September 15, 2000





Larry Schlereth brought the meeting to order at 12:10 PM. Schlereth welcomed Melinda Barnard back to the CRC. Schlereth informed the Members of numerous membership changes for the fall term. Drew Callandrella and Larry Lin have left the campus and would no longer be sitting on the committee. The Chair and Incoming Chair of the Faculty Senate, Phil McGough and Rick Luttmann had been added to the committee. Rick Marks has been added as a Faculty Representative. Eric Carlson and Sean Pridmore have been appointed as new student Members to the CRC. Jane Wright has been appointed to replace Diane Brown as a representative for Administrative Managers. Schlereth indicated that he would be adjourning early due to a meeting conflict. Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the Agenda. Sean Pridmore moved and Phil McGough seconded a motion to approve the Agenda. The Agenda was approved unanimously.


Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the minutes of May 19, 2000. Floyd Ross moved and Steve Wilson seconded the motion. The minutes were passed unanimously with abstentions from those not in attendance at the May 19, 2000 meeting.


(Please see the September 15, 2000 Agenda Packet for this document)

Administration and Finance Objectives: 2000-2001

Schlereth reviewed the proposed objectives and asked Members for any objections to the list. No objections were heard.

Information Technology Accomplishments: 1999-2000

Schlereth reviewed the list of accomplishments and thanked Sam Scalise and his staff for all their great work. Katie Pierce noted that Academic Affairs helped fund at least the Business and Economics lab, possibly more. McGough recognized Information Technology on the smooth move to the Schulz Center.

Associate Vice President Wilson and Common Management Systems

Schlereth reported that Steve Wilson had been named CMS Project Manager in addition to his responsibilities as Associate Vice President. Due to this increased workload, however, Schlereth needs to back-fill some of Wilson’s existing responsibilities and asked if any Members would like to participate in a search committee for the back-fill position. Edna Nakamoto would like to see the position have a strong legal background due to Wilson’s dealings with legal issues. Rand Link noted that a risk manager/legal person has been something the CRC has talked about for a long time and would make sense to hire such a person. Barnard and Lori Heffernon volunteered to serve on the search committee. Schlereth indicated that he might appoint a Senior Director as well as talk to Rick Luttmann to appoint a faculty member. Andy Merrifield has heard that financial aid has been much worse this year than in previous years and asked if this was true. Student members related their experiences. Schlereth and Wilson expressed their belief that the challenges have been due to staffing issues. They stated they are working on this issue and additional staff will be hired for financial aid. Link feels it would be useful to have George Urdzick give the CRC an overview of his operation. Scalise would like Lou Ann Seaman to attend as well.


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Common Management System
Wilson presented an informational update document to the Committee. On behalf of the faculty, McGough expressed his concern that the University is moving toward being a pilot for the CMS student services module and does not feel we can afford this at any cost. Schlereth explained that the University has neither volunteered nor been selected as a pilot for the student services module. This does not mean, however, that Sonoma State University will not be asked to become a pilot in the future. While Schlereth does not have any concrete numbers yet, he feels being a pilot campus may not carry an additional cost. Marks stated that he supports McGough’s comments.
Alternative Transportation
Ogg stated that most bicycle racks have been installed. Other issues are currently being discussed.
Classroom Renovation
Schlereth reported that this committee would be meeting next week.
Copeland Creek
Schlereth reported that this committee would be meeting next week.


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Sandy Bond presented the revisions in the Sales and Solicitation Policy. Brian Turner would like to see more student involvement in selecting who sells on campus. Nakamoto would like a phrase added which specifies vendors must follow all laws and policies of the campus. Schlereth noted that the main purpose of the policy is to make sure people selling on campus are legally permitted to do so.


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Schlereth presented a list of environmental factors he sees as issues in the future. He informed the Committee that the Academic Affairs budget shortfall had been resolved and the plan had been passed at the September 13, 2000 PBAC meeting.


Markley informed the Committee of various home loan programs that could be included in a Faculty/Staff Housing Program. Some of these programs are existing and some have been developed for the CSU. Schlereth added that we would be giving a presentation to the Chancellor in October to obtain support in acquiring land for our project. Pierce asked if the CSU has helped other campuses acquire land for faculty housing projects. Schlereth responded none that he knows of.


Due to time constraints, Schlereth postponed this item until the October meeting.


Bruce Walker and Chris Dinno presented preliminary ideas for possible student housing expansion in A and/or D Lot.


Due to time constraints, Schlereth postponed this item until the October meeting.

Schlereth adjourned the meeting at 3:00pm

Minutes prepared by Neil Markley

CRC Minutes 2000-2001
Updated 2008-01-10