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



Sept 4, 2014

2:30-4:15 in LTC 216

Agenda in printable form


Alfred Hochstaedter (President)

Kathleen Clark (VP)

Catherine Webb  (Secretary)

Paola Gilbert (ASCCC delegate)

Lauren Handley

Merry Dennehy

Lynn Kragelund

Sandra Washington

Robynn Smith

Eric Ogata



Heather Craig

I. Opi
Kevin Raskoff/

Andres Durstenfeld

Mike Torres

Mark Clements

I.  Opening Business

A.  Public Comments

Any persons may have up to three minutes to address the Academic Senate on any subject not on the agenda today.


B. Approval of Draft Minutes from the May 15 meeting (2:30-2:35)  


II. Reports  


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



B. COC (ACTION item) (3:05-3:15)

A few updates from the Summer (these are information items)

VP of Academic Affairs -- both interim and permanent

1. Earl Davis (former Chair, now not active)
2. Francisco Tostado
3. Jon Knolle
4. Rosaleen Ryan (new chair)

Andres Durstenfeld

Jon Mikkelsen

Gambel Madsen

Sandra Washington


VP of Student Services -- both interim and permanent

1. Susan Kitagawa (Chair)
2. Laura Franklin
3. Cathy Nyznyk
4. David Brown

Catherine Webb

Lyndon Schutzler

LaRon Johnson

Grace Anongchanya


Ongoing Business Instructor Search

Lynn Iwamoto (replaced Kathleen Clark)


Possible ACTION:

Committee Appointments

Academic Senate (replace Brian Brady)

ICDE (Ana Garcia-Garcia?)

Equivalency Committee

Flex Planning Committee


C. Accreditation Committee Report (3:15-3:25)

Update on Mission/What is a life-long learner?

Update on Accreditation Efforts

Update on Instructor Reflections Efforts


D. Flex Day Planning Committee Report(3:25-3:35)

Survey results


III Old Business




IV New Business


A. Basic Skills Report (2:45-3:05)

Fall 2014 Basic Skills report


B. Plagiarism (3:35-3:50)

How should instructors respond to incidents of plagiarism?

A presentation from the Spring 2013 ASCCC Plenary -- Dolores Davison

Many of the primary documents referenced in this presentation found here

NPR on TurnItIn from Kevin Raskoff

MPC College Catalog; pertinent material on pp. 42-46


C. Academic Senate Goals for 2014-2015 (3:50-4:15)

Committee Handbook

Accreditation participation/review

Possible revision of hiring procedures