COC Board to recognize Center for Civic Engagement
Canyons Hall at College of the Canyons (Source: COC)
By Christina Cox
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

College of the Canyons (COC) Center for Civic Engagement is expected to provide an update on its accomplishment and work during the past academic year to the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Wednesday.

The board, which oversees COC, is expected to learn more about the center’s work with the Foundation of California Community Colleges, Kettering Foundation, Association for American Colleges and Universities and The Democracy Commitment.

In addition, the center will explain how the college’s Service-Learning Program is now part of civic engagement and will detail how the programs are “housed” in the School of Learning Resources.

With an emphasis on faculty training in spring, the Service-Learning Program added 15 faculty to its program.  It is also being “retooled” to include curricular and co-curricular options through Community-Based Learning and related courses.

This fall, the center is expected to provide Domestic Violence Advocacy Training to students and work with the Civic and Community Engagement Leadership Academy.

The college will also host the inaugural statewide California Community College Civic Engagement Summit from Oct. 5-6.

Supplementary Payments

The Governing Board is also expected to approve supplementary payments for full-time faculty for fiscal year 2016-17 and fiscal year 2017-18.

Total supplementary services for the month total $17,992.65, which include district-funded, grant/categorically funded and self-supporting program funded payments.

The summary of additional compensation paid to full-time faculty and adjunct cost to backfill reassigned time as of July 24 totals $5,420,437.  This cost includes overload, winter/summer session supplementary services and backfill costs.

It also reflects an increase from $4,699,171 in 2015-16, but the cost are still within the district’s budget, which increased the budget for supplementary payments by 20.22 percent last year.

For 2017-18, total supplementary services for the month total $19,071.81.

A tentative budget for the year expects additional compensation and backfill costs to total $4,536,984, which is a decrease from the $5,420,437 total in 2016-17.

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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.