From: Rodriguez, Gil
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 11:23 AM
To: Adkins, Theodora; Alexander, Ken; Arenivar, Olga; Biles, Lori; Cabral, Scott; Casy Cann; Davi, Estelle; DeStefano, Jill; Dorritie, Frank; Fisher, Dorrie; Goff, Christina; Gottlieb, Phil; Henderson, Silvester; Hiltbrand, Joellen; Hsieh, Durwynne; Jorgensen, Diane; Martin, Kirsten; McGill, Chris; McGrath, Cindy; McKnight, Don; Moore, A'kilah; Perfumo, Pam; Price, Len; Ramirez, Daniel; Richards, Virginia; Sample, Alex; Speer, Denise; Whitman, Nancy; Wilson, Debbie; Zimny, David
Cc: Garcia, Peter; Henry, Dan; Livingston, Richard; Kamath, Kiran; Rodriguez, Gil; Norris, Michael; Ybarra, Nancy
Subject: Department Chair Meeting Notes
Here are the notes from the March 3, 2009 department chair meeting:
Guests: Peter Garcia, Dan Henry, Michael Norris, Nancy Ybarra
Status of course outlines:
Total Active Courses: 726
Courses with SLOs : 227
Courses w/o SLOs : 499
How can we deal with the need to update so many course outlines? Although this is primarily a faculty responsibility, we seem to have failed institutionally. We are offering coaching, assistance and compensation for part-timers. The goal is to be at the proficiency level with SLOs by 2012. A “show cause” rating would be devastating for LMC. Senate supported the faculty FT position but UF disagreed with the use of a faculty position for TLP coordinator. A short-term solution will be to appoint a team, including a manager, to run TLP. By October 2009 we need to show significant progress with the identification of course SLOs and have a plan to complete and assess them.
There were about 18 faculty at last Friday’s Camp Course Outline.
Here are some ideas brainstormed for increasing the number of COORs with SLOs:
“Show cause” is not an option for LMC. We can try reasonable incentives like those above. Two areas of leverage are not offering nonessential courses and not allowing AC for those with too many out-of-date COORs. We will concentrate on providing carrots, not using sticks.
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences