Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

January 25, 2016

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

South Orange County Community College District

  • All consent calendar items, general action items except for Item 6.5 which was pulled, and academic and classified personnel actions. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Irvine Valley College curriculum revisions for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
  • Additions to Saddleback College Community Education class offerings.
  • Out-of-state travel to Grand Canyon National Park, Sunset Crater/Meteor Crater/Petrified Forest, Arizona and Zion National Park, Utah from June 10, 2016 to June 19, 2016, for the field study program in Geology at Saddleback College.
  • Adopt a 2016-2017 non-resident tuition fee of $211 per semester unit based on the “Statewide average cost” option; increase the capital outlay fee to $65 per semester; and maintain the current $54 per semester application fee.
  • A public hearing was conducted and an Energy Service Contract was awarded to Solpac Construction, Inc., dba Soltek Pacific Construction Company in the amount of $7,317,766 to upgrade the HVAC units, controls and chilled water lines with energy efficient units and systems and replace some existing lighting fixtures with new energy efficient LED fixtures at the Fine Arts Complex at Saddleback College. The energy savings is estimated at $577,000 annually.
  • Construction management services agreement with Bernards for the Saddleback College Fine Arts HVAC Upgrades and Interior Renovation project, for a not to exceed amount of $245,257.
  • Use of Multiple Award Contracts for Furniture Purchases for the Sciences Building Project. Costs associated with the use of these contracts for the Sciences Building project are expected to be no greater than $600,000.
  • Board Policy Revisions: BP-4002.1 Authorization for Employment, BP-4000 Authorization for Employment.
  • Faculty Sabbatical Leaves for the 2016-2017 Academic Year at both colleges.
  • Nomination of Trustee Prendergast for the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) board.

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

  • Trustee Whitt attended several professional development activities at Saddleback College including the President's welcome back session and faculty breakfast, part time faculty dinner and classified staff luncheon. She enjoyed networking with faculty and staff. Trustee Milchiker split her time equally between the colleges to attend many professional development sessions. She appreciated how both presidents went over goals for the coming year. At IVC, she liked Dr. Terri Manning's advice on how to work with and teach millennials. She reminded the audience that the colleges host many of the presentations on their professional development websites for viewing. Trustee Lang was unable to attend any of the PD events. He congratulated Mike McElroy on earning the community college coach of the year award. He thanked President Roquemore for inviting him to participate in an Irvine chamber event covering economic and social policy issues. Trustee Wright attended 11 sessions between the two colleges, including the faculty association luncheon. He also attended several sporting events. He thanked and congratulated Saddleback College Men's Basketball team on winning their 1,000th game. He's looking forward to the President's Cup. Trustee Jemal was on one of the campuses every day during professional development week, attending a variety of sessions. He congratulated Coach Mike McElroy on his well deserved honor. Trustee Jay enjoyed the multi-generational presentation at IVC. She attended the faculty association luncheon and a session on student success. She attended the classified staff luncheon and especially appreciated the presentation on safety from the police department. Trustee Prendergast was not able to attend any professional development events due to teaching obligations. He just finished Saddleback's One Book, One College selection entitled Fives and Twenty Fives and said it provides a gripping and powerful insight into our veterans. He is currently reading a book on redesigning community colleges in preparation for his involvement on the Irvine Valley College team participating in the AACC Pathways initiative. He commented that caution is primary message from the Governor's proposed budget. Student Trustee Momand appreciates that the colleges recognize and acknowledge the learning styles of millennials. He complimented both colleges on their extraordinary efforts to welcome students back on campus and connect them to important resources.
  • Chancellor Gary Poertner commented on the State Chancellor's system report which shows that California community colleges increased degree attainment by 10,000. Associate Degrees for Transfer numbers went up 80%. The numbers underscore that community colleges are doing a good job.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included: The college is pleased to announce that Sue and Bill Gross of Laguna Beach have established a $1 million endowment to provide scholarships to students in career technical education programs that lead directly to jobs in skilled occupations with a strong employment outlook.  The California Apprenticeship Initiative awarded a $495,500 grant to Saddleback College to develop a manufacturing apprenticeship program that will help underrepresented workers acquire skills that are needed by local industry.  Two new members were added to Saddleback's management team: Dr. Jennifer Tucker Klein, director of research, planning, and accreditation; and Erin McHenry, director of annual giving and development services.  President Burnett welcomed faculty, staff, and management to the spring semester with a faculty breakfast and part-time faculty dinner, and a classified luncheon. Topics covered included enrollment management, campus safety, and results of the professional development survey. The Saddleback College Grants Office collaborated with the Economic and Workforce Development office to prepare a successful application to receive a $495,534 grant to develop the Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Consortium (M-PAC) to prepare students for apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included: The college has hired M. Scott Grabau as the new chair of the Theatre Arts Department.  IVC's Faculty Professional Development Week began on January 12 with breakfast and opening session hosted by President Roquemore.  Young inventors from kindergarten through eighth grade will compete at the 29th Annual IVC "Astounding Inventions" competition, presented by Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP and the IVC Foundation. The 2016 competition and exhibition will feature a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities, displays and demonstrations. The students compete for $10,000 in cash prizes, certificates of achievement and ribbons from the IVC Foundation.  Over 100 toys were collected by the IVC Performing Arts Center's (PAC) "Toys for Tots" holiday campaign this year. The PAC offered two free tickets to a performance for the 2015-16 season if patrons brought a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys for Tots campaign.  Edison International will provide $25,000 to support enrichment programs for IVC's Summer Bridge curriculum and STEM scholarships. The IVC Speech and Debate Team won three first-place sweepstakes awards at the 2015 Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association Fall Championships.
  • Presidents' Oral Report - Presidents Glenn Roquemore and Tod Burnett provided a joint oral report thanking the board, faculty and staff for a healthy start to the semester. Enrollments are up.

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

The board adjourned the meeting in memory of Jack Swartzbaugh who passed away peacefully on January 18th.  Jack served as Saddleback’s founding student services administrator and began working at the college before classes began in 1968.  He also served as a counselor and a member of Saddleback’s Foundation Board of Governors. After his retirement in 1999, he continued counseling part-time and he was an avid supporter of Saddleback athletics. His lifelong commitment is appreciated and he will be missed.


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

The board meeting may be viewed online at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 on SC Channel 39 and IVC Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 pm.


South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Barbara J. Jay, Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, T.J. Prendergast III,
Terri Whitt, 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