Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The DtB occasional "districtular" quiz!

Test your knowledge of the district and its colleges!

IVC Prez Glenn R
1. Recently, the Saddleback College Academic Senate urged the board to agendize
A. dissolution of the district as a cost saving measure
B. naming a building or facility after the late Richard McCullough
C. establishment of a pumpkin patch and communal garden
D. renaming the “James B. Utt Memorial Library”
2. Of the 20 people who participated in IVC’s “civility” workshop in December, how many were faculty?
A. 1
B. 4
C. 8
D. 20
3. Which SOCCCD trustee (who was paid anyway) has attended only 1 board meeting in the last 10 months?
A. Bill Jay
B. Marcia Milchiker
C. Tom Fuentes
D. Frank Meldau
E. Student trustee Jordan Larson
FA Prez Lewis Long
4. IVC administration hired a Sacramento consulting firm to assist the “civility” workgroup. The firm was
A. Ivory Tower International
B. College Brain Trust
C. Academics ‘R’ Us
D. Acme Consulting
5. The college chose which venue for the workshop?
A. The Duck Club
B. The Buffalo Club
C. The Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine
D. The Institute for Historical Review Center
6. At the last meeting of the SOCCCD BOT, Chancellor Poertner resolved tensions between the colleges—regarding ownership of ATEP—in a manner reminiscent of the biblical
A. Onan
B. King David
C. King Solomon
D. Beelzebub
Former trustee John Williams
7. Which of the following notorious OC Republican office holders did NOT have an association with the SOCCCD or its colleges?
A. Mike Carona
B. Chriss Street
C. John Williams
D. John Schmitz*
E. James B. Utt
8. Faculty Association President Lewis Long recently wrote IVC administrators about their plans to pursue district policies that would allow
A. discipline of employees, including faculty, with regard to “uncivil behaviors”
B. discipline of employees, including faculty, with regard to “negative publications”
C. managers and deans to discipline employees for “unhinged speculation and irresponsible gossip”
D. termination of employees who fail to attend Commencement
9. Recently, the ACCJC informed Irvine Valley College that its accreditation is re-affirmed. However, the college must
A. promise not to pursue legal action (against WASC/ACCJC) for the next 6 years
B. submit a follow-up report in October
C. submit another complete self-study in 2014
D. rename its new BSTIC building “Miscellaneous”
James B. Utt
10. Recently, DtB tagged the SOCCCD for inappropriately
A. flying the Confederate Flag during MLK Day
B. referring to its colleges’ status as “fully accredited”
C. instituting “opening prayer” during monthly “docket” meetings
D. pursuing a plan involving partnerships entailing the construction of a Hilton Hotel at Saddleback College
ANSWERS:
1. Recently, the Saddleback College Academic Senate urged the board to agendize
D. renaming the “James B. Utt Memorial Library”
2. Of the 20 people who participated in IVC’s “civility” workshop in December, how many were faculty?
B. 4
3. Which SOCCCD trustee (who was paid anyway) has attended only 1 board meeting in the last 10 months?
C. Tom Fuentes
4. IVC administration hired a Sacramento consulting firm to assist the “civility” workgroup. The firm is
B. College Brain Trust
5. The college chose which venue for the workshop?
A. The Duck Club [of the IRWD]
6. At the last meeting of the SOCCCD BOT, Chancellor Poertner resolved tensions between the colleges—regarding ownership of ATEP—in a manner reminiscent of the biblical
C. King Solomon [Yeah, he split the baby in two.]
7. Which of the following notorious OC Republican office holders did NOT have an association with the SOCCCD or its colleges?
D. John Schmitz [Schmitz taught at Santa Ana College]
8. Faculty Association President Lewis Long recently wrote IVC administrators about their plans to pursue district policies that would allow
A. discipline of employees, including faculty, with regard to “uncivil behaviors”
9. Recently, the ACCJC informed Irvine Valley College that its accreditation is re-affirmed. However, the college must
B. submit a follow-up report in October
10. Recently, DtB tagged the SOCCCD for inappropriately
B. referring to its colleges’ status as “fully accredited” [The district has corrected the error]

*One reader is pretty sure that Schmitz taught for Saddleback about 40 years ago. D'oh.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is frightening. I got them all right.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to tell you that I am almost positive Schmitz taught part-time at Saddleback in the 1970s.

B. von Traven said...

D'oh!

Anonymous said...

Like 7:57 I got them all right too...having a laptop in the bathroom is evidently helping my reading comprehension. More importantly, I find it the perfect place to read the blog...keeps all the crap in one location!

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