Instructional Affairs Meeting
January 21, 2005
Members Present: Jean Bailey, Holly R. Boomer, Gloria Eastman, Mike Fredenberg, and Anthony Fresquez (made an appearance), Kim Her Crow, Leslie Rae Henry, Daniel Koopman, Patrick Lee, Jerry Lessert, Karen Lone Hill, Tatewin Means, Kateri Montileaux, Doug Noyes, Ida Red Bear, Martin Red Bear, Tim ReddyJean Reeves
Members Excused: Brett Bump, Shannon Calitri, Michelle May, Billie Hornbeck, Vera Mousseau, Craig Howe, Paul Robertson, and Billi Hornbeck and, Steven Platt
Members Absent: Andy Conrad
Opening Prayer: Patrick Lee
Called Meeting to order @ 1:30 p.m
Motion to approve Agenda: Jean Reeves second by: Leslie Henry
Approval of last meeting minutes: Moved by Ida Red Bear
Second by Carol Whalen
Faculty Development: Holly reported on the faculty retreat, will be hosting another one in April
Completed the budget modification
Reapplying for the Bush Foundation Grant
Existing cap is $1500.00 per faculty member.
education (support) need to clarify with
Curriculum: Carol Whalen-No report this month
Kim He Crow- no report, Andy Conrad has all the documentation and all changes are still being worked on.
General Education: Jean Reeves: The committee discussed placement testing.
What to do with students who do not meet the standards
Early Entry students should have a GPA of 3.0 when entering college. (Check the college catalog)
Develop a link between the Part-time and full time instructors to improve staff relations.
Full time faculty need to be coaches rather then evaluators or observers.
Lakota studies department are still working on their assessment test.
There needs to some bridge between the college and the surrounding school boards to help with the Early Entry students.
Find a way for the GED Tutors to work with those students who have very low scores.
Holly Boomer suggested the Jean meet with Dr. Giraud for clarification on the Gen Ed committee’s role and expectations.
Discussed Students with Special Needs, currently no one is available to deal with the issue.
Ida Red Bear:
The math department has a common imbedded final for all math courses; this is the first time they are getting the final back.
Early Entry students who are taking Algebra in High School and cannot pass the math placement 083-093, is not the responsibility or the college but the High School. OLC is not a dumping ground.
If students fail the 083 & 093 need to be referred to t he GED program or similar program.
Holly requested assistance from administration.
Karen Lone Hill; maybe check and see if the ACT or similar score be used rather than the High school transcripts.
Mileage/IS- was tabled last meeting-No report
Research: Leslie Henry: Members are :
Karen Lone Hill, Andy Thompson, Paul Robertson,
John Bandy, Leslie Henry and Sarah Danner
Animal Review board chairperson is Andy Thompson,
Human research is Karen Lone Hill and Paul Robertson.
Animal Research has no forms, the committee is
Will be looking at it, to include Federal standards,
And work with new board, and are currently preparing for the release of funds.
Everyone needs to communicate on-line when they
Old Business: None at this time…
Carol Whalen: Discussed the committee meeting structure, Carol and Ed Haug suggested that any proposal for reading be sent to the curriculum committee at least two weeks prior to the actual meeting.
Kateri Montileaux we should meet as we did initially
Holly Boomer historically sub committee did not meet
Tony Fresquez Enters meeting.
Carol Whalen would like meet, read and discuss proposals prior to each meeting.
Meeting was set up in the following structure: if all staff ends before lunch we will have sub-committee meeting then go to lunch, after lunch reconvene with the regular committee meeting.
The committee wants to meet as a whole committee before lunch and go to sub-committee after lunch.
Charges Need clarification and direction.
Tony Fresquez: the issue of student attendance and participation as well as those students who are not academically ready was discussed.
Attendance Policy: Need a committee to review and make some recommendation. Maybe we need better orientation.
Mike Freedenberg: The attendance policy is vague, the question of who drops who? The proposal to this question is to drop the five scattered to three and then figure out weho drops the student after that.
D. Koopman: This was a struggle last semester, there are no definition for the tardy rule or when it becomes an absent.
Holly Boomer: One suggestion is that if the student is one hour late or leaves an hour early will be counted absent.
Ida Red Bear: Need to be careful so we do not lock ourselves into a corner, the issue of language and syllabuses were discussed.
Mike Freedenberg will bring something in writing for reading and recommendation.
Workload Policy: There was discussion on workload and how to address all issues related to faculty/staff and overload and research and how to address such concerns.
There was some discussion regarding on-line classes verses soft monies verses hard monies.
There are no program systems to adapt to new technology.
Holly Boomer: There was a discussion on the issue of attendance and workload which Mike Freedenberg will write up and present to Anthony Fresquez.
Anthony Fresquez: Excused and left from the Meeting
Kim He Crow: Part of the Distance learning- will count as a regular load.
We need to look at the issue of 26 pay periods verses personal leave and sick leave.
Leslie Henry: Look at other universities/ land grants, Leslie will check and report back on the overload issue.
D. Krunsch: Will do research and bring it to the February meeting, will work with Mike Freedenberg and Holly Boomer
Patrick Lee: Moved to adjourn the meeting
Second by Leslie Henry
Georgia A Rooks, Recording Secretary