FEBRUARY 23, 1993
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.
M. Grant Christensen, President, Linda B. Rosenthal Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, 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, Art DeCabooter, Ken Roberts for John Cordova, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Bob Huddleston for Phil Randolph, Linda Thor,> John Waltrip, Andy Bernal for Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President M. Grant Christensen.
EXECUTIVE SESSION.President Christensen called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7978
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:06 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
President Christensen requested a motion approving the minutes of the January 26, and February 9, 1993 meetings.
MOTION NO. 7979
Donald R. Campbell moved that the minutes of the January 26, and February 9, 1993 meetings be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
SECRETARY'S REPORT. There was no report.
CHANCELLOR'S REPORT. Chancellor Elsner reported on the Division Chair Academy, Internet training, the Virtual Learning Experience, and the transformation, technology and change agenda.
STATE BOARD REPORT.
Jim Ullman reported that the State Board met for the first time as a committee of the whole. Dr. Puyear gave a preliminary report on enrollment. Mr. Ullman is serving as the community college representative on vocational funding matters and noted that 15% of the federal vocational technical training dollars are designated for community colleges.
AADGB REPORT. Linda B. Rosenthal reported on the February 20, 1993 meeting of the Arizona Association of District Governing Boards. Discussion items included legislation, budget, and a proposed ADA grant proposal from the Governor's office. Mrs. Rosenthal will chair a committee to examine AADGB conference possibilities. Jean Aughenbaugh, Gladys Christensen, and Dan Baertlein were elected to serve as officers. The ACCA report indicated that dues will remain the same or decrease slightly next year. Board and CEO evaluations were also discussed.
Jack Lunsford shared the status of several bills including SB 1044 which provides for study of community colleges in unorganized counties, and SB 1273 providing for a commission to study creation of a new county. Mr. Lunsford suggested that a District representative should be appointed to the committee. In response to a question from Dr. Campbell, an ad hoc committee of community members is studying the formation of Red Mountain County. Mr. Lunsford commented on the Governor's budget and the JLBC recommendations. Mrs. Rosenthal asked if Board members would be contacted with specific information regarding legislative contacts and whether administrative/board member or individual contacts should be made.
Mr. Lunsford commented on the Job Training Bill signing at the Maricopa Skill Center.
BOARD MEMBER REPROTS
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 Honors Forum presentation featuring Mary Frances Berry; two theater presentations, the legislative luncheon, Black History Month presentations at Chandler Gilbert Community College; attended the signing of the Job Training Bill; and attended portions of the Department Chair Academy. Mrs. Rosenthal congratulated Chancellor Paul Elsner on his article in the winter edition of an ACCT publication.
5. M. Grant Christensen - no report.
Paul de Pippo introduced Linda Larsen, Faculty President at Mesa Community College. Charles Moore reported on the Center for Teaching and Learning at Mesa Community College. The center produces instructional materials, sponsors workshops and classes, provides computer literacy training, software evaluation, and coordinates Lodestar and other events.
Ken Baer reported on behalf of the District Professional Staff Association.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS. There were none.
Dr. Christensen welcomed students attending the Governing Board meeting.
No one requested to speak during this portion of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
Approval of the agenda with the deletion of item D-1 was recommended.
MOTION NO. 7980
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the agenda be approved with the deletion of D-1. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1)CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENT, AND TERMINATIONS - William F. Waechter recommended approval of the personnel actions. Rufus Glasper explained personnel changes being implemented in the Business Services area.
MOTION NO. 7981
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-2) WORKER'S COMPENSATION - William Waechter recommended authorization to request proposals to establish a Self-Insurance Trust Fund to administer the District's Worker's Compensation Claims. Nancy Stein requested clarification of paid losses. Dr. Amrein questioned recent increases in paid losses and Dr. Waechter will provide Governing Board members with relevant information on the increases.
MOTION NO. 7982
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board authorized the Purchasing Department to request proposals to establish a Self-Insurance Trust Fund to administer the District's Worker's Compensation claims. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-3) HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN PREMIUM AND FLEX BENEFIT MODIFICATIONS - William Waechter recommended approval of the revised item recommending health insurance plan premium and flex benefit modifications. Mrs. Rosenthal noted that the effective date in paragraph one should be July 1, 1993.
Mike Udell expressed his opinion against proposed changes in waivers. Denise Quintrall will return to speak about the waivers when the item is placed on a future agenda.
MOTION NO. 7983
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board authorize the Maricopa County Community College District and its agents to enter into contract discussions with CIGNA which would have, as its goal, a continuation of our current health care coverage at no increase in premium costs for 1993-94. The two plan design changes which have been identified in order to make such discussion possible are 1) an increase in co-pay per physician visit from $5.00 to $15.00, and 2) co-pay per prescription from $3.00 to $10.00, effective July 1, 1993. Additionally, that the Governing Board authorize MCCCD and its agents to move forward with the implementation of a four tier premium plan with employees in each successive plan paying an additional amount. Flexible benefit dollars will remain at $3,500 per employee. (The net result of this plan is that employees with family coverage will pay more out-of-pocket in 1993-94 than they did in 1992-93 and remaining employees will pay the same or fewer dollars.) Authorization is also given for discussion of a no cost addition of vision exams to the current CIGNA health program and that mail order prescription services also be examined as part of the 1993-94 CIGNA health care provider package. The Districtwide Benefits Advisory Committee be given additional time to examine the issues of flex benefit dollar amounts for persons who waive health insurance coverage, flex benefit dollar mounts for new employees and unequal distribution of flex benefit dollars to current employees, bringing recommendations to the Governing Board no later than December 1993. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1) CURRICULUM - Bertha Landum recommended approval of the curriculum. Board members felt the new format for the Curriculum was confusing. M. Grant Christensen asked for clarification of the terms and suggested that definitions be included in the item. In response to several questions, many of the changes have been made in order to coordinate with ASU. Dr. Christensen requested clarification of "mathematical reasoning." In response to a question from Nancy Stein, Bob Huddleston stated that lecture and lab hours varied in courses that had been modularized.
MOTION NO. 7984
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Curriculum be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-2) 1993-94 GRADUATION/GENERAL STUDIES POLICIES FOR MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT- Bertha Landrum recommended approval of the 1993-94 Graduation/General Studies Policies. Roy C. Amrein suggested that Physical and Psychological Well-being might be a more appropriate classification because of the nature of some courses included in Physical Well-Being. Linda B. Rosenthal asked if the suggestion had been made to eliminate Physical Well-being as a graduation requirement. Ken Roberts responded that this was being reviewed. Mrs. Rosenthal asked for an explanation of ENG 105 satisfying a two semester English requirement.
MOTION NO. 7985
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve the 1993-94 Graduation/General Studies Policies and Requirements including Associate of Arts Degree (AA), Associate of General Studies Degree (AGS), Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), and Transfer General Education Core Curriculum (TGECC). Motion carried 5-0.
(C-3)GUADALAJARA SPRING BREAK SEMINAR - Bertha Landrum recommended approval of the Honors Students' Seminar at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, March 13-20, 1993. Nancy Stein asked about student funding.
MOTION NO. 7986
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that Governing Board approve the Honors Students' Seminar at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, March 13-20, 1993. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-4) AZALL--ARIZONA ADULT LITERACY LINK - Linda Thor recommended acceptance of a grant from the Arizona Department of Education/JTPA State Education Program for $15,000 to continue housing and operating a 1-800 number for Project Literacy U.S. (PLUS).
MOTION NO. 7987
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board accept a grant from the Arizona Department of Education/JTPA State Education Program for $15,000, pending receipt of funding, to continue housing and operating a 1-800 (toll free) number from July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-5) RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADULT LITERACY AND JOB READINESS TRAINING FY 1992-93 - Linda Thor recommended acceptance of an amendment to an intergovernmental service agreement for $20,740.96 from the Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education Division to develop a capability for literacy providers to bring greatly needed educational development to parents who are underprepared to compete in today's labor market.
MOTION NO. 7988
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board accept an amendment to an Intergovernmental Service Agreement for $20,740.96 from the Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education Division in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), pending receipt of approved application, to supplement the existing agreement's budget and provide for the continuation of the Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages program for single parents receiving A.F.D.C. (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) benefits. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-6) EISENHOWER PROJECT, HANDS ON MATHEMATICS UTILIZING CALCULATORS, COMPUTERS AND MANIPULATIVES - Ken Roberts recommended approval of the Eisenhower Grant "Hands on mathematics utilizing calculators, computers and manipulatives," Arizona Board of Regents in the amount of $69,519. Linda B. Rosenthal commented on the in-kind amount and suggested that this be counted in the figures used for at-risk students.
MOTION NO. 7989
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the Eisenhower Grant "Hands on mathematics utilizing calculators, computers and manipulatives," Arizona Board of Regents, in the amount of $69,519. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-7) COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TO ENHANCE INQUIRY-ORIENTED LABORATORY INSTRUCTION IN BIOLOGY AT A 2-YEAR COLLEGE - Larry Christiansen recommended acceptance of the Undergraduate Course and Curriculum Development Award of $1232,180 to Mesa Community College from the National Science Foundation to enhance inquiry-oriented laboratory instruction in biology. In response to a question from Linda B. Rosenthal, Dr. Elsner explained that the District's attitude toward acceptance of grants had changed over the years because of declining resources.
MOTION NO. 7990
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board accept the Undergraduate Course and Curriculum Development Award of $132,180 to Mesa Community College from the National Science Foundation. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-8) ADE/MCCCD AGREEMENT ON ELECTRONIC FORUM USAGE - Ron Bleed recommended approval of an agreement between the Arizona Department of Education and the Maricopa County Community College District for communication and instructional support. Mrs. Rosenthal asked if additional equipment would be required. It will not. There is no monetary reward to the District.
MOTION NO. 7991
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the finalization of an agreement between the Arizona Department of Education and the Maricopa County Community College District that is not inconsistent with that included in this agenda. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-9) PROPOSED 94-95 ACADEMIC CALENDAR - Bertha Landrum recommended approval of the 1994-95 Academic Calendar.
MOTION NO. 7992
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the 1994-95 Academic Calendar. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-10) 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. 7993
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/92. Motion carried 4-1. Mrs. Rosenthal was opposed.
(C-11) VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 01/22, 01/29, and 02/05/93
Accounts Payable: 12/22/92, 01/04, 01/05, 01/06, 01/07, 01/08, 01/11, 01/12, 01/13, 01/14, 01/15, 01/19, 01/20, 01/21, 01/25, 01/27, and 01/29/93
MOTION NO. 7994
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) POLICY-AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM
Item pulled from agenda.
(D-2) PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS--FIRST READING
Linda B. Rosenthal asked how the information would be relayed to students, if adopted. Janice Bradshaw stated that each student should receive a copy of the regulations. In response to a question from Nancy Stein, Art DeCabooter stated that the income from parking violations is retained by the individual campus and used in Fund 2.
(D-3) RETIREMENT PROGRAM William Waechter noted that this item is presented in response to a need for cost containment.
(D-4) AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
(D-5) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS.
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows: Tuesday, March 9, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Work/Study Meeting. Tuesday, March 23, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal