Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes
: Dr. Jeffrey Olson Vice-Chair: Kim He Crow Recorder: Julie Johnson

November 5, 2010

Woksape Tipi, Academic & Public Library

In attendance at meeting: Ahmed Al-Asfour, Jean Reeves, Georgia Rooks, Bessie LeBeau, Jim Dudek, Charles Jason Tinant, Elaine Gibbons, Kiri Close, Joann “Susie” White Thunder, Kimberly Bettelyoun-He Crow, Jean Reeves, Bill Okrepkie, Laura Dunn, Kirk Costion, Jeffrey Olson, Judith Graham, Anthony Fresquez, Joseph Kirk, Lavera Rose, Clifford Delong, Thedna Zimiga, Julie Johnson, Joe Kirk

  1. Meeting called to order at: 10:32 a.m.

  1. Prayer offered by: Laura Dunn

  1. Minutes from last October 1, 2010

Motion to accept the meeting minutes from last Oct. 1, 2010

    1. Motion to accept: Bill Okrepkie

    2. Seconded: Kim Bettelyoun

      1. Vote –

For: Unanimous

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Motion Passed

  1. Old Business – None

  1. Break into sub-committees at: 10:37 a.m.

    1. Webpage Development Committee

    2. A.A. Committee

    3. Strategic Plan Committee

    4. Catalog Committee

    5. Curriculum Committee

      1. Math Science 1st Reading

  1. Sub-committee’s reconvened at: 11:30 a.m.

  1. Sub-committee reports.

    1. Webpage Development Committee report –

Jeff Olson reported that they are continuing to work on the webpage development.

    1. A.A. Committee report –

Kim Bettelyoun reported that 23 AA degrees were reviewed and the core for each degree was reviewed and discrepancies were noted among the different core courses. Core credit hours were anywhere from 15-39 credit hours depending on the degree. The committee will work on developing recommendations for a standard core in an effort to achieve uniformity.

    1. Strategic Plan Committee report –

Tony reported that they are continuing to review the strategic plan. Tony introduced new member Ahmed Al-Asfour. The subcommittee will be using the presentations that were used at the board of trustees meeting regarding the strategic plan to review the changes that have been made.

    1. Catalog Committee report –

Kiri Close reported that a review of the catalog at this time is slow until the departments start making changes to course offerings and status sheets.

    1. Curriculum Committee report –

A motion was made by Lynnea Bouhenguel and seconded by Bill Okrepkie to accept the first reading of the Math and Science Department and approve the proposal for a second reading at the December meeting. Jason Tinant spoke on behalf of the Math and Science Department about the modification of the existing A.A. degree to provide additional courses through the NSF for students in the engineering program to articulate into the School of Mines program. These changes will extend and enhance the capability of OLC to deliver the first two years of a Bachelor of Science degree program in engineering.

Unanimously passed

  1. Motion to adjourn: Tony Fresquez

Seconded by: Jeff Olson


For: Unanimous



Motion passed

Adjourned at: 11:54 a.m.