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					                         EL CAMINO COLLEGE
           MINUTES OF THE COLLEGE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
                            February 24, 2004

Present: L. Beckett-Lemus, S. Dowden, P. Gebert, W. Killingsworth, R. Mekaru,
         S. Oda-Omori, B. Perez, V. Rapp, J. Siddiqui, C. Somin, C. Striepe, J. Young

Absent (excused): C. Fitzsimons

Ex-Officio
Members Present: A. Collette, K. Key, K. Sullivan

Absent (excused): S. Fasteau, P. Lund, L. Mukogawa
Absent (unexcused): J. Means

Also Present: T. Jackson, R. Way


CALL TO ORDER

Chair Young called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

C. Somin moved that the minutes of the December 9, 2003, College Curriculum
Committee meeting be approved as written and W. Killingsworth seconded the motion.
The Chair called for a vote and the motion carried.

CHAIR’S REPORT

J. Young directed representatives to the revised CCC Scheduled Meeting Dates, included
in the day’s packet, and informed them that an additional meeting date, April 6, had been
included in the schedule. The Chair explained that it was necessary to schedule this
additional meeting so that the anticipated volume of curriculum, including extenuating
circumstances proposals, could be accommodated.

Next, Chair Young reported that the three new stand-alone Business courses, approved by
the CCC at its December 9th meeting, did not have to be forwarded to the Chancellor’s
Office for approval. Because these courses fall under the Chancellor’s Office’s Blanket
Approval category regarding 12 units of stand-alone coursework in a vocational TOP
(Taxonomy of Programs) code, review and approval by the Chancellor’s Office is not
required.

Chair Young continued her report, informing the committee that it had come to her
attention that a few of the College’s Independent Study courses were not in compliance
with Title 5, specifically Section 55316. According to Title 5, Independent Study courses
must be transferable to an institution of the University of California or the California State
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University systems. Currently, there are Independent Study courses in Behavioral and
Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Athletics, and Industry and Technology that do not
meet this requirement. J. Young reported that she has asked the respective divisions to
secure transfer agreements in order to keep the courses in the curriculum. The CCC will
review the courses at the added CCC meeting on April 6th.

Concluding her report, J. Young advised the committee that Vice President Hata has
informed her that, at this time, she is unable to meet the attendant responsibilities of a CCC
representative and has therefore appointed V. Rapp to continue as her designee. V Rapp’s
appointment is through June, 2004. J. Young added that she was pleased to announce that
N. Hata’s chemotherapy treatments continue to produce positive results.

VICE PRESIDENT - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS' REPORT

V. Rapp, on behalf of Vice President Hata, welcomed the committee to the Spring
semester then thanked everyone for their commitment to the CCC. V. Rapp explained that
her assignment as the Vice President of Academic Affairs’ designee necessitated the
appointment of an interim representative from the Council of Academic Deans and
Directors. She announced that B. Perez, acting Dean of Natural Sciences, will continue as
the Council’s representative through June, 2004.

“L” COURSES REPORT

V. Rapp referred representatives to the memorandum from Vice President Hata to
President Fallo regarding zero-unit “L” courses, which was included in the day’s packet.
She briefly summarized the history of the development of the “L” courses then reminded
the committee that in March, 2001, Music 7L, as approved by the CCC, was denied stand-
alone course approval by the Chancellor’s Office. After the College petitioned the denial,
the course was subsequently approved in March, 2002. However, in Fall 2002 and Spring
2003, additional “L” courses were submitted to the Chancellor’s Office for approval and
concerns similar to those voiced in March, 2001 were raised and approval withheld.
Therefore, Vice President Hata appointed a subcommittee, comprised of CCC Chair
J. Young, Curriculum Advisor A. Collette, Dean T. Lew, and Dean G. Miranda, to review
and investigate the concerns raised by the Chancellor’s Office. The subcommittee found
six areas of inconsistencies with Title 5 and/or the Education Code. The inconsistencies
are 1) no fees are being charged for these credit courses; 2) a zero-unit credit course does
not fall into an authorized category of instruction; 3) the hours–to–units relationship does
not adhere to Title 5 standards; 4) the criteria for corequisites are not met by the “L”
courses; 5) immediate supervision by certificated personnel is not always appropriate; and
6) student attendance at events does not meet Title 5 standards which require mandatory
attendance for all students.

Continuing with her report, V. Rapp informed the committee that the recommendations
regarding the “L” program, as outlined in the memorandum, included removing the “L”
courses from the curriculum as soon as possible. She stated that this meant the CCC would
have to approve the inactivation of the “L” courses and the necessary adjustments to the
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parent courses this semester. Because of the large volume of curriculum involved, the
CCC review process will be simplified. Committee representatives will receive J. Young’s
and N. Hata’s recommendations for action instead of individual proposals.

V. Rapp concluded her report by stating that Vice President Hata held several meetings
with key personnel before deciding on her recommendations. Additionally, Academic
Senate President J. Stewart concurred with the Vice President’s recommendations
regarding the inactivations and the adjustments.

W. Killingsworth asked if other community colleges had similar problems with zero-unit
“L” courses, and A. Collette responded that, according to the Chancellor’s Office, 39
community colleges offered zero-unit credit courses. However, only El Camino College
offered zero-unit credit courses that were tied to performance or event attendance.
J. Young added that discussions regarding the compliance issue of zero-unit credit courses
had been held at various statewide Academic Senate conferences she attended last summer
and fall.

COURSE REVIEW STATUS

Chair Young reported that during the Fall semester the CCC reviewed 101 proposals and
finalized 93. She noted that the CCC and the academic divisions had made progress
towards reducing the number of course outlines that needed to brought into compliance
with Title 5 regulations. At this time, 255 courses still need to undergo review.

CURRICULUM REVIEW FOR SPRING, 2004

Members were directed to the Curriculum Review Timeline for Spring, 2004, included in
the day’s packet, then J. Young outlined the curriculum the CCC should expect for each
meeting. The Chair reiterated that the review of the inactivation of the “L” courses and the
adjustments to the parent courses has been simplified so that representatives will only be
required to evaluate recommendations provided by the Chair and the Vice President.

LIBRARY RESOURCES - CURRICULUM

J. Young reminded the CCC that due to current budget restraints, the library staff has
concerns about the library’s ability to support new and revised courses. The Chair reported
that she, A. Collette, and V. Rapp met twice during the winter hiatus with A. Grigsby,
acting Director of Learning Resources, to discuss these concerns and possible solutions.
The immediate outcome of the meetings was that developing a viable solution would not
be an easy nor swift task. J. Young stated that she will continue to meet during the
semester with A. Grigsby and others in order to investigate the feasibility of developing
procedures that might alleviate the concerns.
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CURRICULUM REVIEW

PROPOSALS REVIEWED BY CCC CHAIR AND VICE PRESIDENT – ACADEMIC
AFFAIRS:
J. Young asked CCC representatives to review the justifications, provided by her and
N. Hata, for 13 updated Distance Education versions, for the descriptive title and catalog
description revisions for Political Science 8, and for the catalog description revision for
Manufacturing Technology 1. Chair Young advised the committee that the revisions for
Political Science 8 and Manufacturing Technology 1 reflected the responses to questions
voiced by President Fallo. K. Key then moved that the revisions to Political Science 8 and
Manufacturing Technology 1, as well as the Distance Education versions, be approved.
P. Gebert seconded the motion, which carried.

NATURAL SCIENCES PROPOSALS:
B. Perez distributed an errata sheet before asking the committee to begin the review with
Astronomy 12. She provided minor revisions to the proposal form and then to the
recommended preparation and catalog description found on the course outline. After a
brief discussion, during which modifications to Sections II and V of the outline were
noted, the committee turned to Astronomy 13abc. Revisions to the proposal form and the
outline’s recommended preparation and catalog description were discussed and agreed
upon. Changes were then made to Sections II, IV, and V of the course outline. At the
conclusion of the division’s presentation, W. Killingsworth moved, and S. Dowden
seconded, that Astronomy 12 and 13abc be approved as revised. The motion carried.
C. Somin moved that the conditions of enrollment for the courses be approved. K. Key
seconded the motion, which carried.

INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY PROPOSALS:
Before the division’s presentation of its high school/regional occupational center
articulation agreements began, Chair Young reminded the CCC that the El Camino College
course outlines of record attached to the articulation agreements were in compliance with
Title 5. The purpose for review of the agreements by the CCC was to ensure that the
objectives of the College’s courses were evident in the high school/ROC outlines and that
the competencies indicated on the articulation agreement were aligned with the scope of
the college course and the high school/ROC course. R. Way then explained that
developing these articulation agreements created a mechanism for students to earn dual
credit when a high school or ROC has a course similar to an El Camino College course.
The committee then reviewed the proposed agreements with Redondo Beach Union High
School, Hawthorne High School, and the Southern California Regional Occupational
Center. Dean Way withdrew from consideration the agreement for Construction
Technology 107abcd and the entry-level Hawthorne High School woodworking class
because, after further review in the division, it was concluded that the course was not at the
level of Construction Technology 107abcd. At the end of the discussion, B. Perez moved,
and W. Killingsworth seconded, that the remaining articulation agreements, which were for
Computer Aided Drafting/Design 5, Construction Technology 107abcd, and Electronics
and Computer Hardware Technology 110 and 112, be approved. The motion carried.
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COLLEGE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE WEBSITE

J. Young provided a brief demonstration of the newly developed College Curriculum
Committee website to those present. The website, initially designed so that the Curriculum
Handbook for El Camino College could be available online, will have a number of features
in addition to the handbook, such as a section on frequently asked questions and access to
CCC forms. The website should prove to be a valuable resource for faculty, staff, and
administrators. Chair Young acknowledged K. Key for the original idea of creating an
online handbook then thanked the subcommittee members, A. Collette, W. Killingsworth,
J. Siddiqui, and C. Striepe, for their expertise and their contributions. She concluded the
demonstration by inviting CCC representatives to forward any suggestions or
recommendations they might have to her or any of the subcommittee members. The CCC
then commended the subcommittee for its work.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

K. Key announced that he recently attended a curriculum colloquiem where discussions on
changes to associate degree requirements were held. He said he will draft a summary of
the presentations for the CCC.

At 3:45 p.m., C. Somin moved, and K. Key seconded, that the meeting be adjourned. The
motion carried.

                           EL CAMINO COLLEGE
                     COLLEGE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

                             Proposed Curriculum Changes
                                  February 24, 2004

                    BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

   DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE VERSION UPDATES

   1. Economics 1 – Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics (Online)

   2. History 1A – United States History to 1877 (Online)

   3. History 1A – United States History to 1877 (Telecourse)

   4. Philosophy 3 – Ethics and Society (Online)

   5. Political Science 1 – Governments of the United States and California (Online)

   6. Political Science 1 – Governments of the United States and California (Telecourse)

   CHANGES IN DESCRIPTIVE TITLE, CATALOG DESCRIPTION
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Current Status/Proposed Change
         1. Political Science 8 - California State and Local Government, National Policy and
             Intergovernmental Issues
             In Tthis course analyzes the organization and operation of California’s state and
             local (county, city, special district) governments, as well as intergovernmental
             issues, will be examined. Topics will include urban problems, regional politics,
             and intergovernmental relations,. and their California’s interrelationships with local
             and national institutions and policies will be analyzed.

                                          BUSINESS DIVISION

         DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE VERSION UPDATES

         1. Real Estate 25B – Real Estate Escrow Computer Applications (Online)

         2. Real Estate 25C – Real Estate Practice Computer Applications (Online)

         3. Real Estate 25D – Real Estate Investment Analysis Computer Applications
            (Online)

         4. Real Estate 25E – Real Estate Finance Computer Applications (Online)


         5. Real Estate 25F – Real Estate Property Management Computer Applications
            (Online)

                                     HUMANITIES DIVISION

         DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE VERSION UPDATE

         1. English 39 – Literature and Film (Online)

                          INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

         CHANGE IN CATALOG DESCRIPTION

        1. Manufacturing Technology 1 – Orientation to Manufacturing
     Current Status/Proposed Change
           This course provides the student with an introduction to the overview of
           Mmanufacturing Technology program and specialty options with a special
           emphasis on employment industries in modern society and processes involved in
           manufacturing today. Career opportunities. Manufacturing industries are
           described in sufficient detail to enable the student to gain knowledge of basic
           concepts throughout a broad spectrum of industrial technology and preparation
           required for employment in the field are emphasized.
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  ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

  1. Redondo Beach Union High School Courses: Engineering Drafting 1 and 2
     articulate with:
             El Camino College Course: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5

  2. Hawthorne High School Courses: Wood 2A and 2B articulate with:
           El Camino College Course: Construction Technology 107abcd

  3. Southern California Regional Occupational Center Course: Basic Electronics
     articulates with:
             El Camino College Course: Electronics and Computer Hardware
             Technology 110

  4. Southern California Regional Occupational Center Course: Advanced Electronics
     articulates with:
             El Camino College Course: Electronics and Computer Hardware
             Technology 112
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                              NATURAL SCIENCES DIVISION

       DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE VERSION UPDATE

       1. Astronomy 20 – The Solar System (Online)

       CHANGES IN CONDITIONS OF ENROLLMENT (Pre/Corequisite,
       Recommended Preparation, or Enrollment Limitation), CATALOG
       DESCRIPTION; COURSE REVIEW

       1. Astronomy 12 – Astronomy Laboratory
          Current Status/Proposed Change
          Recommended Preparation: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in
          Astronomy 9 20 or 10 25 or 11 or equivalent
          This The Aastronomy Llaboratory experience includes telescopic observations of
          constellations, provides students with an introduction to the observation of the sky
          with telescopes, binoculars, and the unaided eye. The student will become familiar
          with the principles of set up and operation of telescopes and use them to view the
          Moon, the Sun, planets, stars, and deep-sky objects, uses of the spectroscope and
          currently available technology; interpretations of observational star clusters, and
          nebulae. The student will use the principles of astronomy to interpret results; and
          demonstrations of the principles underlying astronomical equipment and
          procedures their observations. Students will also learn to identify the bright stars
          and major constellations visible in California.
          Note: This course is only offered only at night.

CHANGES IN CONDITIONS OF ENROLLMENT (Pre/Corequisite, Recommended
     Preparation, or Enrollment Limitation), CATALOG DESCRIPTION; COURSE
     OUTLINE REVISED TO MEET TITLE 5 REQUIREMENTS

       1. Astronomy 13abc – Astronomical Optics
          Current Status/Proposed Change
          Recommended Preparation: Astronomy 9, 10, 11 20 or 25 or equivalent with a
          grade of B or better; Mathematics 70
          In Tthis course, introduces the student will be introduced to principles of
          astronomical optics. The student will apply those principles to the design,
          fabrication, and use of a telescope, which will be tested on a field trip to a dark
          under the night sky location. Primary mirrors are ground, smoothed, polished, and
          figured by hand. Basic observation Extensive testing is done in the and optical
          shop. Optical and optical testing theories are presented., as well as principles of
          testing and mounting design Students will design and build a custom optical tube
          assembly for their primary mirror as well as a telescope mount.
          Note: Minimum cost for a completed telescope is $250.
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