Planning council learns of SBCC’s replacement for Healthy Roster

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Eric Evelhoch, Associate Editor

The College Planning Council learned City College is shifting a component to the campus entry protocols at its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

CLEARED4Class is being planned to replace Healthy Roster on Monday, Nov. 1 as the basis for getting a required wristband. Users take the daily health survey in the app which generates a unique QR code based on their Pipeline email address.

“This would allow students, faculty and staff to show their phone once, rather than having to juggle a bunch of things,” said Executive Director of IT Dean Nevins.

The app allows City College to combine the daily health survey with vaccination status tracking. Users can coordinate and schedule on-site COVID-19 testing. The app also tracks test statuses for those with exemptions. Additionally, CLEARED4 is available in both English and Spanish.

Other measures to help speed up the check-in process include new purple stickers for the campus IDs for those with approved exemptions. iPads for the check-in tables to scan the QR codes will also be implemented.

“We chose to go with [Nov. 1] to be really thoughtful about implementing this,” said Interim Superintendent-President Kindred Murillo.

Murillo continued her update with hopes to set goals for the Board Retreat on Saturday, Oct. 23. She focused on the need for updating the strategic plan and education master plan — which in turn will drive the facilities, technology and human resource planning.

The possibility of City College going out for a general obligation bond in 2022 was raised, citing the need to have the financial resources to be able to continue to pay for the upkeep of facilities.

General obligation bonds are a type of loan repaid through property taxes from the local community.

The Planning and Resources Committee Chair Katie Laris said the past two times City College went out for bonds, one had been successful and one failed.

“A major difference with the unsuccessful one was a lack of our college community buy-in… particularly at the college level,” said Laris. “This is one of those subjects that we should all be talking about and there should be a widespread effort to gain support for this critical initiative from every group, certainly the students and every employee group, on campus.”

The incorporation of two of the new workgroups, the ‘Return to Campus’ and ‘Future of Work’ groups, were also discussed in how they can effectively work together on these efforts.

Director of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning Z Reisz presented the findings from the Revealing Institutional Strengths and Challenges (RISC) survey taken by students during the spring 2021 semester.

Although the presentation of the RISC findings was strictly for informational purposes, the results of the survey will be brought back as a discussion item during the next meeting.

The CPC will reconvene on Tuesday, Oct. 19 via Zoom from 3 to 4:30 p.m.