December 5, 2013

President's Bulletin: December 5, 2013

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Fall festival nets $1200+ for Coastline Classified Senate

Coastliners compete in the musical chairs game at the recent Fall Festival.

Coastliners compete in the musical chairs game at the recent Fall Festival.

With generous support from the Associated Student Government, the Classified Senate sponsored our annual Fall Festival on October 31st. Almost 100 Coastliners enjoyed a delicious lunch (salad, chicken, mashed potatoes, and baked beans) and a great time of camaraderie and collegial cheer was had by all. Our panel of distinguished judges awarded prizes to three costumed Coastliners and two pumpkin artists, and a spectacular opportunity drawing included 32 items (gift cards, lunch passes, plants, and themed baskets). Decadent donated sweets and a riotous game of musical chairs rounded out the event.
Table filled with raffle prizes at the recent Fall Festival event.

Raffle prizes at the recent Fall Festival event.

Through lunch ticket sales, a bake sale, opportunity drawings, and a $500 donation from ASG, Classified Senate raised $1,229 for the Classified Scholarship Fund!  Many thanks to everyone who participated in this event.
The Coastline Fall Festival included a pumpkin decorating contest.

The Coastline Fall Festival included a pumpkin decorating contest.

Holiday Boutique at College Center December 10

Please mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Boutique. The Boutique will be held on Tuesday, December 10th on the 4th floor of College Center. We will have over 25 vendors on-site selling a variety of great items. It will be a good chance for you to shop for gifts for your family and friends! Shopping is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coastline Community College Faculty and Staff
Visit Centers for Teaching and Learning

A team of faculty (Pedro Gutierrez, Rick Lockwood, Mitchell Alves, and Deborah Henry) and managers (Dr. Lori Adrian, Dr. Vince Rodriguez, Joycelyn Groot and Bob Nash ) visited two Maricopa Colleges to learn about structures, resources, and activities that have proven successful for supporting all methods of instruction.

At Mesa Community College the team toured the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to gain an understanding of the programs and services they provide for faculty and staff.The CTL faculty described how they have been able to inspire faculty to use best practices, experimentation, and collaboration leading to overall improvement of teaching and learning.

At Rio Salado, our team met with faculty, staff, and administrators to discuss the innovative processes used to ensure course and program quality. The Rio Salado group also described how they have integrated all of their systems to assist in identifying students who are at risk of failing. They also explained how they use intervention strategies for getting student back onto the road to success.

While our team was visiting Mesa and Rio Salado Colleges, Cheryl Stewart (our CCC Librarian) attended a professional development conference in Arizona sponsored by The North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD).  Cheryl participated in a pre-conference tour of the three Centers for Teaching and Learning within the Maricopa District. Cheryl and the members of the CCC team returned to Coastline excited to share what they learned and eager to develop programs leading to excellent teaching and learning.

Hiring update

Please welcome these Coastliners in their new roles:

  • Dr. John Colson has been appointed as Interim Vice President of Student Services (VPSS) effective November 2013 through June 30, 2013.  John has previously served as Coastline’s Interim Dean of Counseling prior to his appointment as Interim VPSS. John has extensive experience in student development/student services, having previously occupied the position of Vice President of Student Services at Grossmont College in San Diego, prior to his retirement from the community college system. We want to thank John for un-retiring so that he can serve as Coastline’s VPSS for the next eight months.
  • Lois Wilkerson has also kindly postponed her retirement so that she can provide management oversight for programs and services as Dean of Instruction at our Newport Beach campus. As you know, Mary Halverson is currently serving in the Dean capacity this Fall. Due to STRS regulations, Mary can only stay through December. Lois will transition into her new role in the next few weeks.
  • Since Dan Jones’ retirement as Executive Dean of OLIT, Laurie Melby has also kindly agreed to provide overall management oversight and leadership for programs and services under OLIT (with the exception of IT, which was centralized in July). In addition, she continues to provide leadership and support for our EBUS early college program overseas. Laurie will serve as Interim Administrative Director for OLIT until an official restructuring of OLIT occurs.
In the meantime, the recruitment and search processes for the permanent VPSS and Dean of Instruction at Newport Beach are underway. A restructuring of OLIT, due in part to the centralization of IT, is under discussion and will be shared with college constituencies in the next few months. Please join me in welcoming and supporting John, Lois, and Laurie in their new roles.

ASG Gears Up to Give for the Holidays

Coastline’s Associated Student Government (ASG) provides diverse representation and serves as a platform for the wide-ranging needs of Coastline’s student population. Currently, they are conducting a gift drive for Angel Tags. Please feel free to bring an unwrapped gift for donation.
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Kevin Nguyen (PR), Beth Sullivan (Treas), Kevin Pham (Sec) , Thuy Nguyen (DL Rep) and Sophia Sourivong (Pres)

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Thuy Nguyen, Kevin Nguyen, Sophia Sourivong and Kevin Pham decorate the tree!

2013 year end payments

Please note the business office will be finalizing all payments for the calendar year by December 13, 2013. All payment requests, reimbursement requests, and invoices from vendors should be to the Business Office no later than December 10th. This deadline is very important in order to make the final checks runs prior to the holiday break.

Any payments being made to Independent Contractors / 1099 Vendors must be cleared by the above date for tax reporting purposes for 2013. Any invoices currently in your possession for these types of vendors should be submitted by December 10, 2013 in order to make the appropriate check runs. This applies to any payments to students that need to be reported for 1098 tax purposes. Those not received by the deadline may be carried over to the following year and could result in delayed payments.

Please make sure all deposits are to the office no later than December 16th.

Upon our return in January the business office will finalize the calendar year-end closing and won’t begin check runs until sometime during the week of January 13, 2014. Emergency checks will be reviewed on a case basis. If you have any questions, please call Helen Rothgeb at ext. 16150 or e-mail

Please keep in mind we are operating with very minimal staff during the months of December and January. Thank you very much for your cooperation and assistance. The staff in the Business and Personnel Offices would like to wish everyone safe and happy holidays!