Comments from Members of the Audience
Numerous faculty expressed their concerns regarding faculty salary negotiations and the hiring of a Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Technology.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Ned Doffoney
The Fullerton College football team beat Santa Ana over the weekend and won their 12th Key to the County. Defensive Coordinator Brian Crooks explained the significance of the Key to the Board.
Approximately 15 faculty and staff attended the recent Fullerton College Coffee with the Board of Trustees and Chancellor. Discussion on the Affordability Act and its impact on our District, the increased demand for student assistance with food and care, the possibility of a General Obligation Bond, the District Foundation, Dr. Terry O’Banion’s upcoming presentation, and possibilities of reaching out to the community were discussed.
As a part of the Chancellor’s Report, Fullerton College President Dr. Rajen Vurdien presented the college’s 2012-13 Year End Report and the Institutional Effectiveness Report. The overview of the Institutional Effectiveness Report highlighted the college’s completion rates, integrated planning process, supplemental instruction success and retention rates, and how the college is working to reduce the achievement gap.
Highlights from the 2012-13 End of the Year Report included athletic accomplishments, community connections, facilities upgrades, and growth of transfer degrees, to name a few.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College - Dr. Bob Simpson, President
Innovation Fund Program Event – Cypress College will host the Innovation Fund Program kick-off event on December 2 at 2 p.m., featuring Dr. Terry O’Banion, President Emeritus of the League for Innovation in the Community College... Reading Proficiency – A meeting with department coordinators from both Reading and English will take place to begin the process of resolving differences in the appropriate forum…Lost in Yonkers – The fall theater season concluded with a successful production of Lost in Yonkers. The entire cast was recognized for a meritorious achievement award by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region VIII…Fall Sports – The Women’s Soccer Team will face #1 seed Cerritos College, and Women’s Volleyball earned second place in conference play. They face College of the Canyons tonight in the first round of regional competition…Food Drive – Students collected donations and contributions for over 30 Thanksgiving meal baskets, distributed to Cypress College students.
Fullerton College - Dr. Rajen Vurdien, President
Playoffs – The football team will play this Saturday against Riverside Community College in the playoffs...Holiday Party – The campus holiday party will take place on December 10 from 2-4 p.m. in the College Center.
School of Continuing Education – Dr. Greg Schulz, Provost
Noncredit Advocacy – SCE Dean of Instruction and Student Services Valentina Purtell, Dr. Greg Schulz, Santiago Canyon College Vice President of Continuing Education Jose Vargas, and Ashley Setoudeh of Townsend Public Affairs met with staff from the Governor’s Office, state Chancellor’s Office, Community College League of California, and local legislators last week. Overall, the visits were productive and indicated a strong sense of support for the areas of interest related to noncredit programs and services.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
Noncredit Task Force – Candace Lynch-Thompson, SCE Academic Senate President, has been asked to serve on the state’s reinstated noncredit task force.
Resolution – Gary Zager, Cypress College Academic Senate President, commended the Board for their high degree of collegiality and professionalism. He reported and read the resolution passed by the Academic Senate in opposition to the Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Technology position.
Recent Achievements – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Sam Foster reported that Acquisitions Librarian Monique Delatte Starkey’s book, Practical Programming, was recently published by the American Library Association. Debate students placed second in a tournament on November 16. Construction Technology Instructor Patrick McGrew was recently honored for his work in education by the LA/OC/IE Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association.
Negotiations – CSEA President Rod Lusch reported that he hopes to continue good faith negotiations in respect to salary and benefits.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
Associated Students – Fullerton College Student Trustee Don Lundy reported that Professor Emeritus
Adela Lopez and M.E.Ch.A distributed food to over 300 students and their families for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Compensation – Trustee Dr. Barbara Dunsheath shared data regarding faculty compensation.
Assessment – Trustee Michael Matsuda thanked Cypress College Student Trustee Claudia Peña for bringing the reading requirement discrepancies to the attention of the Board. He also wanted to clarify that though Cypress College uses a different assessment, the faculty and students’ work should not be discredited, as data shows that Cypress College students’ scores are higher than the state average.
OC Register – Board Vice President Jeffrey Brown thanked Fullerton College Faculty Senate President
Sam Foster for his comments in a recent Orange County Register article.
Board Training – Board Secretary M. Tony Ontiveros suggested refresher training for Board members regarding statement of economic interest forms.
Audit Committee – Trustee Molly McClanahan reported that the Audit Committee met and a draft report will be brought to the Board on December 10.
Clarification – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen shared his concerns on the accuracy of some of the earlier comments from the audience, which do not represent the Board accurately.
Public hearings were held regarding initial reopener proposals between United Faculty and the North Orange County Community College District. After the closing of the hearings, the Board adopted the District’s initial proposal.
Finance & Facilities
Facilities – The Board approved the filing of a notice of completion for the Fullerton College Building 700 Roof Coating Project. Authorization was also given to extend the agreements for the Co-Generation Plant Maintenance Service at Cypress College and for assistance in various areas of contracts administration and facilities planning.
Funding – The Board approved the acceptance of new funding from the Orange County Transportation Authority to the School of Continuing Education Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) department.
Retirement – The Board approved the retirement of Rebeca Sandoval, Cypress College Financial Aid Technician, effective December 31.
Salary and Benefits – The Board approved the agreements with respect to salary and benefits for the 2013/14 fiscal year between the Confidential Employees Group and the District; the District Management Association (DMA) and the District; and adjustments with respect to salary and benefits for the Chancellor and Executive Officers.
Promotions – The Board approved the promotion of Barbara Woolner to Cypress College Personnel Services Specialist.
Organizational Meeting – The Board established Tuesday, December 10, as the date of the Board’s Organizational Meeting.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.