Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

April 28, 2014

RESOLUTIONS .............................................................................

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David Robinson was honored for his service on the board as 2013-2014 Student Trustee.


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The board honored the significant contributions of classified employees for Classified School Employees Week, May 18-24, 2014.

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Virginia Shank was honored as Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College.


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JoAnna Gee Schoon was honored as Emeritus Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College.

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Mercedes Julian was honored as Associate Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College.


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Dr. Alannah Rosenberg was honored as Professor of the Year, Saddleback College.

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Fariba Vatandoust was honored as Associate Professor of the Year, Saddleback College.



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Collette Chattopadhyay (absent) was honored as Emeritus Professor of the Year, Saddleback College.


COMMENDATIONS .........................................................................

South Orange County Community College District Saddleback College President Tod Burnett commended Lariat Advisor Amara Aguilar for being named Educator of the Year by the California Journalism Education Coalition as well as eight journalism students for winning awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference.

THE BOARD APPROVED ..................................................................

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  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions with minor revisions to

    Item 6.9, Exhibit B. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.

  • Curriculum Revisions for the 2014-15 Academic Year for Irvine Valley College.
  • Additional courses, presenters and compensation for Saddleback College Summer 2014 Community Education Not-for-Credit Program.
  • Honoraria for speakers for events and/or classes at Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College.
  • Renewal of Saddleback College Construction Management Services with Michael E. Wilson for the final of two one-year extensions not to exceed $150,000 and a new contract value of $723,504.
  • Resolution No. 14-12 to amend the FY 2013-2014 Adopted Budget for expenditure of funds unknown at the time of the final budget adoption in the amount of $1,050,619.
  • Agreement for Special Services for the ATEP Project, Environ International Corporation to be used on a time and materials basis for the term of April 28, 2014 through June 30, 2019 for an estimated annual amount of $80,000.
  • Acceptance of a AB86 Adult Education Consortium Planning Grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in the amount of $388,469.00 for Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College.
  • Change order request to the Saddleback College Cogeneration and Central Plant Operation, Maintenance Equipment Refresh and Environmental Compliance Services agreement with Veolia Energy Solutions, LLC in the amount of $262,600 for a revised total contract amount of $3,050,600.
  • Award of Bid to Harbor Construction Co., Inc. for the Saddleback College Photo-Radio-Television Renovation Project and approve the construction agreement in the amount of $1,608,000.
  • Board Policy Revisions: BP-180 Respectful Interactions and Collaboration, BP-3007 Cash Handling,
    BP-5410 Student Equity, BP-2150 Smoke Free District, and BP-4014 Smoking.
  • Amended 2014-2015 full-time faculty hiring list for IVC to include a new DSPS Counselor position.
  • A public hearing was conducted to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the SOCCCD Faculty Association initial proposal.
  • Resolution No. 14-11: Classified Employee Layoff for a categorically funded position at Saddleback College.
  • Return of $2,272,000 in basic aid funds assigned to the Saddleback College Learning Resource Center renovation to the unallocated basic aid account and make them available for redistribution as outlined in
    BP and AR 3110 Basic Aid Funds Allocation Process.
  • Response to Board Request by Trustee Lang for OPEB Trust Retirement Board of Authority (RBOA) Report.

PRESENTATIONS ........................................................................

Saddleback College: Student Success in Learning Resource Center (LRC) Tutorial Programs Representatives from the Tutoring Center at Saddleback College presented an overview of the center’s ongoing tutoring efforts as well as the newly developed programs that address the needs of the diverse student population. Tutoring is critical to student success as students often lack vital skills and confidence as they arrive on campus. The SC tutoring center has both a drop-in system and 30 minute appointments. Special services include a program call Crunch Time; Week of Workshops during flex week where faculty volunteer to teach study skills and familiarize students with campus resources; and Program Assisting Student-Athlete Success (PASS) to help student athletes succeed. In Fall 2013, 40% of student athletes made honor roll. Supplemental Instruction embeds tutors into classrooms so that tutors can assist with material taught in class. This is highly effective. The tutoring center is reaching more students than ever. Data shows that students who spend even just six hours in the tutoring center have increased success by 9%. In one year, the number of students seeking tutoring enrolled increased 41% and the number of hours of students served increased 106%. There is a lot of support from ASG, the president's office, athletic department, faculty and the foundation. Faculty are widely involved, bringing many new ideas. There is need to increase supplemental instruction tutoring and online tutoring to accommodate needs.

REPORTS .................................................................................

  • Trustee Jay praised the outstanding faculty of the year who were recognized and called attention to the hundreds of quality faculty at both colleges. Trustee Jemal attended the student success summit at IVC where there was healthy discussion. He was pleased to see faculty focus on helping this current generation learn. Trustee Jemal said he was concerned about a recent article that stated six out of nine UC's have lower admission rates. While this shows an immense demand for higher education, it also highlighted that the UCs are admitting more non CA residents. Trustee Milchiker stated how important it is that we have the best faculty. She is very proud of those awarded. Over the past month, she spoke on Laguna Woods TV 6 about the Emeritus Institute, attended an Emeritus Institute art show, and the student success summit at IVC which she said was valuable. Those who missed it can find the presentations on the SC website. She also attended the Saddleback Foundation Gala, several shows at both colleges, newly tenured faculty receptions, and the Orange County Social Entrepreneurship kickoff event sponsored by SC. Trustee Padberg reflected on this special time of year when we honor faculty and classified staff, scholarship awards and commencement. She attended and helped solicit 10 donations for the SC Foundation Gala and was very pleased with the successful event. Trustee Prendergast said this is exciting time to honor our faculty and students who work hard and he encouraged them to finish strong. Trustee Wright congratulated the faculty of the year. He attended an OCSBA meeting on K-12 local control funding and common core, the SC Foundation Gala, Earth Day vendor event, newly tenured faculty member reception (SC) and will attend IVC's on Wednesday. He is sorry to see some of our great faculty retire from the Math, Science and Engineering department. Trustee Lang congratulated the faculty receiving resolutions and offered a special thanks to Student Trustee Robinson for representing students this year. He attended the newly tenured faculty reception and will attend the upcoming CCLC conference in Newport Beach. Student Trustee Robinson thanked faculty, staff and administration for their support while he served as student trustee. He said SOCCCD is a special place that rewards volunteerism and he looks forward to helping as member of the community in the future.
  • Chancellor Gary Poertner mentioned the alternating student success presentations between colleges. Next month, there will be a joint presentation on the student success summit held last week.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: President Tod Burnett conducted an advocacy tour in Washington, DC, meeting with representatives of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Congressman John Campbell, Congressman Darrell Issa, House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Department of Labor, Department of Education, and Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Burnett discussed college priorities with decision makers in the legislative and executive branches.  Dr. Burnett, chair of the California Community College Athletic Association, provided the keynote address at the association's 1stannual convention on April 2nd in Los Angeles. The title of Dr. Burnett's speech was "A Bright Future for CCCM." The Saddleback College Foundation Annual Gala was held on Saturday, April 12th at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, raising more than $127,000 for student scholarships and college programs, and entertainment.  The Transfer Center hosted a Transfer College Fair on Wednesday, April 23rd with more than 38 colleges and universities in attendance.  The center introduced "Transfer Mondays" each week from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to provide time for students to stop by and get information on the transfer process. April was a busy month for fine arts students which included: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, guest Concert Pianist Natsuki Fukasawa, film showcase Direct Your Futures, Saddleback Jazz Concert, and a stage reading of a new musical, Invisible. Congratulations to the faculty of the year.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: IVC debaters have won the national title, making them the top community college team following a year-long sweepstakes race that started in September. A Student Composer Competition was developed by the TVC Music Theory and Composition area directed by Dr. Daniel  Luzko.  The goal of the competition was to motivate the development of music writing at the high school and college level, giving student composers an opportunity to showcase their work. IVC student Alexander Roode won first place, Santa Margarita Catholic High School Student Tyler Cotner, second place and IVC Student Sina Karachiani placed third. The IVC Foundation joined the College in  sponsoring Operation Entrepreneurship which is based on the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, a revolutionary new learning program designed to inspire and engage veterans in the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mind set and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. On Tuesday, June 20, the IVC Foundation will hold its Golf Classic at the Oak Creek Golf Club. IVC and the University of Redlands signed two MOU agreements, including an employee agreement granting IVC employees discounted tuition, customized education and training opportunities and a transfer agreement with their School of Business.  The Career Center hosted a Spring Job Fair for students. Over forty companies attended including Wells Fargo Band, The Irvine Company, Farmers Insurance and LAPD.  Congratulations to IVC’s Daphne Gunawan and Stephanie Ly who were honored at the Phi Theta Kappa All-California Third Team Luncheon. Congratulations to the faculty of the year.
  • Business Services - Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons' report included: a summary of major activities for the HR/Financial System Software Project (Workday) Implementation, for the period of February 3 through April 25, 2014.
  • Advanced Technology & Education Park - Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles' report included: Due to the new improved land configuration from land exchanges with the city, county and Navy last year, ATEP site planning needs to be significantly updated and revised. An ATEP Development Master Plan is being crafted by district services and college campus representatives under the direction of HMC Architects and The Planning Center. The Development Master Plan process is distinctive from Education and Facilities Master Planning as well as individual building program planning and design. It is a more high level site plan that will support more detailed planning efforts in the future. The ATEP Development Master Plan Steering Committee has launched their efforts with initial meetings with district services and college representatives, the Chancellor’s Executive Team and also with the ATEP planning group that includes our ATEP site development consultants. These ATEP Development Master Plan meetings will continue through early fall with college campus presentations for input and discussion then later at a board meeting.


VIEWING ONLINE/TV.......................................................................

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 4 at 7 pm.


South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

William O. Jay, Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M. Padberg,
T.J. Prendergast III, James R. Wright; David Robinson, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared by:
Tere Fluegeman, District Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations