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Committee Name: Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee
Meeting Date: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Ms. Ava Connelly, Dr. Jessy Hogan, Dr. Jim Lemons, Mr. Brent Lester, Dr. Shannon McDermott, Ms. Amy McIvor, Dr. Muriel Mickles, Ms. Ashley Pearson, Dr. Tom Sparhawk, Mr. Ernie Wade and Dr. Cindy Wallin.
 
Ms. Kris Ogden, Mr. Michael Farris, Mr. John McCullough, Ms. Patti Saffioti and Mr. Ernie Wade.
 
Minutes of 05/02/2018 meeting approved and seconded.
 
The following curricula were discussed and program changes were suggested as listed.

Adding Course Prerequisites
This policy originated in The Assessment and Evaluation Committee and was approved and forwarded to Governance Committee then approved by President’s Staff Meeting.  The policy was reviewed and approved.  The motion to approve was made by Mr. Tom Sparhawk, seconded by Ms. Ava Connelly, approved by all and will now go to the Faculty Association.
 
EMS – Dr. Jim Lemons - EMS instructors and program heads met at the VCCS in Richmond to propose the final curriculum, which we received 04/24/2018.  This is an EMS common curriculum that all colleges in the VCCS follow. 
Advanced EMT Paramedic Academic Pathway – EMT Basic is now EMT.  The EMT Intermediate Program will no longer be an acceptable curriculum and we will now offer the Advanced EMT Academic Pathway.
These changes are based on the VCCS program approval and therefore are for information only and do not require approval.
Radiologic Technology Academic Pathway – In the CVCC 2012/2014 catalog, this AAS program was ran as a fall, spring and summer curriculum for two semesters.  RAD 190 and RAD 205 were the only two classes offered in the first summer semester and RAD 215 and RAD 290 were the only two classes offered in the second summer semester.  In the 2016/2018 catalog, changes were made to move HLT 143 into the first summer session and the Social Science Elective to the last summer semester.  DCRC (Division Curriculum Review Committee) said that was too much of a load for students.  Jim E-mailed all members of the Advisory Board asking for votes to allow him to change the above courses listed and move them back to their original semester to help us remain in compliance.  The Advisory Committee members approved 100% that the courses be moved back to original sequence.

SCIENCE – Dr. Shannon McDermott - Science (General) Academic Pathway – There are no real curriculum changes and only footnote revisions and additional elective courses.  The footnote associated with Math was changed.  The footnote for MTH 162 was changed and the same footnote for MTH 161 was added, which keeps MTH 162 as a requirement, but allows students to replace MTH 161 and MTH 162 with MTH 167 providing they later take MTH 263 for the same number of credits.  The previous footnote stated students could switch out MTH 162 for a different math, but currently the only one that it can be switched for is MTH 167, which is the 5-credit credit version of those courses.  The only thing done was to cut the option for MTH 261 or 245 as a replacement for MTH 162 and then put it in later.  Students will still have the option of taking the higher Math classes later.  With MTH 245 or MTH 261, MTH 261 was listed as part of the curriculum, but the students could also take MTH 245, which was noted in a footnote, but most folks do not read the footnotes so it is being listed as an optional course listing. 
The Elective choices are currently listed as “Science Elective”, and Dr. McDermott proposed to change it to “4-credit Science/Math elective”, which also adds in an option of more math courses.  There is also a link in the new listing to the CVCC website to the Science and Math electives.  Students can now take BIO 141, 142 and BIO 150 and other Math classes for this course and previously could not.  Math is also a natural science.  Both MTH 245 and MTH 261 require MTH 161 as a prerequisite and the old Pathway indicated MTH 162 was the option.
Science (Life Science Specialization) Academic Pathway – The footnote associated with Math was changed.  The footnote for MTH 162 was changed and the same footnote for MTH 161 was added, which keeps MTH 162 as a requirement, but allows students to replace MTH 161 and MTH 162 with MTH 167 providing they later take MTH 263 for the same number of credits.  The previous footnote stated students could switch out MTH 162 for a different math, but currently the only one that it can be switched for is MTH 167, which is the 5-credit version of those courses.  The only thing done was to cut the option for MTH 261 or 245 as a replacement for MTH 162 and then put it in later.  Students will still have the option of taking the higher Math classes later.  With MTH 245 or MTH 261, MTH 261 was listed as part of the curriculum, but the students could also take MTH 245, which was noted in a footnote, but most folks do not read the footnotes so it is being listed as an optional course listing. 
The Elective choices are currently listed as “Science Elective”, and Dr. McDermott proposed to change it to “4-credit Science/Math elective”, which also adds in an option of more math courses.  There is also a link in the new listing to the CVCC website to the Science and Math electives.  Students can now take BIO 141, BIO 142 or BIO 150 and other Math classes for this course and previously could not.  Math is also a natural science.  Both MTH 245 and MTH 261 require MTH 161 as a prerequisite and the old Pathway indicated MTH 162 was an option.
Science (Physical Science Specialization) Academic Pathway - The footnote associated with Math was changed.  The footnote for MTH 162 was changed and the same footnote for MTH 161 was added, which keeps MTH 162 as a requirement, but allows students to replace MTH 161 and MTH 162 with MTH 167 providing they later take MTH 263 for the same number of credits.  The previous footnote stated students could switch out MTH 162 for a different math, but currently the only one that it can be switched for is MTH 167, which is the 5-credit version of those courses.  The only thing done was to cut the option for MTH 261 or 245 as a replacement for MTH 162 and then put it in later.  Students will still have the option of taking the higher Math classes later.  With MTH 245 or MTH 261, MTH 261 was listed as part of the curriculum, but the students could also take MTH 245, which was noted in a footnote, but most folks do not read the footnotes so it is being listed as an optional course listing. 
The Elective choices are currently listed as “Science Elective”, and Dr. McDermott proposed to change it to “4-credit Science/Math elective”, which also adds in an option of more math courses.  There is also a link in the new listing to the CVCC website to the Science and Math electives.  Students can now take BIO 141, BIO 142 or BIO 150 and other Math classes for this course and previously could not.  The motion was made to approve by Dr. Muriel Mickles, seconded by Dr. Tom Sparhawk and approved by all.

Engineering Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate – Dr. Cindy Wallin – These changes are suggested based on recommendations from industry partners and the Curriculum Advisory Committee.  Engineering Fundamentals is the first year of the Mechatronics Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate.  The suggestion was made to remove Introduction to Mechatronics (ETR 167) and replace it with Introduction to Mechatronics (MEC 140), which covers a broader range of topics. 
CHM 101 and CHM 126 are being replaced with CHM 111 and CHM 112.   We have discovered that students were moving forward to where they need CHM 111 and 112.  The courses are very much alike, and this takes care of the transfer issues and increases transferability. 
MEC 140 was previously in the Mechatronics Fundamentals Program, but was just moved to EGR Fundamentals earlier in this meeting.  ETR 167 will replace MEC 140.  ETR 167 is in Electronics and Mechatronics. 

Mechatronics Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate – Dr. Cindy Wallin - These changes are suggested based on recommendations from industry partners and the Curriculum Advisory Committee.  Engineering Fundamentals is the first year of the Mechatronics Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate.  The suggestion was made to remove Introduction to Mechatronics and replace it with Introduction to Mechatronics (MEC 140), which covers a broader range of topics. 
CHM 101 and CHM 126 are being replaced with CHM 111 and CHM112.   We have discovered that students were moving forward to where they need CHM 111 and 112.  The courses are very much alike, and this takes care of the transfer issues and increases transferability. 
MEC 140 was previously in the Mechatronics Fundamentals program but just moved to EGR Fundamentals in this meeting.  ETR 167 will replace MEC 140.  ETR 167 is in Electronics and Mechatronics.   

Biotechnology Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate – Dr. Cindy Wallin - The suggestion was made to remove Introduction to Mechatronics and replace it with Introduction to Mechatronics (MEC 140), which covers a broader range of topics. 
The motion was made to approve Engineering Fundamentals Career Study Certificate, the Mechatronics Fundamentals Career Study Certificate and the Biotechnology Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate by Dr. Jessy Hogan and seconded by Dr. Shannon McDermott and approved by all. 

 Computer and Electronics Technology Pathway – AAS – Dr. Cindy Wallin - ETR 142 will be removed and replaced by ETR 167 based on industry input as it is a more appropriate course.
The motion was made to approve by Dr. Jessy Hogan and seconded by Ms. Ashley Pearson.
Proposed a nested CSC and this program would be the first 28 credits.  They receive an OSHA 10 certification.  13 credits are awarded in the first semester with 15 credits awarded in the second semester.  The Career Studies Certificate could be awarded in 1 year. 

The motion was made to approve by Dr. Muriel Mickles, seconded by Dr. Jessy Hogan and approved by all.

The meeting adjourned at 1:45.
 
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