Meeting Notes - January 28,2010Members: A. Argyriou, C. Castillo, J. Chou, S. Cook, M. Custodio, G. Durham, Jr., C. Espinosa-Pieb, A. Guevara, R. Hansen, L. Jeanpierre, L. Jenkins, A. Khanna, D. Kubo, A. LaManque, C. Lee-Klawender, B. Murphy, L. Parent, C. Pereida, R. Schroeder, M. Shirazi, M. Spatafore, R Tomaneng
Guests: D. Alves deLima, M. Browning, F. Frazer, L. Hearn, D. Howard-Pitney, H. Irvin, G. Knittlel, R. McFarland, J. Mowrey, E. Norte, C. Ramskov, J. Rosenberg, A. Simes, M. Stevens, C. Wilkins-Greene, C. Woodward
I. The College Council minutes of January 14, 2010 were approved.
II. Categorical Funds Mandate – Handout #2
L. JeanPierre distributed the “2009-2010 Categorical Funds Mandate” document for review. College Council adopted the mandate which redirects federal funds to backfill categorical programs (for up to $1,000 maximum). The mandate was on the agenda for the February 1 Board of Trustees meeting.
III. Budget Reduction Scenarios – Handouts #3-6
See handouts for further detail and information
Handout #3: Other Categorical Reductions (not requiring backfill)
Handout #4: Categorical Fund Cuts Analysis
Handout #5: Savings from Positions Only by VP Area
Handout #6: Proposed Reductions to College Council 2010-2011
Plans were discussed to address the $4.8M budget deficit for the college. Processes for each group were highlighted and targeted classified positions were identified. Future discussions will focus on finding ways to defer job losses. The Board of Trustees adopted a plan to use “staff protection funds” (now called Escrow II) to carry some positions through 2010-2011. Escrow II will become effective July 1, 2010 to fund classified positions through June 30, 2011. However, some positions will not be funded and will be eliminated on June 30, 2010, in addition to positions in Escrow I. Many of the positions are currently vacant, and some may result from reorganizations.
The PBTs used three guiding principles in the budget review process:
1. protect core services to students and maintain offerings
2. not expect categorical programs to absorb the full hit of cuts
3. make efforts to reorganize whenever possible
The following PBT budget recommendations were presented to College Council.
2. Proposed reductions for 2010-2011
- IPBT: Proposed Student Success Center reorganization affected 36 part-time positions
- Each division submitted $200K for targeted reductions and IPBT submitted votes or
- Escrow 2 positions -- based on votes AND needing time to restructure/ reorganize
- SSPBT positions discussed since Fall; Stacy received more info from CalWorks,
Counseling, (Assessment Supervisor in Escrow 2 account to have time to restructure)
College Council Vote: M. Shirazi made a motion to approve the budget reduction plans, given the acceptable range of options. There was one dissention. College Council acknowledged this was the best we could do at this time.
IV. Burning Issues, Quick News, Wrap UpMurphy acknowledged the work of Englen, Norte and Reza for their work on “Compassionate Communications” at the Deans’ Council meeting.
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