data standpoint this is certainly
something that we can continue to track throughput is a common metric used
across the state it’s actually on the Student Success scorecard so it’s
something that we can look at you can look at our success compared to other
colleges as well to have some contextual comparisons related to the work I think
that our faculty in these disciplines are working really hard to better
understand what our students are going through and right now we’re really
trying to evaluate those efforts to see what works and what doesn’t or if it doesn’t work how might it be
tweaked so that it could work better for students to increase the percentage and
really it’s an issue right now from my perspective of scaling up so we’re
serving small numbers of students with these interventions so how may we
increased the access to these types of innovations for more students to write
absolutely and and I don’t mean to imply that there is not that the work is not
being done because I know this is not a situation this unique to Long Beach City
College this is a situation that we see across the state students there are in
basic skills but I think that we as a district and and I you know would hope
that my colleagues on the board would agree that we need to have a
conversation in terms of what can we do as the board to help you you know the
faculty to address this issue because again what can you know what can be done
so that we can improve those percentage rates so that students because what
we’re talking about you know data we’re looking at numbers here but in actuality
we’re actually talking about individuals we’re actually talking about students
are enrolled in our attending our campus that actually need the support so what
can we do board to help you to be successful trust your address that absolutely I
think we need to continue to do is to continue to support the faculty
innovations to provide the faculty with the resources that they need to be more
in a given to grow the innovations and we are
absolutely doing that in every way and in the last 45 board presentations have
been about you know basic skills in the things that we’re doing and the things
that are working and scaling up and some of that scaling up of course requires
you know as you just heard from my reading faculties some more computers in
the classroom those kinds of things but we’re having those conversations and
this year we spent one point eight million dollars in instructional
equipment about five times more than we spent last year to support the faculty
based on their department plans to have the equipment that they need to better
serve the students had to make them be successful so we are and you are
supporting us in those efforts by allowing us to do that with the
resources that we have thank you thank you and I know there’s some wonderful
things being done officially the presentation that we as
Jenny mentioned about the math department which I know is one of the
gatekeepers in math and the fact that we’re doing you know there’s innovation being done math department
that’s great so it would be also excited we could see it in other areas and
definitely accelerating some of those courses so that students I think
students get discouraged when they think about it I have to go through these four
courses in order to get to that degree applicable so where we can accelerate I
would certainly encourage and support that thank you just hear too late if I
can add one more thing to what doctor long just mention the college is going
through a process of developing a strategic plan
that’s going to be the heart of planning going forward over the next six years I
think the board has a chance and should weigh in on how aggressive that
strategic plan is in achieving the outcomes that we won’t achieve because
the changes that we want to see will need a redesign of the way that we
schedule of the way that we are set up the way that we reach students and it’s
really gonna take an enormous amount of resources and effort over a sustained
period of time the strategic plan will give you that opportunity to look at it
over the next six years and to ask the questions that you’re asking and to
ensure that we are making progress toward those goals thank you board members I just like to
make one point I i kno of programs in northern california where they have
tried to both condensed remedial programs I know that it’s it’s a
philosophy here that we would like to eliminate as much remediation as
possible that’s why we do alternative placement measures and whatnot and we
can’t right away obviously do that but if you think about what Georgia letter
was saying it’s not just that they’ve gotta get up four levels for classes to
get into college basically but they have to sign up for
the class and remember with these students are these your students that
have lots of things going on in their lives they may have transportation
issues he may have had issues and all kinds of things so I have to sign up to
take the class have to pass it after they pass attempt to re-enroll in the
next one and all the way up to college level and each of those is an exit point
where they we may lose him and something may be going on in their life that means
that they don’t get from 322 from 221 ur and all those are those who lost
opportunities at that point you know no inability to do things and so to the
extent that we can get our students to the point where they are enrolled in
college classes it’s very very important I know the things that we’ve been doing
have been successful in that in fact I talked to bag just this last week about
what happened when we changed the way we enrolled african-americans in English
and when we started using scores from college grades from college in one year
from 2011 to 2012 we saw it three hundred percent increase in those who
were now going to where there’s a there’s a basket full of strategies that
we’re all working out to achieve the same goal and that’s to get our students
into college in through college inda I think this work is terrific and you to
be commended for what it is that you’re doing and keep it up ok let’s III like to add something
Christie I like to also dovetail and rusty artillery as very valid points and
I’d like to suggest that perhaps we need to take better care of our faculty and
staff I see a lot of signs I have to tell you
I love pay equity respect and it’s absolutely valid and we will be working
on that thank you 2016 Board of Directors election they
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board were 21 representatives from throughout the state of California Rep
represent all more than four hundred and fifty trustees they have an annual
election the winners service three-year term the way that we have traditionally
done this is to have the board president make a recommendation which isn’t the
final say but my recommendation at this point because I am the first vice
president of this morning in in Sacramento and if set on this board for
seven years now is that there are there or how many candidates she’s kind of
world in 1556 incumbents the incumbent have from one to a number of years of
experience and my recommendation is to support the six incumbents that are
there and then to add to that Kenneth Brown from the El Camino Community
College District Mr Brown is an african american physicist who sat on the board
for a number of years and has been active it to some extent of the
statewide level and Andrew Hoffman from the Los Angeles Community College
District I know both of these individuals he Community College
District is the largest community college districts in the state and yet
they haven’t had a representative on the trustee board for a long period of time time it so those are my recommendations
and get it going I didn’t mean emotion so moved moved and seconded discussion
trustee ro president I do I like to thank you for adding the two names
specifically Andrew Hoffman I know her and I know she’ll be a great
representation for that district and your colleagues thank you any other discussion is an action item
to ever walk over police or March 11 I Virginia Baxter Jeff Kellogg said he’s
great we move on to the consent agenda 3.1 any idea may be removed from the
consent agenda and considered separately if a member of the Board of Trustees so
requests are there any requests to remove items yes president i know i dont
3.44% wanted to remove I can find it 6223 3.2 3.3 3.4 to be pulled her future for
further discussion in favor of approving the rest of the consent agenda say I
know we have 20 actually if it well we have to go broke off yeah we we don’t have to if you’re
telling me that we should we will you know she said she’s telling you should
arm Archuleta Virginia Baxter Jeff Kellogg and send easy I 3.4 3.3 3.3 and 3.4 willing to discuss
we put for first I believe I sent my questions ahead of time so I’m just
gonna reiterated all of his contract awards I like to understand how was a process that led to the
selection of these vendors terms similar to those that have to be an extensive
background similar to the background provided for the contract amendments if
vice president global or superintendent we can provide some insight it but she
added so I am 3.4 3.4 alright so I will that vice president gable comment on the
contract with Civitas learning the rest of these are agreements with our Small
Business Development Centers so this is work is done through the the SBA and the
Small Business Development Centers to contract with other sites to run the
Small Business Development Centers in those communities so the process is
identifying potential partners of a him through as be a process and then
awarding of contracts through our own contract award process ok so perhaps you
can enlighten me as lot in Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce part of the SBA
or is that in a government and to 10 how were those values selected as it grant
base and when you see your normal contracts selections or was it was a
pool of folks that we selected from some background on all of them she added the
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce runs the pixel exchange the big slow to change is
funded through the Small Business Development Center to offer Small
Business Development Center services to the downtown LA region that process is
and the qualifications for those service providers are part of the federal SBA
SBDC program what happens is when we identify partners they contract with
Long Beach City College because we are the lead agency for the LA Ventura and
Santa Barbara County region so we administer on behalf of the SBA the
Small Business Development Center program and they follow our contracting
process internally but the actual contract itself the qualifications for
vendors we follow SBA and and the LA area SBA office guidelines and if I
don’t know if you want to add any more that I might be able to help clarify
some of it the SBA doesn’t require technically that we do an RFP with the
service centers that we contract with we do that at the college’s practice yes
the AHAs requirements for us as a lead center to take a look at criteria such
as methodology justification for distribution service area resources
population distribution formulas we have to adhere to that and demonstrate to
them and our audits that when we do a contract with a satellite center that we
are following those guidelines are RFP requires them to follow a certain set of
guidelines to part of that requires metrics that are agreed to with them SBA district office in Los Angeles for
the regional network and so we take a look we have AIDS service centers and we
allocate funds to them based on their capability to be able to deliver what we
projected be able to deliver on the metrics for what they’re doing when we
got the service when we had the SBA contract in 2005 one of these service centers El
Camino was in the former network with CSU Northridge and that’s been a very
good performing center so that’s been in this dinner from the very beginning the
pixel exchange started as a specialty center because they focus on technology
development and we allocated a small amount of funds to them initially to see
if they could provide services to small businesses for technology and they did a
good job with that and so we put an RFP out for them we’ve had three or four centers I think
Pasadena laverne Pacific Regional had other people compete when the RAF piece
came out they we selected the centers that we currently have right now we have
welcomed you know and to other centres that had no other competition when the
RFP came out for their ability to put contract with us so this learning and I
apologize if i’m mispronouncing the name what is there it seems like they were
the subject matter expert so they were just select them with our competitive
procurement for that way away from the Small Business Development Centers to
this all under one item under the same item but it’s it’s not about the Small
Business Development Centers right this is a contract for technology service and
I can let memory comment specifically on Civitas it’s not part of the SP you got
me confused you said all of them are at least it was implied that all of them
are through your SBA or SPDC so this one is not actually all
of the items that have to do with community college districts were service
centers are together I think there’s seven of those but this is also a
contract award and so it falls into the same category but it doesn’t have
anything to do with small business developments I see ok so yes if you
could please help me understand how this consultant was selected it seems like
there was an RFP but they were chosen says its chosen subject matter expert
expertise and can you help me understand that a little bit better yes we did do a
competitive part process with the RFP we had three proposals were received the
entities were reviewed by a group of district employees and then they were
interviewed in so Civitas was selected as the best vendor that would work with
our current system because this is software that were adding to our system
and so we’re going to have to have integration with the information we have
in PeopleSoft going up into Civitas so they were selected based upon their
experience as well as the product that they provide ok and was there any reason
why we got such limited pool of respondents it’s a very selective type
of software there’s not a whole lot of in to tease out there that provide the
predictive analytics that we’re trying to bring in it’s a fairly not really new
but I guess it’s new to the education arena to try to do predictive analytics
on Monday added that we have I see and when you say comes from the restricted
general fund is it why is it is this a grand or is it wise it restricted right
it’s gonna be funded by some of our grants that we have granted I think the Innovation Fund could be the
just phoned and potentially student equity as well so it’s a compilation of
all of them or which is it is it one over the other it’ll depend upon the fiscal year this
is a three year award and so the current fiscal year is going to be funded by the
Innovation Fund I think the anticipation is that the subsequent years will be
funded through equity funds I see think you can consider can you tell us what
this will add to the way we look at our students in the way we run the college
was predictive analytics to do to move us forward I’ll be happy that chimed in
that one Civitas learning solutions allows us to
take the data that we have on our students on our much of the day that you
see presented to you from Lauren in her team of researchers as well as others
who are looking at data and allows us to really look at it in a number of
different ways there are couple of different modules that Civitas provides
one that just gives very easy to read data sort of in a dashboard setting
allows administrators department chairs deems to look at what’s going on in
their area and quickly identify where some of the opportunities and challenges
are with with our students it also allows us to use predictive analytics to give us an
idea of students as they take our courses as a get certain grades as they
come to us from local high schools give us an idea of how they are doing how
they’re going to do in the future based on how they’ve done the past and he
gives a much more precise tool to help us make decisions on where to allocate
resources where to allocate effort and helps us judge in a interventions a lot
better as we experiment and have a lot of pilots many of these interventions we
need a much more precise tool to understand if the money that we’re
putting behind these interventions is producing the results that we need to
see happen and it’s advertised is also used by many community colleges
throughout the country and happy that the team who was reviewing these
proposals spent a lot of time looking at these data tools in talking to other
colleges who have had experience with them and I know is important to match
well with PeopleSoft which is underlying software but in addition to that it
ought to help us as we move forward the educational master planning and gives us some Spaniards in the
toolkit if you will that may make our choices more better predict what’s going
on I think that’s that’s the idea behind it and I know that talking to the
Institutional Effectiveness people they’re delighted to have this kind of
information to make decisions about what we’re doing any other questions that’s
right there’s a there’s a motion by two to prove three point four just he’s
talking about St Baxter against really save time if I think virginia Baxter I
just calling I okay on 3.3 it was the contract with
p2 s Engineering Inc and revenue problems with the contract but I’d like
to use this as an opportunity for you to explain to us what we’re doing with
regard to placing cameras on our campuses and programs going with that
incident relatively recently that was upsetting and supper to talk about this
some of the measures that were taken so certainly I can give you some brief
background their specific questions sure vice president gave Oakland talk
specifically about the system itself that religion implementing but the
bottom line is we have been talking about and looking at ways to improve
safety and security on campus we have been exploring the use of video camera
security monitoring system for quite some time and we are ready to move
forward and begin the implementation this will allow us to at least have
access to areas of the campus and be able to record activity throughout
various areas of the campus which will hopefully give us critical information
should any more incidents occur and give our law enforcement tools they need to
quickly respond and also have a deterrent effect one hopes yes hopes
that cameras will deter question was another I appreciate you bringing this
up and I didn’t realize their connection is there going to be real time
monitoring or is it just a matter of archiving the shots that these cameras
were gonna take there is not real time monitoring but the cameras continuously
record throughout the day 24 7 so if there’s ever an incident we can quickly
find a location see if there was a camera give that information to law
enforcement and Long Beach Blvd is also been working throughout the city to to
link many of the surveillance cameras and we will continue to work with him to
ensure that they have access so that they can
quickly responding incidence and what’s the response time for between finding
out if there is an incident and law enforcement doing all that they would
depend on the incident officers typically respond pretty quickly to any
incident on campus and this which is providing additional tools to follow up
on any incident and when do we expect the full rollout of this to be done we
are do we know yet I know where we’re getting started on it it’s probably not
cheap to to put all the stuff together but is what’s the plan vice president
gave yes and so we’re still in the design phase of the project we’re
getting close to coming to the end of the design phase and then we are going
to have to take it to DSA for their approval for some of the some of the
mountings some things that department state architect’s yes thank you so much
just for everyone’s information this is gonna be over 700 cameras that were
gonna have on both campuses we it will completely cover pretty much every inch
of the exterior of both campuses and it will cover all of the entrances to the
buildings with facial recognition capabilities on the entrances to the
buildings and the entrances to the parking lots and parking structure and
so that way if there is a major incident within a building we will be able to
zoom in from the archive footage and get facial recognition or license plate
recognition in those specific areas it also includes exterior restrooms will be
able to do facial recognition on those the rest of the campus will just be
general general recognition on that so it is a very extensive project there
will be cameras everywhere on the exterior of both campuses and we are
hoping that we will be able to go out to bid this summer with construction
starting shortly thereafter but it will be about a 15 month to eighteen-month
project before they’re they’re all completely up and running I just wanna
say that this is something that’s been very important to me campus safety and i’m glad that the
college’s going in this direction where are the monsters or where’s the feeds
leading to is going to be to the Public Safety Building to you later ok office
is it it all in all more than likely be going
to the Public Safety Building what we are trying to do and we’re looking to
see if there’s a bid that we can piggyback on is to use the same system
that Long Beach PDA is using so that way the officers are used to the system and
they don’t have to learn something new for our campus from what they use for
the entire city so that’s something that we’re looking into and hope to be able
to accomplish with with our bidding guidelines that were required to follow
your comments on this I’d ask the people so we could have this kind of discussion
because I think that there’s what I’ve heard around campus is people didn’t
know what was going on and I knew that this was on the agenda just for approval
in the Consent Calendar but that people would appreciate knowing what was going
on with regard to Canon cameras campus safety so I would entertain a motion to
approve moved 3.3 seconded it all in favor say
aye March 11 the purpose of the roll call is
so everybody’s broke its record if it’s unanimous and everybody’s world is
recorded but then it won’t listen names for me in the minutes and technical
thing this is called vote