OHLONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Video Conference Room / Fremont Campus
43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA94539
September 11, 2006 ADOPTED
PRESENT: Doug Treadway Jimmy Dempsey
Silva Cheryl Lambert
Deanna Walston Joanne Schultz
Walt Birkedahl (no longer member)*
Johnson (no longer member)*
Susan Myers Tom
Dameron Isidore Niyongabo
MEMBERS ABSENT: Sheldon Helms
Need two ASOC reps
- Approval of Council Minutes (none)
August 9 minutes will be reviewed/approved at the September 25 meeting.
- Budget Presentation
budget will be presented for Board approval at 9/13 Board meeting.
Schultz presented results of 4th quarter '05/'06.
balance / additional revenue detailed.
Characterizing these savings as 'unexpended". As a reminder, if we have savings, we
can have a "savings account".
No need to spend the money at this time. Also, there are already some commitments
to the savings dollars.
is a new funding formula that will be discussed later.
that the $1.6M "loan" from the bookstore is more accurately called
a "letter of credit".
savings cannot be predicted year to year.
Not "trying" to budget savings, just trying to reflect “budget
to actual”. May consider
categorizing differently in the future.
Some savings generated due to the time it takes to fill a
position. Dollars do not represent
planned savings, as it may have been in Ohlone's previous history. Used to have expected salary savings
that they would have to "hit".
of one-time funding (handout)
funds have a 3-year time limit for spending.
for using one-time money will be brought back to Council. Time to deliberate allocation of
funds. Council will be body that
addresses strategy and priorities.
is Board role re: one-time funds and how to spend? Board has to approve expenditure of that block of money if we don't propose it in this
budget. We have to come back to
Board with a plan. Because it's not
categorized now, they will have to approve what Council recommends. Board has expressed interest in $100K
for deferred maintenance. In order
to take State funds for deferred maintenance, Ohlone has to match $100K.
has budget authority. This is
one-time money. One or two Board
members want 3-4% commitment of general fund money for maintenance. Can we
provide comparative data re: other community colleges' budget for
maintenance? Board seems to feel
more comfortable with lists/comparisons.
members of the current Board seem to have attitude of "Don't confuse
me with the facts. My mind's made
Legislature has not given us money for maintenance.
management needed to generate additional resources. Though this point has been repeated,
some Board members still want to reduce personnel costs and take out of
Fund 10 for maintenance. Need to stress
the focus on frontage property as source of needed revenue. Need to shift focus on appropriate
source of funding. Program based
funding, not maintenance based funding.
more we reduce full time faculty, the more we would have to reduce Classified staff.
members of the Board will say that we should not lease the property; we
should live off of general funds.
Lack of support for frontage lease will lead to cannibalization of
of Council to consider process for one-time money.
Jim, Leta, Susan, Dave (CSEA to provide participant).
Leta will lead committee.
- Proposed Revision to Mission Statement
reminder that we cannot veer from state mandated purpose.
removal of "college level" from proposed new language. Result will be one sentence mission
statement, as follows:
Ohlone College offers instruction for basic skills, career entry,
university transfer, economic development, and personal enrichment for all who
can benefit from our instruction in an environment where student learning
success is highly valued, supported and
Seconded/Stagnaro; Passed unanimously to approve revised mission
- Task Force/Committee Structure (Postponed
until after College Leaders meeting on 9/21)
- Board of Trustees Update
Development to present proposal for frontage property to the Board, as a
reminder of physical benefits to neighborhood. Two weeks from now, Board will vote on
Letter of Intent. If approved (4+
votes), can bring a bid after first of the year to "seal the
deal" for who is going to build (requires 5 votes), and absent Board
member Yee will hopefully return in January, 2007.
Retreat: Board agreed to three conclusions (not actions):
would speak with one voice and, once a decision is made, individuals will
not come back with opposition.
that they understand and accept that we are in fiscally sound condition.
funds have all been allocated. May
have to change where funds are spent, but no part of the bond is unallocated.
reporter states that one or two Board members have already spoken to press
opposite of consensus agreement. Hard to enter into good faith discussions
and shared governance process when Board is thumbing their nose at campus
community. Need to be vigilant
about our needs.
it is worth the effort to contact Board, but also important to connect
with media to convey sentiment of the college.
the next 10-15 years, Ohlone will need to go back to public for Bond to
campus. Need other voices in press
to counter Board negativity.
is willing to meet monthly/quarterly to broaden perspective and represent
reminder about November 7 election.
Upcoming debate with League of Voters is an opportunity to ask
pointed questions of Board candidates.
- Board: 1st meeting of the month/decisions and 2nd
meeting of the month/discussion.
Communications/Announcements from Audience or Council
Senate update re: date of commencement.
From feedback received, slight majority to keep commencement on
Thursday of finals week. Recommendation on behalf of Senate to
keep commencement on Thursday of finals for this year. Can reconsider for future years.
9/18, golf tournament for athletic department at Castlewood in Pleasanton.
2 at 3:00, Curriculum Committee workshop on use of non-credit, enrollment
generating programs. Meeting open
to anyone with an interest.
Location to be announced.
Forum: Consul General of Mexico,
focus of talk will be immigration issues.
Appreciation to Mark Salinas for arranging speaker.
- Fast Food Nation, book club;
participation in person or on-line through blog.
Monday afternoons (3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Video Conference Room); 9/25, 10/9,
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.