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Standing Committee Improvement Report For 2014-2015
In accordance with College Procedure 2.01.01.14, Committees, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, each May, requests the chairs of the College’s standing
committees to submit the Annual Standing Committee Chairs’ Year-End Improvement Report to inform the President of the College concerning the decisions and
effectiveness of the standing committees. The data are used to create this Standing Committee Improvement Report, which is available on the College web site:
http://www.epcc.edu/InstitutionalEffectiveness/Pages/StandingCommitteeImprovementReportbyCommittee.aspx .
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
CHARGE: To review and advise on credit and non-credit curriculum issues―such as program curriculum revision and additions of new programs and new courses―and the
content and assessment of the Core Curriculum.
Academic
Year
I. Response to last Year’s Chair’s recommended Plan
of Action
II. Recommendations and Receiving Administrator(s)
III. Recommended Plan of Action (e.g. Objectives) for
the Committee during the next Academic Year
2014-2015
Had no recommendations but followed up on Core Assessment
Plans and ensuring the disciplines had all the information they
needed. Communicated with THECB about the Oral
Communication portion of the Core Assessment for
Communication.
Recommended changes in the Core to include MUSI 1308 and
1309 to the Core and delete MUSI 1307. Had two committee
members go to the assessment conference in College Station this
year with an additional faculty member tagging along. With the
great discussion concerning the oral facet of the communication
requirement of the core assessment, we facilitated a seminar on
Aril 7th on assessment so that the disciplines could visit with one
another and start a discussion among disciplines.
Continue to convince faculty members to attend the assessment
conference and continue to facilitate a yearly seminar allowing the
faculty members to share their experiences and concerns
concerning assessment.
2013-2014
Revised and approved the Core Curriculum Assessment Plan
needed to complete the EPCC Proposed Core Curriculum packet
for submission to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
(THECB) for approval.
Recommended changes to College Procedure Official Course
Syllabus 7.04.02.10 to align the Part I and Part II Syllabus.
None.
Approved the Core Curriculum information to be posted on the
Curriculum and Instructional Development Office web site.
Developed and approved the EPCC Core Curriculum Learning
Outcomes.
Hosted the Core Curriculum Assessment Workshop for all faculty
members with courses in the Core Curriculum on April 3,
2014. The workshop was conducted by Danita McAnally, Chief of
Planning & Advancement – Assessment & Development, Amarillo
College.
Held the WebEx Core Curriculum training for Curriculum
Committee and interested parties. Training was conducted by
Danita McAnally, Chief of Planning & Advancement –
Assessment & Development, Amarillo College.
Had five Curriculum Committee members attend the 14th Annual
Assessment Texas A&M (TAMU) Conference Feb 16-18, 2014.
2012-2013
The Committee continued work on the identification of the
Voted to add THECB Learning Outcomes to Syllabus Part II.
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Work on Core Revision procedures.
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Academic
Year
I. Response to last Year’s Chair’s recommended Plan
of Action
proposed EPCC Core Curriculum, which will be submitted to the
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for approval.
The Committee took the following steps to identify the proposed
Core Curriculum: 1) Reviewed all course descriptions for
courses in existing Core Curriculum 2) Determined which courses
met the new THECB Core Curriculum requirements 3) Reviewed
course enrollment data for courses that met new THECB Core
Curriculum requirements 4) Deleted courses that did not transfer,
were deleted from ACGM, or had not been offered in the last five
years 5) Created a rubric for disciplines to use to justify
placement of courses in proposed Core Curriculum 6) Held a
Math and Science disciplines summit to address lecture/lab
issues in proposed Core Curriculum 7) Conducted a Core
Curriculum Update Workshop during Spring 2013 Faculty
Development Week 8) Voted on all courses placed in proposed
Core Curriculum 9) Distributed proposed Core Curriculum to all
disciplines in the College for an up or down vote by the disciplines
10) Voted to request that EPCC file for early submission of the
proposed Core Curriculum to THECB (this was approved, and the
submission will be made September 1, 2013. November 1, 2013
is the regular submission date.).
2011-2012
No actions were recommended by last year’s committee chair
because all actions listed on 2010-2011’s Annual Standing
Committee Chair’s Year-End Improvement Report were
accomplished by the 2010-2011 Curriculum Committee.
II. Recommendations and Receiving Administrator(s)
III. Recommended Plan of Action (e.g. Objectives) for
the Committee during the next Academic Year
Voted to revise EPCC Procedure 6.04.02.10 Official Course
Syllabus
Attended Core Revision Training on May 1, 2013
Two training sessions were conducted for Curriculum Committee
members in preparation for them to assist individual disciplines in
revising the core curriculum. (Dates of training sessions: April 12
and April 19, 2012)
The committee needs to assist disciplines in the decisions
concerning the selection of courses to be placed in the Core
Curriculum.
On April 25, 2012, the Curriculum Committee conducted the
District Wide Coordinator’s Core Curriculum Seminar to instruct
the District wide coordinators on the new core curriculum
requirements mandated by the THECB.
The Curriculum Committee attended the Starlink Core Curriculum
THECB training on April 3 and April 11, 2012.
The Curriculum Committee voted to institute an Online Drop
Procedure at the October 13, 2011 meeting.
At the November 16, 2011 meeting, the Curriculum Committee
worked with the Faculty Senate on rewording of the Syllabus Part
I.
At the October 13, 2011 meeting, a Core Assessment
subcommittee was created to continually assess the Core
Curriculum because the College must submit a report to the
THECB every five years on the effectiveness of the Core.
At the same meeting, a committee was established to assure that
the faculty listing in the Catalogue is accurate by working with the
Faculty Senate.
2010-2011
All actions taken by the Curriculum Committee in 2009-2010 were
accomplished in that year. Therefore, there were no actions to be
taken forward into 2010-2011.
1. The Curriculum Committee voted to establish a subcommittee
to work with Maria Gomez and Myshie M. Pagel to develop a
survey to measure student satisfaction with the Core Curriculum
courses offered. The survey was completed with December
graduates and the final report was submitted to the Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board by the April 1, 2011 deadline.
2.
[None submitted]
The Curriculum Committee voted to establish a
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Academic
Year
I. Response to last Year’s Chair’s recommended Plan
of Action
II. Recommendations and Receiving Administrator(s)
III. Recommended Plan of Action (e.g. Objectives) for
the Committee during the next Academic Year
subcommittee to review the wording in GIPWE concerning the
implementation of SCANS in the career and technical
programs. This subcommittee’s work resulted in a format for all
career and technical programs to use in complying with the
SCANS GIPWE requirement.
3. The Curriculum Committee voted to forward the SCANS
format to Leadership for approval for use in the career and
technical programs.
4. The Curriculum Committee voted to conduct a workshop on
state mandated Core Curriculum changes. This workshop will be
offered during the Fall 2011 Faculty Development
Week.
2009-2010
[Not requested]
To Dr. Dennis Brown:
1. Leadership Team should address the issue of sending a letter
to the Director of Admissions and Registrar requesting that the
Banner System be implemented in a way that the students will
only be allowed to take the courses that are in their majors.
The recommendation is based on the high number of students
taking on line classes who are unable to sit down with a
counselor. Additionally, some students do not
follow counseling recommendations.
Work diligently with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board to implement Core Curriculum recommendations.
Assist committees working on the SACS accreditation visitation.
2. Add ENGR 2372 to the Core Curriculum.
3. Delete the phrase (can be taken concurrently) and leave READ
0309 as a prerequisite to HIST 1301, 1302, 2321, and 2322.
4. The College should conduct a study of the effect that the
prerequisite READ 0309 has had on the pass rate of the
Government courses. Once History implements the same
prerequisite requirement, History courses are to also be included
in the study.
5. Remove DRAM 2366 from the Core Curriculum
6. Add PSYC 2302 to the Core Curriculum
7. Remove ARCH 1305 from the Core Curriculum
8. Leadership Team should address the Curriculum Committee’s
responsibility regarding programs that are under a different Vice
President.
2008-2009
[Not requested]
1) Create a taskforce to update the existing procedure
concerning awarding a transfer credit from another institution and
that until the procedure is updated that the existing draft (flow
charts) be used to award credit. (Dr. Brown)
2) Support the development of BMGT 1329 and the support of
the application for a Unique Need course that will ultimately
replace BMGT 1329. (Dr. Brown)
3) Support that a revision date be put at the lower left hand
corner of the Part II Syllabus and to be implemented in Spring
2009. (Dr. Kelley)
4) Invite Mr. Daryle Hendry to the next Curriculum Committee
meeting and have him present the documentation that
necessitated the current evaluation process. (Dr. Kelley)
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That the committee continue to make revisions to the Core
Curriculum as needed and support curriculum development.
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Academic
Year
I. Response to last Year’s Chair’s recommended Plan
of Action
II. Recommendations and Receiving Administrator(s)
III. Recommended Plan of Action (e.g. Objectives) for
the Committee during the next Academic Year
5) Delete the 6 Drop Rule statement from the ESL and from the
Developmental Part II syllabi. (Dr. Brown)
6) Change all the Part II syllabi to 10 font. (Dr. Kelley)
7) Recommend to not transcript a class that has been audited on
the student’s official transcript and remove from the 2008-2010
Catalog the sentence on page 49 that says that it will be
transcripted, and also delete from any other relevant documents.
(Mr. Daryle Hendry)
8) Accept the re-numbering and title change to PSYC 2303 and
to create a Unique Need course PSYC 2370. (Dr. Brown)
9) Dr. Kelley should identify the disciplines that need to be
contacted and then send the information to Dr. Dennis Brown. He
will send out a letter to the each of the disciplines identified with
the appropriate information. (Dr. Brown)
10) Recommend that Dr. Brown write a letter to the Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board asking to move ARCH 1301 from
Visual and Performing Arts Block to the Humanities Block. (Dr.
Brown)
11) Recommend that MATH 1350 be added to the core
curriculum. (Dr. Brown)
12) Recommend the addition of SPAN 2315 to the core
curriculum. (Dr. Brown)
2007-2008
[Not requested]
To Dr. Dennis Brown:
 6 Drop Rule should be placed in Part II of the Syllabus.
 Addition of the MUEN courses to the Core Curriculum.
 Removal of the “and” in the Natural Sciences block of the Core
Curriculum.
 Reviewed major revisions of the following programs: Fire
Fighter, Physical Therapist, Music, Business, Media Digital
Production.
 Assisted in the formulation of twenty-six Associate of ArtsAssociate of Science degrees.
2006-2007
[Not requested]
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Biology Department’s proposal of the addition of Anatomy and
Physiology be added to the Core will be revisited. Affected
disciplines will be asked to make presentations to the committee
before action is taken on the proposal.
To Dr. Brown, Leadership Team:
Curriculum changes to meet the 120 rule.
Syllabus Procedure 6.04.02.10.
International Baccalaureate Program.
HIST 2321 &HIST 2322 Core Curriculum Changes.
Math 1333 Core Curriculum Changes.
Added COMM 2366 as a choice to Core Curriculum.
PSYC 2314 replacement in the Core Curriculum.
Informational Memo Regarding Opening of the Core Curriculum
2010.
Provide information regarding the upcoming opening of the Core
Curriculum in 2010.
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