Comments / Outcome
- Terri Beam and Kerry Stern are working on a proposal to present to Staff &
Organizational Learning for funding for an Online Learning Retreat, to be held this
- Format: 4 - 6 hours, on or off campus, probably on a Friday, break-out
- Topic ideas: main focus would be on growth of online learning; other ideas
included logistics of online learning, pedagogy of online learning, class
schedule, marketing, support for instructors, teacher orientation program. An
umbrella issue may be that all courses will have to follow accessibility
|March 26-29, 2001 in Ontario. Pre-conference workshops
are March 25 and 26th in the Mt. SAC Learning Technology Center. Kerry is still looking
for many volunteers
|57 Distance Learning classes are offered this spring. The goal for the 2001 Fall semester is 60 classes. Mark Fernandez is working with Mike Mendoza on
formatting changes, possibly using shaded blocks or colors for special programs and
online classes. Discussion ensued regarding
ideas for advertising special classes in the schedule.
|The 2nd Annual CVC2 meeting will be held April 19-20,
2001 at Napa. The focus of the meeting will be on student success. Terri will attend.
Christine Tunstall and Nana Sadamura will also attend as representatives for Student
- DSPS - Christine introduced Nana Sadamura.
- Jerry Nogy reported that 10% of all labs on campus must be equipped with Assistive
Technology so they can be accessible by the disabled. He is meeting with the
Division Deans and Department Chairs to determine what this will mean for their
areas and what their needs are. Christine noted Jerry has already met with Grace
Hanson. She said to learn more about Assistive and Instructional Computer
Technology, the High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges
has an extensive website at www.htctu.fhda.edu/.
||Jerry said the TTIP (Telecommunications &
Technology Infrastructure Program) intent is to fund colleges to the baseline minimum
using the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) categories. The TTIP will provide a baseline
level of technology for students, faculty and staff that includes many features to
support the goals of student access and success. The four major objectives of TTIP are:
- Implementing Information Technology across the curriculum;
- Infusing Information Technology in Student Services;
- Improving Student Access to Information Technology;
- Increasing staff access to Information Technology.
Jerry stated that this program is supplemental to the computers we have now on
- Terri's "Rapid Request" for an online readiness exercise was approved.
She will be funded during Spring 2001 semester only.
- Dick Ryerson had two "Rapid Requests" approved. One was for a Web
Mentor Trainer, specifically for online, and he would like a team of three. Terri
and Vic Zamora volunteered.
- Staff Development courses for spring will be advertised through a monthly
newsletter and a postcard showing where to find on the Web rather than a full
brochure. Dick said they need to broaden their base of presenters, and due to the
new faculty contract, the pay rate is higher. Some offerings will include:
- How online pedagogy is different from face-to-face
- How to prepare for a hybrid course
- How to prepare Internet assignments
- Managing discussion forums
- Developing PowerPoint presentations
- Terri volunteered to teach a workshop on MS Photo Draw, and how to prepare for a
- As the faculty liaison representative for the EDC, Terri will try to visit all
departments on campus to determine which instructors may be interested in
- Glenn Vice stated that problems are occurring regarding attendance at the
Mandatory Meetings due to class conflicts.