Minutes of Meeting

CABRILLO COLLEGE GOVERNING BOARD

April 9, 2007

 

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, April 9, 2007.  Chair Rachael Spencer opened the meeting in Open Session at 5:00 pm.  Roll was taken; present were Chair Rachael Spencer and Trustees Rebecca Garcia, John Leopold, Gary Reece, Al Smith, Katy Stonebloom and Claudine Wildman.  Chair Spencer 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 at 5:01 pm.  Trustee Smith exited from the Closed Session during all discussion of the real estate negotiations due to potential conflicts with his work.  Closed Session was adjourned at 5:50 pm.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

 

Chair Spencer called the Open Session to order at 6:00 pm.  Other board members present were Rebecca Garcia, John Leopold, Gary Reece, Al Smith, Katy Stonebloom, Claudine Wildman and Student Trustee Jonathan Saad.  Also present were members of the community, college faculty, staff and students.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

REPORT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

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

 

 

REPORT OUT OF

CLOSED SESSION

PROCEDURAL ITEMS

 

Chair Spencer and President King recognized instructor Phil Kaplan for his work with Second Harvest Food Bank.  One of Second Harvest’s Hunger Fighters of the Year, Mr. Kaplan noted that one of the things he had learned and tried to teach his students was to focus on others to enjoy life more.  He encouraged every instructor to teach about compassion, how to touch others’ lives, and to talk about bringing in canned goods for the food drive.

 

It was moved and seconded (Leopold/Stonebloom) to approve the Consent Agenda, including the minutes from the meeting of March 5, 2007, as presented.

 

The motion carried with the following roll call vote:

 

AYES:          Garcia, Leopold, Reece, Smith, Spencer, Stonebloom, Wildman

NOES:          None

ABSENT:      None

ABSTAIN:      None

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

 

APPROVAL OF

CONSENT AGENDA

AND MINUTES

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEWLY APPOINTED FACULTY AND STAFF

 

President King introduced Jana Marcus, the new Integrated Marketing and Communications Program Coordinator.

 

Johanna Bowen introduced Kerry O’Brien, the new Lead Library/Learning Resources Center Specialist.

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF

 NEWLY APPOINTED

FACULTY AND STAFF

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

 

Ellen Murtha, Coordinator of ChildCare Ventures, a program of the Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, spoke to the Board regarding the 2007 Child Care Economic Impact Report for Santa Cruz County, which will be reviewed on May 1st.  She reviewed the facts and figures of the child care industry in Santa Cruz County.

 

Wilma Gold, Chair of the Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council and Director of UCSC’s Early Care and Education Services, spoke to the Board regarding the Council’s 2006 Needs Assessment for Early Care and Education and School Age Extended Learning Services.  She presented copies of the report, The Status of Children, Their Families and Child Care Services:  An Assessment of Need and Supply in Santa Cruz County and pointed out the serious shortages in child care spaces available.  Both Ms. Gold and Ms. Murtha stated the importance of the training provided by Cabrillo in the child care services industry, especially for special needs children.

 

Marilyn Garrett spoke to the Board regarding health as a human right and the need for a safe environment for children and adults.  She stated that she was taken aback that nothing had been done to remove the wireless technology from the campus and referred to an article by a teacher who felt ill effects when in a wireless technology classroom.

 

 

ORAL

COMMUNICATIONS

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

The Dean of the BELA Division, Jim Weckler, and faculty members Consuelo España and Felix Robles provided a brief overview of the Cabrillo College Study Abroad programs.  The program has been in existence since 1972, taking over 800 students abroad.  Five students spoke in support of various aspects of the program, many of them having traveled on several of the trips.

 

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

ORAL REPORTS

 

Board Members' Reports

 

Trustee Leopold reported that he attended a Fast Track to Work meeting in March and was impressed by the work done by that office to best serve students.  He also attended a Cowell Foundation meeting with a focus on the Live Oak area.  He hoped some funds might be forthcoming.

 

Trustee Garcia invited her fellow trustees to attend the annual CCCT event at the League conference in San Francisco on May 6th, when she will be elected CCCT President.  It will be the first time someone from the local area has led CCCT.

 

President King stated that it was an honor for Cabrillo College for Trustee Garcia to be elected to serve as CCCT President.

 

Trustee Wildman attended a Stroke Center Advisory Board meeting and looked forward to further discussion of issues relative to the Stroke Center.

 

Trustee Stonebloom attended an ECE Advisory meeting, a larger body of individuals from all over the county.  She noted that it was good to see the continuing impact of Cabrillo’s program.

 

ORAL REPORTS

 

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

 

Student Trustee’s Report

 

Student Trustee Jonathan Saad reported that the Student Senate was looking forward to sponsoring a luncheon at the Stroke Center, getting in touch with that part of the college. The Faculty Senate requested that the Student Senate review two items:  the addition of a section on eco-literacy to the Core Four, which the Student Senate supports, and the implementation of an Honors Program.  The Student Senate invited Donna Mekis to speak to them regarding the Honors Program and discussed the pros and cons, and decided to trust the instructors who believe it to be a good thing.

 

STUDENT

TRUSTEE’S

REPORT

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Superintendent/President Brian King commented that while history was made in December with the MOU with UCSC regarding housing, now the good news was that UCSC will be sending a letter to students not initially accepted to the UC system, letting them know they can start their college career at sister college Cabrillo.  The letter will go electronically with a link to a Cabrillo brochure, advertising a special orientation day for these students.  President King attended a search team meeting at UCSC as UC President Peter Dynes convened meetings to share important criteria in choosing the next chancellor for UCSC.  President King noted that he described the characteristics of Interim Chancellor Blumenthal without using his name.  President King reported that the Accreditation Self-Study report is nearly complete, thanking co-chairs Renée Kilmer and Michael Mangin for their many hours of work.  He updated the Board on Joe Matthews, the student rugby player that Health Center Director Kate Hartzell insisted go to the hospital a year ago who was in heart failure and received a heart transplant.  Joe is celebrating a year of recovery by running a marathon in London.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S

REPORT

 

CCFT

 

Debora Bone, CCFT President, commended the work of the classified union in their decertification process for their thoughtfulness and inclusiveness.  She commended students for their work on the Social Justice conference.  Dr. Bone reported that CCFT was meeting with the District in negotiations regularly, and thanked Vice President Ard for the collegial approach and hard work.  She hoped to conclude negotiations in the next six weeks.  Dr. Bone was very excited to have the Student Senate hosting the lunch at the Stroke Center the next day.

 

 

CCFT

 

Faculty Senate

 

Rory O’Brien, Faculty Senate President, reported that the Faculty Senate voted unanimously to create an Honors Program Committee to explore how to best develop the program.  The Faculty Senate is having an ongoing discussion regarding Basic Skills, which was also under discussion at an area Faculty Senate meeting recently, with hope for statewide funding.  Dr. O’Brien noted that the Faculty Senate Plenary Session will be taking place in a few weeks and he will report back next month.  He expected to hear about the concern regarding the Chancellor’s move to a statewide assessment program.  Dr. O’Brien announced that the Faculty Senate will be sponsoring a retirement party on June 1st, immediately following Graduation, at the Sesnon House.

 

 

FACULTY SENATE

SEIU

 

Stephanie Stainback, SEIU President, expressed her appreciation to the District for the willingness to take care of the food service employee in the upcoming recommendation to contract with a potential new provider.  She reported on the status of the decertification with SEIU, noting that the letter of disinterest had not been received but hopeful that the 83% vote to decertify would be seen as sufficiently more than 50% plus one.  Ms. Stainback reported that a new name had been chosen, CCEU (Cabrillo Classified Employees Union), and a small business was being established as required.  The timeline on negotiations is affected as bargaining cannot begin until CCEU is named as exclusive bargaining agent for the employees.

 

 

SEIU

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Item 13. Resolution 015-07:  In Support of the California Dream Act

Chair Spencer presented the recommendation that the Governing Board adopt Resolution 015-07 in support of the California Dream Act, SB 160 (Cedillo).

 

It was moved and seconded (Garcia/Stonebloom) to adopt Resolution 015-07, in support of the California Dream Act.  The motion carried with the following roll call vote:

 

AYES:          Garcia, Leopold, Reece, Smith, Spencer, Stonebloom, Wildman

NOES:          None

ABSENT:      None

ABSTAIN:      None

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

It was decided to move to Item 28, Athletic Program, to accommodate a guest speaker.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

 

RESOLUTION 015-07:

IN SUPPORT OF THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT

SB 160

Item 14. CCCT (California Community College Trustees) Board of Directors Election – 2007)

Chair Spencer presented the recommendation that the Governing Board nominate up to eleven candidates to serve on the CCCT Board of Directors, and authorize the President to complete and file the appropriate ballot.

 

It was moved and seconded (Garcia/Leopold) to nominate the ten incumbents and Bill McMillin and authorize the President to complete and file the appropriate ballot.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CCCT (CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEES) BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

 

Item 15. Telephone Registration System

Chair Spencer presented the recommendation that the Governing Board authorize the District to purchase a new telephone registration system for $54,983.

 

Vice President Owen explained that the current HawkTalk system would no longer be supported by its maker, and this purchase was necessary to continue telephone registration.  The new system is widely supported and used by other colleges.

 

Trustee Leopold asked what would happen if the college did not provide telephone registration.  Vice President Owen responded that last semester, 41% of registrations were done by telephone.  He added that the funds for this purchase were approved by the College Planning Council from one-time funds last November.

 

Trustee Garcia noted that as a student, she had been frustrated by online registration, but telephone registration had been easy.  She asked what the differences in this system would be.  Vice President Owen responded that it would be as similar as possible, and the college was purchasing the Spanish version as well.

 

Trustee Reece asked about the target date for implementation.  Vice President Owen responded that he hoped it would be implemented in May.  The old system will cease operation December 31 and he hoped for an overlap with the R18 system implementation.

 

Trustee Smith asked if the college was purchasing the software or just the license.  Vice President Owen responded that the college was purchasing the package; there would be a yearly maintenance fee for upgrades and patches.

 

It was moved and seconded (Garcia/Reece) to authorize the District to purchase a new telephone registration system for $54,983.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

TELEPHONE

REGISTRATION SYSTEM

 

Item 16. Purchase of Course Management System, CurricUNET

Chair Spencer presented the recommendation that the Governing Board authorize the Vice President, Business Services to enter into a contract with Governet to purchase the CurricUNET course management system for $40,000.

 

It was moved and seconded (Wildman/Garcia) to authorize the Vice President, Business Services to enter into a contract with Governet to purchase the CurricUNET course management system for $40,000.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PURCHASE OF COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, CURRICUNET

 

Item 17. Award of Contract for Food Services

Chair Spencer presented the recommendation that the Governing Board authorize the staff to execute a three year agreement with Taher to operate food service, with two each one year options to renew.

 

Vice President Ard acknowledged the leadership of Doug Deaver and thanked the committee members for their efforts, noting that the committee strongly recommended Taher.

 

Student Trustee Saad expressed concern regarding allowing Taher to operate the café space in the Student Center, asking if they would still be interested in the contract if students were given that space.  Mr. Deaver responded that Taher would withdraw the bid without the café space; he did not know about Fresh & Natural.

 

Student Trustee Saad noted that he thought this Board action was coming in May, not April.  Mr. Deaver responded that the fallback was May, but since they were prepared in April, it allowed more time for the companies to mobilize.

 

Trustee Leopold stated that seven years ago, the food services program was a money loser which has thankfully turned around.  He was pleased to see that the proposals took into consideration the classified staff member, and he noted the importance of maintaining the quality of food service, but he stated that he was risk averse.

 

Trustee Garcia noted that she was uncomfortable with some of the comments regarding communication barriers because it is against the law to use language for hiring decisions.  She stated that with reluctance, she would vote for Taher because of the students’ desire for the kiosk in the Student Center.

 

Committee Student Representative Ryan Kaplan stated that he did not agree with all the committee recommendations. As a vegetarian, on the visit to Taher in Merced, nothing vegetarian was regularly offered on the menu.  Mr. Kaplan stated that since Cabrillo’s contract with Sodexho-Marriott ended, they have become responsible citizens and perhaps should be considered.  He stated that Taher’s values do not reflect Cabrillo’s; Santa Cruz has organics and farmers markets.  Taher’s catalogs and sources do not reflect Santa Cruz and their vendors are not willing to negotiate.  Mr. Kaplan stated that students will have an information item available by the May Board meeting regarding the café space and it would be respectful of students’ interests to postpone this item to the May Board meeting.  He stated that students have the right in the Ed Code to operate in the Student Center.

 

Trustee Leopold stated that he is familiar with the food operations at UCSC and 13% come from local organic farms, which only happened after they took over their own food services.  He noted that when Cabrillo handled their own food services, it was a big money loser and it is not within the mission of the college.  Trustee Leopold stated that it is difficult to run a student business due to the turnover in students, and with too much risk, the money lost may come out of the classroom.  He stated that he was comfortable with the Taher recommendation.

 

Trustee Reece stated that the one thing he did not like about the proposal was that in the three year deal, there was no in-kind return or scholarship.  He asked if there was a way to move forward with milestones to kick in with contributions if they are successful.  Trustee Reece encouraged a transition plan for the employee for something beneficial for both her and the college.

 

Mr. Deaver responded that language could be crafted but it would also need to give them opt-out language.

 

Vice President Ard stated that more discussion was needed regarding vegetarian options.

 

Trustee Wildman stated that in setting these new substantial parameters, the item would need to come back to the Board.

 

Mr. Deaver suggested that if after one year there was not enough profit for the in-kind or scholarships to kick in, then re-negotiate or go back out for a new contract.

 

Trustee Reece responded that unless the metrics are reached, the company would not need to kick in.

 

Trustee Wildman asked if Fresh & Natural would do a one-year extension and then go out again, noting that the contract needs to reflect the college’s values, provide the scholarship, and good food values.

 

Vice President Ard suggested language to re-enter the scholarship issue within 120 days and more discussion on the vegetarian issue.

 

There was discussion regarding concern over choice of organic, fresh choices, and the lack of these options if Taher uses only bidding vendors such as Sisco as their providers.  It was suggested that language be developed to provide for a second venue for a vegetarian provider.

 

Trustee Stonebloom suggested adding an out clause if service is not meeting standards.  She noted her reservations regarding students wanting a way to provide a venue, and encouraged collaboration in hiring student employees and enlarging the role of students in the food service program.

 

It was moved and seconded (Reece/Stonebloom) to authorize the staff to execute a three year agreement with Taher to operate food service, with two each one year options to renew.  The motion carried 6-1-0 (Wildman dissenting; Student Trustee dissenting).

 

 

AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR

FOOD SERVICES

 

 

Item 18. Contract Increase:  Construction Management Services for Student Activities Center and Arts Education Classrooms Projects

Chair Spencer presented the recommendation that the Governing Board authorize the Vice President, Business Services to increase the contract amount to Bogard+Kitchell for the Student Activities Center project by $143,589 and for the Arts Education Classrooms project by $75,000.

 

Trustee Garcia requested colleague support in asking for a summary report of timeframes, increases and approvals.

 

Trustee Reece responded that many of the increases were due to difficulties with one contractor, setting back the schedules in a domino effect.  He added that staff had worked diligently to limit the damages and would continue to attempt to recoup some of the costs.  He agreed that a summary of the costs was a reasonable request.

 

It was moved and seconded (Reece/Leopold) to authorize the Vice President, Business Services to increase the contract amount to Bogard+Kitchell for the Student Activities Center project by $143,589 and for the Arts Education Classrooms project by $75,000.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CONTRACT INCREASE:

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES CENTER AND ARTS EDUCATION CLASSROOMS PROJECTS

 

Item 19. Contract Increase:  DSA – Inspector of Record, Student Activities Center Project

Chair Spencer presented the recommendation that the Governing Board authorize the Vice President, Business Services to execute the increase in the contract with Wasinger Inspection Services in the amount of $83,528 for the Student Activities Center project.

 

It was moved and seconded (Leopold/Reece) to authorize the Vice President, Business Services to execute the increase in the contract with Wasinger Inspection Services in the amount of $83,528 for the Student Activities Center project.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CONTRACT INCREASE:

DSA – INSPECTOR OF RECORD, STUDENT ACTIVITIES

CENTER PROJECT

 

Item 20. 2005-06 Measure D Audit Report

Chair Spencer presented the recommendation that the Governing Board accept the audit report of Measure D Bond funds for June 2006 as prepared by Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP.

 

Trustee Leopold commented that the bond audit is done every year and is always clean, and will be over the seven year period.  He added that this is just another example of a clean bill of health in spite of construction delays.

 

It was moved and seconded (Leopold/Reece) to accept the audit report of Measure D Bond funds for June 2006 as prepared by Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

2005-06 MEASURE D

AUDIT REPORT

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

Item 21. Report on Search for Vice President/Assistant Superintendent, Student Services

A report on the search for the Vice President/Assistant Superintendent, Student Services was provided for Governing Board information.

 

President King thanked the Search Committee for the many hours of work that led to the recommendation of two unranked finalists.  He announced that there would be two forums, on April 17th and 19th, at 12:30 pm, to introduce the finalists and provide an opportunity for a question and answer period.

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

REPORT ON SEARCH FOR VICE PRESIDENT/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT,

STUDENT SERVICES

 

Item 22. Revisions to Board Policy 1105: Governing Board Code of Ethics, First Reading

A first reading of proposed revisions to Board Policy 1105: Governing Board Code of Ethics, which included the development of enforcement language previously discussed, was provided for Governing Board information.

 

Trustee Smith commented that he liked the due process and appropriate remedy.

 

 

REVISIONS TO bP 1105: GOVERNING BOARD CODE OF ETHICS, FIRST READING

 

Item 23. Governing Board Self-Evaluation Process

In accordance with Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1310, the Governing Board reviewed and discussed its performance.  Governing Board members received under separate cover an anonymous compilation of survey results from 34 members of the college community; Chair Spencer read out the numerical totals in each category for each surveyed question.  Chair Spencer asked Trustee Wildman to assist her in revising the questionnaire for next year’s process.

 

 

GOVERNING BOARD SELF-EVALUATION PROCESS

 

Item 24. Accountability Report for Community Colleges (ARCC)

Information regarding the “Accountability Report for Community Colleges” from the California Community Colleges System Office and specifically, Cabrillo’s measurements, was provided for Governing Board information and discussion.

 

Chair Spencer proposed moving discussion of the ARCC report to the May Board Special Presentation, to give it more time for appropriate consideration.  Board members agreed.

 

 

ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT FOR COMMUNTY COLLEGES (ARCC)

 

 

Item 25. Cabrillo’s Role in Transportation Funding Task Force

A report and opportunity for discussion regarding Cabrillo’s role in the Transportation Funding Task Force (TFTF) were provided to the Governing Board.

 

President King reported that the TFTF had been meeting for 14 months, noting that Trustee Garcia had joined in the last couple months.  One of the issues with the potential for controversy was the risk of President King in the voting process upsetting the unique role of Cabrillo within the community.  The goal of the Board item was to survey the Board members regarding the appropriate role for President King or anyone representing Cabrillo on the TFTF.

 

Chair Spencer stated that Fred Keeley called and was very persuasive.  She noted that everybody in Santa Cruz knows what they do not want but it is a challenge to find what they do want, and a center from which to move forward.

 

Trustee Wildman noted the problem as “we as a Board” or “we as President King’s vote”.

 

Trustee Leopold reflected back to the previous month’s discussion on SB160, noting that the Board works best on issues closest to the college’s mission.  He stated that he was not sure that “we as Cabrillo” have a position on the Coastal Trail Network, etc., and he was not sure that the Board can come up with what is in the best interest of Cabrillo in terms of what is best for the county.  Trustee Leopold stated that the college has unique issues like Ed Code rules on what can be charged for bus passes but first needed to get students out of cars.  He noted that first the college’s Transportation Management Plan should be reviewed, and most of the TFTF does not pertain to the college’s educational mission.

 

Trustee Garcia stated that she had never attended a meeting with this kind of chaos, but it was amazing how many times speakers mentioned Cabrillo in terms of what Cabrillo does and does not do.  She felt it was appropriate for President King to comment at the meetings.  She stated that the committee was ready to negotiate over numbers at the next two meetings and it was President King’s role to comment on Cabrillo’s role and position in the community.

 

Trustee Smith stated that it was not always incumbent to respond to comments regarding Cabrillo; sometimes it was appropriate to just be quiet.

 

Trustee Leopold noted that hard core politics were taking place at TFTF meetings and it was more appropriate to have Cabrillo’s transportation issues involved at the Regional Transportation Management Board.

 

Trustee Wildman agreed with Trustee Leopold and stated Cabrillo should send no representative to TFTF.  She saw very little that pertained to Cabrillo.

 

Trustee Garcia disagreed and stated that Cabrillo must have a representative there as part of the community.  She stated that President King had done some tremendous networking there, and whether he voted or not, as a very political committee, Cabrillo’s presence needed to exist.

 

Trustee Leopold requested an update on the Transportation Management Plan.

 

Vice President Osorio stated that he meets year round with the Transportation Management Association and has several drafts of the plan underway.  He will bring the plan to the June Board meeting.

 

 

CABRILLO’S ROLE IN TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TASK FORCE

Item 26. 2007-08 Budget Development

The 2007-08 Governor’s Budget, Budget Planning Assumptions and Calendar were presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Leopold commented that state tax revenues were trailing expectations and the May Revise would likely be different than the Governor’s January Budget.

 

 

2007-08 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT

 

Item 27. Technology Planning Process Update

An update on the Technology Planning Process was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

Chair Spencer hoped that the plan would show the dollar figures for every need to bring the college technologically current.

 

Vice President Owen responded that the goal of the report is to answer two things:  Full and complete disclosure of what the college currently has, and then alternatives to resolve the issues.  He expressed confidence in the team’s ability to complete the report successfully and hoped some of the alternatives would be adopted.  He warned the Board that big dollars would be involved, noting that through no one’s fault but budget cuts, the department was understaffed.  A survey of like colleges showed that the department should have seven additional staff members; the plan will identify alternatives to resolve several issues.

 

Trustee Garcia noted that it was a comprehensive plan and asked what was completed and what was pending.

 

Vice President Owen responded that there were 22 task forces with 75 faculty and staff involved for over three months.

 

Trustee Stonebloom expressed concern regarding the end of the timeline, from CPC to the final edits.

 

Vice President Owen responded that with the number of people involved in the task forces and the number of eyes that had already seen the reports, he was not concerned that too many issues would come up.

 

Trustee Stonebloom asked about the duration of the plan.

 

Vice President Owen responded that originally it was planned for three years but because of the other planning cycles, it was decided to make this plan for two years, then the next one would be three, along with a ten year view into the future, to the best of the team’s ability.

 

Trustee Leopold commented that when Vice President Owen began the plan in October, there was concern that it would take too long.  He appreciated the collaborative, consultative process.  He noted that it was not just about how much money was involved; it was about how to use technology and he hoped the plan would reflect that.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY PLANNING PROCESS UPDATE

 

Item 28. Athletic Program

A report on the Cabrillo Athletic Program was presented to the Governing Board for information.  This item was taken out of order, following Item 13.

 

Vice President Kilmer noted that the report was presented based upon available records, league rules, and coach information, without pulling individual student records.

 

Trustee Leopold was impressed that 65% of the student athletes go on to four year colleges, and felt that sports played a role in keeping students in school.  He asked about the full versus part time ratio of coaches.

 

Vice President Kilmer responded that coaches are faculty and the same faculty prioritization process for hiring is used.  She noted that some colleges have a full time faculty member per sport but Cabrillo does not.

 

Athletic Director Dale Murray added that Cabrillo has more adjunct coaches than typical.  A number of retirements happened over the years that were not replaced; at one time there were 13 contract coaches and now there are three.

 

There was discussion of funds and costs involved, e.g., insurance, supplies, salaries, adjunct/contract/coaching/faculty, counseling units to see athletes.  Trustee Garcia noted that she appreciated having the information to help understand the issues when making decisions. She requested trend data.

 

Mr. Murray responded that they were in the process of developing a tool statewide to provide data.  It is difficult to identify students who transfer out of state and the vast majority of Cabrillo’s student athletes transfer out of state.  Mr. Murray felt that within a year, there will be some comprehensive data available.

 

Vice President Kilmer noted that internally, the PRO was developing a cohort mechanism to track athletes.

 

Mr. Murray stated that the important piece of the report was to look at the percentage of sophomore athletes who move on to a four year school, as that is the goal, more than those who move on and continue to play sports at a four year school.

 

Trustee Leopold asked about the evaluation for a coach on a win/loss record.

 

Mr. Murray responded that a coach is just like any other instructor and is not evaluated on a win/loss record.

 

Bill Simpkins, member of the audience, stated that he was here to advocate for boys and girls in high school looking for what to do next, who might not be ready for a D1, D2, or D3 school.  He noted that he was a poster child for athletics (water polo) keeping him in school, starting at DeAnza then Stanford.  He disagreed with Mr. Murray that it was unimportant whether the student athletes continued to play as juniors at the four year colleges.  He encouraged making Cabrillo as good as it can be in the athletic department, having coaches that are teachers, continuity, and summer camps.

 

 

ATHLETIC PROGRAM

 

 

Item 29. Spring 2007 Census Enrollment Comparison

The Spring 2007 Census Enrollment Comparison was presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Garcia asked how students were counted if they attended both the Watsonville Center and the Aptos Campus. Director of PRO Craig Hayward responded that they just started counting as both.

 

 

SPRING 2007 CENSUS ENROLLMENT COMPARISON

Item 30. Cabrillo College/California Mini Corps Annual Report

The Cabrillo College/California Mini Corps Annual Report was presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Garcia asked why there were no students at the sixth grade level in the program and how the assessment was created.  Dean Sesario Escoto responded that he would find out.

 

 

CABRILLO COLLEGE/

CALIFORNIA MINI CORPS ANNUAL REPORT

Item 31. Disabled Student Programs and Services

The annual Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) report was presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Garcia asked how success for DSPS students was determined.  Vice President Kilmer responded that it was the same as the college standard, by a completed course.

 

Trustee Garcia asked for data on certificate and degree completion for DSPS students.  Vice President Kilmer responded that to obtain that information, it would have to be done on a student-by-student basis because DSPS students do not take a particular course to identify them.

 

Trustee Garcia asked what type of recruitment and counseling is done for students who have left.  Vice President Kilmer responded that follow up is done by email or mail if they can be located.

 

Trustee Stonebloom stated that it was remarkable that the statistics for DSPS students mirror those of regular students, and a tribute to the program staff.

 

 

DISABLED STUDENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

ANNUAL REPORT

Item 32. Recent Grant Applications Submitted by the Instruction Office

A summary of grant applications submitted by the Instruction Office was presented for Governing Board information.  Applications were submitted for RN Capacity Augmentation and Digital Bridge Academy (James Irvine and Hewlett Foundation) Grants.

 

 

RECENT GRANT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY THE

INSTRUCTION OFFICE

 

Item 33. 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.

 

Trustee Reece thanked the staff for the presentation of how bond funds were leveraged, noting that the community should be told that due to the extra efforts of staff, an additional $50M had come to the college.

 

Vice President Ard responded that the funds were federal and state, need-based, and the college had to qualify based on program and students.  She noted that she was very proud of her staff’s efforts.

 

Trustee Wildman added that they would be remiss if they did not acknowledge the efforts of the Cabrillo College Foundation.

 

Trustee Leopold requested this report regularly in the FMP update, as a reminder.

 

 

FACILITIES MASTER PLAN PROJECT STATUS REPORT

 

Item 34. Financial Reports

Financial reports through February 28, 2007, were presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Item 35. Cabrillo College Monthly Calendar

The Cabrillo College Monthly Calendar for April 2007 was presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

 

CABRILLO COLLEGE

MONTHLY CALENDAR

Item 36. Agenda for Next or Future Board Meeting

The following items were requested for information, action or presentations:

•ARCC Report

 

 

AGENDA FOR

NEXT BOARD MEETING

ADJOURNMENT

The regular meeting of the Cabrillo College Governing Board was adjourned at 8:57 pm.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Secretary