Agenda - UC Riverside Academic Senate

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Committee on Courses
Thursday, October 22, 2015
1:10 – 3:10 PM
220 University Office Building
Action
Information
1:10 – 1:15 pm
I.
AGENDA
Item
Chair Announcements
 10/27/15 Special Division Meeting
Enclosures
Action
1:15
II.
Approval of Minutes from October 1, 2015 Meeting
1 (pp. 3-4)
Discussion/
Action
1:15 – 1:25
III.
Review of Questionnaire for V Course Instructors
2 (p. 5)
Discussion/
Action
1:25 – 1:40
IV.
Consultation with Registrar on Recommendations from
Change Management Workgroup
 Senate Chair Wudka has asked that the Committee
review the recommendations and report back with
either their vote of support and/or feedback and
concerns about the set of recommendations.
Discussion/
Action
1:40 – 2:10
V.
Approval of Courses
 UNEX Instructor Proposals: Cultan-EDUC X80.01;
Cavazos-EDUC X80; Barajas-EDUC X88.65;
Murrillo-EDUC X82 & EDUC X83.01
 Courses Requesting Priority Enrollment Extension:
BUS 010; BUS 020
Information
2:10 – 3:10
VI.
New CRAMS Development with Banner Presentation from
the Registrar’s Office and Computer and Communications
Information
VII.
Other Business
3 (pp. 6-9)
4 (pp. 10-47)
5 (pp. 48-49)
NOTE: Courses are ready for your review at the following website:
https://cramsportal.ucr.edu/crams/approver.login. Please remember to send any comments you may on the courses to
your Subcommittee Chair. Please note that the agenda lists all of the course proposals that have requests for an
extension of priority enrollment. Even though all proposals with a priority enrollment request will be discussed in
the meeting, subcommittees should still review the course proposals and note in the chat room concerns they may
have with the priority enrollment requests in order to facilitate discussion at the meeting. Please remember to send
any comments you may have on the courses to your Subcommittee Chair.
Subcommittee Chairs: Please email Chair Chris Chase-Dunn and Beth Beatty your comments on any courses to be
discussed at the meeting by October 21 at 5PM.
The following courses do not need review as they are waiting for concurrent courses:
EE 232
EE 249
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The following course proposals for deletion were identified as part of the NOFY process:
ANTH 144
ANTH 184
The following courses were returned to the Committee’s queue:
BUS 010;
Returned after 4/29/15 Meeting for: Requested that the justifications for the extension of priority
BUS 020
enrollment be updated to document that students are
progressing through the major on time as a result of priority
enrollment.
ETST 187
Returned after 12/10/14 Meeting
Requested that syllabus be provided and that proposal is
for:
reviewed to ensure that the course is not recycling the course
number with new course content, which is against policy.
The Committee is scheduled to meet next on December 3 from 1 to 3PM in 219 UOB.
AGENDA ENCLOSURES:
1. October 1, 2015 Minutes
2. Questionnaire for V Course Instructors
3. Recommendations from Change Management Workgroup
4a. UNEX Proposal for R. Culton to instruct EDUC X80.01
4b. UNEX Proposal for E. Cavazos to instruct EDUC X80
4c. UNEX Proposal for B. Barajas to instruct EDUC X88.65
4d. UNEX Proposal for S. Murrillo to instruct EDUC X82 & EDUC X83.01
5. Committee on Courses Guidelines for Requests for Extension of Priority Enrollment
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Attachment 1
COMMITTEE ON COURSES
OCTOBER 1, 2015
MINUTES
PRESENT:
C. Chase-Dunn, Chair; J. Allison; C. Geraghty; D. Kisailus; P. Lyons; K. Neville;
A. Rao
GUESTS:
T. Moxham, Library Rep.; B. Dailey, Registrar; M. Miller, Course Specialist
ABSENT:
M. Bloom; K. Shtengel (on leave F’15)
Chair Chris Chase-Dunn called the meeting to order at 10:10AM.
Following introductions of Committee members and a review of the charge to the Committee,
the Conflict of Interest Policy for the 2015-2016 Academic Year was adopted.
The Chair provided the Committee with an overview of the course approval process and the
procedures for the review of course proposals in CRAMS.
The Chair updated the Committee on several issues from last year academic year that the
Committee will continue to discuss and address this academic year. The issue of remote
proctoring for courses offered online will continue to be discussed. The Chair recommended
that the Committee work to propose a standard proctoring procedure and to gather feedback from
instructors who taught courses online and utilized remote proctoring. Priority enrollment is
another issue that will continue to be discussed. The Registrar reminded the Committee of the
Senate approved action that allows the Registrar to grant a temporary one term priority
enrollment request.
The Registrar requested guidance from the Committee on the issue of faculty who provide and
assign students graded assignments outside of the academic term. The Registrar explained that
this practice impacts student’s expectations with the academic calendar. The Committee
expressed concern that this practice could interfere with registration and graduation. The Chair
questioned if a justification is provide by the instructors for this practice. The Committee
advised the Registrar that in the future for such cases the rules should be explained to the faculty
members who provide and assign graded assignments outside of the academic term should be
explained and that the Registrar should work with department chairs to avoid such situations.
The Registrar informed the Committee of Chemistry’s intent to make the CHEM 112 A-C series,
honors courses. However, the current CRAMS system does not allow for the use of 5 number
spaces that the proposed change to the CHEM courses would require. The new system Banner
will allow for 5 number spaces later this academic year. The Committee approved the
Registrar’s request and solution to this issue to accept and review paper proposals for the courses
that will be then entered into the Banner system next year.
Courses identified by the subcommittees were discussed and approved except for the following:
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EDUC 120
EDUC 129
EDUC 133
EDUC 176
EE 123V
EE 153V
The Committee reviewed the course proposals for EDUC 120, EDUC 129, EDUC 133 and
EDUC 176 and noted concern with the requests for priority enrollment as they did not
adequately document that students from the noted GSoE programs had issues enrolling in the
courses, which negatively affected their progression. The Committee opined that it was not clear
in the justification provided for the priority enrollment request that students from other programs
would enroll in the courses as they are not requirements for any programs outside of GSoE. The
Committee unanimously voted to return the proposals and request that the program provide a
stronger justification for priority enrollment and include clear evidence of the enrollment issues
that require the need for priority enrollment.
The Committee reviewed the revised course proposals for EE 123V and EE 153V and noted that
the prerequisite statement in the syllabi does not match the prerequisite requirement in the
proposal. The Committee unanimously voted to return the proposals and request that the
department update the prerequisite statement in the syllabi so that it matches the prerequisite
requirement in the proposal. The Committee opined that once the corrections are made, the
proposals can be approved.
The Committee reviewed course proposals with priority enrollment expiring in Winter 2016 and
Spring 2016 that were requesting three year extensions of the priority enrollment clause. The
Committee approved the following course proposals with priority enrollment extension requests:
CS 010
ENGL
ECON
CS 012
001C
104A
ENGL
ECON
01HC
105A
ENGL
01SC
The Committee reviewed the recommendations from the Change Management Workgroup for
Banner implementation. The Committee commented that the recommendation for all or none
prerequisite checking, which would allow departments to use a radio button functionality to
either enforce prerequisites or not, was restrictive for departments and students. The Committee
requested that the Registrar provide a pedagogical explanation for the reasoning behind this
recommendation. The Committee also opined concern with the recommendation for the timing
of the add/drop period and lapse for non-payment and start of “W” grading for withdrawals,
which would shorten the amount of time students have to pay fees before they are forced to
withdraw from a course. The Committee strongly opined that this change could negatively affect
students as they would be less engaged and could negatively affect their time to graduation. The
Committee opined that an extension should be granted for students to pay fees. Before
submitting feedback on the recommendations, the Committee requested that the Registrar
address their concerns and questions at the Committee’s next meeting.
With no other business to discuss the meeting was adjourned at 3:00PM.
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Attachment 2
Committee on Courses
VCourses Instruction Questionnaire
1. Have you administered exams for your V courses remotely?
2. If yes, how did you do this?
3. Have you used one, or more, of the online remote proctoring services such as ProctorU, etc?
And if so, which one(s).
4. How satisfied were you that your exam was reliably able to test students on what they learned in
your course compared with a traditional in-class exam?
5. What problems do you see with using these services?
6. Have you used testing centers? Which one(s)?
7. How satisfied were you that your exam was reliably able to test students on what they learned in
your course compared with a traditional in-class exam?
8. What problems do you see with using these test centers?
9. Did you have exams proctored at a workplace?
10. How satisfied were you that your exam was reliably able to test students on what they learned in
your course compared with a traditional in-class exam?
11. What problems do you see with using these options?
12. Did you have exams proctored at another educational institution?
13. How satisfied were you that your exam was reliably able to test students on what they learned in
your course compared with a traditional in-class exam?
14. What problems do you see with using these options?
15. Do you have any suggestions for better ways to test students remotely?
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Attachment 3
TO:
ACADEMIC SENATE
FROM:
JOE CHILDERS, CHAIR OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT WORKGROUP
SUBJECT:
POLICY REVIEWS FOR BANNER IMPLEMENTATION
DATE:
MAY 13, 2015
CC:
The university is in the process of implementing a new student information system, Banner.
Understanding the complexity and far reaching impact this implementation has on the campus,
various workgroups have been established. The Facilitation Workgroup - Change Management
is charged with overseeing the coordination of systems and policy changes that will need to be
effected as a result of implementing this new system. The general principles being applied
during the review and discussions are 1) minimizing the number of customizations/modifications
to the baseline Banner product and 2) providing the utmost flexibility for the change of
needs/demands of the campus into the future.
Below please find current items that have been reviewed by the workgroup to include the
recommendation being put forth. We would greatly appreciate a Senate response on these
recommendations within 30 days to ensure we are effectively and efficiently moving forward in
the implementation.
Topic: 16 Unit Repeated Unit Maximum
Current Practice: The Registrar's Office manually reviews all repeats at the end of the term to
adjust the record according to the number of repeated units the student has completed. If the
student reaches the 16 unit maximum within a course, the Registrar's Office creates 2 sections of
the course on the student's record and divides the units up accordingly. Based on how a student
completes repeats, the 16 units counted in this could move and require a staff member to
recompile the original course and split a new and different course. UCR’s implementation is
based on interpretation of UC Policy 780.c.4 http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/manual/rpart3.html#rpart3-IIIch4
Issue: The requirement to split a course into two different sections to accommodate exactly 16
units of repeats is not a delivered component of Banner, it complicates reporting and data
analysis of student records and requires manual intervention on the student record. Splitting is
no longer an option.
Recommendation: No longer split courses in order to go up to but not over the 16 unit
maximum. Since the initial spirit of the policy is to allow a repeat of up to four 4 unit courses
and was put in place before the existence of 5 unit courses, the new procedure would be to allow
up to 19 units as the maximum (thus up to 3 five unit courses could be accommodated). If a
student is below 16 units and the next course repeated would take them over 16 units of repeated
credit, the student will be allowed to repeat unless doing so exceeds the 19 unit repeatable
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maximum. Thus, if a course will take the repeated total to 20 that original grade in that course
will not be excluded from the GPA.
Topic: Terminology – Concentration/Track/Emphasis
Current Practice: Currently there is no standardization regarding the terminology used for paths
within a major.
Issue: Banner and Degree Works both utilize the word Concentration. It can be confusing at
times when curriculum is approved with other titles. The system, transcripts and other documents
that reference the student information system will list it as a concentration even if in the catalog
it is called a track or emphasis. This actually is how the current system is also designed but we
are not certain everyone realizes this.
Recommendation: Utilize Baseline Banner and Degree Works and request consistent use of the
term concentration.
An approved series or grouping of courses that are a required
integrated group satisfying requirements for graduation and must
Concentration
all be completed in order to show on the transcript. Student is
tracked in the Student Information System and requirements are
in the Degree Audit
A series or grouping of courses that give focus to the course
selections for a student’s course plan. These are seen as
individual collections of courses not as a complete required
integrated group in the curriculum and need not be completed for
Emphasis/Track
graduation. These may be more or less formal according to
program’s culture. Student is not tracked in the Student
Information System with this value, requirements are not in
Degree Works and it does not show on the transcript.
Topic: Individual and Group Activities
Current Practice: Currently SIS has fields for group and individual activities. Only group
activities are assigned days/times and rooms. The individual activities are informational.
Issue: Baseline Banner does not have the ability to differentiate between individual and group
activities.
Recommendation: Utilize Baseline Banner and only input at the schedule level where we
schedule classrooms, etc. This would mean we would only include group activities scheduled or
individual activities that we must include because they "hold" the primary units. All other
activities are still visible to the student in the course description.
Topic: All or None Pre-Requisite Checking; Registrar Input
Current Practice: The departments are responsible for inputting the pre-requisites to be
enforced during registration each term. The Registrar’s Office audits this to ensure all
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requirements are within approved guidelines from Committee on Courses. Departments have the
ability not to enforce a pre-requisite but they cannot enforce a requirement not approved.
Approved pre-requisites are in CRAMS
Issue: The campus is working towards eliminating CRAMS and creating a course approval
process that is directly integrated with Banner. In doing this we would like to use the centralized
area for pre-requisites as an area to contain approved pre-requisite requirements. Banner
provides more flexibility for pre-requisites but some might find it more complicated to set up.
Recommendation: The Registrar’s Office would like to input the pre-requisites in the central
area based on approval from Committee on Courses. Departments would use a radio button
functionality at the section level to either enforce pre-requisites or not (this is an all or none, but
allows the continued practice of pre-requisite enforcement being optional). If a department
needs to waive a specific pre-requisite for a student they would continue to use permits. If a
department wanted a pre-requisite to be discontinued then they would take the necessary steps to
have it approved through Committee on Courses. In rare occasion, the Registrar’s Office can
manually adjust pre-requisites if needed.
Topic: Timing of Add/Drop Period, the lapse for non-payment and start of “W” grading
for withdrawals.
Current Practice: Add/Drop includes the first two weeks of the quarter. After the end of the
second week students who withdraw from a course receive a “W” and can add a course using the
Enrollment Adjustment Form. Friday of Third week students who have not paid or who have not
enrolled have their student status lapsed.
Issue:
1. There is a discrepancy in the application of W’s on student records during third week.
a. Students who have paid and are enrolled, but drop a single course or withdraw
fully from the institution have W’s on their record starting in 3rd week.
b. Students who have not paid the institution but are enrolled in classes are lapsed at
the end of 3rd week removing all courses from the student record and therefore,
they have no W’s on their record.
2. Census is Friday of 3rd week and we have movement in registration and student payment
up until the system is closed on that Friday evening. In addition, we have students who
are readmitted and enrolled after census during 4th week.
3. In the current structure there is movement within student registration throughout the first
three weeks of the quarter which is 30% of the term and can place a student at a
disadvantage related to access to iLearn and successful completion of the course.
Recommendation: The desire is to move the final fee payment lapse from Friday of 3rd week
to the day before instruction begins, move Add/Drop deadline to Tuesday of 2nd week and move
the assignment of “W”s to Wednesday of 2nd week.
Day before instruction begins
 All students who have not paid (enrolled or not) would be lapsed for non-payment
o This frees seats up for paid students to enroll in through self-service during
add/drop; also allows waitlisted students who have paid access to seats.
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Tuesday of 2nd week
 Students who paid but did not enroll would be lapsed as drop/add closes.
 Would need to move when W grades begin to assign to courses. It would now be
Wednesday of 2nd week.
Remaining 2nd week and 3rd week
 Used to finalize any exceptions prior to the census
Topic: The running of Academic Standing after the summer term.
Current Practice: Academic standing job is run at the end of fall, winter and spring, but is not
run at the end of summer.
Issue: The Associate Deans have requested that Academic standing be calculated at the end of
the summer term. In addition, Banner requires the job to run at the end of the summer term
because it sees summer as the next subsequent term to spring quarter. If we don’t run it for
summer term, when the job is run at the end of fall it will consider that all students are beginning
in Good Standing which is not appropriate.
Recommendation: The recommendation is to run the Academic Standing job as expected in
Banner which is also in line with the original request by the Associate Deans.
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Attachment 4a
Date: 9/14/2015
From: Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education Programs, UCR Extension
Re: Extension Instructor Approval
Enclosed for your review is information regarding an instructor which University
Extension is planning to hire, and the course they will be teaching. Please review the
attached material, sign the form to indicate you have approved it, and return all
documents to the Academic Services Office at UCR Extension. If you have any
questions regarding the instructor or course content, please contact me at X21688 or
[email protected]
Course Number: EDUC X88.65
Course Title: Supervised Field Experience in Early Childhood Studies
Instructor Name: Bertha A. Barajas
Instructor Degree:
Instructor Title:
M.A.
Data Collector for ECE Programs/ Instructor
Instructor has Been Previously Approved: Yes
Instructor Has Previously Taught: Yes
Course Description:
Supervised field experience at the UCR Child Development Center or in another local center-based early childhood setting that
implements a program under the requirements of the Child Development Division of the California State Department of Education or is
accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC). Focus is on curriculum planning, instructional methods,
guided management of child behavior, professional ethics, assessment of program and children, and the partnership between staff and
parents. The course is designed to meet Standards 29-33, the Field Work requirements for CCTC Child Development Permits for
Childhood Education Programs. The course may be repeated for four quarters, yielding a total of 324 field work hours. The field work
participation is offered at different developmental levels – infancy, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, school age. Each level may be
repeated twice for credit, but no more than four quarters may be counted for credit. There are nine hours of classroom participation each
week, and 20 hours of lecture per quarter. Some placements at individuals' work sites may be considered by instructor.
Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education
Programs, UCR Extension
Dean or Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education
Sharon Duffy, Dean, UCR Extension
Academic Senate Committee on University Extension &
Committee on Courses
FT
No
Quarter
153a
Programmer
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Lizbeth Gonzalez
Course ID
12045
Inst Id
379295
INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing
DATE: 11/15/2013
Note: Please actually fill in this area—do not refer us to your résumé or vitae.
NAME IN FULL:
Bertha
First
Alicia
INST ID(office use):
Barajas
Middle (if no middle, write “none”)
Last
HOME ADDRESS: 2627 E. 109th Street
Lynwood
90262
City
PRESENT POSITION: Data Collector for ECE Programs / Instructor
(310) 608-7404
ZIP Code
Telephone
UCLA / UCR Extension
Firm
BUS. ADDRESS: 1200 University Ave.
Riverside
92507
City
E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
DEGREES/OTHER ACADEMIC
AND PROFESSIONAL
CERTIFICATES HELD
Yes
Telephone
FAX:
WHERE SHOULD EXTENSION STAFF CORRESPOND WITH YOU?
STUDENT CONTACT RELEASE:
May students contact you by e-mail?
(951) 827-2650
ZIP Code
No
by phone?
Business
Yes
No
Home
in writing?
Yes
No
For Office
Use Only
INSTITUTION
DATE
MAJOR
VERIFIED
X
Master of Arts
Pacific Oaks College
10/17/2013
Early Child. Educ.
Bachelor of Arts
California State University of Los Angeles
June / 1978
Physical Education
Supervisor Permit
Credential department of California
03/01/10
OTHER RELEVANT TRAINING: Fluent in Writing & Reading Spanish
Date
FOREIGN STUDY/TRAVEL:
Where
Languages Spoken
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (TITLE, ORGANIZATION)
NATURE OF WORK
DATE
Supervisor/Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Direct supervision/training & maint. site in Com
12//04-06/29/12
Nutrition Coordinator/Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Monitor Sites/Ensure FP Guidelines /Impl. Tools
12/31/04-
Staff Dev. Sup.Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Staff training in Child Dev. Obs./Lessons & Eval. 02/02-12/04
Supervisor/TeacherMexican American Opportunity Foundation
Supervice/Teacher Plan & implement Curriculum 04/95-01/04
PLEASE LIST ANY BOOKS OR ARTICLES WRITTEN:
PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS AND/OR AWARDS:
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REFERENCES: Approval to teach for University Extension is based on qualifications pertaining to a specific course or area of
knowledge. We must have references from four individuals. References should be professionals and/or faculty of institutions of
higher education who have direct knowledge of your abilities to teach this subject (your academic background, experience/other
qualifications in field of specialization, skill/experience teaching). All references are confidential.
Please include complete addresses.
1.
Angela Lucero
3.
Julia V. Gonzalez
Name
Name
CalWorks Stage 1 Supervisor
Staff Dev. Supervisor / Mexican American Opportunty Foundation
Position Title & Company Name
Position Title & Company Name
972 S. Goodrich Blvd
2664 Merced St.
Address
Address
Los Angeles CA. 90022
Los Angeles CA. 90065
(323) 313-1623
(323) 278-3623
Daytime Phone No.
(323) 890-1558
Daytime Phone No.
[email protected]
Fax
2.
(323) 838-9260
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
Rosa Maria Sanchez
E-mail
Linda Galindo
4.
Name
Teacher / MAOF
Supervisor / Mexican American Opportunty Foundation
Position Title & Company Name
Position Title & Company Name
6533 Torino Rd.
6145 Woodward Ave
Address
Address
Maywood CA. 90270
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
323) 562-0490
(909) 626-1092
Daytime Phone No.
(323) 263-2772
Daytime Phone No.
[email protected]
Fax
E-mail
Fax
E-mail
ALTERNATIVE/SUBSTITUTE REFERENCE:
Address
Fax
E-mail
Daytime Phone No.
THIS SIGNATURE AUTHORIZES THE UNIVERSITY TO USE THE NONCONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON
THIS FORM FOR PUBLICITY MATERIALS IN CONNECTION WITH EXTENSION CLASSES. IT ALSO AUTHORIZES THE
UNIVERSITY TO VERIFY ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN.
(Signed)
PLEASE RETURN TO THE ATTENTION OF YOUR PROGRAMMER OR PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE, UNIVERSITY OF
CALIFORNIA EXTENSION, 1200 UNIVERSITY AVE., RIVERSIDE, CA 92507.
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BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT
UC Riverside Extension’s academic process requires this form for review and approval by designated campus department and
committee. Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
Instructor
Bertha Barajas
Subject Matter Supervised Field Experience in Early Childhood Studies
Date 09/08/2015
Describe your professional expertise and experience as it relates to the teaching of this specific subject
matter. Please explain why you are qualified to teach this subject matter. Include any prior teaching
experience and list any courses, presentations, public speaking and/or in-house training you have done
pertaining to the subject matter.
Having worked in a center-based agency for 25 years, I can share firsthand experience of administrative
procedures as they relate to supervised field experience in the preschool classroom . My professional
experience has included working on opening State Funded programs such as Head Start and State
Preschool. As an experienced administrator for child care and preschool sites, I feel prepared and capable
of observing teachers work and interact with young children in multiple early care and education settings. I
am successful at supervising student teachers because I am extremely familiar with state licensing
regulations and compliance in a childcare center or facility governance. I am a reliable and certified
observer in the CLASSroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS-TM), Teachstone and Early Childhood
Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS, Harms, T. et al.). I have taught the Observation and Assessment
course at the University of California Riverside Extension Center for several years. In this course , I
primarily focus on teaching students how to observe objectively and how to write objective observations
using numerous evidenced -based research tools.
In my professional experience, I have held three important roles: working directly with children in the
classroom, supporting teachers of children in various stages of growth and development, and serving as an
ECE administrator. The responsibilities to guide and educate the teachers in best practices based upon
empirical research are fundamental skills for an instructor that teaches the Supervised Field Experience in
Early Childhood Studies.
Other critical skills required when supervising student teachers ready to advance to work alone in the
classroom, is knowledge of different types of programs, such as Title 5 and Title 22 licensing requirements.
In this course, the students are introduced to licensing applications, and the requirements needed to operate
a successful program. The student teacher needs to be informed of strategies to overcome any licensing
issues that they may encounter when working with young children. For classroom management, students
will work on daily transitions and creating lesson plans. For developmentally appropriate curriculum,
students will work on integrating research-based practices with the challenges of a working with parents to
create and maintain safe and caring environments for young children. In my years as a preschool and
childcare supervisor, I have had the opportunity to work with an agency that opened several facilities in
different counties in California. This firsthand knowledge is an advantage when teaching the Supervised
Field Experience in Early Childhood Studies course. Additionally, I have been able to support student
teachers in Health, Safety and Nutrition best practices for their programs.
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INSTRUCTOR TEACHING SUMMARY
(for previously approved & evaluated instructors)
Instructor’s name: Bertha A. Barajas
Most recent instructor approval with outside references (on file):
Date: 03/11/2014
Course: EDUC X82.86; Overview of Early Childhood Education Programs: Different
Approaches in Different Environments
Teaching Experience at UCR Extension
Number of years teaching for University Extension: 7 years
Courses beginning with the most recent:
Course
Course Title
Role
Number
EDUC X85
Supervising Adults
Principal
Within Early Childhood Instructor
Educational Settings
EDUC X82
Developmentally
Principal
Appropriate Curriculum Instructor
Co-Instructor
in Early Childhood
Education
EDUC
Observation and
Co-Instructor
X83.01
Assessment of
Principal
Children's Behavior
Instructor
EDUC X345 Nutrition and Physical
Principal
Activity Training and
Instructor
Assessment for Early
Care and Educational
Facilities
EDUC
Overview of Early
Principal
X82.86
Childhood Education
Instructor
Programs: Different
Approaches in Different
Environments
Number of times
taught
2
2
Last taught
1
8
Summer
2015
2
5
Winter
2013
16
Spring
2013
1
Spring
2013
Summer
2015
Summary of Previous Teaching Evaluations at UCR Extension
Average score (on a 5.0 scale): 4.70
Summary of comments (optional):
Ms.Barajas’ students commend her subject matter knowledge and course preparation. Her
students report that she provides great examples and is capable of explaining difficult material
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thoroughly. Ms. Barajas is very passionate about the subject, is well organized and resourceful.
One student stated that “It was my pleasure and an honor to have been her student”.
Comments from the UCR Extension Academic Department
Ms. Bertha Barajas has been a guest presenter for several Early Childhood Education courses
over the past 7 years, and has taught The Observation and Assessment of Children’s Behavior
course (Education X83.01) numerous times as an Instructor or Co-Instructor. Ms. Barajas is
extremely knowledgeable in the Early Care and Education Field, and has been observed by Early
Childhood and Family Studies Staff to be an excellent presenter who is organized and
approachable to her students.
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Attachment 4b
Date: 8/25/2015
From: Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education Programs, UCR Extension
Re: Extension Instructor Approval
Enclosed for your review is information regarding an instructor which University
Extension is planning to hire, and the course they will be teaching. Please review the
attached material, sign the form to indicate you have approved it, and return all
documents to the Academic Services Office at UCR Extension. If you have any
questions regarding the instructor or course content, please contact me at X21688 or
[email protected]
Course Number: EDUC X80
Course Title: An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies - Child Growth and Development
Instructor Name: Edilma Cavazos
Instructor Degree:
Instructor Title:
M.A.
Regional Coordinator & Adjunct Faculty
Instructor has Been Previously Approved: Yes
Instructor Has Previously Taught: Yes
Course Description:
Studies about early childhood education from a historical perspective and an examination of interrelationships among the child's
environment and his/her physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. Developmentally appropriate techniques for working with
children birth through eight years of age.
Note: Previously approved for EDUC X81.92, Teaching in a Diverse Society
Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education
Programs, UCR Extension
Dean or Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education
Sharon Duffy, Dean, UCR Extension
Academic Senate Committee on University Extension &
Committee on Courses
FT
No
Quarter
153A
Programmer
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Lizbeth Gonzalez
Course ID
1310
Inst Id
617920
INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing
DATE: August 17, 2015
Note: Please actually fill in this area—do not refer us to your résumé or vitae.
INST ID(office use):
NAME IN FULL: Edilma Cavazos
First
Middle (if no middle, write “none”)
Last
HOME ADDRESS: 843 Morada Place
Altadena
91001
City
PRESENT POSITION: Regional Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty
626-797-8089
ZIP Code
Telephone
WestEd PITC PQ/ LA Mission College
Firm
BUS. ADDRESS: 730 Harrison St.
San Francisco
94107
City
E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected] (personal e-mail)
Yes
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
DEGREES/OTHER ACADEMIC
AND PROFESSIONAL
CERTIFICATES HELD
No
Telephone
FAX: None
WHERE SHOULD EXTENSION STAFF CORRESPOND WITH YOU?
STUDENT CONTACT RELEASE:
May students contact you by e-mail?
(415) 615-3302
ZIP Code
by phone?
Business
Yes
No
Home
in writing?
Yes
No
For Office
Use Only
INSTITUTION
DATE
MAJOR
VERIFIED
Child Development Courses
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
June 1998
Child Dev. Courses
B.A.
Colegion Benavente, Mexico
June 1985
Educational Psychology
M.A.
Pacific Oaks, CA
May 2006
Human Bicultural Dev.
Child Development Permit
Renewal in process
OTHER RELEVANT TRAINING: PITC Institute/Fellowship Training
Fall 1998
Date
RIE Foundations Level I Training December 2013
FOREIGN STUDY/TRAVEL: Pikler Institute Study Group, Budapest, Hungary and Pistoia, Italy May 2012
Where
Spanish and English
Languages Spoken
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (TITLE, ORGANIZATION)
NATURE OF WORK
DATE
Regional Coordinator
Supervises a cadre of IT Specialists
2002-Present
Adjunct Faculty
Professor ECE Courses
2008-Present
Instructor UC Davis
Instructor
2011-Present
Instructor Cambridge College
Instructor
2012-Present
PLEASE LIST ANY BOOKS OR ARTICLES WRITTEN:
I have not been able to publish articles or books, however, it is one of the professional development activity for the future.
PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS AND/OR AWARDS:
CAEYC, NAEYC and SCAEYC
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REFERENCES: Approval to teach for University Extension is based on qualifications pertaining to a specific course or area of
knowledge. We must have references from four individuals. References should be professionals and/or faculty of institutions of
higher education who have direct knowledge of your abilities to teach this subject (your academic background, experience/other
qualifications in field of specialization, skill/experience teaching). All references are confidential.
Please include complete addresses.
1. Consuelo Espinosa
3. Diane Harkins
Name
Name
Area Manager, WestEd PITC PQ
Senior Associate, WestEd Center for Child and Family Stu
Position Title & Company Name
Position Title & Company Name
180 Harbor Dr., Ste. #112, Sausalito CA, 94965
1928 Renoir Ave, Davis, CA 95618
Address
Address
(408) 803-1121
(530)400-7986
Daytime Phone No.
N/A Scanning preferable
Daytime Phone No.
[email protected]
Fax
N/A
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
2. Janice Silver
E-mail
4. Monica Hernandez
Name
Name
Chair Child Development, LA Mission College
IT Specialist, WestEd PITC Partners for Quality
Position Title & Company Name
Position Title & Company Name
13356 Eldridge Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342
1752 South Vecino Ave. Glendora, CA 91740
Address
Address
(818) 364-7714
(626) 533-5620
Daytime Phone No.
N/A
Daytime Phone No.
[email protected]
Fax
(626) 332-7048
E-mail
Fax
[email protected]
E-mail
ALTERNATIVE/SUBSTITUTE REFERENCE:
Celina Aguilar
IT Specialist PITC PQ
Name
Title/Company
19910 Hemmingway St. Winnetka, CA 91306
Address
[email protected]
Fax
E-mail
(818) 274-6935
Daytime Phone No.
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CALIFORNIA EXTENSION, 1200 UNIVERSITY AVE., RIVERSIDE, CA 92507.
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BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT
UC Riverside Extension’s academic process requires this form for review and approval by designated campus department and
committee. Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
Instructor
Edilma Cavazos
Subject Matter An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies: Child Growth and Development
Date August 17, 2015
Describe your professional expertise and experience as it relates to the teaching of this specific subject
matter. Please explain why you are qualified to teach this subject matter. Include any prior teaching
experience and list any courses, presentations, public speaking and/or in-house training you have done
pertaining to the subject matter.
I am a member of the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd in California. I serve as the Regional
Coordinator of the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Partners for Quality Network. Since 2002, I
have been actively involved in providing PITC bilingual training and technical assistance for Center Based
and Family Child Care Programs for nonprofit and subsidized programs serving children, birth to three
years old. I supervise a cadre of infant/toddler specialists, and provide training and technical assistance to
child-care programs in West Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Other major responsibilities include
coordinating and overseeing the Spanish review translation team of PITC Partners for Quality.
Internationally, in 2011 I co-trained national EHS agencies in Puerto Rico. I provided customized training
and technical assistance to the Administration for Children and Families, Head Start, Region II. The
training focused on improving services when working with low-income families and their children with
special needs. The training was provided in English and Spanish to meet the individual needs of the
program's administrators, home visitors, and families served.
In December 2007, I received the Award for Exceptional Contribution to the WestEd Community: PITC
Team in Nicaragua with my colleague Consuelo Espinosa. We led the development and piloting of a
relationship-based training curriculum for the staff of Divino Niño, a children's home orphanage in
Managua, Nicaragua. This international project was launched and implemented through a collaborative
effort with Whole Child International.
In 2008, I joined the Adjunct Faculty at LA Mission College; I have taught Infant Toddler Studies and
other ECE Child Development Courses supporting Bilingual and Monolingual Students. In the past, I
taught at Cambridge College – Teaching in a Diverse Society. Also, taught ECE Topics such as Supporting
Young Bilinguals for UC Davis- Family at Its Best Program.
In 1985, I earned my bachelor’s degree from Colegio Benavente in my native country Mexico. In May
2006, I obtained a Master of Arts in Human Development, specialized in Bicultural Development on
Leadership in Education and Human Services, Administration and Supervision and College Teaching
Adults at Pacific Oaks College. I am a recipient of the fellowships from PITC Institute and became fully
certified in fall 1998. I most recently attended Anti-Defamation League World of Difference Institute
Training and learned innovative training strategies to be applied in the Anti-Bias Curriculum.
In addition, to my extensive educational and professional background in Bilingual and Bicultural
Development, I taught the An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies: Child Growth and Development
course in the fall of 2009 at LA Mission College. I am passionate about the content because students are
introduced to major developmental milestones for children from conception through adolescence in the
areas of physical, psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, and language development. In addition, the content
connects with major theories of Child Development. In the fall 2014 I started teaching Child Growth and
Development bilingually at LA Mission College to present.
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Date: May 13, 2015
To: Consuelo Espinosa
180 harbor Dr. Ste #112
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: 408-803-1121
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Lupita Villalobos
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: 951-827-6439
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Edilma Cavazos
COURSE TITLE: Teaching in a Diverse Society
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual?
It is with great honor and pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Edilma Cavazos for a teaching
position in your Early Childhood Education program at UC Riverside Extension. I have known Ms. Cavazos for fifteen
years; as the Regional Coordinator for WestEd, The Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC). In 1999, we were
fortunate to have her as one of the first bilingual Infant Toddler Specialists’ with Partners for Quality. She was
instrumental in coordinating and ensuring that we have materials in Spanish to provide effect training and technical
assistance for the communities we were serving. In my current position as the Area Manager for PITC Partners for
Quality, I currently supervise Ms. Cavazos and I can assure you of her professionalism, dedication, and deep
understanding of working with diverse student populations.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? None
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? Yes, Ms. Cavazos knowledge, skills,
disposition, and perspective on the topic will be a great asset to your ECE course/program.
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course: It has been through our work on various projects with PITC, Partners for Quality that I’ve had
the opportunity to truly see Ms. Cavazos’ outstanding skills, strong early childhood development theory as well as
practical experience, understanding and vast knowledge in effective adult learning strategies, and supporting both child
and adults who are dual language learners. I have been very impressed by the quality of her work and the relationships
with teachers, family child care providers and administration to improve and enhance the quality of care for young
children in Los Angeles County. It is evident that she is able to create a learning community of respect, able to assess
the learning modalities of her students to support their understanding across the continuum and as well as challenge
their critical thinking skills. Her skills, experience and ability to convey theory into practice are testament to her
commitment to the field of early childhood education
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety of
courses in the general subject area: Ms. Cavazos understands the critical need to provide students with experiences to
enhance their learning that will make them effective early childhood education leaders. She is committed to insuring
that our schools and communities teach to the diversity of our populations and is well versed on this subject.
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills)
Ms. Cavazos is highly organized, strives to provide a learning environment for adults that challenges their thinking and
opportunity for reflective practice which is very necessary for this course. Her classes are always engaging, interactive
and she uses varied adult modalities to enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of the topic.
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On what basis are you making this assessment?
My fifteen years of working alongside on various projects and in most recent years as her supervisor for PITC PQ.
Name _Consuelo Espinosa________ Date _5/19/15__________ Title _So. CA Area Manager_________________
Signature ________on file_______________ Employer/Organization ____WestEd, Center for Child Family Studies
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
if you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
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Date: May 13, 2015
To: Janice Silver
13356 Eldridge Ave
Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: 818-364-7714
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Lupita Villalobos
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: 951-827-6439
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Edilma Cavazos
COURSE TITLE: Teaching in a Diverse Society
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? I have known Edilma for approximately eight
years since she began teaching for us as an adjunct faculty member in Child Development.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability?
Edilma is a competent, confident faculty member who relates positively to her students. She adheres to the course
content and student learning outcomes as required by the college, and infuses her own style and experiences into the
class materials. I believe she is conscientious and committed to quality.
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course?
Yes, I believe the course is a good match with her interests, experience and expertise.
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course:
Edilma has vast experience working with diverse populations through her work with WestEd as well as her college
teaching here at Los Angeles Mission College. She is sensitive to issues of diversity and deeply respectful of
individuals’ abilities, styles, backgrounds, culture and language. Students are comfortable with her approach, and she
seeks to validate and support each student’s strengths.
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety of
courses in the general subject area:
Edilma’s preeminent strengths are working with professionals in the field of infant/toddler care and education. She is a
supportive and knowledgeable professional who enjoys nurturing and enhancing the work of others. Her sensitive and
respect for diverse populations, children, families, college students and early childhood professionals serve her well in
the courses that she has taught for us at LAMC: Infant/Toddler Studies, Child Growth and Development, and
Practicum.
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills)
Edilma is a creative, resourceful instructor. She researches her topics and brings current, relevant resources to enhance
course content. She is prepared for each session, and balances time among lecture, discussion, presentation, small and
large group participation. She takes the time to get to know each of her students, often putting in extra time to meet
with them individually if necessary.
On what basis are you making this assessment?
I have had the opportunity to observe Edilma in a teaching setting, and to engage with her in meetings and professional
development experiences. She attends our faculty meetings regularly and participates in all aspects of the department
functions. As Department Chair, I can always count on Edilma to contribute to our programs, to support others, and to
adhere to department policies and responsibilities.
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Name ______Janice Silver____ Date _May 13, 2015___ Title ____Department Chair, Child Development______
Signature _________on file____________ Employer/Organization ___Los Angeles Mission College____
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
if you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
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Date: May 13, 2015
To: Cecilia Aguilar
19910 Hemmingway St
Winnetka, CA 91306
Phone: 818-274-6935
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Lupita Villalobos
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: 951-827-6439
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Edilma Cavazos
COURSE TITLE: Teaching in a Diverse Society
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? I have known Edilma for the last 10
years. She possesses many qualities as a person and as a professional. She has very strong leadership skills that are
reflected in her role as a supervisor. She is very detail oriented, organized, and moreover she always shows a great deal
of respect for each one of the staff members. In addition, Edilma is very resourceful. She constantly sends information
to keep us well informed by giving us links to informative websites that support our practice of training and coaching
teachers in their work with children and their families, as well as to enhance our leadership roles.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? No. I have been in Edilma’s training for staff
and for teacher/child care providers and they are very meaningful. She is very knowledgeable in implementing adult
learning strategies. She promotes plenty of opportunities for self-reflection, collaborative discussions, and facilitates
questions that awaken thinking skills and decision making.
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? I would not hesitate to hire Edilma, she is
an asset. It is evident that she has made a difference in the journey of many teachers and child care providers with her
teaching style.
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course: Edilma has been part of a project in which promoting diversity has been an essential
component. She has many resources on this topic furthermore. She has “hands-on” experience that has allowed her to
facilitate meaningful experience in which her staff, teachers, and child care providers have benefited. Her philosophy
on being culturally sensitive does not only go beyond just looking at the top of the iceberg, but rather it goes deeper
into the roots to really understand each culture and develop the necessary awareness to respond effectively to make
essential connections that honor identity and sense of belonging.
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety of
courses in the general subject area: I feel confident to say that Edilma possess great deal of expertise in many areas
in the field of education as well in her knowledge in coaching and teaching adults.
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills)
I have seen Edilma in action demonstrating strong skills in delivering effective trainings. I have seen her creativity by
using many props (cards, pictures, and use of items, etc) to have significant and fun learning experiences. I still
remember one in which she gave as a “Key” and completed an open-ended activity that allowed us to have a very
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powerful reflection about our careers and daily work. She is always over prepared having a backup plan. In regards to
her interpersonal skills she is very sensitive and intentional with her relationships; she is very positive and respectful.
On what basis are you making this assessment?
I have known Edilma for over 10 years and have seen her in action when delivering effective trainings.
Name ___Celina Aguilar_____ Date ___5/14/15___________ Title _Partners for Quality Infant/Child Specialist__
Signature ________on file________ Employer/Organization ______WestEd________________
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
if you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
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Date: May 13, 2015
To: Monica Hernandez
1752 South Vecino Ave
Glendora, CA 91740
Phone: 626-533-5620
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Lupita Villalobos
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: 951-827-6439
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Edilma Cavazos
COURSE TITLE: Teaching in a Diverse Society
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual?
I have known Edilma Cavazos for the past 13 years as a Regional Coordinator for the Program for Infant/Toddler Care
Partner for Quality at WestEd. Edilma was my direct supervisor from 2004 to 2011; she currently supervises PITC
Partners for Quality Region XI Los Angeles Area serving infants and toddlers in that geographic region. Mrs. Cavazos
has participated in yearly staff developmental conferences, workshops focusing on infant-toddler growth and
development, as well as other professional growth opportunities provided by WestEd.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability?
I do not have any reservations about Mrs. Edilma Cavazos, I highly recommend her for this position due to in depth
knowledge, professionalism, dedication, and strong work ethic. Edilma Cavazos is an experienced supervisor and
instructor with many years of experience teaching adults for the Program for Infant and Toddler Care, Partners for
Quality program and prior teaching experience at the College Level. She is particularly skilled in having the
knowledge at teaching adults from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in a bilingual setting.
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course?
Yes, I would enthusiastically hire Edilma due to personally viewing how she conducts herself professionally and her
dedication that she has demonstrated at her tenure at WestEd, she will be an asset to your program. She has
successfully taught several PITC Partners for Quality trainings using a variety of adult learning strategies to engage her
students. The organizational skills that she has are excellent and she always has an answer for me to any question that I
have referring to the Educational field. Mrs. Cavazos can be counted on to follow through on policies and procedures
as well as meet deadlines that are set.
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course:
Edilma has hands-on experience working with young children from birth to five years old. She has also acquired the
ability to support participants to understand the current documents that support quality improvement in the field, i.e.,
ECERS, FCERS.
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety of
courses in the general subject area:
Edilma has experience teaching ECE Child Development Courses: Infant Toddler Studies, Practicum first and second
course with Field Work, FCC Family Child Care Courses, Child Growth and Development, and Teaching Diverse
Society with Multicultural Approach.
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Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, and interpersonal skills)
Edilma motivates participants to truly grasp the importance of the material that she is presenting at that time; she meets
the learners where they are and supports them as they confidently build an understanding and put into action the
concepts presented. Edilma has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to successfully support participates, not only to
complete our training plans and assignments, but to become life-long learners as well.
On what basis are you making this assessment?
I have been under Edilma’s supervision over seven years and she continues to provide me with support as a teaching
consultant over the past four years.
Name
Monica Hernandez
Date May 18, 2015 Title Infant/Toddler Specialist
Signature _____on file_______ Employer/Organization PITC Partners for Quality Center for Child and Family
Studies WestEd
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
If you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
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Attachment 4c
Date: 8/25/2015
From: Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education Programs, UCR Extension
Re: Extension Instructor Approval
Enclosed for your review is information regarding an instructor which University
Extension is planning to hire, and the course they will be teaching. Please review the
attached material, sign the form to indicate you have approved it, and return all
documents to the Academic Services Office at UCR Extension. If you have any
questions regarding the instructor or course content, please contact me at X21688 or
[email protected]
Course Number: EDUC X80.01
Course Title: Principles of Teaching Young Children
Instructor Name: Rhonda Culton
Instructor Degree:
Instructor Title:
M.A.
Administrator Consultant
Instructor has Been Previously Approved: Yes
Instructor Has Previously Taught: Yes
Course Description:
Examination of the theoretical principles, developmentally appropriate practices and teaching strategies that support physical, social,
creative and intellectual development for young children. Historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the
professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity are discussed.
Note: Previously approved for EDUC X81, Role of Home, School and Community in Early Childhood Education
Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education
Programs, UCR Extension
Dean or Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education
Sharon Duffy, Dean, UCR Extension
Academic Senate Committee on University Extension &
Committee on Courses
FT
No
Quarter
153A
Programmer
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Lizbeth Gonzalez
Course ID
22121
Inst Id
603353
INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing
DATE: 8/17/15
Note: Please actually fill in this area—do not refer us to your résumé or vitae.
INST ID(office use):
NAME IN FULL: Rhonda Culton
First
Middle (if no middle, write “none”)
Last
HOME ADDRESS: 40114 ORegold Court
Lake Elsinore
92532
City
PRESENT POSITION: Administrator/Consultant
5628056542
ZIP Code
Telephone
Peace of Mind Preschool
Firm
BUS. ADDRESS: 240-250 Parcel Street
Pomona
91766
City
E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
DEGREES/OTHER ACADEMIC
AND PROFESSIONAL
CERTIFICATES HELD
Yes
Telephone
FAX:
WHERE SHOULD EXTENSION STAFF CORRESPOND WITH YOU?
STUDENT CONTACT RELEASE:
May students contact you by e-mail?
ZIP Code
No
by phone?
Business
Yes
No
Home
in writing?
Yes
No
For Office
Use Only
INSTITUTION
DATE
MAJOR
VERIFIED
MA
Pacific Oaks College
2006
Human Development
BA
Pacific Oaks College
2001
Child Development
ECE Certificate
Long Beach City College
1996
ECE
OTHER RELEVANT TRAINING: California Early Childhood Director Mentor Program
2013-Present
Date
FOREIGN STUDY/TRAVEL: n/a
Where
Languages Spoken
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (TITLE, ORGANIZATION)
NATURE OF WORK
DATE
Peace of Mind Preschool
Adminstrator/ Consulant
2014-Present
Laguna Tech College
College ECE Instructor
2003-2014
Childcare Consultant
Child Care Consulant/Mentor/Coach
2007-Present
Rosetta Canyon Kids Childcare
Owner-In Home Family Childcare
2007-2014
PLEASE LIST ANY BOOKS OR ARTICLES WRITTEN:
Called to be your own Boss -Workbook, Chicken Nuggets, Document it-Workbook
PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS AND/OR AWARDS:
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REFERENCES: Approval to teach for University Extension is based on qualifications pertaining to a specific course or area of
knowledge. We must have references from four individuals. References should be professionals and/or faculty of institutions of
higher education who have direct knowledge of your abilities to teach this subject (your academic background, experience/other
qualifications in field of specialization, skill/experience teaching). All references are confidential.
Please include complete addresses.
1. Ginger Gallaway
3. Liz Martinez
Name
Name
Mt. San Jacinto City College Faculty
Head Start Teacher/ Easter Seals
Position Title & Company Name
Position Title & Company Name
531 W 8th Street
399923 Cortecruzada
Address
Address
Menifee Ca. 92584
Upland Ca.
619 490-0622
909-223-0105
Daytime Phone No.
Daytime Phone No.
[email protected]
Fax
E-mail
Fax
2. Misheal Arbuthnot
E-mail
4.
Name
Name
Nurse Practitioner/ Busniess Partner
Position Title & Company Name
Position Title & Company Name
31923 Birchwood Dr.
Address
Address
Lake Elsinore Ca 92531
951 378-4998
Daytime Phone No.
Daytime Phone No.
[email protected]
Fax
E-mail
Fax
E-mail
ALTERNATIVE/SUBSTITUTE REFERENCE:
Elizabeth Cooper
Program Director YMCA
Name
264 Janice Ave
Address
Title/Company
Long Beach ca
[email protected]
Fax
E-mail
562607-0263
Daytime Phone No.
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BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT
UC Riverside Extension’s academic process requires this form for review and approval by designated campus department and
committee. Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
Instructor
Rhonda Anderson-Culton
Subject Matter Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
Date 08/14/15
Describe your professional expertise and experience as it relates to the teaching of this specific subject
matter. Please explain why you are qualified to teach this subject matter. Include any prior teaching
experience and list any courses, presentations, public speaking and/or in-house training you have done
pertaining to the subject matter.
My professional preparation includes earning a Bachelors in Child Development and Master’s degree
in Human Development at Pacific Oaks College, and instructional experience at area colleges. My role
as a professor includes interacting as a mentor and instructor for new early care and education
professionals.
I have taught similar courses such as Child, Growth & Development, Curriculum, Methods & Materials
and Foundation of Early Childhood. This teaching experience has afforded me the opportunity to acquire
knowledge on topics such as the examination of theoretical principles and developmentally appropriate
practices with young children. The historical roots of ECE are important for those exploring the field of
child-development.
I have also worked as a Preschool- Director in a center based program, and owned and operated an in-home
family childcare. Direct contact with the parents of the children in my care expanded my working
knowledge with young children.
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Date: 04/25/14
To: Elizabeth Cooper
Program Director YMCA
264 Janice Ave
Long Beach, CA
Phone: 562-607-0263
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Guillermina Hernandez
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: (951) 827-7185
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a
University of California Extension course. This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course
he/she is interested in teaching are provided below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please
help us maintain instruction of high quality by giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in
this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda Anderson-Culton
COURSE TITLE: The Role of Home, School and Community in ECE
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood Education
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? I have known Rhonda for more than 10 years.
We worked together at the Downey YMCA Branch (under the Los Angeles Metro YMCA). She worked as a Site
Director at the Lewis Child Care Site. I was her Program Director/Supervisor during that time.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? Rhonda is an excellent teacher and trainer.
She is always looking for ways to improve her ability to relate to students, whether youth or adult. Though we no
longer work together, she has come as guest speaker for a women’s group that I’m a part of. The group has requested
her to return because of her ability to relate and adapt to the group she is addressing.
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? If given the opportunity, I would absolutely
hire her to teach a course.
•
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course: Rhonda’s commitment and general knowledge of Early Child Hood Development and
other subjects provide for here a solid platform, her compositions and ability to speak eloquently while addressing
a room during formal presentations mark the impact she has a leader amongst her peers and in her current
profession.
•
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety
of courses in the general subject area: See above answer
•
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills) The dedication with which she
approaches any task assigned here is her greatest strength. She completes what she starts. She has a great ability
to contribute to the team and excels in communicating with those she works with.
•
On what basis are you making this assessment? This assessment is based on our working relationship, as her
former supervisor, Program Director of the Downey YMCA
Name:
Elizabeth “Lisa” Cooper
Date: May 14, 2014
Former Title: Child Care Program Director
Signature ___Original with signature on file Employer/Organization ___________________________________
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
if you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
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University of California Extension, Riverside
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Guillermina Hernandez
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: 951-827-7185
Phone:
Date: April 25, 2014
To: Ginger Gallaway
Mt. San Jacinto City College
39923 Cortecruzada
Menifee, CA 92584
Phone: 619-490-0622
Email: [email protected]
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality
by giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda
Anderson-Culton
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Role
of Home, School and Community in Early Childhood Education
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? I have known Mrs. Rhonda Culton for
approximately 4 years in a professional capacity.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? I have no reservations about Mrs. Culton’s
teaching ability.
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? I would definitely hire Mrs. Culton to
teach “The Role of Home, School and Community.”
•
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific
subject matter of this course: In the time I have known Mrs. Culton I have had the opportunity to observe her
performing the duties of her own home child care business. I was impressed with the care and attention she
gives to the children and the families that she serves. She has truly been an asset in her community. Over time, I
have had the chance to meet several of the owners she has assisted in the development of their programs
through her consulting services and have heard the testimonies of their successes in the field with Mrs. Culton’s
guidance and coaching. Mrs. Culton has dedicated her professional life to the advancement of the child care
industry as a whole. She is an encouragement and a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge in her field
and is encouraged to share her knowledge with others without reservation. She has a heart for the community;
making it better and fostering growth. She certainly believes that the community is all encompassing of the
desires and the needs of its people. She works well with peers and subordinates, partnering with them to be
more effective instructor and mentor.
•
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a
variety courses in the general subject area: Mrs. Culton has a rich history in the child care profession. She
started her career in the 1990s when she earned her ECE Certificate and went on to complete her Bachelor and
Master of Arts Degrees in Human Development. She has worked in several centers as a teacher, coordinator
and supervisor. In 2007 when she opened her own in-home child care and successfully operated that center until
this year when she started her own consulting and mentoring business. She has taught classes in the field at
Riverside Community College, UCR Extension, Laguna Technical College, and Long Beach City College. She
has attained training, knowledge and experience in all aspects of the child care industry including in-home care,
centers, and schools.
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•
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills) Mrs. Culton has a down-to-earth
instructional style that makes her students at ease and comfortable in her classes. She loves seeing them develop
and the light in their eyes as they learn new strategies and the eagerness with which they come to her classes.
Mrs. Culton has a knack for drawing out the creative eye and vigor of her students, allowing them to be
instrumental in their own education. People like Mrs. Culton and are drawn to her smile and personality. She is
authentic and presents herself that way. She never comes off as haughty or know-it-all and will admit her own
shortcomings. She is an honest and hardworking woman and genuinely desires the best for her students.
•
On what basis are you making this assessment? In the years that I have known Mrs. Rhonda Culton, I have
listened to her lecture, seen her interact with her clients, worked with her on numerous projects and had the
opportunity to truly get to know her as an individual.
Name _Ginger Gallaway__________ Date _5/13/14_________ Title _Administrator_______________
Signature __On file___________ Employer/Organization Adonai Ministries Christian School______________
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
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Date: 04/25/14
To: Liz Martinez
Head Start Teacher/ Easter Seals Head Start
531 W 8th St.
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: 909-223-0105
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Guillermina Hernandez
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: (951) 827-7185
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda Anderson-Culton
COURSE TITLE: The Role of Home, School and Community in ECE
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood Education
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? I have known Ms. Culton
for the past 5 Years. I have known her as a preschool consultant and later as a co-worker at
Laguna Technical College, in the city of Pomona.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? None
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? Yes
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the
specific subject matter of this course:
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to
teach a variety of courses in the general subject area:
*MA Degree
*Several years of experience teaching Adults
*Several years of on the Field Experience in Private Centers and her own Home Based Daycare
*Knowledge of Quality Preschool Environments
*Well Rounded Experience in the field of Early Childhood Education
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics
as creativity, imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills)
*Creativity-In her teaching Style both with children and adults
*Imagination-Explores outside ordinary perimeters to engage children and Adults in learning
schemes based on their individual needs
*Flexibility-Adjusts quickly to needs of students while still maintaining the integrity of her
agenda
*Organization-Maintains an orderly work space, excellent time management skills
Preparedness- Has learning materials prepared in advance and plans alternate materials
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Interpersonal Skills* Ms. Culton develops a rapport with people from different ages, ethnic backgrounds and social
economic status.
*She sees conflict as an opportunity to learn new approaches and grow as in an individual.
* Ms. Culton has high regard to other people customs and beliefs.
*Her former students recommend others to take her classes and workshops.
*Students ranging from young teens to grand-parents have been inspired to continue their
education, after attending her classes and workshops.
*I have been inspired by her knowledge, charisma, and professionalism to further my education.
*Her words and actions reach her students.
*She brings theory and practice to life with student engagement.
Ms. Culton can best be described as a transformational leader.
On what basis are you making this assessment? I based this assessment on my direct
experience while formally working with Ms. Culton at Laguna Technical College. Thank you for
the opportunity of sharing my recommendation of Ms. Culton. If you have any further questions,
please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail.
Name ________Liz M. Martinez_____ Date:
05/05/2014__ Title: ___Head Start Teacher
Signature _______L.M.M._____________________ Employer/Organization- Easter Seals/Head Start______
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
if you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
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Attachment 4d
Date: 9/14/2015
From: Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education Programs, UCR Extension
Re: Extension Instructor Approval
Enclosed for your review is information regarding an instructor which University
Extension is planning to hire, and the course they will be teaching. Please review the
attached material, sign the form to indicate you have approved it, and return all
documents to the Academic Services Office at UCR Extension. If you have any
questions regarding the instructor or course content, please contact me at X21688 or
[email protected]
Course Number: EDUC X82
Course Title: Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Instructor Name: Shirley Murillo
Instructor Degree:
Instructor Title:
M.A.
Human Development
Instructor has Been Previously Approved: No
Instructor Has Previously Taught: No
Course Description:
Methods for integrating and implementing developmentally appropriate experiences in language, art, music and science, with a focus on
the emotional, social, creative, physical and cognitive needs of children from infancy through eight years of age. Emphasis on childcentered active-learning approaches.
Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education
Programs, UCR Extension
Dean or Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education
Sharon Duffy, Dean, UCR Extension
Academic Senate Committee on University Extension &
Committee on Courses
FT
No
Quarter
153a
Programmer
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Lizbeth Gonzalez
Course ID
1312
Inst Id
610126
Date: 9/14/2015
From: Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education Programs, UCR Extension
Re: Extension Instructor Approval
Enclosed for your review is information regarding an instructor which University
Extension is planning to hire, and the course they will be teaching. Please review the
attached material, sign the form to indicate you have approved it, and return all
documents to the Academic Services Office at UCR Extension. If you have any
questions regarding the instructor or course content, please contact me at X21688 or
[email protected]
Course Number: EDUC X83.01
Course Title: Observation and Assessment of Children's Behavior
Instructor Name: Shirley Murillo
Instructor Degree:
Instructor Title:
M.A
Instructional Assistant ECE Department
Instructor has Been Previously Approved: No
Instructor Has Previously Taught: No
Course Description:
A holistic approach to understanding behavior of children from infancy through age eight involving the recording of observations of
physical, emotional, social and cognitive behaviors. Examinations of adult-child and child-child relationships and their influence on
shaping behavior.
Annette Webb, Interim Director, Education
Programs, UCR Extension
Dean or Associate Dean, Graduate School of Educaton
Sharon Duffy, Dean, UCR Extension
Academic Senate Committee on University Extension &
Committee on Courses
FT
No
Quarter
153A
Programmer
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Lizbeth Gonzalez
Course ID
18595
Inst Id
610126
INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing
DATE: 8/10/14
Note: Please actually fill in this area—do not refer us to your résumé or vitae.
INST ID(office use):
NAME IN FULL: Shirley P Murillo
First
Middle (if no middle, write “none”)
Last
HOME ADDRESS: 5925 Rampart Lane # 50
Carmichael CA
City
PRESENT POSITION: Instructional Assistant ECE Department
95608
916-308-4031
ZIP Code
Telephone
Los Rios Community College
Firm
BUS. ADDRESS: 8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento
95823
City
E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
DEGREES/OTHER ACADEMIC
AND PROFESSIONAL
CERTIFICATES HELD
Yes
Telephone
FAX:
WHERE SHOULD EXTENSION STAFF CORRESPOND WITH YOU?
STUDENT CONTACT RELEASE:
May students contact you by e-mail?
916-691-7647
ZIP Code
No
by phone?
Business
Yes
No
Home
in writing?
Yes
No
For Office
Use Only
INSTITUTION
DATE
MAJOR
VERIFIED
Master Degree
Pacific Oaks College
2012
Human Development
Bachelor Degree
Pacific Oaks College
2010
Human Development
A.A.
American River College
2000
Early Childhood Edu.
Certified Instructor
PITC
2005
Infant Toddler Specialist
OTHER RELEVANT TRAINING: Certified Instructor UC Davis Extension 2008. Certified Trainer for Beginning Together
Date
Program Director Child Development Permit, Consultant/Early Childhood Education 2000/ present - Preventing Child Abuse and
Neglect ZERO TO THREE Training Curriculum- Challengins Behavior Linda Brault
FOREIGN STUDY/TRAVEL: "Inspire" Early Childhood Education Study Tour to Aotearoa New Zealand Harvest Resources
Associates faculty Margie Carter - Wendy Cividanes - Debbie Lebo
Where
Spanish/ English/ Some Sign Language (SILA 1, 2, 3)
Languages Spoken
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (TITLE, ORGANIZATION)
NATURE OF WORK
DATE
Cosumnes River College
Instructional Assistant
2009-Present
The Center for Excellence in Child Development UC Davis Ext.
Instructor
2008-Present
PITC(Program Infant/Toddler Care)
Certified Instructor
2005-Present
American River College
Infant Toddler Teacher
1998-2008
PLEASE LIST ANY BOOKS OR ARTICLES WRITTEN:
PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS AND/OR AWARDS:
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REFERENCES: Approval to teach for University Extension is based on qualifications pertaining to a specific course or area of
knowledge. We must have references from four individuals. References should be professionals and/or faculty of institutions of
higher education who have direct knowledge of your abilities to teach this subject (your academic background, experience/other
qualifications in field of specialization, skill/experience teaching). All references are confidential.
Please include complete addresses.
1. Anne Kress, Ed. D
3. Linn Violett, MA
Name
Name
Retired Professor of Early Childhood Education ARC
Department Chair/Professor, Early Childhood Education
Position Title & Company Name
Position Title & Company Name
531 45th Street
Cosumnes River College, 8401 center Pkwy
Address
Address
Sacramento, CA 95819
Sacramento, CA 95823
916-451-1798
916-691-7119
Daytime Phone No.
Daytime Phone No.
[email protected]
Fax
[email protected]
E-mail
Fax
2. Brian Bedford, J.D. M.B.A
E-mail
4. Rebecca Haligan, M.A.
Name
Name
Dean of Business and Family Science
ELK Grove Center Supervisor CRC, DO
Position Title & Company Name
Position Title & Company Name
Cosumnes River Collede, 8401 Center Pkwy
10051 big Horn blvd, Elk Grove
Address
Address
Sacramento, CA 95823
Elk Grove, CA 95757
916-691-7226
916-525-4343
Daytime Phone No.
Daytime Phone No.
[email protected]
Fax
[email protected]
E-mail
Fax
E-mail
ALTERNATIVE/SUBSTITUTE REFERENCE:
Hayde Hernandez Panelo
Resource Specialist III, Placer County of Education
Name
Title/Company
9333 Moondancer Circle Roseville, CA 95747
Address
[email protected]
Fax
E-mail
916-215-9151
Daytime Phone No.
THIS SIGNATURE AUTHORIZES THE UNIVERSITY TO USE THE NONCONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON
THIS FORM FOR PUBLICITY MATERIALS IN CONNECTION WITH EXTENSION CLASSES. IT ALSO AUTHORIZES THE
UNIVERSITY TO VERIFY ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN.
(Signed)
PLEASE RETURN TO THE ATTENTION OF YOUR PROGRAMMER OR PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE, UNIVERSITY OF
CALIFORNIA EXTENSION, 1200 UNIVERSITY AVE., RIVERSIDE, CA 92507.
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BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT
UC Riverside Extension’s academic process requires this form for review and approval by designated campus department and
committee. Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
Instructor
Shirley Murillo
Subject Matter X83.01 Observation and Assessment; X82 Developmentally Appropriate
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Date August 2014
Describe your professional expertise and experience as it relates to the teaching of this specific subject
matter. Please explain why you are qualified to teach this subject matter. Include any prior teaching
experience and list any courses, presentations, public speaking and/or in-house training you have done
pertaining to the subject matter.
I have a Master of Arts from Pacific Oaks College in Human Development with a specialization in
Leadership (Education and Human Services) and a sub-specialization in College Teaching. My graduate
work has built upon my initial training at American River College in Sacramento, where I received an
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. My professional experience also includes over a decade of
effort working with children with special needs at American River College (ARC). This afforded me the
opportunity to apply concepts, theories, and principles of early childhood education with typically and
atypically developing children. In this position, I also began to mentor ECE students, guiding them in the
effective use and philosophy of Program for Infant/Toddlers Care (PITC). As an Instructor of the PITC
Program (WestEd) Courses, I was able to assist students to observe, document and create environments that
facilitate learning and development. By understanding observation, curriculum planning, documentation,
and reflection techniques, appropriate practices with children with typical and atypical development are
illustrated. Through these trainings, students are introduced to and learn to effectively use the California
Infant Toddler Foundations and Guidelines, California Preschool Foundations, Preschool Curriculum
Frameworks, Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales and Desired Results Developmental Profiles
(DRDP) for Infants/Toddlers and Preschool-age children.
Since 2008, I have also worked as an Instructor for the Center for Excellence in Child Development, at UC
Davis Extension. Partially funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division,
the Center for Excellence offers professional development courses that deliver university-based continuing
education to licensed and licensed-exempt providers. These customized workshops include the use of
assessments tools to increase the quality of care, especially as it relates to serving children with special
needs. These workshops are offered statewide to providers in order to improve their ECE knowledge and
skills. Utilizing essential keys to serve children with special needs and their families, providers are able to
facilitate language, social-emotional development, and other subjects through play (e.g., children’s inquiry
for Science).
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Date: 08/13/14
To: Anne Kress
Retired Professor, ECE
531 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-451-1798
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Guillermina Hernandez
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: (951) 827-7185
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Shirley P. Murillo
COURSE TITLE: Observation and Assessment of Children's Behavior EDUC X83.01
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood Studies
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? Shirley began our relationship as infant teacher
for my grandson at ARC Child Development Center in 2005. We attended instructor/teacher reflective trainings
together at PITC (2006), and then continued our relationship as she transferred to Cosumnes River College as an
instructional assistant to ECE faculty. She assisted me in 2013 with a course for the Environment Rating Scales at
CRC. We have continued our professional relationship through all of these years.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? Absolutely not! Shirley is a professional,
communicates well, is organized, and enthusiastic. Her ability to relate to ALL students is remarkable. If I was hiring, I
would not hesitate to offer her a teaching position.
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? Yes. Her experience “on the floor” with
children and her ability to reflect and apply not only technique and theoretical tenets serve her very well in teaching
children, parents and adult learners. She is perfect for this course!
•
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course: Shirley began our professional association as an infant toddler teacher, which means she
was observing nonverbal children for cues in order to serve development and provide curriculum. As both
instructor and grandparent of an infant in her primary care group, I was able to watch her observation skills and
application of them. Our work together using principles of PITC require much observation and reflection. She also
was a mentor for adult student teachers, again requiring observation and reflection of the individual in order to
guide practicum work in the child development center lab. I have observed Shirley “teach” and support
observation skills in other adult students. She is a natural.
•
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety
of courses in the general subject area:
Shirley is well versed in both infant/toddler development as well as preschool age child development. She has
extensive experience in curriculum development, cultural diversity, and classroom environment and behavior
management. I believe her education and experience will serve her well in the breadth of Child Development and
Early Childhood Education courses.
•
•
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills) Shirley is very creative in her
abilities to observe specific needs and strengths of children (and adult students). She is reflective about her own
practice and the practices she observes in others. (She taught me how to observe infants for their interests, such as
“sticky things”). I have seen this in the types of materials (loose parts natural materials, teacher made materials)
that she presents in her child and adult classrooms. Her gentle nature and slow conversation pace makes it easy for
her to communicate effectively with others in more than one language. I have never seen her unprepared or
disorganized.
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•
On what basis are you making this assessment? Nine years of interaction with Shirley, trainings attended
together, monthly mentor teacher/faculty meetings. “talk sessions” around documenting progress and activity at
the CDC, and direct observation in both child and adult classrooms.
Name Anne Kress, Ed.D.
Date August 12, 2014
Title Retired Professor of Early Childhood Education
Signature ____received by email 8/13/14___________ Employer/Organization American River College
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
if you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
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Date: 8/12/14
To: Brian Bedford
Dean of Business and Family Science
8401 Center Pkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 916-691-7226
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Guillermina Hernandez
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: (951) 827-7185
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Shirley P. Murillo
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Children with Special Needs, Observation and Assessment of Children’s
Behavior
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood Studies
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? I have known Shirley for about eight months. I
am her direct manager.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? None
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? Yes
•
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course: Shirley has a master’s degree in Human Development and has been in the field since 1998.
•
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety
of courses in the general subject area: Shirley has a master’s degree in Human Development and has been in the
field since 1998.
•
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills) Shirley currently works with many
students taking a variety of Early Childhood Education courses. She is charged with causing them to understand
assignments using the inquiry method. This takes creativity, imagination, and interpersonal skills.
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On what basis are you making this assessment? As her supervisor, I am confident in Shirley, her expertise, and
her ability to teach.
Name _Brian Bedford____
Date __8/25/14___
Signature _Original signature on file___
Title __Dean, Business, & Family Science
Employer/Organization __Cosumnes River College__
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Date: 08/12/14
To: Linn Violett
Department Chair/ Professor, ECE
8401 Center Pkwy
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 916-691-7119
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Guillermina Hernandez
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: (951) 827-7185
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Shirley P. Murillo
COURSE TITLE: Observation and Assessment of Children's Behavior EDUC X83.01
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood Studies
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? I have known Shirley Murillo since she was hired
January 2009 in her current position as ECE Instructional Assistant as a Full time facility member and department
chair. I have observed Shirley interacting with students, faculty and children in the execution of her job duties.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? I have no reservations about Shirley’s ability
to teach adults in various topics of early childhood education, specifically observation, assessment and documentation
of children’s learning.
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? Yes, I would hire her to teach.
•
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course: Her current instructional assistant role and responsibilities include supporting students in
the Observation classes as they observe children, and setting up the classroom environment for students to practice
using the ECERS instrument. She discusses the observations with the students to help them with the accurate
documentation and support of their findings, and assists students with determining the DRDP measures.
•
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety
of courses in the general subject area: There have been opportunities in my practicum class when Shirley
participated in discussions and presented topics through PowerPoint slides. I believe she will succeed as she
instructs this course- she is not afraid to ask questions to clarify a point if she is unclear on process. Shirley
demonstrates a very solid foundation of child development and developmentally appropriate practices with all
ages of children, and has knowledge to teach various ECE classes.
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Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills) As an experienced child care teacher
and mentor to practicum students, Shirley has a very strong practical knowledge base that she draws upon and
applies to the concepts and theories discusses in the practicum class. These concrete examples help students
understand challenging concepts more clearly.
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On what basis are you making this assessment? I have directly observed her explain and assist students with
these challenging concepts and she was able to help them understand the information better.
Name Linn Violett
Date 8/18/2014 Title: Department Chair/Professor, Early Childhood Education
Signature ___received via email 8/19/14_______ Employer/Organization Cosumnes River College
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
if you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
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Date: 08/12/14
To: Rebecca Halligan
Elk Grove Center Supervisor
10051 Big Horn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Phone: 916-525-4343
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Guillermina Hernandez
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: (951) 827-7185
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Shirley P. Murillo
COURSE TITLE: Observation and Assessment of Children's Behavior EDUC X83.01
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood Studies
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? I have known Shirley for 5 years. Although I
have not been her immediate supervisor, I have worked closely with her at the Cosumnes River College Child
Development Center. Shirley is an Instructional Assistant for the ECE department who uses the CRC CDS as their lab
for their practicum courses. Shirley works collaboratively with the CDC staff as she supports the ECE students.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? None.
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? Certainly.
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Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course: Shirley, as the ECE IA has sat in on and helped support the ECE students in observation,
curriculum, and general ECE courses. Her education (Masters in Human Development) and her experience are a
good match for this position. As an IA she has helped students as they work collaboratively with the CDC staff to
complete observations and the DRDPs on the children in the classrooms two times a year as required by the CDE.
•
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety
of courses in the general subject area: As the ECE IA, Shirley has supported all the instructor’s in their teaching
of all courses offered by the department. She holds regular office hours to give extra support/tutoring to the EC
Students. She is supportive without “doing it for” the student. Students have often commented to me about how
effective Shirley is with reiterating what they have read or heard in lecture, especially the Spanish speaking
students she is bilingual.
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Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills) Shirley is very positive, energetic
individual. She establishes and maintains positive relationships with others in an effortless way. She demonstrates
her subject matter knowledge in her actions and her speech. She is a wonderful role model for students, staff and
parents when she is engaged in play with the children in the classroom as she supports the ECE students.
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On what basis are you making this assessment? My comments are based on my close work with Shirley as she
supports ECE students and the CDC staff. The collaboration between the child development center and the
instructional side of the house are imperative in supporting children, families, AND students. We know that the
practices we use in the CDC have to be current and relevant to the current practices being taught to the students
and Shirley helps me with keeping the CDC Staff aware of these relevant topics.
Name Becky Halligan Date 8-25-2014 Title Former CRC CDC Supervisor
Signature received via email 8/18/14 Employer/Organization Cosumnes River College Child Development Center
YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
if you fax your reply, please also send the completed and signed reference to us by regular mail.
Please note: the contents of this form are subject to non-substantive editing.
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Date: 11/17//14
To: Hayde Hernandez Panelo
Resource Specialist III Placer County of Education
9333 Moondancer Circle
Roseville, CA 95747
Phone: 916-215-9151
Email: [email protected]
University Extension
University of California
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596
Attention: Guillermina Hernandez
Dept.: Education and Credentials
Fax: (951) 827-7185
Re: Confidential Request for Reference
Your name has been given as a reference by a prospective instructor of a University of California Extension course.
This person’s name and the title and general subject area of the course he/she is interested in teaching are provided
below. A full description of the course is available upon request. Please help us maintain instruction of high quality by
giving a candid appraisal of the applicant's qualifications for teaching in this area.
Thank you for your assistance.
INSTRUCTOR: Shirley P. Murillo
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Children with Special Needs
GENERAL SUBJECT AREA: Early Childhood Studies
How long, and in what capacity, have you known this individual? Shirley Murillo was introduced to Placer County
Office of Education Early Childhood Education Program around the year 2007. This is a program which offered a
series of trainings to in-home childcare providers in early childhood education. Shirley was assigned to teach our group
of Spanish-speaking childcare providers. This training was divided into 5 modules that lasted a year and a half. One of
the topics covered was the care of infants and toddlers with special needs. Shirley has continued to offer training in
Spanish to our group of childcare providers. Some of the courses Shirley has taught have been offered through other
organizations, such as UC Davis Extension.
Do you have any reservations about this applicant's teaching ability? None
Given the opportunity, would you hire this person to teach this course? Yes
•
Please comment on the individual's knowledge and experiential background relating to the specific subject
matter of this course: When Shirley thought the course “Working with Children with Special Needs” through UC
Davis Extension, I was present. Shirley’s passion for this subject was evident. She gathered lots of resources from
around the community and talked about her experience working with children that have special needs. I was moved
by her interest to transmit that enthusiasm and individual care to the group of providers she was teaching.
•
Please assess the extent to which this individual has sufficient preparation and knowledge to teach a variety
of courses in the general subject area: Based on the courses and training that Shirley has offered to our
organization over the past 7 years, I believe Shirley has excellent preparation to teach a variety courses in early
childhood education.
•
Please discuss his/her particular strengths as a teacher: (please consider such characteristics as creativity,
imagination, flexibility, organization, preparedness, interpersonal skills) Shirley has shown many strengths
throughout her teaching. Her workshops are always filled with creativity and imagination. She also engages her
students and provided many opportunities to explore through hands-on activities. One of Shirley's greater strengths
has been her flexibility. Shirley is the kind of teacher that you give a topic and she can develop a workshop. She is
also able to adapt easily into any environment given to work with.
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On what basis are you making this assessment? As a Bilingual Resource Specialist, I coordinated the group of
Bilingual, monolingual Childcare Providers for PCOE Early Childhood Education. I also have attended many of the
workshops that Shirley offered.
Name _Hayde Panelo____
Signature _Recieved by email___
Date __11/23-2014___
Title __Bilingual Resource Specialist III
Employer/Organization __Placer County Office of Education__
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Attachment 5
Committee on Courses – General Rules and Policies Governing Courses of Instruction
Priority Enrollment Guidelines
Should a department wish to restrict enrollment in a course because pedagogically the course requires
students to be in a certain major or class level, this restriction must be added to the course prerequisite
statement. A restriction allows all seats within a course to be held for students who meet a specific
criterion; students who do not meet a course restriction will be prevented from enrolling. Course
restrictions may be based on a student’s class, college, career level, or major. Some restriction examples
include but are not limited to: courses restricted to freshmen or sophomore students only; courses that
are restricted to a specific major, such as, Ethnic Studies or Computer Science majors only. Any
restriction request requires strong justification, including the following:
a. A report which describes whether any other major or minor programs at UCR, outside the
requesting department, requires this course, either as a specific requirement or on a list of
options, in order to satisfy a requirement in the student's major or minor program. In order to
generate this report, the preparer should request a program search (see below, II. 4, G). If the
search indicates that extra departmental major and/or minor programs will be affected by the
restriction, consultation must take place with the affected departments/programs as to how to
minimize adverse effects of the change on all students concerned.
b. Taking into consideration the findings in item a, the department should consider carefully what is
the most appropriate form of enrollment restriction which will achieve access for its students
while not unduly limiting access to other students with appropriate prior knowledge and
demonstrated need to take the course.
Departments that wish to enforce priority enrollment, that is, holding seats for a select student
population for enrollment management purposes, must include a priority enrollment statement to the
course proposal. Priority enrollment is approved for a three-year limited duration and will require a new
course proposal submission subject to review and approval to continue beyond the three-year period
further details of review below). Additions of prerequisites are strongly discouraged unless there is an
academic reason for adding the prerequisite. Therefore, a justification for a prerequisite should not
simply state that it is for enrollment management purposes or to create priority for students within the
major. Any priority enrollment request requires strong justification, including the following:
a. A report which describes whether any other major or minor programs at UCR, outside the
requesting department's, require this course, either as a specific requirement or on a list of
options, in order to satisfy a requirement in the student's major or minor program. In order to
generate this report, the preparer should request a program search (see below, II. 4, G.) If the
search indicates that extra-departmental major and/or minor programs will be affected by the
priority enrollment, these additional majors and /or minors must be added to the priority
enrollment request. If a course is cross-listed it is expected that all departments within the
cross-listing will have access to the course within the priority enrollment request. Requests to
deviate from this must be strongly justified to include demonstrating how students who have the
course in their degree requirements will be impacted.
b. Taking into consideration the findings in item a, the department should consider carefully what is
the most appropriate form of priority enrollment that will provide access for its students while not
unduly limiting access to other students with demonstrated need to take the course. This
justification needs to include data (i.e. enrollment history in the course to include majors/class
level of students; projections for future need of the course for students requiring course to
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graduate, or other department factors) that substantiates the need to implement priority
enrollment and how the department feels priority enrollment will positively impact the
circumstance it is intended to mitigate.
c. When implementing approved priority enrollment in the Student Information System, quota
controls/reserved seating should be utilized in consultation with the Registrar’s Office for
assistance. General population students (students who do not meet priority enrollment criteria)
should be given access to a portion of seats when at all possible.
d. Approval for continuation after the three-year period will be based on a comprehensive review
of data and narrative submitted by the department with the course proposal. The objective
during this review is for the department to 1) demonstrate the positive impact the priority
enrollment had on the major students, therefore, meeting the goals of instituting priority
enrollment, 2) document the continued need for the priority enrollment with key illustration that
the issue still persists and 3) how the department has served the general population during the
three year period of the priority enrollment.
Needs for data to support this process can be requested at http://www.data-request.ucr.edu/ and will be
supplied by the Registrar’s Office.
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