Quick Jump to Sections: College Goals, Budget, Next Meetings.
No CSI report was given for the Action 2012 initiatives. Instead we focused on College goals and the budget.
The College Goals survey yielded quite a lot of input from the campus community. The survey goals task force condensed/collated the input down into more manageable pieces and then the council discussed the meaning behind the particular goals language and fine-tuned the language even more. Here they are:
Big cuts in store for us this year and next because of the failure of any of the state budget propositions of the May 19th election. In addition the Governor will cut an additional $5.5 billion in the state budget rather than borrowing that money via so-called "revenue anticipated warrants (RAWs)" and he originally proposed in his May 14th press conference. The California Community Colleges have NOT been identified to get any of the federal stimulus funds directed toward education so far. However, there is still some of the federal stimulus dollars that has not been allocated yet, so the community colleges will be scrambling (along with everyone else) to get some of that money. One significant change is the proposal to increase student fees to $60/unit. Also, as part of the $5.5 billion additional cut, the entire Cal Grant program has been eliminated from the Governor's budget.
Greg Chamberlain and the Administrative team have developed a plan for 10% cuts in the GU01 resources but it is not fixed in stone yet. The criteria the Admin Council used for the 10% cuts is given below---something similar will be used to guide further cuts. We got a list of what was proposed to be cut in the 10% plan BUT that plan identified only 9.3% in cuts and savings from carryovers (and it is still tentative). Our carryovers are going to be smaller than what that plan was using. We will get the revised percentage cut value from Tom Burke after the Governor releases the final May revise on May 28th. It is going to be more than the initial target of 10% and more than the 13% cuts mentioned in my previous report. We did not discuss the criteria for determining the cuts that will have to be made.
Link to Budget Suggestions from the campus for how to be more thrifty (in the College Council public folders so you'll need to login to Outlook Web before the document appears in your browser window).
Also note that the 10% cut plan covers just the GU01 funds only---the categoricals are going to take much deeper cuts except for CalWORKS, Student Financial Aid Administration, and Telecommunications and Technology. Other categoricals will see cuts of 14.7% in 08/09 and 57.2% in 09/10 in state funding. Colleges will be given some flexibility in using some GU01 funds for the categoricals, especially those categoricals that are mandated by state/federal law.
Link to the May 21st version of the Governors cuts to the Community College programs. (PDF)
Link to Word version in Public Folders (login to Outlook to download it)
Annual Review of the revenue. There will be fewer choices in core LDT, CTE Program requirements, and (Reduced electives) Basic Skills
The instructional program of the college is an integrated approach where all curricula is necessary to meet community and student needs. The level of each component, and the frequency of its offering are matters of enrollment which can be managed to control budget requirements.
Scheduling Examples: Lower Division General Education: Reduce or eliminate elective choices, replace where possible with general education course that meets greatest student need. Example: reduce Bio 34 Pathophysiology sections to 1 per semester, and replace with Bio 11 General Biology.
Do the same in all program areas, transfer programs as well as CTE programs. Reduce or eliminate electives, and stretch out program core requirements.
Maintain Basic Skills offerings at existing level (08-09).
Note: This is a reduction of approximately 150 sections per semester, plus 150 sections in the summer. Total of 450 sections for the year. At adjunct/overload rate this is a reduction of @ $1,350,000 in Continuing Ed at $55/hour rate.
Eliminate ISA for outside agency FTES that do not support instructional programs. (WESTEC, FIELD). Additionally savings of 250-300 FTES (Costs 105,000 SCH @ $6. and 60,900 @ $3.50 total savings approx $850,000.)
June 18th 8:30 to 10:30, July 16th 8:30 to 10:30. For year 2009/10, meetings will be on 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month 8:30 to 10:30 unless it is a holiday or finals week.
Last updated: May 21, 2009
Document author: Nick Strobel