CAMPUS REENGINEERING COMMITTEE MINUTES

October 27, 2000

MEMBERS PRESENT

MEMBERS ABSENT

GUESTS PRESENT

I: APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Larry Schlereth brought the meeting to order at 12:10 PM. Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the Agenda. Phil McGough moved and Susan McKillop seconded a motion to approve the Agenda. The Agenda was approved by consensus.

II: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES - September 15, 2000

Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the minutes of September 15, 2000. Steve Wilson moved and Katie Pierce seconded the motion. The minutes were passed unanimously with abstentions from those not in attendance at the September 15, 2000 meeting.

III: VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

(Please see the October 27, 2000 Agenda packet for this document)

Senior Director for Risk Management

Schlereth reported that this recruitment was in progress.

Faculty and Staff Housing Meeting with Chancellor Reed

Schlereth reported that he, Dr. Arminana, Neil Markley and Bruce Walker met with Chancellor Reed and Richard West with hope of receiving some funding for the Faculty and Staff Housing project. He is hopeful we will receive some funding.

Enhancements to the Post Award Process in Grants and Contracts

Lori Heffernon applied and has been appointed to the position of Grants Administrator. Susan McKillop noted that Heffernon has done a great job in the School of Art and Humanities and will be missed.

BATS Funding 2000-2001

Schlereth explained the uses for the BATS funding.

Security in the Schulz Information Center

Schlereth informed the Members that security guards would be hired to help secure the library due to the size of the building. This service will cost roughly $86,000, with benefits, and will be part of the Police Services unit. The money for these positions will come move from the facilities cluster to the Human Services cluster. Schlereth noted that this would not be a departure from our practice of hiring sworn police officers, however Police Services did not feel full police officers were needed for this capacity. Eric Carlson feels cameras and paid internships should be explored to fill this function. Schlereth indicated cameras do exists already and Nate Johnson is exploring internships for the future. McKillop suggested the use of guards around campus to check building security.

Carson Hall Student Computer Lab, Stevenson Language Lab, and Semillon Computer Lab: One-Time Lottery Funding

Schlereth reported that one-time lottery funds restricted to technology were used to refresh three computer labs. McGough brought forward a concern that the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) was not consulted before this money was spent. Schlereth noted that the ITAC is not a budget committee and does not need to be consulted on these decision and Schlereth felt these were pressing needs which needed to be addressed as soon as possible. McGough reiterated his concern. Katie Pierce agreed with this concern. Schlereth apologized for the lack of consultation on this matter.

Administration and Finance Objectives: 2000-2001

Schlereth reviewed the Administration and Finance objectives for the upcoming year.

Enrollment Issues

Schlereth reported that the system could face an enrollment shortfall of 1,000-2,000 students this year. Humboldt, Hayward, San Jose, and San Francisco were among the Universities which were down. This could have funding implications from the CSU’s compact with the Governor. Sonoma, however, should easily meet or exceed our enrollment target.

IV: COMMITTEE REPORTS

Please see the October 27, 2000 Agenda packet for this document)

Alternative Transportation

Gloria Ogg reported that the Alternative Transportation Committee has recommended the use of $3,000 of its funds for the placement of additional bike racks at the Schulz Center. The current racks are not as secure as the others on campus and there are too few in that location. The committee is also exploring a brochure containing city bike paths, electric vehicle recharging access, and increasing bus ridership. Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the use of $3,000 of Alternative Transportation Committee funds for the purchase of new bike racks to be placed at the Schulz Center. Jim Christmann moved and Edna Nakamoto seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.

Information Technology Advisory Committee

Sam Scalise presented and explained the Agenda from the October 24th ITAC meeting.

Classroom Renovation

Schlereth reported that this Committee is developing a recommendation and 4-6 classrooms will be renovated over intersession and more over the summer break.

Student Housing Expansion

Schlereth presented the need for new student housing. We will need to house 1300 incoming freshmen and transfers next year. We have 1000 students currently in Verdot and Zinfandel and a portion of the Sauvignon students who will want to return. In total Schlereth expects 2800 students will want housing on the campus but we only will have space for 1900. Schlereth indicated he would be bringing this up at the next meeting and is alerting the Committee that this issue will be a serious problem. McGough asked if there is a low-cost housing option on-campus. Schlereth said that traditionally our students have willing to pay a little more for a nicer place to live. Carlson feels a low-cost housing option would be good for students. Brian Turner asked if we could explore a public/private partnership for housing. Schlereth said that we would be exploring all options. Crabbe feels Schlereth’s numbers are conservative and demand will be higher. Luttmann suggested the creation of a means test to help determine the priority of students wanting to remain in the residential community. He feels lower income students should be allowed priority in the community.

V: SALES AND SOLICITATION POLICY

(Please see the October 27, 2000 Agenda packet for this document)

Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the Sales and Solicitation Policy. Carol Cinquini moved and Susan Edna Nakamoto seconded a motion to approve the Agenda. Katharyn Crabbe called the question and no objections were heard. A vote was taken and the motion was approved with no nay votes. McKillop, Luttmann, and Kitty Salsedo abstained.

VI: CAMPUS FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

(Please see the October 27, 2000 Agenda packet for this document)

Schlereth asked members to review the material in the packet. He noted that many Members have heard this presentation before.

VII: NON-FACULTY EMPLOYEE TRAINING

(Please see the October 27, 2000 Agenda packet for this document)

Schlereth noted that funding for this initiative should be $20,000 not $31,800 as listed on the Agenda. Nakamoto explained that that a coordinator is being hired to facilitate the training activities. Salsedo feels this initiative is a good start.

VIII: SOUTH ENTRANCE INFRASTRUCTURE

Schlereth would like feedback on two main points relating to the South Campus Infrastructure. First, is this project worth talking about? Second, do you like the design? Luttmann voiced his strong concern that this project is the wrong use of money in a time when the campus does not have any. Marker feels an improvement of the main entrance is needed to emphasize who we are. Turned suggested that the project not begin until the circulation patterns of the campus could be determined. Turner would like to see more access for bicycles and pedestrians, as well as more parking for "day-trippers". Turner feels cooperation with the Sonoma County Transit Agency is important. McGough would like to see more pedestrian and bicycle lanes. McGough is also concerned about the use of money for this project. McKillop likes the design because the sight lines to the mountains have been maintained. Barnard feels this conversation is good for planning purposes; however, she does not believe the south entrance will remain the main entrance. Most agreed that this planning exercise was good. McGough expressed his opposition to the building of a new police station.

IX: ITEMS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

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