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           • Communication and expression
           • Information literacy
           • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
           • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental justice
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SSPBT Meeting Notes - June 7, 2018

Attending Members:  Booye, Doan, Glapion, Kirkpatrick, LeBleu-Burns, Mandy, Mieso, Tanubrata (DASB), White-Daniels
Guest:  Dawn Lee Tu
There were no amendments to the agenda or to the notes.

Budget Recommendations

Several SSPBT committee members expressed concerns about the impact the budget cuts will have on our ability to serve students, and agreed to include a statement with the budget reduction summary.

White-Dainiels shared that she is expecting four faculty retirements after the 2019-2020 fiscal year that could have further impact. Doan asked if these expiated retirements could be included to help with the reduction in Counseling. Mieso clarified that the current budget reduction recommendations can only include retirements that will be in effect before July 1, 2019. Mieso asked White-Daniels to send him this information about expected retirements so it can be brought to the attention of Senior Staff. White-Daniel commented that we would need to do some program consolidations in Student Services given that some areas will be getting smaller due to the budget cuts.

White-Daniels asked how the process works if Senior Staff makes changes to the budget reduction proposal that gets forwarded from SSPBT.

Mieso explained the process -- that all PBT recommendations are reviewed by Senior Staff before going to College Council, and if changes are made, that information will be communicated back to the PBT as information only, not for a new vote.

The SSPBT committee approved the budget recommendations with one member abstaining. The following statement will be included with the budget reduction proposals:

SSPBT is gravely concerned about the negative impact of the proposed budget reductions on our ability to serve students, and the adverse effect these cuts will have on enrollment, student retention, completion, delivery of mandated services, and overall service delivery to our students.

We recognize the important role Student Services plays in supporting student success and our collaborative efforts with instruction. The proposed budget reductions will significantly limit our ability to fulfill our mission as a body, and the college’s overall mission.

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