Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
NETWORK REFRESH PRESENTATION – District Director of Information Services Deborah Ludford, and WTC Consulting Practice Director Ginny Schroeder presented information on the District-wide network refresh project. The purpose of the refresh, scope of work, and timeline, among other details, were shared.
STRONG WORKFORCE SUMMIT – Approximately 70 people attended the Strong Workforce Summit last Friday to begin preparing workforce development plans for the new funds being provided to the District and region.
DISTRICT-WIDE EVENTS – Dr. Marshall shared that she had a great time at SCE’s Harvesting Opportunities Event, and thanked Cypress College’s Associated Students and the Latino Faculty and Staff Association for inviting her to their recent events.
CHANCELLOR'S INVESTITURE – Dr. Marshall also expressed heartfelt thanks to all involved in planning and carrying out the details of her October 14 Investiture.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
FULL-TIME FACULTY PRIORITIZATION – The joint committee on full-time faculty prioritization has completed its process in anticipation of the next hiring cycle…AMERICANA 2017 – The kickoff event will take place on November 9, and the Americana Awards Event will take place on March 4, 2017…CHANCELLOR INVESTITURE – Dr. Simpson shared that the Chancellor’s Investiture was a wonderful welcoming event for Dr. Marshall…PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE – Members of the President’s Circle were welcomed to the College at an annual Evening at the Theater…CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK – The College is excited to forward for the Board’s consideration the Construction Manager at Risk for both the Science, Engineering and Mathematics building and the Veteran’s Resource Center projects…ATHLETICS – Women’s Volleyball remains #1 in the Orange Empire Conference and #9 in the state. Women’s Soccer is currently second in the Orange Empire Conference.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
PRESIDENT'S OPEN FORUM – The October 17 President’s Open Forum followed a town hall meeting format, and provided an opportunity for over 150 students, faculty, staff, and community members to ask questions, share concerns and voice perspectives related to the October 13 incident involving a campus safety officer and a former student…ACCREDITATION FEEDBACK FORUMS – Three separate Accreditation Feedback Forums were held the week of October 10. A lot of additional information and evidence was gathered which will continue to inform the working draft of the accreditation self-study report moving forward…CAT CONFERENCE – Over 200 people attended the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) Conference, hosted by the College’s Automotive Technology Department on October 14 and 15…DEGREEWORKS – The Student Services team has officially launched DegreeWorks, a web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree and certificate completion.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
HARVESTING OPPORTUNITIES A SUCCESS – 600 community members, students, staff, faculty, and resource agencies attended Saturday’s Harvesting Opportunities Event and Resource Fair…STUDENT EQUITY CONFERENCE – The inaugural SCE Student Equity Conference: Embedding Student Equity in SCE Culture, will take place on November 4 at the Anaheim Campus…NAME EXPLORATION – The SCE Name Analysis Workgroup reviewed the final survey results, and recommends that SCE change its name to North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE). A timeline and cost estimate for the rollout is being developed before forwarding a formal recommendation to the Board of Trustees…AEBG HIGHLIGHTS – As part of the Disabled Student Services (DSS) Strategy, counselors are placed at all four K-12 partner schools to promote transitioning to college for students with disabilities.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
CHANCELLOR'S INVESTITURE – Many resource members commented on attending the Investiture of Chancellor Cheryl Marshall on Friday, October 14. Speakers included: Olivia Veloz, Pete Snyder, Rod Lusch, and Kent Stevenson.
DMA SURVEY – District Management Association President Olivia Veloz announced that the organization received 63 responses to its recent survey—a response rate of over 50%. She said the results will be distributed after they’re analyzed.
ACCREDITATION NEWS – SCE Senate President Adam Gottdank updated the Board on several accreditation news items, including that their Pharmacy Tech program is going through its accreditation cycle and is confident that they will pass.
LUNCH WITH THE CHANCELLOR – Cypress College Senate President Brian Seiling and Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder both thanked Chancellor Marshall for setting up a monthly lunch meeting with the Academic Senate leadership.
ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS WHO DROP – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder gave an update on the group’s continuing work into gathering information on why students drop classes. He thanked Director of Institutional Research and Planning Carlos Ayon for his presentation, which included the top reasons students drop: money, work and family.
CSEA ENDORSEMENTS – California School Employees Association President Rod Lusch announced that the group has endorsed two of the candidates for NOCCCD Board of Trustees: Art Montez and Barry Wishart.
SALARY AGREEMENT BALLOTS – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson said that they are enjoying increased participation in their negotiating process, with employees filling out a record number of salary agreement ballots.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on recent campus activities, including: the Associated Students meeting, the Student Equity fall meeting, Cypress Mayor’s Breakfast, and the upcoming Pumpkin Bash.
FULLERTON COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Fullerton College Student Trustee Scott Begneski reported on recent student activities, including: attending the Chancellor’s Investiture, the President’s Open Forum, Dia De Los Muertos, and Halloween festivities.
INVESTITURE – Trustees Stephen T. Blount and Leonard Lahtinen made several complimentary comments on the recent Investiture of the Chancellor event.
TRUSTEE CANDIDATES – Trustees M. Tony Ontiveros and Leonard Lahtinen both introduced candidates for their seats who were in the audience: Ryan Bent for Trustee Area 7 and Ed Lopez for Trustee Area 2.
STUDENT QUERIES – Board Vice President Molly McClanahan encouraged Fullerton College staff to connect with students to find out what they’re looking for when they pick a community college.
OCLTF UPDATE – Board Secretary Jacqueline Rodarte reported on information from the October meeting of the Orange County Legislative Task Force, including: College Promise grant money and a deepening focus on issues like dual enrollment, mental health, and accreditation.
CYPRESS COLLEGE NURSING – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen complimented Cypress College Nursing students for their talent in administering flu shots at the Buena Park Civic Center.
2017 AMERICANA HONOREES – Board President Barbara Dunsheath announced the Cypress College 2017 Americana Honorees: for Woman of the Year: Catherine Sorensen; Anaheim: Marilyn McCorkle; Buena Park: Rick McAuley; Cypress: Lamont Miya; Garden Grove: Ric Lerma; La Palma: Bert and Gail Poan; Los Alamitos: Kenny Brandyberry; Seal Beach: Laura Ellsworth; and Stanton: Mavis Ethans.
Finance and Facilities
BUDGET CALENDAR – The Board reviewed the calendar of the 2017-18 budget.
INNOVATION FUND – The Board received as information the NOCCCD 2015-16 Innovation Fund Report.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Marie Perez, Fullerton College Communications Instructor, effective June 25, 2017; Roger See, Fullerton College Physical Education Instructor, effective May 28, 2017; Judy Swytak, Cypress College Nursing Instructor, effective May 27; Patricia Armijo, District Administrative Assistant I, effective December 31; and Karen Cant, Cypress College Vice President of Administrative Services, effective June 3, 2017.
BOARD POLICIES – The Board adopted revised Board Policies in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.
TRUSTEE ABSENCE – The Board adopted Resolution No. 16/17-03, Trustee Absence, verifying that Trustee Dunsheath was absent on October 11, 2016 due to hardship.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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