Joint Boards Articulation Commission
Phil Creighton called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.
Jim Arnold directed members' attention to the materials mailed out prior to the meeting, specifically the new language suggested for the Credit for Prior Learning Action Team recommendations, as well as the agenda for the Oregon University System/Oregon Community College fall conference to be held on December 8th. He again encouraged all JBAC members to attend.
2. Minutes of the September 13, 2000 Meeting
The minutes of the September 2000 meeting were approved as submitted.
3. Early Options
Elaine Yandle-Roth reported that issues surrounding early options are still very much alive. She and Ron Dexter have a meeting with Kate Dixon, Associate Deputy Superintendent at the Department of Education later today to begin to explore a plan. This will be a K-12 oriented group which convenes today.
This topic comes about, of course, from the activities during the 1999 legislative session and the introduction of SB428 by AOI. That bill was called the "Student Bill of Rights," which was modeled to a large degree on the Minnesota Postsecondary Options Plan, and would have allowed high school students to take classes at a postsecondary provider and have the students' ADM money follow them. The bill was strongly opposed by the K-12 sector because of the potential for significant loss of funding. Although passed by the legislature, the bill was vetoed by the Governor. It seems likely that AOI will again sponsor a similar bill in the 2001 session.
Discussion of this topic included the points that:
4. JBAC Annual Report
Yandle-Roth distributed another draft of the Annual Report to members by email earlier this week. Some modifications have been suggested and those members who have not commented are encouraged to send their suggestions to Yandle-Roth as soon as possible.
5. Data Report for November Joint Boards Meeting
Arnold briefly summarized the status of the data report that is being prepared for the November 17, 2000, meeting of the Joint Boards of Education. The suggestion was made that when the report is presented that a point of emphasis should be the transfer process has moved away from the traditional "linear" model. All feedback on the current version of the report should be forwarded to Arnold by October 31st.
6. JBAC Workplan for 2000-2001
Creighton and Nord have worked on revised version the JBAC workplan for the year, which now features more action-oriented language as well as the designation of small work teams. Arnold noted that this is substantially a revised version of last year's plan and that no new items have been added as of yet. Yandle-Roth suggested that the work teams may want to work on the language for their particular items as some of the tasks may have already been completed. The suggestion was made that the workplan may be appropriate for discussion at the joint Academic Council/Chief Academic Officer meeting in November. Tetreault agreed to distribute the draft workplan to Academic Council for suggestions. Team leaders are directed to report to the full JBAC on the progress of their group. Suggestions for the workplan should be forwarded to Arnold as soon as possible.
7. Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held at Oregon Institute of Technology Metro Center (Room 139) on Wednesday, November 15, 2000.
Prepared by Jim Arnold