TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1998, 7:00 P.M.


The regular meeting of the Palomar Community College District Governing Board was called to order by Harold E. Scofield, President, at 7:00 p.m.










Dr. George R. Boggs, Superintendent/President

Diane Michael, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Instruction

Joseph Madrigal, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services

Jerry Patton, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services

Dr. Teresa F. Doyle, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Human Resources and Affirmative Action

Judy Eberhart, Dean, Counseling, Guidance, and Career Development

Bill Flynn, Dean, Media, Business and Community Services

Gene Jackson, Dean, Arts and Languages

Dr. Michael Rourke, Dean, Mathematics and the Natural and Health Sciences

Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Interim Dean, Human Arts and Sciences

Lise Telson, Dean, Student Support Programs


Barbara Baldridge, Executive Assistant, President's Office

Bruce Bishop, President, The Faculty

Ernie Carson, President, CCE/AFT

Kathy Davis, Fiscal Services Secretary, CCE/AFT

Jimmy Diaz, Custodian II, Custodial Services, CCE/AFT

Sue Doran, Information Systems Technician, Information Services

Marsha Doughty, Senior Accounting Assistant, Fiscal Services, CCE/AFT

Bonnie Ann Dowd, Coordinator, Professional Development, Associate Professor, Business Education

Patricia Draggaman, Academic Department Assistant, CSIS, CCE/AFT

Ben Echeverria, Counsel, Contracts, and Special Projects

Mike Ellis, Director, Facilities

Katheryn Garlow, Associate Professor/Chair, ESL

Lynn Ginsburg, Director, Business Services

Kelley Hudson-MacIsaac, Facilities Planner

Kendra Jeffcoat, Special Assistant to the President

Cynthia Kratcoski, Financial Aid Advisor, CCE/AFT

Jo-Anne Lesser, Administrative Secretary, Student Support Programs, CCE/AFT

Stan Malley, Director, Information Services

Nicole Moreau-Deibert, Counseling Support Specialist, CCE/AFT

Dr. Michael Norton, Director, Public Information

Annette Parker, Associate Professor/Chair, Mathematics

Jean Ruff, Financial Aid Specialist, CCE/AFT

Michael Schaeffer, Manager, Bookstore

Susan Snow, Instructor, Mathematics

Bruce Swart, Athletic Trainer, CCE/AFT

Chris Urner, Manager, Community Education Programs, Administrative Association

Dr. Mark Vernoy, President, Faculty Senate

Terri Villalobos, Senior Office Specialist, Human Resource Services


Lee Baldridge

Tom Chambers, ASG

Marlene Imirzian, Architect

Matt Walker, Civil Engineer, Environmental Profiles, Inc.


Following the pledge of allegiance to the flag, Mr. Scofield declared a quorum present, and the meeting proceeded with the order of business.



MSC Hughes, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of February 7, 1998, be approved with the following correction:

Day on the heading should read, "Saturday, February 7, 1998."

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 10, 1998, be approved.

The Vote was unanimous.




MSC Jensen, Hughes


BE IT RESOLVED, That the following gifts be accepted and that an appropriate letter of appreciation be sent:

a. Approximately 75 picture frames of various sizes and assorted art supplies for student use in the Art Department, donated by Virginia Smith, 930 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, California 92069. Cash value as estimated by donor is $200.

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Jensen, Hughes


BE IT RESOLVED, That travel expenses for the following person be approved/ratified:

a. George R. Boggs, Ph.D.

Advanced Funds? Yes

For: Transportation, parking meals, lodging, registration, miscellaneous

To attend: NISOD Conference

Location: Austin, Texas

Date: May 23-26, 1998

Amount: $1,207.00

Budget Acct. No.: 01-10-20-2000-6630-5201.00-0000

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Jensen, Hughes


BE IT RESOLVED, That a contract to purchase personal computers between the Palomar Community College District and Apple Computer, Inc., be extended (originally approved by the Governing Board on March 11, 1997). The purpose of the contract is to purchase standardized Macintosh-compatible computer systems. Price per standard unit is $1,669.00, plus sales tax. All units have upgrade and downgrade options. Term of said extension is from March 12, 1998, through March 11, 1999. This is the second year of a two-year contract. (Account No.: Various District departments).

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Jensen, Hughes


BE IT RESOLVED, That the employment of the following adjunct Faculty, at the rate indicated for the Spring 1998 semester (day and/or evening), be approved; said adjunct Faculty are not scheduled to teach more than a 60-percent load



Kellgren, Janis Psychology $34.32

B.S., Education

M.A., Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology


Wilderson, Robert Graphic Communications $31.20

B.A., Business Administration

15 years of experience

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


R e s u m p t i o n o f




There were no items removed from the Consent Calendar.


At this time, Mr. Scofield moved Item H-1 forward and asked Marlene Imirzian to present the Final Project Proposal for the High-Technology Laboratory/Classroom Building.


MSC Dougherty, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Final Project Proposal for the High Technology Laboratory/Classroom Building for the Palomar Community College District is hereby approved in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in Title 5 of the Code of Regulations commencing with Section 57001.5 and following.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That, in accordance with California Education Code Section 81837, the plans and specifications for the High Technology Laboratory/Classroom Building Project shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, prior to letting of a contract for construction of the Project.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the letting of a contract for construction of the High Technology Laboratory/Classroom Building Project is conditioned upon Project funding allocated to the Project through the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges from the Public Works Board in accordance with Section 8 of the Budget Act. Exhibit H-1

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


1. "Hands On Mathematics"

Annette Parker reported on the current activities and challenges of the Mathematics Department. Susan Snow conducted a sample demonstration of a mathematics lesson.

2. Bookstore Operations

Jerry Patton introduced Mike Schaeffer, who presented a report on the bookstore and its recent changes and efforts to improve methods of operation.



Report of the Faculty Senate

Dr. Mark Vernoy reported that he had recently nominated Barbara Schnelker, Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences, for the 1998 Hayward Award, to honor an outstanding community college Faculty member in California. It is the highest award that the State Academic Senate gives and includes a cash award of $1,250. Notification arrived today that Barbara won the award. Mark noted that this is an honor for both Palomar College and Ms. Schnelker.


Report of The Faculty

There was no report.


Report of the Administrative Association

There was no report.


Report of the CCE/AFT

There was no report.


Report of the Associated Student Government

Erica Olvera reported that the ASG would be going to Washington, D.C., next week to attend a conference. They plan to meet with our representatives there.

The ASG has started Student Awareness Days every Wednesday. With the assistance of Pat Barrett, Manager, Food Services, free coffee and lemonade will be provided for students. Free hot dogs will also be available once a month. The ASG will be there to encourage students to vote for the new student center.


Report of Superintendent

Dr. Boggs congratulated Barbara Schnelker and thanked the Faculty Senate for nominating her for the Hayward Award.

Marcel Marceau will be on our campus tomorrow, in the dance studio, from 10-12 p.m., to present a seminar for Performing Arts students. Board members were invited to come if they would like, but Bob Gilson has requested that other persons attending be limited to Performing Arts students.

Once again, our Speech Team won another First Place; this time in the 1998 Sunset Cliffs Classic, competing in a field of 52. Competition included such institutions as Arizona State University, several of the California State University campuses, the Claremont Colleges, George Mason University, Northern Arizona State University, San Diego State University, United States Air Force Academy, and UCLA. Competition was stiff, but they couldn't match Palomar College.

Dean Bill Flynn is scheduled to be a keynote speaker for the Society for College and University Planning, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, March 21, for their opening plenary session, "Planning an Institutional Transformation from Teaching to Learning."

Dr. Boggs reported that he returned from Washington, D.C., today after attending the National Legislative Seminar. He reported on the following things that are being proposed and the stand that community colleges are taking on them. He suggested that the students who are going to Washington next week follow up on them.

(1) The President has expressed a desire to increase the Pell Grants from a maximum of $3,000 to $3,100. Community colleges are pushing for an even larger increase than that. There are some proposed threats to Pell Grants, such as removing ESL students from eligibility, removing remedial education students from eligibility, lowering the grants for community college students, and limiting the time that students could be eligible to 150% of the degree, which would be three years for community college students. Consideration is being given to extending that if the students attend part time. There is also a proposal to make colleges ineligible to give Pell Grants if their student loan default rate is above 25%. In the past, colleges have been ineligible to grant only student loans under these circumstances. Now they are proposing to eliminate all student financial aid eligibility. These are things we need to be aware of and to fight for our students in this regard.

(2) The community colleges are proposing an $80 million level for Title III, Part A. Some years ago, Palomar College had a Title III grant. It is important to try to preserve that for our community colleges.

(3) We are asking for a 10% increase in the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Grant and $120 million nationwide for tech prep. We are asking for the advanced technology education program from the National Science Foundation to be funded at an authorized level of $35 million.

(4) There were some tax proposals that were passed in the last session that were designed to help our students. One of these is the Hope Scholarship and another is the Lifelong Learning Tax Credits, which are actual credits on taxes for students' tuition. As the law is currently written, it creates quite a burden on the institution. We need to attempt to remove those burdens. For example, the College will have to report the student taxpayer identification number, the name, address, and tax identification of any taxpayer who claims the student as a dependent, which could be a problem, the aggregate tuition reimbursement and refund payments, and anything else that the Secretary of Education thinks is important for us to report, for each student who attends Palomar. In addition, this same information must be provided to each student, but there is no money earmarked for the institution to be providing this information to the students and the federal government. Beyond that, we must print the phone number on each of these forms that goes to each student so that students may call if they have questions, which means we would have to hire staff to answer questions students might have about these forms. We are proposing that colleges be relieved of this responsibility and that the individual taxpayers report this information on their tax forms. We are opposing a proposal by the Department of Education to extend eligibility for Perkins funds to proprietary institutions, because they are not increasing the amount of Perkins funds; they are simply making some other institutions eligible to receive them. There are some proposals for vouchers for training for students and other certification that we would have to provide for our vocational education programs, which would require completion rates, placement rates, and actual earnings of students. All these would be burdens on the institution without providing any funds to pay for them. We need to watch out for what is happening in Washington, D.C., especially as the Higher Education Act is reauthorized.

Dr. Dougherty asked if there is any feel for what is happening in Sacramento regarding lowering the approval for bonds to 60%. Dr. Boggs reported that the Governor has proposed lowering approval to a simple majority. However, Republican legislators are very much opposed to lowering it at all because they do not feel it is fair to landowners. This argument has been partially responsible for slowing down the state bond issue, as well. It is uncertain if they will be able to come to a compromise between 2/3 and a simple majority.

Diane Michael and Bill Flynn reported that the Learning Paradigm video has won an award from the Association of Communication of Educational Technology. This is an organization of two- and four-year institutions that recently held their national conference in St. Louis. Lisa Faas of our ETV Department went to accept the first-place award for large institution instructional videos.


Report of Other Organizations and/or Individuals

Jo-Anne Lesser, a member of CCE/AFT, read the following comments to the Board:

"My name is Jo-Anne Lesser. I am a mother, a wife, and a member of my community, and one thing that I'm very proud of is that I am also a Classified employee here at Palomar. I have been a member of the Classified Staff at Palomar College for a couple of decades. During these many years, I have grown personally, educationally, and professionally. These years at Palomar have been some of the best in my life. I am gratified by the part I play in the educational excellence that Palomar is known for.

"Additionally, I am proud to be a Classified employee here at the College because the Classified Staff play an essential part in the success of the students who attend this College. We are the alpha and omega of the College . . . we are the first people that thousands of students see when they first come on campus to participate in testing and registration, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and we are also the last ones they see when they apply for graduation, transcripts, and for job placement after they have graduated.

"We are the people who prepare your monthly paychecks as well as your twice monthly dinners before the Board meetings, we support the Foundation, the Patrons, the Pottery Sale, sporting events, and theatrical productions. We work hard to make the grounds here beautiful, clean, and safe. You may not see us, but please know we are here doing our jobs and investing in our College days, nights, and weekends.

"When it comes time to grant cost-of-living allowances, please don't forget us. We are counting on you to encourage the Administration of the College to offer a fair cost-of-living allowance to staff members who, on the average, make $25,000 per year. As each year passes, our purchasing power diminishes.

"In the spirit of collegiality and Classified Staff morale, I respectfully request to you, our Governing Board, our elected representatives, that the granting of a COLA for the Senior Administration be delayed until the Classified Staff negotiations are resolved and we receive our COLA. Thank you for your support.

"Most of this letter was written to you, and addressed to you, Mr. Jensen, four years ago. Most of this letter hasn't changed at all, just the date. But I want to remind you that our heart is still here at Palomar and we will serve it to the end. What we are asking you to do is to remember us and that you also represent all of us, as well. Thank you."

Jean Ruff, a member of CCE/AFT, read the following comments: "My name is Jean Ruff. I work in the Financial Aid Office, and I am here as a Union member and a member of the Palomar College Classified Staff. I want to read a letter that I wrote to the Governing Board four years ago, as well. Dear Governing Board Members, I am writing this letter to express to you my support for my Classified Union and the Negotiating Team for their tireless efforts on my behalf. These fellow staff members have spent many hours working for the Classified Staff in negotiating with Palomar's Administrators for the benefit of us all. I do not want you or anyone else to think for a moment that they do not represent me and my best interest. I have full confidence in my Union, and I support them totally in these efforts. My statement to you would be that I have worked at Palomar for 14 years and I have always felt a sense of pride at being a part of Palomar's staff. I have worked hard at my job and have always given it my very best. I often feel the support staff do not get the credit they rightfully deserve for the work they contribute to the College as a whole. The attitude often prevails that unless you are a Faculty member or an Administrator, you are not valuable to the organization. We are not treated as a valuable resource. I would like to see the District plan a cost-of-living increase into the budget process each year, rather than simply stating, 'there is no money.' I would hope that you, as the Governing Board for Palomar College, would support all staff equally and would encourage the District representatives to consider treating support staff as a true value to the District.

"My letter was originally written and delivered to all Board members four years ago on August 9, 1994. I'm delivering to each of you personally the same, exact letter with the date changed. The only thing different in this letter is that February 14, 1998, was my 18th anniversary on campus. Please support your support staff. Thank you.

"I would like to make one more comment. My name is Jean Ruff, I live in this District, and I am a voter. I realize there are three seats available on this Board. I also want to give one of these [letters] to my Vice President, Joe Madrigal. Thank you very much."

Cynthia Kratcoski, a member of CCE/AFT, read the following statement: "My name is Cynthia Kratcoski, and I also work in the Financial Aid Office. I am a Financial Aid Advisor. I will read you some paragraphs I have written. I have been with Palomar College since 1990. During these past eight years, I have come to understand that the service I and my fellow Classified Staff perform greatly affects the student. When a student comes to Palomar College to learn, he/she is often in a position in which he/she must rely on Classified Staff for assistance in facing the hurdles of college life and the mundane but necessary rigors of registering, seeking financial aid, preparing for transfer, etc. In the years that I have been with Palomar College, I have noticed a general perception that the Classified Staff unit is not as significant as the other two units. Because we assist with the daily mundane processes required of student life, we are seemingly of less significance to the College. I have heard it said that without Faculty, there would be no College, and without administration, there would be no organization. I believe that without the Classified Staff, neither could exist because there would be no one to assist the student, Faculty, or administrative staff. Since we are here because of the student, then any position that serves the student is of equal importance. Faculty serves the student, not themselves. Administration serves the student by the offices they hold. And the Classified Staff Unit performs all the daily services to assist and facilitate students to stay on track. We all serve the same purpose-to help the student reach his/her academic goal. When will Palomar College start to view itself as a single unit with the same goal and purpose? I am asking the Executive Administrators, respectfully, to turn down acceptance of their COLA until the issue of the COLA for the Classified Staff Unit can be completed with equality. If the Executive Administrators will do this, then I will know that fellow members of Palomar College believe we all count."

Patricia Draggaman, a member of CCE/AFT, made the following comments: "My name is Patricia Draggaman, and I am very proud to be a member of the CCE. My comment concerns the fairness in voting for the Senior Administrators to receive their COLA. We have had a history that Senior Administrators have not received their COLA until or after all other employee groups. Thank you."

Ernie Carson, President of CCE/AFT, made the following statement: "My statement is probably going to be bits and pieces because a lot of my comments were mentioned by fellow CCE or Classified Staff people. Morale affects us all. The current state of low morale within the CCE is not restricted to just the CCE. The Faculty and members of the Administrative Association are also feeling it.

But just when I felt that it was impossible for the morale of the CCE to get any lower, we noticed the agenda item regarding the distribution of 4% funds to the President and Vice Presidents. As you should imagine, this was like a slap in the face to the classified employees.

Our current negotiations situation has directed us to walk down an unfortunate path. But as we walk down this path, it is my hope that you keep your eyes open and notice that the grass is cut, the clogged toilets are clear and clean, food preparation is still being done, and students are still being serviced at the same high level of expectations that you require of us.

Let me close by saying if this proposed salary increase is adopted tonight, I hope that each of you will remember that your paychecks were processed by the classified staff. Thank you."


1. Letter from Howard Kaloogian, State Assemblyman, to Kendra Jeffcoat, dated January 26, 1998, thanking her for his tour of our campus on January 21. Exhibit G-1

2. Letter from Howard Kaloogian, State Assemblyman, to Kendra Jeffcoat, dated February 11, 1998, thanking her for visiting his office to discuss legislative priorities. Exhibit G-2

3. Letter from the Rancho Penasquitos Sunrise Rotary Club, to Kendra Jeffcoat, dated February 12, 1998, thanking her for speaking to them on February 5. Exhibit G-3


1. Item was handled earlier in the meeting.


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board approve and adopt the proposed Goals of the Palomar Community College District. Exhibit H-2

Dr. Dougherty made the following comments: "I would like to comment on H-2. Probably the most controversial change from the previous is no longer including the goal when we will be in the top 25% in terms of years. This is an issue which I was afraid, at the time, would cause some controversy, and I think I should explain a couple items. It is very difficult to set a goal in years when you don't know what funding will be, and it's hard to know what year to set, number one. Secondly, including that goal will probably require a good many efficiencies that we have not yet figured out quite how to do. Certainly, we have a strange situation. I have been told by Dr. Doyle that the Faculty members in the, say, top third or whatever, are already within the top 25% of colleges on the list. Those in the middle third are close to being there, and it is the employees down in the bottom third, that is to say the relatively new ones, who are still some distance from being in the top 25% of comparable districts. I think this sheds a light on the problem that should not be overlooked. When we say we want to be in the top 25% and that was our goal last year, and I think it's still a goal in our minds and perhaps in some way should be put back in this before it's adopted, do we mean overall? Do we mean a majority of Faculty will be in? Do we mean 80% will be in? Do we mean 100% will be in? If we think it should be 100%, then would it be fair and appropriate to stop giving raises in the same general percentage as the relatively new people? Because, if we are going to achieve it in a short time, that may be the only feasible way to do it, and that may not be fair at all to some of the people, especially in the middle range. In other words, there are some value judgments to be made; and the issue, therefore, is not simply abandoning a goal or taking a goal of getting in the top 25%, but how we do it, when we do it, and what it means in terms of adjustments between the different groups. I have said on many occasions, for I guess the last ten years, that I have been concerned about starting salaries and the salaries of relatively new people. I still have that concern. At the moment, the job market is such that we can go out and compete nationwide and because of our climate, because of the excellence of our school and its reputation and other factors, we are able to attract people. It will attract some of the best people in the country. You only have to look at the outstanding people who have been joining our Faculty, administration, and classified staff in recent years to see that that's true. That may not last forever. We need to be competitive and we need to be competitive, especially, at starting salaries and for people who are relatively inexperienced. That doesn't mean we give them all the money, but it means we have to look at how we want to get into it and how we want achieve being in the top 25%. I think our goals may well need to be revised between now and the next meeting to try to address some of these concerns, which I know are of concern to the Faculty, as well. I think, in addressing the issue, instead of simply saying we want to go back to the previous policy, I think it's also important that the Faculty Salary and Benefits people look at this problem and the fact that for the better-paid people we are either at or close to the goal, but for the relatively new employees on the Faculty, we are not; and how do we want to handle this situation. So I wanted to make that comment proactively before everyone else jumped on my case."

Bruce Bishop made the following comments: "Dr. Dougherty, before the meeting began, I expressed to him that I wished I could somehow encapsulate very succinctly how I feel about and what my reaction is when I read these goals, absent the 25% language by the year 2000. I can't figure out a way to succinctly share with you my reaction. I wish I could just give you my head and let you have it for a moment and feel--because it's betrayal and it's rage that I feel. I want to respond to the points Dr. Dougherty made in kind. He started off by telling us that it's difficult to set a goal. It's difficult to reach a goal.

My response is that I think it ought to be difficult to reach a goal. That's what a goal is. It's something that you strive for. It shouldn't be easy. But when you establish a goal, you do whatever you possibly can to get there. You don't say a year later, 'it's just too hard-let's abandon this goal,' because you set the goal for a three-year or four-year future. That's what a goal is-it's for the future; it's not for the year-it's towards the future and you work toward it, and it ought to be difficult or the goal's not set high enough. Secondly, he said that in order to achieve the goal, we need to be more efficient. OK, I agree with that-no argument there. Let's get efficient and still work towards that goal that was established. Thirdly, he said we're in a strange situation because some of the Faculty might already be in the top 25%, others are close to it, and still others are farther away. But the goal was to get the staff within 25%--not to 25%--to within 25%. I think it would be great if Palomar College could say that some of its Faculty are compensated at the number one level. They are the best-compensated Faculty in the state of California. And some of them are in the top 10% and others are in the top 20%. You don't stop when you reach the 25%. I wonder what it would be like if I had a student who said 'my goal this semester is to get a B,' and as soon as they get the B, they quit trying. They're not going to do any more assignments, even though the A is attainable, they say 'well I've got the B.' OK, so some of the staff is at 25%, maybe. Why not go for number one? I don't know where we are in terms of the numbers, but I know it's not number one. So, it may be a strange situation, but I don't think you simply abandon a goal that you've established. I think it's a slap in the face of every single staff member here at Palomar College to say, 'well, you know what, it was our goal last year.' But it wasn't just last year, it was a goal to get to by the year 2000 that was established last year. If you take out that language this year, then you're simply going back on a commitment you made to the entire Faculty and the entire staff of Palomar College, and I think that is betrayal. That's just going back on a commitment."

Ralph Jensen said, "The wording last year was all contingent on increasing efficiency."

Bonnie Ann Dowd said, "If I may, I would just like to share some of Bruce's sentiment that he has put out there. I've gone back through the records and looked at the historical perspective. As the Board members know, I have been involved in a lot of these issues as the past Senate President and as Faculty President. I've been the Chair of the Faculty Salary and Benefits Committee for the last five years. I felt totally betrayed when I got the call last night about this. I feel that I have been a person that has been out there saying that we are working in a shared-governance environment, that there is a commitment to teamwork. I am very disturbed when I hear some of the pain of my colleagues and some of the things that keep coming up over and over again. I think that we've been trying to make a movement in the direction of being more of a collective body over the last few years in our planning process. We designed a staff compensation plan, which all employees on this campus have representation on. We accepted that staff compensation plan in 1995, which clearly says not 'Faculty salaries' but 'all salaries of all employees would be in the top 25%,' and lists the comparable schools. Quite honestly, that has been something that has been a goal that we as Faculty representatives have used. I dare say, Dr. Dougherty, with due respect, that some of the things that you said I don't think are appropriate for discussion at the Board level. They are a meet-and-confer issue from the representation by the Faculty representatives related to salary issues. How we choose as a group to distribute our share of the pot is something that our group deals with, and some of the information that you said. . . . . I don't have it all to be able to quote exactly, but we really did work towards and have been working towards, in a process that we began last year in the meet-and-confer, to move towards getting all Faculty. . . . . . It's not that there's 100 Faculty members that are not in the 25%; it's not an even one-third, one-third. In fact, there's a distribution. Dr. Doyle and Jerry Patton were very, very helpful in the process, and we had a team of Faculty that were working also. We were

verifying and checking figures which I've shown in the past. I do know that last year in October, when our action item came forward and we settled, for lack of a better word, on the 4%, that one of the concerns which Barbara addressed was dealing with the idea of what happens with limited resources. I don't really think that that's what the goal is about. I think the goal previously, the way it's been written in the past, has talked about efficiencies, has talked about the need to identify. The new terminology in this new goal is saying not only do we need to identify, but we need to implement. Quite honestly, it's not that easy to implement. I think that's a really unfair thing to put in there because we do have a shared governance process. So I question that. I really am so shocked to see this 25% terminology removed because it is totally removing the Board's goals from our planning process. I've said in the past that this is the Board's goals; I respect that they're the Board's goals, just as the Senate makes its goals and probably the other groups do. But if we're not all in sync with the resource allocation plan, the compensation plan, and everything else, we're not a team. We're all going in different directions. I'm really worried about removing what is quantifiable and what is measurable. I teach advertising. All you're doing is selling us a piece of goods and you're not necessarily telling us you plan to deliver. When I say you, I mean us as a collective body. If there's no resources there, and we said that last year, that it's not that we're all saying, 'no we need to definitely be in the top 25.' Bruce and I have had this discussion a million times about do we mean the bottom 25 or the top 25. Let's just have something that we're working towards. In conclusion, it really, really. . . . . I mean, I'm in pain over this. I really am because I believe in this institution and I've been embroiled in a lot of very hot issues in my leadership; and I have always tried to see and to objectively present both sides. And I've got to tell you, I feel like my trust in the other side has been broken."

Ernie Carson stated, "The CCE is also concerned about the omitting or removal of the reference to the goal of being in the top 25%. I would like to say that I think salary or compensation, and this is just my opinion, is probably not one of the things that keeps good employees here at Palomar College. I think you can look at any individual area and find people that could go out into the private sector and would make a lot more money or be compensated in better ways or whatever. But, I think, it's the spirit of 'familiness' that has been developed at Palomar College that I noticed when I walked through the doors. So, I would just like to say that, in my opinion, to not have a reference to something that's clearly visible to your staff, and that the College is committed to, would be a great injustice. Thank you."

Mark Vernoy stated, "I don't know what I can say. I certainly can't say it as well as everybody else has already said this. I don't know if I'm angry or I'm just dismayed at the fact that it seems to me that, see I'm just a rookie at being the Faculty Senate President, so my history with the Board and with Dr. Boggs and with the senior administration has been pretty short. But it's been actually relatively enjoyable for me because I thought everybody was playing straight with me all the time. This is the first time where I feel that the Board and the senior administration has . . . . . I guess I feel kind of like Bonnie does, betrayed. It just seems like this is the first time in my mind this year that there's a total lack of trust. This thing seemed to be sprung on us without any forewarning. That was a problem for me; I should have been more on top of it. But, it's something that didn't have to be done. If you leave it in, it's not that big of a deal. All it does is say that you're committed to something that all of us on campus are committed to. In a way, it's just a way for you to thumb your nose at the rest of the employees here and say, 'well, yeah, that was last year, but we don't have to continue to go along with the commitments we made last year because this year is this year.' Well, I guess you are free to change your goals. It seems to me that goals always should be, like Bruce said, to get to be number one, not to remain number 23. Dr. Dougherty was mentioning the fact that, yes, there are some people that have moved up into the 25%, and that was probably true when we compared the people's salaries last year. But everybody else got a raise this year, too.

I'm willing to bet you that not as many people as you think are up where we all think it would be important for us to be. If Palomar College is the best college in the nation, which we all can probably agree on and take a vote here and everybody would vote that, then what's wrong with a goal of trying to be compensated in the top 25%?"

Dr. Dougherty stated, "Let me say this. One of the concerns the Board had at its workshop was making/having a goal which appeared to be a definite, firm promise we might not be able to keep. It was a feeling that rather than say we're going to be in the top 25% in the year 2000, we're not saying we don't want to be; we're not saying we won't work toward it, but we're saying we think it's unfair to set a date we may or may not be able to make. That was, at least, how I understood it. Does anybody see it as a change in commitment? I'm sorry there's that feeling that we have abandoned it. I don't think that in the sense of a goal we have abandoned it in intention. There was a concern it would be seen as a promise. And, if not, then we misread what's been said."

Barbara Hughes stated, "I am really dismayed by the idea that it's some form of betrayal or lack or trust or somehow a slap in the face. We included those specific terms in our goals last year at the request of the Staff Compensation Committee. It was brought to us and requested that it be put in there. We did vote on it, and we did put it in there. It's not like we're saying we don't agree with this goal anymore, we don't like this goal anymore, we still have it in here that compensation is of primary importance to the Board. All we did was leave out the specific, almost like policy, terms in what's supposed to be just a goal statement. I really am dismayed that it's been thought of as betrayal. It's not like we're saying we don't want that to be a goal-it's still a staff compensation plan goal. It's just that we have not put the specifics in our goal."

Bruce Bishop stated, "If you'd like to be in the top 25%, why don't you say, 'we'd like to be in the top 25% by the year 2000.'"

Barbara Hughes stated, "Maybe, in the sense of just what Dr. Dougherty said, if you tie it down to a specific date and a specific figure and the reality of it doesn't happen, then we've broken the promise and then we've broken the commitment."

Bruce Bishop stated, "But you don't call them 'District promises.' You call them 'District goals-something to strive for."

Barbara Hughes stated, "Fine, then the goal is that salaries are of primary importance to the future of the College. It's not like saying we don't think salaries are important anymore and we are throwing this goal away. We're not. It's always been the Staff Compensation Committee's goal, and we agreed with it and we still agree with it and we don't disagree with it and we didn't say that we disagree with it in any way."

Bruce Bishop stated, "But what it sounds like is not that you're not saying that salaries are no longer important, but the 25% number is no longer important."

Barbara Hughes stated, "It's not that none of it is not important, it's just simply not stated in the goal as a specific number. It's not that none of it is important, it's very important."

Rita White stated, "Frankly, I don't see any reason why we shouldn't include the statement about 25%. It doesn't make any sense if this is a problem that can easily be taken care of by simply including the statement. It's a goal and I, personally, don't see any reason for removing that as a goal and being quite specific about it. And then, if we don't make it, we say, 'well we're darn sorry-we'll try again next year.' That's my feeling about it, and I don't recall us being as specific as saying 'let's remove the 25%.'"

Dr. Dougherty stated, "I want to apologize to Bonnie if it sounds like I'm stepping on the toes of the Staff Benefits and Compensation Committee. That group has been unappreciated, worked hundreds of hours on very difficult issues. I simply wanted to clear the. . . . As I've said before, I'm very concerned with starting salaries and relatively new employees, and that doesn't mean I'm trying to tell the committee how to do its business, because it's obvious the committee in past years has also had that as one of its highest priorities-to get our starting salaries and relatively new employees' salaries up. And I didn't mean to tell that committee how to do its work."

Bonnie Dowd stated, "What I was responding to also is that every single employee group on this campus has representatives that deal with those issues, and it should be dealt with only within that group. That is how we're set up. So what I was reacting to also was the fact that this goal and the tie-in to the year 2000 is part of our Staff Compensation Plan, not Faculty, not Senior Administrators, it is the staff that is the collective body. That is what I'm speaking to. The other thing, and I know that when Barbara was President we had had some conversation in Pre-Board meetings, etc., about these goals. The way the goal has been written in the past, and it was very clearly because of some of the concerns that have been voiced here. The fact that it doesn't say that the Board is saying just that this is their goal, but that the Staff Compensation Plan developed this and it states it. And what really concerns me by removing it, quite honestly, is that we don't have a historian except the one Pat Archer did about 50 years of this campus, so there's a collective memory that doesn't necessarily pass on. We had a great deal of change a very, very short time ago in our Senior Administration, and I'm not saying that anybody's trying to slip anything by us, but if we don't have these a part of documents, we lose that history. I think that what is really important, which is what was, I believe, the intent in previous years by the Board, as we talked about these goals, in the years that I was involved with the Board, was that we were trying to really connect the planning process. As I said, I'm really concerned that we've been spending a lot of years on planning here. We still don't have them all finished, but we're planning. To move away from that and to terminate that relationship really concerns me. So, I really hope that the Board in its collective wisdom will see that it's really important--that this statement is important for all of us, because it's a statement that gives us all a vision in relationship to staff compensation."

Dr. Dougherty stated, "I would point out that this is an information item, and it can certainly be amended."

Mark Vernoy stated, "I also wanted just to say to Barbara, last year the whole Board felt that they could embrace this language. You just basically said that you do embrace the language."

Barbara Hughes stated, "But it's the specifics of not being able to fulfill it. I think mainly the change from last year is that I've seen us not reach the cap this year, and I have kind of realized maybe what some of the financial ramifications of that are going to be to us over the course of the next couple of years."

Mark Vernoy stated, "Yes, but the goals are different. Goals are things that you strive for whether you know at the moment whether you're going to have the fiscal capabilities to achieve them or not."

Barbara Hughes stated, "But do you also see that when you set a goal, that maybe raises everyone's expectations, and then, within the reality of the real world, it may not be achieved, what it does to people's . . . ."

Mark Vernoy stated, "You know what, Barbara, in my classes, that's exactly what I do. That's my job-is to raise people's expectations; and then what you do is you make them live up to those expectations, you don't worry about the fact that some of them aren't going to do that. So, I'm never going to buy that argument, ever."

Barbara Hughes stated, "What about like the terminology of 'recognizes the vision of,' and so that it's really clear it's a 'vision.'"

Bruce Bishop stated, "Every year, the Chargers tell us they're 'going to make the playoffs this year.' I don't know how realistic it is but if they don't get the recruiting class they want, if they don't get the free agents they want, they're probably not going to make it. But every year, when the season opens they say, 'this year, our goal is to make the playoffs.' It's still their goal. We all go out and we buy season tickets and we go, well we don't all do that, but we go see the games hoping that they're going to make it. And every year, they've let us down for the past several. But next year, we're going to buy the tickets again, hoping that next year this is going to be the year they reach their goal. What would happen if they said, 'you know what-it's not our goal this year. This year it's not going to be our goal to make the playoffs, because it's not realistic. We're not going to get the recruiting class that we want, we're not going to get the free agents we want, so it's not our goal. We're going to try to be competitive, though, but to hell with the playoffs.' If they make the playoffs, they're not going to say, 'you know what, we made the playoffs. Forget it, let's stop now. The hell with the Super Bowl. We don't need to go any farther.'"

Barbara Hughes stated, "Do you think that realistic is the collective conscience or awareness of what a Board goal is, is that it may never be achieved and that we don't need to get all upset about it when it's not achieved, that it really is just a vision?"

Harold Scofield stated, "Let me add something to this. When the Chargers go out on free agency, they have a limited amount of dollars which they can spend. They have to pick up the best possible players. If they had an unlimited budget, they could build the best team, and they could be in the playoffs every year. We are in the same problem. And we're looking at us not reaching cap. We stuck our neck out last year, and we're now in a probationary period where our funding over the next couple of years is going to start being cut. So we're looking at a diminishing pool of money."

Bruce Bishop stated, "Try for the playoffs anyway. Still make it your goal."

Harold Scofield stated, "We will. We did the very best we could with all the advertising we did, but we still came up short. But, we're still trying. We haven't abandoned our goal. But we're still dealing with reality. This is the goal. We haven't abandoned the goal--not in any way, shape, or form."

Ralph Jensen stated, "That's the thing about it. A goal has a way of becoming fixed in a person's mind that that's what it's going to be. As you have defined it, it is a goal if people realize that's what it is, I have no problem with it."

Harold Scofield stated, "But maybe this is what has happened. At this point, the goal may be 'yeah, we'll put 25% back in there.' But putting a date on it, I will not put a date on it again because to put the date on it, we'll come up to that date and we'll say 'oh, we didn't make it.' Then, what happens? The ramifications of that are that we, as the Board, get beat up. You'll say, 'you guys didn't make the goal.' You know, this whole thing isn't completely in our control; some of it's in our control, but I'm not going to go back to the days when we have deferred maintenance put off, where the buildings are falling apart.

I want to keep the infrastructure and all the buildings up to par. Where are we going to make the cuts? Where are we going to find the money? We are at the hands of the state government where we get our funding. It's up to them for that. We have a pot of money we have to manage. We try. And the way the game is played is that if you can increase enrollment, and when you increase enrollment, then you get the money. There isn't any other way of increasing our funding within the system. The only money that we are getting now for increase of salary at this point is through COLA. And we still have the cost of electricity, we still have the cost of the pencils, the paper, the books, the materials. You know, all the things that you need to supply for the Classified to do their job, for the Faculty to do their job, for the Administration to do their job. All that stuff still increases, so we take a part of that money, and we have to keep it in there. We're required by the state of California to have reserves for emergencies. And we do. They want us to have 3%. Sorry, we haven't achieved that in a long time, but we're doing the very best that we can to keep this place afloat. We appreciate every single one--every individual that works on this place. The Classified is important, the Faculty is important, the Administration is important. This is a team-it's a family-and I appreciate every single one of you and all that you're doing. Like I said, in a time of limited resources, we will do what we can do. We have some disagreements right now with the Classified, and, hopefully, we'll get past this very soon. We say apples, they say oranges. They say oranges, we say apples. We'll get past it. We will get past it, and everybody will be, well everybody won't be happy. You'll please some of the people some of the time, you can please most of the people most of the time, but you'll never please all of the people all of the time. And we will do our very best to make it fair and equitable for everybody. I have nothing to gain. I sit on this Board as a service to the community, and, like I said, I really appreciate all of you folks. I take classes up here at Palomar, and it's been a great experience. And when I see people out on the street, I recommend them to go to Palomar, because they will have a great experience up here. Yes, we have our problems. We're a big, lumbering dinosaur sometimes. We're a big institution, but like with everything else, we'll always have our problems, but we're trying to minimize those. I hope that when you folks leave this Board meeting this evening that you realize that we do appreciate every single one of you, from the Board. You are important. But sometimes, things don't get done in the most expedient way. Since we're the ones controlling the purse strings of this institution, and I have a responsibility, as one member of this Board, to the voting public to make sure that this institution, stays solid. Sometimes, it might seem that we don't care about you folks, but at home sometimes I have to say 'no' to my wife when she wants to drive a Mercedes Benz or a Lexus or even a whatever. We will do what we can do to increase compensation."

Sue Doran stated, "Thank you, I just want to ask a question. You're planning a Science Building. Is that a goal or is that absolute; do you have the money now?"

Harold Scofield stated, "It's all based on a bond issue."

Sue Doran stated, "OK, but that's a goal, isn't it? You may not do it this year, you may not do it next year, and you may not do it the third year, but, by God, that thing is going to be on this campus because we need it. Barbara Schnelker happens to be one of my son's teachers. When he told me he had this great teacher, that she's a little crazy but great, I knew exactly who he was talking about. She's number one; she's not in the top 50%, she's number one. Our Speech Team-how many times have we stood here and heard it's number one? Jo-Anne is number one in Classified Staff in the state of California. She's not the only one. This happens year, after year, after year. Bonnie said that the time and effort that went into this commitment-I cannot tell you guys-I've been quiet tonight so far, but you've heard me up here a thousand times. Margie was up here,

Bonnie was up here, all the leadership-because it's a goal. We finally felt that the Board said, 'you know what, you guys are worth it, and we'll do whatever it takes.' Nobody every expected this campus to go bankrupt. We're realistic people. We're trying to be innovative because there are innovative ways to get funding. There's a lot of grants out there; there's a lot of ways to do it. Let's find those ways. We're willing to work on that together. We know that; we don't want to go bankrupt. I think we're at 3.5%, incidentally, for our reserve. And I think that .5 is about $500,000, but I could be wrong. We have never, in the time that I have been here, been at 3%, ever. At one time, I think we were at 12 in reserves--11, 9, and 12 over years. And we're also not saying that we don't appreciate your effort. Let me tell you, you couldn't get me to sit up there every Tuesday. I've seen this for years. That's a tough job. We work here, so we're here. But you're here doing a service, and we understand that. We understand that you have to look at the entire budget, and you do it all the time. Some of us are on the Budget Development Committee and have been for years trying to do things and find ways to make the money stretch further and further, and make sure that our students are not in classrooms that are falling apart. We used to have clean-up weekends here. The staff even did that to save money. What happened to that? We're willing to do it, but we also want to be respected for what we do, and that's money. I'd love to come up here and work on the weekends, but guess what? If I don't make enough money when I work here, I've got to go someplace else to get it. And that's not right. It didn't used to be that way."

Jean Ruff stated, "One of the things that I want to say especially to the Faculty is that I appreciate very much your speaking about all of the staff and not just yourselves. We're all a part of this community. We've been here for years. I remember Prop 13. I remember back in the 80's when we didn't have paper and pencils. We didn't have a lot of supplies. Do you know what your Classified Staff does now for things like that? We go out there on Career Day when Placement Services puts on their Career Fair. You'll see us walking around with a little plastic bag gathering Post-It Notes and pencils, pretending that we're looking for a job. We're all a part of this. I have a budget at home, and, believe me, half the time I don't meet it. I drive a 1985 car, and I'm damned happy to have one. We're in it together. We're not saying, 'we want our part off of the top and to hell with the rest of you.' We're not saying that. We're saying, 'look at all of us together. We're the poorest people that work on this campus.' Do you know that after ten years of service on this campus as a Classified Employee, do you know what your movement is on the matrix? 1%. Big deal. Do you know what that buys me? One lunch a month. Take a look at me, I'm a real person. I have a mortgage. I have bills. I have children-they're grown-but I have one that is mentally disabled, and he is under my care. Look at me; I'm real. I appreciate the efforts of all of you, but I also very, very much appreciate our Faculty's comments tonight."

Dr. Dougherty stated, "I have one other comment. When I came on this Board, things were tough on the budget. It had a lot of problems. Bruce was spending over $3,000 a year out of his salary buying supplies for his classes. Mark was going out to local businesses soliciting donations for our College so that things could be done and purchased that we needed and we could not find in the budget. If there are any two men in this room who have done a great deal of personal sacrifice and personal effort, it's these two, and I will always respect what they did when times were tough. It is my intention to do what I can to improve salaries. I could see the problem of setting the year 2000 as a goal and not being sure we could reach it. As I tried to indicate earlier, I think we can massage the Board goals before they are voted on and adopted. And I hope that no one thinks I do not appreciate the sacrifices that virtually every employee has had to make in the last 20 years."

Chris Urner stated, "My name is Chris Urner, and I appreciate, Barbara, that you seem genuinely surprised that this is viewed as a slap in the face. But I think you need to hear that that's a universal response across this campus. Partly, I believe it is because you say, 'is it just to raise expectations,' as you've said before, or 'it's just a vision.' You don't see how seriously we do take your goals and that we incorporate them into our committee meetings, our planning sessions. We take them very seriously. We respect them; they're important to us. And to come in and change them arbitrarily is terribly disconcerting. It does feel like a betrayal. It really does. I hope that you hear that. It's not that we don't want to be team players, but we don't think that this shows that you want us to be on the team. We look to you for leadership, but leadership doesn't mean you eliminate the process by changing the goal just because you don't perceive that it's going to be reached at that time. Try to understand where we're coming from in the betrayal. It's also one more straw, given the current problems for the Classified Staff. Each group feels the pressure, even if it's specifically on one. It affects all of us. And in changing the Board goal, it clearly vitiates trust."

Barbara Hughes stated, "I appreciate your comments about how you take the Board goals seriously. I really had some wonder about this issue. In the past, we have gotten input from groups that were interested in seeing different things included in the goals. This year, I didn't see anything. There was nobody at our meeting when we wrote the goals, except for us. So it was, to me, kind of like 'well, maybe these are not really a big deal on campus.' They do incorporate a lot of things that are in five-year plans from departments and things like that. This is the first year I can remember in a long time not seeing input from groups as to things that they wanted to see in the goals."

Dr. Boggs stated, "I think what I remember about our conversation at the Board retreat is that the Board cared very much about employees and wanted to do whatever the Board could to improve salaries for employees. The Board asked that we not include the Staff Planning Committee's goal because they didn't think it was possible, given the financial condition of the District because we are not reaching cap and have not improved efficiencies. As I remember that conversation, the Board felt that we shouldn't put the Staff Priorities' goal in this year's Board goals because it was impossible to reach."

Rita White stated, "But we don't know that."

Dr. Boggs stated, "Well, we're pretty sure of that."

Rita White stated, "But we don't know that. If we don't have the goal, how can we try to reach it? We have to have that goal. Maybe we won't reach it, but everybody in this room will understand that it's not our fault."

Dr. Boggs stated, "Well, it's certainly up to the Board. I'm just trying to remember what the conversation was."

Harold Scofield stated, "Yes, that was how the conversation went, George."

Rita White stated, "I hear you-I mean, I understand. But I'm distressed that what we thought we were doing correctly appears to be misunderstood, where it's certainly not working for anybody in this room. So I'm all for putting the language back in, recognizing the fact that if we cannot do what we want to do, it was still a goal, and we tried-assuming that we don't make it. I still think we can make it."

Sue Doran stated, "Just a quick comment. What about a leadership retreat with the Board?"

Rita White stated, "That's a good idea."

Bonnie Dowd stated, "We're all working toward the same thing. As I said, look at the wording the way it was. I know I was involved with those discussions in the past, via Dr. Boggs, before your retreats. There was input from the Senate and the leadership. It doesn't say that we will make it; it's putting down that we are recognizing what's been done in the planning process and that we're all committed to trying to do it. That is very different from even what we've been talking about tonight. Commitment is what I'm asking for."

Rita White stated, "I don't know if you saw Barbara's campaign literature that she's got going for her, but this shows we're behind what you guys want and need, believe me. I guess we just didn't figure on removal of a certain phrase was going to throw a monkey wrench into it."

Bonnie Dowd stated, "And that's why we're here-so that you hear that from us."

Rita White stated, "Well, maybe we needed to hear it sooner."

Dr. Dougherty stated, "When I joined the Adjunct Faculty here, it was $17 an hour, and it was a lot of struggle and a lot of work for a lot of people for just $17 an hour. At any rate, the point is, we've come a long ways and we have a ways to go. But I hope we can agree."

It was suggested that the wording of the goal be revised and that it be brought back to the next meeting again for information. That will allow the Board members to work on their ideas for language. Possible amendments could be discussed at that time.



MSC Dougherty, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board reject all proposals received for annual auditing services. Exhibit I-1

Jerry Patton reported that, upon checking the references of the two firms that had responded to the bid, we were not pleased with the responses we received from the other colleges. Consequently, it was felt best that we stay with our current firm, even though we are not completely satisfied with them either. Barbara Hughes asked if there was some reason that only two firms responded to the bid. Jerry Patton responded that of the firms they thought would bid on it, one firm was completely loaded with clients and could not take on another one; the other firm had two employees leave and they felt they couldn't take on another account.

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, Hughes


BE IT RESOLVED, That the request by Environmental Profiles, Inc., on behalf of UltraMar and its predecessor in interest, Qwik Korner Deli, doing business at 2015 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, California, (hereinafter, Licensee(s)) for limited access to the Palomar Community College District Escondido Center parking lot, in the area of the southwest corner of the intersection of East Valley Parkway and Midway, to conduct groundwater tests and establish a monitoring well, is hereby granted subject to the following conditions:

Execution of a licensing agreement acceptable to the Palomar Community College District (hereinafter the "District") containing the following provisions:

a. Agreement to indemnify, defend, and hold the District harmless from and against any liability, suits, actions, administrative and/or regulatory proceedings arising out of or in any way connected with the testing and monitoring activities and the findings thereof.

b. Agreement to provide all clean up of hazardous and toxic substances found in the ground and subsurface of the District's property.

c. Agreement to pay for all costs and expenses associated with the clean up of hazardous and/or toxic substances from District real property, including groundwater thereunder.

d. Agreement to pay all attorney's fees and expert fees and related costs and expenses generated by attorneys and experts in connection with defense of claims, actions, and proceedings associated with the hazardous and/or toxic substances found on or under District property.

e. Agreement to pay all costs and expenses associated with the monitoring activities and the establishment of a well on District property for these purposes, including the repair and replacement of all soils, top-soils, asphalt, concrete, plants and plantings removed and /or damaged as a result of soils and sub-soils investigations on District property and the monitoring activities that result or follow.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the placement and monitoring of a two-inch, PVC-encased testing well on the aforesaid District property shall be for a period of not to exceed eighteen (18) calendar months from the date of adoption of this resolution by the District's Governing Board.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this approval to enter upon and make intrusions into the real property of the District is given as a license, and not a lease or easement, and this license is revocable by this Governing Board at any time upon ten (10) days' prior written notice to the licensee(s), without cause. Exhibit I-2

Ben Echeverria reported that we are dealing with traces of substances, not huge toxic waste matters. Harold Scofield noted that in a letter from the County it was specified as a "dangerous public health issue." At this time, Matt Walker, Civil Engineer with Environmental Profiles, Inc., discussed the project and answered questions from the Board and Dr. Boggs regarding this proposal. He stated that they believe it is a very benign situation, and testing should prove this to be correct. Harold Scofield asked that the map be amended so that instead of drilling into the asphalt in our parking lot, the drilling be done in a planter area. Mr. Walker agreed to do this, and Ben Echeverria will make sure that happens.

The Vote was unanimous.


MSC Hughes, Dougherty


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Fiscal Year 97-98 Agreement between the Palomar Community College District and the California Department of Education be amended effective July 1, 1997, to increase the Maximum Rate per child day of enrollment payable pursuant to the agreement by deleting $21.29 and inserting $21.72 in place thereof; and for the Maximum Reimbursable Amount payable under the agreement, by deleting reference to $160,987 and inserting $164,269 in place thereof. All other terms and conditions of the underlying agreement of same date shall remain unchanged except as are set forth on the proposed Amendment, a true copy of which is provided as back-up to this resolution, the provisions of which are incorporated by this reference as though set forth in full here at. Exhibit I-3

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, White


WHEREAS, school districts in San Diego and Imperial Counties have entered into an Agreement to operate and maintain various fringe-benefits programs in accordance with Title I, Division 7, Chapter 5, Article 1 (Sections 6500 et seq.) of the California Government Code; and

WHEREAS, the Palomar Community College District is a member of the San Diego County Schools Fringe Benefits Consortium; and

WHEREAS, the Agreement allows for amendments to be made at any time by written agreement signed by a majority of the Members of the Agreement; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Fringe Benefits Consortium voted at its regular meeting on January 30, 1998, to amend the Agreement:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District hereby approves Amendment No. 1. Exhibit I-4

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


BE IT RESOLVED, That the following new Board Policy be approved:

"The Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District may grant honorary Associate in Humane Arts Degrees to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the community, to education, or to society."

It is noted that a recommendation for approval of this policy has been forwarded from the President's Advisory Council. This will appear as an action item on the agenda for the next meeting.

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye



Memo from Lois Meyer, Director, Fiscal Services. Exhibit J-1


Bookstore Balance Sheet as of December 31, 1997, and Income Statement for the six months ended December 31, 1997. Exhibit J-2


Food Services Balance Sheet as of December 31, 1997, and Operating Statement for the six months ended December 31, 1997. Exhibit J-3


Report of Budget Transfer Transactions from January 1 through 31, 1998.

Exhibit J-4


MSC Dougherty, Jensen


BE IT RESOLVED, That the January 31, 1998, Budgets for the General Fund, Capital Outlay Fund, Child Center Fund, and Energy Conservation Project Fund be approved. Exhibit J-5

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


Budget Reports: Unrestricted Revenue (Exhibit J-6a) and Unrestricted Expenditures (Exhibit J-6b)


MSC Dougherty, Jensen


BE IT RESOLVED, That Revolving Cash Expenditures, Check Nos. 11295 through 11300, in the amount of $1,391.96 from the General Fund, for January, 1998, be approved. Exhibit J-7

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, Jensen


BE IT RESOLVED, That the following report of Expense Warrants be approved:

General Fund $2,386,932.84

Capital Outlay Fund 104,884.27

Children's Center Fund 4,835.76

Trust Fund 14,584.77

Total of Funds $2,511,237.64 Exhibit J-8

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


Report of Travel Claim Transactions from January 1 through 31, 1998. Exhibit J-9



MSC Dougherty, Jensen


BE IT RESOLVED, That the following courses have been examined by the Curriculum Committee and are being recommended for inclusion in the Palomar College curriculum:

a. Course ID: Chinese 197

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: Foreign Languages (master's degree required)

197 Chinese Topics

Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of the student. Any combination of lecture, laboratory, or lecture-laboratory may be scheduled by the department. Refer to Class Schedule. (.5-5)

Topics in Chinese. See Class Schedule for specific topic offered. Course title will designate subject covered. May be taken four times. CSU (Effective Summer, 1998)

b. Course ID: English as a Second Language 15

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: ESL (master's degree required)

15 Editing Skills for ESL Writers

Two hours lecture-laboratory (1)

Instruction in editing of written material by applying conventions of standard written English. May be taken two times. (Effective Fall, 1998)

c. Course ID: English as a Second Language 30

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: ESL (master's degree required)

30 Introductory Computer Literacy for ESL Students

Four hours lecture-laboratory (2)

Development of reading and writing skills through computers, focusing on vocabulary specific to using computers. Includes basic word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphic commands and procedures needed to complete reading and writing assignments and other projects. May be taken four times. (Effective Fall, 1998)

d. Course ID: Foreign Languages 197

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: Foreign Languages (master's degree required)

197 Foreign Languages Topics

Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of the student. Any combination of lecture, laboratory, or lecture-laboratory may be scheduled by the department. Refer to Class Schedule. (.5-5)

Topics in Foreign Languages. See Class Schedule for specific topic offered. Course title will designate subject covered. May be taken four times. CSU (Effective Summer, 1998)

e. Course ID: French 197

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: Foreign Languages (master's degree required)

197 French Topics

Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of the student. Any combination of lecture, laboratory, or lecture-laboratory may be scheduled by the department. Refer to Class Schedule. (.5-5)

Topics in French. See Class Schedule for specific topic offered. Course title will designate subject covered. May be taken four times. CSU (Effective Summer, 1998)

f. Course ID: Japanese 197

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: Foreign Languages (master's degree required)

197 Japanese Topics

Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of the student. Any combination of lecture, laboratory, or lecture-laboratory may be scheduled by the department. Refer to Class Schedule. (.5-5)

Topics in Japanese. See Class Schedule for specific topic offered. Course title will designate subject covered. May be taken four times. CSU (Effective Summer, 1998)

g. Course ID: Institutional Food Service Training 101

A.A. degree/certificate program (recommended elective): School Food Service Manager

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: Culinary Arts/Food Technology (master's degree not required); Nutritional Science/Dietetics (master's degree required)

101 Basic Skills/Basic Foods

Six hours lecture-laboratory (3)

Entry-level preparation for employment in food service. Large-quantity food preparation and effective use of resources and equipment. CSU (Effective Summer, 1998)

h. Course ID: Institutional Food Service Training 136

A.A. degree/certificate program (required): School Food Service Manager

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: Culinary Arts/Food Technology (master's degree not required); Nutritional Science/Dietetics (master's degree required)

136 Menu Planning

Three hours lecture (3)

Plan and cost menus for child-nutrition programs utilizing both the Food Based Menu Pattern and Nutrient Based Menu Pattern from the School Meals Initiative. Nutritional requirements and other standards for breakfast and lunch menus will be analyzed. CSU (Effective Fall, 1998)

i. Course ID: Institutional Food Service Training 146

A.A. degree/certificate program (required): School Food Service Manager

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: Culinary Arts/Food Technology (master's degree not required); Nutritional Science/Dietetics (master's degree required)

146 Financial Management for Food Services

Three hours lecture (3)

Managerial concepts of cost control, food control, and necessary report forms for analysis of inventory and forecasting procedures. CSU (Effective Fall, 1998)

j. Course ID: Italian 197

Disciplines for minimum qualifications: Foreign Languages (master's degree required)

197 Italian Topics

Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of the student. Any combination of lecture, laboratory, or lecture-laboratory may be scheduled by the department. Refer to Class Schedule. (.5-5)

Topics in Italian. See Class Schedule for specific topic offered. Course title will designate subject covered. May be taken four times. CSU (Effective Summer, 1998)

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye



MSC Dougherty, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Short-Term/Substitute Employee List be approved. Exhibit L-1

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, Hughes


BE IT RESOLVED, That the following Academic position be approved:


Department: Admissions, Records, & Veterans' Services

Position #: 410102 New?: Yes

% of position: 100% No Mos: 11

Effective: February 25, 1998

Acct No: 01-10-40-4010-6210-1221.00-0889%

NOTE: This is a specially funded position; continuation depends on available funds.

Barbara Hughes asked what special funds are to be used for this position. Teresa Doyle responded that it would be International Students.

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the following new classified positions be approved:


Department: English as a Second Language

Position #: 310856 New?: Yes

Sal Rng/Stp: 17/A Salary: $1,962.00 month

% of position: 100% # of Mos: 10

Effective: February 25, 1998

Acct #(s): 01-10-36-3696-6325-2111.00-1671/100%

NOTE: This is a specially funded position; continuation depends on available funds.


Department: Counseling, Guidance, & Career Development

Position #: 450256 New?: Yes

Sal Rng/Stp: 14/A Salary: $820.35 month

% of position: 45% # of Mos: 12

Effective: February 25, 1998

Acct #(s): 01-10-40-4025-6421-2111.00-1670/100%

NOTE: This is a specially funded position; continuation depends on available funds.


Department: Facilities Planning

Position #: 502752 New?: Yes

Sal Rng/Stp: 20/A Salary: $2,112.00 month

% of position: 100% # of Mos: 12

Effective: February 25, 1998

Acct #(s): 01-10-51-5102-6774-2111.00-0000/100%

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, Hughes


BE IT RESOLVED, That the increase of the following classified position be approved:


Department: English as a Second Language

Position #: 310852 New?: No

Remarks: Increase from 50%, 11 months to 100%, 10 months; replacement for Emma Horan

Sal Rng/Stp: 13/A Salary: $1,780.00 month

% of position: 100% # of Mos: 10

Effective: February 25, 1998

Acct #(s): 01-10-36-3696-6325-2111.00-1671/50%


NOTE: This is a specially funded position; continuation depends on available funds.

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, Hughes


BE IT RESOLVED, That the classified employment of the following persons be approved:


Position: Information Services Secretary

Department: Information Services

Position #: 501651 New?: No

Remarks: Replacement for Donna Renner. This position was reclassified on 12/16/97 and represents a lateral transfer for Ms. Davis.

Sal Rng/Stp: 17/I Salary: $2,501.00 month

% of position: 100% # of Mos: 12

Effective: March 1, 1998

Acct #(s) 01-10-50-5050-6780-2111.00-0000/100%


Position: Project Manager

Department: Information Services

Position #: 501668 New?: Yes

Remarks: Position approved 1/13/98 for a limited term of two years pursuant to Education Code Section 88003 and Government Code Section 53060. This position is in the Supervisory Group of the Administrative Association.

Sal Rng/Stp: 64/E Salary: $5,566.00 month

% of position: 100% # of Mos: 12

Effective: March 2, 1998

Acct #(s) 01-10-50-5050-6780-2112.00-0000/100%

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the appointment of the following educational administrator be approved:


Position: Tutoring Services Program Coordinator

Department: Tutorial Services

Position #: 460701 New?: No

Remarks: Replacement for Byron Gibbs. Position reassigned to Tutoring Services Program Coordinator on 10/14/97. This is a promotion for Ms. Barnaba.

Sal Rng/Stp: 52/A Salary: $3,398.00 month

% of position: 100% # of Mos: 12

Effective: March 1, 1998

Acct #(s) 01-10-43-4315-6316-2112.00-0000/100%

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC to Table Dougherty, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District amend the contract of the Superintendent/ President to increase the salary, automobile and expense allowance by 4%, retroactive to July 1, 1997. Annual salary shall be $125,520.60, plus expense allowance.

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District amend the contract of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Instruction to increase the salary and expense allowance by 4%, retroactive to July 1, 1997. Annual salary shall be $99,219.99, plus expense allowance.

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District amend the contract of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Student Services to increase the salary and expense allowance by 4%, retroactive to July 1, 1997. Annual salary shall be $94,495.44, plus expense allowance.

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District amend the contract of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Human Resources and Affirmative Action to increase the salary and expense allowance by 4%, retroactive to July 1, 1997. Annual salary shall be $94,495.44, plus expense allowance.

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District amend the contract of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services to increase the salary, travel and expense allowance by 4%, retroactive to July 1, 1997. Annual salary shall be $99,219.99, plus expense allowance.

Mr. Scofield asked that, out of tradition, until all employees have received their raises, at which time the senior administration will then receive their raises, this item be tabled.

The Vote: 4 Ayes, 1 No (Hughes)

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


In accordance with the Professional Growth Program for Classified Unit Employees, the following employees are granted a $500.00 annual stipend, prorated on a monthly basis, effective February 1, 1998:

Name Position Course of Study

Linda Balko Curricular Schedules Technician I Associates degree

Instruction in General Studies

Arlene Bernsen Education Center Assistant I Under-graduate courses

Escondido Education Center required for BA degree

Lorraine Lopez Senior Secretary Job-related classes in

EOPS English & reading


In accordance with the Professional Growth Program for Classified Unit Employees, the following employees are granted a one-time lump sum stipend of $2,000.00 effective February 1, 1998:

Name Position Course of Study

Lisa Faas Producer Graphic

Educational Television Communications


Lucille Ragusa Instructional Support Asst. II Computer and

Reading Services American Sign

Language classes


MSC Dougherty, Hughes


a. BE IT RESOLVED, That IRENE STILLER, Associate Professor, Nursing Education, 50% personal Leave of Absence without pay and with no effect on benefits, dates be changed from January 20, 1998, through April 1, 1998, to February 3, 1998, through March 27, 1998. (Leave approved 1/13/98)

It was noted that the item, as it originally appeared on the agenda, had indicated 100% personal leave of absence without pay and without benefits. The item was amended to read as indicated in the resolution above.

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, Jensen


a. BE IT RESOLVED, That DOREEN FOURNIER, Academic Department Assistant, Child Development and Multicultural Studies, be granted a 100% personal Leave of Absence without pay and without benefits, effective February 17, 1998, through November 13, 1998.

b. BE IT RESOLVED, That CYNTHIA WATSON, Associate Professor, English as a Second Language, be granted a 100% medical Leave of Absence without pay and with benefits, effective December 16, 1997, through May 22, 1998.

c. BE IT RESOLVED, That VIRGINIA (Ginger) L. BENING, Academic Department Assistant, Art Department, be granted a 100% personal Leave of Absence without pay and without benefits, effective March 2, 1998, through June 2, 1998.

It was noted that item c. on the original agenda had an error in the effective date. It was amended to read as indicated in the resolution above.

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, Jensen


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District approve the rehiring of the following first-year probationary Faculty members, for the 1998-99 academic year:

John Aubert Earth Sciences

A. Carey Carpenter Life Sciences

Lihe Chen English as a Second Language

Lisa DuBois Earth Sciences

Jose Fernandez Counseling, Guidance, & Career Development

Russell Filbeck Trade and Industry

Daniel Finkenthal Physics and Engineering

Carolyn Funes Library Media Center

Hugh Gerhardt Physical Education/Athletics

Hilary Harris English

Timothy Hernandez Counseling, Guidance, & Career Development

Shelton Hill Speech Communication/Forensics/ASL

Mark Hudelson Art

Robert Jones Mathematics

Lee Kerckhove Behavioral Sciences

Nimoli Khurana English as a Second Language

Mark Lane Earth Sciences

Patriceann Mead Performing Arts

Ruben Murcia Life Sciences

Fergal O'Doherty English

Lillian Payn Graphic Communications

Elizabeth Pearson Life Sciences

Jorge Saavedra Mathematics

Melissa Smith Speech Communication/Forensics/ASL

Paul Stachelek Communications

Robert Sterken Economics, History, and Political Science

Rocco Versaci English

Tamara Weintraub Library Media Center

Mark Whitney Child Development

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District approve the rehiring of the following second-year probationary Faculty members for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 academic years:

Cynthia Anfinson Mathematics

Mark Clark Mathematics

Joseph Early Physical Education/Athletics

Martha Furch English as a Second Language

James Gilardi Life Sciences

Martha Martinez Mathematics

Russell Prior Graphic Communications

Anthony Smith Computer Science/Information Systems

Carlton Smith English

Susan Snow Mathematics

Sandra Tucker Child Development

April Woods Counseling, Guidance, and Career Development

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District hereby grants tenure to the following Faculty members:

Steven Bertram Trades and Industry

Philip de Barros Behavioral Sciences

Judith Eckhart Nursing Education

Barbara Kelber English

Frederick Levine Art

Jay Miller Trades and Industry

Deborah Paes de Barros English

Morgan Peterson Public Safety Programs

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


MSC Dougherty, White


BE IT RESOLVED, That the following employee be granted a $50.00 per month stipend effective March 1, 1998, for performing bilingual interpretations as part of position requirement.

a. FREDDY RAMIREZ, Guidance Services Technician, EOPS (Spanish)

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


There were no items pending.


Dr. Dougherty reported that he had the pleasure of attending the dedication of the Athletic Training Room as a memorial to Bill "Gunny" Dedic last Sunday afternoon. His family was there, and it was a very emotional thing. Stan Crouch presided over the event. Stan is a wonderful man, is very warm, and said all the right things. The family was very pleased, and Dr. Dougherty is pleased that we have people on our Faculty like Stan and that we have had long-term, dedicated employees like Gunny Dedic.

Ms. Hughes reported that she had enjoyed going to a women's basketball game last week where they were behind by 21 at the half and then pulled it in to win by 8 points. It's very encouraging to see what has gone on in that program in the last couple of years. They had a lot of people sitting on the bench, whereas they used to have trouble finding five players to make a team.

Mr. Jensen stated that he regrets the misunderstanding that we've had about semantics and hopes we can work it out.

Ms. Olvera reported that last week, a student in the ASG office needed help from Campus Patrol because of a stolen purse. It took Campus Patrol 20 minutes to get there. They called three times and were told each time that they had already dispatched an officer. Erica hopes that when we have a police officer on campus, they will be able to respond sooner than that.


1. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release, pursuant to Government Code 54957.6. Board to hear recommendation of ratification of a three-day suspension of employee #460457.

2. Conference with Labor Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6.

Agency Negotiators: Teresa Doyle, Joseph Madrigal, Jerry Patton

Employee Organization: CCE/AFT



MSC to Table Hughes, Jensen


BE IT RESOLVED, That disciplinary action consisting of a three-day suspension of employee #460457, Financial Aid Assistant, Financial Aid and Scholarships, be ratified, based upon the recommendation of staff and in accordance with the Handbook of Policies Covering Classified Employees in the Bargaining Unit Represented by the CCE/AFT.

The Vote was unanimous.

Student Trustee Advisory Vote: Aye


_______________________________________ _______________________________________

President Secretary