MPC Academic Senate

February 15, 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)

              Terria Odom-Wolfer


B. Acknowledgement of Visitors

C. Comments from Visitors

D. Approval of DRAFT minutes from the February 1 meeting. (5)


II. Reports

A.  Welcome and President’s report Notes (20)


B. COC Report (ACTION item) (15)

Technology Committee

Staff Development

Health and Safety Committee

Curriculum Advisory Committee

Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee

Addition to the Physics/Astronomy Hiring Committee


C. Flex Days Committee Report (5)


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


E.     Board Policy (5)

Should we make this 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

-Academic Freedom Update / Status Report

-Faculty Hiring Procedures Update / Status Report

-Equivalence Update / Status Report


III. Old Business

A. COC Procedures (ACTION item) (5)

Second Reading of revised guidelines and procedures


B. Senate Bylaws Revision (ACTION item) (15)

First reading of revised Academic Senate Bylaws

Fred's comments

Remember to discuss Hazel's comments about MPCTA's representation on committees.


C Academic Senate Elections (10)

Clarify procedures we will use to elect the at-large representative.

Report on status of election of new Academic Senate representatives from Library, Business/Technology, Nursing, and Humanities.

There will also be a replacement position in Creative Arts

Discuss opportunities for Academic Senate Officers—elections to be held 3/15.


IV. New Business


A.     Web Site Committee Update (15+?) (deferred; Sharon can't make it)

Sharon Colton and perhaps others will join us for an update of their activities. We will brainstorm together to determine how faculty can best assist this effort to install the new web page and associated features.


B.     Staff Development Update (5)

Susan Osorio will join us for an update.

Title 5: ten + one