Present: Kate Acks, Pat Adams, Kathryn Fletcher, Pam Hoopii, Nancy
Dan Kruse, Diane Meyer, Jeannie Pezzoli, Suzette Robinson, Clyde Sakamoto, Frances Segundo, Janet Six, Mona Stevenson, Alvin
Tagomori, David Tamanaha, Dorothy Tolliver, flo wiger
short exercise, the committee reviewed statistics in the IPEDS report.
Committee members noted that it is important to understand what the statistics say
and what contributes to the data. It was also noted that we have an
opportunity to select peers to create data with institutions more like ours. (See
attached IPEDS Quiz) Everyone was asked to review the IPEDS data to familiarize themselves with the
comparative differences and explore why MCC may be statistically above the norm
in many cases, and below in others.
David Tamanaha distributed copies of FY 2005 and FY 2006 Preliminary
G-funded TFSF Allocations. FY 2006 preliminary
draft is incomplete, working on an assumption that what was spent last year is
what we will be spending next year.
Due to the shortfall in the spring
semester tuition and fees income, we will be facing a budget shortfall of $214,000;
$130,000 in unanticipated electrical costs due to demand charges and $184,000 in
lectureship overruns. To manage the finance shortages we will have to encumber the $150,000 projected
carry over funds and retract the 5% indirect costs initially projected to be returned to PIs generating research and
training revolving funds (RTRF) and borrowing the rest from this year’s RTRF
allocation to MCC. We are also imposing a semi-freeze on hiring and on
equipment purchases. For those in the process of filling a position, if a
bonafide offer has not been made yet, then that
position would be subject to the freeze. This affects all types of g-funded
positions; casual, emergency, civil service, exempt. The freeze does not
affect federally-funded positions. Administrators will be meeting each Tuesday to analyze and determine what
positions are critical and what can be deferred. Programs planning to fill positions for the next fiscal
year must be sure they have funds to cover the positions.
offered to help with future budget planning.
▪Look at availability of statewide
courses. Some of our courses being offered for Oahu are going to lose money.
funding. Formula-based funding is being discussed by the Council of
Chancellors and the Accreditation Commission wants us to move in that direction. With
University autonomy, that would have to be defined at the University level and considered by
the legislature and governor.
▪Resuscitate the energy committee to look at consumption and age of
equipment (replacing old equipment with more energy efficient equipment.)
Tamanaha and Don Ainsworth were members of the energy committee.
▪Adjusting down non-resident tuition
projections. We have roughly 50 more non-residents this spring.
▪Evaluate the need for wait
lists. Alvin and flo will meet to discuss the pros and cons of having
wait lists. We are currently the only campus in the system that utilizes
Clyde commended Pat Adams, Mona
Stevenson, and Jill Fitzpatrick for very ably representing MauiCommunity College at the Legislative UH day in Honolulu. There was a great deal of
interest in supporting the community colleges.
There is a
PEG Access bill specifically related toMaui in the Legislature. Senate
President Bobby Bunda is proposing that PEG funds be
equally divided among government, education, and public access. Maui CC
may be testifying.
of the Senate Higher Education Clayton Hee is
examining the possibility of a separate Board for the community colleges.
WASC expressed concern that our present Board was not able to address the concerns facing the
community colleges. The Chancellors are currently discussing this
concept. Committee members expressed concern that having a separate Board
would be more costly and that articulation issues would surface.
INQUIRIES AND FEEDBACK
the House Higher Education Committee Tommy Waters wants to deal with infrastructure issue of
the community colleges. He would like to get back the power costs of
$440,000. He is also looking at 5 to 4 and the state paying for fringe
benefits through g-funds as a lump sum to the University and the University to administer on its own. Some
legislators are supportive of our CIP items,
student center renovation and science building. Our CIP requests were not
in the Governor’s budget.
the Technical Support Committee Charter were distributed to committee members. Executive
Committee members were asked to review the document and be prepared to discuss any concerns at the next
meeting. The charter will be brought up for approval at the next
Executive Committee meeting. The charter may serve as a template for
committees formed outside of the academic senate; e.g. security, energy.
This is a policy issue. We need to look at our CCCMs.
Suzette will email committee members a matrix from Mike Rota on CCCMs.
Tagomori shared information from a document outlining recommendations for UH
technical fees. The document is a draft and will be forwarded to the Council of Chancellors when
finalized. Alvin will forward copies of the recommendations to committee members for their
information. It was noted that is essential that students participate in
developing recommendations. It was also noted that this proposal may not
pass with tuition increases. Bob Wehrman will be meeting with students as
part of the Technical Support Committee. It was suggested that Clyde and Elena join that meeting.
Tech fee proposal needs to be put on fast track. Maui’s Academic Senate has approved
having a tech fee. Dan Kruse was asked to check with other campus’ Faculty
Senates position on tech fees.
UTILITIES SERVICES PROPOSAL: OHANA PROJECT
Following up on development. We have been requested to submit a list of aging equipment
for replacement from each of the outreach centers. We also need to identify 15% matching funds.
Tech fee funds were proposed and approved as a possibility for the
MCC matching requirements; will need to further confer with Sandra
Swanson. Proposal is to outfit classrooms and faculty offices in outreach sites
with new equipment.
This is an
Agora project. The application has been submitted to the County of Maui. The planning department is
looking at the application for completeness of information. When
satisfied, they will be farming out the application to other departments for review.
From there it will go through a planning commission hearing. We are
hoping for groundbreaking to take place late spring or early summer with a completion
date of July 29, 2006.
Investors have decided to keep their commitment to the project. They are now
looking at another strategy to complete the project. As a last resort, we are also
looking at doing a request for proposal to acquire a “performance” contractor.
Health Initiative was approved by the Board of Regents on January
request for a health center fee should be coming up for approval at the
February Board of Regents’ meeting.
ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES/BOARD OF REGENTS
team will be visiting MCC on March 15-18, 2004. The Board of Regents will
also be here from Wednesday evening March 16 to March 18. The Board will be
meeting with the WASC team on Wednesday evening.
Clyde will be seeing Willie and Annie
Nelson to lock in a date for the Ho`olaulea. The event could be moved to the fall semester. We are
looking at performances from both headliners as well as local talent.
Accounting, and OCET have completed their self-study. Nursing and
Accounting validation teams have completed their reports. The program
review process and timeline will be loaded on the MCC website including budget
implications of program review process and budget process flow chart.
IN ED CONFERENCE
Excellence in Education Conference will be held on March 4,
This is a non-teaching day. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the all-day
activities. Tentative agenda includes Program Review and Strategic Plan
discussion from (10-minute windows for each program, ending with
students from the UniversityCenter), lunch (on own), professional
development activity in the afternoon. Moving to a trimester system will also be on
the agenda. Suzette was asked to send out a campus-wide email
notifying folks of the date of the conference. The steering committee
will be meeting on February 7 at in Suzette’s office.
will be regularly reporting on OCET activities at the Executive Committee
meetings. She reported that some OCET accounts are in the red. OCET
staff is generating ideas to improve. Some ideas being discussed are to make partnerships and connections
with the community, working together with the credit program, and planning more
events. A coffee hour is being planned to invite faculty to the OCET facility. OCET is
partnering with the UniversityCenter on PCATT proposal. They are
also looking at connecting with the credit programs for the technical piece.
limited budget for marketing, Mona asked committee members for suggestions on
economical ways to advertise from March – June. In addition to press releases, recommendations
were to have a college fair on campus and to register students at high school
sites (Lahainaluna high school has requested on-site
registration). Counselors could guide students through My UH Portal at
the high school sites. We could also open Ka`a`ike 108 for registration and have counselors assigned
to assist students through on-line registration. The LearningCenter and Business Labs could also be
used. Also have counselors work one on one with the students
on-line. Should issues come up it can be dealt with immediately.
Alvin will distribute the common calendar which has been
worked out through spring ’09.
needs to be reminded that scheduled meetings
should be listed in both the room scheduler and meeting calendar to avoid overlapping of meetings
Conference: July 24-30, 2005 (Preconference
– week before)
Educators Conference: July
InternationalSmallIsland of the World Conference: July
reported that faculty, support staff, and administrators from St.AnthonyHigh School were on campus on Thursday, January
27. Teachers were elated to hear of what MCC has to offer. Those needing to upgrade their skills were
especially excited about the University Center programs. Debbie Nakama did a wonderful job in planning the day.
Executive Committee meeting will be held on Friday, February 11, 8:30 a.m. in
Ka Lama 102.