MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
CAMPUS CASSC MEETING
January 22, 2001
PRESENT: Fran Aronovitz, Jerry Brown, Maria DaCunha, Karen Dillman, Annette Gibson, Carl Jean-Charles, Susan Kah, Henry Lewis, Joan McLaughlin, Carol Miller, Noemi Ponce, Richard Prentiss, Lessie Pryor, Jimmy Santana, Pamela Singer, and Eric Weaver
ABSENT: Elisa Abella, Terrence Davis, Arcie Ewell (out), Barbara Fortuna (meeting conflict), Diann Gregory (ill), Mark McKay, Miguel Menendez (out of town), and Joseph Schnetzer
GUEST: Carol Petrozella
INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
Susan Kah introduced Carl Jean-Charles, nursing staff, who was appointed to serve until July 31, 2002 and Jimmy Santana, physician assistant faculty, who was appointed to serve until July 31, 2001.
APPROVAL OF MINTUES
The minutes of December 11, 2000 were approved with two changes.
Pam Singer questioned why the minutes do not state the reason someone was absent if a notification concerning the reason for the absence was sent before the meeting. A motion was made and seconded stating that the reason a person is not in attendance is included in the attendance section of the minutes. The vote was a tie with six for and six against the motion with one abstention. Susan Kah broke the tie by voting for the motion. The January minutes will reflect the new policy.
REPORT ON COLLEGE CASSC MEETING, JANUARY 16, 2001
Susan Kah discussed the memorandum by Jeffrey Lukenbill on changes in the general education program and requirements. The memo discussed the problems that arise for students, advisors, faculty, and the College every time a change is made to the general education curriculum. Jeffrey Lukenbill recommended adoption of the general education recommendations from the social science and natural science departments based on recommendations of College CASSC and the fact that approximately three years has passed since the current general education requirements were adopted.
A general education review proposal was presented to College CASSC recommending a comprehensive general education review every ten years with the next comprehensive review to begin in the year 2005. Any changes in the general education program or requirements during the intervening years will be made only for very special, serious reasons. Discussion on the general education review proposal solicited the following comments: ten years is a realistic amount of time, this will facilitate student advisement, the proposal still allows for special cases.
Campus CASSC voted unanimously to support the general education review proposal.
CURRICULUM ITEMS – NEW COURSES
SOP 2991 – Introduction to Women’s Studies
ISS 2270 – Multicultural Communication and Relations
CLP 2140 – Abnormal Psychology
The course justifications, course description, and the course competencies were included in the agenda packet. Introduction to Women’s Studies, SOP 2991, is a new course and will be considered an elective toward total graduation credits. The following questions and feedback was generated:
Why is this course at the 200 level?
Will this course need any pre-requisites?
If this course does not need any pre-requisites, can students who have not completed developmental and/or English take this course?
Is this course transferable?
It was recommended that the name of the course be tied to course content.
How global is global? Competency four uses the term global but in item b describes the perspective in the Caribbean and African cultures.
Multicultural Communication and Relations, ISS 2270, would be a new course for Miami-Dade Community College but currently exits in the Florida State course numbering system and is currently being taught at five other community colleges. This course would be an elective. The following questions and recommendations were cited:
How transferable is this course?
What do other community colleges call this course?
How does this course differ from SYG 2230?
A recommendation was made to place this course in a discipline.
Abnormal Psychology, CLP 2140, would be a new course for Miami-Dade Community College. This course is currently taught at other community colleges, four of which use the same common course number as stated above. This would be a Gordon Rule course with a 2000-word writing requirement. The question was raised as to the impact on the general education curriculum of adding a new Gordon Rule course. It was recommended that "Introduction" be added to the name of the course.
C T & D
Carol Petrozella is seeking individuals who want to present on technology for conference day. Anyone interested should contact Ellyn Biggs. Carol Petrozella is sending a memo to all adjunct and full time faculty describing some of the current workshop offerings. Flyers on workshops are in the rack outside room 2301.
Pat Lassiter will be teaching how to get into the test bank and other topics to HSC 0001 faculty. Susan Kah announced that Pat Lassiter has been reassigned to Continuing and Committee Education and been assigned some coordinating responsibilities in HSC 0001.
ADVISORS DAY ON MCC – FEBRUARY 2, 2001
All full and part time advisors along with the natural science faculty have been invited to participate in an Advisors Day that will be held on Friday, February 2nd in the morning.
Carol Petrozella questioned if the Medical Center Campus plans to have an Honors Program. Susan Kah stated that forums are currently being held college wide and that the next forum will be on January 29th at the Medical Center Campus in room 2110 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. All faculty are encouraged to attend.
Next meeting will be held on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 12:00 noon in room 2304
Submitted by Janice Kline
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