MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
June 25, 2001
PRESENT: Elisa Abella, Terrance Davis, Karen Dillman, Diann Gregory, Carl Jean-Charles, Susan Kah, Miguel Menendez, Richard Prentiss, Jimmie Santana, Eric Weaver
ABSENT: Frances Aronovitz (out of town conference), Jerry Brown (on leave), Marie Dacunha (on leave), Arcie Ewell (vacation), Barbara Fortuna (on leave), Henry Lewis (workshop), Mark McKay (no call), Joan McLaughlin (on leave), Carol Miller (out of town conference), Marguerite Nicaisse (no call), Noemi Ponce (on leave), Lessie Pryor (vacation), Pamela Singer (teaching on Kendall campus).
GUESTS: Josephine Gordon
Because there was not a quorum, the minutes from May 21, 2001 were deferred until the July 23, 2001 Campus CASSC meeting.
Susan Kah reported that College CASSC approved the following curriculum items: changes in the Respiratory Care Therapist Program, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, the Medical Assisting Program, and the Pharmacy Technician Program. Legal Assistant courses were approved as transfer courses and the Non-Profit Management College Certificate Program was approved.
Susan Kah also reported that Dr. Jeffrey Lukenbill discussed the changes in governance in Florida, stating that the changes will affect us less at Miami-Dade Community College than at the state universities.
Susan Kah presented the proposal for Health and Wellness faculty and chairpersons to change the title for HLP 1081 from Health Analysis and Improvement to Fitness and Wellness for Life.
Health and Wellness faculty and Department Chairpersons believe that Health Analysis and Improvement is not understood by many students, which often causes the course not to be selected as an elective. They believe that Fitness and Wellness for Life better communicates the content of the course and the personal value of the course.
One suggestion noted by Susan Kah is that the statement on the last page of the competencies, which states that M-DCC does not carry insurance on students, be modified to provide more clarity as to what kind of insurance is being referred to and what the implications may be.
Eric Weaver indicated that perhaps the Miami-Dade Community College Risk Management department could provide some assistance with the statement about insurance.
There were no other concerns from Campus CASSC members about the name change from Health Analysis and Improvement to Fitness and Wellness for Life.
Both Carol Petrozella and Ellyn Biggs are on vacation, however, Carol Petrozella forwarded her CT&D report on June 21, 2001, and Susan Kah presented the report as follows:
-Carol Petrozella met with all of the chairs and directors, James Evans, Dean Ewell, and Miguel Menendez. Carol feels that department specific workshops are becoming more appropriate. -Carol’s workshop with the supervisors of work study students was successful and she feels that the supervisors have a better understanding of work study and alternate programs.
–Faculty schedule training is needed and Carol wants the Chairpersons to forward Ellyn Biggs the times the would like the training to take place during the first two days back for the fall term. Carol would like for all Chairpersons to attend as well.
–Other days are needed for technical workshops; they should not all be held on Mondays.
-Some of the June events included a Word Workshop on June 16th, a workshop using outlook as a communication skill for support staff council meetings, and an ACLS Instructor Course for EMS Faculty June 19th and June 22nd.
-Some of the upcoming July events will include CPR training for Security at Miami-Dade Community College, and Behavioral Interviewing skills for the Support Staff Council Meeting July 20th, from 2:30-3:30pm.
-August events include the New Faculty Orientation on the Wolfson Campus of M-DCC on August 22nd. There will also be a Campus Orientation on August 23rd from 8-12pm. Karen Dillman and Annette Gibson will conduct a workshop on Clinical Teaching Strategies and Evaluation Methods. The Campus Orientation for Administrators, Staff, and Faculty is Friday, August 24th. Adjunct Faculty Orientation is August 28th from 5-9pm.
Diann Gregory asked if some of the Midwifery preceptors could attend the Teaching Strategies and Evaluation Methods workshop. Both Karen Dillman and Susan Kah thought this would be a good idea.
Susan Kah announced the newly elected and appointed faculty, administrators, and staff to the 2001-2002 Campus CASSC. They are as follows:
Raquel Hardie(elected 2001), and Caridad Gutierrez(appointed 2001)
EMS, Physical Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, PA, and Library
Orlando Fernandez(elected 2001), and Annette Baker(appointed 2001)
Health Information Management, Radiography, Sonography, Radiation Therapy, Veterinary Technology, and CE
Mary Worsley(appointed 2001) and Hernan Febres(elected 2001)
Nursing, Midwifery, and Medical Assisting
Lenora Yates(appointed 2001), and Martha Bryan(elected 2001).
Administrators and Staff
Virginia Fuillerat, Director, New Student Center, Retention and Transition Services
(appointed 2001), Carlos Pedemonte, Assistant Library Director(appointed 2001), and Darlene Berger, Support Staff, Allied Health Technologies(appointed 2001).
Susan Kah asked faculty members to provide feedback about the on-line faculty scheduling system. Terrance Davis, Diann Gregory, and Eric Weaver provided a variety of reasons for not successfully using the scheduling system for Summer A & B. However, Josephine Gordon reported that she has experienced some success with the on-line scheduling system.
Susan Kah indicated that Ellyn Biggs and Miguel Menendez are willing to work with faculty individually on the on-line faculty scheduling system. She also stated that the on-line faculty scheduling system is not going to be as specific as the paper and pencil schedule that faculty is accustomed to. For example, it should not be used as a personal calendar. Instead, the Microsoft Calendar should be used for recording specific appointments and meetings.
Richard Prentiss inquired whether the fall on-line schedule is currently available. Miguel Menendez indicated that he would look into it. Miguel pointed out that the on-line faculty scheduling system would only work with the Internet Explorer, not other browsers. He stated that he has discovered that some faculty are trying to access the scheduling system using other browsers.
Richard Prentiss also inquired whether the address for the on-line scheduling system would be changed. Miguel Menendez stated that he would look into trying to make the schedule easily accessible on the Medical Center Campus web page.
Susan Kah discussed how the New Education Governance Model, which will be effective January 7, 2003, has been established to manage the Florida public education from kindergarten to post-doctoral studies.
Susan Kah stated that this New Education Governance Model is intended to facilitate articulation between high schools, community colleges, four-year universities and graduate education.
Susan Kah also pointed out that both T. Willard Fair and Linda Eads from Miami are on the Florida Board of Education. T. Willard Fair is currently a member of the board of trustees at Miami-Dade Community College.
Susan Kah also discussed the Transitional Governance Model for July 1, 2001 through January 2003. She discussed how the major decisions about implementation will be made by the Florida Board of Education.
CASSC members who have not already joined one of the International Health Festival committees were encouraged to do so.
Miguel Menendez and Elisa Abella announced that the library is currently going through a conversion. The Dewey Decimal System is being converted to the Library of Congress System.
The library will also be moving to Room 1175 the last week of July due to the installation of new carpet. The library will be formally closed during this time, but will try to be as accommodating as possible.
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY, JULY 23, 2001, AT 12:00PM IN ROOM 2304.
Submitted by Debra A. Shannon