JANUARY 14, 1992
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.
Barbara Hitchcock, President, M. Grant Christensen, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member, onald R. Campbell, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfred G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Dan S. Whittemore, Jan Baltzer for Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, John Waltrip, Arnette Ward, Fred Stahl for Raul Cardenas
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Donald R. Campbell.
President Campbell called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7725
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The special meeting reconvened at 7:00 p.m.
Barbara Hitchcock presented Dr. Campbell with a gavel and expressed appreciation on behalf of the Governing Board for his contributions as President of the Governing Board during 1991.
(I-A-1) ELECTION OF GOVERNING BOARD OFFICERS, CALENDAR YEAR 1992 - Dr. Campbell called for nominations of officers for 1992.
MOTION NO. 7726
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that Barbara Hitchcock be nominated for President of the Governing Board for calendar year 1992, that nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast. Motion carried 5-0.
MOTION NO. 7727
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that M. Grant Christensen be nominated for Secretary of the Governing Board for calendar year 1992, that nominations be closed and that a unanimous ballot be cast. Motion carried 5-0.
(II-A)INTERNAL GRANTS- Queta Chavez reported on internal grants. Internal grants fall in five categories: priority educational programs, instructional computing, international education, vibrant arts, and Lodestar. Ms. Chavez explained the application process, membership in the District Grants Review Committee, and provided a historical overview of internal grants. Dr. Amrein asked about the administrative costs contained in internal grants. Ms. Chavez explained that administrative costs for internal grants are minimal.
(II-B)PROPOSED TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE 1992-93 - Dan Whittemore discussed the proposed tuition and fee schedule for FY 1992-93. Proposed changes are shown on the first two pages and include a $3.00 per credit hour increase for county residents, from which $1.00 per credit hour is to be used for additional faculty. Dr. Christensen and Mrs. Hitchcock questioned the use of the proposed registration fee and expressed opposition to restrictions being imposed on students attending more than one college. Dr. Amrein requested information about the number of students attending more than two colleges within the district. Mrs. Rosenthal suggested that the registration fee should be clearly identified as a nonrefundable fee.
In response to a question from Jim Ullman, it was noted that the proposed tuition and fees were prepared prior to the Governor's budget presentation. Mr. Ullman also asked about the proposed 25% increase in Skill Center rates.
(II-C)PRELIMINARY BUDGET PROPOSAL - Dan Whittemore provided an overview of the proposed preliminary 1992-93 budget which included state budget impact, tight revenue sources, a focus on new faculty positions, a proposed 4.85% increase in Fund 1, restriction of increases to contractual agreements and Estrella Mountain, and a projected FTSE of 48,000 for expenditure limitation. Revenue assumptions included maximum property tax forecasts, state aid projections, tuition recommendations, and a proposed registration fee. Expenditure assumptions, included budgets generally at FY 92 level, Estrella Mountain increase by one million dollars, new instructional programs and new faculty positions from the third dollar tuition increase, meet and confer increases, major maintenance increased by $196,000, new contingency for college carry forward of unused FY 92 budget, and plant fund considerations.
Budget line items for Fund 1 were discussed. Mrs. Rosenthal questioned property tax rates if the bond election is held. Dr. Campbell requested an explanation of the "Project Transition" item which will be provided. Dr. Amrein requested a clarification of "Quantum Quality."
Clark Ames provided information for Current Auxiliary Fund 2, Current Restricted Fund 3, and Plant Fund 7. Mrs. Hitchcock asked for information about "Scholars in Residence" and suggested the use of different terminology. Mr. Whittemore, in response to a student's question, stated that District personnel are very concerned about the impact of tuition increases on students.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
M. Grant Christensen