NOVEMBER 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 work study session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was 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, William Waechter, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Marilyn Anderson for Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter,Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez,J. Marie Pepicello Phil Randolph, Carol Scarafiotti for Linda Thor, Margaret Hogan for Arnette Ward, Joyce Elsner for John Waltrip
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Christensen.
President Christensen called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8157
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The work study session reconvened at 7:05 p.m.
President Christensen welcomed administrative representatives Marilyn Anderson for Dan Whittemore, Carol Scarafiotti for Linda Thor, Joyce Elsner for John Waltrip, and Margaret Hogan for Arnette Ward. Dr. Christensen also welcomed two of his grandsons who were attending the meeting to fulfill a requirement for Eagle Scout.
(I-A) STUDENT FORUM - Donna Murchland, Director of Student Activities and Services at Glendale Community College, introduced Joseph Brumley, Student Forum District-wide Committee member from Phoenix College. Other representatives were Terry C. Crews Sr., Sarah Westbrook, and Teverly Taylor from Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Tate Wilson Jr. and Jenny Yazzie from Gateway Community College; Joseph T. Kremer and Arras Moffit from Glendale Community College; Justin Timmons, Chuck Brown, and Jessica Caffrey from Mesa Community College, Elisa D. Hagins from Paradise Valley Community College; and Amanda Arreola and Robert T. Scott from South Mountain Community College. Mr. Brumley introduced the Student Forum topic on volunteerism.
Joseph T. Kremer presented information on volunteerism which included the advantages of volunteerism and current volunteer efforts of the students at individual colleges. The Student Forum requested that the Governing Board adopt a policy regarding volunteerism to establish a volunteeer center on each campus, form a District-wide Volunteer Committee, publicize the volunteer program, and create a system of recognition.
Justin Timmons, Jessica Caffrey and Jenny Yazzie spoke about their personal experiences as volunteers. Linda B. Rosenthal asked about the anticipated effect of establishing a volunteer office on each campus. Mr. Kremer responded that Governing Board encouragement and endorsement would increase the social integrity of student volunteer efforts. Mrs. Rosenthal expressed her support for District recognition of student volunteers, perhaps in a formal ceremony held in the Governing Board room. Donald R. Campbell suggested certificates, similar to those presented by Arizona State University for volunteer service, might add credence to student efforts. Paul Elsner commented on the autonomy of the colleges and their individual volunteer efforts.
(I-B) INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING - Alan Jacobs, Scottsdale Community College faculty member, reported on instructional technology. The report emphasized two central ideas. First, technology changes. Second, the future of technology involves networking which unifies two apparently diverging technology developments. These diverging developments are viewed as a "rich computing environment" and a trend to minimalize and specialize. Computing technology was introduced to the audience through a demonstration of a graphing calculator.
In response to a question from Nancy Stein, Dr. Jacobs noted that he served as a committee of one on instructional computing. Mrs. Stein inquired about courses other than mathematics that are being impacted by technology. Linda B. Rosenthal asked about the accrediting of these new programs. Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. commented on the impact of instructional technology on curriculum and future implications.
The meeting adjourned at 8: 07 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal