2017 Board of Governors Minutes

January 19, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
January 19, 2017

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 19, 2017. Agenda items included:

  • 5-Year Master Plan

Following the work session, Tom Marick from Productivity (a distributor of Haas Automation) presented a $20,000 check to Billy Dunbar (CCC Foundation), Nate Allen (Dean of Instruction, Skilled and Technical Sciences), Mark Funkey (Associate Dean of Instruction, Skilled and Technical Sciences), Bruce Bartos (Instructor, Machine Tool Technology), Troy Davis (Instructor, Machine Tool Technology), Brian Davis (Instructor, Machine Tool Technology), and students from the Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology program. The presentation occurred on the Hastings campus, but the Board was able to watch the presentation via FaceTime. The money will be used for student scholarships in Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology program.

Sandra Borden called the January 19, 2017 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with nine board members present. (Mr. Novotny and Mr. Stubbs were installed later in the meeting.) John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Borden asked for roll call. 

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Cowan – present
Davis – absent
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – absent
Novotny – new
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – new                                                                                           

POLICY ITEMS

Officers

Chair Borden announced the slate of officers for the 2017 year. They are as follows:

Linda Aerni, Chair
Austin Miller, Vice Chair
Roger Davis, Secretary
Sam Cowan, Treasurer
Diane Keller, NCCA Representative
Sandra Borden, NCCA Representative

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to accept the above mentioned slate of officers for the 2017 year.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – absent
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny – new
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – new                                                 

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

John Higgins, Legal Counsel, administered the Oath of Office to the newly appointed officers for the Board of Governors for 2017. The Oath of Office was also administered to Paul Krieger, District I; David Stubbs, District II; Sandra Borden, District III; Tom Pirnie, District IV; John A. Novotny, District V; and Sam Cowan, At-Large.

Chair Linda Aerni presented outgoing Chair Sandra Borden with an appreciation plaque for her service, dedication, and leadership to the Board. 

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Aerni asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members. Sam Cowan left the meeting prior to the introduction of guests.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Rita Skiles volunteered to review the claims prior to the February 23, 2017 board meeting in Hastings.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

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

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the January 19 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for January 19, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the November 17, 2016 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of November 1, 2016, through November 30, 2016, totaling $4,958,438.45 and for the period of December 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 totaling $5,327,512.87.
  4. Financial reports as of November 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
  5. Purchases: None
  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Lauren Gillespie be offered an 84 day contract as the Full-time Biology Instructor in Columbus, NE effective January 9th, 2017.

Austin Miller reviewed the claims prior to the meeting. He was not present for this portion of the meeting.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY KELLER to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – absent
Davis – absent
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye             

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Grand Island Campus Annual Report

Ron Kluck, Dean of Extended Learning Services and Training, gave highlights of the 2015-2016 year. Austin Miller joined the Board Meeting during Ron’s presentation.

ELS Programming

  • Adult Education (ABE-GED-ESL)
  • Business & Industry
  • Community Education
  • Early College (High School Students)
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Professional Continuing Education

Adult Education

  • ABE-GED-ESL
  • Adult Basic Education-General Educational Development-English as a Second Language
  • Enrollments 1,760
  • Student contact hours 107,569
  • 50 paid staff – only 2 full time
  • 164 volunteers 4,954.5 hours
  • GED Completions 23

Business & Industry

  • Enrollments 6,758
  • FTEs 127.14
  • Often collaborate with Training and Development Division in support of classes/workshops

Community Education

  • Enrollments 7,489
  • FTEs 41.04
  • Includes credit, non-credit reimbursable & avocational enrollments 

Early College

  • Enrollments 4,448 (7.1% increase from 14/15)
  • FTEs 441.3 (6.4% increase from 14/15)
  • Increase of 12.7% in enrollments and 12.3% in FTEs in 2016 Fall over 2015 Fall
  • Students enrolled in 75 high schools within the CCC service area
  • Students enrolled in an additional 16 high schools outside of the CCC service area
  • Courses delivered via telecommunications, onsite lecture, independent study packets and online

Emergency Medical Services

  • Enrollment 1,451
  • FTEs 35.92
  • As a result of training in the past 12 months:
    • 8 new Emergency Medical Responders
    • 43 new Emergency Medical Technicians
    • 7 new Paramedics
    • Third most trained in Nebraska

Professional Continuing Education

  • Enrollments 1,118
  • FTEs 8.66
  • Includes continuing education for nurses, real estate, insurance and other occupations

Special Guests

  • Don Streeter – Don was unable to be present for the meeting due to weather, so Diana Watson gave his presentation
  • Michelle Bentz – Dr. Brennan added that Michelle is instrumental with a textbook sharing with her intro to sociology class- A new book is $193.75, a used book is $145.50, a rental book $77.50, a digital book to rent is $76.99, but through this program the book is only $67.99.
  • Jamey Peterson-Jones spoke about the CCC Transition Advantage Scholarship
  • Mulki Ahmed Hussein – introduced by Ann Chambers. Received her GED from the Lexington Center, now in her second semester and plans to get her RN
  • Dayana Sifontes – introduced by Nancy Bishop. One of five to take classes at CCC, Dayana took class along with English Composition, came to the US from Cuba four years ago and didn’t speak any English. Plans to become a nurse.

Fruits of our Outreach

  • In 14/15: 2,826 people took their first CCC class through ELS or Training
  • In 15/16: 967 of them returned to enroll in additional course(s)
  • Of the 967 returning students, 587 enrolled in at least one on-campus course

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Aerni noted requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BORDEN that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 2:05 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – absent
Davis – absent
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BORDEN to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting.  (Time: 3:14 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – absent
Davis – absent
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Appoint Audit Committee Members

Chair Aerni asked for volunteers to serve on the Audit Committee. Rita Skiles, Austin Miller, and John A. Novotny volunteered to serve on the Audit Committee for the 2017 year.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY BORDEN to accept the Audit Committee members for the 2017 year.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – absent
Davis – absent
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

17-18 Capital Budget

Craig Boroff, College Facilities Manager, presented the 2017-2018 planned Capital Projects. 

Tuition, fees, room and board rates

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, updated the Board on the Printer/Copier Agreement, which we had tabled in November. Joel asked for volunteers for the agreement committee. Austin Miller, David Stubbs, and Paul Krieger agreed to help with this process.

Joel King then presented suggested tuition, fees, and room and board rates for the 2017-18 year. He answered questions that Board members had.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented on the National Community College Benchmark Project.

NCCBP

  • Created in 2004
  • To help community colleges
    • Demonstrate accountability
    • Improve effectiveness
    • Increase student success
    • Make informed decisions about their direction
    • 150+ benchmarks and over 400 community colleges participating
    • National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park Kansas

Strengths and Opportunities Reports

  • Strengths rank at or above the 75th percentile
  • Rank at or above the 90th percentile – Best of the Best
  • Opportunities rank at or below the 25th percentile
  • In 2016 report – based on the 2014 Cohort of Students
  • IPEDS data – full-time first-time students

Strengths

  • Ratio of minority students taking credit classes of the minority population of the service area
    • 2016 (2014 cohort) 92nd percentile, 21.11%% minority credit students
    • 2015 (2013 cohort) 89th percentile, 21.30% minority credit students
    • 2014 (2012 cohort) 92nd percentile, 18.48% minority credit students
    • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
      • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
      • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
      • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate
      • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
        • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
        • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
        • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate
        • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
          • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
          • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
          • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate
          • Fall-to-Fall persistence rate
            • 2016 (2014 cohort) 90th percentile, 56.11% of students returned next fall
            • 2015 (2013 cohort) 74th percentile, 52.25% of students returned next fall
            • 2014 (2012 cohort) 70th percentile, 40.06% of students returned next fall

Strength Completion

  • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
    • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
    • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
    • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate
    • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
      • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
      • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
      • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate
      • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
        • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
        • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
        • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate

Opportunities Part-Time

  • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
    • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
    • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
    • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate
    • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
      • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
      • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
      • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate
      • % of Students that Received a Passing Grade of those that Completed College Algebra
        • 2016 (2014 cohort) 88th Percentile  87.40% completer success rate
        • 2015 (2013 cohort) 76th Percentile  83.10% completer success rate
        • 2014 (2012 cohort) 53rd  percentile 76.23% completer success rate

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The CCC Wind Turbine was operational on December 19. I will send a link to the construction video and provide information on energy production in the near future.
  2. CCC’s plans to open the new Kearney Learning Center in the fall of 2017. CCC raised over $10 million of funds to partially fund this building via a capital campaign. CCC met the matching requirements by some donors by the required December 31, 2016 deadline. As of today construction is on schedule and within budget.
  3. Final Fall FTE enrollment was up 1.3% over fall 2015. After 4 consecutive years of gradually decreasing enrollment declines, it is possible that this year will be an up year for CCC. Recent national data show that in fall 2016 two-year public colleges enrolled about 153,000 fewer students (a 2.6 percent decrease) compared to fall 2015. Although enrollments in the sector continues to decrease, it’s doing so at a lower rate. The decrease rate in fall 2015 was 2.0 percent and 4.4 percent in fall 2014, according to the biannual enrollment report.
  4. The Governor will ask the legislature to approve a 4% mid-year budget rescission in January, 2017. CCC’s FY16-17 state aid share is $9,623,104. A 4% reduction would be $384,924. Now, the decision in the hands of the Legislature. From NCCA Executive Director Greg Adams: “Second, his 17-18 appropriation recommendation of a 3% cut is based on using the current appropriation amount of $100,828,308 as the base which then equates to a cut of $3,024.849. At least we return to the original appropriation as the base. The appropriation amount for 2017-18 would then be $97,803,459. The same amount would be the appropriation for 2018-19. The moderately good news is that regardless of the current year reduction, we return to our original base amount for calculations into the next biennium. The scenario I’ve described provides something else. Now we have two battle fronts which appear to be separate. One front is the current year reduction which is LB 22 heard next week. A 4% reduction is worst case and not the new base. Possibly we can convince the committee not to make the cut as deep for the current year. The second front is then the biennium budget where the 3% cut is being recommended. I have to believe we can mitigate that cut a bit, particularly if we are given a 4% current year reduction. I thought that the Governor’s remarks in the OWH were interesting, “The community colleges can best absorb the cut.” I am more convinced than ever that our story should not be “possible increases in property tax and tuition.” They are expecting that. The argument doesn’t resonate though it may be reality. Rather, the argument should be focused on the statutory responsibilities given the colleges by the Legislature; a bit of the data showing our accomplishments on behalf of the Legislature, and that we will continue to try and meet our obligations with the hand we are dealt. We have always “prioritized our mission” and will continue to do so. But, we can’t solve a labor shortage like this.” (See Handout)
  5. Last Thursday (1/12) South Korean students from Ulsan College arrived in Grand Island: 2 dental hygiene students in Hastings, 2 nursing students in Columbus, 2 physical therapy students in Columbus, and a faculty member. The students are scheduled to be with us until February 10. This is our third year of hosting students from Ulsan College.
  6. CCC has three attending the ACCT Community College National Legislative Summit (NLS) held in Washington, DC from February 13 -16, 2017: Matt Gotschall, Rita Skiles, and Austin Miller. 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.
  7. 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. We have been asked to make a presentation on CCC’s environmental sustainability journey.
  8. The U.S. Department of Education has released the first debt-to-earnings rates for career training programs under Gainful Employment. The rates are part of the final Gainful Employment regulations promulgated in 2014. The data show that more than 800 career training programs failed the Department’s accountability standards related to debt-to-earnings. No community colleges programs were amongst those failing programs. Programs that fail to improve in future years could lose Title IV access if the Gainful Employment rule remains in place under the new Administration. Read the press release on the final rates and read the data.
  9. Doug Pauley, Director of Training and Development, has been selected as a 2016 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards recipient. The League for Innovation in the Community College (League), a consortium of nearly 500 community colleges and technical schools worldwide, is pleased to recognize Doug for his outstanding contributions to teaching, leadership, and learning. Doug will receive his award at the celebratory activities during the League’s Innovations Conference in San Francisco, March 12-15, 2017. The festivities begin Sunday, March 12, with a special Excellence Awards Reception to congratulate honorees for their exemplary achievements. Wednesday, March 15, during the keynote address by Dr.’s John & Suanne Roueche, recipients will be asked to stand to have their specially cast, pewter medallions formally hung around their necks as part of the Closing Session.
  10. Ron Kluck reports the success we are having with offering General Education Development (GED) classes and testing at Hall County Corrections (HCC).  The collaborative effort between Grand Island’s Adult Education Program and Academic Success Center provides both classroom instruction and GED certification testing for individuals housed at the Grand Island facility.  Currently, there are 8 students attending class, with a waiting list of approximately 10.  Classes meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00.  As of early December, according to Jessica Igo, Adult Education Coordinator, of the current 8 students, 4 are ready to test, and have begun practice testing.

    The success of this program takes the commitment of all Central Community College Adult Education and Academic Success Center staff, as well as the administration and leadership of both CCC and HCC.  Kudos go out to our classroom instructor, Bob Sorenson, and Pearson Vue Test Administrator, Laura Andersen, for their dedication in meeting and working with individuals whom are trying to better themselves.
  11. A CCC Governing Board retreat is scheduled for March 10-11 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Grand Island. A block of rooms have been reserved. Details will follow in the near future.
  12. It is never too early to start planning. The next 2017 New & Experienced Trustees Governance Leadership Institute will be held in Washington DC from June 12-14. The 2017 ACCT Leadership Congress will take place from September 25-28, 2017 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Aerni declared the meeting adjourned at 4:07 p.m.

February 23, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
February 23, 2017

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, 550 South Technical Boulevard, Hastings, Nebraska.

Austin Miller called the February 23, 2017 meeting to order at 1:20 p.m., with ten board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Mr. Miller asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – absent
Borden – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Novotny – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Rita Skiles volunteered to review the claims prior to the March 16, 2017 Board Meeting in Grand Island.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the February 23 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for February 23, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the January 19, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of January 1, 2017 through January 31, 2017, totaling $4,944,050.19.
  4. Financial report as of January 31, 2017.
  5. Purchases: Resource Center Restroom Remodel - Columbus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Shelby Lumber Co, from Shelby Nebraska for $360,000.00 to provide the labor and material for the Resource Center restroom remodel.
  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Dan Davidchik be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Process Controls/Instrumentation Instructor in Columbus, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Dawn Heapy be offered a 67 day contract as the Full-time Nursing Instructor in Kearney, NE effective February 1st, 2017.

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

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to accept the consent items.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

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 1/31/14 - $19.2 million
    • As of 1/31/15 - $28.5 million
    • As of 1/31/16 - $34.9 million
    • As of 1/31/17 - $40.7 million

Central Community College Foundation Investment Results

Kearney Center Major Gifts Campaign

  • Campaign Status Report

Kearney Center – Open House

  • Tentative – August 17th
    • Tours
    • Ribbon Cutting
    • Refreshments

Foundation Year End Appeal

New Endowment Funds

  • Mary Lou & Jim Holmberg Scholarship – Columbus Campus
  • Gale & Paula Beirow Scholarship – Hastings Campus

CCCF Pro-Am – 27th Annual

  • Lochland Country Club, Hastings
  • September 18th – 9:30am check-in, 10:00am shotgun start

CCCF Appreciation Luncheon

  • 2017 Luncheon – Grand Island Campus
  • Thursday, October 26 from 11:30am – 1:00pm

Hastings Campus Annual Report

Bill Hitesman, Hastings Campus President, presented the Hastings Campus Annual Report. Read the full presentation.

Media Arts Student Project

  • Hastings Campus Annual Report

Drew Ceperley, Media Arts Instructor

Zachary Nielsen, Media Arts Student

N-PACE – Nebraska Precision Agriculture Center of Excellence

  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • $2.5 Million Trade Adjustment Assistance
  • Community College and Career Training
  • (TAACCCT) Grant – October 1, 2014 (4-Year)

Amy Hovak-Harsh

  • N-PACE Grant Project Manager

Jerry Dunn – Student Success Coach/Recruiter

Chase Janssen – Precision Ag Instructor

Allan Brax – Precision Ag Instructor

SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE

Don Hulme

  • Small Business Institute Coordinator

Small Business Institute

  • Purpose
  • History
  • Services
  • SBI Board Members
    • Don Hulme, Board Chair
    • Dean Moors
    • Bill Hitesman
    • Dave Rippe
    • Scott Barwick
    • Pat Strange
    • Sharon Liske, Treasurer
    • Results/Successes
      • Incubator Results
        • 16 businesses; 12 successful
      • Loan Program Summary
        • 57 loans/$500,000/4 percent
      • Counseling/Coaching Opportunities
        • 4 per month; business info

Wind Turbine Construction

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Vice Chair Miller noted there was no need for an executive session.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

2018-2019 College Calendar

Dr. Brennan presented the proposed calendar for the 2018-2019 school year:

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2018-2019 Calendar
Approved by Educational Services – January 31, 2017
Approved by College Cabinet – February 2, 2017

Fall Session - 2018    

Mon.-Fri., August 13-17, 2018* - Faculty Contract Days       

Tues., August 14, 2018* - Registration (Fall 2018 session)

Mon., August 20, 2018 - Session Begins

Mon., September 3, 2018 - Student/Faculty/Staff Labor Day Break

Fri-Tuesday, October 12-16, 2018 - Student Fall Break

Friday, October 12, 2018 - Faculty Fall Break

Mon., October 15, 2018* - Faculty Non-Teaching Contract Day

Tues., October 16, 2018* - All College In-Service (Student Break/Faculty Contract)

Wed., October 17, 2018 - Second 8-Week Session Begins

Wed.-Fri., November 21-23, 2018 - Student & Faculty Thanksgiving Break

Thur.-Fri., November 22-23, 2018 - Staff Thanksgiving Break

Fri.., December 14, 2018 - Classes End                                                         

Mon-Wed., December 17-19, 2018* - Faculty Contract Days

Mon., December 17, 2018, - Fri., January 4, 2019 - Student Break

Thurs., December 20, 2018 - Tues., January 1, 2019 - Faculty Break

Mon.,December 24, 2018 - Tues., January 1, 2019 - Staff Break

Spring Session - 2019             

Wed.-Fri., January 2-4, 2019* - Faculty Contract Days                       

Thur., January 3, 2019* - Registration (Spring 2019 session)

Mon., January 7, 2019 - Session Begins

Mon-Tues., February 11-12, 2019 - Student Winter Break

Mon., February 11, 2019 - Faculty Winter Break

Tuesday, February 12, 2019* - Faculty Non-Teaching Contract Day

Mon., March 4, 2019 - Second 8 Week Session Begins       

Mon., March 18-22, 2019 - Student & Faculty Spring Break

Thur., May 2, 2019 - Classes End

Fri., May 3, 2019* - Faculty Contract Day

Mon.-Fri., May 6-10, 2019* - Faculty Contract Days

Summer Session – 2019**

Mon., May 20 - Thur., July 25, 2019 - 10-Week Summer Session

Mon. May 27, 2019 - Student/Faculty/Staff Memorial Day Break

Mon., May 20 - Thur., June 20, 2019 - First 5-Week Session

Mon., May 20 - Thur.., June 6, 2019 - First 3-Week Session

Mon., June 10 - Thur., June 20, 2019 - First 2-Week Session

Mon., June 24 - Thur., July 25, 2019 - Second 5-Week Session

Mon., June 24 - Thur., July 11, 2019 - Second 3-Week Session

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Student/Faculty/Staff Independence Day Break

Mon., July 15 - Thur., July 25, 2019 - 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

** Tentative

FALL SESSION - 2018            

Teaching Days                                     Faculty Contract Days                       Calendar Week

                M          T             W            Th           F                                                                           

0              N             NR          N             N             N             5                                              August 13-17, 2018

                          (Contract Days/Registration—8/13-17)

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              August 20-24, 2018

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              August 27-31, 2018                           

4              -               1              1              1              1              4                                              September 3-7, 2018

                          (Labor Day Break—9/3)

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              September 10-14, 2018

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              September 17-21, 2018

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              September 24-28, 2018

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              October 1-5, 2018

4              1              1              1              1              -               4                          October 8-12, 2018 First 8 Week Session Ends

             7              8              8              8              7                                              Number of Meeting Times for First 8 Week Session

(Fall Break & In-Service—10/12-16)

3              N             N             1              1              1              5                              October 15-19, 2018 Second 8 Week Session Begins

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              October 22-26, 2018

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              October 29-Nov 2, 2018

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              November 5-9, 2018

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              November 12-16, 2018

2              1              1              -               -               -               2                                              November 19-23, 2018     

(Thanksgiving Break – 11/21 -11/25)

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              November 26-30, 2018

5           1              1              1              1              1              5                                              December 3-7, 2018

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                              Dec. 10-14, 2018 Second 8 Week Session Ends

                8              8              8              8              8                                              Number of Meeting Times for Second 8 Week Session

0              NG          NG          N             -               -               3                                              December 17-21, 2018

78           15           16           16           16           15           88                          Number of Meeting Times for 1st Semester

                                                                                                                                         

SPRING SESSION - 2019

                M            T             W            Th           F            

0              -               N             NR          N             N             3                                              January 2-4, 2019   

                          (Contract Days/Registration - 1/2-4)

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              January 7-11, 2019

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              January 14-18, 2019

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              January 21-25, 2019

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              February 4-8, 2019

3              -               N             1              1              1              4                                              February 11-15, 2019

                          (Winter Break – 2/11)

5           1              1              1              1              1              5                                              February 18-22, 2019

5           1              1              1              1              1              5                              Feb. 25 - March 1, 2019 First 8 Week Session Ends

             7              7              8              8              8                                              Number of Meeting Times for First 8 Week Session

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                              March 4-8, 2019 Second 8 Week Session Begins

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              March 11-15, 2019

0              -               -               -               -               -               0                                              March 18-22, 2019

(Spring Break – 3/17-3/24)

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              March 25-29, 2019

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              April 1-5, 2019

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              April 8-12, 2019

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              April 15-19, 2019

5              1              1              1              1              1              5                                              April 22-26, 2019

4              1              1              1              1              NG          5                              April 29 – May 2, 2019 Second 8 Week Session Ends

0              NG          N             N             N             N             5                                              May 6-10, 2019  

8           8              8              8              7                                              Number of Meeting Times for Second 8 Week Session

77         15           15           16           16           15         87                           Number of Meeting Times for 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                          88                                      Fall Semester

77                          87                                      Spring Semester

155                        175                                     Days

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY SKILES to accept the 2018-2019 College Calendar

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

New Program- Pharmacy Tech

The college would like to offer a degree and diploma option in Pharmacy Technician on the Grand Island Campus. Dr. Brennan has reviewed the program and explained different aspects of the proposal. Here is the entire proposal

When we opened the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician program, we only offered a diploma only program. The Higher Learning Commission stated that because it does not ladder into a degree it is considered a clock hour program. It is very difficult to award financial aid for clock hour programs, so we have included a degree option as well.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to approve the submission of a new program in Pharmacy Tech to the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for their approval.

Discussion followed.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

2017-18 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Rates

Tuition - Increase tuition by $4.00 per credit hour

Tuition changes from $84.00 to $88.00 per credit hour

Fee’s - No Change

Remains $12

Cost for 30 semester hours changes from $2,880 to $3,000

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 $1,616

19 Meal Plan per Semester $1,897

Cost for two semesters R&B 14 meal plan $6,488 was $6,396

Cost for two semesters R&B 19 meal plan $7,050 was $6,942

The College President recommends the tuition, room and board rates, as noted above be approved for 2017-2018.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the 2017-2018 Tuition, Fees, and Room and Board rates as listed.

Discussion followed.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

2017-18 Capital Budget

Craig Boroff, Facilities and Construction Manager, explained the 2017-2018 Capital Budget.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the 2017-2018 Capital Budget.

Discussion followed.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Facilities Master Plan

Craig Boroff presented the Facilities Master Plan for the next five years. The timeline begins January 2017 and ends December 2021.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the Facilities Master Plan.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

2017-2018 Calendar Update

Dr. Brennan informed the Board of minor changes in 2017-2018, mainly starting the fall semester one day later due to the solar eclipse in the area.

Visual Communication Program

Because of low graduation numbers, discontinuing Visual Communications program on the Columbus Campus. Many duplications with EIGT and ARTS courses. The AAS Visual Communications degree, diploma, and certificate will be discontinued with students to complete Associate of Arts (AA) transfer degree instead. Studio ARTS will continued to be offered. This could develop into an Associate of Fine Arts in the future.

Ameritas Quotes for 2012A Bond

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, presented information for the Ameritas Bond. We would like to refund this bond and have come to a point where we can refinance it. We will save about $300,000 if we do. This will be brought forward next month as an action item.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented the Making of the Catalog.

Where to Start

  • Yearlong process
  • Spring semester
  • Fall semester putting it together

Program Reviews

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technology
    • Reduced number of required credits in degree to 64
    • Redesigned diploma and deleted three
    • Five new courses
    • Deleted 14 courses
    • Redesigned four certificates and deleted three
    • Agricultural Sciences
      • Dropped the Landscaping Design specialization
      • Dropped two Landscaping certificates
      • Low enrollments
      • Automotive Technology
        • ASE certification program review
        • Reduced number of required credits in degree to 64
        • New titles, descriptions, contact hours (11 courses)
        • One new course; deleted one course
        • Redesigned two certificates and deleted three
        • Business Administration
          • Change in courses in the certificate
          • Criminal Justice
            • Change in courses in the certificate
            • Gives students exposure to three areas of criminal justice
              • Corrections
              • Policing
              • Juvenile Justice
              • Dental Assisting
                • ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation program review
                • Changed general education requirements to include Oral Communication
                • Drafting and Design Technology
                  • Reduced number of required credits in degree to 66
                  • One new course
                  • Deleted six courses
                  • Deleted one diploma and two certificates
                  • Electrical Technology
                    • State Electrical Board program review
                    • Reduced number of required credits in degree to 66
                    • Six new courses
                    • Deleted eight courses
                    • Redesigned diploma and three certificates
                    • Heavy Equipment Operator Technician
                      • New AAS Degree
                      • Courses from other programs such as Business Administration, Construction, Agriculture
                      • Media Arts
                        • Changed five certificates
                        • Visual Communications
                          • Dropped the program
                          • Low enrollments and graduates
                          • Students will take AA

Grand Totals

Total course changes – 165

Deletions - 51

New courses - 22

Contact Hours/Credits - 44

Change in requisites - 16

Title/Descriptions - 15

Other - 17

Publish 2017-18 catalog first week of March

Thank you to Julie Rican, Shelly Mendez, Barb Larson, and Sherry Desel

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The CCC Wind Turbine was operational on December 19. CCC utilized 100% of the turbine output from date it went on-line (12/23) and began supplying energy to our system through January 31 (678,300 Kwh).  Hastings Utilities did provide a small amount of supplemental power (13,650 Kwh) to make up for the generation shortfall but doing the math CCC received 98% of its total energy consumption in the form of wind energy on the last bill.  Per the agreement between HU and CCC, if the wind turbine produces more energy in February than what CCC consumes, HU will retroactively bill CCC for up to the 13,650 Kwh supplemental energy HU provided in January at the incremental difference between the HU standard rate and wind energy rate. 
  2. Through LB122 the Governor asked the legislature to approve a 4% mid-year budget rescission. LB122 was signed into law on February 15.  CCC’s share of the decrease is $572,004 which is .99% of our FY2016-17 operating budget. Second, his 17-18 appropriation recommendation of a 3% cut is based on using the current appropriation amount of $100,828,308 as the base which then equates to a cut of $3,024.849. At least we return to the original appropriation as the base. The appropriation amount for 2017-18 would then be $97,803,459. The same amount would be the appropriation for 2018-19. This is moderately good news.  We are focusing arguments on the statutory responsibilities given the colleges by the Legislature; a bit of the data showing our accomplishments on behalf of the Legislature, and that we will continue to try and meet our obligations with the hand we are dealt. We have always “prioritized our mission” and will continue to do so. But, we can’t solve a labor shortage like this.” The appropriation hearing is set for February 28.
  3. LB569 would rescind community colleges’ ability to levy a local property tax starting with FY2020-21. It is highly doubtful that the Legislature would make up the $211 million statewide shortfall created by LB569 so community colleges would likely begin closing high cost programs and some facilities. The hearing on LB569 is set for February 27. I will be testifying. I also responded to commentary provided by Senator Friesen (LB569 sponsor) published in the February 21 edition of the Grand Island Independent. (See Handout)
  4. Brad Beck at Werner Construction called last week regarding sponsorships for our Heavy Equipment Operator Training (HEOT) program.  They have already interviewed current students and will be back-funding at least one of our current year completers, and are making the commitment to fund at least two each year going forward.  Brad indicated that next year they may be funding up to four students. 
  5. Matt Gotschall was recently appointed to a three year term representing Higher Education on the Greater Nebraska Workforce Development Board (88 counties).  Ann Chambers also currently serves on this Board as a representative of Adult Education/Literacy. 
  6. CCC recently received an $18,500 grant from the Nebraska Forest Service & Nebraska Statewide Arboretum for its proposed CCC Grand Island Pollinator Garden project. The proposal was developed by CCC Environmental Sustainability Director, Ben Newton, with assistance from the CCC Green Team and the UNL Department of Entomology.
  7. CCC had three attending the ACCT Community College National Legislative Summit (NLS) held in Washington, DC from February 13 -16, 2017: Matt Gotschall, Rita Skiles, and Austin Miller. Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press, was a featured speaker. Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, also made some brief positive remarks. AACC and ACCT government relations staff provided an overview of the current federal legislative landscape facing community colleges at this year’s NLS. Key legislative priorities include reinstating the year-round Pell Grant; preserving the Pell Grant surplus and reinvesting the funds in the program; supporting federal investments in critically important federal student assistance, institutional aid, adult education, workforce development, and other essential programs; funding for institutional infrastructure; and reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
  8. The 2017 Climate Leadership Summit took place at Arizona State University in Tempe in February, 2017. I made a presentation on “Opportunities for Innovation at 2-Year Institutions.” The purpose was for higher education leaders to hear how CCC is driving sustainability solutions through innovative activities. Ben Newton, CCC Environmental Sustainability Director, attended with me.
  9. It is never too early to start planning. The next 2017 New & Experienced Trustees Governance Leadership Institute will be held in Washington DC from June 12-14. The 2017 ACCT Leadership Congress will take place from September 25-28, 2017 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NE.
  10. A CCC Governing Board retreat is scheduled for March 10-11 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Grand Island. A block of rooms has been reserved. The Board and College Cabinet will have dinner at the Saddle Club at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of the 10th. Cabinet will meet with the Board on the morning of the 11th discussing strategic issues and the Board will meet alone in the afternoon to discuss the search process for the College’s fifth president. Details will follow in the near future.

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

Vice Chair Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.

March 16, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
March 16, 2017

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 16, 2017. Agenda items included:

  • Legislative Update
  • Sustainability Update
  • Furnas Classrooms; Dawson & Phelps Restrooms

Austin Miller called the March 16, 2017 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with eight board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Mr. Miller asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – absent
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Novotny – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Roger Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the April 20, 2017 Board Meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Vice Chair Miller asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. John A. Novotny requested the Printer Agreement be moved to the discussion section.

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the March 16 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for March 16, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the February 23, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of February 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017, totaling $5,057,811.53.
  4. Financial report as of February 28, 2017.
  5. Purchases: ADA Concreate Replacement Projects-Columbus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Gehring Construction from Columbus, Nebraska for $38,555.00 to provide the labor and material for ADA concrete replacement on the Columbus campus.

    Purchases: Athletic Field Improvements- Columbus: The College President recommends acceptance of the low bid from Nemaha Sports Field of Lincoln Nebraska for $1,194,800.00 for the athletic field improvements on the Columbus campus.

    Purchases: Pharmacy Tech Remodel- Grand Island: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Lacy Construction of Grand Island Nebraska for $360,000.00 to provide the labor and materials for the pharmacy tech remodel on the Grand Island Campus.

    This item was pulled: Purchases: Printer Leasing-College Wide: The College President recommends the leasing of Copiers and Printers from Capital Business Systems.

    Purchases: SimMan 3G Simulators- Grand Island: The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Laerdal in the amount of $199,867.61 for the purchase of two SimMan 3G Simulators.

    Purchases: Student Assistance Program- College Wide: The College President recommends the acceptance of this bid from Family Resources of Greater Nebraska for the Student Assistance Program.

  6. There were no Personnel items this month.

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

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY SKILES to accept the consent items with the exception of the Printer Leasing. This topic will be discussed later in the meeting.

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Training and Development

Ron Kluck, Dean of Extended Learning Services and Training, reported on the highlights of the CCC Training and Development cluster.

Training Topics

  • Computer Technology
  • Industrial Technology/Mechatronics
  • Leadership Development
  • Process Improvement
  • Quality Control
  • Safety, OSHA/EPA
  • Welding Technology

2015-2016 Worker Training Grants

  • 37 applications written
  • 34 grants awarded
  • $438,899 dollars awarded

Worker Trainers grants helped fund training in:

  • BD Medical in Columbus – Industrial Technology training for 40 employees
  • BD Medical in Holdrege – Industrial Technology training for 65 employees
  • Cargill Meat Solutions in Columbus – Adult Basic Education & ELS classes for 159 employees and 229 registrations in various credit classes
  • City of Hastings – Basic and/or intermediary computer software skills for 28 employees
  • Eaton Corporation in Kearney – Industrial Technology training for 76 employees
  • Heartland Bank in Riverdale, Hastings, and Geneva – Real Colors training for 52 employees
  • Hornady Manufacturing in Grand Island – MasterCam software training for 10 employees
  • Mars (formerly IAMS in Aurora) – Industrial Training for 24 employees

T&D 2015-16 Enrollment Data

  • 2,542 registrations
  • 37 FTEs

Today’s Presenters

  • Diana Watson – Regional Director/International Studies Coordinator, CCC
  • Melissa Karloff – Senior Vice President/Human Resources Coordinator, Heartland Bank, Hastings

Health Sciences

Paulette Woods-Ramsey, Dean of Health Sciences, reported on the CCC Health Sciences program. Paulette introduced Wanda Cloet, title, who spoke about Project Haiti.

Dental Hygiene Service-Learning

Project Haiti

  • May 2016
  • Four Dental Hygiene graduates
  • Administrative Assistant- Kim Danehey-Nibbe
  • Funded through mini-grant with Central Community College and other donations
  • Worked with Kearney’s Mission II Haiti – repairs water wells
  • Provided dental screenings, dental education, dental sealants, and fluoride varnish application

Project Haiti

  • May 2017
  • Applied for mini-grant again through Central Community College
  • Received funding from CCC Foundation through John Haizlip’s estate (former dental hygiene instructor at Central Community College)
  • Received donations from various groups
  • Three Dental Hygiene Graduates
  • Administrative Assistant- Kim Danehey-Nibbe
  • Will add the application of silver diamine fluoride- which arrest dental caries

Project Haiti

  • Wanda Cloet and Kim Danehey-Nibbe will present poster presentation at the American Dental Education Association meeting in Baltimore on June 3, 2017
  • Comparison of DMF/dmf Indices of Elementary Children in Nebraska and Haiti

Other Service-Learning Projects

  • Vital Signs Health Fair- March 25 and March 26
  • Mission of Mercy- April 7 and April 8
  • Project Homeless- Hastings and Grand Island
  • Give Kids a Smile- UNMC Dental School
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Nursing Home
  • Third City Clinic
  • Elementary schools- 4,000 children
  • Head Start, Day Care, and WIC

Project HELP – Has been at CCC since 2010. Serves income-eligible students who want to achieve higher education goals in health care

  • Services-
    • Training
      • Intensive Coaching
      • Tuition Assistance
      • Gas Cards
      • Scrubs
      • Stethoscopes
      • Career
        • Soft Skills
        • Resume Prep
        • Interview Practice
        • Job Listing
        • Employer Visits
        • Possibilities-
          • Surgical technology & medical assisting
          • HOSA- High school students interested in entering health care field
          • Progress-
            • Students Served: 1,900+

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Vice Chair Miller requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KRIEGER that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 1:51 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting. (Time: 2:35 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Printer Leasing

The College President recommends the leasing of Copiers and Printers from Capital Business Systems.

John A. Novotny asked for this to be pulled from the consent items. He asked for an update about the process and wanted detail about the review. Austin explained the review process that he, Paul, and David sat on along with representatives from the Business Office, IT, and print shops. Blind review and chose Capital. Would save the college about $13,000 a month. Have locations in each city. 3-year contract that can be extended to 5 years. Carmen Taylor, Purchasing Manager, explained that we are currently spending about $120,000 a year in maintenance/service for printers and copiers. New contract would bring this number down to about $89,000, saving the college over $30,000.

MOVED BY NOVOTNY, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to approve the leasing of Copiers and Printers from Capital Business Systems.

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Fran Davis, Institutional Research Coordinator, presented on the IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2016 Results. IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems and includes data on student enrollment, graduation rates, student charges, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances. View Fran’s entire presentation

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The CCC Wind Turbine was operational on December 19. CCC utilized 100% of the turbine output from date it went on-line (12/23) and began supplying energy to our system through January 31 (678,300 Kwh). Hastings Utilities did provide a small amount of supplemental power (13,650 Kwh) to make up for the generation shortfall but doing the math CCC received 98% of its total energy consumption in the form of wind energy on the last bill. Per the agreement between HU and CCC, if the wind turbine produced more energy in February than what CCC consumed, HU will retroactively bill CCC for up to the 13,650 Kwh supplemental energy HU provided in January at the incremental difference between the HU standard rate and wind energy rate. In February the CCC Wind Turbine did produce more energy than we consumed so we were retroactively billed. Great production so far!
  2. Through LB122 the Governor asked the legislature to approve a 4% mid-year budget rescission. LB122 was signed into law on February 15. CCC’s share of the decrease is $572,004 which is .99% of our FY2016-17 operating budget. Second, his 17-18 appropriation recommendation of a 3% cut is based on using the current appropriation amount of $100,828,308 as the base which then equates to a cut of $3,024.849. At least we return to the original appropriation as the base. The appropriation amount for 2017-18 would then be $97,803,459. The same amount would be the appropriation for 2018-19. This is moderately good news. We are focusing arguments on the statutory responsibilities given the colleges by the Legislature; a bit of the data showing our accomplishments on behalf of the Legislature, and that we will continue to try and meet our obligations with the hand we are dealt. The appropriation hearing was February 28. Right now the Appropriations Committee is rejecting the Governor’s recommendation and leaving community colleges with flat funding (i.e., $100,828,308) in the coming biennium.
  3. The Columbus Telegram has asked Matt Gotschall to start writing a monthly “opinion/editorial” article that will appear in the weekend paper the first of each month. The first article appeared in March summarizing the events at the recent ACCT National Legislative Summit in Washington, DC.
  4. Marcie Kemnitz, Dean Moors, Matt Gotschall, and I will be attending the Postsecondary International Network (PIN) conference in Auckland, NZ from April 2-7, 2017. Otago Polytechnic is the host institution. Marcie, Matt, and I will be giving invited presentations. I also sit on PIN’s executive committee which meets on April 2. We are working on some possible joint programs with Otago. Last year Otago, along with a number of other New Zealand PIN institutions, hosted CC faculty member Craig Ratzlaff on his sabbatical.
  5. Bill Hitesman, Candace Walton, Matt Gotschall and I will attend the annual American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conference in New Orleans from April 22-26, 2017. We always come back with a wealth of new ideas.
  6. It is never too early to start planning. The next 2017 New & Experienced Trustees Governance Leadership Institute will be held in Washington DC from June 12-14. The 2017 ACCT Leadership Congress will take place from September 25-28, 2017 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NE.

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

  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events

ADJOURNMENT

Vice Chair Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 2:56 p.m.

April 20, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
April 20, 2017

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 during the lunch hour.

Linda Aerni called the April 20, 2017 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with ten board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Aerni asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Novotny – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – absent                            

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Aerni 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 May 18, 2017 Board Meeting in Lexington.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Aerni asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. Sandra Borden requested the Asbestos Removal for Facility Renovations be moved to the discussion section. Paul Krieger also requested the Gausman Air Handling Unit Replacement be moved to the discussion section.

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the April 20 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for April 20, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the March 16, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017, totaling $5,803,056.96.
  4. Financial report as of March 31, 2017.
  5. Purchases: ADA Concrete Replacement Projects- Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from New Wave Construction from Grand Island, Nebraska for $33,800.00 to provide the labor and material for ADA concrete replacement on the Hastings campus.

    This item was pulled: Purchases: Asbestos Removal for Facility Renovations- Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from New Horizons Enterprises for $39,152.00 to provide the disposal for asbestos and lead-based paint removal and disposal at the Furnas and Phelps remodel project on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases: Dawson, Phelps, & Furnas Remodel- Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Central Contracting Company of Kearney, Nebraska for $947,366.00 to provide the labor and materials for the Dawson, Phelps and Furnas remodel project on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases: Fine Arts Windows and Administration Restroom Remodel- Columbus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Bierman Contracting, from Columbus Nebraska for $155,000.00 to provide the labor and material for the Fine Arts Window and Administration Restroom Remodel.

    This item was pulled: Purchases: Gausman Air Handling Unit Replacement- Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from K-T Heating & Air Conditioning of Hastings, NE for $169,900.00 to provide the labor and materials for the air handling unit replacement on the Hastings Campus.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Jared Pettit be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Mechatronics Instructor in Kearney, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Sarah Grandon be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Biology Instructor in Kearney, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

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

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY SKILES to accept the consent items with the exception of the Asbestos Removal for Facility Renovations and the Gausman Air Handling Unit Replacement. These topics will be discussed later in the meeting.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Prior to the Partnership/Ownership section of the meeting, Bill Hitesman, Hastings Campus President, introduced Troy Davis, Advanced Manufacturing instructor, and Alex Kemnitz, student in the program and son of Grand Island president Marcie Kemnitz. Alex presented each Board member a replica wind turbine that he designed and manufactured. He then explained how he came up with the design and how each was made.

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Accreditation

Dr. Deb Brennan introduced Brian McDermott, Director of Research and College Effectiveness, to present the 2017 Accreditation Update.

Topics

  • Major Accreditation Actions (since May of 2016)
  • Changes to the AQIP Accreditation System
  • Upcoming Accreditation Events

Major Actions (Accreditation):

  • On August 19, 2016 The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved continued accreditation for Central Community College until the end of the eight-year accreditation cycle (2023-24)
  • Central Community College elected to remain in the AQIP accreditation pathway (changing pathways is an option for all reaffirmed institutions).
  • In December 2016 three new action projects were started:
    • Enhancement of New Student Orientation
    • Integrating Quality Matters Beyond Online Courses
    • Publish a fully integrated Sustainability Dashboard

Changes to the AQIP Accreditation System

  • In the past year several major changes to the AQIP accreditation pathway have occurred.
    These include:
  1. All institutions in AQIP will now be required to input Systems Portfolios and Federal Compliance filings (now combined) into the Assurance System. This change includes revised questions and format, with a higher focus on evidence of compliance.
  2. Action Projects will now on be inputted into the new Collaboration Network system (the action project directory will now only be available to AQIP institutions – no public review of projects after 2016)
  3. The plan to have Regional Strategy Forums will not be put into action.  The traditional Chicago based forums will continue for the foreseeable future.

Upcoming Accreditation Events

  • Submission of a one-time follow-up report by CCC regarding CCC’s expectation of student work time outside of class time as it relates to the allocation of credit will be complete prior to May 30, 2017 (as per CQR reporting).
  • Initial work will start on the next Systems Portfolio (due in 2018-2019) will begin in summer 2017.  The new format will require changes to how we have built the portfolio in the past.
  • As an AQIP institution, we are required to attend two Strategy Forums during the eight-year accreditation cycle. The current plan is to attend the next forum during the Spring or Fall Semesters of 2018.

CARE Team Update

Dr. Marcie Kemnitz, Grand Island Campus President, presented an update on the CARE Team.

Behavioral Intervention Teams

  • Created in 2015
  • Identify student behavior from a systematic approach
  • Depository to coordinate student information
  • Streamline communication
  • Provide resources for students
  • Support mechanism for students through case manager

CARE Team

Consultation

  • Address concerns regarding the safety and well-being of students by drawing upon professional expertise within the campus community
  • Facilitate consistent communication between departments

Assessment

  • Determine referred student’s needs for emotional, psychological, or physical support and refer to appropriate resources
  • Complete health and wellness needs analysis for campus community

Resources

  • Identify resources available both on campus and in the community and foster positive collaborative relationships with them
  • Promote our campus resources to students

Education

  • Provide professional development and training opportunities for faculty/staff response to students in distress (ex: suicide prevention)
  • Promote proactive psycho-educational seminars on wellness related topics for students (conflict resolution, stress management, etc.)

Central Community College CARE Team Process Map

Team Members – per campus

  • Associate Dean of Students
  • Disability Coordinator
  • Faculty member
  • Licensed mental health therapist
  • Career and Employment Services
  • Other members

Impact

  • For 2015-2016: 168 students were served from the CARE Team
    • 89 students were retained = 53% retention rate
    • For 2016-2017: 294 students served through February 2017
    • Main issued addressed:
      • Loss of job or loss of family member/friend
      • Unexplained crying
      • Illness
      • Self-injurious behavior, suicidal thoughts
      • Excessive anxiety

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Aerni requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BORDEN that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 1:55 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY NOVOTNY, SECONDED BY DAVIS to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting. (Time: 2:35 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Staff Wages and Benefits

Joel King presented the wage and benefit recommendation for 2017-2018.

The wage and benefit recommendation for FY 2017-18 follows:

  1. Full time classified and contracted employees retained for the 2017-18 year will be eligible to receive a wage increase. An amount equivalent to 3% of total wages will be set aside for compensation.
  2. Employees hired after April 1, 2017 or employees who exceed the current maximum rate for their grade will not be eligible for an increase. Employees who will exceed the maximum rate as a result of the increase will be adjusted to the maximum rate.
  3. Health insurance premiums are estimated to increase 8%.
  4. All other benefits will remain in place without change.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY SKILES to approve the wage and benefit recommendation for 2017-2018.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Ameritas Quote for 2012A Bond

Joel King presented the Ameritas Quote for the 2012A Bond. This was an information item at the February meeting, and refinancing would save the college $120,000.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the resolution for the Ameritas bond.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Asbestos Removal for Facility Renovations- Hastings

The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from New Horizons Enterprises for $39,152.00 to provide the disposal for asbestos and lead-based paint removal and disposal at the Furnas and Phelps remodel project on the Hastings Campus.

Sandra Borden asked for this to be pulled from the consent items. Sandra asked why there was such a huge difference in the two bids. Carmen Taylor, Purchasing Manager, explained that we have worked with New Horizons on projects in the past and despite the difference in price, accepted their offer knowing they have done good work for us in the past.

Discussion followed.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY KELLER to accept of the low acceptable bid from New Horizons Enterprises for $39,152.00 to provide the disposal for asbestos and lead-based paint removal and disposal at the Furnas and Phelps remodel project on the Hastings Campus.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Gausman Air Handling Unit Replacement- Hastings

The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from K-T Heating & Air Conditioning of Hastings, NE for $169,900.00 to provide the labor and materials for the air handling unit replacement on the Hastings Campus.

Paul Krieger asked for this to be pulled from the consent items. Paul pulled this because he is a subcontract for K-T Heating and wanted everyone to be aware of potential conflict of interest. Paul stated he would not vote.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to accept of the low acceptable bid from K-T Heating & Air Conditioning of Hastings, NE for $169,900.00 to provide the labor and materials for the air handling unit replacement on the Hastings Campus by roll call vote.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – abstain
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – absent

1 – abstain; 1 – absent; 9 – aye: MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented the CCC Scorecard – Benchmarks and Key Performance Indicators. The scorecard summarizes quickly how we are doing on key performance indicators. View the scorecard

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The CCC Wind Turbine was operational on December 19. CCC utilized 100% of the turbine output from date it went on-line (12/23) and began supplying energy to our system through January 31 (678,300 Kwh).  Hastings Utilities did provide a small amount of supplemental power (13,650 Kwh) to make up for the generation shortfall but doing the math CCC received 98% of its total energy consumption in the form of wind energy in January. Per the agreement between HU and CCC, if the wind turbine produced more energy in February than what CCC consumed, HU will retroactively bill CCC for up to the 13,650 Kwh supplemental energy HU provided in January at the incremental difference between the HU standard rate and wind energy rate. In February, the CCC Wind Turbine did produce more energy than we consumed so we were retroactively billed. In March, the wind turbine produced much more energy that the campus consumed. We only used about 63% of the energy produced. Great production so far!
  2. Through LB122 the Governor asked the legislature to approve a 4% mid-year budget rescission. LB122 was signed into law on February 15.  CCC’s share of the decrease is $572,004 which is .99% of our FY2016-17 operating budget. The likely appropriation for the 2017-18 is our current base of $100,828,308 with a $1 million reduction in 2018-19 (i.e., proposed amount is $99,828,308). This is moderately good news.  We have focused arguments on the statutory responsibilities given the community colleges by the Legislature and on the data showing our accomplishments on behalf of the Legislature.
  3. Recently held events related to CCC’s 50th anniversary celebration: March 21 Holdrege open house and business after hours, March 30 Hastings ribbon cutting for wind turbine and business after hours, April 13 Kearney open house and business after hours, and April 24 Lexington open house and business after hours.
  4. In a letter dated April 7, 2017 the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) granted continuing accreditation to CCC with our next onsite accreditation review scheduled for the Spring 2022 cycle.
  5. CCC YTD (7/1/16 – 3/31/17) FTE enrollment is down 1.36%.
  6. Marcie Kemnitz, Dean Moors, Matt Gotschall, and I attended the Postsecondary International Network (PIN) conference in Auckland, NZ from April 2-7, 2017. Otago Polytechnic was the host institution. Marcie, Matt, and I gave invited presentations. We are working on some possible joint programs with Otago including student exchanges.
  7. Bill Hitesman, Candace Walton, and I will attend the annual American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conference in New Orleans from April 22-26, 2017. We always come back with a wealth of new ideas.
  8. It is never too early to start planning. The 2017 ACCT Leadership Congress will take place from September 25-28, 2017 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.
  9. The old CCC Kearney Learning Center is sold (under contract with August 31 closing date) for $1.5 million, $100,000 above our asking price.
  10. The auction of the CCC house, an 1800sf ranch style, will take place at 6 p.m. on May 3.

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

  • Enrollment
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Aerni declared the meeting adjourned at 3:18 p.m.

May 18, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
May 18, 2017

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 Lexington Learning Center, 1501 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington, Nebraska.

A work session was held at 12:00 noon prior to the meeting.

Linda Aerni called the May 18, 2017 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with nine board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Aerni asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – absent
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – absent
Miller – present
Novotny – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Rita Skiles volunteered to review the claims prior to the June 15, 2017 Board Meeting in Grand Island.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Chair Aerni 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

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

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the May 18 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for May 18, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the April 20, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of April 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017, totaling $5,021,596.48.
  4. Financial report as of April 30, 2017.
  5. Purchases: ADA Concrete Replacement Projects, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from New Wave Construction from Grand Island, Nebraska for $33,800.00 to provide the labor and material for ADA concrete replacement on the Hastings campus.
  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Christina Ballard be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Speech Instructor in Kearney, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Mark Eilers be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Advanced Manufacturing Instructor in Kearney, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that the change of status be accepted and that Dr. Kelly Christensen be offered a 260 day contract as the Full-time Dean of Training/Kearney Admin. in Kearney, NE effective July 1, 2017.

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

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY SKILES to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Lexington Report

Amy Hill, Regional Director of the Lexington Learning Center, welcomed the Board to the Lexington Center and thanked them for their support. The new facility in Lexington has improved the visibility of the college, increased what the college can offer students, and increased support of the community. Amy reviewed enrollment numbers, courses offered, diversity amongst students at the Lexington Center, and the outreach at Tyson. She also discussed the Early College relationship with Lexington High School; there were 72 enrollments this school year.

Amy then introduced Audrey Downey, Assistant Principal at Lexington High School, and Cindy Hoyt, Counselor at Lexington High School. They explained to the Board why it is important to reach out to the first generation and immigrant families in Lexington and helped them to understand the educational foundation that students are getting at the high school. Amy added that Lexington High has been recognized nationally for their initiatives that Ms. Downey plans to speak about.

Audrey Downey spoke about Destination: Graduation, a collaborative, student-centered program that drives academic, social, and emotional growth. Six years ago, Lexington had some of the state’s lowest test scores and graduation rates and recognized a building-wide relational disconnect. Stats for the high school: 40 nations and 30 languages represented; 81% of students in poverty; 18% are English language learners; 13% are homeless; and 24% are 1st generation or immigrants.

Today, the daily attendance rate is 95%; graduation rate is 90%; surpassed the 90% federal AYP 4-yr cohort graduation rate standard. Two areas of focus: English language learners and Special Education. Developed an English language learner academy and co-taught core classes. Improvement in state assessment has improved 42% in writing, 54% in math, and 70% in reading.

Cyndi Hoyt spoke about how Lexington High School prepares their students for the next level and creates a college-going atmosphere. She explained that EducationQuest and CCC are Lexington High’s biggest partners.

Freshmen:

  • Take Foundations of Leadership class
    • Social and emotional skills
    • Visit UNK and CCC-Hastings
    • Write a personal essay for English class that doubles as application for Kearney Bound

Sophomores:

  • Update resume and revisit Nebraska Career Connections
  • Visit area businesses as part of Business and Industry Tour
  • Take Pre-ACT test

Juniors:

  • Take ACT and ASVAB
    • LHS uses results for career interest inventories
    • Go on campus visits
      • Central Community College
        • Hastings and Grand Island campuses
      • Southeast Community College
      • Mid-Plains Community College
      • UNK
      • Take dual-credit classes
        • LHS offers 39 credits plus CAN

Seniors:

  • Attend Dawson County College and Career Fair
  • Spring Enrollment Day at Central Community College
  • Participate in EducationQuest sponsored activities
    • Financial aid programs
    • FAFSA completion days
    • Student education awareness
    • College financial counseling

VP of Institutional Advancement Report

Dean Moors, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, introduced Scott Miller (Public Relations and Marketing Director), Amanda Groff (Marketing Manager), and Cheri Beda (Alumni Director) to each talk about their respective duties in the PR/Marketing and Alumni offices.

PR & Marketing Report

2016-17 PR and Marketing Plan

  1. Story placements outside CCC service area, Nebraska, in trade industry publications, and web
  2. Increased sports information presence
  3. CCC Choir and Band holiday broadcast – TENTATIVE
  4. Increased social media presence
  5. Internal communication
  6. More focused advertising ventures
  7. Conduct meetings with the marketing advisory committee
  8. Support key CCC departments/division with PR & marketing needs
  9. Web ventures
    1. Media relations manager (MRM) will research editorial calendars and other resources to be aware of periodical focuses/special editions and deadlines for story pitches and placements
    2. MRM will take the lead in contacting at each CCC campus to be aware of programs and students to spotlight and pitch to various media outlets
    3. MRM will make relationship cultivation, internal and external, a key priority
    1. Final scores of games posted as soon as possible
    2. Game recaps and student-athlete features posted regularly on CCC athletics website
    3. Assist with social media platforms for CCC athletics as requested
    4. Occasionally provide play-by-play commentary for CCC athletics broadcasts
    1. Produce a half-hour radio broadcast of selected tunes from the annual concert
    2. Utilize broadcast associations to find stations that would be willing to air the program
    1. Facebook – The official CCC Facebook page will contain posts that engage the users
    2. Twitter – The official CCC Twitter page will be routinely updated and monitored
    3. Instagram – The official CCC Instagram site is just getting started and more is forthcoming
    4. Each outlet will be monitored for effectiveness i.e. reach, engagement, etc.
    5. The department will keep informed of emerging social media platforms and evaluate
    1. Increase in the numbers of messages sent to CCC staff and faculty from key administrators
    2. Occasionally, video messages and Q&As will be sent to staffers or posted on social media
    3. Newspaper articles and links to feature stories specifically about CCC will be sent to staffers on a regular basis
    1. Marketing manager will have complete oversight of the advertising budget
    2. Marketing manager will routinely assess advertising campaigns to determine effectiveness and ROI
    3. One main enrollment campaign will be conducted ahead of fall semester and one before the spring semester
    4. Feature targeted academic programs via paid advertising or media relations
    1. Two meetings will be held each academic year. The first will convene in January to determine what the direction of the next year’s campaign will be and to look over media preference data. The second will be held in September to review how the previous year’s campaign and advertising performed, this will allow the marketing manager adequate time to create a proposal for the January meeting.
    2. The marketing advisory committee will be asked to help determine the overall theme and message of the college’s main campaign; ensuring that the message is promoting the goals of the college’s strategic plan.
    3. The marketing advisory committee will be asked to provide feedback from internal and external viewers/listeners about our ads and their impressions of each ad.
    1. Admissions – Marketing manager will work with the dean of enrollment recruiters on messaging, campaign effectiveness, and ROI
    2. President’s office – The department will be available if the president requires PR assistance
    3. Academics, i.e. executive VP and campus presidents – The department will assist as needed
    4. CCC Foundation – PR & Marketing will assist as requested
    5. Alumni Relations – PR & Marketing will assist as requested.
    1. Continued weekly communication with C2 for website-related projects and maintenance
    2. Conduct in-house CMS training for the PR & Marketing staff
    3. Creation of a ticket system for PR & Marketing requests
    4. Web committee will meet at least once a semester

Marketing Manager Amanda Groff

  • Oversees and manages brand image for the college.
  • Creates major publications and marketing materials
  • Facilitates media buys for college advertising campaigns.
  • Works with Deans, Associate Deans, and Faculty to create marketing strategies and accompanying materials for recruiting purposes.
  • Works with Foundation to create materials and collaborate strategies for major gifts campaigns.
  • Provides creative direction for publications produced in CCC printshops when needed.

Web Content Specialist Tiffany Seybold

  • Responds to requests for updates to website.
  • Reviews site for enhancement opportunities.
  • Works with developer to fix bugs and improve website.
  • Studies analytics and procures reports for Marketing Manager.
  • Chairs Web Committee.
  • Reviews site for broken links and misspellings.
  • Serves as back up designer to Marketing Manager.
  • Creates short videos for college and foundation.
  • Assists Media Producer with videography at off campus locations.

Awards received by PR and Marketing

  • 2015 NCMPR Rising Star Amanda Groff
  • 2015 NCMPR Gold Medallion for Fundraising Campaign
  • 2015 NCMPR Silver Medallion for Print Ad Series
  • 2015 NCMPR Silver Medallion for Website
  • 2015 NCMPR Gold Medallion for Microsite
  • 2016 NCMPR Silver Medallion for Print Ad Series
  • 2016 NCMPR Bronze Medallion for Print Ad Series
  • 2016 NCMPR Silver Medallion for College Promotional Brand Video
  • 2016 NCMPR Silver Medallion for Novelty Advertising

Alumni Report

Alumni relations is a large part of advancement. Advancement is a strategic, integrated method of managing relationships to increase understanding and support among our institution's key constituents, including alumni and friends, government policy makers, the media and members of the community

Who are our Alumni?

  • Here at CCC we believe that completing a class towards a degree, diploma or certificate is a huge accomplishment! Even taking a class or two for professional or personal development means you are a CCC Alum.

Overall Goals:

How do we get there?

  • Be current
  • Communicate
  • Personal contact

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Aerni requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY STUBBS that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 2:32 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

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

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

2018 Board and Cabinet Dates

Dr. Smith presented the 2018 Board of Governors and Cabinet dates.

Month

Cabinet

Board of Governors

JANUARY

 

 

 

 

January 4, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

January 18, 2018

Grand Island

Lunch

Work Session 12:00 p.m.

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership: ELS

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

 

NLS (Feb. 11-14; Washington,

  DC)

February 1, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

February 15, 2018

Hastings *

Foundation Board 9:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m. *

Partnership/Ownership:

Hastings Annual Report

Foundation Report

MARCH

March 1, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

March 15, 2018

Grand Island

Work Session 9:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Training/Health

APRIL

 

 

 

 

April 5, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

April 19, 2018

Grand Island

Work Session 12:00 p.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Accreditation

MAY

 

 

 

Graduations (May 4-5)

 

May 3, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

May 17, 2018

Ord

Lunch

Work Session 12:00 p.m.

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

VP Institutional Advancement

JUNE

June 7, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION-  TBA

June 21, 2018

Grand Island

Work Session 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Academic/Student Services

Month

Cabinet

Board of Governors

JULY

July 5, 2018 and/or

Administrator’s Action Summit

No meeting

AUGUST

August 2, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

August 16, 2018

Grand Island

Work Session 11:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m. *

Partnership/Ownership

LSS/Enrollment/IT

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

August 30, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

September 13, 2018

Grand Island

Work Session 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Budget Hearing

OCTOBER

 

 

ACCT (Oct 24-27; New York City)

Foundation Appreciation Luncheon

College In-Service

 

October 4, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

October 18, 2018

Columbus *

Foundation Board 9:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m. *

Partnership/Ownership:

Columbus Annual Report

Foundation Report

NOVEMBER

November 1, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

November 15, 2018

Grand Island

Work Session 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Grand Island Annual Report

DECEMBER

December 6, 2018

IP

9:00 a.m.

No meeting

MOVED BY NOVOTNY, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the 2018 Board of Governors and Cabinet dates.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

September Board Meeting Date

Due to the State Budget being due on September 20, 2017, the September Board meeting date has been changed to Thursday, September 14, 2017.

September 21, 2017: CHANGE TO September 14, 2017

MOVED BY NOVOTNY, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the date change for the September 2017 Board meeting.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Hastings Advanced Manufacturing & Welding Program Statement

Craig Boroff, Facilities and Construction Manager, presented the Hastings Advanced Manufacturing & Welding Program Statement. This is based off of the Master Plan we just completed and will be sent to the Coordinating Commission.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to send the Hastings Advanced Manufacturing & Welding Program Statement to the Coordinating Commission.

Discussion followed.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The CCC Wind Turbine was operational on December 19. CCC utilized 100% of the turbine output from date it went on-line (12/23) and began supplying energy to our system. Again, CCC received 100% of its Hastings’ campus energy from the wind turbine in April, so still 100% YTD. CCC used 491,750 kWh and wind turbine generated 741,007 kWh, a 60% capacity factor. Great production so far!
  2. Through LB122 the Governor asked the legislature to approve a 4% mid-year budget rescission. LB122 was signed into law on February 15. CCC’s share of the decrease is $572,004 which is .99% of our FY2016-17 operating budget. This week the bad news is that the appropriation for Nebraska Community College’s was vetoed. The good news is the Governor’s reduction isn’t as much as we thought that it might be. The Governor reduced our 2017-18 appropriation of $100,828,308 by $504,142 = $100,324,166. Our 2018-19 appropriation of $99,828,308 was reduced by $499,142 = $99,329,166. This year we focused on the statutory responsibilities given the community colleges by the Legislature and on the data showing our accomplishments on behalf of the Legislature with good results.
  3. Congress reinstates year-round Pell in the 2017 budget. In early May with the reinstatement of Year-Round Pell, eligible full- and part-time students will be able to receive an additional disbursement of grant aid once they’ve exhausted their Pell Grant aid for the year. This additional aid disbursement will often occur during the summer months, enabling community college students to attend classes continually with the support of Pell Grant aid. Year-round access to this vital support will close what is for many students an annual academic gap during which they are more prone to stop out or drop out.

    At this year’s Community College National Legislative Summit, hundreds of attendees went to Capitol Hill to discuss our community college federal legislative priorities, which emphasized Pell Grant support. Your efforts not only educated members of Congress on this issue, but sent a clear and sustained message that Year-Round Pell supports student access and success.
  4. Level Funding for Most Other Programs of Interest to Community Colleges - Most other programs important to community colleges and their students were level-funded in the omnibus bill including Perkins Career and Technical Education, Adult Education and Family Literacy, HEA Titles III and V, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study, Childcare Access Means Parents in School, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act formula programs, and the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program.

    The TRIO program is slated for an increase of $50 million (to $950 million). Department of Labor (DOL) apprenticeship grants will receive an additional $5 million ($95 million). Congress has directed DOL to increase apprenticeship opportunities for women.
  5. A group of CCC music students will travel to Italy and performing at the Vatican from June 5-12, 2017.
  6. We have one student (Angela Balcom) going to Otago Polytechnic in June. She’s a non-traditional student who just graduated from the OTA program. She’ll arrive on June 4 and classes begin June 5 and will finish June 30. The topics they’ll study involve sustainability and environmental science through New Zealand’s untouched natural terrain and intercultural awareness through learning about and interacting with the Maori people. Angela will receive a $500 scholarship through the CCC Foundation.
  7. Bee Campus USA recognition. CCC Grand Island campus has met the standards for certification as an affiliate of Bee Campus USA, and has been added to our list of campus affiliates at the Bee City USA website. The Bee Campus folks said “It was a delight to read your application and learn of all the ways you are making your campus a showplace for pollinator habitat. With your help, we are making the world safer for pollinators, one campus at a time. If we take care of the pollinators, they will continue to make the planet bloom and fruit. Indeed, 90% of the world's wild plant species rely on pollinators to reproduce.”
  8. The results of the Spring 2017 SSOI (Student Survey of Instruction) are in and, as usual, show that CCC faculty are doing an excellent job in the classroom. The overall response rate was 33%. A few examples (% who agree/strongly agree): (1) The course is increasing my knowledge and/or skills (95%); (2) The course challenges me to think (95%); and (3) When I have asked for help, I have received it (92%).
  9. CCC YTD (7/1/16 – 4/30/17) FTE enrollment is down 1.36%.
  10. Bill Hitesman, Candace Walton, and I attended the annual American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conference in New Orleans from April 22-26, 2017. We always come back with a wealth of new ideas.
  11. It is never too early to start planning. The 2017 ACCT Leadership Congress will take place from September 25-28, 2017 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. So far, Austin Miller, John Novotny, Rita Skiles, and I have committed to attend.
  12. The auction of the CCC house, an 1800sf ranch style, took place at 6 p.m. on May 3. The house did not sell on that day. It was later sold to Jayne Mann from Aurora (Wortman Enterprises) for $113,748.49. The asking price was $116,000 but the buyer declined the Heating and Cooling system at $2251.51.
  13. CCC was recently invited by BCBS/EHA Wellness to participate in a pilot program with Weight Watchers. In the State of NE, 200 slots were provided with CCC originally receiving 10 slots. Through the efforts of our Wellness Coordinator, Teresa West, she received the email regarding the offer to pilot and proceeded immediately securing our 10 slots, and actually filled them within a half-hour timeframe. Due to the overwhelming interest, Teresa inquired for additional slots. With other schools in the state not filling their allotments, she was able to secure an additional 10 slots, and now we have 10% of the state allotments signed up for this pilot program through CCC. This is a great opportunity and something she has been working on with Weight Watchers and BCBS Wellness for over two years. Good work Teresa!
  14. With the withdrawal of the Pharmacy Tech Director we will not have a class until fall 2018. The remodeling of the CIT space will continue as planned. We will resubmit the pharmacy tech director requisition in the next month and restart the search process.

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Aerni declared the meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.

June 15, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
June 15, 2017

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 15, 2017. Agenda items included:

  • Tentative Budget Review
  • Employee Campaign
  • Campaign Feasibility Study

Linda Aerni called the June 15, 2017 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with eight board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Aerni asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – absent
Novotny – absentPirnie – absentSkiles – presentStubbs – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Roger Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the August 17, 2017 Board Meeting in Kearney.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

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

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the June 15 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for June 15, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the May 18, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of May 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017, totaling $4,829,887.12.
  4. Financial report as of May 31, 2017.
  5. Purchases: Dorm Locks, Hastings & Columbus: The College President recommends the purchase from Integrated Security Solutions of Hasting, Nebraska for the amount of $329,779.00 for this dorm door lock and access system. The amount of $350,000 was budgeted for in the 2016- 2017 Revenue Bond for this project.
  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Syed Ahmed be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Information Technology Instructor in Kearney, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Yunteng He be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Chemistry Instructor in Kearney, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

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

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BORDEN to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny - absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Student Services

Jerry Racioppi, Dean of Student Services, presented the Student and Enrollment Services Annual Report for 2016-2017. He highlighted three areas: Academic Success Center Data, Live Chat on the Website, and the TRiO Program.

Academic Success Center Usage- Summer 2016 through Spring 2017 (College Wide)

  • The average student who utilized the ASC visited 7 times
  • Average number of hours of utilization per student: 10.7
  • Total of 1,879 unduplicated students visited one of the ASC’s this year

Services/Resources Available and Usage- Summer 2016 through Spring 2017

Visit Reason

Number of Visits

Computer Use

4,015

Tutoring

3,377

Independent Study

3,347

Testing

2,538

Writing Coach

1,189

Athletic Study Hall

1,080

Skill Builder Workshop

716

Supplemental Instruction

173

 Grades students who are tutored at the ASC earn…

 

Percentage of students earning grades A-C who were tutored in ASC

Percentage of students earning grades A-C who were NOT tutored in ASC

College Level English*

82%

74%

Foundations English*

80%

55%

Biology (BIOS Alpha)

79%

71%

College Level Math

62%

61%

Foundations Math

61%

51%

* Includes visits to Writing Coach

 A Promising Practice – Supplemental Instruction (SI)

  • A new service offered by ASC – offered on a limited pilot this year on all campuses
  • 173 SI visits between Summer 2016 and Fall 2017
  • 61 participants total across the college
  • Average number of hours per student: 11

Live Chat on the Website

  • Between May 10, 2016 and May 9, 2017
    • 1,668 chat sessions
    • Average duration: 14 minutes 13 second
    • 7 web pages most frequently generating chat requests
      • Home page 26%
      • Program page 5%
      • Columbus campus page 4%
      • Grand Island campus page 3%
      • Hastings campus page 3%
      • Contact page 3%
      • Search page 3%

Jerry then introduced Rosie Heinisch, TRiO/SSS Project Director, to speak to the Board about the CCC TRiO Program.

Highlights from TRiO

Program Features:

  • High levels of Student Engagement
  • Program Coordinators guide students through
    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Tutoring
    • Financial Aid Information
    • Financial Education
    • Transfer Assistance to 4-Year Colleges
    • Career, Personal and Financial Advising
    • Peer Mentoring Program

Objective #1

  • Persistence Rate: 65% of participants will persist from one year to the next year or graduate and/or transfer from a 2 yr. to a 4 yr. institution
  • In 2015/2016, our persistence rate was 76%

Objective #2

  • Good Academic Standing Rate: 77% of participants will stay in good academic standing (GPA 2.0)
  • In 2015/2016, our Academic Good Standing rate was 84%

Objective #3

  • Graduation and Transfer Rates: 28% of new participants will graduate within 4 years AND 14% of new participants will transfer with an associate’s degree or certificates.
  • In 2015/2016, our graduation rate was 44% and 15% of participants graduated and transferred to a 4 yr. institution

Rosie then introduced Angela Hoge, a Grand Island campus student, to speak to the Board on the impact of TRiO on her education.

Academic Education

Kathy Fuchser, Dean of Academic Education, introduced Barbara Beck, Lisa Brestel, and Jackie Zeckser (all Early Childhood Education faculty) to present on the Early Childhood Education Program. The group started their presentation by giving the Board members a quiz on facts and statistics of Early Childhood Education.

Public Preschool in Nebraska

  • There are 195 school districts and 12 ESUs that have been awarded state funds for public preschools
  • Preschools serve 3-4 year old children who are at-risk, have disabilities, or are English language learners. Some include all local 4 year-olds
  • Teachers are required to have the Early Childhood Inclusive Endorsement, a credential obtained with a 4-year teaching degree
  • Most employ two paraeducators for every classroom

Nebraska Initiatives

  • First Five Nebraska
  • Buffett Early Childhood Institute
  • Step Up to Quality
  • Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines
  • T.E.A.C.H. Nebraska
  • Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
  • Sixpence Early Learning Fund
  • Dividends Nebraska
  • Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Learning Across the Curriculum and Experiencing Diversity in Teaching

Early Childhood Education students had the opportunity to learn across the curriculum this past year. Our first visit was the greenhouse located on the Columbus campus. Ag instructor Wade Hilker explained the importance of growing healthy, natural food. The greenhouse has produced over 100 different varieties of lettuce, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, onions, spinach, tomatoes, and potatoes. While in the greenhouse, Wade released 9,000 ladybugs and explained the role they play in the greenhouse.

The class harvested four varieties of lettuce, radishes, carrots, celery, and spinach, then went back to the classroom and prepared healthy salads. Students didn’t enjoy the salad as much as the instructor! Future plans include inviting the local Head Start Preschool class to the greenhouse to plant seeds, care for plants, and harvest.

The ECED Expressive Arts class participated in dramatic art workshops presented by Keith Hale, theater instructor on the Columbus campus. Keith stressed the importance of introducing young children to drama and how to get them involved and excited.

The third curriculum sharing experience was with the Fine Arts vocal music department, led by Jeff Kitson on the Columbus Campus. Jeff shared tips on how to help young children explore all aspects of music and the important part music plays in childhood development. 

ECED students experience diversity in teaching hands-on learning activities at Kellom Elementary School in Omaha. ECED students prepare and teach lessons in Math, Science, Language and Literacy, Art, and Physical Development.

Kathy also shared that she, along with Dr. Brennan, accompanied the 19 students with choral group Spectrum to Rome last week. The group sang Mass at the Vatican in addition to two other performances. She thanked the Board for giving the students the opportunity to go on this trip.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Aerni requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY DAVIS that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 1:59 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny - absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY BORDEN to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting. (Time: 2:35 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny - absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

College President Recommendation

The College President recommends that the change of status be accepted and that Dr. Matt Gotschall be offered a contract as the College President in the Administrative Office Grand Island effective January 3, 2018.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the change of status and that Dr. Matt Gotschall be offered a contract as the College President.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny - absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

General Operational Budget Tentative Approval

Joel King presented the operational budget for fiscal year 2017-18. The resolution for the following budget of expenditures: Operational $58,527,169.00. Final approval for this budget will be acted on September 14, 2017 following a public hearing.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY DAVIS to give tentative approval of the operational budget resolution of $58,527,169.00.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny - absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Motion to authorize actions by the College President in July 2017

Joel King presented the following motion:

As the Board of Governors of Central Community College will not have a meeting in July 2017, the Board hereby authorizes Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from June 16th, 2017 thru August 16th, 2017.

Dr. Smith will provide to the Board a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the August 17th, 2017 Board meeting.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY COWAN to authorize actions by the College President for purchases and personnel during June 16 thru August 16, 2017.

Discussion followed.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny - absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Approval of College President's Contract

John Higgins, College Attorney, asked for approval for the College President's 2017- January 2, 2018 Contract.

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

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny - absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Program Reviews

Dr. Marcie Kemnitz presented program reviews for Business Technology, Diesel Technology, Media Arts, and Medical Laboratory Technician. Dr. Kemnitz explained the Coordinating

Commission requires a 5-year average of 10 awards and 275 student credit hours produced per

Faculty FTE. She also gave an overview of each program.

She explained that the Business Technology, Diesel Technology, and Media Arts meets all of the minimum criteria. She noted that the Medical Laboratory Technician does not meet the minimum of either criteria, but there is an action plan in place because of these factors. These will go on to the Coordinating Commission for approval.

Discussion followed regarding how to go forward with the approval for Medical Laboratory Technician. The Board decided they would like an update on the program next year.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY DAVIS to approve the program reviews for Business Technology, Diesel Technology, Media Arts, and Medical Laboratory Technician with the stipulation of bringing the Medical Laboratory Technician program back for review next year.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – absent
Novotny - absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Student Success

Fran Davis, Institutional Research Coordinator, presented the Board with Data on Students Above and Below Federal Poverty Level.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. A group of CCC music students, our Spectrum group, traveled to Italy and performed at the Vatican from June 5 -12, 2017. CCC music faculty member and leader of Spectrum, Jeff Kitson, was selected (after auditioning) to perform two solos.
  2. We have one student (Angela Balcom) currently at Otago Polytechnic. She’s a non-traditional student who just graduated from the OTA program. Classes began June 5 and will finish June 30. The topics they’ll study involve sustainability and environmental science through New Zealand’s untouched natural terrain and intercultural awareness through learning about and interacting with the Maori people. Angela received a $500 scholarship through the CCC Foundation.
  3. GED Completions – In the CCC Adult Education area the number of GED completions in 2016-17 almost doubled compared to 2015-16 – now 45 compared to 23. In locations (Grand Island and Hastings) where we have changed from independent study to teacher-led instruction, the number of GED completers increased from 13 to 31. We are working to move the others to this better way of teaching in this next year.
  4. Matt Gotschall has been appointed to the AACC Commission on Research, Technology and Emerging Trends for one year (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018). Chris Waddell has been appointed to the Commission on Structured Pathways for a one year (July 1 2017 – June 30, 2018). Marcie Kemnitz has been appointed to the Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development with a term from 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2020. Due to the large number of individuals applying for appointments they are requiring a one year break after finishing a three-year appointment prior to re-applying to serve again. AACC Commissions meet twice per year – November in Washington, D.C. and in April at the AACC Annual Meeting. The role of the AACC Commissions is to provide policy recommendations to the AACC Board.
  5. Campuses are taking advantage of an evolving energy landscape to dramatically reduce consumption—and their overall carbon impact. This is an article that looks at what colleges and universities are doing when it comes to protecting the environment since Business Officer magazine asked such questions more than a decade ago. CCC is prominently featured as is Ben Newton, environmental sustainability director.
  6. Yesterday, members of the CCC College Cabinet met in Hastings with our Rich Gross Solutions consultant, Jan VanNote, to discuss the Cabinet’s role in the upcoming Hastings Capital Campaign.
  7. The CCC-Hastings Wind Turbine continues to perform well. In May the Hastings campus used 410,550 kWh. 100% of that energy was supplied by the Bluestem wind turbine so still 100% wind energy year to date. In May the turbine generated 690,974 kWh with a capacity factor of 54%.
  8. NCCA Executive Director, Greg Adams, will attend the August 17 CCC Board of Governors meeting to provide his perspective on issues related to Nebraska’s community colleges.
  9. For future planning purposes – the next National Legislative Summit will be held from February 11-14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The 2018 ACCT Leadership Congress will be held from October 24-27, 2018 in New York City.

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

August 17, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
August 17, 2017

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 Kearney Center, 1215 30th Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska.

Ribbon cutting for the new CCC Kearney Center was held prior to the meeting. Tours of the new building started at 10:00 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.

Linda Aerni called the August 17, 2017 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with eleven board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Aerni asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Novotny – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Sandra Borden volunteered to review the claims prior to the September 14, 2017 Board Meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

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

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items for the August 17 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for August 17, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the June 15, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, totaling $5,967,755.44. Claims for the period of July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017, totaling $5,782,296.51.
  4. Financial report as of June 30, 2017, and July 31, 2017.
  5. Purchases: Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology HAAS Toolroom Mill, Hastings: The College President recommends purchase in the amount of $34,343.00 for this HAAS toolroom mill.

    Purchases: CCC Automotive Program, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of this quote from Snap-On Industrial for the Hastings Campus Automotive program.

    Purchases: Custodial Contract, Kearney: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from No Comparison Cleaning Inc. from Kearney, Nebraska for $117,360.00 to provide the labor to clean the new Kearney Center.

    Purchases: Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program Heavy Equipment Lease, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the bids for leasing unit from NMC and Titan Machinery for the Hastings Campus for the HEOT program.

    Purchases: Landscape Contract, Kearney: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Graczyk Lawn & Landscape from Elm Creek, Nebraska for $28,290.00 for landscaping services at the new Kearney facility grounds.

    Purchases: Physical Plant Vehicle Storage Building, Columbus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from B-D Construction, from Columbus Nebraska for $367,612.00 to provide the labor and material for the Physical plant vehicle storage building.

    Purchases: Platte Air Handling Unit Replacement, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from K-T Heating and Air from Hastings Nebraska for the amount of $199,400 for the Air Handling unit in the Attic of the Platte building on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases: Pollinator Garden, Grand Island: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Tilley Sprinkler Systems and Landscaping for the Grand Island Campus Pollinator Garden.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Anthony Burnham be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Music Instructor/Band Director in Columbus, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Chin Ng be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Math Instructor in Hastings, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Heidi Patsios be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Nursing Instructor in Kearney, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Jean Bovee be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time English Instructor in Hastings, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Melanie Frear be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Nursing Instructor in Grand Island, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Michelle Konen be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Business Administration Instructor in Hastings, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Monica Goodell be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time English Instructor in Hastings, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Nils Lindskoog be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Accounting Instructor in Hastings, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Sharon Gutru be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Business Administration/Accounting Instructor in Columbus, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Tanner Jenkins be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Biology/Chemistry Instructor in Hastings, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Venus King be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Business Administration Instructor in Grand Island, NE effective August 1st, 2017.

  7. Emeritus Employee Policy

    Retired employees in good standing who have served Central Community College for a minimum of twelve (12) years, may refer to themselves as an Emeritus employee by title in public. Examples would be: College President Emeritus, Political Science Instructor Emeritus, Facilities Director Emeritus, etc.

    The College may extend the following privileges to Emeritus employees:
    A. Emeritus employees are to have permanent library privileges.
    B. Emeritus employees may continue to use audio-visual equipment and other educational media, including copier facilities, at cost.
    C. Emeritus employees are to be issued a pass from the appropriate Vice President/Dean. It shall admit that person and spouse to all College events.
    D. Emeritus employees are to be invited to all College functions, such as special dinners, employee events, and commencement exercises.
    E. Under certain conditions, Emeritus employees shall continue to receive mail at the College and to use the College mailing address as a professional courtesy.

    Upon recommendation of the College Cabinet, the President, with the approval of the Board of Governors, may grant the title of “Distinguished Emeritus” to retired employees in good standing who have served Central Community College for a minimum of twelve (12) years.

    The College may extend the following additional privileges to Distinguished Emeritus employees:
    A. Distinguished Emeritus employees will have their names listed on a plaque displayed in the board room.
    B. Distinguished Emeritus employees will be recognized at a ceremony at the campus or location where they served.
    C. Distinguished Emeritus employees will receive business cards with their status listed.
    D. Distinguished Emeritus employees with receive a recognition plaque.

    Employees who were recognized as Emeritus Employees under the policy existing prior to the approval of this revision shall have their status changed to Distinguished Emeritus.

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

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Davis – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

NCCA Executive Director Remarks

Dr. Smith introduced Greg Adams, executive director of the Nebraska Community College Association. Greg urged the Board members to reach out to our senators, especially our new senators, and build relationships with them. He was glad Senator John Lowe was in attendance for the ribbon cutting, but we need to do more with them. There have been a lot of budget cuts, and Greg doesn’t know how much more budget cutting there can be before there will be wars on the floor with what to cut next. We need to have relationships with these senators so they will fight for community colleges, as right now we don’t have a voice on the floor. Greg wants to see our Board members as resources for senators so they have someone to talk to when they have to cast a vote on anything resembling community colleges. He challenged the Board to reach out to our senators and wanted to hear more their experiences in October or November when he visits again.

Learning Support Services Report

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

Who are we?

  • The Virtual Campus has been restructured to focus on quality of educational experience for our students. We do this through our wonderful Learning Support Services staff located in Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus AND through collaboration with faculty and leadership on all campuses.

Learning Support Services

  • Moodle technology support and training
  • Your Guide to CCC online course

Steve Buss, M.A.T.

  • Virtual Campus Director
  • 19 years at Central Community College; he started with us part-time as a grant funded teaching and learning center Coordinator in 1996.
  • BA Concordia College
  • MAT Hastings College

Learning Support Services Mission

  • Maximizing student and faculty success by providing support for the learning process

Staff

  • Peggy Chessmore, Instructional Technology Specialist, Hastings
  • Amy Osburn, Instructional Technology Specialist, Grand Island
  • Steve Buss, Virtual Campus Director, Hastings
  • Mike Garretson, Media Producer, College Wide
  • Sandra Meyers, Instructional Technology Specialist, Hastings
  • Julie Rican, Instructional Technology Specialist, Grand Island
  • Colleen Nienaber, Instructional Technology Specialist, Columbus

Faculty Training and Support

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

Testimonial

  • Kris Sedersten video

Your Guide to CCC Online Course

  • Course available to all students and faculty
  • Original Moodle Orientation course for college Learning Management System
  • Resource Center librarians working with Jamey Boelhower of FRC developed Information Literacy Modules
  • Student services staff will be piloting an Online Tutoring Service
  • Service Center staff will be monitoring and responding to student questions about technical issues

Special Presentation – Michael Garretson

  • Duties include:
    • Capture – Edit – Share
      • Instructional and Promotional Videos and Photos
        • Creating and Training
      • GI Campus Annual Report
      • Administrator to VOD – IP Video Recordings
        • Front end Administrator
        • Work with IT on backend automation each semester
      • Livestreams
        • Board of Governors meetings, GI & Hastings Graduations and multiple other meeting and events

Closed Captions

  • Adding closed captions to videos to allow for equal access to the video content to all viewers

A Few of Mike’s Latest Projects

  • Career Connection Columbus Video
  • New Student Orientation Videos
    • Instructor Panel & Campus President Welcomes
    • Go Big Give Columbus
    • Columbus Student Appreciation Testimonial
    • Early College Nurse Aide Video for high school counselors
    • Pi Day
    • Project HELP Board of Governors Interview
    • Cargill Bellwether Application Video
    • Wind Turbine Video Edit

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Aerni stated there was no need for an executive session.

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, 2017 and 2016. Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment for 2016-17 was 3710.87; 2015-16 FTE enrollment was 3777.39.

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, 2017, and 2016, 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 27, 2017, 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 2016-17 Audit Statement, as presented by Dana F. Cole, Inc.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to accept the 2016-2017 Statements of Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment and Reimbursable Educational Units as presented by Dana F. Cole, Inc.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Davis – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Sale of Kearney Building

Joel King presented a resolution to approve sale of the old Kearney Center. He reported updated language:

The Board of Governors of the Central Community College Area (aka Central Community College), a political subdivision, does declare that Dr. Greg P. Smith is authorized to sign documents on behalf of said corporation.

Further The Board of Governors of the Central Community College Area, a political subdivision does declare that in the absence of Dr. Greg P. Smith, Mr. Joel L. King is authorized to sign documents on behalf of said corporation.

It is further resolved that the sale of the property known as the “Old” Kearney Center, located at 3519, 2nd Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska is authorized by The Board of Governors of the Central Community College Area and the aforementioned officers are authorized to execute the documents.

Approved by the Board of Governors on the 17th day of August 2017.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY DAVIS to approve the sale of the old Kearney Center building.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Davis – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

Legislative Changes

Joel King reported changes with the budgeting process. The first, we have to have a session close and then start the Board approval session. We already do this with our Board meeting when we do budget approval. Second, we no longer can take a deduction for property tax. In the past, we have claimed 95%; we now have to claim 100%. Third, counties can now submit their assessments online. They can also continue mailing assessments.

Joel King also asked the Board for volunteers to serve on a committee to help with choosing the architect for the advanced manufacturing/welding building. Board policy states that any project over $2 million, we will have an RFP for architectural services. Committee will be made up of Paul Krieger, David Stubbs, Rita Skiles, Sandra Borden, and Roger Davis.

REPORTS

Student Success

Dr. Brennan reported on Faculty Credentials at CCC:

Higher Learning Commission Requirements

  • Consistency among all institutions
  • Complaints
  • Nebraska community colleges
  • University and state colleges

Degree level and experience

  • One degree higher than teaching
  • For general education and academic transfer – Master’s degree in the discipline with 18 hours in field or sub-field
  • Two years relevant experience

Tested Experience

  • In general cannot be teaching experience
  • Can substitute for another credential or portions thereof
  • Includes breadth and depth of experience outside the classroom
  • Must be clearly defined by the institution

Early College/Dual Credit Instructors

  • Must have the same credential requirements as other faculty
  • Review outside of classroom experience

At CCC

  • AAS Programs
    • Business
      • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher
      • Teaching Nebraska Transfer Initiative courses – Master’s degree in the discipline (18 hours)
      • Business Administration courses – Intro to Business, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management
      • Accounting courses – Accounting I and II
      • Information Technology courses – Microcomputer Applications, Technology in Society
      • Business Technology courses – Business communications, computer and Internet Literacy
      • Health Sciences
        • A degree higher than what they are teaching
        • Follow the accrediting bodies requirements
        • Single courses such as Comprehensive Medical Terms – we have defined
          • College level Science or related fields credits; completing the course before teaching, relevant experience
      • Skilled and  Technical Sciences
        • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field and three years relevant experience OR
        • AAS in the field, recognized industry certification and five years relevant experience OR
        • More than 10 years relevant experience, industry recognized certification and enrollment in a related AAS degree program
      • General Education and Academic Transfer
        • Master’s degree or higher in the discipline or sub-field OR
        • Master’s degree and a minimum of 12 graduate credits in the discipline OR
        • Master’s degree and 12 credits in the discipline and five years related work experience OR
        • 10 years of relevant work experience equating to a maximum of six graduate credits or a combination thereof.
      • Foundations Level Courses
        • A Bachelor’s degree in the discipline
      • Help for the Faculty
        • Working on individual plans
        • Must be in place by September 1, 2017
        • Approximately 25 of 175 faculty members
        • Adjuncts – six
        • Help with expenses
          • Faculty Individual Professional Development funds
          • CCC Foundation Professional Development funds
          • The President and EVP budgets

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. Accreditation - As you may recall, after the Higher Learning Commission visit last year we had an interim report due to address how we notifying students that there is an expectation of homework outside of class. I am glad to let you know we have heard back from the HLC and they have accepted our interim report – “On behalf of the Higher Learning Commission staff received the report on student credit hours. No further reports are required.” (SEE ATTACHMENT)
  2. Last week (8/10/17) the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) unanimously approved CCC’s plan to remodel/expand industrial technology and welding facilities on the Hastings campus. Bill Hitesman and Joel King represented CCC.
  3. This past Monday (8/14) the NCCA CEOs met in Lincoln. Topics discussed included (a) Executive Director, Greg Adams, upcoming meeting with Governor; (b) P-20 Data (NSWERS) Proposal; (c) Midwest Higher Education Compact (MHEC) request for someone to represent Nebraska on an OER (open educational resources group); and (d) Preparation for next legislative session. Concerning MHEC I put Dr. Brennan’s name forward to represent Nebraska community colleges.
  4. On August 8, CCC received an award notice from NSF. “The National Science Foundation hereby awards a grant of $648,844 to Central Community College for support of the entitled Growing Pathways to STEM (Project GPS), under the direction of Steven Heinisch, Lauren M. Gillespie. This award is expected to total $648,844. This award starts September 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2022.
  5. Pawnee Corn – From Scott Miller - The two attached stories are about the garden of sacred Pawnee white flour corn at CCC-Hastings. The first one is a feature story written by Shay Burk of the Hastings Tribune. The second is the news release that was sent out by CCC media relations manager Joni Ransom, which was run in the Lexington Clipper-Herald. The Custer County Chief and the Blue Hill Leader also ran the news release and portions of it were published Mundo Latino. Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is also planning on producing a documentary about the project. However, it is not known when it will be shown. Stay tuned. (SEE ATTACHMENTS)
  6. On July 24 UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green visited the CCC – Grand Island campus and met with me, Deb Brennan, Matt Gotschall, and Marcie Kemnitz to discuss issues of mutual concern (e.g., ease of transfer, reverse transfer).
  7. On July 24 the initial meeting with community leaders was held on the Hastings campus. This meeting is the beginning of our feasibility study for the upcoming Hastings Capital Campaign. It went very well.
  8. The October 12 Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) meeting is scheduled to be held at the Hastings campus.
  9. For future planning purposes – the next National Legislative Summit will be held from February 11-14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The 2018 ACCT Leadership Congress will be held from October 24-27, 2018 in New York City.

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Aerni declared the meeting adjourned at 2:31 p.m.

September 14, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
September 14, 2017

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 budget hearing and work session were held prior to the meeting on September 14. Agenda items included:

  • 2017-2018 Budget Hearing

Linda Aerni called the September 14, 2017 meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with ten board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Aerni asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Roger Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the October 19, 2017 board meeting in Columbus.

Public Participation

Chair Aerni 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 BORDEN that the Board recess the regular meeting in order to conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2017-2018 hazardous materials and accessibility budget, the budget statement for 2017-2018 and the tax request for 2017-2018. (Time – 1:03 p.m.).

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2017-18 BUDGETS

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, 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 $57,532,561 operating fund is down by $2,380,159, a 4.14 % decrease. The capital improvement fund for new capital projects is $11,129,616, a 6.43% increase. The hazardous materials/ADA access fund is $4,173,606, a 6.34% increase. The levy decreased from .06761 to .066802. The capital improvement levy stays the same at .020000.The hazardous materials levy stays the same at .00750.  

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

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY BORDEN to approve the additional one percent (1%) increase of allowable growth for Restricted Funds as shown on the 2017-2018 Budget Lid Computation Form.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE - MOTION CARRIED

Moved by MILLER, Seconded by PIRNIE to approve the Hazardous Materials and Accessibility Budget of $4,173,606.14.    

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY STUBBS to approve the budget of expenditures and revenues as represented within the State of Nebraska 2017-2018 Basic Budget Form.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – 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 2017-2018 property tax is:

General Fund - $37,174,119

Capital Improvement Fund - $11,129,616

Haz/Access - $  4,173,606   

Total - $52,477,341

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

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to approve the property tax request as listed.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – 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 Aerni asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.

CONSENT ITEMS

Sandra Borden reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

  1. Agenda for September 14, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the August 17, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for August 1, 2017, through August 31, 2017, totaling $7,252,478.88.
  4. Financial report as of August 31, 2017.
  5. Purchases: Request for Architectural Services, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Wilkins ADP of Kearney, Nebraska to provide the architectural services for the advanced manufacturing and welding remodel/addition on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases: CMI Software Upgrade, Grand Island: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Control Management, Inc. for $42,308.00 to provide a server upgrade on the Grand Island campus that will be for college wide.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that the change of status be accepted and that Dr. Kathy Fuchser be offered a 260-day contract as the Full-time Columbus Campus President/College Vice President in Columbus, Nebraska effective January 1, 2018.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY MILLER to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Pawnee Corn Report

Ronnie O’Brien, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Instructor, spoke with the Board about the Pawnee Corn project she has been working on since 2003. Ronnie previously worked at the Archway in Kearney and found that they were missing a huge portion of Nebraska agricultural history by not telling the story of Native Americans and their crops. She was put in touch with Dawn Echo-Hawk of the Pawnee tribe to try and add corn to the collection. At the same time, Dawn was trying to find a way to expand and grow the seed population of corn seeds she had gathered. She wondered if these seeds would grow in Nebraska.

Though the Pawnee Culture committee was apprehensive, the conclusion was, ‘if we don’t trust someone, we might lose it all.’ They trusted Ronnie with Eagle corn, one of their most prized varieties in which they had only 50 kernels left. She planted 25 the first spring only to have them rot. She planted the last 25 the second spring and 2500 seeds were produced for the tribe.

This summer, interns Kahheetah Barnoskie, Mee-Kai Clark, and Electa Redcorn stayed at the Hastings campus to learn and care for different types of corn. They had 8 pages of documentation to complete for every garden planted across Nebraska. The project has grown from Ronnie’s garden to include 17 trusted gardeners from Omaha to Mason City and Genoa to Bloomington. The numbers of corn have grown so much that the Pawnee were able to serve soup made from Eagle corn for the first time in almost a century. Ronnie showed the Board the different corn varieties, including: yellow flint corn, blue flour corn, white flour corn (which she has found turned into yellow flour corn), Eagle corn (and Eagle corn that has turned into black eyed corn), mother corn (which is the most sacred corn of the Pawnee), and speckled corn.

Ronnie believes that there will be opportunities to work in the future with Pawnee Community College in Oklahoma to learn more about the corn. 

Enrollment Report

Brian McDermott, Director of Institutional Research, presented the 2016-2017 Enrollment Report.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Aerni noted there was no need for an executive session.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

There were no discussion of consent/action items.

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Brian McDermott, Director of Institutional Research, reported on Textbook Savings in fall 2017:

Process

  • Include Ed program from Follett Bookstores
    • Two Publishers- Pearson and McGraw Hill
    • Open Educational Resources (OER)
      • Speech
      • English
      • Pilots
        • General Biology, microbiology
        • Sociology
        • Education
        • History
        • Psychology

Opt Out

  • 1401 possible students – 41 students opted out (only 3%)

Include Ed Savings (based on new textbook pricing)

  • Enrollments
    • Math 671
    • Economics 296
    • Sociology 174
    • Information Technology 168
    • English 27
    • Variance in cost of books
    • Overall books cost 54% less
    • Highest percentage of savings
      • Sociology 76% less
      • Psychology 74% less
      • Micro and Macro Economics 72% less
      • Math with highest enrollments – overall 44% less

Overall Savings with Include Ed (based on new textbook pricing)

  • $138,067.21
  • $98.55 average savings per student

OER Savings

  • Enrollments
    • Speech 530
    • English 112

Overall Savings with OER (no pilots) (based on next textbook pricing)

  • $70,911.50
  • $110.45 average savings per student

Total Savings (based on new textbook pricing)

  • $208,978.71 total savings
  • $102.29 average savings per student

Who do we thank?

  • Wasn’t easy
    • Technical problems
    • Communication problems
    • Faculty Members
    • Student Accounts
    • Learning Support Services
    • Deans and Associate Deans
    • Follett Bookstore Managers

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. With the change in DACA status that was announced last week, we recognize this news may cause stress, anxiety and fear in some of our students. Since we are firmly committed to supporting all of our students, we want to ensure our DACA students receive our support, particularly during this time. 
  2. Secretary of Education DeVos has announced potential modification to federal direction for handling of Title IX complaints.
  3. James L. Fisher passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Jim was a former Campus President, Interim Campus President, Dean and Associate Dean of Students at the Central Community College-Columbus Campus.  Jim retired from the college on May 31, 2005.
  4. State Fair went well with a lot of visitors and many folks returning to our booth for the spatulas.  As a matter of fact, as each year goes on, we get more folks coming to get one which has made quite a unique niche for CCC.  CCC also helped staff the Bike Barn and participated in Veterans activities.
  5. Husker Harvest Days is being held this week (9/12-14). CCC has a booth, as in the past, with college information. We are also showcasing welding (with the welding simulator), precision ag/N-PACE, and heavy equipment (with a heavy equipment simulator). 
  6. As of early September, CCC 2017 Fall FTE Enrollment is down 5.8% over last year – from 1,720.35 to 1,620.34. Early College enrollment is down 8.5% from 246.41 to 225.49.
  7. The Governor has expressed interest in visiting CCC’s Kearney Learning Center. I will be issuing an invitation inviting him to our new facility with the date and time to be set at his convenience.
  8. The AACC government relations staff thought you might want to see its analysis of the Senate FY 18 Labor, HHS and Education appropriations bill, approved earlier this week by the Senate Appropriations committee. The highlight of the bill is a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant, as well as the overall rejection of the deep spending cuts proposed in the administration’s budget. As in most past years, final legislation will not likely be approved until the last days of this year at the earliest, and perhaps early next year.
  9. The October 12 Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) meeting is scheduled to be held at the Hastings campus. The CCC annual fall in service is also scheduled for that date.
  10. The annual NCCA Conference is scheduled for November 6-7 in McCook. If you have not already made travel arrangements, please see Jessica ASAP.
  11. For future planning purposes – the next National Legislative Summit will be held from February 11-14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Registration opens in September. The 2018 ACCT Leadership Congress will be held from October 24-27, 2018 in New York City.

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Aerni declared the meeting adjourned at 2:24 p.m.

October 19, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
October 19, 2017

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.

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. NPPD hosted the Nebraska Open Golf Tournament this summer.

Linda Aerni called the October 19, 2017 meeting to order at 1:03 p.m., with nine board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Ms. Aerni asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – absent
Miller – present
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Aerni 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 November 16, 2017 board meeting in Grand Island.

Public Participation

Chair Aerni 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

Chair Aerni 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.

  1. Agenda for October 19, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the September 14, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for September 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017, totaling $5,104,679.87.
  4. Financial report as of September 30, 2017.
  5. Purchases: Platte Carpet Replacement, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Jacobi Carpet One for $40,430.00 to provide new carpet for the Platte building on the Hastings Campus.
  6. Personnel: None
  7. Policy: Excused Leave Policy: Compulsory absence, such as jury duty, active pallbearer, fulfilling of voting privileges, and similar classified requests shall be classified as ‘excused leave’.

    Policy: Free Speech Policy: Central Community College (CCC) supports every individual’s right to freedom of expression consistent with the forum in which the expression is made. CCC also recognizes the importance of fostering a culture of tolerance and civility that is a cornerstone for the accomplishment of its educational goals.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY MILLER to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

NCCA Report

Greg Adams, executive director of the Nebraska Community College Association, followed up with the Board on his challenge he gave them in August regarding building relationships with senators in our service area. He reiterated that we need to have relationships with these senators so they will fight for community colleges, as right now we don’t have a voice on the floor. He wants our Board members to be a resource for senators so they have someone to talk to when they have to cast a vote on anything resembling community colleges. He again gave the Board a challenge to reach out to the Senators in our service area and build relationships with them.

CCC Foundation Report

Billy Dunbar, Foundation Development Director, discussed the highlights of the Foundation. Here is the full presentation.

Central Community College Foundation Consolidated Assets

  • 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
    • AS of 6/30/17 - $40.1 million

CCC Foundation Consolidated Balance Sheet

Consolidating Statement of Financial Position

July 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017

 

Assets

Central Community College Foundation

Warren and Velda Wilson Foundation

Totals

Cash and Cash equivalent

$1,485,808

$72,485

$1,558,292

Investments

$7,536,850

$4,222,698

$11,759,548

Farm land

-

$16,263,000

$16,263,000

Minority Scholarship Fund (Davis Chambers)

$52,449

-

$52,449

Kearney Major Gifts Campaign

$6,470,819

-

$6,470,819

Loan Program Receivables

$70,580

-

$70,580

Charitable remainder Unitrusts

$218,339

 

$218,339

Interest receivables

$13,484

$814

$3,904,471

Pledges receivables

$3,904,471

-

$3,904,471

Cash value – life insurance

$46,443

-

$46,443

Fixed Assets, net of accumulated depreciation

$5,772

$148,892

$154,664

Total Assets

$19,806,016

$20,707,889

$40,513,905

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet Continued

Liabilities & Net Assets

Central Community College Foundation

Warren and Velda Wilson Foundation

Totals

LIABILITIES

Accounts Payable

-

-

-

Deferred Pledges

$3,904,471

-

$3,904,471

Gift Annuities payable

$378,675

-

$378,675

Total Liabilities

$4,283,146

-

$4,283,146

NET ASSETS

Unrestricted net assets (fund 70/77)

$348,454

$20,707,889

$21,056,343

Temporarily restricted net assets (fund 75)

$7,935,729

-

$7,935,729

Permanently restricted net assets (fund 76)

$7,238,687

-

$7,238,687

Total Liabilities

$15,522,869

$20,707,889

$36,230,759

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$19,806,016

$20,707,889

$40,513,905


Hastings Campus Major Gifts Campaign – AMDT Addition & WELD Expansion

  • Executive Summary – PDF

Central Community College Foundation Capital Campaign Timeline

Hastings Campus Major Gifts Campaign – AMDT Addition & WELD Expansion

  • Executive Leadership Team-
    • Rhonda Pauley, Foundation Board President
    • Ann Martin, IdeaBank Marketing
    • Bob Wilson, Retired Manufacturing Executive
    • Colleen Adam, NE Coordinating Commission
    • Craig Kautz, Hastings Public Schools Superintendent
    • Dave Rippe, Hastings Economic Development Corporation
    • Doug Oakeson, Oakeson Steiner Wealth & Retirement
    • LaVern Franzen, CCC Retiree
    • William Hermes, Dutton Lainson
    • Plus college personnel
    • Prospect & Evaluation
      • Companies/Organizations/Individuals            $5.8 million
      • Including Foundations – total of                    $10 million
      • Hastings Campaign Status Report

Number Required

Actual Number

Total at this Level

Cumulative Amount

Cash Gifts to Date

Pledged Gifts to Date

In-Kind Gifts to Date

Planned Gifts to Date

Scholarship Fund

Total Raised

1

 

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

$0

2

 

$1,000,000

$2,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

$0

3

 

$750,000

$2,750,000

 

 

 

 

 

$0

4

 

$400,000

$3,150,000

 

 

 

 

 

$0

7

 

$525,000

$3,675,000

 

 

 

 

 

$0

9

 

$450,000

$4,125,000

 

 

 

 

 

$0

15

 

$375,000

$4,500,000

 

 

 

 

 

$0

30

 

$300,000

$4,800,000

 

 

 

 

 

$0

Numerous

21

$200,000

$5,000,000

$3,775

$14,190

 

 

 

$17,965

 

21

 

TOTAL

$3,775

$14,190

$0

$0

$0

$17,965


Deferred-Expectancy Gifts as of 9/30/2017

  • Estimated Amount - $5,598,000

2017 Pacesetter & Full-Time Employee Appeal Status Chart

Appreciation Luncheon

  • 2017 Appreciation Luncheon- Grand Island campus
  • Drs. Greg & Marilee Smith- CCC Foundation Hall of Fame
    • Thursday, October 26
    • 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
    • Tickets $15 each
    • Table Sponsorship - $150 (includes 8 seats)
    • Appreciation Underwriting Sponsorship - $300 (includes 8 seats)

Hall of Fame Plaque

  • Honoring Drs. Greg & Marilee Smith unveiling
  • November 16, 2017 following Board of Governors meeting (approx.. 3:30pm)

Columbus Campus Annual Report

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

Preparing Health Providers

  • 2020 students trained in CPR through the Columbus Campus from July 2016-June 2017
  • 954 Emergency Medical Services individuals received continuing education from CCC-Columbus in 79 classes held in 24 locations
  • 145 Nursing Assistant students

Arts

  • Spectrum to Italy - Performed at Vatican
  • Actors to Kennedy Center Regional Awards
  • Art Instructor accomplishments

NJCAA Athletic Academic Awards

  • Volleyball team GPA = 3.49
  • Softball team GPA = 3.16
  • First Team (4.0 GPA) = 7 students
  • Second Team (3.99-3.80 GPA) = 5 students
  • Third Team (3.79-3.60 GPA) = 4 students

Facilities Improvements

  • Student Center carpet
  • Weight room/athletic offices
  • Lower level resource center
  • Main level resource center
  • Pollinator garden
  • Turf soccer & softball field
  • Fine Arts Building doors/windows
  • Administration Center restroom

Mechatronics with Instrumentation and Controls Grant

  • Almost $900,000 from National Science Foundation
  • Advisory Board members from national and local businesses – ADM, Cargill
  • Builds upon current Mechatronics curriculum
  • Incorporates curriculum from other colleges and universities too

New NSF Grant

  • $648,844 total over 5 years
  • 60% of grant for student scholarships
  • Support for rural, minority, non-traditional, high ability students pursue science and engineering careers
  • Leadership of Steve Heinisch, Dr. Lauren Gillespie

International Students 2017-2018

  • 25 students on F1 Visas
  • 7 countries
  • Most participating in soccer
  • Plus 2 US citizens/military children from Germany
  • Special International New Student Orientation

Marcus Horwood, Soccer Team Captain

  • Hometown: Chesham, Great Britain (United Kingdom)
  • Residence hall student

Naturalization Ceremony

  • August 9, 2017 at CCC-Columbus Fine Arts Theater

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Aerni requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY STUBBS, SECONDED BY BORDEN that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session. (Time: 2:11 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting. (Time: 2:43 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

There were no discussion of consent/action items.

INFORMATION ITEMS

Tuition, Fees, Room and Board Rates 2018-19

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, presented suggested tuition, fees, and room and board rates for the 2018-19 year. He answered questions that Board members had.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan, Executive Vice President, presented on the Community College Survey of Student Engagement.

CCSSE

  • Based on institutional practices and student behaviors that are correlated with student learning and retention
  • Every other year

Active and Collaborative Learning

Aspects of Student Engagement – Active and Collaborative Learning

  • Active and Collaborative Learning
  • Made a class presentation
    • NE mean: 2.21
    • National mean: 2.2
    • CCC mean: 1.96
    • Discussed ideas with others outside of class
      • NE mean: 2.43
      • National mean: 2.54
      • CCC mean: 2.43
      • All other categories lower mean than NE and national

Student Effort

Aspects of Student Engagement – Student Effort

  • Preparing for Class
    • NE mean: 1.97
    • National mean: 1.99
    • CCC mean: 2.09
    • Peer or other tutoring
      • NE Mean: 0.63
      • National mean: .71
      • CCC mean: 0.64
      • Computer Lab
        • NE mean: 1.50
        • National mean: 1.42
        • CCC mean: 1.22

Academic Challenge

Aspects of Student Engagement – Academic Challenge

  • Challenging Tests
    • NE mean: 4.84
    • National mean: 4.90
    • CCC mean: 5.08

Student Faculty Interaction

Aspects of Student Engagement – Student Faculty Interaction

  • Used e-mail to communicate with instructor
    • NE mean: 2.87
    • National mean: 2.95
    • CCC mean: 3.13
    • Talked about career plans with instructor/advisor
      • NE mean: 2.22
      • National mean: 2.21
      • CCC mean: 2.27

Support for Learners

Aspects of Student Engagement – Support for Learners

  • Provided financial aid
    • NE mean: 2.59
    • National mean: 2.55
    • CCC mean: 2.62
    • Career counseling
      • NE mean: 0.47
      • National mean: 0.56
      • CCC mean: 0.49

Where did we improve from 2015?

  • Academic Challenge
  • Support for Learners
  • Active and Collaborative Learning
    • Worked with classmates outside of class – improvement
    • Tutored other students – improvement
    • Discussed ideas from class with others – improvement
    • Made a class presentation – still a weakness

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. CCC had its State CCPE Audit with Ritchie Morrow on 9/18, and we came out of it with zero findings. The only question he had for us is “where can I get some water and some ice.” (9/18/17 Vicki Kucera)
  2. Ulsan College (South Korea) is planning on sending students to CCC in January/February. They’ve requested space for 4 nursing and 4 dental hygiene students. Based upon the past years’ schedules, we recommended they fly into GI on Thursday, January 11, have an orientation at the GI campus the morning of the 12th, then head to Hastings and Columbus to settle in and get their bearings. In order for the students to vacate the residence halls prior to winter break, they will need to fly back to S. Korea on Friday, February 9.
  3. On October 10 The Aspen Institute announced the 150 community colleges eligible to compete for its $1 million 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. CCC is included in that number. The Aspen Prize, which is awarded every two years, focuses on student success and looks at outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students. I received an email which stated “Congratulations again to your institution on being selected as eligible to apply for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and the 2019 Siemens Technical Scholars Program. Only 10% of colleges nation-wide have been invited to apply to either the Aspen Prize or the Siemens Technical Scholars Program, and only 3% have been deemed eligible for both.”
  4. As of early September 30 CCC 2017 year-to-date FTE enrollment is down about 4% over last year. However, headcount enrollment (including non-credit offerings) is up a few percentage points. FTE enrollment at the Kearney Center is up 30% over last year while headcount enrollment is up 18.6%
  5. The Governor visited CCC’s Kearney Learning Center on Monday, October 16. Board members Cowan, Pirnie, and Stubbs were in attendance. The Governor asked good questions and seemed generally impressed with the facility and the breadth and quality of our educational offerings.
  6. After an initial inquiry from George P. Holman, UNK Associate Dean of Students, CCC represented by Dr. Marcie Kemnitz and Dr. Kelly Christensen have had an initial meeting to discuss the possibility of developing an MOU for UNK housing CCC students.
  7. The October 12 Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) meeting was held at the Hastings campus.
  8. The CCC annual fall in service was held on October 12. 
  9. The annual NCCA Conference is scheduled for November 6-7 in McCook. If you need help with any travel arrangements, please see Jessica ASAP.
  10. For future planning purposes – the next National Legislative Summit will be held from February 11-14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Registration opens in September. The 2018 ACCT Leadership Congress will be held from October 24-27, 2018 in New York City.
  11. In an earlier report I mentioned that Dr. Marcie Kemnitz had been appointed to a three-year term on the AACC Commission on Academic, Student & Community Development. It is a great coincidence that two former Grand Island campus presidents, Drs. Mike Calvert and Thomas Walker, have also been appointed to that Commission.

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Aerni declared the meeting adjourned at 3:28 p.m.

November 16, 2017

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
November 16, 2017

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 16, 2017. Agenda items included:

  • ITS Presentation and Tour
  • Truck Driving Program

Austin Miller called the November 16, 2017 meeting to order at 1:02 p.m., with ten board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Mr. Miller asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – absent
Borden – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Novotny – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – present 

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Roger Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the January 18, 2018 board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Vice Chair Miller 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.

  1. Agenda for November 16, 2017.
  2. Minutes of the October 19, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for October 1, 2017, through October 31, 2017, totaling $5,634,649.26.
  4. Financial report as of October 31, 2017.
  5. Purchases: CCC Automotive Program, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of this quote from Snap-On Industrial for the Hastings Campus Automotive program.

    Purchases: Facilities Department, Columbus: The College President recommends acceptance of the best and lowest bid from Midwest Turf & Irrigation of Omaha, NE, for $48,897.00 for the Toro Groundmaster mower/snow mover at the Columbus campus.

    Purchases: Facilities Department, Hastings: The campus president recommends acceptance of this quote from Titan Machinery for the Hastings Campus Facilities Department.

    Purchases: Content Management System, Public Relations and Marketing: The College President recommends the acceptance of this estimate from C2 Group.

    Purchases: Website, College Wide: The College President recommends the acceptance of this estimate from C2 Group.

  6. Personnel: none this month.

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to accept the consent items.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Grand Island Campus Report

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

Dr. Charlie Gregory, 2017 Eclipse

  • Community Collaboration
    • CCC
    • College Park
    • Edgerton Explorit Center
    • Stuhr Museum
    • Nebraska Game and Parks
    • Hall County/Grand Island Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Grand Island Chamber of Commerce
    • Ravenna Chamber of Commerce
    • Sutton Chamber of Commerce
    • City of Grand Island
    • Central Nebraska Regional Airport
    • Economic Impact
      • Nebraska Tourism Commission Study
        • 708,000 visitors
        • $127,000,000
        • Grand Island Region – Estimates
          • 60,000 – 100,000 visitors
          • $1,000,000 direct buyer-to-buyer effect (GI Chamber of Commerce)
          • Grand Island Campus Impact
            • 1,750 visitors to campus
            • Three high schools hosted
            • CCC-Columbus Community Education
            • Metro Community College
            • Campus Collaborators
              • Extended Learning Services: Grand Island and Kearney
              • Grand Island Physical Plant
              • CCC Public Relations
              • Management Information Services
              • Educational Activities
                • Dr. Kate Russ, Ph.D.
                • Jim Greenhouse, Director New Mexico Museum of Natural History
                • Rio Rancho Astronomical Society

Kim Hurt, Accounting Program

  • Introduction
    • How did I end up at CCC?
    • Program improvements in 10 years
      • Degree awards from GI campus
        • 08-09: 1 degree
        • 09-10: 4 degrees
        • 10-11: 7 degrees
        • 12-present: average of 14 degrees per year
        • Lecture classes from the GI Campus
          • 2-7 per year
        • Other methods of delivery
          • Lecture
          • Lab
          • Online (entire degree can be earned online)
          • Hybrid
          • In the classroom
            • Group interaction
            • Hands-on practice
            • Taught by faculty with real world experience
            • Capstone course
            • FUN!

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Vice Chair Miller 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, 2017, 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 DAVIS, SECONDED BY SKILES to accept the Financial Audit Report as prepared by Dana F. Cole and Company, Inc.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

NCCA 2018 Annual Dues

An invoice for 2018 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 KRIEGER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the NCCA dues invoice for payment.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

February Board Meeting Date

Due to the conflicts with the ACCT National Legislative Summit, the February Board meeting date has been changed to Thursday, February 22, 2018.

February 15, 2018: CHANGE TO February 22, 2018

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY STUBBS to accept the date change for the February 2018 Board meeting.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Motion to Authorize Actions by College President in December 2017

As the Board of Governors of Central Community College will not have a meeting in December 2017, the Board hereby authorizes Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from November 16, 2017 thru January 3, 2018. Then Dr. Matt Gotschall will approve any needed action items from January 3, 2018 thru January 18, 2018.

Some known items that will be review during this time follow:

  1. Bleachers on the Columbus campus

Dr. Gotschall will provide the Board a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the January 18, 2018 Board meeting

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY STUBBS to authorize Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from November 16, 2017 thru January 3, 2018 and Dr. Matt Gotschall from January 3, 2018 thru January 18, 2018.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

2017-18 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Rates

Tuition - No Change

Tuition remains $88.00 per credit hour

Fees - No Change

Remains $12

Cost for 30 semester hours remains at $3,000

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 $1,663

19 Meal Plan per Semester $1,952

Cost for two semesters R&B 14 meal plan $6,582 was $6,488

Cost for two semesters R&B 19 meal plan $7,160 was $7,050

The College President recommends the tuition, room and board rates, as noted above be approved for 2018-2019.

MOVED BY STUBBS, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the 2018-2019 Tuition, Fees, and Room and Board rates as listed.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Stubbs – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

Nomination Committee

Austin Miller, Vice Chair, state the slate of officers for the 2018 year are:

Chair – Austin Miller

Vice Chair – Roger Davis

Secretary – Sam Cowan

Treasurer – Sandra Borden

Officers will be sworn in at the January 2018 meeting.

NCCA Representatives

Sandra Borden and Diane Keller will serve as the NCCA representatives for the 2018 year.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Deb Brennan, Executive Vice President, presented data on the Community College Faculty Student Survey of Engagement.

Active and Collaborative Learning

  • How often do students as questions in class?
  • How often does a student prepare two or more drafts of a paper?
  • How often do students come to class without completing readings or assignments?
  • How often do students skip class?
  • How often did the students work harder than they thought they could to meet the instructor’s standards?
  • How often do students use email to contact their instructor?

Academic Challenge

  • How much does the work in this course emphasize memorizing so students can repeat them back?
  • How much does the work in this course emphasize analyzing the elements of an idea, experience, or theory?
  • How much does the coursework emphasize forming a new idea or understanding from various pieces of information?
  • How much does the coursework emphasize making judgments about the value or soundness of information, arguments, or methods?
  • How much does the coursework emphasize applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations?
  • How much does the coursework emphasize having students use the information they have read or heard to perform a new skill?

Student-Faculty Interaction

  • How often do students receive prompt feedback from their instructor?
  • How often do students talk with their instructor about their career plans?

Support for Learners

  • How many hours a week do you think students work (students how many hours a week do you work?)?
  • How important are computer labs to students?

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The governor has recommended that the Unicameral adopt a 2% funding rescission for community colleges for the current fiscal year (FY17-18) budget which would amount to $288,649 for CCC (3.1% of our state aid). The 2018-19 community college state aid budget has already been reduced by .5%.
  2. As of early October 31, 2017 CCC year-to-date FTE enrollment is down about 4.85% over last year. However, headcount enrollment (including non-credit offerings) is up a few percentage points. FTE enrollment at the Kearney Center is up 38% over last year while headcount enrollment is up 25%.
  3. The annual NCCA Conference was held November 6-7 in McCook. CCC was well represented by Board members Borden, Cowan, Keller, Krieger, Miller, Novotny, and Pirnie as well as numerous CCC staff members.
  4. For future planning purposes – the next National Legislative Summit will be held from February 11-14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Registration opens in September. The 2018 ACCT Leadership Congress will be held from October 24-27, 2018 in New York City.
  5. This Board meeting is my 127th at CCC, my 97th as College President.
  6. Board officers for 2018 will be appointed on January 18, 2018. Sandra Borden and Diane Keller are the current CCC representatives on the NCCA board. Per usual schedule, unless the board decides otherwise, Austin Miller will be president, Roger Davis vice president, and Sam Cowan secretary. The board needs to select a treasurer.
  7. Board members are reminded that incumbents need to refile for election by February 15. Members up for reelection in 2018 are Diane Keller, Rita Skiles, Roger Davis, Austin Miller, and Linda Aerni.
  8. As we reported a three-year default rate of 14.5 last year, we are out performing our peers in two year public institutions. The national is community college loan default rate is 18.3% (2014 Cohort).
  9. At the November 6 NCCA meeting in McCook the 2017 Administrator’s Award was presented to Dr. Greg P. Smith Central Community College Area “in appreciation of his innovative leadership, outstanding administrative judgment, and lasting commitment to the growth and development of the community colleges,” and the Friend of Community Colleges Award was presented to Greg “in recognition of his long-standing dynamic support of community college education by the Nebraska Community College Association.”
  10. What’s next for the Raiders? The Raiders are now 33-10 on the season and advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Charleston, West Virginia on November 16-18. They left for Charleston via charter bus on Monday at 6 pm and arrived on Tuesday. Our first opponent is #9 seed Cowley County Community College at noon on Thursday. We beat Cowley in August and lost to them in 5 sets in early October.
  11. CCC has extended a volleyball scholarship to Mallory Gotschall (Matt and Michele's daughter) for the 2017-18 school year. We are so excited she has decided to be a member of our Raider Volleyball team! On the Letter of Intent agreement, it asks for the President’s signature and typically Matt signs for all of our offers; However, I also signed the LOI.
  12. The Central Community College Foundation would like to thank everyone that participated in the 2017 Pacesetter & Employee appeal. The CCC Board of Governors participated at the 100% level. With an overall 67% participation rate we had a tremendous amount of support this year raising $80,528 to benefit the students of CCC through scholarships and program support. This marks the highest dollar amount of donations raised during the Pacesetter & Employee Appeal and we greatly appreciate all of the generous support.
  13. On 10/23/17 we received word there will be no increase in premium rates next year for CCC’s health insurance plan following action by the Educators Health Alliance (EHA), a consortium of three statewide public school groups that manages the plan. The average annual increase over the past eight years has been 3.3 percent. The zero percent increase in rates is made possible because employees and their families have made wise decisions regarding their health care, because of the EHA Board’s strong management of the plan, and due to the expertise provided by EHA’s insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

Vice Chair Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 3:02 p.m.