Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REPORT – Valentina Purtell, SCE Provost; and Tina King, Director of Institutional Research and Planning, presented SCE’s annual report and institutional effectiveness report. The annual report presentation highlighted the various non-credit programs offered, on-going initiatives, student equity, and the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG). The institutional effectiveness report portion of the presentation analyzed enrollment, persistence, retention, success, hours completed, and certificates/diplomas completed.
NOCCCD JOB FAIR – Our first locally hosted job fair took place last Saturday and went extremely well. The Board room and overflow room were nearly full for the workshop on preparing effective resumes, cover letters, and applications.
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY TRIP – Dr. Marshall reported on her trip to Sacramento with Provost Valentina Purtell, to advocate on behalf of our non-credit programs.
STRONG WORKFORCE INITIATIVE PLANS – The CEO’s from Los Angeles and Orange County approved the regional plans and projects at our quarterly meeting. At least 28 projects will move forward in a variety of high growth industries and most involved multiple colleges.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
ACCREDITATION – Staff are in the final stages of completing the Accreditation Self Study draft, which will be presented to the Board in February. Chairs Liana Koeppel and Philip Dykstra have led this extraordinary effort…MEASURE J CONSTRUCTION – The initial Building User Group meetings have taken place for the Veterans Resource Center. Next is the schematic design phase, which will illustrate the fundamental aspects of the new facility. The design planning stage is near conclusion for the new SEM Building, and will be presented to the Board once completed…50th ANNIVERSARY – Planning continues for the College’s 50th Anniversary, with the signature event taking place on April 1. The day will conclude with a reception and production of the first theatrical performance housed in the Campus Theater, Follies…STRATEGIC PLAN – Development of the College’s Three Year Strategic Plan is well underway, with 58 representatives committed to a two-day colloquium in April…BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FUNERAL SERVICES – Curriculum has now been submitted and approved, and a new full-time faculty member, Dr. Damon De La Cruz, will begin his assignment in spring 2017. The first courses are on track to begin in the fall of 2017…OPENING DAY – Opening Day will take place this Friday and will include special performances by the Mighty Cypress College Art Players…ENROLLMENT – The College is at 80% capacity. Enrollment management is being addressed to attract as many students as possible…Student Food Bank – A Student Food Bank program will begin this spring semester. The Food Bank will collect and distribute non-perishable food items, educate the campus community, and work with partners to connect students with on and off-campus resources…KEY TO THE CITY – The City of Cypress awarded Cypress College the Key to the City, in recognition of the College’s significant contributions to the city and in honor of its 50th anniversary.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
SPRING ENROLLMENT – Fullerton College appears to be experiencing what has been a statewide trend of declining enrollment. As of this morning, 78 percent of available seats are filled…CONVOCATION – Spring Convocation takes place this Friday, with the theme of “Building Futures Today through Student Equity Programs”…ANGELS GAME – The Fullerton College Night at Angels Stadium will take place on April 8…MAS CONFERENCE – Over 800 11th and 12th grade males from local high schools attended the second Males Achieving Success (MAS) Conference on campus. The conference featured workshops on career exploration, higher education, and self-development…COLLEGE PREPARATION CONFERENCE – The EOPS Program hosted over 300 local high school students as part of the 39th annual College Preparation Conference. Students attended workshops on tools for student success, and academic options…Retiree Luncheon – The Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon will take place on February 25…HALL OF FAME – Music faculty member Jim Linahon is one of three recipients to be added to the California Alliance for Jazz Hall of Fame…ART EXHIBITION – The exhibition “Next: 3D” is a collaboration of four local faculty artists from CSULB and CSUF. The opening reception will take place on February 6…ATHLETICS – The Women’s Basketball team has an overall record of 15-9 with the Men’s team at 16-5. The Baseball team held their annual Hot Stove Dinner to introduce themselves prior to the start of the season, and honored Gordon Blakely as the 2017 Man of the Year.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Provost
ENROLLMENT – Though enrollment is up compared to last year, SCE remains cautious due to the decrease in FTES. Institutional Research and Planning Director Dr. Tina King plans to administer a comprehensive student survey to identify barriers causing students to stop out or drop out of their courses, and will help to determine which support services could improve student retention…EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS – Implementation of workforce development and career pathway strategies have begun, including a series of workshops related to educational and career planning; and career pathway specialists scheduling one-on-one sessions with all AEBG students…ADVISORY BOARD – Ms. Purtell will represent noncredit and AEBG on the Workforce and Economic Development Performance Advisory Committee (WEDPAC). The State Chancellor’s Office looks to this committee to advise on the execution of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and Economy framework…SYMPOSIUMS – In partnership with the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, SCE is hosting the Technology and Distance Learning Symposium 2017. The event will offer new information and hands-on skill development to start or grow distance education programs or to enhance technology integration in the classroom. Additionally, SCE and Santa Ana College will host the 4th annual Student Learning Outcome Symposium on February 3.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
DMA UPDATES – District Management Association President Olivia Veloz reported on news from the organization including changes to membership voting and announced their next meeting.
AEBG ARTICLE – SCE Senate President Adam Gottdank passed out copies of the latest edition of the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s magazine, LiveWorkPlay, which featured an article on the North Orange County Regional Consortium for Adult Education (NOCRC).
SENATE GOALS – Cypress College Academic Senate President Brian Seiling reported on the group’s progress on goals such as accreditation, student learning outcomes, and distance education.
FULLERTON COLLEGE ACCREDITATION – Fullerton College Academic Senate President Josh Ashenmiller reported that the Fullerton College Accreditation Steering Committee also worked during the winter break on the second draft of the Fullerton College accreditation report.
CTA CONFERENCE – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen reported on her attendance at the California Teachers Association (CTA) Issues Conference, and the future United Faculty elections. She also invited everyone to attend the Joint United Faculty/Academic Senates meeting on January 26.
CSEA INSTALLATION – CSEA President Rod Lusch reported that the CSEA Officer Installation would take place on January 28, and noted his plans to attend the Annual Personnel Commission Conference in San Francisco.
NEGOTIATIONS – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson stated that negotiations between the District and Adjunct Faculty United will begin with their planned February 3 initial meeting.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
StUDENT TRUSTEE SCOTT BEGNESKI shared that there will be a lot of upcoming student events, including a 5K, and would keep everyone informed of the events.
TRUSTEE STEPHEN T. BLOUNT reported his desire to take aerial photos of Cypress College, Fullerton College, and the Anaheim Campus during his flight with a former Air Force jet pilot.
TRUSTEE JACQUELINE RODARTE reported on the recent Retirement Board meeting where the District’s portfolio was valued at $46 million.
TRUSTEE JEFFREY P. BROWN announced his plans to attend the Fullerton College Convocation event and the CSEA Officer Installation.
TRUSTEE BARBARA DUNSHEATH reported on her recent tour of the Cypress College mortuary science facility led by Jolena Grande, and also highlighted the activities taking place on April 1 in celebration of Cypress College’s 50th Anniversary.
TRUSTEE MOLLY MCCLANAHAN reported that the Fullerton College library archives received a donated, signed edition of “Broken Tiles” which was written by Anna Matilda Billie who served as the first Dean of Fullerton College from 1913-1916.
Finance and Facilities
NONRESIDENT TUITION FEE – The Board authorized the nonresident tuition fee for the 2017-18 school year for NOCCCD be set with an additional charge for capital outlay.
AUTHORIZED SIGNERS – The Board adopted a resolution establishing the named persons be authorized to sign Payroll Notices of employment/change of status, time sheets, vendor orders for payment, and warrant registers as indicated, and that all previous authorization of signatures be rescinded.
NOTICE OF COMPLETION – Authorization was given to file a notice of completion for bid #2016-08, First Floor Tenant Improvement at Anaheim Campus, with Caltec Corp and pay the final retention payment when due.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICES – The Board authorized a consultant agreement with Nossaman LLP, to provide state and federal advocacy services, from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the curriculum changes for Cypress College, effective fall 2016 and fall 2017; and for Fullerton College, effective fall 2017.
DUAL ENROLLMENT – The Board ratified the 2016-17 NOCCCD and Brea Olinda Unified School District College and career Access Pathways Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement.
NEW REVENUE – Authorization was given for Fullerton College and SCE to receive new revenue from the CTE Data Unlocked Grant.
DONATIONS – Authorization was given for Fullerton College to accept donations to its divisions, departments, and library.
SELF-STUDY FOR REAFFIRMATION OF ACCREDITATION – The Board approved SCE’s Institutional Self-Study for Reaffirmation of Accreditation.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Bonnie Fast, Cypress College Library Assistant III, effective April 10; and Shirley Smith, Cypress College Director of Campus Public Safety, effective January 18, 2017.
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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