Comments from Members of the Audience
NORTH ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL CONSORTIUM – SCE Manager Raine Hambly and Cynthia Vasquez Pettit from the Anaheim Union High School District both spoke about the collaboration happening within the North Orange County Regional Consortium, which has been developed to coordinate adult education in our area.
Interim Chancellor's Report – Fred Williams
CYPRESS COLLEGE ANNUAL REPORT AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REPORT – Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson presented the college’s annual report and institutional effectiveness report. Highlights included the Mortuary Science program, upcoming Measure J projects, and student success scorecard rates, among others.
ADULT EDUCATION BLOCK GRANT cation Block Grant: Assembly Bill 104 Presentation – Valentina Purtell, SCE Interim Provost, and Jesse Crete, SCE AB86 Special Projects Manager, presented information on the Adult Education Block Grant and Assembly Bill 104. Among the topics discussed were adult education trends, program areas, and funding.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
CYPRESS BISTRO ARTICLE – Marketing and Management Department Coordinator Patti Kishel, and her writing partner Sunny Magdaug recently published an article in Surf ’N Beach Scene Magazine that highlighted the Cypress Bistro. The article can be found at http://surfnbeachscenemagazine.com/food/... VETERANS RECOGNITION LUNCH – The Veterans Resource Center hosted a Veterans Recognition Lunch, where a laptop computer was awarded to a current veteran student…LEADERSHIP TEAM – The fall Leadership Team meeting will take place on November 20. Updates on Student Equity Plans, SSSP, safety issues, and the power of collaboration between ESL and Reading programs are among the topics to be discussed…WINTER SPORTS – Men’s and Women’s Basketball won their season opening games.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
WALL OF REMEMBRANCE – The 120-foot Wall of Remembrance was displayed across the campus quad during Veterans Appreciation Week…OPEN FORUMS – The next President’s Open Forum will take place on November 16 at 2 p.m. Several deans will also host office hours on November 17…OUTREACH – Over 100 high school counselors and 30 principals attended the recent breakfast and luncheon events hosted on campus...FRIENDRAISER – Recent scholarship winners shared their educational journeys at the Foundation’s November 4 “Friendraiser” luncheon, and how Foundation support assisted them along the way…ENCUENTROS – The “Encuentros” art exhibit runs through November 30…ATHLETICS – The football team won their last game of the regular season, and Cross Country runners Pablo Perez and Andrea Mendez compete at the state meet on November 21. Women’s water polo, volleyball, and soccer teams also had wins…POLICE ACADEMY – While work continues on resolving the college’s Police Academy certification with P.O.S.T., the immediate focus has been to provide support to the current cohort of students as they consider other options, including the possibility of transitioning to nearby academies.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
SCE BRAND FOCUS GROUPS – With assistance from VisionPoint Marketing, SCE will host focus groups to develop the institution’s brand platform…WELCOME EVENT – The “Harvesting Opportunities” welcome event on October 27 was a success, with more than an estimated 700 students, community members, staff, and faculty in attendance…GIVING OPPORTUNITIES – SCE has adopted the Orange County Ronald McDonald House (RMH) as this year’s charitable giving opportunity. Employees can donate toys and non-perishable food items, and take part in their meal preparation program…OFF-SITE SUPPORT SERVICES – A variety of student support workshops will be offered at the Gilbert-West High School lab to support and motivate students in transitioning to college…CITIZENSHIP FAIR – Nearly 250 community members attended the sixth annual Citizenship Fair, hosted by the ESL Program.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
FALL 2015 PLENARY SESSION – Several resource table members spoke about the recent Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Fall 2015 Plenary Session, including: SCE Senate President Adam Gottdank, Cypress College Senate President Jolena Grande, Fullerton College Senate President Pete Synder, and United Faculty President Tina Johannsen. Topics included: the future of Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), distance education, diversity in hiring, and community college baccalaureate degrees.
FULLERTON COLLEGE SENATE RESOLUTION – Fullerton College Senate President Pete Synder read a resolution passed by the group dealing with comparative salaries that stated: “Resolved that the Faculty Senate implores the District to readily take action to dramatically increase the competiveness of our salaries before our hiring begins lest we place ourselves, and the future of our District, at a serious disadvantage.”
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on various campus and student activities, including: Associated Students Retreat at Disneyland, the men’s basketball game, and Diversity Week.
VETERAN'S APPRECIATION WEEK – Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino remarked on several Veteran’s Appreciation Week events, including joining Veterans Resource Center staff to spend a night guarding the Wall of Remembrance.
ACCREDITATION NOTES – Board Vice President Barbara Dunsheath reported on an accreditation team follow-up visit to Riverside Community College. She said that she was impressed with the college’s cultural shift from merely seeking compliance to embracing and valuing the issues. She also announced that the ACCJC is holding a listening tour event at Rancho Santiago Community College District this Friday.
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan and Trustee Leonard Lahtinen both spoke on continuing to work with the Orange County Transport Authority to increase student’s use of area bus transportation.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen congratulated Dr. Cherry Li-Bugg, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Technology, on her vision and roadmap white paper for the department.
HALLOWEEN GAME NIGHT – Board President M. Tony Ontiveros reported on his attendance at the Fullerton College football game held on Halloween.
Finance & Facilities
FINANCIAL REPORTS – The Board received the Quarterly Investment Report and reviewed the District’s Quarterly Financial Status Report, both for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.
CYPRESS COLLEGE – The Board authorized entering into a contract with GI Energy for the service and maintenance of the co-generation plant engine.
BANNER – The Board also authorized the acquisition of the necessary system software, application software, database, technical training and services to complete the implementation of the Ellucian Banner Data Defense system.
CURRICULUM – Authorization was given for the Cypress College summary of curriculum deactivations, additions, and revisions, effective fall 2015 and fall 2016; and approved the summary of curriculum changes for Fullerton College, effective fall 2016.
RETIREMENT – The Board approved the retirement of Robert Grimes, Fullerton College Locksmith, effective December 31.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Regina Apuntar to SCE Administrative Assistant II, effective November 16, 2015.
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING – The Board scheduled on the agenda for November 24, 2015, the establishment of December 8, 2015, as the date of its Organizational Meeting.
BOARD POLICY – The Board adopted proposed, revised Board Policy 3540, Sexual Assaults and Other Sexual Misconduct, and directed that it be placed on the District’s web site, where it will be readily accessible by students, employees, and the general public.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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