EDC Minutes for August 31, 2000, 9D-5, 11:00 12:30 p.m.

Members attending:
Dwight Ayle Terri Beam Julie Bradley Carol Craig
Bob Farris Mark Fernandez Tom McFarland Dick Ryerson
Linda Small Kerry Stern Glenn Vice Bruce Williams
Vic Zamora      
Guests: none
Item Discussion / Comments / Outcome
  • New member, Glen Vice, was welcomed to the Educational Delivery Committee.
Meetings and Members
  • EDC was reorganized during Spring 2000 semester and changed from the Distance Learning Committee. The EDC will be the forum for the following programs to report to: 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. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, and representatives from these programs will come to the meeting on the 4th Thursday. A letter was sent inviting these representatives to the meeting on September 28, and a reminder letter will also be sent.
  • EDC members who are teaching an online class shared how their first two weeks of the fall semester went. Tom McFarland noted that he has observed a distinct difference in his hybrid class between the on-campus and online students.
  • Terri Beam will be co-chair of the EDC and faculty liaison representative for the 2000-01 academic year.
Academic Senate Report
  • Terri will be giving EDC reports at each Academic Senate meeting.  To address the Technology Support Resolution 00-09 which was approved by the Academic Senate on 4/13/00, Terri proposed a task list for the following areas:  
    • EDC report which replaces Program Review
    • Assessment and/or evaluation of existing online courses
    • Infrastructure
    • Training/mentoring programs
    • Academic Senate liaisons.
Online Assessment
  • Kerry Stern, Virginia Bohr, and Terri met regarding assessment of online teaching for the 1999 Summer Sessions and Fall Semester, and 2000 Spring Semester and Summer Sessions.  The four topics comprising the  assessment will be:
    1. A comparison of online vs. on-campus teaching.
    2. Does it make a difference what time of day courses are offered?
    3. Are hybrid (online-supported) courses doing better than online?
    4. In regards to success and retention, is one term for students more successful than any other term?
Online Courses Update
  • The EDC will pursue the idea of an Online Fair or Open House with the goal of increasing interest in online teaching.
Open Hourse
  • 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.
Course Approval
  • Bonnie Jeffers reviewed online course, BUSO 5, Business English. Course was approved.
  • In her absence, Kerry reviewed for Andrea Diem the online course, PHIL 5, World Religions. Course was approved.