Minutes of Meeting

CABRILLO COLLEGE GOVERNING BOARD

May 3, 2010

 

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 3, 2010.  Chair Gary Reece opened the meeting in Open Session at 5:00 pm.  Roll was taken; present were Trustees Al Smith, Rachael Spencer, Katy Stonebloom, Susan True, and Claudine Wildman.  Rebecca Garcia was absent.  Chair Reece 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 5:02 pm.  Closed Session was adjourned at 6:31 pm.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

 

Chair Gary Reece called the Open Session to order at 6:35 pm.  Other Board members present were Trustees Al Smith, Rachael Spencer, Katy Stonebloom, Susan True, Claudine Wildman, and Student Trustee Elizabeth Habara.  Trustee Rebecca Garcia was absent.  Also present were members of the community, college faculty, staff and students.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

REPORT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

Chair Reece stated that in Closed Session, the Governing Board approved the recommendation of counsel to resolve the open construction claim with Zolman/Synergy on the Student Activities Center.

 

 

 

REPORT OUT OF

CLOSED SESSION

PROCEDURAL ITEMS

 

It was moved and seconded (Wildman/Stonebloom) to approve the Consent Agenda, including the minutes from the meetings of April 5, 2010, and April 27, 2010, as presented.  There was a replacement page for Item 3.p. Human Resources Management Report.

 

Item 3g was pulled.  Susan True abstained on 3o.

 

The motion carried with the following roll call vote:

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

AYES:                 Reece, Smith, Spencer, Stonebloom, Wildman

NOES:               None

ABSENT:          Garcia

ABSTAIN:         True

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF

CONSENT AGENDA

AND MINUTES

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEWLY APPOINTED FACULTY AND STAFF

 

None.

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF

NEWLY APPOINTED

FACULTY AND STAFF

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

 

Fred Tortora read a prepared statement about his observations of physics education at Cabrillo. 

 

Cynthia Berger presented information from Friends of Cabrillo College Chinese Language expressing disappointment at the elimination of the Chinese language program and read a letter from Sandy Lydon.  She asked the Board to reconsider.

 

Marlene Majewska also presented information from Friends of Cabrillo College Chinese Language and read a letter from George Ow.  Vivian Orgul requested that Deans and Trustees maintain and/or expand offerings. 

 

Mary Gaukel Forster presented information about the Delta Charter High School. Santa Cruz City Schools has renewed the school’s charter for 5 years.  On June 9, 2010, Delta will have its largest graduation with 40 seniors; 38 will have completed assessment and will be registering during Running Start. 

 

 

ORAL

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

Athletic Director Dale Murray brought two scholar athletes who shared their stories about the importance of athletics to their overall education. 

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

 

ORAL REPORTS

 

Board Members’ Reports

 

Trustee True thanked Dan Martinez for leading a recent tour of 20 women from the community through the VAPA complex and that to make the Good Times list is commendable.

 

ORAL REPORTS

 

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

 

Student Trustee’s Report

 

Student Trustee Elizabeth Habara reported that:

  • Sam Farr attended the Student Senate meeting on April 8, 2010 and discussed how to prioritize and pass a budget.
  • The Clothesline Project/Chalk It Up Abuse Prevention Project on April 15, 2010 was a success.
  • That the Allied Health Programs asked the senate to help buy furniture.
  • LaQrecia Clarke is to receive the Senate Leadership Award. 

 

Rachael Spencer thanked the Student Senate for all of their work. 

 

STUDENT

TRUSTEE’S

REPORT

 

ORAL REPORTS (continued)

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Superintendent/President Brian King recently returned from the AACC convention in Seattle.  He and Vice President Kilmer will be attending a Board of Governor’s presentation in Sacramento tomorrow in support of the Digital Bridge Academy program.

 

ORAL REPORTS

(continued)

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S

REPORT

 

CCFT

 

Paul Harvell, CCFT President, stated that he hoped the Board approves the CCFT contract and thanked the District bargaining team for their work. 

 

 

CCFT

 

Faculty Senate

 

Steve Hodges, Faculty Senate President, noted that

  • Dan Rothwell recently won the 2010 Ernest Lawyer Award for Excellence in Teaching and that this is the first time the national recognition was given to faculty from a community college.
  • The Faculty Senate hosted Byron McCleany on behalf of the Class project.
  • More full time faculty are needed and requested that Cabrillo hire more faculty than are retiring this year. 
  • At the statewide academic senate plenary session there was a motion of no confidence in Barbara Beno that was withdrawn.  He also noted that there is more interest in transfer degrees.

 

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

CCEU

 

Stephanie Stainback, CCEU President, thanked the Board for the resolution for classified staff. 

 

CCEU

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Item 13. Resolution 029-10:  Recognition of Cabrillo’s Classified Employees

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board adopt Resolution 029-10 in observance of Classified School Employee Week, May 16 through May 22, 2010, to recognize the many contributions of the Cabrillo College classified staff to Cabrillo’s students and educational community.

 

It was moved and seconded (Wildman/Stonebloom) to adopt Resolution 029-10 in observance of Classified School Employee Week, May 16 through May 22, 2010, to recognize the many contributions of the Cabrillo College classified staff to Cabrillo’s students and educational community.  Victoria reminded everyone that the classified staff picnic will be held on June 10, 2010.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS (continued)

 

The motion carried with the following roll call vote:

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

AYES:                 Reece, Smith, Spencer, Stonebloom, True, Wildman

NOES:               None

ABSENT:          Garcia

ABSTAIN:         None

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

RESOLUTION 029-10:

RECOGNITION OF CABRILLO’S CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

(continued)

 

 

Item 14. Resolution 028-10:  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 028-10 ordering the election, requesting the Santa Cruz County 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 (Spencer/True) to adopt Resolution 028-10 ordering the election, requesting the Santa Cruz County 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:

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

AYES:                 Reece, Smith, Spencer, Stonebloom, True, Wildman

NOES:               None

ABSENT:          Garcia

ABSTAIN:         None

 

 

RESOLUTION 028-10:

ORDERING ELECTION, REQUESTING COUNTY ELECTIONS TO CONDUCT THE ELECTION, REQUESETING CONSOLIDATION OF THE ELECTION, AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER

 

Item 15. Resolution 030-10:  Reduction or Discontinuance of Classified Service

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board adopt Resolution 030-10 as presented.

 

It was moved and seconded (Reece/True) to adopt Resolution 030-10 as presented.

 

The motion carried with the following roll call vote:

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

AYES:                 Reece, Smith, Spencer, Stonebloom, True, Wildman

NOES:               None

ABSENT:          Garcia

ABSTAIN:         None

 

RESOLUTION 030-10:

REDUCTION OR DISCONTINUANCE OF CLASSIFIED SERVICE

 

ACTION ITEMS (continued)

 

Item 16. Negotiated Agreement for 2010-13:  CCFT and District

President King presented the recommendation that the Governing Board approve the three-year negotiated agreement between CCFT and the District.

 

It was moved and seconded (Reece/Stonebloom). 

 

Trustee Spencer commented that given the difficult budget times and the need to eliminated classes in Santa Cruz, that she was disappointed to learn that counselors did not work during summer and that the proposed contract does not change the format for counseling during summer. 

 

Trustee True also noted that she has had numerous conversations about counselors and is disheartened to see that lack of counselor availability when students need the services most.  Other contract issues, such as the rehiring priority and retiree incentives, are all good but the inflexibility on the 175 workday contract to allow counselors to work in August does not make sense. 

 

Trustee Wildman noted that during an economic downturn, changes are needed to continue to provide services to our community for the needs of Cabrillo students. The lack of flexibility in the contract for counselors does not meet student needs nor provide for student success.

 

Trustee Stonebloom noted the difficult decision to eliminating the Chinese program and that the Board is left with a quandary and few alternatives in how to deal with the CCFT contract as presented.  She noted that she wants to honor the integrity of process that led to the contract. 

 

Trustee Smith noted the great respect he has for collective bargaining process.  After the vote, there will be a motion of how the Governing Board would like to deal with the issue going forward.

 

Trustee Reece stated that the Governing Board is united in this discussion around the need for counselors during summer and that the Board is dismayed that a solution is not there.  Devoting an hour and a half to closed session demonstrates how seriously the Board feels about his issue. 

 

The motion carried with the following roll call vote:

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

AYES:                 Reece, Smith, Stonebloom, Wildman

NOES:               Spencer, True

ABSENT:          Garcia

ABSTAIN:         None

 

The motion carried. 

ACTION ITEMS (continued)

 

Trustee Smith made a motion directing staff to reconsider the issue of the 175 day flexibility for counseling and possibly reopen the discussion with CCFT through appropriate channels.  Trustee Wildman seconded the motion. 

 

The motion carried with the following roll call vote:

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

AYES:                 Reece, Smith, Spencer, Stonebloom, True, Wildman

NOES:               None

ABSENT:          Garcia

ABSTAIN:         None

 

The motion carried.

 

Trustee Stonebloom made a motion to direct counseling to report back to the Governing Board with a plan for summer counseling needs in the future.  The motion was seconded by Trustee True. 

 

Trustee Wildman requested that a plan come back for the counseling schedule this summer.  The motion was amended to include that request.

 

The amended motion carried with the following roll call vote:

 

Student Trustee Advisory Vote:  Aye

 

AYES:                 Reece, Smith, Spencer, Stonebloom, True, Wildman

NOES:               None

ABSENT:          Garcia

ABSTAIN:         None

 

The motion carried.

 

ACTION ITEMS

(continued)

 

NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT FOR 2010-13:  CCFT AND DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

(continued)

 

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

Item 17. 2010-11 Budget Update

A 2010-11 Budget Update was provided for Governing Board information.

 

Vice President Lewis noted that more reductions are anticipated and is awaiting the state budget May revise. 

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

2010-11 Budget update

Item 18. Draft Resolution Regarding State Budget Crisis and Local Education Impact

A draft resolution regarding the State budget crisis and the impact on local education was provided for Governing Board information and discussion. 

 

INFORMATION ITEMS (continued)

 

Trustee Wildman requested that the resolution be published on the Cabrillo website and that an all college email be sent.

 

DRAFT RESOLUTION REGARADING STATE BUDGET CRISIS AND LOCAL EDUCATION IMPACT

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

(continued)

 

Item 19. 2009 SBDC Annual Report

The 2009 Small Business Development Center annual report was presented to the Governing Board for information.  Trustee Spencer asked what changes SBDC has seen in service requests given the current 15% unemployment.  Director Thomae replied that the main changes are that recently unemployed want to start businesses and need an infusion of capital. 

 

 

2009 sbdc aNNUAL rePORT

Item 20. 2009-10 Graduation and Year-End Recognition Activities

Information regarding 2009-10 Graduation, Scholarship Ceremonies and Other End of Year recognition activities was provided to the Governing Board.

 

2009-10 GRADUATION

AND YEAR-END RECOGNITION ACTIVITIES


 

Item 21. 2009 Cabrillo College EOPS/Migrant Summer Program Report

The 2009 Cabrillo College EOPS/Migrant Summer Program Report was provided to the Governing Board for information.

 

 

 

2009 CABRILLO COLLEGE EOPS/MIGRANT SUMMER

PROGRAM REPORT

Item 22. Facilities Master Plan Project Status

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

 

Trustee Wildman noted the report is getting short. 

 

 

FACILITIES MASTER PLAN PROJECT STATUS

Item 23. Cash Flow Update – 2009-10 Third Quarter

A cash flow update for the third quarter of the fiscal year was presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

 

CASH FLOW UPDATE

2009-10 THIRD QUARTER

Item 24. Financial Reports

Financial reports through March 31, 2010, were presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Item 25. Cabrillo College Monthly Calendar

The Cabrillo College Monthly Calendar for May 2010 was presented to the Governing Board for information.

 

Vice President Kilmer reminded everyone of the end of year party after graduation at the Sesnon House.

 

 

CABRILLO COLLEGE

MONTHLY CALENDAR

Item 26. Agenda for Next or Future Board Meetings

The following items were requested for follow up via update, information, action or presentations:

• Report on counseling and resolution

AGENDA FOR

NEXT BOARD MEETINGS

ADJOURNMENT

The open session of the Cabrillo College Governing Board was adjourned at 7:40 pm.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

                                                                                                  Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                  Secretary