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INTEROFFICE MEMO
Office of the Dean of Business, Science and Technology
To:
Department Chairs and Program Directors
From:
Peter N. Woodberry
Date:
February 26, 2014
Subject: Approved Minutes, February 14, 2014, Curriculum Review Committee Meeting
Voting Members Present:
Brenda Andrade, Sarah Cichon, Kevin Crawford, Joanne Jacobs, John Owens, Ramona Skelly,
Bruno Soffientino, Joan Tullie
Voting Members Absent:
Cassandra Brewer, Hossiri Godo-Solo, Yvonne Leonard, Michael Nardone, John Rapczak
Guests:
Michael Kelly, Cheri Markward, Maureen McGarry, Ellen Schulte, Cathy Tessier, Lois Wims,
The Curriculum Review Committee met on February 14, 2014, to review proposals from the
Theatre and Computer Studies Departments. Copies of all proposals are on file in Academic
Affairs and are reflected in the attached Tracking Forms approved and signed by President
DiPasquale and Vice President Lamontagne.
Curriculum Review Committee
February 14, 2014 meeting
Page 2 of 6
PROPOSALS:
Theatre
Revised Program
Theatre – Performance Track and
Technical Theatre Track
61 credits
Originators: Cheri Markward
and Theatre faculty
RATIONALE:
The department proposes the elimination of one course, THEA1090, as a
major requirement. The course is not intended for majors, it is a general education course and it does not
transfer as a program requirement. Removing the course from the requirements does not mean a theatre
major cannot take it, since it can be taken as a THEA elective. This change brings the total program
credits more in line with the goal of 60 credits.
REVISED CATALOG DESCRIPTION: No change. THEA-1090 will be stricken from the Major Core
Requirements and Total Major Core Credits adjusted to 24. Total Program Credits will be adjusted to 61.
Motion: Approve – Joanne Jacobs
The committee voted unanimously 8 – 0 to approve the revised program
proposal as presented.
Computer Studies
Revised Certificate
Computer Programming Certificate (CPCT)
36 credits
Originators: Anthony Basilico
Margaret Burke
Catherine Johnson
Michael Kelly
RATIONALE:
The changes proposed reflect the result of departmental review of program
and course outcomes as well as feedback from our advisory board meetings. With a significant number
of students in this program planning on pursuing a career in Computer Science or transferring to obtain a
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, we see the need to increase the depth of their programing
experience by requiring a two course sequence in a programing language. From feedback we received
from our advisory board as well as feedback from our capstone course (COMP-1230), we see a need for
students in this program to have a background in project management which explains the addition of the
Microsoft Project course (COMI-2015) to the curriculum.
REVISED CATALOG DESCRIPTION: No change.
Revised Program
Computer Programming
(CPRD)
RATIONALE:
Same as for certificate program above.
63 credits
Originators: Anthony Basilico
Margaret Burke
Catherine Johnson
Michael Kelly
REVISED CATALOG DESCRIPTION: No change.
Motion: Approve – Kevin Crawford
The committee voted unanimously 8 – 0 to approve the two revised
proposals as presented.
Curriculum Review Committee
February 14, 2014 meeting
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ANNOUNCEMENTS – Catalog Corrections

Business, Science and Technology courses that were not in compliance with credit hour
definition have been identified by Department Chairs and corrected. Note, a course
proposal will be forthcoming for BUSN-2070 due to the change in the number of credit
hours.
Motion: Approve – Kevin Crawford
The committee voted unanimously 8 – 0 to approve the corrections as amended.

The Engineering and Technology Department requested an addition/adjustment to the
2014-2015 CCRI catalog.
In 2013 the CNC Manufacturing certificates were approved by the Curriculum Review
Committee. This authorization included approving the certificates as an ETST degree track.
Currently the ETST degree has three tracks and the CNC courses will create a fourth track.
Integrating the CNC Manufacturing certificate into the degree has necessitated some
adjustments to the core and track courses to maintain a 64-credit maximum for all tracks.
Attached is a side-by-side listing of the ETST degree for 2013-2014 and the proposed 20142015 catalog. The proposed 2014-2015 catalog listing reflects integrating the certificate
courses into the ETST degree.
Note: the overall learning outcomes have not changed

Biology Department
BIOL-1020, Human Physiology, change prerequisite
From: prerequisite BIOL-1010 (as stated in current college catalog)
To:
prerequisite BIOL-1010 with a grade of “C” or better
It was noted among the Physiology instructors that students who have enrolled in Human
Physiology and received a poor grade in Anatomy seldom, if ever, succeed in Physiology. A
grade in a prerequisite course should signify readiness to continue to more advanced
studies with the probability of success.
The Biology Department faculty voted unanimously that the CCRI Catalog entry be changed
as above and that the change be entered in the enrollment/registration process in such a
way that students who did not pass Anatomy with a “C” grade would be unable to enroll in
Human Physiology.
Curriculum Review Committee
February 14, 2014 meeting
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
Computer Studies Department
1. Catalog Purge:
In examining the catalog offerings as part of our curriculum review the Computer Studies
department voted unanimously to remove the following courses from the catalog. These
courses were initially set up as one-credit, five week sections of the traditional threecredit fifteen week course. They have not been offered in more than three years.
COMI-1120
COMI-1210
COMI-1220
COMI-1222
COMI-1224
COMI-1226
COMI-1227
COMI-1228
COMI-1471
COMI-1472
COMI-1473
COMI-1511
COMI-1512
COMI-1513
COMI-1521
COMI-1522
COMI-1523
COMI-1740
COMI-1757
COMI-1758
COMI-1762
COMI-1763
COMI-1811
COMI-1820
COMI-1830
COMI-1841
COMI-1842
COMI-1843
Course
Introduction to Computer Hardware
Programming in Basic
Fundamentals of C++
Intermediate C++
Advanced C++
Fundamentals of C#
Intermediate C#
Advanced C#
Introduction to Windows Programming Using C++
Intermediate Windows Programming Using C++
Advanced Windows Programming Using C++
Introduction to Java Programming
Intermediate Java Programming
Advanced Java Programming
Introduction to Visual Basic Programming
Intermediate Visual Basic Programming
Advanced Visual Basic Programming
Electronic Mail / Networking Communications
XML 2 Schemas, Transformations, Linking
XML 3 VML, SMIL, CSS
Intermediate Use of the Internet
Advanced Use of the Internet
Introduction to Computer Network Software
Intermediate Computer Network Software
Advanced Computer Network Software
Introduction to Microsoft Windows Server
Intermediate Microsoft Windows Server
Advanced Microsoft Windows Server
Credits
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Curriculum Review Committee
February 14, 2014 meeting
Page 5 of 6
2. Course Name Changes:
For the purpose of clarity to the student and consistency as the result of the proposed
changes to the Computer Programming Degree and Certificate we request changing the
names of the following courses.
COMI-1530
From: Advanced Topics in Visual Basic
To:
Advanced Visual Basic Programming
COMI-2510
From: Advanced Programming and Design
To:
Advanced Java Programming
3. Program Name Change:
To make the name of the program relevant to current terminology we would like to
change the name from Microcomputing and Networking to Computer and Information
Technology
Motion: Approve – Kevin Crawford
The committee voted unanimously 8 – 0 to approve the requests from the Engineering,
Biology and Computer Studies Departments.
DISCUSSION
Committee discussed whether or not it was necessary for departments to bring to the CRC
small changes in course syllabi that would not alter the Learning Outcomes.
Resolution: If a syllabus change does not significantly modify the learning outcomes of a
course, the information does not have to be brought to the CRC.
Motion: Approve – Kevin Crawford
The committee voted unanimously 8 – 0 to approve the
syllabus/learning outcomes decision:
The next Curriculum Review Committee meeting will take place on April 25, 2014.
Attachments (3)
BST catalog corrections spreadsheet
ETST comparison
Tracking Forms, pdf
Curriculum Review Committee
February 14, 2014 meeting
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Distribution:
President Di Pasquale
Cntr. for Workforce & Community Ed:
Vice President Lamontagne
E. Colantonio
Vice President Schertz
J. Nash
Vice President Smith
Dean Cipolla
Dean McGarry
Dean Sullivan
CITLA:
Jeanne Mullaney
Cooperative Education:
A. Marge
Dean Wims
Curriculum Review Committee
Advising & Counseling:
Financial Aid:
M. Blessing
B. McGill
L. Mallozzi
J. Friedman
Governance Committee Web Site
K. Salisbury
Institutional Research:
W. LeBlanc
JAA Coordinator:
P. Harnick
Marketing & Communications:
Kristen Cyr
Ellen Schulte
Office of Enrollment Services:
M. Braun
T. Kless
C. Tessier
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