C&I membership changes included the addition of Debbie Boroch, Interim Dean of Instruction and LeAnn Garrett, Curriculum Liaison and co-chair of the Council. Ginny Burley, a continuing member, became the co-chair as a function of her position as Interim Vice President of Instruction. Mid-way through the year Susan Wright replaced John Pelliterri because of a schedule conflict.
C&I reviewed and acted on fifteen Administrative Procedures (APs). Additionally, C&I decided that the 4000 series should be reviewed by C&I and the 5000 series should be reviewed by Student Preparation and Success Council (SP&S). As a courtesy and to keep both councils informed, APs will be shared during the approval process.
To comply with Title 5, Mt. SAC’s Associate of Arts degrees were modified. C&I facilitated the modification process that resulted in the creation of eleven Areas of Emphasis and two Certificates of Achievements. The Certificate of Achievements were approved by the Chancellor’s Office on 1 May 2008. Approval of the Areas of Emphasis is pending.
Approved implementation of Math 71 Intermediate Algebra or Math 71B Intermediate Algebra—Second Half requirement for all Associate Degrees beginning Fall 2008.
Title 5 required changes in Catalog language when referring to Certificates of Achievements and Certificates of Competency. This terminology was changed along with other minor phrases that are specifically defined by Title 5.
General Education Outcomes, Student Learning Outcomes, Educational Design Committee, and Curriculum and Instruction Committee purpose and function statements were reviewed, recommendations made, and approved.
Approximately fifteen equivalencies were approved.
C&I affirmed that distance learning courses are part of the 4-year review. Distance learning outlines will be reviewed simultaneously with the standard course and discrepancies will be referred to the Distance Learning Committee.
Approved Areas of General Education Outcomes (GEO) and reaffirmed urgency for completing GEO assessment.
As required by Title 5, all members of the Educational Design Committee received stand alone course training.
Topics that were part of the C&I agenda, but require continued discussion or new agenda topics include course overlap, financial aid for low unit certificates, topics courses, basic skills, Educational Master Plan, institutional resources as it relates to new courses and programs, and prerequisites.