MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
CAMPUS CASSC MEETING
April 23, 2001
PRESENT: Elisa Abella, Jerry Brown, Marie DaCunha, Terrance Davis, Karen Dillman, Arcie Ewell, Barbara Fortuna, Annette Gibson, Diann Gregory, Carl Jean-Charles, Susan Kah, Joan McLaughlin, Miguel Menendez, Carol Miller, Noemi Ponce, Lessie Pryor, Joseph Schnetzer, Pam Singer, Eric Weaver ABSENT: Fran Aronovitz (meeting), Henry Lewis (covering advisement office), Mark McKay (no call), Marguerite Nicaisse(sick), Richard Prentiss (Homestead CASSC meeting), Jimmy Santana (no call) GUESTS: Ellyn Biggs, Yvonne Garner, Susan Kass, Linda Lockshin, Carol Petrozella
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes from February 26, 2001 and March 26, 2001 were approved.
REPORT FROM COLLEGE CASSC
Susan Kah reported that College CASSC met on April 10, 2001, and approved the following curriculum items: A Survey of Religions in America, Irrigation Design & Maintenance, Funeral Science Microbiology, Phlebotomy Technician Program, AS degree and College Credit Certificates changes in the School of Business and CIS, additional A.S. degrees and College Certificate Programs in the School of Design Technology, and the revised Study Abroad Program courses.
Susan Kah also reported that Dr. Jeffrey Lukenbill provided input about the changes in administration and what he hopes to see happen in the upcoming year. He discussed the development of the Learning Agenda initiatives, as well as the need for more external funding.
NEW CURRICULUM ITEMS
Robert Rothstein, from the Biology, Health and Wellness - Kendall Campus, did not appear for the Campus CASSC, but did send a copy of the course description and course competencies for a new course proposal, Weight Management-HLP 1083.
Carol Miller, Director of Allied Health-Medical Center Campus, reported that the HLP 1083 course was presented at the Academic Deans meeting on April 20, 2001, and the Deans had no problems with the course or the competencies.
Susan Kah stated that perhaps our Medical Center Campus students could take this course if they needed additional credits for a term. Marie DaCunha raised the issue of whether or not Competency 1 required a lab. The consensus was that students would have to use the Wellness Center to fulfill the competency requirement.
Campus CASSC endorsed the new Weight Management course.
Medical Center Campus Nursing faculty, Yvonne Garner, Linda Lockshin, and Noemi Ponce, discussed the rationale, revisions, and content changes in the A.S. Degree. Nursing has been selected for AS to BS articulation with upper division and in order for the Program to meet the curriculum requirements and reward the Associate in Science degree, as opposed to the Associate in Applied Science, certain credit allocation changes must be made. There is a limitation of 72 credits in state AS nursing programs, and there must be exactly 42 nursing credits and 30 general education/science credits for AS to BS articulation. Nursing had 32 general education/science credits and 40 nursing credits. Microbiology lab, which is the only 2-credit course among the general education/sciences, is being removed from the required list of courses. This will allow nursing students to be eligible for articulation to upper division. However, students will be encouraged to take Microbiology lab.
According to Carol Miller, campus CASSC members on various campuses are very concerned about the proposed deletion of the Microbiology lab requirement. The same concern was also echoed at the April 20, 2001 Academic Deans meeting. When attending other CASSC meetings, Pam Singer recommended that Carol and other representatives explain to CASSC members that with the newly proposed changes, we must have 42 credits that start with the NUR prefix.
Susan Kah stated that the sciences are the only place we could decrease credits so we cannot make Microbiology lab a requirement if our students are going to have the capability to articulate from an Associate in Science to a Bachelors in Science.
Carol Miller also pointed out that most programs only require 6 credits of Anatomy and Physiology, but our nursing program includes 8 credits of Anatomy and Physiology because of the way these courses are configured at Miami-Dade Community College. Susan Kah stated that perhaps this is an area we may want to look at modifying course credits.
Marie DaCunha stated that the speech course- SPC 1026 should be taken earlier to prepare students for the Community Health Nursing course. Other CASSC members stated that it is very difficult to try and get students to take everything in the first semester.
CASSC members informed the presenters that the following corrections should be made to the list of required Nursing courses: -The word "Lab" should be added to the Community Health Nursing Lab course. -A "C" should be added to the Professional Nursing Leadership course (NUR XXXXC).
Arcie Ewell expressed concern about how the nursing revisions and content changes would be relayed to the Academic Advisement Departments on all campuses. Susan Kah stated that meetings would be set up with Academic Advisement Departments on all campuses so that this new information can be discussed.
Campus CASSC endorsed the new AS degree Nursing Program revisions and content changes.
Carol Miller presented the new EMS and Paramedic curriculum changes. The new national curriculum requires the incorporation of Anatomy and Physiology as a pre-requisite for entry into the Paramedic Program. Students will be required to take BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L. The Anatomy and Physiology (BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L) will also be counted toward the AS degree. There have also been changes in the statewide course numbering system, which has mandated changes in the course numbers. There have also been changes in credits for EMS 2601 and EMS 2602. There is now a state requirement of 42 credits for the Paramedic Certificate Program.
Carol Miller reported that one of the biggest concerns from Chairs on other campuses is why BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L are required and not BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L. Carol stated that EMS students take BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L, even though the material taught in BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L is more appropriate for what they do. Carol stated that BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L are required because philosophically, faculty want students to complete BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L before taking BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L.
Some CASSC members pointed out that the word "be" needs be added to the phrase, "will be able to" on Competency numbers 6-12 for EMS 2601-Paramedic Lecture 1.
Campus CASSC endorsed the new EMS and Paramedic curriculum changes and credit increases.
Babatunde Amole and Susan Kass presented the new PSAV Dental Office Management Program. This program is a vocational credit certificate program, which will allow graduates to become Dental Office Managers with skills in patient management and communication, business management and supervision, fiscal responsibility, and ethical treatment of patients, record keeping, dental procedures, and other dental office related issues.
Babatunde Amole reported that this is a part time, evening program and has a different emphasis than the Dental Hygiene Program. Some CASSC members questioned if some of the proposed courses for the Dental Office Management Program are already in existence in other areas. Both Babatunde Amole and Susan Kass felt that for the most part, those new proposed courses are program specific to the Dental Office Management Program and shouldn't be substituted with other courses from other programs.
Babatunde Amole mentioned that this program is a Vocational Credit Certificate Program, although that wasn't mentioned in the material presented to CASSC members. Susan Kah suggested that this fact be added in the material being presented to College CASSC. Susan Kah also encouraged Babatunde Amole and Susan Kass to add the total number of contact hours to the Dental Office Management Proposed Curriculum.
LEARNING RESOURCES UPDATE
Elisa Abella, Director of Library and Information Resource Center-Medical Center Campus, reported that the Medical Center Campus Library would be going from the Dewey Decimal System to the Library of Congress System during the summer break in August. She stated that library service should not be affected. The entire collection will be moved to room 1175 and the carpet in the library will be replaced during this time as well.
Miguel Menendez, Associate Dean of Learning Resources-Medical Center Campus, reported that he thinks they have nailed down the testing software to one program, and are trying to find out why the program cannot be networked.
Miguel also reported that they have ordered a program called, Presto Gradebook, which has the option of being loaded on palm pilots. He reported that Presto Gradebook is accurate, easy to use, and assigns numbers to students.
CT & D UPDATE
Carol Petrozella and Ellyn Biggs announced that Neil Domingo, from IAC campus, will be replacing Iris Lopez as the laboratory technician. Iris will be working exclusively with virtual college.
Carol also announced the following April and May workshops: Multiple Intelligences- April 2, 2001 Disabled Students in the Classroom: Faculty Responsibility- April 9, 2001 Bioethics: Impact on Your Practice- April 16, 2001 Master Teacher Seminar -May 17, May 18, and May 19, 2001.
Carol reported that the following workshops will be offered during the Summer A term at the Medical Center Campus:
Word Perfect to Word- May 14, 2001 CDC Asthma Satellite Broadcast-May 17, 2001 Teaching Skills-Instructional Planning- May 18, 2001 Microsoft Outlook Overview-May 21, 2001 Teaching Skills-Learning Styles- May 21, 2001 FrontPage Basics-May 30, June 6, and June 13, 2001 Web Basics- May 31, 2001 Teaching Skills-Lively Lectures- June 4, 2001 Web Searching- June 7, 2001 Access-The Quick and Easy Version- June 12, 2001 Word Basics- June 16, 2001
Carol has circulated a CT & D flyer to faculty and administrators, which lists the room numbers and times of the workshops.
Carol also reported that Ellen Biggs and Iris Lopez would be in the lab for extended hours to assist faculty with Spring Term grade entry.
Ellen Biggs reported that many faculty members are using Web-CT and the lab staff is there to help if the faculty needs assistance.
Ellen also reported that they are now offering Tool book. Once completing the Tool book workshop, the Tool book Program will be given to those who completed it.
Karen Dillman gave a personal thanks to Carol Petrozella and Ellen Biggs, praising them for all that they do with College Training and Development.
Susan Kah announced that there will be an Open House in the Academic Affairs area on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, from 11:00am-12: 30pm and 1:30pm-2: 30pm. The entire Medical Center Campus is invited. There will be an opportunity to meet the new faculty and staff, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes.
Pam Singer stated that she is getting lots of resistance from students about graduations being held on Saturday, which is Sabbath for many of them. Many students have reported that they would never be able to attend a Miami-Dade Community College graduation because of this.
Some of the suggestions made by CASSC members regarding other possible days included, before sundown on Friday, or any other day of the week.
Susan Kah reported that she is aware that many CASSC members will not be able to attend the May 21, June 25, and July 23, 2001 CASSC meetings. She stated that she will try and keep the May 21, 2001 CASSC meeting to one hour.
Susan Kah reported that the following faculty CASSC members would soon be completing their two-year appointments: Marie DaCunha, Jerry Brown, Karen Dillman, Jimmy Santana, Barbara Fortuna, Annette Gibson, and Noemi Ponce.
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY, MAY 21, 2001, AT 12:00PM IN ROOM 2304.
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