OCTOBER 12, 1999
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice having duly given. A special meeting and work session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 6:30 p.m. at 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona, 85281.
Linda B. Rosenthal, President, Gene Eastin, Secretary, Donald Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, Member, Ed Contreras, Member
Raul Cardenas, Donna Schober for William F. Waechter,Bertha Landrum, Rufus Glasper, Ron Bleed, Pete Kushibab, Gina Kranitz, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman,Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Carol Scarafiotti for Linda Thor, Tessa Martinez Pollack, Maria Hesse for Arnette Ward, Phil Randolph
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Linda Rosenthal.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8908
Don Campbell moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The special meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
(A.1) FACULTY/MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATIVE/SUPPORT - Donna Schober recommended that the item be approved as recommended.
MOTION NO. 8909
Don Campbell moved that Faculty/Management/Administrative/Support item be approved as recommended. Motion carried 5-0.
Margaret Hogan welcomed the group. The structure for the meeting provided for each campus to have a poster session to showcase and discuss their assessment measures and tools. Each participant attended three sessions, two assigned and one of choice. At the conclusion of the poster sessions, the large group reassembled and provided feedback to the following questions:
QUESTION 1:What have you learned this evening about the diverse individual assessment efforts at each college?
- Similarities: writing, reading, thinking abilities/skills
- Different approaches share: high levels of faculty involvement and support
- Strong collaborative approach
- Emphasis on establishing a learning environment
- Sharing of data is important
- Good interdiscussion approach
- Faculty sharing
- Good variety of stages
- Learning and adapting from one another
- Willingness of students reflects positively on faculty/college
- Challenge - securing reliable data
- Faculty cooperation toward student learning
- United in approach of getting everyone involved in a professional way
- Positive: longer students with us, the more they learn. We should focus more on retention
- Colleges sharing vs. competing - positive!
- Affirming experience - diverse approaches, but unifying view of what we want to accomplish
- Encourages teaching innovation
QUESTION 2:Given what you've learned, how do you think these assessment efforts will impact student learning?
- Weakness in curriculum will be evident, improving instruction
- Encourages students to use abilities in all areas of study
- Use of data for change in teaching and learning - positively
- Use of data will help define budget needs in terms of outcomes
- With distribution of data, students may have a learning needs guide
- Good public relations - we care about student learning outcomes - skills - employment
- Outcomes will adapt to world needs (jobs)
- Outcomes lead to improved instruction
- Easier movement in a system that is competency based vs. course driven
- Encourages faculty to take a wider perspective on learning
- Shows our interest in student learning - not just moving students
- Defining standards helps instruction
Dr. Hogan thanked those who led the poster sessions and recognized the Deans of Instruction and faculty members for their participation in planning the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Return to Governing Board Minutes