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Resource and Allocation Committee

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Hartnell College Board Room - 411 Central Salinas, CA
April 27, 2011 at 3:00PM
I.Chair(s)

Ann Wright
Phoebe K. Helm
II.Attendee(s)

Dale Fuge
Langston Johnson
Nancy Schur
Margie Wiebusch
III.Guest(s)

David Beymer, Presenter
Gary Hughes, Presenter
Also in attendance were many members of the college community
IV.Supporter(s)

Lucy Serrano
V.Adjournment

4:58 p.m.

Agenda #1

Topic:Faculty Hiring Committee Update
Presenter:David Beymer
Summary of Agenda Item:David Beyer gave an update on the Faculty Hiring Committee. He reported that the committee met this spring to further discuss the faculty hiring needs of the college. Currently, the college has seven faculty recruitments in process and the applicant pools have exceeded their expectations. In addition, the committee discussed the status of the four recommended positions (COU/LSK, SOC, CSS, HIS) that RAC recommended to not fill last November. David reviewed the faculty obligation number for 2011-12 and stated that even with the seven new positions, the college’s obligation number is estimated at 96.9. This estimate does not include a full-time position for the respiratory therapy program because not all details have been worked out, but Dr. Helm explained that this program is grant funded and that Mary Young, Dean of Nursing knows more about the details. One of the members stated that they anticipated that there will be at least one retirement in a one person (MUS) department.

It is the recommendation of the committee that RAC reconsider the four positions, including MUS on a one-year, temporary basis.

The committee thanked David and moved to accept the report.
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Agenda #2

Topic:IT Report
Presenter:Gary Hughes
Summary of Agenda Item:Gary Hughes reported that in October 2010, an external review of IT was conducted by Christine Haske, VP of Information Resources and CIO at the Naval Postgraduate School and Lee Belarmino, VP of IT at Delta College in Stockton. The purpose of this review was to examine how to improve or what to improve and analyze the current status and suggest a path forward. In addition, in the face of Gary’s retirement, Delta College has loaned Matt Coombs two days a week to meet with user groups, help establish priorities. Gary Hughes reviewed Appendix A of the review, Concerns raised by IT staff and/or members of the campus community.

What followed was a lengthy discussion on a recent presentation of virtualization, a delivery method which would significantly reduce IT costs while maintaining control and offering choice to users. Members of the IT staff, Gary Hughes, and Joe Welch, addressed the benefits of moving toward virtualization and how this method decrease downtime and improve the overall services of IT. Joe explained that Virtualization would give his students much more access to the licensed software in his classes because this would mean that they could reach this software from the library or even from their homes. This change would significantly change the learning curve for students and would not cost the college more for the software.

Members of RAC expressed their desire to learn more about virtualization, and the role of the consultant, Matt Coombs. There were some questions raised regarding the timelines and reorganization of IT, as stated in the report, and how the college would deliver distance learning. A meeting will be scheduled with Matt, and various user and leadership groups.
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Agenda #3

Topic:Governing Board Retreat
Presenter:Phoebe Helm
Summary of Agenda Item:Dr. Helm announced that the Board’s Retreat has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 17th, 5 – 9 p.m.
Action(s) required:Due to the lack of time, the committee did not receive a report on the budget.
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