September 24, 2012
ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT ON THE DISTRICT-WIDE STRATEGIC PLAN
Denice Inciong, District Director of Research, Planning and Data Management, provided a brief overview of the first annual progress report which outlines progress on the six goals, 14 objectives and 76 action steps in the District-wide Strategic Plan 2011-2014. After the first year, 29% of the objectives and 47% of the action steps have been completed.
COLLEGE COMPLETION AGENDA - STUDENT SUCCESS TASKFORCE RECOMMENDATION #1: ARTICULATION EFFORTS
Student Success Task Force Recommendation 1 calls for community colleges to work with postsecondary
and K-12 partners to articulate standards, expectations, curricula, and assessments in English. Karima Feldhus, Dean of Humanities and Languages at IVC, Brenda Borron, Professor of Writing at IVC, Jonathan Alexander, Campus Writing Director at UCI, Renee Bangerter, Associate Professor of English at Saddleback, and Dawn Lewis, Associate Professor of English at Saddleback, provided an overview of articulation efforts among area colleges, junior highs and high schools. Some efforts at Saddleback include developing an intersegmental council to identify common writing standards and develop short online content tutorials to share with teachers. The effort began for local use but through a private-public partnership, rubrics were developed and are now shared worldwide through www.turnitin.com and a Google shared community among teachers. Click here to view SC's presentation. IVC referenced the comprehensive articulation example highlighted at the chancellor’s opening session and shared numerous comments from participants in collaborative sessions with high school and college students and teachers. Further assessments will be done to provide qualitative input for future efforts. Some next steps include AWPE scoring for high school teachers, upper division scoring for community college teachers and a summer institute on the teaching of writing. Click here to view IVC's presentation.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE AND IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE ACCREDITATION FOLLOW UP REPORTS
The colleges presented a draft of their follow-up reports for the Fall Semester 2012 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accreditation team visit which represents final wrap up items for three recommendations. Both college presidents thanked the accreditation teams and acknowledged the collaboration and leadership district-wide to accomplish such progress.
ACTUARIAL ANALYSIS AND FUNDING OPTIONS FOR RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS
Compared to the results of a 2010 valuation, there has been a large increase in the Actuarial Accrued Liability (AAL) and Normal Cost (NC) in the amount of $15,820,942 for retiree health benefits.
Dr. Debra L. Fitzsimons, Vice Chancellor of Business Services, provided a presentation of the actuarial report, and reviewed implications and funding options for the district. Some factors that affected these variations over the last two years include a huge increase in number of retirees (52 faculty recently retired), number of employees hired, higher costs for retiree medical claims, and PERS and STRS tables which were recently updated. In general, she said, people are retiring earlier and living longer, which also contributes to increased costs. Vice Chancellor Fitzsimons said an experience study will be conducted to verify data used in the actuarial study before the shortfall amount is finalized.
PROPOSITION 30 BALLOT MEASURE
Executive Director of Fiscal Services Kim McCord provided a factual overview of the Proposition 30 ballot measure for the November 6 election and highlighted possible impacts to SOCCCD. The measure would create new tax revenue to increase the existing Proposition 98 funding guarantee by $2.9 billion with $210 million coming to community colleges. The board of trustees did not take a position on Proposition 30 but did voice concern about the devastating cuts to community colleges and did point out that Proposition 30 is the only ballot measure which would fund community colleges. They expressed their dismay that California politics has put education at risk at a time when we need to focus on increasing student completions and training people for jobs in a struggling economy.
THE BOARD APPROVED .............................................................
- All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
- Renaming the renovated Saddleback College Library to Saddleback College Library and Learning Resource
- Fully funding the retiree health liability shortfall before the end of this fiscal year, June 30, 2013, in the amount of $15,820,942 in basic aid funding pending further studies and verification of final amount.
- Board Policy Revisions to BP-4000.5: Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Complaints; BP-4001: Personal Use of
Public Resources; BP-4010: Commitment to Diversity; BP-4021:
Classified Managers; BP-4072: Domestic Partners; BP-4209:
Classified Management Personnel Reduction In Force Notification.
- Memorandums of Understanding between the District and the Faculty Association.
- A Police Officers Association Master Agreement between the District and POA for the
July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015.
- Increasing dental coverage to include three dental cleanings per calendar year and dental implant coverage for unrepresented full-time employees to align with benefits provided to bargaining unit groups.
- Agreement describing surety take-over conditions and naming SJ Amoroso as completion
contractor for the Irvine Valley College Life Sciences building, with a projected completion date of April 29, 2013.