Meeting Notes - May 4, 2011

Attending: Beckum, Booye, Cole, Cook, Glapion, Haynes, Hunter,
LeBleu-Burns, Marquez, Mieso, Moberg, Moreno, Patlan, Poon
Guests: Bradshaw, Castillo, Chung, Perezalonso, Schooler, Van, Whelan

Reviewed Agenda and Notes
There were no additions to the agenda.
Announcements – Hunter reviewed information about the DARE (Developmental & Readiness Education) Spring 2011 Open House scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in Conference Room A.

Review amount of reductions – Cook announced the timeline for discussion has been extended another week.
Cook reviewed her handout showing the Office of the VP of Students reductions, which includes one classified staff position and what that would mean to the college. The amount of the reduction in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services, Counseling and Financial Aid are included in the 2 million in reductions so far.
VP of Finance has indicated the college may need to cut categorical programs. The consequences of a reduction in categorical programs will be discuss with Watson, to determine if it would be worth it. We still need a strategy to get to 4 million in reductions.
Review proposals in more detail
The Counseling reduction proposal includes elimination of assignments for faculty on Article 19. There was a lengthy discussion of the important role of the Academic Advisors in Counseling.
Poon requested ISP provide a business plan to be self-sustainable. ISP students generate 10.2 million in revenue. Cook would request those funds be used to pay salaries and the funds remain at the college instead of the district which reallocates funds back to the college in salaries.
Suggestion - Discuss the balance of instructors between Instruction and Student Services, i.e. to teach Humi 10 classes, or do they reduce the course offerings.
Suggestion - Bring back enrollment management.
Mieso commented on the need to discuss what the Student Services core services are.
Booye suggested asking students what they consider the core services are, i.e. counseling appointments.
Cook asked LeBleu-Burns to work with Cognetta and Newell to obtain what is the most important information. She would like to do both -- 1) Survey students (Newell), 2) Continue our discussion of the core services.
Glapion mentioned using the results of the Noel Levitz survey. Cook will ask Newell.
Castillo led a group exercise about what the college may look like in the future – determine who is the student that gets most of our resources?
  •  Center of the circle (core) includes strategic planning, AAs, first opportunity students (basic skills),
  •  Middle circle includes transfer, BA, certificate students
  •  Outside circle includes those not in an AA program or transferring, community (no), high school (go slow) and those students with 300 or more units (maybe).
Agenda for the next meeting - 1) Continue discussion regarding core services,
 2) Categorical Program reductions
Next meeting is Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
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