Glendale Community College Noncredit ESL Division Meeting September 2, 2009 Present: Division Chair: Pat Zayas Full Time Faculty: Barbara Assadi, Megan Ernst, Paul Mayer, Debbie Robiglio Morning: Molly Arevalo, Harriet Cohen, Ani Davison, Caroline Depiro, Karen Deukmejian, Kathy Grammer, Claire Ingels, Daniel Janoyan, Annette Kargodorian, Jane Lin, Kay Lincoln, Jill McDowell, Rob Mott, Joanne Muldoon, Kirk Olgin, Michelle Pallazzo, Wayne Qian, Lenore Rodah, Laurel Rudd, Kathryn Son, Eileen St. Amand, Debbie Tannenbaum, . Evening: Eileen Adamian, Bob Ballenger, Bette Bond, Rodney Borr, Cheryl Ceralde-Elson, Misty Cho, Ida Der Hovanessian, Fanshen DiGovanni, Dana Eusan , Arthur Haroutunian, Cheryl Johnson, Alfred Porter, Susan Ryan, Katherine Sarian, Dianne Starke, Tina Tarnelli, Thelma Torio, Hasmik Tovmasian, Larry Watts, Charlene Worthley, Nune Yeganyan, Linda Young, Dennis Van Bremen. Guests: Margaret Mansour—Mental Health Counselor Minutes approved as written Construction The trailers were completed and operational in time for the start of the fall semester. Parking will continue to be difficult. CRESL Coordinator Rob Mott will be the CRESL Coordinator for the fall semester. Congratulations –Tenured Full-time Debbie Robiglio and Mohammed Taghdis were granted tenure. Noncredit ESL Board Presentation Debbie Robiglio gave a wonderful presentation at the May Board meeting. She will show the presentation at the next division meeting. Margaret Mansour—Mental Health Counselor Margaret is available to give classroom presentations on subjects of Mental Health or Community Service referrals. She can be reached at extension 5687. Passport Day and Senate—Paul Mayer There will be another passport Day this semester. It is important that students obtain the needed 3 proof of residency as soon as they arrive in the United States. The date for passport day will be announced when it has been determined. Ron Nakasone posted an in depth budget presentation that can be found on the college webpage. At this time, the college does not need to be concerned about growth. Accreditation looks good. The next Fiscal year looks bleak. Guild—Marcia Sibony Marcia now has a Garfield Column in the Chaparral. She will schedule Guild meetings at Garfield. Course Overviews The Course Overview is a contract with the student. Whatever you put in the Course Overview must be followed. With the concern of swine flu, Pat would like to instructors to put a clause regarding students not coming to school when sick. Criteria to Receive an Exceeds on Evaluations The criteria to receive a rating of Exceeds on your next evaluation will be placed in the evaluation packet. Instructors who are to be evaluated will receive notification next week. Break Rooms Instructors may use the conference room on the second floor for a break room. Pat will accompany any instructor who feels uncomfortable in using that room. Instructors may also use a trailer as a break area. Room 124 will eventually be set up as a work room. Certificate Ceremony A tentative date of November 18 has been set for the next certificate ceremony. More definitive information will be presented at the next meeting. These certificates are registered with the state. All the competencies for each level are listed on each certificate. Students have used this certificate to aid them in obtaining jobs. Evening Book Sale An evening book sale will be held on September 23 from 5-6pm. Books for the sale can be left in Pat’ s office. Budget News Winter Intersession will be reduced by 70% and will be six weeks. If more instructors wish to teach than there are available classes, a lottery will be held. The summer 2010 session will be a five week session. Spring 2010 may have cuts and the fiscal 2010/2011 year may be as bad. FSA Requirements When the college switches over to PeopleSoft, all instructors will be required to have a current FSA in the subject he/she wishes to teach. Everyone should check to make sure they have an FSA on file with Human Resources. Instructor Desk Copies All instructors should have a desk copy. If you do not, see Marie. Classroom textbooks If you order a book for the class, you must use that book. The bookstore is reducing current book orders due to the number of unsold books that are being returned. Waitlist Policy Waitlist policies should be included on all course overviews. Disgruntled students Disgruntled students should be sent to the Division Chair. Student complaint forms can be obtained from the office. A student may write in their own language. A concern was raised about who translates the forms. It was decided a staff member should do the translation. Computer Registration Training Day On November 17, a division wide computer registration training day will be held in the classrooms as many students do not understand the process and are not aware of how to edit their online application information. Priority Registration Days December 15 and 16 will be priority registration. Open registration will be held on December 17. A discussion followed on how to handle priority registration. It was decided to table the discussion until the October meeting. Exit Test Day The exit test day will be December 10. Marie will do all the Garfield daytime test corrections. Instructors will need to leave the test scantrons with her to correct, and come back for them at a later time . Rob Mott will be in charge of the Main Campus testing. Holiday Party The Holiday Party will be decided at the October meeting. Instructors were asked to think about the Holiday Party. Phone List The phone list was passed around to be updated. Recommendation forms Carbon copies of the recommendation form are no longer needed as all grades and hours are now online. A single sheet form will be used. Division Calendar A fall 2009 Noncredit ESL Division Calendar was distributed. Other CIVIC Objectives Level 1 classes will teach the Government Objective, Level 2, the Banking Objective, and Level 3, Interacting With the Police. Level 3 classes will be assessed on Sept 28, 29,30. Level 2 will be assessed at the end of October, and Level 1, at the end of November. All locations and classes will be involved with the exception of the Roosevelt program. Guest speakers can be brought in to speak to the class. Instructors should notify the office of any guest speaker arrangements. Student Contact List It would be helpful to print out a student contact list and ask the students to correct the contact information. On registration training day, students can be shown how to edit their contact information. Development skills lab Please do not use room 116 computers. If you need to use a computer, you can use one in the ESL lab in room 121. ESL Library.com The ESL Library. com account will expire in Nov ember . Meeting Adjourned.
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