Board Meeting Briefs May 13, 2020
May 14, 2020 - 02:30 PM
The Mt. SAC Board of Trustees met online, via a YouTube live broadcast, on May 13, 2020 at 6:30pm.
The Board, in a 5-1 vote, upheld the District’s decision regarding an Appeal of Administrative Determination - Unlawful Discrimination Complaint (Pursuant to AP 3435 - Discrimination and Harassment Investigations)
CAMPUS LEADERSHIP REPORTS
Reports were given by Associated Students, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Faculty Association, CSEA 262, CSEA 651, Foundation and Alumni Association, and Management Steering. Detailed reports will be reflected in the official minutes when posted online.
Permanent New Hires
- Austin Byrd, Accompanist, (Arts)
- Lisa Foster, Veterans Services Specialist (Financial Aid)
- Kaylynn Lare, Student Services Program Specialist II (Counseling)
- Jenny Yung, Laboratory Technician — Food and Service (Culinary Arts)
- Luke Meyer, Director, Center of Excellence (Center of Excellence)
- Graciela Espinoza, Fiscal Specialist (Fiscal Services)
- Guadalupe Medina-Nunez, Coordinator, Project/Program (Child Development Center)
Recognized the following retiring employee:
- Royanne Garrison, Custodian (Facilities Planning & Management), 26 years of service
Recognized the following retired/retiring faculty members whose combined years of service total 235 years:
- Cynthia Anderson, Professor, Biology (Biological Sciences), 36 years of service
- Carolyn Anderson-Perry, Professor, Nursing (Nursing), 17 years of service
- Debra Farve, Professor, English (Humanities and Social Sciences), 31 years of service
- Evelyn Hill-Enriquez, Professor, American Languages (American Languages), 36 years of service
- Charles McGruder, Professor, Philosophy (Sociology and Philosophy), 30 years of service
- Charles Newman, Professor, Chemistry (Chemistry), 19 years of service
- Tamara Trujillo, Professor, Radio and Television (Commercial and Entertainment Arts), 22 years of service
- Kisha Williamson, Professor, Child Development (Child Development), 13 years of service
- Tina Ziolkowski, Professor, Medical Services (Medical Services), 31 years of service
- Congratulations to EOPS, Honors, and Arise student Hoang Tran who is one of 50 scholars nationwide to be awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.
Hoang will receive up to $40,000 per year to help cover the cost of educational expenses
such as tuition, living expenses, books, and required fees to complete his Bachelor's
degree. Hoang's goal is to attend Johns Hopkins to become a doctor.
- Congratulations to Student Trustee Maricela Vasquez-Aviles for her year of service to the students of Mt. SAC by serving as their representative on the Board of Trustees.
INFORMATIONAL REPORT – DUAL ENROLLMENT UPDATE
For the 2019-20 academic year, 92 dual enrollment courses at 25 partner high schools within 10 school districts were offered. The 2019-20 academic year includes the Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 terms. The program has doubled in school sites and courses from 2018-19. In Summer 2019, Mt. SAC offered three courses which served 63 students. The total pass rate was 100%. In Fall 2019, Mt. SAC served 1,064 students with 40 Mt. SAC classes. The total average pass rate for Fall 2019 was 89.75%. Twenty-six dual enrollment classes for Winter 2020 and 23 dual enrollment classes for Spring 2020 semester were offered. The Mt. SAC Early College Academy is thriving with 10th grade students taking Mt. SAC college courses at the high school. There are currently 149 students enrolled at the Academy (81 in 9th grade and 68 in 10th grade). Mt. SAC Early College Academy has 96 completed applications for the 2020-21 academic year and 88 new students have been accepted so far.
INFORMATIONAL REPORT – MEASURE GO QUARTERLY PROJECT UPDATE
The Facilities design and construction teams are engaged in 10 major projects and 50-plus minor capital improvement, alteration, scheduled maintenance, and infrastructure improvement projects. Major construction is winding down on the Stadium and scoreboard projects, while the Lot R Parking Structure is proceeding on schedule with no significant budget impacts. Initial activities on the Lot S Parking Structure were completed earlier this year, preparing the site for the next phase of major work. The Gymnasium, Wellness, Aquatics, and Heritage Hall projects all received plan check approval from the Division of the State Architect (DSA) in early April. Major infrastructure improvements are also ongoing at the center of campus in advance of the start of the Student Center grading activities. Many minor capital improvement projects are ongoing in various phases. Highlights include the new modular counseling offices, conversion of four classrooms to computer laboratories in building 26, Pride Center improvements, and major repairs to the building envelope at the Performing Arts Center.
INFORMATIONAL REPORT – CAMPUS RESPONSE TO COVID-19
CARES Act - Mt. SAC was allocated approximately $17.5 million from the CARES Act. This amount is separated into two halves. The first half must be distributed directly to students as grants specifically for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Student Services has been diligently working through the process of developing principles for distributing the funds and recommending amounts to be sent out. The second half of the funds, called the Institutional Funds, are in the process of being certified. The guidance allows them to be used for costs associated with the significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the COVID-19.
Laptop Distribution - There have been a total of six technology distribution events. Total number of students served: 698; Laptops distributed: 540; iPads distributed: 112; Mifis distributed: 398
Laptop distribution will begin in June for students registered for the Summer intersession.
Food Pantry - Total number of bags distributed: 1,776
Summer Schedule - The Summer schedule has been uploaded and student registration has begun. There are 749 sections planned for Summer, with approximately 80 sections added in anticipation for growth. As of today, there are 21 classes scheduled on-campus in CTE, Arts, Engineering, Kinesiology, Respiratory Therapy, and EMS; most are lab courses that are challenging to conduct online.
Fall Schedule - The Fall schedule is being prepared, with the Summer schedule being used as a pilot for on campus course delivery. Discussions continue about the possibility of delaying the publishing of the Fall semester schedule to allow for a more in-depth evaluation of Summer enrollment.
Commencement 2020 - A Commencement workgroup is currently planning a virtual Commencement Ceremony.
Recruitment - Recruitments are on pause unless a vacant position is deemed essential; Cabinet is reviewing requests on a case-by-case basis. Facilities positions, including custodians and groundskeepers, are priority to ensure there is adequate staff to prepare for when operations return to campus. Human Resources is working with CSEA 651 to evaluate the custodian classification and compensation. This includes discussion about creating a higher-level custodian trained in pathogen cleaning.
Telecommuting - Human Resources will work with the Classified Units to develop a joint communication addressing the need to extend the telecommute/paid status practice into the Summer. The joint communication will include information on the Summer 4/10 schedule, removal of the vacation balance cap, and adjustments to Classified evaluations.
- Approved the Consent Calendar
- Pulled and approved separately the following:
- Ratification of Renewal Agreement with Durham School Services, L.P. for School Bus Transportation Services
- New, 4 Year Review, and Modified Courses and Programs Effective with the 2020-21 Academic Year
- Approved Meet-and-Confer Agreement Between the Management Employees and the Mt. San Antonio Community College District for 2019-20
- Approved Meet-and-Confer Agreement Between the Confidential Employees and the Mt. San Antonio Community College District for 2019-20
- Approved Memorandum of Understanding Between CSEA, Chapter 651 and the Mt. San Antonio Community College District for the Period July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, for Article VII, Section A - Salaries
- Approved Year One-of-Three Negotiated Agreements Between the Faculty Association and the Mt. San Antonio College District for the Period July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022
- Approved Proposal to Initiate Faculty Negotiations for Year Two-of-Three Re-opener Agreement, July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022
- Approved Resolution No. 19-23 - Resolution Ordering Governing Board Election
- Approved Resolution 19-24 Authorization to Temporarily Close the Child Development Center In Response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.
- Approved Resolution 19-25 - Reaffirming Our Unwavering Commitment to Student Success and Equity as We Respond to and Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Approved Resolution 19-26- Denouncing Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Sentiment Arising Due to Fears of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Affirming Mt. San Antonio College’s Commitment to the Well-being and Safety of Asian Pacific Islander Communities
- Pulled and approved separately the following:
Memorandum of Understanding Between Bonita Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
- Memorandum of Understanding Between Bassett Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
- Memorandum of Understanding Between Los Angeles County of Education and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
- Memorandum of Understanding between West Covina Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
- Memorandum of Understanding Between Pomona Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
- Memorandum of Understanding Between Covina-Valley Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
- Memorandum of Understanding Between Walnut Valley Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
- Memorandum of Understanding Between Baldwin Park Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
- Annual Review of Board Policy 2015 – Student Member
TRUSTEESDr. Manuel Baca, Rosanne Bader, Jay Chen, Gary Chow Judy Chen Haggerty, Esq., Robert Hidalgo, Laura Santos Maricela Vazquez Aviles, Student Trustee
Dr. William T. Scroggins, President & CEO