Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION – Rebecca Guillen, District Graphic Designer; and Julie Schoepf, SCE Executive Assistant to the Provost, were presented with certificates of commendation for being awarded the Silver Medallion from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations District 6.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PRESENTATION – Policy Advisor Ashley Setoudeh presented the Board with an update on legislative activities for the District. Since February 2015, NOCCCD has taken position on 13 state legislative bills, and has testified at committee and budget hearings. The District is also seen as a resource on community college issues in Sacramento, thanks to relationship building with political partners. Because of our advocacy, the Department of Finance, State Chancellor’s Office, and the Legislature made strides to equalize the full time faculty obligation number, resulting in an additional $62.3 million for the community college system.
FULLERTON COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE PROGRAM – Effective October 5, 2015, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has suspended its certification of Fullerton College’s Police Academy. Fullerton College and the District are working diligently with POST to restore the Police Academy’s certification, and both Interim President Greg Schulz and the Chancellor have been in contact with POST’s executive director to discuss our options and begin the appeals process. Current AJ students were informed about the situation at their class this evening, and will receive ongoing support and counsel in an effort to mitigate the effects of this news.
TRUSTEE AREA 3 SPECIAL ELECTION – The District received official notification that the County Superintendent of Schools has determined that the petition for a special election is legally sufficient as of October 6, 2015. As such, Daniel Billings has been notified that his provisional appointment is terminated, and that the District must conduct a special election. The election will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, and the Registrar of Voters will provide us with a timeline that includes all key dates related to the special election.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
NEW HIRES – The College is excited for the opportunity to hire 30 new full-time faculty this academic year…DAY OF SERVICE – the Honors Club hosted a successful day of service last week, consisting of volunteer opportunities, a blood drive, “Get Out the Vote” registration drive, and letter writing to those oversees in the military and children at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County…ATHLETICS BOARD – Dr. Simpson was elected to serve on the California Community College Athletics Association Board of Directors, representing the Orange Empire Conference…BASKETBALL ACADEMIC HONORS – Three students on the Women’s Basketball Team received State All Academic Honors: Erika Nilsen, Sam Nguyen, and Phylis Maccharia.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
MOMENT OF SILENCE – The Campus community joined together in the quad on October 8 to observe a moment of silence in support of Umpqua Community College. A vigil is also planned for October 15 at 6 p.m…FALL TRANSFER WEEK – Fall Transfer Week begins next week, and will include informational workshops, a Fullerton College transfer alumni mixer, a College Fair, and a trip to UCLA’s Transfer Conference on October 23…LGBT STUDENTS FORUM – In honor of LGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day on October 11, the Cadena Cultural Center hosted the 5th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Students Forum last week. Students in attendance participated in discussions to improve the learning and working environment for all on campus…FOOTBALL – The Hornet Football teams hosts Santa Ana College this weekend in the annual Key to the County football game…MEASURE J FORUMS – Forums will take place on October 20 and 21…CLAUDIA LOWE – Dr. Schulz reported with a heavy heart that recently retired geography professor Claudia Lowe passed away over the weekend. She was a committed and dedicated educator, geographer, and philanthropist.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
STATE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE VISIT – Dr. Eric Nelson and Ms. Chantee Guiney from the State Chancellor’s Office visited SCE to learn about the noncredit field and its unique role in the system…HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM LAB OPENS – A second off-site High School Diploma Program lab opened at El Camino Real in the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) on October 6…CSUF INTERNS – The ESL Program has partnered with Cal State Fullerton to provide graduate students in the TESOL program opportunities to assist ESL teachers, and complete their student teaching in real classroom settings…EQUITY AND ACCESS – Two initiatives are soon launching to promote continued enrollment: information sessions on CTE, ESL, and High School Diploma programs; and a Welcome Event for students on October 27 with information booths, resource organizations, and food.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
CHANCELLOR'S PROPOSED SALARY – District Management Association President Richard Fee said that several staff members have approached him to talk about the proposed salary raise for the next NOCCCD Chancellor. He urged administration to provide more information on the District’s cost structure.
CAPED CONFERENCE – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank reported on the recent California Association for Postsecondary Education & Disability (CAPED) Conference, chaired by SCE Director of Disability Support Services Denise Simpson.
CURRICULUM RESOLUTION – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolena Grande read into the minutes a resolution passed by the group in regards to the curriculum approval process.
DISTANCE EDUCATION COMMITTEE – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder said that the college has decided to resurrect its old distance education committee to examine how to best serve these students.
ADVOCACY ISSUES – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen thanked Ashley Setoudeh of Nossaman for her presentation on the District’s advocacy efforts, and stated that the Community College Association supports many of the same issues.
NEGOTIATIONS ISSUES – CSEA President Rod Lusch expressed some concerns over the tenor of the last round of negotiations, and urged the Board to consider negotiating the effects of the District’s recent Wage Comparability Studies. Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees Student Activities – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on recent student activities including: the Black Student Union Meeting, the blood drive, and the Cultural Intelligence Workshop Series.
SUPPORT FOR UMPQUA COLLEGE – Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino shared details from the campus’ candlelight vigil for the staff, students and community of Umpqua College. Topics of discussion included: What does it mean to have a safe campus?
OCAPICA DINNER – Trustee Jaqueline Rodarte said that she attended the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) dinner along with Interim Chancellor Fred Williams, Vice Chancellor Cherry Li-Bugg, and Cypress College President Bob Simpson. She noted that Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda was honored for his leadership.
DISPLAY CASES – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan complimented SCE’s campus display cases which are currently depicting the history of disabilities.
LEGAL SERVICES MEMO – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen drew attention to a “Legal Services Memo” that the Board received from Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Irma Ramos and Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities Brian Fahnestock outlining legal services firms that the District does business with.
Finance & Facilities
TRAVEL EXPENSE REPORT – The Board received for information only, the 2014-15 Travel Expense Report.
SURPLUS – The Board authorized an auction and sale of surplus and obsolete supplies and equipment through the Liquidation Company.
CYPRESS COLLEGE PROJECT – The Board approved the awarding of bid #2015-19 to Incotechnic, Inc. for the Soccer Field Leveling Project.
FULLERTON COLLEGE PROJECTS – The Board authorized a request to ratify the contract with KT Industries, Inc., for emergency repair of the electrical switchboard. A deductive change order and contract extension were also approved for the Roofing Project. The filing of a notice of completion was approved for the Lighting Retrofit.
PUBLIC SELF-INSURER'S ANNUAL REPORT – The Board reviewed the Public Self-Insurer’s annual report for fiscal year 2014-15, and acknowledged the estimated future liability as reported to the State.
ADA TRANSITION PLAN – The Board adopted the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan for the District.
INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES INNOVATION FUND – The Board received as an information item, the NOCCCD 2014-15 Innovation Fund report.
STUDY ABROAD – Authorization was given to enter into a travel agreement with AIFS for the Cypress College and Fullerton College 2016 Summer Study Abroad Program in Dublin, Ireland. Field Trip – Authorization was also given to the Fullerton College Fine Arts Division/Theatre Arts Department, to conduct an optional, out-of-country field trip coinciding with approved curriculum, THEA 076/Theatrical City Tours: London.
NEW REVENUE – Retroactive authorization was given to accept new revenue for Year Two of the OCDE Career Pathways Partnership Grant.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Nancy Deutsch, Cypress College Reading Instructor, effective May 31, 2016; Leslie Doak, Cypress College Geography Instructor, effective May 29, 2016; Jesse Saldana, Cypress College Computer Information Systems Instructor, effective December 31, 2015; Melda Lara, SCE Account Clerk II, effective December 31, 2015; Chien Lin, District Facilities Custodian I, effective December 31, 2015; and Kenneth Robinson, District Director, Equity & Diversity, effective December 31, 2015.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Scott Thompson to Fullerton College Student Services Specialist, effective October 14.
SALARY SCHEDULES – The Board approved the revised Regular and Contract Overload Nonteaching, and Regular and Contract Overload Teaching salary schedules.
UNITED FACULTY – The Board received the initial proposal for a successor agreement from the District to the United Faculty (CCA/CTA/NEA) collective bargaining agreement, and set a public hearing for October 27, 2015.
DIVERSITY REPORT – The Board also received the District Office of Human Resources Institutional Commitment to Diversity, Five Year Report 2010/11 – 2014/15.
GENERAL BOARD POLICIES – The Board received proposed, new Board Policy 3225, Institutional Effectiveness. In addition, the Board adopted proposed, revised Board Policy 6300, Fiscal Management, and directed that both policies be placed on the District’s website, where it will be readily accessible by students, employees, and the general public.
The Board adjourned the meeting in honor of Claudia Lowe, retired Fullerton College geography professor. She was a committed and dedicated educator, and impacted the lives of many throughout the campus community.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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