Meeting Notes - October 11, 2011
1) Welcome & Introductions
Jeanpierre welcomed the members to the fist meeting of the academic year. The team introduced themselves.
Jeanpierre reviewed the Charge, Goals, Ground Rules, Principles, Activities & Training of Campus Budget Team Members.
Jeanpierre reviewed the checklist and noted it was Jackie Reza’s document that she used as part of her Governance 101 training. Unfortunately, Reza was not available to present the document at today’s meeting.
4) Approve Notes from June 14, 2011
The notes were approved.
Jeanpierre shared the most recent summary of Fund 14 and Categorical funding. The summary showed the worst-case scenario at the present time. It included the mid-year trigger cuts, which were anticipated to be approx. $700k statewide. The Chancellor asked the campus to address the worst-case scenario, as it is easier to pull back reductions than add reductions.
Referring to the spreadsheet, the district-wide category is for utilities and insurance, etc. This area is not able to contribute to the budget reductions.
Full-time faculty and part-time faculty are critical in achieving the needed 17619 FTES for the 2011-12 year. Chow noted that it was confusing that at the same time we are asking the campus to make budget reductions we are hiring approx. 20 full-time faculty. This is because the college needs to fulfill the State mandated faculty obligation number. Jeanpierre shared that currently there are 31 faculty vacancies but clarified that every position is included in the budget scenario, even the vacant positions. The State gives community colleges $4500 funding per full-time equivalent student.
FHDA had been very resourceful and have not needed to spend any of their state mandated 5% reserves.
Each PBT will discuss their own budget reduction process and bring their recommendations to the Campus.
Jeanpierre talked in detail about the Measure C FF&E Phase II dollars, referring to the information posted on the web site. She reviewed the approved process for requesting new dollars and highlighted how requests should be provided. The deadline for requests is November 10, 2011.
7) Quick News
Suggested Agenda Items for Upcoming Meetings:
Ways to bring in new revenues
Status report on the solar panels
Grants office – Richard Galope was the grants manager but he left the district. Grants office financing was supposed to be through the parcel tax, but it didn’t pass. We applied for a $7M grant but it was awarded to a consortium in the valley where they have 17% unemployment.
Present: Bloom Chow Gerard Jeanpierre Jenkins Lee-Wheat Michaelis Mieso Patlan DASB: Charles Stevens, Pablo Zamorano. Notes: Gibson
Contact: Pippa Gibson