California Community Colleges Board of Governors Meeting | September 2014, part B

California Community Colleges Board of Governors Meeting | September 2014, part B

October 25, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: OKAY. WE’LL MOVE
ON TO FOUNDATION OF
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES A VISION FOR SUCCESS.
>>KEETHA MILLS IS THE LEADER OF THE FOUNDATION.>>GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BACA, MEMBERS OF
THE BOARD, CHANCELLOR HARRIS. I’M HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE FOUNDATION.
NEXT 5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN AND REALLY OUR VISION THROUGH 2020.
TODAY’S PRESENTATION I’M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION AND
SOME OF OUR MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2014 AND MOVE TO OUR NEW STRATEGIC GOALS FOR 2015
AND WHAT WE ARE LOOKING TO ACCOMPLISH SPECIFICALLY IN THIS NEXT YEAR OF 2015.
WE WERE FORMED IN 1998, THE NONPROFIT AND TO CHANCELLOR AND BOARD OF GOVERNORS.
WE HAVE 9 MEMBERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TWO MEMBERS WHO ARE ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
AND THE FOUNDATION BOARD AND I HAVE SEVEN BOARD MEMBERS FROM THE PUBLIC.
WE WERE FORMED IN 1998 WHICH MEANS WE ARE ABOUT 15 YEARS OLD AND WE ARE ON THAT HONORARY
TEENAGER IN OUR LIFE. IF YOU LOOK BACK ON THE FOUNDATION.
THE FIRST 10 YEARS OF THE FOUNDATION WAS FORMING AND PUTTING TOGETHER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
AND PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS. OUR FOUNDING CEO WAS VERY ENTREPRENEURIAL.
A NUMBER OF OUR PROGRAMS ARE VERY ENTREPRENEURIAL IN NATURE.
AS YOU BEGIN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FOUNDATION AND WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO, IT’S A REALLY
DYNAMIC MIX OF ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES COUPLED WITH PHILANTHROPY.
THE LAST 5 YEARS HAVE REALLY BEEN SPENT TRYING TO MELD THOSE PROGRAMS OF BUSINESS AND OPPORTUNITIES
TO A COHESIVE COLLABORATIVE OPERATION AND LOOKING TO WHERE WE WANT TO GO LONGER TERM
AS WII CONTINUE TO GROW AS AN ORGANIZATION. SO 2014 MARKS THE END OF OUR LAST 5 YEAR STRATEGIC
PLAN. JUNE 30TH, MARKS THE END OF OUR FISCAL YEAR.
WE JUST WRAPPED OUR LAST 5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN.
THE GOALS WE ARE OPERATING UNDER OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS, AS YOU LOOKED AT THOSE GOALS
THEY ARE VERY INTERNAL FOCUS. I TALKED ABOUT REALLY THE LAST 5 YEARS HAS
BEEN I’M LOOKING VERY MUCH INTERNALLY, REALLY LOOKING AT WHAT ARE THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
WE OFFERED THAT WE HAD CORE COMPETENCIES IN AND THE PROGRAMS THAT WE SHOULDN’T BE DOING
THAT DON’T FALL WITHIN OUR COMPETENCIES AND TO ENSURE OUR LONG TERM STABILITY, ARE WE
REALLY COLLABORATING EFFECTIVELY. WHEN WE LOOKED AT COLLABORATION IN THE LAST
5 YEARS WE LOOKED INTERNALLY, ARE THEY COLLABORATING WITH EACH OTHER AND ARE WE COLLABORATING WITH
ALL OF OUR CONSTITUENT GROUPS OUT IN THE FIELD. 5 YEARS AGO WHEN I JOINED THE FOUNDATION I
THINK WE WERE PROBABLY THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE SYSTEM.
I SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS OF INCREASING AWARENESS OF WHO
WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO IN VARIOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT WE OFFER.
WE’VE ALSO SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT AROUND MAKING SURE WE HAVE THE STRUCTURE NECESSARY
TO SUSTAIN AND GROW AND CONTINUE TO BE SUCCESSFUL INTO THE FUTURE.
THIS HAS BEEN THE FRAMEWORK THAT WE’VE BEEN UNDER OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS.
SO JUST LOOKING AT THE PAST YEAR, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT
WE ARE REALLY PROUD OF. IN OUR 15TH YEAR WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO REACH
ALL 112 COLLEGES. WE’VE SUPPORTED OVER 95,000 STUDENTS AND BOARD
MEMBERS AND FACULTY AND STAFF THROUGH VARIOUS SERVICES. YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A LONG LIST
OF THINGS THAT WE DO, IT’S VERY DIVERSE, FROM PURCHASING TO AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING AND THROUGH
THE NURSING PROGRAM WE PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH THE ORB ENDOWMENT AND THE LITERACY
PROGRAM. WE FEEL HAPPY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO REACH THE
SYSTEM AS A WHOLE AND TOUCH A NUMBER OF STUDENTS. THROUGH OUR FUSION PROGRAM WE WERE ABLE TO
ASSESS ABOUT A THIRD OF THE BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT THE STATE SO WE’VE ASSESSED OVER 37 MILLION
SQUARE FEET OF THE PROGRAM AND THAT IDENTIFIES MAINTENANCE NEEDS AND CAPITAL OUTLAY NEEDS.
WE REALIZED OVER $17 MILLION OF AGGREGATE PROGRAMS AND THAT WAS REALIZED BY FACULTY,
STAFF AND COLLEGE AND STUDENT. WE PROVIDED $10 MILLION IN GRANTS AND OTHER
FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO COLLEGES. THAT WAS $10 MILLION THAT WENT OUT TO DIRECTLY
SUPPORT OUR COLLEGES AND OUR STUDENTS. WE HAVE SECURED OVER $13 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING
ALONE AND AGAIN THAT $13 MILLION IS VERY DIVERSE. IT REACHES A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES,
AS WE TALKED ABOUT YESTERDAY, OUR PRIMARY FOCUS HAS BEEN ON STUDENT SUCCESS AND WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS. WE DIRECTLY FUNDING ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILLION
DOLLARS TO SUPPORT CHANCELLOR OFFICERS AND BOARD OF GOVERNORS ACTIVITIES AND UP TO $90
MILLION AND THE INVESTMENT RETURN LAST YEAR WAS A DOUBLE DIGIT RETURN OF 11 PERCENT AND
THAT IS HELPFUL TO CONTINUE TO GROW THOSE ENDOWMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THEM.
OUR BUDGET IS ABOUT $30 MILLION. $0.90 OF EVERY DOLLAR THAT GOES INTO THE THE FOUNDATION
GOES OUT IN DIRECT SUPPORT FOR OUR COLLEGES AND STUDENTS.
I’M ALSO VERY PROUD OF THIS LAST POINT THAT WE CONTINUE TO GROW OUR UNRESTRICTED OPERATING
RESERVES. THIS PAST YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO GROW OUR UNRESTRICTED RESERVES TO A HALF MILLION
DOLLARS AND IT’S NOT ENOUGH. WE ARE CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON GROWING THAT
NEST EGG TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN REMAIN NIMBLE AND SUSTAINABLE INTO THE FUTURE.
AND FINALLY OVER THE LAST YEAR WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT IN DEVELOPING OUR NEW
LONG RANGE STRATEGIC PLAN THAT IS GOING TO BE OUR ROAD MAP OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS TO GET
US TO 2020. WE LOOKED AT THE STRATEGIC GOALS OVER THE
LAST 5 YEARS AND THAT WAS VERY INTERNAL AND GETTING THE HOUSE IN ORDER OVER THE LAST 5
YEARS. AS WE LOOK TO 2020, WE FEEL REALLY GOOD THE
HOUSE IS IN ORDER. NOW, WHERE DO WE WANT TO FOCUS IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS AND HOW DO WE WANT
TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE DO. YOU SEE THE GOALS ARE MUCH MORE EXTERNAL LOOKING.
SO LESS ABOUT THE WHAT WE DO AND MUCH MORE ABOUT THE SO WHAT BEHIND WHAT WE DO.
SO THE STRATEGIC PLAN OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS IS REALLY FOCUSED ON HOW DOES OUR WORK IMPACT
STUDENTS? HOW DOES OUR WORK IMPACT THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY
COLLEGES. HOW DOES THE WORK IMPACT THE LOCAL FOUNDATION
THROUGH THE STATE AND HOW DO WE SUPPORT THE CHANCELLOR AROUND THE TABLE AND WE WANT TO
MAKE SURE OUR HOUSE STAYS IN ORDER SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO GROW AND SUSTAIN INTO THE
FUTURE. SO SPECIFICALLY AS WE LOOK AT HOW WE BENEFIT
STUDENTS WE ARE REALLY LOOKING AT EXPANDING ACCESS, SUCCESS AND OUTCOMES THROUGH STUDENTS
CENTERED RESOURCES AND TOOLS. WHEN WE SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGES WE
LOOK AT STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES BY ACCESS AND RESOURCES AND BY PROCESSES AND
INNOVATIVE SCALE AND SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS AND SOLUTIONS.
WITH OUR LOCAL COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS WE ARE LOOKING TO PROMOTE MORE COLLABORATION AND
BOLSTER THE CAPACITY OF OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGE BASED FOUNDATIONS TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL FUNDRAISING
EFFORTS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. AS WE LOOK TO SUPPORT THE CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE
AND BOARD OF GOVERNORS WE ARE LOOKING TO FURTHERING THE VISION AND GOALS THAT YOU SAID.
IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO BE AROUND THE TABLE YESTERDAY AND TALK ABOUT THE WORK THAT IS
HAPPENING WITH THE STRATEGIC OFFICE STRATEGIC PLAN.
OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT YOUR MISSION AND OUR PRIORITIES ARE YOUR PRIORITIES.
SO IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE STAY IN LOCK SO WE ARE BRINGING RESOURCES TO HELP PROMOTE
YOUR GOALS AND PRIORITIES. AND EXPANDING THE MONEY THAT’S COMING IN FROM
THE STATE LEVEL AND DIVERSIFYING THOSE TYPES REFEREE SOURCES THAT MOVE YOUR GOALS FORWARD.
AND FINALLY WHEN WE LOOK AT THE FOUNDATION AT OUR OWN INTERNAL INFRASTRUCTURE, WE ARE
LOOKING TO EQUITY AND BUILD LEADERS IN EVERYTHING WE DO AND PROMOTING A CULTURE OF SHARED SUCCESS
SO WE HAVE A HIGH QUALITY OF INFRASTRUCTURE SO WE CONTINUE TO ELEVATE OUR ORGANIZATIONAL
PROFILE AND WE MEET OUR CONSTITUENT EXPECTATION. AS WE MOVE INTO 2015, YOU WILL SEE THE BUT
ISN’T GOING CHANGE, IT’S TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE DO, HOW TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE DO AND OUR
HOPE IS THAT IT MAKES IT MORE SUCCESSFUL AND PROVIDES MORE BENEFIT TO OUR CONSTITUENTS.
WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND THE ANNUAL COST SAVINGS FOR FACULTY STAFF AND STUDENTS TO $20 MILLION.
$17 MILLION LAST YEAR, WE WANT TO GROW TO $20 MILLION IN 2015.
WE WANT TO SUSTAIN THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT TO OUR COLLEGES
AND MAINTAIN THAT $10 MILLION OF DIRECT SUPPORT THAT WE’VE BEEN INCURRING.
WE WANT TO ENHANCE THE LOCAL FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THROUGH NETWORK THROUGH CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY
COLLEGES FOUNDATION AND COLLABORATE THE RELATIONSHIP OVER THE 15 YEAR HISTORY TO MAKE SURE THAT
WE ARE SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER STATEWIDE PRIORITIES
AND INITIATIST AS YOU MOVE TO YOUR NEXT STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS.
FINALLY, THIS IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US AS A SEPARATE NON PROFIT.
IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE MAINTAIN OUR FLEXIBILITY AND INNOVATION, BUT WE ALSO NEED
TO STAY FOCUSED SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO CEASE NEW OPPORTUNITIES WHEN THEY COME OUR WAY BUT
THAT WE ARE REALLY ASSESSING EACH OPPORTUNITY AS IT COMES OUR WAY TO DETERMINE SORT OF WHAT
I TALKED ABOUT YESTERDAY, DOES THE OPPORTUNITY FIT AND DOES IT FIT WITHIN THE PRIORITIES
OF THE SYSTEM AND MEET THE NEEDS OF THE SYSTEM AND IS IT ALSO FORWARDING THE FUNDERS GOALS
AS WELL. WHEN WE LOOK AT 2015, WE ARE EXPECTING A FAIRLY
FLAT BUDGET. WE WANT TO ACHIEVE ANOTHER $30 MILLION A YEAR WITH $0.90 OF EVERY DOLLAR
GOING DIRECTLY TO PROGRAM SERVICE AND DELIVERY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT, IT DOESN’T SOUND VERY
EXCITING. YOU ARE GOING TO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
THAT $30 MILLION IS A STRETCH GOAL. WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE DONE, THERE IS ABOUT
$25 MILLION WHICH IS ON GOING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND ANOTHER $5 10 MILLION IS NEW GRANT MONEY
COMING EVERY YEAR. THIS NEW GRANT HAS ANYWHERE FROM A 1 3 YEAR
LIFE. SO WE HAVE ANYWHERE BETWEEN $5 10 MILLION
OF GRANT FUNDING EXPIRING AND WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO FILL THAT PIPELINE AND FIND NEW FUNDERS,
FIND NEW PROJECTS TO SUPPORT THIS SYSTEM. THE $30 MILLION WHILE IT’S FLAT WITH US LAST
YEAR, THIS IS A STRETCH GOAL FOR OUR WORK. WE EXPECT TO MAINTAIN OUR DIRECT FUNDING FOR
THE WORK THAT YOU DO AND AGAIN WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF GROWTH IN OUR UNRESTRICTED
OPERATING RESERVES, WORKING TOWARD A GOAL OF AT LEAST $3 MILLION OF OUR 1 PERCENT OF
OUR OPERATING REVENUE. AS WE MOVE FORWARD UNDER THIS NEW STRATEGIC
PLAN WITH THE FOCUS ON STUDENTS, COLLEGES, COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS AND THE SYSTEM, OUR VISION
FOR THE FUTURE IS TO BE THE TRUSTED PARTNER OF THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES LOOKING
TO FACILITATE COLLABORATION, ACCELERATING INNOVATIONS AND ASSISTING SYSTEM WIDE RESOURCES.
THANK YOU.>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: QUESTIONS, COMMENTS?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>MEMBER AVALOS?>>YES.
LAST YEAR YOU ATTAINED $10 MILLION IN GRANTS, IS THAT CORRECT?
>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>WHAT’S THE PROCESS OF ALLOCATING GRANTS
AND HOW CAN A COLLEGE PARTNER SOLICIT GRANTS?>>YES, THE $10 MILLION IS MADE UP OF A WIDE
ARRAY OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. THERE IS ABOUT $4 MILLION OF THAT THAT GOES
TOWARDS STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS THAT ALL 112 SCHOLARSHIPS GET FROM THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
THOSE DISTRIBUTIONS ARE CALCULATED AND SPELLED OUT IN THE GRANT AGREEMENT.
AND I WOULD SAY THAT THAT’S PRETTY MUCH THE CASE AND THE OTHER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AND
PROGRAMS THAT WE RUN AND THEY ARE KEEPING A TAB ON THE SYSTEM AND THEY ARE NOT WORKING
WITH 10 15 COLLEGES THAT ARE DOING THE WORK THEY ACCOMPLISH.
THEY WILL COME TO US AND SAY, OKAY, FOUNDATION, WE ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU $5 MILLION AND WOULD
LIKE YOU TO DO THE ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT OF THE PROGRAM AND GET THAT MONEY OUT TO THE
COLLEGES THAT ARE DOING THE WORK. SO THE MAJORITY OF THE GRANTS THAT WE DO ARE NEGOTIATED WITH
THE FUNDER AND DEPENDENT ON THE TYPE OF WORK THAT THE FUNDER IS DOING AND THE COLLEGES
THAT PARTICIPATE IN THAT WORK. THERE ARE PROGRAMS WHERE THE FUNDER WILL GIVE
US MONEY AND SAY WE WANT TO DO THIS WORK, CAN YOU GO TELL US WHICH COLLEGES DO THIS?
AND IN THOSE CASES WE WILL ISSUE RFP’S AND THE COLLEGES AND THAT IS SENT OUT AND WE WORK
CLOSELY WITH THE VICE CHANCELLOR TO IDENTIFY THE COLLEGES THAT MEET THE NEEDS TO GET THE
INFORMATION OUT TO THE COLLEGES SO THEY CAN APPLY FOR THE FUNDING.
>>GREAT.>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: MEMBER EPSTEIN?
>>CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE FOUNDATION OF THE COLLEGES AND HOW YOU INTERACT.
DOES EVERY COLLEGE HAVE A FOUNDATION IN HOW DOES THAT WORK?
>>YES. ALMOST EVERY COLLEGE HAS A FOUNDATION.
I THINK THERE ARE HANDFUL, PROBABLY LESS THAN FIVE THAT DON’T HAVE FOUNDATIONS.
THE FOUNDATIONS, THE LOCAL COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS REALLY RANGE QUITE VARIABLEABLY IN THEIR CAPITALIZATION
AND LEVEL OF SOPHISTICATION. SO WE HAVE SOME REALLY SMALL FOUNDATIONS THAT
ARE FORMED AND DO NOTHING MORE THAN SCHOLARSHIPS AND WE HAVE OTHER FOUNDATIONS THAT ARE REALLY
SOPHISTICATED RUNNING THEIR OWN ENTREPRENEURIAL OPERATIONS IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES.
FOR US, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR US THAT WE DON’T COMPETE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. WHAT
HAPPENS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL IS IT’S VERY COMMUNITY BASED AND THERE ARE FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THAT
INCLUDE FOUNDATIONS BUT INCLUDE ONE ON ONE INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING. WE REFRAIN FROM ENTERING
INTO THAT INDIVIDUAL DONE OR RELATIONSHIPS BECAUSE THEY ARE BEST CULTIVATED IN THE COMMUNITY.
WE ALSO TRY TO REFRAIN FROM SOLICITING THE FOUNDATION DOLLARS BECAUSE THE NICHE IS THERE
IN THE COMMUNITY. WHEN WE LOOK FOR FOUNDATION RELATIONSHIPS
WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOUNDATIONS THAT ARE WANTING TO MAKE A STATEWIDE OR REGIONAL IMPACT AND
SO THAT WE CAN HELP FACILITATE GETTING THE MONEY INTO THOSE COMMUNITIES.
WE PROVIDE FISCAL SPONSORSHIP AND STAFFING FOR A CERTAIN ORGANIZATION CALLED THE NETWORK
OF CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION AND THEY WORK AT ALL THE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
AND WE DO DIRECT REPORT WITH THE STAFF. THE WORK IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE DO VERSUS
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, BUT WE TRY TO SUPPORT THE WORK THAT THEY DO AND ENHANCE
THE WORK WE DO.>>YOU ALSO TRY TO HELP THEM FIND PROSPECTS
FOR FUNDING IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY?>>THAT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE’VE HISTORICALLY
ENGAGED IN BECAUSE IT’S VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO REALLY KNOW THEIR INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES.
SO, EACH OF THE FOUNDATIONS HAS A SEPARATE DIRECTOR INGRAINED IN THEIR COMMUNITY.
WE HAVE HAD OCCASIONS WHERE WE HAVE A LOCAL FUNDRAISING SAY I HAVE A LOCAL FUNDER IN MY
COMMUNITY AND WE’LL TRY TO GO AND PITCH SOMETHING BROADER WHERE IT NOT ONLY IMPACTS THE COMMUNITY
THEY ARE IN BUT GET A BROADER REACH FROM THAT WORK.
>>I JUST WANT TO FOLLOW UP ON THE QUESTION. THE QUESTION YOU ASK IS AN EXCELLENT ONE.
THEY HAVE TO WALK AN EXTREMELY FINE LINE IN THIS REGARD.
SHE DOES A WONDERFUL JOB, SHE AND HER STAFF IN NOT STEPPING ON LOCAL FOUNDATIONS AND ALSO
REACHING OUT AND HELPING THEM PROFESSIONALIZE THEIR LOCAL FOUNDATION.
I APPRECIATE YOU ASKING THE QUESTION. I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE BOARD
TO KNOW.>>THANK YOU.
>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU.
>>WE’LL MOVE ON TO INFORMATION ITEM 4.2. CTE ENHANCEMENT FUND.
>>THANK YOU, I’M GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TO CHANCELLOR TO TON QUINLIVAN.
WE GENERALLY APPRECIATE YOU COMING BACK. WE ARE REALLY GLAD TO SEE YOU.
VON?>>THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BACA AND MEMBERS OF
THE BOARD. IF YOU DON’T MIND I’M GOING TO FLIP 4.3 AND
DO 4.2 LATER BECAUSE OUR GUEST HAVE TO GO BACK IN AT 2:00.
THE WORKFORCE NEED IS GREAT AND THE WORK DONE IS DONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MANY OTHER STATE
AGENCIES WITH EFFORTS AND RESOURCES. WE WANT TO MODEL WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE
OUT IN THE FIELD. YOU MET THE EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PANEL PREVIOUSLY.
WITH ME ARE TIM RAMEY FROM THE CALIFORNIA WORK INVESTMENT FORD AND LUPITAALCLAA FROM
OUR AGENCY OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. I HAVE PREPARED THREE QUESTIONS FOR EACH TO
REALLY GIVE YOU A FEEL FOR THE PARTNERSHIP WHICH IS ON GOING AND OPEN TO THE BOARD RIGHT
AFTER. SO TIM, YOU AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT
SECTORS AND REGIONS EVEN BEFORE WE STARTED THESE JOBS.
UNEMPLOYMENT IS DOWN, SHOULD WE REST. DO WE HAVE A WORKFORCE NEED?
>>VON DID NOT SHARE THESE QUESTIONS WITH US IN ADVANCE SO I WAS NOT PREPARED.
CHANCELLOR HARRIS AND CHAIRMAN BACA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.
I WANT TO SPEND HALF A SECOND ON THIS BOARD BECAUSE I’M NOT SURE EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT
IT IS. WE HAVE ESTABLISHED IN FEDERAL LAW, CONGRESS’S
BIGGEST JOB PROGRAMS, THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT.
IN CALIFORNIA WE ADMINISTER ABOUT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR 39 LOCAL INVESTMENT BOARDS
AND THE STATE BOARD INITIATES POLICY. WE HAVE 51 PERCENT BUSINESS BY FEDERAL STATUTE.
WE HAVE AN UNWIELDY 52 PERSON BOARD. CHANCELLOR HARRIS IS ON THAT BOARD AND WE WORK VERY CLOSELY
WITH QUINLIVAN AND DO VERY IMPORTANT WORK. SHOULD WE REST ON OUR LAURELS IN HECK NO.
FOR A FEW REASONS. AS YOU SAW YESTERDAY IN YOUR RETREAT, THE
DATA ON WORKFORCE, WE ARE USING THE SAME POINTS. THE BUSINESS INDUSTRY AROUND THE STATE IS
STILL DEMANDING SKILL WORKERS. WE DON’T HAVE AN UNDER SUPPLY OF, OR AN OVERSUPPLY OF SKILLED
WORKERS. WE HAVE AN UNDER SUPPLY AS YOU REFER TO THE
DATA. I WON’T GO INTO THE DATA. BUT ESSENTIALLY WE HAVE TWO CALIFORNIAS.
THE COASTAL PART OF CALIFORNIA WHERE WE HAVE 5 6 PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN THE COAST.
INLAND, YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TOO FAR TO FIND DOUBLE DIGIT UNEMPLOYMENT FROM 21 PERCENT
IN INLAND EMPIRE TO FAR NORTH. ALL OVER THE STATE, AFRICAN AMERICANS, THE
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS TWICE THAT OF WHITES, FOR LATINOS IT’S ONE 1/2 TIMES THAT OF WHITES.
TO DIVIDE WE HAVE COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE STATE THAT HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCED RECESSION
LONG BEFORE THE RECESSION HIT US UNTIL WE CONTINUE WITH ACTION.
IN THE THIRD PIECE WE ARE LEAVING A GENERATION BEHIND.
FOR 16 24 YEAR OLDS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WHICH IS 17 PERCENT OF OUR POPULATION, 5 MILLION
PEOPLE. NEITHER ARE EMPLOYED OR IN SCHOOL.
WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WAYS AND THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT THINGS WE CAN DO AND SOME WE HAVEN’T
FOCUSED ON WAYS TO CONNECT PEOPLE WITH JOBS AND CERTIFICATIONS THAT WILL LEAD TO JOBS.
MY JOB, SENIOR JOBS VISOR HAS BEEN PUSHING THE STATE WORKFORCE TO FOCUS ON INCOME ABILITY
WHICH IS NOT JUST A PROBLEM HERE BUT ACROSS THE NATION IN ALL INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES.
HOWEVER, IN THE UNITED STATES, THE BIGGEST DETERMINANCE IS NOT HOW HARD YOU WORK.
THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN WESTERN EUROPE. THE BIGGEST DETERMINATION OF YOUR EARNINGS
IS NOT HOW HARD YOU WORK OR WHETHER OR NOT YOU PLAY BY THE RULES.
PARENTAL INCOME MATTERS MORE FOR YOUR FUTURE EARNINGS.
THIS IS A REAL CHALLENGE AND OUR BOARD CHAIR HAS DIRECTED THE STATE WORKFORCE BOARD TO
FOLKS ALL OF OUR POLICIES AND INITIATIVES TO MOVING THE NEEDLE ON INCOME ABILITY IN
CALIFORNIA.>>THE SECOND QUESTION, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
JUST PASSED THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION ACT AND VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN WROTE OUT THE
$14 BILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS. HOW IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT OUR STATE IN TERMS
OF PLANNING?>>AGAIN, I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS COMING.
THE STATE BOARD SET OUT A STATE STRATEGIC PLAN A COUPLE YEARS NOW AND IT JUST SO HAPPENS
THAT THE LAW MOSTLY PUT OUT THE WIDE STRATEGIC PLAN.
IT’S VERY MUCH ALIGNED WITH OUR KIND OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES. REGIONAL COORDINATION
TO ALIGN THE RESOURCES WITH A VISION FOR EACH INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA AND EMPLOYMENT SECTORS
AND INDUSTRY VALUE CREDENTIALS THAT WE CAN DEVELOP THROUGH DIRECT CONNECTIONS THROUGH
THE MARKET FOR WORK BASE LEARNING FOR PAID INTERNSHIPS AND TRAINING.
CLEAR PATHWAYS TO ALIGN AT THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL LEVEL TO SUPPORT PEOPLE ON THOSE PATHWAYS
TO GET JOBS AND MEASURING WHAT MATTERS. ENCASE YOU HADN’T HEARD I WANT TO REITERATE
THOSE FOR YOU. THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT
WHICH IS THE NEW REAUTHORIZED FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL STATES DO JOINT PLANNING
AMONG THE BROAD SPECTRUM OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SERVICES. WE ARE CHALLENGED AND
TASKED NOW WITH WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHANCELLOR OFFICE, WITH THE DEPARTMENT
OF EDUCATION AND OTHER STATE LEVELS TO CRAFT A JOINT 5 YEAR PLAN FOR THE INVESTMENT OF
OUR BROAD $4 MILLION INVESTMENT IN WORKFORCE PLANNING SERVICES AND TRAINING.
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, FEDERAL DOLLARS COME INTO TO CALIFORNIA
AND ADMINISTERED THROUGH ABOUT 4 5 DIFFERENT AGENCIES AND RATHER 13 DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS
AND DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND THEY HAVE THEIR OWN STRINGS ATTACHED.
IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO DO THE KIND OF THINGS AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL THAT THE REGIONAL PLAN
IS ASKING FOR. WE HAVE TO BREAK DOWN THOSE SILOS SO BREAK
THESE RESOURCES TO HELP PEOPLE MOVE UP TO GOOD JOBS AND IMPROVE THEIR INCOME ABILITY
ACROSS THE STATE.>>THANK YOU.
LUPITA, YOUR AGENCY WAS BLESSED WITH $250 MILLION LAST YEAR TO PUT ON THE CALIFORNIA
CAREER PATHWAY TRUST. MEMBER BIELANKSKI ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.
CAN YOU DISCUSS THE GOALS OF THE TRUST AND WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN THIS SECOND ROUND THIS
YEAR AND WHAT ELEMENTS WILL YOU CONTINUE?>>THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR INVITING US TO
BE HERE. PRESIDENT BACA, CHANCELLOR HARRIS AND MEMBERS
OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. ON HALF OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDANT, HE’S
BEEN UP AND DOWN THE STATE VISITING SOME THESE 39 GRANTEES.
I
WANT TO MENTION THE $250 MILLION LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR, THE HALF BILLION DOLLARS IS
THE LARGEST INVESTMENT IN THE NATION. CALIFORNIA IS ONE OF THOSE.
I DIDN’T WANT THAT TO GO UNNOTICED. THE INTENTION IS TO BUILD REAL PARTNERSHIPS,
BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES, SCHOOLS AND THE BUSINESS INDUSTRY.
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE PERFECTLY SITUATED TO DO THAT.
OF THE 39 RECIPIENTS OF THE FIRST $250 MILLION I BELIEVE 12 COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS WERE
THE LEAD AGENCY AND PARTNERS AND MANY MANY OTHERS.
IN FACT WERE SORT OF REQUIRED PARTNERS. THE IDEA IS TO HAVE BETTER PREPARED STUDENTS
FOR 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE, IMPROVE THE TRANSITION INTO POST SECONDARY EDUCATION, TRAINING AND
EMPLOYMENT. WHILE YOU COULD EARN UP TO $15 MILLION GRANT
OR 6 MILLION OR $600,000 GRANT, IT WAS REALLY THE QUALITY OF THE REGIONAL APPLICATION THAT
WON THE GRANTEES. THEY ARE A 3 YEAR GRANT THAT HAVE THE BUDGET
FOR 5 YEARS. WITH TIM RANEY AND WORKFORCE INVESTMENT WE
MODELED WHAT WE WANTED ON THE APPLICATION. WHILE WE GOT MANY GRANTS IN THE PAST, I HAVE
TO SAY THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST WELL RUN MODELS THAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO IMPLEMENT TOGETHER
AND I THINK THAT’S WHY IT WAS SO SUCCESSFUL. WHAT WE’VE LEARNED?
WE HAVE 700 MILLION IN DEMAND. WE COULDN’T AWARD ALL OF THEM.
IT WAS THROUGH THE LEADERSHIP OF STEINBERG FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SECOND TIME AND OF
COURSE ALL OF OUR COLLECTIVE SUPPORT. I THINK THAT MANY CONSORTIUMS BEGAN THE WORK
IN THE SECOND TIME. WE MET THE REGIONAL APPLICATIONS. THOSE WERE TRULY REGIONAL.
COMMUNITY COLLEGES WERE PERFECTLY SITUATED FOR THAT WORK BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU DO.
SOME AREAS OF THE STATE NEEDED PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. WE REALIZED SOME WEREN’T READY
TO APPLY FOR THE $600,000. THIS TIME WE ARE PLANNING ON INCLUDING GRANTS
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO PLAY AND WANT TIME TO PREPARE.
WE PROVIDED LOTS OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND WE ARE DOING WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE STATE
AGAIN TOGETHER TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE MEAN BY REGIONAL ECONOMIC NEEDS AND THIS PARTNERSHIP,
BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO SECURE THE GRANT.
A HIGH SCORING APPLICATIONS, I THINK THAT’S THE NEXT QUESTION. WANT ME TO GO INTO THAT?
THOSE REALLY INTERESTING OUT OF THE 39, THE HIGH SCORING APPLICANTS REFERENCE WHAT MATTERS
DOING SPECIFIC DATA. APPLICANTS NEED TO DEFEND THEIR PARTNERSHIPS AND THEIR PATHWAYS THAT
THEY CHOSE AND IN ORDER TO DEFEND THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE REGIONAL ECONOMY SUPPORTED
THE DEMAND IN THE JOB, THE HIGHWAY SKILLS JOB.
YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF THAT AS WELL. ALSO MANY APPLICANTS CONSULTED EXTENSIVELY
WITH THE DEPUTY SECTOR NAVIGATE ORIS AND THEY PLAN TO CONTINUE THE COLLABORATION.
SO YOUR INVESTMENTS IN THOSE TWO AREAS HAVE REALLY PAID OFF BECAUSE MANY OF THE APPLICANTS
IN EFFECT THE HIGH SCORING IS DOING WHAT MATTERS AND DEFINITELY REFERENCES THE RELATIONSHIP
WITH THE DEPUTY NAVIGATE ORIS THAT SERVE AS INTERMEDIARY OF THE COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS.
>>IN THE INTEREST OF TIME I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN UP TO THE BOARD FOR ANY QUESTIONS OF
OUR GUEST.>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: QUESTIONS.
DID YOU MENTION THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE 5 YEAR BUDGET, 3 YEARS FUNDED, HOW HEAVILY DID
THAT WEIGH IN AND WHAT KIND OF COMMITMENT IS THAT MORE SPECIFICALLY?
>>WELL, FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THERE IS A LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA AND LOCAL ACCOUNTABILITY
PLAN. IF THIS IS A TRUE REFORM EFFORT FROM HIGH SCHOOLS CONNECTING HIGH SCHOOLS WITH
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION AND BEYOND AND INCLUDING IN THAT THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BUSINESS
INDUSTRY, WE EXPECT THAT COLLABORATION AND THEY PUT REAL SKIN IN THE GAME, THEY PUT REAL
DOLLARS IN THE GAME. IF WE ARE MOVING TOWARDS PATHWAYS, BECAUSE
WHAT PARENTS AND KIDS WANT, THEY WANT CHOICES, THEY WANT GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT AFTER THE RECESSION
AND AS WE ARE WATCHING THE STUDENT DEBT AND THE INCREASE IN STUDENT DEBT.
WHAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS WANT IS GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT AT THE END OF THE DAY WHETHER THEY
GO TO TWO OR 4 YEARS. WHAT WE ARE ASKING FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGES
AND BEYOND IS THAT WE START TO SHIFT AND WE CAN GO INTO PARADIGM SHIFT IS THAT WE NEED
TO GO INTO THIS INDUSTRY MORE AT THE DRIVERS SEAT.
WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT SETTING UP OUR KIDS FOR JOBS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE
AVAILABLE. WE NEED TO BE SURE THAT WE ARE SETTING UP JOBS FOR TRAINING AND SKILLS THAT
THEY ARE GOING TO NEED. WE ARE ASKING SCHOOLS TO SHAPE THEIR PATHWAYS IN THAT VEIN, ASKING
COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO WORK WITH THE SCHOOLS AND YOU NEED TO PUT BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
AT THE TABLE.>>SURE, I KNOW THAT COMMITMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT,
BUT I WONDER HOW THAT AFFECTED YOUR POOL OF APPLICANTS?
>>WE HAD DIFFERENT LEVELS THEY COULD APPLY FOR, $600,000, $1 MILLION. WE WANTED TO WEAN
YOU OFF THE GRANT. IT’S A ONE TIME FOR 3 YEARS.
MOST OF THE INVESTMENT IS IN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING, IN CREATING THE PARTNERSHIPS AND
RELATIONSHIPS AND HAVING THE CONVERSATIONS IN THE SEQUENCE OF COURSES AND MOST OF THAT
IS ONE TIME AND THE REST FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND FUNDING THAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY HAVE TO
PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES TO STUDENTS AND CLASSES AND TEACHING PERSONNEL.
>>WERE THERE ANY SURPRISES IN THE SECTORS THAT WERE CHOSEN BY SOME OF THESE REGIONS
AND THEN ALSO ANY SURPRISES ON THE COLLABORATIONS THAT CAME TOGETHER?
>>I THINK FOR US, I THINK THE BIGGEST SURPRISE IS HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS FOR SCHOOLS TO MAKE
CONNECTIONS WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. WE DON’T SPEAK BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, SO IT
WAS HARD TO MAKE THAT CONNECTION. BUT BECAUSE WE HAD THIS RELATIONSHIP AND WE
ESTABLISHED THIS RELATIONSHIP DURING THIS PROCESS, AND WHILE WE ALWAYS SAT ON A BOARD,
THIS IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WHEN WE WENT OUT AND DID WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE
STATE TO CONNECT WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS WITH SCHOOLS AND SAID WE HAVE ONE OF THOSE
IN OUR REGION, IN OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO WORK WITH A NAVIGATOR AND THEY MADE REAL CONNECTIONS
BASED ON OUR WORKING TOGETHER. THE HARDEST PART FOR THE SCHOOLS IS HAVING
SOMEONE DEDICATED TO DOING THAT INTERMEDIARY WORK WITHIN THE INDUSTRY.
IT WASN’T A SURPRISE, BUT IT WAS MUCH MORE AWARE.
THAT’S WHY YOU WERE NOT AT A DISADVANTAGE. YOU JUST NEEDED TO INCLUDE THAT IN THE APPLICATION
IF YOU WANT THAT TO DEVELOP.>>JUST TO ADD, I’M NOT SURE THERE WAS A SURPRISE
IN THE SECTORS. WHAT WAS REALLY GREAT ABOUT THE PROCESS.
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DIDN’T SAY, THE SUPERINTENDANT DIDN’T SAY GO OUT AND DO MARKET
ANALYSIS. THEY SAID WORK WITH YOUR LOCAL BOARDS AND
DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND PITCH YOUR WAGON TO THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALREADY DONE THESE
STUDIES. WE ALREADY KNEW THESE SECTORS WERE GOING TO BE HEALTH CARE BECAUSE IT’S GOING
TO DRIVE EMPLOYMENT THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND AGRICULTURE IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY. THESE ARE
SECTORS WE TALKED ABOUT A LOT AND THOSE ARE REALLY TARGETED IN THESE APPLICATIONS.
JUST TO BUILD ON WHAT LUPITA WAS SAYING ABOUT THE COLLABORATION, THAT TO ME WAS A HUGE SURPRISE
OR MAYBE IT’S NOT THE WORD. IT WARMS MY HEART, THAT THIS KIND OF REGIONAL COALITION BUILDING
TO GET AT SOLVING BIGGER UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEMS AND EDUCATION PATHWAYS. THE BIG MILLION DOLLARS
GRANTEES WERE REQUIRED TO COME OUT TO SACRAMENTO AND DO AN INTERVIEW WITH US AND THAT’S WHERE
IT’S CONSTRUCTIVE BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE BUSINESS LEADERS AND THE WORKFORCE AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FOLKS ALL COMING IN AND EXPLAINING TO US WHAT THEIR PROPOSALS WERE AND WE HAD THE SAME LIST
OF QUESTIONS FOR ALL THE POTENTIAL GRANTEES AND YOU CAN TELL RIGHT AWAY WHICH HAD A HIGH
LEVEL OF COOPERATION BUILDING OVER SEVERAL YEARS.
THOSE THAT DIDN’T HAVE THAT, WAS VERY APPARENT. YOU CAN WRITE GOALS AND WRITE IT BEAUTIFUL
BUT WHEN YOU ARE TALKING TO FOLKS AND ASKING QUESTIONS, THE LEVEL OF ALIGNMENT AND HOW
DEEP IT IS VERY EVIDENT. SO THE ONES THAT GOT FUNDED REALLY DEMONSTRATED
THROUGH THINKING THROUGH A LOT OF THE CHALLENGES THROUGH BUILDING COALITIONS AND THEY HAVE
NOT FIGURED THEM ALL OUT BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT WORK AT THE REGIONAL
LEVEL. ONE LAST THING.
IT WAS A REQUIREMENT FOR THE FUNDS WAS THAT YOU HAVE A BIG PATH WAY FOR THE COMPONENT.
THAT’S A CHALLENGE FOR THE SYSTEM, NOT JUST K 12 BUT ALSO FOR WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS
TO GET EMPLOYERS TO THE TABLE IN MEANINGFUL WAYS AND NOT AS A PUBLIC SYSTEM TALK TO THEM
AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL AND DRIVE THEM CRAZY WHICH IS WHAT WE DO BUT TO COME OUT WITH ONE
VOICE AND HAVE THEM NOT ONLY WITH CRITIQUE COLUMNS AND MAPPING OUT AND ALSO EMPLOYERS
WITH INVESTING IN THE TRAINING AND PAID INTERNSHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIP IS A BIG INVESTMENT.
INVESTMENT BY EMPLOYERS AND IT’S BEEN DECLINING IN THE LAST DECADES AND WE WANT TO MAKE THIS
WORK.>>IS THERE A COMPONENT IN YOUR STUDY THAT
WILL FOLLOW UP AS TO THE SUCCESS OF THESE PROGRAMS AFTER THE THIRD OR 5TH YEAR?
>>YES. THERE IS AN EVALUATION COMPONENT.
THIS STEMS OFF THE PILOT PROGRAMS THAT THERE IS CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES INVESTED
AS WELL AND THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE’VE BEEN DOING SINCE THE 80s AND THIS, WE ARE GOING
TO BRING THESE ALTOGETHER IN ONE EVALUATION. WE HAD DONE A REPORT, A MULTIPLE PATHWAYS
REPORT PUBLIC PUBLISHED IN 2010 AND WE ARE GOING TO INCLUDE THIS REPORT IN THE EVALUATION.
BECAUSE THERE IS THREE DIFFERENT GRANT APPLICANTS THE SAME INFORMATION AND WE’LL COMBINE THEM
AND THERE WILL BE AN EVALUATION. FOR SOME ON THEIR WAY THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME REALLY
GOOD RESULTS AND OTHERS WILL INFORM US ON THE PROCESS AN ON THEIR WAY TO IMPLEMENTING
THIS REALLY BOLD REFORM.>>AVALOS IN
>>YES, THANK YOU FOR PRESENTING. WHEN I THINK ABOUT HIGH TECH IN SILICONE VALLEY DID WE
PARTNER WITH ANY COMPANIES AND WHAT WAS THE RESULT THERE AND ANYTHING YOU CAN ADD TO THAT
CLARITY AROUND, THERE IS A LOT OF HIGH TECH JOBS IN DEMAND.
I’M WONDERING WHERE WE ARE WITH THAT?>>I BELIEVE YOU GOT IN YOUR PACKET, THE PARTNERSHIP
OVERVIEW AND THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOME IN THAT AREA THAT RECEIVED A GRANT.
I KNOW CONTRA COST AN AS WELL AS, CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND DIGITAL MEDIA.
IF YOU GO THROUGH SOME OF THESE IN THE SILICONE VALLEY, I WOULD HAVE TO CHECK SPECIFICALLY
FOR A COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THAT AREA OR COUNTY OFFICER SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT RECEIVED THE
GRANT. LET ME LOOK THROUGH THAT AND I WOULD BE HAPPY
TO PROVIDE YOU MANY IT. IT WAS PRETTY GEOGRAPHIC. WE WERE A LITTLE
DISAPPOINTED THAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN DIEGO AND SAN BERNARDINO AREA NOT AS MUCH,
ALSO FROM THE RURAL AREA NOT AS MANY APPLICANTS. WE’LL LOOK AT THOSE AND ABSOLUTELY THERE WAS
QUITE A BIT. THE REGIONAL ECONOMY NEEDS DEMAND IT AND YOU
WOULD GET A HIGHER SCORING APPLICATION POINTS FOR IT.
>>BECAUSE I COME FROM TECH AND TO ME THE SPECIFIC ROLES IN JOBS ARE HIGH IN DEMAND.
SO CONTRA COSTA IS GREAT BUT IT’S NOT SAN JOSE, SAN MATEO, SAN FRANCISCO.
THAT’S KIND OF THE LEVEL OF CONVERSATION THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ENGAGE IN.>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: ANY OTHER COMMENTS
OR QUESTIONS? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>THANK YOU. 4.2.
>>THANK YOU FOR THE TIME ON THAT INFORMATION ON ITEM SO I CAN INTRODUCE TO YOU SOME OF
THE PARTNERS AT THE STATE LEVEL. ON ITEM 4.2 THIS IS WHEN WE TALKED YESTERDAY
WE SAID THAT THE LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNORS OFFICE HAD A SHARED INTEREST IN WORKFORCE
AND ASKED HOW THEY CAN HELP OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGES BETTER RESPOND TO OUR REGIONAL ECONOMIES.
WHAT OUR ROLL WAS NEEDING SOME SHORT TERM RELIEF ONE TIME FUNDS TO HELP WITH THE HIGH
TECHNICAL EDUCATION. THIS POT OF $50 MILLION FUND GOES TO PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED COST TO DEVELOP ENHANCE RETOOL AND ENHANCE COMMUNICATION IN REGIONAL
ECONOMIES. FYI, THE FUNDS WILL BE ADMINISTERED, THERE
IS TWO WAYS TO ACCESS IT. THERE IS A REGIONAL SHARE AND A LOCAL SHARE.
SO 60 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS ARE BEING SET ASIDE ON THE FORMULA FOR COLLEGES TO ACCESS BASED
ON THEIR PLANNING AND HOW THEY PLAN TO MEET REGIONAL NEED AND 40 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS
ARE BEING SET ASIDE FOR MULTI COLLEGE
COLLABORATION AND PLANNING. THE MONIES WILL BE ADMINISTERED THROUGH FISCAL
AGENTS THROUGHOUT REGIONAL CONSORTIUM AS FISCAL AGENTS UNLESS THEY DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE
ENTER ENTITY. YOU WILL SEE THAT IN THE CONSORTIUM ITEMS.
TO SUPPORT ALL THE COLLEGES SO THERE IS DATA, SEPTEMBER WILL BE A BLITZ OF DATA AND A LOT
OF FORMS SO THEY ARE VERY COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT THE DATA SAYS AND THEY CAN BRING IT BACK
TO CAMPUS. THE ADMINISTRATION OF THESE FUNDS WERE BASED
ON 14 REGIONAL FIELD CONVERSATIONS. AND THAT’S HOW WE PLAN TO APPROACH THE ADMINISTRATION
OF THESE DOLLARS.>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: ANY QUESTIONS OR
COMMENTS? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
WE’LL MOVE ON TO ITEM 4.4. STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.
>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BACA, MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD, CHANCELLOR HARRIS. IF I COULD BEFORE I GET TO THE FEDERAL UPDATE.
I WANT TO RESPOND TO TWO QUESTIONS THAT CAME UP WITH RESPECT TO THE APPOINTMENT OF TEACHER
CREDENTIALING. THIS IS NO DEFINE TERM LIMIT AND THAT PERSON
SERVES AT THE PLEASURE OF THIS BODY. SO AT ANY TIME YOU CAN SPEAK WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL
AND HAVE THAT INDIVIDUAL COME TO THE BODY AND HAVE A DISCUSSION WHETHER YOU WANT THE
SERVICES TO CONTINUE. THE COMMISSION MEETS EVERY OTHER MONTH AND
THEY HAVE A MEETING IN BETWEEN THOSE MEETINGS TO STAGGER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
WITH THAT, I THOUGHT I WOULD MOVE INTO THE FEDERAL AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.
YESTERDAY AT THE RETREAT WE COVERED A NUMBER OF BILLS, WE WENT THROUGH THE LEGISLATION
THAT IS SPONSORED BY THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS THE CURRENT ENROLLMENT LEGISLATION AND DEVELOPMENT
AND LENGTHY CONVERSATION AROUND THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE AND
I WANT TO GO OVER SOME ITEMS VERY BRIEFLY
THAT ARE OUTLINED ON YOUR PACKET. THESE ARE BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF ATTENTION
THAT THESE HAVE GOTTEN AND SOME ARE INTERESTED AMONG BOARD MEMBERS AND THAT’S WHY I HAVE
SELECTED THOSE. THE FIRST BILL I WANT TO MENTION IS OM 1391 WITH INMATE EDUCATION.
THE BILL REALLY WILL DO TWO THINGS: THIS ONE IS CURRENTLY PENDING ON THE GOVERNORS DESK
BUT NOT BEEN ACTED UPON BUT WE HOPE IT WILL BE ENACTED INTO LAW.
IT WILL ALLOW THE COLLEGES TO WAIVE THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR INCARCERATED YOUTH AND ALLOW
FOR FUNDING AT THE CREDIT LEVEL FOR CREDIT COURSES AND NON LEVEL FOR CREDIT COURSES AND
WILL ALLOW FUNDS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION TO LOOK AT NEW AND INNOVATIVE WAYS OF PROVIDING
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO INCARCERATED YOUTH AND TO BUILD UPON MORE OF THE SUCCESSFUL
PROGRAMS AROUND THE STATE THEREFORE HANDFUL THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE THAT I THINK HAVE
GOTTEN VERY GOOD RESULTS AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE THOSE EXPANDED.
THAT LEGISLATION IS PENDING BEFORE THE GOVERNOR AND SPONSORED BY SENATOR LONNIE HANCOCK AND
HAS GOTTEN WIDE SUPPORT AND SUPPORT FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF FINANCE AS WELL.
>>AND WE SUPPORT IT.>>WE ARE ON RECORD ON SUPPORTING IT AS WELL.
I SHOULD MENTION TO THAT POINT WE HAVE PRESENTED OUR LETTERS TO THE GOVERNOR OR LEGISLATION
THAT’S PENDING BEFORE HIM. ALL OF THOSE ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE.
IF YOU GO TO THE GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS PAGE OF THE WEBSITE YOU CAN SEE THOSE.
>>MEMBER COMMENT ON THIS ITEM?>>YES, QUESTION, I’M GOING TO SEE THE GOVERNOR’S
LEGISLATIVE STAFF. I SEE THERE IS ONLY ONE LEGISLATOR IN BOTH
BODIES THAT VOTED AGAINST THIS. I ASSUME THERE IS NO OPPOSITION?
>>TO MY KNOWLEDGE THERE IS NO RECORDED OPPOSITION.>>GREAT, THANK YOU.
>>THE OTHER BILLS I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT DEAL WITH GOVERNANCE AND ACCREDITATION.
I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT THIS. THERE ARE TWO BILLS CURRENTLY PENDING ON THE
GOVERNOR’S DESK FOR ACTION. ONE IS ASSEMBLY BILL 1942 BY RON BANTA.
THIS LEGISLATION WOULD REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REPORTING ON THE PART OF ACC JC IN TERMS OF
IT’S POLICIES AN IT’S ACTIONS AGAINST COLLEGES AND WOULD REQUIRE THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO
REQUIRE THAT REPORT TO THE APPROPRIATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES.
THAT LEGISLATION IS PENDING. WE DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE A POSITION ON THE
BILL IN SOME MEASURE BECAUSE THERE IS A REQUEST AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE STATE HAS OVERSIGHT
AUTHORITY ROLL WITH THE COMMISSION AND TO WHAT EXTENT IT CAN COMPEL THE COMMISSION TO
SUPPLY THOSE REPORTS. CERTAINLY THE LEGISLATION IS AROUND ADD TRANSPARENCY
AND PROVIDING FULL DISCLOSURE AND INFORMATION. THE OTHER GOVERNOR’S ACCREDITATION BILL IS
AB 27. BY TOM LEANO THAT WILL REQUIRE THE BOARD OF
GOVERNORS TO SPELL OUT THE PROCESS BY WHICH YOU WOULD RETURN A DISTRICT THAT IS UNDER
THE PURVIEW OF A SPECIAL TRUSTEE BACK TO THE LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD.
I THIS I THIS QUITE HONESTLY IS IN LINE WITH THE LAST CONVERSATION AT THE LAST BOARD OF
GOVERNORS MEETING FROM THE COLLEGE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
I THINK IT’S CONSISTENT WITH THAT PROCESS. IF THERE IS AN ISSUE THERE, IT’S THAT THESE
INSTANCES ARE VERY VERY RARE AND I THINK QUITE UNIQUE. SO I THINK THERE IS SOME QUESTION
AS TO WHETHER OR NOT PUTTING SOMETHING INTO STATUTE IS GOING TO BE REFLECTIVE OF THE UNIQUE
CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MIGHT COME UP WHEN YOU HAVE THIS SITUATION ARISE AND I THINK CERTAINLY
IT’S OUR FEELING AND INTENT FROM A STAFF PERSPECTIVE THAT THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE WANT TO MAKE
A PRACTICE OF BUT THE LEGISLATION IS PENDING BEFORE THE GOVERNOR.
THE OTHER BILLS I WANTED TO MENTION TO YOU ARE BILLS THAT DEAL WITH THE CAL GRANT SYSTEM.
THERE ARE TWO BILLS, THERE IS ONE THAT THE S B 174 AND SB 198.
EACH BILL, 174 WOULD CREATE A TAX CREDIT AND 98 978 WOULD ALLOW THAT TAX CREDIT TO INCREASE
THE AMOUNT OF CAL GRANTS. IN ADDITION THERE IS A RELATED MEASURE THAT’S
AB 1876 BY ASSEMBLY SILVA WHICH WILL INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF CAL GRANT AWARDS AWARDED EVERY
YEAR AND THERE IS A QUESTION IN THE PAST THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CAL GRANTS IN THE NUMBER
THAT ARE FUNDED. THIS IS A WAY TO TRY TO IN ACCRUE INCREASE
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ABLE TO RECEIVE THOSE CAL GRANTS.
WE ARE SUPPORTIVE OF 1876 AND 174 AND SB 978. THOSE WERE REALLY IN A BRIEF FASHION THE BILLS
I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT. AGAIN YESTERDAY WE SPOKE ABOUT AB 13, LEGISLATION DEALING WITH
VETERANS AND THE COMPANIONS LEGISLATION AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL THAT DEALS WITH THE VETERANS
ADMINISTRATION AND THE REQUIREMENTS ON THE SECRETARY TO FUND ONLY INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
THAT ARE CHARGED AT IN STATE TUITION. I WASN’T GOING INTO ANY DETAIL THERE AND IN
ADDITION CONGRESS HAS BEEN ON RECESS AND THERE HASN’T BEEN MUCH TO REPORT ON ACTIVITY.
I WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT THE OTHER BILLS IN THE PACKET BOTH ON
THE STATE AND FEDERAL SIDE.>>I SEE THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED HR 41 RELATIVE
TO THE CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO. WAS THAT A US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES?
>>IT WAS NOT. WE HAD TWO RESOLUTIONS THAT WERE PUT THROUGH
IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. ONE HR 41 WHICH WAS PUT FORWARD BY SENATOR
TOM AN YANN OH. I SHOULD KNOW THERE IS A HISTORY THERE, THERE
IS A TERM USED IN CONGRESS FOR ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AND SENATE RESOLUTION BY MARK MANO
AND HAVING IT RESTORE, HAVE IT’S ACCREDITATION
FULLY RESTORED.>>WHY WOULD THEY CALL IT HR?>>IT’S COMING THROUGH THE ASSEMBLY VERSUS
ONE COMING THROUGH THE STATE SENATE.>>OR BOTH HOUSES TOGETHER.
>>THEY ARE SEPARATE. THE HR WAS DEBATED AND APPROVED BY THE ASSEMBLY
AND THE SENATE RESOLUTION WAS A COMPANION MEASURE DONE BY THE SENATE.
THOSE DON’T HAVE TO GO BEFORE THE GOVERNOR. THEY DON’T NEED TO BE SIGNED INTO LAW, IT’S
RESOLUTION IN ENDORSEMENT BASED ON THE BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATION.
>>OKAY. THANK YOU.
>>MEMBER>>WITH QUESTIONS FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOSTER
YOUTH FOR SUPPORTING FOSTER YOUTH. I SEE THERE WAS UNANIMOUS VOTE WITH NO OPPOSITION
WHICH MAKES ME THINK THERE IS NO APPROPRIATION SINCE EVERYONE AGREED.
HOW ARE WE PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR EDUCATION FOR FOSTER YOUTH WITHOUT ANY FUNDS?
>>WELL, WE ARE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS AS WELL AS SUPPORTIVE OF THE INTENT. WE ARE LOOKING
AT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR FOSTER YOUTH THAT CAME THROUGH OUR BUDGET APPROPRIATION
AND PERHAPS BIELANKSKI HAS MORE ON THIS. PERHAPS WAS THERE A SPECIFIC DOLLAR AMOUNT
FOR FOSTER YOUTH?>>I DON’T KNOW THE SPECIFICS.
>>WE CAN TALK ABOUT THIS AFTERWARDS.>>I DON’T KNOW OF THE SPECIFIC DOLLAR AMOUNT,
BUT IT WAS THE INTENT OF THE RESPONSIBLE SPONSORS OF THE BILL FOR THE PROFIT FUNDS AS WELL.
>>THIS SAYS THERE IS PROVIDED FUNDS FOR FOSTER YOUTH?
>>IF THIS IS FUNDED BY THE FOUNDATION THE IDEA WAS FOR PRIVATE FOUNDATION DOLLARS TO
HELP SUPPORT THESE ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS LOOKING AT STATE FUNDING DOWN THE LINE.
>>GOT IT.>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS
OR COMMENTS? SHALL WE MOVE ON WITH THE FEDERAL?
>>THANK YOU.>>HE ALREADY DID THE FEDERAL.
>>OKAY. I’M SORRY.
WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM 4.5. THE INFORMATION AREA REPORT ON PREREQUISITES
AND CO REQUISITES.>>PRESIDENT BACA, CHANCELLOR HARRIS, AND
BOARD MEMBERS, THIS IS AN ANNUAL REPORT. WE HAVE DONE IT 3 YEARS NOW AND IT’S THE ESTABLISHMENT
OF PREREQUISITES AND CO REQUISITES FOR EACH ACADEMIC YEAR.
COURSES ARE DEVELOPED BY OUR FACULTY IS SIGNIFICANT REVIEW BY CONTENT OF THEIR COLLEGE, AND DEPARTMENTS
OR DIVISIONS AND ON CURRICULUM COMMITTEES. PREREQUISITES IDENTIFY THE NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE
BODY OF KNOWLEDGE OF SKILLS THAT STUDENTS NEED PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN A PARTICULAR COURSE
OR WHICH STUDENTS NEED TO ACQUIRE IN SIMULTANEOUS ENROLLMENT IN CO REQUISITE COURSE.
AN EXAMPLE. SCIENCE, FOR EXAMPLE, CHEMISTRY COULD POTENTIALLY
BE A PREREQUISITE FOR PHYSIOLOGY COURSE. PHYSIOLOGY CHEMISTRY HELPED A LOT.
FIRST THE DIALOGUE COMES WITH DISCIPLINE FACT FOR BIOLOGY AND THE DISCIPLINE DIALOGUE WITH
CHEMISTRY. THE EVALUATION OF THE COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
ENTRY LEVEL SKILLS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS BEFORE IT EVEN STARTS THROUGH THE CURRICULUM PROCESS
TO DETERMINE IF THERE NEEDS TO BE A PREREQUISITE. YOU ALSO MIGHT SEE A PREERECT SIT PREREQUISITE
WITH A BASIC IN WRITING TO CHEMISTRY CLASS OR CTE COURSES.
SO THERE IS A NUMBER OF MECHANISMS ON CAMPUS FOR SCRUTINY TO HAVE THOSE PROGRAMS BECOME
PREREQUISITES OR CO REQUISITES. DEAN WARDER HAS BEEN THE ONE WHO SHEPHERD
THIS PROJECT AND I WANT HIS TAKE ON THE ANALYSIS HE DID.
>>GOOD AFTERNOON, HOW ARE YOU DOING. CHANCELLOR HARRIS AND PRESIDENT BACA AND BOARD
MEMBERS. THE ONLY THING I WANTED TO POINT OUT IS THAT
THIS REGULATION IS ONLY ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD, AND HAVING THE COLLEGES TO REPORT OUT THE
NUMBER OF PREREQUISITES, CO REQUISITES AND ADVISORIES THEY HAVE DONE.
SO WE HAD SOME INCREASES AND DECREASES AS YOU LOOK AT THE FIRST YEAR.
WE ACTUALLY WENT FROM FIRST YEAR TO THE SECOND YEAR THERE WAS LIKE AN 82 PERCENT INCREASE
IN THE NUMBER OF TOTAL COURSES THAT WERE CREATED AND REPORTED TO THE CHANCELLOR OFFICE AND
IN THE THIRD YEAR WE WENT DOWN TO 22 PERCENT OF THOSE NUMBERS.
OF THE 112 COLLEGES, 83 OF THEM REPORTED BY AUGUST 1ST WHICH WAS THE TITLE 5 REQUIREMENT.
THIS NUMBER HAS BEEN INFLUX, BUT STATISTICALLY WE AT A 95 PERCENT CONFIDENCE LEVEL AND 5
PERCENT MARGINAL LEVEL OF ERROR AND WE FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THE NUMBERS WE HAVE PROVIDED
YOU ANALYTICALLY IS WITHIN A STATISTICAL RANGE EVEN THOUGH WE DON’T HAVE THE 100 PERCENT
COLLEGES REPORTING. SOMETIMES IT TAKES A WHILE FOR THE COLLEGES
TO BE UP TO SPEED ON REPORTING. WE DON’T WANT TO OVERWHELM WITH REQUIREMENTS
BUT SINCE THEY HAD TO PROVE BY AUGUST 1ST. WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO GIVE TO YOU UNTIL THAT
TIME. I CAN ANSWER ANY PARTICULAR QUESTIONS THAT
YOU HAVE ABOUT SOME OF THE NUMBERS THAT THE CHARITIES CHARTS AND TABLES REFLECT.
>>AT THE TIME WE MADE REGULATORY CHANGE THERE WERE SOME WITHIN THE SYSTEM THAT WE ARE WORRIED
ABOUT EQUITY IMPACTS AS WE PURSUED THIS. HAVE WE TRACKED THAT AND HAVE WE SEEN SOME
OF THOSE ISSUES ARISE WITHIN THE SYSTEM AS A RESULT?
>>NO. OUR REPORTING FROM THE COLLEGES STANDPOINT
HAS BEEN ON WHAT THEY HAVE CREATED AND WHERE THE ANALYSIS AND HOW THEY HAVE WHAT METHODS
THEY HAVE>>IS THERE A WAY TO ASSESS WHETHER THIS SYSTEM
IS HAVING AN UNEQUAL EFFECT ON CERTAIN POPULATIONS THAT SEEK TO ENROLL AND TAKE COURSES?
>>SURE, I THINK THAT AS WE EACH YEAR WE’VE GOTTEN A LITTLE BETTER AT HOW WE DESIGN OUR
SURVEY INSTRUMENT AND THE QUESTIONS THAT WE RAISED AS WELL AS THE WORKSHOPS THAT WE LEARNED
WE TRY TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COLLEGES BEFORE WE PUT OUT THE SURVEY INSTRUMENT THAT
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO A BETTER JOB OF IN THE FUTURE, BUT THE PREVIOUS
SURVEY IS REALLY FOCUSED ON JUST THE NUMBERS AND NOT NECESSARILY IMPACT.
BUT THERE ARE WAYS THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO GET AT THAT.
>>AS WE KNOW NOW, WE DON’T ANTICIPATE SOME OF THOSE NEGATIVE IMPACTS?
>>NO, NOT AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME. BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO FURTHER RESEARCH
AND I BELIEVE WITH THE EQUITY PLANS THAT COLLEGES ARE FUNDED, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ALSO LOOK
AT SOME OF THAT INFORMATION AND DATA AND SEE HOW IT MAY TIEBACK IN.
WE CAN PUT INTO THE SURVEY CERTAIN QUESTIONS THAT ASK FOR THAT INFORMATION.
>>BIELANKSKI?>>JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON THE NUMBER OF COLLEGES
THAT DIDN’T REPORT, IS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL OUTREACH.
THE REASON I EVEN ASK THAT IS TWO OF THE COLLEGES ARE IN MY DISTRICT WHERE I WORK, SO IT SHOWS
89 COLLEGES AND 22 ARE NOT REPORTING.>>THIS IS TRUE.
WE DID IDENTIFY 89 COLLEGES THAT DID REPORT. WE DIDN’T INTENT TO OVERALL EMBARRASS 22 COLLEGES.
WE HAVE OFFICERS TO PUT THE REQUEST OUT AND WE DO SEND OUT REMINDERS.
BUT, THE REPORT IS DUE BY AUGUST 1ST. AND WE PUT OUT INFORMATION IN EARLY MAY SAYING
THIS REPORT IS COMING UP AND THE INSTRUMENT SO THEY HAVE ABOUT A 90 DAY WINDOW TO COMPLETE.
BUT AS YOU KNOW DURING THE SUMMER, IT’S SOMETIMES VERY DIFFICULT TO GATHER CERTAIN INFORMATION.
WE TRY NOT TO BE HEAVY HANDED, BUT>>WE’LL DO A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS, CURRICULUM
COMMITTEES AND FACULTY ARE WORKING VERY HARD ON THEIR ADT’S.
THEY HAVE A DECEMBER DEADLINE THERE AND THIS REPORT AS WELL.
WE’LL KEEP MAKING SURE WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO GET 100 PERCENT IN THE FUTURE.
>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON COMMENTS?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 4.6
BEFORE I GO INTO BOARD MEMBER REPORTS, I WANT TO NOTE THAT MEMBER NATALIE BIRD BERG DID
NOT ATTEND THIS MEETING. I WANT TO GIVE MY CONDOLENCES TO HER IN THE PASSING OF HER HUSBAND
AND
HE DID JOIN US AT THESE MEETINGS WHEN MEMBERBERG WAS HERE.
IT’S ALWAYS INTERESTING. BUT I DID WANT TO PASS CONDOLENCES OFF TO
HER AND HER FAMILY FOR HIS PASSING. MEMBER HAWKINS?
>>NO REPORT.>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: BIELANKSKI?
>>JUST TO NOTE THAT I WILL BE ATTENDED THE STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE OFFERED BY I THINK
IT’S A REALLY CONGRATULATE AN GREAT ANNUAL EVENT.
I HOPE THIS IS APPROPRIATE. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE VARIOUS
VICE CHANCELLOR WHO HAVE PROVIDED INFORMATION THAT’S BEEN VERY HELPFUL TO ME THAT’S BEEN
DONE OUTSIDE OF THE MEETINGS RANGING FROM CONCURRENT TO ENROLLMENT INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
INFORMATION TO THE AB 86 BECAUSE OF THE TWO PATHWAYS IN AB 86, TO THE WILLINGNESS TO LOOK
AT WHY ASSEMBLY BILL 1029 WHICH SUNSETED IN JANUARY 2014 DIDN’T GET CONTINUED FOR STAND
ALONE COURSES. I WILL BE GLAD TO HEAR THAT.
I JUST WANT TO ALSO SINCE WE’VE MENTIONED PETER, I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION SOMEBODY ELSE
IN OUR SYSTEM WHO DIED RECENTLY WHO DIED UNEXPECTEDLY AND FROM MY OPINION WAS A REALLY STELLAR INDIVIDUAL
RANDY LAWSON FROM SANTA MONICA. IT WAS JUST UNEXPECTED.
RANDY WAS INVOLVED EVERYWHERE. I WOULD LIKE TO JUST REMEMBER HIM.
>>PRESIDENT MANUEL BACA: MEMBER AVALOS?>>YES, I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO THE SAME HIM
THE. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE CHANCELLOR INFORMATION. IT WAS A GREAT MEETING.
A FEW THINGS TO REPORT. LAST MONTH I WAS INVITED BY THE GOVERNOR.
I ATTENDED A LUNCHEON FOR THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO.
AND CHANCELLOR HARRIS WAS THERE AS WELL. IT WAS NICE.
COUPLE THINGS GOING ON. I’M GOING TO WEST HILLS AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. I’M GOING TO VISIT THE WEST HILLS CAMPUS TO
GO TO MORE FAMILIAR WITH THE CAMPUS THERE. I APPRECIATE THAT MEETING WITH CHANCELLOR
ORTIZ THIS WEEK AND SCHEDULED IN OCTOBER MEETING WITH LOSS RIOS.
>>MEMBER?>>I HAD MULTIPLE MEETINGS WITH SAN FRANCISCO,
LOS ANGELES AND PRESIDENT OF MISSION COLLEGE. LAST WEEKEND WE JUST MOVED 20 YOUNG MEN AND
WOMEN ALL WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
AND THEY ARE ALL GOING TO MISSION COLLEGE AND MISSION COLLEGE IS ROLLING OUT THE RED
CARPET AND PROVIDING SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE ATTENDED COLLEGE FOR THE
FIRST TIME. THANKS TO CHAIR SOLANO, WE WENT TO SAN DIEGO AND MET AND WORKING WITH THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO PILOT ANOTHER HOUSING PROGRAM DOWN THERE FOR YOUTH THAT HIT THE
JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND FOSTER CARE SYSTEM AND VETS RETURNING HOME AND IN THE PRISON
ROUNDS, WENT TO CAL PATRICK AND RECENTLY MADE CONTACT WITH MR. JAIME WHO IS RUNNING THE
IMPERIAL VALLEY DISTRICT AND INTRODUCED HIM TO THE WARDEN IN THE PRISONS AND GOING TO
START A COLLEGE PROGRAM IN THE PRISONS AND THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE THAT HAS 350 INMATES
ENROLLED AS FULL TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS AND FIRST TIME ONLINE ONLINE CLASSES EVER IN THE
HISTORY OF PRISON SYSTEM AND
IN VENTURA WHERE THEY HAVE AN INCREDIBLE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, VENTURA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHERE THE TEACHERS COME TO THE FACILITY AND TEACH AS WELL AS CAL STATE
CHANNEL ISLANDS WHERE THE STUDENTS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS COME AND ACTUALLY TUTOR AND PROCTOR
AND GIVE PRESENTATIONS ON THEIR MAJORS AND INSPIRE.
AND LOOKING TO SEE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE WITH MR. BAUM IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND GOING WITH
MR. BACA UP IN HIS NECK OF THE WOODS TO SEE A FEW PLACES.
>>MEMBER VAN LOON.>>YES, I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE CALIFORNIA
COLLEGES MEETING AND WAS ABLE TO MEET OFFICERS AND AS WELL AS OTHER REGIONAL LEADERS AND
WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE SB 5 MEETING AND LOOKED AT THE GOALS AND HOPE TO COLLABORATE WITH
THEM FURTHER.>>MEMBER?
>>I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO MEET WITH AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK VICE CHANCELLOR QUINLIVAN AND
TALKING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT BOARD ON THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
IT WAS VERY HELPFUL FOR THIS MEETING. I KNOW THAT PRESIDENT BACA IS TRYING TO ARRANGE A
TOUR FOR NEXT TUESDAY AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO VISIT THE COLLEGES.
>>THIS AFTERNOON, AT 2:30 WE HAVE AN AUDIT COMMITTEE ON THE FOUNDATION AND WE WOULD LIKE
TO MENTION THAT WE HAVE A CLEAN AUDIT AND THAT’S CREDIT TO KEITHA MILLS AND HER STAFF.
>>I HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT ABOUT MY ACTIVITIES BUT I DID WANT TO MENTION THAT PETER WAS A
MEMBER OF THIS BOARD AS WELL.>>I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT IN A COUPLE WEEKS
TO SEE DIABLO COLLEGE AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE NOVEMBER STATEWIDE CONFERENCE DOWN IN THE
DESERT.>>I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO A COUPLE
OF VETERANS CONFERENCES, FEMALE VETERANS AND MALE AND FEMALE VETERANS AND IT WAS REALLY
ENLIGHTENING AND SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN GETTING MORE E MAILS AND I SAY, SEND ME WHATEVER,
GOOD, PROS, CONSCIOUS I WILL TAKE YOUR NAME OFF IT AND ADDRESS IT.
I CAN GO WITH BACA AND ADDRESS THESE. WE NEED TO GET MORE ADVOCACY, MORE OF OUR
COMMITTEES TO START GOING OUT TO MORE OF THE COLLEGES TO REPRESENT THEM, TO BE THEIR VOICE
GOING BACK TO THE BOARD. IT’S SO NICE WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE AND THEY REACH OUT TO US AND
YOU HAVE TO BE VERY POLITICALLY CORRECT WHEN WE GET THEIR E MAILS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
THE PROPER FORMAT TO BRING TO THE BOARD AT TIMES.
SOME VETERAN ISSUES I’M GOING THROUGH LINDSEY ON SOME SITUATIONS. I LOVE THE FACT THAT WHEN
THE LIEUTENANT SPOKE YESTERDAY, THE PASSION WE FELT AND HOW YOU CAN SEE HOW IT IMPACTED
HIM, THOSE ARE NOT ONLY YOUR VETERANS. BUT ANY CHALLENGED VISIBILITY, THAT’S EMPOWERING
WHAT HE DID. THE SCHOOL AND THE BOARD SHOULD BE VERY PROUD
THAT THAT’S THE TYPE OF PEOPLE WE ARE BRINGING UP THROUGH THE SYSTEM. I THINK THAT’S A DEFINITE
SUCCESS. I’M PROUD TO BE ON THE BOARD.
>>I ALSO FEEL VERY GRATEFUL THAT WE WERE ABLE TO SPEND TIME WITH PETER, AND WITH MEMBERS
WHO WERE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE MEMORIAL SERVICE IN HIS MEMORY.
I WANT TO CONVEY THOSE THOUGHTS AS WELL. JUST IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS, WE’VE GONE THROUGH
A LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE THERE IS A NEW INTERIM PRESIDENT AND THE CHANCELLOR
ASKED ME TO CONVEY TO THE DISTRICT THE SYSTEM’S WILLINGNESS TO BE SUPPORTIVE WHILE IT GOES
THROUGH A LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AT THE DISTRICT. A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I’M GOING TO MENTION
BOARD COMMENTS BUT WE’LL TALK ABOUT SEPARATELY. CHANCELLOR HARRIS KEEP US APPRISED OF WHAT’S
HAPPENING IN THE SYSTEM. I THINK IT’S SAFE TO HAVE A WHISTLE BLOWER SYSTEM BUT AT THE
SAME TIME ANONYMOUS E MAILS SENT REPEATEDLY DO NOT HAVE AN IMPACT ON MY SITUATION. I THINK
IT’S GOOD TO HAVE A WHISTLE BLOWER IN THE SYSTEM BUT TO RESPONDING TO ANONYMOUS ACCUSATIONS,
I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S THE HIGHEST BEST USE OF THE SYSTEM’S TIME.
I’M ACTUALLY GOING TO BE PART OF AN ACCREDITATION TEAM.
I’M GOING TON A SITE VISIT. I’M GOING TO MECCA SAUDI ARABIA FOR A SITE
VISIT. I’M GOING TO VISIT A UNIVERSITY TO EVALUATE
THEIR COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AS PART OF AN ACCREDITATION AGENCY AND WILL BE CONDUCTING
THAT VISIT. I HAVE DONE IT ONCE IN THE PAST. IT’S A COED DELEGATION.
IT’S IN A COED UNIVERSITY. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SHARE WITH YOU.
I WANT TO THANK THE BOARD MEMBERS FOR NOMINATING ME TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD. I THINK IT’S
GREAT, ACTUALLY THAT MANY PEOPLE AND IT SHOWS THE HEALTH OF THE SYSTEM AND HOW GREAT THIS
BOARD IS THAT MULTIPLE PEOPLE WANT TO SERVE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
AND I THINK IT’S A SIGN OF GOOD HEALTH. LASTLY FOR THOSE COMING TO THE CONFERENCE
IN RAN RANCHO MIRAGE. I SPENT HALF MY TIME WORKING ON A NON PROFIT
TRUST THE ESTATE WHERE PRESIDENT REGAN SPENT EVERY NEW YEARS EVE AND PRESIDENT NIXON 4
YEARS AGO TODAY WHERE HE WENT WHERE HE WAS PARDONED BY PRESIDENT FORD AND PRESIDENT BARACK
OBAMA HAS BEEN THERE THREE TIMES LAST YEAR TO HAVE A MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO BE THERE AND STAY UNTIL FRIDAY AFTERNOON, I WOULD BE DELIGHTED
TO HOST A PRIVATE TOUR AND RECEPTION FOR THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND LEADERSHIP TOO.
SO PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO COME AND I WILL MAKE SURE I LOOK AT THAT.
>>WHAT’S THE DATE?>>THAT WILL BE THE 21ST.
CHANCELLOR HARRIS WILL BE GIVING THE KEY NOTE ON THURSDAY.
THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS WILL BE HOSTING THE RECEPTION.
FRIDAY THE 21ST PRESIDENT GIVES THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND THE ESTATE CLOSES AT 2:00 FOR
TOURS AND THEN FOR THOSE WHO REMAIN I WILL INVITE FOR A VISIT.
AND YOU WILL SEE, JUST ONE OTHER THING, WE’VE REFERENCED IT TWICE. IF YOU TURN TO PAGE 21,
YOU WILL SEE A PICTURE, THAT’S WHEN JUSTICE KENNEDY
WAS MEETING WITH THE COLLEGE OF THE DESERT STUDENTS EARLY WHIER THIS YEAR.
>>ONE PUBLIC COMMENT?>>YES.
WE HAVE ONE PUBLIC COMMENT AND A STUDENT THAT I HAVE KNOWN VERY WELL FROM PASADENA CITY
COLLEGE. JOHN FRASER.
>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INTRODUCTION,
VICE PRESIDENT, AND PRESIDENT BACA. AND MEMBERS.
I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE FOR NOT ATTENDING YOUR MEETING. I’M HAPPY THAT
>>VICE PRESIDENT GEOFFREY L. BAUM: WAS NOMINATED. I THINK THE BOARD WILL BE IN GOOD HANDS.
I ALSO WANTED TO THANK MEMBER VAN LOON FOR ATTENDING THE VERY FIRST MEETING OF THE STUDENT
SENATE. WE HELD OUR ELECTIONS AND APPOINTED MEMBERS
TO OUR COMMITTEES. WE DIDN’T HAVE A WHOLE LOT TO SHOW MEMBER
VAN LOON. I HOPE WE’LL BE ABLE TO DO THAT AT OUR NEXT
MEETING. I LOOK FORWARD TO PARTICIPATING IN THE EDUCATION COUNCIL AND I THINK THE WORK
IS IN INCREDIBLY POWERFUL AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY OF STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE
IN THAT. I FEEL THAT CALIFORNIA IS ONE OF THE ONLY
STATES THAT HAS THAT OPPORTUNITY. I REALLY HOPE THAT WE CAN MAXIMIZE THAT.
I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ON TRYING TO MAXIMIZE THAT OPPORTUNITY
AND FINALLY I DO WANT TO THANK THE CHANCELLOR OFFICE AND ESPECIALLY VICE CHANCELLOR WHO
HAVE DEDICATED THEIR TIME TO THE STUDENTS CENTER.
THAT CONCLUDES MY COMMENTS. THANK YOU.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MEETING IS ADJOURNED.