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Date: May 14, 2008

To: Members of the College Council

From: Barbara Ladman, Secretary BL

Subject: Agenda for the Meeting of May 20, 2008

The College Council will meet on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in Room M-240 at 3:00 p.m.

AGENDA

I. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of March 25, 2008.

II. Reports

  • President’s Report
  • Committee Reports
    • Curriculum Committee

 

The Curriculum Committee presents the following resolutions:

a.Resolved, That the following Letter of Intent be approved:

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Human Services
A.S. Chemical Dependency Counseling (See Attachment A)

b.Resolved, That the following degree programs be approved:

(1) Department of History, Philosophy and Political Science
A.A. Criminal Justice – Joint Program with John Jay College B.A. in
Criminal Justice (See Attachment B)

(2) Department of Nursing
Twenty-four credit End-of-Life/Palliative Nursing Care Certificate Program
(See Attachment C)

c. Resolved, That the following Changes in Degree Programs be approved:

(1)Department of Behavioral Science and Human Services
A.S. Mental Health and Human Services
From: Any SOC elective or ANT 03700 or SAC 02000
To: Any SOC elective or ANT 03700 or ANT 03900 or SAC 02000

(2) Department of Nursing
A.A.S. Nursing (See Attachment D)
Entrance Requirements:
To be considered for the clinical component of the Nursing program, students must:
Delete: If required to repeat courses in the Pre-clinical sequence due to unsatisfactory initial grades, achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.5 based on all grades earned in the Pre-clinical sequence courses; all grades received for courses taken in the Pre-clinical sequence will be included in the Pre-clinical grade point average computation.
Add: Students who have repeated and/or withdrawn from any of the Pre-clinical sequence courses may not be considered for admission to the Nursing program.
Add: Transfer students from other colleges must be in good standing. Students who are on academic probation, or have been administratively dismissed from a nursing program at a previous school are not eligible for admission to the Nursing program.
Delete: Submit transcripts from other colleges (NOTE: All grades received for Pre-clinical sequence courses will be averaged in the GPA computation).
Add: Submit transcripts from other colleges (NOTE: The letter grades earned in the Pre-clinical sequence courses at other colleges will be used to determine eligibility for admission.

Intent to Return to Nursing Courses
Add: The Intent to Return to Nursing Courses form may be obtained from the Department website or the Department Office, M-401.

d. Resolved, That the following New Courses be approved:

(1) Department of History, Philosophy and Political Science
(a) PHI 07000, Problems in Philosophy: God, Man, and Nature 3 crs., 3 hrs.
Pre/Co-requisites: None
Fulfills Group II Distribution Requirement

(b) POL 06900, Policing 3 crs., 3 hrs.
Pre/Co-requisites: POL 06300, Introduction to Criminal Justice
Fulfills Group III Distribution Requirement for A.A. degree only

(c) POL 07000, Corrections and Sentencing 3 crs., 3 hrs.
Pre/Co-requisites: POL 06300, Introduction to Criminal Justice
Fulfills Group III Distribution Requirement for A.A. degree only

(2) Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
CP 09100, Programming using Statistical Analysis System (SAS) 3 crs., 4 hrs. (2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab)
Prerequisite: Passing grade on parts 1 and 2 of the COMPASS exam
Co-requisite: MAT 02000, Elements of Statistics
Fulfills Group V Distribution Requirement

(3) Department of Tourism and Hospitality
MT 03000, Introduction to Maritime Technology 3 crs., 4 hrs. (2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the College Now Program

e. The following items are presented by the Curriculum committee for informational purposes only:
82 Courses
(1) Department of Behavioral Sciences and Human Services
EDC 082xx, Introduction to After-School Studies 2 crs., 2 hrs.
Co-requisite: EDC 02000, Foundations of Education

(2) Department of History, Philosophy and Political Science
(a) POL 082xx, War: Its Causes and Character 3 crs., 3 hrs.
Pre/Co-requisites: None
Fulfills Group III Distribution Requirement

(b) POL 082xx, African Politics 3 crs., 3 hrs.
Pre/Co-requisites: None
Fulfills Group III Distribution Requirement

(3) Department of Physical Sciences
SCI 08247, Chemistry of Forensic Science 3 crs., 4 hrs. (2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab)
Prerequisites: CHM 00100, Preview of General Chemistry and
MAT 00900, College Algebra
Fulfills Group V Distribution Requirement

Changes in Credits/Hours, Pre/Co-requisites

(1) Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Change in Pre/Co-requisite
COH 01300, Epidemiology
From: Prerequisite: MAT 00700, MAT 00900 or MAT 02000
To: Passing score on the COMPASS Math Skills Test or the equivalent

(2) Department of Nursing
Change in Hours
ST 04P00, Practicum II
From: 3 crs., 16 hrs.
To: 3 crs., 8 hrs.

Point of information

(1) Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Change in Pre/Co-requisite
(a) TAH 08202, Cruiseline Management and Administration
From: Co-requisite: TAH 08204, Cruiseline Marketing and Sales
To: Co-requisite: none
(b) TAH 08204, Cruiseline Marketing and Sales
From: Co-requisite: TAH 08202, Cruiseline Management and Adminstration
To: Co-requisite: none

    • Committee on Instruction

The Committee on Instruction presents the following resolution for approval:

Academic Dishonesty

Whereas, An informal Academic Integrity Initiative Committee was formed to address the issue of plagiarism at Kingsborough Community College; and

Whereas, Committees were formed to suggest a definition and policy for the consideration of the College Council,

Therefore, Be it resolved, that the following procedures be adopted for use at Kingsborough Community College. (See Attachment E)

    • Budget Committee

The Budget Committee presents the following resolution for approval:
Resolved, That the following 2008-2009 Annual Priorities be approved.

Academic Programs

  • Address General Education restructuring through the College Council (Curriculum Committee).
  • Implement the remaining recommendations of the Liberal Arts Task Force.
  • Submit proposals for Respiratory Therapist, EMS Paramedic, and Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Conduct a comprehensive review of articulation agreements.
  • Expand the Honors Program and continue to develop related co-curricular activities.
  • Increase collaboration between credit and non-credit programs.

Improving Student Outcomes

  • Finish specifying student course learning outcomes and post them on the College web site.
  • Conduct assessments of student service outcomes (SENSE and CCSSE).

Delivery of Instruction

  • Establish standards for online and hybrid courses through a faculty committee.
  • Increase the number of online and hybrid courses offered.
  • Offer additional course scheduling options.

Student Services and Enrollment Management

  • Improve early intervention for students experiencing difficulties in their studies.
  • Implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Students with GED Diplomas.
  • Increase enrollment by targeting specific ethnic and geographic markets.

Technology

  • Provide financial and staff support for new technology initiatives.
  • Implement the General Ledger and Human Capital Management modules of CUNY FIRST.

Resource and Organizational Development

  • Increase support and incentives for faculty to write grants.
  • Build the new Nursing laboratory.
  • Renovate the athletic field.
  • Return the T-7 Building to KCC instructional purposes.
  • Establish a presence in western Brooklyn beginning with the offering of developmental and Continuing Education courses.
  • Produce a comprehensive fundraising plan.
  • Institute a leadership development program through HR.

Also see Strategic Plan- Implementation Plan (Attachment F)

    • Legislative Committee
      • The Legislative Committee presents the following resolution concerning the position of Faculty Governance Leader:

WHEREAS, The position of KCC Faculty Governance Leader currently lacks a clear election procedure; be it

RESOLVED, That this position shall be formally established; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Faculty Governance Leader shall represent the faculty of Kingsborough Community College at the meetings of the University Faculty Senate Faculty Governance Leaders, and shall report back to the College Council about the activities, discussions, policies, and other pertinent information regarding these meetings; and be it further

RESOLVED, That only faculty members of the College Council shall be eligible to nominate, be nominated, and vote for Faculty Governance Leader; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Faculty Governance Leader shall be elected at the last meeting of the College Council for the academic year; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the term of the Faculty Governance Leader shall be for the duration of his or her current term as delegate on the College Council. This shall be effective September, 2008.

      • The Legislative Committee presents the following resolution concerning the election of

department delegates to the College Council:

WHEREAS, The language appearing in sections II and III of the College Council Constitution is currently inconsistent regarding the eligibility of voters for department delegates to serve in that capacity; be it

RESOLVED, That a statement be added to section II as a new subsection (b) stating: “Persons eligible to vote for department delegates shall be eligible to nominate candidates and be nominated for the position of department delegate.”

    • Committee on Students

The Committee on Students presents a report on current student activities.

III. New Business

 

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