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					               North Central Texas College
                   Distance Education
              COURSE INFORMATION FORM
      AND PRINCIPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE SELF-STUDY

For each course offered via distance education, documentation of conformance with the
“Principles of Good Practice” will be required. Faculty will need to complete this Self-
Study agreement that indicates whether the course meets the Principles of Good Practice
and has adequate technical support. This Self-Study acts as an agreement between the
College and the course author.

COURSE INFORMATION
Much of the information in this section will be used, as is, for the NCTC course listing.
Please be sure the information provided is accurate and complete.

Name of course:


Department:
Course and prefix
number:
Name(s), title(s), component(s) of instructing faculty:


Name, title, phone and email of key contact person:


Please provide the web address where the course can be reviewed. Also, please
provide any login and password information needed. (This information will be used by
the Instructional Designer to ensure utility, usability and conformance to the Web
Accessibility Initiative (WAI) standards.


Level of course:    Pre-Collegiate                Undergraduate
Type of credit:                                   Faculty/staff
                 Academic                         development                 Non-credit
Credit hours:
Intended audience:



Prerequisite(s) and/or required academic level of students:


Anticipated semesters to offer
course:
Has this course been offered online                        Number of students:
previously?

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Course description:



TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
For questions or additional information, contact George Marquez, Instructional Designer,
at gmarquez@nctc.edu or 940-668-7731, Ext. 347

Provide the name of the platform on which the course has been developed (for
example, Blackboard, or web authoring tool.) If the platform is “homegrown,”
please contact George Marquez at the email or phone number listed above.


Students will use a variety of browsers and hardware. Have you tested your course on
a combination of browser versions and hardware platforms? (For instance, Netscape
5.X , America Online, or Internet Explorer 5.X) Please provide details.

Discussion/Chat:
Asynchronous (threaded                           Synchronous (live chat)
discussion)
Additional Information


Audio:
Number of segments                   Length of longest segment
Method of
Delivery

(Streaming via RealAudio, QuickTime or other; delivered on CD-ROM, etc.)
Additional Information


Video:


Number of segments                       Length of longest
                                         segment
Method of Delivery

(Streaming via RealMedia, QuickTime or other; delivered on CD-ROM, etc.
Additional Information



Content-Hosting:

Content will be hosted on an NCTC educational server.




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COURSE COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS
Information on copyright laws relating to the use of intellectual materials is available from
the NCTC Center for Distance Learning Technology via an online tutorial. For questions
or additional information, contact George Marquez, Instructional Designer, or Steve
Rigler, Information Systems Administrator.

In any case where the College and/or Course author(s) contribute copyrightable expression,
the College and/or Course author (s) warrant that they are the only owner(s) of the Course
and have full power and authority to make this agreement; and that the Course does not
infringe any copyright, violate any property rights, or contain any scandalous, libelous, or
unlawful matter. All course authors will adhere to copyright standards of the Digital
Millennium Act.

Name(s) of course copyright holder(s):


Have you confirmed that the course materials that were not developed by the
copyright holder are “fair use” or that you are otherwise exempt from liability from
infringement?

Yes                   In Process                  No


If not, have you acquired permission to use or link to the materials?
Yes                In Process                  No



Additional Information/Comments:




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      THE PRINCIPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE AND THIS SELF-STUDY
The Principles of Good Practice for Academic Degree and Certificate Programs and
Credit Courses Offered Electronically were developed by the Western Interstate
Commission for Higher Education and adopted by the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board. These Principles provide an outline for consideration when
developing, teaching or evaluating the quality of electronic instruction. Therefore, NCTC
requires this self-study as an assurance that all courses offered meet these guidelines.
(Throughout the following pages, the Principles are in bold.) It is not necessary for you to
provide a positive response to each question. However, these questions should indicate
course attributes you may want to add, areas that you may wish to improve or further
develop and issues to be addressed during instruction.

Certain assumptions are central to the Principles of Good Practice as well as this self-
study:
1. The program or course offered electronically is provided by or through an institution
that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board and authorized to operate in the state where the program or course
originates.
2. The institution's programs and courses holding specialized accreditation meet the same
requirements when offered electronically.
3. The "institution" may be a single institution or a consortium of such institutions.
4. These principles are generally applicable to degree or certificate programs and to
courses offered for academic credit.
5. It is the institution's responsibility to review educational programs and courses it
provides electronically and certify continued compliance with these principles.
6. Institutions offering programs or for-credit courses are responsible for satisfying all in-
state approval and accreditation requirements before students are enrolled.

The Instructional Designer and the Instructional Council will review this completed form.
The VP of Instruction or the Instructional Designer may contact you for additional
information. Please feel free to contact George Marquez with questions or for additional
information.


PRINCIPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
1. The program or course results in learning outcomes appropriate to the rigor and
breadth of the degree or certificate awarded.
Yes               No
Degree or certificate (if applicable)




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2. The degree or certificate program or course offered electronically is coherent and
complete.
a. Necessary course materials are identified. Information on how to purchase or obtain
materials online or via phone is provided, if needed.
Yes                  No
b. Students can complete the course without physically visiting the component
institution(s).
Yes                  No
c. The course includes:
--Introduction ............................................................................... Yes  No
--Instructor biographical information .......................................... Yes                No
--Syllabus, details of course content or course menu .................. Yes                         No
--Information about course and course logistics .......................... Yes                      No
--Information about course policies and procedures .................... Yes                         No
--Learning objectives ................................................................... Yes       No
--Glossary..................................................................................... Yes No
--Reading list, bibliography and/or external references ............... Yes                         No
--Course dates and deadlines ....................................................... Yes            No
--Specific instructions on assignments ........................................ Yes                 No
--Email address for instructor(s) .................................................. Yes            No
--Pages of content ........................................................................ Yes     No
         --Graphical and multimedia elements .............................. Yes                     No
         --Technical drawings, tables, etc ..................................... Yes                No
         --PDF and other downloadable files ................................ Yes                    No
         --Links to other web sites................................................. Yes            No
         --Interactive exercises ...................................................... Yes         No
         --Evaluation instruments .................................................. Yes            No
         --Link to online conferencing .......................................... Yes               No
--Technical support information or link ...................................... Yes                  No
--Technical requirements for the course ...................................... Yes                  No

3. The program or course provides for appropriate interaction between faculty and
students and among students.
a. Interaction with and among students is achieved through (check all that apply):
Asynchronous discussion               Synchronous chat             Team projects
Individual email             Group email                   Audio Conference
Students post projects/assignments online for review by faculty or other
students
Other

b. Feedback for students on assignments and questions will be provided in a timely
manner and guidelines for feedback is defined or outlined in the syllabus or course menu.

 Yes                No
Additional information




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4. Qualified faculty provides appropriate oversight of the program or course that is
offered electronically.
a. Faculty members are employed by NCTC component(s).
Yes                  No
b. When teaching the course, the faculty member(s) will be available to support and
communicate with the students and oversee student progress and evaluation.
Yes                   No
Additional Information

c. Is this course self-paced or is the student’s progress defined by the instructor (for
example, are there deadlines for discussion participation, quizzes, tests or assignments)?

d. Will this course be a part of or in addition to the faculty’s normal teaching load?


5. Programs or courses offered electronically are offered on the campus of the
institution where the programs or courses originate.
a. Is this course part of the component(s) on-campus course inventory?
Yes                     No
b. Is this course taught on-campus?
Yes                     No

6. Academic standards for all programs or courses offered electronically will be the
same as those for programs or courses delivered by other means at the institution
where the program or course originates.
Yes                 No

7. It is anticipated that student learning in the online course will be comparable to
student learning in courses offered at the campus where the program or course
originates.
  Yes                  No
   Additional information




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PRINCIPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE: INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT AND
COMMITMENT

ROLE AND MISSION
1. The program or course is consistent with the institution's role and mission. Review
and approval processes ensure the appropriateness of the technology being used to
meet the objectives of the program or course.
Yes                  No
Additional information


STUDENTS AND STUDENT SERVICES
2. Program or course announcements and electronic catalog entries provide
appropriate information (about course and services).
Yes                   No
a. The course will be listed in the course schedule each semester it will be taught.
  Yes                 No

3. The program or course provides students with clear, complete, and timely
information on:
a. the curriculum
Yes                     No
b. course and/or degree requirements
Yes                     No
c. nature of faculty/student interaction
Yes                     No
d. assumptions about technological competence and skills
Yes                     No
e. technical equipment requirements
Yes                     No
f. availability of academic support services
Yes                     No

g. financial aid resources, and costs and payment policies
Yes                    No

4. Enrolled students have reasonable and adequate access to the range of student
services and student rights appropriate to support their learning.
This information will be provided, as is, to students in the course. Please be sure the
information provided is accurate and complete.
a. Technical support will be            Yes                No
provided:
If yes, provider will be:
How will students access the
support?
What hours/days of the week will support be
provided?
b. Student advising will be             Yes                No
provided:
How will students access the advisor?
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5. The institution has admission/acceptance criteria in place to assess the extent to
which a student has the background, knowledge and technical skills required to
undertake the program or course.
Yes                  No

6. Advertising, recruiting, and admissions materials clearly and accurately represent
the program or course and the services available.
Yes                  No


FACULTY SUPPORT
7. The program or course provides faculty support services specifically related to
teaching via an electronic system.
a. Will the course be reviewed for revisions at regular intervals?
Yes                     No
b. Will production and instruction design support be provided for revisions?
Yes                     No
c. If major revisions or additions will take place during the semester in which the course
will first be offered, please provide details.

d. If major revisions or additions take place during future semesters while the course is
being taught, please provide details.




8. The institution assures appropriate training for faculty who teach via the use of
technology.
a. What training have faculty received? (Please check all that apply.)
Online course development                          Online instruction training
training
In-house (on-campus) training                 Outsourced training
Additional information

b. Will opportunities for additional training on online course development and instruction
be offered to faculty?
  Yes                   No
Additional information


9. The institution provides adequate equipment, software, and communications access
to faculty to support interaction with students, institutions, and other faculty.
Yes                 No               Provided by the Instructional Designer
Please describe




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RESOURCES FOR LEARNING
10. The institution ensures that appropriate learning resources are available to
students.
Yes                    No

11. The institution evaluates the adequacy of, and the cost to students for, access to
learning resources and documents the use of electronic resources.
Yes                   No

COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT
12. Policies for faculty evaluation include appropriate recognition of teaching and
scholarly activities related to programs or courses offered electronically.
  Yes                   No
Additional information


13. The institution demonstrates a commitment to ongoing support, both financial
and technical, and to continuation of the program or course for a period of time
reasonable and sufficient for students to complete the course or program.
Yes                    No
Additional information


PRINCIPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE: EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
1. The institution evaluates the program's or course's educational effectiveness,
including assessments of student learning outcomes, student retention, and student
and faculty satisfaction.
Yes                     No
a. Course will use the online evaluation instrument
Yes                     No
If “yes,” person who will access the evaluation outcome data:
Name
Title
Email address
Phone number

2. At the completion of the program or course, the institution provides for assessment
and documentation of student achievement in each course.
a. Student evaluation is achieved through:
Quizzes           Tests          Written assignments/papers/projects/journaling
Group assignments               Participation in discussions/chats
Additional information




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FACULTY AND COMPONENT COMMITMENT/APPROVAL
This signature page must be completed and returned with the self-study. It should be
completed and signed by the instructing faculty and the appropriate Dean and Vice
President of Instruction.

FACULTY COMMITMENT (to be completed by instructing Faculty)
The answers to the questions in the self-study above are accurate and truthful. All efforts
have been made to insure that copyright permissions have been obtained. I understand that
by offering this course, my students and I will have access to all NCTC services.


signature printed name


signature printed name

DEPARTMENT APPROVAL (to be completed by the Dean)
The answers to the questions in the self-study above are accurate and truthful.


signature printed name


title date

INSTITUTION COMMITMENT (to be completed by the V.P. of Instruction)
It is understood and agreed that each time the course is offered, students will complete an
assessment of the course. In addition, it is understood that students enrolled in the course
will pay tuition to this institution and, if in state, will count toward formula funding for the
institution.



Date Reviewed by Instructional Council

Approved

Semester
Offered




VP of Instruction Signature




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                                                APPENDIX B

                                   Organizational Chart of Services
                                     Center for Distance Learning Technology



                                                          Center for Distance
                                                         Learning Technologies


           Design               Learning Content M anagement Systems        Video Services for         Computer
         Component                             (LCM S)                    Application Simulation       Generated
                                                                                                     Graphics (CGG)



   WBT Design Elements                       BlackBoard                       Video Services         Image Services
     Design Methodology                    Module Training                  Storyboard Scripting     Vector Graphics
   Digital Based E-Learning             Use of Authoring Tools              Production Schedule        Animations
    Competency Tracking                  Mounting Materials                 Actors and Releases      JPEG, GIF, PNG



     Web Project Team                       Dreamweaver                        Video Editing         Flash Graphics
     Project Coordinator                  Level One Training                   Adobe Primiere       swf. File Animations
    Subject Matter Expert                 Level Two Training                  MPEG, QuickTime       Navigation Buttons
    Quick Strike Concepts                 Advanced Training                Video Streaming Issues       Site Menu's



     Quality Assurance                        Fireworks                     CD ROM Based Video       Video Digization
    Design Evaluation Tool                Level One Training                 WBT Linked Video         Screen Capture
     Online Evaluations                   Level Two Training             Stand Alone CD ROM Video      Photography
                                          Advanced Training                                          Image Scanning



          Copyright                             Flash                        Sound Services
     Instructor Copyright                 Level One Training                Create Sound Files
      Resource Material                   Level Two Training                Revise Sound Track
                                          Advanced Training



   Web ADA Compliance                        Photoshop                         Flash M ovies
 Bobby Compliant Web Pages                Level One Training                 Interactive Movies
                                          Level Two Training                Skill Process Movies
                                          Advanced Training



      Approval Process                     Frontpage 2000
       Department Chair                   Level One Training
     Instructional Council                Level Two Training
                                          Advanced Training



Electronic Website Publishing                Freehand
      Uploading Websites                     Level One
      Updating Websites                       Level Two
                                          Advanced Training




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                                       Appendix C

North Central Texas College – 8 Stage Design Process:
   Draft
  Storyboard status – the web site is under idea/story board status. In this phase, web
  material cannot be mounted into web pages until the storyboard is complete. This is an
  essential phase of design. The SME will also begin to gather all text material, graphics
  and interactive exercises, and quizzes for the web site.

   Revision 1
  Homepage – The SME is now working on the homepage of the web site. This is a
  process of setting images, determining essential links and designing key introductory
  material. In this stage of design, all online course material necessary for the web site
  has been gathered and is ready to be mounted. This process includes “permissions”
  from web sites, publishers or authors for copyrighted materials.

   Revision 2
  The web site is being mapped out and linked. Each page being created, named, titled
  and linked. No content is yet entered into the web site; utility is stressed in this design
  phase. The end product at this level is a web shell with the home page completed and
  navigation structure correct.

   Revision 3
  All materials, exercises, exams and images are entered into the web site. At this level
  the site is checked for utility. Credits and copyright documents are verified for
  permissions, or recognition as original material by the SME. The last component of this
  phase is compliance with WAI standards.

   Alpha
  The web site is evaluated on the local drive or within the faculty development site
  (gmarquez.com.) This is a dry run of the web site to ensure all components of the site
  run correctly. The Web Site Evaluation tool is used to evaluate and make
  recommendations on improvements of web pages. A copy is supplied to the Department
  Chair and SME.

   Beta
  The web site is mounted and linked to the college network and reviewed once again for
  utility and usability within the NCTC firewall. A target audience is selected to trial the
  web site, called beta testing. Comments are received form the site trials, evaluated by
  the SME, and final web page changes are completed. The site is presented to
  Instructional Council for recommended approval.

   Final
  The web site is complete, and open to the target audience.

   Needs Attention
  The SME maintains and updates pertinent information on their web site.

  SME – subject matter expert
  WAI – web accessibility initiative
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             CDLT Utility and Usability Guide for
                e-Online Learning Initiatives


Subject Matter Expert:                                   Date:

Site                                           Course Name:

Evaluator:



Navigation:
1.a Number of clickable links:
___________________________________________________
General recommendations:




1b. Number of non-working areas:
_______________________________________________

General recommendations:




1c. Number of accurate clickable areas:
______________________________________________________

General recommendations:



2. Created with: ____________________________________ ________________________

General recommendations:



3. Broken Links
Are there any broken text or image links in this area?

□ Yes         □ No
General Comments




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4. Internal/External
Are there any broken external or internal links?

□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:


Identity:
5. On the information presented on the home page, is the site owner identified and is the site
accurately described?

General recommendations:



                                   General Site Characteristics

6. Site Structure
□ Linear       □ Grid               □ Tree/Hierarchy

Provide a diagram / storyboard. Is the mapped contents consistent with the website?


□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:



What is the maximum depth of this web site? _____________________________


7. Orphaned files
Are there orphaned files in this site?

□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:




8. Entrance and/or Exit
Are there a clear entrance and/or exit to this site?
□ Yes               □ No
General recommendations:




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9. Download Times
What are the theoretical download times for this site when (pinged)?
T1 ______wnl____________
ISDN: _______wnl_____________
Modem____1 page slow______________ (determined by modem running at 33 bps)
□ 7 sec.         □ 15 sec.          □ 30 sec.          □ >30 sec.
General recommendations:



                                     Visuals and Layout

10. Screen Contrast
Is the screen contrast adequate for this web site?

□ Yes            □ Potential Problems                   □ No
General Comment:



11. Text Size
Describe text size?

□ Too small             □ Correct                  □ Too large
General Comment:



12. Browser Size
Does the web page fit the intended browser size or is there a rightward scrolling at:

□ 640 x 480                      □ 800 x 600

□ Fits Intended Browser                   □ Scrolling is necessary
General recommendations:



                                           Images

   13. Image Kinds

□ JPEG        □ GIF              □ PGN               □ Other_________

Are the images used correctly?

□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:




14. Optimized
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Are the images optimized properly? (small file size, safe colors, image type)

□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:




15. Execution
Are there image execution problems? (color matching, seems showing in background tiles
etc.)

□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:




16. Alt Text
Are ALT text used with all images?

□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:




                                         Content Qualities

17. Detail
Is there enough detail to answer the basic question of the PURPOSE OF THIS SITE??

□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:




18. Tone of the Site
Does the tone of the content fit what is presented by the designer?

□ Yes           □ No
General recommendations:




19. Content Update
Is content update and freshness indicated? (copyright, label of last update, etc.)


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□ Yes        □ No
General recommendations:




20. Site is ADA Compliant.

□ Yes            □ No

General recommendations:
All pages will need to meet the web accessibility standards and guidelines:
http://www.access-board.gov/




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                                          Appendix D


                               Curriculum Review Procedures

The Process:

The Curriculum Review Process is a system designed for developing, revising and/or
processing arts and sciences courses; and technical program curriculum proposals or
changes. Curriculum changes are initiated, processed and incorporated into the academic
and technical program curriculum areas by the Instructional Council. The Council is
responsible for ensuring that curriculum changes have been reviewed, updated, revised and
approved by the appropriate departments or councils on an annual basis. The process is
designed to: create and revise a curriculum, create and revise courses, implement changes
to the curriculum, revise and update information contained in the NCTC catalog, the
electronic course catalog, and the Degree Audit System, and to communicate curriculum
changes system-wide.

Responsibilities of the Instructional Council:

The Instructional Council serves as the College Curriculum and Program Review
Committee. Specifically the Council:

     1.      recommends approval for all changes in programs and courses forwarded from
             the instructional departments, including course title(s), number(s),
             description(s), prerequisites, etc;
     2.      oversees mandated changes in the Core curriculum and TASP requirements and
             makes recommendations for the implementation of those changes;
     3.      recommends changes in college and departmental degree requirements;
     4.      reviews and makes recommendations on credit-by-exam and all other credit for
             non traditional learning programs;
     5.      oversees general academic standards and effectiveness; and
     6.      oversees regular and systematic departmental reviews of curriculum and
             programs.

Procedure:

1.        All changes in degree plans, programs, and courses are initiated at the department
          level by directly involved faculty or by the Chair. Changes are made in response to
          perceived needs of the students, changes in the state of knowledge or technology, or
          to carry out changes mandated by legislation or accreditation standards.
2.        Proposed changes require the signatures of all department faculty involved with the
          change(s), the Department Chair, and the appropriate instructional dean; statements
          of disagreement may be attached.
3.        Proposals require the signature of the College Registrar, and written support of any
          relevant advisory committees;
4.        Proposals must include all necessary and appropriate forms and documents in order
          for the Instructional Council to take action. Proposals and copies for each Council
          member must be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction at least one week in
          advance of the Council meeting.
5.        The Vice President will distribute the proposals to the membership in advance of
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        the meeting.
6.      Presentation of a proposal will be made by the faculty member who initiated it, by
        the respective Department Chair, by the appropriate instructional dean or by another
        College official. After all necessary discussion, all recommendations will be made
        based on a simple majority vote of the Council members present. The Council may
        approve or disapprove the request or return it to its point of origin for further work.
7.      All recommendations, favorable or unfavorable, will be forwarded to the Executive
        Council for review or further action. The Vice President of Instruction will
        communicate all approved requests to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
        Board and all decisions and approvals back to the relevant instructional dean, and
        the College Registrar.
8.      All curriculum changes (course additions, course deletions, new program approvals,
        program deletions) will be presented to the Board of Regents for their consideration.

Records:

Each department will be responsible for maintaining a file of all its requests and the Vice
President will be responsible for maintaining a file of the original forms of all requests and
a record of all actions taken.

Forms:

Proposals will consist of the College Curriculum Approval Request Summary Sheet and
forms required by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, as appropriate. For
technical programs refer to the Technical Programs Guidelines for Instructional Programs
in Workforce Education and for academic course approvals refer to the General Academic
Course Guide Manual.

Proposed Review Calendar

    Catalog Revisions due by January 15.
    Technical Program Approvals must be presented to the Instructional Council at least 30
     day prior to the Deadlines established by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
     Board for program approvals and revisions.
    Technical Program Reviews are conducted in accordance with Program Self-Evaluation
     Handbook
    Academic Departments conduct curriculum reviews in accordance with North Central
     Texas College Academic Review Handbook (developed Spring/Fall 2000)




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             Curriculum Approval/Change Request Summary Sheet



Date Submitted to Instructional Council:

Core or Program or Course Title/Number:

Request is to:


Dated signatures of departmental faculty: (statements of disagreement may be attached)

                                                         Date:

                                                         Date:

                                                         Date:

                                                         Date:


Department Chair:                                        Date:

Registrar:                                               Date:

Date of Advisory Committee Approval:

Instructional Dean:                                      Date:

Summary of Instructional Council Action:




Vice President of Instruction:                            Date:

Date sent to Coordinating Board:

Coordinating Board Decision:                              Date Received:



ATTACH NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION, FORMS, AND COPIES




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                                      Appendix E

                         Evaluation of Online Instruction

Course Name:

Course Number:

Please mark your responses to the North Central Texas College on-line course. The
responses will not be mailed to your instructor but to the Department of Institutional
Research. If you wish to share more information about your on-line course experience,
please email your comments to rwaller@netscape.net.




                                                                                                 Disagree


                                                                                                            Disagree
                                                                    Strongly




                                                                                                            Strongly
                                                                                       opinion
                                                                    Agree
                                                                               Agree

                                                                                       No
1.     The syllabus was easy to find and use for this course.
2.     The syllabus identified all the required course materials.
3.     The syllabus identified all the major learning objectives.
4.     The syllabus clearly described how student performance
       would be graded.
5.     The series of on-line lectures were presented in a logical
       manner.
6.     Adequate time was provided to complete the
       assignments.
7.     Adequate time was provided to complete the tests.
8.     Tests/examinations related well to material covered in
       the course.
9.     The instructor provided timely and useful information
       about the test grades.
10.    The on-line lectures were clear and comprehensive.
11.    The instructor kept in close communication with
       students about any changes or modifications in course
       material.
12.    To the best of my knowledge, the on-line version of this
       course provided the same learning potential as the class
       on-campus.
13.    I found my instructor accessible for communication
       other than on-line (office hours, phone conversations).
14.    The use of email was important in this class.
15.    The use of a chat room was important in this class.
       (Leave blank if not used.)
16.    The use of a white board was important in this class.
       (Leave blank if not used.)
17.    The use of a listserv was important in this class. (Leave
       blank if not used.)




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                          Appendix F

               Employment Requirements and restrictions:

               Conflict of Interest

                                                                 DBD(LOCAL)
INTELLECTUAL   The College encourages its employees to contribute to the
PROPERTY       advancement of knowledge by publishing and copywriting,
               inventing, and patenting materials and objects of their own creation.
               The College shall protect the interests of its personnel in relation to
               disclosure of scientific and technological developments including,
               but not limited to, inventions, discoveries, trade secrets, computer
               software, and any original works and ideas that may have monetary
               value. The College shall assume the responsibility for ensuring that
               public funds, public facilities, equipment, and other public
               properties for which it assumes stewardship are not utilized for
               personal profit or gain. The author, creator, or inventor may receive
               benefits from publications and inventions according to the
               guidelines and conditions in this policy.

INDEPENDENT    Employees may retain as sole property any intellectual property,
WORKS          scientific invention, material or object created on their own time
               without use of College property, material, equipment, or College
               support.

THIRD PARTY    Rights to copyrightable or patentable works created by a third party,
WORKS          i.e., not a College employee shall reside in the author/creator.

DISTRICT       Copyright ownership or patents on all materials including
SUPPORTED      inventions, discoveries, trade secrets, and computer software, that is
WORKS          developed in the course of or pursuant to a college sponsored
               research agreement shall be determined in accordance with the
               terms of the agreement.

               The agreement will provide for either:

                     1.    That the employee assigns ownership rights to the
                           College; or

                     2.    For a fair and equitable arrangement for joint ownership,
                           sharing of royalties, or reimbursement to the College of
                           its costs and support. In all cases where copyrightable or
                           patentable work is created with College support, the
                           agreement shall provide that the College will have a
                           perpetual license to use the work without further
                           compensation.

EQUITY AND     The College shall ensure equity and management participation on
MANAGEMENT     the part of the inventor or inventors in business entities that utilize
               technology created at the College. No College employee shall
               realize a profit from materials sold exclusively to College students.




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DISCLOSURE      Employees must receive approval of the Instructional Council
                and/or the Executive Council of their intent to use college time,
                equipment, materials, or facilities to create products or materials
                with the intent to patent or copyright. The Council (s) will forward
                their recommendations to the President for final approval.
                Approval must be received from the President prior to actual
                commencement of work on the project. Within 20 working days
                after receipt of such notice of disclosure, the College shall take
                appropriate action toward establishment of ownership and securing
                appropriate legal protection. The College shall have authority for
                approval of the project and subsequent licensing. However, the
                College assumes no financial responsibility in securing patents and
                or copyrights.

EXTERNALLY      Unless otherwise provided by the terms of the grant, when
FUNDED          intellectual property, copyrightable and/or patentable material is
INTELLECTUAL    developed in the course of or under a grant program, the College as
                the grant recipient is free to copyright or patent the materials or
PROPERTY
                permit others to do so. If any intellectual property, copyrightable
                and/or patentable materials are developed in the course of or under
                a grant program including state and federal funds and the College
                issues copyright privileges to another party, North Central Texas
                College and State and Federal agencies, as applicable, shall have a
                royalty-free, non-exclusive, and irrevocable right to reproduce,
                publish, or otherwise use and to authorize others to use, the work
                for institutional, state, or federal government purposes. Copyright
                ownership or patents on all materials including inventions,
                discoveries, trade secrets, and computer software, that is developed
                in the course of or pursuant to a college sponsored research
                agreement funded through state or federal government means shall
                be determined in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

                The Agreement will provide for either:

                      1.   The employee assigns ownership rights to the College;
                           or

                      2.   For a fair and equitable arrangement for joint ownership,
                           sharing of royalties, or reimbursement to the College of
                           it costs and support.

INSTITUTIONAL   Copyrightable or patentable work created by a District employee
REVIEW          with District support must be reviewed and approved by the
                Instructional Council, Executive Council, and the President. The
                review process shall determine the extent to which the District and
                employee should share ownership and royalties of the copyrightable
                or patentable work bas3ed upon the significant benefit of the work
                to the District. The President has the final approval in the review
                process and he has the authority to authorize licensing.

LICENSE OR      The college President shall establish procedures to protect the
SALE OF         copyright and patent interest of the District in the sale, lease, or
DISTRICT        licensing to others of works produced by the College.
WORKS

CONFLICT OF     An employee shall not accept or solicit any gift, favor, service, or
INTEREST        other benefit that could reasonably be construed in influence the
                employee’s discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities.

                An employee shall not have a personal financial interest, a business
                interest, or any other obligation that in any way creates a substantial
                conflict with the proper discharge of assigned duties and
                responsibilities or that creates a conflict with the best interest of the
                District.

                An employee who believes he or she has or may have a conflict of
                interest shall disclose the interest to the College President or
                designee, who shall take whatever action, is necessary, if any, to
                ensure that the District’s best interests are protected.

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                                         Appendix G

                            North Central Texas College
                         Lower Division, Out-Of-District Offerings
                        Instructional Telecommunication Offerings
                                         2001-2002

  Course                                    Approval   Interactive          Instructional
  Number          Course Title              Number       Video*    Computer      TV
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I                                              X
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II                                             X
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation                                                        X
BIOL 1322   Nutrition                                                             X
BMGT 1307 High Performance Work                                       X
          Teams
BMGT 1311 Management of Change                                        X
BMGT 1331 Production and Operations                                   X
          Management
BMGT1307 High Performance Work                                        X
          Teams
BMGT1323 Purchasing                                                   X
BMGT 1331 Production and Operations                                   X
          Management
BGMT2311 Management of Change                                         X
BUSG 1301 Introduction to Business                         X          X
BUSG 1333 Legal and Social                                            X
          Environment of Business
BUSG 2307 Legal and Social                                            X
          Environment of Business
CHEM1411 General Chemistry I                               X
CHEM1412 General Chemistry II                              X
CJSA1322    Intro. to Criminal Justice                     X          X
COSC 1400 Introduction to Computers                                   X
CPMT 1311 Introduction to Computer                                    X
          Maintenance
CPMT 1347 Computer System                                             X
          Peripherals
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal                                    X
          Justice
ECON 2302 Principles/Microeconomics                        X                      X
EMMT1104 First Aid/CPR                                     X
CRIJ 1307   Crime In America                                          X
ECON 2301 Principles/Macroeconomics                        X                      X


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  Course                                   Approval   Interactive          Instructional
  Number          Course Title             Number       Video*    Computer      TV
EMMT1105 Ethics in Healthcare                                        X
EMMT1341 First Responder                                  X
EMMT2301 Multicultural Issues in                                       X
         Healthcare
EMMT2161 Advanced Topics I EMS                                         X
EMMT2363 Role Specializations in EMS                                   X
ENGL 1301 Grammar & Composition                           X            X         X
ENGL 2322 British Literature I                                         X
ENGL 2323 British Literature II                                        X
ENGL 1302 Literature & Composition                                               X
ENGL 2332 World Literature I                                           X
GOVT 2305 American National                               X            X         X
          Government
GOVT 2306 American State & Local                          X            X         X
          Government
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1865                            X                      X
HIST 1302    U.S. History from 1865                       X                      X
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word                                         X
          Processing
MATH1314 College Algebra                                  X
MATH1316 Trigonometry                                     X
MCHN1343 Machine Shop Math                                             X
MUSI1301     Fundamentals of Music                        X
PHED 1200 Physical Fit/Well                                                      X
PSYC 2301 Introduction to General                         X                      X
          Psychology
PSYC 2314 Child Psychology                                                       X
SOCI 1301    Intro to Sociology                           X                      X
SOCI 2319    Cultural Diversity                           X                      X
SOCI 2301    Marriage & Family                                                   X
SOCI 2371    Current Issues in Sociology                  X            X
SPCH 1311 Intro. to Speech                                X
          Communications

                   *Interactive Video High Schools w/in Service Area




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