Joint Boards Articulation Commission

Meeting Summary Notes
June 14, 2000
Chemeketa Community College
Salem, Oregon


Members Present
Phil Creighton, Eastern Oregon University
Jim Arnold, Oregon University System
Roy Arnold, Oregon State University
Liz Goulard, Chemeketa Community College
Sheldon Nord, Oregon Institute of Technology
Dave Phillips, Clatsop Community College
Elaine Yandle-Roth, Community Colleges and Workforce Development


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Phil Creighton and facilitated by Sheldon Nord.

1. Summary Notes for May 2000

The May 2000 summary notes were approved as submitted.

2. New Member

Mary Kay Tetreault, Portland State University Provost, will replace Roy Arnold on the JBAC. Her term will be July 2000-June 2002.

3. Thank You

The JBAC unanimously expressed their appreciation for the contributions of Jon Carnahan and Roy Arnold and requested a letter be sent to Carnahan for his service as chair. Arnold agreed to work on issues as needed.

4. Credit for Prior Learning

The unanimous approval of the Credit for Prior Learning resolutions during a joint meeting of the community college Councils of Instructional Administrators and Student Services Administrators was announced by Dave Phillips. Jim Arnold reported that the OUSAcademic Council is to act on the resolution at their June or July 2000 meeting. Sheldon Nord noted the OIT Credit for Prior Learning policy and suggested it would be need to change slightly if the resolution was adopted. Members requested it be updated and placed on the JBAC web site.

5. Annual Report

Members discussed the annual report suggesting work to be included in the report to the Joint Boards in November. Items suggested include:

6. Transfer Data

Members engaged in a lengthy discussion of the Transfer Data Report presented by Jim Arnold. Members are to have additional comments to Arnold by June 30, 2000.

7. Common Course Numbering

Dave Phillips noted the CIA listserv discussion regarding Math 111 and suggested that it could be a common course numbering issue. He talked with a representative of ORMATYC and PCC is teaching the content of MTH 111 but is teaching it in context (note earlier conversation regarding PCC's movement of MTH to MTH 105 numbering). Cam Preus-Braly, Commissioner for the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, is interested in supporting efforts but neither the community college nor OUS budgets have been built with funds to support a large-scale discussion. Efforts will need to follow natural opportunities, at least for the 2001-03 biennium. Jim Arnold noted that the OUS Provosts were interested in common outcomes not necessarily numbering. The Oregon Network for Education project (ONE) efforts were noted as the most active current effort. Possible future FIPSE funding was suggested.

8. Joint Boards Articulation Agreement

Jim Arnold reported that the Academic Council thought the agreement was working fairly well and needed only minor word changes and reaffirmation. Roy Arnold stressed that these were needed because of staff turnover.

9. OUS College High Data

OUS and community college efforts to provide early collegiate access to Oregon high school students was noted as an area for continued effort. Increases in student enrollment were presented. Roy Arnold suggested that this be a footnote in the Joint Boards Agreement.

10. FAQ's for ONE

Members suggested revisions to ONE's Frequently Asked Questions document.

11. Three to Five Credit Hour Issue

It was noted that the issue of possible problems created by the migration of course credits from three to four or five had been monitored during the year and there had been no additional feedback or problems presented. Members asked that a letter be sent to Mary Brau at Lane Community College to report on the JBAC deliberations. Members discussed the issue noting better advising and a more flexible OUS transfer policy as critical components. They did not think the issue should continue as a central focus of the 2000-2001 work plan.

12. Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held September 13, 2000 from 10-2 at OIT Metro in Clackamas.




Prepared by Elaine Yandle-Roth
Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development