Minutes – Approved October 28, 2004

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September 23, 2004

Minutes – Approved October 28, 2004

MINUTES September 1, 2004 – Approved with one correction: Page 1, under Charges 2004-2005: Change “valuator” to “evaluator.”


Academy of Culinary Arts Department

CULN160-Introduction to Culinary Arts/Bilingual Spanish

Pilot course for Department of Labor program to provide casino employees with advancement opportunities. If the pilot works, ACA can provide course material for six of our existing culinary courses.
The course is similar to CULN101-Introduction to Culinary Arts but with a Spanish presentation. The committee decided to give the bilingual Spanish course the alpha CULS to differentiate it from the CULN courses.
The committee also reworded the course description to: “For Spanish-speaking hospitality workers with limited English proficiency to gain knowledge and skills to further their careers in the foodservice industry.”
ACA Workshop - The chair asked Kelly McClay to give him some dates for a workshop for culinary faculty.
English/Speech Department

Literature Option, Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts degree

Add to option courses:

ENGL203-British Literature I

ENGL204-British Literature II


Middle States Self Study

The committee reviewed questions one through four (see attachment).


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The institution’s educational offerings display academic content, rigor, and coherence that are appropriate to its higher education mission. The institution identifies student learning goals and objectives, including knowledge and skills, for its educational offerings.
When compiling date we should provide both quantitative and anecdotal evidence. (per Katz, VanEpps)
Standard 11 - Educational Offerings

1. What evidence is there that the college provides superior academic, technical and training programs?

  • Articulation Agreements with other colleges (Vicki will keep a list. Laura and Renee have info. Also see pages 17, 18 in catalog.)

  • Accreditations or approval by national agencies – participating programs:

- Nursing: N.J. Board of Nursing and National League for Accrediting Nursing Commission, Inc.

- Paralegal: approval of the American Bar Association

- Psychology: Charter member of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society of Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges, member of the Association of College Honor Societies, an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society

- Respiratory Care: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, offered in cooperation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of N.J. School of Health Related Professions, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health

Education Programs and Accreditation of the American Medical Association. Approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American College of Chest Physicians, The American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Thoracic Society

- Social work: Addiction Professionals Certification Board of N.J., Inc.

  • Student satisfaction levels – Faces of Future Survey (Max)

  • Job placement data (Max)

  • Graduate survey (given to students when they apply for graduation (Max, Heather?)

  • Pre-graduate reports – to see which programs are successful

  • National Student Loan Clearing House – we report to them and they send us feedback on our students

  • Transfer student success rate to four-year programs. List colleges which accept our students. (Max)

  • NCLEX – National Licensing Exam

  • PRAXIS success rate

  • Academy of Culinary Arts: ACCC is a certified training site for the American Culinary Federation, culinary competitions, culinary co-ops

  • National recruiters recruit ACCC students

  • ESL program growth

  • Enrollment statistics

    1. Are these programs appropriate for the community?

      • Advisory boards (see listing in catalog on page 147)

Provide minutes from the last ten years of advisory board meetings.

      • Trends – example: Nursing, how have numbers increased?

      • Industry needs

      • Environmental Scan

      • Scholarships received from industry

    1. Are the programs appropriate in credits earned and length of time for


      • Yes, full-time students can complete a program in two years.

      • Yes, the college meets state guidelines.

2. Are there internal standards in which programs must comply?

  • Five-year program reviews

  • Standardized syllabi

  • Curriculum committee

3. If available, do the programs participate in a national accrediting process?

4. If national accreditation participation is not available, do programs participate in a form of external inspection?

  • Yes, five-year review

  • The college selects the agencies in which we want to be accredited. Some are too expensive. Josette will check with department chairs and create a list of our programs for which we could apply for accreditation.

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