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TO: EVOC 502 Instructor
FROM: Rick Little
DATE: February 15, 2003
RE: 502, WA2, Little

The purpose of EVOC 502 WA2 was to prepare a proposal for the formation of a student organization for the program in Oceanography at the school where I plan to teach. The following six criteria were specified:

1.     Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.

2.     Develop a proposal for a student organization (in the form of a letter or memo) that would convince a school administrator that such an organization would be worthwhile.

3.     Include specific information in the proposal about how the organization could be facilitated and how it would be beneficial to students.

4.     Indicate any cost involved, what facilities would be needed and what sort of faculty, staff and administrative support would be required.

5.     List and briefly describe at least one good resource from which further information about student organizations can be obtained.

6.     Limit the length of the proposal to not more than two pages. It is very important that this document be both diplomatic and factual.

The following sources of information were used relative to this assignment:

1.     Little, Rick - From my own professional experience.

2.      Lowman, Judy - Geology Instructor at Chaffey College.

I believe that the attached report meets all six of above listed criteria and respectfully request full credit: one point for meeting each of the above listed criteria.





TO: Dr. Pep,
President, Chaffey College

FROM: Rick Little,
Oceanography Instructor

DATE: February 15, 2003

RE: Proposal for Development
of an Oceanography Club

We currently have over 34 students enrolled in the Oceanography course here at Chaffey College and establishing an Oceanography Club would provide an excellent context for productive professional interaction for those students as well as a venue for field trips and events that would be motivational for the students and facilitate good public relations both on campus and in the local community.

We are fortunate to have facilities and staff support that would enable us to establish and maintain an Oceanography Club at a very minimal and reasonable expense. Club meetings could be held once a week after school in the in the Chaffey College Physical Science Building. Such meetings could easily be scheduled so as not to be in conflict with other scheduled events and use of that facility would not incur any additional expense.

A survey of all of our underwater Oceanography students indicated that 100% of them would join and actively participate in an Oceanography Club if one were to be established here at Chaffey College. Furthermore the Oceanography Instructor supports the idea and is willing to volunteer time as club advisor.

The National Association of Oceanography Instructors, (NAOI) has considerable information available about organizing and running Oceanography Clubs that they will provide free of charge. Furthermore the basic liability insurance policy presently in effect here at Chaffey College covers all student club activities and will cover newly formed clubs at no additional expense. With your permission, I can develop a timeline for the development of a constitution and bylaws, and call an organizational meeting of all interested students and faculty. With your approval I believe we could have the club up and running in time for the beginning of the Fall Semester.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. By the way, the NAOI does award grants of $5,000,000 to every school that establishes and maintains an successful Oceanography Club. I hope to hear back from you at your earliest convenience. Your support is very much appreciated.

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