Preceding the regular business portion of the Board meeting, over 100 students, faculty, and staff members from throughout the District participated with the Board in Strategic Conversation #16: "Supporting All Students: The Challenges of Creating and Promoting a Culture of Equity."
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION – Interim Chancellor Williams commended Cypress College staff on the excellent Strategic Conversation.
MEASURE J – Mr. Williams also announced that the District has received the fully executed stipulation regarding the waiver of appeal and costs related to the lawsuit brought on by Charles R. Clough regarding the November election. This puts closure on this issue, and the District may proceed with Measure J projects.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Dr. Rajen Vurdien, Fullerton College President; Dr. Bob Simpson, Cypress College President, and Dr. Greg Schulz, School of Continuing Education Provost, reported on activities from their respective campuses.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
APPRECIATION – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank thanked Cypress College for hosting tonight’s Strategic Conversation, and shared his excitement to expand upon ideas discussed at the event.
SHARED GOVERNANCE – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Sam Foster shared that the Senate has been hard at work on the collaborative shared governance process of setting standards for the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Institute. The Senate also authorized a resolution for consideration at the state level, in support of adjunct faculty.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS – Fullerton College Student Trustee Stephen Tith and Cypress College Student Trustee Tiana Buttice both thanked Cypress College for hosting tonight’s Strategic Conversation. Student Trustee Tith encouraged the dialogue to continue at each of the campuses, and Student Trustee Buttice informed the Board of Associated Students events.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION – Trustees Donna Miller, Molly McClanahan and Leonard Lahtinen echoed the earlier appreciation to Cypress College for hosting Strategic Conversation. In addition, Trustee McClanahan shared how wonderful it was to have an opportunity to interact with students from diverse backgrounds, and Trustee Lahtinen was pleased to see a large number of students and adjunct faculty participate in the Conversation.
INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS – Board Vice President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath thanked Fullerton College for hosting the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Institute, and shared the “Trends Report” in the recent edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Finance & Facilities
ANAHEIM CAMPUS – The Board authorized an amendment to the agreement for programming and preliminary plan design services for the first, seventh, and 10th floors, and the warehouse areas at the Anaheim Campus, and to increase the contract amount.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the Cypress College summary of curriculum deactivations, additions, and revisions, effective fall 2014 and fall 2015. The School of Continuing Education’s summary of curriculum additions and revisions was also approved, effective winter 2015 and fall 2015.
NEW REVENUE – Authorization was given to accept new revenue for the School of Continuing Education from the CTE Enhancement Grant.
GRANT BUDGET ADJUSTMENT – The Board authorized a request to adjust the budget in year one from $80,000 to $90,000 for the Orange County Career Pathways Partnership (OCCCPP) Grant with the Orange County Department of Education.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Michael Holden, Fullerton College Philosophy Instructor, effective May 24; Charles Ketter, Fullerton College Dramatic Arts Instructor, effective June 30; and Lydia Jewell, Cypress College Administrative Assistant II, effective August 1.
SELF-EVALUATION – The Board approved its revised Board of Trustees Self-Evaluation instrument.
BOARD POLICIES – The Board received as a first reading the proposed, revised Board Policies in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
STUDENT TRUSTEE ABSENCE – The Board adopted Resolution No. 14/15-06, Student Trustee Absence, verifying Student Trustee Stephen Tith’s absence from the March 10 meeting.
CCCT ELECTION – The Board marked its ballot for the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors election.
DIFFERENTIAL FUNDING – The Board adopted a resolution in support of changes to community college funding to include differential funding for high cost career technical education programs.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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