2016 Board of Governors Minutes

January 21, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governor' Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on January 21, 2016.

Chair Sam Cowan called the January 21, 2016, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with 11 board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Mr. Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline - present

POLICY ITEMS

Officers

Chair Cowan announced the slate of officers for the 2016 year. They are as follows:

  • Sandra Borden, Chair
  • Linda Walline, Vice Chair
  • Linda Aerni, Secretary
  • Austin Miller, Treasurer

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to accept the above mentioned slate of officers for the 2016 year.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller - aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Chair Cowan announced the NCCA Representatives for the 2016 year as follows:

  • Diane Keller, NCCA Representative
  • Sandra Borden, NCCA Representative

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the above mentioned Board members as NCCA Representatives for the 2016 year.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller - aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

John Higgins, Legal Counsel, administered the Oath of Office to the newly appointed officers for the Board of Governors for 2016.

Dr. Waddle presented outgoing Chair Sam Cowan with an appreciation plaque for his service, dedication and leadership to the Board.

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Borden asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

KRIEGER volunteered to review the claims prior to the February 18, 2016, board meeting in Hastings.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Borden asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.

Linda Aerni requested to be moved to Discussion the purchase of SMART classroom upgrades by IES Commercial for $220,574.

CONSENT ITEMS

Austin Miller reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY Cowan to approve the following consent items as presented with the exception of Purchases for SMART classrooms moved to Discussion.

  1. Agenda for January 21, 2016
  2. Minutes of the November 19, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of November 1, 2015, through November 30, 2015, totaling $4,406,270.98, and for the period of December 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, totaling $4,175,231.08
  4. Financial report for November and December 2016
  5. Purchases: A motion was made by Aerni and second by Davis to move this Purchase for Discussion.

    The College President is recommending acceptance of the bid from IES Commercial, Inc., for $220,574.00 for the upgrades and additions to the smart classroom inventory. This year in Columbus, it is room 209 and 507; in Hastings Dawson 131 and 132 as well as a classroom in Harlan to be used for the heavy equipment program. In Grand Island the rooms will be a combination of 210, 211, and 212. Funds for the project are budgeted each year as part of the general fund and if available additional funds from the campus and other projects that finished under budget.
  6. Personnel:The College President recommends acceptance of the resignation of Wendy Kallhoff, Nursing Instructor, Columbus Campus, effective December 15, 2015.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller - aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Ron Kluck, Dean of Extended Learning Services and Training, gave highlights of the Extended Learning Annual Report.

ELS Programming includes:

Adult Education (ABE-GED-ESL)

  • Enrollments 1,634
  • Student contact hours 89,898.25
  • 47 paid staff, only 2 are full-time
  • GED completions 19

Business and Industry

  • 583 Nursing Assistants
  • 266 Medication Aides
  • Often collaborate with Training and Development Division in support of classes/workshops.

Community Education

  • 3,655 people trained in CPR
  • Includes credit, non-credit reimbursable and avocational enrollments

Early College

  • Enrollments 4,071
  • FTE’s 408.11
  • Students enrolled in 75 high schools within the CCC service area
  • Students enrolled in an additional 19 high schools outside of the CCC service area
  • Courses delivered via telecommunications, onsite lecture, independent study packets and online.

Emergency Medical Services

As a result of training the past 12 months:

  • 17 new Emergency medical Responders
  • 45 new Emergency Medical Technicians

Third most trained in Nebraska

Learning Centers

  • CCC’s presence in over 60 communities
  • Registration, test proctoring and other student services provided

Professional Continuing Education

  • Includes continuing education for nurses, real estate, insurance and other occupations

Licensed Practical Nurse Ann Hefti works in the OB department at Columbus Community Hospital. While the length of her career in nursing is impressive (48 years), she also has remarkable tenure as a CPR Instructor; Ann has been teaching CPR for more than 40 years. Despite all the CPR classes she has taught over those years and all of the time she has been practicing as a nurse, it was only last year that she actually had the opportunity to put her Basic Life Support training to the test. Her amazing story demonstrates the life-and-death impact of this important CCC program.

Brent Adrian, Speech/English Instructor at Central Community College, became a student through Extended Learning Services in the fall of 2014 when the first Beginning Beekeeping class started.Brent’s willingness to fully participate in this class was evident when we began to pursue a change in the city code moving the honey bee out of the vermin category. With the change of city code, CCC was allowed to have the hives on campus. Brent has integrated sustainability practices from his experience with these hives in his classes, and he continues to be a support in the care of the hives when needed.

Karen Pochop, of North Platte, is a certified Bob Ross and Dorothy Dent painting instructor who has taught classes in several Central Community College sites, including Lexington, Holdrege and Kearney. To become certified in each these painting styles, Karen has spent many hours in training. The requirements to teach each style are very specific. Over the years, Karen has worked to perfect her skills.Her popularity is evidenced in the number of repeat students who come back each semester for her classes—some taking the same class, painting the same picture two weeks in a row. Central Community College is very fortunate to have an instructor of this caliber who is willing to travel the distances to bring these classes to our students.

Ulsan College Visit

Dr. Marcie Kemnitz and Diana Watson presented Enhancing the International Experience.

  • Increase communication between CCC and Ulsan College (UC)
  • Learn about UC’s programs and build relationships
  • Visit UC’s international exchange department
  • Learn about Korean culture to better support student visitors
  • Explore possible partnerships with other programs
  • Discuss faculty opportunities (i.e. teaching Medical English)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Borden requested an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY COWAN that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss contract/personnel issues. (Time: 2:16 p.m.)

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller - aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY BURNS to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting. (Time: 2:53 p.m.)

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller - aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Appoint Audit Committee Members

Chair Borden asked for volunteers to serve on the Audit Committee. SKILES, DAVIS, WALLINE volunteered to serve on the Audit Committee for the 2016 year.

Discussion on SMART Classroom purchase

Linda Aerni asked for clarification of the $250,000 purchase. Dr. Jones answered all questions.

Policy on cash reserve requirements

In compliance with Nebraska statute 13-504, Central Community College will maintain a cash (cash equivalent) balance of at least 3 months’ worth of operating costs but no more than 4 months’ worth of operating costs as calculated on an annual basis using the approved audit financial statements as the source for calculations.

If after calculations, the cash reserves are over 4 months’ worth of operating costs, the Board of Governors directs the President or his designee to include the amount of overage in the next planning year’s budget to come from cash reserves.

If after calculations, the cash reserves are under 3 months’ worth of operating costs, the Board of Governors directs the President or his designee to include provisions in the next planning year’s budget for savings to build cash reserves up to the foresaid minimal.

The Board of Governors retains the right to give direction contrary to this motion in cases where financial needs of the College would be best met in another fashion but never to exceed the limits set forth in Nebraska statute 13-504.

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY SKILES to approve the Consent/Action Items.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller - aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

16-17 Capital Projects Budget

Craig Boroff, College Facilities Manager, presented the 2016-2017 planned Capital Projects.

Tuition, fees, room and board rates

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, presented suggested tuition, fees, and room and board rates for the 2016-17 year.

REPORTS

Student Success

Brian McDermott discussed the 2015 Graduate Outcomes Report.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. On Tuesday January 19 CCC received correspondence informing us that CCC has been selected as one of only 150 nationally to be eligible for the for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. The Prize is awarded every two years. CCC must present further evidence of excellence by March 4, 2016. Based on evidence submitted the field will be narrowed to 10 finalists.
  2. Results from the fall 2015 SSOI (Student Survey of Instruction) have been compiled. CCC faculty are to be congratulated! For example, about 94% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that their instructor was well prepared (N=4,958) and 95% indicated that the courses challenge them to think (N=4,952).
  3. Nebraska community college trustees and CEOs will attend an ACCT Governance Leadership Institute in Kearney on February 25-26. CCC representatives planning on attending are Sandra Borden, Sam Cowan, Roger Davis, XXXX and Greg Smith. An agenda will be available soon.
  4. ACCT’s annual National Legislative Summit will be held in Washington, DC from February 8 -11. This year we have scheduled all of our congressional representative into a single joint luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday February 10 rather than scheduling them individually in their offices. Sandra Borden, Linda Walline, and Greg Smith are attending to represent CCC.
  5. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We continue to meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice. We plan to “go public” at a media event on February 2.
  6. CCC FTE spring enrollment is up .4%. CCC FTE Year-to-Date enrollment is down about 1.2% as of 1/18/16. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes.
  7. LR293 directs community colleges to conduct examination of funding formula and report to the Education Committee. . Specifically, “The purpose of this resolution is to thoroughly examine the funding distribution for the community college areas. The current funding distribution has been considered a short-term solution. The presidents of the six community college areas have agreed that the funding distribution needs to be analyzed and have pledged their time and effort to recommend changes in the funding distribution to ensure a viable statewide community college education is available to all Nebraskans.” The CEOs continue to work on a suggested formula. It is unlikely that an agreement can be reached without an infusion of new money into the base. With the current state revenue projections it is unlikely that community colleges could get a new funding formula in the current legislative session. We have now agreed that we will have a firm proposal by July 1, 2016, well ahead of next year’s legislative session.
  8. The NCCA Board meets tomorrow (1/22/16) in Lincoln to discuss and take positions on a number bills which stand to affect community college operations including LR390CA, LB940, LB958, and LB959. Also, Senator Cook with LB852 proposed $6 million be added to the community college state aid funding base through appropriations.
  9. Dr. Marcie Kemnitz (Dean of Health Sciences) and Diana Watson Holdrege Center Director) were at Ulsan College in South Korea from November 8 – 17 negotiating cooperative agreements for student and faculty exchanges. They learned about Ulsan’s programs and hammered out details for the next group of Ulsan students who arrived at CCC last Thursday January 14, 2016.
  10. CCC’s Veterans Resources Program continues to garner national recognition. Last week, Military Times recognized CCC as the #1 community college in its “Best for Vets” for the third straight year. This award is impressive in that it is strongly based on student outcomes. And, I am very pleased to inform you thatCentral Community College’s program“GRADES - Guiding Reintegration and Directing Educational Success for Veterans and Military Students through Faculty and Staff Professional Development” has been selected as one of the 10 Bellwether Finalist Winners in thePlanning, Governance & Finance (PGF)category.CCC has been competitively selected to compete for the prestigious 2016 Bellwether Award at the upcoming Community College Futures Assembly. January 25-26.
  11. Board members are reminded that incumbents need to refile for election by February 16. Members up for reelection in 2016 are Corey Burns, Tom Pirnie, Sandra Borden, Sam Cowan, Paul Krieger, and Linda Walline.
  12. Today the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) approved CCC’s proposal for a new Heavy Equipment Operator program. So far, over $875,000 in program start-up funds have been donated including $500,000 from the Associated General Contractors (AGC).
  13. Free 50th anniversary celebration T-shirts are available for Board members. A kick-off celebration will be held in Grand Island on 2/15/16 with governor in attendance.
  14. We have a major NCA HLC accreditation visit scheduled from March 6-9. The visiting team will have lunch with the Board in Grand Island on March 7th from 11:30 to 1 p.m.
  15. A recent realtor’s appraisal values the Kearney Learning Center at $1.2 - $1.4 million.

Reports also included:

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Board Professional Development (2 year compilation)

ADJOURNMENT

Borden declared the meeting adjourned at 3:48 p.m.

February 18, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
February 18, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held at Central Community College, Cottonwood Room, East Highway 6, Hastings, Nebraska.

Sandra Borden called the February 18, 2016, meeting to order at 1:09 p.m., with ten board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was absent. Mrs. Borden asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – present
Walline - present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Borden asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

SKILES volunteered to review the claims prior to the March 17, 2016, board meeting.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Chair Borden requested that members of the audience register with Dr. Chris Waddle, Vice-President of Human Resources, if they wanted to address the board during the Public Participation segment.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Borden asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.

CONSENT ITEMS

Paul Krieger reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY BURNS to approve the following consent items as presented.

  1. Agenda for February 18, 2016
  2. Minutes of the January 21, 2016, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of January 1, 2016, through January 31, 2016, totaling $7,630,577.03
  4. Financial report as of January 31, 2016
  5. Purchases: Physical Education Center, New Addition, Columbus Campus:The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from BD Construction of Columbus, Nebraska for $1,090,505.00 to add the addition onto the PEC Building on the Columbus Campus.

    Purchases: Physical Education Sound System, Columbus Campus:The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Double G Audio from Columbus, Nebraska for $48,444.00 to provide the labor and material for the PEC sound system upgrade on the Columbus Campus.

    Purchases: West Ed Boiler Replacement, Columbus Campus:The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from MMC Contractors from Omaha, Nebraska for $440,140.00 to provide the labor and material for the West Ed builder replacement on the Columbus Campus.
  6. Personnel: There are no personnel items this month.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Pirnie – absent
Miller – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Foundation

Dean Moors, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Foundation Executive Director presented the following report:

  • Consolidated assets as of 1/31/16 are $34.9 million up from $19.2 million as of 1/31/14
  • Kearney Center developments include a Peter Kiewit Foundation matching grant of $1 million, William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation matching grant of $1.5 million, and solid participation from the Kearney community, regionally, and State of Nebraska.
  • Kearney Center Major Gifts Campaign are cash gifts to date of $1,606,964, Pledged Gifts to date $5,853,564, Planned Gifts $165,000, totaling $7,625,528.
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Program has received $917,920 to date from 15 donors.
  • The Foundation’s yearend appeal has increased from $40,552 in 2008 to $201,952 in 2015.
  • New endowments have been received from Bernard & Oriel Kinley, Newport Presidential Leadership, Drs. Greg & Marilee Smith Kearney Center Scholarship, John & Sonia Sahling.
  • CCCF Pro-Am 26th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island, NE on September 12, 2016 starting at 9:30am.
  • Foundation appreciation luncheon will be held at the Columbus Campus on November 2, 2016 at 11:30am.
  • Ray O-Connor, CEO of O’Connor Enterprises is the new Foundation Board Member.

Hastings Annual Report

Bill Hitesman, CCC Hastings Campus President/College Vice President of Business, Skilled and Technical Sciences; Health; and Human Services introduced the following:

  • Drew Ceperley, Media Arts Instructor and Audra Johnson, Media Arts student from Hastings, Nebraska. Audra did the design work for the 2015-16 Hastings Annual Report.
  • Ronnie O’Brien, Hospitality management & Culinary Arts Instructor gave an update on student involvement planning in the Nebraska Chautauqua programs being held June 1-5, 2016 in the Hastings community.
  • Mark Funkey, Associate Dean of Instruction for Skilled and Technical Sciences and Budget Officer and Co-Principal Investigator for Project IMPACT (Innovations Moving People to Achieve Certified Training) introduced Dan Davidchik, Project Manager, Department of Labor Project IMPACT and Colleen Nienaber, Virtual site Coordinator for Project IMPACT who gave a presentation on Second Life virtual training.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Dr. Waddle reported no one had signed in for Public Participation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

No Executive Session was needed this month.

Chair Borden recessed the meeting for a short break at 2:23pm.

Meeting reconvened at 2:35pm.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

2017-2018 Calendar

Dr. Brennan presented the proposed calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.

2017-2018 Calendar

Approved by Educational Services – January 28, 2016

Approved by College Cabinet – February 4, 2016

Fall Session - 2017

Mon.-Fri., August 14-18, 2017* - Faculty Contract Days

Tues., August 15, 2017*-Registration (Fall 2017 session)

Mon., August 21, 2017-Session Begins

Mon., September 4, 2017-Student/Faculty/Staff Labor Day Break

Fri-Tuesday, October 13-17, 2017-Student Fall Break

Friday, October 13, 2017-Faculty Fall Break

Mon., October 16, 2017*-Faculty Non-Teaching Contract Day

Tues., October 17, 2017*-All College In-Service (Student Break/Faculty Contract)

Wed.-Fri., November 22-24, 2017-Student & Faculty Thanksgiving Break

Thur.-Fri., November 23-24, 2017-Staff Thanksgiving Break

Fri., December 15, 2017-Classes End

Mon-Tue., December 18-19, 2017*-Faculty Contract Days

Mon., December 18, 2017, - Fri., January 5, 2018-Student Break

Wed., December 20, 2017 - Mon., January 1, 2018-Faculty Break

Mon.,December 25, 2017 - Mon., January 1, 2018-Staff Break

Spring Session - 2018

Tue.-Fri., January 2-5, 2018*-Faculty Contract Days

Wed., January 3, 2018*-Registration (Spring 2018 session)

Mon., January 8, 2018-Session Begins

Mon-Tues., February 12-13, 2018-Student Winter Break

Mon., February 12, 2018-Faculty Winter Break

Tuesday, February 13, 2018*-Faculty Non-Teaching Contract Day

Mon., March 19-23, 2018-Student & Faculty Spring Break

Thur., May 3, 2018-Classes End

Fri., May 4, 2018*-Faculty Contract Day

Mon.-Fri., May 7-11, 2018*-Faculty Contract Days

Summer Session – 2018

Mon., May 21 - Thur., July 26, 2018-10-Week Summer Session

Mon. May 28, 2018-Student/Faculty/Staff Memorial Day Break

Mon., May 21 - Thur., June 21, 2018-First 5-Week Session

Mon., May 21 - Thur.., June 7, 2018-First 3-Week Session

Mon., June 11 - Thur., June 21, 2018-First 2-Week Session

Mon., June 25 - Thur., July 26, 2018-Second 5-Week Session

Mon., June 25 - Thur., July 12, 2018-Second 3-Week Session

Wednesday, July 4, 2018-Student/Faculty/Staff Independence Day Break

Mon., July 16 - Thur., July 26, 2018-Second 2-Week Session

Special Sessions: Based on student interest and need, a variety of courses may be offered for different lengths of time and at various locations. Please refer to www.cccneb.edu > CCC Quick Links>Search for Classes or contact your local campus.

Registration: Registration may be conducted any day the college is in session within registration guidelines. It is important to review a plan of study with your adviser prior to registration. The registration days indicated on the calendar are designed to handle registration to begin a scheduled fall or spring session. Seminars and workshops will be scheduled and dates published as needs indicate.

Class Schedules:Class offerings and details are published at www.cccneb.edu > CCC Quick Links>Search for Classes or contact your local campus. Special courses and workshops are scheduled on demand and are advertised accordingly.

* Faculty Contract/Non-Teaching Day

FALL SESSION - 2017

Teaching DaysFaculty Contract Days Calendar Week

M T W Th F

0 N NR N N N 5 August 14-18, 2017

(Contract Days/Registration—8/14-18)

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 August 21-25, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 August 28-Sept 1, 2017

4 - 1 1 1 1 4 September 4-8, 2017

(Labor Day Break—9/4)

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 September 11-15, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 September 18-22, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 September 25-29, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 October 2-6, 2017

4 1 1 1 1 - 4 October 9-13, 2017

(Fall Break & In-Service—10/13-17)

3 N N 1 1 1 5 October 16-20, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 October 23-27, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 October 30-Nov 3, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 November 6-10, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 November 13-17, 2017

2 1 1 - - - 2 November 20-24, 2017

(Thanksgiving Break – 11/22 -11/26)

5 1 11 1 15November 27-Dec 1, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 December 4-8, 2017

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 December 11-15, 2017

0 NG NG - - - 2 December 18-22, 2017

(Contract Days – 12/18-19)

78 15 16 16 16 15 87 End of 1st Semester

 

SPRING SESSION - 2018

M T W Th F

0 - N NR N N 4 January 2-5, 2018

(Contract Days/Registration - 1/2-5)

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 January 8-12, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 January 15-19, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 January 22-26, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 Jan 29-Feb 2, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 February 5-9, 2018

3 - N 1 1 1 4February 12-16, 2018

(Winter Break – 2/12)

(Contract Day - 2/13)

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 February 19-23, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 February 26 - March 2, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 March 5-9, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 March 12-16, 2018

0 - - - - - 0 March 19-23, 2018

(Spring Break – 3/18-3/25)

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 March 26-30, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 April 2-6, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 April 9-13, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 April 16-20, 2018

5 1 1 1 1 1 5 April 23-27, 2018

4 1 1 1 1 NG 5 April 30 – May 3, 2018

0 NG N N N N 5 May 7-11, 2018

(Contract Days – 5/4-5/11)

77 15 15 16 16 15 88 End of 2nd Semester N = Non‑Teaching Days/Faculty Contract

NG = Non-Teaching Days/Faculty Contract – Grading Day

NR = Non-Teaching Days/Faculty Contract Registration

1 = Teaching Day/Faculty Contract

Teaching Days Faculty Contract Days Semester Dates

78 87 Fall Semester

77 88 Spring Semester

155 175 Days

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY MILLER to accept the 2017-18 Calendar.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Pirnie – absent
Miller – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

2016-2017 Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

Tuition -Increase tuition by $2.00 per credit hour

Tuition changes from $82.00 to $84.00 per credit hour

Fee’s-No Change

Remains $12

Cost for 30 semester hours changes from $2,820 to $2,880

Room- No Change

Single Occupancy Rate $3,256 per Semester

Double or Triple Occupancy Rate $1,628 per occupant, per Semester

Board- Pass on Increase of 2.9%

14 Meal Plan per Semester $1,570

19 Meal Plan per Semester $1,843

Cost for two semesters R&B 14 meal plan $6,396 was $6,308Cost for two semesters R&B 19 meal plan $6,942 was $6,838

The College President recommends the tuition, room and board rates, as noted above be approved for 2016-2017.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY WALLINE to accept the 2016-2017 Tuition, Fees, Room and Board as listed.

Discussion followed

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Pirnie – absent
Miller – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

2016-2017 Capital Budget

Craig Boroff, Facilities and Construction Manager, explained the 2016-2017 Capital Budget.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the 2016-2017 Capital Budget.

Discussion followed.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Pirnie – absent
Miller – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Policies

Dr. Chris Waddle, Vice President of Human Resources, presented the following Policy changes for approval. Discussion followed on the changes per policy. Chair Borden announced each policy update will be voted on separately.

Ethics and Responsibilities for College Employees Policy

Illness Leave Policy

Tuition Waiver for Family of Deceased Employee Policy

Video Surveillance and Recording Policy

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY AERNI to accept the policy update for Ethics and Responsibilities for College Employees Policy.

Discussion followed.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Pirnie – absent
Miller – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY AERNI to accept the policy update for Illness Leave.

Discussion followed.

Roll Call Vote:

Aerni –Nay
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Pirnie – absent
Miller – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BURNS to accept the policy update for Tuition Waiver for Family of Deceased Employee.

Discussion followed.

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Pirnie – absent
Miller – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY AERNI to accept the policy update for Video Surveillance and Recording.

Discussion followed.

Roll Call vote:

Aerni –aye
Borden – aye
Burns – Nay
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Pirnie – absent
Miller – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

2016-2017 Calendar

Dr. Brennan wanted the Board to know of a minor change in 2016-2017.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Marcie Kemnitz provided information on Sponsorships through St Francis Hospital. They will select a few juniors and/or seniors in high school. Five students will be in the first pilot group.

Dr. Kemnitz also stated Michael Krings, Business Manager at Obstetricians and Gynecologist Offices in Hastings/GI area, would like to partner a student in Medical Assisting. This student will also work part time in their offices while in school.

Announcements

Dr. Smith would like to move the June board meeting to June 30th. An email notification will be sent.

Higher Learning Commission is on campus March 7th, 11:30 – 1pm and would like to meet with the Board in the board room. Dr. Smith will send an email invite.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. On Tuesday January 19 CCC received correspondence informing us that CCC has been selected as one of only 150 nationally to be eligible for the for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. The Prize is awarded every two years. CCC must present further evidence of excellence by March 4, 2016. Based on evidence submitted the field will be narrowed to 10 finalists.
  2. Results from the fall 2015 SSOI (Student Survey of Instruction) have been compiled. CCC faculty are to be congratulated! For example, about 94% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that their instructor was well prepared (N=4,958) and 95% indicated that the courses challenge them to think (N=4,952).
  3. Nebraska community college trustees and CEOs will attend an ACCT Governance Leadership Institute in Grand Island on February 25-26. CCC representatives attending are Sandra Borden, Sam Cowan, Roger Davis, Linda Walline, Paul Krieger, and Greg Smith.
  4. ACCT’s annual National Legislative Summit was held in Washington, DC from February 8 -11. This year we scheduled all of our congressional representative into a single joint luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday February 10 rather than scheduling them individually in their offices. Sandra Borden, Linda Walline, and Greg Smith attended to represent CCC. I also spent the day of February 10 with a group from the Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA). We spent half of the day at the White House and the other half at U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  5. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We continue to meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice. We “went public” at a media event on February 5.
  6. CCC FTE spring enrollment is down .7%. CCC FTE Year-to-Date enrollment is down about 1.7% as of 2/1/16. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes. At CCC we have experienced a larger decline in full-time credit student headcount (3.7%) than in part-time credit student headcount (1.0%) or non-credit reimbursable student headcount (.9%). By cluster, our largest declines are in health programs.
  7. LR293 directs community colleges to conduct examination of funding formula and report to the Education Committee. . Specifically, “The purpose of this resolution is to thoroughly examine the funding distribution for the community college areas. The current funding distribution has been considered a short-term solution. The presidents of the six community college areas have agreed that the funding distribution needs to be analyzed and have pledged their time and effort to recommend changes in the funding distribution to ensure a viable statewide community college education is available to all Nebraskans.” The CEOs continue to work on a suggested formula. It is unlikely that an agreement can be reached without an infusion of new money into the base. With the current state revenue projections it is unlikely that community colleges could get a new funding formula in the current legislative session. We have now agreed that we will have a firm proposal by July 1, 2016, well ahead of next year’s legislative session.
  8. The NCCA Board met on 1/22/16 in Lincoln to discuss and take positions on a number bills which stand to affect community college operations including LR390CA, LB940, LB958, and LB959. Also, Senator Cook with LB852 proposed $6 million be added to the community college state aid funding base through appropriations. So far, aside from hearings, there has been little action on any of the bills affecting community colleges
  9. CCC’s Veterans Resources Program continues to garner national recognition. In mid-January, Military Times recognized CCC as the #1 community college in its “Best for Vets” for the third straight year. This award is impressive in that it is strongly based on student outcomes. And, I am very pleased to announce thatCentral Community College’s program“GRADES - Guiding Reintegration and Directing Educational Success for Veterans and Military Students through Faculty and Staff Professional Development” won the 2016 Bellwether award in thePlanning, Governance & Finance (PGF)category on January 26th at Community College Futures Assembly. Although many people were involved in the application process, Dr. Thomas Walker (Grand Island Campus President), Travis Karr (Director – Veterans and Military Services), and Anthony Chaulk (Student Veteran) actually made the CCC presentation in Orlando.
  10. On February 8 action was taken concerning Central Community College by the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of the Higher Learning Commission at its meeting on February 8, 2016. Action. IAC approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science, Diploma, and Certificate in Environmental Health & Safety and to offer the Associate of Applied Science, Diploma, and Certificate in Precision Agriculture.
  11. A 50th anniversary celebration kick-off event was held in Grand Island on 2/15/16 with governor in attendance as well as representatives of Senator Fischer, Senator Sasse, and Congressman Smith. The event was simulcast to all CCC campuses and learning centers.
  12. We have a major NCA HLC accreditation visit scheduled from March 6-9. The visiting team will have lunch with the Board in Grand Island on March 7th from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Other Information

Purchasing, Enrollment, and Grants reports are available on the website:

Sandra Borden congratulated the college staff and Dr. Brennan on the new Heavy Equipment Program brochure and the promptness of getting that program up and running.

Any additions to the agenda to please notify Sandra Borden.

Chair Borden asked the group to start thinking about a Saturday retreat to discuss the 5 year plan.

Joel stated the Hastings Tribune will have an article on negotiations with Hastings Utilities for the wind turbine.

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Borden declared the meeting adjourned at 3:23 p.m.

March 17, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
March 17, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu.  The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on March 17, 2016.  Agenda items included:

  • Legislative Update
  • Kearney Update
  • Procedures for Purchases/Contracts with Short Timelines
  • IT & S, Hastings
  • FY 2017 Budget
  • Hastings Campus Wind Energy Status Report

Sandra Borden called the March 17, 2016, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with nine board members present.  John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present.  Ms. Borden asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – absent
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Borden asked for introduction of guests.  College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Dr. Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the April 21, 2016 board meeting.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Borden asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.   

CONSENT ITEMS

Rita Skiles reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY COWAN to approve the following consent items as presented. 

Agenda for March 17, 2016

Minutes of the February 18, 2016, Board of Governors’ meeting

Claims for the period of February 1, 2016, through February 29, 2016, totaling $3,540,331.99

Financial report as of February 29, 2016

Purchases:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from R & M roofing from Columbus, Nebraska for $39,500.00 to provide the labor and material for South Dorm Roof replacement on the Columbus campus.Purchases:  The College President recommends acceptance of the quote form Laeral in the amount of $112,486.11 for the purchase of the SimMan 3G Simulator.

 

Personnel:  The College President recommends that Keith Dubas be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Construction Technology Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Training and Development – Ron Kluck introduced the following staff:

  • Doug Pauley presented a report on:
    • 2014-15 Worker trainer Grants
    • Cargill Value Added Meats Columbus Works Program
      • Training Requests
      • Traditional College Courses
      • Adult Basic Education Training
  • Ann Chambers reported on Testing and Placing students
  • Susan Hooker – Training & Development Director introduced Carrie Galloway.

Carrie Galloway is a Grand Island native.She attended college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Carrie was an HR and Safety Manager for a company in Kearney for 2.5 years before moving back to Grand Island to work for Heartland Ag, LLC. In Carrie’s current position she is the Human Resource and Safety Manager, overseeing payroll, benefits, workers comp, safety, training and employee relations for 120 employees.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program - Dr. Marcie Kemnitz introduced Dr. Callie Schwarzkopf the OTA Director for Central Community College. She reported on:

Program Specifics

  • Began in 2010
  • Healthcare Synergy grant
  • Curriculum evolution to meet needs
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Average pass rate – 95%

Overview of Program

Staff/Faculty

  • Denise Kingery – Administrative Assistant
  • Libby Paro – Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
  • Dr. Callie Schwarzkopf – Director

Curriculum:

  • 5 semester program, 71 credits
  • 4 clinical rotations/fieldworks

Clinical/Fieldwork

  • Tiffany Square
  • Madonna Rehab in Lincoln
  • Grand Island Physical Therapy
    Women’s health, nursing home, St. Francis, Kearney Good Samaritan, Children’s Rehab
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • New West
  • Family Physical Therapy

Role of an Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • OTA’s assist people participating in their daily activities (occupations)
  • Work with individuals across the life span
  • Often includes rehabilitation from injury or other events

Highlights

Community Partnerships/Projects

  • Bikes and Trykes
  • Grand Island Physical Therapy 6 week Handwriting Camp
  • Lincoln Elementary Hastings
  • The Arc of Grand Island
  • Hastings Mary Lanning

Mary Walsh Sterup, OTR/L, CHT

  • Chairperson for Nebraska Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Employer of CCC OTA graduates

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Borden requested an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY AERNI that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to regular meeting in order to go into executive session.  (Time: 2:00 p.m.) 

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY COWAN to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting.  (Time: 3:10 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Craig Boroff, Facilities and Construction Manager discussed Guaranteed Maximum Price, Kearney Center.  Sampson Construction completed sub-contractor bidding on February 23rd and met with Central Community on February 25th to review a Guaranteed Maximum Price of $20,006,230, for all labor and material to construct the new Kearney Center which was presented to CCC.  This GMP is based on Wilkins Architecture Design Planning’s 100% Construction Documents dated January 28th, 2016.

The College President recommends acceptance of the Guaranteed Maximum Price of $20,006.230 from Sampson Construction Company of Lincoln, Nebraska for the new Kearney Center and that construction starts on schedule in early April.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented a report on the Aspen Prize, Labor Market Outcomes.

  • Criteria
    • Deliver exceptional student results
    • Stimulate replication of successful campus practices and leadership
    • Three Rounds before selection of winners
      • Round 1 – 150 community colleges
        • Institutional performance, improvement, student retention and completion
      • Round 2
        • Submit additional data and information
          • 10 finalists will be selected
      • Round 3
        • Aspen Institute will conduct site visits
        • Award $1 million prize
        • Labor Market Outcomes
          • Three year average Annual Salary by Award
          • Degree - $31,
            • Degree - $31,345
            • Diploma - $29,868
            • Certificate - $27,456
          • How does CCC ensure students achieve labor market success after graduation?
            • Tracking of Graduates
              • Nebraska Department of Labor salary data & industry type
              • Graduate Survey – employment information
      • New Program Evaluations
        • Board of Governors, CCPE and HLC approvals require employment forecasts
      • Cyclic Program Review
        • Board of Governors, CCPE seven-year reports include employment projections & graduation data.
      • Graduates Outcomes Report

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. On Tuesday January 19 CCC received correspondence informing us that CCC has been selected as one of only 150 nationally to be eligible for the for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. The Prize is awarded every two years. CCC must presented further evidence of excellence on March 4, 2016. Based on evidence submitted the field will be narrowed to 10 finalists.
  2. Nebraska community college trustees and CEOs attended an ACCT Governance Leadership Institute in Grand Island on February 25-26. CCC representatives attending were Sandra Borden, Sam Cowan, Roger Davis, Linda Walline, Paul Krieger, Rita Skiles, and Greg Smith.
  3. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We continue to meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice.  We “went public” at a media event on February 5. The last meeting was Tuesday March 15.
  4. CCC FTE spring enrollment is down .7%. CCC FTE Year-to-Date enrollment is down about 1.7% as of 3/1/16. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes. At CCC we have experience a larger decline in full-time credit student headcount (3.7%) than in part-time credit student headcount (1.0%) or non-credit reimbursable student headcount (.9%). By cluster, our largest declines are in health programs.
  5. A number bills which stand to affect community college operations including LR390CA, LB940, and LB958 do not seem to be going anywhere this year. LB959 still bears watching. Senator Cook with LB852 proposed $6 million be added to the community college state aid funding base through appropriations. The Appropriations Committee is recommending $1 million.
  6. We had a major NCA HLC accreditation visit from March 6-8. The visiting team had lunch with seven Board members in Grand Island on March 7th from 11:30 to 1 p.m. In a private debriefing the visiting team let me know they were very impressed with the CCC Board.
  7. It is suggested that we move our April 21 Board of Governors meeting to Kearney to be held in conjunction with a ground breaking for the new Kearney Learning Center and a Business after Hours function.
  8. The ACCT Annual Congress will be held in New Orleans for October 5 – 8. Registration is now open. Board members are encouraged to attend.

The following reports can be found at:  http://cccneb.novusagenda.com/BoardWeb/

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Borden declared the meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.

April 21, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Kearney, Central Community College Learning Center, 3519 2nd Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska. 

Ribbon cutting for the new CCC Center was held prior to the meeting.

Sandra Borden called the April 21, 2016, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with 10 board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Borden asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Borden asked for introduction of guests.  College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

(unknown) volunteered to review the claims prior to the May 19, 2016 board meeting.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Borden asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.  

CONSENT ITEMS

Roger Davis reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY (Unknown) to approve the following consent items as presented. 

  1. Agenda for April 21, 2016
  2. Minutes of the March 17, 2016, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of March 1, 2016, through March 31, 2016, totaling $3,371,046.84
  4. Financial report as of March 31, 2016
  5. Purchases: ADA Concrete Replacement Projects:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Gehring Construction from Columbus, Nebraska for $30,032.00 to provide the labor and material for ADA concrete replacement on the Columbus Campus.

    Purchases:  Advance  Manufacturing Epoxy Flooring, Columbus Campus: The College President recommends of the bid from Surface Sealers from Lincoln, Nebraska for $22,200.00 to provide the labor and material for Advance Manufacturing Epoxy flooring on the Columbus Campus.

    Purchases:  ADA Concrete Replacement Projects, Grand Island Campus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from New Wave Concrete from Grand Island, Nebraska for $32,883.00 to provide the labor and material for ADA concrete replacement on the Grand Island campus.

    Purchases:  Promotional Items, College-Wide:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Authentic Promotions of Carmichael, CA for $38,192.31 to purchase promotional items to be used college-wide.

    Purchases:  Cisco Project Catalog and Engineering Services:  The College President recommends acceptance of the contract agreement submitted from Sirius Computer Solutions.

    Purchases:  Office Furniture:  Administrative Building:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Eakes OfficePlus, Grand Island, Nebraska, for $25,282.00 to provide the office furniture in Room 48 of the Administration Building in Grand Island.

    Purchases:  Platte Building – IT & S Remodel, Hastings Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from RMV Construction of Kearney, Nebraska for $1,321,763.00 to renovate the IT & S remodel in the Platte building on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases:  Greeley Hood Replacement, Hastings Campus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from K-T Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. of Hastings, Nebraska for $21,500.00 to update the kitchen vent hood and fire suppression system in Greeley Hall on the Hastings Campus.

  6. Personnel:  The College President recommends that Ashley Scheil be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time English Instructor in Grand Island, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

    Personnel:  The College President recommends that Brent Konwinski be offered a 260 day contact as the Full-Time Mechatronics/INDT Instructor in Columbus, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

    Personnel:  The College President recommends that Dr. Candance Walton be offered a 260 day contract as the Full-Time Associate Vice President of the Virtual Campus in Grand Island, Nebraska effective June 1, 2016.

    Personnel:  The College President recommends the retirement of Todd Bosak be accepted as of July 31, 2016.Personnel:  The College President recommends the retirement of Everett Hinton be accepted as of July 31, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends the retirement of Dale Janitscheck be accepted as of July 31, 2016. Personnel: The College President recommends the retirement of Nancy Reese be accepted as of July 31, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends the retirement of Fred Roeser be accepted as of July 31, 2016.Personnel: The College President recommends the retirement of Linda Wenn be accepted as of July 31, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends the retirement of Dianne Vorderstrasse be accepted as of July 31, 2016.Personnel:  The College President recommends the retirement of Vicki Harvey be accepted as of June 30, 2106.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Accreditation – Dr. Brennan

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Borden requested an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY PIRNIE that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to regular meeting in order to go into executive session.  (Time: 1:20 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY WALLINE to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting.  (Time: 2:00 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Purchasing Policy

Joe King discussed the following changes in the Purchasing Policy:

The Purchasing Department is the sole College Department through which acquisitions and transactions are made.  Purchasing decisions in awarding College contracts shall be made without prejudice, favoritism, or relationships which could result in a conflict of interest.  Decisions shall be made on the merits of the situation, such as vendor compliance with specifications, price, delivery, service, terms, and conditions.

The responsibility to approve all College purchases and contractual agreements is delegated by the Board of Governors to the President:

  1. Any contract for services, lease purchase, item or group of items that have an actual cost greater than $30,000.00 shall require Board approval before purchase.  A list of purchases with a cost between $10,000.00 and $30,000.00 shall be included within the information presented to the Board at each scheduled monthly Board meeting.
  2. Contracts for professional services (e.g. Architectural and Engineering) that have an actual cost greater than $30,000.00 shall require Board approval.  A list of contracts with a cost between $10,000.00 and $30,000.00 shall be included within the information presented to the Board at each scheduled monthly meeting.

Should an emergency be declared by the President, the limits set forth in this policy may be waived by the President.  A report of any waivers and actions taken shall be provided to the Board at the next scheduled Board of Governor’s meeting for ratification and approval. 

The President may also authorize, without complying with the requirements specified in this policy, payment to a vendor for an item or service if the item or service is routinely utilized and paid for by the College on an on-going, recurring basis. (Examples of such items and services include but are not limited to payments for utilities, telephone services, rents, maintenance services, payroll and payroll taxes, and costs of employee benefits approved by the Board).

MOVED BY (unknown), SECONDED BY (unknown) to accept the Purchasing Policy.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Salary Worksheet

Joel King presented the wage and benefit recommendation for 2016-2017.

The wage and benefit recommendation for FY 2016-17 follows:

  1. Full time classified and contracted employees retained for the 2016-17 year will be eligible to receive a wage increase.  An amount equivalent to 3.5% of total wages will be set aside for compensation.
  2. Employees hired after April 1, 2016 or employees who exceed the current maximum rate for their grade will not be eligible for an increase.  Employees who will exceed to the maximum rate as a result of the increase will be adjusted to the maximum rate.
  3. Health insurance premium are estimated to increase by 4.9%.
  4. All other benefits will remain in place without change.

MOVED BY (unknown), SECONDED BY (unknown) to accept the wage and benefit recommendation for 2016-2017.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

Furnas Boiler

Hastings Road Improvement

Wind Turbine

A letter of agreement between Hastings Utilities and CCC regarding the Bluestem Energy Solutions regarding the potential construction of a wind turbine on the CCC campus was discussed

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. Dr. Gotschall, Dr. Walker, and I were in Chicago earlier this month (April 8 – 12) at the annual AACC Conference. AACC has six permanent commissions and three special commissions which provide policy recommendations to the AACC Board. Dr. Gotschall is serves on the Commission on College Readiness and Dr. Walker serves on the Commission on Leadership and Professional Development – both special commissions. I serve on the Commission on Global Education, a permanent commission. I was also asked to participate on a panel about CEO compensation.
  2. On April 7, it was publically announced that Dr. Walker was selected into the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a rigorous, ten-month executive leadership program for aspiring community college presidents led by the Aspen Institute and the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative. Congratulations Thomas!
  3. The first statewide estimates of 2016 assessed valuations have been released. It is estimated that property values increased 5.47% in the CCC service area compared to 4.85% statewide. CCC has been building its 2016-17 budget on an estimated 3% increase so we may be able to lower our tax levy slightly. (SEE HANDOUT)
  4. On April 6 we had a great 50th Anniversary celebration kickoff at the Hastings campus including a well-attended Business before Hours function and a tree planting. Board members in attendance included Sam Cowan, Paul Krieger, and Sandra Borden.
  5. As part of the 50th anniversary kickoff questions were asked about the number of CCC graduates over time. We were only able to locate consistent records of awards from 1985-86 academic year until today. Prior to 1985-86, there is no consistent recording of awards to be able to report reliably. We found that between 1985-86 and 2014-15, we have generated 41,388 awards (degrees, diplomas, and certificates) by 26,767 duplicated awardees.
  6. The National Junior College Athletic Association recently announced CCC Alumni Ross Pesek as the recipient of a NJCAA Merit Award. This award is given to former two-year college athletes who have distinguished themselves and are recognized nationally for their achievements in a variety of appropriate fields. Ross was a NJCAA Division II Academic All American prior to his graduation with an Associate of Arts degree in 2005. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State College in 2007 and later a law degree from the University of Nebraska in 2010. Ross and his wife, Karen Corral Pesek, founded the True Potential Scholarship and have provided impactful scholarships to students attending CCC as well as other community colleges. Their scholarships are specifically for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students and he regularly assists immigrants with legal consultation and free legal clinics.
  7. In early April CCC started its second Bike-sharing program at the Columbus Campus. Student and employee response has been positive.
  8. CCC FTE spring enrollment is down .7%. CCC FTE Year-to-Date enrollment is down about 1.7% as of 3/1/16. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes. At CCC we have experience a larger decline in full-time credit student headcount (3.7%) than in part-time credit student headcount (1.0%) or non-credit reimbursable student headcount (.9%). By cluster, our largest declines are in health programs.
  9. A number bills which stood to affect community college operations negatively including LR390CA, LB940, and LB958 either were not voted out of committee or were modified to our satisfaction. In addition to our previously approved increase is state aid, the Appropriations Committee recommended, and the Unicameral approved, an additional $1 million in funding for community colleges.
  10. Our May 19 Board of Governors meeting will be held in Holdrege.
  11. The ACCT Annual Congress will be held in New Orleans for October 5 – 8. Registration is now open. Board members are encouraged to attend.

The following reports can be found at:  http://cccneb.novusagenda.com/BoardWeb/

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Calendar

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Borden declared the meeting adjourned at (Time: 3:28 p.m.).

May 19, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
May 19, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was at the Holdrege Central Community College Learning Room, 1308 2nd Street, Holdrege, NE.

Dr. Linda Walline called the May 19, 2016, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with eight board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Dr. Walline asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – absent
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Dr. Walline asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Burns volunteered to review the claims prior to the June 30, 2016 board meeting in Grand Island.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Vice Chair Walline requested that members of the audience register with Dr. Chris Waddle, Vice-President of Human Resources, if they wanted to address the board during the Public Participation segment.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Vice Chair Walline asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.  

CONSENT ITEMS

Austin Miller reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY ­­­MILLER, SECONDED BY BURNS to approve the following consent items as presented.

  1. Agenda for May 19, 2016
  2. Minutes of the April 21, 2016 Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of April 1, 2016, through April 30, 2016, totaling $3,400,218.17
  4. Financial report as of April 30, 2016
  5. Purchases: Furnas Boiler Repair: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Johnson Controls of Omaha, NE for 319,429.00 to provide the labor and materials for the boiler replacement on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases: Paving Improvements: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Werner Construction of Hastings Nebraska for $493,470.31 to provide the labor and materials for the paving improvements on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases: Health Imaging Software: The College President recommends the purchase in the amount of $201,563.00 for this software development and implementation.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Francis Ayimiah-Nterful be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-Time Math Instructor in Kearney, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Lynn Lupomech be offered a 175 day contact as the Full-Time Accounting/BSAD Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Brian Davis be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-Time Advanced Manufacturing Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Francis Clint Hansen be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-Time Auto Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Nick Kelley be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-Time Auto Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Francis Jason Baker be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-Time Heavy Equipment Program Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2016.

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Holdrege Report – Diana Watson discussed the history of the Holdrege Center, enrollment numbers, programs offered, impact on students, additional activities, and the plan for the future. Watson also brought forward Holdrege Center alumni Allison Fritsche, Claire Olson, and Elena Olson King who shared how the Center impacted their lives.

Here is the complete presentation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Vice Chair Walline requested an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY COWAN that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session. (Time: 1:44 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting. (Time: 3:07 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Dr. Smith presented the 2017 Board of Governors dates. 

Month

Board of Governors

JANUARY

 

 

 

 

January 19, 2017

Grand Island

Lunch

Work Session 12:00 p.m.

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership: ELS

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

 

NLS (Feb. 13-16; Washington, DC)

February 23, 2017

Hastings *

Foundation Board 9:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m. *

Partnership/Ownership:

Hastings Annual Report

Foundation Report

MARCH

March 16, 2017

Grand Island

Work Session 9:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Training/Health

APRIL

 

 

PIN (Apr. 2-7; Auckland, New

    Zealand)

AACC (Apr. 22-26; New Orleans)

April 20, 2017

Grand Island

Work Session 12:00 p.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Accreditation

MAY

 

 

 

Graduations (May 5-6)

 

May 18, 2017

Lexington

Lunch

Work Session 12:00 p.m.

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

JUNE

 

 

 

 

JUNE (continued)

FOUNDATION-

Monday June 12, 2017

9:00 a.m., Grand Island

June 15, 2017

Grand Island

Work Session 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Academic/Student Services

JULY

No meeting

AUGUST

August 17, 2017

Grand Island

Work Session 11:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m. *

Partnership/Ownership

LSS/Enrollment/IT

SEPTEMBER

 

 

ACCT (Sept. 25-28; Las Vegas)

September 21, 2017

Grand Island

Work Session 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Budget Hearing

OCTOBER

 

 

 

Foundation Appreciation Luncheon

College In Service

 

October 19, 2017

Columbus *

Foundation Board 9:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m. *

Partnership/Ownership:

Columbus Annual Report

Foundation Report

NOVEMBER

November 16, 2017

Grand Island

Work Session 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Grand Island Annual Report

DECEMBER

No meeting

* Public Participation - Presentation Suggestions in Bold

** Student or Community Presentations

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to approve the 2017 Board of Governors dates.

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Negotiated Agreement

Dr. Chris Waddle submitted the Negotiated Agreement between the Central Community College Education Association and the Board of Governors for contract years 2016-2019.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY MILLER to accept the Negotiated Agreement.

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Wind Turbine

Joel King submitted the Wind Turbine project for the Hastings campus.

MOVED BY BURNS, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the Wind Turbine.

Discussion: Mr. Krieger asked if the Board could see contracts associated with the wind turbine. Joel King replied that he would send out final versions of the contracts to the Board.

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – nay
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

Facilities Bond, Kearney

Joel King reported on the Facilities Bond, which is one of the pieces of financing for the Kearney Project. We are using the same company we’ve gotten our bonds from in the past. The interest rates shown are from three weeks ago; when it is brought before the Board next month they will be current. This will be an action item next month.

CQR Visit Report

Brian McDermott reported the Comprehensive Quality Review findings. CCC met the standards for all criterion and was recommended for reaffirmation for accreditation, recommended as eligible to select next pathway, and recommended no criterion-related monitoring.

Here is the complete presentation

Strategic Planning Website

Brian McDermott introduced Holden Steinhauser, Intern for the Department of Institutional Research. Dr. Brennan wanted to convert the detailed version of CCC’s Strategic Plan to a webpage. He was able to do so by using webpage parts such as accordion, carousel, and progress bars. 

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Kemnitz presented information on the State and National Certification Pass Rates for the Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs. We use this information to judge student success overall.

Here is the complete presentation.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The NCCA CEOs met on May 2. We scheduled six (6) meetings between June 7 and September 19 to continue work on a new community college state aid funding formula.
  2. On May 4th our Construction Technology program held its annual house auction on the Hastings campus. The house sold for $116,000 to a couple from Roseland, NE. CCC had about $90,000 invested in materials. Much of the “profit” goes to student scholarships. This is the 20th auction house built by CCC construction students. Our student have also built nine (9) Habitat for Humanity houses.
  3. We had three very successful graduation ceremonies on May 6 – 7. About 460 graduates participated in the ceremonies. The Board was well represented at each event. Kudos to Sam Cowan for attending all three ceremonies.
  4. CCC will serve as host for the 2016 NCCA Annual Conference on November 7-8. We will hold the conference in Kearney. Conference planning will get underway soon regarding theme, speakers, etc. Nationally, most of the conversation is around increasing student success through more effective remediation and through structured (or guided) career pathways (i.e., narrower and more prescriptive curricular offerings).
  5. CCC FTE Year-to-Date enrollment is down about 1.6% as of 5/1/16. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes. At CCC we have experience a larger decline in full-time credit student headcount (3.7%) than in part-time credit student headcount (1.0%) or non-credit reimbursable student headcount (.9%). By cluster, our largest declines are in health programs. Enrollments in early college programs are up by 6.2% (416 in 2014-15 versus 442 in 2015-16).
  6. On May 10 Dean Moors, Deb Brenna, Nate Allen and I met with representatives of the Nebraska Soybean Board to initiate talks about possible collaborative activities. Nate will follow up concerning curriculum issues.
  7. Yesterday (May 18, 2016) the U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule on overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Once effective, the rule will raise the salary level from its previous amount of $455 per week (the equivalent of $23,660 a year) to $913 per week (the equivalent of $47,476 per year) in 2016. These changes take effect on December 1, 2016.
  8. CCC is making some progress on student study abroad. One student, Holden Steinhauser, plans study abroad in South Korea (University of Seoul) next spring.  He’s our first student/test subject planning to spend a semester abroad and has been patient and intrepid as we work through this process. We had three students who applied to UNK’s Milan trip. Unfortunately, one changed his mind; however, the other two will be leaving next month for Milan.   
  9. We have made good progress at CCC in the area of reverse transfer (RT). CCC awarded 42 RT degree in academic year 2015-16. We have approximately 50 students in the pipeline to receive degrees (have to submit a transcript, have to take 1-2 more courses for a degree, etc.)  We have another 325 that we have contacted and sent degree audits out on but they have not responded or sent in transcripts. Our total number of degrees granted through reverse transfer is 146. 
  10. We had one graduate from Georgia, Cynthia Adamson, earning her Associate of Applied Science in Quality Technology.  She also became a member of both our Phi Theta Kappa Honorary and the National Society of Leadership & Success honorary during her time with us. The student's story traveling in from Georgia is pretty neat, especially when you consider she got her degree online from us and then drove in for the ceremony.  Her son surprised her with his attendance - he was the Navy sailor dressed in white uniform that we let walk into the gym prior to us as we were leading the processional.
  11. It is my pleasure to inform you, on behalf of the CUPA-HR Awards Committee, that Central Community College’s Employee Training Team has been selected to receive one of three 2016 CUPA-HR HR Innovation Awards for its Faculty and Staff Summits program. The HR Innovation Award, created in 2007 and sponsored by PeopleAdmin, recognizes demonstrated innovations that advance the human resources profession. As the recipient of an HR Innovation Award, our team will be honored at this year’s expo in Washington, D.C. September 25-27. In addition, a contribution in the amount of $5,000 will be given to Central Community College’s endowment or scholarship fund of the team’s choice. This contribution is made possible through the generous support of PeopleAdmin.
  12. CCC received a letter of commendation concerning our participation in the Climate Leadership Network (see handout).
  13. On April 5, 2016 University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) sent us its most recent report on feeder school (i.e., Nebraska Community Colleges) transfer. Almost half (89 of 185 = 48.1%) of UNK’s fall 2015 transfers came from CCC. We hope to increase the number of transfers with the opening of the new Kearney Learning Center (see handout).
  14. Recent data from the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education shows that CCC awarded more degrees, diplomas, and certificates than any other community college in the state. In 2013-14 the 2,342 awards from CCC accounted for almost one third (31.6%) of all awards conferred by community colleges (see handout).
  15. Our June 30, 2016 Board of Governors meeting will be held in Grand Island.
  16. The ACCT Annual Congress will be held in New Orleans for October 5 – 8. Registration is now open. Board members are encouraged to attend. So far, Roger Davis and Diane Keller have expressed interest in attending.

The following reports can be found at: http://cccneb.novusagenda.com/BoardWeb/

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events

ADJOURNMENT

Vice Chair Walline declared the meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

June 30, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
June 30, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on June 30, 2016. Agenda items included:

  • Tentative Budget Review
  • Facilities Updates
  • Kearney Learning Center Update
  • Kearney Funding Bond
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Program Update

Sandra Borden called the June 30, 2016 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with nine board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Borden asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Borden asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Dr. Roger Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the August 18, 2016 board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Borden asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. Mr. Krieger requested Heavy Equipment Building, Hastings be moved to the Discussion of Consent/Action Items section of the meeting.

CONSENT ITEMS

Corey Burns reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY BURNS, SECONDED BY MILLER to approve the following consent items as presented.

  1. Agenda for June 30, 2016
  2. Minutes of the May 19, 2016 Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of May 1, 2016, through May 31, 2016, totaling $3,993,312.49
  4. Financial report as of May 31, 2016
  5. Purchases: North Ed East Roof Replacement, Columbus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Weathercraft Co from Grand Island, Nebraska for $147,423.00 to provide the labor and material for North Ed roof replacement on the Columbus campus.

    Purchases: 400 Wing Re-Roof, Grand Island: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Tony’s Enterprises of Omaha, Nebraska for $262,719.00 to provide the labor and materials for the 400 wing re-roof on the Grand Island Campus.

    Purchases: Webster Re-Roof, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Versatile roofing LLC from Kearney, Nebraska for $116,464.89 to provide the labor and materials for the Webster re-roof project on the Hastings Campus.

    MOVED - Purchases: Heavy Equipment Building, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Farris Construction of Hastings, Nebraska for $289,371.00 plus the additional cost of $135,128.00 for required fire sprinkler code for a total of $424,499.00 to build the heavy equipment building on the Hastings campus.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Anna Ellis be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Nursing Instructor in Grand Island, Nebraska effective August 01, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Rachelle Evans be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Math Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 01, 2016.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Krieger – aye
Keller – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Academic Education

Dr. Kathy Fuchser, Dean of Academic Education from the Columbus campus, presented on Academic Education. She introduced Amy Hill, Lexington Center Director, who went into greater detail about the Lexington campus.

Academic Education

  • Academic Transfer Program
    • AA and AS courses and degrees
    • General Education Requirements
      • Business, Health Sciences and Skilled & Technical Sciences
      • Foundations Education courses
        • Reading/Writing and Math
        • Early Childhood Education and Visual Communications
          • Certificate, diploma and degree programs

Lexington High School Students 2015

  • 840 students
  • 32 different countries
  • More than 20 languages
  • 180 first-generation immigrants or refugees
  • 150 English Language Learners
  • 600 receive free and reduced meals

Challenges in pursing higher education for Lexington High School students

  • Low college assessment scores
  • Navigating the process as first generation, second language students
  • Financial stability
  • Retention

Evolution of the Project

  • August 2015 - Dr. Gotschall and Dr. Fuchser visit Lexington
  • Fall 2015 - Dr. Fuchser attends articulation meeting with the English Language Institute at UNK
  • January 2016 - Dialogue begins regarding CCC/ELI partnership
  • April 2016 – Bridge to College Success Summer Workshop, ready for student enrollment
  • May 24, 2016 – First workshop session

Partners in Support

  • Central Community College
    • Non-credit reimbursable workshop
    • Students paid fees and cost of book
    • UNK English Language Institute
      • Hired instructor
      • Provided administrative support
      • Lexington Community Foundation
        • Awarded CCC a $2,000 grant to support the project

Target Population                       

  • Lexington High School Graduates who are second-language speakers and first-generation college students
  • Students testing at the foundation level
  • Students planning enrollment at CCC for Fall 2016
    • Senior Registration Day at Lexington Center, Sunday April 17
    • Later follow up at Lexington High School
    • Additional follow up with students currently at the Lexington Center with similar characteristics

Workshop Topics

  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary Skills
  • Editing Skills
  • Study Habits
  • Test-Taking Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Resume Writing

Read the complete presentation.

Student Services

Dr. Thomas Walker, Grand Island Campus President, presented on Student Services. He introduced Jerry Raccioppi, Dean of Student Services, who went into greater detail.

Overview – A great year in student services

  • AQIP Action Plan – New Student Orientation
  • Implementation of a New Registration and Degree Planning System
  • Highlights of the Academic Success Center
  • Efforts to better equip people in our division to serve a diverse population
  • Millions of dollars disbursed through Financial Aid
  • Implementation of Behavioral Intervention Teams – we call them CARE Teams
  • Recognition of our Veteran and Military Resource Center with a very high honor

Enhance New Student Orientation

  • AQIP Action Plan for this year – Plans for the new orientation program were created by a task force representing all areas of the college
  • Pilot implementation this year
  • Grand Island and the Kearney Center
  • Dedicated staff and student leaders-program will be offered much more frequently
  • Online “Nuts and Bolts”
  • Face to Face program geared towards success in classroom on day 1

Student Planner Implementation

  • Intuitive and easy to use module from Ellucian that makes degree planning very straightforward
  • Planning of schedules and registration are all based off of the student’s degree plan
  • Training was completed for advisors on all campuses and centers during the Spring 2016 Semester
  • This system went live in the Spring 2016 Semester

Academic Success Center

  • In the 2015-2016 year, in support of student academic achievement, the three Academic Success Centers
    • Had a combined total of 6,703 visits
    • Served 1,101 unduplicated students
    • Were utilized for a total of 7,600 hours

Diversity

  • Most Recent Institutional Research data show that CCC’s credit seeking student body made up of is 17.2% Hispanic/Latino students.
  • All three CCC Campuses joined HACU
  • Training with Dr. Maura Cullen
  • Hiring bilingual positions

Financial Aid Disbursements 2015-2016 year

  • Grant Aid, $7,432,088 disbursed to 2,122 unduplicated students
    • Federal Pell, FSEOG and NE Scholarship Award programs
    • Loan Aid, $4,536,691 disbursed to 1,316 unduplicated students
      • Federal Direct Loan programs: Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Parent Loans
      • Employment Programs, $159,770 earned by 138 unduplicated students
        • Federal Work Study Program
        • Scholarships, $2,453,116 disbursed to 1,610 unduplicated students
          • All internal and external scholarships except for state scholarship program
          • Agency Funding, $463,293 disbursed to 314 unduplicated students
            • Voc Rehab, Workers Comp, Military Tuition Waivers and other Sources
            • Note: Some students received more than one type of financial aid

Implementation of CARE Teams

  • CARE stands for Consultation, Assessment, Resources and Education
  • 143 CARE Team reports for the Spring 2016 Semester,
    reasons for referral include:
    • Suicide attempt or ideation
    • Self-harm
    • Depression
    • Threats made
    • Financial concerns
    • Family concerns
    • Lack of attendance
    • Change in student baseline behavior

Bellwether/ VMRC

  • GRADES Program
  • An outside group that does documentaries about successful programs at colleges and universities (Pearson) will film a documentary at CCC in the fall about the program
  • This year 230 Veterans and 95 dependents of Veterans received VA funding at CCC, the majority were Chapter 33

Read the complete presentation

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no executive session.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

General Operational Budget Tentative Approval

Joel King presented the operational budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The resolution for the following budget of expenditures: Operational $59,912,720.20. Final approval for this budget will be acted on September 15, 2016 following a public hearing.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY COWAN to give tentative approval of the operational budget resolution of $59,912,720.20.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Krieger – aye
Keller – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Motion to authorize actions by the College President in July 2016

Joel King presented the following motion:

As the Board of Governors of Central Community College will not have a meeting in July 2016, the Board hereby authorizes Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from July 1, 2016, thru August 17, 2016.

Dr. Smith will provide to the Board a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the August 18, 2016, meeting.

MOVED BY ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­MILLER, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to authorize actions by the College President for purchases and personnel during July 1, thru August 17, 2016.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Krieger – aye
Keller – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Approval of College President's Contract

John Higgins, College Attorney, asked for approval for the College President's 2016-2018 Contract.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to approve the College President’s Contract.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Krieger – aye
Keller – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Program Reviews

Dr. Brennan presented program reviews for Business Administration/Accounting, Criminal Justice, Drafting and Design Technology, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, Mechatronics, and Quality Technology. All programs meet the Coordination Commission guidelines.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY MILLER to approve the program reviews for Business Administration/Accounting, Criminal Justice, Drafting and Design Technology, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, Mechatronics, and Quality Technology.

Discussion followed.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Krieger – aye
Keller – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Bond Issue

Joel King submitted the motion to authorize bond issue for the Kearney Building Project.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY AERNI to approve the Bond Issue.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Krieger – aye
Keller – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Vacation Change Policy

Dr. Chris Waddle submitted the Vacation Leave Policy. The policy changes vacation leave from 10 hours of vacation a month to 12 hours.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY MILLER to approve the Vacation Leave Policy.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Krieger – aye
Keller – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Heavy Equipment Program

Paul Krieger disclosed because he is a subcontractor on this project that he would abstain to this vote.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to approve the Heavy Equipment Program.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Krieger – abstain
Keller – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – absent
Walline – absent

EIGHT VOTED “AYE,” ONE ABSTAINED, TWO ABSENT. MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented on Generation Z, which is the next group of students after the Millennials. They will become the fastest-growing generation and the next group to enter CCC. Dr. Brennan reported on their influences, lifestyles, and learning styles.

Read Dr. Brennan’s presentation.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The six Nebraska community college CEOs met on June 7 and June 13 to discuss the development of a new state aid funding formula. We agreed to hire an outside consultant to facilitate the process. We have contracted with Dennis Jones (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems) to do the work. NCHEMS previously conducted a funding formula study for the NCCA in 2002. We have four (4) more meetings scheduled between August 1 and September 19.
  2. CCC will serve as host for the 2016 NCCA Annual Conference on November 7-8. We will hold the conference in Kearney. Conference planning will get underway soon regarding theme, speakers, etc. Speakers will include Jeff Kutash (Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation) and Mike Baumgartner (Executive Director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Higher Education). Doug Kristensen (Chancellor of UNK) has also been asked to speak.
  3. Dr. Chris Waddle was recently elected to serve a 3-year term on the Nebraska Association of School Boards’ Legislation Committee.
  4. On June 20 the Hastings Planning and Zoning Committee voted 7 – 0 in support of the Wind Turbine Project. Jeff Cox from Hastings Utilities was at the meeting to support the project as well. Hastings Utilities and Bluestem are working out a few details and hope to go to the Utilities Board and then to City Council next month.
  5. Each year, during the Opening Ceremony of the Nebraska State Fair, the Fair recognizes Milestone Partners. A Milestone Partner is an organization, business, corporation, non-profit, civic group, or any other entity, that is a partner of the Nebraska State Fair (NSF) that is celebrating a milestone in their organization’s history. The State Fair is very appreciative of the partnership with CCC through the annual Veterans Day Program and “LZ” projects. The success of the Veterans Day program is due largely in part to the continued commitment of CCC to the Fair’s Veterans Day Planning Committee. As CCC is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Fair would like to recognize that milestone and partnership at this year’s Opening Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016. The Ceremony should last around an hour. There is also an informal coffee and roll reception at 9:30 a.m. Anyone from CCC is welcome to attend. Also, 2-3 individuals are invited to accept the award on stage.
  6. As of June 24, thirty-one (31) applications for the position of NCCA Executive Director had been submitted. NCCA is accepting applications through the end of June. All applicant information is in a shared Dropbox folder.  The NCCA Executive Team, which is the Executive Director Search Committee, is meeting on July 11 at 8:30 am CDT Lincoln.
  7. From faculty member Craig Ratzlaff concerning his sabbatical and PIN (Postsecondary International Network) faculty visit to New Zealand in May – June, 2016. “Dr. Smith, I want to thank you for your support of my visit to New Zealand through the PIN program.  I was so happy to be able to make the trip this year (finally), and it was a wonderful experience!  You were right about New Zealand—the institutions, the country, and the people were fantastic.  I must say, however, that driving on the left side of the road was quite an adjustment for me.” (See Handout)
  8. On June 10 we received the HLC Final Team Report for the Accreditation Visit to Central Community College. It was extremely positive. A short summary is provided (See Handout). A more detailed summary will be posted on the CCC website.
  9. On June 2, 2016 Second Nature, Clean Energy Trust (CET) and twelve higher education institutions in the Climate Leadership Network, including CCC, announced Campus Cleantech Pilots, a new partnership accelerating clean energy technology commercialization by using colleges and universities as testing and demonstration platforms for startup companies. This partnership does not commit CCC to do anything specific but will give is the opportunity to use emerging technologies for clean energy if the products appear to match our needs (See Handout).
  10. Our August 18, 2016 Board of Governors meeting will be held in Grand Island. The Board work session is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
  11. The ACCT Annual Congress will be held in New Orleans for October 5 – 8. Registration is now open. Board members are encouraged to attend. So far, Roger Davis, Austin Miller, and I are registered. Diane Keller has expressed interest in attending.

The following reports can be found at: http://cccneb.novusagenda.com/agendapublic

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Borden declared the meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

August 18, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
August 18, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on August 18, 2016. Agenda items included:

  • Facilities Master Plan
  • Columbus Sports Field
  • Academic Success Center

Sandra Borden called the August 18, 2016 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with nine board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Borden asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – absent
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Borden asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

­­Dr. Roger Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the September 15, 2016 board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Borden asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.

CONSENT ITEMS

Dr. Roger Davis reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY COWAN, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to approve the following consent items as presented.

  1. Agenda for August 18, 2016
  2. Minutes of the June 30, 2016 Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of June 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016, totaling $5,218,769.06.Claims for the period of July 1, 2016, through July 31, 2016, totaling $5,023,050.75.
  4. Financial report as of June 30, 2016, and July 31, 2016.
  5. Purchases: CAT Simulators- HEOT Program, Hastings: The College President recommends the purchase in the amount of $240,731.68 for three simulators.
  6. Personnel: The College President approved the following new hires on behalf of the Board of Governors in July:

    Dubas, Keith – Construction Instructor, Hastings
    Erlenbusch, Sara - Nursing Instructor, Grand Island
    Johnson, Kelly - Welding Instructor, Grand Island
    Kay, David - Math Instructor, Hastings
    Konwinski, Brent - Mechatronics Instructor, Columbus
    Stock, Andrew - Political Science Instructor, Hastings
    Stuart, Amy - Drafting Instructor, Grand Island

    Personnel: The College President recommends that the change of status be accepted and that Dr. Marcie Kemnitz be offered a 260 day contract as the Full-time Grand Island Campus President in Grand Island, Nebraska effective August 24, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Andrew Callahan be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Information Technology Instructor in Grand Island, NE effective August 17, 2016.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Thomas Wrigley Jr. be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Information Technology Instructor in Columbus, NE effective August 19, 2016.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Learning Services Report

Dr. Candace Walton, Associate Vice President of Virtual Campus, presented on Learning Support Services.

Candace Walton, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Virtual Campus

  • Hastings Native
  • University of Nebraska Kearney and Kansas State University graduate
  • News producer at NTV, General Manager at two radio stations (Kansas and South Dakota)
  • 17 years of faculty experience in online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses
  • 5 years administrative experience
  • Started at CCC on June 1, 2016

Why are We?

  • Learning Support Services
  • Distance Education/Online Learning

Current Learning Support Services of student and faculty success through:

  • Moodle technology support and training, Steve Buss
  • Quality Matters integration initiative
  • Course delivery options such as online, web-blended, IP and WebEX.

Steve Buss, M.A.T., Virtual Campus Director

  • 18 Years at Central Community College
  • BA Concordia College, MAT Hastings College

Staff

  • Peggy Chessmore, Instructional Technology Specialist, Hastings
  • Mike Garretson, Media Producer, College Wide
  • Amy Osburn, Instructional Technology Specialist, Grand Island
  • Sandra Meyers, Instructional Technology Specialist, Hastings
  • Julie Rican, Instructional Technology Specialist, Grand Island
  • TJ Wrigley, Instructional Technology Specialist, Columbus

Faculty Training

  • Training and support services for full time and adjunct faculty
  • Training and support provided:
    • Moodle
    • Media production
    • Syllabus creation
    • Online gradebook
    • Online tests

Orientations for online students

  • More than 20 sessions for students taking online classes each semester
  • Sessions held on each campus and centers in computer labs
  • WebEX online orientation sessions

Quality Matters (QM) at CCC

  • Faculty-driven, peer review process
  • Collaborative model. QM was designed by and for faculty to improve course design
  • Collegial process between faculty peers
  • Continuous quality improvement process
  • Centered in national standard of best practice

2016 Spring Term Enrollment

  • Online and/or IP Courses
    • 2737 students took at least 1 online or IP course (excluding students who withdrew from courses)
      • Of those:
        • 68.4% (1,871) Virtual Campus Students – Online only*
        • 22.4% (613) Virtual Campus Students – IP only*
        • 9.2% (253) Virtual Campus Students – both Online and IP*
        • * Students may have also taken non Virtual Campus courses
        • Gender:
          • Online students: 74% female and 26% male
          • IP students: 57% female and 43% male
          • Both online and IP students: 69% female, 31% male

2016 Spring Student Enrollment % By County 

County

Online

IP/Video

Both Online and IP/Video

Hall

17.9%

20.2%

22.9%

Adams

12.1%

6.7%

7.1%

Buffalo

11.4%

13.5%

20.6%

Platte

10.4%

15.0%

7.5%

Dawson

4.0%

8.3%

9.1%

Hamilton

3.5%

1.1%

1.2%

Colfax

1.7%

5.2%

2.4%

15/16 Virtual Campus Enrollment – Out of State

  • 373 Enrollments
  • 138 Individuals
  • 34 Different states
  • 2 Countries

Term Crossover

Unduplicated Students

Fall only

41

Spring only

16

Summer only

39

Fall/Spring

27

Fall/Summer

4

Fall/Spring/Summer

7

Spring/Summer

4

TOTAL

138

2016 Spring Enrollment by Program

Program

Online

IP/Video

Both Online and IP/Video

Academic Transfer

383

254

118

Business Administration

275

19

20

Health Information Management Services (HIMS)

115

0

2

Early Childhood Education

110

3

3

Information Technology & Systems

70

3

4

Moving Forward

  • Strategic growth of distance and online offerings to ensure quality learning environment
  • Continued support and improvements of current offerings

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Borden requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY PIRNIE that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session. (Time: 1:37 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY WALLINE to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting. (Time: 1:54 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

FTE/REU/RAE Report Acceptance

Dana F. Cole & Company, Certified Public Accountants, presented Board members the Central Community College Statements of Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment and Reimbursable Educational Units report. The FTE/REU Audit Statement is for the year ending June 30, 2016 and 2015. Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment for 2015-16 was 3777.39; 2014-15 FTE enrollment was 3837.31.

The auditors acknowledged the statements of reimbursable full-time equivalent student enrollment and reimbursable educational units of Central Community College present fairly, in all material respects, the reimbursable full-time equivalent student enrollment and reimbursable educational units for the years ended June 30, 2016, and 2015, in accordance with guidelines referred to in notes to the accompanying statements.

Kim Pearson, Auditor for Dana F. Cole, confirmed at the audit exit interview on July 30, 2016, with Central Community College board member representatives and staff that the auditors had issued an unqualified audit report.

The College President recommends acceptance of the FTE/REU 2015-16 Audit Statement, as presented by Dana F. Cole, Inc.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY WALLINE to accept the 2015-2016 Statements of Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment and Reimbursable Educational Units as presented by Dana F. Cole, Inc.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Naming Opportunities

Bill Hitesman presented potential signage for the Heavy Equipment program from NMC to be displayed on campus. This sign and future sponsorship signs are there to recognize contributions and partnership with CCC; have to have certain level of sponsorship to erect sign. Hitesman also presented proposal for Associated General Contractors, Nebraska Chapter to have their name on the Heavy Equipment program. Must have 51% contribution to building to name that building, and AGC has contributed more than 51%.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY SKILES to accept the proposal to allow the Associated General Contractors, Nebraska Chapter to have their name represented on the Heavy Equipment program building.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Presidential Personnel Authority Motion

Dr. Chris Waddle presented the following motion:

As the Board of Governors of Central Community College will not meet again until September 15th, 2016, the Board herby authorizes Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed personnel hires from August 19th, 2016 thru September 14th, 2016.

Dr. Smith will provide to the Board a summary of all hires made under this authority at the September 15th, 2016 Board meeting.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY WALLINE to authorize actions by the College President for personnel during August 19, thru September 14, 2016.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Kearney Center Resolution

Joel King presented the bond resolution for the Kearney Center.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY WALLINE to approve the Kearney Learning Center Project Resolution.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Wind Power Purchase

Joel King presented the following motion:

Central Community College (CCC)and the Hastings Utilities District have mutually agreed on a 25-five year Power Purchase Agreement pending construction of a 1.7-megawatt wind turbine that Bluestem Energy Solutions will construct on CCC’s Hastings campus.

The College President recommends approval of this agreement.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY SKILES to approve the Wind Power Purchase Agreement by and between Central Community College and Hastings Utilities.

Discussion followed.

Aerni – nay
Borden – nay
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Pirnie – nay
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented on the Retention and Success in Foundations Education. This report is based off of the information we share with the National Community College benchmark. Reading and writing combined into one course- Reading and Writing Essentials.

Here is Dr. Brennan’s presentation.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The CCC Foundation Pacesetter Campaign is going strong and we have a total of 69% of all Pacesetters responding so far. CCC Board of Governors participation is currently at 91%. The dollars donated to date are just shy of $50,000. These monies are donated in support of CCC scholarships, programs, and as needed by the Foundation. With these donations the Foundation is “Improving quality of life: fulfilling one dream at a time.”
  2. We are excited that due to the success of the Campaign we were able to start the Kearney Center Project in April of 2016, which will allow us to open the doors one year earlier than projected. We plan to open in the fall of 2017. The Campaign is over 95% complete but we do need to finish the Campaign and raise the remaining $472,000 to reach our $10 million goal. A number of good possibilities for finishing the Campaign are being pursued.
  3. Last weekend the 19th annual Kool-Aid Days festival was held at CCC-Hastings and other locations. By all accounts the event was a great success. And, this year the weather cooperated! Cheri Beda, alumni director, is on the festival board and assisted in marketing the event with a number of television appearances.
  4. The six Nebraska community college CEOs met on August 1 to discuss the development of a new state aid funding formula. We hired an outside consultant to facilitate the process. The consultant, Dennis Jones (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems), attended the August 1 meeting. NCHEMS previously conducted a funding formula study for the NCCA in 2002. We have three (3) more meetings scheduled between today and September 19.
  5. CCC will serve as host for the 2016 NCCA Annual Conference on November 7-8. We will hold the conference in Kearney. Conference planning will get underway soon regarding theme, speakers, etc. Speakers will include Jeff Kutash (Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation), Mike Baumgartner (Executive Director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Higher Education), and Doug Kristensen (Chancellor of UNK).
  6. Dr. Gotschall was recently reappointed to serve on AACC’s Commission on Leadership and Professional Development for another year (7/1/2016-6/30/2017).
  7. The Heavy Equipment Operator Program celebration in Hastings starts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday September 21.
  8. Final enrollment data show that CCC was down 1.6% in FTE and 1.3% in REU last year. Enrollments in Early College (442.45 FTE) comprised 11.7% of total FTE enrollment in 2015-16. Early College enrollments were up 6.6% over 2014-15.
  9. The NCCA Board has chosen four (4) final candidates for the executive director position. NCCA board members and CEOs will interview this group on September 12.
  10. Our September 15, 2016 Board of Governors meeting will be held in Grand Island. The Board work session is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. we will have breakfast and conversation with Nebraska Unicameral incumbents and office seekers from the 11 districts in CCC’s service area. So far, 5 of 15 have accepted our invitation. We will follow up tomorrow with a second request.
  11. The ACCT Annual Congress will be held in New Orleans from October 5 – 8. Roger Davis, Austin Miller, Diane Keller, and I are attending. I have been asked to participate in a panel discussion of Bellwether Award winners on October 7 where I will be talking about CCC’s SPARKS program designed to improve educational outcomes for veterans.

The following reports can be found at: http://cccneb.novusagenda.com/agendapublic

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Borden declared the meeting adjourned at 3:06 p.m.

September 15, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on September 15. Agenda items included:

  • Meeting with Senators and legislative candidates
  • 2016-2017 Budget

Sandra Borden called the September 15, 2016 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with ten board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Borden asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – absent
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Borden asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Dr. Roger Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the October 20, 2016 board meeting in Columbus.

Public Participation

Chair Borden requested that members of the audience register with Scott Miller, Public Relations and Marketing Director, if they wanted to address the board during the Public Participation segment.

RECESS FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY AERNI that the Board recess the regular meeting in order to conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2016-2017 hazardous materials and accessibility budget, the budget statement for 2016-2017 and the tax request for 2016-2017.  (Time – 1:03 p.m.).

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2016-17 BUDGETS

Ron Golka, Accounting Manager, explained that the Board of Governors is required by State Statutes to hold public hearings on the following items: Hazardous Materials and Accessibility budget, uniform budget statement of expense and revenue, additional one percent (1%) allowable increase, and setting the property tax request.

Funds for capital improvement, removing hazardous materials, and providing handicapped access are supported only by property taxes.  The operating fund is supported by a combination of property tax, state aid, tuition, and other income.

The $59,912,720 operating fund is up by $4,656,335, an 8.43 % increase.  The capital improvement fund for new capital projects is $10,466,267, a 7.45% increase.  The hazardous materials/ADA access fund is $3,924,850, a 44.72% increase. The levy decreased from .072265 to .067612.   The capital improvement levy will increase to .020000.  The hazardous materials levy increased 37.87% to .00750.   

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY AERNI to reconvene the regular board meeting. (Time: 1:05 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY MILLER to approve the additional one percent (1%) increase of allowable growth for Restricted Funds as shown on the 2016-2017 Budget Lid Computation Form.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE - MOTION CARRIED

Moved by SKILES, Seconded by WALLINE to approve the Hazardous Materials and Accessibility Budget of $8,850,202.18.         

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY BURNS, SECONDED BY DAVIS to approve the budget of expenditures and revenues as represented within the State of Nebraska 2016-2017 Basic Budget Form.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Property Tax Request

Nebraska Revised Statute 77-1601.02 provides that the property tax request for the prior year shall be the property tax request for the current year for purposes of the levy set by the County Board of Equalization unless the Governing Board of Central Community College passes by a majority vote a resolution or ordinance setting the tax request at a different amount.

The request for the 2016-2017 property tax is:

General Fund - $37,505,225.27

Capital Improvement Fund - $11,094,243.43

Haz/Access - $  4,160,341.29          

Total - $52,759,809.99

Upon approval of the board, this request will be sent to County Clerks in the Central Community College 25 county area.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to approve the property tax request as listed.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Scott Miller, Public Relations and Marketing Director, stated no one had signed in for Public Participation.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Borden asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. Tom Pirnie asked to pull the dump truck and semi-tractor from purchases.

CONSENT ITEMS

Dr. Roger Davis reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

  1. Agenda for September 15, 2016.
  2. Minutes of the August 18, 2016 Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for August 1, 2016, through August 31, 2016, totaling $5,342,995.83.
  4. Financial report as of August 31, 2016.
  5. Purchases: Dump Truck, Heavy Equipment Program: The College President recommends the purchase in the amount of $50,000 for this used dump truck for the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program.

    Purchases: Semi-Tractor, Truck Driving Program: The College President recommends the purchase in an amount, not to exceed, $50,000 for a used semitractor for the Truck Driving Program.

    Purchases: Simulator Van, Heavy Equipment Program: The College President recommends the purchase in an amount, not to exceed, $55,000 for a used Mobile Simulator Van for the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Caleb Kuhfahl be offered a 175 day contract as the Fulltime Construction Technology Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective September 19, 2016.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY MILLER to accept the consent items, less the dump truck and semi-tractor.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Discussion followed regarding the dump truck and semi-tractor. Tom Pirnie stated we should have an industry committee give recommendations so we do not purchase a lemon. Make sure we have input on what makes/years we should not buy. Could avoid this process by purchasing a new vehicle and getting the extended warranty or exploring leasing options.

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY AERNI to table the dump truck and semi-tractor purchases.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Enrollment Report

Dr. Brennan presented the 2015-2016 Enrollment Report.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Borden noted there was no need for an Executive Session.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Academic Success Center

Craig Boroff presented the plan for the Academic Success Center in Grand Island.

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to accept the bid from Lacy Construction Company for $1,995,000.00 to provide the labor and materials for the Academic Success Center Addition on the Grand Island Campus.

Discussion followed.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Bluestem Wind Energy Lease Agreement

Ron Golka presented the Bluestem Wind Energy Lease Agreement

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY BURNS to accept the agreement between Central Community College and CCC-Hastings Renewables (Bluestem).

Discussion followed. Matt Robinette from Bluestem was available to answer any questions.

Aerni – nay
Borden – nay
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – nay
Miller – aye
Pirnie – nay
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

There was no Student Success Report.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The CCC Foundation Pacesetter Campaign is going strong and we have a total of 84% of all Pacesetters responding so far. CCC Board of Governors participation is at 100%. The dollars donated to date are $54,962. The employee appeal is at 38% with $44,546 donated to date (Part of this amount is duplicated in the $54,962 as some of the employees are Pacesetters as well. These monies are donated in support of CCC scholarships, programs, and as needed by the Foundation. With these donations the Foundation is “Improving quality of life: fulfilling one dream at a time.”
  2. We are excited that due to the success of the Campaign we were able to start the Kearney Center Project in April of 2016, which will allow us to open the doors one year earlier than projected. We plan to open in the fall of 2017. The Campaign is over 95% complete but we do need to finish the Campaign and raise the remaining $472,000 to reach our $10 million goal. A number of good possibilities for finishing the Campaign are being pursued. We must meet our goal by December 31 since some of the commitments are contingent on matching.
  3. CCC will serve as host for the 2016 NCCA Annual Conference on November 7-8. We will hold the conference in Kearney. Conference planning will get underway soon regarding theme, speakers, etc. Speakers will include Jeff Kutash (Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation), Mike Baumgartner (Executive Director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Higher Education), and Doug Kristensen (Chancellor of UNK).
  4. Central Community College is celebrating 50 years with an open house event. The public is invited to attend the event which includes live entertainment and refreshments. It will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 at CCC's Grand Island campus. CCC marks its beginning to Sept. 12, 1966, when Area Vocational School No. 1 opened in Hastings.
  5. The Heavy Equipment Operator Program celebration in Hastings starts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday September 21.
  6. As of September 12, fall FTE enrollment is up 1.9% over the same point in time last fall and FY 2016-17 enrollment (summer final and fall YTD) is up by 1.2 over FY 2015-16. After 4 consecutive years of gradually decreasing enrollment declines, it is very possible that this year will be an up year for CCC.
  7. The NCCA Board and CEOs interviewed four (4) final candidates for the executive director position on September 12.
  8. Our October 20, 2016 Board of Governors meeting will be held in Columbus. There is no Board work session. We are scheduled to meet with Senator Paul Schumacher at 11:15 and to have lunch with the CCC Foundation Board members at 12. The regular board meeting will start at 1.
  9. The ACCT Annual Congress will be held in New Orleans from October 5 – 8. Roger Davis, Austin Miller, Diane Keller, and I are attending. I have been asked to participate in a panel discussion of Bellwether Award winners on October 7 where I will be talking about CCC’s G.R.A.D.E.S. (Guiding Reintegration and Directing Education Success) program designed to improve educational outcomes for veterans through a professional development program for CCC personnel.

The following reports can be found at: http://cccneb.novusagenda.com/agendapublic

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Borden declared the meeting adjourned at 2:02 p.m.

October 20, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
October 20, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held at Central Community College, Room 176 and 177, 4500 63rd Street, Columbus, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting beginning at 11:15 a.m. The agenda included meeting with Senator Paul Schumacher

Following the work session, the Foundation Board and the CCC Board of Governors met for lunch. The choral group, Spectrum, performed during lunch. Following the performance, Chris Pillen from NPPD presented scholarship checks to the Columbus, Grand Island, and Hastings campus presidents, along with a check to golf coach Britt Blackwell for Columbus Golf students who helped. NPPD hosted the Nebraska Open Golf Tournament this summer.

Linda Walline called the October 20, 2016 meeting to order at 1:03 p.m., with eight board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was absent. Dr. Walline asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Vice Chair Walline asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Tom Pirnie volunteered to review the claims prior to the November 17, 2016 board meeting in Grand Island.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Vice Chair Walline requested that members of the audience register with Scott Miller, Public Relations and Marketing Director, if they wanted to address the board during the Public Participation segment.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Vice Chair Walline asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. Paul Krieger requested the IT Storage System Capacity, Grand Island Campus be moved to the discussion section.

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the October 20 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for October 20, 2016.
  2. Minutes of the September 15, 2016 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of September 1, 2016, through September 30, 2016, totaling $7,001,084.55.
  4. Financial report as of September 30, 2016.
  5. This item was pulled: Purchases: IT Storage System Capacity, Grand Island Campus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Hewlett Packard Enterprise/Works Computing of Waverly, Nebraska, for $124,440.26 to provide the Storage system capacity on the Grand Island campus.
  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Paulette Woods-Ramsey be offered a 260 day contract as the Full-Time Dean of Instruction/Health Sciences in Hastings, Nebraska effective January 01, 2017.

Dr. Roger Davis reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to accept the consent items with the exception of the IT Storage System Capacity, Grand Island Campus. This topic will be discussed later in the meeting.

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –aye
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –aye
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

NCCA Report

Dennis Baack thanked the CCC Board of Governors for their service and passion to Central Community College and for elevating community college education in Nebraska. Dennis has served for 23 years and thanked the Board for their support throughout those years.

Dennis introduced Greg Adams, who will be his successor. Greg was a political science teacher in the York public schools, served on the York City Council, and became Mayor of York. He was elected to Legislature and served on the education committee. Greg reiterated the importance of community colleges and how thrilled he is to be in this position.

CCC Foundation Report

Dean Moors, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Foundation Director, discussed the highlights of the Foundation. Here is the full presentation.

Central Community College Foundation Consolidated (including the Warren & Velda Wilson Foundation)

  • Consolidated Assets –
    • As of 6/30/14 $28.1 million
    • As of 6/30/15 $30.5 million
    • As of 6/30/16 $38.2 million

Consolidated Balance Sheet

Central Community College Foundation & Warren and Velda Wilson Foundation

Consolidating Statement of Financial Position

July 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016

Assets

Central Community College Foundation

Warren and Velda Wilson Foundation

Totals

Cash and Cash equivalent

$1,939,275

$107,000

$2,046,275

Investments

$6,819,520

$3,803,043

$10,622,563

Farm land

-

$16,263,000

$16,263,000

Minority Scholarship Fund (Davis Chambers)

$45,944

-

$45,944

Kearney Major Gifts Campaign

$2,075,472

-

$2,075,472

Loan Program Receivables

$49,341

-

$49,341

Charitable remainder Unitrusts

$201,472

 

$201,472

Interest receivables

$7,866,351

-

$7,866,351

Cash value – life insurance

$46,984

-

$46,984

Fixed Assets, net of accumulated depreciation

$7,347

$79,830

$87,177

Total Assets

$19,057,261

$20,253,369

$39,310,630


Consolidated Balance Sheet Continued

Liabilities & Net Assets

Central Community College Foundation

Warren and Velda Wilson Foundation

Totals

LIABILITIES

Accounts Payable

-

-

-

Deferred Pledges

$7,866,351

-

$7,866,351

Gift Annuities payable

$472,334

-

$472,334

Total Liabilities

$8,338,684

-

$8,338,684

NET ASSETS

Unrestricted net assets (fund 70/77)

$303,644

$20,253,369

$20,557,013

Temporarily restricted net assets (fund 75)

$4,038,556

-

$4,038,556

Permanently restricted net assets (fund 76)

$6,376,376

-

$6,376,376

Total Liabilities

$10,718,577

$20,253,369

$30,971,946

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$19,057,261

$20,253,369

$39,310,630


Kearney Center Major Gifts Campaign

  • Campaign Status Report as of 10/19/2016

Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program – Hastings Campus

  • $940,320 to date
    • 20 donors
    • Additional letters sent out week of 10/10 to push Campaign over $1,000,000

Deferred-Expectancy Gifts

As of 9/30/2016

  • Estimated amount $5,008,600

2016 Employee Appeal

CCCF Appreciation Luncheon

  • 2016 Luncheon – Columbus Campus
  • November 2nd
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Columbus Campus Annual Report

Dr. Matt Gotschall, Columbus Campus President, presented the Columbus Campus Annual Report. Here is Dr. Gotschall’s full presentation.

CCC Mission

  • Central Community College maximizes student and community success.

Skills USA

  • #1 in Nebraska, in Industrial Motor Control Category (Michael Boeding)

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Alumni Merit Award

  • Ross Pesek: Former CCC Basketball Player, now Attorney and co-founder (with wife Karen) of True Potential Scholarship for DACA Students (5 in 2014, 7 in 2015, 18 in 2016)

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Volleyball #8/#8 in NJCAA Division II
    • Team GPA: 3.61
    • Golf Team: 3.19
    • Softball Team: 3.15
    • 19 Individual Student NJCAA Academic Awards (over 3.6) in Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Golf, Softball, Soccer

Preparing Health Providers

  • 1821 students trained in CPR through the Columbus Campus from July 2015 – May 2016.
  • 822 Emergency Medical Services individuals received continuing education from CCC-Columbus 73 classes held in 25 locations.
  • 153 enrolled in Nurse Assistant Courses from CCC-Columbus

Foundation Gifts – in Memory

  • Richard (Abe) Abraham Estate: $189,000+
  • Dr. Roger Augspurger
  • Max Nelson
  • Arlene Struck
  • Keith Lunde
  • Dee Barber
  • Blain Condreay
  • Retiree Gift : 5 accounts

Student - Artist Success: Alyssa Kobza

  • Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibitor, September 2016, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Arts Major (AA)

Growing Fall Enrollment Numbers 16-17 as of Census Date

  • Columbus Campus 2,417 students vs 2,324 in Fall 2015
  • Gains – Nursing, Agriculture, Business Administration, Chemistry, Mechatronics, Information Technology, Physics, Psychology, Quality Technology, Spanish, Speech

New Full-time CCC-Columbus Faculty 16-17

  • Brent Konwinski – Mechatronics Instructor
  • Thomas Wrigley – Economics Instructor
  • Welding Opening – Spring?
  • Nursing Opening – Spring?
  • Biology/Chemistry Opening – Spring?

Growth in Offerings

  • Medical Assisting Degree/Certificate in cooperation with Hastings Campus faculty and East Central District Health Department in Columbus.
  • Automotive & Construction Certificates with Columbus Public Schools beginning by Fall 17
  • Career Pathway & Academic Courses with Schuyler Central High School started Fall 16

Grant Opportunities

  • National Science Foundation Grant for $896,545 for Instrumentation Program – compliment to Mechatronics
  • Cargill-Columbus earned $700,000+ in Economic Development Funds for additional employee training
  • HELP II awarded for Health programs across service area
  • Pollinator Garden Grant – Only two in state of Nebraska by University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Growing Diversity

  • Columbus Works Partnership:
    • Cargill-Columbus, CCC, Adult Education/PVLA, NE Depts. of Labor & Economic Development

Growing Small Businesses

  • Doris Lux, Entrepreneurship Coordinator
  • Yaramis Ramos-Hernandez, Entrepreneur
  • Additionally, average 12 High School (EIA) businesses per year for past 7 years

Thank you for your Support!

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Scott Miller, Public Relations and Marketing Director, stated no one had signed in for Public Participation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Vice Chair Walline requested an executive session to discuss ­­­personnel.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY DAVIS that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session. (Time: 2:07 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –aye
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –aye
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY SKILES to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting. (Time: 3:26 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –aye
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –aye
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

IT Storage System Capacity, Grand Island Campus

Paul Krieger wanted clarification on what this was actually purchasing. Tom Peters explained this was digital storage system that would be housed on the Grand Island campus, but would serve all campuses and centers. He answered questions from the Board regarding this system.

Discussion followed.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept of the bid from Hewlett Packard Enterprise/Works Computing of Waverly, Nebraska, for $124,440.26 to provide the Storage system capacity on the Grand Island campus.

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –aye
Miller –aye
Pirnie – nay
Skiles –aye
Walline –aye

7 – aye

1 – nay

MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The CCC Foundation Employee Appeal and Pacesetter Campaign are going strong and will be completed on October 28th. To date, 97% of the Pacesetters and 74% of the full-time Employees have supported the Campaign and Appeal. (Part of the 97% is duplicated as some are Pacesetters as well.) Both the CCC Board of Governors and CCC Foundation Board of Directors are at 100%. The amount donated to date through the Pacesetter and Employee Appeal is over $78,000, which includes both boards as well as employees of CCC. These monies are donated in support of CCC scholarships, programs, and as needed by the Foundation. With these donations the Foundation is “Improving quality of life: fulfilling one dream at a time.”
  2. CCC’s plans to open the new Kearney Learning Center in the fall of 2017. The Campaign is over 95% complete but we do need to finish the Campaign and raise the remaining $400,000 to reach our $10 million goal. Last week we received a $50,000 contribution from Eaton Corporation. Dean Moors and I will be in Kearney on October 27th for a media event to acknowledge the contribution. A number of good possibilities for finishing the Campaign are being pursued. We must meet our goal by December 31 since some of the commitments are contingent on matching.
  3. CCC will serve as host for the 2016 NCCA Annual Conference on November 7-8. We will hold the conference in Kearney. Conference planning will get underway soon regarding theme, speakers, etc. Speakers will include Jeff Kutash (Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation), Mike Baumgartner (Executive Director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Higher Education), and Doug Kristensen (Chancellor of UNK).
  4. As of September 12, fall FTE enrollment is up 1.4% over the same point in time last fall and FY 2016-17 enrollment (summer final and fall YTD) is up by 1.0 over FY 2015-16. After 4 consecutive years of gradually decreasing enrollment declines, it is very possible that this year will be an up year for CCC.
  5. The ACCT Annual Congress was held in New Orleans from October 5 – 8. Roger Davis, Austin Miller, Diane Keller, and I attended. I participated in a panel discussion of Bellwether Award winners on October 7 where I will be talking about CCC’s G.R.A.D.E.S. (Guiding Reintegration and Directing Education Success) program designed to improve educational outcomes for veterans through a professional development program for CCC personnel. This session was well-attended with high interest in the CCC program. I also attended the ACCT President’s Advisory Committee meeting. Austin and I attended a 2-day preconference invitational symposium, Getting in the Fast Lane: Ensuring Economic Security and Meeting the Workforce Needs of the Nation.
  6. Registration is now open for ACCT’s Community College National Legislative Summit held in Washington, DC from February 13 -16, 2017. Hotel registration closes January 13, 2017. There are two preconference academies for trustees: Advocacy Leadership Academy and New Trustees Academy. Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press, is a featured speaker.
  7. The next ACCT Governance Leadership Institute is scheduled for March 29 – April 1, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  8. CCC’s 2013 Cohort Default Rate is 14.5% compared to the national community college average of 18.5%.
  9. I have been asked to deliver some brief opening remarks participation at Hy-Vee's 'Memorial Service for Fallen Veterans' to be held on 11/11/16 from 9-10am in the Hy-Vee kitchen dining area.
  10. The 2017 Climate Leadership Summit will take place at Arizona State University in Tempe in February, 2017. I have been asked to lead a session in the "Futures" track discussing the opportunities for innovation at 2-year institutions. The purpose is for higher education leaders to hear how CCC is driving climate solutions through innovative activities.

The following reports can be found at: http://cccneb.novusagenda.com/agendapublic

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events
  • Sabbatical Reports 2016

ADJOURNMENT

Vice Chair Walline declared the meeting adjourned at 3:54 p.m.

November 17, 2016

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
November 17, 2016

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on November 17, 2016. Agenda items included:

  • Facilities Master Plan Review
  • Financial Audit Report
  • Board Retreat

Sandra Borden called the November 17, 2016 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with nine board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Borden asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – absent
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – absent
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Borden asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Austin Miller volunteered to review the claims prior to the January 19, 2017 board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Borden asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. Linda Aerni requested the Printers/Copiers Lease Agreement, Campus Wide to be moved to the discussion section.

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the November 17 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for November 17, 2016.
  2. Minutes of the October 20, 2016 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of October 1, 2016, through October 31, 2016, totaling $4,708,014.46.
  4. Financial report as of October 31, 2016.
  5. Purchases: GPS Guidance System – HEOT Program, Hastings: The College President recommends the purchase in the amount of $48,117.00 for this GPS system.

    This item was pulled: Purchases: Printers/Copiers Lease Agreement, College Wide: The College President recommends entering into the lease/maintenance agreement with Capital Business Systems, Inc.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Bryce Standley be offered a 112 day contract as the Full-time Welding Instructor in Columbus, NE effective November 14, 2016.

Tom Pirnie reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY WALLINE to accept the consent items with the exception of the Printers/Copiers Lease Agreement, Campus Wide. This topic will be discussed later in the meeting.

Aerni – aye
Borden –aye
Burns –aye
Cowan –aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –absent
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –absent
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Grand Island Campus Annual Report

Dr. Marcie Kemnitz, Grand Island Campus President, presented the Grand Island Campus Annual Report. Here is Dr. Kemnitz’s full presentation.

Michelle Lubken, Grow GI program

Grow Grand Island: 5 Pillars

  1. Existing Businesses
  2. Community Assets
  3. Image
  4. Entrepreneurs
  5. Workforce
  • CCC employees serving on committees within each pillar
  • Occupational Tax % to Grow Grand Island Efforts

Current Pillar Goals and Efforts

Existing Businesses

  • Young Professionals completed a survey that points towards qualify of life
  • “Come Home Stay Home”

Entrepreneurs

  • Develop Fabrication Lab
  • Entrepreneurship Program

Image

  • Marketing of Hall County
  • Corridor Improvement
    • Lights with signage

Workforce

  • Career Pathways Institute
  • Two-Four Year Degree Options
    • Seamless Transition GIPS to CCC
    • Role of Higher Education Presence
    • Scholarship Program
    • Internships
    • Parent University

Community Assets

  • Free Community Workshops
    • Assist with bilingual or multicultural knowledge, learning and cultural competencies
    • Increase Diversity in Community Decision Making
    • Separate Evaluation of Housing
    • Arts District
    • Long Range Transportation Plan
      • Current Bus Service requires 24 hour notice
      • Streets more walker friendly
      • Expand Hike & Bike Trails
        • + CCC Bike SHARE

Imagination Take Flight

Community Assets: Arts & Entertainment Committee

Dr. Susan McDowall, Fulbright Scholarship Experience

  • Embarking on a Fulbright in Russia
  • What’s a Fulbright?
  • Core Fulbright Scholarship Program Timeline
  • Where I worked
  • Culture Shock?
    • 12.2 million residents in Moscow itself, and 16.8 million living in Moscow region
    • There are 8,537.2 people/km2 in Moscow
    • There are 9.5 people/km2 in Nebraska
    • 1,266 people/km2 in Omaha
    • 38/km2 in Grand Island
    • What I Did
      • Taught Technical/Professional writing to PhD and MA students in all disciplines at the University.
      • Participated in a symposium where I discussed Open Educational Resource opportunities to faculty members from my University and other universities in Moscow
      • Participated in weekly faculty/staff development seminars on TESOL pedagogy
      • Assisted the International Department with their technical/professional writing expertise.
      • Assisted University officials on their English Translation of their website.
      • Culture Sharing: Halloween

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Borden noted there was no need for an Executive Session.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Financial Audit Report

Shannon Peard, Dana F. Cole and Company, Inc. spoke to the Board regarding the Annual Financial Statements recently sent to the Central Community College Board of Governors. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, Dana F. Cole and Company, Inc. issued their report dated November 9, 2016, on their consideration of Central Community College Area’s internal control over financial reporting and the tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of their testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards in concerning Central Community College Area’s internal control over financial reporting and compliance.

Ms. Peard explained the audit process and answered questions. She stated the CCC cooperation was greatly appreciated and the statements were unqualified.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the Financial Audit Report as prepared by Dana F. Cole and Company, Inc.

Aerni – aye
Borden –aye
Burns –aye
Cowan –aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –absent
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –absent
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

NCCA 2017 Annual Dues

An invoice for 2017 Nebraska Community College Association membership dues was presented for payment. The budget is split equally among the five community colleges in the association.

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY KELLER to accept the NCCA dues invoice for payment

Aerni – aye
Borden –aye
Burns –aye
Cowan –aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –absent
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –absent
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Motion to Authorize Actions by College President in December 2016

As the Board of Governors of Central Community College will not have a meeting in December 2016, the Board hereby authorizes Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from November 17, 2016, thru January 19, 2017. Dr. Smith will provide the Board a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the January 19, 2017, Board meeting

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY DAVIS to authorize Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from November 17, 2016, thru January 19,2017. Dr. Smith will provide a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the January 19, 2017, Board meeting.

Aerni – aye
Borden –aye
Burns –aye
Cowan –aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –absent
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –absent
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Dump Truck

Ron Golka presented the purchase of a Dump Truck, which was brought up at the September meeting. Documentation included this time.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY WALLINE to approve the purchase in the amount of $50,000 for this used dump truck for the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program.

Aerni – aye
Borden –aye
Burns –aye
Cowan –aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –absent
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –absent
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Semi-Tractor

Ron Golka presented the purchase of a Semi-Tractor, which was brought up at the September meeting. Documentation included this time.

MOVED BY BURNS, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to approve purchase in an amount, not to exceed, $50,000 for a used semi-tractor for the Truck Driving Program.

Aerni – aye
Borden –aye
Burns –aye
Cowan –aye
Davis –aye
Keller –aye
Krieger –absent
Miller –aye
Pirnie –aye
Skiles –absent
Walline –aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Printers/Copiers Lease Agreement

The College President recommends entering into the lease/maintenance agreement with Capital Business Systems, Inc.

Linda Walline had questions regarding the agreement. Wanted more details and concerned about using a company based out of state.

Ron Golka explained that we chose to utilize state contract, which Capital Printers is required to bid every year.

Dr. Smith added would like to do due diligence with this process. Contract has already been bid through state contract. Though Capital’s corporate headquarters are located in Wyoming, they have local offices in Nebraska.

Discussion followed. Dr. Smith withdrew the motion and will be tabled until the January 2017 Board of Governors meeting.

INFORMATION ITEMS

Nomination Committee

Sandra Borden, Chair, stated the slate of officers for the 2017 year are:

  • Chair – Linda Aerni
  • Vice Chair – Austin Miller
  • Secretary – Roger Davis
  • Treasurer – Sam Cowan

Officers will be sworn in at the January 2017 meeting.

NCCA Representatives

Sandra Borden and Diane Keller will serve as the NCCA representatives for the 2017 year. Austin Miller will serve as first in line if either Sandra or Diane are not able to attend a meeting.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented on Retention and Success in Foundations Education.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The 2016 Employee Appeal has been very successful this year, with 81% of the employees participating. $68,904 was raised from employees only. Over $81,000 was raised including the Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Governors. The benefit from the dollars raised are to the CCC students and programs. Both the CCC Board of Governors and CCC Foundation Board of Directors were at 100%. These monies are donated in support of CCC scholarships, programs, and as needed by the Foundation. With these donations the Foundation is “Improving quality of life: fulfilling one dream at a time.” Thank you to all who participated in the Employee Appeal and Pacesetter Campaign.
  2. CCC’s plans to open the new Kearney Learning Center in the fall of 2017. The Campaign is over 99% complete with only $51,883 needed to meet our $10 million goal. Last week we received a $350,000 contribution. We must meet our goal by December 31, 2016 since some of the commitments are contingent on matching.
  3. As of October 31, fall FTE enrollment is up 1.0% over the same point in time last fall and FY 2016-17 enrollment (summer final and fall YTD including non-credit reimbursable) is down by .49% over FY 2015-16. After 4 consecutive years of gradually decreasing enrollment declines, it is possible that this year will be an up year for CCC.
  4. It appears that the Governor will ask the legislature to approve a 4% mid-year budget rescission in January, 2017. The Coordinating Commission believes that even with a 4% reduction our base for the next biennium would return to the current appropriation. However, it is Senator Stinner’s understanding that whatever the legislature decides to do in terms of current year reductions in the early session bill, that will become the new base for next biennium decisions. CCC’s FY16-17 state aid share is $9,623,104. A 4% reduction would be $384,924.
  5. Central Community College received for Green Team of the Year from Wastecap Nebraska at their annual awards luncheon on October 7.The Green Team of the Year Award recognizes a highly‐organized, mature green team with the capacity to sustain itself and engage employees. CCC has implemented systems to identify impacts, set goals, prioritize and implement projects, measure performance and review its processes. WasteCap Nebraska is a statewide, member based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing education, training and services to help businesses and communities reach their full potential through practices that support economic, environmental and societal priorities. Its mission is to eliminate waste in Nebraska. (See Handout)
  6. Construction on CCC’s wind turbine began on October 26. The concrete for the base was poured last Friday (11/11/16). The project is tentatively scheduled for completion by January 1, 2017. (See Handout)
  7. Congratulations to Karin Rieger for being awarded the Charles Farnham Volunteer of the Year by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. Karin will be recognized at the Chamber Hall of Fame banquet on November 22 at the Ramada! Duane Matson was a recipient a few years ago too, so glad to see CCC employees recognized for their positive work in the community once again.
  8. On November 2 the community college CEOs met with Hank Bounds (President, University of Nebraska) and the four UN Chancellors. It was a productive meeting. We agreed that there are four areas where we can work cooperatively to make the greatest impact: (1) Developing a 42 credit core; (2) Continuing to increase the number of available course equivalencies; (3) Communicating transfer opportunities and pathways to students; and (4) Building pipeline programs in strategic areas. (See Handout)
  9. CCC served as host for the 2016 NCCA Annual Conference in Kearney on November 7-8. Speakers included Jeff Kutash (Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation), Mike Baumgartner (Executive Director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Higher Education), Doug Kristensen (Chancellor of UNK), and Dr Warren Nichols (Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges, Tennessee Board of Regents). The CEOs are exploring whether some of the Tennessee initiatives might be appropriate for Nebraska. Many attendees indicated that it was a successful conference and thanked CCC for hosting.
  10. CCC incumbent board members who were reelected unopposed are Paul Krieger (District 1), Sandra Borden (District 3), Tom Pirnie (District 4), and Sam Cowan (At Large). New board members are David Stubbs (District 2) and John Novotny (District 5). All six elected board members will be sworn in at the January 19 Board of Governors meeting.
  11. On Veterans Day Travis Karr and I delivered some brief remarks at Hy-Vee's celebration and breakfast. Mike Garretson recorded the event for Grand Island public TV for later broadcast. The event was well-attended and CCC was recognized in an 11/12 Grand Island Independent article.
  12. We've been working with Ulsan College regarding the students they plan to send to CCC in January/February. The final information is:2 dental hygiene students in Hastings, 2 nursing students in Columbus, and 2 physical therapy students in Columbus. Final arrival and departure dates haven't been set, but it's looking like the students will go to campus on Friday, January 13 and fly out on February 10.
  13. Registration is now open for ACCT’s Community College National Legislative Summit (NLS) held in Washington, DC from February 13 -16, 2017. Hotel registration closes January 13, 2017. There are two preconference academies for trustees: Advocacy Leadership Academy and New Trustees Academy. Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press, is a featured speaker. With the transition of leadership in Washington, D.C., this should be an extremely interesting and informative NLS.
  14. The next ACCT Governance Leadership Institute is scheduled for March 29 – April 1, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  15. The 2017 Climate Leadership Summit will take place at Arizona State University in Tempe in February, 2017. I have been asked to make a presentation on “Opportunities for Innovation at 2-Year Institutions.” The purpose is for higher education leaders to hear how CCC is driving sustainability solutions through innovative activities. Ben Newton, CCC Environmental Sustainability Director, will attend with me.

The following reports can be found at: http://cccneb.novusagenda.com/agendapublic

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events
  • Sabbatical Report

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Borden declared the meeting adjourned at 2:37 p.m.