Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
SEATING OF 2015-16 STUDENT TRUSTEES – Board President M. Tony Ontiveros administered the Oath of Office to Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington and Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles -Pino .
ACADEMIC SENATE OF CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES – Dr. David Morse, President of the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges, provided an overview on issues of importance to the state-wide academic senate.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
NEW STUDENT TRUSTEE – Dr. Simpson welcomed Ms. Tanya Washington, Cypress College’s 2015-16 Student Trustee…DROUGHT – The College is continually exploring ways to minimize water consumption. As grassy areas turn brown, they will be replaced with drought resistant landscaping alternatives …STEM2 – The STEM2 2014-2015 report is now available and indicates that 112 students participated during the academic year. In addition, 17 STEM Scholars were selected in the spring to participate in summer scientific research opportunities…SUMMER REGISTRATION – The college is 1,340 students ahead of the same registration period last summer… BOOKSTORE – Under the operation of the Follett Corporation, the bookstore continues to offer affordable textbooks through used and digital options, as well as book rentals. BACCALAUREATE INFORMATIONAL CONFERENCE – Dr. John Sciacca, Professors Glenn Bower and Jolena Grande, and Health Sciences Counselor Kelly Carter, will attend the Baccalaureate informational conference later this month at the Chancellor’s Office in Sacramento. At the same time, College representatives are developing semester-by-semester course requirements for students.
Fullerton College – Dr. José Ramón Núñez, Vice President of Instruction
STUDENT EQUITY PLAN – Fullerton College received positive feedback from the State Chancellor’s Office regarding its Student Equity Plan. Special thanks to Dean of Mathematics Mark Greenhalgh; Faculty Senate President Sam Foster; Director of Institutional Research and Planning Carlos Ayon; and consultant Rick Wagner, along with members of the student equity committee and senate, for their stewardship…SUMMER CLASSES – As of June 8, 80 percent of available seats were filled with 15,129 total seats available and 12,184 enrolled. There are 1,532 students waitlisted. The unduplicated headcount is 9,520 as compared to last year at 9,582…SWIMMING LESSONS – Fullerton College swim athletes and water polo players are offering swimming lessons to children of all ages, June 15–July 23… 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 Presi dent of Student Services Dr. Savannah Jones will participate as speakers during the summit.
School of Continuing Education – Dr. Greg Schulz , Provost
GRADUATION – SCE celebrated the achievements of more than 400 students from the High School Diploma Prog ram and Career Technical Education Programs at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony on May 29…FLAG DAY – Disability Support Services (DSS) will host the 16th annual Flag Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 15, at Fullerton College…SPECIAL OLYMPICS – 10 basketball athletes from the DSS Work, Independence, Self -advocacy, Education (WISE) Program will participate in the State Special Olympics, June 13- 14, at Cal State Long Beach… KIDS' COLLEGE GROWTH – Under the direction of Program Manager Dennis Davino, The Kids’ College and Teen Program’s spring enrollment grew to 810, an increase of 160 enrollments compared to the 2014 Spring Term… 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 term s will begin in September… LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY – Provost Schulz will meet with an AB 86 state-wide work group on June 15 in the Chancellor’s Office to review and discuss various aspects of the block grant implementation…SENIOR CHORUS – SCE’s Lifeskills Education Advancement Program (LEAP) is proud to host a senior chorus under the instruction of Lee Lassetter. All are invited to their free concerts on June 15 and 19.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
SALARY AND BENEFITS – District Management Association President Richard Fee reported on a recent meeting between the DMA Executive Board Salary and Benefits Committee and Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Irma Ramos and Human Resources Director Julie Kossick.
END-OF-YEAR EVENTS – School of Continuing Education Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank thanked the Board and Chancellor’s Staff for attending graduation. He also invited everyone to attend the Student Success Event.
LEADERSHIP – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolena Grande thanked Dr. Morse for his statewide leadership. She also informed the Board that she, along with a team from Cypress College, will attend the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges 2015 Faculty Leadership Institute.
NATIONAL JUNIOR WATER POLO OLYMPICS – Fullerton College Senate President Pete Snyder announced that Fullerton College was going to be the venue for the National Junior Water polo Olympics this summer.
PAY INCREASE THANK YOU – United Faculty President Tina Johansen thanked the Board of Trustees for their approval of a two- year negotiations package for faculty, which includes a three percent pay increase for both 2014-15 and 2015-16.
PRESIDENT SEARCH – Adjunct Faculty representative Kent Stevenson told the Board that the group was still searching for a new president.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
NEW STUDENT TRUSTEES – The new Student Trustees for 2015- 16 were sworn in. Tanya Washington will represent Cypress College and Francisco Aviles-Pino will represent Fullerton College. Both stated that they are very excited to begin their duties.
SCE GRADUATIONS – Trustee Jacqueline Rodarte spoke about her attendance at the School of Continuing Education’s recent graduation ceremonies, saying that they were very inspirational. Trustee Molly McClanahan echoed her sentiments and thanked SCE for their commitment to providing noncredit education.
BOARD EVALUATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE – Vice President Barbara Dunsheath reported that the subcommittee tasked w ith considering changes to the Board of Trustees evaluation instrument has met and is fine-tuning its recommendations.
JOINT MEETING WITH FJUHSD – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen recalled a meeting between NOCCCD and the Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUHSD) in 2003 after Measure X was passed during which the two districts discussed their facilities plans. He suggested that another meeting should be called since two new facilities bonds were passed. Public Hearing A public hearing was held to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan of the North Orange County Community College District.
Finance & Facilities
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS – The Board authorized the list of institutional memberships for the 2015-16 academic year.
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURES – 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.
CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE – Approval was given to the listed individuals to be appointed to serve for a term of two years, and for a maximum of three consecutive terms, without compensa tion, on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for NOCCCD bond projects. The student representatives may, at the discretion of the Board, serve up to six months after graduation, if their enrollment in the college ends during their term.
CYPRESS COLLEGE HUMANITIES – Authorization was given to award a bid for the Cypress College – Humanities Building, Mass Notification System Upgrade.
MISSION STATEMENT – To satisfy accreditation requirements, the Board accepted and approved the revised Cypress College mission statement and core values statements previously approved by the College’s Leadership Team and President’s Advisory Cabinet.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the summary of curriculum deactivations, additions, and revisions for Cy press College; and summary of changes for Fullerton College , both effective fall 2015.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT FUND – The Board adopted a resolution to adjust budgets and authorize expenditures within the Child Development Fund pursuant to the California Code of Regulations Title 5, Section 58308.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirement s of Robert Mercer, Cypress College Journalism instructor, effective May 24; and Scott Pickler, Cypress College Physical Education instructor, effective May 24.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Lorenze Legaspi to School of Continuing Education Manager of Administrative Services, effective June 10.
RESOLUTION – The Board approved Resolution No. 14/15- 17, Reserving the Right to Adjust Employee Compensation for the 2015/16 academic year.
BOARD POLICIES – The Board received as information items, revised Board Policies BP5700, Athletics; BP6100, Delegation of Authority; BP6340, Contracts; BP6400, Audits; and BP7130, Compensation.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Boa rd of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday , June 23, in the first -floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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