College Planning Council (CPC)
Monday, October 11, 2010
Co-chairs: B. McNeel, J. Smith
Administration: N. Malone, M. Martinez, A. Patterson, R. Richards, L. Rosas,
A. Tomlinson, M. Yanez
Faculty: N. Barakat, S. Fasteau, E. Joiner, S. McMurray, J. Stanbery, M. Wood, B. Young
Classified: B. Englert, L. DeSilva, W. Gilliam, T. Mariner, C. Muldoon
ASO: S. Delgado
Acceptance of Minutes:
The minutes from the meeting of Sept. 27, 2010 were not available.
Mr. Martinez reported on the state budget that was just passed by the California legislature.
Community colleges fared well compared to other entities. We received an increase of $206 million for the entire system. A good portion of this, however, is being deferred to the year 2011/12 due to a loophole the legislature has found in Prop. 98. The college was given 2.2 percent growth which equals approximately $126 million. Hopefully, by the next budget meeting we will have that figure incorporated into the budget so we can see what it will look like. We are also hoping that it has a positive impact in terms of the course section reductions that have been discussed previously. There will be no COLA this year. There is $35 million backfill for categorical programs and $25 million for Economic and Workforce Development. These monies are being deferred to 2011/12. There is also $20 million for CTE. This money will be available. There will be no enrollment fee increase.
After recent discussions, a decision was made that we should no longer have a President’s Cluster. It was felt that the President’s Cluster did not really add value to the planning process. Instead, it was proposed that we have an Economic and Workforce Development Cluster. There are a number of components within that area that should be part of the planning process. June Smith asked Jim Stanbery to work with Bobby McNeel in helping to set up the structure of the Economic and Workforce Development Cluster.
College Priorities for the Educational Master Plan
The committee was asked to divide into smaller working groups to discuss and then decide how to mesh together the priorities submitted by the Academic Affairs, Administrative Services and Student Services Clusters to come up with at least the top ten. The committee then reconvened and each group presented their rankings. June Smith explained that she would then take these rankings, place them into similar groupings and announce them to the college as a whole. The groupings would then be sent on to the college budget committee for their assessment.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.