FEBRUARY 24, 1998
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.
Ed Contreras, President
Linda Rosenthal, Secretary
Gene Eastin, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Paul A. Elsner
William F. Waechter
Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.
Brian Johnson for Larry Christiansen
J. Marie Pepicello
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Ed Contreras.
President Contreras 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 6:35 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
Mr. Contreras recognized the presence of students from Cheryl Crutcher's NAU 580 course.
John Rivers, Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Hospital Association came forward to speak regarding the Health Care Integrated Educational System. The Arizona Hospital Association represents virtually all of the hospitals and health care delivery systems in Arizona, which includes approximately 55,000 people.
Mr. Rivers identified the community college system as the primary source for workers in the health care delivery system in the state, and indicated the association's strong support of the work done by the Maricopa Commission on Health Care Reform. He applauded the District for spearheading the effort and recognized Fran Roberts, Vice President for the Arizona Hospital Association, as a tri-chair of the commission.He offered his personal support and the support of those people in his association in moving forward with the Heath Care Integrated Education System, which is on the evening's agenda for the Board's consideration. Mr. Contreras asked that Mr. Rivers take back to his membership the appreciation of the District for the time and effort they have spent and the work they have done on this initiative.
Board Member Reports
- Don Campbell thanked all those who sent cards and flowers to Mrs. Campbell due to her recent heart bypass surgery.
- Nancy Stein reported that she toured the Paiute Community Center with John Silvester of Scottsdale Community College and attended the ACCT National Legislative Seminar in Washington D.C. Mrs. Stein also attended the Sun Lakes Education Center Advisory Board meeting. Discussion was held at that meeting regarding the search for the next chancellor.
- Gene Eastin attended the ACCT National Legislative Seminar in Washington D.C. and visited the Spanish Embassy. The embassy representative provided information regarding a teacher exchange program. Mr. Eastin suggested that he forward a proposal on the exchange program to the District for possible interest and participation.
- Linda Rosenthal attended the ACCT National Legislative Seminar in Washington D.C., reported on the number of attendees from Arizona, and recognized Jack Lunsford for arranging the visits to the Hill. The students were impressive and outnumbered the trustees. Mrs. Rosenthal noted that there were approximately 850 people in attendance at the conference.
- Dr. Campbell suggested that some of the students who attended the conference make a report to the Board at a later time.
- Ed Contreras attended the ACCT National Legislative Seminar in Washington D.C. and stated that from his attendance he could see how the community colleges can make an impact as a system in a coordinated effort. He recognized the students for the way in which they made their educational needs known to the legislators.
- Mr. Contreras reported that the selection committee for the next chancellor had been formed. He thanked those who had participated in the strategic conversations held to identify the issues facing the District in the next ten years and the leadership qualities needed to meet those issues. The selection committee will consist of 28 members with the following breakdowns of representation:
- 13 males, 15 females
- 4 Afro-Americans, 6 Hispanics, 1 Asian Pacific, 1 Native American, 15 Non-Minority or White, 1 Gay-Lesbian
- 2 from the Foundation, 3 from Phoenix College, 3 from Mesa Community College, 2 from Glendale Community College, 1 from Rio Salado College, 3 from Scottsdale Community College, 2 from Estrella Mountain Community College, 2 from GateWay Community College, 3 from Paradise Valley Community College, 2 from Chandler Gilbert Community College, 2 from South Mountain Community, and 3 from the District
- Employee groups will be represented as follows: 8 faculty, 4 MAT, 3 CEC, 2 PSA, 1 M&O, 1 Crafts
- Ed Contreras and Linda Rosenthal will represent the Board on the selection committee throughout the process. The entire Board will participate in the process of interviewing the semi-finalists and making the final selection.
Mr. Contreras named the following individuals who will serve on the committee:
- Four community members will be on the committee. The names will not be released until they have notified their availability and willingness to serve.
- One of the committee members of the Foundation Board has been selected, The name will not be released until he or she has notified status of availability and willingness to serve.
Pat Case - Rio Salado College
Marie Fenske - GateWay Community College
Bob Galloway - Mesa Community College
Pearl Williams - Estrella Mountain Community College
President Raul Cardenas - Paradise Valley Community College
President Arnette Ward - Chandler Gilbert Community College
Vice Chancellor Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.
Dennis Ellsworth - Mesa Community CollegeM&O
Rosemary Schweigert - Phoenix College
John Jacober - Phoenix CollegeCrafts
Bruce Morrison - GateWay Community College
Shirley Green - Paradise Valley Community College
Patty Johnson - Chandler Gilbert Community College
One representative who will be named and will come on the committee in August or September of this year, based upon renewal of contract
One full-time and one part-time to be named in August or September of this year
Carnella Hardin - Glendale Community College
Ricardo Provencio - South Mountain Community College
Dean Terasaki - Glendale Community College
Bonnie Talakte -Scottsdale Community College
Sandy Zetlin - Estrella Mountain Community College
Virgina Stahl - Scottsdale Community College
The selection of the next chancellor is anticipated to occur in January or February of 1999.
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Employee Group Reports
There were no reports.
Homer Lopez introduced Pam Fridley, President of Beta Alpha Psi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, to provide information on a campuswide project that was conducted to help define student rights, responsibilities, and privileges on the campus. The survey instrument and results have been used in the chapter's annual certification process. Ms. Fridley provided an overview of the strategies used in developing the document and models used. The document is representative of students' values. Through the combined efforts of Beta Alpha Psi, honor students, and Dr. Lopez, the document of student rights, responsibilities, and duties has been included in the student handbook.This is an ongoing process.
Ms. Cole, Student Affairs Commissioner, from Chandler Gilbert Community reported on the following campus events and programs: the Into the Streets Project, the Generations Prom, Pirates of Penzance musical, and the Woman's Images in Science event.
Scottsdale Community College Student Government Representative Chas Sugarbaker reported on the following campus activities and events: a student newsletter - the Artichoke Republic, a winter crafts fair, football and basketball homecoming events, an art contest, and campus lectures. Services for students include free income tax preparation and legal services.
Kevin Reagan representing the Black Student Union at Phoenix College reported on events which included homecoming and related activities, work performed at a senior citizens home, angel trees and toys for tots drives, an MLK youth rally, and the "I Can Make A Difference" project. Cultural activities included co-sponsoring a play, display of student artworks on campus, and attendance by students at the Western Regional Council of Black American Affairs event. A newsletter is distributed to students to keep them informed of activities and events.
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Linda Rosenthal reported that budget appropriation and key legislative matters were discussed. An update was provided on the Arizona learning system. Mrs. Rosenthal provided a copy of the Footnote Draft that establishes a Higher Education Study Committee. The committee that was previously formed has been asked to continue to work together. The footnote provides a date of December 15, 1998, for when a report is due from the committee. The format of the fall conference is being examined.
Jack Lunsford reported on the activities of the appropriations subcommittee hearing which occurred the previous week. The community colleges had orchestrated an effort to present the recommended increase in state appropriations as an amendment to the budget. The amendment which was presented on behalf of the community colleges did not pass, which was expected. Mr. Lunsford indicated that although it did not pass, the issue is kept in the forefront and the intent is keep the state aid bill moving.
Awards and Recognitions
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Approval of the Agenda
Dr. Waechter recommended that Item VI.A. be moved to follow Item B-4.
Don Campbell moved that the agenda be approved with the revision that Item VI.A. follow Item B-4. Motion carried 5-0.
Consideration of Consent
President Contreras asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Mrs. Rosenthal requested that Item D-2 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Waechter requested that Item B-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the January 27 and February 10, 1998 Governing Board meetings.
(B-2) CHANCELLOR SELECTION PROCESS - Approve the process for selecting a new chancellor.
(C-1) CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW FAMILY CARE CENTER AT PHOENIX COLLEGE- Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Six Hundred Forty Six Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Two and 73/100ths Dollars ($646,652.73) to Westek Builders, Inc. for the construction of the new Family Care Center at the Phoenix College Osborn Property.
(C-2) CONTRACT AWARD FOR EXPANSION OF MONTEZUMA HALL AND THE CENTRAL PLANT AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND THE NEW SOUTHWEST SKILL CENTER - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Nine Million Eight Hundred Twenty-One Thousand Five Hundred and no/100ths Dollars ($9,821,500.00) to Cohen Contracting, Inc. for the construction of the new SouthWest Skill Center, and the expansion of Montezuma Hall and the Central Plant at Estrella Mountain Community College.
(C-3) CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR THE EAST CAMPUS OF MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Provide conceptual approval for the East Mesa Campus of Mesa Community College.
(C-4) 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.
(C-5) HEALTH CARE INTEGRATED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM (HCIES) - Approve the Health Care Integrated Educational System Model (HCIES) and its integral components recommended by the Maricopa Commission on Health Care Education Reform for phase-in implementation beginning Fall, 1998. The following milestone decisions represent the integral components of the HCIES:
- The philosophy that core and shared competencies facilitate students in not repeating content/courses in nursing and allied health programs when changing or enhancing career fields.
- A common districtwide nursing curriculum coupled with continued exploration of a single NLNAC Accreditation
- A seamless articulation process (internal and external) to promote and efficient, effective, flexible, coherent approach to career mobility and lifelong learning
- A districtwide integrated advisement system
- A centralized districtwide admission process and standardized admission criteria
- A single learner record supported by MCCCD technological infrastructure
- Districtwide coordination of clinical sites for nursing and allied health students
- A MCCCD Health Professions Assessment Center
- An operational structure that provides the community with an identifiable MCCCD contact for communication regarding curriculum, continuing education , clinical sites, etc.
- An ongoing evaluation process to assess the MCCCD HCIES. This process will have the potential to integrate the results systematically to ensure continuos quality improvement, program viability, and continued relevance to health workforce needs
- A statewide workforce forecasting model for health care personnel
- A statewide Task Force on Workforce Regulation and Credentialing to convene key stakeholders for discussion and action steps on shared/new/modified scopes of practice
- A broad-based employer/community communication mechanism to ensure consistent input/feedback on worker competencies and performance.
(C-6) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - SNYDERS OF HANOVER - Accept an award in the amount of $75,750.00 to the Maricopa Community College District for a workforce recruitment and custom training program with Snyders of Hanover, Inc. for the start up of a new manufacturing facility in Goodyear, AZ.
(C-7) TECH PREP GRANT - PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Accept the amount of $13,357.25 from Paradise Valley Unified School District, acting as fiscal agent for the consortium.
(C-8) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT - SUN SOUNDS AND CITY OF TUCSON - Approve the intergovernmental agreement between the City of Tucson and Rio Salado College for a block grant in the amount of $10,000 to Sun Sounds for the fiscal year July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998.
(C-9) SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICY: PUPIL-TEACHER AND PUPIL-STAFF RATIOS GATEWAY COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL - Approve pupil-teacher and pupil-staff ratios of 25:1 for Gateway Community High School special education students.
(C-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ASU WEST AND SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement between Arizona State University West and South Mountain Community College to provide transportation to the ASU West campus for South Mountain Community College students.
(D-1) TIMETABLE FOR AND RESOLUTION ORDERING THE SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS - Approve the attached Timetable and Resolution Ordering the Sale of General Obligation (GO) Refunding Bonds of not to exceed $67,000,000 and providing for a preliminary official statement. The Refunding Bonds would refund a portion of the $104,750,000 of Series A (1995) GO Bonds.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of Items B-1 and D-2. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item as presented with following change:; Remove the name of Jesus Garcia from terminations.
Linda Rosenthal moved approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item as presented with following change: Remove the name of Jesus Garcia from terminations. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-3) POLICY MANUAL COLLEGE SAFETY EMPLOYEES - Adopt the new Policy Manual for College Safety employees to be affective on February 25, 1998.
Don Campbell moved for the adoption of the new Policy Manual for College Safety employees to be effective on February 25, 1998. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-4) DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS - Approve offering health and dental coverage to domestic partners. It is also recommended that domestic partner benefits be applied to MCCCD Leave of Absence provisions. It is recommended that these benefits be effective beginning July 1, 1998. Dr. Waechter recognized members present from the Employee Benefits Advisory Council. Mr. Contreras indicated that although he considers insurance to be a basic right, he could not vote in favor of the item due to personal moral conflict and also due to discussions he has had with members of his constituency.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve offering health and dental coverage to domestic partners, and that domestic partner benefits be applied to MCCCD Leave of Absence provisions. Benefits will be effective beginning July 1, 1998. Motion carried 4-1. Mr. Contreras was opposed.
(VI.A.) Consolidation and Revision of Leave of Absence Policies
INFORMATION for MAT, PSA, M&O, CRAFTS, Faculty and Skill Center Employees
Dr. Waechter indicated that EBAC has pulled together the language that is present in all of policies manuals regarding leave of absence. If the item is approved at a following meeting, it will allow for the standardized language as presented to be placed in all policy manuals. In response to an inquiry from Mrs. Rosenthal, Diane Johns indicated that there will be minimal fiscal impact.
(D-2) TIMETABLE FOR RESOLUTION REQUESTING ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS BY STATE BOARD - Approve the Timetable and Resolution Requesting the State Board to Authorize, Issue and Sell Revenue Bonds in the amount not to exceed $6,000,000. Dr. Glasper indicated that the proceeds from this issue would provide funding for one performing arts center at Chandler Gilbert Community College. Mrs. Rosenthal indicated that she is not opposed to performing arts centers, but is opposed to funding them from revenue bonds. Mrs. Stein stated that she is in support of the item and noted the importance of having uniformity across the District for all of the campuses to have performing arts centers.Dr. Elsner noted his support of the building of the performing arts centers and spoke of the possibilities for two to three other colleges to have performing arts centers. Mr. Eastin and Mr. Contreras indicated their support of the performing arts centers and their importance.
MOTION NO. 8737
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the Timetable and Resolution Requesting the State Board to Authorize, Issue and Sell Revenue Bonds in the amount not to exceed $6,000,000. Motion carried 4-1. Mrs. Rosenthal was opposed.
Dr. de los Santos recognized and thanked the Tri-Chairs, Marie Fenske, Ellen Bramoweth, and Fran Roberts for their work and leadership of the Maricopa Health Care Commission. He also recognized Mary Briden and other members of the Commission who were present.
(VI.B.) Post Termination Process
Dr. Waechter indicated that the employee groups are in agreement with the process as presented. In response to an inquiry by Mrs. Rosenthal as to the process to be followed, Janice Bradshaw explained that until recently only MAT and Faculty have had pre-termination hearings due to their long probation periods. She further explained that should a hearing committee find for the terminated employee, the employee would be reinstated with back pay upon the approval of the Board.
(VI.C.) Proposed Tuition and Fee Schedule
Dr. Glasper introduced Debbie Thompson who provided an overview of the item. He indicated that meetings had been held and are continuing to be held with student groups. A citizens interim will be requested to be held at the next meeting to provide an opportunity for concerned citizens to speak to this issue.
(VII.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Six Months Ended January 31, 1998
Next Board Meeting
The next Governing Board meeting will be a work session on March 10, 1998.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal
Governing Board Secretary