2018 Board of Governors Minutes

January 18, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
January 18, 2018

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 18, 2018. Agenda items included:

  • Capital Improvement Plan
  • FT Wages and Benefits 18-19

Linda Aerni called the January 18, 2018 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 – absent
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Novotny – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Stubbs – present

POLICY ITEMS

Officers

Chair Aerni announced the slate of officers for the 2018 year. They are as follows:

Austin Miller, Chair

Roger Davis, Vice Chair

Sam Cowan, Secretary

Sandra Borden, Treasurer

Diane Keller, NCCA Representative

Sandra Borden, NCCA Representative

MOVED BY COWAN, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to accept the above mentioned slate of officers for the 2018 year.

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

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 2018. Sandra Borden will be sworn in at the February 22, 2018.

Chair Austin Miller presented outgoing Chair Linda Aerni with an appreciation plaque for her service, dedication, and leadership to the Board. Dr. Gotschall also presented Linda Aerni with a service award plaque for her 15 years of service on the CCC Board.

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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 February 22, 2018 board meeting in Hastings.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Miller 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 January 18, 2018.
  2. Minutes of the November 16, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for November 1, 2017, through November 30, 2017, totaling $4,501,305.76 and for the period of December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 totaling $3,970,764.29.
  4. Financial report as of November 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
  5. Purchases: Dental Hygiene Chairs, Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Henry Schein for $166,770.00. The funds for this project are fulling funded as part of the general fund.
  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Karen Smallwood be offered a 175 day contact as the Full-time Pharmacy Tech Instructor in Grand Island, NE effective January 1, 2018.
  7. Personnel: The College President recommends that a change of status be accepted and that Dr. Elizabeth Przymus be offered a 260-day contact as the Area Wide Dean of Student Success in Columbus, NE effective January 1, 2018.
  8. Personnel: The College President recommends that the change of status be accepted and that Janel Walton be offered a 260-day contact as the Area Wide Dean of Enrollment Management in Grand Island, NE effective January 1, 2018.

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

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
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

Extended Learning Services Report

Ron Kluck, Dean of Extended Learning Services and Training, gave highlights of the 2015-2016 year.

ELS Programming

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

Early College

  • Enrollments 5,032 (13.1% increase from 15/16)
  • FTEs 492.9 (11.7% increase from 15/16)
  • Students enrolled in 77 high schools within the CCC service area
  • Students enrolled in an additional 18 high schools outside of the CCC service area
  • Courses delivered via telecommunications, onsite lecture, independent study packets and online

Meet South Central Unified School District

  • Jason Searle – Sandy Creek HS Principal
  • Dana Epley – Lawrence/Nelson HS Principal
  • Connie Porter – Counselor for Sandy Creek & Lawrence/Nelson
  • Dr. Randall Gilson – District Superintendent

Meet

  • Anne Pham – CCC Early College student

Community Education

  • Enrollments 6,583
  • FTEs 15.05
  • Includes credit, non-credit reimbursable & avocational enrollments 

Meet

  • Mike Gloor – Former President and CEO of Saint Francis Medical Center, form Senator for Grand Island’s District 35

Meet

  • Katelyn Blanton – CCC student

Adult Education

  • ABE-GED-ESL
  • Adult Basic Education-General Educational Development-English as a Second Language
  • Enrollments 1,584
  • Student contact hours 95,592.5
  • 57 paid staff – only 3 full time
  • 130 volunteers 4,241.5 hours
  • GED Completions 51

Meet

  • Yensy Hernandez – CCC student
  • Jose Rodriguez – CCC student

Fruits of our Outreach

  • In 15/16: 2,896 people took their first CCC class through ELS or Training
  • In 16/17: 1,150 of them returned to enroll in additional course(s)
  • Of the 1,150 returning students, 725 enrolled in at least one on-campus course (23.5% increase)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Miller requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY NOVOTNY, SECONDED BY KRIEGER that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 2:09 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
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: 2:47 p.m.)

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

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Appoint Audit Committee Members

Chair Miller asked for volunteers to serve on the Audit Committee. Rita Skiles, John A. Novotny, and Roger Davis volunteered to serve on the Audit Committee for the 2018 year.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY COWAN to accept the Audit Committee members for the 2018 year.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
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

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Deb Brennan, Executive Vice President, introduced Paulette Woods-Ramsey, Dean of Health, who presented data on the State and National Certification Pass Rates (LPNR, ADNR, Dental Hygiene, and Occupational Therapy).

State and National Certification Pass Rates

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
    • Key aspects of this program as they relate to this study:
      • Data on the following charts represents data reported to CCC (National Council Licensure Examination- NCLEX) from the Nebraska Board of Nursing
      • Data shown represents the performance of only those attempting certification testing in the indicated year (first attempt, second attempt, and combined cumulative rate).
      • The current minimum (first attempt) pass rate goal for CCC is equal to or greater than the national average first time pass rate for that year.
      • ADNR First Attempt Pass Rates
      • Licensed Practical Nurse
        • Key aspects of this program as they relate to this study:
          • Data on the following charts represent data reported to CCC from the National Council from the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
          • Data shown represents the performance of only those attempting certification testing in the indicated year (first attempt, second attempt, and combined cumulative rate).
          • The current minimum (first attempt) pass rate goal for CCC is equal to or greater than the national average first time pass rate for that year.
        • LPNR First Attempt Pass Rates
        • Dental Hygiene Certification
          • Key aspects of this study includes:
            • All results on the following chart represents results from 2011 to 2016.
            • All results represent the cumulative combined written and practical exam rates (written and practical not individually reported).
        • Dental Hygiene Certification Results 2011-2016 (combined written and practical results)
        • Occupational Therapy Assistant
          • Key aspects of this study includes:
            • All results on the following chart represents results from 2011 to 2016 (new program in 2011).
        • OTA First Attempt Pass Rates

Dr. Gotschall’s Report 

  1. As reported by Dr. Smith last month, we are expecting 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). Additionally, another $1,000,000 was withheld from the total funding amount due to community colleges pending a meeting with Appropriations Committee regarding the funding formula/distribution. The 2018-19 community college state aid would reduce another 3%. Still recommendations and legislative bills so not final.
  2. As of January 15, 2018 spring semester credit enrollment down about 1.5% from last spring. We are holding an Enrollment and Retention meeting the end of this month to continue working on plans to implement this spring/summer to impact fall 18 enrollments.
  3. The next AACCT National Legislative Summit will be held from February 11-14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Austin Miller, John Novotny, and I will be attending.
  4. 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.
  5. The CCC-Cargill Learning Center in Schuyler hosted a 10-year anniversary celebration last week. That operation works with hundreds of employees and community members teaching English as Second Language, Adult Education and citizenship classes. The cost of the facility and programming is largely funded by the Cargill Corporation.
  6. Grand Island English instructor Terry Schifferns has a poem in the 2018 One Book One Nebraska series book: Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry. Congratulations on her work.
  7. Campaign fundraising visits remain very positive for the Hastings Advanced Manufacturing and Welding facility. The grants department is helping the CCC Foundation write proposals for several local, state and national foundations.
  8. Additionally, the grants department continues to support Training and Development businesses by submitting over a dozen grants at year end for this past quarter’s submission of state Worker Training Grants.
  9. I accepted an invitation to join the Heartland United Way Board of Directors starting in April. This group assists over 21 agencies in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties.
  10. Last week, I participated in a Chamber coffee in Lexington where those present were very complimentary of the work Amy Hill and the CCC employees do for their community. A tour of the Lexington High School followed where they work with a growing population of students representing over 40 countries and over 30 different languages. Also visited the site of our nurse aid and skills academy classes are held, and finished the day at the Kearney Center.
  11. This Friday, Austin Miller, Diane Keller, and I will be in Lincoln with the NCCA Board to review and prioritize bills. Please let me know whom would like to go to Lincoln to visit with our state senators on February 1. Jessica and I will be making those appointments next week.

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

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

 ADJOURNMENT

Chair Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 3:09 p.m.

February 22, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
February 22, 2018

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 p.m., with eight board members present. Mr. Miller asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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 15, 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

Consent items for the February 22 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for February 22, 2018.
  2. Minutes of the January 18, 2018, Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Personnel: The College President recommends awarding retired College President Dr. Greg Smith Distinguished Emeritus status in recognition of meritorious service to the   college.
  4. Purchases: South Dorm Fire Alarms: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Protex Central Inc. from Hastings Nebraska, for $41,499.01 to provide the labor and material for the Physical plant vehicle storage building.
  5. Claims for the period of January 1, 2018, through January 31, 2018, totaling $8,004,468.22.
  6. Financial report as of January 31, 2018.

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

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

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Novotny – absent
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:

  • Consolidated Assets (CCC Foundation and Warren and Velda Wilson Foundation): $39.8 million as of Jan. 31, 2018.
  • Kearney Center Major Gifts Campaign: Total raised is $10,299,494. Ninety-six percent has been collected to date; 0.1 percent ($1,360) has been written off; and $3 million has been given back to the college.
  • Hastings Campus Advanced Manufacturing Addition and Welding Expansion Campaign: Total raised to date is $1,104,838 toward the campaign goal of $5 million.
  • Foundation Yearend Appeal: $225,644 raised from 121 donors.
  • New Endowment Funds: Dean and Kathy Fuchser Scholarship and Dr. Lynn and Joan Black Scholarship.
  • CCC Foundation Pro-Am Golf Tournament: Sept. 17 at the Elks Country Club in Columbus with check-in at 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m.
  • CCC Foundation Office Update: The move to its new location on the North Highway 281 corridor will be in May or June. The office will have 2,700 square-feet in the 6,700 square-foot building it’s sharing with Countryman Associates/Wealth Advisors Group. Thanks to significant donations, the CCC Foundation will own its space and have a separate entrance.

Hastings Campus Annual Report

Bill Hitesman, Hastings Campus President, presented the Hastings Campus Annual Report

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Miller requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY KRIEGER that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 2:09)

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting. (Time: 2:42)

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

2018-19 Capital Budget

Craig Boroff, Facilities and Construction Manager, explained the 2018-19 Capital Budget.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to accept the 2018-19 Capital Budget.

Discussion followed.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Full-Time Wages and Benefits

The College President recommends the following worksheet for full-time salary and classified wages for 2018‐19:

            A.        Full-time classified and contracted employees retained for the 2018‐19 year will be eligible to receive a wage increase. An amount equivalent to 2.5% of total wages will be set aside for compensation.

            B.        Employees hired after April 1, 2018 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.

            C.        Health insurance premiums are estimated to not to increase over the next year.

            D.        All other benefits will remain in place without change.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY STUBBS to accept the worksheet as outlined.

Tom Pirnie moved to amend line D and add that Martin Luther King Day be made a paid holiday for college employees.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY SKILES to make MLK Day a paid college holiday.

Discussion followed.

Miller called for a voice vote. It was not unanimous so a roll call was called.

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

AMENDMENT PASSED, 7-1.

Hearing no more discussion, Miller called for a vote on Full-time Wages and Benefits as amended.

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

MOTION CARRIED, 7-1.

Flexible Savings Account (FSA) Vendor Approval

The College President recommends approval of Union Bank as the new vendor for the Flexible Savings Account (FSA) for employees. A new vendor was needed because the college added a Health Savings Account (HSA) to the FSA.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to approve Union Bank as the new vendor for the Flexible Savings Account.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented on the Perkins Grant, which supports technical education students. CCC receives about 18 percent of the Perkins money that comes into the state.

Dr. Gotschall’s Report

  1. The State of Nebraska gave a clean audit report for the college’s financial aid office. Dr. Gotschall credited the staff for their efforts in making sure students get the financial aid information they need.
  2. Sam Cowan, Austin Miller, David Stubbs and Dr. Gotschall attended the NCCA Legislative Day on Feb. 1 where they visited with several of the 11 state senators who cover the college’s service area. They were Senators Schumacher, Quick, Kuehn, Kolterman, Halloran, Williams and Lowe. Dr. Gotschall was able to meet with Senators Friesen, Briese and Hughes when he returned for an appropriations hearing for community college funding on Feb. 5. Senator Bostelman is the only one he has left to meet in person. Community colleges can expect a 2% funding rescission for the current fiscal year (2017-18), but if state revenue projects increase, thy might be spared some of the 3% cut for 2018-19.
  3. Austin Miller, John Novotny and Dr. Gotschall attended the AACCT National Legislative Summit Feb.10-14 in Washington, D.C. where they met with all three congressional members and both U.S. senators. Updates included the Higher Education Act proposals.
  4. Recent awards and recognitions CCC has received for work at the Kearney Center include the Excellence in Economic Impact Award from Buffalo County Economic Development and the 2017 Award of Outstanding Achievement from the American Concrete Institute-Nebraska Chapter.
  5. The CCC Agriculture program was recognized this month as one of the top five community college agriculture programs in the country by Successful Farming magazine. Hastings instructor Brad Lang was quoted in the article for this well-deserved honor.
  6. Stephanie Matal, a student at the Grand Island Campus, has been awarded a $750 TRiO Board of Director’s Scholarship through the MoKanNe Chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) for the 2017 year. This award is given to only two college students per year in the state so Stephanie is in a very select group. She is being recognized for her achievement, excellence and perseverance. Stephanie worked hard on this application as did her nominator, AJ Hodtwalker.
  7. Associate Dean Karin Rieger, Regional Director Dr. Crystal Ramm and Dr. Gotschall attended the Valley County Awards Banquet on Feb. 2. Nominated for awards were the Ord Learning Center for the Interactive Media and/or Website and the High Impact Organization awards, Dr. Ramm for the Partner in Progress Award and Traci Fahrenholz, nursing assistant instructor, for the Outstanding Public Service Award. CCC alumna Riley (Callan) Smith was nominated for and received the Dynamic Young Community Leader award. Musical entertainment was provided by singer/recording artist and CCC alumna Shelia Greenland.
  8. In addition to visiting Ord Public Schools and attending the Valley County Awards ceremonies, Karin Rieger and Dr. Gotschall also visited Boone Central High School in Albion and Boone County Economic Development to meet new staff and superintendent.
  9. Four nursing student visitors from Ulsan College in South Korea spent several weeks at the Columbus Campus and in the Columbus community where they learned medical English and observed nursing curriculum and practice. Thanks to everyone involved for making this a valuable learning experience for them and CCC.
  10. Dr. Gotschall completed initial visits started in January with campus Support Staff, Faculty Association and Faculty Senate presidents.
  11. Dr. Gotschall also attended two concurrent international education meetings: the Postsecondary International Network Executive Committee Meeting and the Community College for International Development Conference. Many opportunities to explore if CCC wants to expand its efforts to bring international students to central Nebraska or for students and/or faculty to get international experiences.  For example, Terry Schiffern, English faculty in Grand Island, has requested and has been approved to go to Otago CC (New Zealand) for a three-week course on sustainability and culture this summer. She will bring what she learns back to the college for use in her classes and committees.
  12. The ACCT Leadership Congress will be held Oct, 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 Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

March 15, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
March 15, 2018

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.

Chair Austin Miller called the March 15, 2018, meeting to order at 1 p.m., with 10 board members present. Miller asked for the 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

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 19, 2018, board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

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 March 15 meeting include:

  1. Agenda for March 15, 2018.

  2. Minutes of the Feb. 22, 2018, Board of Governors’ meeting. Paul Krieger corrected his vote on a consent item to reflect he abstained from the consent item vote because of his business involvement in one of the bids.

  3. Personnel: None

  4. Purchases:
    Columbus Campus Gymnasium Relighting: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Heartland Electric in Grand Island for $123,060.00 to provide the labor and material for the Physical Education gymnasium relighting.

    Ord Center Lighting Project
    : The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Superior Lighting in Omaha for $89,075.00 to provide the labor and material for the Ord Center ceiling and lighting project.

    Hastings Campus Nuckolls Building Carpet Replacement
    : The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Floors Inc. in Lincoln for $89,586.00 to replace the carpet in the Nuckolls Building on the Hastings Campus.

  5. Claims for the period of February 1, 2018, through February 28, 2018, totaling $3,525,785.56.

  6. Financial report as of February 28, 2018.

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

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to accept the consent items with the correction noted to show that Paul Krieger abstained on a vote that involved his business.

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

Training and Development Report

Training and Development Director Doug Pauley discussed the Cargill Value Added Meats, Columbus Works Program. During Cargill’s $111 million expansion, CCC and other community partners trained the company’s 116 employees and 71 dislocated workers. Enrollment included 104 people in English math and reading classes and 82 people in 463 classes in a variety of areas.

Angela LaBouchardiere, executive director of Western Alternative Corrections Inc., talked about WAC’s partnership with CCC to provide reentry programs for people transitioning out of incarceration.

Other speakers included Kelly Christensen, dean of training and Kearney administrator, on training requests, and Susan Hooker: training and development director in Grand Island, about worker training grants.

Here is the presentation PowerPoint.

Health Sciences Report

Paulette Woods-Ramsey, dean of health occupations, highlighted the newly established Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) chapter at CCC as well as partnerships with the Heartland Health Alliance and Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska.

Project HELP Director Becky Fausett talked about the grant-funded program, which helps low-income individuals get into health field. People accepted into the program get a lot of support in reaching their educational goals, including tutors, career coaches, scrubs, gas cards, tuition assistance and more. She also said that Project HELP has been recognized for Best Practices.

The report also covered the April 5 open house for the new Pharmacy Technician Program, which will begin this fall at the Grand Island Campus; retention strategies, including two retention coaches, trigger courses and tutoring; and developing a vision for the nursing program.

Here is the PowerPoint.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Miller requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

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

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 PIRNIE to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting. (Time: 2:25)

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

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Foundation Amendment

The college shall pay the CCC Foundation $3.20 per audited credit hour of students at the college, to assist with alumni activities and the other services provided by the foundation to the college.

This amendment is completed solely for the clarification of Section III, number 2 signed August 27, 2014 and raises the $2 to $3.20. As described below.

“SECTION III, Funding; As further consideration for the services provided by the Foundation to the College, the College shall pay to the Foundation $25,000 during each College fiscal year. 1. The above described payment shall be payable on or before September 1 of each fiscal year. 2. The College also agrees to pay to the foundation an amount equal to $2.00 per audited credit hour of students at the College, to assist the Foundation in providing alumni activities and the other services provided by the Foundation to the College.”

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY COWAN to pay the College Foundation $3.20 per audited credit hour of students at the college to help pay for alumni activities and other services provided by the foundation to the college.

Discussion followed.

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

Kearney Solar Agreement

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY COWAN to table the agreement until the April board meeting as the agreement was just received this morning and no time to review.

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

Hartley Family Veteran Resource Center

The CCC Foundation and College Cabinet recommends naming the Hastings Campus Veterans Resource Center the “Hartley Family Veterans Resource Center” to honor and support those who serve in our country’s military.

The Hartley family includes Cpl. Kenneth Hartley, 17th Airborne WWII Europe; SFC Alan Hartley, U.S. Army, Persian Gulf War – Operation Desert Storm; LCDR Michael Hartley, U.S. Navy, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan – Operation Enduring Freedom; SSgt. Kendall Hartley, Nebraska Air National Guard; and SrA Christopher Hartley, U.S. Air Force, Iraq – Operation Southern Watch.

Alan Hartley has given over 40 years of service to CCC in many capacities on both the Hastings and Grand Island campuses. In addition, the family has left a planned gift in their will.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to name the Hastings Campus Veterans Resource Center the “Hartley Family Veterans Resource Center.”

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

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Institutional Research Coordinator Becky Cook shared highlights of the 2016-17 report from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The report shows how CCC performs in comparison to its 15 similar-sized cohort colleges in Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. CCC outperforms them in retention rates and has increased its graduation rate.

Here is the PowerPoint.

Dr. Gotschall’s Report

  1. The automotive technology program in Hastings received NATEF Accreditation at the AST (Automotive Service Technician) level. This accreditation expires in March 2023 so it’s a great accomplishment by the faculty and staff who put in the extra effort to meet these high national standards.
  2. Central Community College has earned the LERN (LEarning Resource Network) Best Contract Training Sales Solution Award, which is being presented at the Contract Training Conference in Chicago in March. Congratulations to Doug Pauley  and our partners: the Nebraska Department of Labor, Department of Economic Development, Platte Valley Literacy Association and Cargill.
  3. The college has received word that its draft student loan default rate for awards made in 2015 dropped to 11.1% versus 14.9% from the 2014 cohort of students. This is the second lowest percentage in the past six years. Official default rates come out in August, but generally do not change much from the draft percentage.
  4. Dr. Gotschall attended the Northeast Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Legislative Day at the Unicameral on Feb. 26. Speakers included Barry Kennedy of the Nebraska State Chamber, Kyle Schneweis of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Nebraska State Legislature Speaker Jim Scheer, Steve Wellman of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Dr. Jim Pillen of the University Board of Regents. A reception followed with the majority of the state senators from outside Lincoln/Omaha, including Hughes, Schumacher, Kolterman, Friesen, Halloran, Lowe, Speaker Scheer, and Appropriations Chair Stinner.
  5. CCC-Grand Island business administration instructor Venus King won the Grand Island Area Toastmaster International Speech Contest this past month and will be heading to the district competition in April.
  6. A significant grant has been received from Verizon to fund three-week summer camps in two locations over the next two summers. The target population for the grant is 100 middle school, rural girls per year interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs. Doris Lux with the CCC-Columbus Entrepreneurship/Small Business Center was a lead on this grant request.
  7. The college has received positive news about first-time NCLEX nursing pass rates for 2017. ADN (Associate Degree of Nursing) candidates posted a 90% pass rate that beat the national average and was just shy of the state average. It was the best rate for CCC in the past five years. LPN (License Practical/Diploma of Nursing) candidates earned a 94% pass rate, beating both national and state averages in addition to being the highest for CCC in five years. Congratulations to the students, faculty, associate dean and others involved in seeing those increases.
  8. CCC-Columbus received a Friend of the Center award this month from the Center for Survivors organization for its work with supporting victims and education about domestic violence prevention.
  9. Dr. Gotschall attended the Governor’s Agriculture Conference March 7-8 in Kearney, the Hastings Campus Advisory Board meeting March 1, and the Heartland United Way Annual meeting on March 7.
  10. Reminder: The ACCT Leadership Congress will be Oct. 24-27, 2018, in New York City. Austin Miller and David Stubbs have already tentatively said they will attend.

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

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events: No report

ADJOURNMENT

Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 2:48 p.m.

April 19, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
April 19, 2018

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors’ meeting was given to CCC board members, to college administrators, 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 College President’s office 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 the Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

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

  • The Solar Power Agreement for Kearney Center
  • College Foundation Update
  • Business Cards for Board Members

Chair Austin Miller called the April 19, 2018, meeting to order at 1 p.m., with 10 board members present. Miller asked for the roll call.

ROLL CALL

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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 May 17, 2018, board meeting in Ord.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

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 April 19 meeting included:

  1. Agenda for April 19, 2018.
  2. Minutes of the March 15 2018, Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period from March 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018, totaling $5,408,874.75.
  4. Financial report as of March 31, 2018.
  5. Purchases:
    ADA Concrete Projects: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Gehring Construction for $45,675.00. The funds for the project are designated in the accessibility fund.
    Human Resources Total Compensation Study: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Evergreen Solutions LLC for $48,000.00. The funds for the project are being funded as part of the general fund.
  6. Personnel: The College President recommends Stephanie Tschetter be offered a 175-day contract as a full-time theater/speech instructor in Columbus, effective Aug. 1, 2018.
    Personnel: The College President recommends Barbara Schutte be offered a 175-day contract as a full-time nursing instructor in Kearney, effective Aug. 1, 2018.
    Personnel: The College President recommends a change of status for Andrew Callahan be accepted and that he be offered a 175-day contract as a speech instructor in Hastings, effective Aug. 1, 2018.
    Personnel: The College President recommends Beverly Clark III be offered a 175-day contract as the full-time dean of instruction for academic education, effective July 9, 2018.

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

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

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
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

Math instructors Rachel Brown from the Grand Island Campus and Phil Broberg from the Columbus Campus presented information on a math redesign the college is undertaking.

They described current math faculty initiatives such as free math tutoring, supplemental instruction, active learning, classroom peer tutoring, testing outside of class, skill builder workshops, and math emporium.

To better serve CCC students, math faculty members are exploring multiple measures they can use for better placement of students in math classes. They also are working to establish better pathways for students to reach their educational goals by rethinking foundations math and prerequisites.

By establishing different pathways for different educational goals (an associate of applied science degree as opposed to an associate of arts degree), students will have a shorter path in meeting their math prerequisites and will learn math relevant to their program area or geared toward their transferring institution.

The math faculty’s proposal will be presented to the educational services committee with subsequent plans including writing new applied math and math literacy courses, revising the pre-algebra course and developing co-requisite courses.

Here is the complete PowerPoint.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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: 1:50 p.m.)

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY COWAN to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting. (Time: 2:15)

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Grand Island CIT Phase 1

This project consists of a new 2,600-square-foot, pre-fab metal building addition and a 7,265-square-foot interior remodel of the existing CIT building. New construction includes offices, classroom and lab spaces. Demolition consists of concrete pavement, carpet, ceilings, doors, interior partitions, and associated mechanical and electrical devices. New construction includes pre-fab metal building, concrete work, metal stud framing, gypsum wall board, carpet tile, ceilings casework, hollow metal doors and frame, plumbing fixtures, mechanical equipment, and light fixtures.

The college received the following four bids:

  • Lacy Construction, Grand Island, Neb., $1,324,000.00
  • Chief Industries, Grand Island, Neb., $1,325,000.00
  • Tru-Built Construction, Lincoln, Neb., $1,337,900.00
  • Duncan Theis Construction Inc., Kearney, Neb., $1,613,800.00

The amount budgeted for this project was $1,049,000.00 as part of 2017-18 capital budget and $500,000.00 as part of the 2018-19 capital budget.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY COWAN to accept the low acceptable bid from Lacy

Construction Company for $1,324,000.00 to provide the labor and materials for the Health and Technical Sciences Center Addition/Remodel on the Grand Island Campus.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Grand Island Parking Lot Lighting

This project consists of electrical construction work, including but not limited to replacing existing parking and site lighting poles with new pole, pole base and LED pole mounted luminaire. Existing wiring will be extended to new pole locations, and all direct buried wiring will be replaced.

The college received the following four bids for this project:

  • Commonwealth Electric, Grand Island, Neb., $128,861.00
  • Heartland Electrical, Grand Island, Neb., $146,075.00
  • Krieger Electric Company, Hastings, Neb., $173,348.00
  • Kidwell Inc., Lincoln, Neb., $227,539.00

The amount budgeted for this project was $200,000.00 as part of the 2017-18 capital improvement budget.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY SKILES to accept the low bid from Commonwealth Electric for $128,861.00 to provide the labor and material for the parking lot lighting project on the Grand Island Campus.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Kearney Solar Agreement

This proposed Community Solar Service Agreement is between Nebraska Public Power District and Central Community College and will allow the college to buy shares for solar power and lock in a rate of .0625 cents for the duration of the agreement.

Here is the agreement, rider and PowerPoint presentation.

Discussion followed.

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY DAVIS to sign the Community Solar Service Agreement with Nebraska Public Power District.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
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

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Brian McDermott gave a 2018 Accreditation Update and covered major accreditation actions taken since April 2017, changes to the AQIP accreditation system and upcoming accreditation events.

Here is the PowerPoint.

Dr. Gotschall’s Report

  1. Five employees – Nate Allen, dean of skilled and technical sciences in Hastings; Cynthia Garcia, environmental sustainability intern in Grand Island; Kim Garretson, facilities management director in Columbus; Ben Newton, environmental sustainability director in Grand Island; and Olivia Whittaker, environmental sustainability manager in Kearney – completed an online Photovoltaic (PV) Development for Institutions Course aimed at guiding teams at higher education institutions through the fundamentals of institutional solar PV investment.
  2. The Hastings Campus served as host to a successful HTEC (Haas Technical Education Center) conference earlier this month.
  3. Dr. Gotschall visited Holdrege and Aurora and extended his appreciation to Diana Watson and Diane Keller, respectively, for their efforts in making the community visits a success.
  4. Rep. Adrian Smith visited the Kearney Center.
  5. CCC has taken the lead in the state’s Math Readiness Project, which has been made possible with Kiewit funding and is focused on improving the scores of high school seniors.
  6. All three campuses have either held or plan to hold the Nebraska State Patrol’s CRAKE (Civilian Response to Active Killer Events) training.
  7. The college held another successful Salute to Women Warriors Banquet.
  8. Ten faculty members and one administrator went to Houston for the Gardner Institute’s Gateway Course Experience Conference. The institute teaches participants how to help students find success in their introductory college courses and therefore set the stage for continued success in college.
  9. CCC students competed successfully in the Nebraska SkillsUSA conference by winning several gold medals.
  10. Dr. Robin Buckallew, an instructor at the Hastings Campus recently learned that at least three of her plays have been selected to be staged at the Short Plays Festival in Lincoln.
  11. Save the Date: Dr. Deb Brennan’s retirement party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 30 in the Health Science Wing at the Grand Island Campus.
  12. Reminder: The ACCT Leadership Congress will be Oct. 24-27, 2018, in New York City.
  13. Diane Keller expressed her appreciation for the free speech policy and procedures included in Dr. Gotschall’s printed report because this will be a topic of discussion at the Nebraska Community College Association meeting in May.

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

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events: No report

ADJOURNMENT

Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

May 17, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
May 17, 2018

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

The meeting was held at CCC’s Ord Learning Center, 1514 K St. in Ord.

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

  • CCPE (Coordinating Commission on Postsecondary Education) Highlights
  • Information Technology Update

Chair Austin Miller called the May 17, 2018, meeting to order at 1 p.m., with nine board members present. Miller asked for the roll call.

ROLL CALL

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

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

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Paul Krieger volunteered to review the claims prior to the June 21, 2018, board meeting in Grand Island.

Public Participation

Chair Miller told members of the audience they could register with Scott Miller, public relations and marketing director, if they wanted to address the board during the public participation segment. No one signed in for public participation.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

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 May 17 meeting included:

  1. Agenda for May 17, 2018, board meeting.
  2. Minutes of the April 19 2018, board meeting.
  3. Claims for the period from April 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018, totaling $3,543,612.67.
  4. Financial report as of April 30, 2018.
  5. Purchases:

    Human Resources Investment Consultant Services: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Oakeson Steiner for $40,000.00. The funds for the project are being funded as part of the General fund.

    200 Wing Roof Replacement, Grand Island Campus: The College President recommends acceptance of the low bid from White Castle Roofing in Lincoln for $158,506.00 to provide labor and material for 200 wing roof replacement on the Grand Island Campus.

    Pump House, Columbus Campus: The College President recommends acceptance of the low bid from Bierman Construction in Columbus for $31,000.00 to provide labor and material for the pump house on the Columbus Campus.
  6. Personnel: None.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED 

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Legislative Update: Greg Adams, executive director of the Nebraska Community College Association, reported on the Nebraska Legislature’s recent sessions. He said the NCCA had weighed in on 40 bills, 10 of which went on to debate.

Ord Learning Center Report: Dr. Crystal Ramm, regional director, gave an overview of the learning center, including its good location near public schools; the coming addition of a community education coordinator; the success of nursing assistant and medication aide classes; and the awarding of the Ord Learning Center Scholarship to Susie Vavra, who earned college credit through the Early College program and will be heading to CCC-Columbus this fall where she will play volleyball with the Raiders. Other presenters were:

  • Marissa Miller, who said she’s only able to work toward her early childhood associate of applied science degree because the center gives her the flexibility and support she needs to balance her life as a mom and a student.
  • Tracy Fahrenholdt, a school nurse who described the successful efforts of CCC and Ord Public Schools to offer CNA classes at the school during the school day, which is helpful to busy students;
  • Trevor Lee and Kristina Foth of the Chamber and Economic Development, who talked about the advantages of being located in the same building, including offering a nice place to hold meetings; improving people’s quality of life by giving them a chance to take classes; offering high school students a chance to earn dual credit through the Early College program; and coming together to offer activities for individuals and the business community.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED 

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting. (Time: 2:25 p.m.)

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

CCPE Reviews of Existing Programs

Presenting the reviews from the Coordinating Commission on Postsecondary Education were Dr. Paulette Woods-Ramsey, dean of health occupations, on the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs; Kathryn Ballobin, interim dean/associate dean of academic education, on the early childhood education program; and Dr. Nate Allen, dean of skilled and technical science, on the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration program. They said the programs had met or exceeded the thresholds. The only exception was the dental hygiene program which falls just short in the FTE area (CCC is at 266; the threshold is 270) because of faculty-to-student requirements set by its accrediting organization.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BORDEN to approve the reviews of all four programs.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

AMDT and Welding Floor Plan

Craig Boroff, college facilities and construction manager, asked for approval of the floor plans for the advanced manufacturing and design technology and welding labs. This is part of the Hamilton Building remodeling project.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to approve the AMDT and welding floor plans.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Vice President Recommendation

Dr. Gotschall recommended that Dr. Candace Walton, associate vice president of the virtual campus and dean of business, be appointed vice president of innovation and instruction. She will replace Dr. Deb Brennan who is retiring as executive vice president on May 31, 2018. 

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY BORDEN to offer Dr. Candace Walton a 260-day contract as the vice president of innovation and instruction, effective June 1, 2018.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Brian McDermott gave a report on embedded electronic textbooks and how they give CCC students access to their books on the very first day and also save students money versus print texts. He gave credit to the faculty who have spent a lot of time working with these online resources as well as to individuals and departments – deans, associate deans, learning support services, virtual campus, student accounts and the campus bookstores – for providing strong support.

Dr. Gotschall’s Report

  1. The house sale in Hastings was successful with three people bidding on the house constructed by first-year students and CCC faculty. Many local businesses donated or discounted materials to help with the project. Proceeds of the sale will go toward supplies for the next house and scholarships for returning CCC students.
  2. Three CCC students were recognized in Lincoln last month as part of the NCCA Academic All-Star Team.
  3. The Nebraska Department of Education has congratulated CCC for having the largest Adult Education program in the state. CCC serves more people in Adult Education than any other provider, including Metro and Southeast. Congrats to Ann Chambers and her staff!
  4. CCC-Columbus celebrated the annual Fine Arts Festival the weekend of April 28 with theater productions, music concerts, art show and the publication of Hilltop Review, highlighting student work.
  5. The Pawnee Corn Festival was a huge success on the Hastings Campus, reaching a national audience. A highlight of the ceremony was a presentation from Heather Hensen, daughter of famous puppeteer Jim Hensen.
  6. Several individuals from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln came to CCC-Hastings to discuss possible partnerships and learn more about the college’s agriculture, N-PACE grant and culinary arts programs. The UNL visitors were Dr. Michael Boehm, vice chancellor of agriculture and natural resources; Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss, interim dean of agriculture and natural resources; and Dr. Ron Rosati, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.
  7. Angela Davidson, benefits manager, was selected for the upcoming Leadership Nebraska class, organized by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce. CCC became a member of the state chamber in January.
  8. Based on faculty support, CCC recently became a member of BioNebraska, a group dedicated to promoting science and bioscience research and technology across the state. This partnership will provide linkages to current employers and other resources used in our National Science Foundation grants and career programs.
  9. Mary Young will continue her service as NJCAA Women’s Region IX director and was unanimously elected to serve on the NJCAA Board of Regents for Region IX, the governing body supervising the NJCAA executive director.
  10. Drs. Chris Waddle, Marcie Kemnitz and Matt Gotschall attended commission meetings of the American Association of Community Colleges in Dallas, Texas. Sessions provided updates on federal legislation, additional work being done on multiple measures for college course placement, anticipated apprenticeship grant programs, and preparing students to be “robot-proof” in their future careers. Dr. Gotschall was one of 24 individuals recognized by AACC as a new CEO.
  11. Dr. Nate Allen attended a conference co-hosted by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges and the National Council of Instructional Administrators. The conference included a blend of presentations by graduate students from higher education programs, higher education program faculty presentations, and practitioner presentations from community colleges.
  12. For the first time in CCC’s history, clinical boards for dental hygiene students were held in Hastings on May 6, according to Dr. Wanda Cloet, dental hygiene program director. All 14 CCC students passed the clinical boards. Congratulations to them and to the faculty and staff, who work diligently to make the program a success.
  13. CCC worked with our Project HELP grant to bring in Dr. Donna Beetle, a nationally known expert on poverty and working with students in poverty. The daylong session was attended by all faculty and Project HELP staff as well as Grand Island area professional and service providers.
  14. Ten faculty and staff invested a day at Metro Community College in Omaha to learn more about programs supporting agriculture, culinary arts, greenhouse/horticulture and small farm marketing.
  15. Over 20 health and science faculty invested a day learning about innovative programs and new facilities created by UMNC at both the Kearney and Omaha campuses.
  16. Final graduation numbers across the area were 952 students invited with 442 participating.
  17. Save the date: A reception for Dr. Deb Brennan will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 30 in the Health Science wing at CCC-Grand Island. A short program is set for 3 p.m.

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

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Upcoming Events: No report

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

June 21, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
June 21, 2018

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

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

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

  • Capital and Pacesetter Campaigns
  • Preliminary Budget Report/New Program Updates
  • Student Housing Initial Review
  • Energy Technology Program
  • 2018 Survey of Community College Presidents

Vice Chair Roger Davis called the June 21, 2018, meeting to order at 1 p.m., with nine board members present. Davis asked for the roll call.

ROLL CALL

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Davis asked college representatives to introduce guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Rita Skiles volunteered to review the claims prior to the Aug. 16, 2018, board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Davis 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 21 meeting included:

  1. Agenda for June 21, 2018, board meeting.
  2. Minutes of the May 17, 2018, board meeting.
  3. Claims for the period from May 1, 2018, through May 31, 2018, totaling $4,053,669.37.
  4. Financial report as of May 31, 2018.
  5. Purchases:
    Furnas CO2 Sensors: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Access Electrical Systems of Grand Island, Nebraska, for the amount of $61,200.00 for the carbon monoxide and dioxide sensors in the Furnas building on the Hastings Campus.
    Ag and Instrumentation Renovation: The amount of $160,000 was budgeted for this project as part of the FY 2018-19 Capital Improvement. The College President recommends acceptance of the low bid from Bierman Construction of Columbus, Nebraska, for $139,700.00 to provide the labor and material for the Instrumentation and Ag lab renovation on the Columbus Campus.
    Human Resources – Learning Management System: This system would allow the staff to have a single site to log on and complete and sign up for training. It would also allow management to track training completed by staff. By having a training system for faculty and staff, this will incorporate on boarding, tracking and training for all staff college-wide. The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Biz Library for $45,070.00. The funds for the project are being funded as part of the General fund.
    Water Softener Project – Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the submittal from Holdrege Soft Water for $32,055.50. The funds for the project are a part of budgeted Revenue Bond Project. The original budget of $40,000.00 will show a saving of $7,945 for the college.
    Concrete Forms - Hastings Construction Program: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Carroll Construction Supply for $47,734.50. The funds for the project we planned as a part of the FY 18 budget cycle in the amount of $44,000.00 the additional $4,000.00 have been identified as funds saved from previous purchases made in the department.
    CMI 5-Year Proposal: Control Management Inc. proposes a five-year extension to the current contract with identical terms and the same quantity of preventive maintenance hours for the Columbus, Grand Island and Hasting campuses and an increase in Kearney’s hours. The Year One extension will cost as follows: Columbus, $25,579.00; Grand Island, $30,741.00; Hastings, $52,585.00; and Kearney, $8,940.00.
    Beverage Service: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Chesterman Company to provide beverage vending services/sponsorship to the college.
    Extended Learning Services Brochures: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Midwest Connect for $58,080.00. The funds for the project are part of planned budgeted items for Extended Learning Services.
  6. Personnel:
    Dirk Charlson: The College President recommends that Dirk Charlson be offered a 175-day contract as the full-time agriculture instructor in Hastings, effective August 1, 2018.
    Paige Denman: The College President recommends that Paige Denman be offered a 175-day contract as the full-time human services instructor in Grand Island, effective August 1, 2018.

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

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

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED 

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

The Student Services report was introduced by Dr. Beth Przymus, dean of student success. She gave an overview of CCC’s efforts to address students’ mental and behavioral health needs through CARE teams, prevention education, crisis counseling, educational opportunities and the VITAL program. She then focused on the Student Assistance Program (SAP), which is offered in partnership with Family Resources of Greater Nebraska. The partnership enables the college to provide 12 free, confidential counseling sessions per academic year to all students, whether they’re enrolled full-time or taking one credit. Two of the three licensed therapists who serve CCC – Jordan Allen at the Grand Island Campus and Chelsa Thompson at the Columbus Campus – addressed the board. They described the types of issues they encounter and the ways they try to help students, which may involve teaching them how to build healthy support systems or develop time-management skills or linking them to drug and alcohol counselors or other community resources. The board also heard from Sydni Lewis, a student at the Hastings Campus who wanted to get help with her depression and anxiety off campus because she was a resident assistant. The first year she paid out of her own pocket, but the second year, SAP eased the financial burden by enabling her to get the 12 free sessions with her original therapist.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Davis requested an executive session to discuss personnel. 

MOVED BY NOVOTNY, SECONDED BY SKILES that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 1:35 p.m.) 

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting. (Time: 2:28 p.m.) 

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

College President Permission for July Purchases: Because the CCC Board of Governors won’t meet in July 2018, the board hereby authorizes Dr. Matthew Gotschall to approve any needed action items from June 21 through Aug. 16, 2018. He will provide the board with a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the Aug. 16, 2018, board meeting.

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to authorize actions by the College President in July 2018.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED 

General Operational Budget Tentative Approval: Tentative approval is requested for the operational budget of $57,524,948.00. Final approval for this budget will be acted upon on Sept. 18, 2018, following a public hearing.

MOVED BY NOVOTNY, SECONDED BY COWAN to give tentative approval for the $57,534,948.00 operational budget.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Approval of College President’s Contract: MOVED BY NOVOTNY, SECONDED BY BORDEN to approve a three-year employment contract for 2018-21 for Dr. Matthew Gotschall.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Brian McDermott, college effectiveness research director, presented a summary of the college’s socioeconomic impacts. CCC and the Nebraska’s other community colleges entered into a contract with EMSI to do a statewide analysis. The resulting 50-page report uses 2015-16 data and shows the impact of spending by the college as well as by its employees, students and graduates. See a summary of CCC’s analysis.

Dr. Gotschall’s Report

  • CCC held a joint press conference with Doane University to announce a new agribusiness transfer agreement and an update of the RN to BSN agreement between the two schools.
  • Dr. Marcie Kemnitz and Dr. Gotschall met with the College Park director and board chair to discuss additional space utilization opportunities and longer range planning.
  • Congratulations to Joni Ransom on her recent awards from the Nebraska Press Women’s annual communications contest.
  • Dr. Gotschall attended the first NeMAC (Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council) Manufacturing Signing Day in Lincoln. Three students earned scholarships from NEMAC businesses to pursue manufacturing education and careers. CCC plans to create a similar event in the coming year for our business-sponsored students.
  • Diana Watson reported nine students have been awarded scholarships to study in local high-demand fields, such as agriculture and nursing, because they plan to return to Phelps County to work after graduation. Five of the nine awardees will be attending CCC!
  • Dr. Gotschall attended the Great Nebraska Workforce Development Board meeting as the board representative for higher education. The meeting was held in Columbus and included a tour of the remodeled Cargill plant and highlighted the training completed with the Department of Labor assistance and CCC/Adult Education.
  • Dr. Candace Walton facilitated the first-ever virtual open house for Congressman Adrian Smith’s Third District Service Academy. This was in conjunction with Senators Deb Fischer’s and Ben Sasse’s offices and included speakers from U.S. military academies.
  • A successful press conference was held announcing the public campaign to complete the advanced manufacturing and welding project in Hastings. Over $4.5 million has been committed to date, with an additional $500,000 to be raised toward the construction project and $500,000 to be raised for scholarships.
  • Five CCC employees – Jack Gutierrez, Maria Lopez, Maria Flores, Angel Gabriel and Ulises Valencia – attended the fundraising banquet on June 13 for True Potential Scholarships, which help DACA students pay tuition at colleges, including CCC. Three CCC-Grand Island students were awarded scholarships. The scholarship founders and event organizers are Ross and Karen Pesak, both CCC-Columbus alumni.
  • Erin Lesiak, CCC-Grand Island admissions director, received the Big Sister of the Year Award for the State of Nebraska. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island and was named Board Member of the Year by her peers.
  • This summer faculty are presenting high school and counselor professional development training in such areas as mechatronics and instrumentation, construction, automotive, criminal justice, business technology and manufacturing. They are also giving local industry tours.
  • As part of the Nebraska on Wheels (NOW) Tour, 28 high school counselors from across the state toured the three CCC campuses, Concordia University, Hastings College and Southeast Community College-Milford June 4-6. This program gives each college campus the opportunity to be visited about every five years on a rotating schedule.
  • Dr. Nate Allen reported on the annual Nebraska Career Education conference held the week of June 4 in Kearney. A pre-conference was hosted by CCC-Kearney on June 4. A community college showcase was held June 5 with both indoor and outdoor booths from community college programs across Nebraska.
  • Dr. Kathy Fuchser had a discussion with Nebraska Wesleyan University on June 6 about creating a Pathways NWU that would award transfer students (anyone with 12 CCC credit hours) significant scholarships to attend NWU full-time. The pathways also allow a tuition credit for working adults participating in accelerated classes and programs.

Read Dr. Gotschall’s detailed report.

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

ADJOURNMENT

Davis declared the meeting adjourned at 3 p.m.

 

August 16, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
August 16, 2018

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

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

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

  • Public Relations and Marketing Report
  • Residence Hall Feasibility Study
  • Nebraska Math Readiness Grant

Chair Austin Miller called the Aug. 16, 2018, meeting to order at 1 p.m., with 10 board members present. Miller asked for the roll call.

ROLL CALL

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Miller asked college representatives to introduce guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Miller volunteered to review the claims prior to the Sept. 13, 2018, board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

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 included:

  1. Agenda for Aug. 16, 2018, board meeting.
  2. Minutes of the June 21, 2018, board meeting.
  3. Claims for the period from June 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018, totaling $4,865,463.82 and for the period from July 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018, totaling $5,460,974.24.
  4. Financial reports as of June 30, 2018, and July 31, 2018.
  5. Purchases:
    1. Retrofit Lighting - Hastings: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Carroll Construction Supply for $49,800.00. The funds for the project were planned as a part of the FY 19 budget cycle.
    2. North Education Center Boiler Replacement: The College President recommends acceptance of the low bid from MMC Contractors, from Omaha, Nebraska, for $91,550.00 to provide the labor and material for the boiler replacement on the Columbus Campus.
  6. Personnel:
    1. Denyse McDonald: The College President recommends that Denyse McDonald be offered a 175-day contract as a full-time Nursing Instructor in Columbus, effective Aug. 1, 2018.
    2. Michael David: The College President recommends that Michael David be offered a 175-day contract as a full-time Criminal Justice Instructor in Grand Island, effective Aug. 1, 2018.
    3. Raece Paulsen: The College President recommends that Raece Paulsen be offered a 175-day contract as a full-time Diesel Instructor in Hastings, effective Aug. 1, 2018.
    4. Theresa Powell: The College President recommends that Theresa Powell be offered a 175-day contract as a full-time Accounting Instructor in Grand Island, effective Aug. 1, 2018.

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

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

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED 

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Virtual Campus Report: A report on Learning Support Services (LSS) and the Faculty Resource Center (FRC) was given by Dr. Candace Walton, vice president of instruction and innovation; Steve Buss, virtual campus director; and Abie Ott, director of educational planning. Buss said the main purpose of LSS is to provide technological support so faculty can focus their efforts on teaching and the LSS staff will help them learn new technologies as needed. Most of LSS’ work revolves around Moodle, the college’s course management platform that gives students access to their syllabuses, grades and additional course information. Students can learn how to use the software through workshops or an online course provided by LSS. LSS often works with the FRC, which Ott said is designed to facilitate the teaching and learning process. She explained CCC faculty often come out of industry so they don’t have an educational background. The FRC helps them make sense of the college’s various processes. She also explained Quality Matters, a set of standards CCC has adopted to review and improve quality in its courses and programs.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Miller requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY KRIEGER that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 1:38 p.m.)

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting. (Time: 2:08 p.m.)

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

AMDT Addition and Welding Renovation: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Lacy Construction of Grand Island, Nebraska, for the amount of $7,925,000.00 for the AMDT addition and Welding renovation to the Hamilton building on the Hastings Campus.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to accept the low bid from Lacy Construction.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Enrollment Audit: Kim Pearson from Dana F. Cole and Company reported on its independent audit of full-time student enrollment and  reimbursable educational units. He said the process went well and that the college had been given an “Unmodified” rating, the best opinion the auditors can give. The company also is the process of conducting student financial aid and fiscal audits at CCC. The College President requested the board make a motion to receive the report.

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to receive the enrollment audit report.

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

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED 

INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Becky Cook, institutional research coordinator, reported on the Student Survey of Instruction. The surveys are sent out at the end of each eight- and 16-week session to determine how the college served the student in their classes. Because the survey had used the same 17 questions since 2012, a committee was formed to review them. Some questions were changed to get better-defined answers. For example, under “Student Concern:”

  1. Student did not feel they received communication or answers in a timely manner.
    1. Old Questions: When I have asked for help, I have received it. // The instructor responds to my concerns in a timely manner.
    2. New Questions: My instructor regularly engaged students to solicit their input. // The instructor responded to my questions within 48 hours (Monday-Friday).
  2. Students rarely understood their performance in a class, didn’t know when to expect grades.
    1. Old Questions: The feedback provided about my performance in this course was helpful. // I used the instructor’s feedback to improve my work. // The course has clear grading policies and procedures.
    2. New Questions: I know when to expect my grades and feedback to be posted. // The teacher and course materials were prepared and ready when expected. // The instructor’s feedback, comments, and explanations helped to improve my overall performance. 

Answers are rated on a 1-5 scale. Cook said that there is increasing student participation in the survey, which continues to show overall positive results. There also is little variation (4 percent) between the highest-rated and lowest-rated questions:

Dr. Gotschall’s Report

  • CCC held a joint press conference with Nebraska Wesleyan University in July to sign a Memorandum of Understanding creating “Pathways NWU.” This will provide significant scholarships to transfer students to attend NWU on a full-time basis and a tuition credit for working adults participating in accelerated classes and programs.
  • Central Community College-Hasting was the host site for the 2018 Nebraska Land Improvement Contractors Association (NLICA) Construction Expo and Field Day on July 26. There were 24 vendors from across the state displaying 25 pieces of heavy equipment with live demonstrations and hands-on operating experiences for the 250 attendees.
  • On July 18, Central Community College-Hastings hosted the 2018 Super Tech Competition, a skills event for professional commercial vehicle technicians. More than 100 competitors registered to take the qualifying course. Contestants took ASE-style mobile friendly online tests, and the top 16 qualified for the hands-on competition.
  • Merit Badge University was held July 27-29 in conjunction with Stuhr Museum in Grand Island. The event drew 340 Boy Scouts from four countries, 16 states and many from across Nebraska to work toward their choice of 75 different badges. This is the 11th year that CCC and Stuhr have collaborated on hosting this event.
  • Dr. Gotschall attended the NCCA meeting on Aug. 6 along with Diane Keller. The CEOs met afterward to discuss next state biennium budget requests.
  • He presented to representatives of six Omaha- and Lincoln-based private foundations for possible funding of the Nebraska Math Readiness Grant.
  • He attended the 2018 Federal Legislative Summit in Ashland on Aug. 9. This was organized by Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and we received updates on federal issues from our Nebraska delegation.
  • He was notified of a significant Department of Labor grant received in cooperation with BD Medical Systems (Columbus) to provide training in Plastic Injection Molding. A full-time trainer/director will be hired to help lead this effort.
  • Joan Wilkins, CCC-Columbus student services administrative assistant, was elected to serve on the public relations committee for the National Association of Educational Office Professionals. NAEOP is the only organization in the country with a professional standards certification program, which Joan completed last year. She has received her C.E.O.E. (Certified Educational Office Employee) certification.
  • Amy Osburn, learning support specialist technician, has been named the Phi Theta Kappa associate regional coordinator for Nebraska. She serves as an adviser for the Grand Island Campus chapter and will be helping post leadership meetings in Grand Island this fall. Additionally, Academic Support Center Hastings Director Lydia Lough has accepted one of the open seats to represent Nebraska on the Advisory Council of Phi Theta Kappa.
  • Barbara Beck, CCC-Grand Island early childhood instructor, was selected to serve as a postsecondary representative on the Committee of Practitioners (COP) for the Nebraska Department of Education. COP meets three times a year to get information about federal programs and at times make decisions on how Nebraska meets the federal requirements that affect our schools.
  • Dr. Gotschall also reported that the college had received notification of its state aid allocation for 2018-19.

Read Dr. Gotschall’s detailed report.

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

ADJOURNMENT

Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 2:37 p.m. 

September 13, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
September 13, 2018

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

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

A hearing on the 2018-19 budget was held prior to the meeting.

Vice Chair Roger Davis called the September 13, 2018, meeting to order at 1 p.m., with eight board members present. John Higgins, legal counsel, was also present. Davis asked for the roll call.

ROLL CALL

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Davis asked college representatives to introduce guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

David Stubbs volunteered to review the claims prior to the October 18, 2018, board meeting in Columbus.

Public Participation

Davis 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 hearing.

RECESS FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY that the board recess the regular meeting in order to conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2018-19 budget. (Time: 1:03 p.m.).

Aerni – absent
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 

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2018-19 BUDGET

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 1% allowable increase, and 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 $57,524,948 operating fund is down by $7,613, a 0.01% decrease. The $11,064,431 capital improvement fund is down by $65,185, a 0.59% decrease. The $4,149,162 hazardous materials/ADA access fund is down by $24,444, a 0.59 % decrease. The operating levy increased from .066802 to 068456. The capital improvement levy stays the same at .020000. The hazardous materials levy stays the same at .00750. See the 2018-19 budget documents.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Scott Miller, public relations and marketing director, stated no one had signed in for Public Participation.

RECONVENE BOARD MEETING

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY NOVOTNY to reconvene the regular board meeting. (Time: 1:10 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
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 KELLER, Seconded by NOVOTNY to approve the Hazardous Materials and Accessibility Budget of $4,149,161.41.

Aerni – absent
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 STUBBS to approve the budget of expenditures and revenues as represented within the State of Nebraska 2018-19 Basic Budget Form.

Aerni – absent
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 MILLER, SECONDED BY COWAN to approve the additional 1% increase of allowable growth for restricted funds as shown on the 2018-19 Budget Lid Computation Form.

Aerni – absent
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 

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 2018-19 property tax is:

  Cost
General Fund $37,871,510.49
Capital Improvement Fund $11,064,430.42
Haz/Access $4,149,161.41
Total $53,085,102.32

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

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY COWAN to approve the property tax request as listed.

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

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See the board action items on budget issues.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

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

CONSENT ITEMS

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

  1. Agenda for September 13, 2018.
  2. Minutes of the August 16, 2018, Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for August 1, 2018, through August 31, 2018, totaling $5,654,404.02.
  4. Financial report as of August 31, 2018.
  5. Purchases. There were no purchases to report.
  6. Personnel. There were no personnel actions to report.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY STUBBS to accept the consent items.

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

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PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

For the Grand Island Campus report, Dr. Marcie Kemnitz, campus president, introduced the following people who reported on what they were doing in the area of service learning:

  • Libby Paro, occupational therapy assistant instructor, who told about the six-week summer writing class for up to 75 kids five to 12 years old. A visual motor information assessment was taken on the first and last day of the class to track the progress the kids made on their handwriting skills. Benefits for the kids include six hours of free occupational therapy; huge results for skill building and retention; possible referral for a fall OT evaluation; and pre-teaching skills such as cursive writing to high-ability learners. Benefits for CCC’s OTA students include participation in a hands-on, multifaceted Level 1 fieldwork opportunity; community involvement; participation in research and as speakers; and publication opportunities.
  • English instructors Dr. Susan McDowall and Terry Schifferns, who spoke about an environmental and sustainability field trip to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. They and fellow English instructor Brent Adrian were sponsors for the trip, which involved a diverse group of 20 students ranging in age from 17 to 50, many of whom had never been out of Nebraska. During the seven-day trip, they performed service projects, including digging ditches along a three-mile stretch of a road; viewed science and art at such places as Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and an Earthship community where the residents live off-the-grid; and participated in such recreational activities as rafting on the Rio Grande River and relaxing in pools heated by geothermal energy at Hot Springs. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Davis requested an executive session to discuss personnel.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY STUBBS that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel. (Time: 1:38 p.m.)

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

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MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY MILLER to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting. (Time: 1:50 p.m.)

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

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DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Negotiations: Joel King asked the board for a motion recognizing the CCCEA as the bargaining unit for the faculty for the upcoming negotiations for the 2019‐20 academic year.

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY SKILES to recognize the CCCEA as the bargaining unit for faculty negotiations for the 2019-20 academic year.

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

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INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items. 

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Candace Walton, vice president of innovation and instruction, gave a summary on the college’s 2017-18 enrollment. Some of the highlights:

  • The average age of CCC students is 24.
  • CCC served just under 11 percent of the population in its 25-county service area.
  • Students ranged in age from six-year-olds who took a Little Bugs class at the Ord Learning Center to a 93-year old who took a Leaving a Legacy workshop.
  • Students came from 40 states and 24 other countries.

See the full report.

Dr. Gotschall’s Report

  • Michael Snell, Grand Island welding instructor, passed the CWI test/training held in Ohio in July.
  • Tiffany Seybold, web content specialist, was selected by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 5 winner in the Rising Star Award category. This recognizes an innovative and progressive professional who has demonstrated stellar creativity and aptitude in marketing communications' work to advance his or her college. Her award will be presented at the NCMPR convention in Rochester, Minn., and she will be one of seven finalists for the National Rising Star Award.
  • Dr. Gotschall made visits to Merrick (Central City) County where he received updates on the school bond issue, new hospital, small business development, activity center and child care facility; Nance County where he toured Fullerton with CCC alum Allen Chlopek, director of economic development, planning and zoning for the county; and South Central Unified where he discussed career academy and other early entry courses with new Superintendent Julie Otero.
  • Dr. Gotschall attended the State Chamber of Commerce Legislative meeting in Aurora to get updates on Blueprint Nebraska and other State Chamber initiatives.
  • About 25 faculty and administrators participated in a joint training session we hosted to receive updates on negotiations in Nebraska. Topics included regulatory structures of the Commission of Industrial Relations, negotiation topics, research and preparation, ground rules, proposals and counterproposals, schedules, and questions.
  • Foundation Executive Director Dean Moors announced a significant anonymous donation to support health care instruction, continuing education and scholarships at the Kearney Center.
  • Dozens of employees helped promote CCC at the Nebraska State Fair and will be doing the same at Husker Harvest Days.
  • Joni Ransom, communications assistant to the college president, earned a second place in section editing for magazines and newsletters in the National Federation of Press Women 2019 Professional Communications Contest.
  • Dr. Gotschall attended the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education meeting on Sept. 11 where our program reviews for dental hygiene, dental assisting, and HVAC were approved. So were numerous out-of-service area requests for CCC to deliver IP courses to high schools outside of our 25 counties.
  • Several CCC individuals met with representatives from the National Student Clearinghouse to learn about their student transfer tracking database. CCC currently uses the database and may be able to utilize it more with reverse transfer students. Representatives from UNK and UNL were also invited to attend.

Read Dr. Gotschall’s detailed report.

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

ADJOURNMENT

Davis declared the meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

October 18, 2018

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
October 18, 2018

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

The meeting was held at Central Community College, rooms 176/177, 4500 63rd St., Columbus, Nebraska.

Prior to the meeting, NPPD representatives Christy Avery and Christine Pillen and Wells Fargo representative Monica Balters presented checks

Chair Austin Miller called the Oct. 18, 2018, meeting to order at 1 p.m., with 10 board members present. Miller asked for the roll call.

ROLL CALL

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Miller asked college representatives to introduce guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Roger Davis volunteered to review the claims prior to the Nov. 15, 2018, board meeting in Grand Island.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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

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 included:

  1. Agenda for Oct. 18, 2018, board meeting.
  2. Minutes of the Sept. 13, 2018, budget hearing and board meeting.
  3. Claims for the period from Aug. 1, 2018, through Aug. 31, 2018, totaling $4,987,557.56
  4. Financial report as of Sept. 30, 2018
  5. Purchases: 
    1. Ord Roof Replacement: The College President recommends acceptance of the low bid from Tri-Cities Group from Grand Island, Nebraska, for $47,880.00 to provide the labor and material for Ord roof replacement at the Ord Center. 
    2. Room 442 HVAC Upgrade: The College President recommends acceptance of the low bid from Mid Plains Construction from Grand Island, Nebraska, for $76,675.00 to provide the labor and material for room 442 HVAC upgrade on the Grand Island Campus. 
    3. North Ed, Administration and South Residence Hall Additions and Remodel: The College President recommends acceptance of the low bid from Bierman Construction of Columbus, Nebraska, for $623,250.00 to provide the labor and material for the North Ed, Administration and South Residence hall additions and remodel on the Columbus Campus. 
  6. Personnel: 
    1. Balaji Balasubramaniam: The College President recommends that Balaji Balasubramaniam be offered a 175-day contract as a Full-time Information Technology Instructor in Grand Island, Nebraska, effective September 13, 2018. 
    2. Prashant Magar: The College President recommends that Prashant Magar be offered a 175-day contract as a Full-time Information Technology Instructor in Grand Island, Nebraska, effective September 24, 2018. 
    3. Roxann Holliday: The College President recommends that the Roxann Holliday be offered a 260-day contract as the Full-time Dean of Business and Entrepreneurship in Hastings, Nebraska effective January 1, 2019.

David Stubbs reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY STUBBS, SECONDED BY KRIEGER 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 

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PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

NCCA Report: Executive Director Greg Adams reported the following:

  • A data system that was created in 2010 by legislation was intended to provide continuous data for a person from kindergarten to the workplace, but has suffered from a lack of operational weight and funding. In order to make the data system workable and beneficial, a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is being drafted by university legal staff. Once it has been finalized, educational boards will be asked to take action on the new MOU.
  • Blueprint Nebraska is an effort by business to develop a vision for the state. Adams said he sees this organization as a huge opportunity for community colleges, which have already been doing workforce training and development.
  • Appropriations have been filed with the legislature, governor’s office and coordinating commission. Right now the community college system is operating under a $98 million appropriation. The NCCA is proposing increases of 3 ½ percent for both the first and second years of the biennium. During the last biennium, the NCCA took a neutral position because of the state’s money problems, but that has increased the imbalance in the community colleges’ funding sources, which were intended to be 20 percent tuition, 40 percent state aid and 40 percent property tax. Currently, the tuition portion is about right, but state aid and property tax have gotten out of whack with property taxes carrying about 49 percent of the load. Adams said he hopes the next biennium will restore some of the balance.
  • The NCCA annual meeting is Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, and the next Legislative Day is Feb. 7.

CCC Foundation Report: Executive Director Dean Moors reported the following:

  • The foundation has consolidated assets of $40.5 million as of June 30, 2018.
  • A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Hamilton Building addition at the Hastings Campus. The foundation reached its campaign goal ahead of time and is now focusing on raising money for scholarships for students coming into the AMDT and welding programs.
  • The employee campaign has raised almost $78,000. It began with the pacesetter campaign, which consists of any employee who has made a donation five years in a row. Of the 200 people on that list, 45 were new pacesetters.
  • The foundation moved to a new location at 200 Foundation Place Suite 201 in Hastings. A ribbon-cutting has been set for 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, with an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Columbus Campus Annual Report: Ron Kluck and Karin Rieger from the Extended Learning Services department reported on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math camp made possible by the college’s participation in Verizon Innovative Learning, an education initiative of the Verizon Foundation and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) designed to introduce girls in rural and underserved areas to STEM opportunities. CCC also was one of 15 community college nationwide to receive funds to sponsor the year-long STEM courses, totaling nearly $3 million. 

The camp was held this past summer and included 95 middle school participants from the Columbus and Schuyler area. Each student had to come up with a problem and then develop a solution for it. One of the students, Becky Policky told the board that she couldn’t pick out one favorite thing from the camp, because she loved everything. She also said the worst thing about the camp was having to go home. Her parents, Deana and Bill Policky, are both high school teachers who also addressed the board. They said their daughter couldn’t stop talking about the camp and is a more engaged student this year in school. They said their takeaway was that the kids were enthusiastic about what they were learning, including employer-desired skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and communication.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Scott Miller stated no one had signed in for Public Participation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Miller 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: 2:03 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

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting. (Time: 2:45 p.m.)

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

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DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Energy Technology Program: The College President requested approval of the Energy Technology Program, which will offer certificate, diploma and degree options to students interested in wind and solar energy as well as battery storage. Although the program will be based at the Hastings Campus, many of its courses have a STEM-focus that will appeal to other CCC students can be taught online or delivered by IP to other college locations.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY DAVIS to approve the Energy Technology Program.

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

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NCEA Membership: The College President requested the board to approve the college becoming a member of the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance. The NCEA was founded in June 2014 by nine Nebraska communities and has since grown to 30 members, including these towns located in the CCC service area: Central City, Holdrege, Lexington, Gothenburg, Hastings, Kearney, Superior, Minden, Grand Island and Aurora. NCEA membership fits into the college’s sustainability goals and will provide access to grants and other funding.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BORDEN to approve college membership in the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance.

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

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INFORMATION ITEMS

There were no information items this month.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Pennie Morgan, employee training specialist, reported on Leading with Excellence, a program that better prepares college employees to work with students. The third class is just beginning, and as with previous classes, participants will meet one day each month for the next nine months. During that time, they will visit each college location, learn about specific programs and services, explore various leadership topics, and hear College Cabinet members describe their own leadership styles. They’ll also work on a project through the year and present it to the College Cabinet at the end of June. They’ll end the program with a deeper understanding of CCC’s culture and core values and with confidence in their own ability to be a leader. Morgan said that 29 people applied for the 16 slots in this year’s class.

Dr. Gotschall’s Report

  • Congratulations to the following members of the CCC Public Relations team on their National Council on Marketing and Public Relations District 5 awards: Tiffany Seybold, Rising Star Award and first places in the Website and E-Card categories; Joni Ransom, first and second places in Excellence in Writing; Deserah Janke (Columbus Print Shop), second place in Single Print Advertisement; Amanda Groff, first place in Successful Recruitment or Marketing Program and third place in Specialty Publication; and Scott Miller, second place in Radio Advertisement Series.
  • Dr. Gotschall visited with high schools, chambers and economic development leaders in Gosper and Furnas counties. Opportunities include joint nursing assistant training and expanded career and dual credit offerings.
  • Dr. Gotschall and Dr. Kathy Fuchser attended the Postsecondary International Network annual conference hosted by Yavapai College in Arizona. Highlights included learning about cybersecurity, potential engineering educational partnerships, water and landmark preservation and sustainability, student mental health training and suicide prevention, workforce development partnerships and educational facilities.
  • Central Community College was one of seven Nebraska and Iowa community colleges to be awarded a total of $500,000 from Aksarben for workforce development initiatives. CCC’s share is $75,000 plus a match of $50,000 from local donors. 
  • CCC hourly staff had a day of training, professional development and tours at the All College Staff Summit Oct. 16 at the Hastings Campus. This event replaced the traditional All College In-Service and will rotate between campuses and eventually the Kearney Center.
  • CCC-Grand Island hosted a successful Pollinator Festival with good participation and media coverage.
  • The CCC Foundation raised needed scholarships for students by holding a successful ProAm and partnering in the Nebraska Open golf tournament.
  • Dr. Gotschell held his first President’s Quality Action Council meeting in September; spent a day in Kearney following an NCCA presidents meeting to discuss possible changes in the funding distribution method; and is in the midst of holding presidential open forms at the Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses and the Area Office.
  • Diana Watson, international studies coordinator, and Lindsay Higel, hospitality and culinary director, represented CCC in Australia at the World Federation Congress where they visited with educational institutions about student and faculty exchanges and programs. They also had learning opportunities at Otego Polytechnic in New Zealand.
  • Dr. Gotschall also reported that Grand Island Public Schools has received a $6 million GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant as part of a $13 million initiative. The federal program is designed to increase the number of low-income students prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. CCC is one of two postsecondary institutions partners on the grant. Other partners include business and workforce organizations, private businesses, area nonprofit foundations and other education organizations.
  • He complimented the Hastings Campus and the rest of the college on its response to a car accident that resulted in the death of two students and severe injury of two others. He reported the two injured students have returned to their studies at the Hastings Campus and said it was a testament to the college’s wraparound services that they felt good enough to come back after such a traumatic experience.

Read Dr. Gotschall’s detailed report.

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

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Miller declared the meeting adjourned at 3:21 p.m.