March 15, 2012
Gave an accreditation report.
There will be a new Board Policy process. Advisory groups,
including the Academic Senate will be asked to approve multiple board policies
on a consent agenda basis. That mean approving a whole bunch of them at once. At
the current pace it would take more than 10 years to complete all of the board
policies. We need to speed up.
Proposed procedure is here
Approval of the Community Education board policy has been
delayed indefinitely, pending outcomes of the work of the Continuing Education
Technology / Steve Ma
I would like to engage the academic senate in a discussion
about various technology topics. I see this as an information gathering
session as well as an opportunity to provide some clarification of technology
issues. This would be a precursor to a larger discussion with College
Council and leading to an open forum for the entire campus. I plan to have
similar sessions with AAAG, SSAG, ASAG and COMA. This input may be able to
provide some guidance in the development of the technology initiative being
considered in the Education Master Plan.
Here are a list of questions / topics that I would like
academic senate to provide some input on.
What are we doing about wireless access?
What happened to tech refreshment funds?
Why thin client?
What can we do to improve our website?
What can we do to improve communication with
entities dependent on IT?
How can we improve the management and
administration of technology at MPC?
Are human resources in the various technology
areas utilized in the most efficient and effective manner to improve student
I will be asking Alexis Copeland to help me facilitate this
discussion because of his long involvement in technology and the tech committee.
Sharon Colton will not be present at the academic senate meeting, but will be at
Please let me know when we can put this on the academic
senate agenda. Thank you.
Stephen G. Ma
Vice President Administrative Services
Monterey Peninsula College District
I will collaborate with Alexis on how to address this at the
April 5 Academic Senate meeting. To facilitate this complex issue, we may ask
you to respond by e-mail before the meeting.
MPC is short FTES.
The predicted shortage is ~300 FTES. This ASSUMES
borrowing ~440 from the summer (this is what we usually do), and purchasing
~150(?) from the fire consortium.
This equates to ~$1M
MPC will probably go into "stability".
Will get paid this year, but next year will be cut
Will have three years to make this up or our cap will be
Suggestion to spend more money on advertising and
This is a change from recent years where we were told
that we have enough students.
So, spread the word to let the students in.
AAAG / Adjunct Hiring Process
Flow chart was approved by PVP and will be on April 5 agenda
Went to SSAG on March 8, and AAAG on March 14.
Please peruse the following documents to be
prepared for April 5.
Based on feedback from the Academic Senate, AAAG,
and SSAG, we've drawn a picture of the adjunct hiring process
And 1000 words to describe the picture
Wednesday afternoon reports once a month. Could somebody do
Who'd like to go?
We have money to send somebody
April 19-21 at the SFO Westin
We need a new President
Open forum to discuss desired qualifications and
characteristics in a new president -- hosted by College Council
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 vs 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?
We will submit five names to Loren Steck for consideration.