Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

May 18, 2015

NEW STUDENT TRUSTEE ........................................................................

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Saddleback College student Lemar Momand was sworn into office to serve as the student trustee for 2015-2016. He will represent the student voice at both colleges.

 

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

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Corine Reymond received the Classified Employee Outstanding Service Award 2014-2015 for Irvine Valley College.   Mark Sierakowski received the Classified Employee Outstanding Service Award 2014-2015 for Saddleback College.   Mayra Arias received the Classified Employee Outstanding Service Award 2014-2015 for District Services.
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Leleaga Meredith, Irvine Valley College Women’s Golf State Champions   Coach Tom Pestolesi accepted a resolution for the Irvine Valley College Women’s Volleyball Team who were the State Champions.    

 

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

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IVC President Glenn Roquemore commended Craig Hayward for an award received from the RP Group for "Excellence in Research - Regional/Statewide Project." IVC President Glenn Roquemore commended the IVC Speech and Debate team for their gold awards in Debate and Overall Sweepstakes at the 2015 Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Cleveland, OH.
Saddleback President Tod Burnett commended the Saddleback College Forensics Team for taking fourth place at a national tournament.
 

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

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  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions. 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 and Saddleback College.
  • Saddleback College's termination of the following Associate degrees: Infant Toddler Teacher Associate in Science Degree, Master Teacher Associate in Science, School Age Care and Recreation Associate in Science Degree, Site Supervisor Associate in Science Degree, and Advanced Fashion Design and Apparel Manufacturing Associate in Science Degree Program.
  • New Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer Degree at Saddleback College.
  • Saddleback College Construction Superintendent Services with MEW Consulting in an amount not to exceed $185,000 for a one-year term with four one-year options to renew.
  • City of Irvine Education Partnership Fund Grant Agreement with Irvine Valley College Foundation for $100,000 to support Irvine students’ academic performance.
  • agreement with eNamix for an amount not to exceed $241,920, for the term of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 for testing lead services to properly implement Workday specifications.
  • Payment to Trustee Padberg who was absent from the March 30, 2015 meeting.
  • New fine amount of $38.00 for the violation of Administrative Regulation 2150 - Smoke-free District
  • Board Policy Revisions to BP- 108 Vacancies of the Board, BP-172 Board Self Evaluation, BP-4015 Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities, BP-5205 Charge for Catalog, BP-5505 Grade Grievance Policy, BP-5610 Auditing Courses, BP-6120 Academic Freedom, and BP-6130 Textbook Adoption.
  • Change Order No. 3 to the agreement with Swinerton Builders for the Irvine Valley College A400 Design-build project resulting in an increase of $25,851 for a revised contract total of $9,175,851.
  • Change Order No. 3 for the District-wide Air Blown Fiber project resulting in an increase of $8,049 in total project cost for a revised contract amount of $701,226.
  • Amendment to the Irvine Valley College 2015-2016 faculty hiring list to include three new Counselor positions.
  • Destruction of Class 3 Disposable Records in compliance with code.
  • Acceptance of District proposal to CSEA Chapter 586 for review and study; set a public hearing on the proposal for the June 2015 Board meeting.
  • Contract Management Software System with SciQuest, Inc. for a five year term effective May, 19, 2015  to update the district's contract management tools and procedures providing greater efficiency, tracking, visibility, and a means to create, modify, securely store, and have electronic workflow and approval routing of contracts.
  • Nomination of Dr. Kathy Schmeidler, Irvine Valley College, for the Orange County Schools Board Association 2015 Maureen DiMarco Award.

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

  • Basic Aid Allocation Recommendation for FY 2015-16. Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons explained how basic aid is calculated through a shared governance process developed in 2011 following accreditation warnings. This ensures that resource allocation and fiscal planning processes are open and transparent. Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 3110 guide the process. Vice Chancellor Fitzsimons explained that operating expenses are distributed first through the District Resource Allocation Council (DRAC) process. The remainder of funds are identified as "basic aid" funds. Vice Chancellor Fitzsimons, SC Vice President Carol Hilton, Facilities Planning and Purchasing Executive Director Brandye D'Lena, and IT Directors Jim Gaston, Anthony Maciel and Bruce Hagan provided an overview of the recommendations from the Basic Aid Allocation Recommendation Committee (BAARC). Items that are typically funded include capital construction, funding for retirement liabilities, legislative advocacy, and one-time technology, renovation or maintenance projects. Recommendations originate through district-wide shared governance groups and an integrated planning process. Those recommendations are reviewed by the Capital Improvement Committee (CIC) and the District-wide Technology Committee (DTC) then go to BAARC. BAARC does not change recommendations from these committees but prioritizes the requests and makes a final recommendation that supports the greatest impact district-wide. This year the chancellor and college presidents support BAARC's recommendations to allocate $61,352,373.

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

  • Trustee Milchiker commented that this is the time of year where we see the culmination of everyone's hard work with commencement celebrations and scholarship ceremonies. She enjoyed attending a biology lab at IVC to watch students working on cadavers, followed by a field trip to the Bodies Exhibit. She attended a class an SC Spanish class where they reviewed a moving book from a Chilean author on Desparados. She attended several meetings and events including the Orange County Legislative Task Force, SC Journalism, Board Self Evaluation, SC Nurses Pinning ceremony, Partners in Algebra awards, SC newly tenured faculty event, SC Vets recognition event, IVC EOPS ceremony, SC scholarship ceremony and SC student athlete ceremony. Trustee Wright was privileged to attend several events including the 2015 Dog Faire at SC where he presented an award to a Canine Veteran. He attended an OC School Boards Association meeting for a state budget update, SC Journalism end of year banquet, nurses pinning ceremony honoring 51 graduates, and the supportive services recognition at IVC Performing Arts Center. Trustee Jemal welcomed Lemar Momand and congratulate all of the college teams that were honored with recognitions. He attended the nurses pinning ceremony at SC which he found very moving. He commented on the board's recent self evaluation session which is taken very seriously. This year they discussed several issues raised in the two college trustee listening sessions. He congratulated Jim Leach and the SC Foundation on their fantastic efforts in raising $700,000 in scholarship funds for hundreds of students. Trustee Prendergast welcomed Student Trustee Momand. He communicated sincere regrets about missing commencement and scholarship ceremonies for the first time due to high school coaching obligations which will take his high school swim team to the state tournament on May 22. He commented on the value of the trustee listening sessions and feedback they receive from faculty and staff. Trustee Jay attended the scholarship ceremony at SC and sat with the young woman recipient of the Dr. Bill Jay scholarship. She was impressed with her and extremely touched by the experience. Trustee Lang said as the year draws to close, he enjoys attending all of the awards ceremonies and commencements. He attended both IVC and SC tenured faculty receptions, board self evaluation workshop, SC nurses pinning ceremony, SC veterans recognition event and the IVC forensics awards banquet highlighting an impressive group of people. He and his wife Julia enjoyed an high quality IVC performance of The Fantastics. All of the trustees look forward to commencements on Friday. Student Trustee Momand is grateful for the opportunity to represent the student voice at both colleges and looks forward to interactive dialog and a successful year.
  • Chancellor Gary Poertner commented on the joy of attending commencements. He acknowledged the faculty's central role in helping these students succeed.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included: Commencement is Friday, May 22. The speaker will be Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County Superintendent of Schools. The college is grateful to the faculty, staff, and students who worked tirelessly for what is sure to be another successful commencement. The college Nursing Program honored 51 graduating nursing students in a symbolic candle lighting and pinning ceremony on Tuesday, May 12th at the McKinney Theatre. The Foundation's scholarship ceremony was held on Friday, May 15th.  Approximately $700,000 in scholarships was awarded to more than 400 students. Congratulations to Mark Sierakowski, Saddleback College's Classified Employee of the Year. Mark has served at the college for 30 years as our network systems administrator, a role that he impressively handles with capability and finesse.  The Saddleback Big Band, conducted by Joey Sellers, performed in the McKinney Theatre on May 1st with special guest 98-year-old vocalist Beresford "Shep" Shepherd, who performed All I Ask and You Make Me Feel So Young. Angels for the Arts presented a Student Success Showcase featuring an evening of performances from Angels' scholarship winners in the McKinney Theatre.  The Saddleback College VETS Program hosted Operation Welcome Home on Friday, March 15th. This four-hour, no-cost training was held for faculty and staff about the specific readjustment and mental health needs of student veterans.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included: The college’s Associate Professor Summer Serpas is working with the California Acceleration Project (CAP) in bringing the 2015 conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education to California from Maryland. Serpas is handling logistics such as getting the necessary books from the IVC bookstore and coordinating volunteers who will help attendees check in.  The Music Department faculty members Iman Khosrowpour and Dr. Daniel Luzko will perform as special guest artists in the 2015 Concert Series of the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Ciudad de Asuncion in Paraguay.  The 30th annual Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 21st.  This year, 548 scholarships and awards will provide approximately $372,806 in awards. At the ceremony, approximately $202,325 will be awarded in 396 scholarships to Irvine Valley College students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Out of the 586 scholarship applications completed, 29 were from veteran students. The number of working scholarship applicants who work part-time or full-time also increased by 9.5% this year to 71.5%. The IVC Robotics Team won first place for its design of the Triage Assistance Rescue Robot at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Rescue Robotics Competition. Teams from local colleges and universities designed a 25-pound device that could autonomously locate and identify up to 30 "victims" placed in a 10,000-square-foot disaster zone.
  • Business Services - Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons' written report included: highlights of the May revision to the state budget and its impact on SOCCCD.

IN MEMORIAM ..................................................................................

The board adjourn our meeting in memory of Irvine Valley College Emeritus Institute fitness instructor Eva Garnet. Eva was selected as teacher of the year in 2006-2007.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23rd starting at 11 am in Laguna Woods Village.  For more information, contact IVC’s Emeritus Institute.  The board also adjourned in memory of the Camp Pendleton Marines who were recently lost during a relief mission to victims of the Nepal earthquake. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, colleagues and friends of these individuals.

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

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at www.socccd.edu. Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 25 at 7 pm.

 

South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Barbara J. Jay, Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M. Padberg,
T.J. Prendergast III, James R. Wright; Lemar Momand, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor

 

Board Meeting Highlights Prepared by:
Tere Fluegeman, District Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations
949-582-4920
tfluegeman@socccd.edu