MPC Academic Senate

November 16, 2006


Agenda in printable form




2:30-4:30 pm, Sam Karas Room

I.  Opening Business

A.  Call to order and roll call

Alfred Hochstaedter (President)

Mark Clements (Vice President)

Stephanie Tetter  (Secretary)

Debbie Anthony (COC Chair)

Marguerite Stark

Jamie Dagdigian

Heather Faust

Alan Haffa

LaRon Johnson

Gary Rollinson

Susan Joplin

Laura Loop

Jonathan Osburg

Steve Ruth

Eleanor Morrice

Marlene Martin (ASCCC rep and Past-President)


B. Acknowledgement of Visitors

C. Comments from Visitors

D. Approval of DRAFT minutes from the November 2 meeting. (5)

II. Reports

A.  Welcome and Presidentís report Notes (15)


B. COC Report (ACTION item) (10)

1. Equivalency Subcommittee

    James Lawrence, Auto Tech/Vocational Education

2. Staff Development

    Alexis Copeland and Bill Easton

    This committee will eventually have more faculty members

    In the past it has had five faculty members

3. Education Center (Ft Ord) Committee

    Jeannie Kim, ESSC faculty rep; a mini ESSC is initially planned for the center

    Stephanie Tetter, Library

    Sepp Gamper, Core Lecture GE faculty rep

    Esther McKay, Business Skill Center

    Elizabeth Bishop, Core Lecture GE faculty from Math

    Sal Cardinale, Counseling

    Dan Fox, Core Lecture GE faculty from Humanities

    Bill Jones, Counseling

    Alexis Copeland, Supportive Services



C. Educational Center Committee Report (15)


D. Flex Days Committee Report (15)

    Draft Schedule

    Cover letter from Odyssey

    Activities from Odyssey


E. Communications Committee report (15)

    Goals and Objectives


F. COC Procedures Committee report (15)

       New Procedures


III. Old Business


            A. Board Policy review and revision (30)

                Board Policy Background

                    1. Report from Doug Garrison on how many Board Policies we can expect to participate in reviewing.

                    2. Program Discontinuance

                            Document with ASMPC, MPCTA and faculty comments

                            Clean document as written now

                            Summary of faculty concerns

                    3. Faculty Hiring

                    4. Academic Freedom

                            Current Policy