Comments from Members of the Audience
ELECTION CHALLENGE – Several faculty members spoke in regards to a proposed election challenge to the United Faculty Tentative Salary Agreement vote.
STEM PROJECT – Fullerton College student Kelly Fitzpatrick spoke about a recent class presentation that utilized project-based learning for STEM students.
MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT – Antoine Abi-Abdallah, the father of a Fullerton College student, asked for a meeting with President Greg Schulz.
SHERBECK FIELD – Fullerton citizen Mary Frances Gable thanked Fullerton College President Greg Schulz for taking the time to talk about the campuses’ plans for Sherbeck Field. She stated that her main concern was the proposed stadium being rented out for functions.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
DISTRICT'S 2016-17 TENTATIVE BUDGET – Rod Garcia, District Director of Fiscal Affairs, presented the District’s 2016-17 tentative budget assumptions. The target FTES for 2016-17 is 36,533.29, a .41% decrease from the prior year. Major revenue assumptions include a base of $182.3 million, unrestricted lottery of $5.1 million, and non-resident tuition of $1 million. Major expenditure assumptions include a salary and benefits increase of $4.8 million, increase in retiree medical costs, and decreases to the operating allocation and extended day budgets. Outstanding issues include the PERS/STRS rate increase, sunset of Prop 30, and sustainable growth.
LAST MEETING – Mr. Williams thanked everyone for their support during his tenure as Interim Chancellor, and is looking forward to working with incoming Chancellor Dr. Cheryl Marshall.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS – The North Campus Thermal Energy Storage project is well underway…ARCHITECTURAL FIRM – The selection process for the Veterans Resource Center architect is in the final stages…NEGOTIATIONS – Dr. Simpson congratulated and thanked Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Irma Ramos, and United Faculty President Tina Johannsen, for their work and leadership in reaching a Tentative Agreement.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
THANK YOU – Dr. Schulz thanked Interim Chancellor Fred Williams for his leadership… ADMINISTRATION CHANGES – Appreciative comments were expressed to Dr. Savannah Jones and Dr. Richard Storti, who finish their last days with the College this week…SUMMER PROGRAMS – Science Summer Camps run through July 28 and the Summer STEM Institute for Future Teachers runs through July 29…FOOD BANK – The Fullerton College Food Bank is now open during the summer on Tuesdays from noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., through July 19…COMMUNITY BAND – The Fullerton Community Band will perform on the campus quad on July 2, as part of their summer concert series.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
STUDENT SUCCESS EVENT – The June 16 Student Success Event honored students who completed the ESL Program’s advanced level, ESL Academic Success Program, US Citizenship Program and exam, and the Disability Support Services (DSS) Program. 18 students also received the Student Success Award for their academic achievements…CITIZENSHIP FAIR – Over 300 Anaheim residents took part in the bi-annual Citizenship Fair, hosted by the ESL Department and the Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD)…SUMMER TERM – New this summer are several hands-on, science-based camps…THANK YOU – Ms. Purtell thanked Lorenze Legaspi, Manager of Administrative Services, and wished him well in his new role as Vice President of Administrative Services at Grossmont College.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
LAST BOARD MEETING – District Management Association President Richard Fee announced that it was his last Board meeting representing DMA. He stated that his tenure had been a valuable learning experience, and thanked the Board of Trustees and Interim Chancellor Williams for their support.
THANKS TO INTERIM CHANCELLOR – Several Resource Table members thanked Interim Chancellor Fred Williams for his service to the District over the last 16 months. Those who spoke included: Adam Gottdank, Pete Snyder, Tina Johannsen, and Kent Stevenson.
DIALOGUE ON COMPENSATION – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank thanked several people for participating in the ongoing conversation around improving compensation, including Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros for his focus on equalizing the FON and faculty for stressing the importance of the subject.
CURRICULUM PROPOSAL – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolena Grande brought attention to an important agenda item: the campuses’ proposed curricula for the Mortuary Science Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program. She thanked everyone involved in building the curricula over the last 18 months.
FACULTY HIRING – Fullerton College Senate President Pete Snyder spoke about the huge amount of hiring that has been happening at the campuses—stating that nearly 100 full-time faculty members have been hired at Fullerton over the last two years.
RATIFICATION VOTE – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen stated that the group’s member ratification vote resulted in approval of the Tentative Salary Agreement. She stated that the group will continue to work with the District to further their members’ salary and benefits goals.
HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson alerted the Board to a concern about reimbursement for health care premiums. Further research will be done.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
ASSORTED STUDENT ITEMS – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on various student items including the Associated Students budget vote and raising funds for Special Olympics.
ELECTION PROVISIONS – Trustee Stephen T. Blount commented on the importance of election provisions.
THANKS TO FRED – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen thanked Interim Chancellor Fred Williams for taking on that role for the District. He noted that originally Fred only thought he’d have to serve for a couple of months.
BOND SALE – Trustee Jeff Brown spoke about the District’s recent sale of bonds for Measure J, stating that—compared to other bond sales—ours had the lowest interest rate and the lowest underwriter’s rate, which has resulted in substantial savings for the voters.
SPRING FOR CYPRESS – Board President Barbara Dunsheath reported on Cypress College Foundation’s recent “Spring for Cypress” fundraiser, saying that it raised $23,000, a 27.8% increase over last year.
Finance and Facilities
TENTATIVE BUDGET – The Board approved the tentative budget for fiscal year 2016-17 for all funds of the District, and set a public hearing for September 13, 2016.
UNALLOCATED BOARD DISCRETIONARY FUNDS – The Board authorized the request to specifically commit a portion of the Unallocated Board Discretionary funds for a one-time bonus for fiscal year 2016/17 and 2017/18.
MEASURE J BOND FUND – Authorization was given to establish budgets to properly reflect the available funds for the Measure J Bond Fund.
INSURANCE – The Board authorized the renewal of property and liability insurance coverage with the Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP) and Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) for fiscal year 2016-17. The Board also authorized agreements with Anthem Blue Cross and AIG Insurance through Student Insurance for student accident and intercollegiate athletic accident insurance for 2016-17, for basic and catastrophic coverage at Cypress College and Fullerton College. In addition, authorization was given to enter into an agreement with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co to purchase excess Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage through New York Marine & General Insurance Company beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
ANAHEIM CAMPUS – Authorization was given to award bid #2016-08, Anaheim Campus First Floor Tenant Improvements, to Caltec Corporation as the lowest overall responsive and responsible bidder.
FULLERTON COLLEGE – The Board received the updated Fullerton College Facilities Master Plan information. Dr. Richard Storti, Vice President of Administrative Services, and Michael Stephens from DLR Group, provided an overview and answered questions from Board members.
SUPPORT AGREEMENT – Authorization was given to renew a one-year support agreement with MTM Technologies, Inc. for Cisco Systems, Inc. network hardware and software.
CCAP – The Board received as information the draft template of the NOCCCD Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Act Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the summary of curriculum changes for Cypress College, to be effective fall 2017.
COOPERATIVE CONTRACT – The Board authorized entering into a Cooperative Contract with the Department of California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) for the School of Continuing Education’s Disability Support Services Program, Workability III Program, in the amount of $654,000 to be awarded in three installments of $218,000 over three years.
RETIREMENT – The Board approved the retirements of Jerry Stokes, Fullerton College Administration of Justice Instructor, effective June 2, 2016.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotions of John Tebay to Fullerton College Dean of Fine Arts, effective July 1; and Heather Skratulia to Fullerton College Interpreter Coordinator, effective June 29.
TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS – The Board approved the Tentative Agreement between United Faculty CCA/CTA/NEA and the District for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 fiscal years, inclusive of all terms and conditions specified in the written Agreement.
BOARD POLICY – The Board adopted proposed, revised Board Policy 4250, Probation, Dismissal, and Readmission.
TRUSTEE ABSENCE – The Board adopted resolution 15/16-25, Trustee Absence, verifying that Trustee Jacqueline Rodarte was absent on June 14, 2016 due to hardship.
The Board presented Interim Chancellor Fred Williams with a plaque as a token of appreciation, and thanked him for his service during the last 16 months. A short video was played, highlighting his time in this role.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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