MARCH 22, 2005
An executive session and regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 5:30 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.
Don Campbell, President
Scott Crowley, Secretary
Ed Contreras, Member
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Lionel Diaz for Steve Helfgot
Darrel Huish for Ron Bleed
Mary Kay Kickels
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Campbell at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Jerry Walker.
The following citizens came forward. These minutes reflect summarized/paraphrased comments of their full remarks:
Kristen Weston, ExecutiveVice President, MCC Associated Student Government: Ms. Weston came forward representing students at Mesa Community College who urged a no vote on the tuition increase.
Sanmantha Hoover, Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Ms. Hoover expressed her opposition to the tuition increase by quoting Aristotle's comment that "education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." She voiced the need for students to seek the refuge provided through education and the inability for some to obtain it because they are unable to afford it.
Leah Heathcoat, Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Ms. Heathcoat read a letter from the Associated Students at CGCC expressing their desire to maintain the tuition at $55 per credit hour. As a reentry student with a family, Ms. Heathcoat stated that her education was very important to her and that she would be transferring to ASU after she graduated from CGCC. She began attending college classes when tuition was much more affordable and since she is now in debt with substantial student loans, she has made the decision to delay her graduation until she is able to afford attending classes again without having to take out another loan.
Christina Bolyard, Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Ms. Bolyard stated she was a second year student at CGCC and travels 25 miles to get there. Her transportation costs will be not be covered on her scholarship if tuition goes up. She remarked that $5 is not much because she is on a scholarship, however for those students taking 15-20 units, the $75-100 more in tuition would cover the cost of a number of other expense students have to pay for. She commented that she felt the District had not done enough to cut back on costs and that in her opinion the District had failed in its responsibility and created a breach of trust between it and the students.
Kacey Ewald, Chandler-Gilbert Community Collge & Mesa Community College: Ms. Ewald stated she and her husband work very hard and they carefully monitor their money. When things get tight their first inclination is to make budget cutbacks. For the eighth time, the District has asked for an increase and she felt they had not cut back enough.
Shelley Fraedrich: Ms. Fraedrich came forward to request that her termination be delayed until the Board could review her documentation (included in this packet, along with a copy of her comments).
Trevor Smith, Vice President, CGCC Associated Students: Mr. Smith was present to present petitions against the tuition increase signed by 697 students. As a member of the Financial Advisory Committee, he also voiced his concerns about costs included in this year's budget pertaining to credit cards and the 24-7 library.
Eva Fatigoni, ASU Chicano Faculty Staff Association, Tempe Campus: Ms. Fatigoni read a resolution adopted by the Chicano Faculty and Staff Association pertaining to it purpose as an advocacy organization for Mexican Americans and other Hispanics at Arizona State University and other organizations. The resolution expressed endorsement for Dr. Corina Gardea and supported the efforts of other organizations and individuals who felt the dismissal of Dr. Gardea was done without show of cause and on the basis of cultural, gender or racial discrimination.
Michael Nunez, Phoenix College MECHA Vice President and ALE member: Mr. Nunez expressed that even though the $5 tuition increase would generate $40 million, a deficit would still exist. This being the case, he stated that it behooved the District to try to find a solution to tuition increases and that this be done jointly with student input. He acknowledged the efforts of Dr. Anna Solley and Kelly Loucy in making themselves more accessible and providing for support for student programs.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
There were no reports.
There was no report.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Elect Jamie Moore expressed support on behalf of the faculty for the tuition increase in view of decreased state and federal funding. Due to technical problems, the scheduled college was unable to provide a report.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There were no group reports.
CGCC President Maria Hesse acknowledged CGCC's aviation faculty for their outstanding work on the 9th Annual Greater Southwest Aviation Maintenance Symposium held March 10-11 at the Williams Campus. There were nearly 1000 participants, with 52 vendors hosting information booths, and dozens of workshops being offered over the two days. The FAA awarded the Charles Taylor aircraft mechanics awards to five recipients.
MCC President Larry Christiansen and PVC President Mary Kay Kickels expressed their appreciation to members of the Governing Board and colleagues for their support during the recent NCA reaccredidation visits. Both colleges received ten-year reaccreditations.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
Allison Witt, Michela Ragland, and Michael Nunez, students from Phoenix College, came forward to report on the various activities sponsored on their campus. These included general dental hygiene recognition, dental recognition week, a holiday canned food drive, oral hygiene instruction, community projects, and a toothbrush sale. Michela Ragland reported on the activities of the Black Student Union. These included a get-acquainted activity, adopt-a-family, Black History Month, a reunion, homecoming activities, a Spring Fling, Martin Luther King Celebration, and community service activities. Michael Nunez came forward to provide a summation of MECHA Club activities which included a teen conference co-hosted with the City of Phoenix, a MECHA Statewide Conference, the initiation of a school newspaper, and working with the Farmworkers Association in an effort to schedule ESL classes for bilingual students.
The following members of the Student Public Policy Forum were present to report on their experiences while attending the ACCT National Legislative Summit in Washington D.C. These students included Adam Gill, Emily Harris, Kia Smith, Mike Archer, Jennifer Hazard, and Anderson Cotton. They all stated that the experience of meeting with members on Congress was phenomenol and were grateful for the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to participate in this life-changing activity. They urged the continuance of this program for future students.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
Tonya Drake, District Director of Student Development Services, provided the Summary of the March 1 Governing Board Strategic Conversation held at Estrella Mountain Community College. A copy of her remarks are included in the meeting packet.
There was no report.
Government Relations Director Matt Ortega provided an overview of major issues being considered by the state legislature. These included the state budget, the proposal of $23 million in cuts being considered which MCCCD was responsible for getting restored, HB2079 Baccalaureate Degree which was voted out of the House, the business property tax issue, and the immigration bill.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were no awards or recognitions.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Campbell requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9298
Mr. Crowley moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Campbell asked for any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Mr. Contreras asked that items C1 and E3 be pulled. Chancellor Glasper requested that item B1, although not on the Consent Agenda, be withdrawn.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES of the March 1 Strategic Conversation.
(B-1)WITHDRAWN APPROVAL OF EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
(D-1) APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS - Approve the curriculum proposals and programs as submitted.
(D-2) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND PIMA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Pima County Community College District (PCCCD) for training and support services for the CCNA curriculum to be provided to both PCCCD's IT Institute and West Campus for an annual participation fee of $4,000.
(D-3) APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH CHARTER AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS - Authorize entry into agreements on behalf of its colleges with the private and charter schools listed below for their dual enrollment programs:
|Charter Schools||Private Schools|
Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center
|Brophy College Preparatory |
Phoenix Christian High School
Scottsdale Christian Academy
St. Mary's High School
Xavier College Preparatory
(D-4) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS - Authorize entry into Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA's) on behalf of its colleges with the public school districts listed below for their dual enrollment programs.
Agua Fria Union High School District No. 216
|Mesa Unified School District No. 4 |
Paradise Valley Unified School District No. 69
Peoria Unified School District No. 11
Phoenix Union High School District No. 210
Queen Creek Unified School District No. 95
Saddle Mountain Unified School District No. 90
Scottsdale Unified School District No. 48
Tempe Union High School District No. 213
Tolleson Union High School District No. 214
Wickenburg Unified School District No. 9
(D-5) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S CISCO REGIONAL NETWORKING ACADEMY PROGRAM AND CIBECUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between The Maricopa County Community College District and Cibecue Community School to continue the Cisco Regional Academy Program at Estrella Mountain Community College.
(D-6) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS FOR CULINARY ARTS - Approve entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement on behalf of Rio Salado College with the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections for $68,804 to provide instructional support to the female juveniles, sixteen to eighteen years of age, in detention at Black Canyon Secure Care Facility.
(E-2) APPROVAL OF RATIFICATION OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR 2005 SUMMER PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE - Approve ratification of a contract award in the amount of One Hundred Thirty-Eight Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-Five and no/100ths Dollars ($138,325.00) to Terracon Consulting Engineers and Scientists to provide consulting services for the 2005 Summer Pavement Maintenance program.
(F-2) APPROVAL OF REQUEST TO CHANGE CHARTER REPRESENTATIVE FOR GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL - Approve that Debra Thompson be designated the sole authorized contract signer for the GateWay Early College High School charter.
MOTION NO. 9299
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of Action Item B-1 which was withdrawn and Action Items C-1 and E-3 which were pulled. Motion approved 5-0.
(B-2) DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDNG PRESENCE OF OFFICES FOR GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES - The following comments were made:
Linda Rosenthal: Stated that she has been the only board member to have an office and she wasn't sure what the problem was in having an a place to go and read e-mails, read educational materials, and see members of the community. The perception that she has micromanaged is not true. However, iff she is asked to vacate the office, she indicated she would do so. She indicated that she will continue to visit PVC as she has been doing and will ask to have the same privileges in the Student Center at Phoenix College. This situation seems to bother everyone and whatever action is taken, she will oppose.
Ed Contreras: Stated that he was glad that this item had been placed on the agenda. For some time individuals have expressed that they have a problem with board members having an office on campuses and that it appears this undermines the college president and administration, although this may only be a perception. State legislators have stated that this issue is taking too much of their time and recommended that board offices on campuses be closed and that assigned parking spaces also be eliminated. He suggested that board members make themselves available to meet with constituents at other locations.
Scott Crowley: Commented that since he was appointed he has brought up this topic four separate times. Once he was elected, he gave up his GCC office. At the last two board meetings this issue has continued to be brought up and it was at his request that this issue was put on the agenda.
Jerry Walker: Stated that he has great respect for Mrs. Rosenthal and has a lot that he could learn from her. It was his hope that action does not harm board relationships, however, he has noticed that this issue is not endorsed by the community and therefore did not oppose it being on the agenda.
Don Campbell: Commented that he has been on the board for twenty-three years and he and Mrs. Rosenthal have battled over board member offices. Early in election to the Board, he was offered an office at South Mountain Community but because he felt it took away from the presidency, he declined. He feels that board members have to have the trust of people of those campuses to do the right job on their campuses.
MOTION NO. 9300
Mr. Contreras moved for elimination of offices for Governing Board Members on Community College Campuses. Motion approve 4-1 (Rosenthal - nay).
(C-1) APPROVAL OF RECOMMENDED EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations as presented with addendum.
Mr. Contreras requested that the matter of the Shelley Fraedrich termination be removed from this action item until it could be researched further. He asked that for one month's timing on this.
MOTION NO. 9301
Mr. Contreras moved to remove the termination of Shelley Fraedrich from the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations action item. Motion approved 5-0.
MOTION NO. 9302
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations as presented with the exception of the termination of Shelley Fraedrich. Motion approved 5-0.
(E-1) APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR MODULAR NURING BUILDING AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $116,433 to General Modular Sales & Leasing, Inc. for the purchase of one modular building for Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
MOTION NO. 9303
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of awarding a contract in the amount of $116,433 to General Modular Sales & Leasing, Inc. for the purchase of one modular building for Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Motion approved 5-0.
(E-3) APPROVAL OF FACILITY LEASE FOR SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUSINESS INSTITUTE AT THE AIRPARK - Approve of a full service lease (all maintenance and utilities are included in the cost of the lease) of approximately 7,500 square feet from Reliance Companies II, Inc. for the establishment of the Scottsdale Community College Business Institute at the Airpark for the term of ten years and seven months.
MOTION NO. 9304
Mrs. Rosenthal moved approval of a full service lease (all maintenance and utilities are included in the cost of the lease) of approximately 7,500 square feet from Reliance Companies II, Inc. for the establishment of the Scottsdale Community College Business Institute at the Airpark for the term of ten years and seven months. Motion approved 5-0.
(F-1) APPROVAL OF PROPOSED TUITION & FEES FOR FY 2005-06 BUDGET - Approve the proposed Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Tuition and Fees schedule, submitted for Governing Board approval.
- County Resident Tuition & Fees:
- $5.00 (9.09%) increase to tuition rate per credit hour
- The annual cost to full-time students taking 30 credit hours per year will be $1,800.00, an increase of $150.00
- The proposed tuition & fee rate would rise to $60.00 per credit hour ($58.50 in tuition including $11.00 moved from the Student Activity Fee, and a $1.50 Student Activity Fee).
- Increase Out-of-State Surcharge by 20% (from $165 to $198)
- The annual estimated revenue impact is $13,092,100
MOTION NO. 9305
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the proposed Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Tuition and Fees schedule as presented. Motion approved 4-1 (Walker- nay).
(VI.1.) Proposed 2005-06 Budget
The following is the preliminary Proposed FY 2005-2006 Budget. The current Unrestricted Fund, Current Auxiliary Fund, Current Restricted Fund, and Plant Fund budgets total $1.1 billion. The Proposed Budget will be submitted for preliminary adoption on April 14th, 2005. This budget then will be published pursuant to legal requirements. Truth in Taxation notices also will be published. Final adoption of the proposed budget and a Truth in Taxation hearing is scheduled for June 14, 2005.
(VII.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Eight Months Ended February 28, 2005
Expenditure analysis indicates 56.9% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 57.1% expended at this same point in time last year. 18.2% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 17.5% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 68.2% of the budget has been recognized to date. Projected fund balance will increase by about $138 thousand during this fiscal year. 6% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be unexpended and projected ending fund balance for June 2005 is $70.7 million and equates to about 43 days of operating budget, or more than five payrolls.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be a Strategic Conversation on April 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Red Mountain Campus.
The meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary