Minutes of Meeting

CABRILLO COLLEGE GOVERNING BOARD

May 5, 2008

 

 

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,
May 5, 2008.  Chair Claudine Wildman called the meeting to order in Open Session at 5:00 pm. Roll was taken; present were Chair Claudine Wildman and Trustees Rebecca Garcia, John Leopold, Gary Reece, Al Smith, Rachael Spencer, and Katy Stonebloom.  Chair Wildman 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 Al Smith recused himself from Closed Session due to a potential conflict with his employment.  Closed Session was adjourned at 6:01 pm.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

 

Chair Wildman called the Open Session to order at 6:02 pm.  Other board members present were Rebecca Garcia, John Leopold, Gary Reece, Al Smith, Rachael Spencer, Katy Stonebloom, 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 Wildman stated that there was nothing to report out of Closed Session.

 

Trustee Smith noted that he recused himself from Closed Session.

 

 

REPORT OUT OF

CLOSED SESSION

PROCEDURAL ITEMS

 

It was moved and seconded (Garcia/Leopold) to approve the Consent Agenda, including the minutes from the meetings of April 7 and April 21, 2008, 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

 

Dean Wanda Garner introduced new Biology Instructor Michael Edgehouse, and announced the hiring of Biology Instructor Carol Hoffman and Physics Instructor Marcus Watson, who were not present.

 

Vice President Kilmer stated that the hiring committees were amazed by the quality of the applications for all positions.

 

INTRODUCTION OF

 NEWLY APPOINTED

FACULTY AND STAFF

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

 

Marilyn Garrett addressed the Board regarding the health hazards of public exposure to technology.  Ms. Garrett stated that governments and institutions in Europe are keeping closer controls than in the United States and educational institutions should take the lead on health issues.

 

 

ORAL

COMMUNICATIONS

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

Web Advisor Strike Team Report and Demonstration.  Associate Vice President Bob Owen introduced the Web Advisor Strike Team.  Marcy Wieland provided a PowerPoint presentation of the history of technology and registration since 2004.  She highlighted the Strike Team’s efforts to make web registration user friendly.

 

Chair Wildman commented that the efforts of the Strike Team were nothing short of amazing.  President King acknowledged their hard work in a time of declining resources.

 

 

SPECIAL

PRESENTATION

 

ORAL REPORTS

 

Board Members’ Reports

 

Trustee Stonebloom thanked all the students, faculty and staff for the 2nd Annual Social Justice Conference.  She reported on her attendance at the ECE Advisory Committee meeting, noting that it was well-attended and informative.  She extended many thanks to Sheila Anderson for her support as interim director.  Trustee Stonebloom gave a brief overview of the many accomplishments of the Children’s Center and noted the difficulty of the discussions regarding reductions for the Center.  She commented that she was pleased to see the changes to the web registration program, and noted that on the agenda tonight are some changes in course requirements for transfer students.  She asked if information regarding fulfilling the old requirements before the deadline was being prominently displayed.

 

Trustee Garcia reported on her attendance at a CCCT meeting on April 11th, where she heard presentations on grant development and learned about a project targeted at high school students to become involved in trade careers, “whodoyouwant2be.com”, partnering with community colleges.  She requested information on Cabrillo’s involvement in the project.  Trustee Garcia attended a Consultation Council meeting where a recommendation was made for book adoption guidelines.  She provided information to President King for distribution to trustees and the Bookstore Committee.  On May 1-4, Trustee Garcia attended the Annual Trustees Conference in Palm Springs.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Manuel Pastor who presented information about the changing demographics in the country.  She attended a workshop on compliance with the 50% law and how that impacts the budget, a workshop on basic skills and assessment, and recommended that the trustees read the “Poppy Copy”.  Vice President Kilmer can provide copies.

 

Chair Wildman attended a Scotts Valley Advisory Committee meeting and noted that there will be an Open House at the Scotts Valley Center tomorrow.  She attended a Stroke Center Advisory Committee meeting, and the grand opening of the SAC, which was a wonderful event.  She noted that she forgot to thank the M&O Department for their efforts and apologized for the oversight.  Chair Wildman thanked Student Trustee Jonathan Saad for his service, noting that he had been conscientious about studying the issues and reporting on behalf of students, and she wished him success.

 

ORAL REPORTS

 

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

 

 

Student Trustee’s Report

 

Student Trustee Jonathan Saad reported on the recent Student Senate elections, noting that more students voted than ever before.  The new President will be Rebeca Villafana, Vice President Lupe Ortiz, Student Trustee Gary Meyer, Treasurer Richard Army, and several senators.  They hope to appoint more senators and have a full Student Senate in the fall.

 

Student Trustee Saad reported that he will be transferring to UCSC, majoring in computer engineering. He thanked everyone for his experience at Cabrillo, and the great education he has received.

 

 

STUDENT

TRUSTEE’S

REPORT

 

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Superintendent/President Brian King noted that this meeting was Student Trustee Saad’s final meeting. He expressed his appreciation for Mr. Saad’s year+ of service.  President King reported that on April 14th, Cabrillo hosted one of the first news conferences in the state involving multiple education institutions, UCSC, CSUMB, and SCCOE along with Cabrillo, regarding the impact of the State budget on education.  He thanked everyone who helped make the grand opening of the Student Activity Center possible, especially Vice President Ard and the Facilities Development Office for wrapping up the project.  President King reported that the Cabrillo Marketing and Communications Department was recently awarded five top awards by the Community College Public Relations Organization: First Place, Performing Arts Campaign (Cabrillo Stage Summer 2007 Season); Second Place, Direct Mailers/Postcards (Masks of Bali); Second Place, Brochure I (VAPA semester flyer, fall 2008); Third Place, News Release (Foundation $3.9 million donations); Third Place, Wild Card (CEED: 27 College & Career Night displays).  Only ten colleges received more than one award; no other college received more than two!

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S

REPORT

 

Faculty Senate

 

Faculty Senate President Steve Hodges reported that the Faculty Senate was engaged in a membership drive.  He returned recently from the statewide plenary session where the hot topics included budget, support for the accreditation process, problems with third party testing, and exit testing.

 

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

CCEU

 

Stephanie Stainback, CCEU President, stated that she appreciated the upcoming resolution for Classified Employee Appreciation Week.  She noted that budget cuts are uppermost in everyone’s minds and will be painful but her role is to see that the shared governance process is observed, not second guess the decisions.  She expressed concern regarding the cuts to Financial Aid, feeling that they were not appropriate at that level.  She hoped the Board would support the $1M bridge for 2008-09, acknowledging the difficulty of the position.  Ms. Stainback reminded the Board that in order to get a true balance, the elimination of people and positions and commensurate cuts to services must be considered.  She added that cutting hours is not a solution; the same amount of work must be done in less time in that case.  Ms. Stainback encouraged a tight freeze on all vacant positions to provide a safety net for all workers about to be displaced.  She expressed concern regarding the lack of new classified positions for the Arts Education Classrooms project, wondering how they can be run with five new venues and huge square footage.  Ms. Stainback stated that CCEU negotiations will be focused on maintaining benefits, not on salaries, noting that the cost for the lowest HMO has increased to the district by 15%.  Ms. Stainback was thankful that the college has an experienced governing board and wished everyone good luck in the coming budget years.

 

 

CCEU

 

 

CCFT

 

Paul Harvell, CCFT President, commented that all adjustments possible had been made to keep costs down for the lowest level HMO.  He acknowledged the issues facing the Children’s Center and noted that it is almost impossible to downsize one’s own program, but felt it best to take their lead by accepting their recommendations.  He stated that the union was concerned about the laying off of instructors.  Mr. Harvell called the Board’s attention to the treatment of the pool of adjunct instructors, noting that they come and go, receiving “invisible pink slips”, and the union will be concerned with tracking them and putting a face on lost teaching units.

 

 

CCFT

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Item 13. Resolution 020-08: Recognition of Cabrillo’s Classified Employees

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board adopt Resolution 020-08 in observance of Classified School Employee Week, May 18 through 24, 2008, to recognize the many contributions of the Cabrillo College classified staff to Cabrillo’s students and educational community.

 

It was moved and seconded (Spencer/Leopold) to adopt Resolution 020-08 in observance of Classified School Employee Week, May 18 through 24, 2008, to recognize the many contributions of the Cabrillo College classified staff to Cabrillo’s students and educational community.

 

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

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

RESOLUTION 020-08:

RECOGNITION OF CABRILLO’S CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

 

Item 14. Award of Bid:  Allied Health Complex

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board award the bid for the Allied Health Complex to Soltek Pacific, the lowest qualified bidder, in the amount of $18,417,000.

 

Trustee Smith stated that one of the bidders involved in the project is a client of his firm which posed a potential conflict for him.  He left the room, recusing himself from the item.

 

Trustee Reece called attention to the replacement page for the item, noting that it was an excellent summary of the issue.  He stated that the Facility Subcommittee of the Board began a discussion of the situation as soon as it became aware, and a Special Board meeting was held to consider the issue.  At that meeting, Carpenters Union Local 505 presented information the Board felt it was critical that they review, and the issue was tabled to this meeting. Trustee Reece stated that all personnel involved have taken the issue seriously and spent many hours researching and examining the facts.  He stated that a bid protest was filed that Soltek made errors and did not file required information with their bid.  Trustee Reece stated that the Board is under state law in how to deal with public bids and has always been careful over the years to adhere to the letter and spirit of the law.  Faced with section 20651 and absent a clear path of understanding that the low bidder was not responsive, the Board has to award to the low bidder or reject all bids.  The district took the issue to counsel and listened to a thoughtful presentation by the Local 505 union.  It is the recommendation of the district’s counsel that there were mistakes made by Soltek, but also by Bogard and Amoroso, while the one more bid was withdrawn with real errors.  The district is faced with the issue of trying to reject all bids or accept the bid by Soltek; staff did an incredible amount of investigation on the company involved.  There are good references, local and otherwise.  The steel subcontractor was investigated and found to be capable, local from Hollister, and minority/female-owned.  The district will be faced with a delay if all bids are rejected, and has been advised by counsel that the bid cannot be awarded to the second bidder without a firm reason and a cost of $270K.  Trustee Reece acknowledged the importance of this decision and his concern; he noted that the Board listened to the local union and wished there were other options.  He acknowledged that the second bidder is a local firm; Soltek will use 70% local contractors.  Trustee Reece stated that the district cannot reject the advice of counsel, particularly when it might not ultimately change the outcome but would only serve to delay the project and cost additional taxpayer dollars.  He expressed his appreciation to staff for all their work in establishing the facts.

 

Trustee Leopold reflected back to the passage of the bond and the promises to the community about assurances of fiduciary responsibility.  He expressed his concern about the need for quality work and the history of subcontractor mistakes made on the SAC project.  Trustee Leopold stated that bid specifications should be consistently honored across the board and suggested that the Facilities Subcommittee look at that process for the future.  He expected that this contractor would be under increased scrutiny on this project and asked that FDO staff assure that this bidding situation not be allowed to occur again.

 

Trustee Garcia stated that in her extensive time on the Governing Board, she could not remember Local 505 protesting, so when that occurred, she took it very seriously.  She asked every question, asked the college for information, and found out that mistakes were made in the bid but that the missing information would not have changed the bid amount.  Trustee Garcia stated that while she felt badly that the union did not agree, the district’s counsel advised that the bid could be accepted and the alternative was to reject which might not obtain a better process on the next attempt.  She stated that she would support the bid award.

 

Ned Van Valkenburgh from Carpenters Union Local 505, provided an outline of the bid protest and addressed the union’s issues.  He stated that to his knowledge, there were no errors in the Amoroso bid and to represent that there were was objectionable.  He stated that accepting the Amoroso bid became the third option, not offered by district counsel.  Mr. Van Valkenburgh reviewed the errors involved in the Soltek and Bogard bids, and the economic advantages of allowing withdrawal of a bid without risking a bond.  He referred to a legal challenge in San Francisco that upheld the union’s view.

 

Trustee Garcia requested that district counsel respond to the legal issue involved.

 

District counsel Larry Lasnik stated that the referenced San Francisco case was defective as applicable to this case because it failed to address one subsection that referenced whether the bid was materially different than he or she intended it to be.  He stated that there was no evidence that Soltek made a mistake that made the bid any different than they intended it to be.

 

It was moved and seconded (Spencer/Reece) to award the bid for the Allied Health Complex to Soltek Pacific, the lowest qualified bidder, in the amount of $18,417,000.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

AWARD OF BID:

ALLIED HEALTH COMPLEX

 

Item 15. A.A. and A.S. Degrees:  Graduation Requirements in English and Math

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board approve the change in graduation requirements as approved by the Academic Council.  It is further recommended that the Vice President of Instruction be authorized to make such modifications to this proposal as necessitated by the CCCCO review and approval process.

 

Trustee Spencer expressed concern over the difficulty of passing algebra for those with “math blocks”, noting that it takes a good teacher.

 

Vice President Kilmer responded that there are about 20 math teachers, the majority of whom have training in basic skills.  She stated that the bigger issue is the increased skill level of transfer students while there are a large number of students that do not require that transfer level of classes, such as certificate programs, ESL, etc. who will now have to take a different course of study.  Vice President Kilmer stated that after about a decade of discussion, it was finally agreed to raise the level in these courses, parallel to what is happening around the nation, and there will be strategies to help students master the material.  She reviewed the “catalog rights” and the plans for announcements.

 

It was moved and seconded (Garcia/Stonebloom) to approve the change in graduation requirements as approved by the Academic Council.  It is further recommended that the Vice President of Instruction be authorized to make such modifications to this proposal as necessitated by the CCCCO review and approval process. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

A.A. AND A.S. DEGREES:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS IN ENGLISH AND MATH

 

 

Item 16. Resolution 021-08:  Ordering Election, Requesting County Elections to Conduct the Election, Requesting Consolidation of the Election, and Specifications of the Election Order

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board adopt Resolution 021-08 ordering the election, requesting the Santa Cruz Elections Department to conduct the election, and consolidate it with any other jurisdiction holding an election on that same day.

 

It was moved and seconded (Garcia/Reece) to adopt Resolution 021-08 ordering the election, requesting the Santa Cruz Elections Department to conduct the election, and consolidate it with any other jurisdiction holding an election on that same day.

 

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

 

 

Resolution 021-08:  Ordering Election, Requesting County Elections to Conduct the Election, Requesting Consolidation of the Election, and Specifications of the Election Order

 

Item 17. Resolution 022-08:  2008-09 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANS)

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board adopt Resolution 022-08 delegating to the Vice President, Business Services the authority to decide on participation in the Community College League of California cash reserve program at the time when interest, costs and reinvestment rates are known.

 

Trustee Garcia asked when the information would be known.  Vice President Ard responded that it should be known toward the end of June.

 

It was moved and seconded (Reece/Stonebloom) to adopt Resolution 022-08 delegating to the Vice President, Business Services the authority to decide on participation in the Community College League of California cash reserve program at the time when interest, costs and reinvestment rates are known.

 

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

 

 

Resolution 022-08: 

2008-09 TAX AND REVENUE ANTICIPATION NOTES (TRANS)

 

Item 18. Contract Increase:  Bogard+Kitchell for Construction Management Services for Arts Education Classrooms (AEC) Project

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board authorize the Vice President, Business Services to increase the contract amount to Bogard+Kitchell for the Arts Education Classrooms project by $528,000.

 

Trustee Smith recused himself from the discussion and vote on this item.  He left the room.

 

It was moved and seconded (Reece/Leopold) to authorize the Vice President, Business Services to increase the contract amount to Bogard+Kitchell for the Arts Education Classrooms project by $528,000. The motion carried unanimously (Smith absent).

 

Trustee Smith returned to the room.

 

 

CONTRACT INCREASE:

BOGARD+KITCHELL FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR ARTS EDUCATION CLASSROOMS PROJECT

 

 

Item 19. Contract Increase:  Arts Education Classrooms Project – Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA) Architects

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board authorize the Vice President, Business Services to enter into the stated agreement for continuation of services through December 31, 2008.

 

It was moved and seconded (Leopold/Reece) to authorize the Vice President, Business Services to enter into the stated agreement for continuation of services through December 31, 2008.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CONTRACT INCREASE:

ARTS EDUCATION

 CLASSROOM PROJECT –

HAMMEL, GREEN & ABRAHAMSON (hga) ARCHITECTS

 

 

Item 20. Authorization to Delegate the Award for Contracts for Arts Education Classrooms Project

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board authorize the president or his designee to contract for the following items prior to the June Board meeting with the understanding that the contracts will be presented to the Board at the June meeting for ratification: systems furniture, instructional equipment, and non-instructional equipment; low voltage wiring; networking equipment.

 

It was moved and seconded (Spencer/Leopold) to authorize the president or his designee to contract for the following items prior to the June Board meeting with the understanding that the contracts will be presented to the Board at the June meeting for ratification: systems furniture, instructional equipment, and non-instructional equipment; low voltage wiring; networking equipment.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

AUTHORIZATION TO DELEGATE THE AWARD FOR CONTRACTS FOR ARTS EDUCATION CLASSROOMS PROJECT

 

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

Item 21. 2008-09 Preliminary Budget Reductions

An update regarding the current year projected property tax shortfall and preliminary budget reductions for 2008-09 was provided to the Governing Board.

 

President King noted that the news from Sacramento remains gloomy.  The reductions for the current year have been completed; the current phase is working through base budget reductions for 2008-09. A months-long shared governance process has been ongoing; President King stated that this information item reflects hours of work and vigorous discussion campus-wide.

 

Trustee Reece noted that in previous discussions, it was anticipated that to reach $1.5M, $900K would be bridged from one-time and $600K from reductions.  He asked why $753K was listed as reductions now.

 

President King responded that the news from Sacramento is worse than expected; $600K was the floor.  The college looked for more.

 

Vice President Ard added that this item reflects getting ready for the Preliminary Budget in June and has been very difficult.

 

Trustee Leopold commented that he was pleased that Ms. Stainback earlier recognized the work of the Board in building the reserve fund, which reflected difficult choices in years of building the fund, but made it now available to help ease the peaks and valleys of budget years.  He reviewed the irresponsible State budget system and commented that he hoped the college would use the shared governance process to make the best decisions for the school.

 

There was a discussion regarding the reorganization of the Children’s Center.  Based on the current plan, 30 children will be aging out or moving away, and the other children will be moving up into the next age slots.  One young classroom will be closing.  The college is dedicated to maintaining the quality of the program but the increases in cost to the college’s general fund to subsidize the program at its current size are staggering.

 

Trustee Stonebloom questioned the criteria for reductions in staff, noting that in K-12, positions can be designated as bilingual.  She asked how many people would be left that are bilingual.

 

Vice President Kilmer responded that bilingual teacher Luz Cardona will take her skills from the Children’s Center to the ECE Department.  Two other bilingual teachers are categorically funded, not tenured; so far they have been rehired every year.  These categorical positions must be eliminated before tenured.  Unfortunately they will be laid off. One bilingual Program Specialist will be laid off, but it is believed another spot will be found for her.  The lay offs are based totally on seniority and have nothing to do with performance.  There will be seven teachers left, one of whom is bilingual.  The program coordinator is also bilingual.  Vice President Kilmer noted that the Children’s Center has been open since 1972 with an increasing bilingual population, and the long-term teachers are not bilingual.  As they retire and the college rehires the positions, “bilingual desired” can be added to the position descriptions.

 

Chair Wildman noted that she heard Mr. Harvell’s comment about tracking adjunct employees and would like to have Human Resources do that for awareness.  She stated that Ms. Stainback mentioned planning for priorities and she is having the same discussions in her employment, looking at mandates, reviewing what must be done and what can be done differently.  She encouraged a communication plan, noting that there is no such thing as over-communication.  She suggested providing budget information regularly, noting that what is approved in June may look very different in September.  Chair Wildman stated that it may be painful but she was optimistic about conducting program reviews, commenting that it should be looked upon as an opportunity, not a negative.

 

Trustee Garcia noted that she, too, felt the education budget pain by being personally laid off in a categorical budget cut from her job at Santa Cruz City Schools.

 

Ismael Cruz, Children’s Center faculty member, stated that he felt the Children’s Center reductions were drastic and sudden especially for parents and children, and parents have reacted with outrage.  He stated that the loss of bilingual staff in every class, which has been a core part of their support function to students, will be sorely felt.  Mr. Cruz addressed the Board regarding a plan to keep the one class open with one teacher with a bridge for one year, at no cost to the general fund, by using a Children’s Center reserve.  He asked the Board to consider looking into this plan.

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

 

2008-09 PRELIMINARY

BUDGET REDUCTIONS

 

 

Item 22. Review of Draft College Master Plan 2008-2011

The draft College Master Plan 2008-2011 was provided to the Governing Board for information, review and feedback.

 

There was a brief discussion regarding the development of strategies and benchmarks, which will happen at the department level.  The PRO will have the responsibility for gathering and producing an annual update on strategies and actions.

 

Trustee Stonebloom expressed the ongoing interest of the Board members in being part of the development of the CMP.  She noted her interest in seeing increased recruitment for basic skills students, along with efforts to reduce the need for basic skills through articulation with
K-12.

 

Dr. Hayward responded that faculty and staff are working on strategies regarding these issues, and there are logical objectives under which they fit.

 

President King affirmed that the input of Board members is welcomed at any point.

 

 

REVIEW OF DRAFT COLLEGE MASTER PLAN 2008-2011

 

Item 23. Governing Board Evaluation

The Governing Board Chair, Claudine Wildman, provided an informational report regarding the upcoming annual self-evaluation process for the Governing Board.

 

Chair Wildman explained that the survey would be provided electronically through “Survey Monkey” and hoped for a greater participation rate.  She thanked Rachael Spencer and Pat Borden for their work in preparing the survey.

 

 

GOVERNING BOARD EVALUATION

 

Item 24. 2007-08 Graduation, Scholarship Ceremonies, and Other Year-end Recognition Activities

Information regarding 2007-08 Graduation, Scholarship Ceremonies, and other Year-end Recognition Activities was provided to the Governing Board.

 

2007-08 GRADUATION, SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONIES, AND OTHER YEAR-END RECOGNITION ACTIVITIES

 

Item 25. Scholarship Report

The annual Scholarship Report was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP REPORT

 

Item 26. Student Health Services

A Student Health Services report was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Leopold commended Health Services Director Kate Hartzell for her commitment to access to reproductive services.  He noted that Ms. Hartzell was a statewide leader in the effort to charge a small health services fee to be able to provide health services to all.  He added that this would be Ms. Hartzell’s last report to the Board, as she is retiring and would be greatly missed.

 

Chair Wildman stated that she had worked with Ms. Hartzell on health issues and appreciated her abilities and leadership.

 

 

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

 

Item 27. Student Employment Report

A Student Employment Report was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Spencer noted that the Student Employment Program continues to be outstanding.

 

 

STUDENT

EMPLOYMENT REPORT

 

Item 28. Cabrillo Climate Initiative:  Alternative Commute Incentive Web Site Launched for Cabrillo Staff and Faculty

A report regarding an alternative commute incentive web site recently launched for Cabrillo staff and faculty was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Leopold recommended some outreach to County Supervisors and candidates, sharing this information.  He noted that a current belief is that all that is wrong with local highways is traffic caused by Cabrillo students.

 

Chair Wildman acknowledged Student Senator Ryan Kaplan, a student leader who consistently brings new ideas.

 

 

CABRILLO CLIMATE INITIATIVE: ALTERNATIVE COMMUTE INCENTIVE WEB SITE LAUNCHED FOR CABRILLO STAFF AND FACULTY

 

Item 29. Basic Skills Five-Year Work Plan

The Basic Skills Five-Year Work Plan was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

BASIC SKILLS

FIVE-YEAR WORK PLAN

 

Item 30. Accreditation Annual Report as Submitted to ACCJC

The annual Accreditation Report as submitted to ACCJC was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Reece requested a follow up on the decline in the pass rate for dental hygiene students.

 

 

ACCREDITATION ANNUAL REPORT AS SUBMITTED

TO ACCJC

 

Item 31. Recent Grant Applications Submitted by the Instruction Office

Information regarding recent grant applications submitted by the Instruction Office was provided to the Governing Board.  A grant application for a Governor’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Initiative Grant was submitted.

 

 

RECENT GRANT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY THE INSTRUCTION OFFICE

 

Item 32. Technology Plan Implementation Update

An update on the implementation of the Technology Plan was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

TECHNOLOGY PLAN IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE

 

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 Leopold asked about the status of the solar project, and if the timeline could be extended if Generating Assets could not make the project work for them.

 

Mr. Deaver responded that the preliminary report on the roofs showed that the solar panels would not be appropriate on the roofs with sprinkler systems; perhaps only five roofs would work.  There will be a meeting the next day to review the report.  Mr. Deaver added that it would be up to the federal government whether to extend the tax credits beyond December.

 

 

FACILITIES MASTER PLAN PROJECT STATUS REPORT

 

Item 34. Financial Reports

Financial reports through March 31, 2008, were presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

Trustee Leopold commented on the increase in classified wages in the Cafeteria financials.  Vice President Ard explained that it reflected a buy out of excess accrued vacation time, per policy.

 

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Item 35. Cabrillo College Monthly Calendar

The Cabrillo College Monthly Calendar for May 2008 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:

• Study session on 50% Law, 75/25 Ratio, and Faculty Obligation Number (FON)

 

 

AGENDA FOR

NEXT BOARD MEETING

ADJOURNMENT

The open session of the Cabrillo College Governing Board was adjourned at 8:57 pm.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                                    Secretary