College of the Redwoods


Date: 2-20-15


Division: Health Occupations


Course ID and Number: DA 163


Course Title: Dental Disease and Oral Health Issues


Please select the distance education method that describes how the course content will be delivered:

Online-internet based - Delayed Interaction: Students and instructor interactions are not simultaneous, but are delayed or distributed over time.

Online-internet based - Simultaneous Interaction: Students and instructor interactions are simultaneous, with immediate opportunity for exchange among participants.

Hybrid online-internet/classroom based: Students and instructor interactions are both classroom and internet based, with classroom time reduced and replaced by required online participation.


What perceived need will this distance education course address?

1. Scheduling conflicts with Certificate and Degree requirements ( non-dental assisting courses).

2. Scheduling conflicts assigning associate faculty.


Will approval of this course offer a certificate or degree program with 50% or more of its curriculum delivered by distance education?

No a.

If yes, has this certificate or degree program been approved by the Curriculum Committee for 50% or more delivery by distance education?


Describe in detail how the course design will ensure Regular Effective Contact (refer to Regular Effective

Contact Policy) and include: b.

Threaded Discussion Forums (or equivalent) c.

Weekly Announcements (or equivalent) d.

Instructor-Prepared Materials (e.g., text-based, video &/or audio files) in addition to publisher-created materials to create a virtual equivalent of the face-to-face class.

1. Weekly announcements and informational/ clarification postings by the instructor regarding students questions on assignments/projects given. This will be considered "virtual office hours".

2. Thread discussion (intitiated interaction) regarding textbook reading assignments and additional articles posted by the instructor relevant to patient education, patient assessment, pathology, and pharmacology.

3. Assignments using Textbook (Modern Dental Assisting, 11 th Edition) Patient Case Studies . Instructor feedback will be provided through College of the Redwoods e-mail or Canvas.

4. Instructor lectures will be written (text based) utilizing Powerpoint posted on Canvas. Additionally, the instructor will conduct a class discussion period prior to exams (4 week intervals). This will be done in the

traditional classroom.

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To illustrate the description in #7, describe what students in this course will do in a typical week of this course.

Students will be assigned textbook (Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition) reading assignments as well as textbook generated case studies that correlate with the reading assignment. The students will be asked to submit the "screen capture" of the completed case studies assignment to the instructor each week. This allows for assessment of the students progression. Additionally, the instructor will post a supplementary article relevant to the weekly assigned reading and case studies. Students will be required to post posting and engaged in dialogue in order to earn weekly participation points.

Class meetings will be held at 4 week intervals. During class meeting exams will be given regarding the content of the previous weeks content. Additionally, several field trips will be required.

Students will also be assigned 2 case presentation projects during the duration of the course. Both case

presentations will be presented in the traditional classroom in front of their peers and instructor.


What is the course “statement of expectations” to be included in the syllabus for instructor frequency and timeliness of instructor-initiated contact and student feedback? (refer to Regular Effective Contact Policy)

1. Class meetings will be held in person every 4 weeks on a Wednesday, additionally three mandatory field trips will required (TBA).

2. The instructor will post announcements, clarifications, and articles for discussion each Wednesday.

Subsequent dialogue/ responses of threaded discussions will take place on Friday.

3. All homework assignments due must be submitted on Wednesday.


How is this course designed to address Student Authenticity? Preventive measures may include: multiple assessment techniques, written assignments, threaded discussions, exams based on randomly drawn test bank items, timed exams, and raising student awareness of the College’s Code of Conduct.

Multiple Assessment Techniques:

1. Students will be required to submit individual "screen captures" for each case study submitted.

2. Students will take 4 written exams (timed) in a traditional classroom setting.

3. Students will be required to make 2 individual case presentations in the traditional classroom setting.

Individual Case Studies will be graded using a rubric and questions will be asked during presentations.

Code of Conduct:

All Dental Assisting Program students are required to sign Program Handbook vertification, due at Program

Orientation in August. The Program Handbook addresses Program and College Code of Conduct.


This course will have proctored exams. (refer to College Proctoring Policy)

No Yes Optional


Describe how assessments are used in this course to ensure that the student work is evaluated effectively, accurately, and in a timely manner.

1. Case study "screen capture" will be submitted to the instructor using College of the Redwoods e-mail or

Canvas. Students Case study scores immediately generated by Evolve indicate where the student struggled.

Students will be required to submit "screen captures" weekly and instructor will provide feedback in the areas where students struggled.

2. Scores earned on proctored, timed exams. Student will get there exam scores after each exam, allowing the student to track their grade and progress in the course. This can be done through e-mail, Canvas, or in person.

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3. Individual Case Presentation rubrics with instructor feedback will be provided to the student prior to submitting the second case presentation. The first Case Presentation will be due at mid-terms and the

second during finals week.


Describe the contingency plan for this course if there is an unexpected instructor absence (refer to Regular

Effective Contact Policy).

Weekly announcements will be structured as "virtual office hours". In the event of a absence an announcement will be posted. The instructor will post the day that she/he is planning to return to the

"virtual classroom". In the event that the instructor cannot return the Program Coordinator will conduct the course until completion.


Both state and federal law require community colleges to design courses to ensure access for students with disabilities, including compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Please indicate the steps taken to ensure accessibility by checking the Yes, No, or NA boxes below. For further assistance with accessibility and assistive technology, please contact DSP&S.

Yes No NA Requirement and Purpose


The course delivery provides a text equivalent for all non-text elements such as images, animations, applets, audio/video files and art. This will enable a screen reader

to read the text equivalent to a blind student.


The course delivery provides descriptions for important graphics if they are not fully described through alternative text or in a document’s content. The description would

inform a blind student of what a picture represented.


The course delivery ensures that information conveyed by the use of color is also understandable without color. For example, so a blind or color-blind student could

understand a color-coded representation of DNA.


The course delivery provides textual equivalents to audio information (captioning).

The text will enable deaf students to know what others are hearing.


The course delivery provides an alternative audio description for multimedia presentations. The sound will enable blind students to know what others are seeing.


The course delivery ensures that moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating objects or pages may be paused or frozen. The movement can be distracting for students with

certain disabilities.

Yes No NA Requirement and Purpose


If using faculty web site vs. college provided course management system, the web site identifies, by labeling or other appropriate means, row and column headers. The identification will enable screen readers to discern the headers, which disclose the

purpose of the data in the rows and columns.


If using faculty web site vs. college provided course management system, the web site provides title frames and includes sufficient information as to their purpose and relationship to each other. This will help blind students understand the organizational

purpose of the frame.


If using faculty web site vs. college provided course management system, the instructor has ensured, through HiSoftware’s “Cynthia Says” or other appropriate verification, the usability of pages, and will attach to this proposal evaluation printouts of Section 508 and

WCAG—Priority 1 compliance.


If interactive software for homework/instruction is used, the company has provided a current 508 statement of compliance ensuring accessibility to students needing the use of a screen reader. This ensures that publisher provided programs to supplement

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Academic Senate Approval: 04.04.14

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or augment textbooks are as accessible as the class website.


My course syllabus recommends that students who require accommodations for a disability, such as accessible formatting of course materials, contact me immediately.

Example: “In compliance with equal access laws, I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that you may require as a student with a disability.

Students are encouraged to contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) for disability verification and for determination of reasonable academic


Submitted by: Hillary Reed Tel. Ext: 4253


Distance Education Faculty Appointee Mark Winter

Division Dean or Director: Joe Hash

Date: 2-20-15

Review Date: 2/20/15

Review Date: 2/20/2015


Approved by Curriculum Committee: No Yes Date: 03.13.15

Academic Senate Approval Date: 04.03.15 Board of Trustees Approval Date: 04.07.15

Curriculum Approval: 03.14.14

Academic Senate Approval: 04.04.14

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