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Board Meeting Briefs October 13, 2021

Board Chamber

October 14, 2021 - 08:01 AM

RECOGNITIONS

Congratulated the following retiring employees:

  • Heidi Lockhart, Director, Honors Program (Honors Program), 12 years of service
  • Colleen Rose, Administrative Specialist III (Natural Sciences), 14 years of service
  • Sean Wallace, Financial Aid Specialist (Financial Aid), 14 years of service


CAMPUS LEADERSHIP REPORTS


Associated Students, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Faculty Association, CSEA 262, CSEA 651, Mt. SAC Foundation, Management Steering and Public Affairs gave reports.  Detailed reports will be reflected in the official minutes when posted online.

INFORMATIONAL REPORT – ENROLLMENT COMPARISON REPORT

 

As a result of the Governor's Stay at Home Order in March 2020, Mt. SAC transitioned approximately 94% of the course schedule to online for the 2020-21 academic year.  As a result of the pandemic, the anticipated impact on enrollment will continue to extend into the next academic year and possibly longer.  In Fall 2021, the schedule consisted of approximately 70% face-to-face classes and 30% online and hybrid classes as registration began.  In response to student demand for more online offerings for Fall 2021, the college pivoted to increase the number of online offerings where possible.  At the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, the course schedule consisted of 61.5% face-to-face classes, 29.4% online classes, and 7.7% hybrid classes.  While we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, it is helpful to provide the context of credit enrollment comparisons.  Overall, by reviewing the fourth-week semester data, the credit student enrollment declined from fall 2019 to fall 2021 by 14.9%, while Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES) decreased by 19.2%.

 

The fall 2021 enrollment compared with fall 2019 by instructional modality are as follows:

  • Face-to-face classes showed a decline of 32.2%.
  • Online classes showed an increase of 27.4%
  • Hybrid classes displayed an increase of 4.8%.

An analysis by student demographic groups indicate the following noteworthy trends:

  • Among full-time students, enrollment decline for males (decrease of 19.7%) was greater than females (decrease of 15.5%).  A similar enrollment gap between genders exists among part-time students.
  • International student enrollment dropped by 47.3% likely due to COVID-19 travel restrictions between students’ home countries and the United States.

The School of Continuing Education noncredit enrollment for the 2021-22 academic year is showing signs of rebounding after the pandemic disconnected many students from their educational and career journeys.  Although enrollment and headcounts lag behind 2019-20, the gap is narrowing.  To date for 2021-22, noncredit headcount and enrollments are 6,466 and 14,552 below 2019-2020, respectively.  However, significant increases in enrollment from 2020-21 are occurring in most programs.


ACTION ITEMS

  • Approved the Consent Calendar, separately approving the following:
    • Title V - Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Grant: Authorization of Contract Renewal with Barsi Productions for Podcasts Production Services
    • Contract Agreement with Seiler Instruments for System Maintenance and Computer Replacement of the Planetarium's Zeiss SkyMaster ZKP-4 Star Projector System
  • Approved Meet-and-Confer Agreement Between the Confidential Employees and the Mt. San Antonio Community College District for 2021-22

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS 

  • Board Meeting Live Streaming
  • Campus Vaccination and Testing Program Update

 

TRUSTEES

Dr. Manuel Baca
Jay Chen
Gary Chow
Judy Chen Haggerty, Esq.
Peter Hidalgo
Robert Hidalgo
Laura Santos
Juan Mendoza, Student Trustee
Dr. William T. Scroggins, President & CEO