MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
JANUARY 23, 2007
An executive session and regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 5:30 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.
Linda Rosenthal, President
Don Campbell, Secretary
Colleen Clark, Member
Scott Crowley, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Cheri St. Arnauld for Maria Harper-Marinick
Mary Kay Kickels
Carl Couch for Art DeCabooter
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Rosenthal at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Scott Crowley.
BOARD AWARD PRESENTATION
Prior to allowing citizens to come forward, President Rosenthal presented outgoing Board President Scott Crowley a gavel plaque which expressed the Board’s appreciation for his service as Board Chair during calendar 2006.
The following citizens came forward to speak about the topics noted:
Barry S. Bisman, former employee at MCTV. Mr. Bisman provided comments regarding removal from his position at MCTV which he felt was unjust. He provided commentary regarding the incidents that led to his dismissal and stated that he felt the incidents were not his fault. He requested reinstatement.
Esther Lumm, member of the Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, came forward to express her appreciation to Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley for hosting the recent Raul Castro Institute Seminar which provided sessions very helpful to Latino citizens. She commended Phoenix College for hosting this event.
The following citizens from Ahwatukee came forward to express their concerns regarding the purchase of 5.8 acres and subsequent building for SMC in their neighborhood at 40th Street and Cottonwood, a high traffic residential area. The citizens were: Carlos Tosca, Doug and Wendy Johnson, Jason D. Rosenow, Michael Murphy, Justin Dow, Tim Blount, Noel Silva, Cynthia Worley. They expressed disfavor with what was perceived to be a “secretive” purchase and lack of community involvement. They were reassured by President Rosenthal that this item would be pulled from the consent agenda for further discussion later in the meeting.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
There were no reports.
President Rosenthal made the following remarks:
“Good evening. This is the sixth time that I am privileged to serve as the President of the Maricopa Community College District Governing Board. In each of the preceding years I have suggested that a few initiatives might be worthwhile for our District. This year, however, will be different in that I will not propose any new initiatives. Instead, it is my hope that we will all review and then sincerely begin to live our professed values.
The past several weeks have been quite stressful for many in our organization whose alleged misdeeds have been prominently featured in our local newspapers. One can only speculate how and by whom reporters were given the information which became the basis for their stories. Would it be too much to request that if there are problems that these could be addressed first within the “family” rather than in the press? Would it be possible for all our employees to realize that public scrutiny and accountability is necessary and indeed appropriate but it needn’t mean going outside our organization to point out problems and address any needed corrections?
So, this year may I please request a return to our stated values, such as honesty, integrity, responsibility, and stewardship to name just a few of these values, that we not too long ago reviewed and confirmed, and that we now come together to better serve our students and the community?
It is my hope that 2007 is a good year for Maricopa with each of us concentrating on fulfilling our primary mission of teaching and learning.
Thank you. “
Chancellor Glasper thanked Board Member Ed Contreras for his twelve of service to the Board and expressed his best wishes to him.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Janice Reilly introduced Carol Dichtenberg and Dr. Kim Chuppa-Cornell from Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Jean Reynolds, City of Chandler Public Historian who highlighted the merits of the Oral History Project that was started three years ago. The program works in conjunction with the City of Chandler in tracing the city’s history.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Shirley Green, President of the MAT Executive Council, introduced Lillian White who will be one of two interns working with the MAT Executive Council this semester. Ms. White’s professional life in both education and the non-profit sector were showcased. (A copy of this transcript is included with these minutes.)
Wellness Maricopa was represented by Paola Ball, Nicole Logan, and Sue Wieger who were present to invite employees and their families to the third annual Maricopa Moves wellness activity scheduled for Saturday, January 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They distributed copies of the Wellness Maricopa informational brochure.
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Al Crusoe acknowledged Manager of Diversity Issues Rory Gilbert for being one of six community members awarded with the “Living the Dream Award” at the recent City of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.
PVC President Dr. Mary Kay Kickels introduced Mr. Bob Bendotti, Vice President of Learning, and Dr. Thomas Butler, a member of the Underprepared Student Initiative Committee and Reading/English faculty member. They provided information on PVCC’s Student Success Pilot Program, a result of the college’s Underprepared Student Initiative. This program is intended to bring their students, their college, and the district a new way of preparing and orienting new degree-seeking students into the college culture. (A copy of their PowerPoint and ISmart Brochure are included with these minutes.)
Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley introduced Dr. Trino Sandoval, Interim Director of the Raul H. Castro Institute. Dr. Sandoval came forward to present information about the Institute and the recent symposium that addressed Health and Wellness Disparities in the Latino Community. (A copy of their PowerPoint and Institute Brochure are included with these minutes.)
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
Members of the CGCC Hispanic Club came forward to speak about their mission of raising $3,000 per year for scholarships and to report on activities sponsored during the Fall Semester. Students and club advisor present were Danny Martinez, Angie Maya, John Garza, and Jesus Chaidez-Hernandez.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal indicated there were no meetings to report on.
Page Gonzales, Associate Director of Government Relations, provided a three-part informational report on legislative activities which included the environment, the challenges, and the good news. She commented that 800 bills had been filed as of that date; there was a 33 to 27 Republican majority in the House and an 18 to 12 Republican majority in the Senate. She commented that this session there would budget disagreements, discussion between the Governor and the Legislature in regard to debt financing for school construction, as well as options to speed up highway construction. She stated that about 50-75 bills may have a direct effect on community college operations. These would include tuition waivers, dual enrollment, community college oversight, and business property tax rate reductions. The good news consisted of the JCCR (Joint Committee on Capital Review) having met that day to review 3 items, one of which was the MCCCD Bond Program and was given favorable recommendation.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There was no report.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Rosenthal requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9391
Dr. Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Rosenthalrequested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
The following items included on the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 28, 2006 REGULAR GOVERNING BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 12, 2006 REGULAR GOVERNING BOARD MEETING AND JANUARY 9, 2007 SPECIAL GOVERNING BOARD MEETING – Approve the minutes of the November 28, 2006 Regular Governing Board Meeting, December 12, 2006 Regular Governing Board Meeting And January 9, 2007 Special Governing Board Meeting
B.1. APPROVAL OF SIGNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF SHARED ATHLETIC FACILITIES - Approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Mesa Public Schools and the Maricopa County Community College District on behalf of Mesa Community College entitled “Establishment of Shared Athletic Facilities”.
C.1. CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS – Approve the proposed employments, resignations, retirements and terminations as submitted with noted addendum.
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS - Approve the proposed curriculum and programs as submitted.
D.2. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN RIO SALADO COLLEGE AND WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Rio Salado College and the Washington Elementary School District. This agreement is for the provision of Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development, and English Language Acquisition for Adults classes at the Palo Verde Community Enrichment Center from January 1, 2007 to June 30, 2007. There are no direct costs associated with this agreement.
D. 3. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S CISCO REGIONAL NETWORKING ACADEMY PROGRAM AND AGUA FRIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 216 – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa County Community College District and Agua Fria Union High School District No. 216 to continue the Cisco Regional Academy Program at Estrella Mountain Community College.
D.4. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S CISCO REGIONAL NETWORKING ACADEMY PROGRAM AND NOGALES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa County Community College District and Nogales Unified School District #1 to continue the Cisco Regional Academy Program at Estrella Mountain Community College.
E.3. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR A NEW FINE ARTS BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE COMPLEX AT
PHOENIX COLLEGE – Approve the selection of DLR Group to provide consulting services for the new Fine Arts and Maintenance & Operations Buildings at Phoenix College, with a design fee budget of $800,000.
E.4. APPROVAL OF RELOCATION OF UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL LINES AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a purchase order in the amount of One Hundred Seventy-Two Thousand Two Hundred Sixty-Three and no/100ths Dollars ($172,263.00) to Arizona Public Service (APS) for the relocation of an above ground power line to underground at Estrella Mountain Community College.
E.5. APPROVAL OF TOWN OF GILBERT ROADWAY EASEMENT AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve granting a roadway easement to the Town of Gilbert along Gilbert Road at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
E.6. APPROVAL OF LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN
THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY AND GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a License Agreement between the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Northern Arizona University and GateWay Community College.
F.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED NEW COURSE FEES FOR NEW PROGRAMS AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE SOUTHWEST SKILL CENTER - Approve the following proposed course fees for Spring 2007 new programs established at Estrella Mountain Community College and the SouthWest Skill Center, respectively.
F.2. APPROVAL OF BUDGETED EXPENDITURE AMENDMENT FOR FY 05-06 - Approve the amendment to budgeted expenditures (shown below) to match what was actually expended in each fund, as per the audited financial statements.
MOTION NO. 9392
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of V.E.1 and V.E.2 which were pulled from Consent and V.C.2 which was removed from the agenda . Motion approved 5-0.
B.2. APPROVAL OF TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO AWARDING OE EMERITUS DISTINCTION – Approve the correct wording change of “college vice president” in Section A of the Awarding of Emeritus Distinction Policy which had been previously approved on November 28, 2006. There are no other changes to the policy.
MOTION NO. 9393
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the Item V.B.2. Motion approved 5-0.
B.3. APPROVAL OF EMERITUS DISTINCTION – SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Award to Dr Ken C. Roberts the designation of Vice President Emeritus for his meritorious contributions and quality of instruction to the Maricopa County Community College District.
B.4. APPROVAL OF EMERITUS DISTINCTION – RIO SALADO COLLEGE – Award Vice President Emeritus Distinction to Dr. James Van Dyke for significant contribution benefiting students and for creation of innovative programs.
MOTION NO. 9394
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the Items V.B.3 AND V.B.4. Motion approved 5-0.
C.3. APPROVAL OF GOVERNING BOARD POLICY REGARDING VOLUNTARY LLPALYROLL DEDUCTIONS – Approve amending the Staff Compensation and Benefits Policy Title to include language for voluntary payroll deductions for employees. The proposed new language is as follows:
THE CHANCELLOR SHALL ESTABLISH SOUND GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES THAT ALLOW EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION IN VOLUNTARY PAYROLL DEDUCTION PROGRAMS, INCLUDING DEDUCTIONS FOR DUES FOR APPROVED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS, THE PURCHASE OF UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND/OR PROGRAM SUPPORT, AND TO CHARITABLE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. THE GOVERNING BOARD MAY WITHDRAW THE DEDUCTION PRIVILEGE FROM ANY ORGANIZATION AT ANY TIME.
MOTION NO. 9395
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the Item V.C.3. Motion approved (5-0).
E.1. APPROVAL OF PRELIMINARY AACC/ACCT “2007 COMMUNITY COLLEGE FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ISSUES” – Approve and adopt the preliminary “2007 Community College Federal Legislative Priorities” developed by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Included in those priorities are the following: 1) support for budget and appropriations; 2) reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA); 3) reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA); 4) favorable tax policy for college students; 5) passage of the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act; 6) educational benefits for military reservists; and, 7) Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competitiveness.
MOTION NO. 9396
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the Item V.E.1. Motion approved 4-0 (Mr. Walker – nay). Prior to the vote, Mr. Walker stated that this
supported the DREAM Act and with the passage of Proposition 300 here in Arizona, this ran counter to what voters in Arizona have voted for.
E.2. APPROVAL OF ACQUISITION OF A 5.802 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND IN AHWATUKEE – Approve the purchase of an approximate 5.802 net acre parcel, located at the northeast corner of 40th Street and Cottonwood Lane in Ahwatukee (Phoenix) from 40th Street & Pecos, LLC. The purchase price for this property is $2,750,000 plus closing costs.
MOTION NO. 9397
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the Item V.E.2. Motion approved 5-0. Prior to the vote on this item, the Board Chair asked SMC President Dr. Ken Atwater to comment on this purchase in view of the comments made by Ahwatukee citizens earlier in the meeting. President Atwater assured the Board and the Ahwatukee community that he work with them to satisfy their concerns about traffic, the size of the project and other issues.
F.3. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION ORDERING THE SALE OF $240,000,000 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION PROJECT OF 2004, SERIES B (2007) AND APPROVING RELATED DOCUMENTS – Approve the attached Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds, Project of 2004, Series B (2007) in the amount of $240,000,000 through an on-line bidding process pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, and Sections 15-1465, Arizona Revised Statutes.
MOTION NO. 9398
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the Item V.F.3. Motion approved 5-0.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Sixth Month Ended December 31, 2006
Expenditure analysis indicates 35.3% of the budget has been expended this year as compared to 36.4% expended at this same point in time last year. 29.3% of the budget remained unexpended or unencumbered compared to 27.2% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that $304.7M of the budget has been recognized. The projected fund balance will increase by $0.8 million this fiscal year and the projected ending fund balance for June 2007 is $80.3M.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
President Rosenthal announced that the next Governing Board Meeting
would be a strategic conversation scheduled for February 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the Rio Conference Center and a regular meeting scheduled for
February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Dr. Donald R. Campbell
Governing Board Secretary