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Committee Name: Curriculum and Instruction Policy
Meeting Date: 9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Jim Tuite
  • Cynthia Deutsch
  • Karen Alexander
  • Jason Ferguson
  • Marci Gale
  • Kris Ogden
  • Hailey Hermosa
  • Cindy Wallin
  • Brent Lester
  • Michael Farris
  • Patti Saffioti
  • Jessica Hogan
  • Michael Babcock
Approval of Minutes 
The minutes of the May 13, 2021, meeting were presented to the committee. Kris Ogden made a motion to approve the minutes. Patti Saffioti seconded the motion. The minutes were unanimously approved.
Jeff Laub will be replacing Jim Tuite as a faculty representative for the 2020-2022 term.
 
Professional and Career Studies 
Karen asked Jason to give an update on the G3 programs. Jason stated that the majority of the G3 programs have been approved. Electrical, HVAC, Industrial Maintenance certificate programs as well as the Cybersecurity A.A.S. degree need to go through the process of being updated.
 
Jason explained the proposed curriculum changes for the Welding Plus Career Studies Certificate and the Welding Technology Certificate. During the 2020 meeting of the Welding Curriculum Advisory Committee, it was recommended that WEL 175 – Semi-Automatic Processes be replaced with WEL 161 – Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) because the course description better reflects the content of the course. This will allow for better course sequencing with WEL 160.
 
The other change involved moving ENG 100 and MTH 111 to Level 3 of the program.  In the trades areas, some students only want to take coursework in Level 1 or Level 2 but are not concerned with completing the entire certificate program.  Jason presented the updated version of the Welding program pathway showing the replacement of WEL 175 with WEL 161 and moving ENG 100 and MTH 111 to the third level.
 
Marci stated that when she was working with the G3 levels in her program, there had to be certain courses from certain areas in each level. She asked if that was no longer a requirement. Jason said that at first there was a focus on standardizing all of the curricula and having math and English and different courses within the levels. The minimum credits of at least 16 is still a requirement, but we have flexibility in other areas of developing these programs.
 
Marci made a motion to approve the curriculum changes. Jessica seconded the motion. The proposed changes were unanimously approved.  These will take effect Spring 2022.
 
Jason stated that he had no further items to bring before the committee.
 
Marci brought up a question that Cindy had about the MTH 131 requirement in the Industrial Maintenance Career Studies Certificate. Cindy asked if MTH 111 would be a satisfactory math for that program. Marci stated that since MTH 113 is also in the pathway, that was the reason she chose MTH 131. Cindy agreed.
 
Arts and Sciences 
Cindy stated that she had no updates for her division at this time.
 
Karen informed the committee that the meetings have been scheduled for the remainder of the semester – November 11 and December 9. Invitations have been sent out to all committee members.
 
Cindy made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jim seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 p.m.
 
Ava Connelly
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