Ohlone College

Room 1216

43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539


Minutes of College Council

December 5, 2003 APPROVED

Page 1 of 2 Pages January 16, 2004


MEMBERS PRESENT: Martha Brown, Douglas Burns, Keith Clark, Janet Corcoran,

Clifton Der Bing, Huy Do, Linda Evers, Tom Holcomb, Dennis Keller, Patrick Lane, Elizabeth Silva, Connie Teshara, Doug Treadway, Debbie Tucker, Barbara Tull


MEMBERS ABSENT: Melissa Milner




2. Approval of Minutes


Moved/Evers/Seconded/Clark/Passed to approve minutes from the

November 12, 2003, meeting.


3. Educational Master Plan


o       Dr. Wright reviewed the Educational Master Plan concentrating on the revisions made since last year.


         Projects were in isolation and needed integration

         Review of positive outcomes

         Identified resources available at Newark Center

         Reduces ASF by approximately 17 percent

         Summary of Fremont Campus condition


o    Dr. Wright will work with Dennis and Connie to place the documents regarding the Educational Master Plan on the College Council web site.


o    Consensus to establish a sub-committee (Patrick Lane, Elizabeth Silva, Connie Teshara, and Barbara Tull) to interact with the Facilities Task Force and constituents on presenting the College Council recommendation in support of the Master Plan to the Board on December 10, 2003.


o    A joint meeting with the Facilities Task Force will be held on Thursday, December 11 from 3-5 p.m.


4. Progress Reports


a. Smoking Policy

         Enforcement, to be discussed at the next meeting.

         Consideration of feasibility of sites

         Language needs to be put into College terms and negotiated

b. Verizon Discussion

         Staff to meet with Verizon representative December 9 at 3:00 p.m. In preparation for the meeting, Walt Birkedahl received input from staff and forwarded questions to Verizon.

         Locations of antennas will be made clear


c. Task Force on College-wide committees

Postponed for discussion at the January 16, 2004 meeting.


5. Discussion of Future Meetings


Moved/Evers/Seconded/Burns/Passed to continue to hold future meetings on the first and third Friday of the month from 10:00-11:30 a.m.


The next meeting will be held on January 16, 2004.


6. Comments from the Audience




7. Agenda for the Next Meeting


The following items were suggested for the January 16 agenda: 1) Smoking Policy, 2) College Council Task Force Report, 3) Classified Input into Academic Calendar, and 4) Alternative Schedules.