MPC Academic Senate                       AGENDA

Thursday September 7, 2006

2:30-4:30 pm, Sam Karas Room


I.  Opening Business

A.  Call to order and roll call



Alfred Hochstaedter (President)

Mark Clements (Vice President)

Stephanie Tetter  (Secretary)

Debbie Anthony (COC Chair)

Jamie Dagdigian

Heather Faust

Alan Haffa

LaRon Johnson Gary Rollinson

Susan Joplin

Laura Loop

Jonathan Osburg

Steve Ruth

Eleanor Morris


Marlene Martin (ASCCC rep and Past-President)


B. Acknowledgement of Visitors

            C. Comments from Visitors

D. Approval of minutes from the August 31 meeting.


II. Reports

A.     Welcome and President’s report


B. Report from the Co-Chair of the Vice President for Academic Affairs Screening Committee. Caroline Carney will bring us up to date on the activities and progress of this committee. Discussion will follow about potential future steps in the hiring process.


B. COC report (possible ACTION item)


C. Other reports.  Divisions, Others?


III. Old Business

            A. Objectives, Goals, and a Vision. We will spend time here to summarize our list of “things we can do better” and “areas that need attention” into a few broad goals. After identifying and agreeing upon broad goals, we can appoint sub-committees to develop objectives for each of those goals. Another subcommittee could draft a vision statement that encompasses all of our goals.


            B. Bylaws. Should we rewrite some/all of our bylaws? If so which parts? Who should do it?


IV. New Business

            A. Spring Flex Days. We need to start the planning process for Spring Flex Days. Let’s try to do just a few things, but do them really well.


B. Board communication--Sept 19 meeting. What is most important to communicate?


V. Adjourn: 4:30 p.m.


VI. Next Meeting:  Sept 21 2006, 2:30 pm in the Sam Karas Room 

            Agenda items for future meetings: Discontinuance Policy, Accreditation mid-term report,            Bond Priorities, Continue/Finish work on rewriting bylaws and vision/goals/objectives