Quick Jump to Sections: Accreditation, Facilities, Enrollment and Productivity, Budget, Other Things, Next Meetings.
There will be two open forums and an exit forum with the Accreditation Visiting Team during their visit October 23rd to 25th. At the open forums anyone can share their views with the visiting team about the college, particularly with how well the college meets the accreditation standards. At the exit forum the visiting team will share
their preliminary evaluation + recommendations [correction on October 5th:] some sort of summary of what they did on campus and what they found and possibly highlight areas where we should get kudos. The forums are:
Accreditation full self-evaluation report is posted at http://accreditation.bakersfieldcollege.edu/ .
The bid for replacing the broken glass doors on the campus came way over our budget projections for that project, so we're now re-scoping the project.
We are trying to increase our "productivity number" which is the number of full-time equivalent students divided by the full-time equivalent faculty (FTES/FTEF). Our target is 17.5 which corresponds to 35 students per class on average. As of the Census Date we had a productivity number = 17.0 overall for the college that was better than the 16.1 value at the same time last year. Delano Center had a productivity number of 17.8 at Census Date. Average class size is 32 students and the "fill rate" is 93%. There is a formula used in calculating the FTES and FTEF numbers that will be given to us soon.
No change in the current fiscal year. The current fiscal year (2012-13) has about $1 million less in carryover than originally projected when the 2012-13 budget was created. We went through our carryover faster than anticipated.
Even if Proposition 30 passes, $1.6 million will be cut from our budget in fiscal year 2013-14 (that's an increase from the original $1.2 million given to us at the last meeting). If Proposition 30 fails, the cut is still the $5.2 million figure given at the last meeting. Prop 30 failing will lead to a cut of 916.8 FTES at Bakersfield College and a corresponding drop in the number of faculty needed to teach them: 20 full-time equivalent faculty at Bakersfield College. Of course, in order to meet the 50% law, such a drop in FTEF will mean even larger cuts in classified and administrative staff.
Note that we (BC employees) are prohibited from advocating for or against Prop 30 or any other propositions in our classrooms or using school resources (including school email). We can present the facts of what will happen if a proposition passes or fails but not advocate for a particular way to vote on the issue.
Whenever creating any sort of official college material (flyers, pamphlets, posters, etc.) on behalf of the college, be sure to adhere to the Bakersfield College Identity Standards and Media Policy on the BC Marketing website. Flyers, pamphlets, posters, etc. without the proper logo may be removed. The best way to ensure your materials meet the standards is to have the graphic artists in the Graphics Center create your flyer, pamphlet, poster, etc.
Changes in the committee charges for SDCC, ASC, Committee Co-chairs group, and the Program Review Committee were reviewed. The changes will be incorporated into an updated Decision-Making Document.
College Council brainstormed on the standard set of questions to ask each of the candidates for college president at the open forums. The list will be condensed by Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg and the condensed list will be asked of all of the candidates at the forums on September 26 and 27, at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. Open forums will be held in Forum East. There will be one candidate for each forum. Link to a brief bio of each of the candidates. Here's the schedule:
Next College Council meeting will be October 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM.
Last updated: October 5, 2012 (date of the meeting at the top corrected!)
Document author: Nick Strobel