– I would like to call
to order of the meeting of the board of trustees of Long Beach Community College District for January 23rd, 2018. It’s a closed session items. Roll call, Madam Secretary. – Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Here. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Here. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Here. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. Sunny Zia. – We have a quorum. First item is 1.3. Public comments on closed session items. Total of three minutes for each one. Madam Secretary, do we have any speakers? – There are none. – There none so I do not have to read that rate at this moment. I will though, I have 1.4 personnel, pursuant to government code. Public employee, employment performance, evaluation, discipline, dismissal release. Any and all the above. And that is all the items we have before us at this time, correct? – [Secretary] Yes, sir. – And we will adjourn to closed session. This time, the item is
closed session, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, I like
to reconvene our open session of the Long Beach
Community College District Board of Trustees meeting
for January 23rd, 2018. If everyone could please stand. And I’m gonna ask Trustee Malauulu. Either she or someone in the audience like to lead us in the
Pledge of Allegiance, please. – [Vivian] So I see Katie here who works here at the PCC campus so I’m gonna pick you to
lead us in the flag salute. Welcome to my district, everybody. Katie’s gonna do a flag salute. – [Jeff] Pressure’s on. – [Attendees] I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the
United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. (attendees laughing) – Thank you very much. Madam Secretary, please call the roll. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Here. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Here. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Here. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Here. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Here. – [Secretary] And Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorgel] Here. – Thank you. There is nothing to report
out of our closed session. Item 2.4. 2.5 approval of minutes of the
December 19th, 2017 meeting. Motion by Trustee Malauulu,
second by Trustee Zia. Any questions, comments, changes on that? And again, my apologies. You’re gonna have to
really get my attention. But I’m hearing or seeing none. Madam Secretary, roll on item 2.5, please. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – [Secretary] And Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorgel] Aye. – Thank you. 2.6, introduction, special announcements. Superintendent President. – Yes, sir, we have just a few tonight. We wanna congratulate Tina
Scruggs-Tate on her retirement. Is Tina with us tonight? She has served the district
very honorably for 17 years as an academic administrative assistant and we wanna wish her well. We also want to congratulate our very own executive vice president, Ann-Marie Gabel who is leaving us after 10 1/2 years of absolutely fantastic service. For those of you that know her, love her dearly as much as we all do, she will be going a little
further south of here and she is, in my opinion, not only the best chief
business officer in the state, but in the nation. So I know that you share my sadness but yet, happiness for her and her family. I wanna wish her the best
and thank her so much for her service. There will be a lovely party after the state of college
to thank her for her service. We also want to let you know that former LBCC football standout, a gentleman by the name of Bryan Braman, number 56 for the Eagles is
playing in the Super Bowl. So isn’t that neat? So football fans, please keep an eye on LBCC Viking represented on the Eagles. Tonight, we are welcoming some
new management team members. Marcia Parker, who joins
us in the back there. She’s going to, you will be approving
her as the new director of outreach and recruitment
community relations. And having been on the
job only three days, she has already created a lead system to capture all people who are
interested in coming to LBCC. So she has hit the ground running. Her teammate Joshua Castellanos, they have filled the
house at a recruitment that we’ve had for our diesel program that was just announced. We got some press coverage for that and we’ve just received word that it’s almost standing room only in that recruitment event
that was held today. So congratulations to them
and Sheni Webber’s team for that lovely program. I also wanna welcome our new dean of institutional effectiveness,
Heather Van Volkinburg who joins us. I think it’s your second day today so we welcome her to
Lauren and Jennifer’s team and Amber’s team. And Cori Rogers who I
think is tied up over there getting students getting their bills paid joins us as executive dean
of enrollment services. So welcome aboard. Thank you, Mr. President. – Thank you. And if people are not aware, we are at the PCC campus
for the annual meeting. We have not done this in many years and for the first time though,
we are in the new Dyer Hall. So it’s nice to be back
again to the PCC campus and Trustee Malauulu’s area but
also into the new Dyer Hall. So it really is a lot nicer
than the old Dyer Hall. Oh, yes so, alright, we’re moving on then. I have the 2.7, reordering of the agenda. I have heard nothing from anyone. I don’t believe there’s any items are gonna be reordered on the agenda. So we’ll move forward on 2.8. It’s the ASB president report. You’re a lot closer now to us. – Hi. Oh, yeah, I know, I love it. It’s good to see everybody’s smiling faces this great Tuesday afternoon. Haven’t seen Jorgel in a while so it’s good to see you again, buddy. Yeah. So good evening everyone. The Associated Student Body of LBCC is excited to start
off the spring semester on the right foot. We’re actually starting off
even before the semester begins. This Friday, we’re having our first Associated Student Body meeting just to get everybody
rolling, get the ball rolling before the semester even begins. Then, not this weekend,
but the following weekend, we are going to be helping out, us and other student
leaders will be helping out with the annual After-School All-Star Youth Leadership Conference being held here in Long
Beach City College, the Liberal Arts Campus, where 300 inner city
youth from Los Angeles will be coming down to LBCC to pretty much understand
like the whole college life. They’re gonna be like going
through breakout sessions with not only us, but
also other student leaders that are involved with clubs on campus. And then during their
break, their lunch break, they’re gonna also be able to
like play with us with like, we’re just gonna get like
all the games out there. Volleyball, ping-pong,
all that kind of stuff. Just to get more energy between us. For the first week of school, we’re actually gonna
have welcome back events where we always do coffee
and donuts in the mornings at PCC and LAC Mondays, Wednesdays as well as a barbecue and also
giveaways for the students. So Scantrons, green
books, pens and pencils and all that such. And also following that,
the following week. No, two weeks after that, Join A Club Day will be Thursday, January 15th
at the Liberal Arts Campus from 10 to 2 p.m. in the E-Quad. It gives our students the opportunity to find out more information
about clubs on campus and be able to socialize
with others as well. The following week, it will be at the Pacific Coast Campus on Wednesday, January 21st. And then just a few days, look out for our
Sustainability Fair in April and Multicultural Festival that we always have every year in May. Thank you very much and
you’ll have a good day. – [Jeff] Thank you. – Oh, I’ll also be here for
most of the meeting this time so yeah, got you guys. – Very good, thank you. Now we’re to presentations. Student success scorecard, item 3.1. This is an informational item only. I’ll turn it over to
Superintendent President. – [Secretary] 2.9 public comments– – [Jeff] Oh, I’m sorry because we– – [Secretary] But we have none. – Madam Secretary, 2.9, public
comments on agenda items. Do we have any? – [Secretary] There are none. – Thank you. So we will move forward, 2.9. Let the record show there were no one taking out a card to speak. 3.1, student success scorecard. Informational item. – [Reagan] Okay, I’d like
to introduce Lauren Sosenko, our director of
institutional effectiveness to come forward to make this presentation and she is going to
introduce her co-presenters. – Good evening, Board President Kellogg, other Trustees, superintendent
President Romali, other college leadership, our
faculty staff and community. My name is Lauren Sosenko and I’m the director of
institutional research and it’s my pleasure to
talk with you tonight about the 2017 student success scorecard with my colleague, Dr. Amber Hroch. We are just gonna dive
right in if that’s okay. We did provide an updated
PowerPoint handouts to you so that you have those in front of you. As many of you know, the
student success scorecard is a state-level accountability
report for our college. It was developed by the
California Community College Board of Governors as a standard
performance measure system. So for our college, we have to
publicly post our scorecard. It’s on our website homepage. You can navigate to it at
the bottom of our web page. There’s a link which will then take you to the scorecard homepage and then you just can select
Long Beach City College or you can select any of the
other 113 community colleges across the state as well as any, you could actually look at
aggregate statewide information. The scorecard profiles
the students who we serve. So it describes who they are and then it also gives us some
really important information on how our students are
doing here at the college. How well are we serving them? Are they meeting their goals? The scorecard gives us
a snapshot description of the students we serve but
it also helps group students by different characteristics so that we can track them over time. And I’m going just describe
some of these cohorts and then we’ll get into
some of the outcome data. The first is our Intent
to Complete cohort. This is defined by the state as students who come to the college and they came in the
2010-11 academic year. They earned at least six units and they attempted math or English within their first three
years of being here. And by that behavior, we believe that they’re here
for some sort of completion. So we track these students
to see how many of them end up earning a certificate, a degree or transferring to university. The next cohort that the
scorecard gives information about is called the Career and
Technical Education cohort. And this group is characterized
by students who earn at least eight units within
a particular CTE discipline within three years of
taking an initial CTE course in that discipline. And that initial course taking happened in the 2010-11 academic year. And again, we track this
group over six years to see if they earned a certificate degree or transferred to university. The next set of cohorts
are our Basic Skills or Remedial cohorts. So these are groups of students who started in the 10-11 or who enrolled in an English, math or English as a second language course below transfer level in
the 2010-11 academic year. And we track these students to see if they end up taking
a transfer level course within that discipline over time. So are they getting out of basic skills? This year’s scorecard has a new cohort called the Transfer
Level Achievement cohort. This is a group of students who, or first-time students, a little bit more recently
than some of the other cohorts. So they were first-time
students in 2014-15. They also met that intent
to complete cohort criteria so they earned at least six units and attempted math or English. And we track these students
a little bit more closely so we only within a one
and two year time frame to see if they complete
transfer level math or English. And we’re gonna talk a little bit later about why this new metric is
particularly relevant today because of some new legislation
that’s just come out. The next cohort that is
included on the scorecard is called the Skills Builders cohort. And this was a new cohort added in on the 2016 scorecard and it
was an effort by the state to sort of expand our
definition of success away from just our intent
to complete students. So these students are folks
who come to the college for a short amount of time. They don’t take a lot of courses but they’re very successful
in those courses. And they don’t have a completion and what we’re looking at
is their wage increases from before they came
to the college to after. And then the last cohort that’s
included on the scorecard is the Career Development and
College Preparation cohort. And this really small
group of students here at Long Beach City College, really has to do with students who are taking some of
our non-credit courses. They’re also called enhanced
funded non-credit courses. And so these students take
two or more of these courses starting in 2010-11 and they’re completing at least four hours of positive
attendance in these courses within three years. And now I’m gonna turn
it over to Dr. Hroch to talk about some of the outcomes. – So as Lauren mentioned, skills builders was added
to the scorecard in 2016. Again, these are students
who come to the college for a short amount of time,
they take a few number of units, they’re very successful and they don’t have
any kind of completion. So as you can see in the table, there’s a small group of students but they all have increases
in their median wages in all the areas. In 2017, transfer level achievement was also added to the scorecard. These are students who
are first time in 2014-15 who are intent to complete who completed a transfer level
course in math or English in their first or second year. When we compare our students
to the state average, we see that they perform lower
in both math and English. So we know from our local strategic plan that our transfer level achievement has been improving over time so we expect to see these
percentages to increase especially since we have targeted efforts in math and English to get our students to transfer level math and English. This metric will become
critical in the coming years as our innovations mature and requirements under the
new AB-705 are implemented. As a reminder AB-705 requires
us to maximize the probability that students will complete
transfer level math and English within a one year time frame. So moving on to the next set of outcomes, this looks at basic skills progress rate. So for remedial English,
almost half of our students complete a college level
English course within six years. For math we see that about
a third of our students complete a college-level math course when they started in remedial math. This is about 5.5% lower
than the state average. Another outcome the scorecard provides is persistence in 30 units. This is where we do well. We know our students are persisting 79% and we know that our students are completing 30 units at 69%. However, what we need to focus on is whether or not our students are taking the right 30 units and helping them make sure
that they’re achieving the right 30 in getting
to their educational goal. – So the next outcomes that
we’re turning to is completion. And this sort of narrative
around our students success is one that we’ve actually
heard for a couple years on our scorecard. Our students are persisting, many of them, but we see a big dip in that
are they making it that final, to the finish line, that
final amount of credits? Are they making the right
credits to complete? So we see among our intent
to complete students, 39.9% of our students are
actually reaching completion and this is below the
state average of 48%. And when we look at the CTE cohort, it’s a little bit higher at 46.7 but that’s still below the state average and it’s still less than
half of the students who we believe are seeking that completion actually are doing so. Again, this is not a new story. We saw this on last year scorecard and it’s something that the
college has been grappling with and that’s reflected in our strategic plan and it is reflected in the key efforts that Superintendent President
Romali has been focused on. So when we talk about this, we talk about there are four major efforts that are happening right now that we think will have an
impact on the completion story. The first one is around
Basic Skills Acceleration. Again, getting students
through basic skills, either by shortening the course sequence, offering different types
of classroom innovations and both are groups of
English and math faculty have been very hard at
work trying to figure out how to best serve students in these ways. In addition to that, we know that we’re gonna be
expanding multiple measures to better place students
when they’re coming here in these subjects. The next effort is around Guided Pathways. – [Doug] Can I ask you a quick question? So, we’re below the state average. Is it something about our demographics? Is it something about where we are or not? I mean what’s your hypothesis
if you go about right there? I thought a lot about this. – Yeah, I think there are a
lot of different variables that help explain where
we’re at with completion. And I think our demographic does have something to do with that. The students who are coming here are, we know that almost all of our
students are in basic skills. So if we can crack the
nut of math basic skills for our students and really support them through that barrier, our completion rate will
increase dramatically. But I don’t think that is
terribly unique, actually. I think that there are
colleges across the state who are grappling with
this same challenge. – We’re reasonably below state average. And so I know these are very complex to try and figure out and I know that you’re working hard. I know that math faculty in
particular is working very hard to figure out ways to attack this issue. – [Lauren] There are, go ahead. – That metric in particular doesn’t necessarily
reflect the innovations that map has been doing such
as ALEKS and compress section. So it’s a 2010-11 cohort. And so it goes for six years but math faculty’s piloted ALEKS in 2014 so it’s not really reflective
in that statistics. So in one to two years, I
expect that that percentage will increase and be closer
to the state average. – But in the transfer level attainment, that’s why in that new metric and then it’s a bit more timely. So for students who
have come to our class, that’s also why is an important
addition to the scorecard. Okay, so the the next body of work that the college has been undertaking to really try and get at
this completion challenge is around the piloting of guided pathways. The college is participating
in two major efforts right now around the California
guided pathways initiative as well as we are preparing
an 18-month action plan for the California Community
College guided pathways effort. And so that work that is really focused on trying to help create
a bit more structure for our students so that they are making more informed decisions
to get to their goals in a more timely way. We expect we’ll have an impact
on that making the last, for the progress in their
last mile towards completion. President Romali has been
launching a new effort for 45 to completion. In the recent weeks where we have teams working on a new schedule,
marketing material, IT support for students who
have completed 45 or more units. It’s really trying to help
identify the exact courses that those students need and provide them with the right opportunity and structure to get the courses that
they need for completion. Of course, and that’s being
offered in spring 2018. And then the last effort
that really helps us focus on this completion challenge is our Starfish Early Alert and Positive Communication campaigns that we’ve been doing now since fall 2017. Nine faculty piloted Starfish Early Alert and that’s really about trying
to capture more information about when students start struggling so that we’re less reactive to students who are struggling and when
they get our on probation and then trying to provide services but trying to understand
when they start to struggle a little bit earlier and be more proactive in
our approach to their needs. And then also changing the
way we’re talking to students in providing some positive reinforcement when students are doing things well. I know that that has been a major campaign of our triple SP and our
communications teams. – [Doug] Did you say nine
faculty are are piloting this? – Nine faculty piloted in the fall but they are doubling
that to 18 in the spring and we’re hoping that we
can start demonstrating the positive impact on that so that then more faculty
will join the implementation. – Is there an implementation
strategy that will involve a hundred faculty or 200
faculty or full time faculty or is it just sort of train
some and then train some more and train some more or? – I believe there is an entire
rolled out planned, Doug. I actually don’t have all
of the details on that. I would refer to my
colleague Sonia De La Torre to give you the detail on that. But I believe there is a whole plan. And that is the end of
our presentation today. If there are any questions. – [Jeff] Questions from the board? Chair recognizes Vice President Zia. – Thank you, great job
on the presentation. I especially appreciate Amber’s
clarification at the end. This is an old set of data
that we’re really going with, which is unfortunate and I know we have exerted a lot of
time effort, human capital to make sure these numbers go up. The one I’m particularly
interested in is the skills builder and I appreciate you mentioning that. That seems to be the nuanced
items that is underneath. Am I seeing this correctly? What’s the business about the
valid social security number? Does this mean that
our students or others? So how is this enforced? How is this look at and are these, is this demographic or cohort
just pretty much excludes? – Yeah, that’s that’s a
really great observation and question. These definitions are
all provided by the state and they do limit it to students who have valid social security numbers for almost all of the cohorts. And in particular why it’s
important for skills builders is because they’re looking at the Employment
Development Department data to look at wages pre
and post and the only ID that they can match on is
social security number. So that’s the only way
that I believe is available to get look at the outcomes here. We did look it up because we thought that it was an important
point that we have about, there’s over 35,000
students who are enrolled in the 16-17 academic year. And we believe about
4.7% of those students, so around 1600 did not have
valid social security numbers. So even if they should
be an intent to complete, they would not be reflected
in these state metrics. – But they can enroll? – [Lauren] Yes, absolutely. – That’s the distinction. In other words, they’re not precluded from enrolling these courses. They just will not go against
the statistics that we keep. – Right.
– Okay. And how do we check who’s
doing the enforcement or the checking? Does it go all the way up to EDD and then they come back
with the statistics or a personnel looking at, oh is this social security number valid? Is this one not? If you can walk through the mechanics. – Sure, so the data that are
presented on the scorecard, all of our data are submitted
from our college locally to the chancellor’s office
they call it the MIS system but it’s their state data system. And from there, they do a match to the Employment Development
Department directly. So they will take the student records and give them to the Employment
Development Department and the Employment Development Department will then give back the
information around the wage gain to the MIS system and then the state publishes it through the scorecard. We actually have been very
fortunate here locally to do a local data link directly with EDD and that’s allowed us to sort of look at
different types of groups. So whereas this is everybody who’s defined as a skills builder, we actually can look at wage gains among our intent to complete students and what does that look like. And so we do have some of
that information locally but we are limited. It will only be for students who have a social security
number because EDD, that’s the only variable that
they are able to link on. – So the students that are involved or enrolled in the pre-apprenticeship
program that we have, does that go into the
statistics as well or no? – I’m not exactly sure what
pre-apprentice program– – I think it’s non-credit and perhaps Superintendent
President Romali, you can– – [Reagan] I don’t recall
if it’s not for credit or non-credit but we can
find that out for you. Be happy to get back to you on that. – Sure, that would be great
because we do have enrollment in that capacity. – We were able in our– – Designed to go into
the construction jobs. That’s what last time I checked so I don’t know if that
necessarily qualifies under the skill builders category. That’s what the question really is. – [Reagan] My sense is
it’s a skills builder but I wanna make sure
that I’m accurate on that so we’ll look that up and get back to you. – [Sunny] Okay, great, thank you. – And in our last local data connection, we were able to include
against student groups who we wouldn’t normally be able to so if we don’t currently do it, it is something that we could
add potentially in the future. – [Jeff] Other questions,
members the board? On this particular item. Seeing none. All right, thank you very much. – [Sunny] Great job. – Moving forward. Now to consent calendar. This is items 4.3 to 4.18. Are there any items that wish to be pulled from consent calendar it’s
just time by the members? Seeing, hearing none. Entertain a motion to approve. This items 4.3 to 4.18. Student trustee may vote on all except for that will be
reflected on item 4.17, 4.18. So we’ll do separate motions on that. So, correct? I’ve not done it. Motion by Trustee Otto,
second by Trustee Baxter to approve the consent calendar. Madam Secretary, should
I make it two 4.16? From 4.3 to 4.16 and do a
separate one to student trustee? – [Secretary] I’ll record
the exceptions so go ahead. – [Jeff] All right, so noted. So it will be item 4.3 and 4.18. With the student trustee
exempt from 4.17, 4.18. So there’s a motion to second. Otto and Baxter. No items to be pulled. Madam Secretary, please call the roll on the consent calendar items. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – [Secretary] And Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorgel] Aye. – [Jeff] Thank you. We’re now moving forward. Consent calendars approve
to human resources. Starting with 5.1. This is the approval of doctoral
stipend for Dr. Heather. She just show up, that happens. You must be doing a great job. A stipend for Dr. Heather Van Volkinburg. This is a action item. So this item recommend
action the board of trustees for the doctoral stipend as submitted. Madam Secretary, do we
have to read this as well for the record? I do. The Management Professional
Development, Evaluation Personnel Plan provides
for a doctoral stipend in the amount of $2,250 per
year for management employee who hold a doctoral degree. So there’s a motion by Trustee
Zia, second by Trustee Baxter to approve 5.1. Questions, comments members
the board at this time? Madam Secretary, please
call the roll on item 5.1. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] And Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – Thank you, it carries. 5.2, approval of doctoral
stipend for Dr. Jennifer Rodden. Again, this is a board of trustees approve doctoral stipend for
Jennifer Rodden as submitted. The Management Professional Development, Evaluation Personnel Plan
provides for a doctoral stipend in the amount of $2,250 per year for management employees
who hold a doctoral degree. Can I entertain a motion and second? Motion by Trustee Baxter,
second by Trustee Otto. Question, comments, members
the board this time? Hearing none. Madam Secretary, please
call the roll in item 5.2. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – 5.2 carries. Item 5.3, resolution, reduction
of classified service. This is to adopt resolution, reduction of classified
service as submitted. And this is per our educational code. This is for the classified employee shall be subject to
layoffs for lack of work or lack of funds. I’ll entertain a motion and a second. Motion by Trustee Baxter,
second by Trustee Malauulu. Item 5.3, questions, comments members the board at this time? Hearing none, I’m sorry. – [Sunny] I have I just wanted to– – [Jeff] I’m sorry, do you
have something, Vice President? This is like watching a
family feud table here. I don’t quite, I can’t
see who’s down there. Does anyone have any
questions on this item? Chair recognizes the vice president. I can’t see Vice President Zia. Sunny. – Yes, President Kellogg, thank you. I just wanted to point
out that the reason why there’s an elimination or reduction is because of the grant funding
that is coming to an end and the employees were
notified ahead of time. So there was full knowledge. – [Jeff] There’s a motion
and a second on item 5.3. Madam Secretary, please call the roll. Trustee Baxter, second
by Trustee Malauulu. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] And Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – I’m sorry, was I supposed
to ask the student trustee for the advisory vote? – [Secretary] No, not on– – All right, thank you. 5.3 carries. Item 5.4, employment contract. Elizabeth Miller, interim
vice president, finance, facilities and technological services. Student trustee will not be
able to vote on this one. Board of trustees approve
the employment contract for Elizabeth Miller. Interim vice president finance, facilities and technology services as submitted. The employment contract provides
for a term of employment from February 6, 2018
through September 30, 2018 with an annual compensation of 229,154. I’ll entertain a motion and a second. Motion by Trustee Otto. – [Sunny] So move. – Second by Trustee Zia. On this item, questions, comments members of the board this time? Madam Secretary, please call the roll. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] And Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – [Jeff] Congratulations, Betty is back. – [Vivian] Thank you. – Item six, or point six,
academic senate title five. The student trustee you will
be able to vote on this item. 6.1, new, modified and inactive courses. This is a action item. Is there any comment question at the time from the academic senate down there? Anything at all? Just wave if you want to but, are we good? – In summer, we have, everything that we’re bringing forward. – Academic Affairs is very pleased to be presenting the board tonight with curriculum for your approval. I realize it’s quite extensive and so I did wanna take
a minute to summarize it for for all of you. Some of it is cleanup
but much of it involves very exciting new classes and programs or modifications to classes and programs to bring them up to date or to align them more
closely with industry needs. All of this work took a
great deal of time and effort on many people’s parts. Firstly, the discipline faculty whose programs are
represented here tonight put in many many hours to create
the courses and curriculum. Our curriculum committee and
the associated subcommittees did a huge amount of work
overseeing the changes and the new courses. I’d also like to acknowledge the work of Michelle Grimes-Hillman, our dean of academic affairs. And Kenna Hillman, our
new interim associate dean of academic affairs and
particularly for her and her role as former chair
of the curriculum committee. They work tirelessly to put
this together for you tonight. They’ve reorganized it to try to provide you with
significant information so that you understand why we
made the changes that we did. And I’d also like to acknowledge
Jorge Ochoa to my left for stepping in to be
interim chair of curriculum until a new chair is appointed. So it’s been a lot of work. There are three major
curriculum items tonight. The first area involves courses, new courses in activations
or modifications. We’re really very happy to be presenting some non-credit courses to you. Three of them are in the
computer office systems area overseen by Jean Carbonaro. I don’t know if he’s here. And they are designed to
support non-credit certificates that will be new in basic
information competency and computer hardware repair. We’re also very happy to be presenting a number of ESL non-credit
courses overseen by Lee Douglas. And we are converting
these into non-credit to better serve our population. These are no cost courses for our students which we believe will also increase access which will also increase our enrollment. Also, we’re presenting a new
new course for work experience in the computer office
systems which is critical for our students to get
this kind of experience. We also have new credit
courses coming forward in the costs area. These are primarily designed
to update the curriculum. We have new reading courses coming forward to accelerate the path for our students to get to college-level
reading proficiency. We have a number of sign language courses. They are designed to support
a new associate degree in sign language of deaf culture and a certificate and achievement in interpreting to align
with Cal State Long Beach. And we’re very pleased to
have a new course in sociology to support our honors program. Also contained in this first section are a number of modified courses. These are cleanup which
could be name changes, CID descriptor changes which are needed for
articulation purposes. There, in some cases are
regulation compliance issues. We may be putting in
prerequisites to help our students be more successful in their classes and those kinds of things. We also have a segment
on distance learning. So we’re adding in this component
to some existing courses so they can be offered
in an online format. And we have just a very
few class size reductions which we typically don’t do but these are based on
safety and in some cases, the number of machines
that may be available, for example, in sewing. We shouldn’t really be
putting in more students than we have machines. And then we also have a few activations due primarily to the ESL
courses being made non-credit. So we would be eliminating
some of the credit courses. The next section, 6.2,
involves programs of study and these are new
modifications or inactivations. In some cases we may be
eliminating outdated certificates and replacing them with
ones that better serve our students and industry needs. There are also some title changes. For the new certificates, we’ve provided labor market
information for the board so that you can understand
why these are critical. We have new certificates of accomplishment going forward in Microsoft Essentials, digital and social
media, customer relations and SQL programming specialist. We also have a new degree
coming forward tonight. A new associate of science
degree in engineering technology. And we would like to thank Juan Flores, I don’t know if he’s here, but
he did a lot of work on that. And it also has fairly
extensive information regarding labor market
data and our rationale. And then the final piece, sorry. – You move forward before, you’re summarizing all the
items on the academic senate. You’ve moved beyond 6.1,
you’re now into 6.3. – [Kathleen] Oh I’m sorry, I’m sorry. – [Jeff] Wouldn’t know, it’s fine. I mean, that’s all. But if are there any questions
from the members the board on 6.1 at this time, new,
modified and inactivated courses. Chair recognizes Trustee Otto. – [Doug] Looking. – [Jeff] I’m sorry. – Oh, I’m sorry, yeah, I have one. You need to speak in two? – [Jeff] Is it lit? – So not many people in the audience will remember this song but Antonio will. In the 60s there was a song
by the Buffalo Springfield called Something’s Happening Here. Does anybody remember that song? – [Jeff] Okay, I’m not
raising my hand but yes. – Shoo in. Every time that we’ve had classes come to the board for approval, historically, there would be
five, six, maybe 10 programs, eliminated programs looked at and when I got these agenda items, I said something’s happened in here. Something amazing is happening here. We’ve got a lot that were
that we’re looking at and there’s a lot being done. So Vice President Scott, first, there’s a lot that we’re
being asked to do here. How do we support this? How do we how do we pay for all these? Things that you’re suggesting. In general. – Well the curriculum has been developed and faculty do that as
part of their regular load. full-time faculty as part of the contract. We’re gonna be working with marketing to ensure that these programs
are marketed properly. We are gonna be using adult ed money to create an infrastructure
for our non-credit area. We know that we need, for example, to have a registration
process for non-credit, we need a transcript
process for non-credit, we need counselors, we need ANR people. So there’s a meeting being scheduled for next week or the week after to try to put this
infrastructure into place. We’ve got a lot of new non-credit
courses coming forward. This is really the
beginning of a lot of them and it’s critical that we
create that infrastructure. But we do have adult money
to get started with it and that’s the plan there. I don’t know if there’s
a specific question you have beyond that. – That’s a pretty good answer
to what I was getting at. What’s the relationship
between these changes and the jobs and careers, things that we’re trying to achieve? – Well it’s really critical that we keep our curriculum up to date so that we’re responsive
to what industry needs. Some of the changes that
are coming forward today were the result of advisory
committee recommendations. So it could be name
changes, changes in courses, changes in curriculum. The computer office systems area has done a particularly
good job with that. I was fortunate to attend their most recent advisory committee. It was very large, a lot of
industry partners there with us and so it’s critical that we do that. And it’s critical that
we then market these and that students
understand the kind of jobs that they can get with
these with these courses and that would lead to
how it connects really with guided pathways. – I saw that there was a lot of cleanup in these class descriptions and the way that they’re
presented in the catalog. Why is the cleanup required? What is it? What are we doing? It could be anything from name changes or in one case, it said that
we didn’t offer the classes in all of our four sessions so we wanted to be sure the students knew we offered them in all four sessions. In some cases it’s grammar,
it could be clarity, minor name changes. Again, based on what advisory
committees have recommended. It could be a compliance issue, having to do with, for
example, work experience, those kinds of things. – [Doug] And are we done with that cleanup or is it we’re gonna see
more of it in the future? – I don’t know that we’ll
ever be done with it. It’s just there’s a lot of curriculum and it’s constantly changing and we’re constantly looking at it and seeing that we could be clear. There’s changes to title five that may require different
kinds of clean up. It’s a constant activity for us. – And I saw a lot of switching
from credit to non-credit and I thought, well,
why are we doing that? Does that affect the way
we get paid by the state? And what else is coming
in the area of non-credit? – Well, the state has raised the FTEs on what they pay for non-credit that’s in a career
development pathway, the CDCP. So courses that we are able to bundle in some manner that could be, for example, a welding class and a
work preparation class. We can combine those into
a non-credit certificate and be paid at the same
rate as the credit rate. And so the state did
that to incentivize us to create these kinds of certificates so that students can have more easy access to these kinds of jobs. A lot of times their first level jobs, as we’re looking at
stackable certificates, it’s the lower level but it does get people into the workforce and we’ve got a lot of them coming. We’ve got horses coming forward in the next a few weeks
and months in HVAC, child development, counseling
such as career exploration, culinary, citizenship,
drafting, fashion design, forklift, horticulture, reading. We have a lot of them coming forward. But they’re also no cost for our students which is really critical. And they allow students
who are undocumented to attend college and that’s another
benefit for our community. – [Doug] So we’re working
smarter, more effectively, more efficiently to bring money in so that we can do these things and that’s what these
things are designed to do? – Correct. And we’re also trying
to work very carefully with our community partners. Lee Douglas and I went to
Centro CHO just before the break and talk to them about some
of the needs that they have. They would like us to
offer citizenship, GED, they would like some culinary, they would like home health
aide and those kind of courses so we’re also trying to be responsive and they would like them offered there and we would certainly be
happy to comply with that. – [Doug] So it’s also a partial answer to the question I asked before about the relationship
between these changes or curriculum ideas and jobs and careers, that it enhances what we’re
doing in that area as well. – Yes, many of the non-credit
are entry-level positions that will help people
get a foot in the door and then we would certainly
welcome them to come back and take additional courses,
get additional certificates, perhaps get a degree. Yeah, we want these kind of off ramps and on ramps for our students who– – [Sunny] Point of
order, President Kellogg. We don’t have a motion on the floor. We can’t have discussion yet. – I was just waiting till we had any more. Just to put 6.1 into a motion,
a motion by Trustee Malauulu. – [Sunny] So move. – [Jeff] Second by
Trustee Zia on this item. Trustee Otto, did you have more questions on the item 6.1, please? – No, that was my last question and I just wanted to say
that I’m really pleased with what we’re doing here. It seems like something
that is really purposeful and not just cleaning the stuff up but really sort of
aligning us with our goals, with our strategic plan
and taken seriously the things that we say we’re gonna do and aligning what it is that we do with what it is we would do. Thanks, that’s all. – [Jeff] Other items on 6.1 at this time? Chair recognizes Vice President Zia. – Thank you, President Kellogg. I just wanted to commend our staff. Thank you, Vice President Scott. This is fantastic and
Superintendent President Romali, this is another testament
of your leadership for the work that you’re doing and the level of rigor
and consideration and care you’re bringing to the table. We’re finally bringing this
college into the community and building partnerships. And that’s what I’m talking about. We’ve been waiting for this day and I really appreciate the
level of care and consideration you all have been given to this and the partnerships that you’re building both internally and externally
and I wanna commend you. Thank you. – [Jeff] Other questions on 6.1? If not, there’s a motion
and a second on the floor. Madam Secretary, can you call
the roll on item 6.1, please? – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – [Secretary] And Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorgel] Aye. – Thank you. Item 6.2, this is a continuation. New, modified and inactivated programs of study degrees and certificates. To begin with, can I entertain a motion and a second, please? Motion by Trustee Baxter.
– So move. – [Jeff] A second by Trustee Malauulu. Item 6.2, questions,
comments, staff report. Continuation. – Yes, you’ve already heard
it so I won’t repeat it but I would like to acknowledge
that Juan Flores is here and he created the new
associate of science degree in engineering technology
which is really critical. So thank you, Juan. – [Jeff] Thank you. Members of the board, questions,
comments at this time? Hearing none. Motion and a second on item 6.2. Madam Secretary, please call the roll. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – [Secretary] And Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorgel] Aye. – Motion carries. 6.3, course addition to
general education plan A and graduation. This is just the board of trustees approve the addition of READ 182AX to general education plan A
and graduation proficiency, effective Fall 2018, as submitted. Entertain a motion and a second, please. Motion by Trustee Otto,
second by Trustee Malauulu. Discussion on item 6.3. Members of the board. Any additional information
needed on this item? Academic senate? – [Kathleen] No, I think
it’s pretty straightforward. You explained it. – [Jeff] Thank you. – [Kathleen] I just would add I guess that it’s the accelerated reading classes, they’re being added to plan A. But it’s again to try to get our students through to college-level
reading quickly, more quickly. – Very good. No other comments from
members aboard this time? Madam Secretary, please
call the roll on item 6.3. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – [Secretary] And Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorgel] Aye. – That item carries. Were now at student support services. 7.1 Integrated Plan of Student
Success and Support Programs, Basic Skills Initiative
and Student Equity. This is a board of trustee
adopting integrated plans to submit the plan to
the chancellor’s office by January 31st as submitted. I entertain a motion and a second. – So move.
– Motion by Trustee Zia. A second by Trustee Baxter on item 7.1. Questions, comments at this time? Sorry do we need a report at any time? Self-explanatory? Very good. Questions, comments members of the board? Hearing none. Madam Secretary, please
call the roll on item 7.1. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye, I believe we
have a presentation to do. We got a presentation to do. – [Jeff] That’s why I was saying. You didn’t stop me. – [Sunny] I think we should
see the presentations before we– – [Jeff] All the vote, I retract my vote. I’m open minded now until I go to vote. All right, Superintendent
President recognize Romali. We’ll go from there. – [Reagan] We’ll you have a
vote of confidence going in so I think you feel good. – [Jeff] I don’t think this
is real controversial one either by the way so don’t snatch victory and defeat together. – [Reagan] That’s right. – Sure.
– There. – You saw our fabulous faculty at work in our fabulous administrators
at work in the sixes, now we’re in the sevens where
you’re gonna see him again. We have a great presentation
to you on the integrated plan, SSSP, basic skills and
student equity by Lui Amador, Elijah Sims, Shauna Hagemann
and Dr. Jennifer Rodden and Sonia De La Torre. Welcome. – Thank you, Superintendent
President Romali. Good evening and thank you
to the board of trustees, our Superintendent President Romali, our vice presidents and other
members of our leadership from the LBCC community. My name is Lui Amador. I’m the director for student
equity and and just a preface, unfortunately due to a family commitment, Mr. Elijah Sims is not available today but we’re gonna be pinch-hitting for him. As the name implies, the integrated plan is an integration of the
three individual plans for basic skills
initiative, student equity and student success and support program. Each plan has a faculty and
administrative co-chair. And it’s important to note
that all of these individuals were intimately involved
in the development of the integrated plan. in tonight’s presentation, we’re gonna be sharing with
you how the plan was developed, data on our efforts to date, as well as what we’re gonna
be doing moving forward to help move the needle
on student success. – Good evening. Last fall the chancellor’s office suspended the submission
of individual annual plans for the basic skills
initiative, student equity and the student success
and support program as they were working
on preparing a template for the integrated plan. In a memo from the chancellor’s office, they highlighted that we
were moving in this direction because the ultimate goal of each of these plans is the same. That is to increase student success and close achievement gaps. Moreover, each of these plans use the same success
indicators which are access, retention, persistence
completion and transfer. With that in mind and under the guidance of the Student Success Committee, the co-chairs of these plans identified a timeline to complete the integrated plan over the summer. We hosted three workshops to
engage the campus community in the development of the integrated plan. We had 29 faculty, 30
staff and administrators and nine students
participate in that process. In the first workshop, we focused our efforts and
identified the five goals of the integrated plan. The second workshop was an opportunity to identify the strategies
that would help us execute the goals of the integrated plan, and in the third workshop, we presented the draft to
all of the participants through the process. We collected, feedback and
began to identify projects that are relevant to the
work of the integrated plan. Discussions and activities
at each of these workshops were also informed by the
completion by design framework. Lastly, it’s important to note that we have vetted the integrated plan through various shared governance bodies including Academic Senate, the
College Planning Committee, Student Success Committee and
the Associated Student Body. – [Lui] So these are the
goals that were developed through those workshops. They include ensuring
students are learning, that we are helping students
complete and transition, that we’re gonna treat
college preparedness as an issue of equity. We’re gonna revitalize a positive mutually supportive and caring
Long Beach City community. Long Beach City College
community, excuse me. And then we’re gonna streamline and simplify business processes
for students and staff. It’s important to note
that language was pulled right out of the strategic
plan to develop these goals, as well as to ensure clear alignment with our institutional priorities that included guided pathways. – [Presenter] So part of the
exercise of the integrated plan was to identify our past goals, collect data and understand the findings. In the following slides, we wanna provide highlights
from some of that data. For the student success
and support program, you will see we’re continuing to see high completion of
assessment and orientation for first-time students. We’ve increased the delivery
of counseling services and interventions for
students on probation. We’ve also seen a significant decrease in the number of students that are undeclared at the college. – [Sonia] In relation to
the basic skills initiative, data reflected the need to
re-examine the curriculum and instructional
practices used for students placed at the lowest level of reading. As a result, a self-paced
individualized option was created. In addition, they are also supported further examination of the effectiveness of supplemental instruction, SI, along with the feasibility
of its expansion. – [Lui] Regarding the
data for student equity, what you’ll see here is that we are moving in a positive direction. Specifically the areas
highlighted in green, but that we still have work to do. In order to help orient
what’s on the screen, I’m just gonna quickly go over the different colors and figures. The green, as I just mentioned, highlight areas where we
have had positive movement. It’s worth noting that we’re only looking at change over time, therefore, the non highlighted
areas, the white areas, are areas where we have
no real change over time. And then the pink highlights
show the areas and groups where we do need to do more work. The boxes where it shows
no figures or color are where the groups are not identified as disproportionally impacted. Moving back up to the the green areas, LBCC is moving in a positive direction with respect to things like
basic skills, math and English as well as degree completion where rates are increasing for several of our
disproportionately impacted students. Regarding our transfer metric, rates are also increasing for
the African-American black as well as Hispanic Latino and students who are
economically disadvantaged. For our reading metric,
rates have increased for our white students as well as students with disabilities. And then LBCC is moving
in a positive direction with our Pacific Islander
students regarding access. Areas where there’s
been little to no change include rates for
students with disability, transfer rates, excuse me for
students with disabilities. And then LBCC has more work to do regarding the basic skills reading for African-American
black and male students. Oh, excuse me, I jumped, that
was going into the pink now. It’s important to note
that our CTE population has been in decline which
is impacting the metric we use to assess goal attainment. Discontinuance continues to play a role in the reporting of this figure. So while certificates are going down or it is important to note
that degree completion rates are actually going up. And then finally, areas where
we do need to do more work include access rates for
African-American black and Native American students
and then the certificate and course completion for
a variety of DI groups. – [Shauna] So now that we’re
equipped with this data, moving forward the integrated plan will continue to focus
on success indicators of access completion and retention. In the subsequent slides, we will provide examples
of some of the strategies, projects and efforts that will
help us achieve our goals. Moreover, it’s important to
note that these strategies are connected with the strategic
enrollment management plan and year one priorities
that you heard about at the last board meeting. Under access, we are focusing activities such as high school outreach,
Viking Express Days, counseling plus registration to further streamline
the matriculation process for all our students. We are also expanding online
educational resource efforts designed to provide free
textbooks to students and continue to make progress on the development of a welcome center on each of our campuses. – [Presenter] In the area
of basic skills completion, everything from curriculum design and pedagogy to faculty
professional development and multiple measures have been reimagined and continue to evolve within
the context of a be AB-705. – [Lui] Regarding course completion, you’ve already heard from
the student success scorecard about our efforts to scale
up Starfish Early Alert. We’re hoping that that continues in the success that we’ve
been having with it. We’re also gonna be developing educational planning
efforts for our DI groups. We’re gonna be expanding
the use of Tableau in an effort to develop, simplifying data displays
of disaggregated course data through that system. We’ve also been working on faculty self-observation activities with the University of
Southern California’s Center for Urban Education or CUE. And we’re gonna continue to support implementation of guided pathways. Regarding certificate degree
and transfer completion, very similar to some of the things that we’ve already mentioned
for course completion, we’re gonna be expanding our
educational planning efforts. We’re gonna be targeting communication to students at specific benchmarks helping to nudge them or congratulate them as they’re progressing forward. We’re gonna explore wraparound programs for our disproportionately
impacted students and then we’re gonna sell
a support collaboration between CTE and strong workforce. – Sorry. I’d like to talk about
student engagement with you for a little bit. Currently, we are working to continue and to increase equitable
student engagement. As an institution, we
accept the moral, ethical and educational obligation to
modify policies and practices in ways that are academically challenging and socially supportive of students, especially those from
underrepresented groups. Engagement is the single most significant predictor of persistence. We have offered an alumni series featuring our successful students representing our disproportionately
represented groups. We continue to support
our learning communities such as Puente and Umoja. We supported the tour of the
historically black colleges increasing our transfer
rates to these institutions. We strive to provide outreach services that focus on our disproportionately
represented groups. Faculty and staff participated in the Black Minds Matter series focusing on black boys
and men in education. The Black Minds Matter series address the experiences and realities
of black males in education. Long Beach City College
now has the opportunity to build a network with leaders
in the field of engagement and continue to provide
professional development and continue to promote the
concept of intentional design to ensure educational success
for our students of color. Long Beach City College has worked closely with the Center for Urban Education. Faculty participated in
classroom observations designed by the Center
for Urban Education. This activity promotes
culturally responsive teaching. These equity minded practitioners are willing to take
personal responsibility for the success of their students and critically reassess
their own practices. It also requires that
practitioners are race conscious and aware of the social
and historical context of exclusionary practices. In order to understand
to become equity minded, it warrants that various practitioners, faculty administration and staff assess and acknowledge
that their practices may not be working. It takes understanding of
inequities as a dysfunction of the various structures
policies and practices that they can control. Equity minded practitioners
question their own assumptions, recognize stereotypes
that harm student success and continually reassess their
practices to create change. Part of taking on this
framework is that institution and practitioners become
accountable for the success of their students and see racial gaps as their personal responsibility and institutional responsibility. These high impact activities increase students sense of belonging and in turn, increase persistence. We plan to implement more
strategies such as the campaign to learn each student’s name, develop an institute
for students of color, conduct more surveys,
incorporate equity mindedness in the writing of
student learning outcomes and develop more focus groups
to gain the student voice. I thank you for your time tonight. – [Jeff] Thank you. Questions members of the board. We do have a motion and
a second on this item. Questions from the members, well, I would just say that proving again that in the community
college system in California, planning is critical to everything we do. Resource, data and this is another example of where we really do have a, we attempt to address
issues and we move forward and also the line I always remember saying is that there’s a policy procedure and a plan for everything
we do in this system and that’s because we
really try to capture and realize where we are
weak, where we’re strong and this is a just a good example. Just by going through it,
you see all the detail and the effort that goes into it too. It’s not we’re just opening up our doors, we think about who’s
coming through those doors and how we can help them be success. And these type of presentations coming from the planning background, I always personally enjoy this but I know a lot of people,
they look at planning but I just tell everyone,
good planning does work. It has been proven time and time again. Good planning does work. So anyway, members of the board, questions, comments at this time? Chair recognizes Trustee
Baxter, followed by Trustee Zia. – I just wanted to salute you. I know this is a lot of hard work and in doing it during this summer when you could be doing other things and we appreciate it very much. You’re going in the right direction. – [Jeff] Vice Presidency Zia. – Yes, I too wanted to echo
Trustee Baxter’s sentiments and I also appreciate the final slide. As the only Persian-Jewish kid in a very very white dominated school, I had to educate my
teachers that first of all, it’s not Iran. If you really wanna piss off
the new Iranian or a Persian, call it Iran, so I’m just
educating you all here. Or Iranian-American. It’s Iran. And it was really nice to see that what we’re doing, the
efforts that we’re doing in the community. I love this Black Minds Matter. That’s what I’m talking about. This is the kind of work that
we need to be doing out there and also, this is something
that’s been on my to-do list and I’ve been harping on this is that we need to go after
hiring and recruiting people who look like our students, who
understand their background. And I really appreciate that you guys are, this is a testament and an example of the effort you’re putting into, what needs to be done at this
community college district at this time and thank you so
much, I really appreciate it. – [Jeff] Other members of the board. Chair recognizes Trustee Malauulu. – You all did such a great job and I really appreciate
you mixing up the speakers so it’s one speakers
presenting a separate slide. I really appreciate that. I have a quick question on
page five of your presentation. Is that a comprehensive list of the ethnicities represented on campus? Page five. Myra, I don’t know if you can put that up with the presentation. – It is not. Those particular groups represent the ones that have been identified as disproportionately impacted
based off of the metric. That was previously offered
by the chancellor’s office. It’s changing now and so we’re
gonna be looking at new data. – Is it possible? And I understand that they are
disproportionately impacted but is it possible for us to
see a comprehensive listing of all ethnicities on
campus and how they compare? I know that that’s not your target goal for this presentation but seeing this made me really curious. For one, I didn’t notice that any Asians were of disproportionate impact. And in this particular community here where the PCC campus sits, there’s a vast number
of Asians surrounding us and I’m pretty sure that some of them would probably qualify to at
least have a line item on that. I don’t know how much work it would entail for you to even just send the board a comprehensive list
of all the ethnicities. And also, and it’s not just Asians. That’s just the one that stood out. But I would also like
to see, in addition to, and by the way this is great. I mean this is really well done. In addition to the completion
and certificate and transfer, how would we quantify students who enroll and remain enrolled for X amount of time? If we can somehow track students
who are on a six-year plan, how can we track that data to
help them and identify why? And I know that we’ve talked about that. Just to figure out some work, some can only do one class a
semester, some have families but if we can offer support for
those students in that area, there’s so many things
that we’ve discussed behind the scenes that, I’d like to see how many start and linger. But I don’t know how you would do that. That’s why you guys have that
great job to figure it out. – Well, first let me start by saying that I don’t think what you’re
asking for is unreasonable and I do think it’s an
important information that we should collect and
synthesize into something that we can capture and make sense of and which is why we do have a very strong working relationship with
institutional effectiveness. We work very closely with the analysts. So I do think that we can
start to have discussions about broadening this out so that we can continue
to disaggregate the data in ways that are meaningful to, the things are relevant for our growth and overall student success. – [Vivian] Thank you. – [Jeff] Other members? Chair recognizes Trustee Otto. – I do think that this is
a really impressive effort and shows a lot of work
over a period of time to carefully integrate what
we’re trying to do here with strategies as to how to get there. I had a couple of specific questions because to be honest with you, I don’t know the details and the nuances of either Tableau or CUE. Could you tell me how those work? And then I’ve got a general
question about that. – [Lui] Speak about Tableau. – Hi, I will fill the Tableau question because I’m all about Tableau. I could do little Tableau dance here. Tableau is a data platform that the Office of
Institutional Effectiveness has been using to try and increase access and understanding to
data across the campus. It allows us to visualize data in ways that we haven’t done before and take one data report
that might be good for say the board of
trustees is an audience and users can drill in
to the data visualization and sort of slice and dice the
information in different ways and ask different types of questions, different levels of questions of the data that we have previously
not had the capacity to do. And so that’s something
that the equity team has been helping us pilot and sort of have a proof of concept around the usefulness of this platform and we’ve received feedback
from different faculty and staff that it is very very, it’s allowed them to ask questions that they haven’t really done before and so it’s something that we would like to continue to develop. – The minute I say it,
you’re gonna know it. CUE stands for the Center
of Urban Education at USC. So what was the question about CUE? – Well, it says faculty self-observation activities with CUE. Are you partnering? I know that they had done
these missing, what was– – [Shauna] Missing 87. – 87, way back when. Are we in that same kind of
partnership now with them or? – [Shauna] We’re further along now. – Okay, good job. – Thank goodness. And so we’re doing lots of
different things with CUE but that was one example of– – [Doug] You mean you found the 87. – Well, yes. Yes, we found them and
they all have their PhD. – [Doug] We’ll take credit for of them. – Yes, we will. What we’re doing in that
specific instance with CUE is faculty have become more reflective. And so they have a system
of assisting faculty observe each other in a
very non-threatening way to look at how they’re
reacting or not reacting to certain students in the classroom because we all think
we’re doing a great job and we are doing a great job but we wanna increase our relationships with the students in the
disproportionately impacted groups. So it’s kind of a peer to peer observation sort of activity. – Do you do any sort of
first-year program stuff where you focus on first-year specifically or is that just part of
what the outcome of this is? – I have to ask SSSP. Are we doing anything first year? We did have first year experience. It went by the wayside so we don’t have anything
completely dedicated to our first-year
students right now per se as a learning communities cohort but we could look into that. – And I’m not asking you to. You guys are the experts and I trust you to do the right things. I know it for example at
LaGuardia Community College, they’ve made a name on achieving success for first year students
as a way to completion. But you’ve got a toolkit
here with a bunch of stuff that that you turn to integrate. And then my last question
is so you’ve got a plan, you’ve got various things
that you’re gonna do. How are you measuring whether this particular
plan is successful? I know you’ve got goals
and things like that but does it go to
institutional effectiveness? Tell us how that works. – Sure, and I’m gonna ask
Lauren to come up again but every plan on this campus
has an evaluation, correct? – [Lauren] Yes. – Yes, and we’re gonna evaluate
this plan at every level. At the goal level, at the
strategic level, right? Thanks, Lauren. – Sure. We predict that the
state will end up having defining outcomes for integrated plan that we will have to track that are standardized across campuses. But in addition to that, the office of institutional effectiveness will help to develop an evaluation plan for the integrated plan that
will focus both on the process of how we are implementing
different parts of the plan as well as local outcomes
that might be different from the state defined outcomes that are of importance to us. And I think we can all see
that with performance funding built into the governor’s budget message at the beginning of this month that the state’s gonna be
saying so how do we know how we reward or fund colleges? We need this data. We need a way to do it. So I think in and what
I see around the state that we’re ahead of the curve in terms of getting
that kind of information and that’s been very proactive giving the way that city
colleges in California will be funded in the future. – [Jeff] Other members at this time? Hearing none. Thank you again. I mean it was interesting
that you stood up because I have some questions. But when you say integrated planning, for people to understand,
I was watching you go in. You have this plan which has focus. You brought up institutional research which is critical on doing this. We jumped over it because student success, it goes into there into
Trustee Otto’s point. Is that what the all integrated planning, you’re gonna have to have
results and so it all works and it’s impressive when
you watch it happen. I also wanna thank you and
you made a comment there and used the OER as the common to open an enrollment resources but the fact is for the government, for the life of me, I don’t
understand why the entire system is not really embraced that. I understand there are certain
people that do utilize it. But if we are gonna have a
more affordable education and this is the most doable
available resource we have and eventually, the entire
system is gonna embrace that going online. I know there’s challenges, I know there’s issues that go with it but the opportunity to expand that and so I was very pleased
to see it embedded in your presentation because
you’ve heard us say before, it’s not fair to turn to a student and say the choice is
a textbook or a meal. That’s something we shouldn’t
even have in discussion. So I applaud you for having that embedded in that presentation as well. No other comments, members
of the board this time? Then Madam Secretary we
have a motion and a second. Zia and Baxter. We almost got to roll call. Can you do it again? – [Secretary] The last roll
call is Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorger] Aye. – Oh, phew, okay. Thank goodness, thank you very much. Moving on. Moving now to administrative services. This is 8.1, resolution, non-resident tuition fees for 2018-19. This is an action item. Entertain a motion and a second, please. Motion by Trustee Malauulu,
second by Trustee Otto. Superintendent President, do
you have anything on this one? Anyone wish to, before we go forward? – We presenting you
with our recommendation for the new non-resident tuition rate and I will turn it over to EVP Gabel to add any further detail. – [Jeff] Does anyone have
any questions on this one? Fairly straightforward. Ann-Marie, do you have something
you wanna add on this one? – Not unless there’s a question. This is just something
that the board’s required to do every year. – [Jeff] Right. – Vice President Gabel, EVP Gabel. How does our tuition rate compared to neighboring colleges or the state. Where are we on the, I guess
on the pie chart scale? – So we’re about in the middle. There is an attached chart of
some surrounding districts, the information that we had. So with our, Cerritos
will be at $275 total. We’re proposing to be at 274. Coast and Compton are proposing at 270. Los Angeles is proposing 251 and then North Orange County
Community College District is proposing 277. So those are really our
main contiguous districts. So we’re kinda right
in the middle of them. But if you pull up the chart that was attached to the board item, it does show more districts. – [Jeff] Other questions this time? Hearing none. Madam Secretary, please
call the roll on item 8.1. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – [Secretary] And Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorgel] Aye. – Thank you, item carries. Item 8.2, this is an action item. This is revised board policy
administrative regulations for 8,000 grants. I was gonna read it very quickly but just the board approve
and adopt the board policy for grants as submitted. – [Sunny] So move. – There’s a motion by Trustee
Zia, second by Trustee Otto. Superintendent President, any
other comments on this one? – [Reagan] I got nothing to add unless there are any questions. It’s just the final reading. – Questions, members
of the board this time? Hearing none. There’s a motion and
a second on the floor. Madam Secretary, please
call the roll on item 8.2. – [Secretary] Virginia Baxter. – [Virginia] Aye. – [Secretary] Jeff Kellogg. – [Jeff] Aye. – [Secretary] Vivian Malauulu. – [Vivian] Aye. – [Secretary] Doug Otto. – [Doug] Aye. – [Secretary] Sunny Zia. – [Sunny] Aye. – [Secretary] And Student Trustee Chavez. – [Jorgel] Aye. – Item carries, reports. Academic Senate President. – Thank you, President Kellogg. I wanna thank the faculty who
have been working diligently throughout the winter. So the faculty work is never finished. I wanna acknowledge Kenna Hillman and Michelle Grimes-Hillman
and Jennifer Holm-Graham who have been working with the faculty in another important
clean up of the curriculum and that is the program coding. There’s been several
workshops that have been held and more to be held in the future and that’s gonna ensure
that our curriculum and our information is gonna be accurate or is gonna be better. It’s gonna be a lot
better for job placement or also job needs and a lot
of other good information that’s gonna be available
to us because of that. I also wanna acknowledge
the work of Wendy Corning. She is instrumental in a lot
of the non-credit courses that are gonna be coming. We thank you. Thanks to the board for
approving some of them today but more of them will be coming but she has been working with the faculty in getting some of those courses forward so that they can be approved here and eventually be offer for
the benefit of the students. I also wanna acknowledge Shauna
Hagemann that’s just left for carrying out very good
on course training last week. For the entire week, she offered training on how to better engage the
students in the classroom as well as in the offices. So I know that many college staff faculty have taken advantage of that. And on a personal note, I wanna let the board know that
I’ve spent a couple of days at the chancellor’s
office on January the 9th working with the State Academic Senate and we are gonna be hosts. No, no, no. We are gonna be presenting a career and non-career education institute. Not here, it’s gonna be in Orange County. But that is gonna be in May and that’s gonna be informing the colleges in the South area about any changes and all the benefits for
career technical education and non-credit and anything
that we need to know about that. And with that, I’m gonna
pass it over to my colleague, Anne Ingo whose agenda but
she’s gonna take the last minute of my time for her report. – Thank you, Jorge. Yes, I wanna let you know
that the Classified Senate will be hosting the 4CS
gathering of the South at LAC this Thursday. Classified Senate representatives visiting from all over the SoCal region and President Romali will be speaking on meaningful governance. Dr. Darla Cooper will be
presenting on guided pathways. We’re very excited about that. She is the new executive
director for the RP group and we look forward to
hearing what she has to say. I wanted to acknowledge
C.C. Sadler and Sarah Neal for their efforts on
making this event possible. I also want you to know that every month, we send out an email
entitled communication corner where we inform classified
of important issues, highlight classified success
and note on what’s happening in the board of trustee agenda in case they would like to
come and see it for themselves. And we are making good
progress with our integration into the shared governance
committees on campus and it’s really exciting
to see all the classified from all the different
areas of campus step up and wanna be involved. I’m very proud of what our
senate and our classified have accomplished so far this year. Thank you. Thank you. – [Jeff] Thank you. And we actually have to revise our agenda because we should have an item, I believe on classified Senate as well but I’m not quite sure what– – [Secretary] I copied
the last year PCC draft and template so it will be on– – This was your second meeting so. – [Secretary] It’s already been on once. – [Jeff] They don’t have to. It’ll be part of it. It’ll be part of the new, yeah. No, it was an oversight. Good recovery. 9.2, superintendent president. – Yes, thank you. I wanna congratulate
everyone for their work on enrollment management. We are up a little bit
over 100 FTEs in winter. This has been a hard-fought battle but we know that we have the best community college out there in terms of opportunity for students. So congratulations on keeping
the numbers ticking upward. We are implementing a number of strategies in our enrollment management plan. It is exceedingly comprehensive that we begun work on
approximately 43 of the 49 tasks that we wanna complete so we’re gonna see good progress there. We’re working very hard
on a strategy right now to reach out to over 2,000 students who have 45 credits yet to complete and design a special schedule
created just for them based on the classes that
they need to complete. I wanna give a big shout
out to Dean Hillman and Dean Hillman and Dean Corral who I think just left and
the entire management team who have led this as well
as Brent in academic affairs who have done a tremendous
job creating this along with the department chairs who were very very helpful in this to get those students
across the finish line. When we are done with that important task, we will move to the
over a thousand students who have over 60 credits so that we can offer them an opportunity to finish out their degree because they are really
close to that finish line. We are also working hard on bringing our what’s called
a conversion yield rate which is a ratio of
enrollees to applicants up to the national average. If we are successful in doing so by improving our internal and external operations and processes, we will no longer struggle with employment because there are so many
folks who are interested in attending here and we
wanna work on improving that. So I’m really excited about
that work taking place. We also are working, we have a meeting next week
with Cal State Long Beach. Cal State Long Beach as you know, Reach, is a very popular transfer destination and they reject over 80,000
applicants each term. And those applicants do not always show up at other Cal States. And so where do they go? Well we’d like to grab them up. And so and offer them an opportunity to be a part of the promise
at Long Beach City College and then have the opportunity
to then transfer back to Long Beach State in their junior year. So we have upcoming meetings with them to see if it is possible
to pilot something as part of the promise and if successful, to roll it out statewide. So I’m very, very hopeful on that. We were also working on creating an enrollment management quarterly report. That will talk about the
progress that we make quarterly and put an ROI attached to it so we can see what’s
working and what’s not so we can shift our dollars accordingly and be very nimble with that and not wait a year to
see how we did but stay and keep our thumb on top of it. The city as you know is very interested in increasing the number of interns and pre-apprenticeships
to lower the poverty rate so we are working with the city to create not only internships and pre-apprenticeship programs, but a true college to careers program that creates stackable credentials that lead to a career
ladder and social mobility in Long Beach. It’s very exciting. We’re going to go the whole way. So far, more updates to come but putting our money where our mouth is, we are gonna be taking in interns in from our journalism and
graphics arts courses into our public relations
and communications team. We’re gonna take about four to six in so they can help us with our social media and content writing and
get exposure to that here at Long Beach City College. So we are excited about that. In terms of a budget update, as you know, the governor came out with his proposed budget in January. We still have work to do to ensure that that is the final
budget that comes out in the May approved budget. We’ve been working very
hard behind the scenes to ensure that there is a hold harmless, tool for stable districts
in stabilization. Currently, there’s 51 in
stabilization and restoration in the state of California
so we’re working very hard to make sure that that
hold harmless agreement is appropriately executed. We have Ann-Marie Gabel who sits on the CBO funding
formula model committee. I am also the chair of the subcommittee for stabilization for the
single caucus district. And we have Keith Curry
who is the CEO at Compton is our area CEO rep who is
sitting on that committee. So we were hoping to influence that not only to the advantage of everyone, but certainly to our advantage as well. We’re also excited about
performance funding components as well as funding components for disproportionately impacted students in that proposed funding formula update. One thing I wanted to
let people know about. A student came forward
with a fabulous idea to have mothers rooms or
lactation rooms on campus. And what we found out is
that they already exist but not many people know about them so we will be doing some
marketing around that to let folks know that we’re a welcome
environment for mothers. We have over 30% of our
students are parents and we wanna make sure that it’s a friendly environment with them so please share that good
word with your colleagues. And that concludes my report. Thank you. – [Jeff] Student Trustee. – Good evening, everyone. It’s great to be here
at the PCC campus today. So in less than two
weeks, classes will resume and parking will once
again be one hour wait. As for upcoming semester, there’s many activities and efforts I look forward to being part of. I’ll start by mentioning
that this weekend, I’ll be away in Sacramento attending the CCLC Annual
Legislative Conference where fellow student trustees from the surrounding
area will be attending. Student trustees from
Compton, Cuyama, Grossmont, Mt. SAC, EL Camino, Danza and
Gable Valley will be attending and those are just some
of the student trustees. Some of the sessions
that I will be attending during the conference
are socio-economic data revolving around desegregation
as student success, the promise of community colleges and implementation of AB-19. So once again, this will
be occurring this weekend. Aside from that, I’m completing my USC application at the moment because it’s due next Thursday. I look forward to being
back here on campus attending classes and meetings and being behind schedule again. At least I’ll try not to be. I will mention two more things. Two small things because I
expect the board of trustees to be attending which is Join A Club Day. And that’s when a lot of our
faculty and staff is out there and I look forward to
seeing President Kellogg giving out some hot dogs. – [Virginia] What’s the date? – That’ll be December, I’m
still still stuck in 2017. The dates are February
15th here at the LAC Campus and then February 21st at the PCC Campus from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. So yeah, aside from that,
that concludes my report. – [Jeff] Thank you. February 15th, February 21st, all right. Thank you. Board of trustees, I’m
gonna ask Trustee Malauulu, followed by Trustee Otto,
followed by Trustee Baxter, finishing up with Trustee Zia. Trustee Malauulu. – Yes, before I give you
my very short report. Just a couple of events that I attended since our last meeting. I just wanted to follow up
on Superintendent Romali’s. When she mentioned about
the nursing moms room, that was something that we discussed, I think it was in the last fiscal year. And we were very happy to
have facilities to provide and I agree with you that
we should market that. That I think that that’s
an excellent selling point for moms to return to school
and great minds think alike. ‘Cause that’s something that
has been brought up before. Anyway, since our last meeting, it was really nice to have a break and I hope everybody had a break and I hope everybody had a chance to relax and recoup and prepare over
winter for the new semester and gearing up for all the exciting things that lead up to graduation. It was pretty slow for me, I’m excited. We participated in the MLK
Parade on January 13th. The float looks even
better during the day. I just wanna say because
it’s brown and it’s nighttime and they create lights of the holiday. But during the day, it
really looks like a float. So I’m gonna be talking
about that float for a while. So the float is I believe in storage if I’m not mistaken until May. It will come back out for the pride parade and then it’ll go back in
storage again until Veterans Day. So we got really good use out of it. And again, I’m very happy. And yesterday, a few of us participated in what I think is probably the first ever wall breaking ceremony at 309 Pine. And I just took out a
lot of pent up aggression hitting that hammer on the wall. – A lot of it. – Yes, it was a lot of fun. – [Virginia] And you put a big hole. – So we’re very excited to
partner with small businesses and to support the community especially to have a presence
in Downtown Long Beach. I can’t wait to see the
front of the facility to have Long Beach City
College, loud and proud in such a busy vibrant downtown area. And I hope that we use
that as a recruiting tool, not only for small business but
also for the college itself. Location, location, location. It’s a great place to be. And then last night, a few of us were also at the Port of Long Beach. Harbor Commission meeting
and President Romali spoke in favor of a pier B project and I supported her remarks. How much that will help
our college community in terms of jobs,
apprenticeships with our unions and being able to support our students to be able to find and
connect with employment through the port. How fantastic is that? When I think about all the
other community colleges in the area because we’re so blessed to everything that we have here with the port and the airport and all the different activities
happening in Long Beach. And we are in. We’re in with the port,
we’re in with the city. I mean this is the place
to be for students. So if we can find a way
to let everybody know what we offer for our students, I think we’ll do really
well with enrollment. And that’s it. Everybody have a great
return to second semester. Thank you. – [Jeff] Trustee Otto. – I don’t have a lot to report. I was at the opening yesterday
of the Innovation Center. Long Beach City College,
the city of Long Beach and BLANKSPACES which is a private group that sets up these work
spaces all over the country led by a Harvard-trained architect who’s made this his sort of
personal business and calling to get people out of Starbucks
and get them into places where they can really
interact and do work together. It was a particularly
poignant moment for me because I remember when we first
opened that seven years ago as a center to do classes for businesses in Downtown Long Beach and it was okay, but it was Long Beach City College only, I mean we partnered with
the city of Long Beach, they basically gifted
us the space to do that but it’s very vibrant now. I think it’s gonna take off the Downtown as a much different
place than it used to be in terms of foot traffic
and people getting around and so I was very excited to see that open and not only our backing, but we’re very prominent
in the doing of that. The mayor was there, first
district councilwoman was there and the gentleman who’s the president of the private business was there as well. I’m on my way to Sacramento next weekend for the Community College
League of California Conference where we’re gonna about mostly the budget. The governor’s budget
which is a good budget for community colleges but it raises a lot of questions about what’s happening particularly in how community colleges will be funded. I have been assured that that’s what we’re gonna be learning
about while we are up there and so we can bring that
information back to you. So that very very
important question for us in terms of how we do, what we do, hopefully, we’ll have some more direction. Remember, this is the
governor’s proposed budget. We’ll come back with the May 15 revise and then the legislature will
get an opportunity to pass it but it’s very important
that we all be engaged in that conversation and
I’m sure that we will be. And I’m looking forward to
the restarting of school. Congratulations on your
numbers for the winter session. We’re always trying to
get that needle moving in terms of what we’re gonna be funded for and it’s good to hear that
we’ve got the beginning of our enrollment management
program is working. And I will close by saying in the interests of accountability which is a very important thing, we’re gonna ask our student
trustee to call us on Friday to tell us whether he got
his USC application done. That’s all. – [Jorgel] I’ll give
you guys update on them. – [Jeff] Trustee Baxter. – Yes, thank you, President Kellogg. First of all, I wanna tell
student Trustee Chavez that there’s a scholarship called the Norman Topping scholarship which is only for community college transfer students going to USC. So look that up on the website and see if the deadline
is over, I’m not sure. Because I think you would
be a very good candidate. Okay? And you report back to me on that. – [Jorgel] Will do. – Also, I was in the
Martin Luther King Parade. It’s always great to be in the community. We had such a positive
feeling in the crowd and people cheering and yay! Long Beach City College and all that. So thank you for all
the people, Shawn Ravel, and all the other people
put together the float and got us going there
and Josh Castellanos, I wanna tell you that somehow, we were on my sister’s
Facebook in Florida. Now, she doesn’t know how
she got it on her computer but so were you in a parade? Were you standing by a banner? So I salute you for that. Then also, I wanna
congratulate President Romali. I think we’re on the right road and I’m very proud of
all the different things that she’s come up with. The relationship with Cal State Long Beach and increasing our enrollment and I just wanna praise her and tell her I’m certainly glad you’re here
and keep up the good work. She spoke at Temple Israel last week to an enthusiastic crowd. Inviting all that come
to lunch at the bistro. So I wanna see how
she’s gonna pay for that but anyway, not my problem. Also, I wanna thank Ann-Marie Gabel for 10 years of fantastic
contributions to the college, your management of the bond money, your management the college
money is truly appreciated. It’s a bittersweet thing. I’m happy for you because you’re gonna
become a vice chancellor but I’m sad that you’re leaving us. So and good luck and
best wishes and all that. Also, I too was at 309 Pine. I now know I will not be in
a fight with Vivian Malauulu because she broke a hole in
that wall just with one strike and this little depth
and she put the hammer all the way through. So keep hammers away from her. And then finally, I wanna thank the voters of the Fifth District. I learned last week that
I did not have an opponent and therefore, I will be
serving another four years on the board of trustees and I wanna thank the
voters for their support and their vote of confidence, thanks. – [Jeff] Trustee Zia. – Yes, thank you. I’m not gonna echo all
the parades and events that I went to with other trustees but amongst those were MLK Parade and supporting President
Romali at Temple Israel. I don’t recall you offering to pay. I was still there. I’m a witness. So if anybody makes you pay, you could use me as a witness, Dr. Romali. I also wanted to just
really congratulate you for getting out in the community,
getting the message out. You’re doing incredible, incredible work and gosh, I’m so happy and
really, really impressed. Really happy that you’re here and you’re leading our district. It’s transformational
and thank you so much for all that you’re doing. I love this idea of these students that don’t get accepted at Cal
State Long Beach coming back. It’s brilliant, just absolutely brilliant. And the partnership with
the Port of Long Beach. I really enjoyed having
you there and speak. We had about over 230 people
at last night’s hearing for the next major program
at the Port of Long Beach. For those of you who don’t know, I’m the senior civil engineer who will be leading that program. It’s an $820 million
program that will benefit over 1,100 jobs in our community. It’s also has an access with
our pre-apprenticeship program that our students go through. It’s a free program and they
can have the ability to compete and be an apprentice with the unions and hopefully get one of those jobs and I was really, really glad
to see our leadership there. Superintendent president Dr.
Romali did a fantastic job. Spoke very eloquently. I wanna thank Trustee Baxter
for being there, being patient and of course, Trustee
Malauulu for being there, being patient and speaking. Really meant a lot to have your support for our students in our community. I, too, had an opportunity
to use that little hammer. I think I would just
had to pretend breaking. It was very gentle. So there are some pictures out there. Please try not to laugh
when you look at them. And I also wanted to mention that Superintendent President Dr. Romali mentioned this earlier about
internship opportunities. This is something that’s
very near and dear to me and I’ve been pressing the industry and companies that work with us to call up to action to hire our students. Currently, we have the company HDR who’s in the industry of engineering and architectural discipline that is working with Miles
Naveen and Melissa Infusinom. So if students are interested in wanting to get into that sector and wanting to get into
the internship roles, this is an opportunity for
them to inquire about it and ask Superintendent President Romali for the details of how
to get involved in that. They are looking for a multiple interns so hopefully, they’ll lead the way. Last year, they hired Jennifer Hicks. This year, I’ve asked
them to expand on that. And lastly, I just wanted to also thank Executive Vice President Ann-Marie Gabel. I wanted to personally thank you for your great contribution
to the district and for working with me
through many questions and the effort to improve our processes and enhance where there
was enhancements needed and you did a fantastic job. You and your team you led the way. So thank you. I really appreciate your
contribution and I will miss you. And just to be truthful, the
last thing I wanted to end on is that because it’s flu season, I wanted to offer our students and our community this information that Supervisor Janice
Hahn’s office has put out. There will be free flu vaccine clinic that you can go to get vaccinations
on Wednesday, the 24th. And it’s between one to 4 p.m. at Long Beach Health Department, room 14, located at 2525 Grand Avenue and there’s no need for appointments and anyone six months or older
can take advantage of that. Thank you so much. That concludes my remarks,
President Kellogg. – Thank you. I’ll finish with it. To begin with with Ann-Marie Gabel, I told her when we had this last meeting, I said the going away present is we’ll be able to have the
meeting within two hours. So your last memory of Long Beach Community College board
meeting will be hopefully, hopefully, we’re not completely done yet. But also my sincere thanks to all your work that you’ve done. You’ve served on this
board during the time where a few of us were some of
the darkest financial times. We had to really deal with some things that were outside of our control, obviously, with the recessions. But how you handle yourself, how you carried yourself professionally working with the college as well as your reputation statewide
with the organization. So obviously, I’m very
proud of what you’ve done. I wish you the very best. She is going to the
district where they have what they call basic aid which means she merely gets a bump which I never quite understand but the fact I do understand it, I just don’t like it but
she has more money now just showing up there because
they’re basically a district. But I wish you the very best at South Orange Community
College District. And we will miss you but I
know we will see you around because your leadership
with the state of California with the Association of Chief
Business Officers as well. So thank you for your years of service, all your hard work for the district but also to me personally
and I do appreciate it. I wanted to acknowledge that. I did mention she was either
the incoming president of Association of Chief Business Officers. Along with the Association of California Community College Administrators which Vice President Del Gaudio
was heavily involved with. They actually did a, last week they do a workshop
for the state budget. You go there and it’s probably, well, it’s all the people
within the colleges to get their first class at the budget. The reason I know this, not only because I know
they do these things but also, they took for whatever reason and Emery promised me it wasn’t her doing but I was asked I was
the first trustee ever be asked to sit on their panel. I said they obviously set
the bar exceptionally low but it was to go through
the budget was taking place. Simply put though as was
mentioned previously, there’s more questions than
answers on this budget. It is a roll out. It’s the first really blush of
it all but it is fascinating. A lot of the things that are there especially with performance funding, changing how we fund
the community colleges which is by and large a very
obsolete funding process model from the 1960s if you will. So they, the governor,
the chancellor’s office, everyone is trying to
get their arms around how we can better fund
community college more fairly. And so this one came up as well and there’s gonna be a lot
more questions on this one. The other item that came up that had a lot of people concerned was over the 115th community
college in California. It’s the one that will
be an online institution that will be through the
state chancellor’s office. Again, a lot of questions in how that affects
individual colleges as well. My comment on that particular item as we were having the panel discussion. I was actually very pleased to be invited to be there and participate. But the thing that you have to understand is that if the colleges, the system itself and in distant education, we actually had that as a
board goal many, many years ago on reaching a certain
threshold on distant ed. And it’s a challenge for
all the community colleges. But if you don’t address it
as an individual district, eventually, the state of California will. And essentially, that’s
what’s taking place right now. All the details have not been worked out but the concern again of
not getting the funding that we have with some of our distant ed being in competition with
the state of California. But again, all those questions
are gonna be answered as we move forward but it
was a very good presentation. My thanks again for being invited. And again, as we move
through the budget process, we’ll have a lot more. I do wanna mention that on
February 6th, moving forward, we have the state of the
college luncheon address. It is Reagan’s first time. So I will promise you here
that as the board president, that’s required to make, required or asked to make remarks. I promise you that my comments be shorter than what is normally
taking place on that. But the February 6th event,
it is a wonderful event and hopefully, we have good attendance. Second, I’m sorry. Well, if you show up on the
sixth, you know, hang around. So, I look forward to
everyone being there. And on the second and
having a good turnout. So with that, I don’t
really have any other items. So you have one more? Trustee Malauulu. – I just wanna say that
I feel like a schmuck because I neglected to also
publicly thank EVP Gabel and to wish her well. And it is a tremendous
loss for the college and Ann-Marie, I really
appreciate all the hours of questions that you answered for me. I’m the newest member on this board and when I joined the
team, I was so green. I’m still very green but
a darker shade of green. And Ann-Marie was always
very patient, very kind, very thorough, she never rushed me, very supportive in my growth as a trustee. And I just would feel terrible if I didn’t acknowledge that publicly during one of our meetings. So I really wish you luck and
I know you’re gonna be stellar because you’re just that type of person. I know you’re gonna do a
great job as vice chancellor. And you you left an
important print here at LBCC and you will be missed. So thank you and good luck and I think Doug might not wanna
feel like a schmuck either. I don’t know. I hate to put words in people’s mouths but I don’t want you
to be the odd man out. – [Ann-Marie] Thank you. – Thank you. – [Doug] To paraphrase Richard
Nixon, I am not a schmuck. But I would ask that we adjourn in the memory of The Wizard of Oz because Jerome has finally come
out from behind the curtain. – [Jeff] That’s who. – [Doug] And I’m gonna
have other opportunities to thank Ann-Marie so I
won’t go into it tonight. we already put it past two hours. – Yeah, we’re close though. Thank you all, fellow board members. the trustee committees have
none to report out at this time. So future reports, you’ll
see it’s a strategic plan is on one of our future meetings. We’ll be putting forward again as we continually address
the strategic plan. Nothing else at this time. We’ll move to the report
from the bargaining units. Today it’s here. If anyone wishes to speak. No reports at all? Thank you. – [Woman] Stepping class is good. – Madam Secretary, public comment on non-agenda items. I do not see any cards. Do we have anyone that wish to speak? – [Secretary] There are none. – There are none. There is no need for a
second closed session. Ann-Marie, I’m a man of my word. So with that, we’ll adjourn
to our next meeting. At this time though, this
meeting is adjourned. Thank you all very much. Without objections, meeting is adjourned.