|Study Abroad: Robin Benedict reported
that the program is in its 6th year and has had about 175 students and four instructors.
This semester enrollment is low in the Work and Study in London Program. Beginning
Spring semester, there will be year-round recruitment. Although they were not being able
to do a mailing last summer, the problem has been solved and they will begin mailing
now. Robin said they can take any students in the state, but they must be on our campus,
for the work program, the first four weeks of school. They are looking to expand in
other areas than business, and she noted that Ralph Spaulding will be teaching Western
Civilization in Paris in the Summer Session. Students also went to Spain this semester.
Freshman Experience: Meghan Chen said many of their students are from
the Summer. They are still developing the program, trying various ideas to determine
what works best including educational Advisors going into classes, three intervention
checkpoints on how students are doing, goal setting and short-term plans done at a
student meeting, and student feedback forms. There are now five peer advisors, and there
will be incentives and student recognitions.
DSP&S: Christine Tunstall stated that two faculty positions have
been advertised, one of particular interest to the EDC is Professor, Instructional
Specialist, Adaptive Technology. Assistive Technology should be available on 10% of the
campus computers. Grace Hanson is looking at all physical TTYs on campus to see what
needs to be done to make them accessible. Christine said the college catalog and class
schedule need to be in PDF format in electronic form so they can be made available in
Braille. Bill Eastham, Grace Hanson, and Kerry Stern are working on developing a plan to
close caption the 5,000 videos in Media Services.
After School College: Robert Ho said his co-coordinator is Laurel
Jones. A handbook will soon be printed and distributed to various off-campus locations
to advertise the program. Now that classes are listed in the Class Schedule, enrollment
is not a problem. Robert noted that these classes are additional sections of the
Service Learning: In Lane Braver's absence, Robin reported that she is
working with Lane on expanding the Study Abroad Program with Service Learning in Summer
2002. Robert Ho noted that although it didn't get in the class schedule, he offered and
linked an architecture class this semester with Service Learning.