Academic Senate


Student Learning


Board Policy

Basic Skills

Flex Day



President's Notes


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.


 Initial Impressions:



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]

Revised 2/07



College Council

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.


Board Policy

Two are coming to us as information items. Both went to College Council Sept 18.


BP 1100        The Monterey Peninsula Community College District



Education Code Section 72000(b);

Elections Code Section 18304



Note:  This policy is legally required.


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

BP 1200        District Mission



Accreditation Standard I



Note:  This policy is required by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) / Accrediting Commission of Community and

Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accreditation standards.


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




Board Meetings

I presented the Response to the ACCJC Recommendation on SLOs at the September meeting.


Proposition 30 Resolution Background

From: Scott Lay []
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

Dear Doug,

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.

Thank you!

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/]

Thank you for being an outstanding community college advocate!


Scott Lay
President and Chief Executive Officer
Orange Coast College '94

Community College League of California
2017 O Street, Sacramento, California 95811
916.444.8641 .


Possible MPC Academic Senate Resolution