TO: EVOC 502 Dr. Scarcella
FROM: Victor E. Dike
DATE: March 5, 2005
RE: 502, WA6, Dike


The purpose of EVOC 502 WA6 was to prepare a proposal for the establishment of a vocational advisory committee in support of the course I teach in Basic Computer Networking. The following six criteria were specified:
  1. Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.
  2. Develop a proposal for the formation of a vocational advisory committee for a particular existing course or program. The proposal should be addressed to an appropriate school administrator.
  3. Provide a brief description of the course or program for which the advisory committee will be (or has been) formed.
  4. Clearly define the basic purpose of the advisory committee relative to the course or program indicated above and includes information about the major specific functions of the advisory committee.
  5. Describe the steps necessary to go about establishing an advisory committee to serve the course or program described. Include information about recruiting and retaining advisory committee members.
  6. List and briefly describe at least one good resource from which further information about advisory committees can be obtained.


The following sources of information were used relative to this assignment:
  1. Dike, Victor E. - From my own professional experience.
  2. Grant Joint Union High Adult/Vocational Education Department

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

TO: Mr. Billy Jones, Principal
Grant High School

FROM: Victor E. Dike,
Basic Computer Networking Instructor

DATE: March 5, 2005

RE: Proposal for Computer Networking Advisory Committee



Basic Computer Networking is a course designed to acquaint students with the basic principles of computer networking. The vocabularies, history, technologies (hardware/software) of computer networking are reviewed and students are provided the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts. This is a 40-hour course that meets for 4 hours, once a week for 10 weeks. Of that time 30 hours is spent in the classroom for theory and 10 hours in the lab for application. Maximum enrollment is 30 students.

The committee, which will comprise of professionals from local computer industry, will provide advice about what students in the Basic Computer Networking course here at Grant High School should learn in order to prepare them for entry level employment as Computer Networking Technicians. Establishing and maintaining such a committee would help to ensure that our Basic Computer Networking course meets the students needs. It would also provide an excellent opportunity for a productive school/community relationship.

1. March 27, 2005 – Proposal submitted to director

2. April 1, 2005– Draft copy of Committee Bylaws developed

3. April 6, 2005 – List of potential members developed

4. April 7, 2005 – Potential members contacted by telephone

5. April 13, 2005 – Date, time place for first meeting determined

6. April 15, 2005 – Agenda for first meeting planned

7. April 20, 2005 – Interested potential members sent formal invitation

8. May 19, 2005 – First meeting held

9. June 1, 2005 – Minutes of first meeting sent to all members

School Board Meeting
EVOC 503 WA6
By: Victor E. Dike – Computer Networking Instructor

The Grant Joint Union High School District monthly board meeting was held on March 14, 2005 at 5:00 P.M. in the District Office Boardroom (1333 Grand Ave., Sacramento, CA 95838).

5:00 – 5:30 PM: A CLOSED SESSION was held to discuss public employee discipline/dismissal/release and superintendent’s evaluation.

5:00 PM OPEN SESSION: Mr. Billy Jones, President, who led with the Pledge of Allegiance, called the meeting to order. Other members in attendance were: Mr. Mike A. Jones - Vice President; Ms. Karla J. Davis; Mr. Vin B. Cell, and Ms. Victoria Wellington– Clerk. Other key personnel present were: Dr. Bill McKee, Superintendent; Mr. Ken Lord, Assistant Business Superintendent; Mrs. Doris Well, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. Bill Melvin, Director Personnel; Mrs. DeeDee Jones, Director ROP; Mr. Billy Jones, Principal – Grant High School; Mrs. Caroline Baley-Thomas, Principal – Hilltop High School.

5:05 – 5:45 Mrs. Jones made a presentation on ROP student enrollment (ROPSE), and gave out some handouts during her presentation.

5:45 – 6:20 Dr. Melvin gave a presentation on personnel matters, including the shortage of teachers. Three teachers complained about the rising class size due to shortage of teachers and asked that the issue should be looked into with speed.

6:20 – 6:40 A general public comments segment was provided; most comments were on the teacher shortage

6:40 – 6:55 Staff reports were given. Mrs. Bailey-Thomas from Hilltop High School gave her report on the progress of additional classroom projects.

6:55 – 7:05 Mrs. Jones (ROP) stated that their new teacher orientation days were scheduled for April 10-12 and that orientation packages for the new teachers were being prepared.

7:05 – 7:55 Mr. Billy Jones quickly recognized some teachers whom he said were doing excellent job in his school and encouraged others to emulate them.

7:55 – 8:25 Information Items (5 each) on the agenda were discussed and reports given.

8:35 – 8:45 Board members and Superintendent made general comments. Mr. Wilson commented on campus Security and Surveillance Systems, and noted that they should be upgraded for effective security.

8:45 – 9:45 CLOSED SESSION: The Board held a closed session. Many important items were covered that night. I am beginning to appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into having these meetings. I plan to request for an opportunity for my computer technology students to make a presentation at any of the upcoming board meetings.

This report will be posted on the Grant Joint Union High School District’s Web Site.