November 9, 2001
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
To accept the minutes as written for August 22, 2001. Passed and
approved as written
accept the agenda as written for November 9, 2001. Passed and
approved as written.
|New Faculty Positions (2)
|Dolores informed the members of the task force
that two positions were approved to our area. The writing position
is a carry-over from last year, while the reading is a new
position. Laura Ore will chair the Writing Hiring Committee and
Caryn Newburger, Mary Leonard, Patti Dungan and Stacey Thompson will
serve on the hiring committee. The Reading Hiring Committee is not
|Task Force Meeting Dates
|The January 11, 2002 meeting was rescheduled for
January 10, 2002 at HBC 411 at 11:30 am following the Developmental
Reading Curriculum Committee. The other meetings dates will be as
scheduled at HBC
|Review Packet Information
|Grey binders were distributed to all task force
members present. The binders contained the agendas, minutes, and
reports for the Developmental Communications Task Force. Other items
included in the binders: spring and summer schedule, IP and
incomplete grade information, unit plans, master plans and the Home Page
for SACS Information.
|IP Grade Vs. Incomplete
|After reviewing the information on the ACC
catalog, (pp 28, 29); regarding the IP grade, task force members
discussed the use of the IP grade. The IP grade should not be used
for a student that has completed all of the requirements of the course
and failed the exit exam. The IP is used for those students who
remainn in class, are attending, are progressing, but are not achieving
the standards for earning a C or better in the course. Students
receiving an IP grade, who complete TASP requirement by passing the TASP
exam, should not be penalized if they do not enroll the following
semester in the course in which they received an IP
Motion: the task force chair will review how the IP grade is counted for financial aid and the TASP requirement if the students meet their TASP requirement during the semester that they must re-enroll in the course.
|Use of Learning Labs for Reading and Writing
|Discussion developed over the use of the learning
lab at the various sites. Since the labs are used for both lab
classes, credit classes and tutoring, an ad hoc committee was formed to
review the status of how the learning labs are being used. Mary
Tavcar will chair the committee. Anne Ward, IA RGC, Patti Dungan,
writing faculty, RGC, Marilyn Burke, reading faculty, RBC, Carrrie Phyrr,
reading IA, NRG, Julie Wauchope, reading faculty, EVC, Marie Line
McGhee, lab manager, PIN, Susan Jones, Lab manager, RVS will comprise
the committee. All lab managers are invited to attend. A
status report is due to the Task Force by January 10 2002
|Faculty Evaluation Portfolios
|Task Force members discussed the faculty
evaluation process and the guidelines for portfolio submissions.
Fulltime faculty being evaluated this academic year on the 3 yr cycle
will submit syllabi, tests and major assignments for the current year.
If the faculty members have the documentation for previous years they
will submit the documents with the portfolios. This applies to
adjunct faculty on the 3 yr cycle also. All new faculty members
and temporary full time faculty members will follow the faculty
evaluation guidelines for first year portfolios. Dean Fluker sent
letters to faculty indicating when the portfolios were due to the Task
|The task force approved the strategic plans for
the Master Plan
|Schedule / Spring and Summer
|Dolores asked everyone to review the schedules
for accuracy. Although students are already registering for the
spring semester, Dolores asked for faculty to review the schedule
carefully. Faculty members were asked to review the summer
schedule for corrections or minor changes.
||Sibyl Noack reported that 2002 placement charts are being revised and will be available for distribution soon. Sibyl noted that more advisors than what was anticipated are using Option E on the Alternatives for Remediation (AOR) and better training on the use of the option was needed.|
||Mary Leonard reported that requests for supplies
and textbooks are being filled.
|Laura Ore reported that their committee is
meeting and members are continuing to review goals, objectives, and exit
criteria. The minutes for the writing committee are on the web
|Cathy Smith reported that their committee hosted
a professional development activity at RGC with Anne Ward as chair.
The event was extremely successful with faculty members sharing
information and exchanging ideas about their courses.
|Frank Cronin reported that the adjunct hiring
committee had interviewed and recommended several faculty members to be
added to the eligibility list this semester.
Frank and Dolores worded at the Hiring Festival hosted by ACC on October 13, 2001. Several applicants visited the Developmental Communications area and Frank shared the Reading and Writing websites