JANUARY 26, 1993
An executive session convened at 5:30 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was 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
Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Phil Randolph, Carol Scarafiotti for Linda Thor, John Waltrip, Margaret Hogan for Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President M. Grant Christensen.
President Christensen called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7964
Donald R. Campbell moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:16 p.m.
President Christensen welcomed students from Joe Ochap's EDU 250 class, and administrative substitutes, Margaret Hogan for Arnette Ward and Carol Scarafiotti for Linda Thor. President Christensen also reported that Barbara Hitchcock requested that he express gratitude, on her behalf, to those who planned and attended the reception in her honor on January 12, 1993.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
President Christensen requested a motion approving the minutes of the December 15 and December 18, 1992, and the January 12, 1993 meetings.
MOTION NO. 7965
Roy C. Amrein moved that the minutes of the December 15 and December 18, 1992, and the January 12, 1993 meetings be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
SECRETARY'S REPORT. There was no report.
CHANCELLOR'S REPORT. Chancellor Elsner acknowledged members of the executive group, members of the Quantum Quality group, and quality coordinators for participation in forty hours of training during the past few weeks.
Jack Lunsford reported on legislative activities including schedule problems, job training, and the budget process. Mr. Lunsford noted that a legislative luncheon will be held at Phoenix College at noon on January 27, 1993. Dr. Elsner requested that the legislative report be included on the regular meeting agendas.
STATE BOARD REPORT. In Jim Ullman's absence, Linda B. Rosenthal reported that a retreat was held following the January meeting. A new schedule/format has been adopted for State Board meetings beginning with the February meeting.
AADGB REPORT. Linda B. Rosenthal reported that the AADGB reviewed the status of current legislation and endorsed a letter stating concerns about the job training bill; expressed opposition to proposed tuition waivers for dependents of veterans; and reported on composition of the AADGB nominating Committee. The AADGB Board voted to nominate Ric Mattice, Graham Community College District, for the ACCT Outstanding Trustee Award.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS. Governing Board members reported as follows:
1. Donald R. Campbell -- no report
2. Roy C. Amrein -- no report.
3. Nancy Stein -- no report.
4. Linda B. Rosenthal attended the All Faculty Convocation, a general meeting of instructional councils, and a Board of Regents Higher Education Enrollment Commission meeting.
5. M. Grant Christensen -- no report.
FACULTY REPORT. Paul de Pippo welcomed Nancy Stein on behalf of the District faculty, and introduced Pat Bradley, Chair of Scottsdale Community College Faculty Association. Clara Fendley and Alan Jacobs reported on the Reading and Math Labs at Scottsdale Community College.
Mrs. Stein asked about the ratio of tutors to students considering the increased usage of the labs, and the impact of teaching effectiveness. Alan Jacobs stated that responses to a student survey indicated student satisfaction with the service provided in the labs. Mrs. Rosenthal expressed concern about the increasing numbers of students needing assistance and expressed the view that additional tutoring space should not replace classroom instruction. Alan Jacobs noted that many students have elected to complete homework assignments in the lab in order to have access to assistance if necessary.
EMPLOYEE GROUPS. There were none.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS.There were none.
CITIZEN'S INTERIM. No one requested to speak during this portion of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA. Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION NO. 7966
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENT, AND TERMINATIONS - William F. Waechter recommended approval of the personnel actions. Linda B. Rosenthal asked for clarification of faculty appointments with different starting dates. Mrs. Stein asked about new appointments and the hiring freeze. Dr. Waechter and Dr. Elsner commented on the need to consider needs of the students when making exceptions to the hiring freeze. In response to a question from Dr. Amrein, "OYO" refers to one year only appointments.
MOTION NO. 7967
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-2) FACULTY SABBATICAL
William F. Waechter recommended approval of the faculty sabbatical leave for 1993-94.
MOTION NO. 7968
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the sabbatical leave for Keith Worth for 1993-94. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1)TEXTBOOK APPROVAL - Margaret Hogan recommended adoption of Practical Spanish for Police Dispatcher by Roger Miller, to be used in SPA 115, Spanish Conversation, especially adapted for police dispatchers. Employees of the Mesa Police Department are enrolled in the section adapted for police dispatchers.
MOTION NO. 7969
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve adoption of Practical Spanish for Police Dispatcher by Roger Miller, to be used in SPA 115, Spanish Conversation, adapted for police dispatchers. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-2) RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE A COUNTYWIDE GED PROGRAM FY 1992-93- Carol Scarafiotti recommended acceptance of an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement for $67,911 from the Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education Division, pending receipt of approved application, for the period July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993. The amendment will provide dollars to pilot a program providing GED preparation for college credit. Members of the Governing Board expressed concerns about providing college credit for a college preparatory course. Karen Mills explained that the program is a pilot program that will be offered on a limited basis, and that the credit granted would be below the 100 level--developmental level--more as an incentive to the students. Mrs. Rosenthal requested that a follow-up report be provided at the end of the year. Dr. Elsner expressed high regard for the GED program and reemphasized the approval for a pilot program only. Dr. Christensen questioned the number of students enrolled in the program. The 11,000 students registered in the GED program are a totally different student population and not included in the headcount for Rio Salado Community College.
MOTION NO. 7970
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board accept an amendment to an Intergovernmental Agreement for $67,911 from the Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education Division, pending receipt of approved application, for the period July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993, to provide dollars to pilot GED Preparation for college credit. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-3) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING HISPANIC EDUCATIONAL SATELLITE SYSTEM -- Ron Bleed recommended authorization to participate in the Hispanic Educational Satellite System. Jack Lunsford provided historical background about the program. Nancy Stein asked about the relative value of participation in the system for all students. Raul Cardenas explained that the system was not only for Hispanic students, but would benefit all students. Linda B. Rosenthal asked about the relationship between four-year institutions, community colleges and courses for participants. In response to a question from Donald R. Campbell, Jan Baltzer explained the difference between data communication and satellite communication. Dr. de los Santos clarified that "Hispanic" refers to the originators, not necessarily the intended users, of the system, and pointed out the advantages of downlink and uplink capabilities. Dr. de los Santos further clarified the intent of the Memorandum of Understanding is to write legislation.
MOTION NO. 7971
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board designate $10,000 to be used for full membership in the Hispanic Educational Satellite System and that the Board authorize signature of the Memorandum of Understanding and Intent. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-4) BUDGETED EXPENDITURE REDUCTION FOR FY 1991-92 - Dan Whittemore recommended approval of a reduction of budgeted expenditures to reflect the amount actually expended in the Unrestricted General Fund, the Current Auxiliary Fund, and the Unexpended Plant Fund for FY 1991-92 per the Audited Financial Statements. This procedure will assure the District the maximum allowable exclusion carryforward to subsequent years.
MOTION NO. 7972
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve a reduction of budgeted expenditures to reflect the amount actually expended in the Unrestricted General Fund, the Current Auxiliary Fund, and the Unexpended Plant Fund for FY 1991-92 per the Audited Financial Statements.
Nancy Stein moved that each employee from the Chancellor down to custodians be given a one percent reduction in salary. Mrs. Stein then added an addendum that the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors staff be cut by ten percent. President Christensen stated that there was already a motion on the floor and that it would not be appropriate to consider an additional motion at this time. Motion No. 7972 carried 5-0.
General Counsel for the District clarified that action may be taken only on items included on the agenda for the public meeting. Dr. Elsner provided additional information regarding the content of the agenda item and suggested that Mrs. Stein might bring back her motion at an appropriate time in the future.
(C-5) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS FOR FY ENDED 6/30/92-- Approval of the prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/92 was recommended.
MOTION NO. 7973
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/92. Motion carried 3-2. Linda B. Rosenthal and M. Grant Christensen were opposed.
(C-6) VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 12/11, 12/23/92, and 01/08/93
Accounts Payable: 11/23, 11/24, 11/30, 12/02, 12/07, 12/09, 12/11, 12/14, 12/16, 12/18, 12/21, and 12/23/92
MOTION NO. 7974
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the vouchers be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
The following information items were distributed to the Governing Board:
(D-1) MANAGEMENT SABBATICALS
(D-2) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS.
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows: Tuesday, February 9, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Special and Work/Study Meeting. Tuesday, February 23, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal