Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

College Council Minutes February 8, 2007

COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
February 8, 2007
College Office Board Room 

ATTENDANCE                                                                                            

Present                             

Absent                           

Guests                   

Maryann Anderson
Toni Carney
Gordon Crocker
John Dziak
Rod Farkas
Rita Gallegos
Joanne Jeffcoat
Diane Maldonado
Maura Stevenson
Barbara Thompson
Allysen Todd
Stephen Wells

Mary Frances Archey            
Charles Blocksidge
Joe Calig
Cyndi Syskowski

 

 

 

 

Bill Nunn
Sandy Bobick

 

 

 

 

Maryann Anderson, College Council Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:34 PM. Mrs. Anderson introduced. Bill Nunn, the Dean of Enrollment Management. Mr. Nunn expressed his interest in working cooperatively with Council and was interested in the procedures of effectively moving issues through the governance process.

AGENDA ITEM I: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE
JANUARY 25TH, 2007 MEETING

Gordon Crocker made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 25th, 2007 meeting of College Council. Steve Wells seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved as amended.

AGENDA ITEM II:SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

A.  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT  
Update of DL Survey 
Maura Stevenson reported that the Distance Learning Survey will go out next week.

B.  ACADEMIC PLANNING 
Joann Jeffcoat reported that the Subcommittee did not meet due to lack of agenda items. Several members of Council said that there are several program reviews that will be submitted to Academic Planning soon.

C.  ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 
Toni Carney reported that the Subcommittee did not meet, however, Mrs. Carney distributed the proposal for submitting proposals to Academic Standards. Maura Stevenson made a motion to accept the procedures. Joanne Jeffcoat seconded the motion and the motion to approve the procedure passed unanimously.

John Dziak commented that there are serious concerns that changes in the Nursing Program are not coming to College Council. It is important that Nursing follow the governance procedures more closely. Academic Advisors recently received the Pre-Nursing Flowchart 592 which had changes that have not been presented to Council.

Maryann Anderson will contact Michelle Doas and refer her to Academic Standards. Because the changes involve how students are admitted to the Program this is a matter for Academic Standards rather than Curriculum. This is a change of admissions which is under the purview of Academic Standards.   

D.   CURRICULUM 
Proposal: Revision of Biotechnology Programs
Allysen Todd and Sandy Bobick were in attendance to present the proposal. Dr. Todd explained that the object of the proposal is to offer students an alternative to fulfill their English requirement. Students may substitute English 102 for English 103. English 103 is not often taught and can therefore hinder graduation. There were questions regarding BTC 203L.  In the catalog there is no “L.”

KIZ is a consortium which is partnering with Pitt, Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon for training in the biotech field. Graduates typically are employed by the Cancer Institute and UPMC. We have a BioTech articulation agreement with Duquesne, Point Park and Clarion. There is no agreement with Pitt.

Gordon Crocker made a motion to accept the proposal, but only as it refers to the ability to substitute English 102 for English 103. Toni Carney seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.  

Gordon Crocker explained that the Curriculum Subcommittee will not meet next week. The LPN and the Health and Physical Education proposals are not yet ready. The LPN proposal may be brought to the committee at a later date.

AGENDA ITEM III: UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Maura Stevenson made the changes that we suggested on the Curriculum proposal submission forms and she will get them to Barbara Thompson to place on the web.

AGENDA ITEM IV: NEW BUSINESS

According to our September 14th minutes, Curriculum proposals should be submitted to the Subcommittee by March 29th in order to be approved this academic year. Anything submitted after that date will only go forward if there are no corrections. Others that need changes will be held over to next year.

Joanne Jeffcoat reported that the last scheduled Academic Planning meeting in which proposals can be taken forth is April 19th. She did point out that the Program Review document lists March 15th as the deadline.

Toni Carney reported that the April 19th meeting is the deadline for submitting proposals to Academic Standards and that is for proposals with no substantive changes.

Maura Stevenson reported that the last meeting for Research and Development is April 19th. Their goal is to have all work completed for the academic year.

The last meeting of College Council is April 26th.  May 10th is a meeting only if needed.

Maryann Anderson cautioned that all Chairs be very clear when they put out notices to the College Community regarding deadlines.

There being no further business, the meeting ended at 3:40 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Thompson
College Council Secretary