Governance:  College Governance Committee

The College Governance Council met on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 2:10-4:00 pm, in Building 4, Room 4343.  In attendance was Eloisa Briones, Stephen Fredricks, Angélica Garcia, Michele Haggar, Aaron McVean, Dylan O’Shea, Regina Stanback Stroud, Alana Utsumi.  Absent was Kate Browne.


Approval of Minutes

The May 25, 2016 minutes were approved. (M/C/U Alana Utsumi/Dylan O’Shea – approved) Unanimously.  Aaron McVean abstained.  Also approved were the September 21, 2016 minutes.  (M/C/U Michele Haggar/Angelica Garcia   – approved) Unanimously.


The Academic Senate did not have a report for this meeting.


The Classified Senate provided the following report.

Michele Haggar, Classified Senate President, reported on the following items that will be discussed at the October 6th Senate meeting.


  • See’s Candy Fundraiser is starting! Get your candy orders in!!!


  • Recent Board policies:
    • 1.02 Organization of the Board
    • 2.12 Employee Rights and Protection
    • 2.45 Conflict of Interest
    • 3.16 Equivalency to Minimum Qualifications
    • 7.41 Disabled Students Programs and Services-DSPS
    • 8.33 Auxiliary Services


  • Volunteer Opportunity off site for October 15 will be finalized soon.


  • Currently the Classified Senate is working with the District Professional Development committee to prepare for the next retreat.


  • The Classified Senate is beginning a Staff Mentoring Students program.  Recently Michele Haggar met with Skyline College Promise organizers Michael Stokes, Kim Davalos, and Lauren Ford regarding the mentoring project. The next step is to gather information about the recipients of the Skyline College Promise ​award to determine how many staff is needed also to set the parameters and overall develop a program proposal.

Once all these steps are completed additional meetings to develop the next steps will be scheduled.  The goals is to pilot this program by training the staff members in the Spring, making the connections with the students and the staff in the Summer and have the program fully operational by next Fall.  The program will be available to students who meet certain criteria.


The Associated Student Body of Skyline College provided the following report


Welcome Week (8/17-8/24):

  • Advertised ASSC and helped with questions students had about locations of programs and classes through tabling throughout the first two weeks of classes. We also had a coffee perk, pasta feed for evening students, and an ice cream social.
  • Program Services and Resource Fair to advertise to students on how to remain or become involved on campus through clubs and programs, and learn of the resources available to Skyline students.
  • Ended the week with the annual Pancake Breakfast.


Latin(X) Heritage Month (9/15-10/11):

  • Changed the name from Latino to LatinX to be more inclusive of different identities and genders.
  • Kicked off the month with free pupusas, horchata, and jamaica along with a Mariachi performance in the quad.
  • Many of the heritage month events were split and co-sponsored between the ASSC, SALSA, and LASO– to increase cohesiveness between our council and the learning communities and clubs on campus.
  • We have continued the month with a pottery painting event, a forum to discuss the meaning of LatinX which was facilitated by Mustafa Popal, and a film and panel on being undocumented in the American school system.
  • More events to come include a LASO Music Parade in the quad on the 28th and a finale on the 12th of October with a LatinX Resource Fair.


Lecture Series (10/10):

  • Lecture Series is intertwined with LatinX Heritage Month
  • Sonia Nazario will be our speaker; a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who’s most famous work (Enrique’s Journey) tackles the subject of immigration; specifically immigration’s effects on children. Much of her writing also tackles issues of hunger, drug addiction, and poverty.
  • This will be held in 6202 at 11:30 am on Monday, October 10th.

Filipino History Month (10/4-10/25):

  • We will be working with Filipino Student Union to celebrate the month; events every Tuesday
  • We will kick off the month with our Sari-Sari Bazaar (food, music, festivities) on October 4th and 5th! Sari-Sari translates to variety– which is to celebrate the variety of Filipino/a culture and how it connects with other cultures as well.
  • Other events include a Photo Exhibit on the 25th and History of Filipino Food on the 18th

Election Events:

  • Constitution Day
  • Voter registration events up until October 24th (the cut-off).
  • Partnered with the Learning Communities to have a Debate Watch Party which was a huge success.
  • Approved a co-sponsorship to put on an event to promote Civic Engagement in Participatory Governance to promote an increase in student knowledge and ambition toward civic issues on campus and off.


National Coming Out Day (10/11):

  • We will be commemorating the Orlando Shooting victims and their families at our event. Support would be amazing.
  • Tuesday, October 11th 9am-11am


Upcoming Events:

  • Breast Cancer Awareness– October 12th
  • Skyloween and Club Rush– October 31st
  • Diabetes Awareness– November 7th
  • Native American History Month– November 21st
  • Community Outreach– December 16th

Subcommittees on Council:

  • National Coming Out Day Committee
  • Mission Statement Committee
  • Sustainability Committee (TBD)

Other reports:

  • Dylan O’Shea has been appointed to the District Public Safety Services Study
  • Budget: our budget is still being sorted out but currently it is $20,000 less than our previous year’s council
  • We had a great retreat at Camp Cazadero in Marin County. We completed a low-ropes course, had social diversity training, and lots of team building and bonding.

SOCC Updates:

  • We have a nearly updated roster of active clubs for this year
  • Some new clubs include: Gospel Choir, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Engineering and Robotics Club, and Polynesian Club.​


ACCJC Special Report – Baccalaureate Degree

The ACCJC Special Report for Baccalaureate Degree was presented to the CGC.  A site visit will take place February 2017 from ACCJC.


After a short discussion a motion to recommend that President Regina Stanback Stroud forward the report to the Board of Trustees for approval.


(M/S/U) – Angelica Garcia/Stephen Fredricks approved) Unanimously.


President Stanback Stroud asked Vice President Eloisa Briones to report on the Capital Improvement Projects that are taking place here at Skyline College.  Eloisa Briones shared the following:


  • Parking Lot L improvement
    • there have been user group meetings
    • plans sent to the Division of the State Architect (DSA) for approval
    • will provide new electric vehicle (EV) stations
    • will create additional spaces to recover from lost spaces with the B12 construction
  • Environmental Science Building – Building 12
    • Confidential meetings for proposal review.
    • A recommendation will be made September 29.
    • Feedback
      • Consider Sustainability.
      • Currently reviewing proposals that have a component requiring attention to sustainability.
      • Looking at environment, materials, energy usage, glazing, water flow, preservation habitat for wildlife.
  • Building 1/Theater demolition and construction
    • Working with Group 4 to plan for swinging from building 4 to Pacific Heights.
    • Will need to identify classroom spaces.
      • Consideration for swing of music and/or art.
      • Considering multiple options including off site options.
  • Reconstruction of Pacific Heights to bring it up to par.
    • Feedback
      • Bathrooms
      • Stuffy
      • Subpar facilities


Dr. Angélica Garcia, Vice President of Student Services reported on the Public Safety Initiative.

The District hired Margolis Healy to conduct an overview of public safety in the District.

  • Margolis Healy interviewed constituents, held forums/sessions for faculty, staff, community and students.
  • Forums were conducted at all three colleges.
  • The District is expecting to receive a report at December Board of Trustees Meeting.
  • Margolis Healy looked at signage, lights, perceptions of safety and other items.
  • The topic of whether public safety officers should be armed may be addressed.
  • Skyline College had highest level of participation at the forums.

Feedback by the CGC was:

  • Lot L is very dark/renovations will address issues raised.
  • Public Safety telephones not functioning on campus.


Aaron McVean, Interim Vice President of Instruction, reported to the committee regarding the IEPI team visit.  Skyline College applied and received IEPI funds of $150,000.   The team


  • Identified scope of work – planning and resource allocation software and integrated enrollment management.
  • SPOL and Ad Astra
  • SPOL will help with alignment of planning documents (annual program plans, comprehensive reviews and ALURS)
  • Ad Astra will help as buildings come off line and space is compromised with construction


The IEPI team will return.  Skyline College is applying for additional $50,000 through the IEPI.


Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud shared that Skyline College will write a small grant to get support/technical assistance to implement the components of the City University of New York’s (CUNY).  ASAP model.


A group of faculty and administrators visited LaGuardia College and the City University of New York this summer to learn more about the ASAP model.  The model is closely aligned with the Skyline College Promise – continuing the components of guided pathways, financial assistance, transportation, and extended student services including counseling and advising.




Dr. Angelica Garcia announced that on Friday, December 9 Lasana Hotep, Dean of Student Equity and Support Programs, is organizing an Equity Summit.  More information will follow.


Agenda Items for the October Meeting


Shuttle Report – Invite Cherie Colin to Report


Success Summit Report – Regina Stanback Stroud


President’s Breakfast – Regina Stanback Stroud




(M/S/U Alana Utsumi/Dylan O’Shea approved.) Unanimously.