Academic Senate Goals 2012-2013
This year’s goals are split into two categories: institutional issues that we
address every year, and those goals initiated by the Academic Senate.
accreditation beast (Fred)
Participate in writing the Mid-Term Report and shepherd it through the shared
Recruit faculty members to participate in this process
Plan flex day events
that are informative, inspirational, motivational, and/or engaging to all those
that attend (Flex Day group)
Address the lack of a chair on the Flex Day committee.
Review Board Policies
that relates to academic and professional matters (???)
Participate in the new board policy review effort to adopt a large number of
board policies this academic year.
continuing development of distance education at MPC (Catherine, ICDE, Fred)
Work collaboratively with ICDE to establish a philosophy that articulates the
role, scope, and meaning of high quality distance education at MPC
Review the second ACCJC follow-up report and approve its submittal.
Goals Initiated by the Academic
development and effectiveness by making enhanced use of the existing faculty
evaluation process using peer-based mentorship.
(Kevin, Andres, Elias)
Solicit best-practices from around the campus as guidelines for the
post-evaluation support of all faculty, both new and experienced, in areas such
new use of technology
MPC Foundation support
Develop a process to assist evaluation committees with post-evaluation
strategies that clearly outline goals, timelines, and support for faculty that
will address constructive recommendations born from the information gained
Outline a process that will be of benefit to all faculty members, as well as
their evaluation committee. It will
help maintain a consistent thread of evaluation throughout all stages of our
career, and provide an entry point for our next round of self-evaluation and
Continue to investigate the feasibility of instituting +/- grading
at MPC (Steve-our honorary senate representative)
investigation of +/- grading by soliciting information from students.
student leadership and ask them to do some kind of 'awareness' or 'discussion'
or 'focus group' on +/- grading.
results of the student discussion.
Participate in improvement of technology
implementations related to instruction and user-centeredness.
Prepare a summary
of past institutional discussions regarding technology concerns (e.g. Academic
Senate minutes, “Tech Triage” survey responses, etc.) for the incoming Associate
Dean of Instructional Technology and Director of Information Services to provide
a context for technology concerns from the faculty perspective.
Share the summary
of concerns with the Instructional Technology and Director of Information
the incoming Associate Dean of Instructional Technology and Director of
Information Services on plan for addressing the concerns and communicating the
response to faculty.
Encourage and improve
communication and collaboration between instructional faculty and student
services to support student success. (Instructional and Student Services Group)
Establish collaborative effort between instructional faculty, counseling faculty
and student services staff to develop and present a pilot transfer workshop
specific to a discipline or division.
The workshop will include information about SB 1440 transfer AA degrees.
a process that explores and cultivates the sharing of SLO’s between instruction
and student services and programs.
Identify areas of shared aims and align strategies to meet student’s needs.