General Meeting Information
Date: June 17,
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader 3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m Approve Notes from June 10, 2021 & May 13, 2021 A Holmes/Chow 3:05 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Guided Pathways A Lydia Hearn/ Kim Palmore 3:10 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Budget Taskforce: Proposed Budget Taskforce A Grey 3:15 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. A Mallory Newell 3:20 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Approval of CTE Resource Request for 21-22
A/I/D Randy Bryant 3:25 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
A = Action
D = Discussion
I = Information
The notes were approved
Hearn and Palmore asked for approval to move forward with the draft.
Holmes proceeded with vote count and approval was granted.
Budget Taskforce: Proposed Budget Taskforce
Grey asked for approval to move forward with the proposed budget taskforce. Grey received request to add two more administrators but would like keep the taskforce group small and add additional people as necessary. Members expressed concerns about diversity in the proposed committee, hence their request to add two more faculty from affinity groups. Holmes highlighted the importance of diversity and asked members to think about how decisions would impact each group, if affinity group members, designee or designated groups are pulled into many directions, concerns of a much larger group would arise.
DALA group members expressed concerns about diversity and inclusion. Highlighting that adding another layer of oppressed process to the shared governance process by assigning individuals would affect the power structure of the taskforce. Holmes noted last week’s conversation about whether this taskforce should be for a year until shared governance taskforce completes and makes recommendations. Highlighting that if no action is taken now, the same model as past years will stay in place. Adding that the proposed group is diverse as it hits major areas if the campus.
APASA member expressed disappointment on the process when forming the group and include them in the committee as they continue to shape the Shared Governance process. Other members shared concerns on the make-up of the taskforce as leaders and co-chairs are white, giving the appearance that the taskforce is not really in agreement with but rather administrator lead. Members highlighted the need for a more inclusive, transparent, and democratic process. Holmes noted that conversations began months prior and there is no agreement on the budget taskforce yet.
Other members asked for clarification on the charge of the committee , its purpose and if it was transitional until the taskforce makes recommendations in College Council. It was noted that the committee is a group of people who learn about and look at budget overall. Grey highlighted the need to have a group to understand and look at budget. Other members showed excitement to embrace change and the need to start some place. Grey mentioned that if what is preventing the approval of the taskforce is the addition of more groups, it can be added and asked for ideas on how to address the issue.
Holmes noted that based on the comments, it was unclear how to move forward with a budget taskforce. Grey mentioned the similarities between the make-up of this taskforce and College Council and asked member to think about 1) learn information 2) establish a foundation to know where dollars are and need to go. 3) Individuals who serve on the committee will need to be educated on the budget so they can share information with their constituents. 4) Get input from various constituencies rather than make decisions alone.
Based on suggestions from members, Grey requested approval to move forward with having an Initial meeting to go over charges and what representation would look like and report back to College Council in the Fall with the understanding that all information is subject to revision. The request to add one additional seat from each affinity group was agreed upon and was noted that affinity groups would be appointing people and not going through academic senate.
Holmes proceeded with voting for approval.
The Request to move forward with the budget taskforce, with the addition of one member from each of the three recognized affinity groups to discuss the charge of the taskforce and bring that charge and membership to College Council on the first meeting in October was approved.
Newell requested approval of the ACCJC Midterm report, voting was conducted, and the request was approved.
Approval of CTE Resource Request for 21-22
Bryant shared the Resource request allocation sheet, which listed details on programs and their priorities, and requested approval.
Members voted in favor of passing the presented budget proposal.