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Meeting Minutes for 07 - 08 Academic Year
 

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April 4, 2008
March 14, 2008
February 22, 2008
February 8, 2008
December 7, 2007
November 30, 2007
October 26, 2007
September 28, 2007
September 21, 2007
September 14, 2007
September 7, 2007
   
   
   
April 4, 2008  

Date 04/4/08
Meeting Start 1:45 PM
Attendees: Trish Biggs, Albert Bummer, Mick Ender, Vern Gagnon, Jim Hughs, Rich Pierce, & Bill Powell

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Accepted
  • New Business
    • Program Modification Certificate of Applied Science and Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology
      • Jim Hughs moves to approve
        • Bill Powell seconds
        • Motion Passes
      • Trish Biggs moves to waive second reading
        • Jim Hughs seconds
        • Motion Passes
  • Old Business
    • Radiation Technology changes
      • Committee Reviewed all materials
      • Suggestions on all follow
        • Rad 103, Rad 153, & Rad 183 need to have different course descriptions
        • Rad 101, Rad 151, Rad 152, Rad 181, Rad 182 all need the co requisites updated to go along with proposed changes
        • Updating on the proposed plan of study
        • Rad 102 needs the correct hours per week
        • Rationale statement
          • Name change for Rad 105
          • Rad 102 strike “Tuesdays” and change “12 weeks” to “weekly”
      • Discussion with Mick Ender about suggestions and needed changes
      • Trish Biggs moves to approve on first reading with previously said corrections
        • Bill Powell seconds
        • Motion Passes
  • Next meeting
    • April 11, 2008
      • Radiation Technology Changes second reading
      • Computer System and Network Technician for first and second reading
         
 Meeting adjourned 2:50 PM

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March 14, 2008  

Date 03/14/08
Meeting Start 1:45 PM
Attendees: Albert Bummer, Vern Gagnon, Rich Pierce, & Sheri Pates

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Accepted as corrected
  • Old Business
    • Rad 102
      • Period on question #1
      • Pencil in “clinical” on title page
      • Call for digital vote due to lack of quorum
    • Rad 103
      • Will there be fees (#7)?
        • Discuss with Assistant Dean about fee request
      • Need fee form with outline
    • Rad 104
      • Need course fee request
      • Need course outline form
    • Rad 105
      • On Question 1, editing necessary
        • Contact Committee Chair for suggestions
  • New Business
    • CST 160
      • Will be submitted for digital vote on first reading
    • Program Modification
      • Highlight CST 162, 135, and Elective Internship changes
      • Need a program cover and current program included for Network Technician Certificate of Applied Science Degree, Network Technician Associates of Applied Science Degree, and Computer System Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Next meeting
    • March 28, 2008
      • Radiation Technology Changes for first reading and possible second
      • Computer System and Network Technician for first and second reading

 

 Meeting adjourned 2:50 PM

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February 22, 2008  

Date 02/22/08
Meeting Start 1:45 PM
Attendees: Albert Bummer, Vern Gagnon, Val Martinez, & Rich Pierce

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Accepted
  • Old Business
    • Finish recommendation on filling out the outline form and send to secretary
  • New Business
    • Radiation Technology Changes
      • Suggestion to submit Rad 101 for a name change
      • Program Modification Form
        • Final sentence of Rad 102 rationale needs changed
        • Why so many co requisites?
        • Name for Rad 101 and 105 are not logical
        • Need Rad 101 lecture, 102 at hospital, and 103 at COT included somehow
      • Rad 102 Changes
        • Hours per week need changed
        • Lab hours per week changed to CLINICAL
        • Change “or” to “of” on the name line
        • Reword course name to include “clinical”
        • Include Rad 103 as co requisite
        • On question 1, justify the reason of adding the hours instead of talking about moving credits
        • On question 2, keep increments the same stay with hours per week and not per semester
        • On question 2, “hours per semester” changed to credits
      • Rad 103 New Course
        • Recommending to stop the description at “examinations” or divide into two sentences if information needed
        • No clinical in title (related to Rad Tech 1)
        • Needs to be added as a co requisite to Rad 101 and 102
        • On question 2, strike the first sentence
        • On question 2, remove costs
      • Rad 104 Changes
        • Remove “Introductory” from the title
        • On question 1, remove the credit discussion
        • On question 2, overall credits will not change
        • On question 2, showing the difficulty sentence is saying “it is hard so I will add more to the class” (strike or reword)
        • On question 2, remove “fees” but need to include fee form for future fees
        • On question 2, remove costs
        • Need a course outline form
      • Rad 105 Changes
        • Suggest name change for clarification
        • Remove Rad 101 and 102 as co requisites
        • Question 1 needs rewording
        • On question 2, “2 to 3 credits” added
        • On question 2, remove costs
        • On question 2, strike “hours”
  • Next meeting
    • February 29, 2008
      • Radiation Technology Changes for first reading and possible second



 

 Meeting adjourned 3:05 PM

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February 8, 2008  

Date 02/08/08
Meeting Start 1:45 PM
Attendees: Albert Bummer, Vern Gagnon, Val Martinez, Sheri Pates, Rich Pierce, Bill Powell, & Cindy Rossmith

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Accepted
  • Deletion of AAS of Practical Nursing
    • Bill Powell moves to accept on first reading
      • Al Bummer seconds
      • Motion Passes
    • Discussion on Board of Regents allowance of 50 credits for AAS then 72 for the ASN
    • Will be effective Fall 08
    • Bill Powell moves to accept on second reading
      • Al Bummer seconds
      • Motion Passes
  • VTEM members have questioned the use of the course outline form with course changes
    • Question to the Curriculum Committee: Do we have the authority to ask for this form?
      • Form is bookkeeping use for Chief Academic Officer and is not related to approval or disproval of curriculum
      • Words “Approval” on signatures considered for removal
      • Signature lines will be reduced to only
        • Originating Faculty Member
        • Department Chair
        • Chief Academic Officer
      • Curriculum Committee feels the Chief Academic Officer DOES have the authority to mandate its use with changes
      • “For Catalog” changed to “From Catalog” on synopsis
      • Add recommendation on filling out the outline form to the website
      • Associate Dean (Chief Academic Officer) was very receptive to the changes presented and the questions brought forward
  • Next meeting
    • TBD

 Meeting adjourned 2:30 PM

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December 7, 2007  

Date 12/07/07
Meeting Start 1:30 PM
Attendees: Stephanie Cowen, Vern Gagnon, Val Martinez, Rich Pierce, Bill Powell, & Cindy Rossmith

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Accepted
  • Deletion of AAS of Practical Nursing
    • Question on deleting before the new program has been approved
    • Should the date of effectiveness be fall of 08 or 09
    • Correct typo
    • Due to a lack of a quorum, no vote was allowed
  • Next meeting
    • TBD

 Meeting adjourned 2:00 PM

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November 30, 2007  

Date 11/30/07
Meeting Start 1:30 PM
Attendees: Stephanie Cowen, Vern Gagnon, Jim Hughs, Val Martinez, & Rich Pierce

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Accepted
  • Discussion
    • The Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing has been changed to an Associate of Applied Science Degree by the Board of Regents and the State Board of Nursing.
      • BOR was requested to change the credential for a practical nursing graduate
      • Grant an exception to Board of Regents’ Policy 301.12, under sections I.C.5 of that policy for all practical nursing programs in the Montana University System
      • Authorize the change to go into effect immediately upon approval by the Board without requiring all of the practical nursing programs in the MUS to follow the usual Level II process for a degree change
    • This change has been submitted for these reasons
      • Financial Aid has been a problem for Great Falls and Kalispell programs due to eligibility.
        • Programs changed from a Certificate to an Associate of Applied Science, the programs will comply
      • BOR says all AAS degrees must have 60 – 72 credits and the PN only has 50
        • BOR can grant an exception and will because:
          • PN is integrated into a two-year Associate of Science degree
          • PN programs are more rigorous, under the integrated nursing model, and it would become more rigorous if credits were added
  • Next meeting
    • TBD

 Meeting adjourned 2:00 PM

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October 26, 2007  

Date 10/26/07
Meeting Start 1:30 PM
Attendees: Al Bummer, Vern Gagnon, Jim Hughs, & Rich Pierce

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Accepted
  • Old Business
    • Jim Hughs points out that the Powerplant Curriculum has been tabled by Academic Senate for a better financial plan
    • Should the Curriculum Committee look for and look at financial plans with curriculum?
      • Vern Gagnon explains it is an integral part to have in the curriculum for new programs but we can only comment, question on but not control
  • Website
    • Move the Course Outline Form to the top with other forms and add explanation
    • Review the Scope and Policy webpage
      • Many revisions were discussed and implemented
      • Defining first and second reading will be held over to another meeting
      • Members will look at outside meeting and will be revisited
  • Next meeting
    • TBD

 Meeting adjourned 2:30 PM

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September 28, 2007  

Date 9/28/07
Meeting Start 1:30 PM
Attendees: Al Bummer, Vern Gagnon, Paul Gerber, Jim Hughs, Valerie Martinez, Tammi Miller, Rich Pierce, & Bill Powell

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Accepted
  • Old Business
    • Web site
      • Scope to remain (Chair asks committee to review for discussion)
      • Other information will be removed and replaced with submittal and checklist
      • Vern Gagnon will print and place in mailboxes for faculty
    • Course Outline Form
      • Proficiency Scores
        • Classes listed individually to assist instructors
      • Add “Academic Foundations” to class lists
      • “S/U” should be changed to “P/F”
      • “optional” changed to show “Grade or P/F”
    • Curriculum Flow Chart
      • Take out one box for Curriculum Review
      • Add several arrows for flow
  • FIRE 172
    • “Justify the recommended actions” needs to discuss additional outcomes to the course for two credit increase
    • Al Bummer moves to vote electronically for second reading with pending changes
      • Jim Hughs seconds
      • Approved
  • FIRE Science Program Modification Form
    • Created “Suggested” catalog page to submit
    • Jim Hughs moves to accept on second reading
      • Rich Pierce seconds
      • Approved
  • Next meeting
    • TBD
       
 Meeting adjourned 2:30 PM

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September 21, 2007  

Date 9/21/07
Meeting Start 1:30 PM
Attendees: Trisha Biggs, Al Bummer, Vern Gagnon, Paul Gerber, Jim Hughs, Valerie Martinez, Tammi Miller, Rich Pierce, & Bill Powell

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Add minutes taken by Val Martinez
    • Trisha Biggs moves to accept pending changes
      • Seconded Jim Hughs
      • Approved
  • Old Business
    • The new submittal and checklist were approved via email.
    • Course Outline Form
      • Questions pertaining to student “must be proficient in” boxes
      • Val’s explanation for creation       
        • For use as guidelines for existing classes listed to move into classes and programs
        • Need more clarification on explanation page
      • Al Bummer questions if and were are program review forms to go along with Course Reviews
        • Currently being created
      • Val will add suggestion to the form
      • Will be re-discussed
    • Curriculum Flow Chart
      • Flow chart to also show the path of curriculum for visual followers
      • Additions and subtractions to the flow
      • Will be re-discussed
    • Trisha Biggs moves to post the submittal and checklist to post on the website for faculty use
      • Jim Hughs seconds
      • Approved
  • FIRE 151
    • Jim Hughs moves to approve FIRE 151 for deletion
      • Trisha Biggs seconds
      • Approved
    • Trisha Biggs moves to waive second reading
      • Al Bummer seconds
      • Approved
  • TRID 160
    • Paul Gerber discusses changes since first reading
    • Trisha Biggs moves to approve FIRE 151 for deletion
      • Al Bummer seconds
      • Approved
    • Trisha Biggs moves to waive second reading
      • Jim Hughs seconds
      • Approved
  • FIRE 172
    • Change to 3 credits on Program Modification Form
    • Typo in course description “beginnings”
    • Rearrange sentence mentioning “enhancement” in course description
    • Rich Pierce questions the response to “Justify the recommended actions”
    • Al Bummer moves to approve first reading with pending changes
      • Jim Hughs seconds
      • Approved  
  • FIRE 214
    • Jim Hughs moves to approve
      • Trisha Biggs seconds
      • Approved
    • Trisha Biggs moves to waive second reading
      • Jim Hughs seconds
      • Approved
  • FIRE 275
    • Typo in course description “develoloping”
    • Jim Hughs moves to approve pending correction
      • Trisha Biggs seconds
      • Approved
    • Trisha Biggs moves to waive second reading
      • Jim Hughs seconds
      • Approved
  • FIRE 101
    • Al Bummer moves to approve on second reading
      • Trisha Biggs seconds
      • Approved
  • Modification of Fire Science Associates of Science Degree
    • FIRE 180 placement in plan of study discussed       
      • Third sentence is misleading in placement or course with plan of study
        • “Preferred” would be a better choice
      • Title of FIRE 275 needs to be updated and credit updates from other changes
    • Trisha Biggs moves to approve pending changes
      • Jim Hughs seconds
      • Approved          
  • Next meeting
    • Friday September 28, 2007 at 1:30pm

 

 Meeting adjourned 3:00 PM

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September 14, 2007  

Date 9/14/07
Meeting Start 1:30 PM
Attendees: Trisha Biggs, Al Bummer, Vern Gagnon, Paul Gerber, Jim Hughs, Valerie Martinez, Tammi Miller, & Rich Pierce

 Meeting:

  • Minutes
    • Time Change
    • Verbiage changes
    • Jim Hughs moves to accept pending changes
      • Seconded Al Bummer
      • Approved
  • Present new Submittal Process
    • Discussion on the use of an executive summary to help committee understand the changes
      • Thought that “Executive” made that sound too official so changed to just summary
    • Punctuation
    • Dean’s Administrative Assistant will now be making editorial corrections on curriculum
      • Large changes will be sent back to originating faculty
    • Jim Hughs moves to accept pending changes which will be submitted by electronic re-reading and vote as long as all agree
      • Trisha Biggs seconds
      • Approved
  • Present the Faculty Checklist Form
    • Combine #2 and #3 for clarity
    • Verbiage on #8
    • Add “as necessary” on #4
    • Change verbiage on #12
    • Jim Hughs moves to accept pending changes submitted through electronic vote
      • Al Bummer seconds
      • Approved
  • Move to rearrange agenda to allow the Fire Science Curriculum  to be reviewed today
    • Unanimously agreed
  • FIRE 101
    • 1 needs to be in Credit Hours slot not the Academic Foundations
    • In Course Description, expand operation descriptions
    • Change the 24 hours ride along verbiage
    • Jim Hughs motion for approval pending 101 discussed changes
      • Trisha Biggs seconds
      • Approved
  • TRID 160  
    • Paul Gerber will consult with Jim Hughs to ensure the class still meets his requirements without the medical surveillance
  • Next meeting
    • Friday September 21, 2007 at 1:30pm

 Meeting adjourned 3:00 PM

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September 7, 2007  

Date 9/07/07
Meeting Start 1:40 PM
Attendees: Trisha Biggs, Al Bummer, Vern Gagnon, Jim Hughs, Valerie Martinez, & Rich Pierce

 Meeting:

  • Vern Gagnon is nominated as chair
    • Unanimously elected chair
  • Rich Pierce is nominated as secretary
    •  Unanimously elected secretary
  • Vern discusses the curriculum process and his view for the process and changes he would like to see
    • Vern and Valerie Martinez have collaborated on a checklist for faculty to add to the website
    • Revisions are discussed
    • Vern and Val will recreate with revisions for next meeting to present
  • Rich discusses the website and how it should be made available to faculty
    • Rich will email the webmaster and ask about adding the link to the faculty forms page
  • More discussion on the course outline form that needs to be used with new, revised and during the 3 year review of courses
    • In the course outline form, Al points out that saying “the student will be able to” could be asking for trouble in the future
  • Motion to move the meeting time to 1:30pm on Fridays
    • Accepted
  • Next meeting
    • Friday September 14, 2007 at 1:30pm
    • Fire Science Curriculum Changes
    • Reexamine faculty checklist
    • Discussion on Course Outlines

 Meeting adjourned 3:00 PM

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