Comments from Members of the Audience
CYPRESS COLLEGE SEM BUILDING – Cypress College Dean of Science, Engineering and Math Richard Fee addressed the Board in support of increasing the size of the proposed new SEM building to accommodate more students with increased efficiency.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
CYPRESS COLLEGE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PRESENTATION – John Sciacca, Cypress College Dean of Health Science; and Jolena Grande, Mortuary Science Professor, provided a status update on the college’s mortuary science baccalaureate degree pilot program.
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT – Dr. Marshall shared that a top priority for this coming year is hitting our FTE targets and capturing growth funds. Achieving the target will require looking at the District’s enrollment management process including outreach, partnership development, scheduling, data input, reporting, and student retention. The proposed enrollment management committee will play an important role in conducting this analysis and in making adjustments as warranted.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Executive Vice President
ENROLLMENT – As of this morning, 60% of nearly 50,000 fall semester seats have been filled. In the Science, Engineering, and Math (SEM) Division, nearly 80% of seats are full…STUDENT PERFORMANCE – A campus study was recently conducted to see how students who have earned an associate degree for transfer (ADT) are performing. Over 25% of 2013-14 graduates who earned an ADT have earned a bachelor’s degree. Another 60% are still enrolled in a four-year institution. For 2014-15, about 5% have earned a bachelor’s degree and nearly 80% are enrolled in a four-year institution…THERMAL ENERGY PROJECT – Progress is being made on the thermal energy project, with little to no disruption to students accessing different areas of the campus during the summer…SEM MEETINGS – A series of meetings with SEM faculty are being held to gather their perspectives and expectations of the new building. A tour of other institutions who have recently completed SEM buildings are being planned.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
ENROLLMENT – As of yesterday, the fall unduplicated headcount was 15,892 compared to 16,396 this time last year…DUAL ENROLLMENT – The College finalized a dual enrollment agreement with Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) for the 2016-17 academic year in accordance with AB 288. Special thanks to Vice President of Instruction Dr. José Ramón Núñez and Vice Chancellor of Educational Services & Technology Dr. Cherry Li-Bugg for leading this effort...AQUAPONICS LAB – Staring this fall, students taking Horticulture 255F Hydroponics/Aquaponics will learn the theory and practice of both types of crop production in a hands-on laboratory. Seed money for the aquaponics program was provided by the NOCCCD Innovation Grant…SMART START SATURDAY – The 8th annual Smart Start Saturday will take place on Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event gives incoming students an opportunity to tour the campus and learn of the many resources available…FALL CONVOCATION – Fall Convocation and Dr. Schulz’s Investiture will take place on Friday, August 19.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
WELCOME EVENTS – SCE welcomed Dr. Marshall with campus tours and a “Passport to SCE event,” highlighting the Schools’ programs and services…NEW MANAGERS – Terry Cox and Cristina Ryan Rodriguez have joined SCE as the Interim Manager of Administrative Services and Special Projects Manager for the Adult Education Block Grant, respectively…OPENING DAY – This year’s back-to-school event will take place on September 9 at the Anaheim Campus…FTES ANNUAL CALCULATION – The annual apportionment attendance report was recently completed and submitted to the State Chancellor’s Office. Though enrollment has decreased due to an increased number of employment opportunities for students, there are still a significant number of targeted populations in the community that need SCE’s programs and services…REBRAND AND NAME ANALYSIS PROJECT – All are encouraged to share their thoughts on possible name options at http://tinyurl.com/nameSCE through August 10…STUDENT LEADERS NEEDED – The deadline to apply for student leader positions is August 5.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
WELCOME TO DR. MARSHALL – Each member of the Resource Table took time out to welcome Dr. Cheryl Marshall to her first Board Meeting as Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District.
RECLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE – District Management Association President Olivia Veloz announced that five managers have applied to be a part of the DMA Reclassification Committee.
SCE NEWS – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank reported on several news items, including: progress of SCE’s accreditation self-study, new grant opportunities with Hanover Research, and welcoming Yvette Krebs as Wilshire Center’s newest counselor.
ACCREDITATION UPDATES – Both Cypress College Senate President Bryan Seiling and Fullerton College Senate President Pete Snyder gave updates on the college’s accreditation efforts.
OFFICIAL RATIFICATION – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen announced that the California Teachers Association has cleared UF’s tentative salary agreement vote.
CSEA CONFERENCE – California School Employees Association (CSEA) President Rod Lusch reported that the organization’s 90th annual conference will take place in San Jose from August 1-4. This will be Rod’s 21st year as a delegate.
BOARD OF TRUSTEE CANDIDATES – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson announced that the organization will soon by interviewing potential NOCCCD Board of Trustees candidates for endorsement. The election will be held in November.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on several recent activities, including: Dr. Marshall speaking to the Associated Students, the Cypress Chamber Mixer, the Cypress Community Festival, and the upcoming Student Trustee Conference.
A.S. GOES PAPERLESS – Fullerton College Student Trustee Scott Begneski said that the campus’ Associated Students are looking into going paperless with select publications, including the Student Planner.
NOCCCD INSTILLS CONFIDENCE – Trustee Stephen T. Blount spoke about the ways in which our campuses instill confidence in our students, citing his son as a good example.
PASSPORT TO SCE EVENT – Board Vice President Molly McClanahan congratulated SCE on putting together a wonderful welcoming event for Dr. Marshall.
HISTORICAL HOME – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen announced that Board Vice President Molly McClanahan’s home in Fullerton was recently put on the historic list.
Finance and Facilities
MANDATE BLOCK GRANT – The Board approved opting in to participate in the Mandate Block Grant for fiscal year 2016-17.
AGREEMENT EXTENSION – The Board authorized a request to extend the agreement with law firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loy, Ruud, and Romo, effective July 1, 2016.
ANAHEIM CAMPUS PROJECTS – The Board approved a deductive change order and the filing of a notice of completion of work, both for the Storm Drain Replacement Project. The Board also approved Caltec Corporation’s request to substitute the listed subcontractors for the respective scope of work for the First Floor Tenant Improvements.
CYPRESS COLLEGE PROJECT – The Board considered the increased projected project cost of the new Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Building due to the escalation of rates within the construction industry and increase the GSF from 100,000 GSF to 106,023 GSF.
FULLERTON COLLEGE – The Board authorized the Fullerton College Foundation to host the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce Sunset Mixer on the college campus, and to allow alcoholic beverages to be served to attendees.
DONATIONS – Authorization was given to Fullerton College to accept donations to various divisions, departments, and the library.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotions of Brian Boss to Fullerton College Student Services Specialist, effective August 1; Hugo Flores to Fullerton College Student Services Specialist, effective July 27, and Anita Sanchez to SCE Instructional Assistant, effective September 12.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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