Budget Suggestions

The following are a list of budget suggestions submitted byfaculty and staff to help improve our budget crisis. These suggestions are being considered and discussed in our shared governance meetings. If you would like to make a suggestion, please email President Miner and we will add your input to the list below!

If you would like to learn more about the latest budget information, please visit our Budget Information page.

SUGGESTIONS: RESPONSES:
NEGOTIABLE ITEMS
Suspend/eliminate/reduce PDLs Referred to Human Resources
Reduce Salaries Referred to Human Resources
Substitute VSP w/Kaiser Referred to Human Resources
Implement furloughs Referred to Human Resources
Put a moratorium on all PDLs next year  
   
   
GENERAL SUGGESTIONS
Hold a referendum among local voters and ask them to rescind the bond measure and apply those funds to maintaining operations instead Costs are prohibitive and failure of the parcel tax in 2010 suggest an unsuccessful election would result
Cancel summer courses We are below CAP and need to restore FTES-we will proceed with summer quarter plus add an early session for high school and semester college students
Serve prospective and continuing students better. Make FH the friendly place where our customers feel valued and cared for. Establish a customer service survey. Reorganization and relocation of various student services programs appear to have resulted in many fewer complaints as of Spring 2012.
Establish a gift certificate campaign to take a course(s) at FH-given in unit denominations-give the present of higher education to a deserving student or community member Referred to Foundation
Cover pool to save energy Cogeneration heats the pool for free
Increase non-resident enrollment fees  
Close Middlefield We need the FTES and are unconvinced that students would come to Los Altos Hills
Reduce reassigned time Referred to Program Review
Eliminate duplicate athletic teams with DeAnza Referred to Program Review
Reduce printing  
Charge for employee parking  
Consolidate programs with DeAnza  
Increase facilities rentals Proposal to the Board of Trustees is in progress
Freeze faculty hiring 2012-13 hires are completed
Install more photovoltaics Newer technologies are under consideration
Offer more on-line classes Offerings have been increased for Summer 2012 and made up a large portion of the new Early Summer Session
Cut Library books budget by 2/3  
Cut the travel budget for faculty, administrators and staff by 2/3  
Cut release time by 2/3  
Get the creative talents on campus to create something that we can sell to raise funds for the college -- a DVD, photography, concerts,etc.  
Get people to tithe part of their salaries to the Foothill Foundation to pay down the debt  
Have one president for both colleges  

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