CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES
The Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee met on June 23, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room. In attendance were Ava Connelly, Peter Dorman, Michael Farris, Kimberly French, Donna Hobbs, Jeff Laub, Jim Lemons, Brent Lester, Muriel Mickles, Kris Ogden, Patty Saffioti, and Cindy Wallin.
Brent Lester called the meeting to order. Minutes from the previous two meetings have been uploaded to Communication Central. Please review the minutes and let Ava know if there are any corrections.
Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate
Jim Lemons presented the proposed Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate. This program is designed to meet the growing demand for trained employees in the field of Cyber Security who are presently employed in Information Technology or who have prior educational background in this field. The program is based on the required knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in the National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education. Entry into this program requires students to have prior work experience or academic preparation in the area of Information Technology or Networking. This career studies certificate also helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ and the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification exams. This is a restricted program. Kimberly French asked about the level of Math required for the program. Jim said that he would get clarification on this and let the Counselors know. The proposed implementation date for the program is Fall 2016. Peter Dorman mad a motion to approve the career studies certificate. Muriel Mickles seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.
Cyber Security Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate
Jim discussed the proposed Cyber Security Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate. This program is designed to provide entry-level skills for employment in the field of Cyber Security. It will provide students with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as an overview of network security basics. This career studies certificate also helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Kimberly French made a motion to approve the career studies certificate. Donna Hobbs seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.
Engineering Associate of Science
Cindy Wallin discussed the proposed changes to the Engineering Associate of Science Degree. In order to offer a linear algebra course that transfers to UVA and Virginia Tech, MTH 177 is being replaced with MTH 285. CHM 112 is being deleted and EGR 120 is being increase from 1 credit to 2 credits in order to avoid increasing the total number of hours in the program. These changes have been approved by transfer coordinators from UVA and Virginia Tech. The total credits have been reduced from 72 to 70. Kris stated that there was a change in Table 5-1 at the VCCS regarding total credits for programs. Previously there was a footnote that allowed for additional total credits in Engineering programs (60-72 hours). In the new policy, the footnote is no longer there. Kris said that she will to get clarification on this. The changes to the program will be tabled until this has been determined.
Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree
Cindy discussed the changes to the Engineering Technology Mechanical/Industrial Specialization. It would be best to combine the Civil/Architectural and the Mechanical/Industrial specializations into one degree. Cindy stated that they had looked at ODU’s requirements in terms of a transfer program. The program can stand alone or transfer. Kris recommended that ECO 120 be deleted, since PSY 200 is listed in the curriculum. Jim made a motion to approve the curriculum with recommended changes. Peter seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.
Energy Technology Career Studies Certificate
Jeff Laub presented the modifications to the Energy Technology Career Studies Certificate. Some of the courses were moved to better align the course workload. ELE 100 was deleted and ELE 133, ELE 137, and ELE 177 were added. The credits were increase from 16 to 24. Since the program has been approved by the Local Board, no action is necessary for these changes.
Manufacturing Technology Career Studies Certificate
Jeff discussed the changes to the Manufacturing Technology Career Studies Certificate. The Technical Elective, ENG 100, and MEC 266 were deleted. A physical science class and Industrial Methods have been added to the curriculum. The credits were reduced from 24 to 19. Muriel asked that the classes be broken down into two semesters. These changes are being presented as information to the curriculum committee and will not need Local Board approval.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:20 p.m.
Submitted by Ava connelly
June 23, 2016