Monday, February 5, 2007

3:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 3101


Call meeting to order: 3:07 p.m.


Members present: Chris Warden, Lesley Buehler, Sheryl Einfalt, Anu Ganguly, Chieko Honma, Jennifer Hurley, Janice Jones, Mandy Kwok-Yip, Alyce Lentz, Paul Mueller, Yvette Niccolls, Tim Roberts, Sally Scofield, Rachel Sherman, Kathy Sparling, Mzao Waters


Ex-Officio present: Michael Bowman, Heidi Barkow, Walter Birkedahl, Interpreting Services, Deb Parziale, Dr. Jim Wright, Richard Grotegut


Approval of minutes: December 4, 2006

Sheryl Einfalt made the motion to approved the December 4, 2006 minutes, motion seconded by Sally Scofield. Motion carried.


Chair’s Report:


·         CurricUNET is ever changing. Now when you go to look up a course, you will see who the last course author was, when it was approved/or/last revised, and the status (was it a revised course or a new course)

There is a training site set up at www.curricunet.com/ohlone_train. This site is set up to practice before going into the office site to make revisions.


·         Ohlone will have the honor of hosting the facilitator from the 2007 Curriculum Institute, Ms. Patricia James on the 26th of this month.  Ms. James currently works at Mt. San Jacinto College (www.msjc.edu) as the Distance Education Coordinator and serves on the California State Academic Senate Statewide Technology committee. Ms. James will address any issues or concerns you may all have regarding this policy or any other issues with respect to distance learning. I am looking forward to answering all those questions regarding the Distance Learning approval process and what should be a part of that process.


·         Accreditation Institute – January 5 & 6th at SF Airport Hyatt – Chris to report on two day session and where we go from here as a committee.

Chris Warden and Susan Myers went to the Accreditation Institute and gathered information on the accreditation process. We will have a site visit in March 2008. This semester we will be working on gathering evidence. This semester we will dialogue and research. During the summer a writing team will be assembled to put together a draft. During the fall we will assemble for more group work and to review what the writing team put together and fine tune the report. Dr. Wright has assembled an outline and timeline for the work to be done. You can go to the Office of Instructions webpage for information on accreditation.


·         Minor Revisions:

CNET-139A Database Client and Internet Forms Developer System – Richard Grotegut – (Formerly CS-137C) minor revision to: course outline and methods of instruction


CNET-144A Advanced Linux System Administration – Richard Grotegut

(Formerly CS-185F), minor revision to: methods of instruction


HIST-105 History of CaliforniaDarren Bardell

Minor revision to methods of instruction; approved for Distance Learning


HIST-142 History of Rock and Roll – Darren Bardell

Cross-referenced with IS-143 & MUS-123; Title to read: “History of Rock and Roll: Music and Culture of the 1960’s”; Add Advisory: ENGL-101A; Catalog description revision: “This course charts the evolution of Rock & Roll music from the late 1950s through the 1960s focusing on the history of the period as well as a detailed analysis of the stylistic development of this important musical genre. The course is designed to gradually develop students’ appreciation for this art form while simultaneously exposing the symbiotic interrelationship between rock and American society.” Schedule description revision: “The evolution of Rock and Roll music during the 1960s and the expansion of the Counter-Culture.” Revision to: methods of evaluation/assessment, methods of instruction, and updated textbooks.


·         Major Revisions:

MATH-190 Basic Mathematics – Vajinder Singh & Ilene Katz

Catalog description revision: “This course includes a study of 1) the arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; 2) applications of arithmetic-ratios, percents, word problems, and U.S. and Metric Systems of measurement; 3) statistical graphs, measurement of central tendency and word problems employing those concepts; 4) an introduction to algebra and geometry.” Counselor description revision: “This course gives the student a working knowledge of arithmetic and some of its applications in our modern society and also gives the students the necessary preparation in arithmetic to then proceed into elementary algebra but is not a pre-algebra course. It is not applicable to an Associate degree.” Revisions to: student learning outcomes, course outline, course assignments, methods of evaluation/assessment, methods of instruction, textbook and supplies

Janice Jones made the motion to approve MATH-190 revisions, Sheryl Einfalt seconded. Motion carried.


·         New Courses:

GEOG-105 California Geography - George Rodgers

Recommended screening revisions were not completed. Course returned to course originator to complete recommended revisions and to resubmit. Originator is encouraged to attend the next screening meeting and Curriculum meeting. No motion made. Course tabled until March 5th meeting.

·         Course Deactivation:

CS-137B PL/SQL Programming – Richard Grotegut

Sheryl Einfalt made the motion to deactivate CS-137B, Janice Jones seconded. Motion carried to deactivate CS-137B


Discussion on deactivation process. Courses copied to a new discipline – faculty must deactivate all original courses – if we change disciplines, deactivation should take place after the new course has been approved, then go back and deactivate old courses.



·         Accreditation, WASC and Standard II – Chris Warden

o       Initiate dialogue on the Curriculum Committee’s role for Standard II


Adjourn: 4:45 p.m.