February 6, 2006



Meeting called to order at 3:08 p.m.


Present:           Maria Ramirez, Claire Ellis, Alyce Lentz, Chris Warden, Phil Zahorsky, Lesley Buehler, Deb Parziale, Janice Jones, Rachel Sherman, Bill Parks, Kathy Sparling, Mark Barnby, Chieko Honma, Peggy Kauffman, Michael Bowman, Heidi Barkow, Walter Birkedahl, Dr. Jim Wright, Wayne Yuen, Rob Smedfjeld


Approval of Minutes:December 5, 2005

v            Motion to approve the minutes of December 5, 2005: Deb Parziale/second/Phil Zahorsky. Motion carried.


Program Review: Philosophy, presented by Wayne Yuen

v            Mr. Yuen’s goal was for the review to be student oriented.

o        How will this program produce a well-educated person?

v            Mr. Yuen used the OhloneCollege mission and philosophy.

v            Wants students to get an abstract and skill based course.

v            Ask outside the department to give a fresh perspective.

v            A World of Cultures is brought into the Philosophy courses.

v            One of the roadblocks was low student enrollment due to a faculty member’s sabbatical.

v            He would like to make the courses sound less intimidating.

v            He would like to create an Introduction to Philosophy course.

For any questions regarding research for your program review, please contact Rob Smedfjeld.


Dr. Wright said the Philosophy program review was excellent, recommends continued review. Wants to create a separate page for program learning outcomes. Program review should be critical thinking and ongoing review. Promote being a living process with a report every four years.


“C” Grade for Area IV of GE Plan A:

v            “C” grade or better approved by Faculty Senate for Area IV of Ohlone College GE Plan A. Courses included are ENGL-101A, all the courses in Analytical Thinking and Oral Communication and MATH-155.



v            When using CurricUNET, please use Internet Explorer or Mozilla. There is difficulty when using Netscape if you aren’t using the most current version 7.2 or higher.


Course Revision Minor: (I)

v            CNET-165B          Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA)

Title change to: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA); reformat outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation; methods of instruction


v            ID-150A   Interior Design Concepts

Add 2 hours lab; add methods of evaluation and instruction; update textbook


v            SPCH-106            Critical Thinking/Argumentation and Debate

Advisory change to ENGL-101A; add 1.00 lab hours; minor revision to catalog description change to “Study of critical thinking through oral advocacy and debate. Emphasis is on principles of effective argumentation including logic, reasoning, evidence, motivation, persuasion and refutation through preparation and presentation of written and oral arguments and participation in individual and group debates.” Add to counselor description ending to “This course will meet the Analytical Thinking/Oral Communication requirement for OhloneCollege and the Oral Communication requirement for Plan B and C.” Minor revisions to student learning outcomes, course outline, assignments, evaluation, instruction, and text.


v            SPCH-122            Family Communication

Removal of advisory; minor revision to catalog description; schedule description; student learning outcomes revision; outline reformatted; updated textbook, approval for distance learning


Course Revision Major: (A)

v            TD-152                 Introduction to Lighting and Sound – Chris Guptill

Title change to: Introduction to Lighting; Catalog description change to read “This course introduces the basic concepts, technology and safe practices of electricity and lighting for live events. Lectures will focus on theory and practice, while lab will provide opportunities to use equipment in “real life” situations.” Class schedule description revision to read “Hands on electrics and lighting for live events.” Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; assignments; methods of evaluation; methods of instruction; updated textbooks and optional texts. Motion to approve TD-152 Introduction to Lighting: Deb Parziale/second/Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.


Issues: (A/I)

v            Title III Update – Deb Parziale

§               Handout

v            Distance Learning Committee Goals – Handout

§               Correct CAPAC to Curriculum Committee

v            HIST 114 / Cultural Diversity. Janice Jones wanted to know why it was removed from the Cultural Diversity area of GE Plan A and wanted to know if it could be put back. Michael Bowman said he would look into when it was removed and why and get back to her.

v            Selected Topics: Chris Warden wants to make the Selected Topics page in CurricUNET as easy as possible. Would like the CurricUNET steering committee to review and make recommendations. Chris Warden invited faculty to try putting a Selected Topic through the process of CurricUNET.

v            Heidi Barkow will be doing group trainings on CurricUNET.

v            CurricUNET User Guide needs to be updated on CurricUNET. Members would like to see user button on the banner.

v            Dr. Wright encourages the Curriculum Committee to keep having Programs under review to keep coming to present to the group.


Adjourn:           4:35 p.m.























February 27, 2006



Screeners:               Janice Jones, Lesley Buehler, Deb Parziale, Chieko Honma, Rachel Sherman, Kathy Sparling, Carrie Dameron, Bill Parks


Courses Screened:


BRDC-152                 (Janice Jones)

CNET-156A               (Lesley Buehler)

CNET-156B               (Lesley Buehler)

CNET-165A               (Deb Parziale)

CNET-165B               (Deb Parziale)

CNET-172A               (Deb Parziale)

CNET-172B               (Deb Parziale)

CNET-182                 (Janice Jones / Chieko Honma)

CNET-183                 (Janice Jones / Chieko Honma)

CNET-184                 (Janice Jones / Chieko Honma)

CNET-185                 (Janice Jones / Chieko Honma)

ENGL-105B               (Rachel Sherman)

PHIL-106                    (Chieko Honma)

RT-133                       (Kathy Sparling)

RT-140                       (Kathy Sparling)

TD-117D                    (Carrie Dameron)

TD-117T                     (Carrie Dameron)

TD-160L                     (Carrie Dameron)