Maryland Intersegmental Chief Academic Officers
February 27, 2001
Meeting Through MDLN Sites at
Anne Arundel Community College, Coppin State College,
Frederick Community College, Wor-Wic Community College
Members Present: We are missing the names of the individuals present from the Frederick Community College site. Members present from other sites were:
Marlene Adair, BCCC, Clara Adams, MSU, James Ball, CCC, Suzanne Beal, FCC, Stephen Capelli, WWCC, Trish Casey-Whiteman, AACC, Marilyn Demorest, UMBC, Shirley Evans, S-DC, Lynn Gangone, MICUA, Gena Glickman, UB, Sarah Garrett, BCCC, Ever Grier, MC, Virginia Guilford, BSU, Denny Gulick, UMCP, Gene Hall, ACM, Robert Hampton, UMCP, Moe Hickey, CC, Dennis Hinkle, TU, Teri Hollander, USM, Roy Hopkins, SMCM, Mary Ellen Hrutka, UMUC, Michael Kiphart, MHEC, Diane Lesser, WWCC, Mary E. Mills, UMB, Bertha Minus, BSU, Darrell Mullins, SSU, Richard Rembold, CSC, Ed Roulhac, JHU, Nancy Shapiro, USM, Tim Sherman, WWCC, Ann Smith, CSM, Weymouth Spence, AACC, Marian Stanton, S-DC, Rusty Stephens, HCC, Verna Teasdale, PGCC, Tom Topping, CCC, Sylvia Wagonheim, UMES, Carolyn Watty, UMB
The October 3, 2000 minutes were approved as presented. Approval of the November 28, 2001 minutes was tabled until the next meeting.
Dr. Virginia Pilato told the group that a letter had been sent to all of the deans of teacher education informing them of their reporting obligations and requirements under Title II. Institutional reports must be sent to Dr. Pilato at the Maryland State Department of Education by April 7th or 9th. She reminded the group that federal law requires specific information to be release to the public on April 9, 2001; however, no formal reporting system has been established this year. Dr. Pilato then allowed the group to ask questions. The Title II reporting requirements only apply to full certification programs at this time and do not presently apply to community colleges.
The TEAC web board was set up for individuals to respond to the proposals been considered by TEAC. Only about 16 or 17 comments had been posted to the web board by the meeting time. Teri Hollander urged all of the members present to have their faculty and staff review the TEAC proposals and comment as soon as possible. TEAC will be meeting in March 2001 to finalize their proposal and determine the next appropriate steps for moving the articulation system into reality.
The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree will possibly be submitted in May. TEAC processes should also extend to May, or possibly July. The next step for TEAC is to start working on secondary education centering on the four MSDE areas: English, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. A request was made that TEAC center its efforts on the educational experiences in the first two years and leave the upper division major requirements alone. The suggestion will be forwarded to the TEAC.
The CAO group voted to make this teacher education area an additional charge to the discipline group meetings.
Dr. Denny Gulick presented the statewide mathematics group’s proposal that no credit toward graduation be given for intermediate algebra to the CAO group. The proposal generated a great deal of discussion. A motion was made to table this item until the next CAO meeting.
It was also recommended that the proposal be referred to the K-16 task force, K-16 work group, or K-16 Mathematics Standards and Assessment Subcommittee. Suzanne Beal asked about revisiting the COMAR regulation issue of what "at or above the level of college algebra" means and how to interpret this statement in the regulations. Gene Hall indicated that he was putting together a template for the discipline groups for the group to consider and that this mathematics question could be handled in this manner. Three decisions were adopted by majority vote:
Item was postponed until the next meeting due to technical difficulties.
Pending finalization of the CAO charge to the discipline groups no meetings have been scheduled. It was recommended that times for potential meetings begin to be established.
Dr. Nancy Shapiro provided an update on the FIPSE General Education Grant. Dr. Marty Finklestein will be designing the evaluation for the grant and presently wants to set up two questionnaires to gather baseline general education data. More information will be provided at the next CAO meeting.
The computer science discipline group has been working and has updated the early courses in computer science major. The group would also like to have computer science courses considered as potential general education courses under the sciences and not just under interdisciplinary and emerging issues. More information will be coming as the group finalizes its work.
There will be major changes coming to CLEP scoring. Discipline group should be charged with discussing CLEP and transfer in light of the scoring changes. The discipline groups should also examine AP as well as CLEP.
There have been increasing concerns related to the evaluation of international credentials. Some independent groups have emerged to perform this task, but caution is warranted in using some of these groups. Teri Hollander is coordinating through USM a one-day workshop on the evaluation of international credentials. Please provide the name of the person on your campus responsible for evaluating international credentials to Teri and she will get information about the workshop out to interested individuals.
The next K-16 Workgroup meeting will be March 1, 2001, at Anne Arundel Community College. The group hopes to finalize the K-16 mission and vision at this meeting. The K-16 Workgroup’s Assessment and Standards subcommittee has been split into two groups: English Assessment and Standards subcommittee and Mathematics Assessment and Standards subcommittee.
Michael Kiphart provided a quick overview of some of the important legislation that was being considered this session. There are a number of scholarship bills, nursing bills, and the collective bargaining bill will be one of great importance this session.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission is holding discussion sessions at each of its full Commission meetings on the goals outlined in the Maryland State Plan. Teacher education was the first area discussed and diversity and access will be the next area discussed. All segments of higher education and all institutions are welcome to submit information and be a part of these discussions.
Jim Ball raised the issue of faculty and library waivers being granted by the Commission. The issue was briefly discussed in light of the unfair nature of granting such waivers to institutions who operate without waivers.
A co-chairs nomination committee was formed to gather names for election or appointment as next year’s co-chairs at the next CAO meeting.
April or May – date to be determined. An e-mail survey will be conducted soon to determine the best date and announce the site.