COLLEGE PLANNING COUNCIL (CPC)
COLLEGE PLANNING COUNCIL (CPC)
Monday, June 4, 2007
ASO Senate Room in Seahawk Center
Presiding: June Smith
Administration: L. Spink, L. Rosas, A. Patterson, N. Malone, A. Tomlinson,
Faculty: AFT: L. McKenzie, R. Oakes
Senate: N. Barakat, J. Stanbery, M. Wood
Classified: I. Clarke, L. DeSilva
CoChair: N. Carson
Guests: B. Young, B. Englert, S. Fasteau
Absent: Administration: B. McNeel; Faculty: B. Guertin; Classified: T. Gonzalez,
R. Nadler, T. Sulyok; Students: N/A; Resource: B. Easley
Meeting was called to order at 1:35 p.m.
1. Acceptance of Agenda: (J. Smith)
The Agenda was approved as submitted.
2. Acceptance of Minutes: (J. Smith)
The minutes for the CPC meeting of April 23 were accepted as presented. The minutes for
the CPC meeting of May 7 were accepted as presented with one change: B. Young’s name
was added to the list of those in attendance.
3. Report from the President: (L. Spink)
· Dr. Spink distributed samples of flyers that will be given out at graduation to update the community on the progress of current building projects. Copies will also be put in all campus mailboxes.
· The District has undertaken a major process to re-design the websites for all nine colleges. Abbie Patterson, Ray Van Dinther and Jonathon Lee have been actively involved in this process. The goal is to make the websites for all of the colleges similar in format in order to make it a little easier for students to access needed information. Decisions related to colors used in the design and selection of the wording used will remain at the campus level. The new design is supposed to be implemented within the next month.
· The college is being projected to finish out the year with a 3.9% growth. Summer still has to come into play. Harbor is starting one week later than most of the other colleges.
4. Report from CPC Committees:
4.1 Budget (L. McKenzie)
The college is slated to finish the year with a $1.4 million deficit. The last report
given indicated only about a $1.1 million deficit. The increase has to do with the
GASB bill. It was assumed that the money had been taken off the top from the
District’s allocation at the beginning of the year but it had not been taken off the
4.2 Facilities & Work Environment (B. Young)
Safety inspections were made recently in the Administration, Tech. 1 and Tech. 2 buildings. With the exception of a few problem areas related to storage and utilization of space, the inspections went well.
Bill Englert reported that the alarm system is very close to working at full capacity.
The need for campus-wide training using the system was discussed.
4.3 Staffing (M. Wood)
Mark Wood distributed his year-end report and announced that due to recent health concerns, he is giving up most of his leadership responsibilities which include Staffing, Staff Development and Accreditation. The committee thanked Mr. Wood for his service to the college.
4.4 Staff Development (M. Wood)
Mr. Wood distributed the year-end report for Staff Development and noted that the
committee began the semester with an approximate $7,500 budget rollover from the
previous year. This amount was then augmented by the Governor in February by
5. Program Review and Accreditation (M. Wood)
The Accreditation Self Study 2nd Quarter Report was distributed and reviewed.
Discussion ensued on the problems preventing the implementation of the program
6. Acceptance of modified Vision, Mission and Values Statements
By consensus, the following modifications to the Vision, Mission, and Values statements
6.1 Vision: The College vision is to create a personalized, student-centered learning
environment dedicated to preparing our community for life’s challenges and
6.2 Mission Statement: (Change the last sentence to read as follows:) “and seeks dynamic
dialogue and reflective evaluation and improvement of the institution through ongoing assessment and evaluation of measurable student learning outcomes.
6.3 Values: add a 6th value: Civic Responsibility
7. Enrollment Management Committee (A. Patterson)
Mrs. Patterson shared with the committee minutes from the Enrollment Management Committee meeting of May 22 and announced that they are working on several different projects and activities including the following:
from the college’s feeder high schools. It is hoped that many of the academic
departments will be able to participate.
· A VIP Day is being planned for the fall where a letter of congratulations will be sent to all new students inviting them to come out to the campus before school starts and bring their parents.
Ivan Clarke announced that a proposal has been put forth from the IT Advisory Committee that would restrict access to LAHC-all via campus e-mail. A tentative list of those who would be able to post to LAHC-all would include, but not necessarily limited to, administrators, division chairs, managers and chairs of major committees.
If anyone else wished to post something, they would send it to their respective manager and ask them to post it. Dr. Spink noted that this topic was shared mainly as an informational item and to receive feedback. No definite plans have been made, at present, to restrict access to LAHC-all.
9.1 Review LASW goals statement: Copies of L.A. Southwest College’s Mission
and Strategic Goals Statement was distributed and discussed. The committee
reaffirmed, by consensus, that Harbor’s own Mission and Goals Statements
were sufficient, for the present, and no changes were necessary.
9.2 Discuss and state any revisions needed for the seven descriptors (N. Carson)
By consensus, the committee reaffirmed their approval of the descriptors to the seven “Goals to Achieve Student Success” on page 3 of the Strategic Plan.
The college is looking at the programs of two companies whereby text messages could be sent out to the cell phones of students in the event of an emergency. It was emphasized that this program would only be used as a supplement and not as a replacement to current emergency notification procedures. The program could also be used to send out non-emergency announcement-type text messages.
Administration: Dr. Spink announced that as she will be on vacation the week of the Chancellor’s retirement party, she has invited Chancellor Young to come to Harbor, sometime around the end of June, for an afternoon reception in his honor and he has accepted the invitation.
12.1 College construction ombudsman (L. Rosas)
N. Barakat stated that there must be a safe transition to the track for disabled students in place before Summer School starts.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.