Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting Agenda
Chair
: Dr. Jeffery Olson,   Vice-Chair: Jim Dudek Recorder: Thedna Zimiga

September 4, 2009

Woksape Tipi, Academic & Public Library

 

In attendance at meeting: Angela Koenen, Paul Robertson, Susanne Auer, Lavera Rose, Sharon Running Horse, Michelle May, Georgia Rooks, Kateri Montileaux,  Elaine Gibbons, , Kiri Close, Thomas Raymond, Susie White Thunder, Kimberly Bettelyoun He Crow, Chrysan Herman, Charles Jason Tinant, Lynnea Bouhenguel, Leslie Henry, Marilyn Kockrow, Alessandra Higa, Ahmed Al-Asfour, Brett Bump, Christine Stagnetto-Sarmiento, Julie Johnson, Jim Dudek, Hannan LaGarry, Michelle Melvin, Thedna Zimiga

 

 

1.      Meeting called to order at: 10:30

 

2.      Prayer offered by:  Michelle May

 

3.      Minutes from last April 17, 2009 read. 

Tabled until next meeting.

    1. Motion to approve –  
    2. Seconded
    3. Vote –

 

4.      Old Business –

a.       The nursing program’s motion to consolidate chemistry for health sciences I and chemistry for health science II into one class called Chemistry for Health Sciences.  This will be a two credit hour reduction to meet the overall credit hour reduction. Now must go on to PWO.

b.      Cosu (College Success) will continue to be discussed within the College Success subcommittee.

 

5.      New Business – Election of Officers for Academic Year 2009-2010

 

a.       Chair – Jeff Olson

                                                  i.      Nominees are: Jeff Olson

Chair by acclamation

 

 

b.      Vice-Chair –

                                                  i.      Nominees: Ahmed Al-Asfour, Susanne Auer

 

Vice-Chair –Ahmed Al-Asfour  by majority of the votes

 

c.       Recorder -  Thedna Zimiga

Recorder by acclamation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative charges for the 2009-2010 year presented by Vice President for Instruction Dr. Gerald Giraud

 

Instructional Division Administrative Charges to the Instructional Affairs Committee

 

Colleagues, I ask that the Instructional Affairs Committee address the following issues:

 

            College Success Course Requirement – This course requires substantial Instructional Division resources – this fall 16 sections of the course were scheduled, requiring the equivalent teaching load of 4 full time faculty. This core course requirement adds 3 credit hours of non academic content to every degree. The President and the Vice President for Instruction feel that the main content of the College Success course can be effectively delivered in a workshop or seminar format taught by Student Services staff. We propose that the 3 hour College Success course be removed from the core curriculum, and that a College Success workshop designed and delivered by Student Services be equivalent to1 hour credit. 

 

            College entrance process – Instruction Affairs to review and recommend revisions if appropriate, with a focus on required placement based on testing. 

 

            Online Instruction Procedures – Develop required procedures for Online instruction. 

 

            Independent Study Policy – Our current practice is more appropriately termed as supervised completion of course requirements. Policy and practice to be reviewed and revised as appropriate. Consider online courses as the vehicle for supervised course completion. 

 

Motion by Charles Jason Tinant

 

Motion to combine Strategic Enrollment and Policy Review Committee to take on the College entrance Process and Enrollment process for those with a BA wanting to continue their education. The Sub Committee will be titled Strategic Enrollment

 

Seconded by Hannan LaGarry

For: Unanimous

Against: 0

Abstention: 0

 

Motion Passed

 

Motion by Marilyn Kockrow

 

Motion to place Independent Study under Curriculum Sub Committee

 

Seconded by:  Susanne Auer

For: Unanimous

Against : 0

Abstention: 0

 

Motion Passed

 

6.      Break into sub-committees at: 11:14

 

a.       College Success

 

                                                  i.      Continue work from last semester – with focus on determining appropriateness of COSU as a part of the core curriculum. 

 

b.      Curriculum

 

                                                  i.      Examine and revise independent study policy

 

c.       Strategic Enrollment

 

                                                  i.      Continue to discuss registration and advising changes

                                                ii.      Examine the college entrance process

                                              iii.      Enrollment process for those with a BA wanting to continue their education

 

d.      Distance Learning – 

 

                                                  i.      Develop online instruction procedures based on new distance education policy. 

 

7.      Sub-committee’s reconvened at: 11:35

 

8.      Sub-committee reports. 

a.       College Success

 

                                                  i.      Continue work from last semester – with focus on determining appropriateness of COSU as a part of the core curriculum. 

1.      Report – This issue was tabled and will be given over to the Directors for further discussion. The college success committee will then revisit the issue after the Directors have discussed this issue.

 

b.      Curriculum

 

                                                  i.      Independent Study. 

1.      Report- Input is requested to answer the questions of whether or not two independent study policies are needed.  The first policy to address special topics. The second policy would be to address the needs of students, in their last semester, who need to complete a class not offered.

a.       What are the terms?

b.      How is access controlled?

c.       Is a separate policy needed to address special topics?

 

Next meeting – This committee would like to open the next meeting with this topic within the broader committee.

 

 

c.       Strategic Enrollment

 

                                                  i.      Continue to discuss registration and advising changes

 

                                                ii.      Examine the college entrance process

 

                                                ii.      Enrollment process for those with a BA wanting to continue their education

 

 

Identified critical issues and will continue to work on those to create policies that can be brought to the larger committee.

 

d.      Distance Learning – 

 

                                                  i.      Develop online instruction procedures based on new distance education policy. 

1.      Report –Review of all online classes and discuss ways to make the moodle process more uniform.  Standardizing the look and feel to the approach of teaching moodle classes possibly using a template as developed by the Math/Science Program. 

 

9.      Motion to adjourn: Hannan LaGarry

   Seconded by: Everyone

 

    For:  Unanimous

               Against:  0

               Abstention:0

   Adjourned at: 11:52