Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

May 20, 2013

STUDENT TRUSTEE SWORN IN .......................................................

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David Robinson was sworn into office to serve as student trustee for 2013-2014, representing the student voice and both colleges.

 

 

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

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Dr. Debra Fitzsimons, Vice Chancellor of Business Services, was honored as the 2012 District Services Administrator of the Year.

 

  Patric Taylor, Performing Arts Center Production Manager, was recognized for receiving the Classified Employee Outstanding Service Award 2012-2013 for Irvine Valley College.
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Brooke Sauter, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Transfer, Career, and Special Programs Division, was recognized for receiving the Classified Employee Outstanding Service Award 2012-2013 for Saddleback College.   Kathryn Nunez, Senior Payroll Specialist, was recognized for receiving the Classified Employee Outstanding Service Award 2012-2013 for District Services.
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The Saddleback College Forensics Team was honored for its outstanding tournament performance for 2012-2013.   The Irvine Valley College Forensics Team was honored for being named 2013 Sweepstakes Winners.
     
COMMENDATIONS .....................................................................

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Saddleback College President Tod Burnett recognized four employees for recent awards and excellent representation of Saddleback College: Debra Kerr, Athlete Trainer of the Year; Dan Walsh, Educator of the Year; Bob Cosgrove, Outstanding Service as Academic Senate President; and Don Mineo, Outstanding Service as Classified Senate President.

 

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.
  • Saddleback College study abroad program for Spring semester 2014 to Oxford, England.
  • Saddleback College Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist Certificate/AS Degree.
  • Saddleback College Associated Degrees for Transfer in Business Administration; English; Studio Arts; Theatre Arts; Physics; and Psychology.
  • Honorary degree of Associates in Arts in Health Sciences for Dr. Michael V. Drake, UCI Chancellor and Saddleback College commencement speaker.
  • Irvine Valley College Forensics team tournament expenses for the 2013-3014 academic year not to exceed $69,000.
  • Irvine Valley College 2013 Field Study Biology Program travel to southern Utah.
  • OPEB liability of $15,889,745 from basic aid funds reserved for this purpose based on a validation study and the updated actuarial report.
  • Resolution No. 13-18 and 13-9 for the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP).
  • Board Policy Revisions to BP-3811: College Bookstores, BP-5230: Athletics, BP-2100.2: Role and Scope of Authority of the Academic Senates, BP-5625: Students in the Military, BP-4113: Parental Leave for Administrators and Classified Management Personnel (as amended), BP-109: Board Education (as amended), BP-112: Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, BP-118: Committees of the Board, BP-120: Regular Meetings of the Board, BP-122: Closed Sessions, BP-124: Special and Emergency Meetings, BP-5601: Certificate Programs (as amended), BP-2120: Institutional Planning.
  • Resolution No. 13-17 to approve the reduction and/or discontinuance of one classified position due to lack funds and/or lack of work, it is necessary to reduce one classified position through layoff.
  • a request to rescind approval of sabbatical leave for Dr. Kay Ryals for the 2013-2014 academic
    year; and reschedule sabbatical leave for Kiana Tabibzadeh from the Fall 2013 semester to the Spring 2014 semester.

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

  • COLLEGE COMPLETION AGENDA - STUDENT SUCCESS TASKFORCE RECOMMENDATION #8:
    Align Resources with Student Success Recommendations. This recommendation encourages categorical program streamlining and cooperation, investment in the new Student Support Initiative, and innovation and flexibility in the delivery of basic skills instruction. SC professor and department chair Tony Teng and IVC professor and department chair Bob Urell provided an overview of how they align their accounting departments and model a high level of cooperation and collaboration in order to best serve our district's students. Some of the efforts include: coordinating curriculum development to meet the unique needs of two diverse sets of students - transfer students who will continue on to a four-year college or university and CTE students who are preparing to enter the accounting workforce. The departments align coursework and programs so they are accepted between the colleges, share instructor pools, coordinate course availability, collaborate on new course development, and share a common program vision. The two college programs use the same textbooks when possible. Combining their efforts has enabled them to negotiate better pricing for textbooks and instructional materials and obtain top-tier technical support from textbook publishers. Other joint efforts include tutoring labs with drop in student support funded through basic skills and Perkins IV funds, field trips, and volunteerism to provide income tax assistance to needy Orange County families.
  • ATEP - Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons and Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles provided an overview of recent progress in the ATEP development, including land swaps which improve the overall site configuration and contribute to better access and potential for greater buildable space. The district has also reached a development agreement with the city of Tustin which eliminates uncertainties by both parties for planning and development of the 68 acres, creating a win-win partnership. The district will have the opportunity to develop up to 49% of the land for commercial purposes, enabling much needed public-private partnerships to enhance programs and create revenue to offset costs. Their powerpoint presentation provides further detail and highlights benefits to the district and the city of Tustin. Tustin's city manager and several staff members attended in support. City of Tustin's council will hear a similar overview tonight and also vote on the agreement.

ATEP PUBLIC HEARING AND RESOLUTIONS..........................................

 

 

 

There were three agenda items and two resolutions outlining changes to the current Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) land configuration to improve the value and development potential of the campus.

The Board of Trustees conducted a public hearing to consider public comments on and adopt Resolution No. 13-18 certifying the Addendum dated April 2013 to the Final Joint Program Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Disposal and Reuse of the MCAS Tustin and the MCAS Tustin Specific Plan/Reuse Plan Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act for the Agreement for the Exchange of Real Property, Development Agreement and Amended and Restated Conveyance Agreement, and Related Agreements.

The City/District Exchange Agreement delineates the terms and processes associated with the exchange of the ultimate ownership of land currently within the respective parties’ ownership in fee or in the form of a lease or sublease. The exchange covers 6 sites totaling 22 acres. In addition to rationalizing property boundaries for both the City and the District, the land exchange will allow for creation of a new public (city-owned and maintained) right-of-way for the extension of Bell Avenue from Red Hill Avenue to Armstrong Avenue that will provide access to the District’s property. Excluding areas within the planned Bell Avenue extension, the City would transfer 11.4 acres to the District and the District would transfer 10.8 acres to the City including the current ATEP campus.

The board conducted a Public Hearing to consider public comments on and adopt Resolution No. 13-19 approving the Agreement for the Exchange of Real Property, Development Agreement and Amended and Restated Conveyance Agreement, Infrastructure Construction and Payment Agreement (Bell Avenue), and Infrastructure Construction and Payment Agreement (McCain Smith/McCord Roads)” and authorizing the Chancellor or designee to sign and execute the agreements and make necessary changes to consummate the transactions contemplated by the agreements.to certify the Addendum to FEIS/EIR and approval of the Project which includes the Agreement for the Exchange of Real Property, Development Agreement and Restated Conveyance Agreement, Infrastructure Construction and Payment Agreement (Bell Avenue), and Infrastructure Construction and Payment Agreement (McCain Smith/McCord Roads).

There were no public hearing comments and agenda items 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 passed unanimously.

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

  • All trustees commented on their excitement for Friday's upcoming commencements and how rewarding it is to see students succeed. Trustee Jay pointed out the immense growth of community colleges across the U.S. He commended SC for their development of an alternative fuel degree. He remarked on SC's excellent choice of commencement speaker, Dr. Michael Drake and highlighted several of UCI's achievements under his leadership. Trustee Jemal attended many events. He was impressed at the number of STEM scholarships awarded at the recent scholarship ceremonies and noted the incredible diversity of students in our district. He is looking forward to reconnecting with potential partners for the ATEP project now that a development agreement is in place. Trustee Milchiker attended many events including the celebration for newly tenured faculty at IVC, Emeritus events, nurses pinning at SC, a tour of ATEP, scholarship awards, scholar athlete awards, forensics banquet and the Orange County Community College Legislative Task Force. Trustee Prendergast attended an IVC event with Rep. John Campbell sponsored by OC Tech Alliance. He enjoyed hearing insights on policy work that is affecting our future. Trustee Padberg attended the ATEP special board meeting, nurses pinning, scholarship award ceremonies, and the board's evaluation workshop. Trustee Wright attended the tenured faculty celebration at IVC, ATEP special board meeting, end of year veterans recognition event at SC, the IVC/OC Tech Alliance event with Rep. Campbell, SC President's roundtable for economic and workforce development, scholarship awards, board evaluation workshop and a TV interview at Laguna Woods Channel 6. Trustee Lang attended scholarship awards ceremonies, the forensics team awards dinner where he was impressed with the caliber of students, coaches and parents, and the board evaluation workshop. He congratulated IVC President Glenn Roquemore on a recent executive committee appointment at the American Association of Community Colleges and commended SC on choosing UCI Chancellor Michael Drake as commencement speaker. Newly elected Student Trustee Robinson thanked the board, staff, faculty, administrators and peers for this leadership opportunity. He provided a brief overview of his background and discussed his choice to run for student trustee.

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  • Chancellor Gary Poertner extended his congratulations to the new student trustee, David Robinson. He added that he had spent some time with him during his district orientation and believes he will do a great job. He called attention to the presentation on student success which focuses on aligning resources. He is looking forward to tonight's actions on ATEP, including approval of contracts and the CEQA hearing. He stated he's been involved in the ATEP effort since 1999.

 

  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: Commencement will be held on Friday, May 24 at 9:00 am. The speaker will be Dr. Michael Drake, Chancellor of UC Irvine, and the student speaker is Regina Shiroma; the scholar athlete banquet was held May 16; a record-breaking $498,000 was awarded at the Foundation's annual scholarship awards ceremony on May 17 for more than 300 students; The forensics team captured awards for Bellicose, and Mouth of the Lion; The KSBR Birthday Bash will be held at the Oso Viejo Park/Norman P. Murray Community Center on Sunday, May 26; At the Spring 2013 conference of the Community College Association, History Professor Margot Lovett was recognized with a "We Honor Ours" (W.H.O.) award for organizing and mobilizing faculty during the 2012 Board of Trustees campaign, leading to the re-election of Trustee Bill Jay; Professors Amira Wegenek and April Cubbage were named by two former SC students as having had "the most significant impact on their academic performance and successful transfer to UCI; Chemical Engineering student Valentina Waters was favorably mentioned in Science magazine about improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and training programs in the United States.

 

  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: Dr. Jerry Rudmann and Dr. Kari Tucker were named for having had "the most significant impact on their academic performance and successful transfer to UCI" by three former students; faculty member Dr. Jerry Rudmann was recently featured on the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office website; 43 IVC students presented at the 13th Annual HTCC Student Research Conference held at the University of California, Irvine and several received awards; The Marketing, Communications and Broadcast Services Department won five awards from the Community College Public Relations Organization; the annual Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held May 17 and $190,000 was awarded to Irvine Valley College students; a new youth entrepreneurship camp will be offered at IVC this summer for middle school students to learn real world business skills including team building, leadership development, financial management, verbal communication and business etiquette; IVC student Chang "Amy" Gu won the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation transfer scholarship; High School Principal's breakfast held April 26 focused on the value of an IVC education, career readiness and student completion.

 

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

The board meeting was adjourned in memory of former Irvine Valley Professor Kaye Mach who taught from 1980-2004.   

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

The 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, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 26 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 of Public Affairs and Government Relations
949-582-4920
tfluegeman@socccd.edu