Comments from Members of the Audience
DIVERSITY – Cypress College Dean Richard Fee gave his personal reflections on the College’s Convocation Day speaker Steve Hanamura of Hanamura Consulting and his moving presentation on diversity and inclusiveness.
COMMENDATION FOR DR. DOFFONEY – Members of Los Amigos presented Dr. Ned Doffoney with a certificate of appreciation from Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for all of his work to expand diversity at NOCCCD.
CONCERNS – Luis Rivas addressed the Board with his concerns of discrimination and retaliation at this workplace.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Ned Doffoney
Dr. Doffoney shared that it was a bittersweet moment attending his last convocation events at both Cypress and Fullerton Colleges. He also commended Fullerton College for its lovely tribute to Dr. Toni DuBois that afternoon.
Recruitment continues for the position of Chancellor, actively supported by Dr. Eva Conrad of Community College Search Services.
SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REPORT – School of Continuing Education Provost Dr. Greg Schulz presented the school’s annual report and institutional effectiveness report. For the 2013-14 academic year, 326 high school diploma students and 401 career development and college preparation students earned their certificates.
SCORECARD PRESENTATION – Phil Dykstra, Cypress College Director of Institutional Research; Carlos Ayon, Fullerton College Director of Institutional Research; and SCE Research Analyst Michael Gieck, co-presented information on the NOCCCD Student Success Scorecard 2014.
A public hearing was held regarding the Resolution Authorizing a Request for Waiver for Possible Sale of the District’s La Habra Property. Upon conclusion of the public hearing, the Board adopted the resolution.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
SPRING SEMESTER – The campus community was welcomed back with fun and inspiring presentations at Opening Day. As of the second day of the semester, the course fill rate stands at 91 percent. Students will be able to add courses during the next two weeks…BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PILOT PROGRAM – The Cypress College Mortuary Science proposal was accepted as one of 15 state-wide programs to participate in the baccalaureate degree pilot program. Courses will begin fall 2017… AMERICANA – The 40th Americana Awards will take place on February 28 at the Disneyland Hotel. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is being honored as Woman of the Year.
Fullerton College – Dr. Rajen Vurdien, President
ENROLLMENT – As of yesterday, 87 percent of available seats are filled, and 79,330 total seats are available with 68,684 enrolled…CONVOCATION – Faculty were welcomed back to campus on Friday, where Chancellor Doffoney was presented with an award of appreciation as he nears his retirement… CELEBRATION OF LIFE – Also on Friday, the campus community gathered to celebrate the life of Dr. Toni DuBois. Friends and colleagues gave special tributes and everyone enjoyed performances by faculty member Mike Scott and the Concert Choir directed by John Tebay…NEW LEADERSHIP – The college is pleased to welcome three new deans this semester: Dr. Douglas Benoit, Dean of Business, CIS, and Economic & Workforce Development; Dr. Richard Hartmann, Dean of Natural Sciences; and Dr. Kathy Bakhit, Dean of Social Sciences…WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS – The college is now 100 percent covered with wireless internet, thanks to the hard work of the Academic Computing Technology team during the winter break…SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – Students have until February 28 to apply for Foundation scholarships…THE NATURAL WORLD – “The Natural World” art exhibit will run through February 19 in the Art Gallery…SAND VOLLEYBALL – The first women’s sand volleyball season will begin on March 1.
School of Continuing Education – Dr. Greg Schulz, Provost
ANNUAL STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT – This year’s strategic planning retreat will take place on February 20, and will serve to foster ideas and input on goals that SCE will work to achieve during the upcoming year…BUDGET AND ADVOCACY – The Governor's 2015/16 proposed budget included positive support for noncredit and adult education programs. The increased funding rate for Career Development and College Planning noncredit classes is now a line item, and $500 million in ongoing funding has been identified for the AB86 initiative statewide…FIRST STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM OFF-SITE PROGRAM – The first class of students graduated from the SCE Gilbert West high School Diploma Program Lab, which opened in October 2014. The lab's first graduate, Ryan Shelton, returned to the SCE Gilbert West Lab last week to motivate, inspire, and empower his former classmates…JAPANESE REPRESENTATIVES – A delegation from Japan will meet with Disability Support Services (DSS) this week to learn more about the various educational programs to support students in independent living, college preparation, and job training.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
DISTRICT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION – DMA President Richard Fee announced that “Conversations in Courageous Leadership” will continue to be a theme for the association throughout the spring.
JOINT UNITED FACULTY/FACULTY SENATE MEETING – SCE Senate President Adam Gottdank commented on the recent joint United Faculty/Faculty Senate meeting, thanking Vice Chancellor Fred Williams for his presentation on irrevocable trusts, and District Director of Information Services Deborah Ludford on her remarks concerning the challenges of social media.
MORTURARY SCIENCE BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM – Cypress College Senate President Jolena Grande announced that the College’s Mortuary Science program was selected to participate in California’s new community college baccalaureate degree pilot program. Ms. Grande said that it was an honor to be selected and that it is an amazing opportunity for NOCCCD.
ACCREDITATION STANDARDS – Fullerton Faculty Senate President-Elect Pete Snyder stated that the College has been diligently working on the accreditation standards process.
FACULTY NEGOTIATIONS – United Faculty President Dale Craig announced that negotiations with the District have started and UF is hopeful they will make significant progress.
CSEA OFFICER INSTALLATION – California School Employees Association (CSEA) President Rod Lusch thanked several Board members and administrators for their attendance at the organization’s officer installation ceremony.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
START OF SPRING SEMESTER – Fullerton College Student Trustee Stephen Tith stated that the spring semester is off to a great start and that students are excited to return to classes.
EFFECTIVE TRUSTEE WORKSHOP – Trustee Donna Miller reported on her recent attendance at the Community College League of California’s (CCLC) “Effective Trustee Workshop,” where she moderated a panel on the Board of Trustees/Chancellor relationship.
TRUSTEE BIRTHDAY – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan announced that it was Trustee Leonard Lahtinen’s birthday and gave her best wishes.
SPREAD THE WORD – Trustee Lahtinen echoed Mr. Gottdank’s comments on the joint United Faculty/Faculty Senate meeting, and suggested that the information presented that day be shared with a wider audience. Trustee Jeffrey Brown also commented on the high quality of the presentations.
AMERICANA CELEBRATION – In a written statement, Board Vice President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath encouraged everyone to attend Cypress College’s annual “Americana” fundraising event. Held on February 28 at the Disneyland Hotel, money raised is used for scholarships.
CCLC LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE – Board President M. Tony Ontiveros reported on the CCLC’s recent Legislative Conference, praising the keynote speech given by Manuel Pastor entitled: “California Looking Forward: Why Equity and Inclusion Matter for All of Us.”
Finance & Facilities
NON-RESIDENT TUITION – The Board approved the 2015-16 school year non-resident tuition fee be set at $200 per-unit with an additional charge for capital outlay of $9 per-unit. This results in a $3 per-unit decrease effective for all course terms beginning or ending on or after July 1, 2015.
SURPLUS – The Board authorized entering into an agreement to conduct an auction for the sale of surplus and obsolete supplies and equipment.
FULLERTON COLLEGE PROJECTS – The Board approved the following: change order to the college lighting project; and resolutions stating that the storage sheds used for storing maintenance tools and equipment, baseball equipment, and snorkeling equipment will never be used for educational purposes.
ANAHEIM CAMPUS – The Board authorized amending the agreement for programming and preliminary plan design services for the first, seventh, and 10th floors, and the warehouse areas, and extended the term of the agreement at no cost to the District.
REJECT PROPOSALS – All proposals for Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services were rejected by the Board. Authorization was given for staff to rebid the RFQ at a later time.
BID PACKAGES – The Board also authorized bid packages to be sent out, and a date and time for a bid hearing to be selected, and a bid hearing to be conducted, for the sale of the District's La Habra property. Advocacy – The Board approved a consultant agreement with Nossaman LLP, to provide state and federal advocacy services.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the summary of curriculum deactivations, additions, and revisions for Cypress College; and a summary of curriculum revisions for Fullerton College, both effective fall 2015.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Shirley Ashburn, Cypress College Nursing Instructor, effective December 31, 2014; George Sherman, Fullerton College Physics Instructor, effective June 2; Barbara Caro, Fullerton College Admissions & Records Technician, effective March 12; and Bret Harrington, Cypress College Facilities Security Officer, effective January 9, 2015; and Susan Hauge, SCE Administrative Assistant II, effective March 20.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Lori Cronin to Fullerton College Health Services Administrative Assistant.
MEASUREMENT SYSTEM – The Board approved a measurement system of a 12-month standard measurement period, immediately followed by a 2-month administrative period, followed by a 12-month stability period in order to determine which employees may be eligible for an offer of health care coverage, in compliance with the Affordable Care Act and IRS regulations.
INTERIM CHANCELLOR – The Board approved the appointment of Fred Williams, Vice Chancellor of Finance & Facilities, as Interim Chancellor, effective March 1.
GENERAL BOARD POLICY – The Board received proposed, revised Board Policy 5130, Financial Aid, for a first reading.
VACANT SEAT – The Board decided to implement the provisional appointment process in filling the vacant seat for Trustee Area 5.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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