MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
September 25, 2000
PRESENT: Elisa Abella, Fran Aronovitz, Jerry Brown, Marie DaCunha, Terrance Davis, Arcie Ewell, Barbara Fortuna, Annette Gibson, Diann Gregory, Henry Lewis, Joan McLaughlin, Miguel Menendez, Carol Miller, Marguerite Nicaisse, Anita Peoples, Noemi Ponce, Lessie Pryor, Rose St. Jacques, Joseph Schnetzer, Pam Singer, Eric Weaver
ABSENT: Karen Dillman, Susan Kah, Mark McKay, Richard Prentiss, Axel Mercado
GUESTS: Carol Petrozella
Arcie Ewell chaired the meeting in the absence of Susan Kah. She welcomed all new and returning members to Campus CASSC for this academic year.
The May 22nd, June 26th and July 24th minutes were approved as presented. Copies of the minutes for the past three months will be mailed to the new members.
Funeral Science has proposed to delete SPC 2600, Introduction to Public Speaking, and adds FSE XXX, Funeral Science Cosmetology – Approved.
Discussion included the fact that students in Funeral Science take two speech courses, SPC 1026 and SPC 2600. SPC 1026 is part of the A.S. general education core and cannot be deleted from the requirements and Campus CASSC agreed that SPC 2600 could be deleted to make room for the new course. The course description mentions floral display and interior design as well as cosmetology; yet, the course competencies have little reference to floral display and interior design. Carol Miller contacted the Director of Funeral Science on the competencies. He agreed that competencies should have been added on floral and interior design even though they are covered in other courses.
School of Justice has proposed adding a new course CCJ 2482, Criminal Ethics and Professionalism. CCJ 2482 is already in the state numbering system – Approved with the following comments added:
Competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 are addressed in the Critical Thinking and Ethics Course, PHI 2604. The School of Justice may want to add different competencies to the new course CCJ 2482.
It was suggested that additional theorist beside Kohlberg be added to the competencies, an example might be Carol Gilligan.
The School of Justice has been piloting a new Basic Training Program – Telecommunications Officer Training – and is requesting the program be approved for adoption. - Approved
The School of Justice is requesting to add CJT XXXX, Telecommunicator Field Experience. - Approved
The School of Justice is asking to change Criminal Justice Assisting to Community Service Officer/Police Service Aide. This is in response to the state guidelines and will consist of three components. – Approved
Carol Miller reported the following items from the Deans’ Meetings:
All of the English courses, ENC 1101, ENC 1102 and ENC 2301 can now be used to meet the CLAST alternative. It takes of average of 2.5 GPA in two out of three of the required English courses to qualify for the alternative.
The state is no longer satisfied with enrollment in courses but with completers in programs in order to get funding.
A College wide task force was set up to review transcripts of students with a large number of credits. Over three hundred students in AA / AS programs and one hundred College Certificate students had not been graduated. These students were graduated and reported to the state. This will generate more funding. The task force is still looking for more possible graduates.
Comments and suggestions:
Pam Singer recommended that the College Catalog be changed to read that students must apply to march in graduation but will be graduated automatically.
Fran Aronovitz stated that the state also provided the number of graduates working in the field.
Arcie Ewell reported that a new funding model was developed by a committee which determines how much will be paid to support student services. The funding is based on the number of students served. Miami-Dade Community College student services had no one on the state committee that made the decision. It is vital that the home campus be correct for all students.
The proposed changes in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program were approved.
Patricia Stephenson was elected chair of College CASSC. Elections were also held to determine which faculty serving on College CASSC would be elected to serve on select College Committees.
Several funding issues are facing the College. The Florida Board of Community Colleges changed the funding formula for Workforce Development. The funding base for AS programs is 1996/97. The extra funding for ESL students and for the WAGES students no longer exists.
Carol Petrozella announced that there are seven new full time faculty members at the Medical Center Campus. Several workshops are being held for support staff. The dates for the Partners Workshop for student assistants are October 28th and November 1st. Darlene Berger and Lilly Odum will be team teaching the Partners Workshop.
Carol Petrozella distributed a calendar with the workshops and programs being offered through CT&D. The calendar will be updated. Ellen Biggs will be on campus every Monday. Any ideas for workshops or other programs can be submitted to either Carol or Ellen. Jorge and Iris will be available to anyone wanting help in the computer lab in room 2301. Miguel Menendez stated that all the computers in room 2301 have been upgraded. C T & D will offer training on setup up and connecting notebooks in the classroom for power point presentations, web browsing, and software demonstrations.
Pam Singer requested a list of the workshops and programs that can be used for maintenance in rank. That list is not yet available.
Arcie Ewell requested to be involved in the planning of any workshops on disabilities.
The dates for Hispanic Heritage events are:
October 16th Arts & Crafts with paella being served
October 23rd Paul George will give a tour of Little Havana
October 30th Poetry Reading
The next meeting will be on October 23, 2000 at 12:00 noon in room 2304.
Submitted by Janice Kline