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Academic Senate Meeting April 7, 2016

  • Date: 04/07/2016 2:30 PM - 4:15 PM  
  • Location: LTC 216

April 7, 2016

Academic Senate Membership

Alfred Hochstaedter (President) Jacque Evans Heather Craig
Kathleen Clark (Vice President) Merry Dennehy Eric Ogata
Paola Gilbert (ASCCC Delegate) Sandra Washington James Lawrence
Lynn Kragelund (Secretary) Robynn Smith Mark Clements
Sunny LeMoine Glenn Tozier Mike Torres

Mary Johnson


I. Opening Business

A. Public Comments/Welcome (2:30-2:35)

B. Approval of Draft Minutes from the March 17 meeting  (2:35-2:45)

II. Reports

A. President's Report Notes (2:45-2:50)
MPC news and information as provided through venues such as AAAG, the College Council, the Board of Trustees, Accreditation, and other areas of interest.

C. Flex Day Report (2:50-2:55)
April 28 (Optional) Schedule

D. COC (Action Item) (2:55-3:05)
Family Research Studies Discontinuance 
Academic Senate designee for the "OEI Implementation Team"

E. ASCCC Report (3:05-3:15)
Area B Meeting, Paola Gilbert
Link to resolutions here

III. Old Business

 A. GE Area Descriptions from the Curriculum Advisory Committee FEEDBACK (3:15-3:30)
This was our initial deadline. We'll review what we have.
The document as it stands now
Directions for each group
CAC and Academic Senate Personnel

B. Policies and Processes for Enrollment Management and Scheduling INFORMATION (3:30-3:45)
ASCCC's 2009 paper, Enrollment Management Revisited
Plan from Pam Deegan of CBT
Contract for Business Process Analysis from the Strata information Group--Developing the Schedule of Classes

IV. New Business

A. ICDE recommendation on Canvas as MPC's Learning Management System POSSIBLE ACTION (3:45-4:00)
Jaye Luke and Steve Bruemmer will join us
Canvas LMS Evaluation Results

B. Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program -- Resolution First Reading (4:00-4:10)
Request for Proposals: The California College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 (AB 798)

Whereas, The significant rise in costs of textbooks is a barrier to college attendance, student access, and student success;
Whereas, Many colleges are interested in reducing the cost of textbooks to increase student access to necessary course materials; and
Whereas, The intent of the College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 (AB 798, Bonilla,2015) is to reduce costs for college students by encouraging faculty to accelerate the adoption of lower cost, high-quality, open educational resources (OER);
Resolved, That the Academic Senate of Monterey Peninsula College support efforts to increase student access to high-quality open educational resources and reduce the cost of textbooks and supplies for students in course sections for which open educational resources are to be adopted to accomplish cost savings for students.

C. "Meeting Time" in the schedule of classes (4:10-4:15)
Objective: share the idea, gauge interest, and perhaps direct senate representatives to bring the idea back to divisions for fedback.

V. Future Agenda Items

A. Director of Student Success 
How can we work together?

B. Update on the Plan to Establish Systematic Assessment of Course and Program Outcomes (May 5)

C. Review recommendations from CBT on Integrated Planning Processes and Governance Processes (April 21, I think)

D. 2015-2016 Annual Report (May 5 and 19)

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