AGENDA ITEM 4.1 Summary College of the Redwoods Summary of Curricular Changes

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Academic Senate Meeting April 17, 2015

AGENDA ITEM 4.1 Summary

College of the Redwoods Summary of Curricular Changes 04.10.15 DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

NEW = New Program; SUB = Revised program that has undergone

substantive

changes; NONSUB = Revised program that has undergone non-substantial changes; INA = Inactivated program; COMMENTS = nature of proposal

Program Title

High School Equivalency Preparation Certificate of Completion Career and College Foundations Certificate of Completion

N E W N O N S U B S U B I N A

X X

Comments/ Summary Changes Discipline Code/ Prerequisite Change

New noncredit Certificate of Completion will provide basic skills instruction for community members who need help preparing to take a high school equivalency test. It will meet the life-long learning needs of our community by providing a structured academic pathway for those who need additional preparation and instruction to be successful. New noncredit certificate will prepare students for transition to college or a new career. It will provide a structured academic pathway for those students those who may have graduated high school but do not fall into the traditional academic paradigm. This sequence of courses will provide instruction in basic skills, work readiness and computer literacy in order to help students meet academic and vocational goals.

Curriculum Changes: 04.10.15

Academic Senate Meeting April 17, 2015

AGENDA ITEM 4.1 Summary

College of the Redwoods Summary of Course Changes

submission; REV = Revised course; REP = Replaces existing course;

04.10.15 LEGEND

PREFIX = Course prefix; # = Course Number; TITLE = Course title or title change; NEW = New course or large format/distanced education proposal first INA = Inactivated course ; UNITS = Total Units and hours of new or revised course; UC = UC transferable – indicate UC transfer status by placing an A for approved courses and a P for courses pending; CSU = CSU transferableindicate CSU transfer status by placing an A for approved courses and a P for courses pending CR GE = credits apply to CR General Education; underlined indicates new CR GE and R for approval removed; COMMENTS = Review of outline changes, including prerequisites.

Prefix

CIS LVN BUS GS WORK EDUC

# Title/Title Change

35 Intro to Information Systems Security 110A Pharmacology - Vocational Nurse I 18 6 Business Law First Year Experience 252 Custodian: Basic Maintenance

N E W R E V R E P I N A [ Units ] Lec/ Lab Hrs U C C S U CR GE

X X X X X X X X X X

Comments/ Summary Changes Discipline Code/ Prerequisite Change

Course updated to align with C-ID descriptor. Revisions include new course title and catalog description. Recommended prep changed to include CIS-31. Regularly scheduled review to maintain online status. New modality: distance education Regularly scheduled review to maintain online status. New course designed to provide a short-term vocational course that utilizes resources available in institutions like the jail to train individuals in an area in which they could obtain employment upon release from jail. New course designed to prepare students to effectively interact with technology tools. Knowledge of how to leverage online tools and systems is essential to be successful in college and in the workplace. At College of the Redwoods there are a significant number of students who do not know how to use the Learning Management System (LMS) well. It is also crucial that students know how to access student email accounts.

Curriculum Changes: 04.10.15

Academic Senate Meeting April 17, 2015

Prefix # Title/Title Change

EDUC EDUC MATH 252 Open Mathematics Lab

AGENDA ITEM 4.1 Summary

N E W R E V R E P I N A [ Units ] Lec/ Lab Hrs U C C S U CR GE

X

Comments/ Summary Changes Discipline Code/ Prerequisite Change

New course designed to prepare students to effectively participate in a fully online class by introducing them to the key skills and tools necessary to be a successful online student. Currently, as College of the Redwoods offers more courses online, and as instructors use more online tools in blended learning environments, it is increasingly important that students be able to efficiently communicate and learn using online tools. X X New modality: distance education Course updated from supervised tutoring ot an open lab course where students receive instruction in basic skills mathematics individually and in small groups based on need.

Curriculum Changes: 04.10.15

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