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Hartnell College Board Room - 411 Central Salinas, CA
May 11, 2011 at 3:00PM

An Wright
Phoebe Helm

Dale Fuge
Langston Johnson
Nancy Schur
Frank Mendoza

Matt Coombs, IT Consultant
Jackie Cruz, Foundation
Beverly Grova, Foundation
Mary Young, Nursing

Lucy Serrano

5:10 p.m.

Agenda #1

Topic:Scope of work IT Consultant
Presenter:Matt Coombs, Consultant
Summary of Agenda Item:At the April 27th meeting, committee members asked about the scope of work for Matt Coombs, a consultant the administration recently hired. The committee asked if Mr. Coombs could attend a RAC meeting to discuss his role and responsibilities to the college. Mr. Coombs is the Director of Systems Development at San Joaquin Delta College and has been contracted two days a week until the Vice President of Information Technology is hired.

Mr. Coombs explained that his assignment is to assess the technology infrastructure and personnel and to develop a technology plan in preparation for a new IT administrator. .

Questions asked of Mr. Coombs surrounded course management systems, virtualization, and the open source system, Kuali. Mr. Coombs stated that no decisions have been made to move the college in any direction and that all discussion would need to be vetted across the campus before decisions were made. In addition, he stated that the college needs to stay current with technology that the college is doing well in certain areas, but that there is a need for improvement to ensure the needs of the students and staff are being met. When pushed, he responded with a rating of 4 out of 10.
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Agenda #2

Presenter:Beverly Grova, Jackie Cruz, Mary Young
Summary of Agenda Item:At the request of the Committee Beverly Grova attended this meeting to discuss external funding (grants) and she distributed information that included the funding source and a description of what the funds pay for, the primary investigator and college administrator, and the total amount and funding life of the grant. A discussion followed on when and how the college decides to apply for a grant, how the college oversees and executes the work of the grant, what happens when grants expire do the services and/or programs go away, and the role of the Office of Advancement.

Jackie Cruz reported that California Endowment has committed over $900,000 to Hartnell College, to support an Allied Health Program, Respiratory Therapy. Mary Young provided an overview of the Respiratory Therapy Program and stated that for this first year, the grant would support the development of curriculum and coordinator (faculty) as well as a Health Sciences Pathway. This donation by the CA Endowment is part of a ten year commitment to East Salinas through their Building Healthy Communities Project.
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