OHLONECOLLEGE

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

November 7, 2005

Bldg. 25, Conference Room

 

Call meeting to order: Meeting called to order at 4:24 p.m.

 

Present:           Chris Warden, Phil Zahorsky, Lesley Buehler, Deb Parziale, Janice Jones, Jennifer Hurley, Kathy Sparling, Mark Barnby, Jon Degallier, Peggy Kauffman, Heidi Barkow, Walter Birkedahl, Mikelyn Stacey, Ron Quinta, Brenda Ahntholz, Kay Harrison, Xisheng Fang, Dr. Gao, Timothy Roberts

 

Minute Approval: (A)

Ø            Approval of Minutes:  October 3, 2005

Ø            Approval of Minutes:    October 17, 2005

Jon Degallier made the motion to approve the minutes for October 3 & 17th/second/Phil Zahorsky. Motion carried.

 

Program Review Updates: (I)

Ø            Business Supervision Management - (Lesley Buehler)

Lesley Buehler gave an overview of the process she went through to gather the information for the BSM Program review. She used the Student Learning Outcomes from some of the course outlines and used peer and student input. There has been an increase in the number of guest speakers. Four courses have online option. A survey was done online of students and industry. There is an interest in online education and weekend class offerings.

 

Chair’s Report:

 

 Course Revision Minor: (I)

            BSM-105           Operations Management – Lesley Buehler

                                    Revision to Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline, Assignments, Evaluation/Assessment, Instruction, approved for Distance Learning; Textbook updated, and added Supplies needed.

 

            CAOT-147         Computer Applications in Biology - Lesley Buehler

                                    Approved for Distance Learning

 

            CAOT-164         Introduction to FrontPage - Lesley Buehler

                                    Minor revision to Catalog Description; minor revision to Student Learning Outcomes; approved for Distance Learning; Addition of Methods of Instruction; Textbook updated; supplies added.

 

            CS-138A           Database Fundamentals I: Database Architecture and Administration – David Bradford

                                    Approved for Distance Learning; minor revisions to Assignments and Instruction.

 

            ENGL-173         Improvement of Learning Techniques – Rakesh Swamy

                                    Minor revision of Catalog Description; Student Learning Outcomes; Outline; Assignments, Instruction, and Supplies.

 

            ENGL-174         Spelling Improvement – Rakesh Swamy

                                    Minor revision of Catalog Description; Student Learning Outcomes; Outline; Assignments, Instruction, and Supplies.

 

            HIST-117A        History of the United States – Darren Bardell

                                    Minor revision to Course Outline; Assignments; Evaluation/Assessment; Instruction; and Textbook update.

 

 

 

Course Revision Minor (cont) : (I)

 

NUR-101           Nursing Theory and Communication – Carrie Dameron

Revision to Course Assignments; Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; Methods of Instruction; textbooks

 

SPCH-101         Introduction to Public Speaking – Brenda Ahntholz

Minor revision to Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline; Methods of Evaluation/Assessment;

 

 

SPCH-102         Critical Thinking / Group Decision-Making – Brenda Ahntholz

Revision of Catalog Description, Class Schedule Description; Student Learning Outcomes; Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; updated textbook

 

SPCH-150         Basic English Pronunciation Accent Reduction – Kay Harrison

ESL-150 (CR)    Revision of Catalog Description; Student Learning Outcomes; reformatted Outline; revised Course Assignments; Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; update of textbook

 

SPCH-151         Introduction to Speech Communication-Skills – Kay Harrison

ESL-151 (CR)    Revision of Class Schedule Description; Student Learning Outcomes; reformat Outline; revised Course Assignments; Methods of Evaluation

 

Committee’s Approvals:

 

Course Revision Major (A):

            BIOT-105          Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology – Mark Barnby

Title Change: From: Biotechnology: Basic Skills and Concepts. To: Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology; major revision to Student Learning Outcomes; minor revision to Course Outline; revision to Writing Assignments; minor revision to Methods of Evaluation/Assessment

Janice Jones made a motion to approve BIOT-105/second/Kathy Sparling. Motion carried.

 

CS-182A           Windows Network Infrastructure Administration – Richard Grotegut

Revision to requisites; Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline; Course Assignments; textbook

 

CS-182B           Microsoft Directory Services – Richard Grotegut

Revision to requisites; Catalog Description; Class Schedule Description; Counselor Information; Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline; textbook

 

CS-183A           Planning a Microsoft Windows Networks-Infrastructure – Richard Grotegut

Revision to requisites; Counselor Information; Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline; textbooks

 

CS-186A           LAN Network Design (Cisco Networking-Academy CCNA I) - Richard Grotegut

Units changed from 2 to 3; Lab hour change from 1.5 to 4.5; Revision to requisites; Catalog Description; Counselor Information; Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline; Course Assignments; and textbooks

 

CS-186B           Router Configuration (Cisco Networking Academy CCNA II) – Richard Grotegut

Units changed from 2 to 3; Lab hour change from 1.5 to 4.5; Revision to requisites; Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline; Course Assignments; and textbooks

 

Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve CS-182A, 182B, 183A, 186A, 186B/second/Janice Jones. Motion carried.

 

 

SPCH-105         Intercultural Communication – Brenda Ahntholz

Revision to requisites; Catalog Description; Class Schedule Description; Student Learning Outcomes; Course Outline; Course Assignments; Methods of Evaluation/Assessment; updated textbook

Janice Jones made the motion to approve SPCH-105/second/Phil Zahorsky.

Motion carried.

 

New Course(s): (A)      

MUS-108           Song Writing – Timothy Roberts

                                    Rationale for new course – interact  with other courses in the department i.e. performance by Jazz Rock Combos and recorded within other courses. Jon Degallier made the motion to approve MUS-108/second/Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.

 

Program Revisions: (A)

Ø            AS Degree - Cisco (CISCO Certified Network Professional (Network+, CCNA, CCNP) Network Technology and Systems Administration AS Degree and Certificate of Achievement Program. Minor revision to CS-152 title add (Network+) to title. Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve the minor change in the AS Degree – CISCO/second/Janice Jones. Motion carried.

 

Ø            Computer Engineering Transfer Degree (New)

Main focus will be on hardware; excellent articulation alignment with local Transfer Universities. Deb Parziale made the motion to approve the new Computer Engineering Transfer Degree/second/Jon Degallier. Motion carried.

 

Ø            Computer Networking & Emerging Technology Memo

The new name meets industry standards. There is a more detailed description, more courses available, course title update, third line dele “one concepts in” add (e) to the rationale “CS will focus on articulation; CNET will be more occupational.  Deb Parziale made the motion to approve the new name to CNET/second/Phil Zahorsky. Motion carried.

 

Fast Track Certificate Revision – Name Change from Biotechnology to “Biotechnology: Research Associate/Biotechnician” Dialogue occurred on rationale for change.In the first paragraph delete concepts in from third line. Last paragraph should read “All courses must be taken at Ohlone College except BIOT-105 and/or CHEM-109. If equivalent course(s) have been completed at other colleges; students will be required to meet the 17 unit requirement by completing the appropriate number of BIOT courses listed as “optional” above. Jon Degallier made the motion to approve the revisions to the Fast Track Certificate for Biotechnology Research Association/Biotechnician/second/ Peggy Kauffman. Motion carried.

 

Issues: (A/I)

Ø            General Education Plan A Student Learning Outcomes and Philosophy – Brenda Ahntholz

Deb Parziale made the motion to approve the General Education Plan A Student

Learning Outcomes and Philosophy with typos and grammatical errors completed

and to be placed in the 2006-07 Catalog/second/Jon Degallier. Motion passed with

one abstention.

 

Adjournment: 5:34 p.m.