EDC Minutes for February 8, 2001, 9D-5, 11:00 12:30 p.m.

Members attending:
Dwight Ayle Terri Beam Robin Benedict Lane Braver
Megan Chen Carol Craig Bob Farris Mark Fernendez
Angela Henderson Margie high Robert Ho Honors Rep.
Laurel Jones Tom McFarland Dick Ryerson Linda Small
Kerry Stern Chris Tunstall Glenn Vice Bruce Williams
Vic Zamora      
Guests: Virginia McBride, Nana Sadamura
Item Discussion / Comments / Outcome
Andrea Diem reviewed online courses Critical Thinking, PHIL 8, and Ethics, PHIL 12. Courses were approved.
Retreat will be Friday, March 9, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at Kellogg West. Discussion topics will relate to a growth plan for Distance Learning. Online discussions will begin a week prior to the retreat, continue for one week following, and will be moderated by Kerry Stern. Retreat participants to be invited include EDC members, online instructors, IET staff, Academic Senators, and others as space allows. Dr. Feddersen will be asked to participate as well.
Mt. SAC is the site for the Pre-conference to be held on Sunday, March 25. Kerry noted that there is still a need for many volunteers.
A Blackboard demo will be held at the EDC meeting on March 8. This will be a 30-45 minute demonstration beginning at 11:00 am. Prentice Hall will conduct the demo on how to use Blackboard with a course.
FIPSE (Fund Improvement Post Secondary Education) is offering a LAAP (Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnership) grant. Virginia McBride explained the grant and the process and offered to write the grant proposal for the EDC. Virginia suggested the committee see the web site for the grant priorities at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/FIPSE/LAAP/FY2001/invite.html . If the EDC decides it is interested in this grant, Virginia said a single or multiple priority needs to be selected, and the group should decide what aspects of quality to focus on. She stated that this is a three-year project, and the deadline is March 15. Virginia may be contacted through her email at vmcbride@ix.netcom.com or voice mail at 626-355-0974.
Kerry said that items for Online Learning may be placed at the Reserves Desk in the Library and noted that they should be advertised. Kerry and Linda Small can email Distance Learning articles to interested persons. Once this is set up, Terri will announce to Academic Senate that these books are available.
After consulting with Joan Sholars, Terri Beam determined that the EDC can nominate a "Faculty of the Month". This would be a faculty member who has contributed in any way to educational delivery, and the nomination would come from the EDC. Nominations will be held at the first EDC meeting of each month. The committee agreed to nominate Barbara Vigano for the month of January and Ralph Jagodka for February. Terri will fill out the form for Barbara, and Kerry will complete the form for Ralph.
  • Mark Fernandez asked the EDC to decide on a web page heading for the reporting programs.
  • Kerry stated that the position for the Honors representative has not yet been filled.
  • The EDC expressed an interest in Dr. Feddersen resuming his book review luncheons.
  • Dick Ryerson announced the "Publishers' Expo" which will be held Friday, February 23, 2001, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, at Coastline College's Garden Grove Center. "How-to" demonstrations will be offered for creating online courses and resources will be available. Register online at: http://www.cvc3.org/expo_reg.htm

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