Annual InStructional unit plan



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Please contact Jim Elton at jim.elton@rcc.edu or (951) 222-8264 for your spreadsheet so that you may simply cut and paste here.


  1. Please answer the following Course-level SLO questions:




    1. Please describe your discipline’s dialogue on assessment results. We explore data and determine its validity and determine actions appropriate for improvement. Where would one find evidence of this dialogue? In our monthly discipline minutes

    2. Please summarize what your discipline learned from your assessments. How does your discipline plan to use the results to improve student learning? At the beginning of each semester we discuss the assessment results to determine better areas of student focus as related to Student Learning Outcome. This can result in rewriting curriculum, adjusting for material presented in class or how we present the material.

  1. Please answer the following Program-level PLO questions:

    1. Please explain what steps your program has taken to map and align your PLOs with your course SLOs (Curriculum Mapping Exercise).

This has been completed.

    1. How have you shared and discussed assessment results (e.g., through Community Advisory Committee discussions, discussions with employers, interviews of graduates, program faculty meetings)? Only the full time faculty have discussed this with a limited number of part time faculty who are involved in capstone course (Marketing 42). Examined the results from what students learned and they determined, based on assessment results, if they were ready for the next level course (Pal 68 to Pal 78)

    2. What are your plans for further Program-level PLO assessments in the upcoming academic year? Continue to use Marketing 42 as our capstone course until another alternative is suggested and agreed upon. Pal 78, our capstone course, will continue to be utilized to assess the paralegal PLO’s.

If you have any questions regarding Assessment please contact Susan Mills at (951) 328-3738, susan.mills@rcc.edu, Jim Elton at (951) 222-8264, jim.elton@rcc.edu, or your Riverside Assessment Committee discipline representative


Instructional Unit Plan Update



  1. Human Resource Status

Complete the Faculty and Staff Employment Grid below based on the 2012-2013 academic year. Please list full and part-time faculty numbers in separate rows, and classified full and part-time staff separately.




2012-2013

Faculty Employed in the Unit


Teaching Assignment (e.g. Math, English)

Full-time faculty

(give number)



Part-time faculty

(give number)



BAN, BUS, MAG, MKT, PAL & RLE

This reflects a 12% reduction in offerings on top of the 12% reduction in the previous year and a 17% reduction for the year previous to that, for a 32% overall reduction from Fall 2008.



0, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0

0, 4, 1, 0, 2, 0



















2012-2013

Classified Staff Employed in the Unit


Classified Employee Title (e.g. IDS, Lab Assistant)

Full-time staff (give number)

Part-time staff

(give number)



IDS (shared with PE, CIS, CS, CAT, RLE, PAL and all CTE programs) IDS only works in our area 2 days per week (40%)


.4

0




























Complete the Faculty and Staff Employment Grid below based on any anticipated changes for the 2013-2014 academic year (i.e. retirements, one-year temps). If information is exactly the same, move on to the next page.

2013-2014

Faculty Employed in the Unit


Teaching Assignment (e.g. Math, English)

Full-time faculty

(give number)



Part-time faculty

(give number)



No anticipated change, but we do need to replace the Accounting faculty lost to retirement, the Paralegal faculty lost 12 years ago and the Real Estate position that has not had full time faculty in over 15 years

3.00































2013-2014

Classified Staff Employed in the Unit


Classified Employee Title (e.g. IDS, Lab Assistant)

Full-time staff (give number)

Part-time staff

(give number)



We need to recover the lost full time IDS position back to 1.0

1.00









































Unit Name: _________________________________________

  1. Staff Needs

Rank

List Faculty or Staff Positions Needed for Academic Year.

Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each faculty or staff request based on rubric criteria. (See APC Ranking Rubric for faculty positions.)

Indicate (N) = New or (R) = Replacement


Annual TCP*

Examples


Tenure-Track Instructor

Rationale: For fall 2011, the full-time contract load was 12.63 FTEF, the full-time overload was 3.70 FTEF, and the part-time load was 13.07 FTEF. All combined, the department’s FTEF was 29.40, down 5.19 FTEF from fall 2010. The part-time load (including full-time overload) was 16.77 FTEF, making up 57.04% of the FTEF. Only 43% of our department’s courses were taught by full-time faculty as part of their contract load. During spring 2012, the department had approximately 3.0 FTEF of reassigned time. The department’s WSCH/FTEF for fall 2010 was 725.59 (up from 716.59 in fall 2010), well above 525. The department expects the student demand for all courses to increase. The increasing demand for faculty to participate in grant activities, college-wide initiatives, and special programs also provides justification for the need for more full-time faculty. Enrollment for a typical class is set at 45 students. An instructor in our department teaching 4 classes during both the fall and spring semesters will serve 360 students as part of their contract load.
Clerk Typist

Rationale: The department had a full-time clerk typist in the past, but she was transferred to another division. Our IDS works with 2 departments - one with 30 full-time and 65 part-time faculty and one with 13 full-time and 11 part-time faculty. The volume of work produced is enormous. This request fulfills the rubric criteria of “supporting faculty in their teaching”----We are the largest department and generate enough work to support an additional person to help with the department workload.




N

R



$50,948-$78,497
Col. C, Step 1- Col. H. Step 6
Range 13

$2675-3600

1.


Full-time Instructional Department Specialist (IDS)

Rationale: This program area, along with Accounting, Banking, CAT, CIS, CS, Entrepreneurship, Paralegal, Operations Management, International Business, Insurance, Retail Management, & Real Estate need more support than 0.4 allotment IDS we currently have. This full time position was lost due to early retirement in 2011.


The department had a full-time IDS until her retirement in December 2011 and she was not replaced. Our department office is currently staffed with an IDS 2 days a week (40% of full-time, even though we are paying for 50%). We have no other clerical support and require restoration of full-time IDS support. The department has 11 disciplines and multiple, multi-disciplinary programs. The total student enrollment for Business and Information Systems in 2011-2012 was 11,353 and total FTEF was 69.57. The department maintains a 1.0 Department Chair reassign time. The majority of the Teaching Assignments in the department are multi-disciplinary. Multiple full and part-time faculty members teach in more than one FSA to support multiple programs in multiple modes of delivery and accounting methods as well as courses with TBA and scheduled lab instruction. Course and room scheduling requires IDS expertise as many of the Business Education Building (BE) rooms contain outdated computers. Course scheduling must be coordinated between IDS and department chairs to support instructional needs based on computer and lecture specifications. The removal of our IDS from the office 3 days per week left a high volume student traffic area (11,353 enrollments), and large number of faculty (FTEF 69.57) without support from a centralized one-stop information location in the BE building. Since the department lacks other clerical support and the IDS job description duties include being, “a primary liaison among students, faculty, staff, department chairs, deans, District departments and the public-at-large by providing information with regards to district and departmental operations, policies, procedures and regulations, involving personal expertise, judgment and interpretation”, the department requests the reduction in department IDS support be reexamined. The review must include a review of the Human Resources planning (Accreditation Standard IIIA6). We request the review also consider specific department program needs and department chair workload related to IDS collaboration, as well as the complexity and nature of the faculty teaching assignments. This request fills the rubric criteria of “supporting faculty in their teaching” and “supporting students their goals” as is no one staffing the department office to assist faculty or students 60% of the time. Safety and compliance may also be of issue. There is full-time staffing in the department office. Therefore we have no building captain in the event of an emergency. This request is the department’s primary, critical Classified Staffing need.



R

Range K
Salary 62,142
F/c  13,371
H&W 

17,118
Total 

92,631



2.


Tenure Track Paralegal instructor
Rationale: This position has been empty since around 2001, and has never been replaced. As of today, there is no faculty in the department designated as a “paralegal” faculty. The faculty member “designated” as a contact point for the paralegal program is a “Business” instructor by title. The growing demands and trends in paralegal education are fostered by at least one full-time faculty member dedicated to foster, support and promote the paralegal program. Acquiring a full-time faculty member could help facilitate these needs. The growing trends of paralegal education, including the development and acquisition of approval of our paralegal program through the American Bar Association, require adequate faculty, support, resources and administrative support.

R

$54,327-$83,703
Col. C, Step 1- Col. H. Step 6





Tenure Track Accounting instructor,
Rationale: This position has been










Dean, School of Business
Rationale: During fall of 2005 we shared a Dean with Economic Development, but that position was moved to a “District” position and not replaced for RCC. In order to acquire ACBSP accreditation, we must have dedicated administrative leadership and management to “roll up their sleeves” and work to acquire the Professional Business School accreditation from ACBSP. With that accreditation, our students will have better options for transferring to more schools and we will attract better prepared students into our courses.

R

$116,000 +

NEW OR REPLACEMENT STAFF (Faculty or Classified)1

Unit Name: _________________________________________


  1. Equipment (excluding technology) Needs Not Covered by Current Budget2




Rank

List Equipment or Equipment Repair Needed for Academic Year.

Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each equipment request based on rubric criteria.

*Indicate whether Equipment is for (I) = Instructional or (N) = Non-Instructional purposes

Annual TCO**


Cost per item

Number Requested



Total Cost of Request

EX

Document Camera for Quad Classroom

Rationale: RCC Academic Master Plan: Values – learning environment-- “to provide and maintain state-of-the-art equipment;” 2) Campus Goals – “essential to delivery of instruction—increase successful course completion with supplemental/alternative instruction; persistence; improving student learning outcomes.” Currently, only about one half of the Quad classrooms are equipped with document cameras. All classrooms should contain the same type and quality of equipment to ensure equity in instruction and learning. Document cameras should be replacing the old overhead projectors.

I

$2500 w/installation

1

$2500

1.


32 laptop computers for the laptop cart in BE 206 Dell Inspiron i17RM-2419sLV Notebook I17RM-
Rationale:

The 32 exiting laptop computers in BE 206 are 9 years old and cannot operate current Microsoft software, they will not support current technology and no longer are useable for classroom instruction. This request is considered by the unit and the entire Business Discipline at Riverside to be an Emergency Request since these computers were used extensively on a regular basis but cannot be used at all any longer.



I

$700.00 + tax and shipping



32

$25,900 including tax & shipping



2.


Color printer HP Color LaserJet Professional CP5225dn Printer
Rationale: The color printer shared by the entire department is about 9 years old and frequently breaks down or fails to print correctly. This printer is used daily by 13 full-time faculty and 40 plus part-time faculty.

I

$1,700.00


1

$1,875 including tax and shipping



3.


Rationale:


















Unit Name: _________________________________________


  1. Technology (Computers and equipment attached to them)++ Needs Not Covered by Current Budget: 3

NOTE: Technology: excludes software, network infrastructure, furniture, and consumables (toner, cartridges, etc)
Annual TCO*

Rank

List Technology Requested for Academic Year. Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each technology request based on rubric criteria.


New (N) or Replacement (R)?

Program: New (N) or Continuing (C)?

Location (i.e Office, Classroom, etc.)

Is there existing Infrastructure?

How many users served?

Has it been repaired frequently?

Cost per item


Number Requested

Total Cost of Request


EX

 Two Network printers for department

Rationale: There are more than 20 full-time faculty utilizing this printer to develop instructional materials. Current printer >10 years old and high volume usage causes frequent breakdowns. Functioning equipment is critical to meeting the needs of our students, department goals and course SLOs.

R=1

N=1

C

Work-room

Yes

>20

Y

$1100

2

$2200

1.

32 laptop computers for the laptop cart in BE 206 Dell Inspiron i17RM-2419sLV Notebook I17RM-
Rationale:

The 32 exiting laptop computers in BE 206 are 9 years old and cannot operate current Microsoft software, they will not support current technology and no longer are useable for classroom instruction. This request is considered by the unit and the entire Business Discipline at Riverside to be an Emergency Request since these computers were used extensively on a regular basis but cannot be used at all any longer.




R

C

C

Yes

2,000 +

No longer repairable

$700.00

32

$25,900

2.

Color printer HP Color LaserJet Professional CP5225dn Printer
Rationale: The color printer shared by the entire department is about 9 years old and frequently breaks down or fails to print correctly. This printer is used daily by 13 full-time faculty and 40 plus part-time faculty.


 R

 C

 Department office

 Yes

 60+

2-3 times per year

 


$1,700.00

1

$1,875.00

3.

Rationale:



 

 

 

 

 

  











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Unit Name: _________________________________________


  1. Facilities Needs Not Covered by Current Building or Remodeling Projects*4



RANK

List Facilities Requests for Academic Year. Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each facility request based on rubric criteria. Requests should be for remodels, renovations or added new facilities and not basic repair and maintenance.

Annual TCO*


Total Cost of Request


EX

Roof Replacement

Rationale: The department building roof is in need of replacement. Currently, it leaks directly down the building and into our classrooms and office space. There have been three attempts to repair the roof. Previous leaks have caused damages to computer equipment and work space. The constant need to relocate staff and/or classrooms due to leaks has had a direct impact on the teaching and learning environment.


$2500

1.

Remodel of Physical Science / Life Science Building to Business CIS building (School of Business)
Rationale: On the Master Plan, Business Department is to be relocated in the remodeled Physical Science/Life Science buildings. We would like to ensure that the project will follow the Master Plan schedule for us to relocate to both floors of both buildings and be developed as a “School of Business”.


Not Available



2.

Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence feasibility study

 Rationale: We have over the past four years developed curriculum (including a state approved certificate and AS degree), workshops and an online presence for Entrepreneurial support for the community. We have strategic planning committee support (from 2009) to develop a center of excellence in Entrepreneurship. We need dedicated space for this and request 1500 square feet for this purpose to begin offering services to the over 22,000 small business in our district. We can take advantage of federal and state grants if we have the physical location.

Rationale:


$13,750


3.

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Rationale:






5.

 

Rationale:







Unit Name: _________________________________________


  1. Professional or Organizational Development Needs Not Covered by Current Budget*5




RANK

List Professional Development Needs for Academic Year. Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each professional development request based on rubric criteria. Professional or Organizational development needs may include workshops, guest speakers, training on equipment and/or software, attending conference, training needed to comply with state and/or federal regulations, and ongoing training in the field.

Annual TCO*


Cost per item

Number Requested



Total Cost of Request

EX

Funding for Associate Faculty to Participate in Workshop for SLO Assessment

Rationale: Associate faculty members teach a large number of courses in our department, utilize department common assessments, and per ACCJC standards must be included in the dialogue for the improvement of assessment. Since associate faculty are not required or compensated for this work, the department would like to compensate them through a stipend. These workshops are critical for the completion of the assessment cycle and for faculty to use the results in helping students achieve their goals.

$100

36

$3600

1.

Instructor certification training for two faculty to become qualified by the Kauffman foundation to be “Ice House” Entrepreneurship instructors/facilitators, and use their recognized instructional materials.

Rationale: The Kauffman foundation is recognized throughout the world for it’s “Ice House” entrepreneurship program. We could become the first Community College in California to offer this program, but instructors must be certified to use their materials. Our newly approved certificate and Degree in Entrepreneurship could be augmented by this curriculum and allow us to expand the offerings to our community. The knowledge gained through this certification program would be directly transferable into every Business, Management, and Marketing course offered at RCC.



$1,200.00



2

$2,400.00



2.

National Business Incubator Fall Training conference for one faculty member

Rationale: The NBIA is the world leader in Business incubation practices. The annual conference and training institute provides access to funding sources specifically for entrepreneurship programs.



$3,500.00


1

$3,500.00



3.

Attendance at the ACBSP annual conference for two faculty to learn the requirements for preliminary application status as an accredited professional business school.

 Rationale: Accreditation as a professional business school enables RCC graduates access to transfer to any other accredited business school with minimal loss in units and courses. ACBSP is one of only two accrediting bodies for business schools, and the only one offering accreditation for Community Colleges. The process of meeting the accreditation standards requires familiarization with the standards and understanding of the accreditation process. Before we can apply for accreditation review, we must meet preliminary requirements. Attendance at the annual conference and training will enable us to better understand the process and assist us in developing a plan to acquire ACBSP accreditation.



$3,000.00

2

$6,000.00

4.

Attendance at the Regional American Association for Paralegal Education Conference for two faculty

Rationale: The American Bar Association has been involved in promoting the paralegal career since 1968 and has been approving paralegal education programs since 1975. The approval process is voluntary since it is not required by any governmental agency. To be approved, a program must be offered by an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency on an approved list and must meet standards relating to administration, resources, curriculum and academic policies, faculty and program direction, admissions standards and practices, student services including placement and counseling, library, and facilities. Programs seeking approval must submit a detailed self-evaluation report with supporting documents and are visited by an evaluation team. Approval is granted for a period of seven years. Attendance will assist in our goal of becoming accredited.



$300.00

2

$600.00

5.

 

Rationale:












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Unit Name: _________________________________________


  1. Student Support Services




RANK

List Student Support Services Needs for the Academic Year.

Please justify and explain each request based on rubric criteria. These are services needed by your unit over and above what is currently provided by student services at the college. Examples of needs that fall under student support services are provided6.

Annual TCO*

EX

Our unit needs either a permanent part-time or reassigned Outreach staff member to assist our discipline with providing course, program and college information to the local community, either through partner high schools, community based organizations and/or non-credit sites.

Rationale: Based on enrollment data, the lower level courses in our discipline are typically cancelled due to low enrollment. However, based on our conversations with our community and as evidenced by the demographics, there is a demand and need. Potential students need information on how to enroll, take placement exams, and understanding the sequence of courses and pathways to potential careers. They need this information prior to coming to RCC to increase their likelihood of success.

$0 if Reassigned Time
$25,000 for Permanent part-time w/benefits

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Unit Name: _________________________________________


  1. Library Needs Not Covered by Current Library Holdings7




RANK

List Library Needs for Academic Year. Please justify and explain each request based on rubric criteria. These library resources are unit needs that are over and above what is currently provided by the library.

Please list in order (rank) or importance.



Annual TCO


EX

The discipline needs for the library databases to be re-established for Access Science, American National Biography, Columbia Grangers World of Poetry, Criminal Justice & Periodicals Index, CQ Weekly, Oxford English Dictionary, ProQuest National Newspaper Core, World News Digest, American Film Scripts Online, ARTstor, Biography Resource Center, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Humanities International Complete, Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online, World Book Complete Suite.

Rationale: The library and its databases are vital components of the courses within our discipline. For students to fully achieve student learning outcomes within their courses, this integral component of students’ access must be returned to its original capacity. Faculty rely on these critical resources as part of their instruction.




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Unit Name: _______________________________________


  1. Learning Support Center Services




RANK

List Learning Support Center Services Needs for Academic Year. Please justify and explain each request based on rubric criteria.8 If your unit is responsible for running a learning support center such as the Writing and Reading Center, the Math Learning Center, Computer lab or similar learning support center please address those needs here. These do not include laboratory components that are required of a course.

Total Cost of Requests


Cost per item

Number Requested



Total Cost

Ongoing (O) or one-time (OT) cost

EX

Institutionalize the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program to provide SI leaders for our discipline.

Rationale: Students in our discipline have benefited greatly from the SI’s. In the 2007-2008 academic year, students who participated in SI had a 62.1% success rate in comparison to 24.7% who did not participate in SI, a difference of 37.4% between the two groups. Students need the assistance of SI’s to succeed with course student learning outcomes. Faculty with SI’s have continuously expressed the benefit of receiving professional development for SI instructional strategies and the in-class and out-of-class support SI provides to their instruction.


$2400 per semester per SI

10 SI’s

x 2 semesters

= 20

$48,000

O

1.


Rationale:










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8 TCO = “Total Cost of Ownership” is the average cost for one year. Please contact Lab Coordinators for a specific lab question or Academic Support Department at (951) 222-8434 to see if your request can be met within the current budget and to get an estimated cost if new funding is needed.
Unit Name: _________________________________________

  1. OTHER NEEDS not covered by current budget




RANK

List Other Needs that do not fit elsewhere.9 Please justify and explain each request based on rubric criteria. Not all needs will have a cost, but may require a reallocation of current staff time. Place items on list in order (rank) or importance.

Annual TCO*


Cost per item

Number Requested



Total Cost of Request

Ongoing (O) or one-time (OT) cost

EX

Our unit needs money for tournament awards in the form of scholarships to increase participation.

Rationale: The tournament provides students with an enhanced learning opportunity. This opportunity will increase overall attainment of student learning outcomes (SLOs), increase access and overall persistence. Faculty use the competition an extension of in class learning and to promote their programs.


$100


5 scholarships per year

$500


O


1.

Software license renewal fee for Minitab software used in BUS 71 & 72
Rationale: This software is used by industry for quantitative decision making and business statistics. It is used weekly by the department and three courses.


$ 1,750.00


1 site license per year renewal for 25 stations

$1,750.00

O



2.

Membership in NBIA (National Business Incubator Association)
Rationale: This organization helped us strengthen our entrepreneurship course and certificate pattern as well as enhance instructional materials in all business courses. It also enabled us to be competitive for three grants in entrepreneurship, it is needed to expand our effectiveness in the area of entrepreneurship.

$ 575.00

1

$ 575.00

O

3.

ACBSP annual membership
Rationale: Membership in the organization that accredits professional business schools is required in order to obtain accreditation status as a “Professional Business School” as well as provides guidelines for “best in class” business programs. We are seeking ACBSP accreditation, similar to the accreditation of the Nursing program by NLN.

$ 1,350.00

1

$1,350.00

O

4.

Membership in AAfPE(American Association for Paralegal Education)

Rationale:  AAfPE is the nation’s largest and continuously operating organization dedicated to promoting quality paralegal education. The organization develops educational standards and encourages professional growth, in order to assist educators to prepare paralegal graduates to perform a significant role in the delivery of legal services. AAfPE provides a forum for professional improvement for paralegal educators. It provides technical assistance and consultation services to institutions and educators. Further, it disseminates information on current trends in the paralegal profession to institutions, and very importantly, it cooperates with the American Bar Association and other institutions and professional associations in developing an approval process for paralegal education programs; ABA approval is a goal of our paralegal program.

$450

1

$450

O

5.


Rationale:














9 TCO = “Total Cost of Ownership” is the average cost for one year.
Unit Name: _________________________________________


  1. MID-RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN The Resources Council and Institutional Effectiveness Council have asked for information that will make it easier for us to complete and update our Mid-Range Financial Plan.  This information will help us to plan and to meet ACCJC requirements. 




YEAR

ITEM NAME

Is the item referenced in another planning document?

If so, where?

If no, where do you plan on putting this item?

(i.e. Facilities Master Plan, Comprehensive Instructional



Program Review)

Staff

Equipment

Technology

Facilities

Prof Development

Student Support

Library


Learning Support

Other

Ex

2015

The department requires an updated facility with state of the art equipment to meet industry standards and train students on the most current equipment. This information is included in the CIPR from 2011.




X




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