[ Silence ]>>Our attorney will
now provide a report of what happened
in close session.>>There’s no reportable
action in close session.>>Thank you very much. At this time we will have
the pledge of allegiance. Trustee Brown, would
you lead us tonight?>>Absolutely. Please stand and put your
hand over your heart.>>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. Thank you.>>I’m going to obtain a
motion to approve the minutes of the regular business meeting of the board held
January 14th, 2014? [Inaudible] We have a
motion from Trustee Mann and a second from Trustee Wah. Any discussion or corrections? Advisory vote?>>Aye.>>All in favor signify
by saying aye.>>Aye.>>Any abstentions
or negative votes? It’s a unanimous vote. Trustees, are there
any introductions or recognitions this evening? Dr. Rocha, do you have any?>>No formal recognitions, but
I did want to officially thank and recognize Bobbi Abram and
her team and Valerie Wardlaw and those beautiful students
who sang the national anthem at the [inaudible] State
of the City Address, all during the great
grand opening of the Center for the Arts. So, and at a another time
when we can get them here, we’ll get everybody up and
give them a formal recognition from the board.>>Thank you. This is a time for public
comments on non agenda items. Trustee Wah?>>Yes. We have one
speaker, Kris Pilon. [ Background Noise ]>>Good evening, I’m Kris Pilon, Professor of Graphics
Communications Technology here at PCC. And board members,
you’ve received a memo from me last week regarding
the use of reassigned time and stipends on the PCC campus. I have some concerns
about this activity. For one thing, this
activity is not transparent. There is no clear formal
policy or application process as to how this time is assigned. Assignments seem to be
made directly by dean’s and managers giving
them an appearance of cronyism or favoritism. How much does the use
of reassigned time and stipends cost
the college annually? Do board members have any idea of the financial
extent of this practice? I’ve made a clear
request in writing to both Mark Rocha is
Bob Miller for a list of PCC faculty currently
receiving release time and the percentage of salary
paid for this process. While both have acknowledged
the existence of a readily available list
containing this information, I have not yet received a copy. I cannot find this
information on the website. I wonder if the board members
have been given a copy? And if it could be found
in the board packet? Please let me know where
I can find this list. Under the terms of the Public
Records Act, I believe I and others have a right
to this information. There’s no mention anywhere in
the government code or anywhere in the PCC policies that this
information is available only through capim [phonetic]. It’s been both a procedure and
a policy by past practice at PCC to share this kind of
information openly. By withholding information
and insisting on delivery only through capim, the president and the board are obstructing
the reasonable performance of necessary college business. Please, show your respect
for openness and fairness by making this information
available to anyone who requests it, immediately. Thank you.>>Thank you. We will now move to
the consent items. Are there any items that
trustees would like removed from the consent calendar
for a separate vote? If not I will>>[Inaudible] I’d like
to just make a comment.>>Sure.>>Usually, if people
are retiring, I like to acknowledge them. But we’ve had so many people who
are retiring, I guess it’s part of the golden handshake. I would just like to say, we’re
losing some very dedicated staff with many years at the college
and we appreciate their service.>>Thank you very much. We do have two consent items
today that have been revised, that are at your desks. 93 B and 106 B, both are
relating to the same vendor. And you have a brief
memo in front of you. We do have two speakers
this evening. Trustee Wah?>>I have Jordyn Orozco
and Eduardo Cairo. So, Jordyn Orozco? [ Background Noise ]>>Good evening trustees. As you know, I’m [inaudible]
President, Jordyn Orozco. I just wanted to make a comment. Associate students took
a position of support for gender neutral bathrooms
here on campus last year, and looking over the board
reports on the consent items, I just want to make sure that
the proposal for the upgrades for the V, the R and the
C building, I believe, do include gender
neutral restrooms. I cannot express how important
gender neutral restrooms are as we have more transgendered
students coming out of the shadows
and sort of coming out and expressing their support, especially for associate
students at this point. And so, I would like
to formally request that they do include gender
neutral restroom upgrades as well. So, thank you.>>Thank you.>>Mr. Cairo?>>Good evening everyone. Thank you for allowing
me to speak today. The item that I’m going to speak about is consent item
number 8T9 [phonetic]. And if the board
were to approve this, all I ask that if you
could make the procedures for applying widely available
to everyone on campus. It’s the item to approve staff
and professional development, learning activities
for Sassy [phonetic]. Which will allow the majority
of those events take place on campus and some
of them maybe half or whole day worships
or retreats. So, if you do approve
on it, please, if you can include a method of
disseminating the information to all people on campus, that
will provide the information to where to apply, what forms to
fill out, who to send them to, all the procedures necessary
for faculty, staff, employees, everyone to apply
to these funds. Thank you.>>Okay, thank you. We’ll try to make sure
that that is done. Is there any comments or
questions about these items? Mr. Fraser?>>Just a couple. I think that, you know,
I’d like to reiterate on whether we do
restroom upgrades, single stall restrooms
are important for a variety of reasons. So, I think, you
know, especially, not just for our transgendered
population, which would, I think, fall as part
of creating a safe zone. But also for single mothers,
baby changing facilities. A lot of reasons to have
single stall restrooms. So, I think their importance
can’t be understated. And on 107 B, approve/ratify
contracts for student internships, I’d
just like to highlight this. I think it’s important
that it be shown as one of the good things
that college is doing in providing more
opportunities for internships. I don’t know if Dr. Rocha, if you’d like to talk a
little bit more about this and what this means
for our students. But I think that providing
internship opportunities are very important and I’m glad to
see it on the consent today.>>Thank you. I’ll entertain a motion to
approve the consent calendar. [Inaudible] we have a motion
by Trustee Wah and a second by>>Second.>>Trustee Fraser. Mr. Thomas?>>In terms of the faculty and
other members who are it says, resignation on the consent item. I think probably retirement
might be a more appropriate term for that. But as Dr. Mann pointed
out, we’re losing some very, very dedicated and extraordinarily
confident people here. I hope that we have a plan
in place, or will have, to replace these people
because I won’t identify names, but goodness. I mean, this is going to, I
think, create quite a change in the makeup of the
faculty and administration.>>Thank you for
bringing that forward. Any other comments? Trustee Mann?>>Yes. I would like
to comment also on the gender neutral restrooms. But I would like to call
them family restrooms. They’re often referred
to as family restrooms, so you not only have
actually had this experience in the airport, a father taking
a little girl into a restroom, and he was able to take her
into a family restroom rather into the men’s restroom. She was about four years old. And also, lots of people are
care givers for family members who may be of the opposite
gender, who are adults. They can also go into these
single what I would hope that we don’t do is
do what they’re doing at the Olympic Village
where they have the doubles. If you’ve seen pictures
of the [chuckles]. So, if possible, I do
support students on this. We had hope there would be some of these restrooms
in the new buildings. And I think it’s
really very important. There’s a whole population who would be served
by these restrooms. And this is in no way
not supporting, you know, the transgender students. But, there’s lots of
different groups of people. And so, I like to refer to them,
again, as family restrooms.>>Okay, thank you. Mr. Martin?>>I just wanted
to personally call out in appreciation a few
names that are leaving us because these are people
that have worked with me. Kim Miles, I know Kim’s here. And is part of the [inaudible]
committee when we first had so much problems with
all our student aid. And then Kim came on and
all the problems went away, it seemed like, from the
[inaudible] perspective. And what she’s done for many,
many students in outreach, out at other local high
schools where I’ve seen you. I just shout out to Kim. Again, [inaudible] committee
member, I have to call out Marie and all the work she’s done
here the last few years. Kind of makes me
want to vote no. [Chuckles] Melissa [inaudible], has been just a dear
to me personally. And Dale Pitman has been a
wonderful, wonderful employee for many, many years
close to me. And many times when I forget
something at PCC, even, because we’re neighbors,
brings it by. And then finally, Dina Chase
who has just been out and about. In addition to what she
does here, I just see her at our local high schools
and all she’s done. And I’m sure there’s others on
here that are as equal quality that I just don’t know as well. But I just have to personally
express something to those that have done, you know,
so much for me in my area. So, thank you.>>Thank you. I do have to say that Kim
Miles was in my first class as a professor in my first year. And I don’t know how
you’re retiring before me. [Chuckles]>>You’re working
for the wrong place.>>It’s been a pleasure to
reunite with her since I’ve been on the Pasadena Board
of Trustees.>>I’m very, very
grateful to the Board for making those comments. And I want to assure the Board that these are just the
announcements of resignations that are effective at
the end of the year. That the management association
and the Board will have a moment to actually officially
recognize these individuals and thank them personally, so.>>Very good. We have a motion on
the second on the floor to approve the consent calendar? Advisory vote?>>Aye.>>All in favor,
signify by saying aye.>>Aye.>>Aye; opposed or abstentions. Motion carries unanimously. We now turn to our
action items this evening, and the first is the receipt of the second quarterly
financial status report. And you have in front
of you that report which contains no significant
changes from the 2000 or 2013, 2014 adopted budget. Dr. Rocha, do you have
anything to add or?>>Yes. This is before
you for approval. And if you have any questions, the Assistant Superintendent
Miller will be glad to respond.>>Are there any questions?>>Aye to move approval.>>Motion to approve,
is there a second?>>A receive whatever
it is we do.>>Second.>>Second.>>And Trustee Wah is second. Any further discussion? All in favor signify
by saying aye.>>Aye.>>Aye; opposed or abstentions. Motion carries unanimously. The second action item this
evening is to receive instead of public hearing,
regarding the initial proposal from the Pasadena area
community college district to the Pasadena City College
Police Officers Associations for negotiations for success
or agreement, 2014, 2017, is recommended that the Board
receive the initial proposal for a success or
agreement to form from the Pasadena college
district to the PCC, POA for 2014 and to 2017. And B, designate the next
regular meeting of the Board of Trustees as a time for receiving public
comments regarding the success or agreement. Is there any questions? Fraser?>>I’d just like
to move to receive and set the public hearing?>>We have a motion from
Mr. Fraser, a second from?>>Second.>>Second.>>Trustee Wah, any
further discussion?>>All in favor signify
by saying aye.>>Aye.>>Aye; opposed or abstentions. Motion carries unanimously. Action item number
H this evening is to set a public hearing
regarding the initial proposal from the Pasadena City College,
Police Officers Association to the Pasadena Area Community
College for negotiation for success or agreement
2014, 2017. Any comments from the trustees? If not, we’ll entertain
a motion to approve.>>So move.>>We have a motion
from Trustee Martin and a second from Trustee Brown. Any further discussion? All in favor signify
by saying aye.>>Aye.>>Aye; opposed or abstentions. Motion carries unanimously. Action item number I this
evening is a public hearing and initial proposal from
the Pasadena City College, California Federation
of Teachers, local 6525 represented
classified staff to the Pasadena Area Community
College district for negotiation for success or agreement
2014, 2017. And this is the time for public
hearing regarding this proposal. Seeing none, the public
hearing is closed. Action item H today is additions
and deletions to the curriculum. These credit course
modifications have been approved by the Curriculum and
Instruction Committee and have been recommended
by the vice president of instruction for review. Is there any comments or
questions from the Board?>>What item are you on? I think you said H.>>J.>>J, excuse me.>>Oh, okay.>>Yes. I have a question.>>Dr. Mann?>>On the credit
curriculum courses, under the rationale it says,
add recommended preparation and add update SLOSPOs and CCOs
[phonetic], that is the reason that we’re approving it. It doesn’t mean that this
is work that still needs to be done; is that correct?>>That’s correct.>>That is correct.>>All right. Thank you. Thank you doctor.>>Any other comments? I will entertain a
motion to approve.>>So moved.>>We have a motion
from Trustee Fraser, a second from Trustee Mann. Any further discussion? All in favor signify
by saying aye.>>Aye.>>Aye; opposed or abstentions. Motion carries unanimous. Our next item is
concerns sabbatical leaves and it’s recommended
that the Board of Trustees grant
sabbaticals to those on the list in front of you. The Committee received 16
sabbatical leave requests, two are deemed incomplete. The remaining 14 requests
were ranked on the basis of total years of employment
since the last sabbatical or date of employment. Is there any questions
or comments? Mr. Martin?>>I don’t have any issues
with any of these sabbaticals. But I think in for those
let me say it this way. For those who are not
academic, who look at the type of the sabbatical and
they see the word travel, it gives a reference that
they’re just off traveling. And it doesn’t connect
the obvious thing that all the people
inside the college know that how the travelers
related to making for better instructions. So, I would hope in the future,
when these are presented, we can just sure up the wording
a little bit for those that may, on the outside in
the public, see this and not get the direct
connection.>>Thank you very much. Any other comments or questions?>>I have one question.>>Trustee Brown?>>So, this sabbatical, is
it for one year or two years? How long is it for?>>One year.>>Thank you.>>I’ll entertain a motion to>>I have a comment.>>Trustee Mann.>>I would just like to comment that we are approving
the maximum amount that the union contract
provides for. And that throughout
the terrible recession, which the state has
gone through, we have always approved
the sabbaticals because we think it’s very
important for our faculty to be able to engage in this
research and to keep themselves up to date so that we can have
the best possible engagement with our students. So I support this,
but I know many, many, many university’s sabbaticals
were not approved during that recent recession
and we did.>>Yeah, thank you for
bringing that forward. Trustee Thomson?>>I managed to go and speak with her before the
meeting began, but when I saw the application
from Patricia D’Orange Martin, had gone on a sabbatical for a
year, I had a real double take because I was wondering, what
happens to our veteran’s program if she’s gone for a
year’s time, particularly, in light of the discussions,
I understand you head back in DC recently, I
think last week, with a veterans administration
and etc. So, she assured me that if that happens, she
will not take the sabbatical this time. So, this is an attentive request that we are our approval we will
be giving will be tentative. So, I just want to
make that clear. Our veterans need not panic.>>Do you not to make a
substantive motion to deny her? [Chuckles].>>It crossed my mind. After our discussion,
I will not do that. [Chuckles].>>Sabbaticals are wonderful. I’m going to obtain
a motion to approve?>>So move.>>We have a motion from Trustee
Wah, second from Trustee Brown. Any further discussion? Trustee or student trustee vote.>>Aye.>>All in favor signify
by saying aye.>>Aye.>>Aye; opposed or abstentions. Motion carries unanimously. At this time we move to
information items in the first of the legislative
advocacy report. Dr. Jeanette Mann.>>Yes. The Board has the
report in their packet. I will just go over
make this very brief. Two years ago, the Board
approved legislative principles, which is that we would
advocate for supported resources that enhances the
college’s ability to accomplish its mission, provide a high quality academic
robust learning environment, serves the needs of
our diverse community. That we’d engage college and community stake
holders and advocacy. And that we would reduce
and eliminate barriers to accomplishing the college’s
goals for student success. So this has been our priority. There were three trustees who actually there were four
trustees who attended the who, at the legislative conference
that are simply people. And February the 24th. And also Mr. Miller who
was there representing Superintendent President Rocha,
met with the representative from the Governor’s Office and
from the Department of Finance. And I would just, real quickly, would like to just
mention the four areas that we identify
these priorities. The governor’s budget
including a four percent growth and stable funding. The student six equity
plan and the 200 million of the governor’s budget
for student success, categorical programs,
and focus on basic skills for underrepresented students. Promoting, recognize and
rewarding innovation. Opportunities for dual
and concurrent enrollment. Adult and the noncredit
education and the K 14 facilities bond. And on the K 14 facilities
bond was very interesting. We met with several well, we met with our assembly
person and our Senator. And one said, that bonds
not going to go up, the other one said, oh
there’s a good chance. We kept getting mixed messages. To kind of depend on who
you were talking with. But no one said, yeah,
it’s a [inaudible]. But there is a possibility. So we’ve pointed out
how desperately we need to get the improvement
facilities particularly the U Building. And then we are planning,
Trustees Fellow, Brown, Mann, Thomson, and Wah and Fraser are
planning on going to Washington, DC next week to meet with
our elected representatives and department representatives and different government
departments in order to advocate for reauthorization of
the Higher Education Act. And also to explore
opportunities for grants that would also improve
student success.>>Thank you Dr. Mann. Are there any questions
or comments to report? Thank you. Trustee Wah?>>Yeah, I just wanted to
acknowledge Professor Panella who was there with
about six students. And, you know, it was really
great to see them participate in the legislative process. So, thank you very
much for being there.>>Thank you. This is the time for
the superintendent president’s report. And I believe this evening; we will be covering a small
business development center update enrollment management
report, state chancellor, state of system report. AB 880, which is bachelor’s
degree and an update on the state facility
bond for [inaudible]. Dr. Rocha?>>I’ll do that quickly. Before I do that, President
[inaudible], I’m just going to briefly refer to our
Washington, DC visit last week. In fact, speaking of travel,
Patricia D’Orange Martin and I traveled to Washington, DC
and met with our representative in Washington [inaudible] City
and associates who arranged for us a very busy
day of meetings with the veterans
affairs, [inaudible]. The other units of
the Veterans Bureau. And we had very, very
fruitful discussions engaging in relationships, in fact, brought back several
grant opportunities that were already at work on. And we also discussed an
emerging proposal the staff is working on to locate a
VA clinic here on campus that would [inaudible]
a VA clinic with our Veterans
Resource Center. And so that we came back
home with a commitment. You know, to support that. Something on the order of a
quarter of a million dollars. So, that was a very
successful trip. I did want to thank Patricia
especially for traveling. The high that day
was 18 degrees. And we were [chuckles]
we were working that day. And I did want to briefly thank
Assistant Superintendent Miller for subbing for me
at the Sacramento. I will be very brief on my
report item M President Fellow. I’ll say first that
there’ll be a brief report from Dean Davala
[phonetic] on the SBDC, the enrollment management report
is a written report that’s in your agenda. And it presents statistics
from [inaudible] on our enrollment stats
as we open the semester. The state chancellor,
state of assistant report. Again, I don’t have
lengthy comments on that. I just wanted to call
your attention to the fact that the state chancellor
issued the annual scorecard. And we talked at retreat about aligning our
scorecard with this scorecard. But PCC is in this. Okay? So, that is out. And then, again,
without comment, I’ll skip to Sarafian Hall. There’s a very, very
good full detailed update from Rueben Smith and Bob Miller about where we are
with Sarafian Hall. We are hopeful that the
state will put a bond onto the November ballot. And if they do, our project
is very high on the list and I’ll look for funding. So, speaking of legislative
advocacy, push for that. And so, that leaves only
two oh, and I can dispose of AD 850, not dispose of it. This is a bachelor’s
degree proposal. There is a bill, ABA 50, which is winding its
way to the legislature. MacCallum [phonetic] and
others tell us that the chances of passage are all but
certain in some version. And that this would affect all
community colleges would be able to put up a bachelor degrees if it met certain
requirements of the bill. The academic unit under Dr.
Bell, that is most interested in putting a proposal forward,
is our nursing program. And they look forward
to engaging the Senate and making a presentation
to the Academic Senate. And on that. And so, just wanted that
is a major development and that will be a major
change as we move forward. But as I said, I
just want to signal to the entire college community
that that is all but certain to be passed by the legislature and our nursing program
advocates it for it strongly. With that, I’ve done my
report and I would call to the podium Dean Davala,
who will present the update on the Small Business
Development Center, which has been out in the
field doing vigorous activity.>>Thank you Dr. Rocha. Good evening Board, I want to
thank everybody, first of all, on this first opportunity to
provide an update on SPDC. And the support that Dr.
Bell and Mr. Miller provide in this new venture for
Pasadena City College. I’m glad to report that over
the past 68 months we’ve been brainstorming about the various
ways that the SPDC can function, not only for our
business environment here in our local Pasadena area, but also to help foster the
right integrated approach that’s necessary to help it grow. It’s more than just
having [inaudible] go out and knocking doors. It really is. It involves me as the Dean
of CTE to actually help her with our various forms. For example, extension
has now been integrated to offering the right skill
set for businesses to be able to equip themselves as they’re
going through the SPDC process. I’ve been able to help
Salvetry [phonetic] with programmatic ventures
of entrepreneurship across our business schools
to actually help lift people to take advantage of
our SPDC internally through our veterans affairs, through our ice house
entrepreneurship program, as well as through our
credit program as well. And lastly, what I’m
more, sort of, proud of, is to bring different business
activities that are going to be literally happening
here this spring for which she and I have culminated
and secured, PCC, first and foremost,
you know, in the table with what business developing
is here in the city of Pasadena. And I’m not going to steal
her thunder and she’s going to describe that
a little bit more. So, I’ll put her [inaudible].>>Thank you. So I’d like to first
announce that I’m really proud of the gracious response
that we have been given by our business community. The business community
is completely and utterly gracious
for our services. And we have been getting
an overwhelming response of gratitude from them. Just as Solomon mentioned,
with some of the ventures that are being taken
place here at PCC. I’d like to first begin with,
you know, the time with the SPDC and my time specifically,
is not just with developing and cultivating clients and
providing services for them. That’s one component. And the other component
is the community outreach. And really aligning ourselves
with partners and/or venues that lends themselves
to sharing and sharing and educating their network
on the SPDC services. So, as of October,
I’m proud to announce that we have serviced
33 clients. And that’s a pretty
big deal [chuckles] from October till now. And with that, we have
participated with the Board of equalization workshops. We have participated
with the Alhambra Chamber Community Reception. They have been a very gracious
in having the SPDC forward in announcing our services. As well as the [inaudible]
partnership. And also as a judge at the
USC Silicon Beach Competition. In the future, as Solomon
mentioned, I am working with the USC as well upcoming
in March in the spring with their new venture seed
competition that’s happening. Here at PCC we are hosting
the following events, the Women’s Business Summit
in March that’s in conjunction with the [inaudible] Pasadena,
of course, ourselves, PCC, CTE and the [inaudible]. Also in March, we are
hosting a Pasadena hackathon. In conjunction with the
City of Pasadena, SPDC, CTE [chuckles] these acronyms. Start up Weekend in April. Also in conjunction with
the Innovate Pasadena group, SPDC, PCC, CTE. We are also hosting in
March a procurement forum with in conjunction with
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and ACA Workshop in conjunction with the Pasadena
Chamber as well. And then in May, we are working with Constant Contact during
their Small Business Week. We are hosting an event here which brings 500 local
businesses to our campus. What that means for us is that
we are front and center in front of these business to
provide them the services and to educate them on
what the SPDC can do for them and work with them. The other component, and I’ll
briefly go over this, is, again the partnerships
that we have created in within our community. And just to name a few
but before I go into that. A long time ago, a
professor told me that your network
equates to your net worth. And I say this a
lot, and I apologize if you’ve heard me
say it before. But the network of the SPDC
Center directly equates to the net worth of the center,
not necessarily in dollars but in value, which equates
the impact that we have on the business community. So by building that network out,
by having partners that advocate on our behalf, educate on our
behalf and tell our story, creates an enormous
impact for the center. Some of the partnerships
that we’ve worked very well with currently, just
to name a few, and have been extremely
gracious with their time and their individual network,
is the [inaudible] partnership, and VACE, which stands for
Valley Area Chamber Executives. USC and City of Pasadena. Within the tech community,
there is some nice conversation and dialogue happening
between Caltech, Idealab and Innovate Pasadena. This particular tech community
is very, very important for me to understand a little better. And they too have been extremely
gracious with their time and their resources
and allowing me to understand what the
tech community means. They have an enormous
support group. The structure of that
community is very solid. So I’d like to help support some
of that within that community. And they have, again, been
very helpful in providing me with what the means are
within that community for us to help service them. So in closing, the
center continues to strengthen its infrastructure
to meet the demands of the business community. Thank you.>>And thank you both for
all the good work you do. Is there any comments? Trustee Wah?>>Yes, thank you
for the report. So I’m glad to hear that
we’re casting our net wide. I think that the Board trustees
and I know Trustee Thomson and myself have requested that
we put together a business plan, and that be a presentation
at the Board. And I was wondering you know. And part of that is it’s great
that we have these contacts. And it’s great that we have this
plan, this casting the net wide. But we’re also worried
about what that – whether or not we’ll have
longevity in being able to maintain the center
for some period of time. So, I think, a business plan
would be helpful to the Board to see where we’re
going and what that future vision looks like. So I wonder, do you
have an estimated time of when we could see
that business plan?>>We did have a activity
plan to start off with. And they were six months out. We have these large I mean
hundreds of individuals for these particular
events, coming on board. And there is actually
some fees attached to some of these activities that
[inaudible] is producing. And we are going to be in
discussion with Mr. Miller about literally a
revenue generating account for which we are
going to be bringing in money for these activities. Whether it be registration
fees or consultant fees or through extension program, the registration fee
for those courses. Since that’s about to happen, I
think I need to have some sort of baseline metrics to see
what projections we can do. What bandwidth in
terms of the amount of services we can
provide, to really say, this is what we can
produce out of our center. So without a baseline, I
wouldn’t be able to say, oh yeah, we’re going
to make this much money because I really we’re
just starting off to see how much it
would actually cost us. And luckily because of the SPDC
housed under the school of CTE, we can leverage a lot of our
funding for our students, for our grants and including
our extension school. So, I think, I have an activity
plan, and I presented it to Mr. Miller and Dr. Bell. I think we’re executing
as we presented it. And we do need some
baseline numbers to know what’s the net worth,
if you want to call it that.>>And what is your
projected time for that?>>It should be by
the summer time because all these activities, these three major events,
are going to be done. And we’ve had some
consultants already that were hiring
through this spring. And those consultants
cost about $60 an hour. And each consultant is roughly about three hours per
consultation per week. So, you know, it is
a budgetary concern. And so we want to make sure
these activities do have an impact for positive net
gain in terms of bringing in the extension courses, the
registration for these events to support these activities.>>Thank you.>>Ms. Brown?>>Yeah. I just have
one little question. And I definitely would
like to thank you guys for the work you’re doing. But my question is, you mention
that you serve 33 clients. I just kind of would like
to get an idea of what type of service did you
do for these clients.>>Sure. The clients ranged
from various industries. And the most common
services that we have that we’ve been providing for them is accessing
capital, is number one. Number two would be
marketing strategies. And number three would
be legal assistants. Those are our top three
services for them in general on average out of the 33. There’s other elements too,
such as human resources, developing a strategic plan
versus a business plan. Also import/export. Believe it or not,
there’s several clients that have been very active
in that in import and export to my surprise here
within the area. And so, insisting that,
those would be the top three.>>So, let me just
go a little further. So, have you had any or
maybe you have just regular entrepreneur that come
over to your center, that is totally frustrated and
not knowing which way to go, and you were able to guide
them through and put them in the right direction? Is that what I’m hearing?>>You bet. As far as on average, out
of those 33, I would say, maybe about five of
those are startups. The rest are existing
businesses. And those startups are
from start to finish. Obviously, they haven’t
just finished just yet, some are still working on
their grand openings or working on their product development. But it’s everything from how
to obtain a DBA to, again, putting together a
strategic plan, cost analysis, competition, researching
the market. The startup business
is very different from existing businesses
as far as services.>>I may add to that extent. I almost don’t expect for
[inaudible] to be involved with these startup businesses because they do take
a lot of effort. I’ve been there to witness
that from firsthand. And that’s, the SPD centers
have a very difficult metrics to meet on a monthly basis. She actually has to meet with
clients and provide the access to financial capital and report that to the SPDC
network in Long Beach. So these are really
metrics that we’re trying to hit month in and month out. That’s why we’re partnering
with our extension program so that there is
an entrepreneur. They actually have
a way to build up to actually know
what services to then render from the SPDC. So there’s an educational
process for entrepreneurs which require a little
bit more time and that’s why the
extension program in building an executive type of business entrepreneurship
pathway is really important for me to build. To take that off her plate
and really build them up so they know what
questions to ask.>>Oh, one more question. So basically, what I’m hearing
then is for an entrepreneur that needs help, that’s
not where they need to go? Or how does that work?>>Yes. The services will
be provided at the SPDC. So they would go to the SPDC. I have an idea, I have a widget. I want to see if
it’s going to work. Well, that widget needs to go
through patent law clearances. It needs to be even the
logo for that company needs to be researched and developed. The licensing of such ideas. And all these things
they don’t know. So workshops are
provided that are free to just provide an
individual road map. But they have to do
a lot of the leg work to actually provide
information for [inaudible] to then bring the
right resources. So, someone has to have
some concepts to provide to the web developer, to
the patent law lawyer, to the fictitious name
filing individual. So, and she can’t really handle
anyone who comes in to do that. Just give them the road map. But they have to do some
homework before they come back and engage.>>I got it, thank you.>>Yeah. Mr. Thomson.>>How do we provide
legal services?>>We have legal consultants
that we share with the network. So currently right now I
don’t have a consultant, but our network does, which
is at our Long Beach Center. And they have been very
gracious with sharing some of their consultants over to>>What does that
mean, our network does?>>So the network there’s
the SPDC network has eight locations. So, it’s almost like
corporate offices. So I would go to corporate
offices at Long Beach and they share their
consultants with us at the current moment given
our state of our budget. So we don’t have a legal
consultant on our grounds. But we do have it within
our network to share with our clients and make sure that our clients get the
service that they need.>>Okay. Well, I’m
going to go back to the issue raised
by Trustee Wah. I’m not sure what your activity
plan is, but I have experience with both startup companies
and also with an organization that did things somewhat similar
to what I think you’re talking about now or alluding to. Without a business
plan to start with, I don’t know how you’re
going to get anywhere. I mean, what is your goal? What do you want to accomplish? The death of organizations like
this, when you start out with about 6 or 12 different
things you’re doing, you got to focus on something. So, I don’t know how you do
this without a business plan.>>Right. Trustee
Thomas, the first thing is to develop our network. Because we’re starting from
0, we had no connection with other businesses,
with our local chambers, with our local [inaudible]. And that has been established
and has been successfully done. These three activities that
we’re planning is really to say, come over to our home. They’re literally
going to be here. Five hundred companies are going
to be here walking our halls for which we when can
provide these services for which we can then have a
baseline how much we can bring in and charge for the workshops,
for the extension courses and for some of the
consultant fees that we know we need to render. Without knowing the needs of our
client, we don’t necessarily, you know, can project
what’s the necessary demand.>>Well, I would go about
the other way around. I would start out saying, what
is it we hope to accomplish? How we are going to do this? What’s our budgets? What is your budget?>>There is a budget currently
for the SPDC, primarily focused on the personnel that’s supposed
to sustain, both the director and our classified individuals. I’m leveraging a
lot of other funds from existing [inaudible]
funds for business expansion and entrepreneurship programs. And of course the extension, which as you know,
is a for fee course. Which we do have course in
our existing extension catalog with business plan development, marketing plans and
even web design. So we’re leveraging
existing resources.>>Again, what is your budget? How much money do you need? What do you spend it on?>>The total amount?>>Yes.>>We have roughly about
193,000 under the SPDC budget. And the extension is,
of course, for a fee. So whatever money goes in
there, we really just use. And the other leverages
that we use from our grants, is roughly about
10,000 for the events. The actual consultants
themselves is about 15,000 that we have currently budgeted. But [inaudible] did allude
to the fact that as we grow, that may need to
be more depending on how many clients we serve. So roughly about
less than 250,000.>>And what’s your
revenue stream?>>Well, the revenue stream
currently is projected to be from the events that
we’re hosting. So there’s a registration
fee for these events. And depending on the nature of
the business that comes to us, a lot of the services are free. So for example, the 33 clients that currenngtly were
serviced are really free, because we’re leveraging
our outside network, typically from Long Beach
City College where a lot of these services
are focused on. But as we get more as these
33 companies get more refined with their needs, higher legal
advice, higher web development for their web sites, etc.
They will cost a little bit because of the experts that
we need to actually bring in. So, another homework that
we’ve been doing is bringing in the right consultants. Just the other day, I
secured a web programmer. Somebody that [inaudible]
can use to actually help a company
program on the back end. And, you know, they’re
hard to find. And we’re leveraging,
currently, our outside network through our Long
Beach City College, but we need to have our own
consultants for it’s similar to finding adjuncts or
faculty for our programs, which are not easy to render.>>If I may add, the
consultants are excuse me. The consultants are
industry experts themselves. What I mean by that
is that they operate and own their own businesses. They’re not just fly by
night consultants that kind of walk through the door. They’re screened. The consultants that
I’m currently using and leveraging the network
at Long Beach City College, these consultants have
businesses of their own and they’re paid also by
SPDC for their services. So, when it comes to
legal, it’s an attorney who we have hired
for assistance. They have their own practice
much like the web developers. You know, web developers, they
have their own businesses. Human resource agents,
you know, etc.>>I don’t doubt that you’re
consultants are well qualified. That’s not really the point. I’d like to go I apologize
for emphasizing this, but I ask to have this topic put on our agenda before
you were actually hired because I anticipated that, if we did not address
some of these things. We’re going to find ourselves
months afterwards facing the same issues. And so, if again,
I have experience with this type of thing. I was on board of an
organization locally that started out doing
these types of things. And I know from firsthand
experience, the challenges that
you run into. And if you don’t have
a revenue to stream, it’s going to be
very, very difficult to be successful long term. So you got to really
focus on these things. And so, that’s why, I think
Trustee Wah was on target in asking you for a business
plan including a budget. And I think you need
to have that now, not six months from now.>>Okay.>>Thank you Mr. Fraser. So, I was at the event
opening for the SPDC and there was obviously a
lot of [inaudible] talk. And so now hearing you, my
understanding at the time was that this is actually some part of a federal program;
is that correct? That there is some kind of
outside funding specifically for the Small Business
Development Center?>>There’s a matching grant.>>There is a matching grant.>>Correct. So we do receive $70,000
from the Long Beach City, sort of hub SPDC, for
which we are a satellite of this network that’s run
out of Long Beach college.>>Okay. And how long
will that grant last for?>>It’s renewed every year. As a matter of fact, I was
just asked this week if we want to increase that amount for which different strings
get attached to more funding. But I said, well listen, we’re
just establishing the baseline, we’re doing all the leg work. I know you like us, but just
give us a little bit more time to grow because even though
they’re matching grants, they expect more metrics, right? The metrics of the
SPDR are vast. They’re job attainment,
there’s job security, new businesses, growth
in revenue. There’s different metrics that
[inaudible] is responsible for that I tend to help. So, right now, I really
am leveraging a lot of the current Cairo tech budget to help facilitate
these activities. But the goal is to make
it self sufficient. That is the goal. We are going to make money. And that is the intent of our
And with these activities, the money that we’re
projecting to make from these is going
to get us there.>>So I think that yeah, I kind
of agree with a couple of things that have been said
which is that, seeing it, maybe having some kind
of measurable outcomes that are bullet pointed that we
could see would really help us really understand
what the mission is and how we’re going
to accomplish it. Because otherwise, instead
of seeing it on paper, what is it we’re going after? What are we trying to do? You know, as I said, we’re
in an accreditation cycle, so I think of it
in the same way. Pretend it’s being accredited
and it get some outcomes. The final one thing I’ll
say without trying to add to your mission is
that, you know, I mentioned at the
beginning of the meeting and that it was great
that we had student internship opportunities. I was a little concerned to hear that we’re leveraging other
monies in the CTE area for this center because
obviously CTE is such a huge area. We really need to
support all those students with the grant money we have. So, two things on that one, I
hope we can stop doing that. And we can actually
get this [inaudible] to be self supporting so
that money can really go to where it’s meant to be going
because that does concern me. And the second thing would
be, how can we use the center to leverage connections that can
then benefit our students coming out of our career
technical programs and coming out of other places so we
can really make that bridge, student to workforce
even smoother.>>Right. Well, that’s
the beauty of it Dr. Fraser Trustee Fraser,
is that the funds that are used for these events are
actually not just to put on events and to feed people. The companies are being invited,
the roughly 30 for the Hackathon and the 500 for the
Connect and the other 300 for the Startup Weekend. They’re going to be our advisory
committee for our programs. It comes with some strings
for them to guide our programs to update our programs. So, that’s how I’m
justifying these costs because they’re actually going
to give us career relevant up to date skill sets for
our particulr programs.>>And, you know, seeing that
as one of the outcomes or one of the results would
be fantastic. You know, so we know
what’s coming. Thanks.>>Ms. Wah?>>You know, I think that
you know the Board is very supportive of this SPDC and
we have a lot of faith in you, Dean Davala, to make
this happen. So, you know, so not
to delay this more, but since Long Beach has
had an SPDC for a long time, I imagine they have some
sort of a business plan. It might be helpful for
us all to look at that and maybe see what kind
of a framework they use. And that might be something that helps us envision
what we could expect, maybe down the line as you get
your baseline data together.>>Sure, I’ll make sure
I give a projected budget so that we can have a self
sufficiency model based on some of the activities that really
have come up this spring so that we can demonstrate that
we do have an effective plan to make sure that this
is, not only integrated into our programs but
also revenue generating as expected to be.>>President Rocha.>>No, I appreciate the
questions from the Board. I did want to just fill
in a couple of things and just provide some guidance as you develop the
business plan. And I do understand
the time it takes to develop a business plan. First of all, I remind us
that the Board approves this because it was presented
to us by Congresswoman Chu. Okay, who presented
us a rare opportunity to get the federal funding,
and we did have to match. And so, it does take, in any
kind of business time, right? You’re going to lose
money the first year, break even the second year, the third year you’re
going to make a profit. So that’s the business
plan that I’d like to see. I never had any expectation
that it was going to be making a profit in its
first few months of operation. But more importantly than
that, I would like you to please put a value
in that business plan to the other ancillary benefits that are accruing
to the college. Okay? And they are, as such the
internships, the networking, which has enabled you to vastly
expand the internships recently. Number two, the network
that enables us to expand the advisory
groups to the CTE programs that are required
by accreditation. Number three, the fundraising
opportunities that we can give to Bobby and for
additional support. So I do think, although it’s
hard to, in an adventure like this, I would like to see
some kind of innovative way that there are benefits. And finally, you
mentioned extension. Extension is revenue. You’re just starting
to get going on that. And a lot of the
revenue will be driven through our extension program
in which you’re offering courses and other kinds of
services to the public. But I think I agree with
the Board members that, I think we would all want to
make sure that we’re supportive if you can describe the
actual, you know, revenue. And I don’t know whether, you
know, there might be a way, any kind, and so
on and so forth. So I think that’s
what I take you to mean when I hear leverage. Because this is something
that if we didn’t do it, we’d have to do it anyway
for the sake of this school of college and technical
education mission.>>Correct.>>So, anyway. But that business plan, you
can rely will be forthcoming.>>Absolutely.>>I think next week, some of
the trustees will be meeting in Washington with
Congresswoman Chu. And I’m sure this
issue will come up. She’s talked to me
many times about it. It’s very close to her heart. And I do believe that
the trustees would like to see a business
plan and a budget. Appreciate it. Thank you.>>You’re welcome.>>If I could follow up with
that, I’d like to suggest that within one month from
now, the first meeting we have in March, this be on the
agenda with a business plan and a budget including
a revenue stream so we know what you’re planning
on doing, how you’re going to pay for it and where
you intend to go with it.>>Okay. It will happen. Thank you.>>Dr. Savvy?>>This question goes back to
the enrollment update Dr. Rocha?>>Oh yes. I’ve had a number of people
ask me about the breakdown of students by ethnicity. And we’ve got a break down here. This is the first page under
divider M. And I was wondering if anybody’s ever run these
figures, the breakdown of the ethnicity by students
who are in the district, U.S. students who are
outside of the district, and then what four percent of our student body is
foreign [inaudible] right?>>What percent is out
of district, you mean?>>Yeah.>>What I’m asking is, we’ve
got a total of, you know, in the high 20,000
of students here. But only, well, less than 40
percent are from the district.>>That’s correct.>>I’d be interested in what the
break down is for our district.>>The ethnicity
break down of students who are in district students?>>Right, yeah.>>Okay. Let me is Director
Crolross [phonetic] out there? Is that something okay. We can run that report.>>Now, one other thing
to complicate it would be, and again, this is because
I’ve had people ask me, well, how does the ethnic rate now
compare with our district? Well, it’s not a
simple question as that. I think the appropriate question
would be how does the ethnicity break down compare
for the age cohort that generally makes
up the population. And I that’s getting a little
bit deeper in the census data, but we’ve got some
recent data from 2010. And that might be
an even better scale for how we’re doing
in that area.>>No. No question. We’ll get you that information.>>Okay, thank you. Mr. Fraser our last question?>>Just on the and this may
probably isn’t something that we can answer tonight. But on the state of
the system report card, I’ve looked at this
a few times now. And there’s one statistic on page five I’m having trouble
with, which is in 2008, 2009, participation rate by rate
ethnicity per 1,000 populations, multi race goes from 2 to 120
in the span of four years. And it looked when I see a
shift that that’s dramatic, it’s usually, some sort
of data normally going on. So do we know why that happened? And maybe not necessarily
answer now if we don’t have one, but it was just something
that’s been bothering me since the CCLC conference.>>Well, again, I
would not know. I’m assuming that, you
know, the reporting to the state chancellor’s
office is accurate. I mean, I infer,
obviously, that more and more individuals are
identifying themselves as multi race. Crystal, do I have that right? [Inaudible] right. [Inaudible]>>Okay. That answers it.>>Okay.>>Okay. Thank you very much. This is the time we turn
to shared governance for 1 or 2 upcoming items to
share with the public. And we’ll begin with the
Associated Student’s President, Mr. Orozco?>>[Chuckles] okay so, first
I just wanted to say thank you so much for approving the
lobby budget for us to go to the CCLC Conference. It was a great experience. I have some lobby
committee members as well as Professor Panel over here. It was a wonderful experience. There were some shocking
news to me as well as some, also empowering news. And I’m going to be
presenting a presentation to the associate student board
soon to see how we can use some of this information to
get it out to our student and to sort of vet it out. Information in regards
to financial aid, information in regards to
underrepresented students as well as the numbers
in the governor’s budget and how that affects us. Some of us went to
different assembly members. I talked about different
legislations that concern students. I visited Jimmy Gomez’s office. I talked to his aid,
Freddy Conthana [phonetic] and we discussed multiple things which included our
pathways programs as well as our new math program,
which are math 450, math 250 and math 150. I’m currently enrolled in 150 and getting an A,
thank you very much. I’ve never gotten
an A in math before. And it’s working very great. I also spoke up about
conceptual based learning versus targeted based learning. And it’s very important to
really want to assess that. And the second thing
we want to talk about is associated
students is kicking into high gear this semester. Spring 2014 is our busy one. So you’ll be seeing a lot
more events on campus. We recently just had
Catching Fire last night, which is the movie night. Very successful. And we have one coming up. We’re going to show Gravity. So if you haven’t seen Gravity, I recommend you come
and join that. Other than that, I look forward
to planning the joint meeting between us and you guys. And so, I will be
forwarding you an e mail, President Fellow, pretty soon. Other than that, I
look forward to working with you guys this
semester and thank you.>>Thank you. Next we will hear
from Classified Staff, Mr. Alton Neurono [phonetic].>>I got to put this
down a little bit. There we go. Good evening. I just want to say, we’ve
been working on part of the classified center as far
as we’ve narrowed down our theme for classified data that I’ve
been announcing since last fall. Which is work life balance,
work smarter, live better. And we’ve now done our
keynote and workshop person which is Mr. Robinson, who is one of the country’s
most [inaudible] experts on stress management
and work life balance. So we’re excited about that. That will be coming on May 15th. We also will be working
with associated students, I’ll just have Jordyn, about
our class 2014 scholarship and will be advertising
it to the campus soon. We have a deadline of that
for Friday, April 10th. So we’re excited to be able
to support students that way. We also discuss the day the
EEO pen that was presented. And we have some
upcoming suggestions for the college council
for the upcoming meeting. And lastly, we got news from
the California Community College employee of the year, and we
took place as far as we spoke about qualifications,
nominee procedures and possible candidates
for the 2014. So you’ll be hearing from
the students with that. Thank you very much.>>Thank you. We’ll now hear from
Academic Senate, Mr. Cairo. [ Background Noise ]>>Thank you. I’ll focus on four main points
that occurred this week. Number one, the Senate
began its evaluation of president survey this week. And what I’d like to mention is that the process itself has
already revealed some issues that I’d like to bring to your
attention, which had nothing to do with the survey itself. The Committee members,
this [inaudible] committee, have informed me of the problems
that they had with the list that was provided for us. And it reveals a discrepancy of
the current method of dealing or stating who is
a faculty member. So we ran into the issue
of who is a faculty member. We ran into an issue that we
had a list, an updated list of the current faculty members
that turned out not to be or that people were
on sabbatical or people were on
maternity leave. So this itself does
present a problem. And I just want to bring
it to your attention that either the staff
is overworked or the information
isn’t being inputted. But whatever it is, there’s
something that needs to be done to correct that problem to the
benefit of the entire school. Second, it was mentioned
earlier regarding the issue of sabbatical. I too would prefer you
not to approve it simply because we are going to be
losing some fantastic faculty. So, we’d hate to see that, but we understand why the
faculty choose to resign. But from our point and from the
academic center’s point of view, it does present another
issue that we will discuss, is that we have a [inaudible]
reassigned time committee. And the idea here is, hopefully,
that given the fact that faculty on sabbatical, the big
question for us is, how is that individual
going to be replaced? If we replace that
individual with a part timer, the school benefits, because
obviously there’ll be less money paid to that individual
and no benefits. However, at the same time,
the students do not benefit because that Part timer will
not provide enough office hours. That part timer will not
be able to participate in committee work on campus. So we all would suffer. So I hope you’d take into
consideration and find a way to replace that sabbatical
faculty member with a temporary one
year replacement. The next item is the discussion
regarding the new block schedule that came out. And I would just like to
bring to your attention that the issue itself was
not presented to the Senate. It was not vetted
through the proper shared governance committees. And as a result, when this topic
was presented to the Senate, there were many questions
about the actual classes, how it will not fit the
needs of certain faculty. So, I’d just like to reiterate
the fact that it was not vetted to shared governance and as
a result, there are a lot of problems within the schedule. Third point, the technical
visit, as you all know, we made a request and
I received an e mail from Dr. Rocha today stating that he too will
submit a request. And hopefully that is the first
step in getting us all back on board working towards
progress for the school. And finally, I read this week where Long Beach City College
will be implementing very soon, the two tiered tuition
for all students. And as a representative of
all the faculty on campus, I would like to say thank you
to every single one of you that chose not to have
our college participate. And I thank our students and our
faculty and the entire college, benefits by your decisions. So thank you very
much for saying no.>>Thank you. And finally, Dr. Douglas,
Management Associations.>>Thank you President Fellow. Just a quick save the date as Doctor [inaudible]
mentioned earlier. We plan to thoroughly honor our
management association retirees. And that will be May
8th, Thursday at 7:30. And the location
will be forthcoming. So please, we’d love
to have you all there. Thank you.>>Thank you very much. Now we’ll turn to our
trustees, Trustee Martin.>>No comments, thank you.>>Trustee Mann.>>Well, since we met, haven’t
we didn’t we have the opening for Center of the Arts? Yes. And so, I just
wanted to comment. I assume other trustees
will comment. I have received nothing but
extremely positive response from the community, from
the people that I know. From the people in my district
who were very impressed with the whole event,
with the building. With being able to see
the students working and interacting. And they think this is a
real addition to the city. They were so pleased that the
mayor chose to give the State of the City Address there
at our new facility. And I think it was a very,
very, very positive experience. Everyone that I know of or
heard in Pasadena is aware of this except the
staff of the Star News and that’s unfortunate. [Chuckles]>>I’m glad you brought that up. Ms. Wah?>>Well, first I want to wish
everyone a happy new year. Last weekend was the kickoff
of the year of the horse for the lunar new year. And I had the pleasure of attending PCC’s International
Student Leadership event that celebrated the new year. It was led by, I guess our new
international student leadership counselor, Jack Yang under
Brock Cline [phonetic]. But anyway, it was
very well attended. And people that I brought from the community
were very impressed with the leadership
of our students. And also the recognition
and the celebration of diversity in our campus. The other thing I wanted to the
say was, I am on the LACSTA, LA County School Trustees
Association Board. And so, as one of the
directors, what I’ve done is, I’ve kicked off roundtables
on various discussion items that are of interest
between the K 12’s and the community colleges. And so last week was
the or actually Monday, was the third round table on
the AV86 issue adult education. Very well-attended. Riohando [phonetic] was
one of the big presenters of the large [inaudible]. But I had a chance to
read Dr. Bell’s report. And I know that Dr. Bell and Dr.
Ariano [phonetic] are working on the adult add. And I hope that you
will from some of the things I heard I
hope that we will also take into consideration the
opportunities to work with our community
stakeholders on AD 86. And also, you know, it’s
an opportunity for us not to just look at the K 12
as our member districts, but also to partner with the
vet centers that also need with us their constituents
also need adult education. And as Trustee Brown and I have
also been very strong advocates of career technical education
and workforce development. I hope we will look to
them as partners in this. And I also saw on your report that we might be
considering joining forces with the LACCD [inaudible]. And so, possibly, I know
we’re not on future items, but hopefully we could get the
Board might get a future study session, discuss what
the adult ed [inaudible] for PACCD might look like.>>Thank you. Trustee Brown.>>Well, I had the
opportunity to attend Sacramento to the effective
trustee workshop. And I really enjoyed the
opportunity of meeting with the legislators and
excellent workshops that we had. And I’m looking for a word
again to attend Washington. I’m a little scared about that
weather but I will be there. And the thing that I really
enjoyed or was encouraging, when we spoke with
the legislators, is the fact that starting
with Governor Brown’s budget, it’s encouraging for us as
trustees and for the students at this point as we compare
ourselves to previous years. I see that there’s
a lot of benefits that our students can get and
our organization if we focus on the right programs where
we can help our students. And I’m looking forward to
seeing that we are able to focus on the students that
need the most help and do something phenomenal
this year for our students. So, let’s just see what
will come out of all this.>>Thank you. Trustee Thomson>>I just want to emphasize
what Trustee Mann mentioned about the opening of
the Center for the Arts. Particularly, the two
young women from PCC who sang the national anthem. They just wowed the entire
audience and everything. But the entire evening was
exceptionally well received. People were just amazed at
how beautiful the facility is and how well the evening was
organized and moved along. So thanks to Valerie
and Bobby particularly for putting all that together. So, I have a question. I got a card, as I’m sure
everyone else must have too, about a vision and community
workshop for a Saturday morning. Who is putting this
together or planning it and what’s the background
of that?>>Mr. Miller.>>Yes. Mr. Smith and I and the
College Facilities Committee is working to host two vision
and community workshops. One of which is a full
day workshop for staff and the college, and
those that work closely with us, invitation only. We have roughly 80
to 100 people coming to the visioning
session on Friday. And then on Saturday,
we have one that is for the community in general. It’s been advertised fairly
heavily through a variety of print and other media,
social media and what have you. So, we’ll have a two
day visioning session. At this visioning session, our three planning architects
will be participating. Mindy Craig, who
you might recall with the Education
Master Plan process now at Blue Point Planning, will
be facilitating this along with Rueben and others. So it’s a two day event. And I think in your
packets, a week or so ago, we had these one sheet
explanations on it. Be happy to pass those
down to Trustee Thomson and we can then provide
additional information if you require it.>>Thank you.>>Trustee Thomson, so you know
the matter has been agendized. We posted an agenda so that if
four of more of you choose to go and discuss district business, that it’s in compliance
with the Brown Act.>>Right. And both
days have been posted. So, four more board
members are there.>>Mr. Miller, is there
any problems with any of the trustees going
to the Friday session?>>Absolutely not. We’d be more than
happy to have you.>>Or the Saturday.>>Or the Saturday, exactly. [Chuckles] Or both. Whatever works for you.>>Thank you.>>No report.>>Trustee Fraser?>>Thank you. As part of the effective
trustee workshop that was also a triple
CT meeting, and a couple of interesting things
came out of that. We had a discussion with
Beth Smith, the President of the Academic SENATE. And the biggest statistic
that we got from that was that we’ve awarded in the last
year, 5,000 associate degrees for transfer statewide. Only 400 of those
have been confirmed to have led to a CSU transfer. We don’t know whether that means
that people took their AAAST’s, transferred to a private or to
a UC system, or somewhere else. We know that that discussion
about increasing the way in which that AAT is portable,
especially to the UC system. So, I’m hoping to hear a
little bit more about that. Statewide as we go through. And the other thing was that we
had an interesting conversation with the chancellor mainly
about the governor’s budget and a couple of different issues
that are sort of on the horizon in adult education and
the regional [inaudible]. So, all in all, it
was informative. And I’m looking forward to
attending the DC set of sessions with the rest of the Board.>>Thank you. You have in front of you the
schedule of future meetings and future agenda items that Trustee Thomson has already
asked at our next meeting to have a business
and budget plan.>>March 5th meeting, the
next business meeting.>>Okay. And anything else? Ms. Wah?>>Yes. I didn’t we
just had a brief meeting of this new committee,
the community outreach. And one of the things
that we discussed as well as at the retreat
was the commencement. And so the Board has
indicated we would like to work with the college staff
to give some input to the section speaker. So I know you have the college
group has a meeting coming up. And so, if you could
let me know, we’d love to be participating
in that. And then the second item
I wanted to bring up, is something I brought
up way in the past. Is the E board packages. We have looked at I know we
looked at software before, but Dr. Mann and I have had
a chance and Trustee Fraser and I have had a chance to work with the triple CT’s E
board package board docs. And I know we looked at it before probably doesn’t
have everything that we want, but it’s got most of it. And I think that in the
interest of us, saving trees and also being supportive
of sustainability, which is one of our goals. I hope that we will
look at that. And I’d like to put that
on future discussions.>>Yeah. Thank you
for bringing that up. About the community
outreach and commencement, it’s been suggested too that these two young ladies
should do the national anthem at commencement,
maybe, would be great. Ms. Brown? Do you have something?>>Yes. At the retreat,
we discussed having some of our committee meetings as
a notice Brown Act meeting so we could have
more people there. And I have followed up
with President Rocha about scheduling a
meeting at the Policy and Accreditation Committee. And do we have a
date yet for that? Are we looking at
March Dr. Rocha?>>The accreditation
and board policy review.>>Right.>>That, you know ->>Right, right, right.>>We’re going to
shoot for February 19th for an accreditation
and board policy review.>>Right. And if we
do that, would that be at the same time as
the board meeting? Or would that be conjunction
with the board meeting?>>Well, I’m not aware that
the President Fellow has made an agenda. I think we were talking about
using that February 19th date for committee meetings.>>Okay. I just wanted ->>Which could also
subsume the meeting with the commencement committee.>>All right. I just wanted to clarify that. So, that study session is kind of like study session
slash committee meetings. Right. So we don’t have to
separately take any action as long as we an
[inaudible] study session. But I did want to alert everyone
that we are making this change and we are in an effort
to be more transparent and to give the whole
campus community an offer to participate.>>Thank you for bringing
that up Trustee Mann. Anything else Mr. Fraser?>>I’d just like to I’ve
seen the future agenda items list here. I’d like to request that perhaps
we schedule soon the report on the students and its
class schedule has come up a couple of times. And so, maybe just seeing in
public where we are with that and what the timeline is
for an implementation, what the implementation
would look like. And it’s on here. I just think that perhaps now
that it’s being talked about, we should schedule it for
sooner rather than later.>>Okay, thank you very much. And thank you for
being here today. This meeting is adjourned.