Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Notes from BOE/CSM Meeting, 11/6/07

The televised meeting will be replayed on Channel 96 on Wednesday, 11/7 at 9:00 am and Sunday,11/11 at 2:00 pm for your viewing enjoyment :)

The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes. Please follow-up for official minutes upon approval. For copies of printed reports presented visit Board Docs.

Teacher Preperation Program (Keith Hettel, CCPS)

  • See handouts
  • most of -our out-of-state teachers come from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and upper New York
  • Reasons for teacher turnover...cost of living, new school and growth, retirement bubble
  • Number of teachers needed per each new school...Elem = 30, Middle = 60, High = 130-150
  • Mathematics is our most critical area because change for more money, competition with other systems, stress of testing
  • Most teacher graduates come from Towson for in-state
  • 05/06 school year - 54.1% new hires were first year teachers. OUt of that 17.9% were from MD and 56.2% were from out-of-state
  • Wise - suggests tuition waiver in exchange for 2-3 years teaching in state
  • Tim Keating (CSM) - expects this to be proposed at state level within the next year
  • Brad Gottfried (CSM) - Suggests MSDE provide guidelines/policy for retiring professionhals to become teachers. Expand current program.

Joint Efforts -Articulation Agreement (Judy Estep, CCPS - Tim Keating, CSM)

  • See handouts
  • English College Prep courses given senior year as opposed to college remedial
  • Science - Fair judges, STEM grades 3-12 learning modules (partnership CSM/CCPS/NSWC)
  • Annual planning CSM/CCPS
  • Math Articulation agreement in process for Finite Program. College credit to be given. Taught in high school by CCPS teacher/CSM professor.
  • 5 CSM teaching students "assist" 3 days a week at Diggs
  • Gottfried - Suggest a program he would like to start where all CCPS 5th grade students would tour CSM for a day and discuss opportunities and careers to promote students to continue on for a higher education.

Scholarships (Tim Keating, CSM)

  • Energetic Technology Center Grant - STEM students 2 yrs @ CSM + 4 yr college
  • Grant Proposal STEM - National Science Foundation
  • Grant Proposal - Community Based Job Training

CSM Profile (Bill Comey, CSM)

  • See handouts
  • Average age is 26, 66% women, 64% white,48% transfer, 56% atend day.
  • Most popular degress: General Studies, Nursing, Accounting, Business Administration
  • SAT Discussion pros/cons. CSM is open enrollment...does NOT require SAT scores for admission but DOES use SAT's when awarding some scholarships.
  • Stats given, by high school, for number of students attending CSM

Dual/Concurrent Enrollment (Bill Comey, CSM)

  • Previously called Early Admission
  • Dual enrollment = enrolled in college & receives credit for high school and college
  • Concurrent enrollment = enrolled in college and receives college credit ONLY.
  • Dual = 50% off tuition and additional scholarship assistance can be offered
  • Placement tests required only for subject taking
  • Abell - Questioned whether Charles County accepts dual enrollment credits.
  • Estep - Not at this discussions with CSM.
  • Abell - St. Mary's allows

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