Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye
April 24, 2009
Members Present: Leslie Mesteth, Susie White Thunder, TJ Plume, Lorie Broberg, Maria Albers, Georgia Rooks, Sylvia Hollow Horn, Crystal Paulson
Committee Chairpersons Present: Larry Parker , Paul Cedar Face, Jim Dudek for Jeff Olson
Others Present: Marilyn Kockrow, Lyle Wilson, Angela Koenan
Leslie Mesteth, chairperson, called the meeting to order at 10:11 a.m. in the apartment.
Leslie Mesteth called the roll.
Approval of Minutes 3/13/09
Susie White Thunder disseminated the minutes from 3/13/09.
Larry Salway entered the meeting at 10:15 a.m.
Maria Ferguson voted to approve the minutes for 3/13/09. Seconded by Lorie Broberg.
Vote: 7 For Motion Passed.
Discussion held on the minutes that are posted on the web.
September 12th minutes are not there
There is some confusion on the October 17th minutes.
Chemical dependency and nursing curriculum will be reviewed by the BOT in May.
The comp time policy was referred back to the committee because the BOT was concerned that the comp time hour for hour may be in violation of labor laws. Leslie Mesteth notified Milton Fineran. The personnel office is researching this issue.
Sylvia Hollow Horn stated that she believed that the old policy stated time and a half.
Vice President-no report.
Recorder no Report
Assessment (Larry Parker)
Larry disseminated minutes of the Assessment Committee. Larry Explained SIR II surveys. He explained that the committee has used a number of tools in the past and this will allow us to add questions that are specific to OLC.
Leslie Mesteth offered the words of encouragement.
Institutional Development-Paul Cedar Face
Benefits committee: Christina Janis…no report.
Policy Review: Milton Fineran is chair. Compensatory time hour for hour is being looked at. There are some organizations that qualify for time and a half but our institution qualifies for hour for hour. The Chair is researching this issue.
Policy 92000 states that the “College Centers are only for the use of Oglala Lakota Students”. This takes away from the premise that the community can come in and use resources. This brings into question liability issues.
Leslie stated that Student Services is working on a Code of Conduct.
Georgia stated that Eagle Nest is becoming more active within the community. She stated that previously the College Center was “in the community but not part of the community”. She stated that she hates to lose the community environment.
Paul stated that this is a one line policy. The concern was brought up by some of the College Centers.
Technology-Cliff Delong. Upgrade of new software within the college centers. There is a possibility of increasing the tech fee to $12/credit hour.
TJ Plume discussed some of the problems they have with the computer lab at the He Sapa extension center.
Math Requirements-Jim Dudek (for Jeff Olson)-Policy 70-250
This changes the core requirements for the Baccalureate degrees.
Susie White Thunder moved to approve. Lorie Broberg seconded the motion.
Vote: 5 for 1 not voting and 1 absent
Distance Learning Policy-Jim Dudek
· The current policy is not a policy, it is a definition.
· Online means 100% online. This meets the standards set by the HLC.
· Courses will be grounded in solid skill sets required by that degree program.
Georgia questioned as to whether there will be hybrid classes. She stated that for some classes students never see an instructor for hybrid classes.
Discussion held on issues with online, hybrid and technologically enhanced classes.
Jim stated that at this time this will involve 25 courses.
Sylvia questioned what qualifies a class to be online. Jim stated that some can fit in the online environment while others may not. It will be up the department.
Leslie questioned what courses are approved for online classes.
Lorie stated that Dr. Giraud randomly selects what classes meet these requirements.
Marilyn Kockrow stated that canned cartridges do not cover the Lakota Perspective. There are no specific cartridges for Moodle.
Jim suggested that component 3 be changed to the “College will provide….”
Susie White thunder made a motion to approve. Seconded by TJ Plume.
Vote: 7 for Motion Passed
Lorie questioned as to whether there will be a procedure forth coming. When the issues come forth, they may be brought through then.
Georgia stated that it is important that procedures be developed.
Sylvia questioned as to how the instructors who teach online will be evaluated.
Jim stated that this semester we are going to pilot a different end of the year instructor evaluation. It will be online. It will look at a lot more areas. This has an online instructional component. It is the SIR II.
Crystal stated that it will be done the same for the online with pencil and paper.
Applied Science Department-Marilyn Kockrow
Jim Dudek left the meeting at 11:22 a.m.
Curriculum packet disseminated
CAR 143 is a new course AutoCAD for designing different types of plan. This is in line with what other colleges are doing. This goes into all the areas.
Entr 113 is a new course.
Lyle Wilson stated the importance of this class. This will be team taught.
Ent 133- Legal Issues Marilyn stated that the topics in this class are not covered in the Business Law Class.
Entr 153 New Venture Planning is where students can develop a business plan.
A memo was passed out by Lorie Broberg. There is some conflict on if the course content for the entrepreneur classes is a duplication of classes being offered by the business department.
Georgia stated that it should be voted on since it has been passed through the Instructional Affairs.
Marilyn stated that this is specific to the reservation.
Leslie stated that she has had dealings with Lakota fund and other tribal entities. She said she felt this addresses these concerns.
Georgia moved to approve.
Lorie stated that it was to be reviewed by the Business Department. It hasn’t been resolved.
Paul stated that there is no emphasis in the business department on entrepreneurship.
Leslie stated that this only effects the entrepreneurship status sheets. Students will need to take more classes if they want the business degrees.
Crystal Paulson seconded the motion.
Vote: 4 for 2 against. 1 not voting.
Marilyn Kockrow and Lyle Wilson left the meeting at 12:01.
The Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye By laws have been approved by the BOT. Wallace helped put it a handbook together. Leslie disseminated the new handbook.
Crystal Paulson moved that Susie White Thunderreview the minutes 2nd by Georgia Rooks.
Vote: 7 for 1 not voting.
Maria Ferguson made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Sylvia Hollow Horn.
Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 12:11.