OHLONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Video Conference Room / Fremont Campus
43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA94539
August 9, 2006 ADOPTED
PRESENT: Doug Treadway Jimmy Dempsey
Silva Cheryl Lambert
Deanna Walston Joanne Schultz
Stagnaro Susan Myers
Schurtz Tim Roberts
MEMBERS ABSENT: Sheldon Helms
two ASOC reps
- Approval of Council Minutes (07/12/06)
Seconded/Roberts; Passed with to approve the July 12, 2006
College Council minutes.
- Welcome New Members
Round table introduction of all members, including new members: Leta Stagnaro, Jill Rojas, Sheldon Helms
(absent), Tim Roberts, and Carrie Dameron (absent).
- IT Update re: New Classrooms
- Ralph Kindred, Associate VP of IT,
provided a verbal summary of the e-mail update he submitted to the campus
via “announcement”. Additional
classrooms 1402/1402, orders placed for technology based on Learning CTF
requirements, others input (faculty, staff, consultants, etc.) Equipment will include:
50" plasma displays
laptops in each room
Estimated delivery & installation the week
of August 25th
Identical rooms, but flexibility re:
Being called "Experimental Classrooms"
When will wireless be broader?
Working with local vendor who is donating wireless network for all of
upper campus, and installation in progress.
Project team in place led by Richard Grotegut
and Lesley Buehler. Apple IT helping
establish infrastructure. Sheduled to be
up and running 8/15. Training workshop
8/15. iTunes U
/ Pilot team initially; spring broader. Workshop open to all faculty. Trying to do multiple sessions due to popular
Infrastructure available 8/15 (confirmed), same
day as training.
All Macs that we ordered are here, being prepped
for installation. Purchase or
lease. New technology for our desktop
support staff; training provided, but pressure being felt in department. Working on support for IT team re: deployment
issues. 1402, 1406, 115, 116 HH, 2205
(one other) multi-media rooms.
Long-term investments – will address "kinks"
as they come up. Contact Ralph Kindred with
concerns so he can address and support IT staff. Keep perspective.
- Council Retreat Planning
time money and more carryover funds than expected. Asking for Council retreat exercise to
discuss priorities; outline process for engaging people in decision-making
budget needs to be prepared by early September for presentation to
Board. One-time money coming from
the state ~$600K-$700K.
for retreat: Concept of Newark
Center coming on board. Planning / process need to be discussed. Budget, shared governance, etc.
for retreat: How to increase level
of participation in shared governance.
Engagement of constituencies.
for retreat: Accreditation
self-study process. Active dialogue
by all constituency groups within the four standards. Ask Council how to increase involvement,
techniques, definition of engagement, technology to faacilitate this
work. Strategies. May be linked to discussion of one-time
regular Council meetings for specific things and use retreat for
"large" topics. Strategic
plan, progress, mission statement,
the day (sub-committee): Jim, Joanne, Leta, Doug, Ralph, Jill (9:00 /
- 16-week Calendar Review
has been implemented, students have been registering, students
have paid. Registration/enrollment numbers
currently the same as last year (5,963).
Schedule is attractive.
concerns re: workload and staffing, but reality is that Student Services
have never before had such a long break between summer & fall.
set-ups, nothing negative at this point.
No adverse reactions. Implementation
process and team has paid off.
date for commencement 2007 not set yet and Faculty Senate will need that
date soon. Constituents need to be
consulted. Challenge because finals
week backs up to Memorial Day holiday.
Discussion re: possible options.
need to discuss potential for inter-session in future years.
- Board Agenda Review
increase of costs of all projects.
Escalation of $50M set aside for Fremont
campus. Due to Newark
increases, we were able to reduce size of building,
will Board authorize lease of frontage property which is fallback of
shortage we will experience due to increase in costs. If frontage not authorized, we face
challenges for projects.
vote will be related to frontage lease, which will inform vote regarding Student
Projects Priorities handout distributed.
Brunton & Weed want to know what our priorities are and
distributed handout details that question.
Projects Priorities: do not expect
Council to comment at this time
document distributed detailing how $25M of frontage lease funds would be
spent. Pie chart provides visual of
division of funding sources, based on today's dollars. Board closed session to discuss Sobrato
Letter of Intent. As part of the
deal, Sobrato would provide Ohlone with a check in the next two years for
$25M in pre-paid rent.
recommendations for prepaid rent (another handout). There will be ~4-5 installments of $25M
each over the term of the lease (60 years).
vote requires all 5 eligible voters.
Yee in Iraq,
Weed has conflict of interest.
Remaining 5 must vote yes.
Brunton likely to vote no.
Discussion will take place in closed session, but public will have
opportunity to speak to this topic in open session before voting takes
term may be one of the issues. If
we don't get approval, will have to wait for November election and/or Yee’s
return in January.
is related to revising the Fremont Campus Master Plan, which only requires
a simple majority. Specifics of
suggested revisions to master plan include:
certain parking lot available to Sobrato to develop
would benefit college and developer
would be cost of any delay of Student Services Bldg.
news: developer suggested this adjustment and it is not related to terms
of deal. If we change the surplus
property, altered plan has to go to public for 90-day review.
field will be in Newark:
flatter surface, coach & team highly supportive.
field needs improving, not necessarily relocating. Drainage issue.
would be constructing a beautiful Student Services Bldg and all other buildings
$400M bond; must remain aware of competition & facilities they are
improving. 30% of our students come
from out of district.
of past decisions have been made to bring us closer and closer to the
reality of the Student Services Bldg.
Money, time spent would be lost if we need to sacrifice SS Bldg to
improve Fremont campus.
bond measure detailed two major projects:
SS Bldg and Newark
campus. Community will not support
a future bond if we can't produce the two projects specified in Bond A.
so far in architecutral fees, etc.
again re: Parcel C that could be sold for an estimated $30
million* to help cover a lot of the unmet needs. Vote of the Board was 4 in favor of
selling and 2 opposed. Minority
members are ruling the future of the college. The same thing could happen
tonight. This is a “seven
generation” impact decision. Implication
goes beyond this vote.
of Intent allows us to take negotiation to bid. As we prepare, we could use the next 2-3
months to apply pressure to Brunton.
We will have unfinished business the next few months, if Brunton
concern if we don't have 2/3 for bid, the costs to go forward with bid
process are very high.
field dangerous; not first class.
on the Board's part. Vote should
not be about Bob Brunton, but community of which the college is a
part. Challenge his leadership, not
his vote. As leaders of the
college, we hope he'll be a leader
Proposed change regarding master plan / Council
would not want this to stop the process
Staff recommendations of $25M and how it would
be spent / Council agrees this makes sense and is congruent with previous
- Motion: Moved/Stagnaro; Seconded/Dempsey;
1) Support suggested revisions to master plan
Leaving maintenance bldg.
Renovation of existing soccer field
Making certain parking lot available to Sobrato
to develop instead
2) Support document reflecting staff
recommendations for how the$25 of potential pre-paid rent would be spent
changes from developer strengthens relationship w/Sobrato and worth
to express dire consequences if they do not pass.
- Plan for Future Council Mtg @ Newark
- Communications / Announcements
Staff appreciation BBQ on 8/24; 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. / Palm Bosque
committee for Fixed Flex lunch/ RSVP $5
Schedule: beginning in September,
College Council will meet on 2nd/4th Monday afternoons
(3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Video Conference Room);
9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, etc.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.