Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY EVENTS – Dr. Marshall reported on her attendance at various events, including the Celebration of Life event honoring Amin David, Fullerton College’s Psychology Day and Faculty Senate meeting; and Cypress College’s Puente Program event, faculty art exhibit reception, and time with the Legacy Scholars.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING – The first planning meeting for the new workforce development funds was held and well attended. The next step is to hold a “CTE Summit” on October 21, with all CTE faculty and managers invited.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
STEM – 171 new STEM scholars have been admitted this fall, a 107.25% increase in enrollment from last year. Numerous field trips, workshops, and conferences have taken place, with many STEM scholars in attendance…Puente Noche – The Puente Program celebrated Puente Noche with students and parents on October 6. Participants had an opportunity to connect with their mentors and introduce them to their families…Faculty Exhibition – Fine Arts division-wide faculty celebrated the opening of the faculty exhibition in the Art Gallery on October 6…Baccalaureate Degree Update – The College received a letter of approval from the Academic Affairs Division of the state Chancellor’s Office, for the Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Funeral Science. With this approval, the Baccalaureate Degree program is well on track for the target launch of fall 2017.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
Accreditation – The College has entered a new phase of the accreditation self-evaluation process and is actively encouraging participation throughout the campus…LGBT History Month – Several events are planned this month in honor of National Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History Month. Information is available on the college’s News Center website…Appreciation Dinner – An appreciation dinner for evening classified staff was held on October 7. About 40 employees from Facilities, Campus Safety, and Academic Computing were in attendance...Dia de los Muertos – The annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place on October 27 from 6-10 p.m. in the Quad.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
Harvesting Opportunities – Community members and staff are encouraged to attend the Harvesting Opportunities Event and Resource Fair on Saturday, October 22 at the Anaheim Campus…ARISE Lab – A new Disability Support Services (DSS) instructional lab to assist students with autism spectrum disorders will open at the Anaheim Campus by the end of the month. The Academics, Relationships, Independence, Self-Advocacy, and Emotional Health (ARISE) Lab will improves students’ skills through a variety of lectures, workshops, small group, and individual meetings…Student Equity Conference – An inaugural SCE Student Equity Conference: Embedding Student Equity in SCE Culture, will be held on November 4 at the Anaheim Campus. Registration is open through October 20.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
MANAGEMENT SURVEY – District Management Association representative Raine Hambly asked that people watch their email inboxes for the organization’s management survey which will better identify areas members deem important.
PROPOSITION 55 – Several resource table members pledged support of “The California Extension of Proposition 30 Income Tax Increase Initiative” also known as Proposition 55, including: Rod Lusch from CSEA and Kent Stevenson from Adjunct Faculty United; while Alli Stanojkovic from the SCE Senate read the group’s resolution in support of the proposition.
CONGRATULATIONS TO KAREN CANT – Cypress College Senate President Brian Seiling congratulated Vice President of Administrative Services Karen Cant on announcing her retirement. He said that he has enormous respect for the work that she’s done at the college. Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington also commented on Ms. Cant’s financial integrity.
ACCREDITATION SELF STUDY – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder reported on the progress of the campus’ accreditation self-study. He thanked Danielle Fouquette and José Ramón Núñez for their work on the project.
ENDORSEMENT OF LEONARD LAHTINEN – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen announced that the group has endorsed Trustee Leonard Lahtinen in his bid for a seat on the Anaheim City Council.
SUPPORT OF PROPOSITIONS – California School Employees Association President Rod Lusch recounted the list of propositions that the group has decided to support: Prop 51, 52, 55 and 58.
TRUSTEE ENDORSEMENT – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson announced that the group has decided to endorse Ed Lopez and Barry Wishart as candidates for open NOCCCD trustee seats in November.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
LEGACY POWER HOUR – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington thanked Chancellor Marshall for being the keynote speaker at the campus’ Legacy Program’s “Power Hour.” Dr. Marshall shared the details of her career journey and inspired the students with her story.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Fullerton College Student Trustee Scott Begneski reported on recent student activities, including LGBTQ Awareness Week and Homecoming.
COFFEE WITH THE CHANCELLOR – Trustee Stephen T. Blount commented on the recent “Coffee with the Board and Chancellor” held at Fullerton College.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADS – Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros challenged the staff at Fullerton College to reach out to Yorba Linda and Esperanza High School students to get more of them to consider coming to our District.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – Board Secretary Jaqueline Rodarte announced that the City of Anaheim is celebrating the Day of the Dead on Saturday, October 29 from 8-9:45 p.m.
CLERY REPORTS – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen suggested that each of the campus’ Jeanne Clery Reports—which detail campus crime statistics—be sent to the Board members.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST ISSUES – Board Vice President Molly McClanahan commented on the changes to BP 2710 Conflict of Interest on the agenda. She urged the Board and staff to be completely transparent and open about who the District is hiring, and if there are any connections which could be deemed a conflict.
Finance and Facilities
ANAHEIM CAMPUS – The Board authorized an amendment to the agreement with R2A Architecture for the first floor of the Anaheim Campus.
PUBLIC SELF INSURER'S ANNUAL REPORT – The Board reviewed the Public Self-Insurer’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2015-16, and acknowledged the Estimated Future Liability as reported to the State.
DOCUMENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT – Authorization was given to enter into a service agreement with ARC Document Solutions to provide document information management services.
CYPRESS COLLEGE – Authorization was given to enter into an architectural agreement, with a LEED certification option, with LPA, Inc. to begin the design process on the expansion of the Veterans’ Resource Center/Student Activities Center.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the summary of curriculum changes, additions, and revisions for Cypress College and the School of Continuing Education, effective fall 2017 and winter 2017, respectively.
DONATIONS – Approval was given to Fullerton College for the acceptance of donations to its division/departments and the library.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Janice Chadwick, Fullerton College Chemistry Instructor, effective December 31; Debra McPherson, Cypress College English as a Second Language Instructor, effective May 28, 2017; Roger See, Fullerton College Physical Education Instructor, effective May 27; Robert Simpson, Cypress College President, July 1, 2017; Angela Cotton, District Executive Assistant II, effective December 31; Maria Cox, Fullerton College Clerical Assistant II, effective December 31; and Tien Nguyen, Cypress College Facilities Custodian I, effective December 1.
INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY – The Board received the District Office of Human Resources Institutional Commitment to Diversity, Six Year Report 2010/11-2015/16.
BOARD POLICIES – The Board received as a first reading, the proposed, revised Board Policies in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.
PROP 51 RESOLUTION – The Board adopted Resolution No. 16/17-02, Support of Proposition 51, the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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