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South Texas College Board of Trustees Education and Workforce Development Committee Ann Richards Administration Building, Board Room Pecan Campus Thursday, March 19, 3:30 p.m. McAllen, Texas AGENDA
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South Texas College Board of Trustees Education and Workforce Development Committee Ann Richards Administration Building, Board Room Pecan Campus Thursday, March 19, 3:30 p.m. McAllen, Texas AGENDA At anytime during the course of this meeting, the Board of Trustees may retire to Executive Session under Texas Government Code (2) to confer with its legal counsel on any subject matter on this agenda in which the duty of the attorney to the Board of Trustees under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. Further, at anytime during the course of this meeting, the Board of Trustees may retire to Executive Session to deliberate on any subject slated for discussion at this meeting, as may be permitted under one or more of the exceptions to the Open Meetings Act set forth in Title 5, Subtitle A, Chapter 551, Subchapter D of the Texas Government Code. I. Approval of Minutes for Thursday, January 15, 2014 Committee Meeting II. Review and Recommend Action as Necessary to Offer the Fast Start Certificate for Precision Manufacturing Technology III. Review and Committee Action as Necessary to Develop: A. Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement with Specialization in Crime Scene Technology (AAS) B. Certificate in Crime Scene Technology IV. Report on Programs Offered through Continuing, Professional, and Workforce Education A. Texas Adult Completion and Skills Initiative Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission B. Online Continuing Education Services Programs Education and Workforce Development Motions March 19, 3:00 p.m. Page 1, Revised 8:38 AM Approval of Minutes for Thursday, January 15, 2014 Committee Meeting The Minutes for the Education and Workforce Development Committee meeting of January 15, 2015 are presented for Committee approval. 1 Education and Workforce Development Minutes January 15, 3:00 p.m. Page 1, Revised 3:51 PM South Texas College Board of Trustees Education and Workforce Development Committee Ann Richards Administration Building, Board Room Pecan Campus Thursday, January 15, 3:30 p.m. McAllen, Texas MINUTES The Education and Workforce Development Committee Meeting was held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in the Ann Richards Administration Building Board Room at the Pecan Campus in McAllen, Texas. The meeting commenced at 3:38 p.m. with Mrs. Graciela Farias presiding. Members present: Mrs. Graciela Farias, Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr., and Mr. Gary Gurwitz Other Trustees present: Mr. Paul R. Rodriguez Members absent: None Also present: Dr. Shirley A. Reed, Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Mrs. Wanda Garza, Dr. Ali Esmaeili, Dr. Enriqueta Cortez, Mr. Matthew Hebbard, Ms. Patricia Mendiola, Ms. Stacy Solis, and Mr. Andrew Fish. Approval of Minutes for December 11 th, 2014 Committee Meeting Upon a motion by Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr. and a second by Mr. Gary Gurwitz, the Minutes for the Education and Workforce Development Committee meeting of December 11th, 2014 were approved as written. The motion carried. Presentation on UTeach: Preparing Math & Science Majors to Become Educators Dr. Ali Esmaeili, Dean of Math, Science, Bachelor Programs, and University Relations introduced Dr. Enriqueta Cortez, Department Chair for Physical Sciences. Dr. Cortez provided a presentation on the UTeach program, a partnership with UTPA focused on preparing majors from Math & Science fields for careers in Math & Science Education. Math and Science teachers are in high demand in the Rio Grande Valley, and across the state and the nation. To address the need for qualified teachers, the University of 2 E.W.D. Committee Minutes Education and Workforce Development Minutes January 15, 3:00 p.m. Page 2, Revised 3:51 PM Texas at Austin created UTeach in It has since expanded to over 30 universities in 16 states. According to the UTeach Institute, 80% of UTeach graduates who enter the teaching profession continue within the profession for at least five years. 32% of these graduates are from underrepresented Hispanic and African American populations. This program was designed to streamline the process for students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a secondary teacher certification (Certified Texas Educator). While completing the program, students will also gain teaching experience with public schools, will find mentorships, and will qualify for scholarships and paid internships, leading to possible job offers locally, statewide, or even nationally upon graduation. Through partnership with UTPA, which will continue with UTRGV, students can take the first two courses of the UTeach program at South Texas College: UTCH 1101: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching UTCH 1102: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design These courses are taught by UTPA Masters Teachers, available to South Texas College through the grant-funded partnership with UTPA (and to be continued with UTRGV). These Masters Teachers are assisted by Math and Science Student Success Specialists, who provide additional support to UTeach students and visit Math and Science courses to recruit STEM majors interested in a career in STEM education. Tuition for these first two courses is reimbursed upon completion, and these students are able to transfer to UTPA/UTRGV to complete the UTeach program as part of the baccalaureate degree program. UTRGV s UTeach Program was projected to become the 2 nd largest in the nation, and would offer great benefit to South Texas College STEM graduates pursuing a career in secondary education. South Texas College will track the success of its students through their transition to UTPA/UTRGV through coordination with a UTRGV project evaluator. This item was for the Committee s information and feedback to staff, and no action is requested. Report on the December 2014 Graduation Mr. Matthew Hebbard, Dean of Enrollment Services and Registrar, delivered the December 2014 Graduation Report. On Sunday, December 14, South Texas College students participated in the College s first December Commencement Ceremony, out of 1556 eligible graduates. 3 E.W.D. Committee Minutes Education and Workforce Development Minutes January 15, 3:00 p.m. Page 3, Revised 3:51 PM Mr. Hebbard provided graduation and commencement participation statistics by division and by degree, as well as a focused view at the top ten majors of graduating students. This commencement ceremony was necessary due to the increasing number of South Texas College graduates each year. This December Commencement allowed the College to recognize students who complete their programs in a fall semester and the College was preparing for the logistics of continued December Commencement ceremonies as required. This item was for the Committee s information and feedback to staff, and no action is requested. Adjournment There being no further business to discuss, the Education Workforce Development Committee Meeting of the South Texas College Board of Trustees adjourned at 4:31 p.m. I certify that the foregoing are the true and correct minutes of the January 15, 2015 Education and Workforce Development Committee of the South Texas College Board of Trustees. Mrs. Graciela Farias Chair 4 E.W.D. Committee Minutes Education and Workforce Development Motions March 19, 3:00 p.m. Page 2, Revised 8:38 AM Review and Recommend Action as Necessary to Offer the Fast Start Certificate for Precision Manufacturing Technology The Education and Workforce Development Committee is asked to recommend Board approval of the proposed new Fast Start Certificate for Precision Manufacturing Technology. As part of the Fast Start Programs in Precision Manufacturing Technology and Computer Systems Management Technician grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, South Texas College has developed a new certificate program: Fast Start Certificate for Precision Manufacturing Technology. The grant funds of $97,999 have gone toward the design of a Certificate program that will allow individuals with working experience to earn a Certificate in a compress amount of time. Students will engage in coursework to test and gain necessary technical skills. Through the use of credit-by-exam system, some skills can be demonstrated and credits, allowing experienced and proficient students to earn their credential more quickly than traditional programs. Other classes will be offered online, or as a hybrid option. Students completing this program will need to complete at least three National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials to complete the program. They will then have the option to continue their education in the Precision Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree. The following pages contain: The Program Summaries; Expected Enrollment; Occupational Needs in the region, state, and nation; Estimated Wages; Proposed Degree Plan; and South Texas College Program Evaluation Plan Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Laura Talbot, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Student Learning, will review the proposed program with the Committee and respond to any questions. The Education and Workforce Development Committee is asked to recommend Board approval of the proposed new Fast Start Certificate for Precision Manufacturing Technology program as presented. 5 Fast Start Certificate - Precision Manufacturing Technology This certificate has been developed as part of a grant received from the Texas Workforce Commission titled Fast Start Programs in Precision Manufacturing Technology and Computer Systems Management Technician. South Texas College received $97,999 through this grant in order to design a Certificate that will provide individuals that have working experience the opportunity to receive a Certificate in a compressed amount of time. In this program students will engage in coursework to gain technical skills in general basic manufacturing. The curriculum will incorporate a variety of course studies and machine equipment. This program will consist of six classes; two online, some hybrid course options, and others available through credit-by-exam to facilitate the earning of credits and provide a faster route to the workforce. The accelerated options built into this certificate are designed for students that have at least one year of industry experience. Participating students will need to complete at least three National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials in order to complete the program. Students completing this program have the option to continue their education and apply all of the coursework towards the Precision Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree. Expected Enrollment: Years # Of Students Occupational Need: According to EMSI, Machinists occupations should experience 26.4 % growth rate in the Lower Rio Grande Regional Area (Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Starr, Willacy, and Zapata counties) between 2014 and A total of 81 additional job openings are expected during this time period. According to EMSI, Machinists occupations should experience 23.7 % growth rate in the State of Texas between 2014 and A total of 7,165 job openings are expected during this time period. According to EMSI, Machinists occupations should experience 12.2% growth rate nationally between 2014 and A total of 48,569 job openings are expected during this time period. 6 Estimated Wages: EMSI indicates that the most recent median hourly earnings Machinists occupations in the South Texas Region (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata, Willacy, and Jim Hogg counties) were $ EMSI indicates that the most recent median hourly earnings for Machinists occupations in the State of Texas were $ EMSI indicates that the most recent median hourly earnings for Machinists occupations nationally were $ TSI EXEMPT FALL SEMESTER Lec. Lab Ext Cont.Cred. Hrs. Hrs. Hrs. Hrs. Hrs. *DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading & Sketching *MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I *MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I *MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurements Total: SPRING SEMESTER *DFTG 1313Drafting for Specific Occupations *DEMR 1301Shop Safety & Procedures Total: Total Contact Hours: 528 Total Credit Hours: 18 7 Institutional Effectiveness South Texas College Program Evaluation Plan South Texas College identifies expected outcomes for every instructional program and administrative and educational support service, assesses whether or not these outcomes are achieved, and makes continuous improvements based on assessment data. The College commits to continuous improvement in achieving expected outcomes through its strategic planning process, including 2-year Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Plans for every instructional, administrative or educational support unit in the College. An Intuitional Effectiveness (IE) Plan serves as a means to establish and assess expected outcomes for each program. In addition, STC monitors and evaluates the and quality instructional degree and certificate programs through the Program Review Process, the assessment of Program Learning Outcomes for each degree, and assessment of Core Objectives for the General Education Core Curriculum. Program Review Instructional programs are subject to Program Review by peers through the Curriculum and Program Review Committee on a 4-year cycle. This Program Review assessment instrument evaluates program viability, effectiveness, and student achievement through a variety of outcomes including the number of graduates, transfer rates, licensure/certification pass rates, graduate placement, program specific accreditations, faculty credentials, schedule distribution across campuses and times of day, participation in learning outcomes assessment and use of data to improve student learning, faculty professional development, and use of community advisory committees. Program Review evaluation is conducted by a subcommittee of faculty members serving on the College Curriculum and Program Review Committee. Following the subcommittee s review, findings are presented first to the Curriculum and Program Review Committee for review and then to a subcommittee of the Planning and Development Committee (PDC), the college-wide committee charged with oversight for planning, plan implementation, and reporting. The subcommittee reviews ratings given by the faculty subcommittee and reports those rating to PDC along with any additional recommendations. Program Learning Outcomes Assessment A separate set of competency-based program learning outcomes had been developed for each instructional program at STC, in addition to the traditional historical student success measures in the IE Plans, such as course completion, graduation rate, and student retention. The program learning outcomes are assessed and data are collected and reported on a yearly basis. The Director for Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment, along with the College Wide Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Instructional Team lead the systematic process across all programs allowing for significant critical amounts of dialogue among faculty members in order to develop a consistent structure for collecting and assessing data while allowing for the academic freedom of faculty members. Instructional programs utilize a variety of assessment methods, including embedded assessment, exit exams, exit interviews and portfolios to assess the program learning outcomes. 8 General Education Outcomes Assessment South Texas College also assesses general education competencies in the General Education program known as the STC Core Curriculum. The general education competencies for the Core Curriculum are called the Core Objectives and were defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Measures to determine the extent to which Core Objectives are being achieved are assessed every semester. Data are collected and compiled by each department to evaluate the extent to which the Core Objectives are being met. Results from the assessments and changes recommended based upon the results by the department are submitted to the Director of Learning Outcomes and Assessment. 9 Education and Workforce Development Motions March 19, 3:00 p.m. Page 3, Revised 8:38 AM Review and Committee Action as Necessary to Develop: A. Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement with Specialization in Crime Scene Technology (AAS) B. Certificate in Crime Scene Technology The Education and Workforce Development Committee is asked for approval to develop two new programs: a. Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement with Specialization in Crime Scene Technology (AAS) b. Certificate in Crime Scene Technology Development of these programs can begin with Committee authorization. Upon development, each program would be presented to the Education and Workforce Development Committee for review and recommendation and the Board of Trustees for approval before being offered to students. South Texas College currently offers a Basic Peace Officer Certificate, which is the state required training to achieve Texas Commission on Law Enforcement certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. The College also offers an A.A.S. degree in Law Enforcement, which provides additional academic training, and can be undertaken by students new to law enforcement or to certified officers pursuing academic credentials. Certified officers coming to the A.A.S. program will earn experiential credit for the coursework they completed as part of their certification process. The proposed new programs would expand on the Law Enforcement program offered through South Texas College by offering specialist training in Crime Scene Technology as either a Certificate or as part of an Associate of Applied Science Degree. A graduate would be prepared to work as an entry-level crime scene specialist, trained to locate, identify, process, and preserve the crime scene and to present findings in court proceedings. This program is designed to be appropriate for new students as well as for experienced law enforcement officers who desire the opportunity to specialize and advance in this area. The following pages contain the Program Development Brief, which includes: 1. Program Summary; 2. Program Demand; 10 Education and Workforce Development Motions March 19, 3:00 p.m. Page 4, Revised 8:38 AM 3. Admission Requirements; 4. Marketing Plan; 5. Retention Plan; 6. Graduation Plan; and 7. Resources Required for Program Operation. The program operating and instructional costs have been estimated, and are provided after the Program Development Brief. Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Laura Talbot, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Student Learning, will review the proposed new program and the development process with the Committee and will respond to questions. The Education and Workforce Development Committee is asked for approval to develop the proposed new Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement with Specialization in Crime Scene Technology Program and the Certificate in Crime Scene Technology Program as presented. 11 Program Development Brief Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement with Specialization in Crime Scene Technology (AAS) Crime Scene Technology Certificate 1. Program Summary Proposed Awards: o Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement with Specialization in Crime Scene Technology (AAS) o Certificate in Crime Scene Technology Program Objective: Currently, South Texas College offers a Basic Peace Officer Certificate and an A.A.S. degree in Law Enforcement through the Law Enforcement program. This proposal is to request permission to develop an additional specialization to the existing A.A.S. in Law Enforcement, concentrating on Crime Scene Technology, and an additional Certificate in Crime Scene Technology. Crime scene technologists are employed by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the State Attorney offices, public defender offices, medical examine
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