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Technology, Human Resources and Facilities Planning

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Hartnell College Library, FRC Training Room L116
February 24, 2010 at 3:00PM
I.Chair(s)

Gary Hughes
II.Attendee(s)

Stephanie Blancas (Student Rep), Bruce Brandt, Barbara Durham, Alex Edens, Jennifer Fellguth, Neil Ledford, Bill Rawson, Esmeralda Rodriguez (Student Rep)

Absent: Tony Anderson, Eric Price, Terri Pyer, Kent Stephens, Dan Teresa, Ron Waddy
III.Guest(s)

IV.Supporter(s)

Joanne Pleak
V.Adjournment

4:15 p.m.

Agenda #1

Topic:Approved Minutes 7/21/09 and 10/21/09
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Summary of Agenda Item:A motion was made by Jennifer Fellguth, seconded by Neil Ledford, to approve the minutes from the July 21, 2009 and October 21, 2009. This motion passed unanimously.
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Agenda #2

Topic:Waterless Urinals
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Summary of Agenda Item:The discussion about waterless urinals was put forth by Iganacio Pando with no supporting documents, but directed this more on the college practicing conservation. No further discussion on this item, this will be forwarded to Damon Felice.
Action(s) required:A motion was made and seconded by Neil Ledford. This motion passed unanimously.
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Agenda #3

Topic:CALL (Center for Applied Technology and Lifelong Learning) Building Update
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Summary of Agenda Item:Gary Hughes updated the committee on the CALL bldg. transitions. The nuring dept. has been in the CALL building since November 2009. A high fidelity calssroom for nursing is located on the top floor. This room will be used by the nursing students that will enable them to be in an interactive environment. The other half of the top floor will be used as swing space as the colege begins refreshing offices. This floor is 99% done.

The North side bottom floor of the CALL bldg. has been occupied at least two months by the EOPS/Care, DSPS, Tranfer Center/Career. Center Allied Health, Scheduling & Curriculum (Belen Gonzales/Linda Guiterrez). The Counseling dept. Dr. Greg Peterson/Valerio Berthiaume moved into the building just this week.

Admissiona d Records will move into the CALL bldg. when concerns over futniture placement and electrical issues are completed. The cashiering office and switchboard/maillroom will be housed next to A & R and moved in by the end of April 2010.

Landscaping in between the CALL bldg. and Library have been delayed by winter weather. There is still an issue on the design or concrete pour on a section near the flag poles. When it rains water builds up on part of the sidewalk.

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Agenda #4

Topic:Center for Applied Technology (CAT) Alisal Campus
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Summary of Agenda Item:The building project for the Center for Applied Technology at the Alisal campus began two years age. The square footage is approximately 55,000 sq. ft. All drywall is up and they are finishing the building. There are three buildings on the grounds and by Fall 2010 the Technology building will be closed and moved over to Alisal campus. The planning schedule is that the college is not able to grow at this time, but will move in general education into programs that will reise in the building such as Adv. Technologies, Auto Body/Diesel, Agriculture, Drafting, Construction, Welding, Food & Safety and Industrial Technology will all be oriented in a beautiful spot.

A question cam up about mainteance staff and how will it be handled during the evening? Hartnell will have security available 24 hrs as they have on the main street. This item is being discussed by the administration.

Neil Ledford said the building will be scheduled to be turned over June 2010 and start classes in August 2010. A food service area will be available with vending machines to start off with. Jennifer Fellguth mentioned maybe the college can talk to Elsa Brisson, adjunct instructor who runs her own catering business and maybe can provide food. The Library area will have books and periodicals but not plans for a librarian at this time.

Neil said that the college received permission to add square footage in 2004 which was the Alisal campus, in return that the college not use the old technology building, so the technology building will have to be demolished. It is important that the Alisal campus space be housed according to the plan, because we do not want to jeopardize our future funding for the building project, the science building.

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Agenda #5

Topic:Grant Updates
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Summary of Agenda Item:Gary Hughes wanted the committe to know how grants fill the computer/equipment needs for specific areas of the college. The current Title V Grant/CCRAA Grant has been written so the Math/Science area are able to buy and upgrad the outdated science equipment and computers. The campus has a population of 1,400 computers and has purchased at least 300-400 computers in a 6-month period. Computers in C217 all have been replaced.

Grant fuding purchase in the science area purchased a new HPLC machine that analyzes and captures data and puts information into a graph for analysis. This piece of equipment is very sophisticated for our science students and was purchased through the Title V Grant. Neil Ledford asked about replacing computers by leasing them instead? This is something he has heard of leasing and not paying so much upfront. So instead of the cost of having the computers becomes an operating expense? Leasing will kepp you up with the latest developments. Buying software becomes an expense with no budget to support the needs.

Gary Hughes talked about the issue of obsolenscence. We moved into th eLibrary in 2007 wiht no extra funding for computers. The Library was able to purchase at least 250 computers through grant funding. The library computers are already 3-4 years old. There are many computers that cannot support new software and it is a big problem. The new technology has set up higher expectations that the colleges cannot keep up. We have to meet the needs of our students.
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Agenda #6

Topic:Cell Tower
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Summary of Agenda Item:Gary Hughes met faculty Ron Waddy/student request regarding radiation safety issues with the cell tower that is located on the roof of the VAF building on the Hartnell campus where Ron Waddy teaches. Documentaion has been received from the Federal/State/Safety Regulations that is certified and will be available in the Business Office.

Bruce Brandt suggested that we hire a consultant to give us a wireless analysis on campus connections.
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Agenda #7

Topic:CALL Building Issues / Nursing
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Summary of Agenda Item:Barbara Durham, faculty of Nursing Dept. located in the CALL bldg. had several issues to add to the agenda. One, is that in the faculty/staff lounge break room there is no water and not faucets? Gary Hughes will email Damon Felice to talk to Mary Young. Two, is that the restroom lights don't come on until you are at least three feet into the restroom. Three, there needs to be cold water piped in. Four, when will wireless happen? Gary said by the of the semester wireless should be working.

Barbara Durham wanted to let the library know her use of the Distance Education Room L113 is really appreciated and apologize for the noise level. Gary suggested that Barbara talk to our Student Services Librarian Bill Rawson for any complaints.

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Agenda #8

Topic:Steinbeck/Commons Area
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Summary of Agenda Item:Neil Ledford talked about the closure of the Steinbeck/Commons area due to the remodeling. What will facilities users do? Neil pointed out he had a couple of large events that he sponsors and plans well in advance. Neil's Food Safety Conference will be held in the CALL bldg. training room. Jennifer Fellguth is waiting to hear from Dr. Helm to determine use of the CALL bldg. room for users of facilities.
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