January 10, 2012 3:30 - 5 p.m. E-501
Presentation by Heidi Johnsen: "Accelerated Learning Project - ENA101"
ALP is a course that is valued at 7 equated credits and carries 3 college credits. It allows students whose placement is ENG099 to register for ENG101 and ENG099 at the same time. 57% of students in Fall 2011 pilot in accelerated course ENA099 passed the CATW, and 57% passed the Composition I course in one semester.
Ten students whose placement is ENG099 register for ENA101, part of the time they will cover ENG101 material, and then be joined by 12 students who are eligible for ENG101. They will work together for four hours with one instructor. For three hours they will work with another instructor on ENG099 materials.
Eight sections will be available in Spring 2012 and Twelve sections available in Fall 2012.
- New Student
- 36-55 CATW
- Pass Reading Test or placement into CSE099
- Smaller class size
- Exposure to strong writing
- Attention to affective issues
Luke Cardaio asked about student eligibility for ENA101 since scores of 36-55 place them in that class. Scores of 48-55 place in ENC101, so they are eligible for either.
Pressian Nicolov raised the question of how affective issues would be addressed, as Heidi had mentioned that faculty develop closer relationships with students in this course and therefore were more keenly aware of issues affecting students' success. Mitchell Levy asked Professor Johnsen if the faculty had received training regarding addressing affective issues. Professor Johnsen stated that the faculty had not received training yet. Mitchell Levy offered to provide faculty with training regarding addressing affective issues.
Presentation by Catherine Reid: "Changes in Veterinary Technology Curriculum"
- Maximum of 48 students accepted per year. Selection based on overall GPA and Key Course GPA (which is doubled).
- VTA000 - 4599 (Candidacy) - is limited to two attempts; no exceptions.
- All key courses must be completed by Fall I of the year in which the student enrolls for candidacy.
- Required courses must be completed before end of Fall II.
- All courses completed must be C- or above.
New change effective Fall I 2012:
- SCB 208 is added to list of key courses to be completed by end of Fall I.
- ENG 102 and MAT106 to be completed by end of Fall II.
General Advisement Points:
- Transfer students should not transfer in grades less than B.
- Transfer credit determined by Transfer Credit Evaluator, NOT the Director of the Vet. Tech. program.
- Consolidating all sites and links to www.lagcc.cuny.edu/vet
- Presentation in FSM040
- Handbook lecture quiz in SCV101
- Share course chnages with counselors/advisors as it happens.
- Advisement stop placed on VTA000 (collected in Registrar and stop will be removed)
Jean Buckley-Lockhart asked if changes would affect students currently enrolled. If they don't apply, they have to go by the new requirements. Not applying makes them susceptible to any changes. Mitchell Levy recommended that Professor Reid collaborate with Alex Abramov to ensure that current information regarding her program is posted on the Advising Central website.
Danielle asked for volunteers on Destination Graduation, which would entail offering training to the faculty advisors. This is in addition to the other projects of a standard manual for advisement and a brief vision/mission statement.
Professor Aaron Rizzieri stated that professors interested in the 45+ credit advisement project should participate in the March 14 and March 15 "Training Kickoff." Members of DAC recommended consideration that the training be mandatory. It was recommended that the 45+ credit training committee consider distributing a Needs Assessment to determine what the faculty want/need to know for this project.
Discussion about Policy/Catalog. Students with 45 credits haven't seen Counselor/Advisor in a while. Faculty should be aware (have training) of different issues students are facing.
Luke suggested maybe onus should be on Faculty to determine what students need.
Next Meeting: 2/7/12 at 3:30 p.m. in E-501.