OHLONECOLLEGE

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

March 6, 2006

Bldg. 25, Conference Room

 

Call meeting to order:3:08 p.m.

 

Present: Claire Ellis, Chris Warden, Lesley Buehler, Deb Parziale, Rachel Sherman, Kathy Sparling, Chieko Honma, Jon Degallier, Peggy Kauffman, Michael Bowman, Heidi Barkow, Walter Birkedahl, Mikelyn Stacey, Dr. Jim Wright, Tom Blank, Richard Grotegut, Kenn Waters, Marilena Tamburello

 

Minute Approval: (A)

Ø            Approval of Minutes: February 6, 2006

Motion to approve the February 6, 2006 minutes: Lesley Buehler/second/Chieko Honma. Motion carried.

 

Program Review Updates: (I)

Ø            Theatre and Dance – Tom Blank

This is a collaboration between theatre and dance faculty. The challenge was focusing on international history with the college. Enrollment has increased from 142 to 282. The high school music festival is a recruitment tool and the students get 0.50 units of college credit. With Rob Smedfjeld’s help, the Theatre and Dance department were able to get the numbers of students who were registered in the program in 2003 and in 2005 57 were full time students. We have gone from 33 course offerings to 92 course offerings. In the past the focus was on instructor outcomes, but now it is focused on student outcomes.

 

Chair’s Report:

 

Course Revision Minor: (I)

  1. MUS-102 Introduction to World Music – Phil Zahorsky

Title change to: “Music Appreciation”; minor revision to methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

  1. CHS-106A Chicano Literature – Mark Salinas

Approved for Distance Learning; minor catalog and counselor descriptions; revised assignments; revised methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbooks

 

  1. ESL-184R Basic Reading Skills for Second Language Learners – Vicki Curtis

Formerly ESL-161; change repeatability to 2 times; minor revision to counselor information; revised outline, assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction; textbook updates and now optional

 

  1. MUS-102 Introduction to World Music – Phil Zahorsky

Title Change to: “Music Appreciation”

  1. PHIL-101 Ancient Philosophy – Wayne Yuen

Add advisory: ENGL-101A; minor revision to catalog description; minor revision to student learning outcomes, outline, assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction, updated textbooks

 

  1. PHIL-102 Modern Philosophy – Wayne Yuen

Add advisory: ENGL-101A; minor revision to catalog description, student learning outcomes, outline, assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction, updated textbook

 

  1. PHIL-109A Understanding the Old Testament – Wayne Yuen

Add advisory: ENGL-101A; minor revision to course assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbook

 

  1. PHIL-109B Understanding the New Testament – Wayne Yuen

Add advisory: ENGL-101A; minor revision to course assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbook

 

  1. PHIL-110 Introduction to Asian Religions – Wayne Yuen

Minor revision to student learning outcomes, assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbooks

 

  1. PHIL-112 Introduction to Western Religions – Wayne Yuen

Advisory: ENGL-101A; minor revision to assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbook

 

 

  1. PSY-106 Adolescent Development – Tom McMahon

Advisory: ENGL-101A; minor revision to counselor information; student learning outcomes; outline; assignments; methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbook.

 

  1. PSY-108 A Survey of Human Development – Tom McMahon

Minor revision to counselor description, student learning outcomes, outline, assignments, methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

  1. PSY-114/PD-114 Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling – Tom McMahon

Revision to schedule description; student learning outcomes; outline; assignments; methods of evaluation and instruction.

 

Course Deactivation: (A)

1.       BA-110 Business Economics (3 units) – Tina Mosleh

2.       BA-142 International Economics (3 units) – Tina Mosleh

With some discussion on the process of reactivating courses in the event that a faculty member wanted to a motion to approve the deactivation of BA-110 was made: Jon Degallier/second/Rachel Sherman. Motion carried. With some discussion on the process of reactivating courses in the event that a faculty member wanted to a motion to approve the deactivation of BA-142 was made: Jon Degallier/second/Rachel Sherman. 5 votes for/1 opposition/1 abstention. Motion carried.

 

Course Revision Major: (A)

  1. CNET-156A Routing and Switching (Cisco Certified Networking Academy III) – Richard Grotegut Major revision to catalog description, schedule description, counselor

Description, student learning outcomes, outline, assignments, and methods of evaluation

 

  1. CNET-156B WAN Design and Support (CiscoNetworkingAcademy 4)

Richard Grotegut Major revision to catalog description, counselor description, student learning outcomes, outline, assignments, and methods of evaluation

 

  1. CNET-165A Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows Network – Richard Grotegut

Revision to catalog description, major revision to counselor information, revision to student learning outcomes, outline, assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbooks

 

  1. CNET-182 Advanced Routing (Cisco Networking Academy CCNP I)

Richard Grotegut Delete prerequisites; major revision to catalog description and schedule, student learning outcomes, outline, assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction

 

 

 

  1. CNET-183 Remote Access Networks (CiscoNetworkingAcademy Semester CCNP II)

Richard Grotegut Delete prerequisites; minor revision to catalog description and counselor information; outline revision; assignments; methods of evaluation and instruction.

 

  1. CNET-184 Advanced Switching (Cisco Networking Academy CCNP III)

Richard Grotegut Major catalog description; revision to counselor information; student learning outcomes; outline; assignments; methods of evaluation and instruction

 

  1. CNET-185 Internetwork Troubleshooting (Cisco Networking Academy CCNP IV) Richard Grotegut minor catalog description revision; major schedule revision; counselor

information; student learning outcomes; assignments; methods of evaluation and instruction

 

Motion to approve CNET-156A, CNET-156B, CNET-165A, CNET-182, CNET-183, CNET-184, CNET-185: Deb Parziale/second/Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.

 

  1. ENGL-105B Survey of English Literature – Bruce Bennett

Title change to: “English Literature: From Romanticism to Modernism; Grading change from (GC) to (GR); major revisions to catalog description, schedule description, counselor information, student learning outcomes, outline, assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction and added optional textbooks

 

Motion to approve ENGL-105B: Rachel Sherman/second/Deb Parziale. Motion carried. (Renumbering later when the first course is created. ISBN# for textbooks needed).

 

  1. GEOG-101 Physical Geography (3 units) – George Rodgers

Add Corequisite of GEOG-101L; minor revision to schedule description; student learning outcomes; outline; assignments, methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbook

 

Motion to approve GEOG-101: Lesley Buehler/second/Jon Degallier. Motion carried.

 

  1. PHIL-106 Ethics – Wayne Yuen

Add Advisory: ENGL-101A; major catalog description revision; schedule description; student learning outcomes; outline; assignments; methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbook

 

Motion to approve PHIL-106: Rachel Sherman/second/Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.

 

  1. RE-121 Real Estate Principals (3 units) – Lesley Buehler

Revision to outline; assignments; methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbook; approved for Distance Learning

 

Motion to approve RE-121: Deb Parziale/second/Jon Degallier. Motion carried.

 

  1. RT-133 Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory – Heidi Story

Unit value change from 1.5 to 2; lab hours changed from 4.5 to 6; change prerequisites to RT-105B and 131A; revision of student learning outcomes; assignments; methods of evaluation and instruction; updated textbook

 

Motion to approve RT-133: Kathy Sparling/second/Jon Degallier. Motion carried.

New Course: (A)

  1. BRDC-152 Film and Video Production (3 units) – Gary Kauf

 

Motion to approve BRDC-152: Rachel Sherman/second/Deb Parziale. Motion carried.

 

  1. CNET-114 How Technology Works (4 units) – Richard Grotegut
  2. CNET-115 Introduction to Robotics and Automated Systems (4 units) – Richard Grotegut
  3. CNET-161A Desktop Support I (2 units) – Richard Grotegut
  4. CNET-161B Desktop Support II (2 units) – Richard Grotegut
  5. CNET-165C Administering Security for Windows 2003 (2 units) – Richard Grotegut
  6. CNET-172A Cisco Network Security I (CCSP) (2 units) – Richard Grotegut
  7. CNET-172B Cisco Network Security II (CCSP) (2 units) – Richard Grotegut

 

Motion to approve CNET-114, CNET-115, CNET-161A, CNET-161B, CNET-165C, CNET-172A, CNET-172B. Deb Parziale/second/Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.

 

  1. LSP-111 Job Seeking Skills (1 unit) – Kelly Wilmeth

Tabled until 4/3/06

 

  1. RT-140 Introduction to Polysomnography (0.5 units) - Heidi Story

 

Motion to approve RT-140 with changes to repeatability to (0): Kathy Sparling/second/ Jon Degallier. Motion carried.

 

  1. TD-117T Theatre Technology Lab (0.5 units) – Chris Guptill
  2. TD-160L Production Lab (0.5 units) – Chris Guptill

 

Motion to approve TD-117T and TD-160L: Rachel Sherman/second/Claire Ellis. Motion carried.

Issues: (A/I)

Ø           Distance Learning update – Marilena Tamburello

Recommendation from the Distance Learning Subcommittee for adoption on Rubric for Online Instruction by Curriculum Committee.

The DL Subcommittee reviewed reports on standards for quality in online education: And evaluated rubrics for evaluating online education. At our last meeting the committee voted unanimously to adopt the “Rubric for Online Instruction” developed at CSU Chico and now widely used in the CSU schools. The rubric has been adapted and permission granted by the CSU. Committee would like to recommend that Curriculum Committee adopts it for faculty who develop courses online to use it as a:

o       “Self-evaluation” of their online course

o       Design tool to assist them in developing their online course

o       Tool for evaluating exemplary online instruction for public recognition and awards

 

The Rubric is more than a “Checklist”

The Rubric describes what would make exemplary online instruction based on 6 criteria (categories). The rubric provides baseline, effective and exemplary practices for each category

o       Learner support / resources: specifying course-specific resources supporting course content and links to campus resources

o       Online organization and design: structure and web pages functionality and consistency

o       Instructional design and delivery: interaction and communication, integration of learning outcomes with learning activities; course provides visual/ auditory/kinesthetic activities to enhance learning; activities to develop critical thinking/problem solving skills

o       Assessment and evaluation of Student Learning: learning objectives, instruction, assessment activities are aligned, multiple assessment strategies are used to measure content knowledge, attitudes and skills, feedback, peer feedback

o       Innovative teaching with technology: uses technology tools to facilitate communication and learning; new teaching methods are applied; multimedia and learning objects are used; course optimizes internet access and engages students

o       Faculty use of student feedback: opportunities for students to give feedback about the course content, ease of technology, instructor uses student feedback to plan instruction and assessment of student learning

 

References

Quality on the Line: Benchmarks for Success in Internet Based Education, Institute for Higher Education Policy – NEA 2000

Accreditation and Assuring Quality In Distance Learning CHEA Monographs 2002, No. 1

Council for Higher Education Accreditation 2002

 

Rubric templates distributed at meeting.

 

Dr. Wright thinks this is excellent. Category 3 course be a rubric for all instruction. Deb Parziale commented that 1 & 2 could be for all instruction just removing the “online” and put “across the board”

 

Chris Warden – we would need to upgrade the online portion of CurricUNET. The rubric would need to go into the help boxes. A link to this should also be on the Curriculum Committee website, faculty senate, etc.

 

Chris Warden asked the Curriculum Committee members to look it over and next meeting we will take a vote on adopting the Rubric.

 

Ø           CurricUNET update – new streamline approval process – Chris Warden

Chris Warden briefed the members of the Curriculum Committee on the updates to the approval process that was discussed at the last Dean’s meeting. Revisions to the approval processes were for: New Course; Major/Reactivation; Minor Revision; Additional Approvals; Deactivation; and New Programs

 

Ø           Title III update – Deb Parziale

Deb Parziale updated us on strengthening our institution. We will have 10 new learning communities for Fall 2006. The Grant is asking for 8 faculty advisors. If you have any feedback or questions please contact Deb Parziale.

 

 

Adjournment:4:55 p.m.