Wednesday, July 29, 1998
Crown Plaza Hotel
Introductions. The business meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m.
Approval of Minutes. The council formally approved the minutes of the previous business meeting held April 25, 1998 in Miami Beach, FL.
Secretary/Treasurer's Report. In the absence of the Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Secretary Dave Buonora provided the Council's financial report. It was reported that as of July 22, 1998 the Council possessed a one year Certificate of Deposit valued at $28,424.47 and that the Councils checking account included a balance of $14,435.52. Further, the Council had membership dues paid from 33 states and associate member dues from seven organizations/individuals.
Distribution of Material from ERIC Clearinghouse. Representatives from ERIC shared with the Council the appropriate information so that materials provided by the council could be made available through the Clearinghouse.
Possibility of NCSDCC Web Page. The group discussed the possibility of the NCSDCC creating its own web site. Although the sentiments were strong and positive about implementation of the AACC listserve, no formal arrangements ere made to establish a web site.
Increased Visibility for the NCSDCC. The council discussed ways to heighten the profile of the National Council of State Directors. It was agreed that the Council should continue to present forums at the AACC convention on issues important to states. Also, AACC has expressed interest in having periodic stories written for the Community College Times by state directors on nationally significant issues. It was agreed that both of these avenues should be pursued. The discussion also noted the importance of continuing the high quality of the summer meeting as evidenced in Newport and Seattle. This action will further encourage state directors to be involved in the organization and will further increase the profile of the Council.
How to Improve Attendance at Future NCSDCC Meetings. As noted in the previous discussion, high quality programming, coupled with sufficient notice about meeting topics is the best way to improve attendance. It was also pointed out that state directors who regularly attend meetings should encourage those state directors who do not attend meetings or participate in NCSDCC activities, to do so.
Report From Ad Hoc Nominating Committee. The Ad Hoc Nominating Committee brought forth the following nominations for NCSDCC officers for 1998-99. Janice Motta-Chair, Don Puyear-Chair-elect, Glenn DuBois-Vice Chair for Legislation, Earl Hale-Secretary-Treasurer.
Election of NCSDCC Officers for 1998-99. The Council formally endorsed and elected the slate of nominees for 1998-99 by a unanimous vote.
New Business. It was noted that the 1999 Summer Meeting is to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and that Martin Lancaster, state director for North Carolina has offered to host the 2000 summer meeting in his home state.
Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:45 a.m.
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