MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
July 23, 2001
PRESENT:† Elisa Abella, Terrance Davis, Arcie Ewell, Carl Jean-Charles, Susan Kah, Miguel Menendez, Lessie Pryor, Jimmy Santana
ABSENT:† Frances Aronovitz (vacation), Jerry Brown (on leave), Marie Dacunha (on leave), Karen Dillman (on leave), Barbara Fortuna (on leave), Annette Gibson (on leave), Diann Gregory, Henry Lewis (student appointments), Mark McKay (no call), Joan McLaughlin (on leave), Carol Miller (Harvard), Marguerite Nicaisse (no call), Noemi Ponce (on leave), Richard Prentiss (vacation), Pamela Singer (teaching on Kendall campus), Eric Weaver (sick)
GUESTS:† Carla Davidson, Virginia Fuillerat
Because there was not a quorum, the approval of minutes from May 21, 2001 and June 25, 2001, were deferred until the September 24, 2001 Campus CASSC meeting.
Campus CASSC members agreed that because of such low attendance, as usually happens during Summer B, CASSC meetings should not be held in July.
Susan Kah reported that there is a new math requirement for education majors in Florida, effective this fall term (2001-1). Students majoring in education will be required to complete 9 credits of college level math.† In order to keep Miami-Dade Community College in compliance with this new requirement, the math department proposed that education majors take the following:† MAC 1105 (3 credits), MAC 1105L (1 credit), Geometry for Educators, Lecture and Lab (4 credits), and Math for Liberal Arts Laboratory (1 credit). The Math for Liberal Arts Laboratory includes probability and basic statistics.
College CASSC did not endorse the proposal from the math discipline group and the proposal was returned to them. Some members on College CASSC felt that the proposal lacked academic rigor.
Dr. Jeffrey Lukenbill attended the College CASSC meeting and discussed the changes in Campus Presidents, Deans, and other new assignments.
Dr. Lukenbill reported an increase in enrollment for Miami-Dade Community College. He also discussed the plan for maintaining the facilities at Miami-Dade Community College.†
He stated that parking on the Medical Center Campus and the InterAmerican Campus is an issue that needs to be addressed as well.
Dr. Lukenbill reported that Miami-Dade Community College has had a successful year with grant funding. Articulation agreements with Dade County Public Schools and Florida upper division colleges were also successful.
Dr. Jeffrey Lukenbill also reported that Dr. Padron has already met with most campuses to discuss the Learning Agenda.
Susan Kah stated that Nora Hendrix is now the Dean of Workforce Development. She also reported that Metro Dade County is interested in Miami-Dade Community College doing some training through Continuing Education, and in order to avoid any overlapping of requested services, the lines of communication will need to remain open between Nora Hendrix and others involved in Continuing Education.
Susan Kah reported that Alexandria Holloway will oversee the Honors College and is looking forward to working with the Medical Center Campus to increase its presence here.
Susan Kah stated that she will invite Alexandria Holloway, Nora Hendrix, Rene Garcia, and Kenneth Blye to come in and speak with Campus CASSC members to discuss what their role is and how they see it relating to the Medical Center Campus.
Arcie Ewell remarked that this would be a good idea. She pointed out that since Rene Garcia will be dealing with testing and retention issues, sharing his plans would be very beneficial to the Medical Center Campus.
RECRUITMENT PLAN FOR MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
Virginia Fuillerat, Director of the New Student Center, Retention and Transition Services- Medical Center Campus, reported that all campus Directors of the New Student Center, Retention and Transition Services recently met with Dr. Jeffrey Lukenbill and Karen Hayes.† They agreed that all of the general information for recruitment and retention should look the same for all campuses.†
Virginia discussed plans to involve more faculty, staff, and administrators in recruitment activities.† There is also a plan to work more with Medical Center faculty in retention efforts.
Virginia reported that she will be working on developing specific dates as to when and where students will be recruited. She also looks forward to working with Rene Garcia for assistance with measurable outcomes.† She reported that some of the goals for the Medical Center Campus are to increase the number of students who apply to our programs by 3% and increase program completion by 10%.
Susan Kah stated that we need a tracking system so that we know if our goals for the Medical Center Campus are being met.
Arcie Ewell reported that her department is looking forward to participating in at least 2 or 3 high school expositions this year.† She also reported that Erica Redman has a list of shopping malls, hospitals, and high schools that will be targeted for recruitment.
Arcie Ewell stated that it would be very helpful if Medical Center Campus Program Directors would inform the Student Services area as to how many students they would like them to recruit for each program.
Carla Davidson provided Campus CASSC a synopsis of the six week HCOP Project Promote.† She reported that the HCOP staff has been working with twenty-six, eleventh grade, North Miami Beach and Homestead Sr. High School Seniors this summer.†
The students have attended field trips to hospitals, the Funeral Services Department and to the Wellness Center on the North Campus of MDCC. Students have also been exposed to various medical fields and have participated in mentoring and shadowing, all in an effort to recruit these students for our programs once they graduate from high school.
Carla reported that the HCOP Project started this program with twenty-six students and there are currently twenty-six students in the program. A graduation ceremony will be held for them on July 27, 2001, in Room 1175.†
Carla stated that HCOP will be tracking this group of students to see how many will end up in our Medical Center Programs.† She also looks forward to working with a new set of students next summer.
Arcie Ewell suggested that students should be able to take the HSC 0001 as dual enrollment while still in high school.
Jimmy Santana expressed concern that we might not recruit many of these students because many of our programs donít allow students to enter directly from high school. He feels that this delay will affect recruitment efforts.
Susan Kah reported that convocation will be on August 27, 2001, from 8:30-11:00am.† Susan Kah will then meet with faculty from 11:00-12:00 noon.
Susan Kah reported that today is the last Campus CASSC meeting for Elisa Abella and Jimmy Santana, and recognitions will be given to them and others in the fall term.
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2001, AT 12:00PM IN ROOM 2304.
Submitted by Debra A. Shannon