INSTRUCTIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

January

 

Date: February 8, 2002

 

Time Convened: 1:15 pm

 

Attendance:           Present  Absent

 

Tony Fresquez                          x

Adel Heriba                  x

Allen Hatch                              x

Calvin Jumping Bull                   x

Cliff DeLong                 x

Darla Korol                  x

Dave Miller                  x

Deb Rogers                  x

Elaine Murphy  x

Ida Red Bear                x                     

Jean Reeves                 x

John Bandy                  x

John Haas                                x

Kent Jensen                  x

Linda Alexander           x

Loren Young                x

Marty Red Bear           x

Mike Fredenberg          x

Art Fisher                                 x

Lee Vigil                                   x

Kim He Crow              x

Keeley Clauson            x

Stephanie Charging                   x

           Eagle

Ellen Hernandez                        x

Patricia Red Eagle                    x

Kari Baker                               x

Holly Boomer               x

Mike Miller                  x

Susan Conrad                           x

Trudy Ecoffey               x

 

Presenters

Sharis Red Feather

Jim Dudek

 

 

 

Meeting Content

 

I. Opening Prayer: Mike Fredenberg

 

II. Agenda

- it was moved (Cliff D.) and seconded (Linda A.) to accept the agenda as handed out by Mike F. (see attached)

-* motion passed unanimously

 

III. Minutes

- sets of minutes from the two previous meetings (December 7 and January 18) had been passed out in everyone's mailbox at Piya Wiconi

- Keeley C. asked to be noted as excused from the January 18 meeting due to a dog bite

- it was moved (Cliff D.) and seconded (Kent J.) to accept both sets of minutes as presented by Deb R.

* motion passed unanimously

 

IV. PWO (Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye) -- Linda Alexander

- Linda reported that the Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye discussed Sharis Red Feather's proposed accounting degree, full-time staff who want to get a second job or significant volunteer position, and consideration of special needs students.

 

V. Subcommittee Reports

 

i. Curriculum Checklist -- Kent Jensen

- Kent presented a draft checklist (see attached) and talked us through the proposal

- committee members discussed the interface between this checklist and the question of whether there must be certain number of credits required (by NCA and by OLC)

- at John B.'s suggestion, Kent added a point to the checklist which asks for the sequence or progression of courses in a degree program

 

ii. Credit for Life Experience -- Darla Korol

- Darla reported that the Bush money will be available after bills have been paid for the Life Experience training which starts March 12th.

- she reminded us that there are 15 slots for OLC faculty, and that the training certification follows the individual, even if they leave OLC

- she stated that there are three additional workshops (after the initial training) which focus on implementing a program at one's institution

 

iii. Distance Learning Subcommittee -- Mike Fredenberg

- Mike verified the membership of this subcommittee as Linda A., Cliff D., Keeley C. and Loren Y.

- committee members discussed the origin of this charge to the Instructional Affairs Committee, and the fact that the issues must be revisited due to rising costs of PicTel reimbursement

 

VI. Biology Curriculum -- Deb Rogers

- Deb stated that these proposed changes in credit for Bio. 153 and 163 were given a first reading at the January 18th meeting, and she asked for the Committee's approval for the proposed change (see attached)

- it was pointed out that the course numbers must change to reflect the credit chages, from 153 and 163 to 154 and 164

- it was moved (John B.) and seconded (Elaine M.) to approve the change, with altered course numbers, as requested

* motion passed unanimously

 

VII. Applied Science Curriculum -- Loren Young

- Loren presented a revised version of his BS Business Administration degree, with clean-up as recommended by this Committee previously and by PWO (see attached)

- it was moved (Elaine M.) and seconded (Kent J.) to accept the proposal as presented, for purposes of discussion

- Loren talked the Committee through all the revisions to the proposal, as presented in the current draft

- Linda A. asked if it was necessary to include Math 134 as a prerequisite for Business Math 153; after Committee discussion, Loren agreed to drop any mention of Math 134 in the description of Business Math 153

- Cliff D. said it would be difficult to vote for this proposal since Option C in the course sequence isn't fully described (courses BAd 463 and BAd 473 have no descriptions)

- after much Committee discussion, it was agreed that the most expedient course of action would be to approve the proposal but with existing course descriptions for those two courses, and then Loren can submit a separate proposal once he develops new course descriptions

- Elaine amended her motion as follows: to accept Loren's proposed curriculum as revised and  presented, with the removal of any mention of Math 134 as a prerequisite to Business Math 153, and with the existing course descriptions for BAd 463 and BAd 473

- Kent J. agreed to this amended motion as second

* motion passed unanimously

 

VIII. New Business

i. Accounting Degree -- Sheris Red Feather

- Sheris said that her proposed AAS degree went through PWO, but when it reached Tom Short Bull, it was noted that funding for that part of the AAS program was not available

- Sheris asked to delete the entire AAS degree in Business Accounting, and to instead take the one unique course to that degree, the 3-credit internship, and add it to the AA degree in Business Accounting

- she noted that they would have to allow any students on the current AAS status sheet complete their program of studies

- this request to drop the AAS degree would not involve dropping any courses, because all but the internship are also part of other degree programs

- it was moved (Cliff D.) and seconded (John B.) to drop the AAS degree in Business Accounting and to add the 3-credit internship to the AA degree in Business Accounting

- after Elaine M. raised a question and the Committee discussed it, it was decided that Sheris should omit the denotation of an "Option B" for the AA degree, and instead should explicitly state (perhaps as a footnote) that this group of courses would transfer directly into the related 4-year BS degree, Option B

- Cliff amended his motion as follows: to accept Sheris's proposal to drop the AAS degree in Business Accounting and to transfer the 3-credit internship into the AA degree in Business Accounting, with the provisos that the courses in the AAS degree are still needed in other degree programs, that the denotation "Option B" be dropped for the AA degree and replaced with an explanation of how those courses transfer into the related BS degree, Option B, and that Tony Fresquez's signature is needed.

- John B. agreed to this amended language as second

* motion passed unanimously

 

ii. MIS Degree -- Jim Dudek

- Jim D. submitted a revised MIS curriculum which reflects recommendations of the PWO (see attached)

- changes requested by PWO include several name changes (MIS 133, 233, 253, and 283), and several more explicit course descriptions (MIS 103, 233, 253, and 283)

- Cliff D. sought clarification on the difference between the MIS C++ course and the IT course on C++, and noted that LINUX was misspelled

- Linda A. noted that this degree, as proposed, doesn't meet all core requirements

- after lengthy discussion, the Committee decided to seek clarification from PWO as to whether this Committee can pass out degree programs that meet funder requirements for AAS degrees (must be accomplished in 2 years) but not the core as it currently exists

- it was moved (Cliff D.) and seconded (John B.) to table the MIS proposed curriculum until next meeting

* motion passed on a 13 to 1 vote

 

iii. Business Administration, revisited -- Loren Young

- Loren asked the Committee for one more change on his Business Admin. proposal: to delete BAd 443 (Problems in Business) and replace it with Econ 233 (Reservation Economics)

- it was moved (Linda A.) and seconded (John B.) to approve Loren's proposed change as stated above

* motion passed unanimously

 

iv. Question for Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye

- it was moved (Linda A.) and seconded (Ida R.) to bring the question to PWO asking guidance on the core requirements issue, given the difficulty with current core requirements for certain degree programs

- Elaine M. had previously volunteered to be the person to ask this question on behalf of the Instructional Affairs Committee

* motion passed unanimously

 

- It was moved (            ) and seconded (          ) to adjourn.

* motion passed unanimously

 

 

Time Adjourned: 2: 55 pm

 

Respectfully submitted by Deb Rogers, Secretary  _____________________________

 

this _________ day of __________________________, 2002.

INSTRUCTIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Date: January 18, 2002

 

Time Convened: 1:05 pm

 

Attendance:           Present  Absent

 

Tony Fresquez              x

Adel Heriba                  x

Allen Hatch                              x

Calvin Jumping Bull                   x

Cliff DeLong                 x

Darla Korol                  x

Dave Miller                  x

Deb Rogers                  x

Elaine Murphy              x

Ida Red Bear                            x                     

Jean Reeves                 x

John Bandy                  x

John Haas                    x

Kent Jensen                              x

Linda Alexander           x

Loren Young                x

Marty Red Bear                       x

Mike Fredenberg          x

Art Fisher                     x

Lee Vigil                       x

Kim He Crow              x

Keeley Clauson                        x    (excused for medical reasons)

Stephanie Charging       x

           Eagle

Ellen Hernandez            x

Patricia Red Eagle        x

Kari Baker                               x

Holly Boomer               x

Mike Miller                  x

Susan Conrad               x

 

Meeting Content

 

I. Opening Prayer: Mike Fredenberg

 

II. Agenda

- Loren has some comments on curriculum (electives)

- Kent is sick, so omit item V.i. (Kent's report on Curriculum Checklist)

- Tony F. has a proposal on PicTel policy

- Darla would like new people (Mike Miller and Susan Conrad) to have introductions (this was done on the spot)

- It was moved (Loren) and seconded (Deb) to approve the agenda as added to.

* motion passed unanimously

 

III. Minutes

- Deb explained that the minutes were not available because there was a problem with the printer she needed to use, in the process of being fixed by Cliff D.

- it was moved (Loren Y.) and seconded (Jean R.) to table this item until they were available, either later today or next month

* motion passed unanimously

 

IV. PWO (Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye) Mike Fredenberg

- Mike F. reported that changes in the Chemistry curriculum (passed by Instructional Affairs Committee last time) went through; the new MIS curriculum proposed to our Committee by Jim Dudek was sent back for needed revisions; that the Core Curriculum charge has been removed from our Committee and given to the Department chairs; and that Sherris R. had not yet presented her new Accounting degree proposal to PWO.

- Tony F. stated that Jim Dudek needs to bring the revised MIS curriculum back to our Committee, and that the requested revisions have to do with potential duplication between the MIS degree and existing  IT courses

- Tony also reported that Okolakiciye took up a proposal by the Institutional Development Committee (brought by Karlene J.) to split the Science, Math & Technology Department into two departments: 1) Science & Math, and 2) IT.

- John H. clarified that the proposal is not to split MIE in two; only the Science, Math & Technology Department. He also explained that the IT staff from that Department have been providing maintenance for other departments' computers, without formal agreements or funding sources.

- Loren pointed out that in Jim Dudek's new MIS curriculum proposal, he distinguished between the business focus in the proposed curriculum, versus the technology focus in the existing IT courses.

 

V. Subcommittee Reports

i. Curriculum Checklist -- dropped since Kent J. was sick

ii. Credit for Life Experience -- Darla Korol

- Darla reported that materials from Canada and South Africa have arrived. The Canadian protocol is well-developed (it took them 9 years) and has an emphasis on indigenous cultures. The South African proposal is not as far along. People are welcome to borrow and read these materials.

- Darla also reported that people interested in certification through the web course will need to get registered in February, but that the likely funding may not come in until April. She and Holly B. will check on a mechanism to ensure staff are reimbursed for any up-front expenses, assuming the Bush money is approved.

- Darla asked the Committee's permission to promote this opportunity, on behalf of the Committee, at the next all-staff meeting. We would be the first tribal college in the US to do this. She reiterated that the certification goes with the individual, not the institution. The title one receives is "Prior Learning Assessor."

 

VI. Biology Curriculum -- Deb Rogers

- Deb explained a proposal to increase the credits for the Introductory Biology I and II courses (Bio 153 and 163) from 3 to 4, given the fact that both courses include 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab each week. The proposal also includes a slight rewording of the catalogue descriptions to make the content sequence more logical. This proposal is being given a first reading in front of this Committee.

- various Committee members wondered if the lab and lecture would be listed separately, with the lab receiving 1 credit. Deb said no, that the lab and lecture needed to remain together because the lab reinforced the lecture content and vice versa.

 

VII. Applied Science Curriculum -- Loren Young

- Loren passed out his department's proposal to revise a number of courses in the BS in Business Administration degree (SEE ATTACHED).

- He went over several typos and small corrections, and then talked through the rationale for each proposed change.

- Tony F. offered a number of suggested changes, including requiring Lakota Language III, keeping more continuity in accounting courses in the yearly sequence, and noting that Math 103 is not the same as Math 113 (a course which no longer exists). He also asked several questions, and reminded everyone that students transferring in must take the math placement test.

- Mike F. noted that he has sent a memo to the registrar saying that Math 113 credit cannot be substituted for Math 103; he also noted that the math placement test will be revised this summer.

- Cliff D. mentioned that it is important to be very explicit with students about what will be expected of them in certain difficult courses, so they can't get mad later. Loren agreed.

- Mike asked if this Committee should be going over these details of Loren's proposal at this time.

- Tony said it was important to do this, and that we should have done so for the proposed MIS curriculum in earlier meetings (to avoid later problems).

- Loren said he wants these changes in place by next fall, so acting in a timely fashion is important.

- John B. suggested allowing students to take Sociology or psychology, instead of only requiring psychology. Loren agreed.

- The issue of electives for this degree was discussed, and Loren's proposal was slightly modified, at Tony's suggestion, to cross out allowing 100-level courses in the same field to count as electives.

 

VIII. New Business

i. Loren Y. raised the general question of whether this Committee should take a position on the allowed content of electives for various degrees. A discussion ensued.

- It was moved (Loren Y.) and seconded (John B.) to set up a Subcommittee to analyze the question of free electives across all departments, and come back to this Committee with a proposed course of action.

* motion passed 12 to 0, with 4 abstentions

- Subcommittee members include Loren Y., Deb R., Dave Miller, and possibly John B.

 

ii. Tony F. asked that a subcommittee be formed to review PicTel remuneration  and enrollment policy.

- Cliff D. suggested that WebCT courses be considered in this review, as they are also distance learning efforts that take considerable time and effort on the part of some faculty (without remuneration, to date).

- It was moved (Cliff D.) and seconded (Loren Y.) to form a Subcommittee on Distance Learning policy.

* motion passed unanimously

- Mike F. said he would check the membership of this committee to make sure we had representation from many departments.

- Cliff D. gave the Committee the new PicTel and technology hotline (number to call if problems occur): 455-1713; and asked that PicTel logs be filled out when problems occur and pages faxed to the MIE office.

 

iii. miscellaneous

- Tony F. said we need to clarify the role of the IT department, and the function and identification of its various employees.

- John H. requested clarification and assurance about the on-going Assessment process required by North Central Accreditation, in view of Dowell Smith's departure.

- Tony F. explained the administration's progress in finding people to cover that position, and changes in the related Assistant position.

 

 

- It was moved (Cliff D.) and seconded (John B.) to adjourn.

* motion passed unanimously

 

 

Time Adjourned: 2:35 pm

 

Respectfully submitted by Deb Rogers, Secretary  _____________________________

 

this _________ day of __________________________, 2002.