EDC Minutes for September 28, 2000, 9D-5, 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Members attending:
Dwight Ayle Terri Beam Robin Benedict Mary Brackenhoff
Julie Bradley Lane Braver Carol Craig Bob Farris
Mark Fernendez Angela Henderson Robert Ho Tom McFarland
Dick Ryerson Linda Small Jim Smith Kerry Stern
Glenn Vice Bruce Williams Vic Zamora  
Guests: none
Item Discussion / 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.
Overview of Reporting Programs
  • 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 education. 
    • 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 1˝ - 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.
Reporting Form
  • A draft of the Alternative Learning Reporting Form was distributed. It may also be located on the EDC web site at: http://vclass.mtsac.edu/edc/reports/altlearning.asp . This form will be completed annually by the coordinators of the above special programs in lieu of Program Review and will be sent to the Educational Programs Council for review. Any questions or changes regarding the form should be directed to Kerry or Terri.
20-20 Vision
  • Dick Ryerson, a member of the 20/20 Vision Task Force, stated that the special programs described above may be integral to the educational delivery system in the next five years.
OLSC Open House and Web Fair
  • Open Haunted House will be Monday - Thursday,October 30 - November 2, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Committee members were asked to let Terri know if they can volunteer their time.
  • Remote access is now available to the College Library’s article databases.  A flyer will be distributed campus-wide.

Issue Bin
Class size limits Task Force (from Curriculum Committee) - is a part of the new contract Modify online course approvals - 2 EDC checks?