Student Transfer Advisory Council
November 10, 1998
(Approved January 12, 1999)
Connie Cox, Maryland Higher Education Commission
Teri Hollander, University System of Maryland Administration
Jan Kiphart, St. Maryís College of Maryland
Marion L. Patterson, Morgan State University
Jackie Williams, Coppin State College
Florence Agbonyitor, Baltimore City Community College
Lynne Gilli, Maryland State Department of Education
Mary Post, Maryland College of Art and Design
Peggy Miller, Montgomery College
Mary Lewis, Montgomery College
Kim Ford, MACC
Call to OrderConnie Cox called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.
September MinutesMinutes were approved with clarification on the Career Connections Report. Minutes will be posted to the website.
UpdatesReports were shared on the following items:
CAO Guiding PrinciplesThe group discussed several issues related to general education implementation. 1) The CAO group will revise the definition of continuous student to address certificate students. 2) The biological and physical sciences discipline group will reconvene to clarify a position on the use of hands-on lab experiences as it relates to distance learning. 3) The math discipline group will review syllabi to ensure that college level math courses require consistent prerequisite skills. A concern was expressed that some institutions may be circumventing the intent of the sequence prior to college math.
Actions:The group voted to support the review of syllabi by the math discipline group.
Student GuideThe Student Guide is now on the web. Several revisions need to be made including updated contact numbers. J. Williams and M. Patterson proposed inclusion of electronic coding. Williams, Patterson and M. Kiphart will provide final recommendations at the January meeting.
General Education - Outstanding IssuesThe members discussed priorities for the remainder of the year including a review of regulations related to general education (i.e. second-degree students). Each member will share suggested priorities at the January meeting and a plan for the remainder of the year will be identified.
Career Connections ReportLynne Gilli announced the addition of several career coordinators and requested that a K-12 representative be included in the task force on early childhood education.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
NEXT MEETING:January 12, 1999