CALL TO ORDER 3:00 P.M. - SPECIAL
The Board of Trustees held a special meeting to discuss
formulating a plan for the future uses of the Tustin Base property to
be conveyed to the District by the City of Tustin. The meeting adjourned
at 5:00 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER AT 5:00 P.M. - MEETING/CLOSED
PUBLIC SESSION BEGAN AT 6:45 P.M. AFTER CLOSED
Board Clerk Trustee Nancy Padberg announced the following
Closed Session action:
The Board voted 6 to 0, with Trustee Marcia Milchiker absent, to extend
the contract of Sharon Donoff, Interim Vice-President of Student Services, at Saddleback College until May 31, 2003.
Clerk Nancy Padberg presented Resolutions from the
Board of Trustees commending the Football and the Women's
Golf Teams of Saddleback College.
Cifone, Dean, Fine Arts, Physical Education, and Athletics, accepts
a Board Resolution from Clerk Nancy Padberg commending the Saddleback
College 2002 Women's Golf Team on winning its third conference championship.
College Head Football Coach Mark McElroy is congratulated by Clerk
Nancy Padberg upon receiving a Board Resolution recognizing the
outstanding performance of the 2002 Gauchos Football Team.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPORTS
Board President Donald P. Wagner, Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes and
Trustee David B. Lang did not give a report. Clerk Nancy Padberg
commented on remarks made during Public Comments by Prof. Lee
Walker that she is proud of Professor Walker's activities in the
Sons of the American Revolution, and their appearance in the 2003 Super
Bowl, and said that he is a credit to our college, community, and nation.
She also noted an article in PPL magazine that featured former SOCCCD
interim Chancellor Richard A. Jones, Ed.D who is now serving
as interim president of Victor Valley College. Vice President Dorothy
Fortune stated that she is proud of Professor Lee Walker's contributions
to SOCCCD. She said that she welcomes all voices on our campuses. Trustee
John Williams noted the honors given by the Board to the Saddleback
College Football Team, on which he played in both the 1969 and 1970
seasons. He said that over the years, players from the team moved on
to major universities and to numerous professional sports teams and
that it was wonderful to have been a part of the team. Student Trustee
Derek Wong said he introduced UC Berkeley Prof. Ronald Takaki
when he spoke at Saddleback College on diversity. He attended a National
Organization for Women (NOW) fundraiser, and a Saddleback College focus
REQUESTS FOR REPORTS
Clerk Nancy Padberg requested that a report she previously
requested be brought back when consultants are present at the next Board
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF
Board President Donald P. Wagner removed #15 and #46 from the
Consent Calendar, as requested by administration. He advanced agenda
items #45 and #50.
The Board approved the Consent Calendar on a vote
of 6 to 0.
#45, Health Sciences/District Offices Building Budget
Augmentation. An additional $2.1 million dollars was requested by
architect LPA for a number of change orders, including the expansion
of the Auditorium from 60 to 120 seats to accommodate both the audience
attending Board of Trustees meetings and to serve as a student lecture
hall, the construction of tablet seats, an up-to-date telephone system,
reinforced foundation, and additional work stations and equipment.
The item passed 6 to 0, with the Student Trustee casting a no advisory
#50, Board Policy 4309; Duties and Responsibilities
of the Faculty. Faculty Association President Mike Merrifield
stated that BP 4309 is out of compliance with the faculty contract
because it is a unilateral change in working conditions, and needs
to be brought to the bargaining table. He said that the FA will file
an unfair labor practice if it is passed by the Board. Saddleback
College Academic Senate President Randy Anderson said that the
Senate is very concerned about the process. He urged the Board to
take a closer look because the policy as written is in violation of
the Education Code and Title 5. He asked the Board to table the document.
Irvine Valley College Academic Senate President Greg Bishopp said
that the IVC Senate shares its concerns with the SC Senate. He thanked
the Chancellor for meeting with several governance groups last week.
He said the Senate takes issue with Administrative Regulation 102,
and saw it only for the first time in Chancellor's Cabinet last week.
He said AR 102 contains no language about the Academic Senates, and
urged the Board to revisit the document. Chancellor Mathur
said that the documents in question had been under consideration for
several months, and that the time allotted to the governance groups
has been sufficient. He said that the content of the policy include
duties already performed by faculty, and that the revisions are designed
to strengthen accountability. He said administration included portions
in the policy when he agreed with the recommendations of the shared
governance groups. Chancellor Mathur stated that the district
is working to "strengthen the teaching-learning environment,"
and noted that the new policy has been expanded from 3 to 22 pages.
The Board voted to approve BP4309 with the Student Trustee casting
a no advisory vote.
The Board received for information only a Budget Update:
Midyear Reductions and New Fiscal Year Budget Cuts. Chancellor Mathur
stated that due to the massive state budget deficit that include deep
cuts earmarked for community colleges by Governor Davis, SOCCCD estimates
that it will have to cut $5,205,483 for 2002-2003 and $5,998,210 for
2003-2004, for a total loss of $11,203,692 over the next 18 months.
Irvine Valley College has identified midyear cuts of $651,142 for
2002-2003, and 2003-2004 cuts of $1,241,447. Saddleback College has
identified midyear cuts of $875,000 for 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 cuts
of $2,025,000. The District has identified cuts of $158,000 for 2002-2003
and 2003-2004 cuts of $644,554. District cuts also include elimination
of a Vice Chancellor of Human Resources position and large across
the board cuts in supplies, equipment, travel, printing, and contract
services. Chancellor Mathur said that the District and colleges are
uncertain about further cuts because the state budget is not finalized.
He said that the District is trying to be careful to not make cuts
that will create irreparable harm.
Vice President Dorothy Fortune was nominated by the Board
for the Orange County School Boards Association Marian Bergeson
Award for her outstanding contributions to SOCCCD.
The Board accepted for information a report requested
by Vice President Dorothy Fortune on IVC and SC OSH, Supply,
and Equipment Allocations.
On a motion by Clerk Nancy Padberg, Vice President
Dorothy Fortune was nominated by the Board for the Orange County
School Boards Association (OCSBA) Marian Bergeson Award.
The Board voted to contract with the law firm of Hewitt
and O'Neill to provide SOCCCD with legal services on Tustin Base
Academic Personnel Actions were approved by the
The Board approved Classified Personnel Actions.
The Board accepted for information a Basic Aid fiscal
report that shows SOCCCD receives more revenue from local property
taxes and student enrollment fees than from Program Based Funding
(PBF). For the 2003-2004 fiscal year, PBF COLA will be 0.0% and growth
will be 2.0%. For the next four years, both BF COLA and growth are
estimated at 2.0%. Property tax assumptions estimated by the Auditor-Controller's
Office for the next four years, which aren't certain, are estimated
to be at 6.0% for each of these years. The "Pool" case is
likely to reach the Court of Appeal by the end of April, 2003, and
which is expected to reach the state Supreme Court, regardless of
the appeals court's decision. SOCCCD is holding $9.6 million in reserve
for potential prior year impact.
Board Policy 103, Membership on the Board of Trustees,
was approved by the Board.
Board Policy 4000.2, Electronic Communication, was
approved by the Board.
Board Policy 4310, Duties and Responsibilities of
the Department/Academic Chair, was approved by the Board.
Board Policy 8000, Speech and Advocacy, was approved
by the Board.
2003 Board Media Schedule: The Board voted to assign
Clerk Nancy Padberg to schedule the Trustee appearances on
Leisure World Television.
The Board voted to accept for review and study the
Deferral of the Full-Time Faculty Obligation requirement for the 2003-2004
year. The Irvine Valley College Academic Senate, Associated Students
of IVC (ASIVC), and Saddleback College Associated Student Government
(ASG) have taken positions in support of the deferral.
Raghu P. Mathur displays a Certificate of Appreciation from the United
Way of Orange County for SOCCCD's participation in its fundraising
Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur said that he, Board President
Wagner, and Trustee David Lang went to Sacramento to lobby legislators
on the budget, retaining SOCCCD basic aid, and SB 6, a bill that jeopardizes
local control by Boards of Trustees. He is preparing for the Board's consideration
new 2003-2004 District goals. He displayed a plaque given to SOCCCD by
the United Way of Orange County for participation in its community
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PRESIDENT DIXIE BULLOCK
is pleased to announce that SC has received a $76,000 donation from
a former student. Learning Resources Prof. Ana Maria Cobos' publication,
"Latin American Studies: An Annotated Bibliography of Core Works"
has been selected as one of the Outstanding Titles, 2002 by Choice,
by the review source for academic books. The Gaucho Men's Basketball
Team, ranked third, and Gaucho Women's Basketball Team, ranked
second in Southern California, are expected to participate in post-season
playoffs starting Feb. 28th. SC will host on March 8 the Master's
Track and Field Meet for athletes over 30. The meet, now in its
fourth year, was co-founded by Trustee John Williams and SC
Foundation member Doug Smith, a former national and world track
champion. The Foundation is holding its annual "Champion SC"
program which matches employee contributions to the SC scholarship
fund by 50 cents on the dollar. Last year the campaign raised more than
$13,000. The 2003 Women's Conference, "Work in the 21st
Century," will be held on Friday, March 14 and will feature speaker
Denise Bissonnette. Friends of the Library will feature Emeritus
Institute instructor and master artist Conrad Grundke on March
1 at the Mission Viejo Library. Sports Information Officer Jerry
Hannula will conduct a roundtable workshop - "Hometown Heroes"
- at the Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) conference
in San Diego. For information about numerous upcoming college events,
please call Susan Lemkin, PIO, at 582-4320, or go to www.saddleback.edu
and click on "Calendar."
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE PRESIDENT
DR. GLENN ROQUEMORE thanked Board President Donald P. Wagner
for spending the entire day at IVC's Astounding Inventions.
The Foundation-sponsored event raised a record $21,000 dollars. Eleven
donor companies sponsored the event. Over 300 students from 40 schools
in the Tustin, Irvine, and Laguna Beach school districts presented their
scientific displays. Dr. Roquemore displayed a baseball cap that was presented
to board members and administrators that was used to raise funds for the
IVC Golf Team. IVC participated in the production and distribution
of a 23-minute videotape, "Patriotism and You," sponsored
by the non-profit Committee for Citizen Awareness to increase the public's
understanding of democracy and to encourage good citizenship. A $1,000
donation was made to IVC in Mathematics Professor Richard Zucker's
name. Prof. Zucker helped inspire student R.J. Liljestrom, a semi-finalist
in the Intel Science Talent Search. The IVC Art Gallery, in partnership
with Cal State Fullerton, will present its first exhibit of 2003, "Grand
featuring a series of original prints of selected artists from the
CSUF Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. The IVC Career Center
is offering on Tuesdays several excellent workshops by IVC counselors
and financial aid specialists to help students with their academic and
personal development through May 6th.
Valley College participated in the production of a video, "Patriotism
and You." A patriotic-themed baseball cap was sold to raise funds
by the IVC Golf Team.
GOVERNANCE GROUPS' REPORTS
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS
ASG President Tony Bartolini
announced that ASG sent over 1,000 student signatures to state legislators
about the state budget cuts proposed for community colleges. ASG will
hold a student rally on Wednesday, March 12th. ASG has allocated $20,000
to programs at the college, and will be sending a delegation of students
to lobby in Sacramento during Spring Break.
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE
ASIVC President Nicolette Ward did not attend.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE CLASSIFIED SENATE
President Mark Sierakowski thanked Chancellor Mathur for a productive
meeting with shared governance representatives the previous week. He also
thanked SC President Dixie Bullock for her support of classified employees.
He urged the District to keep communication flowing on the budget situation.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE CLASSIFIED
President Steven Woodard did not attend.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE
President Randy Anderson thanked Chancellor Mathur for the meeting
with shared governance groups' leaders. He said that the Senate wants
to make the shared governance process work.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE
President Greg Bishopp thanked Chancellor Mathur for the meeting
with shared governance leaders.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE FACULTY ASSOCIATION
President Mike Merrifield urged the District, Board, and Administration
to listen to the concerns of the faculty, because he said there is a clear
intent on the part of the Administration to negotiate outside of the contract.
He said that rather than build a new building, the District should fix
the old buildings.
CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
President Mary Williams urged the District to work together with
the classified staff. She thanked the students for backing-up the work
of the classified staff.
POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
President Cloyce Kelly stated the Police Officers Association (POA)
is getting closer to preparing for contract negotiations. The POA, due
to the budget, is leaving some positions open. He expressed concerns for
safety caused by leaving positions open.
The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Donald P. Wagner, President
Dorothy Fortune, Vice President Nancy Padberg, Clerk
Thomas A. Fuentes, Trustee
David B. Lang, Trustee Marcia
Milchiker, Trustee John S. Williams, Trustee
Student Trustee Derek Wong
Dr. Raghu P. Mathur, Chancellor
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