Comments from Members of the Audience
A community member and longtime Fullerton resident encouraged the Board to look into the facility fees that will be charged to use the quad during the Fullerton Community Band’s summer concerts series.
A Buena Park Library District member commended the Board for their dedication to student success, and expressed his gratitude to former trustee Donna Miller for her work on behalf of the Library District.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
Mr. Williams introduced Brian Fahnestock, who joined the District as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities.
PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT – The Orange County Department of Education informed the District th at the 60-day period for the Board to make a provisional appointment for Trustee Area 3 ends August 31.
ACCCA 101 – Five managers are currently attending ACCCA’s Administration 101 program in Irvine. Mr. Williams presented an “Introduction to Finance” overview to the class on Monday.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
FTES – Summer FTES has increased compared to this time last year, but f all registration is currently lower compared to last year. Efforts are underway to reach potential students who have not yet enrolled, and to open new class sections with higher demand… AROUND CAMPUS – The “Going Brown” project continues in conjunction with the college’s “Going Green” efforts. Signage has been pla ced around the campus to indicate water conservation efforts…LEGACY PROGRAM – The Legacy Program underwent a program review, both internally and with assistance from Cal State Fullerton, and as a result the program ’s advisory group has developed a report a nd program structure for implementation… STUDENT SUCCESS – After Cypress College ranked #3 in California community colleges by schools.com, a former student shared, “I had no clue about life and wha t I was going to do with mine. That all changed shortly after my first semester…it is rated #3, but I think it is #1 hands down.”
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
APPRECIATION – Dr. Schulz shared that he has met with numerous faculty, staff, students, and community m embers during his first month as Interim President, and expressed his excitement for the year ahead…320 REPORT – Fullerton College recently filed the 320 Attendance Report, and exceeded their 5% growth target with 6.1% growth over the prior year. Staff will continue to monitor enrollment trends and data for continued growth…WATER RESTRICTIONS – Campus facilities is working with the City of Fullerton to achieve a minimum 25% reduction in water usage. A variety of strategies are being explored and implemented…UPCOMING EVENTS – Smart Start Saturday, an event for incoming students and their families, will take place on August 15; the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce will host their Sunset Mixer on campus on August 12; and Fall Convocation will take place on August 21.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
BLOCAK GRANT – SCE’s Gilbert West High School Diploma Program has been selected by the State Chancellor’s Office and California Department of Education to be included in the November 2015 legislative report on the implementation of AB 86 Adult Education block grant programs. This report will provide California legislators with information on the progress being made on the implementation of the block grant by profiling innovative practices …COMMUNITY SERVICES – An environmental scan was conducted to discover local populations with low educational attainment, along with employment, citizenship, and disability status. Several areas near the Anaheim Campus were i dentified, and targeted mailers will be sent to these communities to inform them of SCE’s programs and services …FUNERAL SERVICES ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE – The fall schedule has been mailed and posted online. New offerings include a Funeral Services Assistant Certificate, developed in collaboration with Cypress College faculty... FINALl FTES – FTES increased 3.44% for 2014-15, and the Kids College and Teen Program experienced record enrollment growth this summer.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
APPRECIATION – Richard Fee, District Management Association President, thanked Mr. Williams and the Board for their support of ACCCA’s Administration 101 program. He also shared that we need to continue to promote and educate the community on the value of an education in order to compete with declining enrollment trends.
STUDENT ATHLETE – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank congratulated Ms. Purtell on her seamless transition to the role of Interim Provost. He also informed the Board t hat SCE Cypress student Mark Wolffer is competing in the track competition at the Special Olympics World Games. Their motto, “let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in my attempt,” is a testament to the tenacity of the athletes competing, and of DSPS program students.
NOCCCD REPRESENTATION – Jolena Grande, Cypress College Academic Senate President, reported on her recent attendance at the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Curriculum Institute , where NOCCCD faculty presented six of the 60 breakout sessions. She als o expressed her excitement at the college’s partnership with SCE for the Funeral Services Assistant Certificate Program. Ms. Grande also reported that Tonya Cobb , Cypress College ESL instructor and Vice President of Adjunct Faculty United, was appointed to the statewide Academic Senate Educational Policies Committee.
ACCREDITATION – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder shared that the Faculty Senate is excited to work with Dr. Schulz this upcoming year. He also reported on meetings taking place to prepare for accreditation. Additional faculty members are being sought to participate in the accreditation process and future campus dialogues are being planned to share information.
CONFERENCES – Tina Johannsen, United Faculty President, reported on her recent attendance at the California Teachers Association Presidents Conference, and the National Educators Conference, where over 100 agenda items were caucused.
CO-PRESIDENTS – Kent Stevenson, Co-President of Adjunct Faculty United, explained that he and Natasha Bauman will serve as co-presidents for the 2015- 16 year.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
STUDENT TRUSTEES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on her recent attendance at various meetings, including meeting with faculty to discuss the reinvigorated Black Student Union. Ms. Washington shared that Executive Assistant Ty Volcy has agreed to serve as the Black Student Union advisor. Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino shared that it is a great honor to have Dr. Schulz serve as the college’s Interim President. He also shared that Associated Students is excited to implement new and innovative ideas to recruit students and promote transfer opportunities.
ECONOMIC REPORT – Trustee Jac queline Rodarte reported on her a ttendance at the Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) & UCI Community Labor Project ’s presentation on Orange County ’s economic growth. The presentation included economic challenges such as economic inequality, cost of housing, and disproportionate job opportunities in low wage industries.
STUDENT DEMAND – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan asked if NOCCCD was engaging in dialogue with the Orange County Department of Education and feeder h igh schools to address declining enrollment and trends . The College Presidents, SCE Provost, and Dr. Fee all replied on behalf of their campuses.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH – Board Vice President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath thanked Cypress College for hosting the Cypress Chamber of Commerce mixer and congratulated the college on being ranked #3 by schools.com.
HIGHER EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE – Dr. Dunsheath also informed the Board that she is a member of the League of Women Voters’ higher education subcommittee to review higher education in California.
Finance & Facilities
PRE-QUALIFIED CONSULTANTS – The Board authorized the establishment of a pool of civil engineering firms to provide civil engineering services; DSA inspector firms to provide DSA inspector services; general engineering firms to general engineering services; geotechnical firms to provide geotechnical services; and special inspection firms to provide materials inspection and testing services, all for District-wide projects. The District intends to employ the pre-qualified consultants on an as -needed basis to serve various roles in support of the District’s facilities construction program.
CHANGE ORDER – The Board approved a change order to the Fullerton College Lighting Retrofit and an increase in the contract amount.
SURPLUS – Authorization was given to declare the list of items as surplus and for the Liquidation Company to conduct an auction for the sale of the surplus items.
DISTRICT ADA TRANSITION PLAN – The Board authorized an amendment to the consultant agreement with Cordoba Corporation for the preparation of a District-wide ADA Transition Plan.
STUDENT INSURANCE – The Board authorized agreements for student accident and intercollegiate athletic accident insurance for 2015- 16, for Cypress College and Fullerton College, effective August 1, 2015.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirement s of Rosalie Majid, Cypress College Health Information Technology Instructor, effective January 22; and Irene Beck, SCE Administrative Assistant III, effective December 31.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotions of Liliann Stroud to Cypress College EOPS Coordinator, effective July 1; and Corinee Thomas, Fullerton College Alternate Media Specialist, effective July 6.
SALARY AGREEMENT – The Board approved the tentative agreement between Adjunct Faculty United/AFT/AFL -CIO Local 6106 and the District for the 2014/15, 2015/16, and 2016/17 fiscal years, inclusive of all terms and conditions specified in the written agreement.
BOARD ASSEESSMENT – The Board received the results from the Board Assessment Subcommittee’s review of the 2015 Board Assessment Summaries and agreed to review and consider the recommendations at their September Board retreat.
TRUSTEE ABSENCES – The Board adopted resolutions verifying Trustee Molly McClanahan and Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino’s absences at the June 30 meeting.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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