Meeting Notes 
February 12, 2015
ADM #109, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Attending: Bryant, Cheu, Cruz, Glapion, Khanna, Markus, Murphy, Shannakian, Spatafore, Trosper

Minutes of January 29, 2015 and February 3, 2015

College Council approved the meeting minutes for January 29, 2015 and the amended minutes of February 3, 2015.

IPBT Faculty Hiring Recommendations

Bryant presented a Deans only rating and compared it to the IPBT rating. Four faculty hires are recommended for 2015-2016 (MCNC, Biology, Environmental Sciences, English as a Second Language). A fifth position in English is pending should any retirement notices be submitted prior to March 15, 2015. All remaining positions will return to the hiring pool for next year. College Council approved the IPBT faculty hiring recommendations.

3SP Implementation Update

Cheu reported the 3SP plan had been approved and forwarded to the State Chancellor’s Office. Like many districts in the state, we are now able to hire and currently have six positions in various stages of recruiting/hiring. The positions include Outreach assistant, Outreach Administrative Assistant, 2 Outreach counselors, 1 BHES counselor and 1 PE/Athletics counselor. Questions were raised regarding additional classified positions in the areas of transfer, articulation and evaluation.

Even better news, the Chancellor’s office has extended the spending deadline for 2014-2015 to December 31, 2015. This gives us an extra six months due to the late notice of funding. Most of the mandates require people/recruiting which can be timely. It’s important that we don’t borrow from next year’s allocation and it is unknown if we will granted another extension for 2015-2016 spending. Discussion followed regarding ADTs and capacity issues.

Conversations are taking place within the Counseling Division regarding the development of comprehensive student ed plans (3800+) before May. Discussion followed regarding institutional barriers, new ways of thinking and working to meet mandates. At heart of the issues are our students, despite bargaining issues, workload issues, and insufficient staff. 

Open Items and Quick News

  • Former football student (2011-2013) Phillip Watson was shot and killed by SJ Police on February 11, 2015. Dan Atencio met with several reporters and spoke of his knowledge of the student. Reports and television newscasters may be on campus and the college is requesting a full investigation and review. Senior staff will discuss possible campus conversation in the near future.
  • Administrative of Justice program/law enforcement career. Neal has reached out to Wilkins-Greene regarding building better community relations.
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