September 20, 2012
Fred will be at the RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference next meeting. VP Kathleen Clark will preside.
I went to the first ASCCC Accreditation and Assessment Committee meeting last Friday.
The main job of this committee is to organize and execute the ASCCC Accreditation Institute in early 2013. This institute has become the go-to institute on ACCJC accreditation. It is attended by half faculty and half administrators. We spent the meeting making initial plans for this meeting.
One committee member, Virginia (Ginny) May is a faculty member of the ACCJC Commission. She is a Math faculty member at Sacramento City College (teaching three math courses this semester), and is the Academic Senate President. Completed one two-year term and is entering her second two-year term. I suddenly felt like I have a lot of free time in my life.
Evaluation standard is here to stay. Doesn't come from ACCJC, but from DOE. She doesn't like it either and has explained to other commissioners why it is so repulsive.
ACCJC is getting squeezed from the feds.
Believes in the standards.
ACCJC seems so punitive because for so long they weren't. Two-year rule was ignored for a long time.
SLOs and Chancellor's Office objectives are essentially the same thing. (Academic Senate was correct in identifying them as essentially the same a few years ago.) Instructors should identify what students should be able to do as they exit the class and then find out whether or not they can do it or not. Instructors should base improvement on whether or not students can do these things or not. This idea is as old as the hills, and I think MPC instructors have naturally been doing this forever.
The part that's new is not the concept of SLOs (or COR objectives), it's that we now live in an accountable world.
Lots of upcoming drama about authentication of students, especially in DE classes.
Views meeting the ACCJC standards like getting a "C" in a class.
Heard reports on the substantive chance proposal and the BSI year-end report.
hear one board policy on record retention and destruction
BP 3310 Records Retention and Destruction
Title 5 Sections 59020, et seq.;
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 16, 26, 33, 34, 37, 45
Note: This policy is legally required.
The Vice President for Administrative Services shall establish administrative procedures to assure the retention and destruction of all District records—including electronically stored information as defined by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—in compliance with Title 5. Such records shall include, but not be limited to student records, employment records and financial records.
See Administrative Procedure [#3310]
Rreview of Administrative Services and Academic Affairs component goals from the past year. Lots of progress in a variety of areas.
BSI report and plan for upcoming year was presented by Caroline and Laura. Objections about language in the report and the use of cohort data in the report was noted.
The College Council asked the Academic Senate to work with the BSI committee to resolve the issues. We will hear an update on these today.
This report is due on Oct 10. There is a possibility that a week's delay could happen to turn it in on Oct 17.
Academic Senate next meets on Oct 4 and Oct 18.
College Council approved the two board policies shown below.
College Council heard a first reading presentation on the DE Substantive Change proposal that we will hear about today.
Two are coming to us as information items. Both went to College Council Sept 18.
Education Code Section 72000(b);
Elections Code Section 18304
The District has been named the Monterey Peninsula Community College District.
The name is the property of the District. No person shall, without the permission of the Board, use this name or the name(s) of any college(s) or other facilities of the District,
or any abbreviation of them, to imply, indicate or otherwise suggest that an organization, product or service is connected or affiliated with, or is endorsed, favored, supported, or opposed by, the District.
The District consists of the following college(s) and/or education center(s):
Monterey Peninsula College
Education Center at Marina
Public Safety Training Center, including Parker Flats and Military Operations Urban Training (MOUT) facility
Revised September, 2012
Former BP #/Title: None
Accreditation Standard I
The mission of the Monterey Peninsula Community College District is:
“Monterey Peninsula College is committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs, facilities, and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and life-long learning opportunities. Through these efforts MPC seeks to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community.”
The mission is evaluated and revised on a regular basis.
Former BP #/Title: None
Mission Statement Adopted by Governing Board May 24, 2011
I presented the Response to the ACCJC Recommendation on SLOs at the September meeting.
Proposition 30 Resolution Background
Scott Lay [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:24 AM
To: Douglas Garrison
Subject: You are Out of This World, and Prop 30 resolution.
August 15, 2012
Every day, you work to build lives in our community colleges.
Most of the lives you build go unrecognized. When I am introduced, it is most often as a graduate of UC Davis's Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Law. Only my community college moderators make sure Orange Coast is included in the introduction. It's a real challenge for us as community college advocates, as we are often a necessary "refueling station" on the way to a student's true destination.
Anyway, a major face (or hair) in the news is a community college alum from City College of San Francisco. Like me, he was a high school dropout and stopped by community college to see if learning could be cool. Of course, he was in a rock band and we don't want to discuss my lack of musical abilities.
Adam Steltzner, the "Elvis Hair Guy," in charge of landing the Mars Curiosity, "went to the local community college to try to figure out why those stars were moving." He ended up getting a Ph.D. in Physics.
Oh, and his hairstyle for the event was voted on by his colleagues.
He has been featured on two NPR segments:
He even has his own Wikipedia page!
So, I write this morning to tell you that you are Out of This World. Your work and support of California's 112 community colleges helped us land on Mars. And, when we put a human on Mars, I am willing to bet that somehow our system helped make it happen.
Proposition 30 Resolution
We encourage all district local governing boards and organizations such as academic senates and student body governments to adopt a resolution supporting Proposition 30, which temporarily raises taxes to avoid eliminating 85,000 full-time equivalent students in our colleges. Below is a draft resolution, which can be adapted for your use.
After you adopt it, please e-mail or fax it to our office as we are keeping track of support [f: 916-444-2954/e:email@example.com]
Thank you for being an outstanding community college advocate!
Community College League of California
Possible MPC Academic Senate Resolution