Call of Members Present: P = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent
_P_Stephanie Charging Eagle_E_ Shauna Pourier
_P_Jim Dudek_P_ Janet Red
_P_Ursula Gaertner_A_ Bill Swanson
_P_Gerry Geraud_A_ Irvine Twin
_E_Geraldine Little Whiteman_A_ Karen White Butterfly
Note(s): The following members
were excused from today’s meeting: Shauna Pourier and Geraldine Little Whiteman.
Bill is working on the NASA project and has K-12 school outreach related
responsibilities on Friday’s.
Minutes of January 21,
2005: Minutes were reviewed. Motion to accept made by Stephanie,
Seconded by Joan and Unanimously
Reports (Ursula, Marilyn, Shannon): No
report from Ursula, Marilyn or Shannon.
for New Committee Members / Officers: Discussion regarding committee
member changes due to positions changes. Ursula will ask Devona to assign
another district center staff member, as well as one or more student(s) to
Assessment Policy (77-000) and Institutional Assessment Calendar (Jim,
Gerry, Ursula) – still tabled
Chart Development from Assessment to Planning to Budgeting to Ensure
Improvements – Not yet assigned; recommendation to leave until later.
Strategic planning calendar is in place.
Business / New Agenda Items:
proposed revisions to the Course Curriculum Development Process Policy
70-200/70-200-1 as noted in bold print on the exhibit. Group discussion
led to the recommendation for a wording change with in the proposal,
specifically: “…all proposals for courses must be accompanied by a completed syllabus” change to read
“all proposals for courses must be accompanied by a model syllabus.” In
addition, the entire policy should gender neutral and clerical errors
need to be fixed. Motion to accept the proposed policy revisions made by
Jim , Seconded by Stephanie and Unanimously Passed
related to placement tests. Jim asked if the January placement test
results had been published; Gerry will bring the results to the next
meeting. Placement test may be retaken. To advance from developmental
courses students must pass the course. Placement testing to advance is
also recommended. Joan would like to track student records of incoming
students who do not pass placement tests to determine if there is a
pattern of particular weakness from certain schools. Marilyn noted that
some early entry students are not ready for college level courses and
test into developmental courses upon taking the placement tests.It is recommended that early entry
students must pass placement tests into freshman level coursework.
shared that he and Ursula are working on the strategic planning documents
based on last Friday’s all-staff strategic planning meeting. Others who
are interested in assisting are welcome to do so.
will share copies of the latest Institutional Research Board research
reports. Joan noted that OLC was to be the central depository for all
research done on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Ursula added that
while tribal approval for research is granted, OLC is often never
notified. Too often OLC is not seen as an equal partner in research
grants. Follow through to monitor research on the reservation could be
provided through the research institute office when it is developed at
shared that Shannon was recently honored
as “South Dakota’s
Friend of Mathematics” by the SD Council of Teachers of Mathematics for
her work with the revision of the SD K-12 Mathematics Content Standards.
At a motion was
made by Janet to adjourn; it was seconded by Marilyn and unanimously
Exhibits: Course Curriculum Development Process Policy