STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE MEETING
Present: Ron Travenick (co-chair), Allison Bly, Jennifer Harper, David Topham
Absent: Paula Schoenecker (co-chair), Tina Dodson
1. Review and Approval of November 1 Minutes (All)
Minutes of the
2. Review Goals and Target Areas
Task force members agreed to pursue the following in Spring 2006:
· Survey students who left Ohlone after Fall 2005
· Survey faculty and staff for ideas
· Team up with the Basic Skills Learning Community
· Survey online students to determine their needs
Last year the task force looked at enrollment figures which showed a downturn in enrollment. Ron presented data on Fall 03, Fall 04 and Fall 05 enrollment which shows an overall increase in all areas. Overall, enrollment is higher in Fall 05 than two years ago. There is a large increase in students taking only one class, but all categories are higher.
4. One-Stop Stats
Ron distributed an Activities Report from the
Last week Ron attended the ASOC Council meeting to discuss closing down Telereg. Telereg is a 15-20 year-old technology. It is no longer supported by the vendor. Students cant make payments on Telereg. 8 of the 36 data lines are dedicated to Telereg and there were times during Fall Semester when WebAdvisor could not be accessed due to insufficient data lines. Last spring Alison Hill determined that 80% of students register using WebAdvisor. 90-95% of applications are submitted online.
Allison Bly reported back on student blogs. She has tried to recruit students to participate in the test group, but no one has submitted an application. Ambassadors are not interested in participating. She is looking at other ways to recruit students.
Ron reported that enrollment in
Hard-copy signature pages are no longer required of new students who apply online. Ron will send out an email announcement notifying everyone of this change as well as the K-12 PE enrollment change.