[ Noise ]>>So good evening, welcome
to Board of Trustees, Pasadena Area Community
College District regular meeting number 22. It is Wednesday, July the
21st in the year 2010. And would you please
take the roll. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Present. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Present. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Here. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Here. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Present. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Present. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Present.>>I have not received cards for
comments on close session items so we are about to move
into close session. We will be discussing
government code 54957, employee discipline
dismissal and release. We will be discussing
government code 54957.6, labor negotiations. And we will be discussing
government code 54962, education code.>>Yes, and President
Bradbury-Huang with respect to government code
54957, we are going to remove item 12P, please.>>Very good. So we will come back
around 7 o’clock. [ Silence ]>>The action was to deny the
grade, the student grade appeal, so that was government
code 54962, thank you. And now we have the
Pledge of Allegiance and seeing my little girl in the
audience I’m going to invite her up and ask her to
lead us in the pledge. [ Inaudible Remarks ] [ Laughter ]>>I pledge allegiance to
the flag of the United States of America, and to the
republic for which it stands, one nation under
God, indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all.>>Sweet.>>She’s adorable. [ Inaudible Remarks ]>>We have a couple
of items on the– in the public comment
on non-agenda items. Well, actually we have one and
then the other will be held over for consent items. Non-agenda items I would
invite Cameron White to come to the podium. Good evening, Mr. White.>>Good evening, good
evening Mr. President, members of the board. I just wanna speak
really quick tonight. On behalf of the veterans
of PCC today in regards to the information that
was presented to the board, this is back– this
is a month ago at the June 16th meeting you
might recall that members of the PCC veterans, many
from our club, came here and we communicated to the
board of trustees information about Dr. Wilcox
and the comments that he had made towards
veterans comparing them to gang bangers and criminals. We dispersed the email
that we had sent, there is introduced the
vote of no confidence and to this date we have to– we
have yet to receive any response from anybody sitting at any of
this tables which I think is– indicates that the
veterans population, that really nobody sitting at
any of this tables really cares. And in fact that many of you may
have supported those comments that were made because none
of you have stated otherwise. So to that effect I’d like
to reiterate the veterans of PCC have indicated
that we have had problems and that we would like
somebody to take action on that. And we were hoping that this
is not gonna come in the form of lip service because you know, we hope that people will
hold vice presidents to a higher standards of ethical
and moral behavior here at PCC to set a precedence for everyone
that works at this college on what is acceptable and
what is not acceptable to say about students that
attend to school here. And that’s not just you know
small group of students. The veterans comprise
about 700 students here. So you know, somewhat
of a large group. And you know we don’t take
kindly to comments that are made about us in a disrespectful
manner and I don’t think anybody of any particular persuasion
at this school would. So frankly, the veterans
would like a response from somebody sitting
at this table about what’s gonna be done. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Thank you Mr. White. Firstly your comment is
obviously very important to us so thank you for coming back. They haven’t landed
on deaf ears. I know that Dr. Rocha
would like to offer at least a response right now but as you know it
having not been put on our agenda we can’t
get into any kind of meaningful discussion but
we want you at least to know that your comments
have indeed been heard.>>Yes, thank you
President Bradbury-Huang. First of all, Mr. White,
thank you for your comments. I take them quite seriously. My father is a veteran and
my son is in the naval ROTC so the veterans and their
interest are not something that’s simply academic to me. I’m aware of the situation
that you’ve raised. I did meet today
on this very issue with representatives
of the veterans club. I think, forgive me for
not knowing the last names but Caroline and Magdalene. Okay, we had a very
frank discussion. I reviewed the policy for
adjudicating such a matter and there is a policy. I’m not sure. You know I need to
get the back story. So I’m going– I promise that I
would take it up and report back so that we can adjudicate
this particular grievance.>>Thank you, I appreciate it.>>Thank you.>>I have a question.>>Mr. Martin.>>It appears to me that we
have a process that the college for students or anyone who has
a complaint to follow a process. And I’m guessing without
knowing it exactly here in this particular issue that that process
doesn’t usually begin by people just standing up at
a board of trustees meeting but there’s probably
some official form that somebody fills out so
that the details can be known and investigation can begin
at the appropriate level. So I would suggest to all who
are here listening and watching that there is a process,
that the process to my understanding is always
been followed very carefully and very seriously. And that they ought to be given
direction for how to start that process so there can
be a complete investigation because if everything was
just standing up and everybody in the community standing
up making a comment, we would be chasing
our tails immensely. We need people to
follow the process so that it can be done
appropriately at the depth and the level with the facts
that are important and necessary to come to the best
conclusion that can be reached.>>Very good. So if I may, actually, I’m
gonna change the spirit and the tenor of
the conversation. I want to make some
announcements, my way of introduction. First, we have in the audience
with us a Mr. Scott Feldman, if you’d be so kind Scott
to come on up to the podium. Scott has his own board
meeting to get to fairly soon so I’m delighted that
you could take some time. Scott’s bio, perhaps the best
written bio I have ever seen actually is in our packet
because Scott is a nominee for the Measure P
Committee in the category of small business owner and
as director of the chamber of commerce in South Pas
very much has the ear of small business. But I happen to be delighted
that you’re here this evening as well because we’re
about to break in a moment for a little cake and coffee and
I would love to introduce you to folks on the board. Scott is a great
organizer, seems to know how to get people together to get
the right things to happen. And I think he’d be a
great person to know on the board members’
perspective in light of what’s going on in Area 5. So thank you Scott,
do you wanna–>>Thank you very much. Well, I’m honored,
delighted to be able to serve on the committee. I’m totally impressed with the
quality of education offered by PCC and in particular
the way that the board and the leadership of PCC
reaches out to include the input from the local community
members and organizations of the communities
that it serves. And I’ve had a great experience
with many of your staff members and with Dr. Bradbury-Huang over
a long period of time to be able to justify that statement. So thank you very much for this
and I look forward to getting to know you more and to
assisting you in your goals on the Measure P oversight.>>Very good, thank
you so much, thank you. Trustee Baum, you also
have a nominee present?>>Yes, I wanna put
him on the spot. I’d like to call Kevin
Strotz to the podium please. Kevin Strotz is the nominee for the local taxpayer
representative. I’ve know Kevin for
about 15 years. He has held an MBA
from Claremont and he’s a community college
alumnus from Chaffey College and has been a successful
finance executive in for profit industries and
he’s a resident of Altadena and is very devoted
to community college and community college
instruction as a product of community college education. And I’m very pleased that
he’s willing to take this on.>>Welcome, thank you
for being with us.>>Thank you.>>Would you wish to
offer some comments or– not that you have to. [ Laughter ]>>That’s– I wasn’t expecting
to but I definitely will. I have several years’ worth of
strategic planning background with different companies
in Southern California, one of them being Universal
Studios, the Disney Company and in consulting as well. And–>>And Kevin has a better half, his spouse Julia McCallin was a
member of the search committee and is the Vice President for
Human Resources at Cal Tech.>>Yes. And I was also
involved with the development of the second half of city
walk while I was at Universal, so I have some construction
experience.>>Welcome to you and
thank you for being here.>>Thank you.>>Very good. In addition, I wanna make note
of what is obviously a number of transitions that
are happening here on the board tonight. There’s a transition
of the furniture, yeah, and that’s important
and the fact that we’re now even more
mediated than we were before. But probably the most important
transition is we welcome particularly President
Mark Rocha. Clearly, this is not the
first time we’ve welcomed you but it is the first time
we welcome you as secretary to the board so that’s
the special position that the president takes
vis-a-vis the board itself. We do also know that there will
be at least one big old bash down the road maybe
in some months to come with the external community
and the foundation and so on. So this is by no means neither
the first nor the only welcome to you but obviously,
as secretary to the board we’re
delighted that you’re here. And–>>Well, thank you very much
madam president and trustees, I deeply thank you
for the confidence that you placed with me. And I also wanna thank all of
the faculty staff and students that I’ve met so far here
at Pasadena City College for making me feel
at home indeed. After only 3 weeks I
feel like I am home and that we’ve already made
a great deal of progress. One thing that I did wanna
say with all my heart is to express my gratitude to
my colleague Lisa Sugimoto for her extraordinary
service as a president. Lisa has been extraordinarily
generous with her time and her wisdom in terms of
making the transition smooth. I was acquainted with
Lisa before and I can say in a very short time that
we’ve become good friends and colleagues. I have– we are talking about
she’s an important member of the team and talking about
and hoping that I will be able to continue to rely, the
college will be able to continue to rely on her contribution. So that was the most
important thing. I wanna thank everybody
and thank Lisa. [ Applause ] [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Mr. Nolan, go ahead.>>If I may while we’re
introductions, we have the SSC, the new SSC of the
students board here, so if I can briefly
introduce them.>>Please.>>So from– well, first
here sitting with us for this meeting, some
of you have met her, some of you have not, Jamie
Hammond, she’s the President of Associated Students
for 2010-2011. Also, if you all would
be so kind as to stand. We have the rest of the
executive board sitting up there from our right up here is Joseph
Garcia, he is the Vice President for Campus Activities; Samantha
Yu, she is the Vice President for Business Affairs; Ashley
Jackson, the Vice President for Cultural Diversity;
Matilde Restrepo, she is the Vice President
for Student Services; Kristian Espiritu the Vice
President for Internal Affairs; Alexander Soto, Vice
President for External Affairs; and Cameron White, Vice
President for Academic Affairs. Unfortunately, some of our
board members were not able to join us tonight so
we’re missing Cheslea Pack, Vice President for Public
Relations and also Ahmad Kasfy who is in Lebanon, I believe. He’ll be back shortly. He is our Chief Justice as well
as our Secretary Chris Fennessy.>>Welcome, welcome tonight. [ Applause ]>>Thank you for being here. Clearly new things
are a foot and I would like to take a moment to let
you know of some new things that are a foot for me
which in effect mean that I will be resigning from
the board effective tomorrow at 8 a.m. And the reason for that is my family
who are here with me. We are moving to
Portland, Oregon. I’m clearly out of Area 5. And there will be
a tough commute. In Portland, there is the
Portland Community College called PCC equally well
established up there so I won’t feel too
very far away from home. I leave with a great
sense of gratitude. I truly do, working
with all of you. We say it over and over but
so true, you all care so much about PCC and it’s just an
honor to work with people who have integrity and
passion for what they do. So I’ll be remembered as
I’ll be remembered probably as the jolly green
sustainability person. I hardly talk about that issue. I don’t even understand
why people will remember me in that way but I’ll be
remembered as you’ll remember me but know that I will remember
all of you very, very fondly and email and cell phone
number remains the same. So if I can ever be of
any service, please, please, please let me know. We’re going to a break and–>>But before we break.>>But before we
break, Trustee Baum.>>Well, I just wanted to
add my congratulations to you on this transition in your life. It has been a pleasure working
with you over the past 5 years and I appreciate the countless
hours and always great wit and sense of humor
that you brought to the meeting in good spirit. I always felt that you
were an open minded and earnest individual that
care deeply about the college and the community and the
communities of South Pasadena, San Marino and Temple
City had been fortunate to have your leadership
on the board. And I actually, thinking about this just prepared
an Irish blessing for you that I wanted to share.>>Thank you.>>But and I speak for
myself and I expect others do but the Irish frosting for Hilary is made the
road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your
back and may the warm rays of sun fall upon your home. And may the hand of a
friend always be near. May green, especially
for you, be grass– the grass you walk on, may
blue be the skies above you, may pure be the joys
that surround you, and may true be the
hearts that love you. So thank you very much for being
a tremendous colleague this past 5 years.>>It’s very special. You’re very kind. [ Applause ]>>I may add to that if I
may before we take the break and take a bit of
personal privilege here. First of all, I’m not sure we
should accept your resignation. [ Laughter ]>>I think Portland is gonna be
the winner in this and we ought to just to keep you here
but be that as it may, it really has been
a pleasure working with you this past number of
months and I don’t say that just because you’re Hilary
and I’m Bill but I think you’ve done a
really good job in terms of our leading the effort to find a new president
superintendent. It’s been a real pleasure
working with you on that. And you will be very,
very badly missed. So come back anytime, we love
to have you and we send you off with our very, very best wishes. And I think we’re now
gonna take a break and then do a little
celebrating.>>Thank you, Bill.>>If I may Bill, seems
we all get our turn.>>Okay.>>We don’t have to.>>I wanna thank you
especially for your leadership in this last presidential
search. It took a tremendous amount
of your time and effort, it took a tremendous
amount of leadership, there are just things that
happen in any endeavor of that magnitude
where somebody has to bridge the gap
and you did it. And the college and this
district and thousands of students will be
better because you did. And I wanna thank
you on their behalf.>>Thank you very, very much. Thank you.>>Anybody else have comments? Linda.>>Hillary, I just want
to wish you all the best, you and your family
and your new job. I’m sure before you
know it you’ll be back in someone’s school or doing
something for the community because that’s what
you’re all about. And we appreciate you for
your love and compassion and your dedication
for student success.>>Jeanette.>>Yeah, I also wanna thank
Hilary for her leadership as president and also for during
the past years how she has taken the whole issue of
sustainability and put it front and central here at the college. And I think you can
see that on the campus. I think you can see
this in the– when the new buildings,
when they are there. And I think that
a few times Hilary and I have not agreed on things. But I got a little email
form Hilary inviting me to have coffee today but we
had frozen yoghurt instead which is much better. And I think part of it is we
are both strong, hard headed, wanna have our own way. But we have agreed that–>>I won’t agree with it. [ Laughter ]>>Like we both are most
concerned about students of PCC.>>Don’t talk to my
husband Jeanette.>>And I saw him smile,
that little girl smile too. I think we’re both committed
to the students of PCC and we’re really gonna
miss you, Hilary.>>Thank you Jeanette. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Nolan.>>Well, it is left to the
new secretary of the board, no one leaves empty handed. So I ask you to please rise. President Bradbury-Huang, on
behalf of the board of trustees, we represent this gavel so
you can bang it up in Oregon with deep appreciation to Hilary
Bradbury-Huang, President, Board of Trustees, Pasadena
Area Community College District 2009-2010.>>I’m honored, thank you. [ Applause ]>>I think Mr. Pack has
something he wants to say and then we will take a break.>>We have parting gifts.>>Oh beautiful.>>And as a memorial and
something that you can put in your new office, just
a collage of great moments in your service to the
college, so for you.>>Thank you guys. [ Applause ]>>Nolan.>>So I know everybody
is waiting for the cake that is sitting back there,
I’ll make my comments brief but I’ve had the distinct
privilege of working with Dr. Bradbury-Huang on the shared governance
sustainability. We worked a lot together on a
sort of sustainability policies and I’ve always really
appreciated her guidance and wisdom in the
area of sustainability which is an issue that’s near
and dear to both of our hearts. So I am very sad to see her go but at the same time very
thrilled that she’s moving on to an exciting new
chapter in her life. And I am interested in seeing
how the appointment process goes and I can say even if we were
to get a truly stellar candidate to fill your spot,
you’ll be sorely missed in the PCC community.>>Speaking of cake I
noticed these beautiful cakes down the back and if Chef Taiyo
[phonetic] is around, is he? I want to say [foreign
language]. They’re particularly
beautiful cakes. So let’s go eat some cake. [ Gavel Pounding ] [ Applause ] [ Silence ]>>And come back to the mundane
business we have in front of us for the rest of the evening. We have a presentation
to be made, Julianne from Assembly Member
Anthony Portantino’s office. [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Good evening.>>Good evening>>Welcome everybody. Thank you so much for
having me here tonight and for granting me a
few moments of your time. I bring greetings from Assembly
Member Anthony Portantino and he has asked me
to come here tonight to commend our good friend Dr.
Lisa Sugimoto on her tenure as the president of PCC. And I’ve brought a
little goodie here from the California
state legislature. I have a resolution
that has been provided by Assembly Member Portantino
and Senator Carol Liu. And if Lisa would come up, I would like to present
this to her. There’s a lot of whereas’s because she’s done
a lot of good stuff. But I’m gonna just kind
of condense it and would like to say you know,
there’s sometimes in history we have these
synergistic moments where things, certain things
happen at a certain time for a certain reason and I truly
believe that Lisa being here at the time she was
and having stepped in and provided leadership
to PCC at the time that she did really was
just one of those kind of magical things
that happen in life. And on behalf of the assembly
member and the senator, I would like to commend
you and thank you so much for your leadership of PCC and
offer this resolution to you and to take a 2 seconds of
personal time to say as a woman of Japanese-American descent, I just wanna say what a great
role model you have been for me and I just thank you so much for
your leadership and your example and your friendship, so. [ Applause ] [ Silence ] [ Inaudible Remark ] [ Laughter ]>>Well deserved, thank
you very, very much. Let’s come back now
to our agenda. Are there other introductions
or announcements by any member of the board of trustees,
Trustee Brown?>>Announcements, oh, sure. Well, I would like to report my
report, that’s what you want.>>The reports are on the–>>This is an announcement.>>– introductions,
announcements right now, we’ll get to reports
in a few moments.>>I have no announcements.>>Okay, Trustee Mann?>>No, I have none.>>Trustee Baum?>>None for me.>>Trustee Martin?>>None, thank you.>>Trustee Pack?>>Just one announcement. The Associated Students,
some of you may or may not know passed an
amendment to the constitution to create a vice
president for sustainability within the executive
board of AS. And we’ve had applications
for that position open for the past couple of weeks
and I’ll be closing this Friday. So hopefully we’ll
have more news for you once we have
that position filled.>>Good, thank you very much. Let’s move on in the agenda. I’m going to, if I may,
go directly to item H, I think our legal counsel
has some other matters she’d like to be able to
attend to this evening and so perhaps we can take the
question of the appointment, election of a trustee Area 5
discussion with possible action and I would say that this
afternoon I did put together a draft just to help our
discussion this evening of potential schedule
and ways to go. We’ve got essentially
2 ways that we can do. We can either make
an appointment or we can order election. We have 60 days to take action
in which gives us a deadline of September 22nd 2010. So, Mary Dowell.>>Thank you very
much Mr. Thomson, members of the board, Dr. Rocha. Mr. Thomson has very accurately
described the requirements that are set out in the
California education code when a vacancy occurs on a
community college district board of trustees and the board’s
own bylaws 10-20 also track the requirements of the
education code. The code requires that the board
first make a decision whether it is going to proceed
with an election to fill the unexpired term
or to make an appointment. Once the board has made that decision then certain
other decisions will need to be made going forward. If the board were to choose to request an election then
there would be discussions that would need to occur
with the county registrar and the county superintended
of schools. If the board determines
that it is going to make an appointment then by at least the next board
meeting we would hope that the board would have before
it a process that it would go through in order to
select a candidate to fill the unexpired term
created by the vacancy so that somebody can’t, and so that a provisional
appointment can be made as Mr. Thomson indicated
by September 22nd. This is a hard and fast
60-day requirement, it cannot be extended. If the board does not
make a decision whether to hold an election
or to appoint someone to fill the unexpired term
then the county superintended of schools must order
an election. So the board has
60 days in which to act before it loses control of the circumstances
surrounding it. And so the action item
before you tonight is to make the selection whether
to call an election or to engage in a selection process
yourselves. That’s the only action
that is before you tonight. If you choose to fill it by
selection process then I’m happy to work with the board
officers and with Dr. Rocha to present a possible
process for selection that the board can adopt
and get this moving because it is a tight
timeline and has to be done within that timeline.>>Are there questions
of Ms. Dowell? Mr. Baum?>>So what type of
action would we take? Do we actually have to make a
motion and a second and vote to or is it a– if we
decided to do an election, would we actually have to vote a
resolution declaring an election or if we chose for appoint–
to proceed with an appointment to the board, do we
make a resolution or is it just simply a motion–>>It’s a motion,
second and vote. You do not need a
formal resolution.>>So then that’s helpful too. So I would suggest– looking
at that issue in, separately, in a perfect world I would
prefer to have the people of the district select their
representative to this board.>>I think that is, in all
cases, I would rather defer to the voters in that district. Given the timing though and
given the budget situation and given the amount of time on the unexpired term I think
it would be worth considering an appointment to the board. And would that appointment
be until the next– the entire unexpired term or would it be to
the next election?>>It’s to the next
regularly scheduled election for this board at which and
if the term does not expire at that time then the
person running would run for the balance of
the unexpired term.>>So the next regularly
scheduled election for this board is when seats 2, 4 and 6 are up which
would be November 2011.>>That’s correct.>>And if we chose
the appointment route that person would
serve until that time and there would be an elect– they would be part of
that election cycle.>>That’s correct. They could run for
it or not run for it.>>Okay. Thank you.>>Dr. Mann.>>Yes, the only thing that I– the question I have is
why tonight are we limited to deciding if we want have
an election or an appointment. If we decide to have an
appointment why do we have to wait 2 weeks to–
I mean, for example, the California Community College
League has a very clear document that scales it up step by step. Why couldn’t we just say if we want an appointment
we’ll just follow this process? Why do we have to wait two weeks
and have you develop a process?>>Oh, you don’t have to
have me develop a process. If the board, for example,
if the board officers and Dr. Rocha say that you
know the CCLC process or act– and I believe actually
they give you some options. We like option one,
I would expect them to present that to you.>>But it doesn’t have
to be the board officers. It could be a community
of the board.>>It could a community
of the board, whatever. But the point is that what is
before you tonight was first, the first decision the board
had to make was whether to call an election
or to appoint and that’s the item
that’s before you tonight.>>Oh I see. It’s says election, right. Okay. I got it.>>Are there any
questions, Mr. Pack?>>Just so that I can be clear on how the appointment
process would or could work. If we opt for the appointment where do the candidates
come from? Obviously from District 5. But how do we create a candidate
pool for the appointment?>>That’s exactly what the
process would be designed to do. And you are correct, they
have to come from District 5 because trustees in this
district are not elected either at large or run at large. It will have to be someone
who is a resident not only of a district but of District 5. And the board and as Dr. Mann
has mentioned there are a couple of different ways you can go
about doing the selection. But generally, what I’ve
seen with different districts that I’ve worked with who
are filling a vacancy, it certainly starts within
immediate publication of the vacancy and an invitation
to persons who are interested to submit their name
as a potential nominee. And then it can go forward
similar to a selection process for an employment,
for employment, or I have seen boards that
simply allow all persons who are interested to come to
a public meeting of the board and make a presentation. So there are different ways that
you can go about it and a lot of it depends on how many
are expressing an interest, how large the territory is that
you’ve be pulling them from.>>Thank you for
that clarification.>>The league book
I believe goes into a fairly detailed
suggested process to be followed if we want to make
an appointment. And it suggests allowing
the first four weeks of the two months basically to
look for would be candidates to encourage them to apply. We have to come up with a
procedure to be followed. Typically, again, they recommend
an application form and a letter of interest of the description, the qualifications,
the experience. A questionnaire can be used
if we decide to do that. Obviously, you want the
resume and some references and connection with
the person who applies. And then they suggest
weeks 5 and 6 to look over the applications,
perhaps check references. The following week
maybe public interviews and especially called board
meetings, something likes that. And then finally at a public
meeting make the decision and make the announcement
of the person. So the first question we have to decide this evening is do
we want to have an election or do we want to do the
appointment process? Trustee Brown?>>Well, given the economic
climate I think it will be conducive for us to consider
having an appointment. Not only is it gonna be good
financially for the school but the person nominated and appointed will have
the opportunity to fill out the board and
get some experience. And then when the time comes to
run they’ll decide if they want to run, so that would
be my opinion.>>Is that a motion?>>Yes.>>Is there a second
to that motion?>>I’ll second the motion.>>Discussion. Mr. Baum.>>The point I’d like to make
too is if we choose the route of appointment, I wanna
put on the table right now. I want this to be as public and transparent a
process as possible. And as much as possible done
as a community of the whole and public session as opposed to
delegating a significant portion of this work to a committee. I would like to see the– and we will get to the
procedures if the motion passes. But as much is done in
an open, transparent way so that everybody can see how
the board made its decision and the process that
was followed. So I would encourage that. That means we all have to
be prepared to be flexible with our schedules in the next
60 days to be able to convene as a committee of the whole as
we take this responsible on.>>Dr. Mann.>>Yes. I would like to speak
in the favor of the motion. I would strongly like to
support what Mr. Baum has said. I would like to ask also if Dr. Van Pelt could tell us
how much we have been looking at this in budget committee. How much would an
election probably cost on your best estimate?>>We’re estimating
between a quarter million and 300,000 dollars.>>So we’re not talking about
insignificant amount of money for our, you know, for the
audience, between a quarter of million and 300,000 dollars. And there will be an election
in just a little over a year. The other thing I would
like to suggest though if we possibly could is some
kind– well, first of all, I think we might want to put
an immediate announcement on our website that you know,
there’s a vacancy and contact– like we did with the president. If you remember we put
that up immediately and had people apply. And thirdly, I would like for
us to discuss a little bit about what board
members should do who are already being lobbied. Is it appropriate to, you
know, to meet with people? How is the best way to go? That’s my position on the
motion and my concerns.>>Other comments or
questions about the motion? Are you ready, Mr. Pack?>>Yeah, I’ll just sort of
echo that sentiment and say that while I recognize that
this is an important position and don’t take it lightly. I really think that 300,000
dollars is a lot of money to spend at this time. And so from a student
perspective, given the limited
resources of the college and limited availability
of budget for classes it’s probably the
most feasibly prudent thing to do since we’re gonna have
an election in the next year, at least from a student
perspective, probably to do an appointment.>>Are there comments
or questions? We’re ready for a
vote on the notion? Advisory vote.>>Aye.>>All in favor say aye.>>Aye.>>All opposed. Abstained, motion
carries unanimously.>>I’d like to make
a followup motion.>>Sure.>>So now that we’ve chosen
that direction I would like to direct, make a motion
to ask the administration to then follow the staff, this appointment process
following the guidelines laid out by the California Community
College League’s best practices and then present to the
board at appropriate time, decision make– the
decisions that need to be made with respect to the
application, the advertising, the outreach and
things like that. So that may mean that at the
next meeting we will have to approve things like that. But I think that would be better
done as a committee of the whole and at the next meeting that the
administration could get started on that process and staffing
it, the board that way.>>If I may Mr. Thomson, I
don’t think you need a motion to do that. I think that can be
expressed as, you know, that will be the next step. That is what’s going to happen.>>Other comments or
questions on this topic? Okay, I think we
are in agreement that we want the process
to be transparent. We want people to be
aware of the vacancy. And if you live in
District 5 and feel that you are qualified
you certainly may apply. And we will put together
as quickly as we can. First of all, I do agree that
it ought to go on the website, if not tomorrow, as soon as
we possibly can get it there.>>And make people
aware of it and that to let them know
that they can apply. We also need to ask the
administration to come back to us with a recommended
schedule and a recommended process
including the items to be done and the dates by which they
are to be accomplished. One question I would have is
do we wanna wait until the 4th of August which is our next
regularly scheduled meeting to set this. If we do that, that’s gonna
push us a little bit at the end of the process since the 22nd
of September is our deadline and the board meeting we have
is on the 15th of September. And I think ideally we’d
like to be in a position to address this issue,
make a selection and announcement
at that meeting. So what are your [inaudible]? Do you wanna do a special
meeting or do you wanna wait until the 4th of August
and squeeze all this in? Mr. Baum.>>My understanding is that an
application instrument needs to be prepared. A public announcement
needs to be prepared. Now that we could do it like
we did the presidential search process where we say a
job description is coming but just know that
we’re planning and that was on the website. I would be available to
meet next week if necessary if the administration can
pull things together on that.>>Dr. Rocha.>>Yes. Well, first I’m happy
to work on the operational plan for the nomination
selection process. Let me ask general counsel. Based on your experience, how long would it take the
administration working with you to develop an operational
plan the way the trustees are instructing us?>>I think if we’ve used the
community college league model that it will not take more
than a week to 10 days.>>Okay.>>So we could then
meet next week sometime.>>I think that’s very doable.>>Okay. Other questions
or comments?>>I do. Do we wanna have a
special meeting next Wednesday evening or next Thursday
evening?>>Can you explain– I didn’t
quite understand the timing problems if we waited ’til
our next meeting on the 4th. We’re on the– I’m looking
at the calendar I think. That was presented.>>Well, it just means
everything has moved back from the 22nd of July,
excuse me, to August the 4th. And we have moved the August
20th date back two weeks which takes us into the
early part of September which conflicts with Labor Day. And those were the
practical issues that I see.>>Well, when you say conflicts
with Labor Day so there’s– do we not have regular
meetings on the 1st and 15th.>>We have a meeting
on the 4th of August.>>Yeah, but I’m
saying you said–>>September.>>Alright.>>We have a meeting on
the 1st and the 15th.>>So week 1 through 4 now
starts 08/04 instead of 07/22?>>And we may only need a
three-week window for people to apply as opposed to a four-week window
for people to apply.>>Well, I think we’d be better
off giving people more time rather than less time. So if we’re gonna squeeze
somebody I think we got to be the ones to suffer
that as opposed to the public who may want to apply.>>Using trustee bonds
approach which is what we do with the superintendent there’s
no reason people can’t start applying almost immediately,
is there not?>>Right.>>I mean the announcements
can go out. All that stuff can
start happening.>>But if we got to put
together a questionnaire and an application
form and requirements that the candidates are to
submit when they apply that has to be known before they do so.>>And if I may, Mr. Martin,
I mean one of the things that the board needs to
decide is how many components of that recommended process do
you want to do a questionnaire or do you not want to
do a questionnaire? You know, do you want an essay. Are you going to have
an ad hoc committee or not have an ad hoc committee? There are a lot of
components to the process that the board will
receive recommendations on and need to act on. There is no statutorily
required process. And although this
very often does look like an employment
process it is not one. You are not hiring someone. And the transparency that
Trustee Baum is talking about is very important.>>An option would be– I mean
we could even decide tonight to accelerate the process
and say all we’re going to need is a cover letter
and a resume directed to the superintendent president. And then do away with an
application instrument. I’m not saying we’re doing that but we could do that
if we wanted to.>>Well I think counsel is
telling us we cannot do that.>>You could do that
but you can’t make that decision tonight. That’s not before you.>>Not on our agenda. We think our agenda
is the election.>>Okay.>>Not the process.>>So we can move on.>>So we really have to wait. August 4th is the earliest
currently unless we have a special meeting.>>Unless you have
a special meeting.>>I’m okay to wait
’til August 4th. I think we could still
achieve the process and do it on our plan.>>Dr. Mann.>>Yes. I think we can
extend the recruitment period because we have 2 weeks here
to review the applications. And I, you know, we have what, 6 or 7 day applications
for the president. And I don’t think it
took people 2 weeks. I mean I think we can
review these applications. You can do a lot in a day. So, if people just set
their mind into it. So I think we can slip it, there’s this place
where to slip it. Although I don’t
think we can slip it and we can slip with reviews.>>Well, maybe if those
who have day jobs. I just can’t–>>Well, there is
Saturday and Sunday. Those are both days.>>That is very true. Sometimes our jobs
fall over into Saturday and Sundays as well, so.>>Well, maybe we should have
an ad hoc committee of people who don’t have day jobs that
would really limit this group.>>Well, what’s your pleasure? Is there a motion for
a special meeting? If not we’ll take this up
on the 4th of August, okay.>>I suggest we give the
administration council two weeks to actually pull
all this altogether. In the words of our CEO make
it soup and bring it to us.>>I appreciate it.>>Alright, the 4th of August
is when we will take this up but we are going to
make an appointment. We will not have an election
and we will put something on the website as quickly as we
can, advertising the position and encouraging people to begin
giving consideration applying for the spot. Anything else on this topic?>>If I could ask the
question of counsel. I still am concerned about
and I think I know the answer. I read the league book very
carefully but I am being lobbied and I assume everyone else will
be, it seems to me like now that this is– that we have
decided the process we’re going to use the appropriate thing is
to simply just to refer people to the superintendent president.>>I think the appropriate
thing for board members to do if they are approached
by potential candidates or advocates on behalf of
potential candidates is to refer them to the superintendent
president’s office to assure them that there will
be an application process, that the board is interested in
looking at any likely candidates but what– I know it goes without saying board members
need to be very careful about doing at this point is
saying anything to any candidate that suggests that
you will support them when they come before you.>>And my just hope
is that at some point that superintendent president
would actually make himself available for a public meeting as often during the election
cycle to interested candidates to brief them on issues
before the college, right?>>So noted.>>Give me a part of the process
that they come back with. Anything else on this? Okay, may move back then. And while the counsel is
here then we’ll be able to bid her fair well
for the evening. The item is D and E and F,
the organizational meeting. And I think Mary may want
to explain the significance to the wording of item E.
There’s election to fill board of trustees officer vacancy:
discussion with possible action.>>That’s correct. This matter, that is item E,
is before the board tonight because once Dr. Bradbury-Huang
announced her decision to leave the board and
submitted her official notice of resignation from the board
to the county superintendent of schools office, it was
evident that the board was going to experience if I
may a double vacancy. Not only would it have a vacancy
in her place on the board but there would be a
vacancy in the office of president of the board. The board’s bylaws provide
both that when the president– if the president is absent for
any reason including resignation that the vice-president of the
board shall act as the president of the board but also provide
that when there is a vacancy on any board office that then
the board shall fill the vacancy of the majority.>>Excuse me. Fill the vacancy for the
remainder of the term by a majority vote
from among its members. So it was evident as soon as Dr. Bradbury-Huang
officially notified the county superintendent that she
was leaving the board that there would be a vacancy
for an office of the board and so the item before you
tonight is for the board, if it chooses to do so tonight,
to fill the vacancy created by her resignation from
the presidency of the board and that is the item
that is before you.>>Mr. Baum.>>It’s my understanding, the
way it is agendize though, however, if we are– if in filling one vacancy we are
not permitted based on Brown Act for filling additional
vacancies.>>This item as written permits
the board to fill the vacancy that was clear, would
occur and now has occurred. It is not sufficiently broadly
framed to allow the board to fill more than one
officer vacancy tonight. The public has not been notified
that there might be that kind of reshuffling of the board.>>And in our bylaws allow
for the vice-president to assume the presidency in
the absence of a president or to act as president.>>The vice president is to act and perform the duties
of the president. Act as and perform the
duties of the president.>>Right, so in essence because
I will express a preference that I believe if we are– and I also believe that in
our organizational meeting, we often appoint the
president of the college as the board secretary. I think that we should
reagendize this so that we can act on all
the officers of the college, president, vice-president
and clerk and secretary at
a future meeting. And since the president– the
vice president is allowed to act in the role of the president
until a president is elected that we’re in good shape. And I don’t recommend
an action at this time.>>Mr. Baum, if I may, certainly
the board can decide not to act on this tonight. That’s clearly within
the purview of the board. The board has its
organizational meeting at the beginning of each year.>>I understand.>>In December after
the election. [ Simultaneous Talking ]>>– properly agendize when
we have convened organizational meetings so we probably
can clean this up and have the proper
language and do it.>>I would not recommend more than one organizational
meeting end of the school year.>>Right, so exactly. So we would be able
to bring it back, agendize it so that we can
act on all the officers and give the board a
maximum flexibility.>>Well, the board would
only act on other officers if other vacancies were created.>>Correct.>>It would not be
appropriate for the board to reshuffle its office.>>Correct. I understand.>>Ms. Brown.>>I have a question. So, are we not able to vote
for the new president today?>>You are able to vote for it
tonight if you choose to do so.>>But then we wouldn’t be able to fill the vice
presidency today.>>I understand that.>>And I express my
preference would be if that were the case I
would prefer to be able to fill all the offices at once.>>One comment you made
with respect to Dr. Rocha and becoming the secretary. Do we have to elect him
or do our bylaws provide that automatically he
takes that position.>>Mr. Thomson I understand
that it has been traditional at the organizational meeting of
this board to include reelection of the superintendent president
to the position of secretary. I do not know what the origin
of that historical practice is. The board’s bylaws
specifically provide that the superintendent
president shall serve as the secretary to the board. And it would require a
suspension of your bylaws for the superintendent
president not to be secretary to the board.>>So he automatically
takes that position without being officially
elected to it.>>In my view that position
is automatically assumed by whomever is the
superintendent president of the board.>>Other comments or questions. What are the wishes
of the board?>>Mr. Thomson?>>Yes.>>I’m not prepared
to vote tonight. I had, you know, discussed this. And because we often
had a practice of electing a people kind of, it
is practice, it is not a policy, people kind of moving
up through the offices. I think we should just wait so
that if we do elect, you know, if we do elect the
vice-president president then there would be a vacancy and
we can then fill that vacancy. I’d like to do it all at one
time rather than piecemeal it. So I’m perfectly confident
that Mr. Thomson can be as good a president
acting as he could be if assuming he would
who we would elect. We might decide to
elect someone else. So I’m not ready
to vote tonight.>>And of course the big
benefit here is we save a lot of money on cake. [ Laughter ] [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Okay. Then I guess
we’re moving onto the next agenda
item, reports by members of the board/board
subcommittees, superintendent president and shared governance
representatives. Dr. Rocha.>>Yes, Trustee Thomson
I have a very, very brief report
but it is important. First of all, I did want to
say in terms of commending Lisa that in addition to the commendations
we also have one here from Congressman Schiff and
the Pasadena City Council that will be passing on to
you so that is congratulations to you, and thanks again
for all your help to me. Just a couple of things
that I wanted raise to the board’s attention and
to my colleague’s attention. First, you know, I have met
and I’ve had the opportunity to meet not only with
the executive committee that has done great
work in this transition because it’s actually a
transition creates extra work so I really do thank
all the members of the executive
committee for really kind of moving along pretty
quickly here. I also met with representatives
of classified staff who gave me a lapel pin. I want you to know that I
accept all lapel pins and bling and I’m putting on a
hat that Joe gave me from the 2009 basketball
champions and that’s in my office right now. And I thank the classified
staff for that. I did want to report though
and begin to mirror back to the trustees and to the
community what I call our centers of excellence. And I will be reporting
consistently on what I call the centers
of excellence of Pasadena. I have done quite a bit
of touring and inspection. I won’t go into a great
deal of detail today. But for example this morning
I had the opportunity to go out to our community
education center. And I can tell you that they
are just doing wonderful work. And in fact Dean Hodge
is one of those who will, almost presented a program
review to me today and is going to have his program review
ready for October 15th. This afternoon I visited
the writing center and as an English
teacher I know something about extraordinary
writing center. I met with Dean Douglas and
showed me the whole building. It’s kinda hot up
on the roof that day but I thought it was kind of
hazing but I got through it. But some of the things, for
example, the geology program and some of the other programs,
and all I want you to know that all of our programs
have these wonderful, I would call them common
rooms or study areas where the students actually,
you know, can come in, do their work, hang out, see
faculty and staff and so on. And the learning
assistant center, Stuart gave me a tour there and
just absolutely extraordinary. We’re one of the few colleges to
have something that’s special. I met with Dean Olivo
and went over counseling and showed me how they’re– how
many students they’re counseling at this particular period so
efficiently, went through, talk to some of the students. So I just did want to, in my very brief
report, report to you. Later you’ll hear a little bit
more about our accreditation. But in my report to let
you know that the faculty and staff are doing
extraordinary work on behalf of the mission and
behalf of our students so thank you Trustee Thomson.>>Mr. Martin.>>I have nothing to report.>>Mr. Pack.>>This week Associated
Students started working with the welcome day
committee to contribute to and support our welcome
day celebration if you will this year. And so we’re looking to
support that and hopefully shift to as few disposable
items as we can manage in that set of festivities.>>Okay. Ms. Brown.>>Yes. On Tuesday the 13th
I attended District 1 meeting sponsored by Councilwoman Jackie
Robinson which was put in place to have a reception to introduce
the new police of chief for Pasadena so I was
happy to attend that. And on Wednesday the 14th
I co-hosted a reception with a few community members
to show off our president. So it was quite a nice event. A lot of the community
members were able to interact with Dr. Rocha and tell him
what they expect out of him and he told them what
he expected out of them so it was quite of a nice event. So that’s my report.>>Dr. Mann.>>Yes. The All Saints Church
City Conversations Dropout Prevention Community met today,
and at the suggestion or request of the dropout prevention
task force for the school board this group
is working to form a drop– they’re not gonna call it this,
but a dropout resource center where they would try to get
the different organizations within the city and groups that
are working with young people to try to prevent dropouts to
convene and provide resources. PCC has been very
involved with this body. Dina Chase has developed
this very handsome brochure. I think many of you
may have seen. And I’m sure wherever
the center is and however it’s involved we
would want to be there to try it because many of these young
people who come will be people over 18 or 19 who really are
not going back to high school but who might become, you know,
CEC in order to get a GED. And in fact they kept asking me “Can’t you just have
this over at the CEC?” And I said “I don’t
think we have the space.” And the other thing
that I learned at this meeting is the
school district is putting in an application for a very
large grant from the government to address the whole
issue of dropouts. And they’re soliciting letters. And I get the information
Dr. Rocha. I will get that to you
because I’m sure you would be– want to be involved with this. I also heard from Alice
Petrossian who is the, I think, Assistant Superintendent
for Instruction. They hope that the new
superintendent will be able to begin work that we kinda
have let– have kind of go on, maybe at recess for a while in
trying to bring to the district and the newest dean much
closer together and work on some more joint projects
which I know we’re still doing but I think we need some
more meetings of the heads.>>Mr. Baum.>>First I wanna say I’m
delighted to see the cameras from the Pasadena Community
Access Corporation here covering our board meeting. This is the first
time I can recall that the PCC board meeting
has received the coverage and I’m looking forward to seeing how this 1-year
pilot project works. And I would ask the
administration once the content is available on the website
if they would share the link so that other board members
would be able to evaluate it. First, this is the first
meeting we’ve gathered. First and foremost,
welcome to our precedent. We are delighted to
have you on board. But this is also the
first meeting we’ve had since commencement. I need to underscore what a
magnificent, magnificent day that was for this college
and for the community. And we’ve seen some
of the news coverage. But I want to extend my
congratulations and thanks to all the staff members and the
faculty and the administrators that made this a historic
day for this institution. And so thank you to
Lisa and to others. And it’s indicative of
the heritage of excellence that this institution
is represented by. I was also delighted to
run alongside our new CEO in the PCC 5K that took
place week and a half ago. And there was a rabbit that
darted out in front on me and beat me to the finish line. He’s name was Sam Rocha and
he was quite a trooper getting up very early on that
day to run in the 5K. And it was a wonderful,
wonderful experience. And the camaraderie among the
faculty and staff was terrific to see and the community and
hats off to Israel Estrada, PCC alum who made it happen. There was, I think, over 500
participants in that day. Lastly, in your packets you’ll
see the agenda from the board of governors meeting that
was concluded last week. It was an important meeting
and some controversial items. First off, Chancellor Scott
sends his warm regards and he’s looking
forward to coming down and celebrating our new– with our new president
and participating in any public activity we have
to welcome the new president. A couple of things I want to
draw your attention to that was on the agenda, number 1 on
the first day of the meeting, it’s a two-day meeting, we’ve
approved hundreds of millions of dollars in capital
outlay projects that will be in the pipeline should the state of California pass another
educational facilities bond. Unfortunately, there’s nothing
from PCC in that pipeline and there’s a specific framework by which the college
could qualify for state support
for capital projects. And I sent those guidelines
to Dr. Rocha to see how– as we are going through
the planning process to create some projects that might be eligible
for state funding. I was jealous to see
that, for example, Glendale College has a
40-million dollar building on the– for funding
from the state on that. And Mount SAC has also a very
generous building on the docket for approval if the state
is to pass another bond. The board of governors has taken
a hard look at accreditation. I know that would be
an issue for us later. In the activity of
the foundation for California Community
Colleges, I was very proud to see whereas we weren’t
on the chart before, the chart that was passed
out this time PCC is on the top 5 colleges
in meeting the challenge for the OSHA grant. And I want to thank Elaine
Chapman and her leadership in positioning PCC
for this very, 50 million dollar
scholarship funding that will be made
available to PCC students. And the foundation
appreciates that as well. There was a considerable
concern as the people around this table can understand in leadership development among
community college administration and how can we get more
leaders in the pipeline to take vice-president
and presidencies within the community
college system. And how we can partner with
the California State University System and what kind of leadership development
can be applied statewide so that we’re not always
scrambling to find leaders, and then a lot to talk
about building leadership from within institutions and
how the system can support that. Of all things Parsons
Corporation came to present to the board of governors about
a pre-apprenticeship program that they are making
available to community colleges and having paid internships on their various construction
projects and offices. And given that their
headquartered here in Pasadena I want to make sure that they deliver a similar
presentation here to our college to make sure that
we have students that are eligible
to participate. And they are fully
funded program. The last thing that is very
controversial that’s coming up and a lot of resistance on
either side is the decision, the academic center
is playing major rule on the decision whether
prerequisites can be imposed for certain courses
in order to– as a tool for student success
and enrollment management. And there are arguments
on either side of it. Some people feel that content-based prerequisites
can actually be a barrier to some populations for
access to education. Others, the academic
senate is taking the opinion that it’s actually an
important tool for success. We’ve had a first
reading on that. It was a very heated
discussion up there. And I know Mr. Martinez
will probably be able to keep us apprised
on how this should be. And I welcome any feedback
from your perspective as to– because we as a board will
be deciding whether we change policy as there is. Lastly, there was a joint
meeting, unprecedented, of the state board of education
which is the state body that governs the K
through 12 and Ted Mitchell who is our keynote speaker, the Pasadena Educational
Foundation chairs that board, and the community college
board of governors in talking about career technical
education and other programs that we can increase in
assessments, increase success for students migrating
through the system. And I’m looking forward
to continuing to model that at the state level
but also at our level so that we can create
that pipeline from K-12 to community colleges
to 4-year universities and so hopefully everybody’s
on board with that momentum. Thank you. That concludes my report.>>Okay. Mr. Engledinger,
Dean Engledinger, any reports?>>No.>>Ms. Chapman.>>No.>>Mr. Miller.>>No. Thank you.>>Ms. Kollross.>>No. [ Laughter ] [ Inaudible Remark ]>>Thank you. A few things to report. The vice president for
external affairs Alexander Soto and I attended the first
region seven meeting for the Student Senate of California Community
Colleges last week and we’ve since forged a partnership with
the associated student’s board from Glendale Community
College and so we’ll be working with them throughout
the year in regards to associated student business. Got a few things. We’ve– the collection of the student activity fee has
been implemented and has begun to be collected and so we’ll see that be materialized
throughout the semester. We’ve began exploring
the possibility of a new student position
in the AS as a secretary for interim club council
which is fairly exciting and we have also began to
plan our first two events, our first two large-scale
events for the year in addition to welcome days so we’ll be– we’ve already started planning
welcome week and club week and we have a lot of great, great events planned
for that as well. Thank you.>>Sounder very exciting. Mr. Lindemann.>>Classified Senate right
now is in the process of electing new officers
and that’s all I have. No report at this time.>>Mr. Martinez, welcome.>>Thank you. Just a brief update on the
academic senate activities. There are no meetings at the
senate board during the summer. Our next meeting will not
be until September the 13th. We are right now planning
our annual senate retreat for September the 11th to plan
goals for the year consistent with the college’s strategic
goals and representatives of the Associated Students,
the Classified Senate and the Management
Association will be invited to participate as well. But during the summer, we
continue to work with the office of educational services and IPRO on the ACCJC recommendations
especially the formation of the institutional
effectiveness committee. We are also continuing to
work with the leadership of the curriculum and
instruction committee to create a process for writing
and planning the assessment of what we’re referring to
as mid-level program SLOs such as our relatively new AA
majors and areas of emphasis so there is a lot of
work going on in that– on those issues and then
I’m very happy to hear about the prerequisite issue
that has been very contentious in the state-wide
academic senate and certainly we would be very
happy to work with Mr. Baum on those issues and have
a thorough discussion about developments
taking place in that area.>>Dr. Douglass.>>Thank you. I just would like to report
that the Management Association at its June 28th meeting elected
three new representatives of the board of directors, Nick Mata from Student Learning
Services and he will be serving as secretary, Al Hutchings
from Facility Services, he will be serving as vice
president and I was elected from the instructional managers
to serve as president, so.>>Congratulations. Dr. Sugimoto.>>Let me just quickly reflect
back to Dr. Rocha, my thanks and my appreciation to you for
your support and your kindness in the transition and
certainly the support of the executive teams
for the transition. So thank you very much.>>Dr. Wilcox.>>No report.>>Dr. Van Pelt.>>One small item. After 18 months we finally
have approval from the division of the state architect to
build the center for the arts.>>Yehey.>>Yehey. [ Applause ]>>So today we set out a pretty
aggressive schedule to line up the bids and so the award
of contract we’re expecting for October the 6th for
the board of trustees.>>Okay. I should also report that with Dr. Van Pelt’s good
work there’s [inaudible] worked out to utilize some of the
spare water time in the pool by the Rose Bowl Aquatic
Center water polo team so thank you very much.>>Approval in minutes, the
meeting of June 16, 2010.>>Move approval.>>Second.>>Any discussion or
changes and corrections? Are you ready for a vote? Mr. Pack, advisory vote.>>Aye.>>All those in favor say aye.>>Aye.>>Any opposed. Motion carries. Okay. Approval of consent items
we have a request for a person to speak on with respect to
item 16P so let me call upon that individual and I’m going
to try to pronounce the name. The person was kind enough
to give some assistance on that respect,
so Martin Mejia. Okay, did I come close?>>That’s very close. Yes, exactly. It’s perfect, perfect.>>Thank you.>>Good evening members of the
board my name is Martin Mejia with California School Employees
Association and I’m here on behalf of chapter 777 which represents the
classified employees. First and foremost I just like
to address to the item 16P which I believe you took action
in close session this evening. With respect to that action
and without disclosing the name of the person involved we just
like to call to your attention that this matter has been going
on for quite several months and back in April 28 this
particular person had a Skelly hearing or a pre-disciplinary
hearing and by provisions of the collective bargaining
agreement the administration is required and responsible to
provide feedback in response with the employee
within 10 days. Bear in mind that we’re in July and you know just a few days
ago the employee received a communication via the
chapter president of CSEA that there will action taken
on your behalf and obviously that is a, you know,
disregard of the provisions of the collective
bargaining agreement. I heard this evening by
Mr. John Martin speaking at the procedures about
addressing concerns, complaints, et cetera, and how
seriously it should be taking and I think the CBA,
it’s no different. It’s an extension of your
policies, is an extension of what the employees and
the community colleges have negotiated and abide by it. So with that respect I think
that is an egregious disregard of the provisions of due
process that are embedded in the collective
bargaining agreement. The second concern that I have
is that you know the information that you receive today which
caused you to take action in this matter pretty much
prejudices the employee because if the action
that you’ve taken is to sever the employee from employment he has an
appeal rights to a panel but then the panel makes a
recommendation back to you. However, today we have
received information pertinent to the case, allegations
although they haven’t been proven and that in itself you
know does not give the employee a fair shake as do the
due process guarantee under the contract, your
policies and also under the law so that’s the actions that I
wanted to speak to you about. I certainly hope that you
reconsider that action and allow the employee,
you know, to at least continue
his employment and I think we’re talking about not severing the
employment at this point. Yeah, I think that’s what
exactly what you heard probably of discussing close session. There’s another one pending
that hasn’t concluded yet and I think taking that
action is prematurely but most important the process in the contract was
not followed, the 10-day notice was actually
due months ago to the employee as required by the CBA. Having said that we will
be at least depending on what actually is disclosed
by you tonight, we will evaluate that and take proper action to
protect the employee’s rights.>>Let me ask you a
question with respect to that or maybe Dr. Rocha
is the one who ought to be asked the question. I mean, is there, have you
submitted this information to the administration in some
form that they know the details of what you’re addressing
and have the ability to give consideration to it?>>Well, that is actually the–
the first time we actually heard that the administration was
responding to the meeting that we had back in
April 28th, there was a– I mean the administration
is at least responsible to provide findings of facts
or findings of conclusions to what transpired
during the Skelly hearing or the pre-disciplinary hearing
and that is required to be done within 10 days after the
meeting you know is done.>>The only information that we
received was a letter indicating a summary of what was discussed,
not any proposed action or not any proposed conclusions
thereafter from that meeting. So the only notice we actually
received is what’s taken place before you today and that
is what’s our concerned and a little problematic for us.>>Okay. Dr. Rocha. Any–>>Well, let me turn to Dean
Engledinger who handled the case and I know did the Skelly.>>Yes, we did deliver
an intention to terminate with proposed charges and
we did all the Skelly. We did respond to the results of
the Skelly and we have brought to the board the recommendation
of the district to the board. The board acts on the recommendation then
we will notify the employee of the action taken by
the board all in accord with the contract divisions and in the supervisions
of our attorney.>>Okay, fine.>>Than you very much.>>Well, thank you. I appreciate your time.>>Okay. Are there consent items that any board member would
have dealt with separately?>>No.>>I have one, 6P.>>Okay, anyone else?>>That marked 13B.>>Any others? I have just one question
with respect to 1B and let me just go
ahead and ask that. We have the American
Bar Association listed under the organizations that
we’re applying for membership and I don’t quite
understand that one. How does– since that’s the
National Bar Association Organization, how do we qualify
as organization or individuals for membership in that?>>Dr. Wilcox.>>Our legal assisting
program is accredited through the American
Bar Association so I suspect that’s
the connection.>>Okay, thank you.>>Dr. Mann.>>Yes, on 6P I would like
to note that Dean Don Paxton, dean of Business and Computer
Technology is retiring after 40 years of service and
I always like to point this out how the number of loyal and
hard working employees we have and how much we appreciate them
and the fact that people stay for 40 years I think tells us
something about the college.>>Mr. Baum.>>Oh yeah. And I also am just
acknowledging Don Paxton. Don I believe is 21 years but
Virginia Dedeaux is 40 years.>>Oh, I’m sorry. Did I read it wrong? Sorry.>>And then also I wanted to
acknowledge the new assignment for Dr. Lynn Wright who will
be taking on an assignment as a state-wide project director
for the basic skills initiative and we’re delighted
that she’s able to take on this very important project for the state and
for our district. I also just wanted
to note in 13B, just to express my gratitude
for the administration because as we all know
there are a number of major projects coming
down the pipeline that we as a district are going to
have to address, for example, how we are going to upgrade our
technology, how we are going to upgrade our enterprise
resource system and that the administration
is taking appropriate measures in setting aside funding so that when we’re ready we
will have the resources and won’t be able to,
won’t be prevented from doing a major investment
in the college’s infrastructure because we don’t
have the funding so, I want to thank the
administration for that leadership in
planning in the budget.>>I have one question
with respect to item 6B. This is with respect
to recommendation that we authorized instruction
of certain documents. Is this being given to us
with the advice of council?>>Yes, this follows
the league policy.>>Good, thank you. Is there a motion to
approve the consent items?>>So moved.>>Second?>>Second.>>Okay, any further
discussion or questions. Advisory vote to Mr. Pack.>>Aye.>>Those in favor say aye.>>Aye.>>All oppose say no. Motion carries. Okay, this brings us I
believe to the budget update. I assume Dr. Van
Pelt, Dr. Rocha.>>Dr. Van Pelt.>>Thank you. What’s in your packet
is a set of documents. The first one is the total
compensation model draft again. The updated draft from July the
16th and you’ll start to notice that most of the red numbers
which are the best estimated, best estimates currently
available are being filled in and in fact just
yesterday we filled in the cash in lieu of benefits. The big uncertainty of course
still lies with the state budget and almost no progress has
been made in the past few weeks on the state budget so it makes
it somewhat difficult for us to wrap up these, the final
numbers until we have some sense of where we’re headed. Then the next document is
a new one which was shared with the ad hoc budget
advisory committee and I think that just a couple of points
that would be important to recognize, the low range
number shows 150 million dollar cut to the system. The high range number shows
120 million dollar addition to the state system. That is the range within which
we’ve been advised we need to be looking at the
budget development process, so the lowest possible
at the moment that they’re contemplating
is 150 million dollar cut and it goes up to 120
million dollar addition. So what we’ve done is
we’ve presented three options essentially. One that covers the
worst case scenario, one that covers the
best case scenario and then the proposed one of course would slide
in between those. Now, when you see the changes to
expenditures about a third a way down the page, structural
deficit foreword. Now, if you recall last budget
year was predicated on having in round numbers 118 million
dollars in revenues but also about 3 million dollars
more than that, almost 121 million
dollars in expenditures. Therefore, if we’re going to
compare last year’s budget with this year’s budget,
the first thing we have to do is correct that
structural deficit which is why all
three columns have that 2.8 million dollar
structural deficit correction. You also see that
the step, column, and longevity has been
included and the newly funded or unfunded positions
does have changes so the worst case scenario
that we’re contemplating in the low range is a cut
of 1.1 million dollars in unfunded positions
and that goes to a high of 41,000 dollar
augmentation with a proposal of about 289,000 dollar cut,
and recognize that each one of the bottom columns comes up
with a budget that is balanced. You also see that in the first
column, the worst case scenario, what’s contemplated is a
2.6 million dollar draw from reserves. However, for the high
range there is not and the proposal has no
draw in reserves either so there’s flexibility
that is built into this overall framework in
order to allow us to be able to respond to what we’re
contemplating might come down the pike once the
budget is actually passed through the legislature
and signed by the governor so we think that we’ve lined
this up in order to be able to handle anything
that comes our way and then the last page deals with the ad hoc budget advisory
committee guiding principles and directions and what we did
is we added one other column which is on the right just to
show progress on that to show that we– the left
hand column shows that we adapted each
one of those points. The right hand column
shows the status. So anything with the green
check mark means that we have in fact taken that into account. You’ll see that there’s one red
one which is awaiting action. That has to await the budget
adoption at the state level because we won’t know
what our workload is until the state has
made that determination so if there are any questions
that’s a brief overview but we did go into
this in some detail with the budget advisory
committee.>>Are there questions
of Dr. Van Pelt?>>Just one, Rick. Could you brief us on
your sense of the deferral on the cash flow situation?>>The deferral on the cash
flow, we were told yesterday that the check is in the mail
from the state controller so that– now, what precisely
that means we don’t know but it is 16 million dollars
that we’re anticipating. They said that it has been
released, checks in the mail so sometimes the mail can
be slow but we do expect that certainly within
the next few days and if that happens clearly our
cash flow position will be greatly enhanced.>>Good, thank you>>Other questions, Dr. Mann?>>Dr. Van Pelt didn’t we get
a check of about that amount about this time last
year, about mid July? Didn’t we get a check
completely unexpected or at least unexpected by
the board so it is probably, the check probably
really is in the mail.>>Well, last year, I think
about July the 10th we got about 12 or 13 million dollars. Yes, we did.>>Yes, Mr. Baum.>>I just want to raise a
point just having come back from Sacramento and I’m on the
budget committee for the board of governors whereas I was
optimistic a little bit a month ago, I’m very pessimistic
right now because there is no
traction being gained or any progress being
made on the budget and the democratic coccus
can’t even get an alignment between the senate
and the assembly. The sense is that
there’s not enough pain to force people into a budget. There was some hope when
the governor threatened to cut everybody to minimum
wage in the state employment. Now that that’s off the table and which would have
been a terrible thing for state employees, however, it might have motivated
the passage of a budget. There really is very little
motivation this election year because the legislature
can blame the governor. The gubernatorial candidates
can blame legislature and they all seem to have
some political interest in making this as prolonged
an issue as possible and I’m seeing our new
VP for external affairs for student affairs
and Jaime and Nolan, I’m hoping that the students
get to an even higher level of activism because
unfortunately, one of the things that’s on the table is an extraordinary
increase in student fees and that money might
not even get back to the individual districts
but it will certainly come out of the pocket
books of our students who are already struggling
in so many ways. So, as much as we can make our
voices heard we need to do that but for our sake I’m glad we’ve
already approved our tax revenue anticipation notes but I would
not be surprised if this drags on well into the autumn.>>Other comments or questions? Okay, so move on to item M, appointment of Measure P
citizens oversight committee, [inaudible] possible action
is there a motion to approve?>>Move approval.>>Second.>>Second.>>Okay, a discussion
advisory vote.>>Aye.>>Any objection to the motion? All in favor say aye.>>Aye.>>Aye.>>Aye.>>Motion carries.>>I want to acknowledge our
one appointee who’s still with us and congratulations.>>He should take a second piece
of cake for staying this long. [ Laughter ]>>Item N, accreditation update,
presentation and followup.>>Yes, Trustee Thomson
in introducing Dean Miller and he’s done great work with
staff over the last couple of weeks and Crystal and
everybody in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. We actually have a very
brief accreditation report but it’s an update of what
you have in your agenda as we were informed on
July the 2nd I believe that we will continue
on warning from ACCJC. We have taken that
quite seriously. I did want to say
before I introduce Bob that I’m very grateful to
Trustee Mann for coming out to the accreditation
and ed master plan committee and during the course of that
meeting Trustee Mann made an insightful and an astute comment that the process was
very strong here to four but it was primarily external and what I think
we’ve done together is to strengthen the
internal process so that we’ll have a successful
report on October 15th and be able to bring to the board a completed
ed master in December. So what I asked Dean Miller to present very briefly was the
brief slides that we presented at the meeting that Trustee
Mann attended yesterday, so.>>Thank you Dr. Rocha and
I will make this brief. Upon Dr. Rocha’s arrival, one of
the first things that he wanted to talk about obviously was
the accreditation issues and the educational
master plan and elements of this slide you’ve
seen before, the EMP, the strategic planning
and the continuous cycle of improvement that
you see there. But Dr. Rocha when
working with Dean Kollross and myself determined that
it would be good for us to consider the addition of
the mission of the institution at the top as the guiding
principle if you will and for at least a couple of years
now the institution starting with the Academic Senate and
the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Resource Center Group or what we call SLOARC
has been talking about an Institutional
Effectiveness Committee and then dating back to at least
April 2009 a lot of members of the college and Dr. Jacobs
in the Academic Support Office and other areas have been
talking about this notion of an office of institutional
effectiveness and bringing together what
you see on the slide and also in your packets the notion of bringing together
all those things that impact the effectiveness
of the institution. And as you see in that
continuous cycle of improvement, the chart that we have there,
institutional effectiveness, is one of the key components. So specifically there
is a proposal that the college is considering
now to institute an office of institutional effectiveness
and bring under it the functions of the new Institutional
Effectiveness Committee, planning and accreditation
activities, institutional research,
organizational development which is a lot of our
professional development that occurs now in the
Teaching and Learning Center and out the Human
Resources Office. And then a center for
innovation and student success which in effect is our
Teaching and Learning Center but augmented in
significant ways and there is a concept
paper that is being worked on right now, we continue to
work with the Academic Senate as we continue to
flush this out. And we will be presenting that with Dr. Rocha’s
help in the near future. Moving along, another thing that
Dr. Rocha asked Dean Kollross and I to do was to
prepare what we calls– and one of the things we like about Dr. Rocha he’s
got some good metaphors and athletic things and
what have you but he likes to use the term score card and
dashboards and what have you. And in fact, he challenged us to create an accreditation
response score card with the simple information of
where we started in March 2009 when we got the report from the
commission, where we are now as, if you will, March of 2010 and
where we will we definitely be in October 15th, 2010 when
we provide our second follow up report to be followed
by a visitation by commission representatives
likely in November. And you’ll see at the bottom
of that in percentages in terms of where we’ve come and
there are obviously the five recommendations. So this is an approach
that we are taking. The college has embraced
this approach and we are actively working
with all the task teams, Academic Senate, Classified
Senate, Management Association and other to achieve this goal of getting not only
the college– getting the college where
it needs to be relative to its accreditation activities. You’ve seen this one a thousand
times too, as we continue with the EMP planning process
the difference here is, again, Dr. Rocha being a very goals and outcomes measured
oriented person challenged us in this process to
create very specific goals and outcomes measure
not only relative to the top ten priority actions, and those you might
remember are the top ten from a percentage
basis of what came out of the 53 recommendations
that has thus far come out of our plan through
the community input and the internal external
environmental scan activities. But in that regard as we
go forward and we deal with these ten and in
reality the additional 43 in whatever priority
we place those, that each will have
very specific goals and very measurable outcomes over very reasonable
period of time if you will. And so we are now adding
that to our process and at a later date we’ll
obviously report back more on where we are with the EMP. And then finally Dr. Rocha has
indicated that certainly one of his first key goals
in the next six months is to again address our
accreditation issues and to address the EMP. And so what you see is
a timeline that speaks to where we go with the
educational master plan between now and December
with board approval of the Educational
Master Plan in December. And then very specifically, the
accreditation to dues that need to get done between now
and certainly October 15th when the report is due and
then into December as we work– we delve very specifically
into recommendation number 2 which has to with SLOs and
developing outcomes not only for our courses but also for
our programs, our degrees, our majors, our area’s
of emphasis et cetera.>>So this is our goal,
you’ll note at the top of your accreditation
the identified centers of excellence, this is again
as a result of leadership from Dr. Rocha of
actually making that a big part of what we do. I will just say that Dr. Rocha
has clearly hit the ground running and his leadership
has been very much appreciated and I think highly
regarded by folks here. So, I think I will leave it at
that and certainly be willing to respond to any
questions the board may have and certainly Dr. Rocha and
others can contribute as well.>>Dr. Rocha any comments?>>No I just second what
Bob said I think I’ve done– Bob has been kind
in his comments but I’ve been doing helpership,
you know, there’s a lot of excellent that’s been
done here before, so.>>Questions Dr. Mann?>>Walking up, you know, I will
first of all make a comment. I was there yesterday. I felt the meeting
went very well. Dr. Rocha is obviously
very well respected and people were very excited. And at how tactful
he said what I said because what I said much franker
than what he just said and– which was acuity really didn’t
care about support for the fact within the staff, that’s
why it wasn’t up there. But anyway that was–
but I do have a question. Would you go back
to the first slide where it shows the
college’s mission? Now in our board packet we
have the college’s mission, it’s not even close
to the same thing. So– and I guess Dr.– Dean
Kollross– the question on this. First of all I was
surprised when I saw this so I asked Dr. Bradbury-Huang
about it and she said well, the approved mission is
what’s in your board packet and what surprised me
is there’s nothing there about student access which
was– and I would like to know, I mean I know I missed
two months, was that dropped at some point?>>No this is just
the first statement from the mission statement. We couldn’t fit it all on so we
went with the first statement. It’s actually a paragraph.>>Oh, okay.>>And there’re two other
senses and its still there.>>Okay so what we
have here actually in our binder is really the–
is the full mission statement.>>Correct.>>Yes.>>Okay, you know, it
might be a good idea to put a little asterisk
or something to show that.>>We’ll do.>>Because it doesn’t say this
is the first statement it says this is the mission.>>Okay. We’ll clarify that–>>Thank you, yeah, thank you.>>Are there questions?>>I just want to praise
Dr. Rocha for his leadership in rallying the campus community
around us and it was great to see and continue with attaboy and encourage continued
progress in this direction.>>Well I think thanks also
to Deans Kollross and Miller for their excellent work as well
so, other comments or questions?>>Okay, thank you very much.>>Thank you.>>Year end report on college
goals and strategic directions, discussions with
possible action.>>Yes trusties, that’s under O and you will see quite
a bit of information. We’ve given Dean
Miller’s previous report. We’ve done quite a bit
of work on reviewing this and making sure that it
norms and synchronize in with the educational
master plan process. So I picked this out
as a living document. We’re obviously open to any
questions or elaborations but I would propose it to
you as our college goals and strategic directions for
your consideration and approval.>>Now as– when you say this is
a living document I assume it’s a– you mean a dynamic document,
this is gonna be a subject to change as we go forward?>>Yes well, I think, you
know, you’ll see, you know, the first set is the end of
the year 2009-’10 and then, you know, that goes into
the ’10 and ’11 and I’m sure as this is the acceptance
at a point in time.>>Sure.>>But when we bring
the final Ed. Master Plan in December that these will be
shaped up still more.>>Move approval.>>Is there a second?>>Second.>>Questions? Mr. Baum?>>Yeah, I just have a question. First off, I want to ensure
before we act to approve this, the shared governance groups
have had a chance to review and it carries their
endorsement as well, because this obviously
cuts across a lot of areas of shared governance.>>If I could respond, the academics end has been
very much involved with this and we certainly endorse this.>>That’s good to know. The other question I have is
a neighbor who also happens to a member of the faculty took
me to coffee actually last fall to show me one of these
reports and then showed me all of the things that were
supposed to happen specifically in the basic skills area, and
there were a number of things that said we’re gonna do this
type of activity, and that type of activity, and
that type activity that hadn’t actually transpired. And she was expressing
some frustration. I shouldn’t– pre suppose may
be he was expressing frustration but are we confident that the
things we say we’re going to do and adopt in this plans
we’re actually doing? And– or how do we make sure?>>If I may Dr. Rocha based upon
the work that was done last year for the accreditation and
our new planning process and the new goals
and outcome measures and the Educational Master
Plan to be succinct about it. Yes, we are confident that as
we come to whatever we come to in the Educational Master
Plan and as we establish in this case our
goals for basic skills or developmental education there
will be very specific follow through as agreed to
by the Academic Senate, as agreed to by the institution and I think going forward
you’ll see some things. There is a lot here. And I think going
forward is very possible that you will see less but
things that we know for a fact that we can actually
get our arms around in a reasonable
period of time.>>Right.>>Thank you.>>Yeah the one comment I
would offer is that it seems like we have amazing number of
goals and typically or it seems to me that conventional
wisdom is that you want to have a few goals and be able
to achieve those and not five or six pages of it whatever
it is figured out be, so.>>This will all
roll up to the Ed. Master Plan and the Ed. Master Plan will put these
into let’s say into a handful of major goals and these are
the objectives underneath them, so we’re– I think
we’re in sync on that.>>We have a motion
and a second, are there further
questions or comments? Advisory vote please.>>Just prior to voting I’ll
say I can’t speak for the past AS Board, I know that this board that sits currently has not
seen this document before. Having reviewed it
though I think both Jimmy and I are comfortable voting
for it and I look forward to associated students
involvement in this given that it’s a living
document as we say, so I’m comfortable
voting yes for it.>>Okay thank you. All in favors say aye.>>Aye.>>All opposed, no. Motion carries. Next item is the college goals–
college goals and discussion, I guess this point is voted on–>>We those together–>>Yeah, O and P are
actually kind of linked in a way these are the
college strategic plan goals. Again, I’ll just speak
briefly and then this is before for your consideration and
approval and is a segue from what student
trustee just mentioned that for example this
includes the strategical that include the goal
on sustainability. So these are the strategic
plan goals college wide which designates in the
various major areas. Actually there are what,
fourteen major areas that define the major
strategic objectives and the strategic
plan of the college as we move in to 2010 and ’11. Again, these are
entirely operative. I’ve studied these with staff
and consulted with other faculty and staff and so I think
it’s a key foundational basis for moving forward
to complete the Ed. Master Plan.>>Well is your expectation
to come of this ultimately with a single set of
goals for the college?>>Yes. So in other words what
you just heard was the report on the O 9 and 10. These are the– this is
the strategic plan for ’10, ’11 which characterize
these as the initiatives. You’ll see quite a bit of
back up going there as far as the tactical objectives that would get these
strategic initiatives achieved. What’s left to do is in the Ed. Master Plan to clearer
about goals and objectives. We will bring to you the Ed. Master Plan a very
clear set of data. For example, if you
were to take– well, goal number 1 is
actually operational in terms of doing a program review.>>But take goal number
2, improve the transition from high school to PCC
and from PCC to colleges and universities, that’s
part of the mission. In fact, its part of
the access mission that trustee Mann
was referring to. What the work of the Ed. Master Plan will actually be
to put a data outcome on that and say okay, here’s
where we are now in terms of the transition high school
students who are migrating to and coming to PCC by this
benchmark saying 2014, by this benchmark in 20,
this is how many students, you know, will be coming in. So that’s what the Ed. Master Plan does is
to boil that into four or five major objections
that we can measure and report to you consistently. So, and you open up the
question and Dean Miller to elaborate if you wish.>>Are there questions?>>I move adoption of the
strategic plan for 2010-2011.>>Is there a second?>>I’ll second.>>Discussion? Questions? Well a comment I mean, I
guess I would reiterate that hopefully we come
out of this ultimately with a single set of
goals and objectives. And, I mean, some of the wording
like for example number one, PCC uses evidence
effectively that are ongoing and systematic cycle
evaluation to align its mission with its policy and practices
that strikes me as unusual to have something like that
expressed as the goal, you know, so but– it’s just, for this
evening’s purposes I think just– we’ve made the
comments and you’ve assured us that ultimately we’re gonna
have a single document and so further comments
or questions?>>Go ahead.>>I just like to add that there
has been a strategic planning group led by Dean Kollross and
members of the Academic Senate and others that had been engaged
in this and it is a new process and it is one the we recognize
needs some refinement. And particularly now based upon
the new direction we’re heading relative to the Educational
Master Plan and accreditation what have you. So again, I would say
that going forward, I think the board will see
some crisper, more specific, more measurable goals
and objectives. It’s been an iterative process,
an evolutionary process, so. I think it’s clear, I
think Crystal would agree that we hear clearly
what’s going on here.>>Right, and the
ways these are grouped in what you just read is
actually accreditation standard number 1, and we’ve grouped
these goals and initiatives under each of the
accreditation standards, so that’s not technically
a goal, that’s one of our first
accreditation standard.>>Okay but the goal was
college use evidence to evaluate and transform programs
and services to enhance and improve the student
learning, slightly different phrasing
of the accreditation standard. So it’s just strikes me as
being usual to have something like that expressed as
the goal for the college. The goal is that
we want to enhance or improve student learning, obviously use evidence
effectively or efficiently to achieve that goal but that
just strikes me as unusual to have something
like that as a goal.>>Well it is– it is. But my sense is and I’m speaking
out of a, you know, being a, you know, just coming
out of the process. My sense is that language
found itself in there partly because of the accreditation
effort so where the staff is being
particularly sensitive to that language that
ACCJC keeps on, you know, calling to our attention.>>Right, and I don’t mean
to be critical of the staff because I do know from having
on to some of those meetings that Deans Miller and
Kollross have worked very hard and done a great job so–
are doing a great job, so. Other comments or
questions, advisory vote?>>Aye.>>All in favor of
the motion say aye.>>Aye.>>All opposed, no. Motion carried. Okay, Q, Public Hearing
and Approval of Contact for 2009-2010, 2010-2011,
and 2011-2012 which we in Pasadena City College
[inaudible] Association and the Pasadena Community
College District discussion with possible action.>>Dr. Rocha?>>Yes, I would turn to Dean
Engeldinger to brief us.>>Well this is a three-year
agreement and it provides for increases in benefits
for ’09-’10 and ’10-’11, that’s benefit premiums. It also has step in column and
longevity increases for ’10-’11 and ’09-’10 and it
has a provision which excludes layoffs, and
enforce furloughs except in the event of a
majority vote of the board of trustees declaring
a physical emergency as [inaudible] Provision and as I said earlier
it’s a three-year term.>>Are there questions?>>I think our process would be to open a public
hearing and see if–>>Yeah, I’d–>>And then–>>I know, but let’s
have it explained first and then we’ll get to that. Are there questions
of Dean Engeldinger? Okay, if not we will now open
the public hearing anybody wishing to address
the board with respect to this item please
come forward. Nobody appearing,
the motion or the– let’s skip the motion to
close the public hearing.>>Move approval
of the contract.>>Okay.>>Second.>>It has been moved and seconded any
discussion, advisory vote?>>Aye.>>All those say aye–
in favor say, aye.>>Aye.>>All opposed, no. Motion carries.>>I just want to say– praise the bargaining unit both
the Police Officers Association and the administration for successfully reaching
a long term contract that I believe this takes
us through 2012, correct?>>That’s correct.>>So that wonderful news and I really appreciate
the good faith effort on both the administration and
the Police Officers Association to do this in the
interest of the district.>>Okay, item R receive and set
public hearing regarding initial bargaining proposal from the
Pasadena City College Faculty Association to the Pasadena
Area Community College District discussion with possible action.>>Yes, Trustee Thomson again,
the purpose of this item is to formally and officially
receive the proposal from the PCCFA and again I’ll
turn to the Dean to brief us.>>The Faculty Association
has set forward a number of proposals that they would
like to discuss including to your agreement keep in mind
these are bargaining positions that would need to be bargained. Also, it proposes to set
August fourth as the time for receiving public comments
regarding initial proposal.>>Are there questions? Yes Mr. Baum?>>I have a question, just
only in the date of the meeting for the public hearing is
recommended for the next meeting which is August fourth.>>Right.>>Is there any issue about the
setting of that date at a time in the summer when
faculty are not on campus? And should we consider
a date for the hearing at a time once school
is in session just so that we can make sure
that it is as accessible to as many interested
parties as possible?>>[Inaudible] any
comments on it?>>No, this would be a
faculty association issue.>>Okay.>>Well, I can certainly state
in my few years here I’m trying to count all the
people that have wished to address us during the public
hearing no matter when its been in the middle of the most
crowded session or time, and in thirty two years
I’m sure there’s been one. I can’t think of
it at the moment. [Laughter] But if I think
long and hard enough I bet in 32 years there must
have been at least one. So the fact that it’s
happening in August if it’s gonna slow the
process down I’d be in favor of boldly charging ahead and
doing it on August fourth.>>Mr. Dean Engeldinger–>>Well, the faculty association
is well aware of the notion that they’ve sent this to
set this time of the year and that we would move
forward to the public hearing and they have presumably
talked to their membership and have set forward the
items they want to discuss. So I’d advice we go forward. But if you want to delay it
we can certainly do that.>>Okay what’s the
pleasure of the board of the recommended date by
administration is the fourth of August our next meeting,
what’s your pleasure? Mr. Baum?>>My question is just had
they been informed that we plan to agenda is this for the– that
is before the board of agenda, is this for the August
4th meeting?>>Yes.>>Okay. And they have
raised no objection to that?>>That’s correct.>>Is there a motion to
approve the recommendation? Received the initial
bargain proposal and designate the meeting
of August 4th 2010 as time for receiving public comment
regarding initial proposal by the association.>>So moved.>>Is there a second?>>I second.>>Okay it’s been moved and
seconded, any more discussion? Advisory vote?>>Aye.>>All in favor say, aye.>>Aye.>>All opposed, no. Motion carries. Okay, we don’t have
to deal with item S and we’ve already
dealt with that. Item T is future board meeting
dates August the fourth is our next, August 18th. August 18th may potentially
present an issue, I know that I think both Mr.
Baum and I are gonna be away that event and unless
you want to come to Glacier National
Park and have a meeting.>>Then we won’t have a– [ Laughter ]>>That really is an issue since
we probably won’t have a forum, we’ll only have four people.>>That’s right,
yeah, that’s– so.>>So I would recommend
that we–>>Move it up a week or–>>We either schedule it up
for August 11th or August 25th but cancel the meeting
on the 18th.>>That’d be my thought as well, one of the other,
either one, so.>>Well ironically, I
scheduled an event on the 11th so that I would miss
the board meeting, so that wouldn’t miss
the board meetings on the 4th and the 18th, so.>>How about the 25th, John?>>25th is probably fine.>>Shall we do it 25th?>>Okay, I move we
change the meeting– cancel the meeting on
the 18th and schedule one for the 25th of August.>>Okay any– is there
a second to that?>>I’ll check in here quickly.>>Is there a second
to the motion?>>Second.>>Okay let me just quickly
check something here. So that’s good, so,
okay any discussion, advisory vote, advisory vote?>>He’s working on his calendar.>>One minute. [ Laughter ]>>Okay, yes.>>All in favor say, aye.>>Aye.>>Okay then we’ve got
September the 1st as a meeting. One thing I wanted to raise
the possibility of too, we’ve talked a lot
about a board retreat that would also involve
obviously the key staff people, key administration people and just one date that’s been
mentioned as a possibility for that is Saturday,
the 7th of August. I did have some e-mails
with Dr. Fellow today. He will be available
on that date. He returns from his top
assignment in Italy I think on the 2nd of August–>>Yeah, I’m not
available on the 7th?>>You’re not?>>I’m out of area.>>Okay, alternative– well, first of all I guess
the question we can’t actually decide this evening but is there
any comment, any strong feeling against having a retreat
and trying to find a date?>>No, I think we
should do that.>>Okay, can people e-mail
us, what about the 14th? I will not be available.>>I will not be available.>>Jeff won’t be available.>>Well, can we ask people
to e-mail some dates and– that maybe this administration
can collect dates for availability and I think
the earlier we can schedule this the better. The alternative I guess
might be what, July 31st? Would that be too early?>>I’m not available.>>On the 31st?>>I’m out of town.>>Okay, alright. Labor Day weekend would
not be a good time to do it that’s for sure. One date to look at would
be August what, 20– I’m sorry, 28th might be–>>I can do that.>>So, anyway, you’ll send out
e-mails and try to find a date to do that and it certainly
involves other officers, administration as well so let us
know your availability sometime in August or early
September at the latest. Okay, anything else on future
board meeting dates future agenda items? Yes, Mr. Baum?>>I just want to put–
for the record though, I think it would be appropriate
for the board to work with the foundation to– it’s
not necessarily a meeting but a reception to formally
introduce our new president to the community and to
install him in a ceremonial way. As well as the other item was
supposed to be for announcements but on Saturday we will be
formally dedicating the monument in recognition of [inaudible]
School that is on the grounds of the Community Education
Center and that’s Saturday at 10 a.m. for those
who are available to go.>>Okay let’s return this
briefly to the idea of a campus and community reception for Dr.
Rocha with Wednesday August 4th, we started our head data at 5:30
and started the meeting at 6:30 or something like
that or [inaudible].>>I was going to suggest
that Dr. Rocha get back to us with some dates that people that
are important to him can come and perhaps when campus is
back in session where faculty and students can be around
to participate as well.>>See people shaking
their heads no for that 4th of August anyways, so. Any future agenda items? I believe we are prepared to adjourn is there
a motion to adjourn? Alright.>>So moved. [ Laughter ]>>Is there a second?>>Second the motion.>>We are adjourned, thank you.>>Alright. [ Silence ]