Joint Boards Articulation Commission

Meeting Summary Notes
March 15, 2000
Chemeketa Community College
Salem, Oregon


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

Guests Present
Brent Jacobsen, Oregon Department of Education/Office of Professional Technical Education (OPTE)


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chair Jon Carnahan.

1. Summary Notes for February 2000

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

2. Professional Technical Teacher Preparation

Brent Jacobsen represented Ron Dexter for the Office of Professional Technical Education. Prior to coming to OPTE Dexter had been aware of the difficulty in finding high quality professional technical teachers and thought improving the system might be a role for OPTE. Interested instructors are often faced with a confusing maze to find out how to get certified. Jacobsen shared a draft chart for a proposed new process noting that consistency and access were both problems with the current process. (When put on the web this chart should be linked to the community college Viewbook.)

Carnahan and Goulard asked if the associate degree noted on the chart could be any associate degree. They urged Brent to think more broadly than the Associate of Applied Science degree noting that the AA/OT (or other degree) might be a better option for a given student.

Brent noted that the Instructor Approval Committee should guide the student/teacher . He also noted that a web piece could be developed to guide students with a "here's me" description and links to the pathways that student should take (e.g. link to a specific higher education institution). He noted that Mark Merickel from OSU has an online degree and hopes to draw aspiring teachers into the program. A web site registry of licensed instructors might also help those interested in hiring as well as job seekers.

Clarifications and advice given by member included:

Of interest to the JBAC would be the development of articulated degrees. The Commission has worked for the inclusion of professional technical courses within the baccalaureate degree. This would be a next step in recommending community college professional technical training.

3. Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Roy Arnold reported on his February 17th discussion of Credit for Prior Learning with the OUS Provosts. Arnold stressed that the issue was credit acceptance, not award. He is optimistic as the reaction of the Academic Council was fairly neutral. Provosts will take this issue back to their campuses for discussion during spring term. Eastern Oregon University has been involved in awarding credit for prior learning for some time.

4. WR 115

Jim Arnold reported on that status of WR 115 at the community colleges noting that not all Chief Academic Officers have responded.

5. Student Transfer Committee (STC)

In the absence of Dave Phillips, Jim Arnold gave the Student Transfer Committee (STC) report. He noted that the focus of the February 8th meeting, with guests David McDonald and Christine Tell from OUS, was transfer students and PASS (Proficiency-based Admission Standards System). Minutes from this meeting can be found on the JBAC web site. The committee listed issues and questions then arranged them into categories such as "What are the minimum number of hours students must take before they can be admitted under their college record only?" Following the STC meeting Arnold put together a draft "principles" document which he shared with JBAC members. Members are requested to review this draft and respond directly to Arnold with any feedback.

Common course numbering was another topic discussed by the Student Transfer Committee. Clearly articulated outcomes are needed even more than common numbers and titles. A process needs to be developed and members suggested that the effort start with the core courses required for the AA-OT degree.

6. Expiring Terms

Identification of new members needs to begin as several members' terms will expire at the end of June.

7. Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held April 19, 2000 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Chemeketa Community College.



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