EDC Minutes for September 28, 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.
|Overview of Reporting
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Remote access is now
available to the College Library’s article databases. A flyer will be distributed campus-wide.
|Class size limits Task Force (from Curriculum
Committee) - is a part of the new contract Modify online course approvals - 2 EDC