Curriculum Committee – Issues Meeting Minutes

September 11, 2006


Room 8204


Call meeting to order: 3:18 p.m.


Present: Mandy Kwok-Yip, Claire Ellis, Alyce Lentz, Chris Warden, Tim Roberts, Paul Mueller, Lesley Buehler, Sheryl Einfalt, Rachel Sherman, Bill Parks, Jennifer Hurley, Kathy Sparling, Chieko Honma, Michael Bowman, Heidi Barkow, Joe McLaughlin, Deb Parziale


Minute Approval: (A)

Motion to approve the May 1, 2006 minutes: Sheryl Einfalt/second/Rachel Sherman. Motion carried.


Program Review Updates: (I)

The Curriculum Committee invites the departments that are going through program review to come in and speak on their experience with program review, preparation, in-progress, or post program review. Most of the sciences are in program review this year. Chris’ intention is for the committee to understand the process. Chris Warden handed our three handouts: Program Review: Developing a Faculty Driven Process, Instructional Program/Discipline Review Report Guidelines, Instructional Program/Discipline Review Schedule.


Chair’s Report: (I)

a.      Chair’s responsibilities –

b.      Member’s responsibilities – screening courses and mentor faculty within their division on CurricUNET.

c.       Minor vs. Major revisions – A minor course revision is one that would not impact the course; it is a minor change such as title of the course, textbook update or request for Distance Learning. A major course revision is one that would impact the content of the course – this could be course content, student learning outcomes, assessment changes, unit value/lecture/lab hours, prerequisite/Corequisite change.

d.      CurricUNET made simple – we have discussed how to streamline the CurricUNET process and are still working on streamlining. On the right side of the screen there is a menu with a CurricUNET made simple guide.








Curriculum Committee

Goals 2006-2007


  1. Continue to promote course outlines with student learning outcomes and assessment as the focus. Committee members will serve as mentors to other division faculty in the process.


  1. Promote the use of CurricUNET to construct new courses and programs and to review/revise existing courses and programs.


  1. Explore the development and growth of service learning classes and to grow this into a service learning program.


  1. Successfully review all programs under review for the 2006 – 2007 academic year.


  1. Complete course review for:


- Fall 06 (99 courses)


-Spring 07 (99 courses)

a.                   Anthropology

b.                  Astronomy

c.                   Chemistry

d.                  Computer Science

e.                   Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology

f.                    Math

g.                   Physical Science









a.                   Biology

b.                  Biotechnology

c.                   Computer Science

d.                  Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology

e.                   Engineering

f.                    Geography

g.                   Geology

h.                   Physics


  1. Investigate the Noncredit course option and become familiar with the criteria and guidelines associated with Non-credit courses and programs.


  1. Inspect our current practice regarding pre- and co-requisites and explore the options associated with CurricUNET for a more user-friendly reporting system.


  1. Initiate dialog within the curriculum committee focused on review and response to WASC accreditation standard II.


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


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


Committee’s Approvals:


Minor Revisions: (I)


ENGL-135 Emerging Voices: Literature Reflecting the Diversity of the U.S.

Kerrie Kawasaki-Hull Revisions to student learning outcomes; course outline; correction of author name in recommended reading; update of assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; update of textbooks


ESL-184 Reading and Writing Level 4

Connie Olsen Change of numbering from ESL-183RW and course title number from III to 4. Prerequisites: delete ESL-148 change to ESL -182RW, ESL-182 with Grade of “C” or better or an appropriate score on the ESL Placement Test.; catalog description: “This is the fourth level in the ESL sequence. It will emphasize reading and writing skills for academic purposes, but it will require some oral presentations as well.” Counselor information: “This is a non-transferable, non-Associate degree applicable course designed for non-native speakers of English who have tested into the course by means of the ESL assessment test or have completed ESL-183RW and need to further improve their reading and writing skills. It is currently the highest level in the ESL sequence, and it integrates the former ESL 184R and 184W courses.” Update of student learning outcomes; course outline; assignments; methods of instruction; textbook


PD-105 College Success

Jennifer Harper minor revision to methods of instruction and textbooks


PD-111 Strategies for College Success

Jennifer Harper textbook update


PD-113 Strategies for Succeeding in College

Jennifer Harper minor revision of methods of instruction; and textbook update


PSY-139/BA-139 Psychology in the Workplace

Sheldon Helms Advisory: ENGL-101A; revision of class schedule description: “Psychology applied to the workplace: communication, stress, teamwork, motivation, diversity, leadership and personality.”; revision of student learning outcomes; outline; assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction and textbook update


PTA-102 Pathology

Carol Morodomi revision to assignments; methods of instruction and update of textbook


Course Revision Major (A):


New Course Approval (A):


RE-132 Real Estate Economics

Rick Arellano 3.00 units 3.00 hrs. lectures (GC) Prerequisite: RE-121

CSU Transferable

Economic factors influencing real estate. Effects of real estate and business cycles on commercial and residential markets. Government fiscal monetary policies. Urban development and renewal, regulation of land use.


RE-134 Real Estate Office Administration

Rick Arellano 3.00 units 3.00 hrs. lecture (GC)

An overview of general real estate brokerage. This course covers the broker and the license law, the real estate commission, the specialist and the generalist in brokerage, when and how the expand, sales personnel, recruiting, training and supervision, administration of the brokerage operation, and other topics pertaining to the day-to-day brokerage business. This is one of the elective courses for the broker’s license examination.

Motion to approve RE-132 & RE-134: Rachel Sherman/second/Chieko Honma. Motion carried.


TD-117D Dance Performance Preparation

Janel Tomblin-Brown 1.00 unit 54.00 hrs lab (GC) Repeatable = 3 times

This course is designed to prepare the student for professional level dance performance techniques. The student will learn dance styles and techniques, learn performance techniques, and then perform on stage in a professional level venue with a live audience.

TD-169 Performance Practicum

Tom Blank 2.00 units 6.00 hrs lab (GR) Repeatable = 3 Times

This class introduces the students to rehearsal and performance techniques specific to community and educational theatre.


Motion to approve TD-117D & TD-160: Tim Robers/second/Chieko Homa. Motion carried.




Deactivation Approval: (A)


BA-111 Financial Statement Analysis for Non-Financial Managers

Lesley Buehler (Request for Deactivation request)


Motion to deactivate BA-111: Claire Ellis/second/Paul Mueller. Motion carried.


Program Revisions (A):

·        IPP – Entry requirement change - Shelly Lawrence


Curriculum Guides - 2005-2006 Catalog Year (Fall 2007)

These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2005-2006 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.

Interpreter Preparation Program
AA Degree
Certificate of Achievement Program

The Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP) is limited in the number of students it can admit to each class. Students must fulfill minimum requirements listed below prior to applying to the Interpreter Preparation Program.

I. Minimum requirements:

1.       All pre-interpreter students are required to take the assessment test OR provide sufficient proof of college level English and Math course work:

1.             Completion of ENGL-101A or equivalent with a “C” or better

2.             Reading Clearance: Clearing ENGL-163 through the Ohlone College English placement exam or completion of ENGL-163 or substitution reading course from an approved list.

3.             Completion of MATH-151 or any higher level college Math course or Math clearance on the Ohlone Math placement exam.

4.             Completion of 30 general education credits (1 year of college-level work) with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.

5.             Completion of Deaf Culture and ASL Structure (ASL Linguistics) classes with a “C” or better.

2.       Students must attend an all day screening. All applicants must be evaluated regardless of previous course work in ASL.

3.       A separate application, found on line, must be submitted to the Division of Deaf Studies and Special Services usually mid-April. Exact date is posted on our website. See http://www.ohlone.edu/instr/deafstudies/ipp/#eligibility

Requirements for AA Degree:

  1. Complete Major Field courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at OhloneCollege.



Requirements for Certificate of Achievement:

  1. Complete Major Field courses as indicated below.
  2. Complete at least six units at OhloneCollege.
  3. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in Major Field courses.

Major Field

Major Field Courses




INT-106 ASL Discourse 3

INT-107 Interpreter Orientation 3

INT-110 ASL-English/English-ASL Translation 2

INT-112 Applied Linguistics for Interpreters 3

INT-115 Interpreting Preparation Skills 2

INT-120 Consecutive Interpreting: English/ASL 3

INT-121 Consecutive Interpreting: ASL/English 3

INT-145 Practicum: Deaf Mentorship 5

INT-160 Simultaneous Interpreting: English/ASL 3

INT-161 Simultaneous Interpreting: ASL/English 3

INT-173 Interpretation in Specialized Settings 3

INT-175 Specialized Interpreting Technique 2

INT-180 Ethics/Role/Responsibility 3

INT-181 Transliteration 3

INT-190 Interpreting Internship 5


The courses listed above are part of the special application only curriculum for the Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP.) Other courses are open to students not in the Interpreter Preparation Program and are offered regularly. Please refer to a current college class schedule or the Ohlone College Deaf Center Web page at http://www.ohlone.edu/instr/deafstudies/ipp/.

II. Conditions for Progression in the Interpreter Preparation Program

(modified from Guidelines of the Nursing Program)


Reasons for Exiting the Program


Should a student earn a grade less than a “C” in any class in the IPP, the course may be repeated one time only. According to college policy, courses assigned a grade of “I” must be completed within one year or the grad (“I”) will revert to a grade of “F”.


A stop out is defined as a temporary leave of absence from the IPP, available only to students in good standing. Re-entry into the IPP is dependent on space availability.


Students with the following circumstances may request a one-time stop-out while attending the IPP:

1.       Circumstances based on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 1995 regulations:

a)       birth of a child

b)       student’s own serious health condition

c)       the care of a spouse, child or blood parent with serious health condition

2.       Condition to Return

a)       A letter of intent to the Dean of Deaf Studies and Special Services and the IPP Program Coordinator.

b)       Space availability

c)       Completion of a student action plan

d)       Review by the dean and faculty of the IPP


Students in good standing (earning a “C” or above in a course) may drop an IPP class without penalty. If the student is not in good standing, a grade of “F” will be awarded and for purposes of the program, will be treated as an earned “F”.


Condition of return is the same as above.


Academic Policy for the IPP

Progression in the IPP requires taking courses in a specific sequence. Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in each course.


If a student does not pass a course, it may be repeated the following year, dependent upon faculty recommendation and space availability.


If the same course is failed twice, the student will not be eligible to re-enter the IPP. Additionally, if a student does not pass two separate IPP courses anytime while in the program, he or she will not be eligible to re-enter the IPP.




Ø      Screening

Ø      Subcommittee announcements

a.       General Education – Jon Degallier

b.       Cultural Diversity – Carmen Madden

c.       Informational Competency – K.G. Greenstein

d.       Distance Learning – Marilena Tamburello / Lesley Buehler


Adjournment: 5:00 p.m.