COLLEGE PLANNING COUNCIL (CPC)
Monday, December 18th, 2006
ASO Senate Room in Seahawk Center
(Note: Meeting originally scheduled for 12/11, not held due to absence of key personnel. Those in attendance: Faculty: Senate: M. Wood, N. Barakat, J. Stanbery; AFT: L. McKenzie; Classified: T. Sulyok, L. DeSilva; Students:P. Harris; Guests: C. Mussa-Muldoon, E. Portis, M. Yanez, T. Mariner)
Administration: A. Patterson, L. Rosas, N. Malone, B. McNeel
Faculty: AFT: L. McKenzie, R. Oakes
Classified: T. Sulyok
Co-Chairs: N. Carson, S. McMurray
Guests: W. Loiterman, B. Englert
Absent: Administration: L. Spink, A. Tomlinson; Faculty, Senate: M. Wood, N. Barakat, J. Stanbery; AFT: B. Guertin; Classified: I. Clark, T. Gonzalez, L. Payne, L. DeSilva; Students: A. Aceves, S. McKnight, J. Hernandez, A. McConnon, C. Barton, W. Taylor, P. Sekona, C. Rodriguez; Resource: B. Easley
Meeting was called to order at 1:40. Quorum present.
1. Acceptance of Agenda (N. Carson)
Agenda accepted with addition: S. McMurray requested an item be added to congratulate the Process Plant Training on their article in the Daily Breeze.
2. Acceptance of Minutes (N. Carson)
Minutes of 11/13/06 accepted as submitted.
3. Report from the President (L. Rosas for L. Spink):
3.1 Prop A/AA & Construction Concerns: Major discussion points included: construction worker parking, residual effect of PacWest, congestion in parking lots.
3.2 District and College concerns: Major discussion points included a disruptive student in Child Development, who will be observed during the final today by Dr. B. Burstein.
3.3 NE Academic, Student Services, Administration, Tech building: Discussion included the steel going up for the NorthEast Academic Building; lighting for the fenced-in Tech building area. Also mentioned was the cancellation of the Core meeting for 12/19/06.
3.4 IT Concerns and Changes: The use of LAHC-ALL was discussed, including rights of the administration to restrict and/or monitor its use and the possible reaction on campus. Possibilities for lessening inappropriate use were discussed, including taking away the campus-wide reply capability.
4. Report from CPC Committees:
4.1 Budget Committee (L. McKenzie): L. McKenzie distributed and discussed the Budget Update and Budget Analysis. Major discussion points included the majority of the budget going into salaries and benefits, effect of SB361 on college funding; the plan for 2007-2008 is to start with a 0 budget, justifying each item. The Budget Committee will probably meet next on 1/23/07, after Core.
4.2 Facilities/Work Environment (B. Young): Major discussion points
included the anticipation of some of the trenches on campus being ready to be filled in over the next couple of weeks; parking issues, the shut-off of power on campus over the Christmas holidays and the resulting impact on the phone system.
4.3 Staffing (M. Wood): No report.
4.3.1., 4.3.2 discussion points included employee recruitment, Personnel Commission procedures, delay in creation of lists for positions.
4.4 Staff Development (M. Wood): No report.
4.5 Flex (C. Carrillo) no report
5. Accreditation (L. Rosas):
5.1 Accreditation: L. Rosas reported that there has been no response from the Senate regarding the position of Accreditation Czar.
5.2 Unit Planning: By the first week of December all division chairs will be ready to present unit plans. The first CPC meeting in February (2/26, to be combined with Hot Topics) will focus on the priorities from each Cluster. Cluster priorities should be ready for the Cluster chairs the week of 2/5, to be then forwarded to Nancy Carson (preferably in electronic form).
5.3 Enrollment Management: (L. Rosas, A. Patterson) The committee will be meeting in January to plan opening week events. The faculty has been requested to put two more students in each of their classes. After the first week of classes, committee focus will move to retention. Discussion points included the re-instatement of the student retention committee, communication with students (bringing back “college hour,” 2-3, was mentioned).
6. Standing Committee Reports:
6.1. Administrative Services Cluster: Marketing was discussed, including al Punto’s efforts and the marketing plan proposed by the students.
6.2 Presidential Cluster (L. Spink): no report.
6.3 Academic Affairs Cluster (L. Rosas): Discussed were online and off-campus offerings.
6.3.1. Enrollment Management Committee (L. Rosas): nothing new to add to earlier discussion.
6.4 Student Services Cluster (A. Patterson, D. Tull):
6.4.2 Re-organization of Student Services: With the retirement of Dr. Bossler, A. Patterson proposed upgrading an Associate Dean to Dean, giving the dean additional responsibilities: athletics, student health center, financial aid, EOPS. S. Millman would be made an associate Dean, responsible for recruitment and the welcome center.
7. Reports from Constituencies:
Classified: No report.
Faculty: S. McMurray discussed the Strategic Plan for the District going to the Board in January; faculty morale is very low.
Administrators: No report.
Students: No report.
8. Items from the floor: N. Malone encouraged everyone to attend the Diversity Lunch.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 PM.