Comments from Members of the Audience
CA PROPOSITIONS 15 & 16 – Fullerton College faculty member Kim Orlijan requested the Board of Trustees' support for Resolution No. 20/21-04, In Support of California Proposition 15: Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, as well as Resolution No. 20/21-05, In Support of California Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209, Affirmative Action Amendment.
FACULTY SALARY & BENEFITS – Cypress College faculty member Elizabeth Putnam commented on faculty salary and benefits.
Chancellor's Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
UF FACT-FINDING HEARING – Dr. Marshall shared that, at the request of United Faculty (UF), the UF fact-finding hearing, originally scheduled for October 8 and 9, 2020, has been rescheduled to December 12 and 13, 2020… BLACK FACULTY & STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS – The Chancellor commented on meetings with the campus Black Faculty and Staff groups, reporting that recommendations are being reviewed to implement next steps across the District… MIS PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS – Dr. Marshall thanked those who have been involved in the MIS Process Improvements work, as well as announced that there will be a summit this fall to review recommendations and next steps in this regard.
Comments by Members of Chancellor's Staff
Finance & Facilities – Fred Williams, Vice Chancellor
SB 115 – Mr. Williams shared that Governor Newsom signed SB 115, approving preliminary plans and providing $1.8 million in funding for the Fullerton College Music Drama Complex.
North Orange Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, President
PRESIDENT'S CABINET – Ms. Purtell reported on the September 15, 2020 President's Cabinet meeting in which the Cabinet discussed annual institutional priorities and approved the campus Call to Action Plan to address the adverse effects of racism.
Cypress College – Dr. JoAnna Schilling, President
PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY GROUP – Dr. Schilling shared that the Presidential Advisory Group had its second meeting on September 22, 2020, as well as thanked campus presenters… GUIDED PATHWAYS – The President commented that the Guided Pathways team is presenting "Centering Guided Pathways in Equity" at the Pathways to Equity Conference on September 29 and 30, 2020… CHARGER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM – Dr. Schilling highlighted an infographic from her written report to the Board of Trustees, commenting that the Charger Experience Program has more than doubled in growth during its three years in existence. The President also noted that she participated in a drive-thru event welcoming Charger Experience Program students on September 22, 2020… RESOURCE TABLE MEMBERS – The President welcomed colleagues Ty Thomas-Volcy, Joseph Vasquez, and Tonya Cobb to the Board of Trustees meeting.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
HOBSONS FOR STARFISH – Dr. Schulz thanked the Board of Trustees for approving the implementation, support, and maintenance agreement with Hobsons for Starfish at Fullerton College… REFORM OR DISMANTLE WEBINAR – The President announced that 94 faculty, staff, and students will participate in the A2MEND webinar "Reform or Dismantle" on September 26, 2020… HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH – Dr. Schulz shared that, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Cadena Cultural Center is fostering community through virtual events starting with an Instagram campaign and open forum.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
DMA UPDATES – District Management Association President Elect Ty Thomas-Volcy commented on changes made to the DMA structure to better prepare and provide visibility to those who lead from behind the scenes, as well as thanked the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to serve on the Resource Table. The President Elect shared DMA updates, including revisions to AP 7240 regarding sabbatical leaves for managers; salary and benefits proposal to the District; revision of the management appraisal instrument and reclassification advisory to the Chancellor; and collaboration with the District Office of Diversity and Compliance and the District Office of Professional Development on anti-racism training for managers.
NOCE ACTIVITIES – NOCE Academic Senate President Jennifer Oo reported that the Senate is excited to have the President's Cabinet's approval on the campus Call to Action Plan to address the adverse effects of racism, as well as shared that NOCE has eight new student leaders who will be working with mentors and engaging in shared governance by serving on campus committees and workgroups.
CYPRESS COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE UPDATES – Cypress College Academic Senate President Craig Goralski commented that the Senate welcomed two new adjunct faculty Senators at its September 10, 2020 meeting, as well as shared Senate updates, including pass/no pass and incomplete policies for the fall semester; processes for faculty evaluations; introduction of a "college hour" to pause instruction and facilitate discussions on campus, professional development, and community building; and ad hoc committee response to Black Lives Matter Task Force recommendations.
UF UPDATES – United Faculty President Christie Diep expressed UF's appreciation for the mutual agreement with the District regarding rescheduling dates for the fact-finding hearing, as well as noted CCA's and CTA's endorsement of CA Propositions 15 and 16.
ADFAC UNITED ACTIVITIES – Adjunct Faculty United Representative Tonya Cobb reported that 58 adjunct faculty participated in ADFAC United's general membership meeting, including five new members, as well as shared ADFAC United's support for NOCCCD Board of Trustees Area 7 candidate Keri Kropke. The President also expressed her appreciation for the opportunity to be involved as an ADFAC United representative, as well as on campus with the Black Lives Matter task forces.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
COMMENTS – Board Vice President Barbara Dunsheath announced that it is National Voter Registration Day and encouraged registering to vote, as well as commented on upcoming events including the NOCCCD Board of Trustees Candidates Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on September 29, 2020; CCLC weekly trustee seminar in which she is presenting at on September 24, 2020; and the free, virtual CCLC Conference from November 19-21, 2020.
CYPRESS COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY – Board Secretary Jacqueline Rodarte commended Cypress College staff for a wonderful virtual Foundation Scholarship Ceremony.
NOCCCD BOARD OF TRUSTEES CANDIDATES FORUM – Board Member Stephen Blount expressed interest in attending the NOCCCD Board of Trustees Candidates Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on September 29, 2020.
Finance & Facilities
FULLERTON COLLEGE BLEACHERS & PRESS BOX – The Board approved the use of the Cooperative Piggyback Contract No. CB-162-18 with the Foundation for California Community Colleges for the procurement and installation of bleachers and a press box at Fullerton College through KYA Services LLC in the amount estimated at $1,600,000.
HOBSONS FOR STARFISH – The Board approved the implementation, support, and maintenance agreement with Hobsons for Starfish at Fullerton College at an annual rate of $64,835 for three years from October 2020 to September 2023, for a total cost of $194,505.
FULLERTON COLLEGE 300-500 SEWER REPLACEMENT PROJECT – The Board approved the Deductive Change Order #1 for Bid #1920-09, Fullerton College 300-500 Sewer Replacement Project, with Los Angeles Engineering, in the total amount of $84,011.13, reducing the contract amount from $499,500.00 to $415,489.87.
LIABILITY – The Board determined that the District is willing to accept the liability imposed by the Regents of the University of California's proposed addendum. The Board authorized the request to execute the Addendum to the Health Sciences Program Agreement for the COVID-19 Acknowledgment for On-Site Students for the fall semester only.
RETIREMENT – The Board approved the retirement of Fullerton College English as a Second Language Instructor Joyce Cain, effective December 13, 2020.
CA PROPOSITION 15 – The Board reviewed Resolution No. 20/21-04, In Support of California Proposition 15: Schools and Local Communities Funding Act.
CA PROPOSITION 16 – The Board reviewed Resolution No. 20/21-05, In Support of California Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209, Affirmative Action Amendment.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – The Board discussed any potential future agenda items.
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, via the NOCCCD YouTube channel.
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