Ohlone College

Child Development Center / Fremont Campus

43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539




Minutes of College Council

September 24, 2004 ADOPTED 10/8/04


MEMBERS PRESENT: Tom Holcomb Doug Treadway

Dennis Keller Kathleen Johnson (for Douglas Burns)

Elizabeth Silva Eileen Hudson (for Connie Teshara)

Wayne Takakuwa Richard Grotegut (new Faculty rep)

Barbara Tull Dennis Driver (for Patrick Lane)

Renee Gonzalez (for Saad Siddiqui)


MEMBERS ABSENT: Staff rep needed (Keith Clark replacement)

Debbie Tucker

Ban-Jin Tan

Emerald Templetan

Linda Evers




  1. Approval of Minutes, September 10, 2004

  1. Facilities Task Force Update


·         MBT architect representatives detailed the relocations and reductions to the Newark site that will be proposed to the Board of Trustees in a special Board meeting being held on Wednesday, September 29, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Jackson Theatre / Smith Center). Significant points included:

Ø      Current market conditions and materials costs are driving the cost increase (typical expectation for materials inflation is 5% per year. By comparison, there has been a 5% increase in the past three months and an 18-20% increase in materials costs in the last year)

Ø      7,000 sq.ft. overall site reduction

Ø      Washington Hospital partnership no longer assumed (shell space deleted)

Ø      Even with size reduction, project is short $2 million in funding

Ø      Library reduced by 3,500 sq.ft.

Ø      Two (2) second floor classrooms deleted

Ø      Cherry Street frontage retained

Ø      Parking reduction at perimeter


·         Elizabeth Silva expressed concern that there was a lack of Library representation at the Facilities Task Force meeting and that this was the first time she was hearing about the proposed Library reduction.


·         Question raised regarding withdrawal of Washington Hospital partnership. Treadway reported that the partnership was discussed by Hospital administration but never approved by the Hospital Board. The WA Hospital Board was concerned about the location of the Newark site and felt that, as a business, the Hospital identity would be overshadowed by the Ohlone identity on that property.

·         Dr. Treadway offered a reminder that two of the Newark site “bays” impacted were going to be funded by Washington Hospital and this has no effect on our budget.

·         Recommendation by Treadway that a statement of support be drafted and brought to the Board of Trustees meeting on 9/29/04. Moved/Keller, Seconded/Johnson, Passed unanimously to draft a statement of College Council support endorsing the following:

Ø      The Newark master plan should not be altered

Ø      The sustainable/environmental features of the building should be retained

Ø      The district should not build “shell” space

Ø      The district should not use unallocated reserve to “buy back” the space being eliminated

Ø      All energies should be devoted to maintaining instructional programming

·         Dennis Keller volunteered to draft College Council statement of support. He will circulate to Council members for input prior to special Board meeting on 9/29/04.


  1. College Council’s role in budget oversight and development of principles and strategies


·         Deanna Walston detailed strategies for tying the budget to Ohlone’s strategic goals. Key points included:

        97% of our Fund 10 (operational) budget comes from enrollment

        Our target growth this year is 1.77%

        Ohlone is eligible for 1.23% growth next year

        Strategies for increasing enrollment:

§         Offering day classes at University of Phoenix site in Fremont (Newark)

§         Marketing / promotion of classes

§         Large summer

§         Increasing classes at district high schools

        We do not want to fall below 7,900 FTES


  1. Enrollment update and review of strategies

·         Ron Travenick distributed handouts providing an overview of enrollment, detailing factors impacting enrollment, and describing strategies related to:

Ø       NOC reduction

Ø       Flat High School enrollment

Ø       Deregistration for non-payment

Ø       Budget & policy uncertainties

Ø       Fee increases

Ø       Competition

Ø       Start date

Ø       Full time student enrollment


  1. Task Force Membership Updates

·         30 minutes of the next College Council meeting will be dedicated to Task Force “facilitators” orientation.

·         Renee Gonzalez read a statement from Saad Siddiqui proposing Student Advisors for each task force, an idea which was supported by members of the Council.

·         A deadline of Friday, September 17, 2004 was set for Task Force assignments.

  1. Communication from Audience

·         It was announced that Susan Myers will replace Barbara Tull as a Faculty member of College Council, since Barbara has been named Faculty Senate President, effective October 1.

  1. Agenda for Next Meeting


·         Ron Travenick to participate/lead discussion regarding the “compressed” academic calendar

·         Task Force “facilitators” orientation

·         Email Dennis Keller with suggestions for additional agenda items

·         Next meeting Friday, October 5, 2004 (10:00 – noon / Child Development Center)

Adjournment: Moved/Tull, Seconded/Johnson – meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m.