Learning Lab Department Meeting
Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 10:00 AM, Room B1-28G
Gary Mitchell, Paul Bonila, Judy Reitzes, Mary Anne Yannizzi, Judith
Rossman, Michele Kelly, John Nace, John Pinto, Joan Monroe, Michelle Myers, Olympia
Mitchell, Gail Chaskes, Ernestine Goodman, Jay Howard, Regina Jerome
Welcome remarks were expressed to all returning faculty and a special welcome
extended to Michelle Myers, new Full-time Reading/Writing specialist in the department.
The minutes of the April 28, 2006 were approved with one grammatical correction.
John Pinto reported the following:
Lab Classes Fall 05 versus Fall 06
Fall 2005 numbers previously reported are
reflective of the overall college-wide drop in enrollment.
(2) Fall 2006: no change in the
number of A-level sections; B-level-6 additional sections; Act Now-5 additional sections;
ESL-2 additional sections for a total of 19; math has 4 sections, down by 1. Overall, the
number of sections is up over last fall.
Act Now Stand Alone 098 Classes
: There are 18 stand-alone sections of English 098 for
students who tested into AN.
These sections have no English 108 attached and the
students are not a part of the AN program.
Initially, there was no Lab support provided.
Following meetings between Pinto, John Howe, Tom Ott, Sharon Thompson, and Sandra
Gonzalez, it was agreed to provide Lab reading support to these students.
workshops following the Lab’s reading curriculum will be scheduled at various times
throughout the week, and students will be encouraged to attend.
Faculty teaching these
stand alone sections will be notified by Howe and Ott of this service.