Whereas the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is encouraging college curriculum chairs to attend the semi-annual meetings of the Academic Senate, and
Whereas the cost of attending such meetings continues to escalate, and
Whereas college budgets are continuing to tighten, making such multiple delegate attendance difficult for colleges to afford,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to investigate using teleconferencing, videotaping and other technological assistance for delivery of curriculum breakout sessions and any other activities designed to assist in gathering local senate input.
M/S/C Disposition: Executive Committee
At the Fall Plenary Session the committee audio taped and transcribed the curriculum breakouts. While some did ask for the tapes, the committee concluded that the quality of the content was not at a level that justified continuing the effort. One of the members also took notes at the breakouts, and these were found to be much more valuable than the transcripts. The committee prepared a detailed outline of topics to be presented at the spring session and included these in the handouts. This will be the policy in the future rather than exploring more uses of technology to record the breakouts.