JANUARY 12, 1993
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A special meeting and a work study session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board were scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411, West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona.
M. Grant Christensen, President, Linda B. Rosenthal, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, Member, Barbara Hitchcock
Paul A. Elsner, William Waechter, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, Fred Stahl for John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Arnette Ward, Joyce Elsner for John Waltrip
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Hitchcock.
President Hitchcock called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7961
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:10 p.m.
OATH OF OFFICE
Barbara Hitchcock administered the oath of office to Nancy Stein, recently elected member of the Governing Board from District No. 2. Dr. Elsner presented Mrs. Hitchcock with a plaque and gavel, and expressed gratitude for her service as president of the Governing Board for the past year and for her efforts as a Board member during the past 16 years.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
As Acting President, M. Grant Christensen called for nominations for officers for 1993.
MOTION NO. 7962
Roy C. Amrein moved that M. Grant Christensen be nominated for President of the Governing Board for calendar year 1993, and that Linda B. Rosenthal be nominated as Secretary of the Governing Board for calendar year 1993. There were no further nominations. Motion carried 5-0.
Dr. Christensen thanked the Board for electing him, expressed appreciation to Mrs. Hitchcock for her service to the Board, welcomed Nancy Stein, and explained the responsibilities of the Governing Board. These responsibilities include: employing the Chancellor, establishing policy, and approving the expenditure of money.
(I-B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS, AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Elsner recommended approval of the personnel action.
MOTION NO. 7963
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the faculty/management/administration/technological support staff employment recommendations. Motion carried 5-0.
(II-B) STUDENT POLICY REVISIONS - Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. provided background information about the review of student-related policies. Margaret Hogan spoke about the nature and scope of the project, the initial analysis, draft of recommendations and the review process. Mike Rooney spoke about the products and by products which included division into four categories, recommended changes, appropriate location of information, and recommendations for systematic review. Henrietta Harris discussed the need for a "living" document--stressing the need for consistency and publication, and reported on the status of the first draft.
Paul Elsner and Linda Rosenthal asked about a deadline for completion. Mrs. Rosenthal suggested that it would be appropriate to present the document at the study session in October with adoption planned for the following meeting. In response to a question from Mrs. Stein, Mike Rooney noted that the advising policy reflects seven advising formats and that the colleges decided which format will be followed.
(II-A) HONORS PROGRAM - Harry Matz discussed the goals of the Honors Program, including encouraging a climate of excellence in the colleges; recognition of outstanding students and faculty; and promotion of a sense of scholarship and community. Statistical information about Presidents' Scholarships, honors waivers, ethnicity, gender and awards was provided. Linda B. Rosenthal asked about the differentiation of funding for honors programs. Mrs. Rosenthal asked that a copy of the information provided on the overheads be forwarded to the members of the Governing Board.
Barbara Van Sittert provided information about the honors courses offered at the colleges, emphasizing the opportunity for innovation in honors classes. Dr. Van Sittert responded to a question from Mrs. Rosenthal, that speakers for the honors classes do not often exchange with other campuses. Alex Backus spoke about occupational programs; Kathy Schwarz talked about faculty leadership; Helen Smith discussed the relationship between Phi Theta Kappa and the Honors Program; and Jeff Koehler commented on community involvement, including the Honors Forum. Mrs. Rosenthal asked about student responsibility following Honors Forum presentations. Dr. Campbell asked about the requirement for community service which is a part of Phi Theta Kappa, not the Honors Program. In response to a question from Dr. Campbell, Queta Chavez reported that many students choose to transfer to a university and do not earn a community college degree. Actual numbers of honors students earning degrees at various institutions are not available at this time. A variety of incentives were also discussed.
Mrs. Stein's family presented her with flowers and congratulated her on her election to the MCCCD Governing Board.
The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal