Joint Boards Articulation Commission

Meeting Summary Notes
January 19, 2000
Chemeketa Community College
Salem, Oregon


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

Guests Present

Christine Tell, Oregon University System PASS Project
David McDonald, Oregon University System
Marylee King, Marylhurst University

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chair Jon Carnahan.

1. Summary Notes for of December 15,1999

Members agreed to accept the minutes with any changes being e-mailed to Elaine Yandle-Roth or Jim Arnold by next week. If none are received the summary shall stand as written.

2. Proficiency-based Admissions Standards System (PASS)

Christine Tell and David McDonald reviewed the status of PASS efforts and discussed implications with JBAC members. PASS is moving into its implementation stage and David McDonald will be talking with the Oregon University System (OUS) institutions as well as other groups. They assured members that school reform and the notion of state standards are still on track. PASS is currently working with faculty on the teacher judgement portion of the assessment system. High school sites are collecting student work, participating in cross-scoring events this year, and next year will begin following students for success. OUS institution Implications Teams are extending their conversations from what information is usable for placement purposes to how proficiencies can be addressed in campus classes.

Issues discussed with members included:

Tell and McDonald will meet with the Student Transfer Committee on February 8th for further discussion.

3. Credit for Prior Learning

Mary Lee King joined JBAC members to discuss the Credit for Prior Learning Action Team report. Goulard noted that there is a continuum of practice now from not dealing with CPL at all to both giving and accepting any number of credits for all programs. Phillips noted 25% of a college's degree (22 credits for a 90 credit associate degree) is the limit imposed by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Members discussed moving the recommendations to the Joint Boards of Education and areas which need to be addressed beforehand. Positives noted include:

Concerns noted include:

Next Steps:

4. Residency

The Student Service Action Team's recommendation of a common residency requirement was discussed, noting that both Washington and California have standard residency requirements across all of their postsecondary sectors. To meet that standard, Oregon would need to significantly raise the residency bar for community college students or drastically lower the University System residency requirements. Also discussed was the possibility of instituting a new policy regarding direct transfer from community colleges.

Discussion of the issue should be noted in the annual report to the Joint Boards of Education stating that the issue had been researched and a workable solution has not been found given the current financial implications. Timing of such a change is not right.

5. Joint Boards Agreement

Holly Zanville, Terri Johanson, Ann Smart, Bruce Sheppard, Elaine Yandle-Roth, Jim Arnold and possibly others will review the Joint Boards Agreement and report back to the JBAC on whether or not it needs rewriting and why. Any suggested changes would then go out to the field for discussion before being referred to the Joint Boards.

6. OHSU School of Dentistry

Added to the agenda by Phillips was a discussion of a web site advising statement from the OHSU school of Dentistry advising students to transfer to a four year institution after their first year of instruction. Possible reasons for the wording were suggested. Jim Arnold will contact Paul Kilpatrick at Mt. Hood Community College for more information before contacting OHSU.

7. Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held February 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Chemeketa Community College.

Prepared by Elaine Yandle-Roth
Community Colleges and Workforce Development