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EDC Minutes for Sep 11, 2001, 9D-5, 12:30 2:00 p.m.

Members attending:
Dwight Ayle Terri Beam Robin Benedict Lane Braver
Megan Chen Carol Craig Mark Fernandez Michelle Grimes-Hillman
Robert Ho Carolyn Inmon Tom McFarland Dick Ryerson
Linda Small Kerry Stern Christine Tunstall Glenn Vice
Vic Zamora      
Guests: Paul Kittle
Item Discussion / Comments Outcome
CVC
Conference
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 website: http://pdc.cvc.edu/conferences
Introduction
To
Online
Learning
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.
Best
Practices
Retreat
Michelle Grimes-Hillman 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.
Discussion
List
Dwight has added a new listserv for the Distance Learning members of the EDC. This listserv is
edc.online@vcom.mtsac.edu
Online
Readiness
Exercise
Terri has received over 175 responses so far. Faculty using the exercise suggested adding some coding changes.
Additional
Meetings
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 in9D-5.
Distance
Learning
Issues
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- 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 re-opened.
Academic
Senate
Report
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 p.m., 9D-5
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