March 1, 2012
Thanks Doug. We deeply appreciate your commitment and
accomplishments. We're gnashing our teeth, and it's not because we need a new
We need a new President
Board meeting this Friday (tomorrow) to discuss search
process. I can't make it. Could somebody else go?
We should be thinking about who should represent faculty on
the search committee.
I'm thinking areas of expertise we should think about.
Certainly, one faculty member could/should have have expertise in more than one
Arts / PE / Community Ed
CTE / Contract / Business Development
Newer faculty member
DE / Tech
Academic rigor / politicalization of student success /
somebody who understands these issues
Others? What other major initiatives are in the draft Ed
Plan? Perhaps it should guide our thinking?
If search committee is 8 to 10 people total, and 1/3 to 1/2
faculty, then perhaps we should seek collaborative effort with Loren to find ~3
faculty members to serve?
Let's count the results!
I could not attend the College Council Meeting on Feb 21. I
was to present an accreditation update; it was deferred.
What I will say next time is that input from all areas of the
college are needed to make the ACCJC report truly institutional.
Budget Committee / Steve Ma
I hear from Doug that there will be a wider discussion on
what the institution wants/needs in terms of technology leadership. I have
communicated with Steve Ma that we'd like to be involved.
AAAG / Adjunct Hiring Process
We're trying to draw a picture of the process to clarify
understanding. This will come back in the future.
Wednesday afternoon reports once a month. Could somebody do
New Senators and Elections
The winners of the at-large Academic Senate representation
MPC SLO Committee
NEW: I met with the ICDE on February 24 and talked
about the issue we discussed last time.
We had a very nice discussion, especially about who the
target audience is for MPC distance education. It was clarified that the primary
audience is students within the MPC district. The term "district" will be added
to their strategic initiative document.
Also, in order to provide clear intent to students and MPC
faculty, the word "fully" will be removed from their direction statement.
See link below.
Judee will join us next time for a more full discussion.
FROM LAST TIME:
As stated in the ICDE's
Strategic Initiative for the Growth and Development of MPC On-Line, some of
the goals are "fully on-line degree programs" and "fully on-line certificate
I've spent a bit of time talking with Judee Timm and Lynn
Iwamoto this week about the meaning of "fully on-line"
I think we should know and all agree on the definition of
For the CAC, fully on-line means more than 50% is at a
For others, fully on-line means that all instruction,
i.e., not assessment, is at a distance.
My opinion is that these distinctions are important. Neither
of the above definitions guarantee a truly distant student from completing our
fully on-line offerings. Is that what we collectively understand about "fully on
line", and is that what we want?
Possible Future Agenda Items
Report from our Ed Plan Task Force members.
Judee Timm and Distance Education
Faculty input for the Presidential Search
Election for Academic Senate Executive Positions --
Please be ready to nominate yourself or somebody else. Would anybody like to