Comments from Members of the Audience
STUDENT HEALTH FEE INCREASE – Both Vanessa Miller, Fullerton College Director of Health Services, and Marla McBride, Cypress College Director of Health Services, spoke to the Board about the need to increase student health fees to $19 per semester and $16 for summer session.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REPORT – Interim Provost Valentina Purtell gave an overview of SCE’s 2014-15 accomplishments as presented in the school’s Annual Report and Institutional Effectiveness Report.
The Chancellor’s Hiring Committee convened last week to interview candidates, and decided to forward five finalists for the Board’s consideration. Campus forums will take place on February 11.
The Governor released his budget proposal for FY 16-17 on January 7. The Governor is worried about a possible recession and the more immediate effects of a poor stock market. His proposal for community colleges is a modest increase in enrollment (2%), substantial increases in a few one-time or categorical programs, and less than one half percent for COLA.
The completely redesigned NOCCCD website is now live. Highlights of the new site include: spots for four “hero” main stories, an expanded “News and Announcements” section, prominent job postings, District-wide events page, and substantial Title IX information.
NOCCCD hosted a Regional Equal Employment Opportunity in Faculty Hiring seminar. This event allowed for training and a robust discussion with other community college professionals in our Southern California region.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
ORIENTATION – Dr. Simpson welcomed approximately 30 international students to the College during their new student orientation…OPENING DAY – Spring Opening Day will include an address by Ms. Sondra Thiederman on Unconscious Bias…SPRING ENROLLMENT – Unduplicated headcount is at 15,269 compared to 15,195 last spring…AMERICANA – The 2016 Americana Awards Ceremony will take place on February 27…WINTER ATHLETICS – The Women’s Basketball team is 17-5 and in first place in the Orange Empire Conference. Men’s Basketball is 17-4, and in second place.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
SPRING ENROLLMENT – The unduplicated headcount is at 23,305 compared to 23,221 last year…SPRING CONVOCATION – “The Fullerton College Experience: Reflections from our Students,” is the theme of this Friday’s Spring Convocation, and will feature five student speakers…FULLERTON COLLEGE ANGELS NIGHT – Tickets will go on sale in late February for Fullerton College’s April 9 partnership with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim…FACILITIES – Six new electric vehicle charging stations were installed on campus during the winter break, as well as drainage improvements to prepare for El Niño storms…COLLEGE PREPARATION CONFERENCE – The EOPS Program welcomed more than 300 local high school students to the 37th Annual College Preparation Conference…AUHSD PARTNERSHIP – Thirty-seven counseling 50 sections will be offered at Anaheim Union High School District schools…RETIRED FACULTY LUNCHEON – The Fullerton College Foundation’s annual Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon will take place on February 27…ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – The college’s art gallery will launch its 2016 Artist in Residence exhibition on February 11, featuring the works of Lesley Dill…ATHLETICS – The 2016 Hornet Baseball Wall of Honor Celebration will take place on January 30 and the baseball team’s annual golf tournament will take place on February 1.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
LEAGUE OF INNOVATIONS PRESENTATIONS – LEAP Interim Director Joanne Armstrong and LEAP Interim Manager Lisa Gaetje will present “Parenting Programs in College? It Works” at the upcoming League of Innovations Conference in March. Ms. Armstrong and LEAP Instructor Lynda Gunderson will also present “Brain Health, Technology and Older Adult Workforce Preparation”…SCHOLARSHIPS – More than one dozen scholarship are available to SCE students. Deadline is March 31…AEBG UPDATE – The off-site High School Diploma Program at SCE-Gilbert West is relocating to the former AUHSD Trident Center, and will be called SCE-Gilbert South. This move is due to a closer proximity to potential students, better-equipped facilities, and proximity to the Alternative Education Office, which coordinates referrals from AUHSD to SCE…NONCREDIT WORKSHOP – Counselor Khanh Ninh was appointed by the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges to serve on the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Student Success and Support Program’s (SSSP) Noncredit Workgroup…NAME CHANGE EXPLORATION – VisionPoint Marketing is working with SCE to explore and analyze a name change for SCE, after feedback from recent focus groups…NEW ESL CLASSES – The ESL Program added four new off-site classes in community locations, at the request of the community.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
BUDGET PRESENTATION – District Management Association President Richard Fee thanked Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance & Facilities Brian Fahnestock for his presentation to the group on the District budget.
COUNSELOR APPOINTMENT – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank congratulated SCE Counselor Khanh Ninh for her recent appointment by the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges to serve on the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Student Success and Support Program’s (SSSP) Noncredit Workgroup.
ACADEMIC SENATE INSTITUTE – Cypress College Senate President Jolena Grande reported that NOCCCD was well represented at the recent Academic Senate for California Community Colleges first Instructional Design and Innovation Institute in Riverside. She thanked the Board for their support.
JOINT SENATE MEETING – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder and Faculty Union President Tina Johannsen invited the group to attend the upcoming Annual Joint United Faculty Academic Senate Meeting. The event will address several subjects such as diversity in the hiring process, equivalency in hiring practices, and faculty obligation numbers. The featured guest speakers are Dr. David Morse, President of the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, and Dr. Lynette Nyaggah, President of the Community College Association.
CSEA INSTALLATION – California School Employees Association (CSEA) President Rod Lusch thanked Interim Chancellor Fred Williams, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Irma Ramos, Interim Fullerton College President Dr. Greg Schulz, and Board President Barbara Dunsheath for attending the group’s annual executive board installation.
ADJUNCT FACULTY ISSUE – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson asked the Board to consider new options for the group’s executive board to speak to their existing and potential membership. He stated that the group is now only permitted a few minutes to speak to adjunct faculty at their orientation, which is not enough time.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
TRAVELS WITH TANYA – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington recounted her participation in a number of campus and District events, including: The Cypress College High School Invitational Forensics Tournament, the Council on Budget and Facilities meeting, the Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting, and the Trustee Special Election Forum.
MAS CONFERENCE – Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino said that he was excited for the campus’ first Males Achieving Success (MAS) Conference on Jan. 27 for 11th and 12th grade males from local high schools. The conference will promote higher education, career exploration, and self-development for young men of color.
LACCCD ACCREDITATION TEAM – Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros congratulated Interim Chancellor Williams on being selected to serve on the Los Angeles Community College District’s Accreditation Team for their upcoming visit.
TRUSTEE CANDIDATE FORUM – Board Vice President Molly McClanahan and Board Secretary Jacqueline Rodarte both spoke about the recent Special Election Trustee Candidate Forum. They urged voters in Trustee Area 3 to vote before February 9. They also thanked the League of Women Voters for hosting the event.
PUBLICATIONS – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen commented on several publications he has received, including: A Career Technical Education recruitment mailer from the Garden Grove Unified High School District, the Anaheim Union High School District Annual Report, and a consortia booklet dealing with adult education.
MIDDLE SCHOOL OUTREACH – Trustee Jeff Brown remarked on a new program from a northern California community college which is strengthening the pathway to college for middle school students.
NEW DISTRICT WEBSITE – Board President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath complimented the new NOCCCD website and said that it is easy-to-use and contains information that will be helpful during the District’s 2017 accreditation visit.
A public hearing was held to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed energy conservation service contract with Plumbing, Piping & Construction, Inc. for the RFP #2016-01, Cypress College Central Plan & Thermal Energy Storage Project.
Finance & Facilities
ANAHEIM CAMPUS – An amendment to the agreement with Rodriguez Engineering was approved to extend the term of the contract through March 1, 2016, at no additional cost to the District, for the engineering design services for the Anaheim Campus Storm Drain Pump Replacement Project.
CYPRESS COLLEGE – The Board authorized the filing of a Notice of Completion for Bid #2015-08, Cypress College Humanities Building, Mass Notification System Upgrade. Authorization was also given to enter into an agreement with GI Energy for the Co-Generation Plant Maintenance Service. The Board adopted a resolution for the Approval for Award of the Energy Conservation Services Agreement, RFP #2016-01, Cypress College Central Plant and Thermal Energy Storage Project. A change order was also approved for the Mass Notification Project.
FULLERTON COLLEGE – Authorization was given to purchase twelve Hexagon Metrology 7320si Romer arms for the Machine Technology Program.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICES – The Board authorized a consultant agreement with Nossaman LLP to provide state and federal advocacy services.
LEASE AGREEMENT – A lease agreement was authorized with Anaheim Place Partners, LP, for the use of 3,200 sq. ft. for office space for the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) personnel.
HEALTH FEE INCREASE – An increase to health fees for all Cypress College and Fullerton College students was approved, effective summer 2016.
IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT GRANT – The Board authorized the acceptance of new revenue from the Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program Implementation Support Grant.
ACCREDITATION – The Board received as information the presentation on the District-wide accreditation timeline, process, and status.
AUHSD PARTNERSHIP – The Board reviewed the Anaheim Union High School District/North Orange County Community College District ongoing initiative to improve college readiness for area students.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the summary of curriculum changes for Cypress College, effective fall 2015 and fall 2016; and for Fullerton College, effective fall 2016.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Peggy Austin, Cypress College Librarian, effective June 1, 2016; Elizabeth Cockroft, Fullerton College Administrative Assistant III, effective December 31, 2015; Ora Reese, Fullerton College Facilities Custodian I, effective December 31, 2015; and Henry Rivera, Fullerton College Facilities Custodian I, effective December 31, 2015.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Hani Amin to District Data Quality Analyst, Systems Applications, effective December 14, 2015; Yadira Cazales to Cypress College Production Center Coordinator, effective January 4, 2016; and Danielle Davy to SCE Administrative Assistant III, effective January 11, 2016.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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