Academic Senate


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March 6, 2014

2:30-4:00 in LTC 216

Agenda in printable form


Alfred Hochstaedter (President)

Kathleen Clark (VP)

Catherine Webb  (Secretary)

Mark Clements

Paola Gilbert

Lauren Handley

Merry Dennehy

Nancy Bingaman

Chris Calima

Robynn Smith

Eric Ogata


Elias Kary

Brian Brady

Alexis Copeland
Kevin Raskoff/

Andres Durstenfeld

Mike Torres

I.  Opening Business

A.  Public Comments

Any persons may have up to three minutes to address the Academic Senate on any subject not on the agenda today.


B. Approval of Draft Minutes from the Feb 20, 2014 meeting (2:30-2:35)  


II. Reports  


A. President Report Notes (2:35-2:40)  


B. COC (ACTION item) (2:40-2:45)

John Nelson for the PRB


C. Flex Report (2:45 - 3:00)

Heather Craig   .


D. Accreditation Report (3:00-3:20)

Fred Hochstaedter for Catherine Webb

Accreditation Standards are open for review.

Here is an incomplete draft of potential suggestions.

Will probably see a resolution about this at the Spring Plenary


In this public comment period, it may be interesting to look at other accrediting institutions' standards; here are three examples:


North Central Association Higher Learning Commission

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

E. Basic Skills Report (3:20-3:30)

Merry Dennehy

F. Student Success Initiative report (3:30-3:45)
Marty Johnson

G. Noel Levitz Survey Announcement (3:45-3:50)

Rosaleen Ryan

III Old Business


IV New Business


A. Accreditation Resolution (Possible ACTION item) (3:50-4:15)


ACCJC is out of compliance with several USDE Criteria for Recognition

The context for this finding can be found within the ASCCC's summary of Accreditation News and Events

ACCJC has said that they only accept comments and critique from member institutions, not professional organizations such as the ASCCC, CTF, CCLC, or others.


This resolution still says "Grossmont" in it. That's where we got it. Should we endorse something similar?

1. Do we agree with this resolution?

2. Do we want to endorse it with the words "Monterey Peninsula College" in it?

3. If we like it, what should we do next with it? Some ideas:

a. Ask the institution to endorse it through College Council and/or the board

b. Send an endorsed copy to the Department of Education

c. Ask Walt to advocate for this with his colleagues at the CEOs meeting with the ACCJC in March


V. Future Agenda Items

A. gmail on March 20, Tech Plan on April 17