Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

College Council Meeting Minutes September 11, 2008

COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Sept. 11, 2008
College Office Board Room

ATTENDANCE                     

Present   

Absent                    

Guests                  

Richard Allison
Maryann Anderson
Mary Frances Archey 
Gail Boyea
Toni Carney
Rita Gallegos
Carl Francolino
Donna Imhoff
Joanne Jeffcoat 
Charles Martoni 
Maura Stevenson
Ping Wang
Stephen Wells 

Joyce Breckenridge
Yvonne Burns
John Dziak
Barbara Thompson

Alex Johnson
Judy Savolskis

    

Maryann Anderson, College Council Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:32 PM. 

AGENDA ITEM I: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
OF THE AUG 28TH, 2008 MEETING

Toni Carney made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2008 meeting of College Council.  Joanne Jeffcoat seconded the motion. The minutes were approved as amended.   

AGENDA ITEM II:SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

A.  CURRICULUM  

Proposal: Heavy Equipment Operating Engineers Certificate Program

Judy Savolskis was in attendance to present the proposal.  Mrs. Savolskis informed Council that CCAC has partnered with many Unions to help provide additional documentation and credentials for their members.  This proposal will allow CCAC to partner with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 66.  Local No. 66 represents over 7,000 members in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.  These members work in the field for contractors, private businesses and municipalities.  This proposal was made in order to provide the apprentices of Local No. 66 with additional documentation and credentials via a credit certificate program.  This occupation is on the State’s High Priority Occupation List, which is an indication that there are jobs in the region for people with these skill sets.  Judy Savolskis and Gretchen Mullin worked with the Union Officials to develop learning outcomes and objectives for the apprenticeship program.   Rick Allison suggested deleting 45 as the number of academic credits required, to allow for future changes in the program and one sentence was modified for clarification.   A motion to accept the proposal as amended was made by Rita Gallegos and Steve Wells seconded the motion.  The amended motion was passed unanimously.

Maura Stevenson reported that the Curriculum Sub-Committee has retained the same faculty members as last year, but the administrative assignments were changed.  If there is still interest, they could have additional members, but the Sub-Committee has adequate representation at this time.

B.  ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND STUDENT AFFAIRS

Toni Carney reported the first meeting of the Academic Standards and Student Affairs Sub-Committee would be on Thursday, September 18 at 2:30 PM at College Office. There is still one position available on this sub-committee.  The Academic Standards and Student Affairs Committee has yet to receive any proposals this year.

C.  ACADEMIC PLANNING

Joanne Jeffcoat reported that the Academic Planning Sub-Committee did not meet last week.  She received one inquiry about the committee from a full-time faculty member and two inquiries from adjunct faculty. The Academic Planning Sub-Committee’s next meeting will include a program review and the academic calendar.  Fran Dice will be meeting with the sub-committee.

D.   ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH

Ping Wang received six inquiries concerning the Assessment and Research Sub-Committee.  Three inquires were from adjunct faculty and three were from full-time faculty.  One full-time faculty member had scheduling problems, so the committee now has two new faculty members.  The first meeting of the Assessment and Research Sub-Committee will be next Thursday, September 18 at College Office.

AGENDA ITEM III: UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business to address.

AGENDA ITEM IV: NEW BUSINESS

Interactive Curriculum Forms
At the end of the last academic year, Rick Allison graciously volunteered to revise the Proposal Submission Forms so they are interactive online and cannot be altered. In order to fill out the forms, one just tabs around the form and the information appears in bold letters underlined. The forms can go on for 100 pages and can grow further if necessary.

Four forms were approved by Council. Chuck Martoni made a motion to accept four of the proposed forms. Donna Imhoff seconded the motion. As there was no consensus on the acceptance of the remaining forms, it was decided to table those forms to the next meeting. Mr. Allison will revise the tabled forms according to Council’s recommendations and send the forms to Council members for their review.

On the Proposal Submission form, a line is to be added for the Campus President. On the Credit Course Syllabus form, the heading for campus is eliminated. On the New Program Proposal form B-2 the campus heading is added. The revised date of 2008 is to be added to each form.

There being no further business, the meeting ended at 4:31 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Gail Boyea
Edited by Barbara Thompson
College Council Secretary