March 31, 2014
||Denice Inciong, District Director of Research, Planning and Data Management, was honored by the board of trustees as 2013 District Services Manager of the Year. Denice played a key role in developing a district-wide strategic plan as part of recent accreditation requirements. Denice oversees the inFORM data warehouse and coordinates complex state and federal data reporting. Last year she facilitated an external scan to assess demographics, enrollment trends and labor market analysis for our service area, helping to inform our district's needs to 2020. Chancellor Gary Poertner commended her collaborative work ethic and enthusiasm and added that "everyone loves working with her."
|SC President Tod Burnett and IVC President Glenn Roquemore commended SC Professor Diane Pestolesi and IVC Professor Tom Pestolesi on their recognitions from the University of Hawaii. Tom was named Alumni of the Year for the men’s volleyball team and Diane was inducted into the UH Sports Circle of Honor for her contributions to UH Athletics.
SC President Tod Burnett and SC Dean Kevin O'Connor commended English professors Gina Victoria Shaffer and Amy Sterling Casil and spring 2013 ENG 160 students
Alexander Kusztyk, Mirt Norgren,
Christian Zimmer, Hayley Vaughan and Jinha Yoo for
their award-winning literary journal Wall, a collection of
short stories, poetry, personal essays, art, and photography by Saddleback students. Wall won first place at the American Scholastic Press Association’s (ASPA) national competition for college literary magazines for a
second year in a row.
THE BOARD APPROVED ..................................................................
- All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
- Request for report on the management of the OPEB Trust Fund by Trustee Lang.
- Proposed curriculum and program revisions for the 2014-15 Academic Year for Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College.
- Out-of-state travel for up to 11 students and two faculty advisors
to attend the 62nd Annual National Student Nurses’ Association Convention in
Nashville, Tennessee at a cost not to exceed $11,000.
- Additional Saddleback College Community Education courses, presenters, and compensation.
- Additional instructional material and laboratory fees for 2014-15.
- General fund honoraria for speakers at Saddleback
College and Irvine Valley College.
- Out-of-state travel for the IVC Psychology Department to attend and
participate in the Western Psychological Association conference from April
24-27, 2014, in Portland, Oregon using
faculty development funds not to exceed
- Out-of-state travel for the IVC School of Social Sciences field study course
from Aug. 8-15, 2014 in the vicinity of Zion and Bryce in Southwest Utah and
Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The impact to general funds
consists of the use of a college van and fuel costs.
- Assignment of Easement Agreement with The Irvine Company, LLC for a new access road to IVC from Barranca Parkway.
- Irvine Valley College A400 Building Design-Build project, Testing and Special Inspection Services Agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp. in the amount of $140,000.
- DSA Class 1 Inspection Agreement with TYR, Inc. for the A400 Design-Build project at Irvine Valley College in the amount of $183,000.
- Increase in annual allowable expenditures for the five year consultant for
removal of hazardous waste not to exceed $90,000 for Saddleback College and $36,000 for Irvine Valley College.
- Addition of one faculty association representative, one CSEA representative, and the Classified Senate president or designee from each college to the committee membership composition for District Resource Allocation Council (DRAC). DRAC's original formation was approved by the Board of Trustees in 1996. This is an exception to the District-Wide Planning and Decision Making Manual and it is not clear whether the Board of Trustees needs to approve any changes made to the DRAC committee composition.
- Accept District Consultant Nyhart Epler’s updated 2103 actuarial report for the OPEB Trust.
- A public hearing was conducted and Resolution No. 14-10 was adopted to authorize entering into an Energy Service Contract for the Irvine Valley College Lighting Retrofit for Roadways, Walkways And Parking Lots. The Energy Service Agreement with Anderson & Howard Electric, Inc., was later approved in the amount of $1,300,000.
- Nominations of candidates Paul Gomez of Chaffey CCD, Adrienne Grey of West Valley-Mission CCD, Jeffrey Lease of San Jose-Evergreen CCD, Nathan Miller of Riverside CCD, Jim Moreno of Coast CCD, Stephen Blum of Ventura CCD, Stephan Castellanos of San Joaquin Delta CCD, and Nancy Chadwick
of Palomar CCD for the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors elections.
- Payment to Trustee Milchiker who was absent from the February 24, 2014 board meeting.
- Change orders and completion of the Irvine Valley College Life Sciences Building project for a final revised contract amount of $11,624,519.92.
- Contracting for Saddleback College with ePlus, Inc. for the purchase of NetApp equipment for storage area networks and related software not to exceed $500,000.
- Agreement for the purchase of computer equipment and related devices not to exceed $2,500,000 annually.
- Agreement with Nutanix - Carahsoft Technology, Corp.
for District server and storage replacements not to exceed $500,000 annually.
- Saddleback College instructional management reorganization to create a new division of Community Education, Emeritus Institute and K-12 Partnerships.
- Rescind sabbatical leave for Irvine Valley College Professor Kay Ryals for the Spring 2015 semester.
Data-validated Approaches to Fostering a Culture of
Student Success at Irvine Valley College
Faculty representatives from Irvine Valley
College presented an overview of what IVC is doing to encourage innovation and
flexibility in the delivery of basic skills instruction and implement measures to address item 8.3 of the state's student success recommendations. Professor Summer Serpas discussed IVC's accelerated pre-college writing class that started as a California Acceleration Project pilot training program. It is now a permanent class. Some of the factors that make the course unique are a backwards design, just-in-time remediation and support for students affective needs to augment traditional learning. Early success rates show a 82.1% pass rate compared to 52% using the former pathway. Data also supports that 91% of those who advanced to Writing 1 via the accelerated pathway passed that class. There is a similar accelerated program combining two math courses. Results show that 92.9% of the students passed both math courses using the accelerated approach. Professors Jeff Wilson and Rebecca Beck discussed ESL Pathways to Student Success with new parallel basic skills sequences which support students whether English is their first or second language. There are scalable pathways that can be adjusted to the needs of the student and are reassessed each semester, allowing students to accelerate progress. There is a new language lab for one on one supplemental ESL writing instruction and a great deal of inter-departmental support for student success.
Board Report on Financial Aid Services - requested by Trustee
IVC Vice President Linda Fontanilla, IVC Acting Financial Aid Director Ruth Higgins, and SC Financial Aid Director Christian Alvarado provided an overview of
financial aid services available to students at the colleges. Finances can be one of the major barriers to attending college. About 30% of our district's students are on financial aid. Both colleges work hard to align all sources of federal and state aid and guide students through the myriad of processes so that they can maximize opportunities for assistance. Options include federal grants such as PELL, federal student loans and the federal work-study program. State financial aid includes BOG fee waivers for tuition/enrollment fees, Cal Grants, and Chafee grants for foster youth. Additionally, many institutional scholarships are provided by the college foundations. This year alone, IVC has awarded $324,058 to 300 students and SC has awarded $509,790 to 326 students. IVC has seen a 130% increase in financial aid over the past four years and Saddleback has seen an increase of 263%. The colleges are working together to streamline and automate processes to assist students and bring down wait times. The colleges provide hands on assistance as well as online resources to help students apply for aid and understand their financial responsibilities. Outreach includes meeting with K-12 students and parents to plan for college financing. The colleges work hard to educate transfer students about limits on financial aid so they can plan for their full college attendance instead of using up their resources at the community college level.