SEPTEMBER 10, 2002
A Strategic Conversation of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 6:30 p.m. at South Mountain Community College, 7050 S. 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85042 pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Nancy Stein, President
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
ABSENT - GOVERNING BOARD
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Susan McRae for Stan Grossman
Nick Balich (absent)
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. by President Nancy Stein.
1. Student Success Through Thoughtful Student Interventions - SMCC
South Mountain Community College is deeply committed to providing programs and services that strengthen student academic success and completion of degrees. These efforts have been enhanced through a five-year Title V-Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant awarded in 1999 by the U. S. Department of Education. The overall purpose of SMCC's Title V grant is to enhance academic offerings, program quality, technological capacity, and faculty development in technology.
Title V Program Goals
SMCC's Title V grant was written to accomplish three major purposes. First, and foremost, the intent
is to increase student persistence through graduation. Project activities are also directed toward
strengthening both comprehensiveness and quality in the academic program. Increased use of
technology by faculty and students is the other important goal of the project.
2. NASA Center for Success in Math and Sciences - EMCC
The mission of the NASA Center for Success in Math & Science is to create a continuous support structure for underrepresented students to insure their persistence from middle school through high school and on to college and/or advanced degrees. After more than two years of purposeful research and documentation, Estrella Mountain Community College stands ready to be part of the solution.
Estrella Mountain Community College has moved to the implementation phase and is launching the NASA Center for Success in Math & Science which serves as the cornerstone for student success. Students, their families and other community members will be welcomed into the Center. The Center strategies are grounded in the best practices and are focused in three areas:
- Outreach Middle/high school students
- K-12 partnering teachers
- Retention Instructional support programs
- Student Service support programs
- Faculty coordinated programs
- Transfer University programs
- Industry internship and employment programs
- Alumni programs
The NASA Center will measure the success of the programs by tracking and monitoring various educational milestones such as:
- students and partners who participate in the K-12 programs
- student academic success as they progress along the educational pipeline
- students who pursue higher education either at Estrella Mountain or other institutions
- student progress toward degree completion at Estrella Mountain or other institutions
- students who transfer from Estrella Mountain or other institutions
- students who are employed by partnering industries
- students who complete baccalaureate degrees at other institutions
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be a Regular Meeting on September 24, 2002 at the District Office.
Meeting concluded at 8:00 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary