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Gavilan College cultivates learning and personal growth in students of all backgrounds and abilities through innovative practices in both traditional and emerging learning environments; transfer pathways, career and technical education, developmental education, and support services to prepare students for success in a dynamic and multicultural world.
Report to the Community
Fall 2013 Tennis complex named for retired faculty member Susan Dodd
In honor of her many years of dedicated service to the college, the Gavilan College Board of Trustees named the tennis complex for retired Kinesiology and Athletics instructor Susan Dodd. A bronze plaque was placed which reads: “Susan Dodd served the students and community of Gavilan College from 1976 to 2013 as an instructor, coach, and administrator. A true pioneer, she was Gavilan’s first female athletic director, and was one of only two women directors in the California Community College system at that time. During her career, she developed and coached programs in women’s volleyball, basketball, and softball, and coached men’s tennis, football, and baseball. She spent many years as a leader of the Gilroy Tennis Club and was instrumental in the restoration of Gavilan’s tennis complex. Her leadership has made a lasting impact.”
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Six-Year Accreditation Reaffirmed, with Commendations for Staff and Trustees
In July, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, reaffirmed the six-year accreditation of Gavilan College. President Steve Kinsella announced the news in an email to all staff, which said in part: “Congratulations to you all for an outstanding display of what we do to ensure a quality education is provided to our students and the communities we serve.” He credits the results to on ongoing awareness of accreditation requirements, and an institutional commitment to the standards of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary system of self regulation developed to evaluate overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness. Only students of accredited institutions are eligible for federal financial aid programs, or able to transfer credits to other colleges and universities. The letter from the commission includes two recommendations for the college, as well as five commendations, one of them for the Board of Trustees. According to President Kinsella “it is very rare to see a Board of Trustees recognized in this way.” Commendations: • Collaboration between the math and English faculty, the institutional research office, and others in the creation and use of cohort-tracking systems that identify gaps in success and improve student learning; • Commitment to student support and to addressing emerging student needs, as evidenced by adoption of a college hour, creation of a mandatory studentorientation course, the RAMbassador outreach program, establishment of a Welcome Center, support services for Student Veterans, and a commitment to student leadership development; • Taking action for financial stability by ensuring that liabilities for current retirees are fully funded and contributing to an irrevocable trust for future retirees; • A collegial and collaborative college culture that is inclusive and values the perspective of all constituencies, as evidenced by the college’s Learning Council; • A dedicated, enthusiastic, and highly effective Board of Trustees, who are actively informed, engaged, and involved in institutional policies and District-wide leadership. Recommendations: • That the college develop and implement an effective, systematic, and comprehensive institutional strategy closely integrating student learning outcomes with all planning and decision-making efforts and resource allocations; • To conduct research and analysis to ensure learning support services for distance education are of comparable quality to those intended for students who attend the physical campus. A follow-up report is due on March 15, 2014. The complete Institutional Self-Study, the letter from the commission, and the Report of the External Evaluation Team are posted on the Gavilan College website at www.gavilan.edu/accreditation.
Strategic Plan 2013-2014
Strategy #1: Optimize enrollment, course offerings and services to reflect community needs and growth. Strategy #2: Improve student services and enhance curriculum and programs in order to help students meet their educational, career, and personal goals. Strategy #3: Improve and expand existing facilities to enhance the learnign environment. Strategy #4: Recruit and develop staff to foster success for our diverse students in their attainment of educational goals. Strategy #5: Update Educational Master Plan to include development of multi-college expansion by coordinating all instructional programs, student and administrative support services, organizational structure and staff, and site development through linkage with Strategy #3. Strategy #6: Develop a rolling five-year fiscal stability plan. Strategy #7: Improve communication, coordination, collaboration, and participation to foster a campus culture of engagement and excellence.
In The News
Computer Graphic & Design Students Honored At State Fair
Gavilan College welcomes a new mascot. Q&A with
Rocky T. Ram
Q: What do you hope to bring to the college? A: My enthusiasm for Gavilan. Gavilan College is the 12th oldest community college in the State of California. It is a privilege to represent this institution. It is exciting to arrive here in time for the 50th anniversary of the creation of the college district. Q: Any pet peeves? A: People thinking I’m a goat…HELLO! I much more sophisticated than that. Q: Is there anything else you’d like us to know? A: The middle initial T does not stand for “The.” I was named after a very wise man that cares a lot about Gavilan College. His name is Thomas. So, my full name is Rocky Thomas Ram…or Rocky T. Ram…and I like chocolate…
Community Spirit Awards
Gavilan College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Community Spirit Awards: MORGAN HILL • Rich Firato • Affordable Solar Roofs • Community Solutions GILROY • Maria Skoczylas • Manzanita Magic • Leadership Gilroy SAN BENITO COUNTY • Dennis Osorio • Tonascia Farms • San Benito Stage Company
The Gavilan College Community Spirit Awards were created in 1999 to recognize contributions to the communities which form the Gavilan Joint Community College District. Each year, three sets of awards are presented in the communities of Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and San Benito County. In each community an individual, a business, and a non-profit organization are selected. The nomination process and final selection are guided by a representative committee from Gavilan College. Anyone may submit a nomination for an award. For nomination forms and more information, go to www.gavilan.edu/pio or call (408) 848-4724.
For the fourth year in a row, the Gavilan College Computer Graphics and Design (CGD) program took home honors and awards from the California State Fair, which was held in Sacramento at the end of July. Johnathon Hamilton took home First Place in Solid Model Rendering Frank Romero won Second Place in Solid Model Rendering Desiree Villescaz won Second Place in CAD 3D Pictorial Rendering Steven Hua won Third Place in Solid Model Rendering The students’ projects, judged by industry professionals, were on display at the Industrial & Technology Education Exhibit through July 28. This state-wide competition was open to all industrial technology and career education students at California’s 112 community colleges. Instructor Colette McLaughlin coordinated the students’ participation.
At the August meeting of the Gavilan College Board of Trustees, The Department of Kinesiology & Athletics named Rams soccer player Josh Gonzales the 2012-13 Gavilan College Student-Athlete of the Year. The award is sponsored each year by Famous Dave’s and Articulate Solutions. Josh had a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 during the academic year. He was a 1st Team All Coast Conference selection. As a result of his hard work and determination, Josh transferred to Chico State.
Student-Athlete of the Year
Ron Hannon, Dean of Kinesiology and Athletics; Justin Johnson, Men’s Soccer Coach; Josh Gonzales; Oscar Garcia and Wilbur from Famous Dave’s BBQ
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2013-2014 Operating Budget
For the 2013-2014 academic year, it is projected that student demand will continue to increase but resources to provide services will remain reduced due to funding cuts in 2010 and 2011 which reduced the number of students the college could serve. In November 2012, the passage of Proposition 30 enabled the district to maintain services to students and provided a modest restoration of some of the previously reduced funding. This year we project that the college will be eligible for a slight funding increase of 3% for growth and inflation, although final information from the state will not be available until Spring 2014. Although the Final Budget shows a reduction in the Fund Balance, the Unrestricted General Fund is balanced. Because the budget includes all types of funds used by governmental entities, restricted funds from a prior year not expended are expended in the second year or later. Detailed budget information is available at: http://www.gavilan.edu/budget Projected Total Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Unrestricted General Fund $ 27,367,974 Instructional Equipment 109,000 Parking Fund 179,620 Restricted General Fund 8,088,012 Child Development Center Fund 325,460 Capital Projects Fund 609,000 Measure E Debt Service Fund 5,216,569 Measure E Construction Fund 2,687,203 Long Term Debt Fund 1,000 Associated Student Body Fund 61,980 Financial Aid Fund 7,373,927 Student Center Fund 128,782 Beginning Fund Balance $37,047,881 Projected Expenditures $ 52,148,527 Projected Revenues 49,642,324 Projected Change to Fund Balance (2,506,203) Projected Ending Fund Balance $34,541,678
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Resources to help Students Succeed
It is the goal of Gavilan College to help every student succeed, whether they are intending to transfer to a university, complete career training, earn an associate degree, or develop their skills. Numerous programs at the college have been developed to provide support every step of the way. For entering students, the Welcome Center is a place to get help in applying and learning abdout the college. Student RAMbassadors give campus tours and assist with outreach to high schools. Once enrolled, new students benefit from the Student Success Center, where they can find study rooms, a comfortable lounge area, and support. There are also programs to target specific populations. First generation college students can find a community of support at TRiO, and military veterans connect with each other at the Veterans’ Center. In 2013, Gavilan College was one of 250 institutions nationwide recognized for supporting military veterans. Students in need of financial support can join EOPS, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, and those in welfareto-work can participate in CalWORKs. Students with physical, mental, or learning disabilities can get the support to succeed at the Disability Resource Center. Former foster youth can get special assistance through Guardian Scholars. Other programs offer instructional and academic support. All students are welcome to get help with their classes at the Tutoring Center, or to improve their writing skills at the Writing Center. Math, engineering, and science students can connect academically and study at the MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Center. Learning communities such as First Year Experience and Puente link classes to help students form relationships and benefit from a community of support.
Transfer with your first two years complete!
Gavilan College now offers CSU-approved associate degrees for transfer (AA-T and AS-T). Successful completion of these degrees guarantees transfer to a CSU with upper division standing and all credits accepted. The following associate degrees for transfer are now offered, with more under development: • Administration of Justice (AS-T) Art History (AA-T) Communication Studies (AA-T) Journalism (AA-T) Kinesiology (AA-T) Mathematics (AS-T) Music (AA-T) Studio Arts (AA-T) Theater Arts (AA-T)
A record number of students earned degrees and certificates in 2013
Technology and research access and assistance are available at the Library, Computer Place, and Math Lab. Sometimes students are challenged by personal or financial difficulties. The Counseling Department, Student Health Services, and Financial Aid Office can provide connections to crucial resources. On-campus childcare is available to busy parents through the Child Development Center. When students are engaged with campus life they are more likely to succeed, and they have a lot of options with the Associated Student Body (ASB), Student Clubs, and Rams Athletics. Honors students can get involved with the organization Rho Alpha Mu. For complete information about any of these student success resources, go to www.gavilan.edu
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Student Success Indicators
Persistence: 61.7 % 30-unit completion: 60.4 % Transfer Completion: 43.2 % Career-Tech Completion: 52 % State Chancellor’s Office Student Success Scorecard: http://scorecard.cccco.edu/scorecard. aspx
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Completed • Tennis court repairs • Boiler replacement • Infrastructure replacement • ADA improvements • Computer replacement • Enterprise Resource System • Interim housing • Cafeteria renovation • Parking lot expansion / resurfacing • Renovations of Life Sciences, Physical Science, Mathematics, Art, Music, Humanities, Security and Facilities, Multipurpose, Social Science, Cosmetology, and Business buildings • Land purchases in Coyote Valley and San Benito County • Roof repair for Gym, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences buildings. • Campus and building signage Pending state matching funds • Gymnasium renovation • Library / TV Studio renovation • New Student Services and Administration building
Measure E Projects
On March 2, 2004, district voters approved Measure E, a facilities improvement bond in the amount of $108 million to upgrade and expand the facilities for higher education in the Gavilan Joint Community College District. Upgrades have been made to campus infrastructure, classrooms, instructional technology, and campus safety. Land has been acquired for future campuses in Coyote Valley and San Benito County. Citizens Oversight Committee members: Tim Day (Chair) Jack Bachofer Suzanne Bulle Cindy Dalla Sandy Habr Irma Rodriguez Gene Sakahara Ryan Shook
About Measure E
Volunteers needed for open seats on Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Volunteers are needed to represent the community on the Gavilan College Measure E Citizens’ Oversight Committee. There is currently a vacancy in the seat designated for a member of a taxpayers’ organization. The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee ensures that revenues from Measure E are spent as promised. The committee’s role is to review and report on district spending of taxpayers’ money for construction and to provide a public accounting of the district’s compliance with legal requirements. The committee includes at-large representatives, representation from business, seniors, students, taxpayers, and the Gavilan College Educational Foundation. All meetings of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee are open to the public. The Citizen’s Oversight Committee is scheduled to meet quarterly. For more information about Measure E projects and an application for the Citizen’s Oversight Committee, call (408) 848-4711 or go to www.gavilan.edu/pio/bond.html.
Financial Statements Measure E financial statements are available for public review at www.gavilan.edu/budget/index.html
The Gavilan College Educational Foundation
2013 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
In 2013 the Gavilan College Educational Foundation distributed over $65,000 in scholarships to students. Scholarships are administered by the Gavilan College Financial Aid Office. Pictured from left to right are Gavilan College President Dr. Steve Kinsella, Associate Dean Fran Lopez, Izzy Quistian, winner of the 2013 Karl Pfister Scholarship, and instructor Dr. John Lawton Haehl. Many scholarships support students in a specific educational program, while others are open to all applicants. The donor who establishes a scholarship can work with the Financial Aid Office to establish criteria. Many have been established in memorium. To learn how you can set up a scholarship, call Veronica Martinez at (408) 848-4725.
Did you know?
• The Gavilan College Educational Foundation was founded in 1994 to raise donations for Gavilan College students and programs. • In 2013, 38 students received over $65,000 in scholarships through the Gavilan College Educational Foundation. • Gifts to the Gavilan College Educational Foundation are tax-deductible. • Your gift to the Gavilan College Educational Foundation can be designated for scholarships, facilities, or general operating support. • The Gavilan College Educational Foundation hosts events such as a Casino Night and a Golf Tournament, to raise funds for needs that cannot be met through state funding. • The Gavilan College Educational Foundation will soon be hosting a gala benefit to help students stay in school and achieve their goals. • You can find out more about the Gavilan College Educational Foundation at: www.gavilan.edu/pio/ foundation
Board of Directors President: Douglas Marshall Treasurer: Tony Marandos Directors: Steven Kinsella, Sandy Habr, Jeff Orth, Diane Stone Staff Resources Terry Newman, Acting Vice President of Administrative Services for Gavilan College Jan Bernstein Chargin, Director of Public Information for Gavilan College Jeff Gopp, Director of Facilities Services for Gavilan College Angie Oropeza, Executive Assistant to the President, Gavilan College
April 25, 2014 Sowing Seeds, Nurturing Dreams A food and wine celebration to benefit Gavilan College students
SAVE THE DATE!
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(based upon 2012-2013 data) STUDENT INFORMATION Headcount 11.377 Fulltime equivalent 5,501
Steven M. Kinsella, DBA, CPA Superintentdent / President Kathleen Rose Executive Vice President and Chief Instructional Officer Terry Newman Acting Vice President, Administrative Services Sherrean Carr Dean, Career Technical Education Fran Lozano Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences Ron Hannon Dean, Kinesiology and Athletics Rachel Perez Acting Dean, Student Learning Anne Ratto Associate Dean, EOPS Fran Lopez, Associate Dean, Disiability Resources Eduardo Cervantes, Acting Associate Dean, MESA and TRiO Eric Ramones Director, Human Resources Susan Cheu Chief Financial Officer
GENDER Female 46.9% Male 51.9% Unknown 1.03% ETHNICITY/RACE PROGRAMS OF STUDY OFFERED African American 2.7% Administration of Justice (AS-T, AS, AA, Certificate) American Indian/ Allied Health (Nursing, LVN and RN) (AS, Certificate) Alaska Native 0.7% Art (AA) Asian 4.5% Art History (AA-T, Certificate) Filipino 2.0% Aviation Maintenance Technology (AS, Certificate) Hispanic 45.6% Biological Science (AS, Certificate) Pacific Islander 0.5% Business (AA, AS, Certificate) White, non-Hispanic 34.9% Carpentry Apprenticeship (AA, Certificate) Other non-white 0.4% Child Development (AA, Certificate) Unknown 8.8% Communications Studies (AA-T, AA, Certificate) AGE Community Studies (AA, Certificate) Less than 20 years old 18.9% Computer Graphics and Design (AS, Certificate) 20 to 24 years old 22.9% Computer Science & Information Systems (AS, Certificate) 25 to 29 years old 12.0% Cosmetology (AS, Certificate) 30-39 years old 17.5% Digital Media (AA, Certificate) 40-49 years old 15.9% Drywall / Lathing Apprenticeship (AA, Certificate) 50 or more years old 12.9% English English as a Second Language (Certificate) EDUCATIONAL GOALS: Engineering AA+ Transfer 48.1% General Education (Certificate) Transfer only 7.2% Global Studies (AA) Job skills 6.1% Health Science Undecided 5.9% Humanities Personal enrichment 5.6% Journalism (AA-T) Vocational certificate 3.9% Kinesiology (AA-T, AA) Basic skills or GED 3.5% Liberal Arts (AA) AA only 2.1% Mathematics (AS-T, AS) Formulate interests 1.9% Media Arts (AA, Certificate) Maintain certification 1.0% Music (AA-T, AA, Certificate) Philosophy (Certificate) EMPLOYEES Physical Science and Engineering (AS) Administrators 25 Social Sciences (AA, Certificate) Full-time faculty 75 Spanish (AA, Certificate) Part-time Faculty 230 Studio Art (AA-T, AA) Professional Support 129 Theater and Television (AA, AA-T, Certificate) Water Resources Management (AA, Certficate)
Board of Trustees
Tom Breen, Esq., San Benito County
B.S., J.D., Santa Clara University
Kent Child, San Benito County
A.A., College of San Mateo; B.A., M.A., San Jose State University B.S., Jacksonville University, M.S., National University B.S., M.A., San Jose State University
Jonathan Brusco, Morgan Hill
Mark Dover, Gilroy
Walt Glines, Gilroy Laura Perry, Esq., Morgan Hill
A.A., Gavilan College, B.S., San Jose State University; J.D., Santa Clara University A.A., Gavilan College; B.S., M.A., Fresno State University
Tony Ruiz, San Benito County
Anél Tovar, Student Trustee
Contact Board members through the Office of the President: 408-848-4711
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