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Academic Senate Meeting May 28, 2015

MPC Academic Senate
May 28, 2015

2:30-4:15 in LTC 216

Academic Senate Membership

 Alfred Hochstaedter (President)  Dawn Rae Davis  Heather Craig
 Kathleen Clark (Vice President)  Merry Dennehy  Kevin Raskoff
 Paola Gilbert (ASCCC Delegate)  Nancy Bingaman
 Andres Durstenfeld
Catherine Webb
 Robynn Smith  Mark Clements
 Sandra Washington
 Eric Ogata
 Mike Torres

Alexis Copeland


I. Opening Business

A. Public Comments
Any persons may have up to three minutes to address the Academic Senate on any subject not on the agenda today.

B. Approval of Draft Minutes from the May 21 meeting

II. Reports

A. President's Report Notes

B. COC (Action Item)

Basic Skills
Joel Pickering
Scott Moller

Adult Education Coordinator
Molly May, Extensive work with the consortium; MPC ESL Rep
Monika Bell, Extensive work with the consortium; MPC Postsecondary CTE rep
Paola Gilbert, Extensive work with consortium; was on 2014 hiring committee

Director of Student Success and Equity
John Cristobal
Alethea DeSoto
Eric Ogata
Larry Walker will probably chair; other non-faculty members to be named later

III. Old Business

A. Academic Renewal Policy Changes (2nd Reading) (2:45-2:55)
Explanatory PowerPoint

B. MPC Academic Senate Annual Report (2nd Reading) (2:55-3:10)
Draft Annual Report

IV. New Business

A. Distance Education Transition from Moodle to Canvas -- ICDE to decide? (3:10-3:20)
- See notes

B. Report on the ASCCC CTE Leadership Institute (3:20-3:45)
 - Executive Summary of Regional Conversations and Town Halls
-- includes key feedback points advocated by MPC CTE faculty
 - Presentation from MPC Faculty members to Academic Senate

C. Reviewing the MPC GE standards/descriptions (3:45-4:00)
 - These are the descriptions that are used to determine placement of courses into MPC GE areas.

D. Technology Update including Google Campus (4:00-4:15)
Steve Bruemmer
 - Document from Onix -- the firm that will oversee the transition to Google Campus
 - Summary of Google Campus from Steve Bruemmer

V. Future Agenda Item

A. Innovative Non-credit




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