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3/18/2013









TEMPLATE FOR ANNUAL PROGRAM REVIEW
SNAPSHOT

(These forms need to be completed each year including those years when a full program review is not conducted.)

(Plan, Implement & Evaluate)

Program:
School of Mathematics, Science, and
Engineering

(MSE)
.

Location:
MSE Office is located in room 345

Please evaluate your program/unit’s progress for the current year. Identify who will do what, by when.


SUMMARY PROGRAM /UNI
T ACTION PLAN 2010/2
011

Action Plan
s
/Goal
s

Timeline for
Completion

Strategic
Priorit
y

Responsible
Individual
/Groups

Budget
Augmentation

Accomplished

In
Progress

N/A

Meet target FTES
goal for MSE

6/30/11

1.
Student Success:


student transfer rates,
student skill
development

Dean/Chairs


No


Other


Yes

Estimated Cos
t

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OUTCOME OF PROGRAM SLO/AUO ASSESSMENTS


List each identified Program
SLO/Unit AUO

Which ISLO(s) relate to the
Program SLO/Unit AUO

Summarize SLO/AUO
Assessment Results

Summarize Plan for improvement

The two year longitudinal study of
student achievement in
developmental math courses will
be
completed and individual data
will be provided to faculty teaching
sections of these courses.

Global Awareness
i

Thinking and Reasoning
ii

Information Competency
iii

Communication
iv

Study has been
outsourced and
results are expected by March 15,
2011.

Plan for improvement will be based
upon the findings of the
longitudinal study.



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TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

Such As: Computers, Software, Diagnostic lab machines, Copiers, Scanners, repairs to above
(regardless of cost)


Rank

#

List
Technology

and/or
Technology
Repairs
Needed for the Following Academic Year:

Rationale for Requests

Estimated
Cost

Strategic Priority

1

Wireless capability in all MSE buildings

All MSE buildings are supposed to have
wireless capability, which is now failing
and needs to be repaired / replaced /
upgraded.

Need
estimate

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

2

Projectors for Chemistry
laboratories (3 labs)

These rooms were supposed to have
projectors installed via Prop AA, but it
never came to fruition

$15,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

3

Project
ors to replace those over 8 years old (8
classrooms/labs)

Old projectors are becoming non
-
functional and it takes months to replace
them, which directly impacts instruction

$40,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
meth
ods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

4

Printers to replace those in classrooms that break
beyond repair (need 10)

Old laser printers in classroom are
becoming non
-
function and som
e are over
9 years old, which
directly impacts
instruction (Rooms
393
-
2 old, 394
-
2, 381
-
1

old, 426E
-
2 old 341
-
1, 321
-
1,
396MESA
-
1
, etc.)

$18,500

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

5

Printers to replace those in faculty offices that
break

beyond repair (need 10)

Old printers in faculty offices are
becoming non
-
function and it takes
months to replace them, which indirectly
impacts instruction

$2,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skill
s, student
transfer rates

6

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quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

7

Laser printer replacement

-

Model HP CP1025)

Old laser printer

is non
-
functioning
and
old desk jet 6122
is st
arting to jam
,
directly impacting

instruction


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quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

8

Subscription
renewal

-

Microsoft Development
Network (MSDN)

Support network for
software
troubleshooting (3years) current
subscription

expires 12/31/11

$900

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates


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3/18/2013


Rank

#

List
Technology

and/or
Technology
Repairs
Needed for the Following Academic Year:

Rationale for Requests

Estimated
Cost

Strategic Priority

9

Computer, laser printer for quality desktop
publishing and laptop for presentations

The computer and printer are needed to
produce quality brochures, programs and
flyers to market programs and activities in
MSE and MESA. Portable laptop is
needed for giving presentations to
industry and community groups.

$5,000

1. Student Success:

qu
ality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

10

SMART Podium Interactive Pen Display (10) for
Mathematics

Equipping ten MSE lecterns would
replicate the capabilities of the computer
tablets
used in mathemati
cs instruction
,
but at a lower cost.


$30,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

11

Software Maintenance/Upgrade Renewal

a).
Altiris

b).
Feronics

c).
Vision


d). Pro

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e).
MatLab

f). GIS Arc View

a).
Tech management software

b).
Deep Freeze for lab computers


c). To provide instructor with a view of
the students’ computer screen in the
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methods, vocational skills, s
tudent
transfer rates

12

Upgrade computers in Multi
-
Instructional
Computer Lab

The Multi
-
Instructional Computer lab is
used by MSE classes, students, and
faculty for all MSE
-
related computer
work. The computers need to be regularly
upgraded and re
-
imaged

with all MSE
software to meet instructional needs in
MSE.

District
provides
funding for
on
-
going
upgrades



1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates



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3/18/2013




EQUIPMENT
(>or = $5,000
)

Such As: Vehicles, Golf carts, Furniture, Desks


Rank

#

List Equipment and/or Equipment Repairs
Needed for the Following Academic Year:

Rationale for Requests

Estimated
Cost

Strategic Priority

1

-
80 Freezer

This item is used t
o store
for extended
periods of time biological materials that
have been produced in mass and tested to
assure they function properly. These
biological materials are difficult to
produce and less reliable when done in a
piecemeal fashion. In addition, these
mate
rials can’t be stored for later use in
the freezers currently available in biology,
which only go down to
-
20 because they
degrade.


$8
,
000

1. Student Success:


quality of instruction, vocational skills,
student transfer rates
, student skill
development


2

Incubators (8)

Existing incubators are over 20 years old
and are not holding temperature reliably,
which negatively impacts cell biology,
biotechnology, and microbiology
instruction.

$40,000

1. Student Success:


quality of instruction, vocational sk
ills,
student transfer rates
, student skill
development


3

Plant Tissue Culture Chamber

To provide sterile conditions for
conducting tissue culture experiments in
the capstone course for biology majors:
Biol 212: Biology of Plants

$7,000

1. Student
Success:


quality of instruction, vocational skills,
student transfer rates
, student skill
development




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SUPPLIES/MINOR EQUIPMENT
(< than

$5,000)

Such As: Books, Magazines, Instructional supplies, Office supplies


Rank

#

List
Supplies/ Minor
Equipment Needed for the
Following Academic Year:

Rationale for Requests

Estimated
Cost

Strategic Priority

1

Increase all MSE supply budgets by 15%

MSE supply budgets have been reduced
by 15% over the last several years and
prices for supplies have increased
substantially. This
has severely depleted
supplies on hand
and consequently the
supply budgets for the next fiscal year will
not be adequate to maintain the
instructional programs.



$15,000

1
.
Student Success
:

qual
ity of instruction, vocational skills,
student transfer rates
, student skill
development

2

Augment

the following supply budgets


a). One
-
time supply/minor equipment need


Engineering: $2,000 (
current
budget is <$800/yr)

Physics: $5,000
(current budget is <$1100/yr)

Biology: $121,398 as noted below


Microscopes ($52,210)


Anatomy/Physiology ($41,488)


Bio Majors / Biotechnology / Micro ($18,900)


All Biology ($8,800)


b
).

On
-
going need



Astro
nomy:
$2500 (current budget is
<$700/yr)

a).
In order to provide
one
-
time
funds to
purchase suppli
es and minor equipment
for instructional needs.









b).
In order to provide
on
-
going

funds to
purchase suppli
es and minor equipment
for instructional needs


.

$
176,588

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction, vocational skills,
student transfer rates
, student skill
development



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6

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Rank

#

List
Supplies/ Minor
Equipment Needed for the
Following Academic Year:

Rationale for Requests

Estimated
Cost

Strategic

Priority

2
cont.

c
)
Additional supplies funds are necessary to add
the following
impacted sections in priority order:


Chem 240 (Organic Chem):


1 section $28,000 one time cost for minor
equipment


1 section $4,000 on
-
going cost for supplies

Chem 170 (Prep Chem):


1 section $
$3
,
290
on
-
going cost for supplies

Biol 265 (Microbiology):


2 sections
$4
,
400
on
-
going cost for supplies

Biol 260 (Anatomy):


3 sections
$6
,
000
on
-
going cost for supplies

c).
These courses are impacted and fill to
capacity with long waitlists every
semester
. Lab space is available, however
additional sections cannot be offered
without necessary funding for supplies



3

Spectrophotometers (need
20)

The existing spectrophotometers (14) are
used frequently in laboratory experiments
by Biology and Chemistry and are over 12
years old. As a result, they keep breaking
down and two are currently out of
commission. Six (6) additional specs are
needed b
ecause they are used in multiple
labs at the same time.

$60,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates, student skill
development

4

Printer

cartridges

Need laser and ink cartridges in order for
faculty
to prepare instructional materials.
There are approx. 160 faculty in MSE.


$3,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills,
student transfer rates






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3/18/2013




FACILITIES


Rank

#

List Facilities needed for
the Following
Academic Year (remodels, renovations, office
spaces, days/times and additional classroom
space)

Rationale for Requests

Estimated
Cost

Strategic Priority

1

Wireless capability in all MSE buildings

All MSE buildings are supposed to have
wireless capability, which is now failing
and needs to be
repaired/replaced/upgraded.

Need
estimate

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates

2

Renovate
Room 301


This classroom

is utilized from 8 am to 9
pm daily and the room not been renovated
in over 20 years. Deficiencies include
broken permanent writing arm chairs,
termites, poor ventilation and lighting
systems, exposed hazardous cables, chalk
board needs replacing, floori
ng is worn, etc.

Need
estimate
from
facilities

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates

3

Renovate
Room 302

This classroom is utilized from 8 am to 9
pm daily and the room not be
en renovated
in over 20 years. Deficiencies include
termites, poor ventilation and lighting
systems, exposed hazardous cables, chalk
board needs repair, flooring is worn, etc.


Need
estimate
from
facilities

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates

4


Install
DI Water system in 330 building

The cost of purchasing or producing
distilled water for chemistry laboratories
has increased substantially, adding about
$2300 to the cost of

each lab section.
Installing a de
-
ionized water system that
was piped to all of the labs would reduce
the cost substantially.

Need
estimate
from
facilities

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods,
vocational skills, stu
dent
transfer rates

5

Remodel Math Center to increase study area

The existing Math Center supports 12,000
students per year who take basic skills
mathematics classes.

Need
estimate
from
facilities

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovati
ve delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates


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Rank

#

List Facilities needed for the Following
Academic Year (remodels, renovations, office
spaces, days/times and additional classroom
space)

Rationale for Requests

Estimated
Cost

Strategic
Priority

6

Expand the MESA Center to accommodate at least
125 students. The MESA Center is open to all
students who need tutoring in transfer
-
level
mathematics and science classes.

The current MESA Center has space to
accommodate 30 students at a time a
nd
there are 11 computer stations.
There are
currently 120 MESA students and 279
students on the waiting list to join the
MESA program
. The MESA Center is
packed to capacity throughout the day.

Need
estimate
from
facilities

1
.
Student Success
:

quality

of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates

7

Expand MSE Office into room 344

MSE has approx. 160 full
-
time and
adjunct faculty and serves thousands of
students. Additional space is necessary to
provide adequat
e space for photocopy /
faculty workspace and mailboxes,
conference area, etc.

Need
estimate
from
facilities

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates

8

Renovate Planetarium to
include:



New planetarium projector



NanoSeam Dome



Concentric Planetarium Seating



LED Cove Lighting System



Upgraded Sound System



Electrical connections and controls to support video, slide
and special effects projectors



New carpeting (or alternative flooring
)



New, quiet air handling system (or manual control over the
existing system)


The planetarium has not been renovated in
over 20 years. Deficiencies include
broken worn permanent chairs, moldy
carpeting, poor ventilation systems, and
obsolete stellar
projection system.

Need
estimate
from
facilities

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates

9

Renovate Astronomy Laboratory to include:



Faculty demonstration table with water,
compressed air,
electrical outlets, and natural gas



Lab benches with water, compressed air, and electrical
outlets



Re
-
installation of a Heliostat


The astronomy laboratory has not been
renovated in over 20 years. Deficiencies
include mold, no lab benches,

lack of
installed equipment.

Need
estimate
from
facilities

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates



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HUMAN RESOURCES: New Faculty and/or Staff


Rank

#

Position Requested

Rationale for
New Position

Estimated
Cost

Strategic Priority

1.

Additional hourly funds:

a). Increase the number of tutors available each
hour in the Math and MESA Centers and open
laboratories.

b). Expand open hours in Math and MESA Centers
and open laboratories.

a). There are not enough tutors to cover
the current open hours of the Math and
MESA Centers and open laboratories.
Add’l funds would improve student
retention and success.

b). The
Centers and labs are not open
enough hours to meet student demand.
Add’l funds would improve student
retention and success.

$40,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates, rete
ntion, student skill
development

2
.

Faculty (in priority order)

a).
Mathematics

Faculty Member



Basic Skills
Intervention Team

b). Biology

c). Chemistry

d). Mathematics

e). Earth Science

a).
Growth in FTES

b).
Growth in FTES

c).
Growth in FTES

d).
Growth in FTES

e).
Growth in FTES

a).
$80,000

b).
$80,000

c).
$80,000

d).
$80,000

e).
$80,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates, retention, student skill
development

3
.

Office Staff

a).
MSE Office Clerk III

b).
MESA Clerk II

a).
MSE is the largest school and needs
an additional staff person to keep up with
the office demands. Currently there are
two full time office staff members.

b). The
MESA
Program
assists 1
500
STEM majors and thousands of students
enrolled in STEM courses. The
program
provides
mentoring, tu
toring and
academic enrichment. Consequently
the
MESA program requires a tremendous
amount of clerical work for maintaining

the program’s excellence.

a)
.
$
6
0,000

b).
$
6
0,000

1. Student Success:

quality of instruction, innovative delivery
methods, vocational skills, student
transfer rates, student skill development


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10

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Rank

#

Position Requested

Rationale for
New Position

Estimated
Cost

Strategic Priority

4
.

Reassigned time to serve as Planetarium Director

The planetarium is under
-
used except as a
component of the Astronomy curriculum.
As the only planetarium in the south bay,
this resource could be made available for
presentations to K


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quality of instruction, innovative delivery
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NON
-
COST
RESOURCES
(Training, Supplies,
etc)


Institutional Research:

Program review data

Training & Support for Using Technology:

Training for computer technician



cloud computing



setting up Windows 7



other new technology

Marketing & Outreach:

None at this time

Are there any other
un
-
funded needs identified by your
program/unit? (If so, provide a priority list, cost, rationale,
and related strategic priority)


See ‘
OTHER RESOURCES
’ below



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OTHER

RESOURCES

Such As: Services Required


Rank

#

List
Outside Services

Needed for the Following
Academic Year:

Rationale for Requests

Estimated
Cost

Strategic Priority

1

R & K Enterprises
to provide pre
-
slugged student
test forms, grading equipment, and data analysis of
mathematics departmental final for approximately
15,000 students per year.


Section
-
specific data is provided to each
faculty and both this and aggregate data is
the focus

of staff development activities to
improve instruction.

The utilization of
data from departmental final to improve
instruction was commended in the WASC
Accreditation Evaluation Report.

$15,000

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovative
delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates
, retention, student skill
development

2

Request discretionary funds in MSE accounts that
are unspent at the close of fiscal 2010
-
11 be
retained in a residual MSE account in 2011
-
12.

This would
support administrative efforts
to prudently manage allocated budgets
AND would reduce the massive
submission of requisitions that occurs at
the end of the fiscal year AND would
eliminate tension between offices
responsible for submitting and processing
req
uests.

TBD

1
.
Student Success
:

quality of instruction,
innovative delivery
methods,
vocational skills, student
transfer rates
, retention, student skill
development



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1. A
re there any institutional, division, center, school, unit, department, or program issue(s) that have impacted your program/u
nit positively or negatively
in the previous fiscal year? If so, provide a detailed explanation.


The supply budgets in MSE have
been cut by 15% and prices for supplies have increased substantially. Consequently lab supplies have been depleted severely
and the supply budgets for the next fiscal year will not be adequate to maintain the instructional programs.




2.
What accomplis
hments were achieved by the program/unit in the previous fiscal year?

o

NSF Grants Submitted in 2010
-
11 (~$1.7 million requested)



Nouna Bakhiet, Ph.D.
-

Technician Recruiting Initiative and Preparation Pilot (TRIPP)





David Brown, Ph.D.
-

Project iLASER: Celebrating the International Year of Chemistry 2011



David Hecht, Ph.D.
-

Structural Based Studies of DHFR Evolution



John Tolli, Ph.D., Raga Bakhiet, Ph.D. Kathy Tyner M.S.
-

S
-
STEM Student Scholarships


o

NSF Grants

Implemented



Raga Bakhiet, Ph.D.,
STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Partnership of San Diego



David Brown, Ph.D.
Formulation and Infrared Characterization of Polymeric Coating on a pH Sensor and Synthesis of High
-
Quality Antimony
Electrodes


Subcontrac
t with Sierra Medical Inc.



David Brown, Ph.D.


Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops, and Communities of Scholars (CCWCs)



Ken Yanow, M.S., Jeff Veal, Ph.D.
-

Geospatial Technology (GST) Program at Southwestern College




Ken Yanow, M.S.,
National Geospatial
Technology Center

o

200 laptop computers awarded to the MESA Project for distribution to SWC STEM majors

o

$60,000 awarded to MSE by the Lipp Foundation for internships, scholarships and the Garden of Giving Endowment

o

$20,000 in

LIPP and Garden of Giving

schol
arships awarded to MSE STEM majors in 2010
-
11

o

Faculty Innovation Series:



Physics animations………………………………
…………

Wilfred Lee, Ph.D
.



Tablet PC and Camtasia……………………
……………

Shannon Gracey, M.S.



Internet Earth Science Applications ………………
………….

Ken Yanow, M.S.



Digital
Portals…………
………………………………

Valerie Pennington, M.S.



Mathematics Department Final ……

Alex Juden, M.S., Richard Fielding, M.S.



Basic Skills Innovations……………………………………

Maria Olivas, M.S.




Planetarium……………………………………………………

Grant Miller M.S.



My

Matriline………………………………
………………

Nouna Bakhiet, Ph.D.


o

MSE Welcome Week held in Fall and Spring semesters

o

MSE Majors Meetings held in Fall and Spring semesters

o

Eleventh Annual SWC
-
SUHSD SMART Conference (Science, Mathematics, Articulation, Resource, Technology)

o

MESA/MSE Science Opp
ortunity Day held in Spring semester

o

100% of course and

program SLOs in MSE completed

o

100% of comprehensive
and annual snapshot MSE
Program Reviews completed


o

MESA program accomplishments:



>30 transfer students

in 2009
-
10



70
-
80% of MSE scholarship
winners are MESA students



25% of SODA award winners are MESA students



23 summer internships (SPAWAR, Caltrans, UCSD, Hughes scholars program, SDSU Global change research, IEC, Malcolm Pirnie)



A
verage GPA of MESA students ~3.0


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Signature
_________________________________________________________

Date:
3
-
1
-
11


Print Name:
Kathy Tyner, M.S.



Dept/Unit:
School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering




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Global Awareness (Social, Cultural and Civic Responsibility



Collegially work with diverse groups of people.



Identify and examine the cultural values of different ethic groups in a sensitive and respectf
ul manner.



Analyze and assess historical, political, economic, scientific and social issues in a way that enables them to participate in

their community,
nation and world.




2

Thinking and Reasoning (Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reason
ing)



Formulate and share ideas, analyze the ideas of others integrate them into their thinking.



Assess and analyze data and information as they investigate issues and solve problems.



Use quantitative reasoning to identify, analyze and solve quantitative pr
oblems.



3

Information Competency (Research and Technology)



Research topics by identifying, analyzing and assessing the ideas from a variety of sources to conduct research.



Students will use print material and technology to identify research needs and dev
elop and evaluate information effectively and responsibly.




4
Communication Skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing)



Listen and speak actively and critically to identify a person’s position and then analyze it to determine its quality.



Present their

ideas in a clear and organized way to others.



Analyze and evaluate text in writing.