The Ohlone Community College District has been complying with the legal responsibilities imposed by Ed Code and Title 5, but accreditation standards require campus-wide dialogue and linkage with the planning processes.
Through the campus-wide climate survey it was determined that the College Council's purview was too broad to provide the needed time to accomplish all of the added requirements.
The Budget Committee, as a subcommittee of College Council, will provide a venue for added dialogue and an intersection for the planning processes and financial allocation.
The committee is a subcommittee of College Council and, as such, will provide information and recommendations to the College Council.
The committee will be comprised of 7 faculty, 2 students, 2 CSEA, 2 SEIU, 1 confidential, 1 manager, and the Executive Director of Business Services. In addition to being a member of a constituent group, the prospective members need to have a baseline of budget knowledge. Appointments will be made by the respective constituent group with the President having the final say. Members of this subcommittee will be expected to be available for monthly meetings and devote sufficient time to prepare for each meeting.
Participate in budget development - The Budget Committee will participate in the development of the annual budget, understanding principles of sound fiscal management of the college, budget assumption, limitations on various funds, the FON, 50% law, and other relevant budget topics. The committee will recommend the sizes of various budgets including those for emergencies, innovation budget, and college-wide capital projects.
Inform campus community on budget principles and issues - The Budget Committee will conduct monthly meetings open to the campus community in order to increase college-wide understanding of budget principles, Community College budget paramenters, and budget development.
Participate in the PIO process by indentifying how much the college can afford to fund based on the college budget and other available resources.