1920-006 Vet Tech Mod

Full Name
Christopher Gargamelli
Email address
cgargamelli@mxcc.edu
Phone Number
35842
Role at MxCC
·         Faculty
Submitted on behalf of:
Veterinary Technology Program
Proposal Title
Removal of CSC 101 Requirement
Proposal Type
Request for Action (obtain approval)
Proposal Description/Rationale
Since the veterinary technology program’s inception, computer skills competency has been a graduation requirement
The current graduation checklist reads: Computer Skills Competency Demonstrated by a “pass” on the MxCC Computer Proficiency Exam, or successful completion of CSC*101 “Introduction to Computers” or equivalent course.
CSC 101 provides 0 credits toward the graduation requirements.
As program coordinator, I am requesting removal of the computer skills competency from the graduation requirements. The rationale is as follows:
1. As the three veterinary technology programs in the system move toward curriculum alignment, the current plan is to no longer require the computer skills competency.
2. Other allied health programs at MxCC have removed the computer skills competency (example: radiologic technology)
3. The current requirement is difficult and confusing to applicants. The current computer proficiency exam is difficult (no student has earned a passing score) and computer offerings vary amongst other colleges (example: for the purpose of the competency CSA 105 is considered equivalent to CSC 101).
4. Given the level of computer skill required for employment as a veterinary technicians, the vast majority of students come to the program with adequate computer skills.

This proposal has no impact on the number of credits required for graduation.
This changes has been discussed by the veterinary technology program advisory board.

Does this proposal have campus-wide implications? If yes, how so? If not a campus-wide concern, you may want to refer this issue to your supervisor
Yes. It will change the veterinary technology program graduation checklist.
Does this proposal address a strategic priority of the college? If so, describe.
The proposal evolves the veterinary technology curriculum and therefore addresses the following strategic priority:
MxCC will continue to evolve its curriculum, strengthen student supports and create an enriching and empowering campus experience.
Does this proposal have budgetary implications? If so, describe projected costs and funding sources.
None
Is this proposal time sensitive? If so, describe the timeframe for implementation.
This proposal would be implemented for the cohort starting fall 2020
What governing body at MxCC do you feel would be most appropriate to address your interests?
·         Curriculum Committee

·         Academic Assembly

1920-006 Vet Tech Computer Vote

Recorder Review

Date: 9/24/19

Recorder: Corey Martell

Action:

XSubmitted to governing body (list body): Curriculum Committee
 Returned to Originator for revision
 Forward for action by (list department/employee):
 Other:

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Committee Review

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 support with no issues
 further development required (returned to originator(s) for further development)
 not supported
 no recommendation/not applicable (explain below)

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Assembly Review:

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 support with no issues
 further development required (returned to originator(s) for further development)
 not supported
 no recommendation/not applicable (explain below)

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Executive Council Review

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 support with no issues
 further development required (returned to originator(s) for further development)
 not supported
 no recommendation/not applicable  (explain below)

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President’s Decision

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 Approved
 Modified
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 Returned for Revision
 Not Applicable

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Implementation (Curriculum/Program Proposals)

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