Meeting Notes - October 27, 2009
1) Approve Notes from October 13, 2009
The notes were approved with one minor correction.
2) Report back from PBTs on Budget Discussions
Jeanpierre reported back from the SSPBT that they had chosen to look at what was good and successful within the student services area. From there they would work backwards to see which resources most directly supported these services.
Lee-Klawender, reported that the IPBT team was still in the discussion stage, but would look at the programs reviews; look at tiers of cuts instead of one large cut; ACCJC rubric; would look at the suggestions from the Deans’ meeting; cause and effect problems; reduction vs. elimination of programs.
Jeanpierre reported that the F&ER PBT team had identified some of it's funding reductions with vacant positions and reallocating some salary costs to Measure C. Within the VP1 area, the Child Development Center is effected by categorical budget reductions of approx. $529K from eliminated tax bailout dollars, but the Director has identified savings, grant offerings, OTI opportunities, and other items that can be put toward covering this deficit.
3) Budget Update
Jeanpierre advised that there was no new news on the budget. She requested that the team refresh themselves on the Strategic Planning initiatives. She passed out and reviewed a document from the state of the College Annual Report 2006-07 that identified the Strategic Planning Initiatives from 2007. These core values may be a framework from which to look at goals and missions of the College.
Jeanpierre distributed a handout from the Deans’ meeting of October 15, 2009. The Deans brainstormed for ideas on how to establish the core goals of the College in order to set a basis of how to address the budget reductions. Sellitti reported that the Deans were trying to take a new look at what is important to the College now, rather than to use the goals from years ago. The Deans looked at establishing a new rubric for the College, addressing some of the ways to compare and evaluate course offerings. Sellitti discussed numerous examples from the document.
During a robust discussion, the team shared their thoughts on the following areas:
Jeanpierre requested suggestions to forward to College Council:
Argyriou, Bloom, Gerard, Jeanpierre, Jenkins, Lee-Klawender, Michaelis, Reza, Sellitti, Simes. Notes: Gibson.
Contact: Pippa Gibson