Executive Committee Meeting

February 12, 2010

 

NOTES

 

 

I.                     

II.                  Student Services - Report on developments by Vice Chancellor

 

A.      Spring Enrollment to date

 

Date

Spring ‘10

Last Year

Continuing

New returning or transfer

Applications

Last Year

11-13-2009

2127

716*

1779

348

959

430

11-17-2009

2337

1158

1922

415

1076

479

11-30-2009

2902

1763

2314

588

1244

681

12-08-2009

3242

2182

2496

746

1391

798

12-11-2009

3382

2343

2583

799

1471

883

01-08-2010

3829

2976

2736*

956*

1715*

1198*

01-19-2010

4075

3306

2903

1172

1842

1416

02-02-2010

4084

3310

2901

1183

1913

1528

02-09-2010

4088

3337

2895

1193

1918

1567

02-12-2010

4089

3353

2892

1197

1918

1582

                                                *as of January 5, 2010

                                                22% growth from last spring

                                                70% - persistence rate from fall to spring (without removing graduates)

 

                Lau`ulu – up 29%, percentage of students.  Highest ever. 

                                Filipino – Alvin to report.

 

B.      Maui Land and Pine layoffs

 

                                                             1.      Few students requesting financial aid

                                                             2.      Talia to provide numbers

                                                             3.      Economy Challenges

a.       Home bound seniors affected

b.      Mayor’s speech

A.      Property values have declined

B.      Possibility that Transient Accommodation Tax may be kept by the State.

c.       Dental Hygiene was slated to offered annually..not

C.      Update on Kulana`ao Student Housing

                                                             1.      Met with regional manager and hall manager.  MCC expressed unhappiness with not creating student housing experiences.

 

III.                Administrative Services - Report on developments by Vice Chancellor

 

A.      Update on Collective Bargaining

1.       Discussion – Agreement has been ratified.

2.       This year and next year will be a wash.  Uncertain as to what will occur in 2011.  No Graduation Initiative and faculty salary increases

 

B.      Revenues for Fall ’09 and Spring ‘10

 

Date

Revenues

% increase from last year

Debit Balance

02-02-2010

$3,297,470

20.5

$573,695

02-12-2010

3,269,875

19%

$378,827

                New target – $3,097,471

 

Carry over savings dropped from $751,968

                Should remain cautious due to many uncertainties

                Collective bargaining changes already estimated to be about $795,000

 

2011 – faculty contract binds us to restore salaries and return monies that was taken in the previous years.   Restored and increased salaries may have to come out of tuition fees.  When the economy recovers, we may not have the same level of enrollment and tuition fees.

 

May be sending counselors to California for recruitment.  Alvin will be looking into strategy for recruitment in CA.

 

Electricity – there is some cost savings from electricity, however, price of oil is slowly increasing.

 

                Spring break will also result in some cost savings (however, students may still need to use buildings since school is still in session).

 

                Technology in classrooms –

                                Laptop - $200,000 in tech fee.  Could be used to improve math labs.

                                Seton Hall is interested in selling their used laptops (500).  Priced at $200

                                Sustainable strategy – tech fee, UHF and student contribution

                                Also looking at distributing laptops at the outreach centers

                               

 

 

 

 

                25% of the amount taken

 

 

C.      Updates on new buildings

1.       David to let students, faculty, know of construction during the summer (parking)

2.       Carpentry building – reroofing

3.       PE – reroofing

4.       Old book store – reroofing

5.       RDP - reroofing

6.       Science Building  - bids will be open on the 25th of February (delayed one week to ensure a number of bids). 

7.       HUD

                                                                                       i.      Bid closing will be on 2/24/10.

                                                                                     ii.      May exceed initial projections due to the building being in a high velocity flood zone.  Cost of construction will be about $400,000 in excess of initial allocation (architect estimate).

8.       Hale Haumana

                                                                                       i.      County will waive conditional use permit

                                                                                     ii.      Will be using some RDP funds

9.       ESCO

                                                                                       i.      March 8, 2010

 

IV.                Academic Affairs – Report on developments by Vice Chancellor

      

A.      Enrollment Growth

                                                             1.      Census date is today

a.       Expect our allocation to increase

                                                             2.      Summer School

a.       51 courses this summer (46 last summer)

b.      Tuition will be higher per credit ($249)

c.       Students from the mainland have made inquiries

d.      Minimum class size – 12 students

e.      Student Housing

A.      Last year, students complained about housing (marketing gave them high expectations).

B.      Marketing has to be accurate

B.      Cultural and Natural Resources Management Proposal – Next Step

a.       Follow-up - Associate in Technical Studies degree –

b.      Update from Suzette (meeting with Kiope)

c.       2 student identified for the degree.

 

C.      Update on Baccalaureate Degrees

                                                             1.      Ocean Studies

a.       SR to see if Dr. Lemus received her contract money.  SR contacted Dr. Lemus and everything is in place.  Dr. Lemus  completing the first half of the MOA.  She will be here in late  February.

b.      Will be re-looking to ensure that it will complement the AS in natural sciences.

                                                             2.      Sustainable Sciences – ATP has been approved on the campus level.  Will be discussed at the February meeting of the CAOs. 

                                                             3.      Applied Human Services – Lee Stein – ATP BAS draft by end of February.

D.      Course Redesign for Math

                                                             1.      Using funds from ARRA – $109,000, tech fee-$30,000, National Council for Academic Transformation - $40,000 , to purchase computers, curricular redesign and furniture.

 

V.                  CEDS – County Economic Development Strategies

A.      Plan was reviewed and updated.  Will be shared with the community.

B.      John to share a copy of the plan with the executive committee

                                                             1.      In process, final draft to come out on March 30, 2010.

C.      Areas considered for economic development

                                                             1.      Renewable energy/sustainability

                                                             2.      Safety

                                                             3.      Hospitality and Tourism

                                                             4.      Transportation

                                                             5.      Health and long term care should be considered

D.      Discussed Bachelors and Associates programs (many participants were not aware of our programs)

 

VI.                Update on Internal Marketing – Engineering Technology

A.      Changes on Campus

B.      Name change – Katie prepared list on how name change will affect the college. 

                                                             1.      Road sign should be changed

                                                             2.      Catalog

                                                             3.      Business card and letterhead

                                                             4.      Alvin to look at quality of our diploma paper

 

VII.              Netbook Report – Diane

A.      Support outreach centers

B.      Sustainable - $200

C.      CS will be speaking with donor regarding used laptops

 

VIII.            WASC Senior Workshop

A.      Encourage campus to participate.

B.      Handout

C.      Identify themes by April 16, 2010.

D.      Resend IPEDS data and URL and IPEDS, Strategic Outcome Report, Strategic Outcome Powerpoint.

 

IX.                WASC Interim Report  for ET

A.      Working on finalizing.  Submission due soon.

 

X.                  UH CC request for update - synopsis

 

XI.                Program Reviews

 

A.      What should the criteria be to review program reviews

                                                             1.      Handout – John attended WASC level 2 workshop and drafted the comprehensive program review guidelines. 

                                                             2.      Process will include annual reviews and a comprehensive review at year 5.

                                                             3.      CS – comprehensive review should also include results from the annual reviews. 

                                                             4.      Should include “planned changes”.  What changes have resulted from the last program annual review.

                                                             5.      Should share the draft with one of the presenters at the conference (who has the expertise) for review and comment.  John McKee to suggest reviewer.

B.      Data – Success in English and Math

                                                             1.      Maui CC received high success rates in English and Math.

 

XII.              Obama Initiatives

 

A.      Educate to Innovate – Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act

                                                             1.      Goals

a.       Graduate 5 million more Americans from Community Colleges

b.      Prepare students to be workers in the 21st Century

                                                             2.      SR to share with group a draft of the proposal.

a.       Next meeting Jan. 13. 

A.      Have faculty brainstorm initiatives (netbook)

b.      SR shared minutes from meeting with committee

 

B.      American Graduation

                                                             1.      VCs – system wide proposal – SR to share with Exec Committee the focus of the system proposal.  SR

                                                             2.      No update

 

 

XIII.            Hyechong University (4,500 students)

A.      Lori to review WASC parameters for exchanges

B.      Presentation of MCC proposal to Hyechong

 

 

XIV.            Maui Sustainability Committee – Official Organization Status

A.      Presentation next month by Alex (Alex is ill)

 

XV.              BOR preparation

A.      Name Change

 

XVI.            Update

 

A.      Bellwether Consortium

                                                             1.       

 

B.      PIN Conference

 

C.      SARS and STARS (Kris)

 

                                                             1.      Alvin – Vice Chancellors meeting will be reviewing  combining the two systems.  May be too burdensome, considering using a common access point instead.  Considering faculty access to information.

D.      Kuali

                                                             1.      System to replace FMIS.  Plan to implement system next fiscal year.  May lose ability to encumber funds. 

 

E.       Molokai Land Appraisal (David)

                                                             1.      Meeting on February 17th with Dan Orodenker.

 

F.       ATST – record of decision

                                                             1.      CS and Kalei working on mitigation proposal - $2 million /year

                                                             2.      Conservation permit will be considered by State

                                                             3.      Dr. David Coleman, Native Hawaiian Physicist  – Co – PI with CS and Kalei

                                                             4.      TCUP scholarships may not be funded.  May use mitigation proposal.

                                                             5.      National Observatory or NSF purview.  Dr. Coleman suggest using NSF purview.

                                                             6.      Largest telescope project in the world

                                                             7.      Support Native Hawaiian Ph.D candidates which in turn mentor our students