Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye

 

Regular Meeting

February 19, 2010

 

 

 

Present: Maria Albers, Thedna Zimiga, Theresa Lone Hill, Joanne (Susie) White Thunder, Michel Melvin, Sylvia Hollow Horn, Jeffrey Olson, Richard Red Elk, LeoNora Garcia, Jim Dudek, Brett Bump

 

Meeting called to order: 10:09 am

 

Prayer: Sylvia Hollow Horn

 

Maria Albers called the roll:

 

            Thedna Zimiga, Michel Melvin, Grady Brunsch (Absent), Joanne (Susie) White Thunder,  Leslie Mesteth (Absent), Georgia Rooks (Absent), Sylvia Hollow Horn, Maria Albers, Richard Red Elk (Student Rep. Wounded Knee College Center), LeoNora Garcia (Student Rep. He Sapa)

 

Motion to accept the January22, 2010 meeting minutes

 

Motion by: Susie White Thunder

Seconded by: Michel Melvin

 

Vote:

                        For: 7

                        Against: 0

                        Abstain: 0

 

Motion passed

 

Officer Reports:

President Leslie Mesteth: Absent - Policy Updates: Car 123 AutoCAD & BSW Modification, and Name Changes to Plmb and HV were passed.

 

Vice President:  Student Per Diem rates have been taken to Institutional Affairs and will be discussed at their next meeting.

 

Secretary: PWO has notified the committees of items that have been passed by PWO by returning a copy of the routing sheets with the PWO Chairpersons signature and notice of action.

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Reports

 

Activities: Theresa Lone Hill

 

                        The committee is continuing to work on Graduation, and this year there will be no Baccalaureate.

 

 

Assessment: Dawn Frank (absent)

 

Institutional Development: Paul Cedar Face (Absent)

           

                        There is no report. Minutes from the last meeting were to be provided to Leslie, but no official report today.

 

Student Services: Janice Richards (Absent)

 

Instructional Affairs:  Jeffrey Olson:  No report

 

New Business

            Presenter: Jeffrey Olson

 

            Humanities Changes

 

1. Presented by Jim Dudek

            Distance Learning Policy with Proposed Procedures

           

           

 

Discussion: 

 

The policy is the same.  This Distance Learning Policy was adopted on June 4th, 2009 replacing the previous policy.  The difference between that previous policy and this policy is the addition of the procedures.

 

Once this is approved then an advisory committee will be created.

 

Does this modify an existing policy?

 

The old policy doesn’t exist anymore because this policy replaced the old policy.

 

Procedures don’t technically have to come through this committee; however it was a choice to bring this through the committees.

 

To teach online and to produce courses online is voluntary.

 

Shouldn’t there be a note to let us know that there was only an addition of the procedures.

 

The number of the old policy wouldn’t be in there and the number of the new policy should be in there and as a modification to that new policy.

 

This is the new policy that replaced the old policy on June 4th, 2009.

 

Maybe something should be added to the routing sheet to indicate an exhibit

 

PWO should modify the routing sheet to indicate policies and exhibits.

 

Remove the No New Policy and leave New Procedures

Remove the number on Existing Policy PPM 72-500-1

 

Motion to accept the Distance Learning Procedures

 

Motion by: Susie White Thunder

Seconded by: Richard Red Elk

 

Vote:

            For: 7

            Against: 0

            Abstain: 0

Motion passed

 

10:40 Jim Dudek was excused

 

 

2. Humanities Changes

            Presented by Jeffrey Olson

 

Transfer Policy (70-900/70-900-1)

 

Discussion: Students may transfer up to 45 credits to Oglala Lakota College for an Associate of Arts and 90 credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree (Present policy requires an A.A. or a B.A student to take 24 credits at Oglala Lakota College. (PROCEDURE)

 

…a minimum of thirty credit hours from OLC which would include Lakota Studies requirement for the chosen degree program. (POLICY)

 

 

Motion to accept the changes to the Transfer Policy

 

Motion by: Richard Red Elk

Seconded by: Susie White Thunder

 

Vote:

            For: 7

            Against: 0

            Abstain: 0

Motion passed

 

Theresa Lone Hill excused at 10:56

 

3. Change in the Independent Study Policy

            Presented by Jeffrey Olson

 

The new and old policies were both presented (81-700/81-700-1)

 

All Graduation Requirement Courses (GRC) must be approved by the Department Chair and the Vice President of Instruction. A GRC can only be taken by those students who are in the last semester of an Associate of Applied Science or Bachelors degree program.

 

Discussion:

 

Comment: Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 and be in good standing.

 

This is overall and not just in the degree area of study.

 

Each department has its own requirements on what it takes to pass a course.

 

Would a scheduling conflict make a student ineligible for taking a GRC?

 

You still can only take two GRC classes but they have to conflict with the schedules. You couldn’t take three GRC classes.

 

Motion to accept the Policy/Procedures for Independent Studies

 

Motion by: Michel Melvin

Seconded by: Sylvia Hollow Horn

 

Vote:

            For: 7

            Against: 0

            Abstain: 0

Motion passed

 

 

 

Motion to adjourn

Motion by: Sylvia Hollow Horn

Seconded by: Michel Melvin

 

Vote

 

                        For: 7

                        Against: 0

                        Abastain: 0

Motion passed

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:04 am