MPC Academic Senate

February 1, 2007


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 December 7 meeting. (5)


II. Reports


A. Welcome and President’s report Notes (15)


B. COC Report (ACTION item) (15)

Academic Freedom

Technology Committee

Staff Development

Web Page Committee

Health and Safety Committee

Curriculum Advisory Committee

Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee


Sabbatical replacement for Diane Eisenberg

her request


C. Flex Days Committee Report (10)

Thoughts on what went well, what could be improved, and thoughts on how/when to plan for next year. Write to Panetta again?


D. Ft Ord/Marina Ed Center Committee Report (5?)


E. COC Procedures Committee (10)

First Reading


F. Senate Bylaws Committee Report (10)

First reading of revised Academic Senate Bylaws


III. Old Business


A.     Board Policy (15)

I’d like to make a subcommittee to keep track of progress of all Academic Senate involvement in Board Policy, and make this a regular subcommittee report.

-Discontinuance Update / Status Report

Revised Discontinuance policy

-Academic Freedom Update / Status Report

-Faculty Hiring Procedures Update / Status Report


IV. New Business


A. Faculty support of ASMPC Student Government – Eleanor Morrice.(15)

How can (should?) faculty support student government?



B. CCC Dignitary Visits (15)

Chancellor Mark Drummond, Scott Lay from CCLC, Dr. Larry Toy from the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and Ian Walton, State Academic Senate President will be visiting MPC on Monday March 19. We have been asked to co-sponsor a public forum so that all interested campus community members have the chance to interact with these folks. What would MPC Academic Senate like to learn from these folks?