EVOC 502 Instructor
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:
Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.
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.
Include specific information in the proposal about how the
organization could be facilitated and how it would be beneficial to
Indicate any cost involved, what facilities would be needed and
what sort of faculty, staff and administrative support would be required.
List and briefly describe at least one good resource from which
further information about student organizations can be obtained.
Limit the length of the proposal to not more than two pages. It is
very important that this document be both diplomatic and factual.
following sources of information were used relative to this assignment:
Little, Rick - From my own professional experience.
Lowman, Judy -
Geology Instructor at Chaffey College.
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.
February 15, 2003
Proposal for Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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