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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9A College gets scorecard, new board member Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com The state community college chancellor's office has posted student success scorecards on its website. Dr. Derek Lerch, chief instructional officer/dean of instruction at Feather River College, presented the college's scorecard to the board of trustees during its regular board meeting April 18. Lerch explained that there has been much speculation as to the value of the scorecards. He said the data are stale: they track students who enrolled in 2006 for the next six years, creating a significant time lag. Another issue, Lerch said, is that the data are not designed for school-to-school comparison. Additionally, the data show a disturbing downward trend. Even the measures that the data tracks are subject to question -- the relevance of the categories is debatable. For instance, one data set tracks "persistence," a criterion defined as a student who first enrolls at college and subsequently enrolls for the next three semesters. A student who does not meet this standard does not achieve persistence. Lerch described other questionable measures presented in the report. A link to student success scorecards is required by the state to be on every community college's Web page. To view FRC's scorecard, go to its website, frc.edu, or to the state chancellor's site, scorecard.cccco.edu. New board member Guy McNeR was selected to replace trustee John Schramel as the Indian Valley representative. Schramel stepped down two months ago due to health problems. McNett has a long history of community service and has worked in a variety of advisory positions for many years. He will be sworn in at the May board meeting. Upcoming events Several important events are coming up on campus. Day in the Mountains, an opportunity for county students to learn more about FRC and register for classes, will occur April 29. Elections for the associated students are to be held May 8 and 9. Graduation is scheduled for May 24 in the multipurpose building. This year a pre-ceremony celebration with refreshments and a photo , booth will be held. Superintendent/President Kevin Trutna reported that the search for a permanent chief instructional officer is in its final stages and will be completed within a couple weeks. Guy McNett is the newly appointed Indian Valley trustee to the Feather River College board. Appointed April 18, McNett will begin his duties next month. Photo by Laura Beaton Trutna acknowledged the Enactus business entrepeneurship team, led by Amy Schulz, for winning the regional competition for the 10th time in a row. The group is headed to the Enactus USA National ExPosition in Kansas City, Mo., May 21 - 23. Look for more details in next week's paper. Trutna also reported that the college has embarked upon two new partnerships. The first is with Quincy High School and involves building the auto program. Through a connection provided by Trutna, QHS auto shop teacher Randy Kelsch procured six new Briggs and Stratton small engines for the existing auto program. Kelsch wants to establish a program for students to become Automotive Service Excellence certified in various technical programs. The second partnership involves Yuba College's veterinary tech and FRC's equine programs. Russell Reid, director of the equine program, said that about 10 students and their instructor visited FRC and performed various surgeries on the college's horses that would have cost hundreds of dollars. Reid is working with Yuba College's Dr. Scott Haskell to provide Oplortunities for students at both colleges to access the other's technical know.how and further their career options in the equestrian and veterinary fields. The next FRC board meeting is scheduled for May 16 at 3 p.m. ROSBY Energy program announced Pacific Gas and Electric Co. recently said it has reached an agreement with a diverse group of consumer and other organizations to enhance its proposed "Green Option" to give electric customers an opportunity to support 100 percent renewable energy. The revised proposal, which has been submitted for approval by the California Public Utilities Commission, would provide participating customers with energy from new small- and mid-sized solar projects located in PG&E's service area. PG&E's original proposal, issued last year with widespread support from elected officials and the environmental community, provided customers with an option to buy renewable energy Certificates from new and existing projects, including those outside PG&E's service area. 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Once the show hits the road, things go from bad to worse. The audience not only sees what is happening onstage, but the set turns to show what craziness goes on backstage as well. Director Terry Gallagher explained the difficulty in presenting this particular staging. "When the show is performed, often a hydraulic stage is used, which turns automatically to show the backstage: We have put in many hours, thanks to the genius of Jeff Bryan, our technical director, to give the same effect in the Town Hall Theatre." The movie, whidh came out in 1992, starred Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, John Ritter, Marylou Henner and Christopher Reeve. The original Broadway cast starred Patti Lupone and Peter Gallagher. The show has often been called the funniest farce ever written. It involves broad humor with slamming doors, running upstairs and down, falling trousers, plenty of slapstick and sardines everywhere. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. May 9, 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. for a Mother's Day matinee May 12 in the Town Hall Theatre. Tickets are on sale at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books and The Finishing Touch. General admission is $12. Organizers warn audience members to be prepared for a side-splitting evening of laughs. i To 00ose who hel[.)e00d make the MEASURE A FUNDRAISER 00'ard and l)ake sale such a n ge success. ,,,. . rZ; The  on Measure A Committee and your Quincy Volunteer. Fire Department. Paid for by the Yes on Measure A committee.