OHLONE COLLEGE

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – MINUTES

May 7, 2007

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Room 3101

 

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

 

            Voting Members Present:   Chris Warden, Yao-Li Yaun, Rachel Sherman, Lesley Buehler, Kathy        Sparling, Anu Ganguly, Yvette Niccolls, Mandy Kwok-Yip, Jeffrey Watanabe, Timothy Roberts,            Claire Ellis, Alyce Reynolds, Chieko Honma, Paul Mueller, Jennifer Hurley

 

            Ex-Officio:  Michael Bowman, Dr. Ron Quinta, Mikelyn Stacey, Dr. Jim Wright

 

            Meeting Recorder:  Heidi Barkow

 

            Presenting Faculty: Jon Degallier, Richard Grotegut, Brenda Ahntholz, Kay Harrison, Matt f  Freeman, Connie Olsen, Rick Arellano, Carolyn Strickler, Jim Baxter, Moonju Kim, Mark Barnby

 

B.                Approval of April 2, 2007 minutes:

            Rachel Sherman made the motion to approve the minutes of April 2, 2007, seconded by Paul       Mueller, motion carried.

                       

C.                Chair’s Report: (Information)

 

a.       2006-07 Accomplishment of Goals

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.

·         This is an ongoing goal of the Curriculum Committee (CC). It seems that during screening meetings the focus has turned from formatting issues to more content driven review.

 

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

·         Courses are becoming easier and easier as faculty become more familiar with the software. Programs have been used for both construction and review over the previous month.  We have been aware of some issues and they will be taken care of for the beginning of the Fall 07 semester.

 

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

·         Service learning is becoming a much more sought after avenue for education in the field. This goal was not able to make it to an agenda with discussion, so the goal will be moved onto the 2007-2008 goal list.

 

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

·         All programs have been reviewed and are on the Academic Affairs website. Please take some time and look at the SLO’s and their assessment strategies.  Some very unique and innovative methods are evident.

 

5.       Complete course review for:

 

      - Fall 06                        Completed                   -Spring 07                    Completed

      Anthropology                (1 of 6)                          Biology                         (4 of 17)

      Astronomy                    (0 of 3)                          Biotechnology               (15 of 21)

      Chemistry                     (9 of 11)                        Computer Science         (see Fall #)

      Computer Science         (32 of 51)                      CNET                            (see Fall #)

      CNET                            (18 of 50)                      Engineering                   (2 of 8)

      Math                             (26 of 26)                      Geography                    (2 of 7)

      Physical Science           (0 of 1)                          Geology                       (1 of 6)                                                                                                        Physics                                    (2 of 11)

 

6.       Investigate the Noncredit course option and become familiar with the criteria and guidelines associated with Noncredit courses and programs.

·         During the first issues meeting Vickie Warner from the district office was able to come out and talk with us regarding noncredit programs and how to use it. Very informative and with that info it seems like a few departments are willing to begin the process.

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

·         This will be moved onto the 2007-2008 CC goals.

 

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

·         This was an ongoing item.  We made some great progress related to standard IIA. Our work that was completed over this last year will be written into descriptive paragraphs and completed over the summer with editing work being completed over the Fall 07 semester.

 

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

·         Ongoing item. Nothing approved this academic year.

 

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

·         Ongoing item. No discussion took place this academic year.

 

b.      Calendar for 2007-08


o       August (flex week activity)

o       Sept. 10 - issues

o       Sept. 24 - screening

o       October 1 - issues

o       October 22 screening

o       November 5 - issues

o       November 19 - screening

o       December 3 - issues

o       January - (flex week activity)

o       February 4 - screening

o       February 25 - issues

o       March 3 - screening

o       March 17 issues

o       April 7 - issues

o       April 21 - screening

o       May 5 - issues


                       

D.                Program Review: (Informational)

                  No discussion generated during the meeting regarding specific programs. Chris Warden spoke          towards the new SLOA committee and the process for program review next year. The SLOA         committee will be the new subcommittee working directly with programs and their review process    with the finished process coming to the curriculum committee for review.

 

E.                 Minor Revisions: (Informational)

·         ATHL-380         Sports Injury Rehabilitation – Chris Warden

      Change in: discipline changed from PE to ATHL; minor revision to catalog description;   methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

·         CHEM-106A      Principles of Chemistry – Yvette Niccolls

      Change in: Prerequisites – remove ENGL-151B and MATH-151A & 151B to MATH-151 and           Students lacking algebra skills typically demonstrate high rates of failure in this series. Catalog            Description: “This an introductory chemistry course for non-science majors who            plan to transfer to programs which require two semesters of chemistry, other than CHEM-101A +          CHEM-101B. Topics include dimensional analysis, nomenclature, atomic theory,           bonding,           chemical reactions, gas laws, solutions and colligative properties. It satisfies the general     education requirements for non-science majors.” Class Schedule Description: “Introduction    to chemistry prepares a student for a nursing (or other) program that requires two semesters of           chemistry.” Counselor Information: “Basic algebra skills and good study habits are essential.    This course is intended for non-science majors who need to complete a two-semester     chemistry course. Pre-nursing students who only need one semester of chemistry should be     advised to take CHEM 109. Revisions to: course outline; methods of evaluation/assessment;         methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

·         ENGL-104         The Short Story – Mark Brosamer

Approved for Distance Learning; minor revision to course assignments; minor revision to methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

·         ENGL-176         Rapid Reading – Rakesh Swamy

Change repeatability to 3 times; Catalog Description: “This course is for the student who has at least a ninth grade level of comprehension and who wishes to increase reading rate while maintaining or improving the level of comprehension. Students will be asked to complete three programs equivalent to 54 hours at their convenience. Materials are assigned after pretesting.” Revision to: course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

·         ESL-181LS       Listening & Speaking, Level I – Connie Olsen

      Change title from Listening & Speaking Skills, Level I; change repeatability to 0; revision to          methods of instruction

 

·         ESL-181RW      Reading & Writing, Level I – Connie Olsen

      Change title from Reading & Writing Skills, Level I; change repeatability to 0; revision to   methods of instruction

 

·         ESL-182LS       Listening & Speaking, Level II – Connie Olsen

      Change title from Listening & Speaking Skills, Level II; change repeatability to 0; Prerequisite:      ESL-181LS and/or appropriate score on ESL Assessment Test; revision to methods of     instruction

 

·         ESL-182RW      Reading & Writing, Level II – Connie Olsen

      Change title from Reading & Writing Skills, Level II; change repeatability to 0; Prerequisite:           ESL-181LS and/or appropriate score on ESL Assessment Test; revision to methods of     instruction

 

·         ESL-183LS       Listening & Speaking, Level III – Connie Olsen

      Change title: drop ESL from Reading & Writing Skills, Level III; change repeatability to 0;       Prerequisite: ESL-182LS and/or appropriate score on ESL Assessment Test; revision to methods of instruction

 

·         SPCH-105         Intercultural Communications – Brenda Ahntholz

      Rewording of student learning outcomes and assignments

 

·         SPCH-106         Critical Thinking/Argumentation and Debate – Kay Harrison

      Catalog Description: Develop critical thinking through oral advocacy and debate.” Emphasis      on both written and oral arguments based on logic and reasoning.” Addition of one student    learning outcome; Revision to:  course outline; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of            instruction

 

F.                 Major Revisions: (Consent Items) (Approval)

·         BIOT-114          Introduction to Plant Biology – Yvette Niccolls

Unit value change from 2.00 to 3.00; Lecture hours: add 2.50; Lab hours: 1.50; change degree applicability to Credit, not degree applicable; approved for GE Plan A Area I. Natural Science pending approval by the Curriculum Committee; Catalog Description: “This course provides a basic introduction to plant biology and careers related to plant biology. Topics include basic plant structure, plant growth and development, genetics, plant molecular biology, plant genetic engineering, plant culture techniques and an introduction to California agriculture.” Class Schedule Description: “Introduction to biology and biotechnology of plants. Includes plant culture techniques and California agriculture.” Counselor Information: “This is an elective in the Biotechnology Certificate program, where students are trained for positions in the biotechnology industry and is suited for students interested in plants.” Revision to: student learning outcomes; course outline; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

·         BA-101A           Principles of Accounting – Carolyn Strickler / Reviewed by Rachel Sherman

Advisory change: from ENGL-123 to ENGL-151B; Catalog Description: “This course introduces accounting theory, procedures, and practices relating to Financial Accounting”

Class Schedule Description: Theory, procedures, practices relating to Financial Accounting.”

Counselor Information: This sequence (BA 101A, 101B) fulfills the lower division accounting requirements for students transferring to any four-year institution. It also fulfills a requirement for an A.A. degree in Accounting. This course is geared to the above-average student.” Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

·         BA-101B           Principles of Accounting – Carolyn Strickler

            Reviewed by Rachel Sherman

Counselor Information: This sequence (BA 101A, 101B) fulfills the lower division accounting requirement for students transferring to any four-year institution. It also fulfills a requirement for an A.A. degree in accounting. This course is geared to the above-average student. Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

·         BA-116             Business English and Communication – Chris Bolt

            Reviewed by Paul Mueller

Counselor Information: This course is recommended for all occupational majors. It is required for Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Accountant, Supervision Management and several other majors.” Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

·         BA-121A           Developing Your Business Plan – Chris Bolt / Reviewed by Paul Mueller

      Catalog Description: This is a class designed for students considering starting   their own       businesses. All major elements of a Business Plan will be covered, including financial     statements, marketing, and competitive strategies. (Formerly BE-102A)”; Counselor         Information: “This is a .5 unit class designed for students considering starting their own             business.” Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments;             methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

·         BA-121B           Legal Aspects of Small Business – Chris Bolt / Reviewed by Paul Mueller

Catalog Description:This course is designed for students interested in establishing a business and needing information about the legal issues involved. The information is very practical and is presented in a clear, concise manner. Legal aspects such as forms of ownership, licensing, and taxes will be covered.(Formerly BE-102D)”; Class Schedule Description: “Legal aspects of starting and operating a small business.Counselor Information: “This course is designed for students who are interested in establishing a business. The information is very practical and is presented in a clear, concise manner. It can be taken currently with BA 121A or not.Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

·         BA-125             Introduction to Business – Chris Bolt / Screened by Paul Mueller

      Catalog Description: This course examines the purposes, organization, and major         activities of business operations. Emphasis is placed on understanding relationships of business, government, and the consumer in a global economy. This is a survey course        designed to give students a brief outline of most of the major activities in business.” Counselor         Information: very minor revision; Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline;   course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated             textbooks

 

·         ENGL-156         Introduction to Report & Technical Writing – Susan Cunningham

      Reviewed by Paul Mueller

      Catalog Description:This course focuses on the basics of technical writing and covers how      to write effective workplace documents such as memos, procedures, and reports, as well as             formal proposals.” Class Schedule Description: “Basic report and technical writing course for   developing job-related writing skills.” Counselor Information: “This is a course in practical writing designed for the working student whose job requires written communications. It provides             practice in writing clear, concise, and well organized prose. It is particularly effective for the       student with an interest in a career in business, private industry or government, where memos and reports are a common means of relaying information. Revision to student learning       outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of       instruction; updated textbooks

 

·         ENGL-167         Speed and Critical Reading – Rakesh Swamy 

            Reviewed by     Sally Scofield

      Title Change to: Critical and Analytical Reading; Catalog Description:A college-level reading course with emphasis on the development of critical reading and analytical thinking.             Focus is placed on the student's ability to understand inferential reading passages, including           the ability to understand the author's point of view and to engage in textual analysis. In addition, the student should develop the ability to successfully critique college-level reading material by           analyzing a variety of prose structures.” Class Schedule Description: “For improvement of            college-level critical reading, thinking, and analyses skills.” Counselor Information minor          revision; Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments;          methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of             instruction; updated textbooks

 

·         ESL-122           News and Current Events for ESL Students – Connie Olsen

      Reviewed by Yvette Niccolls

      Minor revision to Counselor Information; Revision to; course outline; methods of       evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

·         ESL-183RW      ESL Reading and Writing, Level III – Connie Olsen

      Reviewed by Yvette Niccolls

      Prerequisite: delete ESL-148; add ESL-182RW; Revision to: counselor information (minor);        student learning outcomes; and methods of instruction

 

·         ESL-184RW      Reading and Writing, Level 4 – Connie Olsen

            Reviewed by Yvette Niccolls

      Title revision:  change level 4 to Level IV; Prerequisites: remove ESL-184RW and replace          with ESL-183RW; Revisions to methods of instruction

 

·         MATH-156         Math for Liberal Arts – Ron Staszkow

Revision to student learning outcomes; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction

 

·         MATH-190A      Basic Math (Self-Paced) – Ilene Katz

Minor revision to catalog, schedule and counselor descriptions; student learning outcomes; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

·         MATH-190B      Basic Math (Self-Paced) – Ilene Katz

Minor revision to counselor description; student learning outcomes; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

·         MATH-190C      Basic Math (Self-Paced) – Ilene Katz

Minor revision to counselor description; student learning outcomes; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

·         MATH-199         Success in Math – Ilene Katz

            Change lecture hours to 8.00 from 9.00; Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a Math course;       minor change to counselor description; student learning outcomes; course outline; course        assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated optional            textbook

 

·         PD-150 Career Planning – Jennifer Harper/Mzao Waters

      Revision to student learning outcomes; course assignments; methods of instruction; updated     textbook

 

·         SPCH-110A1     Forensics Workshop – Brenda Ahntholz / Reviewed by Chieko Honma

Change: repeatability to 3 times; no requisites; Catalog Description:Participate in or attend public speeches or performances in order to encourage community involvement. “ Class Schedule Description:Analyze public performances. Students must attend orientation meeting “or meet with a speech instructor.” Counselor Information: “This course is recommended for all students. Students will be asked to participate in or attend public speeches or performances and will be asked to critique those events.” Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbooks

 

·         SPCH-110A2     Forensics Workshop – Brenda Ahntholz / Reviewed by Chieko Honma

Change: repeatability to 3 times; no requisites; Catalog Description:Participate in or attend public speeches or performances in order to encourage community involvement.” Class Schedule Description: Analyze public performances. Students must attend orientation meeting or meet with a speech instructor.” Counselor Information: “This course is recommended for all students. Students will be asked to participate in or attend public speeches or performances and will be asked to critique those events. Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbooks

 

·         SPCH-110A3     Forensics Workshop – Kay Harrison / Reviewed by Sally Scofield

Change: repeatability to 3 times; no requisites; Catalog Description: Participate in platform forensic speech activities including: informative speaking, persuasive speaking, impromptu, extemporaneous, speech to entertain, or communication analysis.” Class Schedule Description: “Intercollegiate competition and performance in individual speech events and workshops.” Revision to student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbooks

 

·         SPCH-112A1     Argumentation and Debate Workshop – Brenda Ahntholz

      Reviewed by: Sally Scofield

                  Change: repeatability to 3 times; no requisites; Catalog Description: Participate in or attend                         public meetings or debates in order to encourage critical thinking and community involvement.”                      Class Schedule Description:Analyze public meetings or debates. Students must attend                              orientation meeting or meet with a speech instructor. Counselor Information: “This course is                         recommended for all students. Students will be asked to            participate in or attend public meetings                    or debates and will be asked to critique those events. Revision to student learning outcomes;                       course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction;                               updated textbooks

 

·         SPCH-112A2     Argumentation and Debate Workshop – Brenda Ahntholz

      Reviewed by: Sally Scofield

                  Change: repeatability to 3 times; no requisites; Add 3.00 hours lab; Catalog Description:
                  “Participate in or attend public meetings or debates in order to encourage critical thinking and                        community involvement.” Class Schedule Description: “Analyze public meetings or debates.                        Students must attend orientation meeting or meet with a speech instructor.” Counselor                                  Information: This course is recommended for all students. Students will be asked to participate                          in or attend public meetings or debates and will be asked to critique those events.” Revision to                             student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of                                                       evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbooks

 

·         SPCH-112A3     Argumentation and Debate Workshop – Kay Harrison

      Reviewed by: Sally Scofield

                  Change: repeatability to 3 times; no requisites; Add 4.50 lab hours; Catalog Description:
                  “Participate in argumentation and debate; research significant contemporary problems; analyze                      issues, evidence, and logic; and present researched arguments.” Class Schedule Description:
                  “Participate in on campus and/or intercollegiate competitive debate.” Revision to                                          student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of                                                 evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbooks

 

      Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve all consent items with the exception of ESL-       190 having separate approval, seconded by Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

·         ESL-190           Grammar and Editing Skills – Connie Olsen / Reviewed by Yvette Niccolls

      Unit value change: from 3.00 unit to 2.00 unit; lecture hours changed from 3.00 to 2.00; add     1.00 hours lab; Prerequisite: ESL-183RW or assessment placement ESL-184RW or ENGL-          151A or higher. 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 have placed into or have completed any of the following courses: ESL           184W, 184RW, ENGL 151A, ENGL 151B, or ENGL 101A; Revision to: student learning           outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of             instruction – Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve ESL-190 with changes/seconded           by Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

 

G.                Course Deactivation: (Consent items)

·         BIOT-115A        Animal Cell Culture Technique – Moonju Kim

      Deactivating the 4.00 unit course, keeping the 2.00 unit course

      Change in unit value is the rationale for deactivating BIOT-115A

 

·         ENGL-103         Writing that Works – Rachel Sherman

·         ENGL-152         Writing Practice – Rachel Sherman

 

·         ENGL-152A1     Writing Practice – Rachel Sherman

 

·         ENGL-152A15   Writing Practice – Rachel Sherman

 

·         PSY-110           Psychology of Human Relations – Sheldon Helms

 

      The rationale for deactivating ENGL-103, ENGL-152, ENGL-152A1, ENGL-152A15, PSY-           110 is these courses haven’t been taught in awhile.

 

Tim Roberts made the motion to approve the deactivation of the above courses, seconded by Paul Mueller. Motion carried.

 

H.                New Courses: (Action)

·         BIOT-110A1      Introduction to DNA Techniques – Mark Barnby

      1.00 units          Lecture hours 0.50         Lab hours 1.50

 

·         BIOT-110A2      PCR I and DNA Sequencing – Mark Barnby

            1.00 units          Lecture hours 0.50         Lab hours 1.50

 

·         BIOT-110A3      Protein Isolation and Assays – Mark Barnby

      1.00 units          Lecture hours 0.50         Lab hours 1.50

 

      Mark Barnby presented. Courses are modular per industry standards. Part of new Certificates      and Degree programs.

 

      Jeffrey Watanabe made the motion to approve BIOT-110A1-A3, seconded by Kathy      Sparling. Motion carried.

 

·         BIOT-111A        Genomic and cDNA Library Construction and Analysis – James Baxter

      Reviewed by Rachel Sherman

      1.50 units          Lecture hours 0.75         Lab hours 2.50

 

·         BIOT-111B        PCR Primer Design and Optimization and Reverse Transcription PCR – James Baxter / Reviewed by Rachel Sherman

      1.50 units          Lecture hours 0.75         Lab hours 2.50

 

·         BIOT-113          GMP/GLP – James Baxter / Reviewed by Rachel Sherman

      0.50 units          Lecture hours 0.50

 

·         BIOT-116          Biotech Summer Institute – Mark Barnby

      Units:    4.00      Lecture hours: 54.00      Lab hours: 54.00

     

·         BIOT-117          Immunology – James Baxter / Reviewed by Rachel Sherman

      1.00 units          Lecture hours 0.50         Lab hours 1.50

 

·         BIOT-119          Clean Room Operations – James Baxter / Reviewed by Rachel Sherman

      0.50 units          Lecture hours 0.40         Lab hours 0.30

·         BIOT-123          Writing SOPs – James Baxter / Reviewed by Rachel Sherman

      0.50 units          Lecture hours 0.50

 

      Jim Baxter presented the BIOT-111A, 111B, 113, 117, 119, 123, giving the rationale that these      courses are modular and industry needs to see what is being topics are being taught             individually. Part of new Certificates and Degree programs.

 

      Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve BIOT-111A, 111B, 113, 117, 119, 123,        seconded by Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

 

·         CAOT-149         Computer Applications for Engineering – Lesley Buehler

            Reviewed by Kathy Sparling

            0.50 units          Lecture hours 0.25         Lab hours 0.75

 

            Change to 1.00 unit; Lecture hours  0.50; Lab hours 1.50

 

·         CAOT-150         Computer Applications for Chemistry – Rick Arellano

            Reviewed by Kathy Sparling

            1.00 units          Lecture hours 1.00

 

            Add Corequisite of CHEM-101A

 

            Anu Ganguly made the motion to approve CAOT-149 and CAOT-150 with revisions,    seconded by Yvette Niccolls. Motion carried.

 

·         CNET-108         IT Project Management - Richard Grotegut

                        3.00 units          Lecture hours 3.00

 

                        Rationale: This course is industry driven. Lesley Buehler made the motion to approve                       CNET-108, seconded by Yvette Niccolls. Motion carried.

 

·         DEAF-121B       Intermediate Grammar II – Alyce Reynolds – Reviewed by Kathy Sparling

      3.00 units

                       

                        Kathy Sparling made the motion to approve DEAF-121B, seconded by Claire Ellis.                             Motion carried.

 

·         DEAF-147A       Citizenship: Introduction – Alyce Reynolds / Reviewed by Lesley Buehler

      3.00 units          Lecture hours 3.00

 

·         DEAF-147B       Citizenship: One’s Role – Alyce Reynolds / Reviewed by Lesley Buehler

      3.00 units          Lecture hours 3.00

 

·         DEAF-148         Community Service – Claire Ellis / Reviewed by Lesley Buehler

      2.00 units          Lecture hours 1.20         Lab hours 3.40 

 

      DEAF-147A, DEAF-147B, and DEAF-148 will become part of a certificate program. Paul           Mueller made the motion to approve DEAF-147A, DEAF-147B, and DEAF-148, seconded    by Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

 

·         LSP-103           Advanced Writing Fundamentals – Paula Schoenecker

      Reviewed by Janice Jones

      3.00 units          Lecture hours 3.00         Lab hours 1.00

 

·         LSP-104           Advanced Writing Fundamentals – Paula Schoenecker

      Reviewed by Chris Warden

      3.00 units          Lecture hours 3.00         Lab hours 1.00

      LSP-103 and LSP-104 have been tabled until the representing faculty member can attend       meeting to give a rationale for these two courses.

 

·         PE-327             Adult Golf: A Lifelong Learning Experience – Mike Cowan

      Reviewed by Claire Ellis

      0.00 units          Lab hours 3.00

 

      Change unit value to 1.00. Alyce Reynolds made the motion to approve PE-327,         seconded by Mandy Kwok-Yip. Motion carried.

 

·         PS-104             Introduction to Political Theory – Matthew Freeman

      Reviewed by Claire Ellis

      3.00 units          Lecture hours 3.00

 

·         SPCH-114A1     Oral Interpretation Workshop – Brenda Ahntholz

            Reviewed by Chieko Honma

            1.00 units          Lecture hours 0.50         Lab hours 1.50

 

·         SPCH-114A2     Oral Interpretation Workshop – Brenda Ahntholz

            Reviewed by Chieko Honma

            2.00 units          Lecture hours 1.00         Lab hours 3.00

 

·         SPCH-114A3     Oral Interpretation Workshop – Brenda Ahntholz

            Reviewed by Chieko Honma

            3.00 units          Lecture hours 1.50         Lab hours 4.50

 

I.                    Programs: (New) (Action)

                  CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION

 

Office Support Certificate of Completion – Lesley Buehler

Certificate of Completion: Office Support

Upon completion of the Office Support Certificate of Completion students will have gained a knowledge of how a business functions and human relations in business. In addition, students will have acquired basic office support skills.

 

Certificates of Completion are awarded upon the completion of an organized course of study for a specific purpose, usually career or job related. Certificates of Completion consist of a maximum of 18 units and allow students to finish the program in a shorter period of time. In order to earn a Certificate of Completion, students must:

a. Satisfactorily complete the courses listed for the particular certificate.
b. Complete at least 50% of the required units at Ohlone College.
c. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

 

MAJOR FIELD

BA 116 Business English and Communication                                        4     

CAOT 110A Beginning Keyboarding I                                                     1     

or     

CAOT 110B Beginning Keyboarding II-Revised                                        1     

or

CAOT 110C Beginning Keyboarding - III-Revised                                     1   

CAOT 193A Beginning Excel                                                                  0.5     

CS 101L Computer Applications                                                             2     

                                                                                    Total Units =    7.5     

 

Tim Roberts made the motion to approve the revision to the Certificate of Completion: Office Support, seconded by Jennifer Hurley. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT

 

Certificate of Achievement in Biotech Quality Control/Research – James Baxter

 

Certificate of Achievement: Certificate of Achievement in Biotech QA/Research

 

The Certificate of Achievement in Biotech Quality Control/Research is a 23 unit program designed to train students in methods and techniques used in biotechnology quality control and research settings. Courses in this program train students in DNA and protein laboratory techniques and assays, laboratory record keeping, sterile techniques, advanced PCR procedures, and genomic/cDNA library construction and analytical skills. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in as research assistants and/or quality control technicians in biotechnology.

 

Students awarded this certificate will have completed all required core courses described for the program with a C grade or better.

 

First Semester

 

    CAOT 148 Computer Applications in Biotechnology                                             0.5     

    CHEM 109 Biochemistry for Health Science and Biotechnology                           4     

    BIOT 105 Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology                                               4     

    BIOT 106M Math Applications in Biotechnology                                                   2     

    BIOT 113 GMP/GLP                                                                                           0.5     

    BIOT 121 Biotechnology Careers                                                                        1     

    BIOT 131D Review of Biotechnology Concepts                                                   1     

                                                                                                      Total Units =    13     

Second Semester

Biot 111A and Biot 111B must be taken at Ohlone                                                

 

    BIOT 110A1 Introduction to DNA Techniques                                                       1     

    BIOT 110A2 PCR I and DNA Sequencing                                                             1     

    BIOT 110A3 Protein Isolation and Assays                                                            1     

    BIOT 111A Genomic and cDNA Library Construction and Analysis                        1.5     

    BIOT 111B Genomic and cDNA Library Construction and Analysis                        1.5     

    BIOT 115A Animal Cell Culture Techniques                                                          2     

    BIOT 115B Bioreactor Cell Culture Techniques                                                     2     

                                                                                                         Total Units = 10     

Certificate of Achievement in Biostatistics – James Baxter

Certificate of Achievement : Certificate of Achievement in Biostatistics

The Certificate of Achievement in Biostatistics is a 28 unit program designed to train students in methods and techniques used in biotechnology statistical analysis. Courses in this program train students in DNA and protein laboratory techniques and assays, laboratory record keeping, sterile techniques, and mathematical analysis of laboratory outcomes. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in biomanufacturing and research assistant positions requiring skills in statistics.

 

The student will be awarded this certificate after completion of all required core courses with a C grade or better.

 

First Semester

BIOT-113 must be completed at Ohlone College

 

    CAOT 148 Computer Applications in Biotechnology                                             0.5     

    CHEM 109 Biochemistry for Health Science and Biotechnology                           4     

    BIOT 105 Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology                                               4     

    BIOT 106M Math Applications in Biotechnology                                                   2     

    BIOT 113 GMP/GLP                                                                                           0.5     

    BIOT 121 Biotechnology Careers                                                                        1     

    BIOT 131D Review of Biotechnology Concepts                                                   1     

                                                                                                                              Total Units = 13     

Second Semester

*MATH-159 must be completed at Ohlone College.

 

 

    BIOT 110A1 Introduction to DNA Techniques                                                       1     

    BIOT 110A2 PCR I and DNA Sequencing                                                             1     

    BIOT 110A3 Protein Isolation and Assays                                                            1     

    BIOT 115A Animal Cell Culture Techniques                                                          2     

    BIOT 115B Bioreactor Cell Culture Techniques                                                     2     

    BIOT 133 SAS Programming                                                                              3     

    MATH 159 Elements of Statistics and Probability                                                5     

                                                                                                                              Total Units = 15     

Certificate of Achievement in Cell Production/Fermentation – James Baxter

Certificate of Achievement: Certificate of Achievement in Cell Production/Fermentation

The Certificate of Achievement in cell Production/Fermentation is a 21.5 unit program designed to train students in methods and techniques used in biotechnology, with emphasis on cell production used in manufacturing settings. Courses in this program train students in DNA and protein laboratory techniques and assays, laboratory record keeping, sterile techniques, and cell-culturing techniques. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in biomanufacturing and pharmomanufacturing positions requiring skills in cell culturing and fermentation.

 

Students awarded this certificate will have completed all required core courses described for the program with a C grade or better.

 

First Semester

 

    CHEM 109 Biochemistry for Health Science and Biotechnology                           4     

    CAOT 148 Computer Applications in Biotechnology                                             0.5     

    BIOT 105 Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology                                               4     

    BIOT 106M Math Applications in Biotechnology                                                   2     

    BIOT 113 GMP/GLP                                                                                           0.5     

    BIOT 121 Biotechnology Careers                                                                        1     

    BIOT 131D Review of Biotechnology Concepts                                                   1     

                                                                                                      Total Units = 13     

 

Second Semester

Biot 115A, Biot 115B, Biot 117, and Biot 119 must be taken at Ohlone.               

 

    BIOT 110A1 Introduction to DNA Techniques                                                       1     

    BIOT 110A2 PCR I and DNA Sequencing                                                             1     

    BIOT 110A3 Protein Isolation and Assays                                                            1     

    BIOT 115A Animal Cell Culture Techniques                                                          2     

    BIOT 115B Bioreactor Cell Culture Techniques                                                     2     

    BIOT 117 Immunology                                                                                        1     

    BIOT 119 Clean Room Operations                                                                       0.5     

                                                                                                     Total Units =    8.5     

 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

 

Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology Quality Control/Research – James Baxter

 

Associate of Science Degree: Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology Quality Control/Research

The Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology Quality Control/Research is a program designed to train students in the methods and techniques used in biotechnology, with emphasis on quality control and research technician settings. Students in the program complete the biotechnology science core courses and electives listed below. In addition to the core courses listed below, students must complete Ohlone College General Education Plan A. Fifty percent of the core courses must be completed at Ohlone. Additionally, Biot 111A and Biot 111B must be completed at Ohlone. Courses in this program train students in DNA and protein laboratory techniques and assays, laboratory record keeping, sterile techniques, genomic and cDNA library construction and analysis, and rt-PCR. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in biomanufacturing and pharmomanufacturing quality control and research technician positions.

 

Students will be awarded the Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology Quality Control/Research upon completing all required core and elective courses plus Ohlone College General Education Plan A, for a total of 60 units.

 

Biotechnology Core Courses.

Students must complete Ohlone College General Education Plan A.

 

    CHEM 109 Biochemistry for Health Science and Biotechnology                           4     

    CAOT 148 Computer Applications in Biotechnology                                             0.5     

    BIOT 105 Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology                                               4     

    BIOT 106M Math Applications in Biotechnology                                                   2     

    BIOT 110A1 Introduction to DNA Techniques                                                       1     

    BIOT 110A2 PCR I and DNA Sequencing                                                             1     

    BIOT 110A3 Protein Isolation and Assays                                                            1     

    BIOT 111A Genomic and cDNA Library Construction and Analysis                        1.5     

    BIOT 111B PCR Primer Design and Optimization and Reverse Transcription PCR 1.5     

    BIOT 113 GMP/GLP                                                                                           0.5     

    BIOT 115A Animal Cell Culture Techniques                                                          2     

    BIOT 115B Bioreactor Cell Culture Techniques                                                     2     

    BIOT 121 Biotechnology Careers                                                                        1     

    BIOT 123 Writing SOPs                                                                                      0.5     

    BIOT 131D Review of Biotechnology Concepts                                                   1     

    ENGL 156 Introduction to Report & Technical Writing                                           3     

Total Units = 26.5     

 

Electives
Students complete 8.5-12.0 units from the list of electives to bring the total units to 60.

 

    BIOT 117 Immunology                                                                                        1     

    BIOT 120 Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)                            1     

    BIOT 122 Introduction to Nanotechnology                                                           3     

    BIOT 131 Computing in Biotechnology                                                                4     

    BIOT 133 SAS Programming                                                                              3     

    BIOL 101A Principles of Biology--Molecular & Cellular Biology                             5     

    BIOL 105 Heredity, Evolution & Society                                                              3     

    BIOL 106 Microbiology                                                                                       5     

    CHEM 101A General Chemistry                                                                           5     

    MATH 159 Elements of Statistics and Probability                                                5     

    SPCH 101 Introduction to Public Speaking                                                          3     

 

 

Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology--Cell Production/Fermentation – James Baxter

 

Associate of Science Degree: Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology--Cell Production/Fermentation

 

The AS Degree in Biotechnology--Cell Production/Fermentation is a program designed to train students in the methods and techniques used in biotechnology, with emphasis on cell production used in manufacturing settings. Students in this degree program complete the biotechnology science core courses and electives listed below. In addition to the core courses listed below, students must complete Ohlone College General Education Plan A. Fifty percent of the core courses must be completed at Ohlone. Additionally, Biot 115A, Biot 115B, Biot 117 and Biot 119 must be completed at Ohlone. Courses in this program train students in DNA and protein laboratory techniques and assays, laboratory record keeping, sterile techniques, and cell-culturing techniques. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in biomanufacturing and pharmomanufacturing positions requiring skills in cell culturing and fermentation.

 

Students will be awarded the AS Degree in Biotechnology--Cell Production/Fermentation upon completing the required core courses and electives and Ohlone College General Education Plan A for a total of 60 units.

 

Biotechnology Core Courses

Students must complete Ohlone College General Education Plan A.

 

    CHEM 109 Biochemistry for Health Science and Biotechnology                           4     

    CAOT 148 Computer Applications in Biotechnology                                             0.5     

    BIOT 105 Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology                                               4     

    BIOT 106M Math Applications in Biotechnology                                                   2     

    BIOT 110A1 Introduction to DNA Techniques                                                       1     

    BIOT 110A2 PCR I and DNA Sequencing                                                             1     

    BIOT 110A3 Protein Isolation and Assays                                                            1     

    BIOT 113 GMP/GLP                                                                                           0.5     

    BIOT 115A Animal Cell Culture Techniques                                                          2     

    BIOT 115B Bioreactor Cell Culture Techniques                                                     2     

    BIOT 117 Immunology                                                                                        1     

    BIOT 121 Biotechnology Careers                                                                        1     

    BIOT 131D Review of Biotechnology Concepts                                                   1     

    ENGL 156 Introduction to Report & Technical Writing                                           3     

    BIOT 119 Clean Room Operations                                                                       0.5     

Total Units = 24.5     

Electives

Students complete 10.5-14.0 units from the list of electives to bring the total units to 60.

 

 

    BIOT 111A Genomic and cDNA Library Construction and Analysis                          1.5     

    BIOT 111B PCR Primer Design and Optimization and Reverse Transcription PCR 1.5     

    BIOT 112 Introduction to Bioinformatics                                                                2     

    BIOT 120 Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)                              1     

    BIOT 122 Introduction to Nanotechnology                                                             3     

    BIOT 123 Writing SOPs                                                                                        0.5     

    BIOT 131 Computing in Biotechnology                                                                  4     

    BIOT 132 DNA Computing                                                                                  2     

    BIOT 133 SAS Programming                                                                              3     

    BIOL 101A Principles of Biology--Molecular & Cellular Biology                             5     

    BIOL 105 Heredity, Evolution & Society                                                              3     

    BIOL 106 Microbiology                                                                                       5     

    CHEM 101A General Chemistry                                                                           5     

    MATH 159 Elements of Statistics and Probability                                                5     

    SPCH 101 Introduction to Public Speaking                                                          3     

 

 

Associate of Science Degree in Biostatistics – James Baxter

 

Associate of Science Degree: Associate of Science Degree in Biostatistics.

The AS Degree in Biostatistics is a program designed to train students in the methods and techniques used in biotechnology, with emphasis on statistical applications used in manufacturing and research settings. Students in the degree program complete the biotechnology science core courses and electives listed below. In addition to the core courses listed below, students must complete Ohlone College General Education Plan A. Fifty percent of the core courses must be completed at Ohlone. Additionally, MATH 159, BIOT 112, and BIOT 133 must be completed at Ohlone. Courses in this program train students in DNA and protein laboratory techniques and assays, laboratory record keeping, sterile techniques, statistical methodology, and computer applications. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in biomanufacturing and pharmomanufacturing positions requiring skills biostatistics.

 

Students will be awarded the AS Degree in Biostatistics upon completion of all Biotechnology core and elective courses and Ohlone College GE Plan A, for a total of 60 units.

 

Biotechnology Core Courses

Students must complete Ohlone College General Education Plan A.

 

    CHEM 109 Biochemistry for Health Science and Biotechnology                           4     

    CAOT 148 Computer Applications in Biotechnology                                             0.5     

    BIOT 105 Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology                                               4     

    BIOT 106M Math Applications in Biotechnology                                                   2     

    BIOT 110A1 Introduction to DNA Techniques                                                       1     

    BIOT 110A2 PCR I and DNA Sequencing                                                             1     

    BIOT 110A3 Protein Isolation and Assays                                                            1     

    BIOT 112 Introduction to Bioinformatics                                                              2     

    BIOT 113 GMP/GLP                                                                                           0.5     

    BIOT 115A Animal Cell Culture Techniques                                                          2     

    BIOT 115B Bioreactor Cell Culture Techniques                                                     2     

    BIOT 121 Biotechnology Careers                                                                        1     

    BIOT 131D Review of Biotechnology Concepts                                                   1     

    MATH 159 Elements of Statistics and Probability                                                5     

                                                                                                          Total Units = 27     

 

Electives

Students complete 5-8 units from the list of electives to bring the total units to 60

 

    BIOL 101A Principles of Biology--Molecular & Cellular Biology                                           5     

    BIOL 105 Heredity, Evolution & Society                                                                            3     

    BIOL 106 Microbiology                                                                                                     5     

    BIOT 111A Genomic and cDNA Library Construction and Analysis                                      1.5     

    BIOT 111B PCR Primer Design and Optimization and Reverse Transcription PCR   1.5     

    BIOT 117 Immunology                                                                                                      1     

    BIOT 119 Clean Room Operations                                                                                     0.5     

    BIOT 123 Writing SOPs                                                                                                    0.5     

    CHEM 101A General Chemistry                                                                                         5     

    ENGL 156 Introduction to Report & Technical Writing                                                         3     

    SPCH 101 Introduction to Public Speaking                                                                        3     

                                                                                                                  Total Units:    32-35

 

Rachel Sherman made the motion to approve: Certificate of Achievement in Biotech Quality Control/Research; Certificate of Achievement in Biostatistics; Certificate of Achievement in Cell Production/Fermentation; Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology Quality Control/Research; Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology--Cell Production/Fermentation; Associate of Science Degree in Biostatistics, seconded by Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

 

Programs (Revised)

Fitness Instructor Certificate of Completion – Chris Warden

Certificate of Completion: Fitness Instructor

The Fitness Instructor Certificate of Completion provides the instruction, skills, knowledge, and experience that facilitate employment in a job setting such as sports and fitness centers. The certificate provides an excellent foundation for students interested in a career in exercise science, athletic training, and other fitness/health related careers.

 

In order to earn a Certificate of Completion students must:
1. Satisfactorily complete the courses listed for the particular certificate.
2. Must complete at least 50% of the required unites at Ohlone college.
3. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

 

MAJOR FIELD

 

    KIN 251 Fitness for Life                                                                                            3     

    KIN 257 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries                                                         4     

    KIN 258 Exercise Prescription                                                                                   3     

    KIN 382 Clinical Experiences in Sports Medicine II                                                     2     

    KIN 256 Sports Performance Testing                                                                        2     

    or

    HLTH 101 Health Science                                                                                         3     

                                                                                                  Total Units =           14 - 15     

Rachel Sherman made the motion to approve the revision to the Certificate of Completion: Fitness Instructor, seconded by Tim Roberts. Motion carried.

 

J.                  Issues: (Group Work)

·         Accreditation Standard IIA2 work – Will be working on this on Wednesday, May 9 from 3-5 in the ITC room for those interested in working on Accreditation Standard IIA2.

 

·         Confirmation of membership 2007-08


o       Mandy Kwok-Yip

o       Mzao Waters

o       Claire Ellis

o       Alyce Reynolds

o       Chris Warden (last year)

o       Tim Roberts

o       Paul Mueller

o       Sally Scofield

o       Sheryl Einfalt

o       Rachel Sherman

o       Jennifer Hurley

o       Jeffrey Watanabe

o       Yvette Niccolls

o       Anu Ganguly

o       Chieko Honma


 

·         Subcommittee year end reports:

o         Distance Learning (pg. 16-18)

o         GE Plan A (pg. 19)

o         Cultural Diversity – Nothing to report

o         Information Competency – Kathy Sparling. Interested in working with everyone to        integrate Information Competency within their course(s).

 

K.                Adjournment:         4:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Text Box:

Ohlone College

Distance learning end of year report 06-07

 

 

Date of Report 4/27/07 DLC =Distance Learning Center

For  Fall & Spring semester periods;

 

Goals  

Responsible Parties

Achieved/Not Achieved

Comments:

 

1) Increase online offerings…

The Entire Campus!!!
Kudos Everybody!

YES!!!

From an original 26 courses we now as of today have over a 100…this is also due to the  “buzz” with TITLE III, new technology and the ITC center.

After a recent recalculation we are looking at  this Spring semester showing;

  31 Hybrid Courses

115 Web Enhanced

145 Completely online

 

2) Create an interface area for pilot Group of iTunes faculty

 

Grotegut & Paoli

Yes

Still has some interface hiccups with individual faculty access but department (group) access is running.
For more see viewable iTunes interface:
                 http://itunes.ohlone.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

3) Create higher visibility of training courses for both staff and faculty.

Buehler, Grotegut Paoli

Yes

There were several ways that the DLC offered training sessions.

1) The online training faculty resources page listed over 30 classes for this semester. Samples of these courses can be found at :            http://www2.ohlone.edu/instr/onlineeducation/faculty/fac_webct_training.html#hands

 

2) The Microsoft Online Academy –Free to all
                   http://www.microsoft.com/Education/MSITAcademy/ITAPLocator.mspx

 

Where anyone staff or faculty could register and take a course about a topic online. Examples: Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.  (THANK YOU RICHARD GROTEGUT!)

 

3) General walk-ins and appointments –over 100 of these in just the Spring semester and we aren’t done yet!

 

Prepare for upcoming WASC review

DLC committee

Yes

WASC Report draft ready to go…waiting to add in stats from Online Student Survey (5/7/07)

Other relevant information about WASC and the DLC, minutes and reports etc. can be found at

http://goingthedistance.pbwiki.com/
---Read the Ohlone Story about BSM going on line!

Acquire information about the new Title V regulations for DL

Paoli/Sayalit

Yes

Completed video coverage of Guest Speaker, Mrs. Patricia James, Interim Dean at MSJC, to Ohlone re: Online Regulations changing at the Senate Level re: DL and Effective Contact Policy. This will soon be loaded onto the Ohlone Homepage and available for all to view.

 

Prepared draft of Effective Contact Policy from the new regs of Title V

 

DLC

No.

Not ready yet. Still needs to be dialogued…but we started!

CurricUNET

DLC

Yes

Updated the current Special course approval form in CurricUNET to be more specific

Student/Faculty Needs survey, re: use of CMS

DLC

Yes

Results submitted to Ralph Kindred –Results showed request to continue with WebCT /BLKBD

Online Student Survey compiled to coincide with on campus survey delivery

DLC

Yes

Survey closed 4/27..results being tabulated at time of press.

Upcoming event…Evergreen college will be hosting their  at One  during June 11th- 16th.

Grotegut & Buehler

Pending Yes…its coming….

We will be hosting the Evergreen Annual Event of
this summer here in Fremont

http://www.cccone.org/

 

Title III Goals

Buehler, Grotegut and Paoli

In process…

Implemented the following (includes some items listed above) while covering Title III.
1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 4.

Waiting on WebCT new hosting service

Waiting on E-Folios that is on hold

 

E-Portfolios

Marilena/DL

Chair/DLC

No. This project was halted.

Put on hold October 06.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GE Year End Report – 2006-2007:

  1. 6 Military units have been given at Ohlone as elective credit but without specific reference to PE/Wellness. It was decided to follow national guidelines, which recommend 1 unit for PE credit and 1 unit for wellness.

  2. New courses approved into GE Plan A:
    Area I - Natural Science: CNET-114, BIOL-142, BIOT-122, BIOT-114
    Area IIIB - Humanities: ENGL-120A, ENGL-120B
    Area IVB - Analytical Thinking and Oral Communication: MATH-155
    Course revisions:
    Area I – Natural Science: The following lecture and lab classes have been merged into one without changing their GE status:
    ANTH-101 & 101L, GEOG-101 & 101L, GEOL-101 & 101L

  3. The bulk of this year’s work has been centered around finding a way to achieve the momentous job of collecting rubric’s data from all GE courses at Ohlone for Plan A:

       Natural Science: 43
       Social and Behavioral Sciences/American Institutions: 43
       Fine Arts: 16
       Humanities: 152
       Language and Rationality: 26
       Physical Education/Wellness: 27
       Cultural Diversity: 32

    Total: 296 courses

    One step was to create a program to help collect the data. A survey type online form, has been developed to model a standard used around the state. Each course is listed on the left side of a table with columns representing how a particular course aligns itself to each pertinent SLO and at what level. The levels the GE Committee has settled with are “Not Addressed”, ”Introduced”, ”Applied”, and ”Thinking Critically”. These rubric terms reflect the learning hierarchy from Bloom’s taxonomy.

    The next and most difficult step was to actually collect the data in a way that is most streamlined for and instructive to the faculty involved. Streamlined, so that already overburdened faculty would cooperate with this process willfully and instructive, because dialog would be initiated, therefore making the new state mandate of SLO and Assessment more clear to everyone involved.

    The GE Committee is in the process of trying different approaches for collecting the data, most of which involve face-to-face meetings. However, with time running out, a mass mailing of the survey links looks inevitable in order to reach the majority of all instructors teaching the approximate 300 classes.