MAY 11, 1993
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.
M. Grant Christensen, President, Linda B. Rosenthal, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Rufus Glasper for Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Bill Holt for Larry Christiansen, Henrietta Harris for John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Arnette Ward, John Waltrip
CALL TO ORDER.
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Christensen.
EXECUTIVE SESSION. President Christensen called for a motion convening an executive session,notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8033
Donald R. Campbell moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:12 p.m.
President Christensen acknowledged administrative representatives: Rufus Glasper for Dan Whittemore, Henrietta Harris for John Cordova, and William Holt for Larry Christiansen.
(I-A) SABBATICALS - Chancellor Paul Elsner spoke about the Faculty Professional Growth Committee. Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. introduced Roger Harlow, Chair of the Faculty Professional Growth Committee, who reported on faculty sabbatical leaves. Faculty sabbatical leaves are used for completion of residency requirements for advanced degrees, completion of advanced degrees, development of curriculum and instructional materials, travel related to subject field, training or job experience in subject-related field, research and publication, service to MCCCD, or updating knowledge in subject field or subject-related field. Faculty applications are evaluated on completeness, pre-planning, presentation, expectations, and value to the District. Dr. Harlow reported on the number of applicants and approved applications for the past three years.
In response to a question from Linda B. Rosenthal as to whether there is any follow-up at the conclusion of the sabbatical, William Waechter reviews all the reports. He indicated that, occasionally, a faculty member has extended a leave at personal expense in order to complete the goals of the leave, but all sabbaticals granted have fulfilled the agreements made.
(II-B) FACULTY EVALUATION - Jack Peterson provided a brief history of the faculty evaluation process and the formation of the MCC Subcommittee on Faculty Evaluation. Information was provided about comparative systems, key evaluation components, subcommittee recommendations, and the impact of the quality movement. Student feedback was identified as the most important aspect of faculty evaluation. It was noted that present faculty evaluation system was developed by the faculty.
Nancy Stein asked what necessitated the formation of a district-wide committee. Jack Peterson explained that faculty workload, the time required to complete faculty evaluations under the present system, course diversity, and a need for development of new faculty evaluation forms led to the formation of the committee. Mrs. Stein commented that she would like to see additional information sought from student input. Linda B. Rosenthal asked if the departments not interested in developing new evaluation processes would be utilizing the traditional evaluation system and if discussion would be held between faculty utilizing the traditional system and faculty utilizing alternative methods. Mrs. Rosenthal asked that the Governing Board be kept informed about the progress of the committee. Nancy Stein asked about self-assessment and if faculty members had provided feedback about self-evaluation. Donald R. Campbell noted that it would be useful to compare faculty evaluation information with student improvement statistics to determine the effect on student achievement. M. Grant Christensen suggested that input from former students might be useful in evaluating the college preparation provided after practical experience has been obtained.
The meeting adjourned at 7:46 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal