Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Ned Doffoney
Honored Retiree – Marsha Elliott, School of Continuing Education High School Diploma Program Instructor, was recognized for her 35 years of service.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
Legends of Hoops Night – The first ever Legends of Hoops night was held last week, where Swen Nater and Mark Eaton were honored as the Americana Men of the Year, and Coach Don Johnson was recognized for his induction into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame…Americana – The 39th annual Americana event was held on Saturday, with the strongest attendance in the last three years…Student Co-Author – STEM student Erik Munoz co-authored the article, Scatter Measurement on the Anti-Reflective Optics Used in Laser Interference Gravitational Wave Detection, that was recently accepted for publication by the journal Applied Optics…Magic Show – Professors Lenore Landis, Robin De Roo, Adam Eckenrode, Julia Jordanides, and Stephanie Nobles hosted a magic show for 75 sixth grade Holder Elementary School students. Activities were funded from a grant received through Southern California Edison, thanks to Jenelle Godges.
Fullerton College – Dr. Rajen Vurdien, President
Celebratory Lunch – A lunch was held for members of the football, women’s golf and cross country teams and their coaches to congratulate them on making it to the state championships…Black Student Forum – The Cadena-Transfer Center hosted the fifth annual Black Student Forum last week to engage in a lively and interactive discussion about their own experiences at the college…French Film Festival – The French Film Festival kicks off on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Humanities Division, five films will be screened at the Wilshire Auditorium.…New Math Courses – The Math Department will offer a new pair of 12 week, 1.5 unit courses, taught by Professor Dana Clahane…Affordable Care Act Deadline – The Health Center has partnered with Covered California and the Department of Health Care Services on Covered California 101, designed to inform students about the upcoming Affordable Care Act deadline…Centennial Book Drive – Books are being collected to celebrate 100 years of higher education in Fullerton, and will be donated to local schools and community centers. Donation bins are located at the Fullerton Public Library, Fullerton Art Walk and throughout the campus…Retiree Luncheon – The Foundation’s annual retired faculty and staff luncheon will take place on March 1 at noon.
School of Continuing Education – Dr. Greg Schulz, Provost
Strategic Planning Event – Sixty faculty and staff members attended the annual SCE Strategic Planning event last week. This year’s theme, Freeway to the Future, opened the opportunity for participants to think outside of the box, imagining SCE’s future and generating hundreds of visionary ideas…Marsha Elliott – High School Diploma Program Instructor Marsha Elliott will retire at the end of the month after 35 years with NOCCCD. Her ongoing commitment to and advocacy for SCE, noncredit education, and student success will be greatly missed…Lifetime Achievement Award – Retired Matriculation Manager Anna Garza received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Community and Continuing Education (ACCE)…National Program Spotlight – The Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) department was recently highlighted in a national program spotlight publication through the Community College Consortium on Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (CCCAID). The publication highlights the DSPS pathways leading to workforce and job success, including the college to career, mobility and workability programs…AB86 Consortium – Provost Dr. Greg Schulz, Dean Valentina Purtell and Dean Martha Gutierrez recently participated in meetings with representatives from local high school districts to discuss ideas related to planning for the regional adult education consortium as outlined in AB86…Disabilities’ Working Conference – SCE managers were invited to serve as subject-matter experts and lead table talk discussions at the upcoming California Consortium on Higher Education for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’ Working Conference.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
DMA Transitions – District Management Association President Gil Contreras announced that he has accepted a new position as Dean of Student Services at Cerritos College. He thanked the Board of Trustees, Cypress College President Bob Simpson, and Chancellor Ned Doffoney for their support and leadership. DMA will meet to reorganize and new leadership will be in place within the next month.
Marsha Elliott Retirement – SCE Academic Senate President Candace Lynch-Thompson thanked retiree Marsha Elliott for her 35 years with the District, stating that Ms. Elliott is the perfect embodiment of the values SCE stands for.
Cypress College Announcements – Cypress College Senate President Gary Zager gave updates on recent campus happenings, including the institution of 24 hour a day/7 days a week tutoring services available at the library, and a Black History Month event featuring Professor Rodney Anderson.
League of Innovations Conference – Fullerton College Senate President Sam Foster invited everyone to attend the League of Innovations Conference March 2-5 at the Anaheim Marriott. Fullerton College professors Karen Rose, Rolando Sanabria, Mark Greenhalgh, and Mr. Foster are presenting a session entitled “Five High-Impact Practices That Support STEM Student Success.”
Headphone Donation – United Faculty President Dale Craig drew the Board’s attention to the donation of 671 pairs of Beats/Monster co-branded Pro Headphones to the Fullerton College Fine Arts Division/Music Department. He thanked Professor Markus Burger for facilitating the donation.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
Cypress College Student Activities – Cypress College Student Trustee Claudia Peña reported on recent activities including the Americana fundraiser and the upcoming “March in March” advocacy day in Sacramento.
Assembly Bill 2558 – Trustee Dr. Barbara Dunsheath commented on Assembly Bill 2558 proposed by Assemblyman Das Williams–new legislation which would establish a Community College Professional Development Program. She asked that the Trustees consider developing a resolution in support of the bill.
K-16 Pathways – Board Secretary Michael Matsuda reported on various state-wide efforts to streamline student pathways between K-12 and community colleges. He congratulated NOCCCD for its work in this area.
Orange County Military Cemetery – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen announced that Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva has introduced Assembly Bill 1453 which would build an Orange County veterans cemetery owned and operated by the state. Mr. Lahtinen thought this was an interesting idea and wondered if the District’s Veterans Resource Centers would like to weigh in on the proposal.
Cypress College Americana – Board President Jeff Brown congratulated Cypress College on an impressive Americana fundraising event, and commented on the inspiring speech given by Man of the Year Swen Nater.
Finance & Facilities
Quarterly Investment Report – The Board received the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.
Facilities – The Board approved entering into a consultant agreement to provide architectural and engineering services for the design of the new Newell Street Parking Lot at Fullerton College.
Curriculum – The Board authorized Fullerton College’s summary of curriculum changes, effective fall 2014.
Donations – The Board approved the acceptance of a variety of donations to Fullerton College’s CARE Cal/WORKs Adopt an Angel Holiday Party, the Centennial Exhibition, and various campus departments.
Retirement – The Board approved the retirement of Manuel Machado, Cypress College Facilities Custodian I, effective March 1.
Reopener Agreement – The Board approved the agreement with respect to reopener negotiations for the 2013-14 fiscal year, inclusive of all terms and conditions specified in the written settlement agreement between United Faculty and the District.
Board Policies – The Board adopted revised Board Policies 3250, Institutional Planning; 5010, Admissions and Concurrent Enrollment; and 5050, Matriculation, and directed that they be placed on the District’s web site where they will be readily accessible for students, employees, and the general public.
Midterm Report – The Board received and accepted Cypress College and Fullerton College’s Accreditation Midterm Report.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 11, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.