MPC Academic Senate

December 7, 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 16 meeting. (5)

II. Reports

A.  Welcome and Presidentís report (Notes) (5)


B. COC Report (ACTION item) (15)

    Board Policy on Faculty Hiring Review and Revision Committee

    (Thatís the BPFHRRC in case anyone asks )


    Physics/Astronomy Hiring Committee


    Interior Design Hiring Committee


    Enrollment Advisory Committee


C. Flex Days Committee Report (15)

    Draft Schedule


D. Communications Committee report (10)


III. Old Business

A. MOU between the Academic Senate and MPCTA (10) (Action Item)

    Last meeting we decided to bring this back to our constituencies for discussion and vote on it at this meeting. Draft MOU.


B. Deans on College Council (10) (Action Item)

    Doug Garrison has proposed a new plan to enable Deans to participate on College Council.

    Last meeting we decided to bring this back to our constituencies for discussion and comment on it or approve of it at this meeting.

    Deans on College Council Proposal


C. Board Policy on Program Discontinuance (10) (Action Item)

    Second Reading

    A "Yes" vote on this proposed policy means it will be forwarded to the College Council with a recommendation that it be forwarded to the Board for approval as Board Policy.

    Program Discontinuance Policy

    Response to the  Academic Senate concerns from the Discontinuance Committee

    Statements from the MPCTA


IV. New Business


            A. Accreditation  Mid-Term Report (10)

                Approval of this Mid-Term Accreditation Report means that the Academic Senate, along with the

                College Council, approves this report to be presented to the Board.

                Accreditation Mid-Term Report


            B. Bond Priorities Update (Information Item) (25)

                Joe Bissell and Faculty Members will provide an update

                 Facilities Planning Committee Recommendations Fall 2006

                 Preliminary Building Costs Analysis


            C. Discussion of a Spring Academic Senate Retreat (5)

                    March 29, 2007

                    This is a fifth Thursday immediately following our spring elections

                    Marlene Martin has graciously donated her home for this function.


V. Agenda Items for Future Meetings

                Bylaws of the Academic Senate

                Procedures of the Committee on Committees