Student Success Planning
College Presenters: Penny Skaff, Kevin O'Connor, Don Busche, Tammy Rice
Valley College presenter: Craig Justice, Gwen Plano, Lisa Davis-Allen
College and Irvine Valley College counselors, faculty and administrators
gave an overview of their student success models. They stressed the
importance of starting early in the high school process, encouraging
students to get four years of English and math before coming to college.
Once here, they are assessed and encouraged to make an academic plan,
get involved in campus activities and continually meet with counselors
to keep them focused on completion. Our colleges have many resources
available to help students along the way – math, writing and language
skills centers, tutoring and specialty programs that focus on veterans,
ESL and honors students.
a nationwide reform movement that has called for one million more completions
in California by 2020, the colleges are honing in on expanded resources
to assist students before they get here and continue involvement every
step of the way until they complete a certificate, earn a degree or
obtain workforce skills for employment. Future planning steps include
establishing a college-wide definition of student success, including
student success goals in college strategic plans, establishing a student
success matrix, and supporting innovative student success initiatives
like MAP and Sherpa.
on these links for the presentations: Saddleback
Student Success / IVC
College and Irvine Valley College Accountability Reporting
Valley College presenter: Chris Tarman
College Presenter: Nicole Ortega
reporting is required by the state and is designed to measure how
effective we are at student success. Performance indicators include
data for transfer, persistence, course completion and improvement
rates in basic skills, ESL and other areas. The reports measure students
who earned certificates of at least 18 hours, are transfer prepared,
transfer ready or have earned a degree. Data is compared to other
institutions, both in peer groups (about 20-27 colleges) and statewide.
IVC scored above average in every area among peers and above average
statewide in six of seven categories. Saddleback scored above average
in five of seven areas among peers and above average in all seven
categories statewide consistently over the past three years. Saddleback
highlighted a significant improvement in persistence and ESL areas.
on these links for the presentations:
ARCC Report / IVC
the chancellor, faculty and students who came out to show their support
at the town meeting. He commented that the SC veterans day ceremony
was quite touching, and remarked on the importance of remembering our
veterans. He and several other board members met with the ACCJC visiting
team. He is looking forward to attending the nursing pinning on Dec.
6. Trustee Milchiker thanked Trustee Fuentes
for attending the meeting, knowing how difficult it is given his illness;
she thanked him for the Ronald Reagan bust and pointed out the new plaque
recognizing his generous gift to our district. She reiterated that she
is fighting for emeritus institute funding as she believes in its important
contribution to our community. Trustee Prendergast
attended and spoke at IVC's veterans ceremony. He is impressed with
the veterans center which was planned and is operated by veterans and
enjoyed a tour of their "war room" where veterans mentor each
other. He also attended the college-wide forums and the student success
task force town hall meeting and enjoyed witnessing democracy in action.
He highlighted the recent praise from Tustin Unified regarding our quality
faculty. Trustee Padberg attended the student success
town hall meeting and a veteran's ceremony with local legislators in
San Clemente. She is really enjoying attendance at the colleges' sporting
events. Trustee Fuentes commented on what a joy it
was to be at the board meeting, given the fact that he is in his 15th
week of hospice care which typically keeps him at home. "It is
a rare opportunity that I get out to see you," he said, but assured
the audience that he continues to participate in all the agendas so
he can say abreast of what's happening. He reflected on the CA budget
crisis, and warned that we are all under the gun. He urged the board
to continue with their conservative fiscal policies to keep us out of
trouble. Trustee Lang wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving
with safe travels. Student Trustee Larson said
he is looking forward to the nursing program pinning ceremony to show
his support for many friends and fellow students.
Gary Poertner brought
attention to the presentations of the night focused on student success.
These presentations have been planned for some time now and will focus
on district-wide progress in meeting the completion agenda identified
in the Vision 2020 Report on Student Success. Next month, the presentation
to the board will concern information regarding the colleges' program
planning for ATEP for board approval consideration in January.
College - President Tod Burnett's report included mention of:
SC hosted a town hall meeting for the statewide student success taskforce
to gain input; SC and IVC are partnering on new web portal to help students
find internships and employer to find interns; career technical education
spotlighted at family night to highlight what to do with an education;
health sciences partnered with Kaiser-Irvine on a research award to
examine the relationship between post-operative pain and music; annual
science lecture series continues through April 6; upcoming piano recital
Nov. 20; Phi Theta Kappa fall induction Dec. 9; Women's and Gender Studies
hosted a domestic violence awareness talk; anthropology and environmental
studies field trips are teaching students about nuclear fusion and environmental
restoration to name just a few; VETS place flags in the quad and held
a student-run ceremony for Veterans Day; transfer center hosted classes,
presentations and events including 10 universities.
Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report
included mention of: IVC to sponsor the Exchange Club of Irvine,
Irvine Chamber of Commerce, and City of Irvine's 30th Annual Thanksgiving
Community Prayer Breakfast; IVC Psychology Professor Kari Tucker
recognized for winning the Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award; Job
and Career Tech Fair with over 20 Employers recruiting; IVC and Engineers4KidsUSA
hosted FIRSTLEGO League; ASIVC hosted their annual Halloween Spooktacular
Event; Jane Austen celebration goes through Dec. 19; seven veterans
from different eras and wars participated in a moving Veterans Day program
to honor their own; IVC Art Gallery to showcase faculty through Jan.
20; IVC Dance department presents Dance Perspectives on Nov.
18; IVC Theatre Department presented seven performances of Cole Porter's
"Anything Goes"; President Roquemore
led an accreditation team visit at Modesto Junior College October 24-27.
Services - Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons' report included mention
of: catastrophic leave policy expanded to allow all employee
groups to donate sick leave to other employees; basic aid administrative
regulation will be brought to the board in January given its high profile
and relation to accreditation issues; state budget status remains dire
with projections for a $5-8 billion shortfall and it is uncertain how
this will be addressed. The Governor will release his budget proposal
by Jan. 10 and more information should be forthcoming at the annual
state legislative conference in late January.
- Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles report included mention of:
final demolition activities are under way for the last two
buildings - the chapel and the helicopter hangar - which should commence
in early 2012. The land exchange agreement with the county is nearing
completion and progress is continuing in land exchange discussions with
the city of Tustin. Both agreements will enhance the functionality of
the ATEP property. Development continues in the Tustin Legacy project,
including the extension of Tustin Ranch Road which will provide increased
access to Tustin Legacy. Commercial and retail developers are submitting
proposals to the city for several Tustin Legacy site developments which
will have a positive economic impact for the ATEP property.
AND ON TV
board meeting will be available for viewing online later in the week
at www.socccd.edu. Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday,
Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and
Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast
on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7 pm.
Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Frank M. Meldau, Marcia Milchiker,
Nancy M. Padberg, T.J. Prendergast III; Jordan Larson, Student Trustee
L. Poertner, Chancellor
Meeting Highlights Prepared by:
Tere Fluegeman, District Director of Public Affairs