Preceding the regular business portion of the Board meeting, over 150 students, faculty, and staff members from throughout the District participated with the Board in Strategic Conversation #17: "College Readiness.”
Comments from Members of the Audience
SALARIES AND BENEFITS – Several people addressed the Board about comparability in salaries and benefits, including: Jane Walker, Craig Goralski, Elizabeth Putman, and Ambika Talwar.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL – The Anaheim Campus participated in an active shooter response drill this morning, and tested the campus’ lockdown and emergency communication capabilities. Participants were also asked to view the “Surviving an Active Shooter Incident” video.
SPRING COFFEES – The first Coffee with the Board of Trustees and Chancellor takes place on Thursday at Cypress College. Dr. Cheryl Marshall will join us at the Fullerton College and SCE/Anaheim Campus Coffees next week.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
FACULTY HIRING – 24 of 31 positions have been filled…LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING – Faculty, classified staff, administration and students attended the College Leadership Team meeting on April 15 to address the accreditation self-study status, review and revision of the College Mission, SLO’s, 50th anniversary celebration status, Measure J construction and other facilities projects, and concurrent enrollment opportunities…NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE – Yom HaShoah will take place on May 4. Holocaust survivors Dr. Jacob Eisenbach and Natalie Weinstein-Gold will serve as keynote speakers…ADVISORY MEETING – The Business/CIS Division hosted their Community Advisory meeting on April 21…MAN OF THE YEAR – David Wassenaar, Dean of Business/CIS, has been named Man of the Year by the Cypress Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Wassenaar has been one of the most active and involved members of the College’s Management Team, including significant involvement with the Chamber of Commerce. He plans to retire on July 1…ATHLETICS – The Softball team is undefeated and clinched the Conference Championship. The Baseball team is in third place, and Women’s Beach Volleyball has a 4-3 record with two matches remaining.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
MEN AND WOMEN OF DISTINCTION – 30 students have been selected as the 2016 Men and Women of Distinction. The awards banquet will take place on May 13…LOVE FULLERTON – Faculty, staff and students will participate in the April 30 Love Fullerton community service day. Fullerton College volunteers will help in the Food Bank…PRINCIPALS LUNCHEON – Approximately 35 principals and superintendents attended the Spring Principals Luncheon…CLASSIFIED SENATE ANNIVERSARY – The college’s Classified Senate celebrates their 10-year anniversary this year. Linda Millikan was honored with the 2016 Classified Recognition Award at the Classified Staff Luncheon…LIVEWIRE – The spring edition of LiveWire is now available at http://lwjournal.fullcoll.edu/spring2016/... FULLERTON STATE OF THE CITY – College administration and staff attended the recent Fullerton State of the City luncheon at Cal State Fullerton. President Schulz will meet with CSUF President Mildred Garcia this summer to discuss transfer pathways…GUN VIOLENCE FORUM – After the first of two active shooter drills held on April 14, Professors Danielle Fouquette and Josh Ashenmiller led an open forum, A Time for Action: A Campus Forum on Preventing Gun Violence on College Campuses, in the Student Center. The campus community discussed ideas and strategies to help prevent gun violence, and discussed unique perspectives on what can be done to make the campus safer…ATHLETICS – Women’s and Men’s Swim and Dive teams placed fifth and sixth, respectively, at the Orange Empire Conference Swim and Dive Championships. The Baseball team pulled off a three-game sweep over Irvine Valley College, and Samantha Duoung will attempt back-to-back championships in the 400M hurdles at the OEC Championships.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
PARTNERS BREAKFAST – Over 85 people attended the recent Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) Partners Breakfast, hosted by the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC)…
TRANSITION NIGHT – Disability Support Services hosted over 400 attendees at their 20th annual Transition Night…CAREER PATHWAYS DAY – The CTE Program is partnering with Vital Link and AUHSD for a Career Pathways Day event on May 3. High schools students will visit the Anaheim Campus and explore careers in digital media arts and allied health industries…SCE FASHION SHOW – SCE fashion program students will showcase their creations at their annual Parade of Needle Arts & Fashion Show on May 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.…SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON – The 2016 Possibilities Scholarship Awards Luncheon will take place on May 12 at the Anaheim Campus…CCC APPLY APPLICATION – SCE is exploring options to adopt a CCC Common ID for students, used through the CCC Apply state-wide online admissions application…REGIONAL CONSORTIA SUMMIT – Interim Provost Valentina Purtell attended the CEO Summit for the LA/OC Regional Consortia Summit and agreed to actively participate in the Strong Workforce Program…SCE HOSTS NEW CLASSES AT CSUF COMMUNITY CENTER – The ESL Program was invited to host classes this spring at CSUF’s new Center for Healthy Neighborhoods community center, located in Fullerton…SCE/FC Developing Partnership: ORANGE COUNTY TEACHER PATHWAY – Fullerton College and SCE staff met to discuss a partnership for SCE’s Early Childhood Education students to transition to Fullerton College’s Teacher Pathway Program.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
STATE PLENARY PRESENTATION – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank congratulated Cypress College Mortuary Science Professor Jolena Grande on her excellent presentation at the Statewide Academic Plenary Session. Jolena also spoke about the Plenary and thanked the Board for sending so many faculty and administrators to it.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder announced that Fullerton College Professor Dr. Sam Foster was recently elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
DEPENDENT CARE – CSEA President Rod Lusch commented that dependent care is also important to classified staff, citing the case of a Cypress College security officer who is moving to the Coast Community College District because of benefits.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CONTINUED LEADERSHIP – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington announced that she is planning to run for Associated Student President for the next academic year.
FULLERTON BEAUTIFUL – Board Vice President Molly McClanahan thanked Fullerton College for helping to host the Fullerton Beautiful Open Gardens Tour.
TRUSTEE RETIRING – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen announced that after serving 26 years as an NOCCCD Board Member, he will retire at the end of his term in November. He plans to run for a spot on the Anaheim City Council for District 1.
BOARD PROTOCOLS – Board President Barbara Dunsheath asked that a subcommittee be formed to go over the proposed protocols for the Board of Trustees. Trustees Jaqueline Rodarte, Molly McClanahan, and Dr. Dunsheath said they would serve on the subcommittee.
NEW REVENUE – The Board authorized a request to accept new revenue for the Cypress College Information and Communication/Digital Media sub-agreement in the amount of $12,000 for use beginning April 26, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Jeffrey Jespersen, Fullerton College Physical Education Instructor, effective April 18, 2016; Mark Knoernschild, Fullerton College English Instructor, effective June 1, 2016; and Allen Mottershead, Cypress College Engineering/Electrical Instructor, effective May 29, 2016.
BOARD POLICY – The Board adopted proposed, revised Board Policy 2200, Board Duties and Responsibilities.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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