Academic Senate Goals 2013-2014
Distance Education Quality (Fred, Catherine,
Goal: Articulate best practices for quality distance
education that support continuous improvement and effective teaching in an
Produce a best practices document that describes the
characteristics of quality online teaching and learning at MPC.
Shepherd the document through the shared governance
process at MPC to gather feedback and gain endorsement.
Ensure that document becomes the basis for the Faculty
Handbook for Online Instruction and integrated into training and
professional development activities related to online teaching and
Website Improvement (Alexis)
Goal: Improve the MPC website
Produce a Web Redesign RFP that accurately conveys the
needs and expectations of an improved institutional online presence and
generates thoughtful, imaginative, and competitive proposals from a number
of Web design firms.
Identify the firm and approach which best fits MPC needs,
and bring their proposal through the shared governance process for approval.
Ensure that the need for expanded and continued support
of the campus Web presence is included in the institutional long term
Make it easier for students to find and register for
Accreditation (Fred, Eric)
Goal: Participate in preparations to research and write the
next accreditation self-evaluation
Participate in the development of "The MPC Story".
Review accreditation documents as part of the shared
governance process and provide feedback to the Accreditation Self-Evaluation
Non-instructional Programs and FTES Generation
(Kathleen, Brian, Lauren)
Goal: Articulate the value of non-instructional programs to
FTES generation using quantitative metrics and qualitative analysis.
Investigate the types of quantitative metrics that could
be used to evaluate how non-instructional programs contribute to FTES
Share with the institution pertinent results of the
Inform the MPC community about key career services
outcomes that have been shown to predict student persistence to graduation.
Basic Skills Leadership (Fred, Merry)
Goal: Improve the functionality of the Basic Skills Committee
Develop a description of duties for the Basic Skills
chair or co-chairs.
Find and appoint faculty member(s) willing to serve as
Basic Skills Committee co-chair(s).
Spearhead an effort to engage in a self-analysis of ways
to enable the Basic Skills committee to function in a more efficient and
Collaboration Between Instructional and
Student Services Faculty (Mike, Kevin, Catherine)
Goal: Continue efforts to increase collaboration between
instructional and student services faculty
Continue to educate MPC personnel about curricular
changes and requirements through information presentations to divisions on
AA./AS-T degrees, resources such as assist.org, etc.
Develop BSI-level content courses that could be offered
beginning in fall 2014.
Deficit Reduction in Shared Governance
Goal: Participate in College Council's Efforts to Eliminate
Respond to College Council requests for feedback or
Flex Day Planning and Execution
Goal: Continue to organize flex day events that
are perceived as engaging and useful my MPC personnel.
Ensure that the Flex Committee has faculty
Receive regular reports from the Flex
Endorse and approve the general plans and the
schedules for the Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 Flex Day events
ASCCC Representation (Paola)
Goal: Represent MPC in ASCCC Plenary Sessions and other
Attend ASCCC Plenary Sessions
Receive reports from the ASCCC delegate and provide
feedback so that the delegate can accurately represent MPC
Remain informed on state-wide issues affecting the
California Community Colleges