Academic Senate


Student Learning


Board Policy

Basic Skills

Flex Day




and Minutes


Agendas all on one page F2006-S2010


Agendas all on one page F2010 to present



September 20, 2012

2:30-4:15 in the Sam Karas Room

Agenda in printable form


I.  Opening Business

A.  Call to order and roll call

Alfred Hochstaedter (President)

Kathleen Clark (VP)

Catherine Webb  (Secretary)

Mark Clements

Anita Johnson


Mike Torres

Merry Dennehy

Sue Hanna

Jamie Dagdigian/

Robynn Smith

Elias Kary

Brian Brady

Chris Calima
Alexis Copeland
Kevin Raskoff/

Andres Durstenfeld


B. Approval of Draft Minutes from the Sept 6, 2012 meeting (2:30-2:35)


II. Reports


A. President/SLO Committee Report Notes (2:35-2:45)

Two board policies included in this report (see notes)


B. COC (Possible ACTION item)

We have no chair, so I assume there is no report

Kevin Bransfield for the flex committee

Henry Marchand to help with Mid-term report


C. Flex Day Committee Report 

We have no chair so I assume there is no report

III Old Business

A. Goals and Objectives for the 2012-2013 Academic Year (2:45-2:55)

Examples of what we've done in the past:

2010-2011 Goals and Objectives

2011-2012 Goals and Objectives

Draft 2012-2013 Goals and Objectives

I'd like to assign names and responsibilities to each of the goals

See Notes for just a few ideas to get us going


B. Prioritization in case Prop 30 fails (2:55-3:10)

Over the last few semesters, the MPC Academic Senate has refrained from making recommendations on the prioritization of programs at MPC. Out of respect for the unity and camaraderie of faculty members, the Academic Senate has thought that such discussion could have the potential to pit one faculty member against another in a potentially nonproductive argument over which program is more valuable or critical than another to the mission of the college.

Is this still what we want?

Educational Master Plan


C. Subcommittees or "Point People" (3:10-3:30)

We need the following:

Flex Committee Chair

COC Chair

ACCJC Mid-Term Prep

ASCCC representative

Board Policy

More info on Board Policies:

Presentation to the Board, May 2012

Adoption Schedule

Comparison of Existing Policies


D. Resolution in support of Proposition 30 (3:30-3:40) Second Reading

Background in Notes

Sample resolution from the CCLC

Proposed MPC Resolution Supporting Education about Prop 30


IV New Business


A. Content Review

Content review is an alternative way of establishing prerequisites that is easier than statistical review. The CAC is asking us whether they should work to develop a plan to establish content review at MPC. See more info in the notes.

Explanatory ppt about Content Review from 2012 ASCCC Curriculum Institute


B. Basic Skills Report (3:40-4:10)

BSI 2011-2012 End of Year Report

Comparison of English Writing Cohort Data with Other CCCs

English Dept Resolution


B. Distance Education Substantive Change Report (first Reading) (4:10-4:15)

Draft Substantive Change Proposal

To be submitted to the ACCJC