Sept 5, 2013
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)
Sandra Washington/ Janine Wilson
B. Approval of Draft
Minutes from the May 30,
A. President/SLO Committee Report Notes
B. COC (ACTION item) (2:40-2:50)
Information only (these decisions were made
over the summer):
PSTC Director Search Committee:
Tom Logan(?) and Monika Bell
(Dave Brown was recently hired as an interim)
Associate Dean of Human Resources Search
Tracie Catania, Gary Quinonez, Eric Ogata
Current members include Christine Vincent,
Heather Faust, James Lawrence, Kim Fujii, Anita Johnson (leaving)
Other members include DJ Singh, Elizabeth
Mullins, Dan Fox, Lyndon Schutzler, Gary Bolen
and Fred and Mark Clements with Academic Senate
and Faculty union seats, respectively
Physiology Hiring Committee
Andres Durstenfeld, Heather Faust, Kevin Raskoff,
Student Success Committee (Academic Senate
appoints faculty members)
Flex Planning Committee
Needs a representative from the Academic Senate
(replacing Kelly Fletes)
Academic Senate representative on Curriculum
No: Sunshine agreed to give monthly reports to
the Academic Senate; first will be Oct 3
BSI Co-Chair Desperately needed. Your thoughts?
Flex Day Committee Report (2:50-3:05)
IV Old Business
III. New Business
A. Basic Skills Annual Report (Action if
we're ready) (3:05-3:15)
from AAAG website
B. Summertime Decisions -- who should
make them? (Action Item) (3:15-3:25)
The Academic Senate President +/- the Executive
Committee had to make several committee decisions this past summer.
Is this what we want? There is no current protocol for this.
C. SLO Assessment Report 2012-2013
Signing Ceremony (3:25-3:35)
2012-2013 SLO Assessment Report
Be ready for cupcakes and celebratory toys.
D. Academic Senate and Presidential
Walt will join us and speak with us a bit. The
How should the shared governance process
enable campus constituencies to provide input into the budget
cuts to achieve financial solvency?
In the past, the Academic Senate has
purposefully remained neutral in these decision; should this
What role should the Academic Senate play as
the institution makes these decisions?
How should the Academic Senate be represented
at the College Council with respect to these decisions, i.e.,
how should Fred know how to vote?
E. Goals for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Possible Draft Goals:
1. Participate in preparations to research and
write the next accreditation self-evaluation
2. Research what data might be used to
demonstrate the ways that non-instructional programs contribute to
3. Continue efforts to increase the collaboration
between instructional and student services faculty and educate MPC
personnel about curricular changes and requirements.
4. Articulate the meaning of quality Distance
Education for the MPC community and its stakeholders.
5. Participate in the evaluation of 2010-2013
institutional goals and the formulation of 2013-201? goals, should
the institution decide to pursue this endeavor.
Added Sept 5: Oops, institutional goals are