JANUARY 28, 1997
A regular meeting 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.
Nancy Stein, President, Ed Contreras, Secretary, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member, Don Campbell, Member, Gene Eastin, Member
Paul A. Elsner, William F. Waechter, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Rufus Glasper, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Tessa Martinez Pollack, Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Nancy Stein.
President Stein called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
Linda Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America. Mrs. Stein, Board President for 1997, made the following statement:
Good evening to all of you. Before I officially begin my role as Chairwoman of this prestigious Board, I would like to take this opportunity to express my perspective about the future of our District. It will be an honor and a privilege to serve you in this position. Since my other colleagues have served several times before as Board Chair, this is my first rotation, so I am the first to break the chain, so to speak. Please break me in very gently. My goals for the District are not in any particular order but are of great importance to me.
My first goal is to have all employee groups strive for respect for each other and that issue starts with this Governing Board. Governing Board members should speak only one at a time without any side discussion with anyone else on the Board. I heard Dr. Amrein speak several times in thanking many groups for their continued support in his behalf. Dr. Amrein spoke about his concern regarding better relationships within the District. I would want to add to this. We need greater communication and openness among all of us here. We need to clean-up our own homes before going out to our neighbors. We need to diminish the fear in the workplace. I have visited with employees throughout the District only to hear time and again that they are just doing their thing with no encouragement at all. Let us give people working with us the empowerment, opportunity, and the creativity in their area of expertise needed to make our District even better. Give them a chance to succeed in their endeavors. Sometimes they might fail, but more often than not, I bet they will succeed beyond our and their wildest dreams. "When ears and minds are open, accomplishments appear." That quote is from Steve Wilson of the Republic. Let us encourage all of our employees to go the extra mile and feel appreciated for accomplishing this goal. Let us praise them, encourage them, and reward them in some way showing that they are appreciated.
According to our Governing Board Policy Governance book, on page A-4, the Ends Policy states Outcomes for the People of Maricopa County. Out of the eight statements listed, I would want to quote "hold community forums for balanced views of contemporary issues." I think this thought should be initiated, and soon. Let us, the Governing Board, get involved in our communities, hold the forums and listen and actually hear what our communities desire. Their concerns should be ours. Again, let us communicate with the people. I would like to see us continue keeping our costs down while increasing educational opportunities for students. Also, I would like to see improved student retention, especially in the disciplines of math, accounting and English. I know improvement is possible here. I would also like to see increased participation of our colleges' associated students appearing at our Board meetings. It is always a delight to hear Chandler Gilbert Community College's associated students present their activity agenda and their other accomplishments. That thought takes me to the definition of the word "participation." We are familiar probably with the first definition that I found as "the act of participating," but the second I find is very interesting. It is "the state of being related to a larger whole," which brings me to say that let us all participate in this District to bring it to a new and better height.
BOARD EVALUATION PROCESS
Mrs. Stein explained the Board Evaluation Process to the assembly.
Dr. de los Santos introduced Tom Lorig, President of Motorola University - North America and formerly Director of Motorola University - Phoenix Area, and presented to him the 1996 National Benefactors Award in recognition for providing outstanding service on behalf of the Maricopa Community College District. Mr. Lorig expressed his gratitude for receiving the award, which was first awarded to him at the Annual Conference of the National Council for Resource Development on December 5, 1996. He also indicated the relationship between Maricopa and Motorola to be a strong one and anticipated that it would grow more so over the years.
Dr. Elsner acknowledged Kim Crockett, Reporter for the Arizona Republic, and recognized her for her assistance she provided regarding the dialogue between the District and the editorial board of the Republic and the high level which she kept herself informed on the issues concerning the District bond election.
Debra Duval, Chairperson of the Mesa United Way Board, and Dan Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, Mesa United Way, recognized and presented a plague to Dr. Larry Christiansen for his leadership to the United Way Campaign in his capacities as the Campaign Chair for the Mesa United Way and Co-Chair of the Valley of the Sun United Way, and Chair of the Maricopa Community Colleges United Way Campaigns. Dr. Duval indicated that largely due to Dr. Christiansen's leadership, the Valley of the Sun United Way raised over thirty million dollars, the Mesa United Way increased its giving by nineteen percent, and the amount raised by Maricopa Community Colleges surpassed any past year.
SPECIAL MARICOPA COMMISSION ON HEALTH CARE REPORT EDUCATION REFORM REPORT
Dr. de los Santos provided a brief history on the Commission, which was created in response to changes in the health care field. The Commission, which is led by three Tri-Chairs, presented an interim report in September of 1996 that suggested an appropriate educational response was needed to the tremendous changes taking place in the health care field. In response to a charge given to them by Dr. de los Santos, the Commission has proposed the development of a Maricopa Integrated Health Care Educational System. This system addresses the Ends statements for all constituencies identified under the Ends Policies adopted by the Governing Board.
Dr. de los Santos recognized members of the Commission who were present and introduced Dr. Fran Roberts, Tri-Chair of the Commission and Vice President for the Arizona Hospital and Health Care Association. Dr. Roberts commended the District for involving community members in the effort to identify problems and create solutions for issues in the health care field. Dr. Roberts gave an overview of why the Commission was needed. She cited that health care has gone through a major transformation since 1980, payment for and delivery of services have changed, the educational world is not equipped to make the rapid changes occurring in the health care field, and regulation is another area that has not adapted quickly enough for the changes. By forming the Commission, the District has brought together the educational world, the delivery world and industry to address the fast-changing needs for the health care field. The charge given to the Commission was the responsibility for the development and initiation, implementation, and evaluation of Maricopa's educational response to the dramatic changes taking place in the health care arena. The Commission is working toward how to change the system to provide the right kinds of support for the health care of the people of Arizona and to identify the right kinds of health care courses for the right cost.
Tri-Chair Marie Fenske, Program Director of Respiratory Care at GateWay Community College, provided an overview of the Commission's structure and goals. The Commission is composed of three tri-chairs representing the community, nursing faculty and programs, and the allied health faculty and programs within the District, and sixteen members - nine from the District and seven from the community. Five task forces were formed to address the goals of the Commission. Each task force has two co-chairs - one from the District and one from the community. Ms. Fenske provided a brief history of the work performed by the Commission from January to August of 1996 which led to an initial report made presented in September, 1996 that contained forty-five recommendations. Those recommendations indicated a need for two models which have been in development since fall of 1996 - an integrated systems model of health care between the District and the community and a worker transitional model. A progress report containing recommendations on the work completed to date regarding the two models will be forthcoming to Dr. de los Santos in February, 1997.
Susan Roe, Health Care Consultant and Co-Chair of Task Force Five, recognized Dr. Elsner, Dr. de los Santos, Mary Briden and her staff, and Doug De Santi for their support and work toward this effort and then proceeded to provide the first public unveiling of the Health Care Integrated Educational System Model. She indicated that in examining the systems model of input - process - outcomes » impact, they found they were most interested in the impact - value-added education. Not only should the competencies accomplished be considered but also what happens when a student goes out into the health care agencies in the community. Dr. Roe provided a view of conceptual and descriptive models and indicated that with the constant and momentary changes occurring in the health care field, the model has to be responsive enough to input the information and quickly move it through the process. It allows for the teaching component, educational competencies, what the health care worker should be able to do upon completion of the programs, and the impact - the work setting performance, including professional behaviors, attitudes, and leadership. User friendly terminology and measurement indicators are currently being developed. This model should assist with not only looking at today's issues, but also those in the future.
Connie Harmsen, Senior Operations Administrator at Good Samaritan Hospital and Nursing Teamleader across the Samaritan System, and Co-Chair of Task Force One, provided an overview of the work done on analyzing the changes in the health care delivery systems, the identification of the implications on health care education programs for the District, and the development of a mechanism for assessing, prioritizing, and forecasting allied health workforce needs. Ms. Harmsen reviewed the Generalist Model, a working and evolving document, which provides for three levels of multi-skilled health care providers. In this model, health care providers are classified not by names of positions, but competencies at various levels, although there are provisions for specialty knowledge. Students will have the flexibility to be able to branch out without having to repeat previously learned competencies.
Tri-Chair Ellen Bramoweth, Nursing Faculty at Mesa Community College, provided summary comments to the report. Ms. Bramoweth referred to work of the Commission as a coordinated effort to restructure an entire segment of education within the District, and presented an overview of the future focus of the group. Her discussion indicated that focus would be on the following - additional clarification of the worker model, which will directly lead to the creation of a new core curriculum; industry's needs that must be met while maintaining a high quality of education and high patient care standards; concern for strong philosophical foundations that must be present in all program offerings; further definitions of the general education core and requirements for health care programs which will have to take place; continuing educational offerings that will be have be followed-up upon; an evaluation system for the model that will have to be developed; a budget for any new academic offerings that will also have to be developed for 1998-99; and support to renew and refresh existing faculty and staff.
Mrs. Rosenthal inquired that if the program goes into effect in the 1998-99 academic year, will students in current programs be able to find employment or are they being trained for jobs that no longer exist. Ms. Bramoweth responded that the Commission is aggressively looking at this issue. In some areas, jobs are harder to find. In nursing, almost all graduates are placed and have maintained their positions, although changes are occurring daily in the workforce. She also indicated that many of the health programs have modified their curriculum to meet the needs of industry, as an on-going process. Dr. Campbell inquired if there were statistics available regarding the number of students entering the health programs. Ms. Bramoweth responded that approximately 2,000 students per year graduate in the allied health and nursing programs. The number of continuing education students is currently low, but in response to the needs of the students and the community, the number is anticipated to increase with the development of courses that will assist in cross training.
Mr. Contreras asked how the change from "old to new" will be handled, for instance a "level two" employee comes face-to-face with an RN - who is who? Ms. Bramoweth responded that industry has been very active in the discussions of the Commission and therefore very receptive to the proposed changes. She was not able to respond to how the new worker will "face" the old worker. Although the intent is not to label the new worker, there may still be a "registered nurse," but there will be new competencies in the educational package and a new educational structure and pathway. Mr. Contreras expressed concern that the Commission needs to quickly begin consideration on the transition point issue, as the person who has to change from one group to another group needs to know what is expected and available in order to make an easier adjustment. He also suggested that the Commission inquire of community members who have received health treatment and what their health needs may be, and that psychology or a course to better prepare health care providers relate to patient feelings be offered. Ms. Bramoweth indicated that communication is a component of the curriculum.
It was also discussed that patients had responded favorably to having patient focused care, where one health care provider is able to take care of various needs, as opposed to having many providers approaching the patient to offer various medical services while under hospital care. In response to Mr. Eastin's concern that perhaps there may be too much of a burden on the multi-skilled worker, in that he/she does not become a master of a particular skill, Ms. Bramoweth indicated that stretching the number of credit hours to the limit to compensate for getting in as much content as possible will have to be addressed as new curriculum is developed under the philosophy of quality education and quality patient care. In response to Mr. Eastin's question if cost was a factor when consideration was given for the specialist, Ms. Bramoweth related that industry has indicated that they want the best worker for the best quality care at the best price. In response to Mrs. Stein's question regarding the tracking of students, Ms. Bramoweth indicated that almost all allied health and nursing departments perform some sort of post-graduation follow-up.
In closing, Dr. de los Santos thanked the presenters, members of the Commission, Mary Briden and Joanna Benson. Mrs. Stein thanked the group for their presentation.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
1. Don Campbell - no report.
2. Ed Contreras - no report.
3. Linda Rosenthal made the following statement:
This is a special night for me as I begin my fourth term of office and eighteenth year of service on the Maricopa Governing Board. These past years have brought many changes and challenges to our District and I believe the future years will be no different. We have in the past few months begun to implement policy governance, which hopefully will re-direct our energies into being more focused on needed outcomes and make us even more accountable to the citizens of Maricopa County. I believe we would all agree that this transition is not simple, but I believe that it is indeed doable if we all work together to achieve it. I trust that each of us will do our part to make it work. I look forward to my future years of service and the many challenging opportunities that await us. Thank you.
4. Gene Eastin - no report.
5. Nancy Stein - no report.
Dr. Elsner acknowledged Mrs. Stein for her inaugural statement. He welcomed Mrs. Stein as Governing Board President and Mr. Eastin in his role as Governing Board Member.
There was no report.
Judy Boschult indicated concern and asked clarification for a discrepancy noted in Item C-1 in that some personnel were listed as residential faculty, but noted as "short-term." The Residential Faculty Policy, under Item 3.10.1, states that Residential Faculty are originally employed with the intention that they are continuing employees. Dr. Waechter indicated that Item C-1 was developed under a new program and the discrepancy will be corrected.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Jack Goodman reported that the first Adjunct Faculty Newsletter for 1997 was recently completed. He acknowledged Pat Turner, Margaret Bergen, Ellen LaCorte and Donna Schober for their contributions to the newsletter. Mr. Goodman also reported that the Adjunct Faculty Survey has been analyzed and will be discussed at a meeting the following week. He thanked Dr. Elsner and Dr. Waechter for providing him the opportunity to attend the Chair Academy to be held in Reno, Nevada, and President Ward for hosting the Adjunct Faculty Board meeting at Chandler Gilbert Community College.
Conrad Mills, President of the Unified Crafts Association, expressed appreciation to Dr. Waechter for the reinstatement of the Maricopa Community College District M&O/Crafts Apprenticeship Program. Mr. Mills provided a brief history of the development of the M&O/Crafts Apprenticeship Committee that was formed to restructure the standards and develop the selection process for the program. To date, there are four apprentices in the program - two in the refrigeration field and two in the electrical field. Mr. Mills also reported that upon completion of the four-year program, participants are awarded certificates of completion of apprenticeship from the State of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Apprenticeship Training which will give them journey worker status across the United States. Dr. Waechter acknowledged the outstanding contribution Conrad Mills has made to the apprenticeship program.
There were none.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
There were no reports.
Linda Rosenthal reported that AADGB met January 17. At that meeting discussion was held pertaining to legislation affecting community communities that has been introduced and JLBC budget recommendations. Mrs. Rosenthal also said that the Futures Committee has determined that, in an attempt to receive input on issues that were developed and noted in the Charette document, a series of strategic conversations will take place around the state addressing those issues. The Committee has designated responsible parties for each of the eight topics and it is anticipated that background papers and sets of questions will be distributed to each district at the next AADGB meeting. Also at the meeting discussion was held on a report written by Pat Hill entitled A Vision for Learning in the Twentieth Century, and a progress report was received from the ACCA on their policy governance.
REWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Paul Elsner acknowledged Carl Matthusen for his leadership as Chairman of the National Public Radio Board and presented a letter from the current Chairman of NPR acknowledging many of Mr. Matthusen's accomplishments during his tenure in that position.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Linda Rosenthal moved that agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
Mrs. Stein asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Waechter requested that Item C-1 be removed removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the December 10, 1996, December 17, 1996, and January 14, 1997.
(D-1) CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER FOR THE INSTALLATION OF CENTRAL PLANT EQUIPMENT AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a contract change order in the amount of $300,000 to Summa Mechanical to add the installation of new central plant equipment at Paradise Valley Community College, and to install an existing PVCC chiller at Scottsdale Community College.
(D-2) CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR A NEW FAMILY CARE CENTER AT PHOENIX COLLEGE - Provide conceptual approval for a new Family Care Center at Phoenix College, and that the item be sent to the State Board for its action.
(D-3) CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR B & E BUILDING EXPANSION AND REMODEL AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the selection of Gould Evans Associates to provide architectural and engineering services for the expansion and remodeling of B & E Buildings at Paradise Valley Community College with a fee not to exceed $550,000.
(D-4) CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR A NEW HEALTH/NURSING BUILDING AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Provide conceptual approval for a new Health/Nursing Building at GateWay Community College.
(D-5) CONSTRUCTION CHANGE ORDER FOR PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Ratify a construction change order with a budget of $200,000 to Archon, Inc. to repair unstable soil conditions on three roadways at Mesa Community College.
(D-6) CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE CHANGE ORDER FOR PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Ratify a construction change order with a budget of $150,000 to Archon, Inc. to accelerate the schedule for the completion of paving maintenance repairs on three roadways at Mesa Community College.
(D-7) CURRICULUM - Approval of the curricula which has been processed through all procedures by Maricopa County Community College District and the State Community College Board for Community Colleges of Arizona.
(D-8) QUASI-ENDOWMENT FOR ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the establishment of a Quasi-Endowment account at Glendale Community College for the purpose of funding academic scholarships.
(D-9) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH PHOENIX UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Authorize entry into an intergovernmental agreement with Phoenix Union High School District in conjunction with the Phoenix Urban Systemic Initiative Project to provide support of the High School Collaborative Peer Teachers, Interactive Mathematics Program components, and professional development program for participating teachers.
(D-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND DYSART UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and Dysart Unified School District to expand the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College to accept students from Dysart Unified School District.
(D-11) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MCCCD AND CHANDLER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 80 (CUSD) - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Williams Education Center of Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the Chandler Unified School District No. 80 (CUSD) to provide shuttle transportation from the Chandler-Gilbert Community College main campus to the Williams Education Center campus.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of item C-1. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) ADDITION TO BOARD POLICIES - VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES STATEMENTS - Approve the addition of the Vision, Mission, and Values statements to be added to the Governing Board Policy Governance Policies. Mr. Eastin expressed concern that the term "employees" used in the Values Statement minimizes the critical role the faculty serve in the District. He noted that the wording "faculty and staff" is utilized in the Vision Statement and proposed that "employees" be replaced with "faculty and staff" throughout the statements. Mrs. Rosenthal indicated that all employees are valued, regardless of their position and that wording "faculty and staff" is used in a different way in reference to educational opportunities in the Vision Statement. Mr. Eastin indicated that the term "faculty and staff" includes everyone and called for the question.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the addition of its Vision, Mission, and Values statements to the Governing Board Policies.
Gene Eastin moved that the word "employee" be replaced by the words faculty and staff" in the Vision, Mission, and Value Statements, which were submitted for approval for inclusion in the Governing Board Policies under Item B-1. Motion carried 3-2. Mrs. Rosenthal and Mr. Contreras were opposed.
AMENDED MOTION 8626
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the addition of its Vision, Mission, and Values statements to the Governing Board Policy Governance Policies with the changes made per previous motion (Reference Motion No. 8627). Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Waechter recommended the approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item with the following modifications: Kimberly B. Granio - change start date to February 3, 1997, annual and prorated salary changed accordingly; Richard L. Newman - employed under Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Grant; and Janelle A. Baltzer - change step to 6 or F, salary changed accordingly.
Christine Bergholt came forward to speak before the Governing Board regarding the request for approval of her termination in Item C-1. Ms. Bergholt asked that she be allowed to meet with the Governing Board in Executive Session to address concerns she had regarding issues that were or were not brought forward to the Hearing Committee Panel for her case. She also indicated that she had concerns regarding testimony in her case that she did not have the opportunity to discuss. Dr. Waechter indicated that the MAT Policy was closely followed on this issue and provided an overview of the procedure followed regarding Ms. Bergholt's hearing, which resulted in the Chancellor's recommendation for her termination following his review of the findings of the Hearing Committee. He further stated that Policy does not allow for time extensions and the matter is now before the Board for her retention or dismissal. In response to Mrs. Stein's concern that the information needs to be looked at more carefully and her request that she see the Hearing Report, Dr. Waechter explained that under Policy Governance, these functions fall under the role of the Chancellor and staff. In response an inquiry by Mr. Eastin regarding the Board's role, Dr. Waechter indicated that it is the Board's role to establish and adopt policy - if the Board Policy and process is not followed it is the Board's role to advise the Chancellor he has not done so, but that in this case Board Policy has been followed. Mr. Eastin indicated that although administration has followed Policy and proper procedures, he could not render sound judgment without more information on this case. Mrs. Rosenthal related that although it is difficult at any time to terminate an employee, the Board has asked the administration to be the managers of the system. As they had performed their responsibility according to Board policy and procedures, she was ready to take their recommendation. Mrs. Bradshaw clarified the Board's role in the termination process. She indicated that it is not the role of the Board to re-hear the case or consider additional testimony at this time, but to consider the recommendation for remedy as brought forward based upon the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law found by the Hearing committee.
Should the Board feel the recommendation is not appropriate, then a different decision may be made. In response to Mr. Contreras' inquiry that if the Board does not feel they have adequate information to make a judgment at this time, what remedy in the policies do Board Members have to correct the situation, Dr. Waechter indicated that the Board could change their policy. In response to Mr. Contreras' inquiry as to what matters are allowed for discussion in Executive Session, Mrs. Bradshaw responded that termination matters can be discussed if the individual who is being recommended for termination is so willing. Mr. Contreras indicated that he did not have enough information available to make a judgment on this matter and needed additional time to review the information and make inquiries of the staff as to the policies and processes followed.
Gene Eastin moved that the Governing Board not recognize the recommendation made by the Chancellor for the termination of Christine Bergholt. Motion was withdrawn by Mr. Eastin.
Ed Contreras moved that the matter of the request for termination of Christine Bergholt be tabled until the next regular meeting of the Governing Board. Motion carried 3-2. Mrs. Rosenthal and Dr. Campbell were opposed.
Mrs. Rosenthal moved that the Faculty/Management/Administrative actions be approved with the exception the issue of the request of termination of Christine Bergholt be tabled per previous motion (reference Motion No. 8629) and the following corrections: Kimberly B. Granio - change start date to February 3, 1997, annual and prorated salary changed accordingly; Richard L. Newman - employed under Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Grant; and Janelle A. Baltzer - change step to 6 or F, salary changed accordingly. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-2) MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATIVE/TECHNOLOGICAL POLICIES 1996-97 - Dr. Waechter recommended a change in language to the MAT Policies 1996-97 as follows: "16. LEAVE WITHOUT PAY 16.1 A MAT employee who is no longer on probationary status may request, in writing, leave without pay. This request should be directed to his/her College President/Provost/Vice Chancellor. After approval by the College President/Provost/Vice Chancellor, the request will be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor of Quality and Employee Development."
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommendation for change in the MAT Policies 1996-97 as follows: "16. LEAVE WITHOUT PAY 16.1 A MAT employee who is no longer on probationary status may request, in writing, leave without pay. This request should be directed to his/her College President/Provost/Vice chancellor. After approval by the College President/Provost/Vice Chancellor, the request will be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor of Quality and Employee Development." Motion carried 5-0.
(VII-A) 1994 General Obligation Bonds, Series A (1995) Receipts and Disbursement Analysis and Capital Development Plan Summary as of December 31, 1996
(VII-B) Budget Analysis Report Summary Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund for the Six Months Ended December 31, 1996
Mr. Eastin inquired regarding the diminished expense reflected for travel and expressed concern that there may attempts to discourage travel. Dr. Glasper indicated that there are not efforts to discourage travel, but colleges are having to reallocate and make different decisions based upon the budget.
Mrs. Stein asked the audience fill out and turn in the Board Evaluation cards. Discussion was held regarding the evaluation results provided from the December 10, 1996, meeting. Mrs. Rosenthal noted that the Governing Board had graded themselves quite differently from the audience which may reflect a possible difference in perception.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be as follows: A Strategic Conversation on February 11, 1996
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.