MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of Meeting
April 8, 2004
Present: Andy Freeman, Pam Weidel, Clayton Jones, Joan Moorehead, Connie Herrera,
Robyn Federman, Donna Burke, Betty Lou Harrison, Terry Plumart, Tracy Archie &
Service-Learning – Coordinator Susan Bender presented information on this
recently established office (was established in September 2003). Service-
learning is offered as a component of existing MCC courses. While taking the
course, students participate in a civic engagement project (involvement in
civic and public life) as part of the course requirements. Service-learning is
now identified in two ways: 1) After the title of the course 2) The total
amount of service-learning hours completed is located at the end of the
student’s transcript. Students with 200+ hours of service-learning (with
GPA’s of 2.0 or greater) will receive a special seal on their diploma.
B. TEAM REPORTS:
1) Fall 2004 Report: 4/07/04 4/07/03
Applications – Up 18% 5,198 4,403
Approved – Up 24% 3,599 2,893
2) Processing Report: Donna reminded counselors to be aware of the new box on
the OLE sheet, “credential evaluation” for international students. Also to be
mindful of checking off EOP, honors, etc. when applicable. Make sure to defer
previous ESOL students again for ESOL and not Accuplacer before admitting the
student. Call Don Beech if unsure.
3) Front-Desk Report: Andy praised Denise Dillard for handling Janette’s
responsibilities so well while she is on vacation.
4) Banner Update: Donna attended the Summit Conference in Philadelphia the
week of March 29th. She learned a great deal about Banner. We seem to be on
target with all our preparation. She will forward a summary of her notes to
everyone in the office.
5) DCC Report: Pam Weidel reported that the Court Reporting Open House was
held on the evening of April 7th. Approximately 40-50 students attended. Damon
applications are up significantly. Students no longer have to receive departmental
approval for PS21 prior to their acceptance. As long as students are eligible for
ENG 101 in the fall semester and meet other Admissions requirements, we can
admit them. The department will follow-up with the student for a supplemental
1) Curriculum Committee Update: - Tracy reported that there are changes posted
effective April 13th to CRJ 101 and CRJ 103 in regards to students’ English
placement and/or previous English courses. There are also potential changes to
several math courses involving prerequisite high school courses. Tracy will get
clarification from Tony Felicetti.
2) Interior Design Update: - Andy stated that Interior Design is being considered a
high demand program effective Friday, April 9th. Admissions and the Counseling
& Advising Center will both stop accepting students as of this date. Barb Asam
and Harry Pierre-Philippe will work on developing a procedure for tracking these
students with a wait list.
3) Nursing – LPN Advisement: - Andy has been advised that more NU12 students
have applied than we can accommodate. A meeting with Laurel Sanger, Marcie
Faulkner, Harry Pierre-Philippe and Betty Lou Harrison is scheduled for April
26th to develop a matrix to better track these students.
4) SUNY Empire State Honors Award Ceremony: - Tracy conveyed that the
invitations were mailed last Wednesday for this event on April 29th, to be held on
the Brighton Campus. Norma Holland from WOKR Channel 13 will be the guest
5) DCC Open House: - Andy suggested that Tracy arrange a meeting with Connie, a
DCC representative and herself to debrief and explore options for future DCC
6) Pathways to Technology: - Andy announced that the Open House is being held on
May 11th. Details to follow; he will need counselors to help with the event.
7) Admissions Decisions with Regard to Housing: - Donna reminded everyone that
Admissions decisions should not be dictated by the deadline of the residence hall
applications. Counselors should verify graduation of any questionable students
with their high school counselor, and if there is any doubt, ask Betty Lou to send
the student a “Graduate or Else” letter, defer the application and mark the OLE
with an “FG” code. As we have done in the past, any student in jeopardy of not
graduating from high school will be deferred until official notification of their
graduation. See Donna if there are any questions.
8) Hillside Work Scholarship Connection: - Andy received a letter of understanding
that the city school districts of Rochester and Syracuse have entered into an
agreement regarding financial aid. Joan Moorehead will talk to Jerome St. Croix
to clarify the exact meaning of the letter.
9) RAC Town Meeting: - The meeting to bring the RAC Committee and high school
counselors together to improve RAC travel and better serve the community has
been rescheduled to late April. Tracy will update us when the date is finalized.
10) MCC Scholars Update: - Donna has received over 100 applications from many
excellent scholarship candidates. Final decisions will be made shortly.
D. AROUND THE TABLE:
1) Tracy was praised by several people for her hard work coordinating the DCC
2) Donna and Andy recognized Betty Lou for her extra work in Marge’s