 

2.      To insure that faculty representatives on the committee have the ability to soundly address issues and concerns related to a multitude of curricular issues, the Chairperson of the Committee on Committees of the Faculty Senate should endeavor to fill committee positions on CAPAC based on representation from the current division structure. Each division should have at least one member, based on diversity of disciplines in the divisions. (19 total)

 

Faculty by Division

 

Exercise Science and Wellness 1

Health Sciences 2

Deaf Studies and Special Services 2

Language Arts/Social Sciences 4

Math, Science and Technology4

Counseling 2

Fine Arts, Business & Broadcasting 3

Learning Resources 1

Students 2

 

Note: If insufficient numbers of faculty members have formally indicated a willingness to serve on CAPAC for the following year, then the Chairperson of the Committee on Committees shall attempt to find one qualified individual to represent each area with 15 faculty and two qualified individuals to represent areas with more than 15 faculty.

 

3.      To insure that faculty members appointed to CAPAC are sufficiently familiar with the college community at large, including organization, activities, politics, and day to day operation, CAPAC appointees should be members of the faculty for a minimum of two years before serving on CAPAC.

 

Terms of Appointment

 

The minimum term of appointment will be two years. A member would have a maximum of two 2-year terms (4 years) if another member from the area wishes to be on the committee. A CAPAC member may serve longer than 4 years if no other member from the area wishes to be on the committee.

 

Appointments should provide for preservation of continuity by staggering terms of membership. It is desirable that no more than sixty percent be replaced in any single year.

 

Chairperson

 

The committee chair will be open to any member who has served on the committee the previous year. The Curriculum and Scheduling office will be responsible for support services. A nominating Committee will be appointed to recommend one or more candidates to serve as chairperson, and the Chairperson will be elected by the full committee at the final Spring meeting.

 

Procedures

 

Section 1. Guidelines

 

The Course and Program Approval Committee may write/amend its own guidelines and operating procedures as part of its regular work.

 

(“Each community college district should study and strengthen, where necessary, its local course and program approval procedures to guard against the inclusion of marginal courses in the credit and noncredit instructional programs.” – Administration Recommendation of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, October 28, 1983)

 

Section 2. Meeting Time/Day/Location

 

Frequency: The committee meets on the first and third Monday of the month.

 

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Meeting Schedule

First Monday of month: Course/Program Approval; Issues

Third Monday of month: Group screening of each course proposal

 

The meeting room will be designated at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

 

Section 3. Orientation

 

By virtue of the nature of the work handled by CAPAC, it is important that CAPAC members be sufficiently familiar with the course and program approval process at Ohlone College. Therefore, the first hour of the first regular business meeting of the committee will be devoted to discussing the process, role of the members, etc. Both the CAPAC chairperson and the Vice President of Instruction/Student Services will lead the process. Items to be reviewed during this orientation session include:

 

1.      Overview of function of CAPAC and AB 1725

2.      Overview of CurricUNET

3.      Guidelines for new or revised courses/programs

4.      Guidelines for Selected Topic

5.      Screening Procedures

 

Section 4. Agenda Items

 

1.                  Deadlines for New and Revised Course Approval will be published well in advance by the Curriculum and Scheduling Office.

 

2.                  Other agenda items must be received as indicated in the CAPAC Meeting Schedule. Generally speaking, the committee looks with disfavor on hand-carried, unscheduled items, as there my be insufficient time for thoughtful deliberation and discussion. These items will be considered only if time permits, and the chairperson will inform the presenter that the item any be tabled until the next meeting.

 

3.                  Agenda will be sent via email the week prior to the meeting. Folders with attachments will be distributed each Tuesday prior to the meeting, if needed.

 

Section 5. Rules of Order

 

The conduct and proceedings will follow Roberts Rule of Order Revised. CAPAC may meet but will not act without quorum consisting of a simple majority of the voting members.

 

Section 6. Order of Business

 

The written agenda will reflect the order in which items are received in the Curriculum and Scheduling Office, with New Courses considered first, followed by Revised Courses and Other Business. If a presenter has both new and revised courses to present, these will both be taken up under New Courses. If a presenter misses his or her time slot (as reflected on the written agenda) due to late arrival, his or her item will move to the bottom of their respective list. Presenters should communicate time constraints to the committee chairperson or CAPAC secretary in advance of the meeting.

 

Section 7. Conduct of Business

 

It will be expected that each course proposal (or other agenda item) will be presented by the faculty member responsible for initiating the proposal. Likewise, the presenter will be identified on the agenda in advance. If the faculty member in question is not able to attend the CAPAC meeting, then he/she should anticipate this in advance with sufficient time to insure that another faculty member be present on his/her behalf to address the committee.

 

It is highly desirable that the CAPAC membership, comprised primarily of college faculty, have the opportunity to pose questions and exchange views on the curricular issues at hand with fellow faculty members, openly and freely. It is felt that the burden of proof of a proposal’s merit lies with the presenter, and that faculty and student CAPAC members often raise issues fundamentally different from those in administrative positions. Moreover, the process is best served when the dean/administrator is not charged with the responsibility of presenting or advocating the proposal.

 

It is recognized, however, that in the case of certain agenda items, where the college community at large will be affected (i.e. new program proposal, initiated from outside the campus) that the dean/administrator may be the only knowledgeable person, and in such an instance, present the issue to CAPAC. As a rule, however, the role of the ex-officio members as far as proposals are concerned, should be limited to addressing any administrative concerns related to the issue that faculty may not be able to adequately address. Furthermore, if a member of CAPAC is proposing a course, he or she will temporarily yield his or her seat, and not vote on that agenda item.

 

Once the item is presented, CAPAC members will have the opportunity to question the presenter and raise issues related to the proposal. Following this, a motion to accept/reject, accept with qualifications, or table the proposal will be brought to the floor. The chairperson will call for the vote, and the action will be recorded in the minutes.

 

Each agenda item will be considered in this manner until 5:00 p.m. If agenda items remain, the chairperson or Vice President of Instruction/Students Services will schedule an additional meeting of the committee to address the remaining items. No new items will be considered at this “completion” meeting.

 

Course and Program Approval Committee Guidelines: Updates and revisions. Jeffrey Dean made the motion to approve Course and Program Approval Committee Guidelines with the revisions - Lesley Buehler second. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ø      Year end report of accomplishments

 

CAPAC Goals 2004-05 Accomplishments

Chair: Deb Parziale

 

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

 

Accomplishments: CurricUNET was piloted with the CAOT and CS divisions from August 2004 through October 2004. Since November 2004, CurricUNET has been fully implemented to approve new courses as well as major and minor course revisions. Faculty are encouraged to use CurricUNET for all Selected Topics as well.

 

Approved courses through CurricUNET:

New: 32

Major Revisions: 1

Minor Revisions: 77

In Progress: 21

 

CAOT and BSM course review has been successfully completed through use of CurricUNET.

 

Programming for programs (degrees and certificates) is completed. The Curriculum Administrative Assistant will complete the project entering all current programs into CurricUNET by the end of Summer 2005.

 

Numerous workshops, as well individual instruction, have been provided through out the year for faculty and deans on the use of CurricUNET and writing integrated course outlines.

 

  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. All new courses approved during 2004-05 academic year have SLOs with evaluation/assessment clearly defined. CAPAC members have shared their expertise during meetings and on an individual basis within their departments.

 

Accomplishments: All CAPAC approved courses during the 2004-05 academic year have integrated course outlines based on student learning outcomes with inclusion of evaluation/assessment criteria. Clear guidelines for writing integrated course outlines are incorporated into the CurricUNET help boxes including helpful hints to facilitate articulation. Ohlone’s Articulation Officer has been intimately involved in this entire process and the number of courses articulated for both the CSU and UC systems has increased this year. CAPAC has approved all help boxes related to writing an Integrated Course Outline.

 

CAPAC members have had several discussions on moving from the instruction to the learning paradigm and have developed samples course outlines in PE and English. CAPAC members have worked with department faculty members as needed.

 

  1. Work with 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.

 

Accomplishments: SLOPE committee members revised the program review guidelines to include SLOs and assessment. The revised program review guidelines were ratified by the Faculty Senate in Fall 2004 and are being used by faculty in the following departments: history, philosophy, political science, sociology, business administration, business supervision/management, real estate, international education, CAOT, computer science – NTSA, computer studies, and mathematics/math learning center. SLOPE members volunteered to assist faculty doing program review this year as needed. Three meetings, facilitated by SLOPE, were held to discuss the new program review process and how to write student learning outcomes (SLOs) and how to assess SLOs and student achievement data.

 

The Faculty Senate President and CAPAC Chair facilitated a workshop “Integrated Student Centered Curriculum” for the total faculty. Assisting in the presentation were the Associate Vice President of Student Services, The Dean of Counseling, and a Computer Studies faculty member. Approximately 50 faculty were in attendance.

 

The CAPAC Chair and a SLOPE member conducted two workshops for the Ohlone Deaf Studies Faculty focusing on integrated student centered curriculum and writing and assessing SLOs at the course and program levels. In the second workshop faculty began writing SLOs for their programs.

 

Six faculty, staff and administrators attended the two day workshop: Moving from Compliance to Improvement: Using Outcomes Data to Improve Student Learning facilitated by Nornea Badway and Norton Grubb

 

Five faculty and administrators went to the two day workshop: Assuring Improvement in Student Learning sponsored by WASC and AAHE.

 

  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.

 

Accomplishments: CAPAC and the CAPAC subcommittees will maintain their vital role in approving all new and revised courses at Ohlone College. CAPAC focuses on the first five areas on AB 1725:

1.            Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites.

2.            Degree and certificate requirements.

3.            Grading policies.

4.            Educational program development.

5.            Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.

 

 

 

The CAPAC charter was revised to clearly reflect this role.

 

CAPAC provided input to the Learning College task force: (1) recommended resources needed by faculty to facilitate student success and (2) encourage curriculum innovation.

 

The Distance learning Committee separately reviews all courses wanting to add an on line section and evaluates them in relation to state criteria.

 

The GE Subcommittee advises CAPAC on General Educational issues including recommendations for courses seeking placement on or deletion from the Plan A General Education Graduation list in the following areas:

Area I Natural Science

Area II Social and Behavioral Sciences/American Institutions

Area III Fine Arts/Humanities

Area IV Analytical Thinking and Oral Communication

A.     English Composition

B.     Analytical Thinking and Oral Communication

C.     Math Proficiency

Area V Physical Education/Wellness

 

The Cultural Diversity Committee advises CAPAC on courses/programs seeking placement on Area IV - Cultural Diversity – of Plan A General Education Graduation list. Cultural Diversity Committee members met with the International task force to discuss if any CD goals should be incorporated within the task force. Decision: maintain separate CD committee at this time.

 

The Information Competency Committee advises CAPAC on courses/programs seeking placement on Area VII – Information Competency – of the Plan A General Education Graduation List.

 

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

 

Accomplishments: The GE Committee, Cultural Diversity Committee and Information Competency Committee have developed and approved outcomes for all areas of Plan A. The GE Committee also developed and approved philosophy of General Education. All have been presented to CAPAC and are waiting for CAPAC approval.

 

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

 

Accomplishments: Data regarding student who have graduated from Fall 2003 with academic degrees was reviewed. There were a total of 593 students who graduated; 466 selected GE Plan A (79%); 94 selected Plan B; and 33 selected Plan C (21% of students selected the new GE Plans B or C)

 

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

 

Accomplishments: CAOT and BSM have completed their course review. CS course review is in process.

 

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

 

Accomplishments: Three new transfer degrees have been approved by CAPAC and the Board of Trustees and have been sent to the Chancellor’s Office:

Associate in Arts Degree, Art

Associate in Arts Degree, English

Associate in Arts Degree, Business Administration

 

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

 

Accomplishments: Political Science was added to the Plan A list.

 

  1. Other:

 

Program Approvals:

New Certificates of Completion Approved:

Ø      Java Developer

Ø      .Net Programming I

Ø      .Net Programming II

 

Revised:

Ø      RN Associate Degree Program – Revised Microbiology requirement

§         Revised Admission Criteria

Ø      Speech – Deleted “Communication” from Certificates of Completion and added new option of SPCH 106 Critical Thinking/Argumentation Debate

Ø      Interior Design – add new course ID/ART 157 Professional Practice for Interior Design.

Ø      Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate of Completion

Ø      Windows MCSA

Ø      Windows MCSE

Ø      Theory Certificate Programs in Music

Ø      Administrative Assistant Certificate Program

 

Deactivated:

Ø      Cisco Certified Network Professional

 

Department name change:

Ø      Speech Communications to Speech and Communication Studies Department

Ø      CAOT – from Computer Applications and Office Technology to Computer Applications and Occupational Technology.

 

CAPAC meetings are restructured:

Ø      First Monday of each month: course and program approval; issues –

§         Courses must be ready for final approval or will be sent back to originator for any needed modifications.

Ø      Third Meeting of each month: screening meeting

§         Groups of 4 CAPAC members and the CAPAC Chair will screen each course. Course originator must be present at the meeting. Revisions may be made during meeting.

Web Site is updated on a regular basis.

Revised Credit by Exam Policy - approved

 

Ø      CAPAC Calendar 2005-06 – Distributed

CAPAC Calendar – simplified. At the last deans meeting a change occurred – course approved in September may not appear in schedule or catalog in spring but will be offered in spring. Michael Bowman will try to get courses in the schedule for the following term, but no promises. Students will be able to see new courses on Web Adviser.

 

Ø      CAPAC membership 2005-06 - Membership sign-up sheet was passed around for members who are continuing next year.

 

Ø      Bill Parks DVD for Monitor Recruitment – was not previewed

 
 
 
Announcements:
Ø      Mike Bowman reported more than 200 courses have been articulated with CSU and UCs this year.  Mike feels that Curricunet has helped to facilitate the articulation process. CSUSJ reported that it will not articulate courses that do not have SLOs on the Course Porposal.
 
Ø      CAN Numbers will be deleted.
 
Ø      Maria Ramirez said that most students are selecting Plan A so they can graduate ahead of time and finish up in the summer.  
 
Ø      Maria  Ramirez reported HartnellCollege is investigating the use of  CurricUNET. 
 
Ø      Deb Parziale will be stepping down as CAPAC Chair and will become project coordinator for Title III. CAPAC Chair is open for next year. Deb will be available to mentor the next chair of CAPAC and will serve as a member of CAPAC in 2005-06. Dr. Wright commented with mixed emotions on Deb stepping down from CAPAC, but pleased she will be over Title III. She has moved CAPAC in some excellent directions including the implementation of CurricUNET. CAPAC is a place where real work gets done. Deb is a superb faculty leader. CAPAC will need a faculty member for leadership. Contact Barbara Tull if you are interested in being CAPAC Chair. Deb has been on CAPAC for 15-18 years and CAPAC Chair for 5 years. CAPAC has revised the all of the curriculum processes over the last few years. 
 
Ø      May 12. 2005 – The revised credit by exam policy was approved by an email vote.