consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions. For additional information, please contact
the Office of the Chancellor, College President or Vice Chancellor of
- Initial anchor courses, programs, and services to be offered at
ATEP by Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College during the initial phases of development of permanent buildings.
- Acceptance of a $250,000 grant award from the California Community College Chancellor's Office for CTE Pathways that support the development and implementation of the Allied Health Expansion,
Health Careers Boot Camp for Basic Skills project at Saddleback College.
- Acceptance of a $411,350 grant award from the California Community College Chancellor's Office for ongoing implementation of the South Orange County CTE
Community Collaborative at Saddleback College. The Collaborative will continue to
provide career exploration for 7th and 8th grade students, strengthen CTE
Professional Development and teacher and faculty externships, and expand its program focus to include the exploration and
development of Culinary and Engineering and Drafting career pathways.
- Board Policy Revision: BP-4091-Administrator Retreat Rights, BP-4117-Family Medical Leave for Administrators and
Classified Management Personnel, BP-4700-Whistleblower Protection,
BP-5604-Eligibility for Admission, BP-4090-Evaluation of
Administrators and Classified Management Personnel, BP-4082-
Medical Benefits for Administrators and Classified Management
Personnel While on Leave, BP-3600-Disposition of District Property,
BP-4002.1-Authorization for Employment.
- The Annual Report on Probationary Faculty Recommended for
Tenure. Several faculty were present and were introduced and congratulated.
- A new integrated salary schedule for all administrators and managers, the first step of an organizational assessment process approved Sept. 27, 2010.
- Trustee Meldau attended Astounding Inventions at IVC and enjoyed seeing how proud the kids are. He also attended the Saddleback Freedom Foundation event for the veterans memorial, and took in-depth tour of each District Services department. He thanked the district services administrators, managers and staff for their time and effort to help him understand what they do. Trustee Milchiker commented that she was happy that our district is able to hire such competent people. Trustee Prendergast also attended Astounding Inventions and the thrilling Presidents' Basketball game, and he congratulated IVC on the win. Trustee Padberg commented on a busy month of activities, including Astounding Inventions, the Presidents' Basketball game, the Emeritus Institute tea honoring Dorothy
Marie Lowry and lobbying in Washington, DC with Chancellor Poertner and Public Affairs Director Tere Fluegeman for veterans struggling with cuts to the GI bill, PELL grants and other items. She introduced an idea to expand veterans services based on information gathered in DC on available grants for this purpose. Student Trustee Larson highlighted the Spain study abroad program, citing its positive impact on students.
- Chancellor Gary Poertner called the board's attention to the discussion item on Administrative Regulation 3110, a completion of the tasks associated with the basic aid policy. He stressed its importance in helping the district comply with accreditation. He also highlighted the agenda item on the progress made by the colleges to determine initial programs for ATEP.
College - President Tod Burnett's report included: The Emeritus Institute held an afternoon tea to celebrate their 36th
anniversary and the single largest gift ever made to the Saddleback College Foundation by Dorothy
Marie Lowry, who endowed $2.2 million to support the college's older adult education programs; SC's Veteran's memorial was awarded the Freedom Foundation's 2011 George Washington Honor Medal; SC's Allied Health Basic Skills Boot Camp project, part of the White House Jobs
Council Agenda, will welcome Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to campus on March 5th; a memorial service was held to honor former SC President Rich McCullough; the annual high school counselors breakfast was held Feb. 14; Mathematics Professor Larry Perez visited to Capistrano Valley High School math
classrooms to speak on the importance of taking math their senior year and how to prepare for college math.
Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report
included: 25th annual Astounding Inventions held Jan. 28 and IVC celebrated Allison Plette, a senior at
Woodbridge High School and 2005 Astounding Inventions winner who received a U.S. patent for Safe Filter, a pool drain safety device she
conceived as a fifth grader; attendance at several business events, including an OC Business Council roundtable with guest speaker Sen. Dianne Feinstein who highlighted the failure of compromise and consensus in Congress; and a business outlook event at UCI which emphasized the need for less regulation and using
community colleges and public/private partnerships to turn around a failing
economy. IVC will host Roadtrip Nation, a nonprofit organization that helps
students explore pathways they never knew existed through programs and resources focused on
self-discovery on Mar. 9; Senior Day to be held Mar. 6 in the IVC Quad; Dr. Gwen Plano was honored with award as an outstanding administrator at ACCCA.
- Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles report included:
The colleges have completed Architectural Programming to determine user space needs for the two future buildings at ATEP. The next development step will include
hiring an architectural firm to complete a site plan for these proposed buildings and the initial use of the Concept Plan 3A planning area for ATEP. Following that step, pending timely outside funding, building design and construction plans will move forward for consideration. Saddleback College is supporting a Center for Innovation in Health Care Education with specialty labs for training and a large meeting area for events to support the
region. lrvine Valley College is supporting an array of technical program areas with dedicated lab and instructional
- Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons report included: the SOCCCD Education and Facilities Master Planning (EFMP) process has been awaiting California Environmental
Quality Act (CEQA) approval, and has incurred several delays due to additional traffic analyses requested by City of Mission Viejo and City of Irvine. This will extend the expected completion projection to April, 2012 with no expected impact on the information
in the EFMP. Business Services is pleased to introduce Kim McCord as the new district director of fiscal services, effective February 6,
2012. Kim previously worked at Coast Community College District in the same position and she brings extensive experience, including over 24 years of
community college accounting and finance background.
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,
March 2 and Saturday, March 3, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine
Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast
on Sunday, March 4 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