Ohlone College

Video Conference Room / Fremont Campus

43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539




Minutes of College Council

January 13, 2005 ADOPTED (as amended)


MEMBERS PRESENT: Dennis Keller Doug Treadway

Kathleen Johnson Patrick Lane

Connie Teshara (10:15) Richard Grotegut

Wayne Takakuwa Brian Malzkuhn (for Tom Holcomb)

Saad Siddiqui Linda Evers

Debbie Tucker Ban-Jin Tan (10:30)

Susan Myers Elizabeth Silva


MEMBERS ABSENT: Additional staff rep needed

Additional student rep needed




  1. Approval of Minutes (December 3, 2004)

·         Susan Myers asked that the spelling of her last name be corrected throughout the minutes. Motion to approve minutes then moved and seconded. 12/3/04 minutes approved.

  1. Reorganization Discussion

·       Dr. Treadway presented “draft” of Administration reorganization (see attachments)

·       New administrative organization would provide $300-400K savings to Fund 10 (net), and a 10-15% reduction in management.

·       Council concerns expressed included:

ü      Increased workload on already full schedules for some Administrators

ü      Clarification of reporting stream (especially Student Services)

ü      Perception Student Services might become “second class citizens”

ü      Question regarding the Student Technology Center and where it will fall in the reorganization plan

·       Audience comments included:

ü      Barbara Tull role of LCI and Faculty. Senate role in faculty/staff/curriculum development

ü      Jim Wright commented on 15 week semester. More Flex days to implement new structure

·       Council Recommendation: Would like to see reorganization proposal again after more input is available for review.


  1. Burrowing Owl Update

·       Board of Trustees approved spending $390,000 to purchase conservation land bank acreage to passively relocate (mitigate) burrowing owls found on Newark campus. Agreement reached with input from Department of Fish & Game.


  1. Governor’s Budget/Enrollment Update

·       Dr. Treadway advised everyone to interpret the Governor’s proposal carefully. Not really a 7% increase after the required “take-backs” in other areas. In reality, increase may be closer to 4%.

·       Dr. Treadway mentioned that Ohlone needs to “cast a broader net” regarding advertising to increase enrollment. We need to continue to look for outside sources of funding for the College.


  1. Update Regarding Arming Sworn Officers

·       Comment on low attendance at Forums (poor scheduling during finals or apathy?).

·       Council recommendation: Seek more input from constituencies via survey or other methods and report back to Council.

  1. Campus-Wide Calendar Update

·       Richard Grotegut reported that we can update our server with free upgrade software available (Outlook)

·       At this point all IS personnel are busy and the department is short-staffed. They plan to get to this project over Spring break.

  1. Communication from the Audience

·       None


  1. Future Meetings


·         January 21 (10:00 a.m.– noon / Video Conference Room)

o       Budget Workshop

o       Fremont site plan

·       January 28

o       Re-organization revisited

o       Task Force Budget requests


·       Un-calendared topics for future meetings

o       15 week semester study

o       Develop future Task Force budget request process

o       ‘05/’06 Budget process

o       Arming Security

o       College Council By-Laws

o       Newark Center site package


Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 11:35 a.m.