MARCH 10, 1992
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A special meeting and a work study session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board were scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411, West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona.
Barbara Hitchcock, President , M. Grant Christensen, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfred G. de los Santos Jr., Sharon Ramirez for William Waechter, Dan S. Whittemore, Don Shehi for Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Anna Solley for Homero Lopez, Phil Randolph, Linda Tho, John Waltrip, Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Barbara Hitchcock
President Hitchcock called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7762
Roy C. Amrein moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:11 p.m.
(I-A) ACCA QUESTIONNAIRE - Linda B. Rosenthal introduced Judi Ross, Interim Executive Director for the Arizona Community College Association. It was determined that the transitional period between executive directors was an appropriate time to review the director's position and the Association. The director and the association are responsible for community college legislative matters, serve as liaison with other community groups, plan conferences and seminars, serve as a communication link between trustees, and serve as an umbrella organization for the state presidents and trustees.
Dr. Amrein spoke about the difficulty in evaluating subjective factors. Dr. Campbell expressed concern about the increasing number of organizations related to community colleges and resultant financial considerations. Dr. Elsner noted that often the voice of trustees is often needed in legislative matters and that ACCA has been beneficial in working with the trustees in this area. Dr. Cardenas commented on the coordination efforts of ACCA, from a president's perspective, and Mr. Ullman, from a State Board perspective. Dr. DeCabooter commented on ACCA's supportive efforts which benefit college presidents. Dr. Amrein and Dr. Christensen expressed concern regarding cost factors and acknowledged the positive elements of the organization.
Mrs. Rosenthal requested questionnaires be completed and returned to her for inclusion in the review process.
(II-A) EXPANDED LITERACY SUPPORT - Nancy Siefer spoke about learning assistance programs at Glendale Community College and Rio Salado Community College. Literacy Center personnel have developed skill mastery programs to be used in the Literacy Center. Steps in the development include: identification of levels and skills, correlation of skills with software, composition of mini-checks, preparation of charts, and self-scoring answer keys. Mrs. Hitchcock commented on word usage and Mrs. Rosenthal requested information about the number of students being served. Dr. Campbell suggested that comparative information from, year to year, be provided to the governing board in the future. Mrs. Rosenthal complimented the group on their successful efforts.
(II-B) CLASSROOM RESEARCH - Billie Hughes, Phoenix College, and Dick Le Moine, Scottsdale Community College, talked about the Classroom Research Project. The project incorporates techniques for assessing academic skills and intellectual development, techniques for assessing students' self-awareness as learners and self-assessment of learning skills, and techniques for assessing students' reactions to teachers and teaching methods, course materials, activities, and assignments. Techniques are learner focused, teacher controlled, classroom specific, anonymous, quick, and risk-taking.
Melinda Rudibaugh, Conrad Bayley, Marie Fenske, Reinhold Kiermayr, Bonnie Loss, Abigaile Hemingway, and Lorraine Calbow were introduced as college coordinators from various campuses. Board members commented on the positive aspects of the program.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
M. Grant Christensen