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everyone to the January 23rd Board of Trustees session meeting I’d like to
call the meeting to order and we’re going to have a vice president Moll that
will lead us to the Pledge of Allegiance you please all stand thank you let’s do the roll call madam
secretary Vivian malulu here Buddha walk Joe enter
here sunny Zia here and student trustee then they’ll jump here okay item to
point for a report on closed session item 1.4 I believe one point five the
board held a conference in closed session with legal counsel to consider a
settlement regarding existing litigation related to dispute regarding a student’s
dismissal the board took action to approve the settlement agreement and by
a unanimous for with with all trustees present the parties agree that upon
execution of the agreement lbcc d shall return to student the five hundred
dollars paid by the student for tuition and counter course materials student
agrees to waive all current and future known and unknown suspect or on
suspected anticipated and unanticipated claims against lbcc d arising from the
current matter this settlement agreement shall not in any way be construed as an
admission by Amish community college district of any acts of wrongdoings
whatsoever against students or any other person long beach community college
district and students specifically disclaim any liability to or wrongdoing
and/or violation of any law policy rule or contract whatsoever okay we will now
move on to item two point five approval of minutes of the December 11th
but 2018 regular Board of Trustees meeting do I have a motion so moved
trustee in took is there a second seconded by vice president mother Lulu
let’s call the roll item I was looking through there was a misspelling of the
name rosy Petterson in the closing portion of it it had Rosie Patterson but
it should be ro si and then PE te r e SE and pettersen that was the only change a
so good okay with that change ministerial change
can we go ahead and call the virginia baxter vivian mallalieu lou i buda walk
joe in tuck i Doug Otto sunny Zia I student trustee Jones all right item 2.6
superintendent president dr. O’Malley good evening everyone
it’s so good to see everyone here tonight at our fabulous PCC campus that
we love having our board meetings at we were here just yesterday passing out
Donuts so we had we always have a really good time when we come to PCC I want to
draw your attention to the campus community newsletter please pick one up
that’s outside I want to thank Joshua Castellanos the
head of our marketing department and Miranda Martin who does such a
spectacular job they have really upped their game so I hope you enjoy that you
also will see in your packets Food Bank and homeless shelter and service center
housing resources for our students so please we want to make as many people
aware of these resources as possible paulo we would love to get this out to
as many students as possible so we will work with you to be able to get that
word out i also would like to recognize he couldn’t join us tonight but Steven
Holl is retiring from the position of stadium maintenance technician after 29
years of wonderful service so we think Steven for his service I want to welcome
everyone back for happy new year winter session is well underway and please
don’t forget to tell your friends that our spring session starts February 6th
and we’d love to have you enroll we’re happy to have our first board
meeting at the pcc campus of 2019 with regard to the state budget our first but
in his first budget governor Gavin Newsom his budget embraced and built
upon California Community Colleges efforts to build a skilled and educated
workforce through responsive educational programs quality and affordable transfer
so there are some notable expenditures in his 1920 budget that I wanted you to
know about he is proposing that second year of free tuition to first-time
full-time students which came out of the Long Beach College promise from 2008 he
would like to increase the award amounts and the expansion of the Cal Grant
program and he would also like to buy down the K 14 pers and sters rates which
the Vice President drink Lian has told us are hitting us so severely so we’re
gonna continue to work with our local and state representatives as we lobby
our particular interests I want to congratulate vice president drank wine
lbcc was awarded the 2018 board of governors energy and sustainability
award and we were designated at california community colleges
sustainability champion so i want to congratulate you and your entire team on
that that’s extremely important with with regard to partnerships part of
promise 2.0 is more than just getting students into school it’s more than just
getting them out of school it’s getting them hooked up with either a transfer
opportunity or a job so we’re not just offering a degree we’re offering you a
life that’s a very big deal we have announced our first partnership is
promised 2.0 is with the Port of Long Beach you’re also going to be seeing
some February activity where we will have a signing event with the terminal
operators at the Port of Long Beach and city of Lakewood is going to come on
board and so promised partners is really going to become very popular with
industry partners I also want to thank trustee dog Otto he went with a group at
5:30 in the morning over on a boat to the sea
of Avalon hosted by Mayor Annie Marshall and they visited and met with high
school seniors to discuss opportunities to join lbcc in terms of financial aid
how to live on campus how to get student support services and he just received a
wonderful thank-you letter for her and I want to thank him they had a very long
probably 15 hour a day there with no seasickness reported also many of you
have been so excited about the marketing that’s taking place
you know we hold faculty and staff forums and we heard that the faculty and
staff wanted more marketing and mailing materials in the in the community and
you have seen a beautiful brochure created by Joshua’s team that is outside
please pick one up that was mailed to over 230 residences you also got a
community education guide and the phone is ringing off the hook with regard to
particularly our home renovation program seems to be very popular any third
brochure is gonna drop on the late start classes soon so thank you to the faculty
staff and administrators who gave us these great ideas enrollment trims
you’re gonna hear an incredible presentation tonight I promise you it’ll
only be about 25 minutes but it is a 150 page presentation that talks about
everything that we have done on recruitment retention persistence and
completion at lbcc over the last year and if this doesn’t show you how hard
every single person at this institution works on behalf of our students I don’t
know what does because this is the heart this is it this is the heart of what we
do enrollment was down in the fall six
percent we took a horrible hit we’re up six percent in winter and we’re trending
slightly about one percent down for spring but it’s not over yet
and we’re not done and we’re working very very hard this is unfortunately a
statewide trend and you’re gonna hear more about that this evening high school
counselors we hosted 120 counselors from lb USD paramount USD and Lynwood USD for
our first counselor breakfast in ten years it was a big hit
it was super spirited and very tremendous we have a love market there’s
food distribution at PCC where students received resource information about our
healthy Viking program and we’re able to shop for groceries and I want to give a
special shout out and thank you to the El Dorado Women’s Club who donated
individually wrapped food items to our vaults and the trustees have been
presented with the copies of those information sheets that talk about the
housing and the shelter so that you can answer questions with your constituents
we attended a wonderful long beach state of the city presented by Mayor Robert
Garcia we attended the Foundation Board of Governors breakfast we participated
in the MLK parade and today we heard from executive director Mario Cordero
about the state of the port now there were a thousand attendees in today and
they had the state of the port program and guess what’s on the back Thank You
Joshua Castellanos lBCC’s Maritime Center for Excellence
we are shameless and we’re in any we will market the are fabulous programs
anywhere I want you to be aware of upcoming events at lbcc at la
see–there’s career Technology Day on February 15th and at PCC it’s on
February 20th and also state of the college is being slightly redesigned
this year it will not be the Friday before we’re gonna do two separate
events we’re gonna do one for our community and one for our internal since
it is two different messages that people are interesting interested in hearing it
will be much more experiential where we can really show off what our faculty and
staff are doing we are dramatically cutting the cost so that we can drive
that money back into student scholarship so you’ll still have a fantastic
experience and students will be able to go to college we also had an incredible
breakfast last week put together by Marcia Parker senior director of
community relations with over a hundred counselors and faculty from the ABC
Unified School District so we are very excited about telling everyone about the
great opportunity here at lb see madam president that concludes my
report thank you Thank You superintendent president dr. O’Malley
fabulous report as always boy you guys are busy it makes me feel like a slacker ASB president report John Paul Oh
welcome thank you so much trying to be
expressive today because I was so happy today so just because I got a email
because I got a I’m a teen sister so I was like I need to just great today thank you
so gaming everyone again and Happy New Year
welcome back so for my report the associate student body will be having
our spring retreat on January 31st and February 1st and I want to extend the
invitation to the board of trustees and president O’Malley to have an
interaction with the student leaders and be informed with the updates of the
college so a formal invitation has been sent to Jackie Hein and the admissions
administrative assistant of dr. O’Malley so we have a schedule that has been sent
and you guys can squeeze in from 20 to 30 minutes and just you know we just
won’t really really want to interact with you guys and you know like it’s
it’s a tradition so last year October 2017 we had a chance to interact with
the board trustees and it was probably the best experience of my life that
motivated me to run for president because you know I really want to hear
from you guys you know in this perspective like outside of this room
because I feel like they say sometimes like I get really intimidated because I
need to like act so professional but I want to know like know you guys more in
person so hopefully I expect you guys will give like a few minutes of your
time to visit our spring retreat and then next for my next report is the sir
interesti Donald don’t and I are actually are beginning to plan a town
hall on during the spring semester the Student Senate for California California
Community Colleges asked us to host for our region and I’m
really excited to you know start a town-hall I really want to interact with
our not only the students of our college but also you know inviting other other
community colleges in our region and that that’s an animai report thank you
thank you John Paolo we’re certainly very proud of you for your great
accomplishments and you always make us proud everyone is afraid to mess up I am
always so you’re you’re doing fantastic now before I move on to item a 2.8 I
wanted to recognize that we have lieutenant Moore Martinez here with us
which is makes it extra special thank you for being here and also want to
recognize the lovely and beautiful Emily Rasmussen who’s here
welcome to the PCC campus she’s with the press-telegram item 2.8
student trustee Donald Jones another one of our pride and Joy’s the district go
ahead thank you there’s not much left to report after
our ASB president pretty much summed up what’s important within the student body
just wanted to kind of echo that we do have a retreat on the 31st and the first
thing we would love to see our wonderful trustees there to be able to meet and
work with all of our our great cabinet members also wanted to give a special
shout out to our social science department I just recently found out
that as a department they’ve working together to provide I guess sort of mini
Viking bolts in their offices for hungry students I want to give a shout up to
that and I also heard that I believe the math and they’re seeing the department’s
will also be doing the same thank you guys once again for your dedication to
our students they definitely appreciate it
and also I recently learned about a new program that I’m hoping that can be
expanded to more of our classes and I can learn more about the day one
solutions which has been able to to help students be able to have access
to their digital content on the first day of class without having to worry
about running the cost upfront and that is uh the end of my report thanks again
for coming here and welcome to 2019 everybody thank you student trustee done
now Jones it’s always a pleasure hearing your report and we’ll now move on to
2.90 BCC F a bargaining president and welcome Kristin Morano pleasure having
you thank you I’m happy to be here happy new year again to everyone I think I’ve
spoken with almost everyone up here in the last three weeks so nice to see you
again I want to begin by thanking the administration for the clear lines of
communication that I’ve had with you in the last few weeks you’ve made yourself
available when I’ve had to represent faculty or ask for clarification on
things and so I just want to express a thank you to you for that
and I hope that this communication with faculty continues into the new year I
know there’s a lot of work to be done at the college and I really wanted to spend
if just a few minutes today to highlight the collaborations that faculty have
with other constituency groups on campus and what they’re doing to support
student success so if you could give me just a couple minutes of your time I’d
like to share some of that work last fall faculty participated in the
re-enrollment campaign for winter and spring and a number of faculty are
working hard on equity Seng their syllabi currently the counseling
department will be offering 7th CPR counseling class registration events to
support spring enrollment at both campuses and faculty and the counseling
are also working at the Welcome centers on both campuses to assist students with
registration and to answer any career objective and goals questions that they
may have I’m really proud to share what ESL is doing ESL faculty have helped to
create six brand-new non-credit certificates and a new academic program
in ameri in sign language and deaf studies
including five new classes and an associate’s degree these classes are on
all three GE plans and students completing our program can transfer
seamlessly into CSULB ‘z brand-new bachelor program in deaf studies so
quite an accomplishment from from ESL faculty the math and English departments
are working hard on creating their co-rec classes courses to help address
equity gaps that we have right now and allowing our students to complete and
transfer sooner and this spring fa is committed to assisting our campus
healthy vikings program and identifying faculty on campus who could be hubs for
students in need while they’re on our campus and lastly I want to thank
superintendent president dr. Ramani and dr. Munoz for your ongoing work with
Campus Safety efforts it’s truly appreciated thank you so much
thank you Christian we will now move on to item two point 10 aft bargaining
presidents report I don’t see Susan here so we will move on to item 2 point 11
chai a bargaining presidents report is Karen here I don’t see her either
item two point 12 reordering of the agenda I didn’t get any requests to
order at the agenda but I’m going to ask okay item two point thirteen public
comments on agenda items the public is allowed to address the board before
during the consideration of any item on the agenda and a total of three minutes
will be a lot of teach speaker with a maximum of 20 minutes to each subject
unless extended by the board president I do not have any requests requests okay
great we will now move on to item 3.1 2016 to 2020 to strategic plan revisions
this is an action item action the recommended action is that
the Board of Trustees approved the – 2016 2022 strategic plan including
revisions and mission statement as submitted
dr. Heather Van Valkenburg a Dean of institutional effectiveness will present
the 2016 and 2022 strategic plan including these revisions and mission
statement dr. let me make sure I’m doing this
right Valkenburg ed Flores Thank You president Zia Board of Trustees
superintendent President Roh Molly vice president’s faculty staff administrators
students and members of the community I’m gonna just talk very quickly about
some changes we’re making to the strategic plan so if you recall in the
November Board of Trustees meeting if you recall there was a review of some of
the language in the Gulf and a wonderful recommendation about adding equity to
some of the language in the Gulf keep talking while we go and so we took that
work that suggestion back through our governance process and reviewed the
language then came up with a proposed change that was approved and now we want
to bring it to you all to approve through that process we also identified
that our mission statement had been changed just a little bit from when we
were having it in our earlier version of the strategic plan so I’m just gonna
show you quickly that language change so you can see with our 2011 – 16 that
mission statement with that strategic plan we’re saying the word promotes so
I’m not gonna read the whole paragraph and then in our new mission statements
we have changed promotes – is committed to providing and so that is the element
that we’re looking for approval on I’ll go ahead and go to the next slide to
show the goals so before goals except for goal two are the same
language and then goal two we added and closed equity gaps to really help
reflect the intention of the activities and objectives under that goal but at
the higher level as well so that is essentially what we’re proposing here so
thank you perfect
do we have any questions we need to I believe we need a motion on this is
there a motion moved by trustee intox seconded by trustee auto are there any
questions comments just like say thank you for following through on this I know
this was some discussion we had a few months back about updating it I think as
we as a city continue to look at addressing equity that it’s not just a
promotional item but a commitment that we share across the campus so I’m very
pleased to see we able to get that updating than be an official goal of the
college thank you fantastic job and this goes to the great work of your team and
the great leadership of our superintendent president dr. O’Malley
for always following through with commitments thank you so much
can we take a vote Madam Secretary virginia baxter vivian mallalieu I you
to walk Jo in tuck I Doug Otto Sonny’s iya aye
student trustee Jones aye all right we will now move on to item 3.2 nomination
for I like to call it triple CT and probably not doing it right the
important election 2019 this is an action item and the recommended action
and is my pleasure that the Board of Trustee nominate trustee auto buck Joe
in tuck to be candid for the California Community College trustees triple CT
Board and that the nominating forms before is the community college League
of California Honor before February 15 2019 as submitted California Community
College trustees board elections 2019 the Board of Trustee nominates trustee
moonwalk Joe in took to be a candidate for the California Community College
trustees board and that the nominating for is be forwarded by February 15
member of the District Board of Trustees will have one vote for each open seat on
the triple CT board and no more than one trustee for a district Mr Bond the board
the election will take place between March 10th and April 29 2015 ein team is
there a motion I do I think was first trustee Baxter a second okay is there
any questions comments would you like to say a few words just en tuck before we
take the vote thank you appreciate the confidence of my colleagues and look
forward to I guess I have to campaign why did they get this and we’ll see how
that goes so thank you trustee in took I I looked at this and I thought this
would be a fabulous opportunity for you to really get integrated in the state
and I know trustee otto has been doing it for some time is that right trustee
otto and she can he certainly has quite a bit of insight that may help but help
you and we’re gonna be all rooting for you so let’s go ahead and take a vote
virginia baxter i vivian mallalieu I go to walk Gillian Tett Otto Sonny’s Ian I
student trustee Jones aye all right we will now move on to item 4.1 student
success the California Community College chancellor’s office the score board we
have a presentation again by dr. Heather Van Valkenburg Dean of institutional
effectiveness she’ll present the report and I understand that we’re and in the
spirit of brevity we’re trying to speak stick to a timeline for all our
presentations such as I just ask my colleagues that we reserve questions
till the end if that is okay with you all all right good let’s go ahead great
thank you thank you so much for this opportunity
to present this so as president CSN will be presenting the
chancellor’s office scorecard this is a screenshot of our website we are legally
required to have a link on our website for you to access it so this is where
you can find it at the bottom of the website
we’re also legislated to provide a presentation to the Board of Trustees on
this data and so that’s what I’m here doing today I really want to make sure
that we’re clear as we go into looking at the outcomes the cohorts that we’re
talking about so the majority of that comes that I have listed here and I’ll
talk about the outcomes in detail when we look at the data specifically but
we’re talking about a six year cohort so we’re looking at students that came in
in 2011-2012 for the majority of our data outcomes there are two of us we
have slightly newer cohorts four so you can see we are we looking at a three
year cohort 14 15 and then also a two year cohort for 1516 the reason I want
to emphasize this at the outset there’s just the importance in thinking about
best practices and data-driven decision making is looking at the data at the
time of need and making changes based on that when we’re looking at cohorts this
far back we’re not necessarily able to make changes as quickly and so I just
want to keep that on people’s radar as we’re talking about these data so the
first set of outcomes we’ll talk about is related to remedial math English and
ESL throughputs so again we’re looking at that six year
cohort these are credit students who attempted a course in math English or
ESL and completed a college-level math or English course within those six years
so if you look at the math we can see we’re a little bit lower than the state
average if you look at our English we’re a little bit higher than the state
average and if you look at our ESL throughput where we’re lower than the
state average continuing quickly on we’re now looking at a two-year cohort
so this is looking at first-time students who came in in 1415 earned a
minimum of 6 units and attempted in math or English course in their first year
and completed a transfer level math or English course by their second year so
you can see with the math we’re hitting in about half the state average with
English we’re also coming in about half the state average one thing to keep in
mind here is that this is something we’ve already worked on addressing so
we’ll talk about it in the next slide set but there’s legislation in place and
actually moved faster than the legislation requires to provide
improvements and students hitting those transfer level courses so we’re already
working on this using the data we have now additional outcomes that I’m gonna
talk about are these milestones so we’re gonna look at persistence and so these
are first-time students who’ve earned at least six units and attempted math or
English and then in the first three years and then either stayed for those
first three consecutive primary terms or completed at least 30 units within the
six years so those are the two things we’re looking at with persistence we’re
landing a little bit higher than state average but as we talked about in the
next slide show you’ll see that persistence is actually a problem where
we’re having decreased persistence and so that’s data that we’re looking at in
real time knowing now what our issues are and addressing them rapidly rather
than waiting for six years to see if our persistence rate is still meeting state
average for 30 units completion we’re hitting pretty much the same as the
state average for that cohort moving on we’re looking at degree transfer in the
way that the chancellor’s office does this is they’re actually reporting
awards for degrees and certificate four-year transfer or transfer
preparedness all combined so these students can achieve one or all of those
right so it’s all combined again they translate defined transfer prepared as
completing those 60 UC CSU transferrable units with at least 2.0 GPA we’re a
little bit lower than the state average we’ve already looked at our data that’s
more recent relating to completions we’re already making a lot of efforts to
improve that and looking at our transfer data as well so these are things that
we’ll talk about in the next deck as well um CTE certificate completion and
CDCP certificate completion so the definition is really focusing on the CTE
course completion so this is students who completed a CTE course and at least
eight units within three years and then got a certificate or a transfer or were
transfer prepared CDCP it’s essentially the same except they’re doing CDCP
course work rather than CTE coursework you can see for both were a little bit
lower than the state average but as we’ve talked about oh I’m so sorry
career development in college preparation
thank you and so you can see we’re a little bit old below the state average
but as we’ve been moving forward looking at our current data we’ve been making a
lot of changes in our processes and looking at our programs to help improve
those outcomes skills builders this is our cohort from 2014-2015 and basically
we’re looking at students who took CTE coursework and then did not continue on
an academic track and did not transfer to a four-year right so we know they’re
coming in they’re getting skills that they need they’re moving on into the
workforce and we can see we actually have a higher than average wage gain for
those students and we can also see the highest enrolled disciplines and where
those median percent changes are occurring thank you all right so this was an information
only item did are there any questions comments or we won’t move on – yeah it’s
trustee and took thank you so much for the presentation is the format we’re
looking at with the chain the shorter two and three year cohorts and the
breakout does that match the new funding formula criteria that we’re we’re driven
by going forward or is this the standard right no no there’s a really great
question um the skills builders is a relatively new cohort that they added
and I think that year or two ago but essentially this data this will probably
be the last time that we do this presentation because of all the changes
with the funding formula the vision for success and other things going on at the
chancellor’s office they’re kind of phasing out these data and having a new
set of simplified metrics that will also be presenting at some point in the
future last question is this our annual scorecard that’s on the Chancellor’s
website now yes and that went live as of this month or no it went live I think in
September so it’s been live for academic year exactly and so we look at we’re
looking at this 1011 cohort and so it takes them six years up to 1718 to
actually complete all of the six year cycle of things and
and we have the year following to do the presentation so that’s what we’re in
it’s that presentation here is there any other questions trustee otto so we have
our own scorecard yes and it’s much more complicated and nuanced than these but
this is what what the state requires us to post and talk about but given the
changes in the funding formula yeah which mean that it’s no longer just
based on full-time equivalent students but it’s based on success and and other
things it gives us an approach to achieve me what it is that we need to
achieve in both an enrollment and in success and that that that is different
and I think it’s important to note that that we use both of those I mean we were
I wouldn’t say required to do the same thing although we are but it provides a
little information what we’re doing is providing a lot more information to to
work from I I’ve always felt that the the big issue for us is always improving
course success and if we can improve our course success then we’re what we’re
doing is and basically we got to get them in the door that’s always it’s
always been a little bit of a challenge not because there aren’t people that
want to get here but it’s the rate of people that we actually process who want
to be here but then once they’re here it’s getting them here in the spring as
well as in the fall and crossing our fingers in the fall and then in the next
fall and they do that by completing courses and if they complete courses and
they’re well on the way to what it is I will I would also note that President
Roh Molly said we were down about 6% in terms of our
enrollment in the fall but I think that most of that probably 80% of that maybe
90% of that was that English reading and math are in flux and what that means is
that as we eliminate these remedial classes or we used to get a lot of
full-time equivalent students and we’re doing away with it because everybody’s
doing away with it all of a sudden it looks like we’re not doing things when
in fact what we’re doing is what we’re expected to do and what we need to do
but the unintended consequences of that but the actual consequences of that are
that rfds is go down and that’s particularly true for reading because we
have a very robust reading program and as reading is eliminated I think I heard
recently that there are only 21 community college districts in
California that still have reading programs and ours is one of the most
robust and as we eliminate those programs we lose FTEs so everything’s
got a story and it’s important to tell the whole story when we look at these
things anyone else Thank You Heather
dr. Van Valkenburg item 4.2 enrollment management recruitment and retention
efforts in 2018 at lbcc dr. Mike Nunez vice president of student support
services dr. Kathy Scott vice president of academic affairs dr. Heather Van
Valkenburg Dean of institutional effectiveness dr. Matt Lawrence
philosophy professor student equity coordinator Joshua Castellanos executive
director of public affairs and marketing and marcia parker and senior director
relations and academic partnerships will present on recruitment and retention
efforts in 2018 at lbcc i understand this is a hundred and fifty page
presentation so i thank you in advance for attempting to stick to a 25-minute
timeline and i just ask my colleagues to reserve their questions till the end
until staff is completed with their presentation
go ahead team awesome thank you so much for this opportunity to present i think
we you did a great job with introductions so i think we’ll just go
right into the bread and butter as you said there’s a lot of slides we’re gonna
go quickly in the interest of time there’s been a lot of information
provided but we do want to be respectful of people’s time so as we’ve already
noted our FTEs is declining what I’ve showed you here on the right side is a
chart of our FTEs where we take the summer allocation practices that we’ve
had in the past to actually see and we can see a steady decline in our FTEs
when we start breaking that out to understand why we can look at that by
our primary term FTEs and we see the black bars is our spring term it is
steadily in decline and what you’ll notice is that our faulty FTEs each year
kind of rebounds back from that decline and yet we still continue to lose in the
spring our non primary terms winter and summer just continue to grow pretty much
which is great as we continue to look more into the details about why we’re
you know what’s happening here we can see that our headcount is decreasing in
the spring and we’re also seeing the students that do come back are taking
fewer courses so that combination will drive down our FTEs we look at our fall
to fall persistence rate and we can see that students who persist in the spring
and in the summer are much more likely to come back in the fall and we also can
look at our fall to spring persistence and we can see that students who take
winter classes are much more likely in the 90 % much more likely to come back
in the spring than the students who do not when we start looking at impacts on
different student groups we found that this impacted every one new and
continuing students our impact did whether a student is engaging in a
CTE or a liberal arts program whether they are degree or certificate seeking
it happened despite racial and ethnic backgrounds it happen despite gender
identification this is affecting all of our students so we had to look at
reasons why and so one is because there are lower and unemployment rates in Long
Beach and so earlier this month the mayor said we’re at the lowest
unemployment rate in ten years you can look at the graph on the right that’s
our Long Beach unemployment rates and then over that is our fall to spring
persistence rate they almost lay right on top of each other we also know that
the elbe USD enrollments are declining they have been declining and will
continue probably about two percent in decline annually we know that the last
academic here LB USC students consisted of over a third of our new matriculants
so that’s gonna continue to be in decline we also know that lb USD has
done a wonderful job at preparing students to go straight into the
four-year track and so you can see that graph on the right the percent of
students who are ready for that four-year track is just increasing so
how are we going to address this problem we have three major strategies and we’re
gonna talk all about the details under these strategies but they include one
improving and streamlining our existing systems to be student-centered and
efficient to diversify and improve our recruitment efforts our program
offerings and our support services and then finally plan and create for future
demand good evening I’m gonna talk a little bit about what
we’re doing when guards to enrollment conversions and I’d like to kind of
begin with highlighting and illuminating what we’re seeing as a problem so if you
look at the graphs in front of you both for fall 17 and fall 18 we look at the
students who submit an application and then we follow those students through
the matriculation steps that are required for them to be successfully
unprepared to enroll here at LBCC what we see is roughly four and for fall 17
roughly only four percent of the students enrolled who completed all the
matriculation steps that’s a relatively very low percentage even though there
was a slight increase if we go to fall 18 you can see we were able to put in
some interventions I mean increase that from 4% to 9% but we’re still not
satisfied with that number and then when you look at the overall enrollment
conversion just from students who applied we got
of how many matriculation steps they completed on those that actually
converted into enrollment we’re hovering at about 20 percent back and falling
team so the question is when you look at this kind of data you always have to ask
yourself the data is important to illuminate the problem but more
importantly what do you do with the data what do we do differently what do we do
about it and so this year we developed what you see in front of you is the
newly developed matriculation conversion report this is a report that I get on a
weekly basis that comes to my email locks that looks at the number of
students that have applied and then compares them to the number of students
that are enrolled so we’re constantly monitoring this number it’s a number
that’s presented weekly at cabinet to President Roh Molly and the rest of the
administrative executive team and so what we did is we started implementing
some new interventions the first thing we did is we’re increasing our support
at our high schools and so we’ve hired some outreach recruitment specialists
that are placed at the high schools on a weekly basis to help students through
these steps another new intervention we put in place
is we’re relocating matriculation staff to the Welcome Center so we have been
promoting our Welcome Center as a one-stop so students who need that
additional support to get through these matriculation steps they can arrive and
get that support we’ve also redesigned the get started webpage on when I first
on board it to the college and my role dr. O’Malley said hey we have to do
something about making the application process easier so I did an analysis it
takes um the old website was five clicks to get to the and they weren’t intuitive
clicks there were five clicks that you had to go fishing to find out how to
apply to lbcc we reduced that working with Josh and his team to two very
intuitive clicks and we saw that pay off the other thing we’ve been looking at is
revising our whole process to member to minimize barriers for students so taking
away some of those holds that prevents students from registering and then
lastly we’re streamlining our assessment process with a B 705 that allows
students to do the self-guided placement tool so when we look at our current data
you can see for the number of applicants we’re actually down the number of
applicants for spring but we’re converting more students in term oment
so we’re actually up over 300 students in enrollment for this particular term
compared to the last spring of 2018 despite being down in application so
right now just with some of these efforts we went from a 20 percent
conversion rate for mentor and spring 18 up to a 28% so that’s an 8% increased
Justin by implementing some of these strategies the next kind of problem that
we want to illuminate that we’re trying to really focus on and tackle is around
are we around our persistence and our retention so as you know we’ve had the
promise pathways program for several years and as we started to really drill
down and look at the data we really saw that the most benefits that were
associated with the promise pathway were through the onboarding experience of our
students and we weren’t seeing some of those longer-term outcome data points
that we would want to see or expect with our program and so the problem
essentially is that we’ve increased placement in success in transfer level
math and English yet it did not yield significant differences and persistence
degree completions or transfer rates when you compare promise pathway
students to other similarly like group of students and so with that what we’ve
decided to do is to our shared governance process we work through our
promise pathways committee which is a subgroup of the Student Success
committee to really kind of think about how we want to re-envision our promise
pathways program and so we’re rebranding our promise pathways program to be known
as the Viking advantage and part of Viking advantage will be not only those
high-impact onboarding experiences that we saw in
the promised pathways but adding in a first year and second year experience
and so some of those components that we’re going to be implementing this
summer is the Viking Summer voyage which essentially would be like a
comprehensive Summer Bridge it’s two weeks we’re aiming at serving about 750
students in our inaugural summer Viking voyage with intensive math on skill
development counseling and career exploration and student life and
community building and team building activities we’re also looking at
implementing a Viking welcome day which is an extended orientation we know that
not every student can commit to two weeks of a Summer Bridge and so what we
wanted to do is have a one-day for our extended orientation that the students
can these new first-time and college students can attend and get some
intentional skill development around how to navigate the campus and be successful
here at LBCC we’re also looking at using a case management approach by building
student success teams and using our starfish early alert cohorts so that our
first-year students our case manage and that there’s a counselor that’s able to
intervene when a student gets off path we’re also exploring a first-year
seminar program which will be essentially a class that students can
enroll in that would really help them understand
what it takes it means to be a college student and lastly we will continue on
with implementing priority registration and building out a full second year
Experience Program another key facet that we’re looking at in terms of our
retention and persistence of our students is the use of starfish early
alert as early alert system so what we know as kind of the problem is that many
of our students need that just-in-time intervention and support when they begin
to struggle in their courses to your points or regarding course success what
are we doing about core success so our goals for fall 2018 when we really think
about how we take starfish to scale we set a goal for herself about 25% of our
full time faculty using starfish we wanted to see about 30% of our students
receive a Kudo or an alert and hopefully engage our students within at least
three service areas so we far surpassed those goals if you can see for fall 18
our first semester of implementation at scale at the direction of dr. Omalu went
to full scale with fall we saw 48% of our full time faculty use the tool
that’s phenomenal I can tell you in my previous institution when we went to
scale we only we had less than 20% of our faculty use it so to be up 48
percent that’s a phenomenal number so it’s a
kudos to our faculty 56% of our students received a CUDA or early alert and we
engaged seven service areas through the program
counseling athletics DSPs library reading and writing Center Transfer
Center honors programs and the Dean’s List so what are we looking forward
towards in spring 2019 well first we’re going to be working with institutional
effectiveness to measure the impact so now that we actually have fog grades and
we can go back and look at the students who received a starfish intervention and
compare them to students who did not see what their performance look like and
their persistence and score success on matriculation is using this feedback to
develop improved workflows the 50% of students getting starfish definitely
creates an impact on the service provider so we’re looking at how to
improve that as well so with that said I’ll turn it over to you back to Heather for scheduling and so just very quickly
quickly what we’re looking at here this was a scatter plot that we provided as
part of the program planning process to faculty and department heads and Dean’s
so this something new that we were rolling outs
and piloting a new program planning process so everyone got to engage with
this at the department level as well but basically what we’ve seen we look at it
at the institution level so a big problem is the majority of our highly
enrolled courses are in high demand but they’re not being supplied to meet that
demand that’s what we’re seeing here so the goal really is to have optimal
scheduling that will have courses that are full but meet students scheduling
and program needs that heatmap at the bottom right is showing those red boxes
are showing a meeting pattern where there’s a high capacity of denials a
high level of capacity denial so students are trying to get in at that
meeting time and can’t so using this data people can start
working better scheduling and focusing on that and Kathy is actually gonna talk
a lot more about that as well good evening we have provided an additional
folder for each of the board members that contain some information and
honorable management we wanted you to have it’s got a copy of our recent
student scheduling survey I’ve got in pathways roadmap for our administration
of justice program and some current information and challenges on our ADT’s
and a copy of our year two priorities for enrollment management the heat map
map that Heather spoke about has been shared with our departments and it’s
been used in the planning process to you this year in school plans and department
plans and this slide here shows another data source our goal is to provide a
schedule that meets the needs of students while also being mindful of the
budget and using our resources as wisely as possible this chart shows just one
way we are monitoring the schedule if you look at the far right it gives you
our fill rate and our goal is to have an overall fill rate of eighty-five percent
and to use prior fill rate data from prior semesters and current fill rate
data to build and monitor our schedules we do our best not to cancel classes
particularly if they’re capstone classes and we’re cognizant that we have two
campuses we have day and evening and we try to cover as much as we possibly can
we are also looking at developing a guaranteed 2-year schedule for our
students so they can count on the classes they need being offered in a
collective effort among academic affairs student services and IITs the
registration dates are Ben moved up starting this semester so that
students enrolled for the term the following term before they leave rather
than having them register during summer when they may not be here or other off
schedule times some of the strategies we are using in connection with these
improved dates are ones that were created after the cyber incident and
were led by dr. Ramel II when we were concerned about our summer registration
as you may recall one of those strategies that RFA president mentioned
was the reenroll meant campaign faculty worked across campus to let students
know of the new registration dates we reached out to have faculty help us in
the classroom we set up registration sites with laptops or faculty could
bring their classes into register and for students to have an opportunity to
talk to counselors a video was made about these efforts and sent to all
faculty to encourage greater participation and as we continue to
improve these practices we are taking the rear enrollment efforts into the
classroom with computers that will be going on with our counselors into the
classrooms that’s just the second page of the registration dates we’ve also
been doing quite a bit of professional development enrollment involved in
enrollment management including attending key professional development
conferences we attended the Claremont Graduate Academy enrollment management
conference with faculty members we thought it was very important to bring
the faculty with us we learned why we need student-centered scheduling and
from that conference lead faculty members began leading the effort to
create a student-centered schedule for lbcc we also held an enrollment
management retreat for all of our department heads last summer based on
what we had learned in at Claremont and had our faculty as well as a as a
outside presenter join us another group of us attended a one-year training on
strategic enrollment management the last conference of that was held in
Sacramento last week but we have coaches and been working very very diligently
for a year on this one of the outputs from that sem strategic and moment
management project were the goals that you see in the black line at the top and
this effort was really led by Michelle Grimes Hellman and I have to give her
credit for this but before the four goals here are to increase room and ctul
ization by 10% complete course rotation plans to
complete a business process review of scheduling practices and procedures and
to complete the student-centered schedule and also we made a commitment
at that time to create a guaranteed schedule for students I won’t read all
this due to time and I’ve said many of these things already but we do have some
new other new things for example we have 25live which is a new program where we
can enter all of our space needs and we can do a better job of allocating space
and sharing space we’ve also established in that last bullet FTEs targets and an
FTF calculator which is essentially the budget component for tracking efficiency
and making sure that we stay within budget and again I won’t read all of
these because I’ve read some of them but the bottom line here is we are committed
to the the goal of implementing student-centered scheduling in fall of
2020 trustee otto has already said it core success rates are instrumental and
helping students persist so here is another dashboard that we’ve created and
distributed across the campus it was presented at college day in August and
has also been used in program planning by faculty and it basically it is
showing the course success rates aggregated over four years larger
bubbles show larger enrollments green bubbles show higher success rates you
can see our in our college average is at 64% which is lower than the state
average Kathy’s gonna talk more about some of those we have been talking about
core success rates quite extensively over the last year and we do we have
seen with one year of data some improvements for example one department
saw an increase of nearly 10 percent and course success in another area
219 faculty saw an increase of greater than five percent and in another area
106 courses there was an increase of greater than 10 percent this is a this
core success rate is really critical to so many things including our students
and their financial aid status as you may recall janae hund
they talked about this and talked about how she had looked at her core success
data and changed her entire way of teaching except the content she just
changed the way that she interacted with students and that is something that
we’re gonna hear about now it’s not just about looking at course success rates
but also the importance of equity so when we look our core success rates are
and that go to bone we can see that data there on the right-hand side where it is
inequitable I’m dr. Matt Lauren okay is gonna talk a little more about work that
he has done in relation to improving this good evening everyone I’m both
honored and excited to be your new student equity coordinator and I’ve got
something a little more personal to share this evening I’m going to be
talking about seeing my student equity data and the effect that it had on me
I’m a big advocate of the direction the college is moving at getting ours course
level student equity disaggregated data to every faculty member as soon as
possible for me it was a big wake up call I’d always been a very successful
teacher I’ve got I was one of the few faculty to see my disaggregated data
about two and a half years ago and while all racial groups in my classes were
performing higher than the college averages I found that my
african-american success rate was about 58% my white success rate was about 89%
when I started to view that through an equity lens I realized wow I’ve got a
31% gap here that that just will not do so over the past two-and-a-half years I
made it a priority to try and reduce this assess the success gap for my
african-american students I’ve done a lot of research and strategizing on
equity methods and have eventually led led to both a shift in consciousness and
if it has shifting concrete strategies and what I’m doing in my courses to
speak to that consciousness shift I’d say the main thing is it it moved me out
of what I think is sort of a norm for professors and we got
it from our professors if my focus was always on giving a great course and my
students would haulage that’s a great course and I felt like I was I was doing
great and most students were succeeding but now I put much more focus on my roll
book and grade book and pay much more attention to each individual students
especially those students that are most likely to not fulfill their goal in the
course and you know as we’ve seen the numbers are african-american success
rates are lower and so I’ve been keeping an eye on my african-american students
working with them that brings my attention to other students as well over
these last two years I’ve really increased my contact with students
through email early alerts and kudos I’ve increased my student office hours
by about five times in last last semester I had over 63 individual
students coming in and some of them coming multiple times increased
awareness of who is and who is not engaged in participating in classes and
I’ve changed concrete strategies been totally reworking my syllabus for years
making it more welcoming and engaging I’ve been changing my curriculum to make
it more representative more diverse but also more relevant and empowering really
thinking about and paying attention to what my students of color need to speak
out in class to feel engaged with the material excited been more flexible when
students face hardships I’ve moved to more lower weight assignments say five
major exams as opposed to three and each one counting a little less has been been
beneficial to the students and also just changing the classroom environment
changing the direct that the desk arrangements for more collaborative
learning so that’s just the tip of the iceberg of some of the things I’ve been
doing I wanted to quickly show you some of the results cumulative success rates
over the past two years African American success rate now up to 78 percent just
three point gap from the white students with an over
all success rate at 77% and in over these two years no racial group was
below about three points from the overall success rate but I’m especially
excited about last semester when I was really trying to be intentional about
this and I was able to completely close the gap last semester my
african-american success rate at 86% right along the white at 86% and a
further increase in overall success for the course at 81% so as you know course
success is kind of emerging as a little theme here this evening as student
equity coordinator it is going to be an issue very close to my heart we’re going
to be working on a lot of trainings with faculty to increase course level success
and I just wanted to end by saying our african-american students the more we
build relationships with them we see that they often face particular
challenges and institutional obstacles to their success I was surprised and
excited to see one of my outstanding honors students here tonight Mario gross
there he was hoping to actually speak to that issue tonight and I found out he
didn’t fill out a comment card so I don’t know if it’s in your purview to
let him speak at the public comment but he’s got some some ideas on that theme
that he’s concerned about things yeah and we’re I’m happy to let him
speak after you guys and after questions the efforts described by dr. Lorenz will
be highlighted in this year’s faculty flex day which is March 21st 2019 the
photo here shows one of the breakout sessions from last year and we get very
good attendance at this event as we did last year faculty professional
development led by Jerry Florence who’s here I saw her here tonight if you have
any questions partnered with student equity as they will be doing again this
year we will work be working specifically on improving course success
rates for african-american students not necks and Pacific Islanders through the
workshops that are listed here and it was nice to hear our FFA president
Kirsten Moreno mentioned the equity syllabus that is certainly one of them and the professional development and
increased levels will be will continue year around with workshops on continuing
to review course success data we’ll be doing online training both in regards to
equity gaps as well and additional data workshops and have a community of
practice of philosophy which is really a collaborative learning among the faculty
and we’re with our new schedule we will be having a college hour and there’ll be
time for faculty to get together and to talk about these strategies another area
in which we are growing is our online enrollment and it’s an area where again
we need to pay attention the equity numbers but it’s been growing
substantially and it’s been helping us we had a 15% increase in online
enrollment in the year in the last year an 11% increase in online courses and a
16% increase in online sections another important way in which we are impacting
students is with our Oh a our or open educational resources also known as free
online textbooks in some cases these texts already exist in other cases they
need to be created our learning and academic resources also call our faculty
created a learn 11 textbook for a course that has about 40 sections a year they
created this text with funding from an equity mini grant and as you can see in
red there will be an annual savings to students of about eighty eight thousand
dollars and that’s 1,100 students not having to pay $80 for a textbook the
success rate hasn’t changed because we haven’t yet implemented the book but it
will be changing I am feel confident today data that we’ve been sharing out
this is again another set of dashboards that was provided through the program
planning process as well what we’re seeing in the top Riots is the numbers
of declared students majors by program what I’ve highlighted for you is the
business major Business Administration ADT so you can see it’s 1560 for
students then when we look a few years later so that’s from the Year 2014-15
when we look at the year 1718 there are 281 actual completions
and so again what we’re seeing is there’s a disconnect there between the
students who are coming in and then the students who are actually getting
through and completing and so again we’re well using this data to help
inform strategies to increase student success additionally we can also we also
provide in this dashboard programs with no completions just an FYI 10% of this
on the list are actually new programs so they wouldn’t have completions another
45% of those listed are actually going through processes of change review or
becoming inactivated so again we’re really working to make sure that our
programs are supporting student needs so again just a brief overview of a B 705
and what we’re doing to implement the legislation as you know a B 705 was
sight signed into law in October of 2017 which required colleges to use one or
more of the following for placements for students into courses in math and
English and that’s use the use of high school coursework GPA and high school
grades in complying with a B 705 our College is fully implemented guided self
placement through our assessment center as well as we are using high school
transcript data through our partnership with lb USD to place students in dr.
Scott will speak more specifically about English and math thank you under a B 705
students will be placed directly into college-level math and English with
additional supports embedded tutoring currently funded by equity and
co-requisites supports support courses English faculty and math faculty have
done a great deal of work on curriculum and pedagogy
English will be piloting their co-rect course this spring which is ahead of the
required fall 19 date and similarly math has already started placing students
higher which is affected our FTEs and also embedded tutoring and new
pedagogical strategies ESL has three years for students to go through their
sequence and they are already compliant with a B 705 but they are working very
hard as the other areas are on improving their courses and streamlining the
sequence as much as possible as noted by trustee otto there’s their while there
still is a reading demand for reading those courses are declining in need
mostly because the associate degrees for transfer don’t require
reading and we also wanted to mention quickly our guided pathways there’s been
a large effort to implement them as you can see here in the photo Kenna Holman
who is overseeing this effort talked to our high school counselors on earlier in
January about our guided pathways we are creating road maps and plans for all of
our programs and if students haven’t decided which plan is right for them
they can choose a meta major which will get them started in the right direction
and you can see on this slide our beautiful new logo for gotted pathways
to kind of go along with the Viking theme and we have been include all
constituency groups we’ve got jump start new roadmap workshops and webinars and
we’ve been very very involved guided pathways this goes to show all of the
work we’ve done to make sure that we’re communicating with all of our committees
and our constituency groups and it shows the efforts that will continue in spring
to make sure that this work is completed by unit load and we can see we’re
remaining about stable for the transfers to CSU so it’s opportunity for growth
and improvement we have seen some growth in our transfers to UCS and so that’s
excellence and one can see that’s continuing to grow and as you know from
previous presentations our ADT’s are up 26 percent from last year yes I also
wanted to add that we’re adding new ADT’s as much as we can the new social
justice ADT will be on board we hope will be go through a curriculum in
spring and will have its first of a kind course here at LBCC on the LGBTQ studies
we’re also doing the hospitality ADT and just a couple other things business has
increased their ATT completions by 21% comm by 14% and Psyche by 37% and that’s
an increase just in one year okay so how is the public affairs and
marketing team addressing recruitment as Heather mentioned that we’re being
affected by factors like the low unemployment lb USD our major feeder
school having less students and most of now or a lot more of them going to CSU
so what do we need to do about it we need to reach more people we need to
communicate our fete our messages much more effectively improve our
relationships both on and off the campuses and use data to measure our
efforts over the past year we’ve worked really hard to leverage the technology
and resources that we have but we also haven’t forgotten about that face to
face in the handshake what I’m going to do is I’m going to share what the
communication has done some of the beautiful work that the communication
has put together and a marceia will kind of go over some of the the hard work
that the outreach team is going I mean she was literally ankle deep in the rain
last week at Huntington Beach so before I start trustees there’s a pamphlet
there in front of you there’s a black folder that has most of the materials
that our team has kind of created over the year so I’m gonna flip through this
pretty quickly but if you want you can go back to referenced that one of the
first things that we want to do is we want to kind of celebrate some of our
successes and our summer campaign was one of those that was a full campaign
and just some of the things that we did we had print ads all over the place we
had social media we had lawn signs we added pop up canopies on the campuses to
hand out flyers the semester before we had the drop in registration labs which
ended up being a huge success with all the involvement and we added for some
phone banks and as you just kinda I’m gonna start flipping through these
pretty quickly but just just take notice of how beautiful verse very lucky did we
hired Miranda Martin our new graphic designer and everything that she does is
just it’s beautiful she she she focuses on on the messaging and these are
everywhere they’re on social media they’re on cleans or on banners I mean
you you if you picked up any newspaper anywhere you’re gonna see these this was
a beautiful campaign that we ran on social media if you look these are ten
ten different reasons why you should take summer classes and we reached 91
thousand people with this campaign and again we really wanted to focus on those
drop-in registrations so some of these are some of the fold of the banners and
the posters that we posted around camp is really really beautiful our fall
campaign if you start to notice our camp our semester campaigns have a theme to
them and this was one of our really dynamic themes and this was an
inspiration by dr. amali and saying hey you you know take people that are
trending right now so kylie jenner thank you very much this is some of the colors
from from her some of her new products we really are really focusing on being
compelling and one of the things that we really focused on is making sure that
we’re reaching everybody we want to reach as many people as possible not
everybody is on social media not everybody is you know on a website so if
you’re anywhere in the area if you look at any publication we are now on most of
those publications that on the front page in fact one of the publication’s I
used to publish it was Lakewood Community News we make sure that we’re
in there all the time and Emily you can see we’re on the cover of the Press
Telegram as well just some scats here our total circulation we’re almost at 5
million circulation over the past year so we just want to make sure that you
know we are in front of you and that we’re making an impact again we’re
focusing on really dynamic pieces this was a campaign with a starfish that dr.
Munoz has talked about 40 40 percent a faculty buy-in and this was targeted
pieces for faculty for staff and for the students and all this was designed
in-house so that’s something we’re really proud of including the video that
we played at College day I’m just gonna flip these pretty quickly but just take
a look at how beautiful these pieces are I mean these are just absolutely
beautiful this is something I’ve been around this a long time and I’m just
really proud of the social media we are have really increased our social media
or reach and engagement just look on Facebook we’ve reached five we increased
544 percent of our engagements on Facebook Twitter we have increases all
across the board Instagram if you guys remember about this year last time I
tweet it to Brian Bremen while he was at playing the Superbowl and he actually
responded to that to that post and luckily we were able to get him back on
campus so we’re really trying to take advantage of our social media we’ve
almost increased it 92% we’ve really worked hard I’m putting a lot of press
press releases out there and advisories the college promise 2.0
just a loan we were on channel 4 channel 5 we are on K fi K annex and that was a
huge a huge deal for us the website you knows went through a redesign and we
have nearly sixteen thousand over 16 thousand or 16 million pageviews a huge
increase there too we’re really working on the SEO on the
web page too and as Mike said that we did rearrange the the CCC apply button
now and if you see there’s a lot of people actually click that button
133,000 and you see 45,000 people actually completed the application but
now that we have data that we can actually use a measure that tells us
that a lot of people click it but a lot more are not completing so we’re
actually creating a video that should be put up in a few days that’s going to be
on the page that’s going to encourage people to actually finish that
application and give them some some tips on how to do it in the communication and
outreach to teams have just been huge a part of all the events and I’m just
gonna flip these pretty quickly but college day was a huge success the 2.0
press event the social science night and thanks to janae for including us in this
and the for the very first time ever they had that and had over 400 people
attend that and I can tell was a success because they ran out of pizzas in like
20 minutes so that was a big deal all right students that need the Port of
Long Beach who’s our great new partners we were so thankful for for their
involvement Long Beach Veterans Day Parade so there’s just a lot that we’ve
been a part of and some of the new things that we’re working on we actually
added a snapchat filter to commencement days and we had 51 thousand views on
that snapchat filter this is something that’s really exciting it’s coming soon
you guys are gonna start to see it but it’s campus bird it’s our new mapping
system for the entire campus and you guys are gonna be blown away by this
when we present that soon and of course the new Viking logo that Marin to Martin
design Thank You Randy to tor for bringing this to us and entrusting us
with designing this thing and you can see some of the progress it was actually
from a sketch and it was very intentional we’re really happy with that
and of course the campus community news we’re really proud of that and now this
gets mailed to all the influencers and thanks to dr. muñoz and
their team for bringing all those counselors because we just added all of
those to the list of people that will be getting it so we’re really excited for
it one we’re just trying to communicate as much as possible and we started this
weekly breakdown which shares all the events that are happening for the week
to all the students that it and that’s getting put on all the social media
pages so that’s that’s it for my presentation now I’d like to introduce
Marcia Parker i dynamic director of outreach Thank You Josh and we’re almost
done so hello everyone I’m really excited to have the opportunity to talk
about some of the things we’re doing in outreach this is a list of some of the
ways that we through over the last year were able to diversify our recruitment
efforts so first and foremost our academic partnerships this is really
going to help us and having a broader reach to our prospective student
audience so for example we’ve we’ve been partnering with ABC unified Paramount
Lynwood and S was mentioned we have a lot of community center for community
partnership events coming up recruitment we wanted to make sure and in addition
to our high school based recruitment really make sure reaching out to our
general community and so we went from 38 community-based events to 62
community-based events last year and we also created a working group focused on
identifying and staffing recruitment events related to diversity and
inclusion and so this is just a list of some of the events that we have attended
both high school recruitment booths and meetings so not only within our district
but also beyond Huntington Beach Soto Lynwood cams Cabrillo Milliken and Beach
High School McBride Wilson Artesia this is actually a list of different events
that we participated in in the community so we did go to a home ona and and help
the culinary staff and their team with the pro cup event and the the sign she
saw in the hallway or actually from that we were and we did a 5k
we were at Lakewood concert in the park every Thursday evening from June through
August we had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Long Beach Jazz Festival over a
three-day period we were at the stepping in the right direction College fair very
recently another big thing that we focus on is our tours and so last year we
provided tours to over 2000 students and we provided tours to over 5,000 fourth
graders as part of the Long Beach College promise and then we also have
some really nice what we call and our partnership tours as well and so these
are some of the groups that actually normally will call us and request a tour
so we’ll have different groups anywhere from 50 to 80 students at a time and so
these are just some of the different school groups that have done a tour with
us we also do tours for individuals and families so for example in summer 2018
we had 78 individuals and families common tour we work with our
matriculation team on their Saturday early bird events to provide tours to
students to help them get acclimated to campus we also collaborate with a number
of different departments so for example we provide tours to our perspective
prospective athletes we had a cameo mentoring program tour working with our
international students and then we had some really lovely partnership tours
with ABC Unified Councilwoman Mungo Lynwood USC advising corpse and
Paramount unified we also provide tours for our internal audience so Human
Resources our deaf and hard-of-hearing a student club counseling one our dual
enrollment program our international student program and then another thing
that we really realized is that we need to reinvest in our current students and
so as has been mentioned we have done a lot of things to really try to re-enroll
our current student population in terms of pop up canopies we called over 4,000
students and then we also collaborated with over 170 faculty and staff and so
these are some of the different and pop-up tents that we hosted across
campus we held signature events are inaugural Health Professions
career exposure summit and we assisted with business at the beach and then
finally we really wanted to concentrate on brand awareness and community
building so we’re really excited that a team of us will be going very soon to
present for the bellwether competition we contributed to a Psychology Today
article we provided our lovely signature lbcc mailer to over 230,000 homes and
we’ve also been doing things in the general community in terms of service so
this is a picture from where dr. amali and a number of us went and prepared
meals for families at the ronald mcdonald house and that was one of the
most rewarding things that I’ve ever done and I’m really thankful we we were
able to do that activity and so our next steps we do have an enhanced perspective
student tracking system that’s going to help us really know which events are the
most productive for lbcc we had a lovely partnership breakfast the other day so
this is a picture with our ABC unified partners from that breakfast we’re going
to be hosting a signature event in each trustee District and we’re really
excited about expanding our promise 2.0 sooner for community partnerships
program thank you and we’ll pass through this slide because we know that you know
what we’re doing okay as you know from recent board meetings we’re working very
hard to modify and create new curriculum to meet workforce needs we have
redesigned the trades program as you saw two meetings ago and we are also a
member of the regional Maritime Center for Excellence and we’ll be going to San
Diego next week with the strong workforce projects we’ve been able to
fund these programs and I would like to take a moment to tell you what happened
last week in regards to these regional projects two of the programs that were
most important to lbcc the global trade and logistics a second bullet there and
the fourth bullet energy construction utilities were not fully funded by the
LA OC regional consortia despite our staffs best best efforts last Friday dr.
O’Malley and I attended the president’s meeting where the final vote on these
projects was taken dr. Ramani was the most prepared
president in the room and thought for a half an hour for those programs with no
support from any of the other college presidents she was gracious but firm in
the end and was the only dissenting vote but we left there thinking we had lost
those funding for those programs and it was rather upsetting she got a text last
night at 10:05 not that we’re counting the exact time saying that even though
it was late they wanted her to know the other presidents had we looked at those
programs and reconsidered their position and their vote those two programs have
now been fully funded so and I would like to take just a second to talk about
that last one business engagement that will provide funding for us to create
positions to support internships for our students and also a job placement
coordinator in terms of our dual enrollment this is another area that
we’re growing I think as you know we’re offering classes on 2lb USD high school
campuses Jordan and Cabrillo this spring and while our program is still small
there has been an increase in course offerings of 10.1% and increase in
enrollment of 49% in the last year it’s very pathway focused and we’ve also had
discussions with lb USD about an early college of Browning high school here are
some photos from Browning they their kitchens look a lot like our kitchens
which was no surprise and no accident they opened two years ago but we’re
looking at starting with dual enrollment offering classes and the culinary
program after school at their campus and we hope to move towards an early college
model model where students would receive either a certificate or an associate’s
degree and we perhaps are the one in hospitality the ADT and hospitality
along with their high school diploma that is our goal we’ve also had a
significant increase in our non-credit program and while it’s still small you
can see how much it’s grown up to 65 courses for this year programs from 3 to
17 website locations have also grown some of these courses include auto
construction forklift operation computer office citizenship and ESL and we’re
looking to also create services new services for our non-credit students
including an A in our process and counseling
our non-credit offerings and potential offerings are held or we hope to be held
at these sites that we currently have classes at Center cha YMCA and we’re
looking at some other sites including elementary schools where we have our
students aren’t that there are parents of students that they have dropped off
there earlier that day and these are our Adult Ed community partners I won’t read
them but we meet with them regularly in relation to our adult IDI grant and we
have a meeting this Friday and they are very important partners to us in this
effort and finally we have our Adult Ed has a summer bridge program where we
work with students who don’t often consider themselves college going we
hope to acclimate them to college take away that fear factor they practice our
basic skills they get to learn about our programs and they also get priority
registration and we hope to continue that program this summer and to grow
that as well and finally we’ve crossed everything off I don’t know how long
it’s taken I don’t want to know but our moment is down a little bit but LPC is
up and taking action the way only a Viking can and thank you very much Wow
thank you all of you I have to tell you I’m impressed I couldn’t keep up with
with you guys going through flipping through the pages thank you for not just
appointing a guy before I take questions from trustees I wanted to also give Matt
your honor student Mario an opportunity to speak I’m gonna take chair privileges
to give you the opportunity we’ll look the other way about the common copper
tunity to speak I feel honored however I’m just a simple man I’m just a simple
man I don’t I am also disabled due to a brain injury
and I’m also african-american I have so many things against me so if in some way
I sound a little bit confusing I’m sorry I’m gonna try to stick to my message so
thank you please bear with me so this so when we talk about the
experience of improving the experience of african-american students like myself
who are also disabled I’m glad that you’re listening to me because it has a
lot to do with mics how we experience education and how we are perceived and
how the gatekeepers that allow us to come into these institutions treat us
right so this spring I had a not so fortunate experience I experienced micro
micro regression I experienced discrimination however I brought this to
the attention of my professor and rather than us being able to sit down within a
university that believes in the ideals of my equality and would communicate
these things throughout the data that’s rough all of the documents and marketing
we’re encouraging the community and african-americans and to save the
students to come that yet you believe in me and my potential right so I’m an
older student and the reason I came so late in life is because many people
didn’t believe in my potential and I believed that I was incapable of
actually dreaming the American dream as well as executed or actually
accomplishing that dream right so I come into this institution and I
have a gatekeeper within the institution who also communicates to me that I am
incapable of achieving a degree or a capable of obtaining any type of
potential or forgiveness so when I brought this to the attention of human
resources and to disabled student services they listened to me I do want
to tell you that they did listen however it was very uncomfortable they didn’t
know how to really take this in as well as how they didn’t really want to deal
with the aggression or the claims of discrimination
and so instead the professor what I was left in the classroom who has to
retaliate again it’s me he barred me from class he actually violated my ad a
rights he brief took those away from me and all out of fear for no reason these
are the contingencies that have students like myself when you talk about whether
we will we succeed or will we get our degrees then we have to look at it’s
because of our experiences that we fail the daily day-to-day interactions of how
you treat me will determine whether I succeed or not and so I have some
questions that I wanted to ask because I believe I’ve read a lot about you
president Molly and I believe in this institution and the ideals that we call
that you communicate to me as a member of this community and so I have to ask
that in my experience that when this institution imagines the ideals of
equality and inclusion do you believe in these ideals are attainable because
unfortunately we do have people within this institution who believe that this
is these ideals aren’t attainable and they operate within this institution
from a different perspective they believe that these are just things are
fairy tales as I was told you know that there are unattainable so we talk about
equality and stuff like that they’re really not it’s gaining do you believe
in a human potential to live up to these ideals do we hold people accountable or
you know professionals the gatekeepers accountable for their behavior and how
they treat students like myself because I can tell you this is my real
experience and unfortunately I’m so sorry
that in with all of this good news that I have to bring this to you you know
something so not so good you know not so good experience but I hope that you can
help me because still we have the English department chair
no one has replied to me No has answered my emails they were hoping
that this would go away which is the african-american experience that we are
something to be pushed aside that our voices will be silenced through the
confusion right that they isolated me the thing would not let me discuss these
matters with other students who had already they too had it had some of the
similar experiences right so if we talk about equality and we talk about
improving our the outcome of those who look like me within my community right
then we have to deal with what’s in the heart of those who are actually the
gatekeepers within this institution the ones will hold the keys for me to be
able to cross bridge to get to my degree so that I can come out of poverty like
you of way I have a dream right like you I have a dream and hopefully one day I
will sit where you were sitting and being able to help someone else like
myself a team that but first it starts here starts with the experience with my
experience and and giving this some real attention and discovery and holding
those who tried to rob me of my dream let’s hold them accountable you know but
not in a way of getting rid of them this just happening take a deeper look at the
experience and be able to self assess you know because it didn’t have to go
this far just needed to be it was something that
needs to be taken seriously you know and it was something that needs to be
addressed so I asked that I know that you can these questions right now this
is probably bigger than what it is but I when we talk about equality of outcome
Obama just evils minority students then we have to address the experience and we
also have to ensure that those who are the gatekeepers of my education
understand that is those everyday interactions that when you see me walk
on this campus that you don’t hold fear in your heart I’m
hurry that when I speak up that you don’t try to silence me and isolate
because you know the truth hurts but you know we can we can do better right so I
think you for listening to me and I hope I don’t know how you address this but I
believe to some degree I thank you thank you Mario
I want to thank you for expressing your viewpoints and for being here for
participating it is important for us to know what’s going on it’s you know the
administration is I could tell you from a personal experience I’m serving my
second term it is nine a day I am so grateful for this incredible leadership
I want to take a moment it’s hard it’s very you know it’s important for us to
pause and be grateful and I just want to be expressing this to you dr. Amalia I’m
very grateful to you to your leadership to this dream team and I am confident
Mario that they’re going to take your perspective your input into account and
I can assure you that I have I can vouch for this team that they will look into
it they will follow through and we have it we as a board like if I could take
the liberty of speaking on behalf of us I think this is a shared sentiment that
we don’t tolerate behavior that is aggressive that is unacceptable and you
know I’ve said this before this isn’t an institution that there’s no we’re going
to make sure that folks understand that there’s no impunity and we’re gonna work
on that we’re not perfect and we’re gonna take steps and it’s if we don’t
know we you nobody brings it up to us we don’t know and I really thank you for
having the courage to come here at a public board meeting it says a lot
about you and your character and I personally have to tell you that until I
lived in Long Beach I had no idea I had no idea about the kind of inequity and
the imbalance and inequality that the african-american community experiences
and you are teachers for my community I want you to know that and you inspire me
personally thank you I’d like to give the Board of Trustees an opportunity to
ask questions comments and before I do that superintendent president dr.
O’Malley would you like to say a few words Thank You Mario you despite your
claims of not being an eloquent speaker I think you’re probably the most
eloquent speaker in the room you may have missed your calling I think you
really have a calling and this week of all weeks I heard dr. King in there so I
hope that you really inspired me and you sort of brought him to life again I
really want to thank you for coming forward you touched my heart this is not
acceptable but I thank you that in a learning institution you’re giving us an
opportunity to learn because that’s it’s impossible to hate when we understand
and you’re giving us an opportunity to understand so I want you to do me the
favor of leaving me your name and number you can rest assured that it will be
addressed but you by coming forward and not allowing as you said anyone to rob
you I want to acknowledge your courage but what you did today it won’t just
help you it can help others when we find solutions to solve your problem we’re
also finding solutions to solve other people’s problems so kudos to you I know
that probably took a tremendous amount of courage and I just wanted to say
thank you rest assured we are very grateful for what you’ve done today
board members Thank You superintendent president dr. Walley board members
comments questions student trustee about jobs thank you
I’ve got quite a few questions in comments so I’ll try to make them really
quick but first I want to say Thank You Mario for having the courage
to come and speak up as they’ve said you speak up not only for yourself but for
others who have shared your experience and your voice really does matter and
don’t let anybody tell you otherwise and to kind of you know echo that I’ve also
experienced a similar experience here however I you know I did take a time and
and me with superintendent/president Ramallah and expressed he’s in these uh
the incidents to her and you know she assured me that she was gonna look into
it and and I and I truly believe that she will and she she has the passion you
know for us you know for us you know it’s our students to see it through I
also want to let you know that although this experience that happened you know
my experience so far hasn’t is that this is not you know an indication of how
Long Beach City College is you know as you know as a whole these incidents you
know may be few and far between and yes they do have you know damaging
implications but it’s not a representation of what Long Beach City
College is about and that’s what I really enjoy about this institution and
then out to speak about the presentation that we had here I would like to thank
my my faculty research advisor dr. Matthew Lawrence for coming in and
speaking about the differences that he’s made in his classroom personally
I have actually you know been on the receiving end of some of these changes
my first year it took a essex-class with him all 17 and he actually took me aside
and actually gave me an interest in pursuing philosophy and really pursuing
social justice and the changes the the more relevant coursework I do believe it
helps the students to kind of engage more especially with with topics like
ethics and and other things that maybe the the traditional coursework may not
be so so easy to engage with and I truly believe that that will continue to help
you know students like myself like Mario and other students who may not
traditionally you know look at the philosophy or the humanities really be
able to engage and succeed and persist that manner I also would like to thank
everybody involved with the starkers early alert system I was a little
skeptical at first of how of how relevant or efficient it would be or
effective it would be but I’ve actually have noticed some of those notifications
come across my work when I logged in and you know normally it says on track and I
got one the other day that said off track and I was starting to lose my mind
a little bit and I was like oh what do I do
um you know but you know I spoke with my counselor and she assured me
everything’s great he’s just got to make sure that I get my math class in before
I transfer so kudos for that I think it’s definitely you know gonna going to
really help a student you know persistence of success in the overall
regarding a B 705 I know that the way that things have been implemented you
know there’s a lot of a lot of changes going on I do have one slight concern
that that maybe not traditional eight students may be left behind in a lot of
the changes are not necessarily include it there and it’s in the way that that
I’ve heard about it so far I don’t think you know I’m hoping that I’m wrong in
that case but just to get to you thank you so much and then also I did have
another quick question regarding the way students are being dropped for
non-payment still I know that back in June and July we talked about working
with a third party on Nelnet to to implement like a payment plan that would
kind of help students remain in good standing my experience so far and from
what I’ve heard from other students so far is that the payment plan may not be
working as intended or the way it was explained students are still having
difficulty adding classes and their their accounts are not
necessarily being kept in the good standing which is prohibiting them from
getting access to the transcripts so maybe if we can look into kind of how
that’s being implemented or seeing if there’s some changes that we made there
or at least some clarification I think that would be great and then the last
thing regarding student-centered scheduling I know that that has been you
know kind of a an issue across the board not just within Long Beach City College
but across the entire you know college scene and I know that one of the big
things that that I almost experience but fortunately you know there’s some
flexibility within our system is that some vital classes especially during
during inter sessions maybe you know drop for a low enrollment if there’s
anything that we can do to maybe work with that you know to allow classes that
that may not have the the full or even 50% capacity to still somehow launch you
know courses like the second level of languages foreign language requirement
students that need to need these classes to get out of here or having difficulty
if we can do something and that Department think that would we really go
that would really go a long way to improving student success rates and
persistence and that’s all for me thank you
a trustee bastard is there any response that we want to give any any of the
points that the student trustee is brought up hey okay trustee baxter go
ahead thank you Mario I want to congratulate you and I used to be in
Student Activities and you need to run for student government okay so dr. Munoz
can tell you how to do that because you you are obviously a natural-born leader
and and thank you for bringing those things up then I wanted to talk about
maybe 7:05 I’m mentoring a student right now who started Lummi city college in
the fall she’s 26 years old and the counselor did what the counselor was
supposed to do looked at her high school record
which is eight years old and suggested that she takes statistics in English 105
she was programmed for failure being out of school 8 years so we need to look at
that just like you said to know not everybody is an eighteen year old and we
need to look at that and I know I know it’s a long week I don’t know how you
change those kinds of things but I think we need to look at that some more then
lastly having been on this college for over 40 years it’s amazing and mrs.
Florence will agree with me how everything comes around
for instance we used to have high school council we used to have lobby city
college counselors at every single high school they were there one day a week
they would answer questions they would respond and and take care of the
students you know during the cutbacks we got rid of that we used to have summer
orientation where students would come for 4 hours they would take the
placement test they got to listen to me talk to them they had a counseling
appointment and and a tour of the campus we we got rid of that and then lastly I
and I’m glad we’re bringing all these things back and then lastly to bring
back the college our I think it’s wonderful another thing that we
eliminated and now we’re looking at so I think we need to look at other things
those three things come out came up to me right away that perhaps we need to
relook at some some of the successful things we’ve done the best other things
I know we’ve eliminated and that’s okay but I’m glad to see the the counselors
or outreach people at the high schools again thank you trustees other trustees
Jesse and took thank you great presentation mammoth volume of
information and we know a lot of time and hard work went into it and really
want to say thank you to the team and it it’s very timely of the topics and our
change and I think if anyone doesn’t know we are going through a systemic
transformation from top to bottom on campus changing everything how we do
from our data systems to our enrollment to our classes
the data visualization was wonderful as an engineer I really appreciate it
scatter plots and bubble maps then I understood what you were saying by
looking at the graph you know and we’re and we’re trying to continue to say we
have to serve the long beach of today you know in earlier today we adopted
equity as a commitment into our strategic plan and into our mission
statement and that’s new and that’s different as change but we still live in
America you know and I’ve heard very similar statements from our experiences
as Mario shared today on campus off campus myself as a student I remember I
said I want to be a chemical engineering major at my counter
Oh can you even spell that you know as a first response you know in today I have
two engineering degrees you know so it’s but it’s it’s the black experience is
uniquely American you know they say you’re born black you live black you can
die black and it’s as we continue to make the transformation on campus it’s
important to focus on that I know it’s interesting that I think
eighteen years since we had a black trustee and then this year we got to
with Donnell myself so we we were making some change this year but I was
interested to ask mr. or dr. Lawrence you know I it’s great to see the gap
change you know shrink dramatically in your presentation but you know you talk
about you you learned it yourself a research you know I’ve work with dr.
Harper at USC is a national renowned racial equity professor can you share
how did you come about the research or was it an external training like dr.
Harper does that really help make that dramatic change yeah sure actually Long
Beach City College has partnered with USC in their Center for urban education
over a number of years on various projects so my mentor and this was
pissed all about Simone I did my first equity project with her about 12 years
ago and have done I don’t know maybe maybe five
or six different equity based projects over the years since then and then the
summer before last she invited me to be an equity fellow and work with Q on
developing their equity materials to train faculty so that’s where I’ve
gotten a lot of my experience not grateful to them for that wonderful and
what would you say in your perspective we should do to replicate what you’ve
been able to do in your classroom yeah I mean that’s that’s a big question
one of the sort of the framework that I’m taking to that that I’m hoping will
be effective with with faculty is something that that Q came up for there
for faculty to use reviewing their syllabi but it’s 5i they didn’t really
name them so I’ve given him a name I call them the five equity precepts and
it involves welcoming because a lot of our students just don’t feel welcome
don’t feel like they’re supposed to be here they’ve heard the stigmatizing
messages like you talked about before we’ve we’ve already gone down that road
with our push on the welcoming syllabi so to work on that welcoming environment
what we can do in our classrooms they’re also validating students which also ties
into those stigmatizing messages a lot of students have been told that they
can’t do it that they can’t even spell it and so we we need to I mean I think
that the feeling that we really do believe in them and they can make it
which takes us to the next the next aspect of the next precept is
partnership that we see our role is not just to deliver the materials but we are
partners in learning and we are going to reach out a hand and pull them up when
when needed that represents they’re often left out of our you know students
of color to feel like our curriculum often doesn’t speak to them and the
fifth is to demystify college process they often don’t have the strong social
networks so we can’t take things for granted so I take time say teaching my
students about ADT’s in my class making sure they’re aware of those we talk
about financial aid that you see blue and gold plan the average earnings of
various degrees I feel like I can’t simply teach philosophy that our
students need other sort of network-based skills so those five
precepts I think if we if we find ways to infuse them in everything we do I
think is a good way to kind of put it in a nutshell for faculty and staff and
administrators there was a lot of content I don’t know what slide number
it was but going through the intervention programs that we had
there’s a Viking voyage program and so forth
are we making those programs only available for full-time students are we
also making those programs available for part-time students so for this
particular model it’s for the what we’re doing with the Viking advantage is
targeting our direct high school matriculants who enroll full-time it’s
part of the operational first year Success Program of those that are coming
through the College promise so as you know the College promise has which is
connected to both the Long Beach promise and the statewide College California
College promise has the full time student requirement we’re looking the
Welcome days and some of the other components are open up to any student
but the summer Viking Voyager is intended for those students that are
coming directly out of high school who enroll full-time and to dr. Van
Valkenburg point that represents about one-third of our enrollment the LB USC
lb USD high school matriculate I know we’re 60% part-time students do they
start that is that a representative sample of the new students are coming in
come in part-time or does that I don’t I don’t know if that was on any of the
graphs or you know offhand of or does that change over time that they started
in full-time when they they evolved the part-time
I can follow up with you on that so we’ll look into the data and I’ll bring
it to dr. Melanie so you can get those details great and then the other thing
is I know Long Beach is about 20% of foreign-born immigrants of
second-generation population do we and in our intervention
programs or onboarding do we are we’re considering a first generation model or
families that come from non monolingual so I’m glad that you brought that up as
part of our Viking summer voyage when we look at the curriculum we’re gonna be
looking at kind of cultural empowerment sessions as well as and the gender
binary doesn’t always work anymore with a lot of especially a lot of our
emerging students that are coming up directly out of high school they’re kind
of rejecting the binary so we’re also looking at how to explore some of those
concepts within the white summer voyage as well as um with a cat with a promise
2.0 at the request of our lb USD partners we are going to go out into the
high school communities and have lb um promise 2.0 family nights or Norte de la
familia depending upon which high score at where we’re gonna offer we’re
actually doing the parent letter in three languages English Spanish as well
as combined yeah so those three languages we’re gonna have a letter to
translate it into the last question no no I think maybe dr. Scott from from
it’s great to see the ATT growth and I know I’m biased because I’m an engineer
that we don’t have a adt in engineering and what I did notice we also did not
have a ADT in computer science which is I know as a high unit load and then
we’re going to the leaks conference this weekend and I’ve talked a couple
legislators who are also engineers that we’re gonna look at exploring creating a
Engineering ADT but do we have it in our plan to do a computer science ADT in a
near future yes absolutely the 18 computer science is available for
us in 36 out of 114 colleges have one we are looking at that and we’ve been
looking at it this week we are about four units over the 60 units and so we
need to pare down some of the courses some of the computer courses could be
perhaps slight in there four units and if they could perhaps look at making
them three units that would help in the science classes are slightly higher than
some of our nearby competitors so we need to shave four units off of that we
are committed to doing it in to working with the faculty collaborate
collaboratively they have to create the curriculum but we know that it’s in our
students interests and we know that the faculty care about the students so we
expect that we will be able to do that this year yes there is not currently an
ADT for engineering it is too high unit to actually have an ADT but I was told
by Michelle I’m summon this morning that many of our students because of the
coursework they’re taking automatically qualify for the ADT and math but that is
an area to consider and they the the legislature has been really strict on
the sixty units but it’s very very difficult to get an engineering degree
under sixty units so that’s and it’s not there just isn’t one available for us exactly you know how many units it is
yeah so in thinking about that lose Revis who’s a MIT engineer former
colleague of mine we’ve been looking at if we integrate it into the early
college or you started because the Cal Quan is the gatekeeper or barrier and
then the physics you can’t take calculus based physics to take calc one but then
we have five point five units for physics and and then you look at the
CSU’s they don’t have that many units most challenge the same physics pace
we’re looking at trying to integrate with the early college
yeah that’s possible way of getting units sooner to minimize the units you
would do on campus yeah it’s possible to do that where that the Unified School
District would have to allow us to offer some of the courses that they typically
are offering now and so that might cause an issue with their faculty and perhaps
their union you know if they offered because we could offer classes that
would give both college credit and high school credit and but there would be an
impact on their on their their teachers and so we have to be very sensitive to
that we did put a sheet by the way in that additional folder with enrollment
management materials that talks about the hind unit so because I knew that you
were gonna ask great thank you so much thank you thank you dr. Scott other
trustees yeah I have a couple questions first of all I’d like to thank the whole
team for that exceptional and very enthusiastic report all the effort that
you put into it really shows of the data is astounding down to the fine details I
have a question a couple of questions one is for professor Lawrence great job
by the way you really inspire me with what you said how you recognize the
disparity between students of one ethnicity versus another and their
performance in your class that’s you know it says a lot about your character
for you to be willing to research that further in your research of your own
class did you happen to find any particular data was there anything
besides race that was impacting student performance in your class obviously race
was the factor but was there anything in that and the reason why I’m asking is
because I found two things in my own classes one is I found students who were
single parents I that what that was every time I saw a student struggling in
my class without knowing their history I I just you know started talking and I
realized that some of those were single parents with very little support
they had to miss class because of childcare they had to make tough choices
being able to enroll in other classes because they had to pay for childcare so
that was one factor that I kind of noticed a trend and then I noticed
another factor it had something to do with ailing parents sometimes no matter
how old a student was in my class if there was an ill parent that they had to
take care of not so much as an ill child but an elderly parent that was a factor
that I that I found to be compelling as to their performance in the class so I
wanted to know if there was another factor one other minor one that I found
toward the end of my teaching career here is students who didn’t have a car
obviously students who were homeless but not as much as the performance of single
parents so did you happen to find anything in your research and
unfortunately I haven’t seen data on single parenthood you’re absolutely
right it’s it’s definitely a concern and we you know we have quite a few students
who are parents or single parents and either way I’ve in fact I was a parent
while I was finishing my BA and it’s it’s a whole different ballgame so I I
don’t think well you know we’re gonna be soon working on the new student equity
plan and the state’s going to provide us of quite a bit of data on a lot of
parameters beyond race and Heather will always be providing as as data and she
might be able to speak to all the different parameters that she’s able to
break out our data but it is I do tend to think that race tends to be pretty
pervasive sure a lot of folks might well we need to talk about socioeconomic
class but but when you pair that with race you talk about ailing parents you
know I’m I think one one thing that faculty need to keep in mind as so many
of our students have duties to their family that we would never have dreamed
of that they’re supporting their families rather than family supporting
them and so in a lot of ways I think we we need to we need to have
those conversations we need to build those relationships and really
understand our students and sometimes be a little bit flexible on finding ways to
help them achieve their goals thank you I appreciate that
just just to piggyback one particular female student who was struggling in my
class and I mean struggling physiologically I would see her perspire
I thought she I don’t really know what I was thinking but I knew there was
something wrong after talking to her I found that she’d had a baby I think in
early August and she was still nursing and she needed to find a place on campus
during class and that you know we found a nursing moms room for her we found a
facility for her and you know almost instantly you could see the pressure
just disappear you could see it evaporates because now she now she could
physically focus and she wasn’t having those issues I have another question
early in your report gosh I don’t remember which one of you said it but
somebody talked about high demand classes where there was a graph and you
showed how there were certain classes that were in high demand at certain
times of the day obviously we are addressing that by adding more classes
at that time I’m guessing that would be the solution I’m just curious as to
which are the high demand classes is it a certain English class a certain math
class are we needing to hire more faculty what are we doing specifically
to address that is it 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. block is it the 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. block
what when is that and I also think that we need to be I think it would be
prudent of us to let our students know maybe we could send out an email to say
these classes during these times you know are filled up faster than any other
so don’t drop the ball I think we we need to be responsible to let the public
know that this is an issue we’re aware of it and this is what you know we
propose to solve that problem you know anything that’s an excellent point and I
think Kathy probably can speak better to strategy
so if you’d rather just hear that that’s fine if you want to hear any more detail
about which classes were they in what time yes so the data that we were
presenting is was institution-wide data aggregated over a number of years to
really just give us a snapshot perspective that dashboard of data was
provided to all the departments through the planning process so then each
department could kind of look within their area where there’s high demand for
classes and so through the planning process there were conversations going
on about how that could be changed through scheduling practices to help
accommodate those needs and so it’s kind of like you know we need more than one
mechanism for improving things and so that’s one mechanism I’m Michele Grimes
Hillman and the data that she’s providing that Kathy also talked about
is another mechanism so that as you know students are registering for courses
there’s sort of that war room mentality of like where students going how can we
get them into those places I know during the spring term for
example the IE staff was hearing how we were canceling some classes so they
built out some dashboards that we also shared with department heads that showed
for example where there were wait lists and then reaching out directly to those
students on wait lists to then put them into classes at comparable times
comparable material so that we’re really making sure that people who are kind of
stuck in the system their needs were getting addressed as well and so again
it’s sort of this real-time conversation and collaboration that we can figure out
strategy so there’s long term planning and that’s what that data was showing
that’s being used more for long term planning but then there’s also this you
know in the moment what data can we use how can we make those improvements
rapidly you don’t know if you want to add that’s great thank you thank you we
do have a list of the highest high demand courses they taught the highest
twenty or thirty which we could get to you certainly but it is a war room
mentality and as we get closer to the beginning of any term we’re looking
daily and sometimes hourly at how things are filling we’re looking at the wait
list data sometimes students will they’re waiting for in a particular
instructor and that instructors the class is hugely impacted the class is
closed the wait list is closed but another class being offered at the same
time may have open seats so you know we have those kind of things to deal with
too but we are looking constantly and Moises who’s up here was the
he started the war room in math which was looking daily hourly how things were
filling putting classes in when we needed to watching how fast they
enrolled working with student services to add more when we needed to we have
shadow classes in the schedule to which you can’t see and so their ghost classes
and we have rooms identified and faculty identified times identified and we open
those as we have a need because we had a sense of what we’re going to need and do
we need more faculty in some cases yes we need more faculty trained and online
we’re doing we’re doing everything we can to get more faculty trained and to
hire fully trained online faculty as you can see the need for that but yeah
there’s many many strategies we’re using and we do understand but but primetime
is primetime and that sure tough to get sometimes I appreciate that
I never knew if my classes filled up quick like the first day of enrollment
because of me or because it was a general that class I know I never got an
answer to that question I’d like to think it was because of me but it was a
GE class okay um lastly I love that you’re targeting high
school students Bravo hello especially with social media I’d like to just
really give kudos to the marketing team outstanding I can’t tell you how much I
love the material the direct mail of distribution I’m hoping that we can
still incorporate email blasts even though social media is huge for our
younger population people still prefer to get a text you know just that text
this is happening this is great and so again great job to the whole team but in
closing Mario you know your disclaimer that you know you’re not a comfortable
speaker was just so far-fetched you look like you had prepared that and written
it in advance and then memorized it rehearsed it so well-versed and no
disability obvious or apparent you just did a really good job I’m sorry that
anybody at the college has ever made you feel inadequate or not good enough you
know we we are actually committed to making sure that doesn’t happen
both to students and staff and faculty that’s one of our goals is to make this
a more warm campus and I can tell you you know I wasn’t here that long we’re
that long ago but things have gotten a whole lot better you know it’s just it’s
a more inclusive environment it’s more accepting more tolerant friendlier but
it’s not that way for everyone so I acknowledge that it’s you know has not
been the case for you and thank you for being open and that took a lot of guts
for you to stand up there and say what you said so I really appreciate that
thank you again for a really good report probably one of the best we’ve had thank
you I also wanted to thank you I think it
was phenomenal honestly this is just it it moves me to see this level of rigor
and everything we’ve asked for I mean it’s we said we’ve asked for it
and you’ve executed I have a saying that ideas are free but execution is
priceless so I value those who know how to execute I do have a quite a question
before I asked my question I also wanted to echo my colleagues sentiment about
the incredible work that all of you have done but in particular I wanted to
mention that I had I was in eighth we have a Travel Club the place I live and
you know I had met random members of the community come up to me they’re like we
saw your material can you bring some more can you put it out here so kudos to
you Joshua Kass Tiana’s and your team and you you’re doing so much and you
know there was a report that was recently issued that that the importance
of kindness in a workplace and it really you know I know it’s simple but it’s not
easy and you know I always am so inspired by superintendent president dr.
O’Malley I always ask him like how how do you do it how is it that
you know under pressure under I mean we are a demanding bunch of you know we’re
a motley crew of avoid over here how do you do it man
it’s it’s it’s incredible and I I really am so inspired by you dr. moly it’s
incredible that I see the impact finally finally everything I’ve been dreaming
about and asking for it’s finally coming to fruition of course where we need to
chip away the imperfections but I just wanted to put that on the record and
really from the bottom on my heart thank all of you and you were everything I’ve
asked for and more so with that I wanted to ask a little bit about the social
justice program that was discussed I think that’s fantastic is that something
that is in in the works are we like going to see something materialize
fairly soon the ADT and social justice we are expecting that to go through
curriculum this spring so that it will need to go to all of you to approve and
then it will go to the chancellor’s office but we expect that to be
available when would that be available Michelle did follow spring of next year
and it does have the brand-new LGBTQ Studies course in it which is at first
for lbcc so we’re very excited about that too and then just another I know
this is a wide spread conversation and topic amongst in the nation financial
literacy and I know we have some aspects of it but or perhaps there was a
conversation about it one of the framing is that I heard that was really a stood
was perhaps we can consider calling it wealth courses and how much
it has attracted my students and I certainly would want to take it what of
course in wealth I don’t think anybody perhaps some of my colleagues here can
teach about that course since I can learn a few things there but is that
something that we’re contemplating are we looking at that you know I don’t know
but it’s something I could raise with our Senate President or head Choa and
our curriculum committee the faculty would have to develop such a course but
we can certainly bring ideas to them in our academic council meetings and talk
to them about it I don’t know and I don’t know
Dean I’m Suleman do you have you heard of anything about that I just wanted to
put the idea out there you guys are the experts we’re certainly policy makers
and if it’s something that it seems like it would be a great way for us to
increase our enrollment both in the adult education and beyond and lastly I
just wanted to also give another shout out to you guys it we went through to
talk about enrollment management and the level of boots you put on the ground for
those of you know don’t know I’m not necessarily the best parade attendee and
participant not a great waver like you know doing the grunt work and sure
enough we put everybody to work in every pray we’ve had with our flyers and if
enrollment doesn’t go up I don’t know what else we’re gonna do but I just want
to commend to you that you were all working so hard with our amazing
collateral that we have that has come out of your shop Joshua Castellanos and
it’s been strim Enda severy person that I personally handed off to and very
clever very clever you have is how crayons in the back for the kids it’s
just like brilliant you think of everything every person I gave it to
they were excited to get it so I was just thrilled to see that I think we put
all the trustees to work and a trusty Otto’s wife was working hard as
well and it was fantastic in the recent parade so I just want to also say give
you guys a big shout out and kudos and thank you so much for the hard work you
do for us it’s amazing it’s making a difference alright if there is no any
good questions Oh chesty Otto yes so III really really
appreciated the the presentation in fact if I was a betting man which I sometimes
am I would have absolutely bet that you couldn’t have got it done in that amount
of time so you really kept it moving and and and and yet very very very
interesting this is a very complicated thing that we’re trying to do on Monday
Chancellor Tim white for the CSU system announced that due to the the governor’s
new budget that they were going to enroll a whole bunch more students and
they were gonna do open a whole bunch of new classes in 2017-18 the CSU system
added 4,300 new course sections and they opened 90,000 additional seats for
students in their system guess where they’re gonna come from they’re gonna
come from the high schools they’re gonna bypass us and it will make it much
harder for us to get the FTEs that we were expected to get under the funding
formula and so every time I feel like we ought to just sit down and say what a
great job we’re doing there’s something else and it’s dynamic its interconnected
higher education and so there’s that if I was Rip Van Winkle and I went to sleep
14 years ago when I joined this board and woke up right now and said oh what’s
different you know what’s what’s going on here
14 years ago none of this stuff was going on none of
it was going on faculty wanted to teach their classes and be the best lecturers
that they possibly could and hope that helped their students succeed and in in
ways they were passionate about their students but but what we have now are
all these tools that we never had before and a way of thinking about education
that never occurred to anybody before at Long Beach City College and I mean it’s
been a gradual thing over time things have happened the good news is it’s
pretty simple and it’s the heart of Education what we’re doing and that’s
where we’re developing ways to touch our students and to develop relationships
among ourselves and with our colleagues in ways that were never required before
and now they’re not only required they’re sought-after because we
understand that that’s the way that we make this complicated business of
Education successful professor Lawrence you you were right on and saying you
know I looked at this and I thought I can figure this out and think about it
better I know a professor here that I know who was he thought he was doing
great in the way scheduled his classes and then he thought about it and looked
at it and he said you know I don’t think I’m scheduling these classes for my
students I think I’m scheduling these classes for me or for ways that I think
would be good pedagogically but it doesn’t take the whole experience into
consideration and as we changed and it’s the ability to do those changes that
we’re all involved with at that at this at this point that is so
transformational and we’re doing all this outreach we’re doing all this
attempt to get people here and and the only the other thing that’s changed
fundamentally is the access of data you know what they used to say was in god we
trust’ what we now say is in god we trust’ the rest of you bring data and if
you don’t bring data don’t talk to me we could have chose and now we have data
and we collect this data and we use this data to make decisions and that is a
profound change in what we do you know it’s so delightful to listen to and talk
to tether she talks a little fast for me sometimes I and I’m trying to keep up
with her and and keep up with all of of all these points that that they’re
trying to make but but in creating this college community and we’ve we’ve talked
for years about these aha moments and how we get it when we work together I
know that just the earlier this month there was a strategic enrollment
management Academy and training in Sacramento that we participated in we
brought all of our stakeholders to figure out how this works which is in
and of itself I think was unique or new and and everybody got to find out what
everybody else wanted and it makes a great atmosphere because what we need to
communicate in which what I think we are communicating as a college is that this
is a good place to be and it’s a fun place to be and you can you can achieve
your goals if you come to Long Beach City College
there was a article in The New York Times on Sunday that said should Bill
James be admitted to the Hall of Fame in basically in Cooperstown in baseball now
and I bet most of the people here don’t even know who Bill James is but Bill
James is the guy that brought you sabermetrics and all this analytic stuff
that is all about baseball and in fact all sports now and you know what that’s
what we’re doing – it’s exactly it’s saying I don’t know what this is but let
me think about it and it it it’s a conversation that we’re
now all engaged with them it’s fabulous I I think that the approach is terrific
it encourages us to work together to ask hard questions to learn from one another
and it it creates something out in the community what makes us a very special
place to be so so thanks for your presentation thank you trustee otto
thank you also for your great institutional insight and the historical
background that you provided some of us may not be aware of we will now move on
to consent agenda do I have a motion to approve the consent agenda moved by
trustee baxter seconded by trustee otto are there any questions comments can we
call for the vote the motion was made by a trustee Baxter
and seconded by trustee otto aye Jones aye okay great we will now move on
to item 6.1 revised board policy and administrative regulation 3002
discrimination and harassment complaints an investigation the the recommended
action is that the Board of Trustees approve and adopt revised board policy
3002 discrimination and harassment complaints and investigations as
submitted this regulation the that I just read it’s submitted for
informational purposes only and doesn’t require board action and it’s inquire
cordin swith established practices the revised board policy and original
regulation has been distributed discuss and approved by the president’s
Leadership Council the revised board policy was submitted for first reading
at the December 11th 2018 board meeting and is now being presented for approval
the changes are being recommended as a result of our ongoing review to ensure
compliance with legal codes and align with current practices I think there is
some conflicting statements in this redaction this does it require an action
it is a policy and a regulation so the regulation part we don’t necessary we
don’t vote on that’s for information the policy part we vote on so do I have a
motion so moved moved by trustee and took is there a second second by trustee
otto any questions comments was there any substantial changes from the first
reading to the second reading yeah it can’t be no changes yeah cut uh are there any
questions comments any other okay let’s call for the vote
virginia baxter i vivian mala aloo i food or walk joe in tuck i Doug Otto
sunny Xia I student trustee Jones i item 6.2 revised board policy and
administrative regulation three zero three one prohibition of harassment the
recommended action is that the Board of Trustees approve and adopt revised board
policy 3031 prohibition of harassment I submitted in accordance with established
practices the board policy and administrative regulation has been
distributed discussed and approved by the president’s Leadership Council the
revised board policy was submitted for first reading at the December 11th 2018
Board of Trustees meeting and is now presented for approval the changes are
being recommended as a result of our ongoing review to ensure compliance with
legal codes and align with current practices do I have a motion motion made
by trustee baxter seconded by a vice president mallalieu is are there any
questions comments hearing none call for the question
virginia baxter vivian mallalieu go to walk Joe in tuck i Sony’s eeeh I student
trustee we will now move on to item 6.3 employment contract with dr. Mike Malini
as vice president of student support services they recommended option is that
the Board of Trustees approved the employment contract for dr. Mike manias
vice president of student support services as submitted the employment
contract provides a term of employment from January 24 2019 to June 30 and 2021
the contract provides for annual compensation of 199
thousand and 722 along with health and benefit welfare benefits and life
insurance do I have a motion so much motion made by trustee antic is there a
second second by vice president Molyneux Lu are there any questions comments I
had a comment I wanted to say gives me great pleasure to approve this contract
tonight and I’m thrilled that we have dr. manias on board I’ve heard from
multiple sources and I do have ears and eyes close to the ground here and
outside of the college and rave reviews so this is exciting and I’m excited to
support it trustee in took would you like to say a
few words yes one of the echo congratulations dr. munos really
appreciate your leadership your personality your presence you really
made a strong showing here on campus and you have exceeded the glowing
expectations that came from Rio Hondo before you showed up so thank you and
please keep up the good work same thing I’d just like to echo that one thing
that I have heard a lot of is the Welcome Center and I would just like to
give props to the team and I know vice president Munoz has oversees that and I
have heard many good things about the Welcome Center and the presence
throughout campus not just of the physical facility but the outreach that
it’s doing and putting people strategically in places especially now
with the beginning of the new semester upon us we’re getting a lot more
visitors on campus to enroll or to inquire
so that Welcome Center is a breath of fresh air thank you very much all right
if there are no more questions and comments I’ll call for the question
Madame secretary virginia baxter vivian mallalieu little watch Joe intent Doug
Otto it’s an easier I congratulations Mike
we will now move on to items seized point for employment contract with
Heather Van Valkenburg Dina in institutional effect
the recommended action is that the Board of Trustees approved the employment
contract for Heather Van Valkenburg Dean of institutional effectiveness has
submitted the employment contract provides for a term of employment from
January 24 2019 to June 30th 2021 the contract provides for annual
compensation of 154,000 $83 along with health and welfare benefits and life
insurance do I have a motion get moved by trustee baxter seconded by trustee
and took are there any questions comments I just want to say I was
looking at one sec oh sorry and and I and I heard the student in my
head going I can’t get the class I want at the time I want it and I was like
there it goes that’s a slide that students need to see that show that
we’re listening and and we’re adapting so thank you for for bringing all of
that together and a very compact format for us so thank you look forward working
with you didn’t you work with you I also wanted to echo trustee intox sentiment
and then just I’m really thrilled Heather I just love saying your last
name and I’m gonna keep practicing it it’s a tongue twister
it’s and when I go I’m gonna I think I’m gonna have tonight I’m gonna dream about
your saying over and over again and congratulations you I’ve I mean I’ve
seen your work it’s impressive you’re I mean all of you you’re like I
said you guys are the dream team and you know they say great leaders know how to
pick great leaders as well and that’s again I want to thank dr. O’Malley for
having to have picked you and rewarding talent all of you with that is there
anybody else I’m gonna go ahead and call the question virginia baxter vivian
mallalieu good to walk Joe in tuck I Doug Otto in Tunisia I congratulations
Heather mister Valkenburg items 6.5 employment contract
with Kathleen Scott executive vice president of academic affairs their
recommended action there with me is that the Board of Trustee approves the
employment contract for Kathleen Scott executive vice president of academic
affairs has submitted the employment contract provides for a term of
employment from January 24 2019 to June 30th 2021 the contract provides for
annual compensation of two hundred twenty four thousand thirty four dollars
along with health and welfare benefits and life insurance do I have a motion a
motion made moved by trustee auto seconded by trustee baxter comments
questions trustees I have to tell you that it gives me great pleasure and joy
dr. Scott I know you covered for superintendent president dr. Amalia
during her maternity leave and I had the great pleasure of seeing firsthand what
you’re capable of you’re amazing we’re lucky to have you I
have been anticipating this and I am so excited to approve your contract tonight
and vote YES on it and I’m just really thrilled this I just don’t want to jinx
it so I’ll reserve my comments for later more more complements so with that if
there are any yes trustee and entik as I say congratulations and thank you dr.
Scott I know you work eight days a week and commuted halfway across the country
every every time day off so and we were talking earlier you are experienced in
scope creep where you your plate keeps growing and I’m able to manage
everything so thank you for all your hard work you’re doing on behalf of the
students I love that clinical vernacular I use it all the time it’s awesome
yeah all right go ahead let’s go ahead and call for the vote
Madam Secretary please the jigna Baxter Viviane mallalieu little walk Jo in tuck
Doug oto-chan easy I with pleasure congratulations
executive vice president Kathleen Scott all right we will now move to item 7.1
board policy and administrative regulation
5:02 one of the services to students with disabilities the recommended action
is that the Board of Trustees approve and adopt board policy 5021 services to
students with disabilities as submitted new board policy 5021 and new
administrative regulations 5021 it is for the the regulation is submitted for
information purposes doesn’t require board action the policy does this is in
accordance with the established practices the new board policy and
administrative regulation has been distributed it’s been discussed and
approved by the president’s Leadership Council and the new board policy was
presented for first reading at the December 11 2018 Board of Trustees
meeting is now being presented for approval this is a new policy and
regulation for the district it establishes guidelines for the services
provided by the district to students with disabilities the addition of the
board policy and administrative regulations being recommended as a
result of our ongoing review to ensure compliance with current education and
legal codes and accreditation standards do I have a motion second moved by
trustee in Tucker seconded by trustee auto when boy you guys are fast tonight
I love it this side is winning the motions are there any questions comments
I’m glad we’re updating these policies that we’ve done tonight and so thank you
dr. Marlene or Stafford preparing this great thank you if there are no more
questions or comments I’ll call for the question
Madam Secretary Virginia Baxter Vivian Molly Lou Buddha walk Joe in tuk
I dug auto sin easier I and student trustee Jones scuse me hi alright great
item 7.2 board policy and administrative regulation 50 22 preferred first name
the recommended action is that the Board of Trustees approve and adopt board
policy 50 22 preferred first name is submitted and the administrative
regulation 52 50 22 preferred first name is submitted for information purposes
only for the regulation and this is an accordance with our established
practices and the first reading was read it was presented on December 11 2018 and
it is a new policy and regulation for the district it establishes guidelines
that allows students to identify themselves with a preferred name
different than their legal name the addition of the board policy and
administrative regulations being recommended as a result of our ongoing
review to ensure compliance with current education and legal codes and
accreditation standards I do I have a motion president I’d like to make a
motion to continue this item to next month I’m strongly in support of it was
an original requester of this motion but I spoke with dr. O’Malley and and
another staff that there were some community members who wanted to review
and have input before we finalize it and I think the best way to make sure that
happens is give us a little bit more time to have some more eyes on on the
policy if there’s a second to that motion second okay so let me just make
sure are we so we’re you’re substituting the motion to your making a motion to
continue this to February is that okay all right are there any questions
comments so we’re gonna take a vote on continuing item 7.2 to the February
board meeting that 13 is that right if I’m not mistaken so
let’s go ahead and take the vote Madam Secretary virginia baxter vivian
mallalieu doodlebop Joe in tuck I does Otto Sen easier I student trustee Jones
I all right we will now move on to reports item 8.1 academic senate
president report i could sign it president Jorge wood sure the floor is
yours thank you I’m trying to get the
microphone to work first of all I want to congratulate Matt for his new
appointment we’re gonna be doing a lot of good work with equity so
congratulations Mike dr. Scott congratulations I had the pleasure of
working with you for a couple of years and looking forward to that great work
for our students the rest is a reminder to all faculty
that the winter quarter ends on Tuesday and the spring semester begins on
Wednesday I know it’s important it’s a change from the norm that we’ve been
used to but just be aware of that and I just want to let you know that the work
from the curriculum and the Senate will resume in the month of February and I’m
looking forward to keep providing and bringing the board more items for you to
approve and courses and other items that need your approval so thank you thank
you Jorge item 8.2 classified Senate
President any angle the floor is yours okay thank you president Zia I just
wanted to say that the enrollment management presentation was very good
and I think it’s very important for classified and everyone at the college
to understand the importance of of being on top of our game
and we’re gonna do our vests as classified to support enrollment
management matriculation and everything we can so thank you Thank You Annie
okay item 8.3 Board of Trustees reports I’ll start with dr. Baxter trusty Baxter
if you already I am ready these are the activities that
I’ve taken place within since our last meeting first of all I’m on the
California Council for equity and equality and justice board and we met in
January and I want to let the public know and the board know that Vivian
mallalieu has been selected to be the dinner chair of the CCE J humanitarian
awards dinner which is May 14th so we need to put that on our calendar so we
can go in salute Vivian then I with Marlene done and Sean Ravel
I toured all the different plaques on campus there are a number of plaques
illegal and illegal under trees and some were put there without authorization and
and others were and so Marlene suggested we go around and and just check them all
out that was a very interesting morning that we spent then I attended the State
of the City address by Mayor Garcia and of course we were acknowledged and it
was very exciting to be part of that festivities last Wednesday I gave a
speech to the so optimist club of Long Beach and they heard about my speech on
first lady’s I also attended the Foundation breakfast which was last
Thursday and then I was interviewed by on Community College leadership by a
representative from Loyola Marymount you University on Friday and then on
Saturday I spoke to 200 women if in a group called PEO and their name is
secret and so you can’t nobody can know what PEO stands for but it was amazing
there 150 years old founded in 1869 in Iowa and it was great to see so many
ladies there and they liked my speech besides it was on women in US government
and it’s amazing with the me to movement and everything how many more senators
and congresswoman have been elected and how many more women are already
declaring that they’re running for the Presidency so she’ll be very interesting
as a former history teacher I also attended the California retired teachers
luncheon and of course the state of the port luncheon today and then two more
things starting next Tuesday I’m teaching a class through the senior
Studies Center which I’ve been doing for five years and I know how to write your
autobiography and it’s so much fun to listen to the stories that the students
come up with as they’re trying to put their life together and the idea is that
you’re sharing your your life for people you will never know your grandchildren
your great-grandchildren and so I’ve had a lot of fun with this and I’m glad that
I’m back teaching it again this semester and also I wanted to ask the trustees
who are going to the Capitol on Monday next Monday there will be a briefing on
housing and food insecurity from 4:00 to 5:30 and in state capitol room four four
four so I cannot go to the legislative summit but those of you who are going I
have it written on this lovely piece of paper if one of you would attend and
come back and give us some information that would be wonderful
as you know trustee Z and I are very involved in housing and security and our
group is is just moving right along and so anything we can learn from the
legislature would be great thank you vice president mallalieu sure first of
all I like to welcome all of you including our viewing audience to the
Pacific Coast campus this is in my trusty area so it’s always a privilege
for me to host at least one board meeting here at this campus secondly I’d
like to thank the staff I know it’s not easy especially our audio-visual and
technical teams for what you are able to make happen under the leadership of
board secretary Jackie Han and Michelle Reese thank you to all the hands that
took part in setting up these tables and our microphones and cameras so I know
it’s not easy I really appreciate it thank you for making it happen to
everybody else happy new year welcome back I hope you all had a restful break
that you are finishing strong the winter session and preparing to start strong
our spring semester since our last board meeting we were able to fellowship with
so many of you during our staff and faculty and community holiday events
really grateful for that time also we I I think it happened before but we did
finish our holiday parade season and I just wanted to acknowledge which I
neglected to do is the choir the carolers who participated and it’s just
kind of neat to see them out there and I look forward to hopefully having them at
the Daisy Lane Christmas parade I don’t think I said that at the last board
meeting and I intended to which is also in my area that runs through Wrigley I’d
love to have the carolers be a part of that in that part of the community it
would be a real nice treat for that part of town since then let’s see I attended
the Board of Governors breakfast last week all five trusts
were in attendance which was awesome I think it’s the first time that all five
trustees remember we we all have jobs so it’s a it’s a time commitment to be
present at so many of these events and it was neat to have all five of us there
at the same time that I don’t think that’s ever happened to be there what’s
that well since I’ve been here I can’t I can’t speak for previous boards yeah but
for as long as I’ve been on the board I’ve never seen all five trustees at a
Board of Governors breakfast so that was neat we were at the Martin Luther King
parade this past weekend last week we also attended the state of the city
which was great really enjoyable to see Long Beach City College get the props
that it deserves not just for the college promise but mainly because of
the College promise and then today we were at the Port of Long Beach state of
the port I want to share something with you for years and years whenever we
drove around my family my kids somebody would always say oh look Long Beach City
College because we would see a banner or a fire on a bus or at a bus stop and it
was occasional I wish I had a dollar for every time one of my kids says mom look
it’s another Long Beach City mom mommy what are you guys doing it’s everywhere
I don’t think you could drive down a block without seeing something Long
Beach City College which is fantastic I understand that everything is falling
well within budget we’re taking care of a lot of costs on our own where the
reproduction costs everything is in-house a design that’s just amazing I
remember spending so much money on one bus billboard in the past and I think
what we’re paying now for all this heavy-duty marketing is falling well
underneath the cost of that I know that’s an exaggeration but you get the
point so thank you for the marketing my family is noticing I mean I hear it all
the time driving down the street so I hope everybody else’s family is noticing
and the last thing is the website I just want to commend the team I know that I
gave props for the Welcome Center the website
I really like the phrase and I think it was Joshua who said it about Chad or
Brad I’m not sure but it was an intuitive one or two clicks I said
somebody said that earlier today I wish I had written it down Mike Mike said it
I wish I had written that phrase down what did you say it was – yeah it was –
yeah you said something really catchy was too intuitive to click and I don’t
know what you said whatever it – intuitive clicks yeah okay so that’s
gonna be our website phrase – intuitive clicks that just rolls off so thank you
very much I’ve been able to use the website because of the new email so I
appreciate that and then also Tim is not here anymore but I wanted to personally
thank him for saving my phone and laptop Myra all of you guys I’ve been I’ve been
off email for a long time I locked myself out so thank you very much
everybody have a great second semester we’ll see you guys soon trusty auto thank you happy new year everyone
I made the circuit of parades so Belmont Shore Christmas parade was there at the
MLK parade attended the AFT holiday party and I did not know that Annie was
such a great singer and we really appreciated her guitar playing and
setting the mood I was really nice festive into the semester into the year
event I’m looking forward to next year we’ve already instituted some new
changes and look forward to it being an even better celebration I didn’t make
the historic Board of Governors breakfast last last week it wasn’t and
was there at the State of the City I still I need to talk to vice mayor de
Andrews he doesn’t know how to pronounce my name yet so
I got a I got a column to the side but hey man where food walk is too different
I am taking a certificate program at Dominguez Hills obtain a two unit class
on the American Community College as it’s about a 600 page book you know my
background and I’ve been teaching at the university level and so it’s a community
college teaching certificate program but it culminates with an internship but I
got to find this district to let me teach hey I can’t do it here I’m gonna
do somewhere else so but I just learned so much and a couple weeks I’ve been in
the class and it’s really a nice supplemental and I’ll make sure I bring
my textbook next month so if anybody wants to read it it’s it’s quite
ferocious yeah and then lastly are two things before one it’s been shared
already but on February 5th here at PCC campus we’re gonna be hosting the Long
Beach equity profile launch I’ve been part of a group the last six months
working with USC and dr. press tour and policy link which is a think tank out of
Oakland I hope Mario you can make it it’s open
free to the public we’ve set aside a space for students to
attend that’s gonna be 9:30 here at the PCC campus in the Gigi 2:35 upstairs 38
38 so be upstairs here across the parking lot it’s gonna be a big event
citywide leaders will be there you know talking with the organizers like well
we’re in Long Beach is the best place to talk about equity
it’s Long Beach City College and it’s at the PCC campus of you know there’s we
don’t have SAT requirements and you know all the barriers of access other places
have that you know we’re open for everybody so that’s really gonna be a
big event and if you can make it I highly encourage you and I’ll tell you
the secret at the end is it hurts everybody when we have an equity and
they quantified in it we are losing five hundred billion with
be an economic value in our city dude it in equities if we could just get parity
not everybody you know flip flop but just to get parity 500 billion dollars
is lost in email tax revenue and supporting the college and supporting
public services that we all cherish that it’s it’s in all of our interest and
it’s not a net sum game that we have if we address equity someone has to give it
up we all win it’s it’s growing the pie and getting a bigger boat we all get to
participate in so if you can’t February 5th please mark your calendars and
lastly since our I found out after our last meeting but what happened before my
one of my predecessors in area one trustee Darwin Thorpe passed away last
November and he was a former professor Compton college everyone formed
personnel Commissioner before he was on the board and then after he was off the
board he was back on the personnel Commission but there’s gonna be a
celebration of his life this Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church on
Atherton in Bellflower it’s gonna be at noon Saturday January 26 of anyone is it
available to attend it’s it’s be nice and also I’d like to ask if we can
convene our meeting tonight and his memory that’s all I have Thank You
trustee antek vice president mallet I believe you wanted to say yeah I was the
one forgot to share one quick thing um this little insert is I can’t I cannot
believe I just dropped that I’m sorry the little insert that has the Viking
Thank You Kathy that has the Viking on it that we distributed at parades and
events it’s got the little crayon I have to share something that happened to you
we were at the MLK parade and a lot of people were walking around passing these
out and I was on the float and I saw this little boy and I I wish I had a
video of this because they really made my day he gets in he’s looking at it and
he’s kind of looking around and then he I mean it he looks at the float and he
goes hits him and he’s pointing at our holy the Viking on the float but he
shrieked he just you know that that innocent childlike
shriek he was like it’s him and he’s looking at this picture and he’s looking
at Olli and I don’t know you know what this little boys journey in life will be
his educational path will take but I can tell you that he will forever remember
seeing Olli in a parade and he will forever remember having this whether he
colored it or not kept it or threw it away
he made a connection to Olli and if that’s his memory of why he wants to
attend college I’m just really happy that I was a part of that so this this
has you know outreach it has ramifications and it is out there and
that that little boy if you if you had seen it it would have made your day –
thank you thank you vice president mother oh yeah that was the one I was
talking about it it just everybody was all over it I am NOT gonna report on the
litany of events I attended it’s already been reported on but I do want to
mention that as part of our College promise 2.0 efforts and the great work
our administration is doing we’re reaching out to businesses and you’re
gonna be hearing more about that as dr. superintendent president dr. O’Malley
reported earlier about February and the February and then also March so you’ll
hear more about that but I wanted to especially recognize one business that
has reached out they have been pretty much at the forefront without us even
formally getting into the nitty-gritty and that’s the Lee Andrews group and
they reached out to me the president Stephanie she’s fantastic
and Stephanie Graves and she says that they they want a project with Metro and
a special project that was for the blue line and they want to hire our students
it’s 16 students and part-time shift I’ve passed it on to our administration
I wanted to put it out there as well for a wonderful students it’s pretty it
seems like they’re gonna be working very well with us the shifts are three six to
nine and three to seven pm and it’s at the
blue line stops and this is it’s a fantastic it’s it starts immediately
this and imminent need and you know she is the kind of person that if she really
sees are the talent of our students I think I have a great shot of getting
more long-term opportunity with her firm and I just wanted to put that out there
I wanted to thank Lee Andrews group for being one of the first firms and
businesses that want to be at the forefront and hire our students and
throughout our campaign of hiring more interns as we do a broad effort of
reaching out to businesses and bringing them on board with our college
partnership the college promise Partnership 2.0 with industry
collaboration with that I am going to move on to item 9.1 and excuse me eight
point five eight point four board traveled student trustee I apologize
forgive me I’ll make it up to you student trustee done out jealous forgive
me go ahead oh no problem no problem so we’re now
item eight point four board travel do we I don’t believe we have any to report on
but we do have a one’s coming up this weekend I stress the antique mention
just antic and trustee otto are going to the state capital and there’s going to
be the CCLC conference and if any one of you want to speak to that if you don’t I
can move on to the next item yeah it’s coming up yeah
so we’re it’s not it’s and then afterwards we’re gonna have a report on
it trustee committees are there any I don’t have any reports from any
committees now we’re gonna move on to item 9.1 this is a trustee request or
recommendation for future agenda items or reports but only with the consent of
the board we have attached to the agenda item highlighted projects that the
superintendent president dr. Molly is leading the College on on during the
2018 2019 year all of them are high priority because they a align with our
enrollment management plan be aligned with our strategic plan contribute to a
strong fiscal position comply with state and federal regulations and or a cadet
accreditation requirements and contribute to the safe and healthy
college environment and as contribute to a culture of civility and kindness to
all people with the student centered funding formula guiding our decisions
our goal is to dovetail these up objectives with the maximization of this
funding formula to maintain fiscal stability for the district we will be
executing the portions of the enrollment management plan and strategic plan that
have data that prove that the drive student success at the highest
and place lower priority on those that have a smaller success impact all
strategies are aimed at increasing enrollment retention persistence course
success completion and transfer the project list is not comprehensive
because smaller project so are born out of larger projects that build up to the
completion of said larger project but the list is reflective the main projects
that lbcc is working on this year there are no completion dates associated with
these projects because they are ongoing in nature and we will provide a status
update at the end of the day of our of the progress on major projects I
understand that superintendent president dr. Molly again you’ve done a fabulous
job of attaching the project list and your priority list and if there are any
questions comments about this or anyone else would like to add anything when I
open it up to the board and superintendent president dr. Malik oh
yeah we’ve had a lot of good input from the board members on how we can
fine-tune this to make it more effective and then how we can do the best job in
terms of being the most responsive as recently as last evening the vice
presidents and I met to see how tight we can get this so if you as you look
through this and you have some thoughts please do call me as you get a moment to
give me your suggestions so that we can turn this into the most effective report
we possibly can fantastic Thank You superintendent
president dr. O’Malley the canvas was the first time we brought this – it was
brought to the board was last board meeting and I like the fact that we have
priority set and the board concurred so if there are no other comments or
questions trustee integral thank you I’m glad we were able to review this and
bring it back another time I think we should look at categorizing and being
more clear on the process if if items should come to the board that are gonna
be on the to-do list it should be I think through a regular
and vote so the it’s not unclear what was said and what was not said or I know
for me like I look at some of my list of items the especially summer of 2018
those are items I talked to dr. O’Malley about but I never brought to the board
for official action I think probably don’t I think they’re all great ideas
but I don’t think they belong on the to-do list right now another thing we
spoke about last time that I don’t know if it’s we end up making a policy on
this or a guideline or however we want to work on it but you know saying that
the request should be numbered dated you know within a two-year window from time
you know because we we’re all for sure you’re gonna be on the board together
for two years and then in two years now you know things could change but it’s
thinking about it in a broader sense and this is just a request I want you know
it should be done next week you know it’s it’s something broader and think
how does it you know connect and I think the other thing is if we did it in
writing and we figure out where the strategic plan do you think this
connects you know where do you think in the mission this connects and you have
to write it down you really got to think about it and so I think you know
fine-tune the process however we even if we want to make a future agenda I don’t
know about it or not but however we want to talk but I think we need to tighten
the process but also just want to recommend removing anything I have
summer 2018 that didn’t come up so I think that was shortened less down so
Tristian and took if I may make a suggestion perhaps you can go through
the ones that are a priority for you and you can distinguish between what’s an
idea versus what you want to bring to the board so we can have a revision to
this and make use it on staff a bit on like which ones are the most pivotal for
your for your process and what you’d like to discuss is an agenda item maybe
you could work with the staff and superintendent president dr. Molly and
then maybe we can have a version of this would that work how does
that work for you don’t just II and does everyone in agreement I don’t believe I
saw anything that was new but then again I really recognize that the page count
changed from age to ten so but I couldn’t find what if there was anything
you’d seen that they were pretty much added further details as to how things
my gosh okay yeah because the items vary from there all right if there are no
other questions comments I will now move on to item 10.1 public comments on
non-agenda items a total of three minutes will be allotted to each speaker
with a maximum of twenty minutes to each subject unless extended by the board
president I don’t have any car requests tonight and we will not have a second
closed session I Adam 12.1 and the next board meeting is going to be I stand
corrected it will be on February 27 2020 19 not February 13 2019 and it will be
held at the liberal arts campus building Tea Room 1100 closed session will start
at 4:30 and open session at 5:30 p.m. before we adjourn I’d like to honor
trustee Intex request of a journey in memory of former trustee dorwan Thorpe
we can take a moment thank you this meeting is adjourned