College Council -- November 20, 2009

Quick Jump to Sections: Consultation Council Report, Construction, Budget, Next Meetings.

Thanks to Joe Saldivar for subbing for me while I attended the course management system task force meeting that was open to all faculty.

Consultation Council Report

Greg Chamberlain outlined the procedure of how Board Policy becomes policy and the role that the Consultation Council plays in that process. This is the district-wide committee of people from classified (including union reps), faculty (senate presidents + union reps) and administrative areas (including college presidents + vice-chancellors) that meet with the chancellor once a month.

As an example, let's start with policy starting from information coming from one of the vice-presidents and going through one particular route.

1. Information comes from VP -> 2. Vice-chancellor reviews that information and develops a draft policy to address the situation -> 3. Chancellor's Cabinet (Chancellor + presidents + vice-chancellors) edits draft policy [this step always done] -> 4. Consultation Council further edits draft policy [this step always done and can take several meetings = months to get done] -> 5. Constituency groups (Academic Senate, College Council, etc.) review draft policy and edit further if needed -> 6. Back to Consultation Council for final draft that will be sent to Board of Trustees.


There will be a public forum (Q & A) with BC's neighbors about the Photo field that will be constructed next summer on Monday, December 7th at 6:30 PM in the Fireside Room.

The Levan Center is on target to finish before Spring 2010 semester.

GET does not seem to be in a hurry to begin construction of their new bus turnout off of Panorama. No know date for start of the project.

PG & E is vague about whether or not they will replace all lighting fixtures. Looking more likely that they will replace then ones on just certain parts of the campus.

BC will hold a meeting with our neighbors to warn them about traffic and noise that will come with sponsoring a leg of the AMGEN race in May.


We will "probably have mid-year cuts". Last year statewide there was an 8% cut in sections but there was still a 3% increase in FTES (i.e., fuller classes). The district is 0.8 above its Full-Time Faculty Obligation. The KCCD FTFO is 372 and we're at 372.8. We will not go above our FTFO.

Thanks again to Joe Saldivar for these notes!

Next meetings

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. Next meeting is December 4th.

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Last updated: December 2, 2009

Document author: Nick Strobel