Comments from Members of the Audience
SALARIES AND BENEFITS – Several audience members addressed the Board of Trustees to advocate for increased salaries and benefits, including: Instructors Susan Smith, Jane Walker, and Fumio Ogoshi; students Zach Turner, Kevin Christensen, Jordan Cruz, and Kyleen Martin; and former students Nicole Miller and Don Lundy.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
“NONCREDIT ADVANTAGE” – Valentina Purtell, SCE Interim Provost; and Brian Fahnestock, Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance & Facilities, presented an overview of SCE’s Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) and noncredit offerings. The presentation also included information on the educational and financial benefits of offering noncredit programs and services to the community.
NEGOTIATIONS – Mr. Williams addressed the issues of salary and benefits. The faculty bargaining group have halted negotiations, postponing them until the fall semester. An offer was extended to compensate the faculty negotiating team in order to continue negotiations during the summer, but they declined. The District is eager to reach a fair and positive result in our negotiations with our employees, and will continue to work towards an agreement with the other employee groups. Mr. Williams encouraged all faculty to work with their representatives to help us come to an agreement in a timely manner.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Dr. Greg Schulz, Fullerton College President; Dr. Bob Simpson, Cypress College President, and Ms. Valentina Purtell, School of Continuing Education Interim Provost, reported on activities from their respective campuses.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
END OF YEAR – District Management Association President Richard Fee announced the organization’s upcoming Spring Business meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2. He also said that they were in the process of electing new officers.
SCE HAPPENINGS – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank began his remarks by thanking the Board for their continued support of SCE’s students and mission. He then reported on recent happenings, including: consortia presentations, SLO software selection, WASC update, and senate elections.
2016 CTE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY – Cypress College Senate President Jolena Grande reported on the recent Academic Senate for California Community Colleges 2016 CTE Leadership Academy in Anaheim. She thanked Raine Hambly and Jesse Crete for their presentation.
SENATE MATTERS – Fullerton College Senate President Pete Snyder gave updates on several issues, including: accreditation self-evaluation, distance education, and dual enrollment.
NEGOTIATIONS – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen stated that the group is ready to work with the District to see what can be done to improve salaries and benefits.
CSEA BREAKFAST – California State Employees Association President Rod Lusch announced that the annual CSEA Breakfast would be held Monday, May 16 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Cypress.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on various student activities, including: Parent Night, the Student Equity Retreat, the Dodgeball Tournament, and the Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day event.
COLLEGE PATHWAYS – Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino spoke about the importance of enhancing pathways for high school students into college. He encouraged the District to continue to explore dual enrollment opportunities.
OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES – Several Board Members spoke about their recent attendance at the Community College League of California’s (CCLC) California Community College Trustees (CCCT) conference. Trustees Stephen Blount, Jeffrey Brown and Barbara Dunsheath all praised the session on open educational resources, each expressing interest in the District exploring options for lowering the cost of books for students.
DIFFERENTIAL FUNDING – Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros urged District staff to keep advocating for differential funding for Career Technical Education (CTE) courses at the state level. He underlined the importance of CTE classes for the community, and said that the state should pay us proportionately to hold these high-cost courses.
NURSING PROGRAM PASS RATES – Board Vice President Molly McClanahan asked to be updated on the Cypress College Nursing Program pass rates.
YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT – Board Secretary Jaqueline Rodarte reported on her attendance at the Cypress College Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day event, saying it was extremely moving and well done.
COFFEE WITH THE BOARD AND CHANCELLOR –Trustee Leonard Lahtinen congratulated the District on holding three successful “Coffee with the Board and Chancellor” events, saying they were very informative and well attended.
SALARIES AND BENEFITS ISSUES – Board President Barbara Dunsheath acknowledged the continuing concerns over salary and benefits comparability, and suggested that the Board look into holding a Study Session or similar event so that everyone could work together to come up with solutions.
Finance and Facilities
FINANCIAL STATUS AND INVESTMENT REPORTS – The Board reviewed the District’s Quarterly Financial Status Report and Quarterly Investment Report, both for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
STRS and PERS INCREASES – The Board authorized a request to specifically commit the estimated remaining base augmentation for future STRS and PERS increases.
CENTRAL PLANT RENOVATION – Authorization was given to file a Notice of Completion for Bid #2015-10, Central Plant Renovation at the Anaheim Campus.
CLUB CARS – The Board approved a request to utilize the U.S. Communities Contract with Club Car LLC to purchase nine Club Cars for Fullerton College.
DESKTOP COMPUTERS – The Board approved the Desktop Computer Equipment purchase for Fullerton College and School of Continuing Education using the State of California Cooperative Purchasing Program Contract.
DISPOSAL OF RECORDS – Approval was given to dispose of Class 3 disposable records after July 1, 2016, from the District’s Business Office, and the respective Bursar’s Office of Cypress College, Fullerton College, and the School of Continuing Education.
DENTAL DONATION – The Board approved the donation of 16 surplus dental equipment items to the Newport Mesa Unified School District.
SEM BUILDING – The Board authorized a request to enter into an architectural agreement with LPA, Inc., to start the process of program validation on the new Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Building at Cypress College, effective May 11, 2016 through June 30, 2021.
LEGAL SERVICES – Authorization was given to continue legal services provided by Currier and Hudson.
BOND ISSUANCE – The Board approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of NOCCCD Election of 2014 General Obligation Bonds.
VENDING SERVICES – Authorization was given to enter into contracts with First Class Vending to provide vending services to the Anaheim Campus and Cypress College, beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021, at no cost to the campuses.
THEATRE RENTAL – The Board authorized Fullerton College to rent the Campus Theatre to Pathways of Hope on June 30, 2016, and allow them to sell alcoholic beverages to attendees.
CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM – The Board approved the purchase of the hardware, software, installation, and maintenance for Fullerton College’s cyber security program using the State of California Cooperative Purchasing Program contract.
EXTENSION COURSE – The Board authorized a contract services agreement with the Coast Community College District to deliver the extension course designed for students of FCPA Class 44.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the summary of curriculum changes for Cypress College, effective fall 2016.
BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS – The Board authorized adjustments to the General Fund, Child Care Fund, and Financial Aid Fund revenue and expenditure budgets in accordance with the revised fiscal year 2015-2016 allocations.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Garrett Reza to SCE Admissions and Records Specialist, effective May 11, 2016.
BOARD POLICY – The Board received revised Board Policy 6320, Investments.
BOARD COMPENSATION – The Board considered whether an increase to compensation for Board members is desirable at this time. The Board decided against an increase, and no action was taken.
RESOLUTION – The Board adopted resolutions on the Order of Biennial Trustee Election and Specifications of the Election Orders.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,
May 24, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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