Governing Board Meeting
Janaury 09, 2001
A special meeting and strategic conversation of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona, pursuant to A.R.S. ¤38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Gene Eastin, President
Donald R. Campbell, Secretary
Nancy Stein, Member
Ed Contreras, Member
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Morris Johnson for Marie Pepicello
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Gene Eastin.
The Governing Board met in executive session, SESSION notice having been previously given.
The special meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
(A-1) ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE TO ED CONTRERAS, RE-ELECTED GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT NO. 1
(A-2) ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE TO DONALD R. CAMPBELL, RE-ELECTED GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT NO. 5
Gene Eastin issued the Oaths of Office to Ed Contreras, District No. 2, and to Donald R. Campbell, District No. 5.
(A-3) Mr. Eastin called for nominations for Governing Board President and Governing Board Secretary for the calendar year 2000.
MOTION NO. 9010
Linda Rosenthal nominated Donald R. Campbell for Governing Board President and Nancy Stein for Governing Board Secretary for calendar year 2001. There being no further nominations, nominations were closed. Dr. Campbell was elected Governing Board President 5-0. Mrs. Stein was elected Governing Board Secretary 5-0.
Mr. Eastin congratulated Dr. Campbell for his election as Governing Board President. The gavel was passed to Dr. Campbell.
Dr. Campbell presented a gavel plaque to Mr. Eastin in appreciation for his service to the district as Governing Board President for calendar year 2000.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS, AND SEPARATIONS Ð Dr. Randolph recommended the approval of this item with the following corrections Ð the removal of the names, Steve Durham and Linda L. Ward, from Separations.
MOTION NO. 9011
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Employments, Resignations, Retirements, and Separations item with the following corrections Ð the removal of the names, Steve Durham and Linda L. Ward, from Separations. The motion carried 5-0.
(II) GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES FOR THE MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Gina Kranitz introduced the conversation and its purpose. The purpose provided for the conversation was to receive feedback from the group to fashion a list of Ògrowth rulesÓ that elicits further discussion about how to govern/constrain future growth and diversification (programs, markets, etc.) of the Maricopa Colleges for the next five to ten years. A slide presentation was presented regarding the effect that growth issues will have on the strategic planning for the district and the importance of the development of growth rules was discussed. In the presentation were examples of questions to be answered to assist in the group's discussion when brainstorming in small groups on the issue. Rufus Glasper provided information on what sources of growth and demographic information have been available to the strategic planning taskforce Ð including data from the Maricopa Association of Governments and a report from Senator Gnant. It was noted in group discussion that the district office is just as much a part of the system as the other units involved and that growth issues will be an important factor when looking at bond issues.
The participants were asked to break into two small groups to address given questions pertaining to a growth rule. The feedback was as follows:
GROWTH RULE: "TO EXERT CONTROL, DIRECTION OR INFLUENCE ON PROGRESSIVE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT"
Facilitator: Gina Kranitz
- Should we limit growth or cap enrollment? At District? Individual campuses? Relationship between size, quality, cost of offering.
- Who are the stakeholders?
- Who benefits if we grow?
- How do we capture interest and support?
- How do our operations change if we grow as a district but restrict colleges?
- What role does the marketplace play Ð niche?
- Growth parallel to county growth or follow where growth is occurring in county?
- How can we better collaborate?
- Access to citizens in Maricopa County?
- Systematic approach to growth Ð alternatives
- What are our sources of data for growth management?
- How do we delivery the product needed Ð How do we determine what?
- Six Mile Radius Rule, what is the purpose?
- Transportation routes impact growth
- Maricopa degree rather than individual college degree
- What are demands, trends that impact program growth?
- Plan growth, where do we increase? What?
- Growth should not be feared, but managed
- Growth should be planned, not feared
- Create a culture that is not punitive when tough decisions have to be made
- Collaboration is a major strategy to use in reforming culture
- Should we build additional colleges before we maximize potential of existing colleges? Political fall out?
- When should we open new colleges? What is the ideal size of a community college? In Maricopa? Anywhere? Nationally?
Facilitator and Recorder: Rosemary Kesler and Pat Case
- Should there be a 6 Mile Radius Rule? Should there be a 6 Mile Radius Rule for planning only?
- Modification of the 6 Mile Radius Rule; Based on data, i.e. transportation, land availability
- Land to build facilities? Accessibility to facilities
- Transportation issues
- Examine use of existing facilities
- Brick vs. Click
- What's out there we can use?
- How will we fund buildings and maintain them?
- What innovative approaches are there?
- How can Distance Learning help?
- Provide support services locally
- Innovative Partnerships
- Grow using whatever resources available that time
- Partnerships available will determine/help us shape our agenda for new initiatives
- Make better use of facilities usage
- Don't just replicate the past, i.e. semester mode, run 365 or 24/7 (whatever option works at the time)
- International Education as a part of partnership
- Redesign curriculum driven by outcome/competency based, student move through at own pace
- Streamline curriculum process
- Look at district barriers, i.e. processes, flexible accountability, need structure within flexible accountability
- Examine legislation that may be barriers and make necessary changes, i.e. 45th Day
- Keep pace with building maintenance (M & O, Buildings and Grounds, Craft) and related Human Resources
- Don't sacrifice quality
- Rule: Quality will always be primary
- Pull together college plans for serving students and community and create a district plan that recognizes differences
- Are there core elements we can collect data for decision making?
- Need shared learning
- System that allows easy access by swirling student
- Colleges made need to specialize
- Collaboration partnership
- Look for shared communities
- Provide transportation
- Student housing
The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Donald R. Campbell
Governing Board Secretary
Governing Board Minutes