MPC Academic Senate

March 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

Terria Odom-Wolfer

Jamie Dagdigian

Heather Faust

Alan Haffa

LaRon Johnson

Gary Rollinson

John Mikkelsen

Susan Joplin

Laura Loop

Jonathan Osburg

Steve Ruth

Eleanor Morrice

Laurie Buchholz

Marlene Martin (ASCCC rep and Past-President)



B. Acknowledgement of Visitors

C. Comments from Visitors

D. Approval of DRAFT minutes from the March 1 meeting.


II. Reports

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

New Ed Center Committee Web Page


B. COC Report (possible ACTION item) (5)

COC: Susan Joplin

A "Heads Up" for the COC


C. Flex Days Committee Report (5)

Rough Draft Schedule


III. Old Business


A. Senate Bylaws Revision (ACTION item) (20)

First reading of revised Academic Senate Bylaws


C Academic Senate Officer Elections (10)

President, Vice-President, Secretary


IV. New Business


A.     Web Site Committee Update (5)

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.     Developing Faculty Hiring Priorities (5)

John Gonzalez will join us.

President's Notes have a short introduction


C.     Quick CAC Update (5) -- Deferred to a later date

Susan Walter and LaRon Johnson will give us a quick update


D.    March 19th Dignitary Visit Planning (10)  -- Deferred

Meeting was Postponed, perhaps until November


E.     New Planning and Resource Allocation Process for MPC (5)

Developed by the College Council

This is our opportunity for comment

Bernie Abbott will join us for a brief presentation.

Color diagram


F.      Getting Touchy-Feely (30)

In preparation for our planning Retreat on March 29th at Marleneís House