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NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK MINUTES OF THE COLLEGE COUNCIL CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING October 25, 2005 at 12:45 PM in the President's Conference Room Present: Godfrey Nwoke, (Chair), Jenna Spevack, (Secretary), Sidi Berri, Jerry Berrol, Nina Bannett, Seymour Blank, Costos Panayotakis, Sonja Jackson, Mohammad Razani, Russ Griemsmann, Vandelette Ford, Linda Silverman, Chip Scott, Maryanne Greene, Estella Rojas, Sharon Swacker, Tess Tobin, Djafar Mynbaev, Justine Pawlukewicz, Bonne August, Cathy Santore, Laina Karthikeyan, Pamela Brown, Victoria Lichterman Excused: Victor Ayala, Julia Jordan 1. Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 12:55 PM 2. Approval of September 6, 2005 Minutes — approved 3. Action Items: a. Approval of non-voting members Professor Lichterman unanimously approved by committee to replace Professor Li. b. CIS Proposal 05:01 approval Prof. Mary Sue Donsky presented Proposal 05:01 Report - Information Security Module (CS510, CS 610, CS710). No weaknesses were found. See attached report. Proposal submitters, Prof. Lee and Prof. Griemsmann, from the Computer Systems Department were available to answer questions. Prof. Panayotakis asked how student interest was determined. Prof. Griemsmann responded that results were based on student interest from the Experimental Course offered last year. There was a waiting list for the course. Prof. Lee noted that students are also requesting the Module. Prof. Panayotakis asked if there would be practical projects specifically related to the problems the college experiences with information security. Prof. Lee explained that in the lab students would study how network attacks occur and how defend against them. Provost August asked how and when the department would purchase equipment for the lab. Prof. Lee responded that some equipment is already available. Prof. Griemsmann added that most recent purchases are mobile because department is waiting for relocation and physical plant upgrades to occur before significant purchases are made. The College plans to build new labs for the department anyway. Support from the Department of Defense is also available. Prof. Swacker asked if the Information Security experimental course offered last year used books or library resources, like journal articles that must be purchased. She also inquired if the new courses require research and writing assignments. Prof. Lee said that the courses have two parts. The first addresses conceptual ideas (database, web, security issues) where a textbook and writing assignments are required. Prof. Griemsmann added that these concepts are based in theory and are slower to change. The second part is hands on. The content can change week by week, so Internet and electronic resources are used. Writing in included in all CS courses, because it is an important skill for explaining technical problems to employees and management on the job.

Provost August inquired if more students opt to take this module will they leave others. Prof. Griemsmann responded that no, in fact more students are coming in because of new offerings. Since this module is unique at the CUNY schools, many students are transferring in at the junior level. Prof. Griemsmann thanked committee for rapidly bringing the proposal to the committee for approval. Prof. Scott noted that if the Department wants to offer CS610 in spring, the MCF would have to be changed after the proposals approval by the Board. He said that this is not a common occurrence for all the schools. Chair Nwoke thanked subcommittee members Profs. Seymour Blank, Laina Karthikeyan (Expediter) and Mary Sue Donksy (Chair) Chair Nwoke asked for motion of approval. Profs. Mynbaev and Panayotakis first and second. Committee unanimously approved. 6. Chair’s Report a. Minor proposals announced. (See attached report.) Due to the number of Minor Modification announcements, Prof. Greene and Dean Jackson suggested the minor modification report to be distributed via email prior to Curriculum Committee meeting in future. Chair Nwoke agreed. Dean Jackson and Prof. Scott posted questions regarding lab hours and distribution for minor modification to TC517 and TC520 (2hours lecture 3 hours lab 3 credits) and if these changes follow guidelines stated in the Handbook. Chair Nwoke stated that these minor modifications relate to an upcoming Major Modification package. Dean Jackson suggested tabling discussion until the Major Modification comes up for approval. Prof. Mynbaev asked why Nursing Department course numbers are being changed when a major renaming will happen in the future. Provost August said that College is not sure when renaming will happen. The Nursing Department is offering a new baccalaureate degree, so the course renumbering needs to happen now. b. Curriculum Committee member changes Chair Nwoke announced the resignation of Committee member, Judith Walter. Prof. Hong Li was moved to the Budget Committee and Prof. Brown has returned to the Curriculum Committee to take Prof. Walters place. 7. Updates from Sub-Committees a. Course Substitutions Chair Nwoke announced that last year a sub-committee was set up to look at the current NYCCT policy of Course Substitutions. Prof. Blank presented the report to committee finding the current policy too restrictive and submits a proposal for a more open, flexible policy. (See attached report)

Sub-committee report is unanimously accepted. b. Electronic Form / Handbook Committee Prof. Spevack informed the committee that the online proposal submission form has been modified based on the suggestions and modifications from the Online Form Review Sub-Committee. She proposed that the next step is voting to approve the use of the form. Prof. Swacker will submit an additional change to the form. 8. New Business Chair Nwoke said that there have been suggestions to add more sample proposals and course outlines to Curriculum Guide. He noted that these samples must have a clear system of objectives, assessments and outcomes. Prof. Swacker stated that Library faculty would like to include information on Information Literacy, library resources and the role of library faculty in course work and proposals to the Curriculum Guide. Handout on Information Literacy was distributed (see attached). She also recommended creating a Proposal Workshop for faculty and a workshop for members of the Curriculum Committee on how to evaluate proposals. Chair Nwoke announced Sub-Committee assignments. (See attached list) 9. Good and Welfare Prof. Tobin announced the continuation of the Library’s cold war film series and Prof. K.A. Cuordileone’s talk on her new book. 10. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 2:20 PM Respectfully submitted, Jenna Spevack, Secretary Attachments: Sub-Committee Assignments Course Substitutions Report Minor Proposals Reports ET_ Minor Proposals Proposal 05:01 Report

New York City College of Technology/CUNY Curriculum Committee of College Council

Major Proposal Subcommittee Assignments Proposal





Sidi Berri (Chair) Mohammad Razani (Member)



Estala Rojas (Chairs) Vandelette Ford (Member)


Entertainment Tech

Laina Karthikeyan (Chair) Maryanne Greene (Member)


Electrical Engr Tech

Sharon Swacker, (Chair) Justine Pawlukewicz (Member)



Russ Griemsmann (Chair) Cathy Santore (Member)




Curriculum Subcommittee on Course Substitutions Professors: Seymour Blank (Chair), Maryanne Greene, Laina Karthikeyan


Professor Godfrey Nwoke Chair, Curriculum Committee


Course Substitutions

The Curriculum Subcommittee on Course Substitutions was formed to address the current NYCCT policy of limiting students to just two course substitutions over their entire course of study. The policy as stated in the NYCCT 2005/2006 Catalog is as follows: “Of the courses required for a degree or certificate, no more than two substitutions will be permitted. Course substitutions must be approved in writing by the department chair and the appropriate academic dean and will be reviewed by the registrar’s office.” The subcommittee interviewed the following people in developing a recommendation: Provost August, Dean Jackson, Dean Bargar, Dean Ayala, Dean Rosen, Dean (now VP) Armoza, Jerry Berrol (Registrar). Jerry Berrol made inquiries to his counter-parts at the other CUNY colleges. Many of the other CUNY colleges have policies of unlimited course substitutions, always with appropriate oversight.

Everyone we interviewed agreed that the current course substitution policy is too restrictive . In order to provide for a more open, flexible and student friendly course substitution policy, we propose the following: To allow any reasonable number of course substitutions that: (1) Continues to maintain the academic integrity of the degree or certificate program (2) Meets NYCCT’s “Core requirements” (3) Complies with any outside accreditation requirements.

Course substitutions that involve courses from the student’s major department or courses in NYCCT “core requirements” must be approved in writing by the chair of the student’s major department, the appropriate dean, and reviewed by the registrar’s office. Course substitutions that involve courses from different departments, and perhaps different NYCCT “Schools” (e.g. substituting MA675 for EM625) must be approved in writing by the chairs of the departments involved, the deans of the appropriate schools and will be reviewed by the registrar’s office. Note: The registrar’s office has assured the subcommittee that it is able to keep track of all course substitutions made by (1) each individual student and (2) each program department.

Approved Minor Curriculum Modifications reported at the October 25 meeting Business Department Proposed Change:



1. Change in Course Title ment

AC 425 – Business

BU 425 – Business Manage-

Management 2. Change in course title

AC 126 – Introduction to Business

BU 126 – Introduction to Business

3. Change in Course number

AC 122 – Business Law

BU 122 – Business Law

4. Substitution of one course

for another

SS/BS elective

EN 401 – Microeconomics

5. Change in course title

MK 327 Small Business Management

MK 327 Entrepreneurship

6. Change in course title

MK 373 Logistics Management

MK 373 Supply Chain Management

Proposed Change:



1. Prerequisites or co-requisites

Prerequiste: HL 602

Co-requisite or Prerequiste: HL 602

Health Services Administration

Nursing/AAS Degree Program in Nursing Proposed Change:



Course numbering 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

NU 101.1 NU 215 NU 216 NU 315 NU 317 NU 416 NU 417 NU 350

NU 101 NU 111 NU 113 NU 211 NU 213 NU 221 NU 223 NU 225

Approved Minor Curriculum Modifications reported at the October 25 meeting Human Services Proposed Change:



1. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

HS 607

Eliminate as pre-requisite

2. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

HS 611

Eliminate HS 606

Mathematics/Applied Mathematics - AIB Proposed Change:



1. Substitution of required course

CS 101 as a required course

A free elective


EG 533 as the only applicable course

EG 533 or speech(TS 330 or higher)

Entertainment Technology See attached list of other minor changes. MODIFIED: 10-25 Department: Entertainment Technology – Dr. David Smith, Chair Identify the change that will be made in detail: Change in course number ST 150 – Health and Safety in Production – New Number: ST 102 Rationale: This first semester course requires a lower number in the sequence. Change in course title ST 310 – Metal and Plastic Fabrication Change to: Monster Shop Rationale: The new name reflects, much more accurately, the focus of the class on the open lab and project orientation used to deliver the tools, techniques and processes used in metal and plastic fabrication for the entertainment fields. The Monster Shop branding will also attract the students with wide and varied interests in the crafts covered and applied in projects required in the course. Change in prerequisites or corequisites for individual course ST 110 – Scenery Construction – Change from: Pre/Co ST 150 and CUNY Cert. in RWM Change to: ST 101 and Pre/Co ST 102

Rationale: ST150 will be renumbered to ST102 ST 120 – Technical Production I – Change from: ST 101, ST 110 and CUNY Cert. in RWM Change to: ST 110 or ST 250 or ST 271 Rationale: Any one of the three first level courses is an appropriate prereq. ST 140 – Basic Welding - add prereq ST 110 Change from: None Change to: ST 110 Rationale: A reordering of the sequence will require ST 110 as a prereq for this course ST 200 – Theatrical Drafting Change from: ST 110 Change to: ST 110 or Pre/co ST250 Rationale: Allows students in the Lighting Systems Certificate to register ST 250 – Lighting Technology – Change from: ST 101 and CUNY Cert. in RWM Change to: ST 101, 103 Rationale: The new course ST 103 – Electricity… will be required for ST250 ST 271 – Sound Technology – Change from: ST 101 and CUNY Cert. in RWM Change to: ST 101, 103 Rationale: The new course ST 103 – Electricity… will be required for ST271 ST 330 – Entertainment Video Systems – Change from: ST 271 Change to: ST 280 Rationale: ST 280 has prereqs of ST 250 and 271 better preparing students for this course ST 351 – Lighting Controls for Stage and Studio – Change from: ST 250 Change to: ST 250 and Pre/Co ST 200 Rationale: Drafting for lighting Systems is taught in ST 200

ST 371 – Sound Engineering – Change from: ST 271 or ST370 Change to: ST 271 Rationale: Delete obsolete prereq ST 410 – Stage Rigging and Mechanics – Change from: ST 120 and ST 250

Change to: Rationale:

ST 120 and (ST 211 or ST 250 or ST 271) Allows all Certificate students to register in the proper order and without special permission ST 420 – Technical Production IV – Change from: ST 320 or ST 193 Change to: ST 320 Rationale: Delete obsolete prereq ST 430 – Project Management – Change from: ST 320 and 75 credits towards a BT degree Change to: ST 320 and (ST 211 or ST 351 or ST 371) Rationale: Replace the unenforceable 75 credits earned with appropriate courses ST 450 – Lighting Design – Change from: ST 351 and pre/co TH 280 Change to: Pre/Co ST 351 Rationale: TH280 is still a required course, but not for this topic ST 471 – Sound Design – Change from: ST 371 and pre/co TH 280 Change to: Pre/Co (ST 371 or ST 391) Rationale: TH280 is still a required course, but not for this topic. Adding ST391 as an optional prereq allows Certificate students to complete the requirements in three semesters ST 499 – Culmination Project – Change from: (ST 420 or ST 194) , ST 430 and 90 credits towards a BT degree Change to: Rationale:

ST 420,430 and (ST 450 or ST 471 or ST 480) Delete obsolete prereq – ST194 and replace the 90 credit limit with appropriate courses in the sequence. ST 900 – Entertainment Technology Internship – Change from: ST 211, ST 351, ST 371 and 75 credits towards a BT degree Change to: ST 450 or ST 471 or ST 480 or permission of Dept. Rationale: In the proper sequence this course requires the first Design Core ST4xx course as a prereq instead of the 75 credits limit. Substitution of required course(s) for the degree Replace ST 130 – Scene Painting – 2 cr. With ST 102 – Electricity for Live Entertainment – 1 cr And change ST130 course number to ST360 Required Courses will change to – 6 credits with AR290 no longer being required

Planned Electives for the major will change to - 12 or 13 required credits – resulting from the dropped AR290 and the ST102 class being 1 credit less than ST130 Scene Painting Withdrawn course(s) TH 22.5 – Scene design I (Brooklyn College) – 3 credits TH 22.6 – Scene design II (Brooklyn College) – 3 credits Rationale: Brooklyn College Theatre Dept. course prereqs have changed and no longer fit our needs. They will remain an option as an elective course. Original copy signed and approved by the Dept Chair and the Dean. NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK TO:

Professor Godfrey Nwoke, Chairperson, Curriculum Committee


Professors Seymour Blank, Laina Karthikeyan (Expiditer) and Mary Sue Donsky (Chair)


Proposal 05:01 - Information Security Module: CS 510, CS 610, CS 710


October 12, 2005

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW The Information Security Module is a sequence of the three courses described below. It will be the seventh Module to be offered by the Department. The Department=s B Tech students are required to complete three Modules. Catalog descriptions: A CS 510: COMPUTER SECURITY: This course is an introduction to security issues facing computer professionals today. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills on how to maintain the integrity, authenticity, availability and privacy of data. It covers computer viruses, authentication models, certificates, group policy, cryptography and access control. It also introduces the fundamental security issues of programming, database and web server. Other topics include how to monitor the system for suspicious activity and fend off attacks, to keep spies and Spam out of the e-mail, to take control of security by encrypting data, to design Active directory, blocking ports and locking down the [email protected] ACS 610: NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS: This course is designed provide a comprehensive overview of network security. It covers authentication methods along with common network attacks and how to safeguard against them. It also teaches im-

portant communication security aspects related to the use of remote access, the Web, directory and file transfer and wireless data. The roles of firewalls, routers, switches and other network hardware in security are examined. Security considerations for transmission and storage media are discussed as well as network security topologies and Network Operating System vulnerabilities. In the lab, students will study how network attacks occur and how to defend against [email protected] ACS 710: ADVANCED SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES: This is an advanced network security course. It provides a comprehensive look at advanced security technologies in the realworld, such as Firewalls, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Network Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and their deployments with other network security components to secure networks. It also includes network security design, evolving security strategies, the evolution of identity and access management, policy and risk management. The students will work on projects in the information security [email protected] PREREQUISITES CS 510 - Prerequisites: MS 405 and MS 307 CS 610 - Prerequisite: CS 510 CS 710 - Prerequisite: CS 610

STRENGTHS *Information Security is an important field within the IT industry. The field is growing rapidly because security technology is essential to business entities and other organizations. *The Module will assist in meeting the national workforce demand for information security professionals. *The Department of Defense is providing funding for City Tech to establish an information security laboratory to support the Module classes. This lab will be the first security lab amongst the CUNY institutions. *Computer Systems Technology students are very interested in learning about security technology. The Department=s Advisory Commission also supports the creation of the Module. *The Module will bring us into parity with Polytechnic and New Jersey Institute of Technology, which already offer a number of information security courses to their students.


The subcommittee conducted interviews with Provost Bonne August, Dean Sonja Jackson, Dean Robin Bargar, Professor Candido Cabo (Chair of Computer Systems Technology) and Professor Xiang-Dong Li, the module coordinator.

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