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Resource and Allocation Committee

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Hartnell College - 411 Central Ave., CAB-112, Salinas, CA 93901
August 22, 2012 at 3:00PM

Willard Lewallen, Co-Chair
Ann Wright, Co-Chair


Tony Anderson, Academic Senate
Matt Coombs, IT
Francisco Estrada, ASHC
Ismael Ramirez, L-39/Maint.
Joanne Trevino, Classified Senate

Zahi Atallah, CAT
Dolores Javier, Business Office
Carol Kimbrough, Faculty
Brian Lofman, Academic Affairs
Stephanie Low, Academic Affairs
Al Munoz, Administration
Joseph Reyes, Operations/Maintenance
Terri Pyer, Administration-HR
Dan Teresa, PE


Laura Warren

4:30 p.m.

Agenda #1

Topic:Approval of Agenda
Presenter:Ann Wright
Summary of Agenda Item:Agenda approved with no changes.
Action(s) required:None

Agenda #2

Topic:Approval of Minutes
Presenter:Ann Wright
Summary of Agenda Item:Motion to approve made by Tony Anderson; seconded by Eric Price. All in favor. Minutes approved without changes.
Action(s) required:None

Agenda #3

Topic:Unfinished Business: Followup on the allocations for instructional equipment
Presenter:Willard Lewallen
Summary of Agenda Item:Dr. Lewallen explained that the decisions for allocations were prioritized and made; approximately $190,000 has been allocated and some funds remain as $200,000 was allocated. Additionally, he said the process went extremely well and did not take much time. Some discussion followed with regard to which funds the money would come from.

Dr. Lewallen pointed out that it makes sense to reassemble the group and add more items to the instructional equipment needs list. Additionally, he stressed the importance of bringing back to RAC what purchases will be made after those decisions are finalized.

Action(s) required:No action items.

Agenda #4

Topic:New Business: Budget Updates
Presenter:Al Munoz
Summary of Agenda Item:Al Munoz began the discussion with the amount of FTES the college is budgeting for. Further, Al stated that the 2012-13 budget is being prepared based on Proposition 30 not passing; if it does pass, the college will be in a much better financial position. He stressed the need to be conservative right now and in the years ahead. Al will be providing a Budget Workshop for the Board of Trustees and will go into more detail relative to how the deficit was brought down to $1.6 million. Al then reminded everyone that in June the deficit was projected at $2.5 million and the Board instructed that we go back and make reductions although no specific dollar amount was provided.

Dr. Lewallen suggested that at a future RAC meeting, Al give a presentation similar to the Budget Workshop.

Discussion related to FTES followed.

Dr. Lewallen suggested the college community begin spreading the message about Proposition 30 and informed all present that at the next Board meeting a Resolution will presented to the Board in support of Prop 30 and he is hopeful the Board will go on record in support. Francisco Estrada said that students have not been involved yet and he believes that the Student Senate is a good resource.

Action(s) required:None

Agenda #5

Topic:New Business: Agenda Building
Presenter:Ann Wright
Summary of Agenda Item:Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month and, if an additional meeting is necessary, the fourth Wednesday is held in the reserve.

The next meeting will be September 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Action(s) required:Dr. Lewallen requested that 16 week calendar be added to the next meeting agenda.
Responsibilites:Ann Wright

Agenda #6

Summary of Agenda Item:
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