Comments from Members of the Audience
Numerous faculty members from throughout the District demanded benefits and compensation comparable to other districts. In addition, CSEA President Rod Lusch read a statement into the record outlining frustration with the outcome of last year’s Wage Comparability Study and the progress on NOCCCD’s salaries since then.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
FACULTY ACHIEVING TENURE – The following faculty were introduced to the Board by the college presidents as achieving tenure:
“PUENTE PROGRAM: PUTTING STUDENTS FIRST” – Therese Mosqueda-Ponce and Kathryne Sonne, Co-Coordinators of the Cypress College Puente Program, provided a brief overview of their 30 years of student success. Among the many highlights were completion and persistence rates, and transfers to 4-year institutions.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION #17 – Mr. Williams reminded everyone that the next Board meeting will take place at Fullerton College, and that there is still time to register to attend Strategic Conversation #17.
SPRING COFFEES – Spring semester “Coffee with the Board of Trustees and Chancellor” events have been scheduled for April and May; details can be found on the District website. The coffees are a great opportunity to ask questions of both Board members and the Chancellor in an informal setting, and he encouraged all to attend.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
Full-time Faculty Hiring – The college has hired 15 of 31 available positions…Excellence in Education Awards – STEM Coordinator Yanet Garcia is being recognized at CSUF’s Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony for her outstanding contributions to the success of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math…An Evening of Remembrance – Photography Professor and Department Chair Cliff Lester is sponsoring An Evening of Remembrance to welcome survivors of the Holocaust to speak to students and the community on May 4…Classified Appreciation – The annual Classified Appreciation celebration took place on April 1 to thank classified employees for all of their contributions…Leadership Team Meeting – The College’s Leadership Team Meeting will take place this Friday, and will include accreditation updates, review of the college’s mission, and SLO status and initiatives, among others…Showcase – The College will have a table at the 5th Annual Vital Link STEM & The Arts Career Showcase this weekend at the OC Fairgrounds…Athletics – The softball team has a 28-3 record, 16-0 in conference, and is rated #1 in the southern region and the state. The Baseball team is in third place with a 7-5 record in the conference.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
Fullerton College Night at Angel Stadium – 1,968 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends attended the first ever Fullerton College Night at Angel Stadium. Preliminary estimates show that the event raised over $13,000 to support the college’s Food Bank…Teacher of the Year – Dr. Jo Wen Wu has been named the college’s 2016 Teacher of the Year…KinderCaminata – Nearly 2,000 kindergartners attended the 21st annual KinderCaminata event on campus, aimed to expose young children to college and different career paths…Active Shooter Drills – Active shooter emergency drills will take place on April 14. A forum will take place at 11 a.m. to provide an opportunity to discuss ideas and strategies to help prevent gun violence…Love Fullerton – The College with participate in the annual community service event, “Love Fullerton,” on April 30…Grant Recipient – The State Chancellor’s Office notified the College that they are the recipient of the Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program grant, pending Board of Governors’ approval in May…Faculty Passing – English professor Amanda Walzer passed away earlier this month, following an automobile accident. She impacted many lives throughout the campus and thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
Strategic Planning – Sixty faculty, staff and students attended the Strategic Planning Event on April 8, focused on “Pathways to Opportunities”… Accreditation Visit – The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation team will visit SCE on March 20-22, 2017…Name Feedback Survey – SCE is seeking feedback on their name, NOCCCD School of Continuing Education. To share your thoughts, take the online survey at http://conta.cc/1PWBGFk through April 22... Cultural Intelligence Training – SCE faculty, staff, and administrators took part in a series of three Cultural Intelligence workshops. Participants took a cultural intelligence assessment, and results showed that SCE’s scores were higher than the world wide norm…Emergency Preparedness Drills – SCE will participate in the April 14 and April 26 active shooter drills at Fullerton College and the Anaheim Campus…Transition Night – Disability Support Services’ Transition Night will take place on April 20 at Cypress College…Community Partners Breakfast – The North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for Adult Education will host a community partners’ breakfast on April 15. Information about the region’s activities during the first implementation year of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) will be shared…IEPI Recommendations – Interim Provost Purtell attended a meeting of the State Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Advisory Committee. The committee adopted a recommendation for three noncredit effectiveness indicators, which would be implemented in year three.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
ONE BOOK LUNCH AND LEARN – DMA President Richard Fee encouraged everyone to attend the upcoming One Book Lunch and Learn on April 28.
AB86 CONSORTIUM – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank shared that SCE has been invited to the Mid Alameda County AB86 Consortium to discuss their progress. He also thanked Cypress College for hosting the recent ASCCC Area D meeting.
ATTENDANCE – Cypress College Academic Senate President Elect Bryan Seiling shared that the ASCCC Area D meeting was well attended and productive, and informed the Board that a motion was passed at their last meeting to encourage faculty attendance at Board Meetings to address benefits and compensation.
ACCREDITATION – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder also echoed Mr. Seiling’s remarks on the recent ASCCC Area D meeting. In addition, he also informed the Board that the College is making great progress on the Accreditation process.
FACULTY HONORS – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen congratulated all of the newly tenured faculty. She also shared that Queen Peterson from Fullerton College and Brandy Young from Cypress College will be honored at the upcoming Community College Association spring conference for their outstanding work and dedication to students.
STAND WITH UNITED FACULTY – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson stated that AdFac stands with United Faculty, and shared that he is looking forward to AdFac’s upcoming lunch with incoming Chancellor Dr. Cheryl Marshall.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL HAIR SHOW – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington informed the Board of her recent attendance at Cal State Dominguez Hills’ 5th annual Naturally Beautiful Hair Show, sponsored by the Africana Studies Department. She also thanked all involved in last month’s Women’s Appreciation Luncheon, and expressed her appreciation for being named a “Rising Leader.”
KINDERCAMINATA – Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino shared that last week’s Kindercaminata was a huge success. He also informed the Board that Associated Students passed a resolution regarding class size, in support of faculty, and that it will be amended and sent to the District.
CAMPUS TOURS – Trustee Stephen T. Blount recently toured all three campuses, and thanked staff for the time and efforts.
CLASS SIZE – Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros asked those in attendance for class size comparisons, and stated that numbers need to be evaluated in order to compare “apples to apples.”
DATA – Board Vice President Molly McClanahan enjoyed the Fullerton College Night at Angel Stadium, and thanked the faculty for speaking at tonight’s meeting. She urged all of us to come to an agreement on data to use as a basis for further discussion. She also thanked Ms. Mosqueda-Ponce and Ms. Sonne for their presentation on the Cypress College Puente Program.
FEAR FACTOR – Board President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath shared that she is enjoying The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another, which is one of the books chosen for Cypress College’s book club. She also referenced recent Los Angeles Times articles on the Cal State University System’s settlement with faculty.
A public hearing was held regarding use of the Education Protection Account Proceeds to Partially Fund Instructional Salaries and Benefits.
At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board approved the use of the Education Protection Account proceeds resulting from the passage of Proposition 30 to partially fund instructional salaries and benefits.
Finance & Facilities
GENERAL FUND AND CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND TRANSFERS – The Board authorized the 2015-16 General Fund and Capital Outlay Fund transfers, and adopted resolutions showing the summary.
AUDITS – Authorization was granted to enter into an agreement with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. for the District’s 2016-17 through 2020-21 audits.
SURPLUS – The Board authorized a request to declare the list of items surplus and for the Liquidation Company to conduct an auction for the sale of the surplus items. Proceeds collected by the auction company will be split between the District and the auction company.
VEHICLES BID – The Board approved the awarding of Bid 2016-05, Vehicles Purchase for Fullerton College, to McCoy Mills Ford.
GYM FLOOR – Approval was given to use CMAS Contract #4-15-78-0065 for the replacement of the hardwood flooring in the Fullerton College North Gymnasium.
UTILITY MAPPING AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING SERVICES – The Board awarded RFP #2015-17, Utility Mapping and Infrastructure Planning Services to PSOMAS.
APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS OR PURCHASES – The Board adopted a resolution for the approval of the use of the California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) for material identification and sourcing.
NEW REVENUE – Authorization was granted to accept new revenue in the General Fund, in the amount of $350,000 in Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program Implementation funds, awarded to Cypress College for use beginning January 30, 2016 through June 30, 2018. Authorization was also granted to accept new revenue for Fullerton College’s National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Grant in the amount of $158,724 for use beginning September 1, 2025 through June 30, 2018.
STUDY ABROAD – The Board authorized a request to enter into a travel agreement with AIFS for the Cypress College and Fullerton College 2017 Spring Study Abroad Program in Rome, Italy.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the attached summary of curriculum changes for Cypress College and Fullerton College, both effective Fall 2016.
BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS – The Board authorized a request to make adjustments to the General Fund and Financial Aid Fund revenue and expenditure budgets in accordance with the revised fiscal year 2015-16 allocations.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotions of Jean Foster to District Executive Assistant II, effective April 13; Elizabeth Ledezma to Fullerton College Personnel Services Specialist, effective April 13; and Deborah Smith to SCE Student Services Specialist, effective April 13.
APPOINTMENT – The Board approved the appointment of Dr. Greg Schulz to President, Fullerton College.
BOARD POLICIES – The Board re-adopted Board Policy 2015, Student Members. In addition, the Board received proposed, revised Board Policy 2200, Board Duties and Responsibilities, as an information item.
ABSENCES – The Board adopted resolutions verifying Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino and Trustee Barbara Dunsheath’s absences from the March 17 Special Board Meeting and March 22 Regular Board Meeting, respectively.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK – The Board adopted a resolution declaring the week of May 2-6, 2016, as Teacher Appreciation Week.
CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WEEK – The Board adopted a resolution declaring the week of May 15-21, 2016, as Classified School Employee Week.
The Board adjourned the meeting in honor of Fullerton College English Professor Amanda Walzer, who passed away earlier this month following an automobile accident. She was greatly admired and loved by the campus community, and was a dedicated mother, mentor to students, and dear friend to many colleagues.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Fullerton College, 321. E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton 92832. The regular meeting will be preceded by Strategic Conversation #17, “College Readiness,” which begins at 3:30 p.m. in the College Center Rooms 224-228.
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