CPSC, the College Professional Study Committee, is established by the Faculty Master
(X.R.1a). Its membership and its jurisdiction are defined there.
- The Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Vice President of the MCCEA serve as
- CPSC meets regularly once a month through the academic year. These meetings are usually
held at noon on the fourth Friday of the month. Meeting agendas, location, and times are announced via e-mail and are available on the MCC website.
Items to be presented for study by CPSC are due in the office of the VPAA one week
prior to the CPSC meetings (usually the third Friday of each month).
- Meetings of the CPSC and its subcommittees are open to any member of the college.
- Subjects for study by CPSC can be originated by any faculty member, student, or
- General subjects for study are submitted on a Form 1; curricular changes are submitted
on one of two Form 1-A’s, one for new or revised courses and one for new or revised
An electronic copy of completed forms and all necessary attachments must be sent
to the Vice President of Academic Affairs via email to Kristy Thurston at Kristy.Thurston@mcc.edu.
- An agenda will be published via e-mail prior to CPSC, Curriculum and Academic Affairs
- The standing sub-committees are Academic Affairs and Curriculum. Also reporting to
CPSC are the Distance Learning Advisory Committee and the Academic Computing Committee.
CPSC may also, at its discretion, establish Ad Hoc committees to study and report
particular topics. Examples of such committees in the recent past have included
- Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
- General Education
- Hybrid Courses
Each academic division is represented on Ad Hoc Committees. Meetings are held
monthly and are open to all interested in attending. For further information, contact
- Either the faculty representatives or the administrative representatives may invite
consultants or other outside speakers to address a CPSC meeting.
- All reports will be in writing and will be available to faculty, students, and administrators.
- Summaries of CPSC actions will be distributed throughout the college via e-mail and are
available on the MCC website .
- Each division shall elect one faculty member to serve on each standing sub-committee.
elections are held in December, for a two-year term beginning in January.
- The MCCEA may, at its discretion, appoint one member for each sub-committee.
- Up to three administrators may be appointed by the Academic Vice President to serve
Academic Affairs and Curriculum subcommittees.
- Committee members may send a representative if they will be absent at a meeting,
allowed to vote as a committee member. The representative must be either a faculty
representative when substituting for a faculty member, or an administrative representative
an administration member.
- The position of Chairperson is open to any voting member. Chairpersons and secretaries
be elected each January by a majority of the voting members present.
- Responsibilities of the Chairperson include:
- Calling meetings as necessary; developing the agenda and publishing it via e-mail.
- Ensuring that all recommendations from the sub-committee are sent on a Form 2 to
the CPSC, in time to be placed on the agenda for its next meeting.
- Attending all CPSC meetings when an item has been placed on the agenda by the