FEBRUARY 22, 1994
An executive session convened at 6:00 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.
Linda Rosenthal, President, Roy C. Amrein, Secretary, Donal R. Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, Member, M. Grant Christensen, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Bertha Landrum for Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr., William Waechter,Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, Kay Martens for John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman Homero Lopez, Mary Briden for J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, John Waltrip, Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Linda B. Rosenthal
President Rosenthal called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8198
Donald R. Campbell moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 4-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:00 p.m.
President Rosenthal acknowledged administrative substitutions: Mary Briden for Marie Pepicello, Kay Martens for John Cordova, and Bertha Landrum for Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. President Rosenthal welcomed students from Quentin Bogart's, Betty Elliott's and Ginny Stahl's classes.
Dan Whittemore introduced faculty members from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico: Herminio Rodriquez Principe, Chair of the Business Administration Department, Ponce Campus; Arlene Z. Moreira Reyes, Chair, Humanities Department, Fajardo Campus; and Olga Maldonado Moll, Chair, Secretarial Sciences Department, Metropolitan Campus.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
President Rosenthal requested a motion approving the minutes of the January 25 and February 8, 1994 meetings.
MOTION NO. 8199
Donald R. Campbell moved that the minutes of the January 25 and February 8, 1994 meetings be approved. Motion carried 4-0.
No one requested to speak during this portion of the meeting.
Paul Elsner reported on a meeting of Workforce 2000 in New Orleans and spoke about a meeting of a national commission on higher education financing, addressing general issues relating to financing of higher education.
There was no report.
STATE BOARD REPORT
In Mr. Ullman's absence, there was no report.
Linda B. Rosenthal reported on the February 18, 1994 meeting. The first half of the Carver videotape was shown and goals were discussed. Election of officers was held, a conference planning committee was appointed, legislative items were discussed and members were reminded that Trustee Survey forms should be returned to the ACCA office.
Chris Bustamonte provide an update on legislative events including figures currently being considered for community college funding, the community college presentations to the full Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona State Senate, and an appropriation of $750,000 for the Williams Air Force Base facility. In response to a question from Donald R. Campbell, this appropriation is considered a one time start-up appropriation. Chancellor Paul Elsner further clarified that the primary purpose of these funds is to transfer the District's aviation program to the facility at Williams Air Force Base.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Governing Board members reported as follows:
- Donald R. Campbell - no report.
- Roy C. Amrein - no report.
- Nancy Stein attended the Fourth Annual Students Legislative Conference, the Phoenix Urban League Awards Dinner, Dan Dunn's algebra class, and toured the MCC Child Care Center.
- Linda B. Rosenthal has begun campus visitations to meet with students and staff at each location in the District. February visits included Chandler Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College, the Maricopa Skill Center and Gateway Community College. President Rosenthal attended ACCA day at the legislature, a legislative reception, the student legislative conference and the Honors Forum.
Nancy Miller, Faculty Association President, commented on the agenda materials pertaining to vision, noting that service to students should be stressed in a District vision statement.
There were none. COLLEGE REPORTS
President Larry Christiansen, Mesa Community College, reported on the National Community College Chair Academy and the Institute for Academic Leadership Development. Linda Thor, President of Rio Salado Community College, noted that Rio Salado Community College recently received the Mayor's Partnership Champion Award for adult literacy efforts.
There were none.
REWARDS & RECOGNITION
Chancellor Paul Elsner acknowledged Raul Cardenas' appointment as a member of the board of ACE, and congratulated Arnette Ward on singing the Lord's Prayer at the opening of the Arizona House of Representatives session.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8200
Donald R. Campbell moved that the agenda be approved. Motion carried 4-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDAPresident Linda B. Rosenthal asked if there were any requests to removed items from the Consent Agenda. Nancy Stein requested that items A-1, B-1, and B-5 be removed. Roy C. Amrein requested that item B-3-b be removed. Linda B. Rosenthal requested the removal of item C-2.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(B-2) 1994-95 GRADUATION/GENERAL STUDIES POLICIES - Approval of the 1994-95 graduation/general studies policies and requirements including the following: Graduation/General Studies Policies, Associate of Arts Degree (AA), Associate of General Studies Degrees (AGS), Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), and Transfer General Education Core Curriculum (TGECC).
(B-3-a) HVAC CONTROLS AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Award of a contract in the amount of ninety-two thousand three hundred fifty-four and no/100 dollars ($92,354.00) to Johnson Controls, Incorporated, for the design, procurement, and installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controls for five buildings and the central plant at Mesa Community College.
(B-4) ROOFING CONTRACT AWARD AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Award a contract in the amount of sixty-three thousand one hundred and no/100 dollars ($63,100.00) to: Poly Tech, Incorporated for the roofing of the following six SMCC buildings: Day Care Center, Library, Classroom #1, Classroom #2, Art Building and Music Building.
(B-6)THE FOUNDATION COALITION ENGINEERING CURRICULUM REFORM PROJECT - Acceptance of the Foundation Coalition Engineering Curriculum Reform Project Award of $100,169 to Mesa and Glendale Community Colleges from the National Science Foundation Engineering Education Coalitions Program.
(B-7) ARIZONA APPLIED MANUFACTURING CENTER AGREEMENT - Approval of an agreement between the Arizona Tooling and Machining Association Training Center, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit (dba Precision Machining Institute) (PMI) and the Maricopa County Community College District to jointly form the Arizona Applied Manufacturing Center (AAMC), with central offices at Gateway Community College.
B-8) MARICOPA SKILL CENTER LPN IV TRAINING AT VALLEY HOSPITALS - Approval of the Maricopa Skill Center offering continuing education training to Licensed Practical Nurses to prepare them to administer intravenous medications within the guidelines stipulated by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. (LPN Administration of Premixed Intravenous Medications and Solutions to Pre-existing Peripheral Lines or Peripheral Wells)
(C-3)VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/94
Accounts Payable: 1/03, 01/04, 01/06, 01/04, 01/07, 01/10, 01/11, 01/12, 01/13, 01/14, 01/18, 01/19, 01/20, 01/21, 01/24, 01/25, 01/26, 01/27, 01/28, 01/31/94
MOTION NO. 8201
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board accept the Consent Agenda with the exception of items A-1, B-1, B-3-b, B-5, and C-2. Motion carried 4-0.
(A-1)CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENT, AND TERMINATIONS - William Waechter recommended approval of the personnel actions with the deletion of the employment of Johnson on page 2. Nancy Stein asked about the absence of prorated salary for Garcia, page 1.
MOTION NO. 8202
Roy C. Amrein moved approval of the employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations with the deletion of the employment of Shanan Johnson. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-1) CURRICULUM - Approval of the Curriculum was recommended. Nancy Stein asked about the elimination of math courses on page 4, reading levels on page 5, and the impact of new courses as they relate to faculty needs. Courses are added and deleted during the year and are taught at various times and locations, altering faculty assignments.
MOTION NO. 8203
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Curriculum be approved. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-3-b) HVAC CONTROLS- Awarding of a contract in the amount of twenty-one thousand two hundred sixty-nine and no/100 dollars to Johnson Controls, Inc. for the procurement and installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controls for the rooftop equipment of the District Support Services Center was recommended. Roy C. Amrein asked if the procurement and installation is related to energy conservation efforts.
MOTION NO. 8203
Donald R. Campbell moved that a contract in the amount of twenty-one thousand two hundred sixty-nine and no/100 dollars ($21,269.00) be awarded to Johnson Controls, Inc. for the procurement and installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls for the rooftop equipment of the District Support Services Center. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-5)ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD--SCHREIBER FOODS, INC. - Bertha Landrum recommended acceptance of an award from Schreiber Foods, Inc. for training of 46 new employees including orientation, food safety, hazard communication, forklift, quality tools, production processes, computer skills, operations, reporting, maintenance, machine shop, and instrumentation and controls. Nancy Stein requested clarification of professional services. Donald R. Campbell asked for salary range for new employees.
MOTION NO. 8204
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board accept an award in the amount of $30,000 to the Maricopa County Community College District for a workforce recruitment and custom training program with Schreiber Foods, Inc. for the expansion of their operations in Tempe, AZ. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-2) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS- Approval of prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93 was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8205
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93. Motion carried 3-1. Mrs. Rosenthal was opposed.
(C-1)PROPOSED TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE FY 1994-95 - Dan Whittemore recommended approval of a $2.00/credit hour tuition increase noting that State aid has not yet been determined.
Joseph Kremer and Kathleen Schultz, Glendale Community College student government representatives, spoke in opposition to a tuition increase and requested a delay in the tuition decision so that students could organize efforts to contact legislators. Roy Amrein asked for clarification of the student request and for a history of tuition increases for the past few years. In response to a question from Linda B. Rosenthal, the tuition must be approved by the District early enough to allow for State Board consideration at the April meeting. The need for coordination of a student approach to the Legislature and the use of telephone contacts rather than personal meetings with legislators was suggested. Linda B. Rosenthal stated that she would prefer that tuition not be increased for the 1994-95 year. Governing Board members will take action on the proposed tuition and fees for FY 1994-95 with the understanding that District students will make an appeal to the Legislature for increased funding, and that if these efforts are unsuccessful, the Governing Board will revisit the issue of funding for the 1994-95 budget.
MOTION NO. 8206
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve a zero ($0.00) tuition increase for FY 1994-95. The Motion carried 4-0.
The following information items were distributed to the Governing Board:
(IV-A)PROPOSED STUDENT-RELATED POLICIES - FIRST READING (IV-B)OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS POLICY REVISION - FIRST READING
Roy C. Amrein requested clarification of the proposed revision.
(IV-C)AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
(IV-D) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows:
Tuesday, March 8, 1994 - 7:00 p.m. - Study Session/Strategic Conversation
Tuesday, March 22, 1994 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
A five-minute break was taken to move the meeting to the Employee Lounge to utilize a less formal format designed to promote and encourage open communication and participation among governing board members, administrators, faculty, staff and individuals attending the meeting.
"The Power of Vision," a videotape by Joel A. Barker was shown. Ken Baer served as a facilitator for the meeting and restated the ground rules, requesting any additions to the rules. There were none. The stated outcome for the conversation was exploration of why a positive vision is important to the future.
Key ingredients of a vision were cited as: 1) visions need to be developed by leaders; 2) vision must be shared by the team and the team must agree to support it; 3) the Vision Community must act together to bring the vision to reality; 4) a vision must be comprehensive and detailed so that each person is able to find his/her significant and important place in the vision; and 5) a vision must be positive and inspiring.
Comments were as follows:
-- With a vision--are focused; strive together toward common goal
-- Important for internal AND EXTERNAL community to know vision
-- Each person must know his/her place in vision--especially with components
-- External community--should shape vision
-- Represents constituencies
-- Stated clearly--understand easily
-- Leader (Board) creates vision but not in a vacuum
-- Have open meeting--listen
-- Leadership comes from individual
-- Mind analogy--recall from past=reality (mental image picture) and is that a picture from the past? Vision=mock-up=new, innovative so can't create new by dwelling on old. *Where I focus more complexity in the world--always in process. Vision=desired state; creative tension exists between vision and reality.
HOW TO INITIATE THE VISION
-- Leaders initiate; student must initiate for self; set example
-- What's in it for me? Success for organization and leadership
-- Leader's ideas must be shared so common development reflects well on leader
-- How share vision? If heart is in it; if have a part in developing; does it fit?
-- Notion of leadership=success of everyone; different styles of leadership
-- How does vision translate into meaning for future students? Applies to all
-- Danger if vision becomes rhetoric--no one knows it
-- Example Viet Nam--if don't believe in it--won't go
-- All inspired by vision, then students will feel it, too
-- CARING is important but shouldn't duplicate.
Acknowledgment is important
-- If no impact on students through learning--questions vision
-- Students must enter into conversations all the time
-- Questions--if vision to throw starfish into ocean--no impact. Communicate vision to him and succeed.
ADJOURNMENT The meeting ended at 9:05 p.m.
Roy C. Amrein