Governing Board Meeting
February 26, 2002
A regular board 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. Section 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Donald R. Campbell, President
Nancy Stein, Secretary
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Ed Contreras, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Lionel Diaz for Raul Cardenas
Ron Etter for Larry Christiansen
Kay Martens for Ken Atwater
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Becki Currey for Pete Kushibab
Nick Balich, Absent
Call to Order
President Nancy Stein called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.
There was no executive session.
Pledge of Allegiance
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Board Member Linda Rosenthal
President Stein acknowledged the presence of Dr. Richard Malena's EDU 250 Community College class at Red Mountain, Dr. Margaret Hogans ASU HED 533 Community College class, and Dr. Farmakis' EDU 250 Community College class at PVC.
No citizens came forward.
B oard Member Report
Mrs. Rosenthal and Mr. Contreras reported on their attendance of the National Legislative Seminar in Washington D.C. The group from the the Maricopa Community Colleges was the largest representation from the community college constituency and everyone appreciated being able to meet with their respective congressional representatives. It was truly a wonderful experience for all the students that attended.
Dr. Gaskin reported that he also was very proud to have been part of the group representing the Maricopa Community Colleges in Washington, D.C. He was pleased to announce two big monetary gifts totaling $600,000 from the Virginia Piper Trust, one of top 100 private trusts in the nation. Dr. Gaskin announced that as a result of the January strategic conversation, a task force headed up by Dr. Larry Christiansen and Dr. Homero Lopez had been appointed to further explore the issue of faculty hiring.
There was no report.
FACULTY REPORT Faculty member, Linda Larson, introduced GWC faculty member, Eileen Borsey, who spoke about two projects she participated in with the Maricopa County Health Services and Memorial Hospital which resulted in the receipt of credit hours for community service work. During this internship, she gave immunizations and worked in the emergency room.
Employee Group Reports
There were no reports.
Dr. Linda Thor announced that KBAQ and KJZZ also received a total of $250,000 from the Virginia Piper Trust to help support capital projects intended to help non-profit organizations with their advertising. Dr. Thor recognized Louis Stanley, Major Gifts Officer at KJZZ, for his efforts on the receipt of this award. Dr. Thor also reported that a student from Rio, Bambi Kawarovski, had been awarded the Phi Theta Kappa National Group Century Scholar Award. Ms. Kawarovski will be honored at the AACC Conference in Seattle and will receive $2,000 in scholarship funds from CocaCola.
Dr. Homero Lopez expressed his appreciation to the Governing Board Members for taking the time to attend the dinner with the NCA team how evaluating their campus. He also announced that their third annual new car raffle event was back in place and urged everyone to participate and possibly win one of four new cars. This event is sponsored by the Estrella Rotary Foundation in conjunction with four car dealerships in the Avondale-Buckeye-Goodyear area. To date, this effort has helped to raise $250,000 in funds for endowed scholarships.
Dr. Art Decabooter recognized SCC faculty member Judy Bloyer for her efforts on behalf of the awards received from the Virginia Piper Trust. Dr. Decabooter also announced that SCC student, Bonnie Sneed, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship by Phi Theta Kappa. Another student, Valentina Huerta, was awarded a one year scholarship to travel to Monte Carlo and participate in culinary arts instruction.
Student Group Reports
The Chandler-Gilbert Student Association Group reported that during their Into The Streets activity twenty places were visited. They had 400 participants for their blood drive, resulting in the donation of 32 pints of blood. Other activities scheduled include their hunger banquet and their generations prom. The group award a bouquet of roses to President Arnette Ward for her inspiration.
Katherine Black from the Gateway Student Government Group shared they will be sad to say farewell to their retiring president, Dr. Fred Gaudet, and will look forward to getting to know the new president, Dr. Giovaninni. They are planning to have an ice cream social to welcome the new president and during their Womens History Luncheon in March, President Arnette Ward will be their featured speaker.
The Paradise Valley Student Government Group reported on the September 11 candlelight vigil they had and also their adoption of 14 families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. A total of $10,000 was raised for this effort. Other activities they have been involved with include their food drive, a survey of student needs, a memorial service, and the Paradise Valley Arts Festival.
State Board Report
There was no report.
Linda Rosenthal reported that the last ACCA/AADGB meeting was held on February 14. The group had an interesting presentation by Ralph Romero, Deputy Associate Director of the Department of Education, on the passing of federal legislation requiring two-year associates degrees for teachers' aides which could have a positive impact for the community colleges. The group also had discussion pertaining to the states budget shortfall. She reminded everyone that March 5 would be ACCA Day at the State Legislature. She congratulated all who attended the All Arizona Academic Team luncheon on February 14.
Jack Lunsford reported on national federal agenda issues. He also reported on the recent National Legislative Seminar attended by twenty-five plus members from the Maricopa Community Colleges, including 20 students. The Maricopa delegation visited Arizonas congressional delegation to discuss and encourage support for legislative proposals of national importance to community colleges. Mr. Lunsford and Dr. Gaskin met with the Undersecretary of Education, Dr. Gene Hickok, to discuss Maricopas teacher preparation initiatives and possible funding opportunities for them. Mr. Lunsford has been invited by AACC to serve on a national adhoc task force that will develop AACCs position on issues related to the 2003 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
Chris Bustamante reported on Arizonas special legislative session which convened February 11. The House has passed an adjusted FY 2002 budget which includes an additional one-half percent cut to community college districts state aid appropriation levels, for a total of 4 ½%. The deficit numbers they are attempting to resolve are predicted to be almost $800 million to $1 billion. In response to a question raised by Dr. Don Campbell, Dr. Bustamante responded that two factors have contributed to the shortfall. These are a 7% increase in revenue that has not been realized and a higher demand for state services. The Governor is expected to convene another special session.
Members of the Student Public Policy Forum who were part of the delegation from the Maricopa Community Colleges at the National Legislative Seminar were present and reported on their activities while in Washington. The students present were: Ryan McMahon, Tamara Ayers, Beth LaMasters, Nick Darus, Amber Girard, Casey Jacoby, Kathryn Black, Angel Reyes, Donna Butler, Clarence Robbie Dobronski, Carlos Montoya, and Martin Saucedo.
Awards and Recognitions
There were no awards or presentations.
Approval of the Agenda
President Stein requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9089
Mrs. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board Agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0
Consideration of Consent Agenda
President Stein asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Governing Board Member Gene Eastin requested that Item B-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Homero Lopez requested that Item C-2 be removed. Dr. Anna Solley requested that items C-5, C-6, C-7 be removed.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(B-2) APPROVAL OF CONTRACT OF MAT RECLASSIFICATION STUDY - approve a contract in the amount of $112,500 to Public Sector Personnel Consultants to conduct a classification and compensation study of Maricopas Management, Administrative, and Technical (MAT) employment group.
(B-3) APPROVAL OF FINAL SETTLEMENT OF PENDING LITIGATION - GWCC - approve the payment of $45,000 for the benefit of Thomas Dempster, as consideration for settlement of a pending employment lawsuit arising out of GateWay Community College.
(C-1) CURRICULUM approve the curricula as presented.
(C-3) CURRICULUM CATALOG, GRADUATIONS REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATES/DEGREES, GENERAL STUDIES, DEGREE REQUIREMENTS approve the curriculum catalog, graduations requirements, certificates/degrees, general studies, and degree requirements proposals as submitted.
(C-4) PROPOSITION 301 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING PLAN FOR FY 2002-03 approve the Proposition 301 Workforce Development and Job Training Plan. The plan has been developed in accordance with requirements of the amended Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 15-1472. In accordance with the amended statute, a plan for spending funds must be submitted annually for information to the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges and the State Department of Commerce by April 1, 2002.
(C-8) TUCSON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ON BEHALF OF SUN SOUNDS RADIO enter into an Inter-Governmental Agreement with the City of Tucson on behalf of Sun Sounds of Arizona for a $10,000 Community Development Block Grant project.
(C-9) ACDELCO GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE approve a one-year extension of the contract agreement in the amount of $15,213 to provide technical training for distributors of ACDelco products and independent automotive technicians throughout the western part of the United States.
(D-1) CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE approve the selection of van Dijk Weslake Reed Leskosky to provide architectural services for the new Performing Arts Center at Paradise Valley Community College, with a design fee budget of $834,000, and forwarding this item for State Board action.
(E-1) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT - HR/PAYROLL/ BENEFITS SYSTEMS - approve the extension of the following consulting services agreements for the support of the HR/Payroll/Benefits systems in the following amounts: Team Consulting - $52,000 for 2001-2002 and $60,000 for 2002-2003; and, Strata-G Consulting - $54,000 for 2001-2002 and $60,000 for 2002-2003.
MOTION NO. 9090
Dr. Don Campbell moved for approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of Items B-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, and C-7 which were removed. Motion carried 5-0.
B-1 CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS, AND TERMINATIONS Governing Board Gene Eastin requested clarification from Dr. Randolph as to the duties of the position of Coordinator of Student Success at Estrella Mountain Community College stated. Dr. Lopez responded that this position was created three years ago to ensure that student success was being experienced through the documentation of retention efforts at this campus. This person has contributed significantly to the report prepared for the NCA Reaccreditation Team currently at their campus.
MOTION NO. 9091
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of Item B-1 as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-2) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT AND JAMES SANDOVAL PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and the James Sandoval Preparatory High School. This agreement is for dual enrollment, 2001-2002. This items justification statement was revised to read: Participation in the program will help prepare students for successful transition from high school to college.
MOTION NO. 9092
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and the James Sandoval Preparatory High School. This agreement is for dual enrollment, 2001-2002. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-5) SPECIAL FACULTY HIRING QUALIFICATIONS FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY - approve the Special Faculty Hiring Qualifications for Nuclear Medicine Technology as submitted. This items justification statement was revised to read: The Health Care Integrated Educational System (HCIS) Coordinating Instructional Council recognized that this would bring us current with the basic industry standards.
MOTION NO. 9093
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of Item C-5 as revised. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-6) AMENDMENT TO THE SPECIAL FACULTY HIRING QUALIFICATIONS FOR NURSING approve the amended Special Faculty Hiring Qualifications for Nursing as submitted. This items justification statement was revised to read: The Health Care Integrated Educational System (HCIS) Coordinating Instructional Council recognized that this would bring us current with the basic industry standards.
MOTION NO. 9094
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of Item C-6 as revised. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-7) AMENDMENT TO THE SPECIAL FACULTY HIRING QUALIFICATIONS FOR LIBRARY SCIENCE approve the amended Special Faculty Hiring Qualifications for Library Science as submitted. This items justification statement was revised to read: Masters degree in Library or Information Science (or its equivalent) from a graduate professional program accredited by the American Library Association.
MOTION NO. 9095
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of Item C-7 as revised. Motion carried 5-0.
(VI.A.) GOAL PRIORITIES FOR FY2003-2004 - it was recommended that the Governing Board retain the proposed goals for resource planning for FY 2003-2004. The goals pertain to the areas of University Transfer Education & General Education, Student Development Services, Developmental Education, Workforce Development, Diversity and Teacher Education.
Mrs. Stein commented that she would like to consider the addition of a goal pertaining to increasing student retention rates as part of goal number three. Mrs. Rosenthal commented that she would like to add a definition of the term assessment as it relates to students demonstrating competencies and how this is done. Dr. Campbell recommended a study session to discuss what is meant by retention. She added her support to the addition of student retention either as a separate goal or as an addition. Mr. Contreras commented that he felt the Boards goal priorities were well established and, in fact, a model for community colleges nationally.
(VI.B.) TUITION PRICING PLAN - In FY96-7, a tuition and fee pricing plan was approved by the Governing Board, which assumed that budget planning would reflect an annual increase in the tuition and fee rate based on the rate of inflation. This plan lacked a provision for funding for major new initiatives or specific programs through tuition and fee increases. Many initiatives require a multi-year financing commitment, such as debt service payments for Performing Art Centers, implementation and maintenance of the Student Information System as well as other new information systems, operational costs for the capital development program and tuition and fee rebate. The purpose of the proposed new Tuition and Pricing Plan is to outline more complete tuition and fee parameters for use in budget planning. This involves recommended annual increases based on the Higher Education Pricing Index (HEPI); it also includes possible adjustments for specific initiatives.
(VI.C) PROPOSED TUITION & FEES FY2002-2003 - proposed changes to the County Resident Tuition and Fee Rates ($3 increase), as well as Out-of-State Surcharges ($28 increase) have been defined and submitted. Members of the Governing Board recommended that the budget on scholarships be revisited. Dr. Glasper responded that the suggested revisions would be reviewed and incorporated into the recommended tuition budget allocations.
(VI.D.) PROPOSAL OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE POLICY - recommendation of a proposed policy on workplace Violence Prevention as submitted. It was recommended that the term Maricopa be further defined as the Maricopa County Community College District.
(VII.A.) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT SUMMARY
FUND 1 - GENERAL UNRESTRICTED FUND
FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2002
Dr. Glasper commented that as of January 31 51.2% of the budget had been expended compared to 49.0 expended at this same point in time last year. All except 6.6% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be expended. Revenue projections reflect the General Fund State Aid portion of the States 4.5% budget reversion. The projected fund balance will decrease by about $6.9 million to a projected $66.1 million for June 2002.
The next meeting is scheduled to be held on March 12, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Support Services Center. This meeting will be a strategic conversation titled "Effective Disaster-Response Plans: Expect the Unexpected."
Dr. Gaskin, Mrs. Stein, and Dr. Randolph acknowledged Dr. Fred Gaudet, retiring President of GateWay Community College, on an excellent job done over the past two years. He was wished well on his upcoming retirement.
The meeting concluded at 8:30 p.m
Governing Board Secretary
Governing Board Minutes