Campus Reengineering Committee
Minutes: February 22, 2002
- Larry Furukawa-Schlereth, Chair
- Andy Merrifield
- Ruth Burke
- Bruce Walker
- Sam Scalise
- Neil Markley
- Nate Johnson
- Susan McKillop
- Rand Link
- Rick Ludmerer
- Remy Heng
- Gloria Ogg
- Joseph Vederame
- Jane Wright
- Floyd Ross
- Rick Luttmann
- Katharyn Crabbe
- Sue Hayes
- Steve Wilson
- Perry Marker
- Melinda Barnard
- Susan Kashack
- Jim Christmann
- Lori Heffernon
- Bernie Goldstein
- Rich Marker
- Alan Murray
- Letitia Coate
- Edna Nakamoto
- Katie Pierce
- Lisa Johnson
- Laura Sund
- Lynn McIntyre
- Phil McGough
- Mike Kiraly
- APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
- APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
- VICE-PRESIDENT'S REPORT
- COMMON MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
- SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLANNING
- STUDENT HOUSING
- FACULTY STAFF HOUSING
- CAMPUS FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
- STUDENT WORKSTATION PROGRAM
- ITEMS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
Approval of the Agenda
Larry Schlereth brought the meeting to order at 12:10 PM. Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the Agenda. Floyd Ross moved and Bernie Goldstein seconded the motion to approve the
Agenda. The Agenda was approved without objection.
Approval of the Minutes December 7, 2002
Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the minutes of December 7, 2002. Ross moved and
Goldstein seconded the motion. The minutes were passed unanimously with
abstentions from those not in attendance at the December 7, 2001 meetings.
(Please see the February 22, 2002
Agenda Packet for this document) Division Goals and Objectives: 2000-2001 Schlereth explained that eight
objectives have been completed since the last CRC Meeting. Group 2 money
will pay for staff workstations in Salazar Hall, managers will bring some
existing furniture with the balance to be purchased with Administration
and Finance funds. The University received funding from the Chancellor's
Office for the People Soft portal.
- Faculty Workstation Program Funding Update
- Schlereth announced that the faculty workstation program would be funded
for the current year. Workstations are being purchased and should arrive
soon. Rick Luttmann asked how the faculty workstation program was being
funded for the current year. Schlereth responded that salary savings from
the retirement of Dennis Harris would fund the program for this year.
- Beaujolais Village Update
- Schlereth said this will be covered later in the Agenda.
- Dennis Harris Retirement
- Schlereth announced that Dennis Harris has
retired as of February 1st. He will be FERPing to the faculty in the
School of Social Sciences.
- Common Management Systems
- Katharyn Crabbe informed the committee that the campus is live on People Soft 8.0 SA/HR modules. We are the
first campus to integrate the SA and HR databases as well as the first to
share the system with another institution (CSU Maritime Academy). Crabbe
stated that the new system has been a learning curve for all, but the
system is live and they are working on fixing issues as they arise.
Schlereth commended all involved for their hard work.
- Sonoma State University Strategic Planning
- (Please see the
February 22, 2002 Agenda Packet for this document) Schlereth explained that the Academic Planning Committee (APC) of the
Academic Senate has been in the process of creating an academic strategic
plan. The APC has many ideas for the goals of Administration and Finance.
Dr. Armiñana has identified a software program that would track quality
improvement ideas as well as goals, and report the status of each. Due to
these initiatives, Schlereth thought it necessary to discuss a strategic
plan for the division to present to the APC and President. Schlereth
presented a list of goals developed by the management of Administration
and Finance for review by the CRC. This list was developed based on Dr.
Armiñana stated goals of retention, graduation, and student
satisfaction. Sue Hayes feels the list needs to be prioritized and a
timeline developed. Andy Merrifield, on behalf of the faculty, is happy
to see the academic implications of a residential campus being discussed
by the administration. Melinda Barnard feels childcare should be added to
the list based on the changing demographic of our incoming faculty. She
would also like to see a plan developed for the future IT on the campus.
Schlereth responded that IT is currently discussing this issue. Susan
McKillop expressed the need for married student housing. Lynn McIntyre
suggested developing a matrix to prioritize the list. Hayes suggested
dropping vague items or items that could not be achieved in a timely
manner. Schlereth indicated that he may be contacting Members to work on
a method for prioritizing the list. Jim Christmann suggested giving the
list to the APC for prioritization.
- Student Housing
- Bruce Walker announced that the Beaujolais
Village contract has been awarded and construction will begin April 1,
2002. Approximate cost of phase one is $38,000,000 and will be completed
in the Summer of 2004. Phase two, if needed, will begin construction in
the spring of 2003.
- Faculty Staff Housing
- Schlereth reviewed the project and its
similarities to the UC Davis and UC Irvine projects. Schlereth informed
members that we are still looking for land and an offer has been made on
the Bradley parcel, thought this is likely to not be accepted. Barnard
wants to be sure staff are not buried at the bottom of the eligibility
list. Hayes responded that the Faculty Staff Housing Committee is looking
at this issue. Perry Marker asked if a number of housing options were
planned (homes, condos, etc). Schlereth responded that most surveyed
prefer a homes to condos and the development would primarily consist of
single-family detached units. Christmann encouraged the Faculty and Staff
Housing Committee to develop flexibility in their capital so a new phase
could be started as soon as one ends.
- Campus Financial Affairs
- (Please see the February 22, 2002
Agenda Packet for this document) Schlereth reviewed the current numbers for the 2003/2003 budget. The
bottom lines is that we will receive no new money to teach an additional
225 students (after off the top items). Merrifield reminded Members that
this is an optimistic budget by the Governor and will only get worse.
- Student Workstation Proposal
- Sam Scalise and Michel Davidoff
presented a concept for the rental of student computers. In this concept,
the student would pay a monthly fee of approximately $60 to receive a new
computer upgraded periodically, full software and hardware support, and
space on the network for storage. This service would be similar to the
current GeoTeam support campus staff receive. If a computer were to
break, a replacement would be provided. This program would cost the
University no additional resources. Rand Link asked if a voluntary program of this type has worked elsewhere. Davidoff responded no, this
program would only work with a minimum 20% student participation.
Schlereth feels a mandatory requirement to be unlikely as it would need to
go to a referendum vote. Schlereth does not think the administration
would create such a referendum, it would need to come from the students.
Many additional concerns were expressed about the possibility of this
becoming a mandatory requirement and was not generally supported.
Items for the Good of the Order
Schlereth wished all Members a good holiday and adjourned the meeting at 4:10pm.
CRC Minutes 2001-2002