OhloneCollege

Curriculum Committee Minutes

October 2, 2006

Room 7102

 

 

Call meeting to order: Chairperson, Chris Warden called the meeting to order at 3:10 p.m.

 

Members Present: Sally Schofield, Tim Roberts, Lesley Buehler, Chris Warden, Kathy Sparling, Paul Mueller, Deb Parziale, Michael Bowman, Alyce Lentz, Bill Parks, Mandy Kwok-Yip, Mzao Waters, Chieko Honma

 

Managers Present: Dr. Jim Wright, Michael Bowman, Ron Travenick, Walt Birkedahl, Leta Stagnaro, Mikelyn Stacey, Joe McLaughlin, Martha Brown

 

Others Present: Heidi Barkow, Vicki Curtis, Maria Grant, Bob Mitchell, Lottie Bain, Anu Suresh, Connie Olsen, Susan Myers, Xisheng Fang

 

Approval of Minutes: (A)

·         September 11, 2006

Motion to approve the September minutes with corrections: Paul Mueller/second/Kathy Sparling. Motion carried.

 

Chair’s Report: (I)

·         Open

 

Minor Revisions: (I)

ENGL-175 Reading and Comprehension Improvement

Rakesh Swamy Catalog Description modification: “ENGL-175 is for students who wish to improve reading comprehension through individualized work on specific weaknesses. Students will be asked to work 54 hours or complete three assigned programs in the lab at their convenience. Materials are assigned after pre-testing.” Minor change to counselor information: change ESL-147 to ESL-181; minor revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; assignments; and methods of instruction

 

PD-101 College Survival Techniques

Jennifer Harper Revision to: Methods of instruction and textbook update

 

Committee Approvals: (A)

 

Major Revisions: (A)

ART-133B Advanced Black and White Photography

Paul Mueller Title Change: Intermediate Black and White Photography

Fieldtrips may be required; Prerequisite: ART-133A; Catalog Description: “This is a darkroom course in black and white photography. Students refine their use of light sensitive materials, and gain hands-on experience with alternative photographic processes. This course affords the opportunity for students to emphasize creativity and artistic style. “ Schedule Description: “Quality techniques taught in 35mm darkroom BW photography.”; Major revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; method of instruction; textbook elimination; add needed supplies.

 

ART-133C Advanced Black and White Photography

Paul Mueller Repeatability = 2 times; Fieldtrips may be required; Prerequisite: ART-133B; Catalog Description: “This is a darkroom course in black and white photography. Students learn about camera exposure as it relates to print controls. The course spends time on previsualization techniques and affords the opportunity for students to emphasize creativity and artistic style. Students work independently on photography projects of their own design.” Major revision: student learning outcomes; course outline; assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook elimination; and added supplies

 

Motion to approve ART-133B and ART-133C: Lesley Buehler/second/Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

 

BA-141B Business Law

Lesley Buehler Advisory: ENGL-101A & ENGL-163; Catalog description: “This course is an introduction to some of the laws used in business. Areas that are covered in this course include crime, negotiable instruments, corporations, ethics, labor law, bankruptcy, international law, sustainability, trusts and estates.”; Schedule Description: “This course covers crime, negotiable instruments, estates, trusts, labor law, bankruptcy, international law and ethics.” Major revision: student learning outcomes; course outline; assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook updates. Approved for Distance Learning

 

Motion to approve BA-141B: Alyce Lentz/second/Paul Mueller. Motion carried.

 

ENGL-111A Beginning Creative Writing

Carmen Madden Prerequisite: ENGL-101A; Catalog Description: “This course includes experimentation with creative principles such as fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry, and a critical analysis of the student's work.” Schedule Description: Creating fiction and non-fiction stories in a variety of writing styles.” Major revision: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

Motion to approve ENGL-111A: Bill Parks/second/Sally Schofield. Motion carried.

 

ENGL-105A Survey of American Literature

Robert Mitchell Renumber: ENGL-120A; Title change: Survey of American Literature: Beginning to 1865; Prerequisite: ENGL-101A; Catalog Description:This course focuses on the literary productions of America from its beginning to 1865. Students will read and discuss American oral traditions, short stories, poetry, drama, and novels and will become familiar with great American writers.” Schedule Description: Reading and discussion of American literature from Native American oral tradition to 1865.”Counselor Information: This course is commonly required for lower-division English majors and fulfills a general education requirement for non-English majors at a state university or at the University of California. It fulfills one of the requirements for the English A.A. degree at Ohlone.Major revision: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

ENGL-105A Survey of American Literature

Robert Mitchell Renumber: ENGL-120B; Title Change: Survey of American Literature: 1865 to Present; Prerequisite: ENGL-101A; Catalog Description: “This course focuses on the literary productions of the United States from 1865 to the present. Students will read and discuss classic American short stories, poetry, drama, and novels and will become familiar with great American writers. Schedule Description: Reading and discussion of American writers from 1865 to the present day.” Counselor Information: “This course is commonly required for lower-division English majors and fulfills a general education requirement for non-English majors at a state university or at the University of California. It fulfills one of the requirements for the A.A. English degree at Ohlone” .Major revision: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

Motion to approve ENGL-120A & ENGL-120B: Paul Mueller/second/Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

 

ENGL-162 Developmental Reading

Rakesh Swamy Unit value change from 3 to 4; 3.00 hrs. lecture; lab hour change from 1 to 3; Repeatability = 1 time; Grading Option Change from (GC) to (GR); Advisory Accuplacer assessment or completion of ESL 184R with a grade of "C" or better. Concurrent enrollment in English 151A encouraged to enhance combined reading and writing skills. Catalog Description: English 162 is an introduction to college reading and study techniques. Students learn to analyze, annotate, and summarize a variety of college readings, including essays, textbooks chapters, news articles, and stories. Emphasis is on analytical reading: recognizing main ideas, discerning underlying patterns of thought, making inferences and drawing conclusions. Class Schedule Description: For improvement of basic reading skills, vocabulary skills, and study strategies. Counselor Information: ENGL 162 is designed for students who score 71 or less on the reading portion of the Accuplacer Assessment test or students who have completed ESL 184R with a grade of "C" or better. The course will emphasize basic reading comprehension skills (using nonfiction and textbooks materials), vocabulary improvement skills (including context clues and word analysis), and study skills (including summarizing, outlining, and notetaking). Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 151A or 151B is recommended.Major revision: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

ENGL-163 Techniques of College Reading

Rakesh Swamy Unit value change from 3 to 4; 3.00 hrs. lecture; lab hour change from 1 to 3; Repeatability = 1 time; Grading Option Change from (GC) to (GR); Prerequisite: Score between 71.5 and 87.5 on the reading portion of the Accuplacer Assessment or completion of English 162 with a grade of "C" or better. Advisory Concurrent enrollment in English 151B encouraged; Class Schedule Description: Development of college-level skills in vocab, comprehension, critical reading/thinking, study strategies & reading rate.

Counselor Information: ENGL 163 is designed for students who score between 71.5 and 87.5 on the reading portion of the Accuplacer Assessment test or students who have completed ENGL 162 with a grade of "C" or better. Students enrolled in ENGL 151B should be strongly urged to enroll concurrently in ENGL 163. The emphasis in this class is on more advanced college-level academic and critical reading skills than are covered in ENGL 162 to prepare students for transfer-level classes. Major revision: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

Motion to approve ENGL-162 & ENGL-163: Kathly Sparling/second/Lesley Buehler. Motion carried.

 

FREN-101A Elementary French

Alexander Wolpe Revision to: course outline; course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; and updated textbook

 

FREN-102A Intermediate French

Alexander Wolpe Revision to: course outline; course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; and updated textbook

 

FREN-102B Intermediate French

Alexander Wolpe Revision to: student learning outcomes; course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; (Note: shouldn’t textbook be updated – 1999)

 

 

FREN-110 Beginning Conversational French

Alexander Wolpe Revision to: student learning outcomes; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction (Note: shouldn’t textbook be updated – 1985)

 

Motion to approve FREN-101A, FREN-102A, FREN-102B, and FREN-110: pending textbook updates, Bill Parks/second/Kathy Sparling. Motion carried.

 

HIST-141 A History of Early Rock and Roll Music

Darren Bardell Deletion of “and Culture of the 1950’s” from title; Delete Advisory of ENGL-151B and ENGL-163; Add Advisory: ENGL-101A; major revision of student learning outcomes; revision of assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction and update of textbooks

 

Tabled for clarification until the November 6, 2006 Curriculum Meeting.

 

New Courses: (A)

BA-141C An Introduction to International Law

Lesley Buehler 3.00 units 3.00 hrs. lecture

Advisory: ENGL-101A and ENGL-163; Grading Option (GC)

Catalog Description: “This course is an introduction to international business law, featuring trade (import and export), licensing agreements for the transfer and protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks and intellectual property (including franchising), and active foreign investment through mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Schedule Description: An introductory course covering all aspects of international business law.” Approved for Distance Learning

 

Motion to approve BA-141C: Sally Schofield/second/Paul Mueller. Motion carried.

 

BIOT-106A Introduction to Bio-Manufacturing Instruments and Measurements

Anu Suresh 4.00 units 3.00 hrs. lecture 3.00 hrs. laboratory Grading Option: (GR)

Yvette Niccolls Fieldtrips required; Advisory: ENGL-151B and MATH-151

Catalog Description: This course introduces students to basic laboratory research methods and concepts in biotechnology. Lab skills include the measurement of volumes and masses, as well as the proper use of micropipettors, pH meters, spectrophotometers, microscopes, and autoclaves. In addition, students master sterile techniques, solution preparation, media preparation, aseptic culture of microbial colonies, protein concentration assay techniques, and bacterial transformation. Schedule Description: Basic biotech concepts and lab research methods for students with no science background.” Counselor Information: “This course, usually offered in 6 weeks, is applicable for individuals to be trained in entry level bio-manufacturing positions for the WIB Alameda County Workforce.

 

BIOT-106B Current Lab Methods in Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry and Standard Operating

Anu Suresh Procedures

Yvette Niccolls 5.00 units 3.00 hrs. lecture 6.00 hrs. laboratory Grading Option: (GR)

Fieldtrips required; Prerequisite: BIOT-106A Corequisite: BIOT-131D and/or BIOT-106M

Catalog Description: This course trains students for entry level manufacturing positions in Biotechnology. This course builds upon lab skills learned in BIOT 106A, providing theoretical background and advanced applications. Lab skills include protein purification techniques – dialysis, chromatography (size exclusion, thin layer, ion exchange, and affinity) electrophoresis (SDS PAGE), western blot analyis, serum fractionation, IgG purification, protein A column, ELISA, DNA analysis, and PCR.” Schedule Description: “Basic biotech concepts and lab research methods for students with no science background.” Counselor Information: “This 13 week course is applicable for individuals to be trained in entry level Bio- manufacaturing positions for the WIB Alameda County Workforce.”

 

 

BIOT-106M Math Applications in Biotechnology

Anu Suresh 2.00 units 2.00 hrs. lecture Grading Option: (GR)

Yvette Niccolls Fieldtrips required; Corequisite: BIOT-106A and/or BIOT-106B and/or BIOT-131D

Catalog Description:This course gives the student a sound foundation in mathematical operations, the metric system, calculations involving solution concentrations and dilutions, solving proportions, and other calculations encountered in biotechnology. Students also learn data management including graphing, basic statistics and Excel.” Schedule Description: “The math of biotechnology; calculations involving concentrations, dilutions, and titrations; data management skills.” Counselor Information: “This 13 week course is applicable for individuals to be trained in entry level bio-manufacturing positions for the WIB Alameda County Workforce.”

BIOT-131D Review of Biotechnology Concepts

Anu Suresh 1.00 units 1.00 hrs. lecture Grading Option: (GR)

Yvette Niccolls Fieldtrips required; Corequisite: BIOT-106A and/or BIOT-106B and/or BIOT-106M

Catalog Description: This course reviews concepts from selected biotechnology courses. This course also introduces study techniques. Students' questions are answered and difficult topics are clarified; extra drill is provided where needed.” Schedule Description: “Basic Biotechnology concepts are reviewed; enhances student success in other biotech courses taken concurrently.” Counselor Information: “This 13 week course is applicable for individuals to be trained in entry level Bio- manufacturing positions for the WIB Alameda County Workforce.”

 

Motion to approve BIOT-106A, BIOT-106B, BIOT-106M, and BIOT-131D: Lesley Buehler/second/Alyce Lentz. Motion carried.

 

CAOT-146 Computer Applications in Engineering

Lesley Buehler 0.50 units 0.25 hrs. lecture 0.75 hrs. lab

Corequisite: ENGI-101; Grading Option: (GR); Repeatability = 1 time; Catalog Description: “This course introduces basic computer skills necessary to perform tasks required in an introductory Engineering course. This course covers key concepts in MS WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Internet functions and netiquette.” Schedule Description: This course introduces basic computer skills needed to perform tasks required in an introductory Engineering course.” Approved for Distance Learning

 

Motion to approve CAOT-146: Tim Roberts/second/Sally Schofield. Motion carried.

 

CHEM-102 Preparation for General Chemistry

Maria Grant 4.00 units 3.00 hrs. lecture 3.00 hrs. laboratory

Grading Option: (GR); change Advisory to Prerequisite: MATH-151

Catalog Description: This course is a preparatory chemistry course covering the fundamentals of modern inorganic chemistry with emphasis on problem solving. Topics include classification of matter, atomic and molecular structure, chemical formula and nomenclature, chemical equations and stoichiometry, thermochemistry and gas laws and solutions. Chemistry 102 is intended primarily as a preparation for students planning to take college level Chemistry 101A. This course is recommended for students who have been away from high school chemistry for more than two years or those whose previous chemistry background is inadequate for Chemistry 101A. Schedule Description: “Preparatory course for CHEM-101A. Emphasis on mathematical calculations.”

 

Motion to approve CHEM-102: Mandy Kwok-Yip/second/Paul Mueller. Motion carried.

 

ESL-190 Grammar and Editing Skills 3.00 units 3.00 hrs. lecture

Connie Olsen Grading Option: (CR)

Prerequisite: ESL-184RW; completion of ESL-183RW w/grade of “C” or better or completion of ESL-184W, ENGL-151A or any higher level English course. Catalog Description: This course is designed to help non-native speakers of English improve their grammar and editing skills, but it is open to native speakers as well. It is open to students who are enrolled in or have completed any of the following courses: ESL-184W, ENGL-151A, ENGL-151B, or ENGL-101A. Class Schedule Description: Grammar and editing skills for advanced non-native speakers of English. Open to native English speakers also.

 

Motion to approve ESL-190: Lesley Buehler/second/Paul Mueller. Motion carried.

 

PE-326A3 Swing Analysis

Mike Cowan 1.00 units 3.00 hrs. laboratory

Grading Option: (GC); Repeatability = 3 times; Corequisite: PE-320A2 or PE-322;

Catalog Description: “This course is designed to assist the golfer with swing improvement using video.” Schedule Description: “ This course is designed to improve the golf swing.

 

PE-326A2 needs to be changed to PE-326A3 for 1.00 unit. Motion to approve with change: Lesley Buehler/second/Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

 

Deactivations: (A)

ESL-184R ESL Reading, Level IV

Connie Olsen

 

ESL-184W ESL Writing, Level IV

Connie Olsen

 

These two courses have been combined. Motion to approve deactivation of ESL-184R and ESL-184W: Lesley Buehler/second/Sally Schofield. Motion carried.

 

Program Revisions: (A)

·         Open

 

Issues: (A/I)

·         Non-credit Education (Adult Education) – Vicki Warner and Juan Cruz

Vicki Warner presented Non-credit Education and answered questions from the audience.

 

Adjournment: 4:55 p.m.