Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye Meeting
February 13, 2009
Members Present: Craig Howe, Susie White Thunder, Lorie Broberg, Crystal Paulson, Georgia Rooks, Denise Harris (for Sylvia Hollow Horn), Maria Albers Anna Respects Nothing (11:30 a.m.).
Members Absent: Sylvia Hollow Horn, Monique Cetan Zi (Cheyenne River Representative), Pass Creek Student Representative, Cedric Gooman (pine Ridge Student Representative)
Others Present: Theresa Lone Hill, Jeff Olson, Paul Cedar Face (11:04 a.m.), Dr. Gerry Giraud (11:36 a.m.).
Chairperson, Leslie Mesteth called the meeting to order at 10:53 a.m.
Craig Howe offered words of encouragement.
Leslie Mesteth Called the Roll
Approval of January 9, 2009 Minutes
Georgia Rooks moved to approve the Minutes for the Meeting held on January 9, 2009. Maria Albers Seconded. Vote: 7 for 0 against. Motion passed.
Approval of January 23, 2009 Minutes:
Denise Harris made a motion to approve the January 23, 2009 minutes. Seconded by Craig Howe. Vote: 7 for 0 against. Motion passed.
Approval of January 30, 2009 Minutes:
Paul Cedar Faced entered the meeting at 11:04 a.m.
Crystal Paulson made a motion to approve the January 30, 2009 minutes. Seconded by Maria Albers. Vote: 7 for 0 against. Motion passed.
Chairperson, Leslie Mesteth: Leslie reported that she has been looking at the Oglala Lakota College website. She was checking to see if other committees are posting their minutes.
Vice President, Lorie Brobert: No Report.
Recorder, Susie White Thunder. No report.
Theresa Lone Hill gave a report on the upcoming graduation.
She reported that only 15 people will be able to work and be paid graduation weekend. Others will be on a volunteer basis. This is a reduction from previous years. The committee is also discussing the possibility of using pre-paid credit cards for monetary prizes rather than checks. This may be more convenient for contestants. They are also dealing with staff awards.
Paul Cedar Face. Last meeting had 12 members plus the chair present. Ms. Janis met with Wellmark and got a good report. There are no health insurance premium increases are anticipated. All staff members need to check on their beneficiaries. Changes can be made at anytime.
Policy Review sub-committee: Milton Fineran is bring forth a change to 64-700 compensatory time. These changes will make it grammatically correct. They will be reviewing 60-69 of the policy manual.
Technology Fee. The committee is looking at the possibility of changing this fee from $8/credit hour to $10 or $12.
Julie Goings ad is researching the possibility of establishing a sub-committee and policy developing a Code of Ethics. Paul reported that none of the committees are pursuing it right now. A survey has been sent out.
Policy changes on core requirements.
Paul and Theresa left the meeting at 11:23 a.m.
Core Curriculum Policy – Jeff Olson
Jeff distributed a handout.
Discussion was held on including the wording on a quantitative reasoning course. There is no quantitative reasoning course at this time. A quantitative course will be developed later.
Anna entered the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
Jeff stated that this will allow the departments to develop such a course later. This has been passed by the committee last year.
Georgia questioned how this will affect the MAPP and CAPP. This may cause conflict with the Math department. This gives students the option of not taking a Math course.
Discussion held on some of the confusion with this policy and the requirements for Statistics.
Dr. Giraud entered the meeting at 11:36 a.m.
Leslie questioned the wording. She also raised the question as to whether this is lowering the math standards by not taking Math 134.
Dr. Giraud gave a history of the course. This will make it so each department will determine the math requirements for their department. The departments should determine the math requirement.
Several departments have expressed they will continue to require Math 134. The Math and Science department will require a higher level of math be successfully completed. Others are saying that Algebra is not necessary for the degree they are offering. He stated he does not feel that this lowers the Math standards. This came out of Instructional Affairs committee based on their study of this issue. The intent is that the faculty who grant the Bachelor’s degree shall make the decision on what quantitative course best serves that degree area.
This opens a pathway for departments who feel that MATH 134 does not open the options for their students. This also opens the door for other options. This will not change all status sheets.
Georgia questioned how this affects the scores on the MAPP test.
Dr. Giraud asked the committee to consider sending it back and asking for clarification from IA.
Georgia moved to send back to Instructional Affairs for clarification on this policy based on discussion. Seconded by Crystal.
Craig stated that he feel s that this is the wrong approach. Craig also stated that he would rather have a different motion. The committee has passed it and there is really no need for clarification.
Crystal stated that this causes problems with students and departments. The only quantitative reasoning course is Statistics.
Jeff stated that Social Services will work with Math and Science to enhance the current statistics course to include some things that pertain to their department.
Vote for: 1 Against: 7 against
Motion does not pass.
Craig Howe made a motion that the proposed policy be approved. Susie White Thunder Seconded the motion. Vote: 4 for Against 3; 1 Not voting.
Jeff Olson left the meeting at 11:55 a.m.
Discussion held on the possibility that a note be added to the policy referring students to the appropriate departments.
More discussion was held on the Math requirements for the general education core.
This is a new policy.
Maria questioned how this fits in with dormitories. Denise stated that it is her understanding that this pertains to academic instruction only.
Discussion held on “pregnancy” as a disability.
Loriee moved that it be sent back so that pregnancy be in compliance with ADA wording. Seconded by Geogia.
Maria moved that the committee address how this fits into student living (dormitories).
7 for; 1 not voting
Further discussion held on the proposed disability policy. Leslie stated that there is a separate form for students to fill out when they indicate that they indicate they have a disability.
Leslie disseminated a handout with a new proposed handbook. Susie moved to approve, seconded by Georgia.
Discussion on the proposed handbook. On the last page: Change #3 to one week in advance of the BOT meeting.
Wording in our documents :“College Center Local Boards” will be used rather than “district”.
Take off everything after “advance”.
A statement will be added that members can be removed for cause.
Change “Instructional Affairs” to “Instructional Division” and “Non-Instructional Affairs” to “Non-Instructional Division”.
Vote: For 8; 0 against.
Leslie stated that she will meet with committee chairs.
Motion by Georgia to adjourn Seconded by Maria.
Meeting adjourned at 12:57. P.M.