Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
PROMISE GRANT – Dr. Marshall thanked everyone for the work put into the Promise Grant Application, and said though NOCCCD was not selected for funding, the work of building pathways from our K-12 Partners to our institutions is critical and will continue.
DEMAC – Dr. Marshall reported on the first District-wide Enrollment Management Advisory Committee meeting which took place the week prior. In March, there will be a training on best practices and the community college funding model.
EEO TRAINING – Dr. Marshall reported on the EEO training she attended at Fullerton College the previous Friday. She stressed the importance of these kinds of sessions in relation to fulfilling our commitment to hiring diverse employees.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
OPENING DAY – Dr. Simpson reported that Opening Day activities, held on Friday, January 27, were both a joyous and bittersweet moment as it was the last opening day he will have the honor of convening. His heart was truly touched by the send-off he received from the Cypress College family at the conclusion of the event…ENROLLMENT – Our course fill rate stands at 86%. The College is projecting that it will fall short of its 2016-2017 FTES target by approximately 300 FTES. The issue of weakening demand is one of many topics that will be addressed by DEMAC as we develop plans for enrollment management into the future…VETERANS RESOURCE DONATION – The College has received an anonymous donation of $25,000 to be used at the discretion of our Veterans Resource Program in support of the needs of our students…BUILDING UPDATE – We are approaching the final stages of design for our Science, Engineering and Mathematics building, and will have visual representations of our concepts for the Board and Chancellor within the next month…STUDENT FOOD BANK – The Cypress College Student Food Bank has now opened its doors and is available to support our students in need. Credit is due to Dr. Rick Rams, Dean of Student Support Services/Kinesiology and Director of Student Activities David Okawa for leading this effort, along with our Associated Students officers…ATHLETE RECOGNITION – Both our Women's Water Polo team and Men's Baseball team were named 2016 Orange Empire Conference Scholar teams of the year. Our Men's Baseball was named a CCCAA Scholar Team of the Year and will receive recognition at the CCCAA convention March 29 in Concord, CA…CELEBRATION UPDATES - Preparation continues for both our Americana Awards Ceremony (Saturday, March 4) and our 50th Anniversary Celebration (Saturday, April 1).
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
SPRING ENROLLMENT – This spring we have welcomed 23,528 students to campus as compared to 24,753 at this time last year. As of Monday morning, 84 percent of available seats were filled…AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH – On Thursday, February 16, the Cadena Cultural Center and Umoja will co-host the 3rd annual African American Forum…ANGELS GAME – The 2nd annual Fullerton College Night at Angel Stadium will be Saturday, April 8…THANK YOU – We would like to thank Trustee Ed Lopez and Trustee Ryan Bent for visiting Fullerton College and taking a tour on February 9…TEACHING MATTERS - The Fullerton College Teaching Matters Conference recently brought together more than 50 students from nine high schools. Three Fullerton College Teacher Pathway/SCTA students led the Hands-On Lesson Planning session: Allie Spinney, Cole Panning and Haylee Grimmer…AMERICAN IDIOT – The Fullerton College Theatre Department's production of American Idiot, with music by the band Green Day, runs March 9 – 11…MISSION STATEMENT – The Mission Statement Work Group hosted breakout sessions following Convocation. We are currently reaching out to the campus community through a survey to encourage input from all of our stakeholders…FORENSICS – In the open division, Fullerton College’s Forensics team of Alyssa Aguilar and Kitiny Phumchun finished first place with a perfect 3-0 record, and earned first and second place speaker awards respectively…FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS – After winning the national football championship this past season, many Hornets are signing with four-year colleges. Hornet All-American Quarterback Jordan Hoy is transferring to Old Dominion, while Tight End Christian Williams landed with TCU. The complete list of Hornets that have signed thus far is available on our Fullerton College Athletics website at http://www.fchornets.com.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Provost
WASC SELF STUDY PREPARATION – SCE is preparing for the WASC Visiting Team’s arrival on March 19-22, 2017. All staff and faculty, especially those who participated in the self-study focus groups, are invited to attend a special WASC Training Session at the next Provost’s Cabinet meeting from 3 – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 at the Anaheim Campus, Rooms 105/107…ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT – A two-pronged pilot plan will be implemented during the 2017 Spring Term focused on communicating the importance of students attending every class, as well as the need for instructors to report attendance by the determined deadlines…WIOA GRANT APPLICATION – Jorge Gamboa, Director, English as a Second Language (ESL)/Citizenship, submitted an application for a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant. Award notification is expected for June 2017, and the projected funding amount is estimated at over $1.5 Million…CITIZENSHIP FAIRS – The ESL Program will expand its partnership with Orange County Communities for Organized Development (OCCORD) to host three Citizenship Fairs in 2017. Fair dates are February 25, March 18, and a date to be determined in August. Thank you to ESL Program Director Jorge Gamboa, Program Manager Katalin Gyurindak, and the ESL Program staff for organizing this event…TRUSTEE CAMPUS TOUR – SCE welcomed new NOCCCD Board of Trustees members Ryan Bent and Ed Lopez on February 7. Provost Valentina Purtell guided the two Trustees on tours of each of the three SCE Centers... STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – The 2017 SCE Scholarship Program Launched the week of February 13. Students can find scholarship opportunity information and download the application by visiting http://www.sce.edu/student-services/scholarships.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS—District Management Association President Olivia Veloz reported on both the Fullerton College and Cypress College Opening Day festivities. She also announced that the next DMA meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22.
SCE ACCREDITATION – SCE Senate President Adam Gottdank spoke about the upcoming accreditation visit scheduled for March 19, and how they are preparing faculty and staff for the visit. He also mentioned that they will be sending 19 people to Washington for a training on iBest Training.
FIRST SENATE MEETING – Cypress College Academic Senate President Brian Seiling reported on the group’s first meeting, in which they covered committees and accreditation.
SENATE MEETING – Fullerton College Academic Senate President Pete Snyder said that the Senate has a proposal in support of the CCC Board of Governors resolution regarding DACA students. He also commented on the Senate’s discussion on how to handle unauthorized recording in the classroom.
JOINT MEETING – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen reported on her attendance at the January 26 joint United Faculty and Academic Senate meeting. She also reported on the $1,000 donation United Faculty has made to the Cypress College food bank, and the desire to also work with the Fullerton College Food Bank and SCE in the future.
CSEA INSTALLATION – CSEA Member, Pat Sanchez, attended in place of CSEA President Rod Lusch and shared highlights on the recent Officer Installation event.
NEGOTIATIONS – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson stated that negotiations between the District and Adjunct Faculty United have begun. He also commented that he was happy to hear City College of San Francisco has their accreditation back and that Compton College has had their governing authority returned to its locally elected board.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
STUDENT TRUSTEE TANYA WASHINGTON reported on the success of opening day and on the various Black History month events at the campus.
TRUSTEE STEPHEN T. BLOUNT reported on his attendance at the Orange County Legislative Task Force meeting.
TRUSTEE RYAN BENT shared information about his recent tours of Fullerton College and the School of Continuing Education, as well as his upcoming visit to Cypress College.
TRUSTEE JACQUELINE RODARTE reported on her attendance of the 37th Annual Black History Parade in Anaheim. She commented that there was a focus on education and that other colleges and universities had booths set up. She encouraged staff to be mindful of community events where the District can have a presence. She also reported on the recent California League of Community Colleges conference in Sacramento.
TRUSTEE JEFFREY P. BROWN reported on his attendance of the Fullerton College Convocation.
TRUSTEE ED LOPEZ asked that a resolution be included on the next Board agenda that defines the relationship between the District and Federal Immigration Authorities.
TRUSTEE BARBARA DUNSHEATH reminded the Board of two important upcoming dates for Cypress College: Americana on March 4, and the 50th Anniversary of Cypress College on April 1.
TRUSTEE MOLLY MCCLANAHAN reported on the February 13 Community College Foundation of North Orange County meeting. She also congratulated District Public Affairs Assistant Melissa Utsuki on her new position as Public Information Officer at Santa Ana College.
Finance and Facilities
REDEVELOPMENT PAYMENTS – The Board approved resolutions allowing the District to use redevelopment payments outside the project area, or the city of the former redevelopment area, for educational facilities within the District. They determined doing so would be a benefit to the campuses District-wide.
FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT – The Board reviewed the District’s Quarterly Financial Status Report for the quarter that ended December 31, 2016.
INVESTMENT REPORT – The Board received the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter that ended December 31, 2016.
MCMURRAY STERN CONTRACT – The Board authorized the amendment of the McMurray Stern contract for the purchase of and installation of Spacesaver Eclipse Powered Single-Entry System and furniture for the Anaheim Campus First Floor Storage/File Room, and increased the contract amount.
R2A ARCHITECTURE AGREEMENT – The Board authorized the amendment of the R2A Architecture agreement to increase the contract amount in order to provide design development, construction documents, construction administration, and DSA certification services for the first floor warehouse area of the Anaheim Campus.
BUILDING COMMISSIONING SERVICES FIRM POOL – The Board authorized the request to establish a pool of Building Commissioning Services firms for District-wide projects. The terms and conditions of the contracted services for a specific task will be set forth in an agreement.
CYPRESS COLLEGE WEBSITE – The Board tabled action on an item to enter into an agreement with KWALL to redesign the Cypress College Website, and requested that staff reach out to additional vendors.
CYPRESS COLLEGE ACCREDITATION – The Board received the first draft of the Cypress College 2017 Institutional Self-Evaluation for Reaffirmation of Accreditation.
WORK FORCE INITIATIVE – The Board approved the North Orange County Community College District One Year Strong Workforce Initiative Funding Plan.
GRANT REVENUE – The Board authorized the request to accept new revenue from the Community College Basic Skills and Student Outcome Transformation Grant in the amount of $1,499,353.
AIFS TRAVEL AGREEMENT – The Board authorized the request to enter into a travel agreement with AIFS for the Cypress College and Fullerton College 2017 Fall Study Abroad Program in Paris, France.
FOSTER FUTURE LEADERS CONFERENCE – The Board authorized the request for Fullerton College to host the 1st Annual Region 8 Foster Future Leaders Conference on February 24, 2017 for 150 current and former foster youth students from region 8 California Community Colleges, and provide hospitality at a cost not to exceed $3,800.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Erica Bennet, Fullerton College Librarian, effective February 1; Nina DeMarkey, Cypress College Dean of Social Sciences, effective July 1; Steven Donley, Cypress College Dean of Career Technical Education and Economic Development, effective July 1; Connie Lopez, Fullerton College Cosmetology Instructor, effective May 30; John Sciacca, Cypress College Dean of Health Sciences, effective July 1; Carol Dumas, Anaheim Campus Educational Services and Technology coordinator, effective July 17; Michael Kavanaugh, Cypress College Manager of Systems Technology Services, effective June 2; and Maria Verjan, Fullerton College Facilities Custodian II, effective January 18.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotion of Yolanda Barbara to the School of Continuing Education Administrative Assistant II, effective February 15.
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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