Comments from the Audience
SPECIAL ELECTION RESOLUTION – Fullerton College Associated Students President Thorstein Roe spoke about the organization’s resolution entitled “Students Against a Costly Special Election.”
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION – Anthony Nguyen, SCE Disability Support Services Vocational Services Coordinator, was presented with a Certificate of Commendation for being awarded the 2015 Direct Support Professional Spotlight Award from the Regional Center of Orange County.
EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR – Certificates of Commendation were also presented to the 2015 Outstanding Employees. Recognized were: Emma Anton, Peter Mathews, and Dee Ann Sato, from Cypress College; Jim McKamy, Francis Mummery, and Rajen Vurdien, from Fullerton College; and Joanne Armstrong, Patty Lujan, Jill Myers, Jennifer Perez, and Julie Shields, from the School of Continuing Education.
CHANCELLOR'S LUNCHEON – Mr. Williams hosted his first Chancellor’s luncheon of the semester with new or recently promoted staff and faculty at Fullerton College. The Cypress College luncheon will take place on October 6, and the District and SCE luncheon will take place on November 4.
NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION – The District-wide New Faculty Orientation took place on September 18 at the Anaheim Campus. Of the approximately 80 new faculty hired within the past two years, 40 attended the event. The program featured introductions by various areas, and tours of SCE and District Services at the Anaheim Campus. Dr. Darla Cooper of the RP Group, served as the keynote speaker and spoke on pedagogy and methodology in teaching. A follow-up to this orientation is currently planned for January 2016.
ACCREDITATION – District and campus Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALO) met and reached a tentative agreement on the responsibility designation based on the ACCJC accreditation standards. Currently the ALO's are working together to draft a joint timeline for accreditation at all three sites.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
SCHOOL RATING – Cypress College was rated 14 out of over 1,500 community and junior colleges across the nation on RateMyProfessor.com, a website that that provides students the opportunity to rate both their professors and their colleges…SCHOLARSHIPS – Hotel, Restaurant and Culinary Arts students Austin Nguyen received a $2,000 scholarship from the American Hotel & Lodging Association; and Linda Tran and Cory Irwin each received $2,500 from the Ayres Hotel Cares Scholarship Foundation… ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE – The Athletic Performance report reflects the academic performance of the college’s athletes. For spring 2015, men’s teams combined for an overall GPA of 2.88, and women’s teams combined for a 2.96 grade point average. These results are indicative of the dedication of our student-athletes, their coaches and teachers, and the leadership of the Division to educational success as well as competitive engagement on our teams…PARTNERSHIPS – Four significant works of art from the Orange County Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum will be on display in the Gateway…ART GALLERY EXHIBIT – The thought-provoking Artists on Edge exhibit is now on display in the Art Gallery through October 8. Curated by Coagula Art Journal editor Mat Gleason, the exhibit is inspired by the work of Chris Burdon, a cutting edge performance artist who pushed the boundaries of every medium he touched.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
QUADCHELLA – Under the direction of Dr. Joe Carrithers, Associated Students hosted the first-ever Quadchella event. This four-hour concert brought a great sense of unity and energy to the student body and campus community…VET FAMILY DAY – Hosted by the Veterans Resource Center, Vet Family Day gave student veterans and their families an opportunity to attend a workshop and learn of various veteran services on campus… HELPING HAND – Football Coach Tim Byrnes was featured in a recent Orange County Register article, for helping a motorist involved in an accident during last week’s rainfall…MEASURE J PLANNING – A campus forum will be held on October 20, and a community forum on October 21. Campus architects will present findings and recommendations from last spring’s open forums and guests will have an opportunity to ask questions and share input about proposed building locations and the sequencing of projects…DEBATE TOURNAMENT – Students Kitiny Phumchun and Iris Chu led a 1-2-3 sweep at last week’s 6th annual Early Bird Debate Tournament. The College’s top three teams all finished with 3-0 records; Matt Adams and Daniel Boughter finished second, and James Huber and Michael Wu finished third on speaker points. Joe Phillips took top speaker…FOOD BANK – The Food Bank is now open each Tuesday from noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. in Room 1955. Over the past two weeks, approximately 50 students and their families have received support from the Food Bank… STAFF DEVELOPMENT – A series of three workshops will take place to help employees engage the diverse student body on October 16, October 30, and a third session to be announced in the spring…EQUITY SUMMIT – In collaboration with the California Community Colleges' Success Network (3CSN), Fullerton College is proud to host the regional Equity Summit on Friday, September 25…TWELFTH NIGHT – The Theatre Arts Department will present Twelfth Night, directed by Professor Tim Espinosa, October 8-10 and October 16-17 in the Campus Theatre…FOOTBALL – The football team beat Mt. SAC 36-30 in double overtime, and Cerritos College 33-29 in a game that came down to the last 20 seconds.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
OPENING DAY – SCE’s Opening Day Event last week focused on “students first” through mindfulness and connectedness. Staff and faculty learned about the new SCE orientation and the implementation phase of the Adult Education Block Grant. In addition, service awards were announced, new employees were welcomed, and outstanding colleagues of the year were awarded…NEW FUNERAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM BEGINS AT SCE – 39 students attended the first class of the new Funeral Service Assistant Certificate Program last week. Thank you to Jolena Grande, Cypress College (CC) Mortuary Science Program faculty, and CC Allied Health Counselors who have provided a tremendous amount of support and assistance. Thank you also to CC faculty member David McCament, who is teaching the SCE foundational class…TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOPS – Sponsored by the California Community College’s Doing What Matters initiative and the CACT initiative, Norma Alvarado, Deputy Sector Navigator for the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) Program, coordinated a free train-the-trainer event last week. The workshop offered training in basic electronics, motor controls, and programmable logic controls (PLC) with detailed lesson plans to develop four related courses for use in contract education…2015/16 MOBILITY TRAINING PROGRAM – The Orange County Transportation Authority recently approved SCE’s Disability Support Services (DSS) Mobility Training Program proposal. With an approval date of October 1, 2015, DSS can continue to teach adult students with disabilities how to safely and independently utilize the bus transportation system for work, school, and extra-curricular activities. The funding will allow the program to hire additional trainers, produce research on the success of the program, and create additional ways to support students in their travel training needs on their road to independence…ACCREDITATION PREPARATION – 10 accreditation workgroups have formed and WASC-team trainings have been held for both facilitators and writers. An accreditation/student learning outcomes (SLO) kick-off event will be held on October 9 for additional training on accreditation criteria and to review yearly goals for the SLO assessment cycle.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
DMA BUSINESS MEETING – District Management Association President Richard Fee reported on the Fall Business Meeting during which DMA welcomed 11 new managers and discussed Students First and effective communication.
ACCREDITATION UPDATE – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank gave an update on the campus’ accreditation process.
NONCREDIT TO CREDIT – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolena Grande reported that the college’s Mortuary Science Program is establishing a noncredit certificate that will be the first step in a noncredit-to-credit pathway. She also thanked Provisional Trustee Daniel Billings for coming to Cypress College and taking a tour.
“DROP" INDICATOR – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder spoke about a new campus workgroup, tasked with researching how to gather information from students on why they drop classes.
FACULTY MEETINGS – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen reported on several recent faculty meetings, including the New Faculty Orientation and the adjunct faculty meet-and-greet.
ADJUNCT FACULTY PARTY – Adjunct Faculty United Co-President Kent Stevenson reported that the party for new adjunct faculty members was very successful.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on important student activities, including the Associated Student’s resolution against a special election, Club Rush, and the Black Student Union meeting.
QUADCHELLA – Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino reported on the college’s recent Quadchella Music Festival event, thanking Interim Chancellor Fred Williams and Board Secretary Molly McClanahan for their attendance. He also praised Interim President Greg Schulz for playing the drums with the students.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION – Board Vice President Barbara Dunsheath recommended the book What Excellent Community Colleges Do: Preparing All Students for Success.
COFFEE WITH THE BOARD AND CHANCELLOR – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan thanked Fullerton College for hosting an excellent “Coffee with the Board and Chancellor,” stating that the stories people shared were upbeat and energetic.
CANYON HILLS AVIATION PROGRAM – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen referenced a recent article on a Canyon Hills High School aviation program, saying that Cypress College should look into partnering with them. Special Election Resolutions – Trustee Jeffrey Brown thanked both the Fullerton College and Cypress College Associated Students for moving quickly to produce their resolutions against a special election.
Finance & Facilities
MEASURE J – The Board authorized entering into an agreement with MAAS Companies, Inc. to provide program management services for the implementation of the Measure J Bond Program and overall capital improvements within the District.
ANAHEIM CAMPUS PROJECTS – Authorization was given for the purchase and installation of the Spacesaver Eclipse Powered Single-Entry System and the purchase of furniture for the first floor warehouse area.
AGREEMENT AMENDMENT – The Board amended the agreement with R2A Architecture to provide design development, construction documents, construction administration and DSA certification services for the first-floor warehouse of the Anaheim Campus and increase the contract amount.
BOND PROGRAM MANAGER – The Board reviewed the information presented on the Bond Program Manager selection process, the current status of contract negotiations, and the anticipated scope of the agreement.
SCORECARD – The Board received as information the North Orange County Community College District Student Success Scorecard information. Human Resources Retirements – The Board approved the retirements of Velia Lawson, Cypress College Counselor, effective July 2, 2016; and Anita Rogers, Cypress College Production Center Coordinator, effective December 30, 2015.
GENERAL BOARD POLICY – The Board adopted proposed, revised Board Policy 3225, Institutional Effectiveness.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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