Executive Committee Meeting Notes

Friday, September 26, 2008

8:30 a.m., Ka Lama 102


In attendance: Pat Adams, Herman Andaya, Lori Govaars, Michele Katsutani, Katie McMillan, Diane Meyer, Karen Muraoka, Suzette Robinson, Clyde Sakamoto, Alvin Tagomori, David Tamanaha, Marilyn Umetsu



Agenda Item

Discussion Notes

Action Items

1.     Student Services Report – Alvin

       Final enrollment=3,268 (official count at 5 p.m. System census); this is a 9.6% increase

       How other colleges increase their enrollments was discussed

       LCC has 2 recruiters (one faculty & one APT); runs TV ads; enrollment growth has been in Liberal Arts; downturn in economy keeps students closer to home rather than traveling to other colleges

       Hawaii CC kama`aina application form has been instrumental in getting more high school students; Kona and Waianae growth has also increased enrollments

       Katie visited 9 Oahu high schools and college fair; found enthusiasm for 4-year degree and Maui housing. 

       Those who are seeking affordable options for their  college education are potential recruits

       Concern expressed about rental management company renting dorm rooms to non-students


       Alvin to discuss residency policy with new dorm management

       Katie & Alvin to draft letter to Cary expressing concern about non-students renting rooms in dorms

       Clyde to keep county apprised of changes in policies concerning dorm rentals

       Alvin & Katie to include Big Island in marketing visits; will schedule visits before college fairs

       Some marketing funds could be spent to support and retain mainland students; college needs to be welcoming, supportive, integrating.

2.     Dental Hygiene Pre-Accreditation visit

       Suzette shared the schedule for the October 9-10 dental hygiene pre-accreditation visit and the need for classroom and office space for students and teacher

       Ka Lama 102 to be used as classroom until portables arrive

       Visiting team’s debriefing session to be scheduled with Suzette & Clyde


3.     ATP’s and Process - Suzette

       Suzette reported on her CCAO presentation of the Applied Engineering degree proposal and a proposed transition plan

       Academic Senate resolution asking for clearer definition of retention, persistence and completion and assurance that they not be used against faculty applying for promotion or tenure and promotion

       Suzette working to enlist more community supported programs; considering community needs, Strategic Plan

       Michele to get further clarification of voting process guidelines for Academic Senate resolutions









4.     Budget status - David

       Revenue & budget update = $2,474,470

       $288,000 debit balance

       David reported on UH System meeting: $900 million deficit predicted in 3 years if remain on same spending plan; more restrictions predicted for future; previous restriction saved only $30 million

       David explained the current freeze on general funds

       CIP budget submitted; $3.1 million being requested for new science building equipment

       Herman to share Mike U’s memo with the executive committee

       David to follow up on what funding assistance might be available

       David to find out which general fund casuals are at risk

       Everyone’s help needed in increasing persistence, retention, & completion

       Increased tuition revenues will help offset budget cuts

5.     Chancellor’s report

       Clyde shared presentation & meeting discussions with President McClain, VPs Morton and Johnsrud regarding WASC Senior and Junior commissions

       Michele to work with Clyde to plan for college-wide informational meeting.

6.     Upcoming

       VP John Morton visit – 2 p.m. Oct. 17 in Ka’a`ike 105

       Board of Regents meeting – October 23, 2008

       NSF Day Conference – December 3-4, 2008