November 17, 2011
Accepted small changes to the language about institutional
SLOs in the Plan to Respond to ACCJC Recommendations #1-3.
Endorsed the document.
I presented the major results of the Repeatability
resolutions at the ASCCC Plenary meeting. Good dialog ensued.
As I always do at this time of year, I asked for help in
assigning rooms for the Reflections dialog at flex days. Chris has me well
Marty, Grace, and I went to SSAG to present the Plan to
Respond to ACCJC Recommendations #1-3. Good dialog ensued. SSAG approved the
Carsbia talked about student services essentially shutting
down operations for a couple of hours on flex days so that everybody can
participate in the Program Reflections process.
The march goes on.
MPC SLO Committee
Grace and Diane reported on an ACCJC meeting on program
review that they attended in Modesto on November 4. As is often the case when we
attend these types of meetings, Diane and Grace returned with the sense that the
program review and SLO process at MPC is a lot better than it is at other
Our system is simpler, emphasizes the dialog much more
than data, and doesn't involve computer programs to deal with SLO data
MPC has emphatically resisted these types of
computer-driven approaches to SLOs.
Diane reports that other colleges contacted her for more
information about our process so that they could incorporate aspects of it
at their place.
SLO Committee is working on getting student learning or
Program Reflections language on all forms involved with resource allocation.
SLO Committee will make a short presentation at the
Presidents time at flex days explaining how everybody on campus will be involved
in the program reflections.
ASCCC Report --SSTF
Video from the SSTF Panel from the ASCCC Fall 2011 Plenary
Click here for highlights and annotated notes:
There are several additional reports out now.
The CIO response to the SSTF Recommendations
Compiled by Melinda Nish, who we see in the ASCCC Plenary
IN SUM, the CIOs feel that overall this set of
recommendations places emphasis on student success and contains many
recommendations that CIOs support.
CIOs have significant concerns with regard to implementation of nearly all of
the recommendations. One of the overriding concerns is the lack of resources to
successfully implement the majority of the recommendations.
CIOs feel strongly that basic skills instruction is an area of top
priority at every college.
Furthermore, CIOs have self-identified “seamless transition from K-12 to CCC to
CSU/UC” as their #1 priority goal.
Summary of On-line Comments, Nov
Compiled by the SSTF. I would imagine many more comments were
received after Nov 2, 2011
This version records "no comments" about chapter 8 and the
This document *does* show how the votes are counted and how
it may be worthwhile to go to the website and "vote" for comments.
Submit your response at:
SSTF Chair Peter MacDougall's letter to SSTF members summarizing changes at the
SSTF Nov 9 meeting.
Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) Response to the SSTF
From earlier agendas:
to the SSTF Recommendations
CCCI Response to the SSTF Recommendations
Points on the SSTF Recommendations 10-25-11 (this is, of course,
ASCCC -- Repeatability
What went down at Plenary
The Executive Committee is asking you to bring this policy to
your divisions for comment NOW, so that we can have an informed discussion on
PACC (click here if the links below don't work)
Proposed BP 3040 --Community Service Program
Existing BP 3040
AAAG (motion from John Anderson) proposed wording :
"The College will strive to enhance cultural and personal
enrichment opportunities for the community through its credit and non-credit
curricular offerings. In addition,
MPC may offer, through a community services program, a varied schedule of short
courses, concerts, speakers, films and other activities, of the highest possible
quality and merit."
Version we are responding to:
"As a part of its curricula and programs, the College will
strive to enhance cultural and personal enrichment opportunities for the
community by offering through a Community Services program, a varied schedule of
short courses, concerts, speakers, films and other activities, of the highest
possible quality and merit."
E-mail from Mike Gilmartin providing background for the
Community Service board policy:
This is mainly a cleanup of the
original board policy that was approved in 1988. We had not looked at this
in quite a long time and we wanted to make sure it was up to date. So, I
reviewed the language that the League version of the policy had and made a few
tweaks to our policy. I also tried to make the language clearer in a few
places especially when it comes to the funding of these programs. I don’t
see any of this as major changes from the original policy. We do want this
policy to be current and in place in case we decide to move forward with
community service in the future. Let me know if you have specific questions.
ASCCC SLO Committee
Thinking about January 29 for the long-awaited regional SLO
Coordinators meeting at MPC. Jan 29 is a Saturday.