INTERSEMENTAL CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS

September 29, 1999

Prince George's Community College

MINUTES


Welcome

Dr. Vera Zdravkovich, Vice President for Instruction, Prince George's Community College, brought greetings and welcome to the campus.

Members Present:

Florence Agbonyitor, BCCC, Suzanne Beal, FCC, Irv Brown, UB, Kathleen Burke, UMUC, Marilyn Demorest, UMBC, Sarah Garrett-Sanders, AACC, Mary Gartner, FSU, Gena Glickman, MCAD, Gene Hall, AC, Dennis Hinkle, TU, Teri Hollander, USMH, Ray Hoy, CC, Roy Hopkins, SMC, Tom Topping, CCC, Mary Ellen Hrutka, UMUC, Seth Kamen, USMH, Michael Kiphart, MICUA, Kent Kimmel, SSU, Mona Levine, MC, Dan Jones, TU, Martha Matlick, HCC, Jack McLaughlin, CCBC-C, Anne Nedd, BSU, Robin Spaid, HCC, Richard Rembold, CSC, Gail Russell, MC, Nancy Shapiro, USMH, Bernita Sims-Tucker, UMES, Rusty Stephens, HCC, Vera Zdravkovich, PGCC, Ellen Zinner, USMH, Carolyn Waltz, UM,B

 

  1. Teacher Education and Articulation
    1. Task Force to Address K-12 Teacher Shortage Vera Zdravkovich, PGCC
    2. CAO Teacher Ed. Subcommittee chaired by J. Sabatini, address articulation issues. Only met several times. GE, VZ, PB, TH met to talk about how to be more effective in teacher ed. Task force to interested, time to address, expertise, model of BTPS and Health Sciences. Two and four year NS recommends that A&S faculty to the list. Vera Z. agrees and A& S needs to be included. NS: Defined list of courses for certification, so add MSDE as well. Task force to provide recommendations to the subcommittee and then ultimately back to the CAOs group. Charge: coherent articulated teacher education curriculum. Way to attract, increase pool of teacher education students. Connection with K-16? Add K-16 representative. Agreement. Unanimous.

       

    3. CAO Teacher Education Subcommittee Connie Cox, MHEC
    4. around 12 people, general education competencies, articulation, outcomes: MSDE involved, PRAXIS I & II workshops, involve campus teams (including A&S) learning outcomes for PRAXIS imbedded in curriculum.

    5. General Education Competencies Connie Cox, MHEC

work continues, value and appropriateness of exams. Relationship to PRAXIS. PRAXIS workshops not a good forum for discussion and inclusion of A&S faculty. Logistical help needed to get groups together. General education needs to connect with K-16. The discipline groups shouldnít meet independently without input from K-12. USM project could provide resources to get statewide meetings together. Dennis Hinkle, "in the meantime" PRAXIS is required, federal government regulations.

  1. Childcare Task Force Results Peggy Bartow, PGCC, Barry Friedman, TU
  2. Draft articulation agreement. Children First Initiative. The task force of two- and four-year faculty found that they had more in common then apart. All were concerned with the education of young children. The four-year faculty value, honor, and respect their two-year colleagues, and consider them to be equal partners in the endeavor. The agreement was based on MSDE guidelines, and of the best practices of NAEYC. The group identified four core courses and general education requirements, with the four core transferable as required courses. The process can serve as a model for how a task force can work. Marketplace will determine who will sign on. Students as consumers will decide where they will go based on the best program fit. Dennis Hinkle indicated that TU will sign on and very pleased with it. Peggy Bartow reiterated that the process was very collegial and open, and that all colleges were given opportunity to participate. The process took about a year and a half.

    Discussion: There was a suggestion that a periodic review of the agreement be established, that the model be shared with the rest of country by presenting at professional conferences. The CAOs expressed thanks to Peggy and Barry for leadership provided in process of getting this done. When the four-year institutions have signed the agreement ARTSYS will be updated for dissemination of the information. Towson University and St. Mary's College plan to sign the agreement as soon as possible, UMCP will probably do so soon thereafter. Among the community colleges ready to sign the agreement are Carroll, Howard, Hagerstown, and Cecil.

    The CAOs group endorsed the agreement and approved the inclusion of the agreement in the Appendices of the Guiding Principles document.

  3. Academic Discipline Groups
  4. Focus, Goals, and Initial Charge

    See attachment. Gene Hall expressed the view that item D should drive the process, and therefore it should become the new item A. Item C should be reworded, share institution's, 2nd paragraph enable instead of ensure. Period after standards and goals. Add G. re: grades, recommend the minimum grade required for general education.

  5. Workforce Development (Career Connections)
  6. Career Connections Kathy Oliver, MSDE-DCTAL

    Lynne Gilli, program manager for CTE instructional services, provided information regarding partnerships. Kathy Oliver indicated that IT has been added as the10th career cluster. See fact sheet, restructure, interdisciplinary, host of partners to add resources, expertise. LLMT configured in accordance with MD economic sectors (SDAs) multi-jurisdictional and single jurisdiction LLMT. Career clusters developed to represent broad areas and priorities of economic development and state interests.

    Career Majors Institute:

    Oct. 19-21. The state management team will consider the newly developed Information Technology, All Aspects of the Industry model and formulate recommendations for building a career/education pathway. The IT model has been vetted with Maryland's business community. Other career clusters to be considered at the institute include, Manufacturing, Arts, Media and Communication, and, Biosciences and Health.

    LLMT meeting on Nov. 19 will focus on sustainability. The School-to-Work grant awarded by the federal government was intended to be "venture capital." Now that Maryland is in the fifth year of the grant, the state management team will try to identify the means to sustain the effort.

    Tech Prep-Perkins Grants

    Conceived by Dale Parnell, 2nd and 3rd quartiles of young people promote concept of technical career preparation where more than a high school diploma will be required. At least two years of postsecondary education or training will be necessary. The Perkins Act separate $ for secondary and postsecondary partnerships for advanced technical preparation. Since Ď91, 16 consortia funded to articulate curricula. Reauthorization in í98 increases the focus on articulation and partnerships with four-year institutions. High skill, high wage, and technology grants were awarded this year.

    IT Interagency Workgroup

    Last year, joint chairman requested report on how collaboration could be fostered among state agencies to prepare IT workforce. DBED site has report available. http://www.mdbusiness.state.md.us

    Integration of Skills for Success with the High School Learning

    The Skills for Success are now integrated with high school core learning skills for assessments in the four content areas. Can infer from question in content area competencies in Skills for Success. Students commented that Skills for Success were most helpful to them in continuing postsecondary work.

  7. Maryland Higher Education Commission

New Academic Program Regulations

Four amendments approved, effective immediately

Process for BTPS and Electronic Notification

MHEC serves as the clearinghouse for this process. Each institution has been asked to identify their contacts for this process. The e-mail addresses for up to two contacts per institution will be included in this "listserv."

Review of Computer Science Program Evaluation

CAOs charged to more completely review computer science curricula. It is recognized that information technology, as distinct from computer science, should be included. Areas for review include articulation, advising for high school and college-level students. It was found that degree production bachelorís remained about even, masterís increased, Ph.D. declined, AAS increased, AA remained even. The CAOs requested that the list of Computer Science faculty that have been meeting over the past year be distributed to the group.

Maryland State Plan for Higher Education

The plan is due April 30, 2000. A Governorís Conference will be held on Nov. 3, focus groups invitations have been mailed.

  1. K-16

Committees

Standards, competencies, and assessment committee co-chairs: Jim Ferran, MSDE, Jo Williams, CCCC, and Mike Fitzpatrick, UMCP

Outreach committee is working on the regionalization of K-16, helping communities to build capacity to become a regional K-16

Transition Math co-chairs: Elaine Crawford, MSDE and Denny Gulick, UMCP

Larry Leak for NCTAF partnership student achievement

Superintendents and Deans of Education co-chairs: Mike Hickey and Edna Szymanski co-chairs