Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
RETIREMENT RECOGNITION – Mike Acierno, District Buyer, and Philip Grisotti, Cypress College Vehicle and Equipment Mechanic, were honored for their years of service to the District.
FULLERTON COLLEGE ANNUAL REPORT AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REPORT – Interim President Greg Schulz presented the college’s annual report and institutional effectiveness report. Among the highlights were an overview of the strategic plan’s guiding influence, efforts to narrow the achievement gap, and community outreach endeavors.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Interim Chancellor Williams reported on the hiring of Laura Manyweather as the Special Projects Manager for Professional Development beginning November 30. He noted that Ms. Manyweather would work as a temporary, full-time employee responsible for events like the New Faculty Orientation, the NOCCCD Great Teachers Seminar, coordinating the offering of outside professional development opportunities to staff, and also work on the development of the NOCCCD Leadership Institute.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
Dr. Simpson reported on the fall 2015 Leadership Team meeting, the College’s soccer field renovation, the hiring of a campus construction manager, and invited all present to attend his President’s Holiday Reception on December 10, 2015.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
Dr. Schulz reported on Assemblywoman Young Kim visiting Professor Jodi Balma’s political science class, invited everyone to attend the College’s annual staff holiday party on December 1, 2015, and expressed appreciation for the dedication of his faculty and staff, and support from the Board of Trustees and District staff.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
Ms. Purtell reported on the SCE brand focus groups led by VisionPoint Marketing, the discussion at the CCLC Annual Convention regarding the rise of neurodiverse students, and how SCE is working to serve that student population; and invited the Board and resource table personnel to attend the SCE holiday party on December 3, 2015.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
INCITE PROGRAM – Olivia Veloz, representing the District Management Association, noted that the Incite Program held its third annual holiday feast which served over 150 Fullerton College students.
WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE – Adam Gottdank, SCE Academic Senate President, reported on his attendance at the Association of Community and Continuing Education (ACCE) Southern Workshop and the SCE branding workshops. Jolena Grande, Cypress College Academic Senate President, reported on her attendance at the Cypress College Leadership Team meeting, and her future presentation at the State-wide Academic Senate’s inaugural Instructional Design and Innovation Institute.
HIRING PRACTICES – Pete Snyder, Fullerton College Faculty Senate President, stated that the Fullerton College Faculty Senate reactivated the campus’ Distance Education Committee, and that the Senate, in conjunction with other constituent groups, were meeting to review hiring practices in order to have diverse faculty hiring pools that reflect the District’s student populations.
TRAINING – Tina Johannsen, United Faculty President, shared that the United Faculty Executive Board met and participated in representative council training sessions, and on behalf of United Faculty wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving.
ELECTION – Rod Lusch, CSEA President, reported that a full executive board was recently elected, and that he would continue as CSEA President.
TRUSTEE INTERVIEWS – Kent Stevenson, Adjunct Faculty United President, noted that Adjunct Faculty United is in the midst of interviewing all Trustee Area 3 candidates, and part-time faculty’s participation on the professional development committee.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS – Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on her attendance at the General Assembly in Sacramento and a variety of Cypress College campus activities, and also encouraged everyone to attend the Kwanza event on December 3, 2015, hosted by the Legacy Program, MEChA, and the Black Student Union (BSU). Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino also reported on his attendance at the General Assembly and three resolutions that were passed by the students. He thanked administration and faculty, district-wide, for their commitment to students and wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION – Board Vice President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath reported on her attendance at the Americana Kick-off event and the Strategic Conversation Subcommittee planning meeting. She stated that Strategic Conversation #17 will take place on April 26, 2016 and will address the topic of college readiness.
LIBERAL ARTS – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan read a statement regarding the importance of a liberal arts education, and the need to shift the focus of the conversation away from one of monetary value.
ADJUNCT RECOGNITION – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen reported on his attendance at the Americana Kick-off event, and urged the District to do a better job of honoring adjunct faculty for their years of service.
CCCT BOARD – Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros reported on his attendance at the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board meeting in Burlingame, and shared his plans to retire from the CCCT Board in February 2016. An issue addressed at the CCCT meeting was the state-wide void in succession planning, and noted that a group has been formed to begin grooming mid-level managers for upper level administration positions.
Finance & Facilities
PUBLIC HEARING – The Board was informed that a public hearing will take place at their December 8, 2015 meeting, to bring required resolutions and recommend the award of an Energy Conservation Facilities contract for Cypress College.
EDUCATIONAL MASTER PLAN REVIEW – The Board authorized the procurement of professional services related to the mid-term educational master plan review and update by Cambridge West.
SSSP PLANS – The Board received as information, the Cypress College, Fullerton College and School of Continuing Education Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) plans.
STUDENT EQUITY PLANS – The Board received the 2015 Student Equity Plans by Cypress College, Fullerton College and the School of Continuing Education, and directed that they be agendized for approval at the Board’s December 2015 meeting.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirement of Patricia Foster, Fullerton College Admissions & Records Coordinator, effective December 31; David Roldan, Fullerton College Groundskeeper, effective December 5; and Chrystal Van Beynen, Fullerton College Career Center Coordinator, effective December 31.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Alba Recinos to Administrative Support Manager, Chancellor’s Office, effective November 25, 2015.
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING – The Board established Tuesday, December 8, 2015 as the date of the Board’s Organizational Meeting and to so inform the County Superintendent.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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