February 13, 2014

President's Bulletin: February 13, 2014

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Accreditation Countdown – 30 Days and Counting

Special thanks to the Coastline Community College and Coast District writing teams who have been very busy getting our accreditation follow-up report finalized. The team, led by Dr. Berggren, Dr. Rodriguez and Daniel Pittaway, submitted the final draft of the report to the Board office on Tuesday, February 11, for final board review on February 19, 2014.

All College event at our Newport Beach Center February 7

It was a beautiful day last Friday, and although the clouds looked a little dark, we had sunshine and good cheer. The event began with our own Helen Rothgeb and Janice DeBattista giving every attendee a ticket for an opportunity drawing! Many people won a variety of goods and services. We also had a delicious lunch of Chinese food and luscious desert.

After lunch, we had a short All-College General Session. The focus of the All-College session was an update on our accreditation follow-up report, including a presentation on our completed 2012-13 college scorecard and proposed 2013-14 scorecard. Dr. Gutierrez and Dr. Rodriguez, PIEAC co-chairs, went over the scorecard and explained the differences between standards and goals, including how the expected outcomes for each are calculated. Based on feedback, the discussion was beneficial and that Coastliners arrived at a better understanding of and appreciation for the scorecard.

The All-College session was followed by faculty/department meetings. These meetings focused on analyzing further student learning outcomes, assessment results in the instructional, administrative and student services areas and identifying additional interventions to improve SLO and institutional effectiveness. It was a great day of learning and doing. As Pedro Gutierrez so aptly said to the group before we broke into teams, “Learn Something New and Try Something New”.

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Save the Date for Summer Institute – July 24-25, 2014

Coastline’s 10th Annual Distance Learning & Technology Committee is now soliciting ideas and proposals for our annual Summer Technology Institute, to be held on July 24 and 25 of this year.

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Coastline Community College (CCC) in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) provides financial support to eligible, low-income Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students through scholarships and documents the impact of grant aid on recipients’ academic outcomes to the extent possible as compared to non-recipients.

For 2013/14 APIASF has awarded $60,000 to 18 Coastline Community College students. These awards are comprised of six, $5,000, two-year awards and 12, $2,500, one-year awards. Scholarship funds provided to APIASF and Coastline Community College students are supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, USA Funds, and the Walmart Foundation.

The 2013/14 scholarship awardees were required to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
  • Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of the U.S. Freely Associated States.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at one of the following institutions during the 2014 Spring Semester if your institution is on a semester system or the 2014 Winter Quarter if your institution is on a quarter system:
    • City College of San Francisco
    • Coastline Community College
    • De Anza College
    • Guam Community College
    • Richland College
    • South Seattle Community College
    • University of Hawaii at Hilo
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Applied for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants do not necessarily need to be recipients of federal financial aid to be eligible for a scholarship from APIASF. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information.
  • Full-time enrollment and degree-seeking status is defined by the guidelines set by the institution’s Registrar’s Office.
  • Non-degree seeking students are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Students who already have a bachelor’s degree are NOT eligible to apply
  • When you apply, you can be a part-time student; however, you must be enrolled full-time upon receipt of funding.
  • Solely online students are not eligible to apply. If you are enrolled in online and on ground courses, no more than 1/2 of your courses can be online.

In addition to the 18 2013/14 awards, five Coastline Community College AAPI students also received $5,000, two-year scholarship awards in 2012/13.

For more information about the APIASF scholarships provided to Coastline Community College, please contact Darian Aistrich (daistrich@coastline.edu), or call (714) 241-6202.

Coastline Nominated for Elwyn California Community Spirit Award

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce recently announced the nominees for their second annual Business of the Year Awards. Coastline was nominated for the Elwyn California Community Spirit Award by Foundation Board member Ken Duong. Winners will be announced at a special luncheon on February 25, 2014 at Los Caballeros Sports and Racquet Club.

TET Festival

Over the past weekend, several Vietnamese Coastliners proudly represented our college at this year’s Union of Vietnamese Students Association (UVSA) “Year of the Horse” Tet festival held at the OC Fair & Event Center.

The festival’s theme this year was entitled “A New Spring” which represents the growth and renewal of Vietnamese culture in Southern California. Plays, traditional dances, karaoke, beauty pageants and food eating contests kept the crowd entertained all day long.

At the Coastline booth, festival guests were greeted and had their questions answered by our knowledgeable staff. Promotional items such as stickers, folders, pens, and flashlights with Coastline’s logo were passed out in an effort to promote our wonderful college. The staff had a great time sharing their time and experiences with the people they met. Great job Coastliners! “Chúc Mừng Năm Mới – Happy New Year”!

Congratulations to Amy Lee in the Military Department

Amy has been selected for the Marketing and Outreach position in the Millitary Department. Amy’s official start date in this new role is February 18th 2014.

Amy has worked at Coastline since the fall of 2007. After working in the Admissions department of general college, she transferred to Military Programs in 2011. She began working in Instructional Services and moved to the Marketing department in 2012.

Amy was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor degree in Film & Electronic Arts. In addition, Amy received a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at CSULB. Please stop by and give a warm welcome to Amy!