Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye

 

Regular Meeting

January 22, 2010

 

 

 

Present: Leslie Mesteth, Michel Melvin, Lenora Hudson, Grady Brunsch, Tiffany Lamont, Paul Cedar Face, Georgia Rooks, Jeffrey Olson, Sylvia Hollow Horn, Thedna Zimiga, Student Representative Eddie Lays Bad (Pahin Sinte)

 

 

Meeting called to order: 10:04 am

 

Prayer: Michelle Melvin

 

Leslie Mesteth called the roll:

 

††††††††††† Thedna Zimiga, Michel Melvin, Grady Brunsch, Joanne (Susie) White Thunder (Absent), Leslie Mesteth, Georgia Rooks, Sylvia Hollow Horn, Tiffany Lamont (present for Maria Albers)

 

 

The date was amended to reflect that the last meeting was held on December 11, 2009 instead of January 11, 2009.

 

Motion to accept the December 11, 2009 meeting minutes

 

Motion by: Georgia Rooks

Seconded by Grady Brunsch

 

Vote:

††††††††††† ††††††††††† For: 7

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Against: 0

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Abstain: 0

 

Motion passed

 

Officer Reports:

President Leslie Mesteth

 

The Social Science Packet was approved by Dr. Giraud

 

Instructional Affairs asked about being notified about items that pass. PWO will notify committees of items and whether or not they have been passed by PWO by returning a copy of the routing sheet with the PWO Chairpersons signature and notice of action.

 

Vice President: Absent (no report)

Secretary: No report at this time

 

Committee Reports

 

Activities: Theresa Lone Hill (absent)

Assessment: Dawn Frank (absent)

Institutional Development:

Report by Paul Cedar Face

 

Clifford Delong reported on the acquisition of a new server for Jenzebar.

Dr. Giraud presented a new policy 67-700-3 which limits the use of the Oglala Lakota College internet and computer resources. This policy is an addendum to the old policy. The person formatting this policy is Dr. Giraud.

This was the only new business.

 

Discussion:

††††††††††† OLC internet and computer resources are for educational and institutional use. Improper use of OLC internet and computer resources will result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion in the case of students or termination in the case of employees. Use of these resources for criminal activity will be reported to appropriate authorities for prosecution.

 

This is the planning and implementation stage, but who will enforce the rule? Where does the community fit in? If a community member violates the policy how will they be dealt with?These are items that need to be considered.

 

Would it be possible to put Alteris back on the computers? Alteris allowed for remote viewing and reporting so that if a computer was being used improperly the staff could be notified of this.

 

Library cards are required for community to use the books in the library. Would it be possible to have the community sign the acceptable use policy? Would it be possibly to require an ID and a password for accessing the internet through the college centers?Would it be feasible?

 

 

The inclusion of: Oglala Lakota College reserves the right to monitor use of OLC internet and computer resources, and to deny use of these resources for any reason at any time. Helps in terms of monitoring unacceptable use, and allows for enforcement of the policy.

What is the procedure for enforcing the policy?

Again who will enforce the policy?

 

Motion to return this policy 67-700-3 back to Institutional Development for further clarification

 

Motion by: Georgia Rooks

Seconded by: Sylvia Hollow Horn

 

††††††††††† Vote

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††††††††††† ††††††††††† For: 7

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Against: 0

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Abstain: 0

 

Motion passed

 

Student Services: Janice Richards (absent)

 

Instructional Affairs

 

Report by Jeffrey Olson: No update from the previous report

 

New Business

††††††††††† Presenter: Jeffrey Olson

 

††††††††††† Proposal for the Modification of requirements for the BSW degree

 

In accord with the new core policy (70-250) the Math 134 requirement is replaced with a statistics course. Statistics is much more useful than Math 134 for social workers, and is a prerequisite in many MSW graduate programs. This will make OLC BSW graduates much stronger practitioners and graduate students.

 

The new status sheet reflects the removal of College Success (CoSu 103) and the change in Math 134 to math 103 or higher and a statistics course.

 

Motion to accept the proposed changes to the Bachelor of Social Work

 

Motion by: Michel Melvin

Seconded by: Georgia Rooks

 

Vote:

††††††††††† For: 7

††††††††††† Against: 0

††††††††††† Abstain: 0

Motion passed

 

 

 

Proposal for the Revision to the Graduation Requirement Course Policy

 

All Graduation Requirement Courses (GRC) must be approved by the Department Chairperson and the Vice President of Instruction. A GRC can only be taken by those students who are in the last semester of an Associate, the last two semesters of a Bachelor, or anytime during a Graduate degree Program.

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Students must have an overall Grade Point Average of at least 2.75 and be in good standing, or 3.00 for the previous 24 credit hours, and in good standing. Graduate Students must have a 3.0 or higher and be in good standing.

 

A GRC will not be allowed if the same course is offered within fifty (50) miles of the studentís home district or online. However, if there is a scheduling conflict, a student may still apply. No more than two (2) classes per semester can be taken by this method.

 

Discussion:

 

††††††††††† Where is the new form for this?

Graduate studies cannot offer a GRC anytime during a Graduate degree program? That will have to be changed.

This can only be offered during the last semester.

Electronic signature can be by email.

 

How many emails will be done if the signature must be electronic?

 

Will a forward to each person work?Emails with each email address and approval would them be printed and put in the student file.

 

Isnít the actual signature needed for audit purposes?

 

Who approves the form first?

 

The policy says that the student must apply for an Independent Study, then the Center director must sign off, and a letter of recommendation must accompany the application.

 

The Procedure should be that the student applies first, gets the instructorís signature. This is the tricky part because getting the signature isnít always obtainable in a certain amount of time.

 

What if the chairperson decided that that student should do their Independent Studies under a different instructor instead of the on that was approached to do the Independent Study course?

Maybe reorder the form starting with the student and director, then the faculty member, then to the chair, to the registrars, and finally to the Vice President of Instruction for approval of the application.

 

Bear in mind that with unexpected changes and weather things donít always go as planned.

 

Maybe take the graduate studies part out as Dawn Frankís policy may not be the same.

 

We will need the old policy and the form and the new policy and form to compare them.

 

Motion to reroute the Graduation Requirement Course Policy back to Instructional Affairs for clarification. The PWO committee also requests the old policy and form and the new policy and form for review.

 

Motion by: Sylvia Hollow Horn

Seconded by: Michel Melvin

 

††††††††††† Vote:

††††††††††††††††††††††† For: 7

††††††††††††††††††††††† Against: 0

††††††††††††††††††††††† Abstain: 0

††††††††††† Motion passed

 

 

Paul Cedar Face is also presenting for Marilyn Kockrow

 

††††††††††† Proposed name change for Plumbing and HV

 

Proposed changes in name only for Plmb 103, 113, 123 and HV 103, 113, 123

 

††††††††††† The name changes will be as follows:

Plmb 103 to Plumbing 101

Plmb 113 to Plumbing 201

Plmb 123 to Plumbing 301

 

HV103 to HVACR 101

HV 113 to HVACR 201

HV 123 to HVACR 301

 

 

These course title changes will follow a series of textbooks aligned with Industry Specific Exams such as HVACR Excellence and the same for the plumbing. Some of the previously used courses were overlapping in content.This will prevent that and the student will progress faster through the degree with a benefit of National Certification when the student passes the exams.

 

Discussion:

 

This will change the course code not the name in Jenzebar

In Jenzebar it will be shortened to five letters and the number.

 

The R is additional otherwise it is HVAC.

 

Motion to accept the proposed name changes for Applied Science Department Plumbing and HVAC

 

Motion by: Sylvia Hollow Horn

Seconded by: Grady Brunsch

 

Vote

††††††††††††††††††††††† For: 7

††††††††††††††††††††††† Against: 0

††††††††††††††††††††††† Abstain: 0

 

Motion passed

 

 

Proposal for New curriculum: CAR 123 AutoCAD

 

††††††††††† The name of the course will be CAR 123 (3 credit hours)

 

The prerequisite: CAR 113 Basic Drafting

 

This new AutoCAD course will allow our students to be very competitive with other Technical Trade Schools and most or all of them have AutoCAD. This is a course that will use AutoCAD software, which we have purchased, to make Blue Prints, and floor plans, for all the Trades Programs: General Construction, Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing.Students in each of the Trades will be required to draft a project for their specific program area using AutoCAD.

 

CAD - Computer Assisted Drafting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion:

 

What status sheet will this be on?

 

The status sheet will follow this.This is a new class.

This has passed through Instructional Affairs and has been signed by Dr. Giraud.

 

Suggestion: An email should be sent to Department Chairs that lets them know that they must have Dr. Giraudís signature before the paperwork comes to PWO, along with copies of old policies and forms and the new policies and forms.

 

Paul spoke with Dr. Giraud and the committee was informed that Dr. Giraud will sign the accepted proposals/ revisions after committee action.

 

We need to develop a checklist of what needs to be in a packet or PWO will not review it.

 

Motion to accept the proposed new course CAR 123 AutoCAD

 

Motion by: Georgia Rooks

Seconded by: Michel Melvin

 

††††††††††† Vote:

††††††††††††††††††††††† For: 7

††††††††††††††††††††††† Against: 0

††††††††††††††††††††††† Abstain: 0

††††††††††† Motion passed

 

Proposal for New curriculum: Introduction to Straw Bale Construction Course (Trds 113)

 

New course Trds 113 Introduction to Straw Bale Construction Course

 

We need to move toward ďGreenĒ construction. This course covers straw bales used for insulation, which will provide cooler houses in the summer and warmer in the winter. We will be able to purchase a commodity that can be produced on this reservation. An addition to the syllabus there is a federal disclaimer this is the only difference between other syllabi and this one.

 

Discussion:

 

There is another project like this at Sinte Gleska.Instructors from OLC participated in that project.

 

Comment Ė Under the course description this course is designed to introduce students to the history of Straw Bale construction. Is this class a history class, or willconstruction of an actual straw bale building happen?

 

There is a question about the addition of Nebraska pioneers in the course description.

 

The instructors were able to see the format of the building of a structure with straw bales.

 

Clarification is requested on course description on straw bale construction or building and addition of Nebraska pioneers.

 

Is this a history of Straw bale construction or the actual building of a straw bale building?

 

The federal disclaimer was included because the building is funded by a federal grant.

 

Construction of a Straw Bale building is more cost effective at about $15,000.

 

The grant sets the project in motion. Over time this project will continue as a course after the grant expires.This project wonít end when the grant ends.

 

The course description needs to be clarified, straw bale construction or housing. Is this a history course or a construction project? Will this class end when this grant ends?

 

At the completion of this course will they be building?

 

Trades math, occupational safety are part of existing programs and so will also be a part of this AAS Degree and Certificate.

 

This training will allow for student to contract their services.

 

Straw Bale Houses are already here on the reservation.There are a variety of different kinds around the reservation.

 

11:13 Jeffrey Olson excused

 

Motion to reroute the proposal for new curriculum: Introduction to Straw Bale Construction Course (Trds 113) back to Instructional Affairs for clarification of the course description. Is this straw bale construction and building or is this a history of Straw Bale Construction.There is a question about the addition of Nebraska pioneers in the course description.

 

Motion by Michel Melvin

Seconded by Grady Brunsch

 

††††††††††† Vote:

††††††††††††††††††††††† For: 7

††††††††††††††††††††††† Against: 0

††††††††††††††††††††††† Abstain: 0

††††††††††† Motion passed

 

Paul Cedar Face excused at 11:44

 

Motion to adjourn

Motion by: Georgia Rooks

Seconded by: Sylvia Hollow Horn

 

Vote

 

††††††††††† ††††††††††† For: 7

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Against: 0

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Against: 0

Motion passed

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:47 am