MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
June 24, 2002
PRESENT: Darlene Berger, Martha Bryan, Terrence Davis, Orlando Fernandez, Virginia Fuillerat, Susan Kah, Joan McLaughlin, Miguel Menendez, Carol Miller, Carlos Pedemonte, Richard Prentiss, Michelle Richards (student), Silvia Romero, Keisha Salmon (student), Mary Worsley
ABSENT: Frances Aronovitz, Annette Baker, Arcie Ewell, Hernan Febres, Diann Gregory, Caridad Gutierrez, Raquel Hardie, Carl Jean-Charles, Lessie Pryor, Pam Singer, Lenora Yates
GUESTS: Josephina Cabrera, Lisa Soontupe
The minutes from the 6/3/02 CASSC meeting were approved.
Lisa Soontupe, Honors Director, Medical Center Campus, provided CASSC members with an update of the Medical Center Campus Scholars Program. She announced that Dean Kah would be sending letters out to prospective students, inviting them to participate in the Scholars Program at the Medical Center Campus. A brief application form, an essay and two references will be required from all students applying for the program. Students will also be required to have a 3.5 GPA for entrance into the Campus Program and will be required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to remain in the program. In an effort to disseminate information about the Program, Lisa also announced that she will be attending the various student orientations on campus.
Susan Kah announced Alan McPhee will be completing his 1 year Chairmanship of College CASSC. She also related that College CASSC members discussed the issue of documenting reactions to Campus CASSC presentations. She stated that College CASSC members decided that some type of documentation is necessary, and a draft of the CASSC Feedback Form was distributed to Campus CASSC members for review.
Carol Miller recommended that the person presenting at Campus CASSC meetings should complete numbers 1-4 on the feedback form.
The Medical Center Campus CT&D Survey results were also distributed to CASSC members.
Josephina Cabrera, Faculty in the Radiation Therapy Technology Program, Medical Center Campus, presented the revised curriculum in the Radiation Therapy Technology Program. She reported that the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology has implemented changes in the curriculum that all radiation therapy technology programs must follow for accreditation purposes. She also stated that the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists also increased the number of clinical competencies that program students must complete.
The changes in the Radiation Therapy Technology Program include establishing program prerequisite courses ENC 1101 and BSC 2085/2085L, and adding a clinical course to provide students exposure to the radiology department. Other changes include adding an introduction to radiologic technology (RTE 1000) to allow for didactic presentation of objectives measured clinically, adding a college level math course (MGF 1106), requiring the general education courses to be completed prior to or by a specified semester, and changing the sequence of courses to allow an orderly progression through the curriculum.
Deleting courses no longer necessary in the curriculum (RTE 1111L, 1613, 2385, RAT 1001L, 1123, 1655, 1061, 2656, and 1939), adjusting the credits to a clinical course due to a change in the semester offered (RAT 1804), and adding a clinical course to provide more time to achieve the required clinical competencies (RAT XXXX Clinic IV) are also changes in the Radiation Therapy Technology Program.
Carol Miller added that the Radiation Therapy Technology Program first began as a hospital-based program, but four years ago, the Medical Center Campus acquired the program. She stated that is why the sequence of the program was unique. She also pointed out that these changes to the program are the outcome of four years of work.
Susan Kah stated that there are still many of the technical courses in the second year year of the curriculum. Susan added that she would work with Josephina on working the ENC 1101 and BSC 2085/2085L into a curriculum that could be completed in 2 years.
Richard Prentiss announced that the EMS competition will take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at 7:30 am in room 1175. He stated that fourteen teams from Miami to Palm Beach will be participating, and the event is sponsored by Baptist Hospital.
Susan Kah announced the following personnel changes: Arcie Ewell has retired as Administrative and Student Services Dean, Diane Loffredo has resigned as Chair of Continuing and Community Education, Norman Rose has stepped down as Director of the Physician Assistant Program to faculty, and Barbara Fortuna and Lydia Glendening are both leaving Miami-Dade Community College. She also reported that the position for a Grant Director is still open.
Virginia Fuillerat reported that Dr. Padron approved the recruitment and retention plans for the Medical Center Campus and they will be implemented for the fall term.
Darlene Berger gave a Support Staff meeting report. She announced that the Support Staff Council will be working on an M.L.K. Project which involves donating school supplies to Phyllis Wheatly Elementary School. Darlene also reported that Consuelo Perez presented the Service Excellence Pilot Program, which will take place in the Student Success Center.
Miguel Menendez added that the Student Success Center, in combination with the Service Excellence Program, will survey students about their needs and try to implement some of their ideas. Afterwards, students will be surveyed again.
Richard Prentiss commented that we are asking students to answer too many surveys. Michelle Richards, Student Government Association Historian, Medical Center Campus, agreed that students are asked to complete too many surveys. Richard also asked if Institutional Research will develop the evaluation tool. Darlene stated that Institutional Research would develop this tool.
Keisha Salmon, President of the Student Government Association, Medical Center Campus, commented that when students sign in at the Student Success Center they could be asked a few survey questions during this time.
Keisha Salmon and Michelle Richards provided a Student Government Association update to CASSC members. They reported that three meetings were held this summer and members are trying to come up with ideas to increase school spirit on the Medical Center Campus. They are hoping that attendance at the fall term meetings will also increase. They announced that a talent show will take place on the Medical Center Campus on Thursday, June 27, 2002, from 12:00-2:00pm; they encouraged everyone to come out and support this event.
Susan Kah added that perhaps members should focus on obtaining participation for the Student Government Association from each Medical Center Campus Program.
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2002, AT 12:00PM IN ROOM 2304.
Submitted by Debra A. Shannon