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May 8, 2006

  1. 1. California State University, San Bernardino, President’s Office Administrative Council Minutes May 8, 2006 Present Aguilar, Aylmer, Beeman, Bowerman, Carlson, Clark, Conley, DeMauro, Fernandez, Frost, Karnig, Kray, Langford, Mariam, McGowan, Moran, Peake, Ralph, Robinson, Takehara, Thompson, Vicknair, West, Yasuhara Absent Arlin, Diaz, Jandt, Joshee, Kamusikiri, Zorn Guests Jacques Benzakein, Claudia Estrada, Jackie Rhodes, Iris Riggs, Olivia Rosas, Alayne Sullivan Gateway Program Presentation Dr. Peake remarked that the program’s goal is to increase the 6 year graduation rate. There is a decline in academic preparation and a general lack of willingness of students to learn and to do well. The Gateway Program is an inquiry-based first-year experience program that will emphasize student involvement in learning. Dr. Peake introduced Dr. Jacqueline Rhodes and Dr. Alayne Sullivan who provided a PowerPoint presentation that included: • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSEE) benchmarks • Project DEEP (Documenting Effective Educational Practices) School factors
  2. 2. • Pedagogical Benefits that include: o Synthesizes best research and practices nationwide o Integrates learning communities into existing first-year courses in the disciplines o Encourages faculty involvement in first-year courses o Provides sustained and supportive faculty-student interaction • Institutional Benefits include: o Promotes shared responsibility for students’ academic success o Works to improve second-year retention and six-year graduation rates o As designed, after first year, will pay for itself • Gateway Components: o Gateway Summer Online (Blackboard and CSUSB Web) o Gateway-enhanced courses o Resources online for CSUSB Community • Gateway Summer – Gateway students have summer access to CSUSB email, receive a student identification number and access to Blackboard. • The 2006-2007 Pilot Program will include: o An experimental group of 200 students and a control group of 200 students. Dr. Jodie Ulman will analyze the data at the end of Spring 2007. o There will be an intake assessment of communication abilities; critical thinking/problem-solving skills; social awareness/civic responsibility; personal motivation; sense of group identify, etc. • The Gateway Enhancement will: o Provide challenging academic content within smaller, focused classes. o Create learning communities through cohort scheduling and active, collaborative learning. o Offer literacy and technology support from librarians, tutors, and CSUSB technological staff. o Guarantee supportive, intensive student-faculty interaction.
  3. 3. • Key Criteria include: o Teaching style and classroom environment o Assignments and assessments o Library involvement and technical support o Writing activities o Reading activities • Information on paying for Gateway • Gateway faculty for 2006-2007 • Gateway Implementation Committee Dr. Peake announced that Drs. Rhodes and Sullivan recently presented the CSUSB Gateway Program at a conference in Atlanta and many attendees stated, “it is one of the best they’ve seen.” President Karnig stated that comparing our graduation rates to SUNY Binghamton and Miami of Ohio is probably inappropriate, because both are residential campuses. However, we do need to increase the six-year graduation rates. He also commented that if the program is successful, we should look at including transfer students. Admissions & Student Recruitment Presentation Dr. Rincon recognized the tremendous job done by the Admissions and Student Recruitment Office. It’s a challenge as we strive to work to maintain and increase enrollment • Ms. Olivia Rosas provided a PowerPoint presentation that included: • Mission and Goals of Admissions & Student Recruitment • Sampling of Recruitment Strategies & Activities including direct mail, publications, high school and community college visits, college fairs, telemarketing, email, etc.
  4. 4. • Summary of 2005-2006 activities • Admissions data from Fall 2005 • Student profile highlights • Enrollment Management Technology – a web-based inquiry manager, contact database and communication system that assists to build relationships with prospective students. Ms. Rosas also provided a chart outlining the 2005-2006 recruitment plan. President Karnig commented that he requested the presentation in order to help connect the Student Affairs and Academic side as well as possible. In response to what is the role of the academic side the response was that when a student indicates an interest in a particular discipline, it’s recommended that the student meet with a faculty member, departments are provided with lists of students who have been admitted or applied. Department chairs send letters at three stages: interest, application and admittance. Most department web pages are up and running. Although Fall 2006 freshman applications are down 2.4%, admits are up 6.3% and international student applications are up. Informational Handouts President Karnig discussed the following informational items: From the April 25 Executive Council meeting, California State University Presidents Presentation, Veterans Education Opportunities Partnership. President Karnig commented that we need to identify and encourage veterans who are mustering out to attend college. Dr. Rincon commented that his office is obtaining lists and beginning communication as soon as we know the separation date.
  5. 5. An information sheet from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE). The California State University Legislative Report, dated May 2, entitled “New Study Indicates Sharp Demand for Highly Educated Workers.” The California State University Legislative Report, dated May 1, entitled “Committee Passes Bill Giving More Students Opportunity to Attend Four Year Colleges.” A letter to Chancellor Reed from the Panetta Institute outlining the successes of the Panetta Institute during 2005. From the Chancellor’s Office, the schedule of Campus Action to Facilitate Graduation Schedule of Visits. The status report of FTES for the CSUs. An article from The San Bernardino County Sun, dated April 26, entitled “2- County Homes Top $400,000.” Executive in Residence President Karnig requested that the deans have at least one executive in residence beginning next year and would like to know by mid-June who the person will be. The Executive/Artist in Residence Program is to include: • a written and clear set of understandings concerning responsibilities, amount of time needed for the role, and the period of being “in residence,” which might range from a week or two up to a full year;
  6. 6. • an office, computer access, library and email privileges, access to other resources available to faculty and staff, telephone, office supplies, parking pass, and clerical support; • a set of regular hours for meeting with students or other roles; • an orientation to the university – not exclusively to a college or program; and • clarity if there are expectations/hopes that the person “in residence” will assist in off-campus ways, e.g., in connecting to the industry, in other kinds of collaboration off campus, etc. Announcements Dr. Fernandez led a round of applause for the successful gala. President Karnig commented on the excellent music, food and videos Dr. Clark invited Council members to the Conversations on Diversity scheduled for May 16th. Ms. Aylmer expressed appreciation to all who attended the gala. Mr. Takehara requested that offices pay close attention to year-end deadlines, especially those dealing with grants. Ms. Ralph announced that she has extra copies of the book on faculty publications distributed at the Provost’s reception for faculty. Dr. McGowan provided an update on enrollment. Dr. Rincon announced that the recent alcohol conference hosted by CSUSB was successful.
  7. 7. Ms. Kray reminded Council members of the spring picnic on May 11th.