February 4, 2014

President's Bulletin: February 4, 2014

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Accreditation Update from Chancellor Jones

Accreditation Countdown – 38 days and counting! Final drafts of each college report will be reviewed at the February 5th Board of Trustees’ meeting. Congratulations to the many Coast Team Members that have contributed to these efforts on a job well done.

Enrollment Report

We are 159 FTES above our Census Week target as of February 3rd. The majority of our growth in the Spring 2014 schedule has come from these program areas:

  • Business +60 FTES
  • Mathematics +41 FTES
  • Psychology +28 FTES
  • History +26 FTES
  • Food & Nutrition +25 FTES
  • Chemistry +19 FTES
  • Astronomy +19 FTES
  • Health +18 FTES
  • Spanish +15 FTES
  • Sociology +13 FTES
  • Management & Supervision +13 FTES

Mark Your Calendars for All College Events this Friday, February 7th, at the Newport Beach Center

The All-College event will start with an optional lunch from Noon – 1:00 p.m. A short All-College General Session Meeting will follow from 2:00-2:30, to be held either at the Roof Garden or the Gallery Foyer. An update on our College Scorecard will be provided at the General Session. Wing/Faculty meetings will follow at 2:30-4:30, and will focus on dialog about student learning outcomes. The Vice Presidents of Student Services and Administrative Services will facilitate their Wing Meetings. The Instructional Wing/Faculty Meeting will be facilitated by the Vice President of Instruction and by the Department Chairs. Our esteemed SLO Coordinator, Professor Gayle Berggren will be available to support all meetings.

Learning Center/Discipline Meetings will be held from 4:30-5:30, led and facilitated by the respective instructional deans and supported by department chairs. The focus of the Learning Center/Discipline meetings will to provide updates as well as promote dialogue about matters important to the center/disciplines. Please note that there will not be a faculty union meeting due to a training conference that day.

Save the date for Friday, February 28th , Classifies Senate Professional Development Workshop

Classified Senate will be presenting a professional development event for Coastline Classified Staff titled: “Grow Your Career: Talent + Inspiration + Opportunity= Leadership in Action“. This event is held from 1pm – 4pm at the Garden Grove Center and will include a motivational speaker. Coastliner’s will have a chance to share their personal career journeys, and breakout sessions where you can learn more about professional development and job exploration resources will be on hand. Refreshments will be provided. More details to follow!

Please note:
  • You must obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend
  • Hourly employees are invited, but must attend on their personal time

Innovations Conference March 2nd-5th; Volunteer 4 hours and get free registration

The Coast Community College District is privileged to host the Innovations 2014 Conference, a premiere national conference conducted by the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges, on March 2nd-5th. As host, the Conference will benefit Coast colleges in a number of ways, including the ability to make the conference available to our faculty and staff as a professional development activity. Registration for the conference is waived for anyone who volunteers for the conference for a total of four hours.

Classified Senate – Jamba Juice Fundraiser

Last Thursday January 30th, our local Jamba Juice came to the College Center to help support Classified Senate Scholarship funds. Jamba Juice also participated in our annual craft fair Fundraiser back in December and we were happy to welcome them back!

OLIT Member & Part-Time Faculty member, Sylvia Amito’elau travels to Sacramento

On January 22nd, 2014, Sylvia Amito’elau participated in the Economic Development Program Advisory Committee (EDPAC) and Workforce & Economic Performance Advisory Committee (WEDPAC) meeting at the California State Chancellor’s office in Sacramento. These two committees help bring California Community Colleges and California businesses together to focus on workforce development, particularly as it applies to students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) fields.

Sylvia has been serving as an advisor on EDPAC since January 2013 to bring expertise in the areas of instructional design and online learning.