EDC Minutes for Sep 11, 2001, 9D-5, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
||Discussion / Comments
|CVC2 Conference: "Online
Learning and Higher Education" will be held October 14-16, 2001 in Huntington
Beach. The pre-registration deadline is October 1.
||For further information, see
|This is a 6-week hybrid
course, taught by Terri Beam and Vic Zamora. The mandatory meeting is September 28,
2001, 10:00 am - noon in the OLSC, and the course dates are October 1 - November 9. As
some interested faculty are teaching on Friday mornings, it was suggested moving the
course to Friday afternoons in the 2002 Spring semester.
||Flyers announcing the course
have been put in all full-time and part-time faculty mailboxes.
reported that funding for the Best Practices Retreat was turned down by the PDC.
||Kerry Stern stated that the
EDC will go ahead with a Best Practices Retreat. It is tentatively scheduled for Friday,
November 2, 2001. The retreat will be held on campus, and its focus will be online
learning. Carol Craig will set up a web board for online discussion prior to the
retreat. Kerry, Carol, Dwight Ayle, Terri Beam, Paul Kittle, and two other faculty
members will be on the planning committee. Kerry asked other EDC members to consider
volunteering to assist at the retreat. For planning the retreat, it was suggested
looking at the Best Practices for online learning at Florida Community College and the
University of Maryland.
|Dwight has added a new
listserv for the Distance Learning members of the EDC.
||This listserv is
|Terri has received over 175
responses so far.
||Faculty using the exercise
suggested adding some coding changes.
|As there are a growing number
of issues pertaining to distance learning, it was suggested additional meetings be added
to the schedule.
||EDC will meet weekly for
discussion of these issues. The next meeting will be Tues., Sept. 18, 12:30-2:00 pm
|Terri shared a recap that was
provided by Ron Reel on September 6, 2001 for the Academic Senate. It covered Distance
Learning contract issues as they were proposed during negotiations for January 1, 2000 -
December 31, 2002. These points were being bargained 1-½ years ago and were agreed upon
by the District and faculty. They were tabled by Dr. Feddersen to be further studied and
left as a re-opener in this last three-year bargaining period.
||Some items were time-sensitive
and the times have changed, therefore the EDC will respond to the list before it is
|As liaison to the Academic
Senate, Terri shared a draft of Resolution 01-07, Distance Learning Moratorium. Based on
Title 5 legislation, 532.00, 532.03, and 532.04, the EDC felt that Academic Senate could
make recommendations or proposals, but the committee questions whether they have the
power to impose a moratorium. If a resolution is passed, the EDC will need written
guidelines on how to handle faculty requests for online course approvals.
||EDC recognizes the concerns of
the Academic Senate and would like to be supportive. Kerry Stern asked Terri Beam to
post the draft of the Senate resolution to the online instruction discussion list and
ask for comments. Terri will then compile the comments from the list and the EDC and
share them with the Academic Senate.
Next tentative meeting: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 12:30 - 2:30