Comments from Members of the Audience
CSEA – Rod Lusch submitted a statement for the record regarding CSE A negotiations with the District and requested that negotiations between CSEA and the District be recorded in the future.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
TRUSTEE VACANCY – Trustee Donna Miller announced that June 30 will be her last day with the Board of Trustees. She explained that she is moving from Trustee Area 3 to spend more time with her family. Trustee Miller gave her sincere thanks to the District and the Board for their support and commitment to students.
DISTRICT'S 2015-16 TENTATIVE BUDGET – Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance & Facilities C.M. Brahmbhatt, and District Direc tor of Fiscal Affairs Rod Garcia, presented the District’s tentative budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Mr. Brahmbhatt began the presentation by emphasizing the District’s “Students First” mentality in future decision-making regarding the District’s budget. The Governor’s proposed budget includes a cost of living adjustment of 1.02%, a decrease from 1.58% projected in January; $49 million to increase the FTES rate for Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) non-credit courses; and $75 million to support an increase in full-time faculty hiring to equalize the full-time faculty number for credit FTES of the District. NOCCCD’s tentative 2015-16 budget includes a growth allocation of 2.5% for Cypress College, 5.16% for Fullerton College, and 1% for SCE; and FTES target of 36,685.14. The final analysis of assumptions, position control, and new budget developments will be incorporated prior to the proposed budget in September.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
SCHOOLS.COM RATING – Cypress College ranks third overall, out of the 112 California community colleges, based on the Schools.com rating criteria. The report is available at: http://www.schools.com/articles/top-25-community-colleges-in-california…SUMMER SESSION – Summer school classes began this week. The fill rate stands at 86 percent, with almost 1,600 more students enrolled this summer than last… TITLE V – Student participation in Title V grant activities had a significant positive impact on their success. English, English as a Second Language, and Math students who participated in supplemental activities all had higher success rates than students who did not participate or utilize available resources…MEASURE J CAMPUS FORUMS – A community open campus forum on Measure J projects will be held this Thursday at 6 p.m. An additional forum is scheduled for July 29. MORTUARY SCIENCE BACHELOR'S DEGREE – Work continues to progress on the development of the Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science degree. Curriculum Committee Chair Mark Majarian and Academic Senate President Jolena Grande have arranged for a work group to meet over the summer to define the general education requirements for students who will be pursuing the baccalaureate. The program is still on track to begin in fall 2017.
Fullerton College – Dr. Savannah Jones, Interim Vice President of Student Services
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP DONATION – The Haas Fo undation donated $20,000 for student scholarships to the Machine Technology Program… SUMMER SCHOOL – Classes began on June 15, wit h 82% of available seats full, and 14,136 students enrolled. YOUTH SUMMER ACTIVITIES – The College is currently hosting approximately 200 middle school students for the STEM Summer Camp. The camp offers youth the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning to show how STEM disciplines impact daily life …DIRECTORS FESTIVAL – The Theatre Arts Department is hosting their annual Directo rs Festival this week. Best of the Fest will take place on June 27 at 7 p.m. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item…WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT – The inaugural tri-county Women’s Empowerment Summit will take place at the college on June 27. The Ethnic Studies Department is a presenting partner, along with the California Latino Leadership Institute, New Economics for Women, California Women Lead, Clayman Institute on Gender Research, and Mount Saint Mary’s University. Professor Dr. Amber Rose González and Interim Vice President of Student Services Dr. Savannah Jones will participate as speakers during the summit.
School of Continuing Education – Dr. Greg Schulz, Provost
STUDENT SUCCESS – Over 300 students were honored at this year ’s Student Success Event…CELLO RECITAL – SCE’s Lifeskills Education Advancement Program (LEAP) faculty member Kihae Kim led students in a cello recital on June 20. Students from the LEAP cello classes performed and donations were collected to be given to the A merican Red Cross. OAP COLLABORATIVE – The LEAP Program, led by managers Dennis Davino and Joanne Armstrong, held a successful collaborative for Older Adults Program (OAP) instructors on June 18. LEAP’s next large collaborative will be held in October for the instructors in the Community Education and Parenting Programs… SEA OTTERS BASKETBALL TEAM – The Sea Otters basketball team competed in the Special Olympics State Games on June 13 -14, at CSULB, and participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run. In addit ion, students ran drills and demonstrated their skills for the media, including the KTLA5 morning news and The Sound LA, 100.3 FM radio …KIDS' COLLEGE & TEEN PROGRAM ACTIVIITES – SCE’s Kids’ College & Teen (KC&TP) Program summer enrollment began last week, and registration is strong with 1,250 students enrolled…STUDENT LEADERS NEEDED – SCE is accepting applications for two student leaders during the 2015-16 academic year. Student selections will be made over the summer and terms will begin in September… AB86 PARTNERSHIP YIELDS SUCCESSFUL COMPLETIONS – Several additional students have recently graduated with their high school diploma through the AB86 partnership with Anaheim Union High School District at the SCE/Gilbert West Off-Site High School Lab.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
APPRECIATION – Richard Fee, District Manager Association President, expressed his appreciation of Trustee Miller, and said that he appreciated her “teacher-centered” approach in guiding the District. Adam Gottdank, Pete Snyder, Tina Johannsen, Rod Lusch, and Natasha Bauman, all echoed Richard’s remarks.
NEW PRESIDENT – Adam Gottdank, SCE Academic Senate President, congratulated Greg Schulz and Valentina Purtell on their interim positions. He expressed his confidence that Fullerton College and SCE are in great hands under their leadership. He also shared that SCE will greatly miss ESL Program Assistant Dennis Sauers , who retired last week. Adam also suggested a brief survey or presentation to faculty that explains the importance of keeping students enrolled in their classrooms as it relates to the budget.
STUDENT EQUITY PLAN – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder thanked all involved in the college’s student equity plan, and informed the Board that the State Chancellor’s Office would like to use it as an example to other colleges.
NEW CO-CHAIR – Natasha Bauman introduced herself as the new co-chair of Adjunct Faculty United, and spoke of the important role part-time faculty play in students’ success.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
WELL WISHES – All of the trustees wished Donna Miller well, and thanked her for her 18 years of service on the Board. Her reasonable and fair demeanor, and ability to ask concise yet critical questions, among many other attributes, will be greatly missed.
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATION – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on her various committee assignments and shared that the college has a student interested in serving on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee. She also informed the Board of an upcoming regional student trustees meet and greet event.
EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY – Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino shared that he learned about education policy and the importance of community partnerships on a recent trip to Washington D.C. He and his Associated Student colleagues look forward to applying their new knowledge to effectively advocate for students.
STUDENT SUCCESS – Trustee Jacqueline Rodarte thanked the School of Continuing Education for a wonderful Student Success Event.
GRATITUDE – Trustee Donna Miller thanked everyone for their kind words.
BOARD FOCUS – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan suggested that everyone read the summer edition of CCLC’s Board Focus, as it has an article titled, “Hiring Exceptional Community Colleges Presidents.”
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen asked that AP/BP 3560, Alcoholic Beverages, be reviewed for clarity.
Finance & Facilities
TENTATIVE BUDGET – The Board approved the tentative budget for fiscal year 2015 -16 for all funds of the District and set a public hearing for September 8, 2015, at that Anaheim Campus Board Room at or about 6 p.m., to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the budget prior to the adoption of the proposed budget.
ACCOUNTS – The Board adopted a resolution establishing separate bank, saving, clearing, and revolving accounts pursuant to the California Community College Budget and Accounting Manual.
AGREEMENTS – The Board authori zed amendments to the agreements with Dudek for environmental planning and consulting services for the construction of the Maintenance & Operations facility at Fullerton College; Ninyo & Moore for the preparation of a District -wide Storm Water Management P rogram; and Rodriguez Engineering to provide engineering design services for the Anaheim Campus Storm Drain Pump Replacement Project.
INSURANCE – Authorization was given to renew the property and liability insurance coverage with the Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP) and Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) for FY 2015 -16. Authorization was also given to enter into an agreement with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. to purchase excess Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage through Ne w York Marine & General Insurance Company.
CHANGE ORDER – The Board adopted a resolution for the approval of a change order as an amendment to the existing contract with Incotechnic, Inc. for the Cypress College New Main Entry Digital Sign Structure.
BIDS – The Board authorized the awarding of Bid #2015- 07, Garbage, Recyclable, and Green Waste Collection, to Ware Disposal, Inc. Authorization was also given to file the Notice of Completion for Bid for the Cypress College New Main Entry Digital Sign Struc ture.
CONSTRUCTION PLAN – Approval was given to NOCCCD’s 2017/18 – 2021/22 Five -Year Construction Plan and approve the submittal of five initial project proposals, 2017/18 First State Funding Year, to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office .
SOFTWARE – The Board approved the purchase of Ellucian Pilot application software, implementation and training services, and one year of maintenance.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the School of Continuing Education’s summary of curriculum additions and revisions, effective in the fall 2015 trimester.
NEW REVENUE – Authorization was given to accept new revenue from the CTE Enhancement Fund 40% Allocation Grant.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Beverly Harrington , Cypress College Administrative Assistant II, effective September 1; and Dennis Sauers, School of Continuing Education ESL/Special Education Programs, Program Assistant, effective June 17.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Allyssa Rocha to Cypress College Learning Center Coordinator, effective July 1.
SALARY AGREEMENTS – The Board approved salary agreements between the Confidential Employees Group and the District; District Management Association and the District; and Chancellor and Executive Officers, all for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years. An increase was also approved to the Special Project Administrator Rate Schedule, effective July 1, 2015.
BOARD POLICIES – The Board adopted the following revise d Board Policies: BP 5700, Intercollegiate Athletics; BP 6100, Delegation of Authority: Business and Fiscal Affairs; BP 6340, Bids and Contracts; BP 6400, Financial Audits; and BP 7130, Compensation.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, in the first -floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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