Sept 2, 2010
Fred will be meeting with MPCTA exec board on Friday Sept 2.
Dr. David Hayes-Bautista will visit MPC Wednesday September 15
Reception 9-10 am in the Sam Karas
Keynote Address: 10-11 am in the Sam Karas or Lecture
Presented by the S/P's office and ASMPC.
Dr. Hayes-Bautista is currently Professor of Medicine and
Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School
of Medicine, UCLA. He graduated from UC Berkeley and completed his MA and PhD in
Medical Sociology at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.
Dr. Hayes-Bautista's research focuses on the dynamics and processes of the
health of the Latino population using both quantitative data sets and
qualitative observations. The Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture
combines these research interests with teaching of medical students, residents
and practicing providers to manage the care of a Latino patient base
effectively, efficiently and economically. His publications appear in Family
Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, Family Practice, Medical Care
and Salud Pública de México.
From Jane Patton -- News so hot it'll burn your finger:
Dear Local Senates,
This week the Chancellor and I received a letter from the US
Department of Education. This letter provided their findings on the
investigation of the two complaint letters they received last Spring---one from
the Consultation Council's Accreditation Task Group and one from the Academic
Senate. The complaints had to do with the processes that ACCJC uses for
In short, their findings were that ACCJC has not been
transparent and compliant in its processes and must take corrective action and
report back to the Department of Education by November.
Before we could even inform the Task Group about the letter,
the news got to a reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, who, I
understand will break the story very soon.
The Accreditation Task Group will meet soon to discuss what
they would like to do next. I will keep you informed as things unfold.
Jane Patton, Ed. D., President
Academic Senate for Calif Community Colleges
Mission College, Communication Faculty
More from Jane,
Kaplan is a no-go
You will recall that at our
Spring Plenary Session we had a
resolution requesting a
termination of the MOU.
Subsequently, I participated in
a Consultation task group where
there was agreement that the MOU
could potentially cause harm to
students. I have just released
the below statement on behalf of
the Academic Senate. Thank you
to the many faculty who have
raised their voices of concern
since the MOU was signed.
ASCCC Press Release
The faculty in the community
colleges appreciates the
Chancellor's decision to
exercise the option to terminate
the MOU with Kaplan University.
have been concerned about
potential negative effects on
students--- particularly the
fact that Kaplan courses could
not later be carried with them
to other universities.
Terminating the MOU was the
right thing to do.
Jane Patton, Ed.
October 28 -- Extra Academic Senate meeting. (no extra
meeting on fifth Thursday of September)
Jane Patton will join us and (hopefully) talk about
big-picture roles of the state Academic Senate, the ASCCC.
-interactions with legislature
-interactions with Chancellor's Office
-interactions with the ACCJC
-interactions with "outside influences" -- research groups,
funding agencies, advocacy groups, etc...
This is very exciting, we should consider this a regular
Academic Senate meeting that will aid us respond to those forces that influence
October 29 -- Area B meeting at Monterey Peninsula College
MPC is hosting the ASCCC Area B meeting this semester.
This is the meeting that Anita usually drives very far to get
The purpose is for Academic Senate delegates from all schools
in the area--mostly SF Bay Area--to learn about and discuss resolutions that
will come forward at the Fall Plenary session in southern CA.
College Council is starting to talk about Institutional
Slightly confused first meeting about goals because new chair
had not read the evaluation of the 2007-2010 goals. Once he reads them, I'm sure
we'll start working on these.