JANUARY 12, 1999
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.Return to Governing Board Minutes
Linda B.Rosenthal, President
Gene Eastin, Secretary
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Nancy Stein, Member
Ed Contreras, Member
Paul A. Elsner
Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.
John Schroeder for Ron Bleed
Jim Van Dyke for Linda Thor
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Herman Walker for Art DeCabooter
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Ed Contreras.
President Contreras called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8823
Linda Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m.
The special meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
(A-1) ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE TO NANCY STEIN, RE-ELECTED GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT NO. 2
Ed Contreras issued the Oaths of Office to Nancy Stein, District No. 2.
(A-2) Mr. Contreras called for nominations for Governing Board President for the calendar year 1999.
MOTION NO. 8824
Gene Eastin nominated Linda Rosenthal for Governing Board President for calendar year 1999. Don Campbell moved that nominations be closed. Mrs. Rosenthal was elected Governing Board President 5-0.
Mr. Contreras called for nominations for Governing Board Secretary for the calendar year 1999.
MOTION NO. 8825
Don Campbell nominated Gene Eastin for Governing Board Secretary for calendar year 1999. Linda Rosenthal moved that nominations be closed. Mr. Eastin was elected Governing Board Secretary 5-0.
Mr. Contreras relinquished his position as Governing Board President to Mrs. Rosenthal. Mrs. Rosenthal presented Mr. Contreras with a gavel and plaque in recognition of and appreciation for his leadership, service and dedication as Governing Board President for calendar year 1998.
(II-A) COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS - BEYOND K-12 - Rick DeGraw welcomed the group and went over the agenda for the evening. The anticipated outcome for the conversation was to provide examples of existing partnerships and discuss the advantages and issues regarding partnerships - including what is being done well, what could be done better, and fiscal implications. Bertha Landrum reviewed for the group material in the background paper which included the components of partnerships, their effects on global competition, and the advantages they provide. Partnerships serve students (the customers), and provide a vehicle to leverage resources. Co-marketing and recruiting along with partners builds a stronger workforce and system building. Rick DeGraw asked representatives from various partnerships to come forward to describe their relationship with the District. These partners included, but were not limited to, an agency who provides assistance to women who have experienced domestic violence, a small business user's group, the Arizona Healthcare Association, a local major hospital, a Native American Education Program located on the Phoenix College campus, the Arizona Dental Association, the Fire Chief from the City of Glendale, the West Valley Fine Arts Council, the Institute for Art and Entertainment Technology on the SCC campus, a program with various community partners at MCC, and the Headstart Program. At the request of Mrs. Stein, many of the partners spoke to the number of students benefiting from these programs.
The participants were asked to break into small groups to address given questions. The feedback was as follows:
Question Addressed: How Do Partnerships Enhance Learning?
- Provide real life learning/working experience for students (vocational, occupational and business experience)
- Provide new opportunities and skills for ESL, at-risk students and their families to continue their education (certificates, training programs, etc.)
- Partnerships with universities enhance continuity of the learning experience for students
- Reaches beyond K-12 to provide educational services to the community
- Establishes collaborative relationships
Question Addressed: What Are The "Costs" of Partnerships? How Can We Justify Them (Or Why Shouldn't We)?
- How do we assess partnership success?
- Should we develop measurable outcomes as part of the partnership?
- What are costs if we don't assess?
- Charges build funds from strong business partnerships so can serve other partnerships who can't pay
- Costs - Capital - opportunity costs - non-cash such as facilities and human resources
- Justify - qualifiable cash return or look at expenditure is consistent with mission - then justifiable
- Justification has to be to promote mission
- Human Resources costs = Management costs
- Cost = payoff = resources = success of partnership
- Win/Win for both and both will contribute
- Opportunity costs - What are we not doing because of partnerships?
i.e. faculty teach classes or...
- Justify by increasing opportunities for long term community college involvement for those not part of the system
- Must analyze if real cost, i.e. facility empty - then creating value and not costing anything
Question Addressed: Can Partnerships Enhance The Quality of Life In Communities? If So, How? If Not, Why Not?
- People in community become acquainted with others of like
- Homeowner Association - teach homeowners how to manage HOA - leadership skills
- If quality of life is low - partnerships will enhance and impact to build success
- Community wins when partnership doesn't duplicate efforts but specialize in what they do best
- By opening the doors of education to disenfranchised youth
- Partnerships can position communities for grants and other resources
- Partnerships with community colleges brings back to educate life long education which will enhance the quality of their community
- Brings in expertise they wouldn't otherwise get
- Awareness of what is available to everyone both locally and nationally
- Enhance economic development efforts
- Provide role models to those who would otherwise not have them in their communities
Question Addressed: Will Partnerships Help Students To Gain Successful Careers? Why? or Why Not?
- Yes, Choice Hotel, GCC, SCC career oriented/developmental/continual education to students who work while they go to school
- Genesis Charter School - Yes! Opportunity for a career they would not have at all
- Education to get a better job - a better future
- Ties students to the community, gives hope to their families for the present and the future
- ASU - College of Education - Urban Teachers Corporation puts teachers in the classroom. Partnership with Rio/SMCC/MCC/PC - dynamic learning at SMCC - 1st semester at ASU - College of Education
- More internships for all majors
- GCC - Dysart - Parent Program, Adults off Camps ESL learning new skills/building confidence/attending college classes
Question Addressed: What New Partnerships Are Needed To Enhance Learning, Living, or Earning A Living?
- We need another Call Center - offers employment and creates learning opportunities. We could use more help with learning opportunities and more computer training
- Share information and bring in computer companies for training on college campus for small business
- Colleges should provide facilitators for community agencies for planning for leadership development - work through volunteer coordination associations
- Provide internships within all partnerships for students to increase students' opportunities
- Provide mentors for students in all fields
Question Addressed: What Policies or Procedures Should Be Developed (Or Changed) For Successful Partnerships?
- More dissemination of best practice examples
- People based - when they leave partnerships go away. We need them to be institution based. People need to be rewarded/recognized for their partnerships
- Flexibility in human resources policies - some are barriers
- Written examples of procedures for development and maintenance
- Policies governing sharing of information are sometimes restrictive and limiting
A video was presented of Dr. Linda Thor answering questions by Vice President Al Gore regarding the workforce partnership Rio Salado College has with the Arizona Dental Associaton.
Mrs. Rosenthal thanked everyone for their time and attendance. She recognized and thanked Janet Beauchamp, Rick DeGraw and their team for organizing and leading the conversation.
- Exciting to see scope and largeness of MCCCD
- Patients coming to Dental School
- Interesting seating
- Impressed with response of participation
- Publish list of all attendees and contact numbers
- More specific details
- Could have been more related to Diversity and Partnerships
- Better breakout group organization
- Didn't talk about multiple partnerships
- More student involvement and information for students
- Everyone could have introduced themselves
Governing Board Secretary