Barbara City College
Committee on Teaching and Learning
Meeting Minutes: Monday, February 11, 2002
Present: Susan Broderick (Academic Support), Pat Chavez-Nunez (Foreign Language/ESL), Pam Guenther, (Mathematics), David Kiley (Library) Mary Lawson (Senate Liaison), Gerry Lewin (Chairperson), Jody Millward (English), Mimi Muroaka (Health Tech).John Parker (Computer Applications), Jerry Pike (LSS), Jodi Simpson (Sciences; Technologies), Curtis Solberg (Social Sciences), Jack Ullom (Administrative Liaison), Pamela Zwehl-Burke (Arts)
On Sabbatical: Debbie Mackie (Counseling)
CTL Business: Teaching Tips Procedure and CTL Website
3:00 Chairperson Lewin led discussion of the publication on line of Teaching
Tips, generated by Committee members for distribution throughout the college
community (with an inbuilt subscription mechanism); Committee members signed
up to supply Tips for specific dates throughout the semester; Mimi
Muroaka volunteered to coordinate the tips; Jodi Simpson generated the first,
and Chris Mooneys constituted the second. Several colleagues who are not
committee members have signed on to receive the weekly tips.
(Gerry Lewin handed out a 4-point handout on sources, quotations, two excellent websites as sources)
CTL Webpage can be found by starting at www.sbcc.net, going to Faculty,
and then clicking on College Committees. It is also available at
the following url: http://www.west.net/~ger/CTL1/CTLindex.html; committee continues
to discuss its contents (bookreviews, websites, sources, links); Jody Millward
suggests we inventory our division members to find out what they NEED and WANT
on a website for Teaching and Learning. Issues of copyright protection in providing
unprotected articles or links must be considered.
Teaching and Learning Resources
Online Journals are listed on the a provided handout for the committees evaluation. Do we want to add any of these to the website as resources? Do members have suggestions for other online journals? If we think an online journal is worthwhile, where would the money come from to subscribe, if a fee were required? So far, no college wide fund is available for resources on teaching and learning, and we will need to send David Kiley our requests for books as they pertain to our discipline for possible library purchase. There isn't a fund for books discussing pedagogy and issues related to Teaching and Learning.
Teaching and Learning Seminar and Website
At 3:30, Dr. Jack Ullom presented the website associated with the email@example.com seminar; how can data be more efficiently and effectively presented, made accessible, and be retrieved? Dr. Ullom asked for feedback and affirmed the need for a Quickpicker (Data retrieval tool), and stressed the necessity for the quickest route between question and answer (how many clicks to fulfillment?) Example: When faculty need Course of Study Outlines, how will they know where to look? The information, important and very useful, seems hidden at curr.sbcc.net.
Financial Aid Information
4:00 Brad Hardison and Amy Henry from the Financial Aid Office presented basic
information on the upcoming Santa Barbara City College Office of Financial Aid
and Foundation for SBCC scholarships: over $400,000 in grants. Application is
March 1 for General and Department-specific aid; May 17, the Foundation/Financial
Aid awards presentation. There are 29 general and 28 departmental applications
eligibility and details are presented in the Scholarship Opportunities
handbook available through the Office of Financial Aid.
Responding to questions from Committee members, Mr. Hardison and Ms. Henry stated: all the money gets spent; departments should send waiting lists in case first recipients cannot in fact receive the grants. Different grant categories (Pell, Bogg, SEOG, Student Loans, CalGrant, Federal Workstudy, etc.) have different requirements (such as GPA, status as incoming, transferring, graduating, units completed of units attempted, etc.). Eligible non-citizens and legal residents should be encouraged to apply for scholarships information is confidential and the INS will not be involved. Emergency grant money is sometimes available (at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office director)
Questions should (quickly!) be addressed to Amy Henry (x2417) and information sought on the website: http://www.sbcc.net/studentservices/faid.
4:30 the meeting was adjourned.
Next meeting: Monday, February 25, 3:00-4:30, LRC 108.
Respectfully submitted: Notetaker Pamela Zwehl-Burke
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