Quality Leadership Team Meeting

    March 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m. 

    via Video Conference Rooms on each CBC Site

    Present were:

    Dr. Twila Johnson, Chair

    Donna Atkins

    Dr. Emmanuel Alvarado

    Dr. Patti Candia

    Kayla Jones


        The Minutes of the meeting of February 15, 2013 were approved with corrections.

        Dr. Johnson discussed the number of sections for fall for the course. Noemi Aguilar has put 9 sections in the fall schedule, 4 sections in Beeville and 2 sections in Alice, 2 sections in Kingsville and 1 section in Pleasanton. Ms. Aguilar is working on development of a learning community tied to EDUC 1300 in Beeville only for fall 2013. A cohort group of students would take a math developmental section and the paired EDUC 1300 section as a pilot. Courses will be linked at registration.

        Course delivery as hybrid was discussed. At the last meeting the committee discussed meeting the class face to face for both parts and not do the course as a hybrid course. The possibility of having the linked classes as all face-to-face and the sections that are not linked to developmental as hybrid was discussed. Dr. Johnson sent a text to Ms. Aguilar regarding scheduling After sending a text to Ms. Aguilar regarding scheduling. Ms. Aguilar stated that all sections were face to face except those taught by Ms. Aguilar and Mrs. Atkins. Those teaching hybrid will meet both face-to-face and online portions for the first month only. Access to computer labs will be arranged for students and the Student Success Center coordinators will be included in the training program.

        Kick-off for marketing has been set with activities to encourage student enrollment. There will be food, prizes, t-shirts and other goodies for students. Advisors will be trained to sell the course. Alice: Dr. Candia suggested 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The presentation will be at 11:00 a.m. with food following. Students must be present to win. Instructors will be encouraged to bring their classes. Advisors and counselors will be present. 

    Kingsville: Check with Mr. Leal 

    Pleasanton: Check with Mr. Lindeman

    Beeville: Check with Mr. Treviño

        The purpose of this is not to recruit students for the class. Those currently enrolled are not our target. The purpose is a kick-off to make sure the campus community knows about the class, why we are doing it and who we are targeting.

        Dr. Johnson stated she would have Susan Smedley develop a flyer for immediate distribution.

        Due to Mr. Smedley’s absence today an update for FastFacts was not available.

        Amador Ramirez asked for directions on what to put on the public QEP website. The committee decided just things like FastFacts and decisions rather than Minutes. This would include any marketing material to get the word out there.

        Dr. Johnson asked about the catalog and asked if we needed something in there about My Cougar Course.  Mrs. Atkins suggested that Dr. Johnson and Ms. Aguilar develop this.

        Mrs. Atkins demonstrated week one of the curriculum.

        Individuals to be trained were discussed. An initial list was reviewed and additional suggestions were made. Training will take two  days and faculty will receive a $200 stipend for training. The dates of April 19th and 26th were selected with training 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break. The college will provide lunch.

        The QEP budget was presented. Dr. Candia helped Dr. Johnson complete the budget and it is due right away. There were no comments or suggestions.

        Dr. Johnson summarized the meeting:

    Dr.     Johnson will notify curriculum writers of a March 23rd deadline for submitting curriculum. Linked courses are face-to-face.  Other courses are hybrid with instructors spending the first month with the students in the computer lab. Classrooms will be reserved. Kick-offs scheduled and Dr. Johnson will coordinate with appropriate individuals. QEP public site will not include Minutes. Dr. Johnson will get with Noemi about catalog listing for this. Dr. Johnson will get with Noemi on who to train.        

        Next meeting is April 12th at 9:00 a.m.