OHLONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Video Conference Room /
Minutes of College Council
MEMBERS PRESENT: Dennis Keller Doug Treadway
Connie Teshara Elizabeth Silva
Richard Grotegut Susan Myers
Ban-Jin Tan Saad Siddiqui
Zane Gray Kathleen Johnson
MEMBERS ABSENT: Debbie Tucker
Additional staff and student rep needed
Motion: Moved/Silva; Second/Johnson
– Passed to approve the
Motion: Moved/Silva; Second/Takakuwa
– Passed (with note to correct spelling of Susan Myers’ last name) to
· Simon Barros presented a review of various scenarios and key considerations regarding the placement of the proposed Student Services building. Discussion included:
o Review of schemes
o Review of process (Forum presentation, Board of Trustees review in February)
o Presentation of specific floorplans proposed for new building
of relationships to
o Discussion of acoustical considerations, natural daylight, open offices
o Discussion of benefits to newly proposed location (replacing Building 7), including activating Main Street, taking advantage of slope and accessibility to each level of building, etc.
o Minimum loss of upper parking
· Questions / comments included:
entryway be problematic if everyone has to pass through the new building to get
o Is the anticipated traffic flow through the building desirable or potentially distracting?
o Consider wear and tear on building, over time
o Seating? Will there be kiosks, waiting areas, computer stations? Is this more of a lobby area or a walkthrough?
o Will the “catwalk” be preserved coming from Building 8?
o How wide is the walkway/corridor in the new building? (30-40-50 feet estimated). Intent is to make it spacious. A two-story space.
o Fire considerations regarding distances between buildings? Architects have reviewed spacing with fire officials.
o Disabled access? The new "L" shape will allow for ramping system to connect to Health Services and building and then access building through elevators.
o President relocating to new building? No. The Board Room will be located in new building, however.
o When construction is underway, there will be disruption to surrounding buildings. Noise issues are part of what we have to go through to move forward.
Possible push-back from community and possibly
Board re: taking out Building 7.
Specifically, voters were told there was a "crisis of space"
for classrooms. Local business people
may see removal of classrooms as a decline, shipping classes to
Will new building (or some other building) be
named after Blomerley?
Keller distributed the first two pages of the complete compressed calendar
report for Council review. Dennis
requests that Council members e-mail him with questions, concerns, or
suggestions. This topic is on next
week’s Faculty Senate agenda.
· Meeting with leaders of shared governance groups, separate from College Council, to meet monthly and review Board & Council agenda to make sure groups are fulfilling their roles. Whether that group (Executive Committee?)\ is connected with Council is open for discussion. Organizational question / by-laws issue.
· If endorsed, two VPs would serve as ex-officio members of College Council. Task forces will continue, but fine tune over summer, codify how task forces will continue to function. No movement towards major reorganization.
· Does Council want to elect current member to carry over as co-chair? Beneficial for new chair to have time to prepare to take over. Recommend that the person who will serve as co-chair be a person we elect now.
· It was agreed that the co-chair would be elected at the end of one Council cycle, not at the beginning of a new one. Co-chair comes from within membership of Council (current charter). Important to have a variety of leadership styles and perspectives.
· Motion: Moved/Holcomb; Second/Johnson – Passed unanimously to re-elect Dennis Keller as College Council co-chair.
· Regarding Council re-org proposal (executive committee, etc.), Treadway suggests that the Council review topic one more time before making a decision.
· June 10 meeting moved to Wednesday, June 8 ()
· July 8 meeting moved to Wednesday, July 13 ()
· Susan Myers suggests Council members send any feedback to her now, and that the Council vote on June 8. Requesting 30 minutes at the June 8 meeting for this topic.
· Saad Siddiqui introduced the new ASOC President, Raz Mohammed. Saad will continue Council participation through the July meeting.
· Cheryl: Don't see a lot of classified staff on Council. Can there be two CSEA/SEIU representatives? Cheryl expressing interest in becoming a member.
· Tull: Thanked Dennis Keller for compressed calendar packet.
· Holcomb: We do have some people who are leaving council. Suggesting that the President write letter expressing appreciation of service.
Confirming those Council members whose terms are
- Kathleen Johnson
- Connie Teshara
- Student representative
· Wright: Announcement regarding tenure ceremony (16) 5/25 @ Building 1 lobby
Silva: Groundbreaking – free event @
· June 8 next meeting
Summer Meeting Schedule
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at