Minutes of Meeting

CABRILLO COLLEGE GOVERNING BOARD

February 6, 2006

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Cabrillo College Governing Board was held at the Sesnon House, Cabrillo Community College District, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, California on Monday,
February 6, 2006.  Chair Alan Smith opened the meeting in Open Session at 5:10 pm.  Roll was taken; present were Chair Al Smith and Trustees Rachael Spencer and Claudine Wildman.  Trustees Rebecca Garcia, John Leopold, Gary Reece and Katy Stonebloom were absent.  A quorum was not present.  Chair Smith asked for Public Comments on Closed Session items. There were no public comments.

 

Closed Session items were announced and the meeting was adjourned to Closed Session a 5:11 pm.  Chair Smith called the Open Session to order at 5:50 pm, noting that there was not a quorum present. He stated that the meeting would move forward to the Special Presentation, Oral Reports, and Information Items, and if another Board member arrived, move back to the Consent Agenda and one Action Item.  In the case of no quorum, the Consent and Action item would be held over to the March meeting.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

 

Other board members present were Rachael Spencer, Claudine Wildman and Student Trustee Nicole Moreno.  Trustees Rebecca Garcia, John Leopold, Gary Reece and Katy Stonebloom were absent.  There was not a quorum present.  Also present were members of the community, college faculty, staff, and students.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

REPORT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

Chair Smith stated that there was nothing to report out of Closed Session.

 

 

REPORT OUT OF

CLOSED SESSION

PROCEDURAL ITEMS

 

There was no quorum of the Board present.  The February 2006 Procedural Items will be carried over to the March 2006 Board meeting.

 

APPROVAL OF

CONSENT AGENDA

AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEWLY APPOINTED FACULTY AND STAFF

 

Dr. Jing Luan, Director of the Planning and Research Office, introduced Richard Fillman, the new Institutional Research Analyst.

 

INTRODUCTION OF

 NEWLY APPOINTED

FACULTY AND STAFF

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

 

None.

 

 

ORAL

COMMUNICATIONS

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

Dale Murray, Cabrillo College Athletic Director, and Paolo Carbone, Cabrillo College Men’s and Women’s Head Soccer Coach, provided a report on the 2005 intercollegiate soccer season. They introduced Mike Arzabal and Devvyn Hawkins, Assistant Coaches for the men’s and women’s teams, without whom the successful seasons would have been impossible.

 

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

 

ORAL REPORTS

 

Board Members' Reports

 

Trustee Spencer reported that quite a few Board members and students from Cabrillo attended the CCLC Legislative Conference in Sacramento.  She complimented Gabe Gutierrez for bringing the largest contingent of students from any community college.  Ms. Spencer reported that she attended a session on underfunded schools, and that it was in the current proposed State Budget to correct that unfairness.  She noted her commitment to making sure the legislature keeps that funding in the budget, as some schools receive $3500 per FTES while some receive $7500.  Trustee Spencer requested information each semester on faculty textbook request status, and information on public domain textbooks.  She requested information on basic skills, including vision and how to measure success, for the April Board meeting.  She also requested a follow-up report on the possibility of allowing 16 year-olds into welding classes.

 

Trustee Wildman reported that she also attended the Sacramento Legislative Conference and the students were awesome.  She commended Gabe Gutierrez and the students, noting their excitement about the political process.  Trustee Wildman attended a workshop on voter registration and how it can be facilitated for students at the community college level.  She hoped Cabrillo would be able to implement the process and help involve students in the political process.  Trustee Wildman acknowledged the passing of Jim Swanson, a former Cabrillo College employee and SEIU member who took the time to meet with her prior to her appointment to the Board.  She appreciated his commitment to the college.

 

Chair Smith stated that he, too, had attended the Sacramento conference, and many connections were made there with legislators.  He recognized Cathy Summa for her work in setting up those meetings, and noted that she was leaving the college.  He also noted that Dave Rowan was leaving, and commented that Mr. Rowan had managed more construction for Cabrillo than most community colleges see over two decades.  Chair Smith noted the passing of Judge Art Danner, commenting that Judge Danner had been involved in the early 1960s in the beginning of the college’s police academy when he was an assistant district attorney, and helped the program become a success.

 

ORAL REPORTS

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS’

REPORTS

 

Student Trustee’s Report

 

Student Trustee Nicole Moreno reported on her attendance at the CCLC Legislative Conference and thanked the Board for including students at the dinner with legislators.  She reported that the Student Senate was working on updating their by-laws, and planning Welcome Back Week and Black History Month.

 

 

STUDENT

TRUSTEE’S

REPORT

Superintendent’s Report

 

Superintendent/President Brian King stated that Cabrillo was represented by a great group of students at the Legislative Conference not just in number, but in quality.  He also stated that the college was the best represented by Board members, with six attending.  He expressed his appreciation to the Board members for giving their weekend to share concerns with legislators and learn as much as possible.  President King reported on two losses to the local community; Judge Art Danner, who affected the college when Santa Cruz was a smaller, rural community, and was known to be a special person who touched a lot of lives, and Jim Swanson, a retired Cabrillo College employee who made many friends and touched many hearts with his special attitude.  Two more losses to the college, leaving in a different manner are Cathy Summa, leaving for an opportunity at the College of Marin, and Dave Rowan starting with the State Apprenticeship office.  President King noted that it was the first day back for students, and it was great to be starting spring semester 2006.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S

REPORT

 

Faculty Senate

 

Rory O’Brien, Faculty Senate President, reported on a successful Flex Week.  He stated that the Faculty Senate held its first meeting of the semester in Watsonville, discussing interests such as resurrecting the basic skills committee, the future of space allocation and ways to have voices heard as new buildings come on line.  Dr. O’Brien stated that people are interested in the Clarus process, enrollment management, and the ballot initiative.

 

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

 

SEIU

 

Janus Blume, SEIU President, reported that SEIU and the District were still looking for a remedy for health care costs for 50%-100% employees.  She explained the prorated stipend process and the JPA requirement to carry health insurance.  She thanked Pegi Ard for her research and hoped that if the college changed JPAs, there would be opt-out and catastrophic coverage options.  Ms. Blume reported that President King had accepted an invitation to an SEIU Council meeting to discuss shared governance and she looked forward to a productive meeting.  She stated that she looked forward to putting the classified prioritization process into effect this year, noting that it was fortunate timing to be part of the accreditation process to look at staffing levels.

 

 

SEIU

 

CCFT

 

Debora Bone, CCFT President, thanked the Board for attending the conference in Sacramento to advocate on behalf of community colleges.  She stated the need to continue support for STRS for a defined benefit plan, not a defined contribution plan.  She thanked the Board for advocating equality for underfunded schools, hoping that would translate to equal pay for equal work for part-time faculty.  Ms. Bone reported that CCFT is still in negotiations for the salary re-opener for 2005-06, and hoped for the Board’s support to address 2005-06 and 2006-07 at the same time.

 

 

CCFT

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Item 13. Non-Resident Tuition Fee for 2006-07

There was no quorum of the Board present.  This item will be carried over to the March 2006 Board meeting.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

 

NON-RESIDENT TUITION FEE

FOR 2006-07

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

Item 14. College Eligibility for Hispanic Serving Institution Status

A report on the college’s eligibility for Hispanic Serving Institution status was provided for Governing Board information.

 

Vice President Renée Kilmer stated that under the four criteria required for Hispanic Serving Institution status, Cabrillo currently met only one.  She noted that Rachel Mayo led the research and was present to answer any questions.

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

 

COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY FOR HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION STATUS

 

 

Item 15. Enrollment Management Task Force Report

A report on the activities of the Enrollment Management Task Force was provided for Governing Board information.

 

President King explained that five committees had been working for the last several months to identify challenges and strategies, stating that a company named Clarus would be providing an outside look and giving an objective analysis.

 

Chair Smith reported that he hears about Cabrillo expanding out into the community, so progress is being made.

 

Trustee Spencer asked about Clarus.  Vice President Kilmer responded with an overview of the services Clarus will provide.

 

 

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE REPORT

 

Item 16. Development of Grant Application for Possible Collaboration for Pajaro Valley Training Facility in Watsonville

A report on the development of a grant application for a possible collaboration for a Pajaro Valley Training Facility in Watsonville was provided for Governing Board information.

 

President King reported that he, Rock Pfotenhauer and others had been involved in a discussion to help implement the Master Plan in Watsonville.  He stated that it was not an action item yet as it was still in the planning phase, and would use some bond funds along with anticipated grant funds.

 

Chair Smith asked how the funds could be used.  Dean Pfotenhauer responded that they could be used for construction, destruction, or instruction, however the grant is written.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT OF GRANT APPLICATION FOR POSSIBLE COLLABORATION FOR PAJARO VALLEY TRAINING FACILITY

IN WATSONVILLE

Item 17. Matriculation Annual Report

The annual Matriculation Report was provided for Governing Board information.

 

 

MATRICULATION ANNUAL REPORT

Item 18. Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook–Revised; Revisions to Administrative Regulation 6110: Student Rights and Responsibilities

The revisions to the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, aligned with the new Administrative Regulation 6110: Student Rights and Responsibilities, was presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Spencer commented that in the past, there had been problems with students not knowing their boundaries, and that did not seem to be addressed.

 

Dean Sesario Escoto responded that the issue was covered under classroom disruptions.  He noted that he also attempts to assist faculty during Flex Week, and gives samples regarding classroom expectations for syllabi.  Dean Escoto stated that he is available to assist faculty at any time, but many faculty do not have classroom control issues and many faculty call on their deans for advice.

 

Chair Smith commented that he read through the handbook and found it very clear.

 

 

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES HANDBOOK;

REVISIONS TO ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION 6110: STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Item 19. Professional Development Leaves, 2006-07

A list of faculty approved for Professional Development Leaves in 2006-07 and for whom funding is available was provided for Governing Board information.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVES, 2006-07

Item 20. Recent Grant Applications Submitted by the Instruction Office

A summary of grant applications submitted by the Instruction Office was presented for Governing Board information.  An application was submitted for a Fast Track To Work/CalWORKs Work Experience Project Grant.  It was noted that since the Board Information report was submitted, word had been received that the application was not granted.

 

 

RECENT GRANT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY THE INSTRUCTION OFFICE

 

Item 21. Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)

A report regarding Project Labor Agreements was presented for Governing Board information.

 

 

PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS

Item 22. Facilities Master Plan (FMP) Project Status Report

The monthly status report regarding current Facilities Master Plan projects was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

Vice President Ard expressed her gratitude to the Facilities Committee for meeting to discuss current issues.  She provided a brief update on the situation at the Student Activities Center project.

 

Trustee Wildman asked about the site in Scotts Valley on Mt. Hermon Road.

 

Vice President Ard responded that the site was under consideration but would require serious tenant improvements, and parking would have to be leased or ground purchased and paved next door.

 

 

FACILITIES MASTER PLAN PROJECT STATUS REPORT

 

Item 23. Financial Reports

Financial reports through December 31, 2005, were presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Item 24. Cabrillo College Monthly Calendar

The Cabrillo College Monthly Calendar for February 2006 was presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

 

CABRILLO COLLEGE

MONTHLY CALENDAR

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Smith stated that as no more Board members had arrived, there was no quorum present.  The Procedural and Action Items will carry over to the March 2006 Board meeting.

 

The regular meeting of the Cabrillo College Governing Board was adjourned at 6:48 pm.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                                    Secretary