Meeting Notes - May 26, 2015

1) Approve Notes from March 17, 2015

The notes were approved.

2) Educational Master Plan Update (EMP)

Cruz displayed a status update on the EMP 2015-20.She reminded the team of the planning cycle and that the next accreditation visit is in 2017-18. She explained that the EMP provided direction for the college over the next 5 years and that it drives the facilities master plan.

The EMP is grounded on the mission statement and the college's work around equity. This update to the EMP reflects a more intentional integration between instruction, student services and finance.

Cruz asked the team to review the full plan at and to send email feedback and recommendations to Marisa Spatafore.

The team approved forwarding it to College Council for further review.

 A direct link to the EMP is at

3) May Revise

League's May Revise Chart & Presentation. Cheu gave an update on the May Revise. She highlighted the main points:

  • One of best budgets community colleges have seen in many years
  • For the most part the same as or better than January 2015 draft budget
  • Includes $619 million in new Proposition 98 allocations to community colleges
  • LAO recommendations and legislative budget process will result in continuing changes
  • Community Colleges have not recovered “lost” purchasing power from budget downturn
  • One-time versus ongoing funds

Items of note were:

  • Ongoing versus one-time funds
  • Operating Expense augmentation earmarked for STRS/PERS, other operating increases
  • Chancellor’s Office has warned that this level of budget is not sustainable
  • Governor does not support state bond measure for capital outlay – bond measures are winding down and need infrastructure support
  • 50% effect on spending options
  • Proposition 30 expires in 2016 and 2018

 3) Quick News


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