EDC Minutes for September 14, 2000, 9D-5, 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Comments / Outcome
- Kerry Stern welcomed the coordinators from the various special programs and
thanked them for coming to the meeting. She gave the background and reasoning for
the reorganization and restructure of the Educational Delivery Committee.
- The Educational Delivery Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
The entire group will meet on the 4th Thursday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30
p.m. The next meeting will be October 26. Location to be announced.
- Kerry asked each coordinator to give a brief overview of their program.
- Weekend Business College:Tom McFarland explained that this is a 2-year
program where students can earn an AA degree with an emphasis in Business. He stated
it is an intense and difficult program that meets 15 hours per week on Fridays,
Saturdays, and Sundays.
- Summer Bridge Program: Jim Smith said this program will soon be coordinated
by Megan Chen. It is comprised of both the Student Success Summer Academy, a
six-week, intensive summer institute, and Freshman Experience, a continuance through
the students' fall and spring semesters in their freshman year in college. It is for
new freshmen who have low placement test scores and other at risk factors. It offers
linked courses emphasizing basic skills and personal development and general
- Supplemental Instruction: Angela Henderson explained that this is a
mentoring and training program that places tutors in classrooms. In addition, the
tutors meet with students outside of class 1½ - 3 hours a week.After
- School College: Robert Ho described this program which offers Mt. SAC
credit classes to high school students at off campus sites. Current Mt. SAC students
may also attend these college classes at remote locations. Laurel Jones will also be
working with the After School College.
- Honors: Mary Brackenhoff said this is an inter-disciplinary and
inter-divisional program involving three divisions. It is linked to the statewide
Honors Transfer Council of California. The courses, which span all majors, are
taught at a higher level. Through the program, graduates are eligible for special
transfer agreements and honors scholarships at several four-year institutions.
- Study Abroad: Robin Benedict said this program is part of the Foothill
Consortium. The Fall program offers classes in London. In Spring the program
partners with Business for a study and work experience in London. Also in Spring,
students will go to Spain.
- Service Learning: Coordinator, Lane Braver, stated that this program links
academic course work with community service.
- Online Learning: Terri Beam, co-chair of the Educational Delivery
Committee, said the committee invites, supports and mentors instructors to teach
online courses. Assistance in web page development is also provided.
|Online Student Survey -
- EDC members discussed possible revisions. Terri will work with Dwight to complete.
|EDC Update - Reporting
- Another letter of invitation to the September 28th meeting was sent to the
representatives from Online Learning, TV, Weekend Business College, Study Abroad,
Honors, Work Experience, Service Learning, After School College, Summer Bridge,
Freshman Experience, 2 + 2, Langford, and Supplemental Instruction.
|Online Courses Update
- Much discussion. Dwight will design an electronic form for faculty. Open Haunted
House will be Monday - Thursday, October 30 - November 2, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. A
sign-up sheet will be distributed at the next EDC meeting. Glen Vice suggested using
the words "technology" and "support" in advertising.
|Academic Senate Report
- Terri reported on the Class Limits Task Force. Committee members had many
questions. Kerry and Terri will obtain further information.
- League for Innovation will be held November 15-18, 2000 in Anaheim.
- Criteria for "quality" online courses
- Faculty mentoring program
- Modify online course approval process
- Student orientation/profiling/entrance requirements
- OL and OLS course designations in Mt. SAC schedule