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Comprehensive Standard 3.4.11
Academic Program Coordination

6. For each major in a degree program, the institution assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration.

Judgment of Compliance:

Compliance

Narrative/Justification for Judgment of Compliance:

For each major in a degree program, Florida Gateway College (FGC) assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration.

FGC organizes instructional programs into two divisions: academic programs and occupational programs. The academic programs division is structured into departments related to the discipline of courses, including general education courses, leading to an associate in arts degree. The occupational programs division is structured into departments organized by program discipline.

Primary responsibility for oversight of curriculum coordination, development and review rests with academic directors. Directors are qualified individuals who have been selected based on their academic credentials, experience, leadership, and other administrative qualities related to their assigned department. Directors report to the appropriate vice president.

Academic directors may assign Instructor/coordinators [1] within their assigned areas to facilitate the curriculum coordination process. Instructor/coordinators are full time instructors [2] with additional responsibilities that support a department or program. They have the appropriate academic credentials, experience, leadership and administrative skills in their assigned field.

A full time non-instructional college success coordinator [3] is assigned to oversee the management of college experience and developmental education courses within the academic programs division. The coordinator has the appropriate academic credentials, experience, leadership and administrative skills in their assigned field.

Full time non-instructional program coordinators are assigned to specific workforce training programs. These programs are Law Enforcement and Corrections [4], Industrial Programs [5], and Health Information Technology [6]. Coordinators are responsible for managing curricular activities, and have the academic credentials, leadership and administrative skills in the appropriate field to manage their assigned programs.

The following tables show the approval levels for coordination of the college’s educational programs:

Academic Programs Division - Associate in Arts Degree
Director Programs Instructor/ Coordinator Credentials
Paula Gavin, Director     BS, George Mason University – Mathematics
MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute – Mathematics
PhD Candidate, University of Florida – Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education
Humanities/ Communications Tim Moses
Instructor/ Coordinator
BA, FL State University – Philosophy
MA, University of Illinois - Philosophy
Mathematics/ Science Matt Peace
Instructor/ Coordinator
BS, Clemson University-Electrical Engineering
MS, University of FL-Electrical Engineering
MS, University of N FL – Mathematical Sciences
PhD Candidate, University of Florida – Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education
Social Science Dr Sean McMahon
Instructor/ Coordinator
BA, University of GA-History
MA, Clemson University – History
PhD, Florida State University-History
Criminal Justice (AS) Dwight Payne
Instructor, Criminal Justice AS
AA Georgia Highlands College
BS Jacksonville State University, Law Enforcement
MA Liberty University, Evangelism Church Planting
JD Mercer University

 

Academic Programs Division – College Experience and Developmental Education
Coordinator Program Credentials
Sandi Tomlinson,
Coordinator College Success
College Success and Developmental Education BA University of North Florida, Elementary Education
MEd Saint Leo University, Educational Leadership

 

Academic Programs Division - Water Resources Training Programs
Director Programs Instructor/ Coordinator Credentials
Pam Murawski, Director     BS, Black Hills State University, Education
MA, University of South Florida - Career and Technical Education
PhD, University of South Florida – Career and Workforce Education, (in progress)
BAS Water Resources Management;
Environmental Science Technology (AS);
Water Quality Technician (CCC)
Dr. Ali Messenger
Instructor, Water Resources
BS, University of Florida, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
MS, University of Florida, Public Health
PhD, University of Florida, Environmental and Global Health

 

Occupational Programs Division - Nursing and Health Science
Director Programs Instructor/ Coordinator Credentials
Melody Corso,
Executive Director
    AA Santa Fe College
BSN, University of FL
MSN, FL State University
BS Nursing Dr. Shane Neely-Smith,
Instructor/ Coordinator
BSN, Barry University
MSN (focus on Education), Barry University
PhD, Barry University, Nursing
LPN-RN(AS)
Paramedic to RN (AS)
Registered Nursing (AS)
Patricia Widmon,
Instructor/ Coordinator
BSN, University of Phoenix
MSN, Regis University -
Nursing Leadership/Education,
CCRN, Critical Care Register Nurse Certification, National League of Nursing
Licensed Practical Nursing (OC) Patricia Orender,
Instructor/ Coordinator
BSN, FL State University - Nursing
MSN, (Clinical Nurse Specialist Track), University of South Alabama
Patient Care Assistant (OC)
Patient Care Technician (OC)
Phlebotomy (OC)
Kristeen Osteen,
Instructor/ Coordinator
AS, FL Gateway College – Nursing
BSN, FL State University
Physical Therapy Assistant (AS) Kim Salyers,
Instructor/ Coordinator
AAS, Central Ohio Technical College - Physical Therapy Assistant Technology
BS, Ohio Valley University-Business
MA, University of Phoenix-Education
 

Occupational Programs Division - Teaching Design and Computer Programs
Director Programs Instructor/ Coordinator Credentials
Pam Carswell,
Executive Director
    AA, Lake City Community College
BA, University of North FL – Education
MA, University of Central FL - Instructional Technology/Media
Graduate Certificate University of Central FL- Instructional/Educational Technology
PhD, University of Florida – Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education (in progress)
BS Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education (AS)
Child Care (CCC)
Dr. Sharron Cuthbertson,
Instructor/ Coordinator
AA, Oakland Community College
BS, University of Michigan-Education
MS, Nova Southeastern University-Education
PhD, University of FL-Special Education
Education (AA) Allyson Dees,
Instructor/ Coordinator
BS Florida State University, Elementary Education K-6
MA University of South Florida, Reading Education K-12
Education Preparation Institute (CCC) Elizabeth Carroll,
Instructor/ Coordinator
MA, University of the Cumberlands, Education-Reading and Writing Specialist
Computer (AS)
Computer/ Network (CCC)
Keith Rupert, Instructor AA, Albany Junior College
BA, BS, University of Southwest Louisiana – Mathematics, Computer Science
MS, University of Southwest Louisiana-Computer Science
Health Information Technology (AS)
Medical Coder/Biller (ATD)
Medical Record Transcribing (ATD)
Michelle Cuadras,
Health Information Specialist
AA, Florida Gateway College
BS, FL State University – Food Science
MBA, University of Phoenix-Health Care Management
Video Game Design (CCC)
Graphic Design Technology (AS)
Graphic Design (CCC)
Dr. Denise Gross, Instructor AS, Santa Fe College - Graphic Design Technology
BS, Texas A&M University - Veterinary Science, Biomedical Science
MA, Savannah College of Art and Design - Interactive Design and Game Development
MS, University of Florida - Veterinary Science
DVM, Texas A&M University Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

 

Occupational Programs Division - Business, Industrial, and Agriculture Programs
Director Programs Instructor/ Coordinator Credentials
John Piersol,
Executive Director
    BS, University of Delaware - Agriculture
MS, Colorado State University - Agriculture
Business (AS)
Business Management (CCC)
Supply Chain Management (AS)
Logistics and Transportation Specialist (CCC)
Dr Susan Scott,
Instructor/ Coordinator
BA, University of Massachusetts
MBA, Suffolk University
DBA, Nova Southeastern University, Business Administration
Engineering Technology (AS)
Engineering Technology (CCC)
Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors for Manufacturing (CCC)
Margaret Lee,
Instructor/ Coordinator
BS, Georgia Institute of Technology-Industrial Engineering
MBA, Northern Illinois University
MS, Portland State University - Engineering Systems
Horticulture (CCC) John Wildmon,
Instructor
BS, University of FL – Horticulture
MS, University of FL - Horticulture
Applied Welding (OC)
HVAC (OC)
Carl Romano, Coordinator BA, Western State College – Industrial Education
Cosmetology (OC)
Facial Specialist (OC)
Nail Specialist (OC)
Carol McLean,
Instructor/ Coordinator
BA, St. Leo University – Psychology
FL Cosmetology License CL0067001

 

Occupational Programs Division - Public Service Training Center
Director Programs Instructor/ Coordinator Credentials
John Jewett, Director Firefighter (OC)
Fire Science (OC)
  AA, Lake City Community College
BA, Saint Leo University-Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement (OC)
Corrections (OC)
Jay Swisher, Coordinator AA Lake City Community College
BA University of Florida, Criminology
Emergency Medical Services (AS)
EMT (CCC)
Paramedic (CCC)
Ann Brown,
Instructor/ Coordinator
AA, AS (EMS),
BSN,FL State College of Jacksonville

 

Evidence

Coordinators and department/program instructors review their assigned curriculum on a regular basis. Distance learning courses are part of the faculty member’s work load each semester and are included in the review. Instructors are qualified to review curriculum and make recommendations for all course delivery methods. Instructors teaching online or hybrid courses are required to complete the FGC faculty certification course delivered through Blackboard.

Coordinators work with instructors to review the results of various assessments and to develop appropriate curriculum improvement proposals. Faculty driven proposals are submitted to the appropriate director and vice president, then submitted to the EAC for action.

The Educational Affairs Committee (EAC) [7] is responsible for reviewing and acting on all proposed curriculum changes. The committee membership is made up of directors and selected full time faculty members from each division. Curriculum changes and rationale are documented in the EAC agenda and meeting minutes [8].

Comprehensive Program Review

FGC reviews degree and certificate programs as part of its ongoing institutional effectiveness process which includes comprehensive program review [9]. The review process is applied equally for all course delivery methods. Academic departments and occupational programs go through a comprehensive review approximately every five years.

Coordinators are responsible for leading department faculty through the process. The comprehensive review includes a summary of student learning and program outcomes assessment results from previous years. The comprehensive review also provides an in depth analysis of program quality and effectiveness, including curriculum review, faculty qualifications, and adequacy of resources [10].

[1] Instructor/coordinators Description
[2] Instructors Job Description
[3] Coordinator College Success
[4] Coordinator Law Enforcement and Corrections
[5] Coordinator Industrial Programs
[6] Health Information Specialist
[7] EAC Membership
[8] EAC Meeting Agenda and Minutes
[9] Comprehensive Program Review Schedule
[10] Comprehensive Program Review Reports
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