Breakout Session One: “From Punitive to Instructive: Changing the Conversation on Academic Integrity” Main Points: The role of professional development is huge: we should embrace a culture of integrity from Day One in each/every course, irrespective of delivery modality Student responsibility can be handled by way of the student government forming an “Integrity Council” (e.g., a part of ASCR) This was a most enlightening breakout. I encourage you to view the handout (PDF)handout
Breakout Session Two: “Distance Education IS Different: Issues with Academic Integrity in Distance Education (DE) Modalities” Main Points: Six million students in U.S. took online classes (excluding MOOCs) in 2012. Recent initiatives by the CSU and UC systems make it clear that DE is expanding HEOA requires accreditors to require institutions “to have processes through which the institution establishes that the student who registers in a DE course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the program and receives the academic credit.” Examples of processes/practices of Authentication: An LMS adopted by the college and used by all faculty; Proctored assessment(s); LMS log-in statement discussing Student Code of Conduct, etc.
Breakout Session Three: “Just Leave us Alone Already! ADTs and SB 440: Will the Fun Ever End?” Main Points: Too numerous to mention, but points aligned with discussions and activities underway at CR Much discussion about AoE (Area of Emphasis) degrees; included the clarification that local AoE degrees have nothing to do with SB440 AoE degrees
Breakout Session Four: “Strengthening Ties with Instruction and Student Services” Main Points: Ramifications of SB1456 – Student Success Act, 2012 Should we as a local Senate strengthen the roles of non-teaching faculty as a result? Because of the compelling nature of these discussions at this breakout session, I will introduce into the Senate Executive Committee, to be followed by a discussion at the full Senate, a potential rewrite of the Senate bylaws to ensure, if at all possible, that the Senate Executive Committee includes a non-teaching faculty member serving within Student Support Services (e.g., a counselor)
Breakout Session Five: “Championing Quality: Increasing the Number of Full-time Faculty” Main Points: FON number calculations established in 1988; seem inherently inequitable today Non-credit faculty not included in the FON System-wide, the FT faculty in CCC’s is slowly decreasing: 2010: 58%; 2011: 57%; 2012: 57%; 2013: 56% Presenters argued persuasively that to ensure higher levels of quality within programs, districts need to reverse the trend of reducing FT / increasing PT faculty
Thursday General Session “Panel Discussion: State Technology Initiatives” (for details, see http://asccc.org/sites/default/files/Panel%20Discussion%20- %20State%20Technology%20Initiatives.pdfhttp://asccc.org/sites/default/files/Panel%20Discussion%20- %20State%20Technology%20Initiatives.pdf Main Points: Three main initiatives underway: Online Education Initiative : Foothill-DeAnza CCD/Butte-Glenn CCD Consortium http://ccconlineed.org (OEI’s common CMS is primarily for online ADTs but they are designing tools to be used in all ways, including for hybrid and web-enhanced ftf support.) http://ccconlineed.org Common Assessment Initiative : Butte-Glenn/CalPASS-San Joaquin Delta College/Saddleback College http://cccassess.org http://cccassess.org Education Planning Initiative : Butte-Glenn CCD http://cccedplan.org http://cccedplan.org
Saturday General Session: Elections, and Resolution Deliberations/Voting Elected Officers for 2014-2015 President: David Morse, Long Beach City College Vice President: Julie Bruno, Sierra College Secretary: John Stanskas, San Bernardino Valley College Treasurer: Wheeler North, San Diego Miramar College Area A: James Todd, Modesto Junior College Area B: Dolores Davison, Foothill College Area C: John Freitas, Los Angeles City College Area D: Cynthia Rico, San Diego Mesa College North Rep: Kale Braden, Cosumnes River College North Rep: Phil Crawford, San Jose City College South Rep: Michelle Grimes-Hillman South Rep: Craig Rutan, Santiago Canyon College At Large: Dan Crump, American River College At Large: Debbie Klein, Gavilan College
Saturday General Session: Elections, and Resolution Deliberations/Voting Adopted Resolutions http://asccc.org/2014-spring-session-resolutions Resolutions of particular interest: see annotated final resolutions list http://asccc.org/2014-spring-session-resolutionsannotated final resolutions list