Comments from the Members of the Audience
SCE NAME CHANGE—SCE Student Leader Cheeraphan Schneider and SCE Senate President Adam Gottdank both expressed their support of the School of Continuing Education changing their name to North Orange Continuing Education.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
ANNUAL CEO SYMPOSIUM – Dr. Marshall reported on the symposium she attended with College Presidents Bob Simpson and Greg Schulz.
CAREER PATHWAYS ROUNDTABLE – Dr. Marshall reported on the Career Pathways Round Table with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva. The event was held at Cypress College and was very well attended. Among the attendees were the Orange County Department of Education, the Orange County Regional Consortium and all three of our campuses.
CSUF RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – Dr. Marshall reported on the Annual Research Symposium she attended with Fullerton College President Greg Schulz.
IEPI VISIT – The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) team assigned to the District will conduct their initial visit on April 26. During the first visit, team members will conduct interviews with committees, groups, and individuals including several members of the Board of Trustees. Our areas of focus are enrollment management and integrated planning.
RETIREES – The Board Recognized and honored three of the Districts recent retirees. This included Gail Smead, Cypress College Administrative Assistant II; Pat Armijo, District Administrative Assistant I; and Judy Swytak, Cypress College Nursing Instructor.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
EMERGENCY DRILL – Cypress College held its Spring semester emergency drill on Wednesday February 15. The drill involved an active shooter scenario which was initiated with an announcement broadcast on a variety of college media… FTES – As the spring semester has progressed, the campus has experienced weakening demand and declining enrollments. The College is now projecting that we will fall approximately 500 FTES short of our 2016-2017 target… TRUSTEE VISIT – It was a pleasure to have Trustees Bent and Lopez at the College on Thursday, Feb. 16, for a discussion of issues and a tour of facilities… 41ST AMERICANA AWARDS – The 41st Americana Awards Ceremony will be held this Saturday at the Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel. Approximately 450 guests have already signed up, including tables from many local cities. In addition to the regular activities and recognition of the Citizens of the Year, guests will also get a preview of the 50th Anniversary production of Follies. We look forward to welcoming District members and the community to both events… SPORTS – The Chargers will host Palomar College on Saturday at 7 pm for a berth in the State Championship Final 8. Our Baseball team has an outstanding 12 – 2 record as they lead into conference play, and our Softball team remains undefeated at 9 – 0 overall and 3 – 0 in conference.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
DACA RESOLUTION – Fullerton College Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution on February 16 in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and privacy protections for students related to their immigration status… WOMEN GO TO COLLEGE DAY – Outreach Coordinator Rolando Sanabria and his team hosted the inaugural Anaheim High School “Women Go to College Day.” More than 100 young women attended… LADIES FIRST – The Ethnic Studies department is hosting their “Ladies First: An International Women’s Day” celebration on March 8, at 7 p.m. on the quad. The free event features local vendors, a DJ, and Hip Hop performers. Additionally, the annual Women’s forum will take place March 13 at 10:15 a.m. in room 224. Thank to Chancellor Dr. Marshall for being one of the panelists… RETIREE LUNCHEON – Dr. Schulz reported on the success of the Fullerton College Foundation’s annual Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon which took place on Saturday February 25. He thanked several Board members and Dr. Marshall for attending… ANGELS GAME – The 2nd Annual Fullerton College Night at the Angels Stadium is set to take place on Saturday April 8…Carolina Valdivia – On March 10, the Grads to Be Program will host Carolina Valdivia from 10 a.m. to noon in room 224-228. She is the creator of the My Undocumented Life website… ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – The Fullerton College Art Gallery welcomes Abel Alejandre as the 2017 Artist in Residence. The gallery showing will run from March 13-April 3, with an opening reception on March 9 from 5-7 p.m.…
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Provost
SCE STUDENT – Vaelntina Purtell informed the board of the untimely and tragic death of one of the SCE students. Janet Pineda, 23 years old, was in a car accident on February 18. During her time at SCE, Janet received the Student Success Award for her many accomplishments and was often recognized in SCE and C2C publications. She will be missed dearly… WELCOMING AMERICA TASKFORCE – On February 18, Ms. Purtell attended the first meeting of the City of Anaheim Mayoral Taskforce, Welcoming America. She noted her takeaways, which included that SCE is a recognized front-line agency welcoming immigrants to our community. She thanked Trustee Jacqueline Rodarte for extending the invitation to join the taskforce… WASC UPDATE – Final preparatory activities are being held as the SCE nears the WASC Accreditation team visit. The visit is scheduled for March 19-22… SCE SCHOLARSHIPS – The SCE scholarship application has launched and this year there are 22 awards fitting various educational goals and focusing on specific needs. The deadline to submit the scholarship application is March 22.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
MANAGERS RETREAT—District Management Association President Olivia Veloz announced that her constituents were excited about the upcoming Managers Retreat. She thanked Chancellor Marshall for including so many of their concerns on the agenda.
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. Adam also informed the board of the untimely and tragic death of one of the SCE students. Janet Pineda, 23 years old, was in a car accident on February 18. During her time at SCE, Janet received the Student Success Award for her many accomplishments and was often recognized in SCE and C2C publications. She will be missed dearly.
MOTHERS OF THE MOVEMENT – Cypress College Academic Senate President Brian Seiling reported on the Legacy Program’s “Mothers of the Movement” event held in conjunction with Black History Month.
DACA RESOLUTION – Fullerton College Academic Senate President Pete Snyder read into the minutes a resolution in support of the CCC Board of Governors resolution regarding DACA students.
HAYWARD AWARD – Fullerton College Academic Senate President Pete Snyder also announced that Dr. Jo Wen Wu, a Natural Sciences/Biology professor at Fullerton College, was one of four faculty members chosen by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to receive the 2017 Hayward Award. The award honors outstanding community college faculty who have a record of excellence both in teaching and in professional activities and have demonstrated commitment to their students, profession, and college.
UF ACTIVITIES – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen spoke about various group activities, including: Opening Day, purchasing t-shirts, electronic elections, and bylaws.
NEGOTIATIONS – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson stated that negotiations between the District and Adjunct Faculty United are making good progress.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
STUDENT TRUSTEE TANYA WASHINGTON reported on the various Black History month events at the campus, including the “Mothers of the Movement” event.
STUDENT TRUSTEE SCOTT BEGNESKI reported on the various upcoming campus events including World Fest and the Spring Blood Drive.
TRUSTEE STEPHEN T. BLOUNT complimented the District on producing its Annual Report.
TRUSTEE RYAN BENT and TRUSTEE ED LOPEZ shared information about their recent tours of Cypress College.
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 congratulated the District Public Affairs team for producing and excellent Annual Report. She also reported on the Cypress College “Mothers of the Movement” event which she called “touching” and “healing.”
Finance and Facilities
2016-2017 BUDGET TRANSFERS – The Board authorized the 2016-2017 General Fund and Capital Outlay Fund transfers netting to the amount of $892,916 and adoption of the resolutions showing the summary, pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, §58307 (The Resolutions are available for review in the District’s Business Office.)
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME – The Board authorized the Fullerton College Physical Education Division to host the Athletic Hall of Fame on the College campus Friday, April 7, 2017, and allowed them to serve alcoholic beverages to attendees.
CAMBRIDGE WEST PARTNERSHIP – The Board authorized to continue the consulting agreement with Cambridge West Partnership. The agreement will end on June 30, 2017.
SURPLUS ITEMS – The Board authorized a list of items to be declared surplus, and for the Liquidation Company to conduct an auction for the sale of the surplus items. Proceeds collected by the auction will be split between the District (55%) and the auction company (45%).
BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS – The Board authorized adjustments to be made to the General Fund revenue and expenditure budgets in accordance with the revised fiscal year 2016-2017 allocations.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GRANT – The Board authorized the acceptance of new revenue from the NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grant in the amount of $5,000.
USDA/NIFA FUNDING – The Board authorized the acceptance of funding via the USDA/NIFA Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE3.0): Partnerships across HSIs to Enhance the Student Research Experience in the amount of $16,500.
DISTANCE EDUCATION – The Board approved the Fullerton College Distance Education Substantive Change Report.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Brian Couron, Fullerton College Counselor, effective March 30; Diana Kyle, Fullerton College Psychology Instructor, effective May 28; Raul Alvarez, Cypress College Executive Director of College Foundation and Community Relations, effective June 30; Teresa Chambers, Anaheim Campus Benefits Coordinator, effective March 31; and Christopher Ruscheinsky, Fullerton College Facilities Custodian I, effective February 14.
PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS RESOLUTION – The Board received information on Resolution No. 16/17-18, Support for Students and Privacy of Student Records for a first reading.
SCE NAME CHANGE – The Board received information on the School of Continuing Education’s request for a name change for a first reading.
TRUSTEE ASSESSMENT – The Board reviewed the Board of Trustees Assessment instrument and will make suggested changes for re-adoption at the March 28, 2017 Board meeting.
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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