OHLONECOLLEGE

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

May 1, 2006

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Bldg. 25, Conference Room

 

Call meeting to order:3:05 p.m.

 

Present: Claire Ellis, Alyce Lentz, Chris Warden, Lesley Buehler, Deb Parziale, Janice Jones, Rachel Sherman, Jennifer Hurley, Kathy Sparling, Chieko Honma, Heidi Barkow, Michael Bowman, Walt Birkedahl, Joe McLaughlin, Tom Holcomb, Jennifer Harper, Richard Grotegut, Dr. Jim Wright, Vicki Curtis, Connie Olsen

 

Minute Approval: (A)

Ø            Approval of Minutes: March 6, 2006

Deb Parziale made the motion to approve the minutes of March 6, 2006, a second by Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.

 

Program Review Updates: (I)

Ø           Deaf Studies – Tom Holcomb

Deaf Studies already reported to the College Board. They will be developing exit exams to get into college level courses. Each student will have a ISEP, it would be measurable personal and educational goals. Counselors work closely with the Department of Rehabilitation.

 

Chair’s Report:

Ø           1st year in review - Review of goals completed and ongoing.

 

Minor Revisions

 

ENGL-151B Fundamentals of Composition

Rakesh Swamy Revision to counselor information; student learning outcomes; course outline; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbooks and optional textbooks

 

ESL-178 ESL Skills Lab

Connie Olsen revision to methods of instruction and updated textbooks

Vicki Curtis

 

ESL-183LS ESL Listening and Speaking, Level III

Connie Olsen change prerequisite to ESL-182LS; minor revision to student learning

Vicki Curtis outcomes; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook comment

 

FREN-101B Elementary French

Alexander Wolpe minor revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook update; added supplies

 

FREN-111 Individualized French Lab

Alexander Wolpe Minor revision to course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

FREN-112 Individualized French Lab

Alexander Wolpe Minor revision to course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology

Bennett Oppenheim Schedule Description revision: “Exploring the complexity of society with an emphasis upon understanding the relationship between self and society.”; revision of course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

SOC-102 Social Problems of a Diverse Society

Bennett Oppenheim Schedule Description revision: “Analyzing contemporary socialissues through a research design.”; revision of course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

SOC-105 Marriage and Family in a Changing World

Bennett Oppenheim Schedule Description revision: “Study of mate selection, marital and parental roles within the family and society.”; revision of course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook; including new optional textbooks

 

Course Deactivation: (A)

ESL-131 ESL Listening Skills - Level II

Connie Olsen

ESL-149 Second Language Writing Skills

Connie Olsen

ESL-160 Introduction to Reading for Second Language Learners

Connie Olsen

ESL-181 Second Language Integrated Communication Skills, Level I

Connie Olsen

ESL-182 Integrated English Skills for Non-Native Speakers, Level II

Connie Olsen

 

Rachel Sherman made the motion to approve deactivation of ESL-131, ESL-149, ESL-160, ESL-181, ESL-182,

A second by Kathy Sparling. Motion carried.

 

Course Revision Major: (A)

BA-109A Computerized Accounting for Personal Finance

Leslie Buehler Catalog Description change: This course is designed to prepare students for employment in a home-based or small business office. Quicken, a program for organizing and managing financial information and performing online banking and bill payment in small business and home-based offices will be presented.; Counselor Information change: This course is intended for anyone interested in keeping personal financial records on the computer or interested in working in a home-based or small business office.; student learning outcomes; outline; course assignments; methods of instruction; textbook

 

BA-141A Business Law

Lesley Buehler Catalog Description change:This is an introduction to law applicable to business including the legal environment of business, ethics, sustainability, contracts, agency, and sales law. This course also satisfies the real estate law requirement for the real estate certificate.; Class Schedule Description change: The study of the legal environment, ethics, sustainability, contracts, agency, sales law and real estate law.; Counselor Information change: This course parallels most lower division courses in business law. It is required for business administration majors transferring to most upper division programs in business administration.; student learning outcomes; course assignments, course outline; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook; approved for Distance Learning

 

Rachel Sherman made the motion to approved BA-109A and BA-141A, a second by Claire Ellis. Motion carried.

 

BA-166 Business Ethics

Wayne Yuen Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook update

 

Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve BA-166, a second by Deb Parziale. Motion carried.

 

RE-117 Computer Applications in Real Estate

Rick Arellano Lecture hour change from 1.5 to 2.5; lab hour change from 4.5 to 1.5; removal of advisory; student learning outcomes; outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; approved for Distance Learning

 

 

 

RE-121 Real Estate Principles

Rick Arellano revised course outline; course assignments; methods of

Lesley Buehler evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook; approved for Distance Learning

 

RE-122 Real Estate Practice

Rick Arellano Catalog Description change: The day-to-day business of real estate including how to do listings, deposit receipts, open escrows, and obtain financing will be covered. This course is one of the required courses for real estate salesperson license.; Schedule Description change: Introductory course covering the basic laws and principles of California real estate practice.; Counselor Information: This course is one of the required courses for the real estate salesperson license.; student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook; supplies; approved for Distance Learning

 

RE-124 Legal Aspects of Real Estate

Rick Arellano Prerequisite: RE-121 or instructors approval; Class Schedule Description change: This course covers rights incident to property ownership and management, agency, contracts and transfer.; student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook update; approved for Distance Learning

 

RE-126 Real Estate Finance

Rick Arellano Prerequisite: RE-121 or valid Real Estate License or instructor's approval; class schedule description change: This course provides current finance theory and practice.; student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbooks; supplies; approved for Distance Learning

 

RE-128 Real Estate Appraisal

Rick Arellano Prerequisite: RE 121 or valid real state sales license; student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook; supplies; approved for Distance Learning

 

RE-131 Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

Rick Arellano Catalog description change: This course introduces students to the aspects of mortgage brokering operations including office setup, loan processing, lending regulations, types of loans, loan submission, quality control, FICO credit scoring, loan packaging, shipping, and mortgage math.; student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook; supplies; approved for Distance Learning

 

Janice Jones made the motion to approve RE-117,RE-121, RE-122, RE-124, RE-126, RE-128, RE-131, a second by Alyce Lentz. Motion carried.

 

New Course: (A)

ENGL-108 Writing Short Fiction (Jennifer Hurley)

 

This course is CSU transferable. Janice Jones made the motion to approve ENGL-108, a second by Kathy Sparling. Motion carried.

 

ESL-123 English Verb Tenses (Connie Olsen, Vicki Curtis)

 

ESL-124 Article and Preposition Use for Non-Native Speakers of English (Connie Olsen, Vicki Curtis)

 

ESL-125 Using the Internet for ESL Practice (Connie Olsen, Vicki Curtis)

 

Deb Parziale made the motion to approve ESL-123, ESL-124, and ESL-125, a second by Janice Jones. Motion carried.

PD-105 College Success (Jennifer Harper)

 

This course is a comprehensive college and life skills course. Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve PD-105, a second by Deb Parziale. Motion carried.

 

PD-180 Peer Mentoring (Allison Bly)

 

Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve PD-180, a second by Alyce Lentz. Motion carried.

 

PHIL-100 Introduction to Philosophy (Wayne Yuen)

 

Rachel Sherman made the motion to approve PHIL-100, a second by Janice Jones. Motion carried.

 

Issues: (A/I)

Ø           Confirmation of returning Members and nominations for vacancies

Ø           Approval of Curriculum Committee Schedule

Rachel Sherman made the motion to approve the Curriculum Committee schedule for 2006-07, a second by Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.

 

Ø           GE Year End Report (Brenda Ahntholz)

Deb Parziale spoke on behalf of Brenda Ahntholz, GE Chair on the years goals and accomplishments.

 

Members: Chris Bolt, Deb Parziale, Michael Bowman, Heidi Barkow, Robert Mitchell, Diane Berkland, Bob Ortt, Janet Baldini, Chris Warden, Kenn Waters, Kenney Mencher, Jeff O’Connell, Luc Desmedt, Jon Degallier

 

Meetings: August 22, October 10, November 14, February 13, March 13, May 8

 

Goals for 2005-2006:

 

1.                   Finalize and approve a GE philosophy and student learning outcomes for each area of GE Plan A for OhloneCollege catalog.

 

2.                   Plan and approve an assessment strategy for GE Plan A courses that includes measurable outcomes and a rubric.

 

3.                   Make a decision about a possible policy change regarding the acceptance of “D” grades in Plan A GE courses.

 

4.                   Continue to address GE issues that affect policy and practice at OhloneCollege and revise policies and practices as group agrees.

 

5.                   Continue to review and assess courses for approval to Plan A GE.

 

Accomplishments:

 

1.                   Wrote and approved GE Philosophy for catalog

 

2.                   Wrote and approved student learning objectives for all areas of Plan A GE.

 

3.                   Removed inactive courses from Plan A GE per faculty, dean, and GE committee approval.

 

4.                   Changed minimum grade requirement from “D” to a “C” for ENGL-101A, MATH-155, and all courses meeting the Analytical Thinking requirement for Area IV B Plan A GE.

 

5.                   Recommended to faculty senate and Curriculum Committee that “D” grades be more specifically defined in OhloneCollege catalog.

 

6.                   Approved evaluative language for Plan A GE assessment rubric 1) Introducing (knowledge/comprehension level of Blooms Taxonomy) 2) Applying (utilization level of Bloom’s Taxonomy) 3) Thinking Critically (synthesis/evaluation level of Bloom’s Taxonomy). Faculty from each department need to come to consensus about the definition of these terms.

 

7.                   Reviewed and adopted an assessment strategy and survey tool for GE Plan A assessment from Jon Degallier using gorillasurvey.com. Also, data can put sorted and analyzed into a rubric and used for program review for each department.

 

8.                   Found a new GE Subcommittee Chair for 2006-2008 – Jon Degallier

 

9.                   Found that the minimum number of units required for Ohlone’s Plan A GE is in the low 20’s not the upper 20’s as has been stated by some Ohlone faculty and administration.

 

10.               Approved SPCH-103 – Interpersonal Communication for Plan A GE Area II – Social Sciences.

 

11.               The PE Plan A GE Requirement was clarified to be two PE Activity course. They can be the same course and they can be taken concurrently.

 

12.               OhloneCollege will waive Plan A GE requirements for any transfer student who has already earned a regionally accredited BA/BS degree.

 

13.               OhloneCollege will not waive a Plan A GE requirement if SJSU or SFSU waives the requirement.

 

Goals for 2006-2007:

 

1.                   Facilitate GE Plan A assessment to all full-time faculty using gorillasurvey.com

 

2.                   Review a proposal to change Plan A Area IV for an oral communication requirement.

 

3.                   Continue to address GE issues that affect policy and practice at OhloneCollege and revise policies and practices as group agrees.

 

4.                   Continue to review and assess courses for approval to Plan A GE.

 

 

Ø           Title III update – Deb Parziale

Chris Warden extended his appreciation to Deb Parziale for all of her hard work over the years with Curriculum and for mentoring him. In room 1402 & 1406 there will be 3 different types of tables and chairs on display for anyone interested. On Thursday, May 4th Stanford Wallenberg Hall will be on campus/learning space design. On May 18th there will be a Learning Community Retreat at Wente Bros. Winery in Livermore. WashingtonState will be presenting.

 

 

Ø           Deactivation of Network Technician (A+, Server+, CCNA) Certificate – Richard Grotegut

Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve certificate deactivation for Network Technician (A+, Server+, CCNA), a second by Deb Parziale. Motion carried.

 

Adjournment:4:42 p.m.