Chancellor’s Advisory Council Minutes

November 16, 2004

 

Present: Del Adlawan, Susan Bendon, David Cole, Richard Kipper, John Kreag, Dorvin Leis, Bob Lloyd, Roger MacArthur, Howard Nakamura, Anne Takabuki, Susan Takeda, Bill Wong

 

MCC:  Scott Broadbent, Margaret Christensen , Marilyn Fornwall, Dan Kruse, Suzette Robinson, Clyde Sakamoto, Janet Six, Lee Stein, Alvin Tagomori, David Tamanaha.

 

 

Call to Order - Richard Kipper called the meeting to order at 12:02 p.m. in the Paina Haleakala Room.  Clyde Sakamoto introduced Janet Six, the new special projects coordinator.

 

Approval of Minutes – The minutes of the November 16, 2004 meeting were approved.

 

Scholarship – Clyde thanked David Cole and Maui Land and Pineapple for supporting Maui Community College with 10 scholarships for the ABIT program.  The first scholarships will be awarded in the Spring 2005 semester.

 

EPSCOR – An Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research grant has been submitted by MCC.  Money is given to UH system-wide collaborations utilizing government agencies, profit and non-profit partners.  Conversation has been initiated with Barbara Gibson at UH Manoa to determine how Maui Community College fits in as a lab of sustainability, identifying needs and opportunities such as GIS training.  

 

Student Housing – A new site by Cutter Nissan is being looked at for development with a grocery store and other student related shops. 

 

MCC Optimal Size – MCC currently has ~3,000 students (including Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Hana, Kihei and soon Lahaina campuses).  This includes classroom instruction, on-line classes and interactive TV.  The long-range plan estimates 5,000 FTE students which could mean as many as 12,000 part-time students.  Currently there are also about 3,000 non-credit students.  They need to be included in our overall planning as they are using our facilities and resources even though they are self-sustaining.  General discussion followed with questions from CAC members regarding; how the numbers were reached, do we have adequate infrastructure to support the increase in students, will we be able to offer housing, and did the numbers include our continuing education classes.  Regarding state support, per capita, Maui County gets the least support but legislators have been generous with facilities.

 

Human Services – MCC faculty member, Lee Stein, discussed a child welfare/child safety program with a Dept. of Human Service and MCC partnership.  The state services failed but Maui passed showing social workers on Maui are doing well with child protective safety.  Grants are being sought to help bring the state up to standards.  Sustainable programs are being created to continue the programs after the grant expires.  Training is being offered to service providers and there is more substance abuse counseling offered.

 

 

 

Updates

            Windmill – So far, $1.2 million has been raised with another $1.4 million needed. Private investors have been found but federal funding will be investigated. 

            Swap Meet – Will Wong is investing money to clean up the drainage ditch to house the swap meet.  Clyde is presenting the proposal to the Board of Regents for approval.  Risk       Management has some changes in the lease but it should be up and going by summer. MCC will initially earn $39,000/year with a 12 year lease.

            Drive In Theater – Maui Fest wants to use the ball fields to show drive-in movies with audio over an FM station.  December 11, 2004 is first showing with entertainment between films.  MCC will receive 50% of the gate receipts.

            Farmers Market – Surfing Goat Dairy is organizing this on Fridays with $400/month going to MCC.

            Lahaina Ed Center – A lease has been negotiated but there are amendments to lease the whole building.  This will be presented to the Board of Regents.  The facility is currently being renovated.

            Biennium Budget – $3.5 million has been allocated for upgrades to the existing student center and we are asking for an additional $3.5 million to complete the work.  Another $300,000 has been awarded for initial planning of a new science building and another $3.44 million has been requested for preliminary design.

            UH Foundation Priorities – Close to $25,000 in equipment has been requested by     faculty to help with instructional needs.  The Centennial campaign quiet phase is in effect until summer when it becomes public.  The UH Foundation is looking for $200 million in support during the campaign which runs through 2007.

 

Molokai & Lanai Receptions – Receptions were held on both islands with a presentation on MCC activities and requests for community input.  More vocational programs were requested, along with many other ideas.

 

Islands of the World Conference 2006 – The 9th  annual Islands of the World Conference will be hosted by Maui Community College on Maui in 2006. 

 

Web Site Launch – Margaret Christianson introduced the new MCC Wed-site, located at www.hawaii.edu/Maui.  Solicitations are being made for yearly sponsorship on the home page.  There is room for five sponsors.

 

Next Meeting  January 18, 2005

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Marilyn Fornwall

Admin Support Specialist