April 14, 1999

University of Maryland, College Park



Dr. Gregory Geoffroy, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Maryland, College Park, brought greetings and welcome to the University of Maryland, College Park.

Members Present:

Rebecca Cool, AC, Florence Agbonyitor, BCCC, Virginia Guilford, BSU, Anne Nedd, BSU, Ray Hoy, CC, Gloria John, CCBC-C, Jo Williams, CCCC, Suzanne Beal, FCC, Lillian Mitchell, GCC, Michael Parsons, Hagerstown CC, Deborah Cruise, Harford CC, Gena Glickman, MCAD, Maggie Schmid for Floyd Cumberbatch, MC-R, Connie Cox, MHEC, Michael Kiphart, MICUA, Bob Rice, MSDE, Charles Hansborough for Vera Zdravkovich, PGCC, Isa Engleberg, PGCC, Roy Hopkins, SMC, Ross Leisten, SSU, Irv Brown, UB, Mary Etta Mills, UMB, Marilyn Demorest, UMBC, Gaylen Bradley, UMBI, Robert Hampton, UMCP, Denny Gulick, UMCP, Eddie Boyd, Jr., UMES, Mary Ellen Hrutka, UMUC, Teri Hollander, USMH, Liz Murray, USMH, Nancy Shapiro, USMH

Minutes Approved


  1. General Education Speech Communications Competencies
  2. Unanimously approved.


  3. Teacher Education Committee Report, Connie Cox, MHEC
  4. The CAO Teacher Education Committee has met three times, see handout for resolutions and action steps. Objective 1: community colleges need more information on NCATE & PRAXIS. Additional workshops and meetings have been scheduled by MSDE to continue the dialog. Objective 2: October Deans/Directors annual meeting for articulation dialog. USM Council of University System Faculty will take this issue under consideration (including faculty senate involvement). Group will speak to reading requirements and articulation.

    General Assembly: legislation passed on HOPE scholarships, teacher education candidates at the college senior and graduate level may apply. $1.5 million has been appropriated, and Education Excellence funds can be carried over to next year.


  5. Progress Report on Learning Outcomes for General Education
  6. Survey of two-year and four-year institutions to determine if and how institutions are using the "C" standards for English Composition. It appears that the standards are being used in some way at all responding institutions. It is not, however, being disseminated across disciplines. This is of concern since the standards need to be shared for full impact.

    Template for General Education Discussions: The template is designed to give guidance for the discussions, can be used in conjunction with the teacher education groups. Take document back to campuses to get reaction, will this accomplish what we want?

    Discussion: makes sense to take the document developed by Gloria John and Nancy Shapiro to groups going to MSDE workshops. Ask group for e-mail responses. Title II grant application includes getting some of these types of groups together.


  7. Career Connections/Workforce Development, Kathy Oliver, MSDE
  8. Reschedule


  9. English Statement of Expectations, Liz Murray, USMH
  10. Appendix A: The faculty have expressed the need to have Appendix A endorsed by the CAOs so they can act on the standards. Can we approve and include in Guiding Principles along with standards for "C" grades? Motion to approve, seconded, no discussion, unanimously approved.


  11. Criminal Justice Articulation Task Force, Liz Murray, USMH
  12. Charge from CAOs in 1993. The task force was asked to analyze courses on campuses, commonality in course descriptions/titles before articulation agreement. That done, there was an exchange of information on texts, assessments, etc. There are twenty certified police academies in Maryland. The question was what credits if any will be given by institutions that have criminal justice courses. The work of the task force is now completed, except for the formal signing of the agreement. The agreement includes guidelines to deal with in-service officers. Four courses were determined to be equivalent to college-level coursework. Of the fifteen articulated credits, 9-12 would be "common" to most institutions.


  13. K-16 Standards, Assessments, & Competencies Committee, Jo Williams, CCCC
  14. There are over twenty members on the committee representing all of the education segments, K-



  15. Protocol & Draft MOU - Bachelorís of Technical/Professional Studies, Jo Williams, CCCC
  16. Discussion will be held at the next meeting. Please send comments via e-mail to M.J. McMahon.


  17. Assessment & Placement 2-year and 4-year, Suzanne Beal, FCC
  18. Charge discipline groups in writing and mathematics groups (see handout).

    Discussion: Are the discipline groups the appropriate forum for this? Math will be getting together in the fall and will take up the issue of these tests. Pre-requisite courses vs. tests PASS in secondary schools (ACCUPLACER counterpart) English meets next week.


  19. Fall 1999 Meeting, Jo Williams
  20. General Education implementation, how is it going?


  21. Announcements
    1. MCCT
    2. Maryland Community College Teleconsortium: compressed video, MDLN, WWW

    3. MOL

    Maryland On-Line: Fall 1999 kick-off. UMUC alliance agreements with several community colleges, dual enrollment in community college and UMUC, degree completion, associateís, certificate, bachelorís, masterís. Discussion with other four year institutions is currently underway.


  22. Nominations Committee
  23. Report

    Michael Kiphart and Vera Zradovich were nominated.


    Unanimously elected.

  24. Fall Meeting Location



Meeting adjourned at 12:00