May 30, 2013
Future Academic Senate Meetings
This is it! Our last Academic Senate meeting of the year.
Planning and Resource Allocation Process
SLO Committee adopted some of the Academic Senate May 16 recommendations for the Planning and Resource Allocation process.
and sent them along to the College Council, who will consider them at their next meeting.
The College Council had a look at the SLO Platform at a first reading.
College Council hard brief reports about several Student Services Program Reviews. The overlying theme was "not enough money to fund all of the students". For those programs that that students qualify for by being on some type of public aid or government assistance, such as CalWorks, a common problem is that students need to finish a program in a year, which is often difficult for these students. Counseling is working hard to comply with the various Student Success Initiative mandates such as mandatory assessment of all entering students and creation of Ed Plans.
State and MPC Budget
A proposed 1.5% COLA at the state level probably will not work its way through to employee compensation at MPC. "Savings" from self insurance fund will continue to be used to fund structural deficit.
Technology Spending Proposal
Improve Website -- $100k
Technology Infrastructure -- $80k
Wireless -- $30k
Accessibiilty/Communications/Training -- $40k
Smart Classrooms/AV needs/Computer Refresh -- $80k
A more detailed document explaining these categories is available on the College Council website under the 5-28-13 agenda
Contextualizing Date with Rosaleen