MARCH 24, 1992
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 38431-.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.
Barbara Hitchcock, President, M. Grant Christensen, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Dan S. Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Bob Huddleston/Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, John Waltrip, Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Barbara Hitchcock.
President Hitchcock called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7763
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 7:00 p.m.
President Hitchcock welcomed students attending the meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
President Hitchcock requested a motion approving the minutes of the February 25 and March 10, 1992 meetings.
MOTION NO. 7764
M. Grant Christensen moved that the minutes of the February 25 and March 10, 1992 meetings be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
Dr. Christensen read a letter from Evelyn Shapiro, President of the Associated Students of South Mountain Community College, requesting postponement of Agenda item C-3 until the last of April. Elimination of the proposed registration processing fee was recommended and the three dollar fee increase for official transcripts was protested in the letter.
Dr. Waechter announced that Chancelor Paul Elsner has been elected to the AACJC Board. Congratulations were extended to Dr. Elsner.
Dr. Elsner introduced Lyvier Conss who extended an invitation for Board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and community members to attend a presentation by Dr. Robert N. Bellah, on April 8, 1992, at 1:00 p.m., at Mesa Community College. Ms. Conss and Neil Merrell reported on activities of the Campus Compact Center for Community Colleges and Mesa Community College's Center for Public Policy and Service.
No State Board meeting was held, therefore, there was no report.
In the absence of an AADGB meeting, there was no report.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
The Board members reported as follows:
1. Donald R. Campbell reported on his attendance at an AMA workshop, a Regents Advisory Council meeting, the honors program, the Hispanic Students Annual Program at Phoenix College, a tour of the Estrella Mountain Community College Center facilities, and his participation in the Guadalajara trip. 2. Roy C. Amrein - no report.
3. M. Grant Christensen - no report.
4. Linda B. Rosenthal congratulated Dr. Waltrip and Glendale Community College on the recent granting of ten-year accreditation by North Central Association. Mrs. Rosenthal attended an intercultural forum series, an Asian Club luncheon, and a breakfast at Phoenix College. Mrs. Rosenthal also attended the Career Expo and Honors Forum Luncheon at Glendale Community College, Women's Week activities and RADAR luncheon at Gateway Community College, a legislative breakfast at Mesa Community College, a Phi Theta Kappa event at Rio Salado Community College, a legislative breakfast and tour at Estrella Mountain Community College Center, and the Honors Forum. Mrs. Rosenthal commented on the ACCT National Legislative Seminar in Washington D.C. and on the excellence of the participation by students from Glendale Community College, South Mountain Community College, and Pima County Community College.
Jack Lunsford reported on current legislative matters including interaction with the U.S. House of Representatives Education Labor Committee, and a status report of current pending legislation.
Betsy Hertzler introduced Larry Burgess, Paradise Valley Community College faculty member. Mr. Burgess reported on PVCC involvement in a nationwide Apple Alliance, which includes use of computers campus-wide. He then commented on the tremendous growth at Paradise Valley Community College and stressed the need for additional facilities.
Coleen Marsh, PSA Insurance Committee Representative, spoke about the anticipated increase in group health insurance and asked that the Governing Board reconsider an increase in flex benefit dollars for District employees.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT
Melinda Parker, MCC student newspaper editor, asked questions relating to the purpose and allocation of the proposed tuition increase. Ms. Parker also asked if MCC Accounting Faculty input was obtained prior to decisions on the proposed Innovation in Accounting Education Program. Responses to both questions to be provided at the time action is considered.
No one requested to speak during this portion of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION NO. 7765
Donald R. Campbell moved that the agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1-1) NAME CHANGE - CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Dr. Elsner recommended that the Governing Board approve the name change of Chandler-Gilbert Community College Center to Chandler-Gilbert Community College. (Hyphen, not slash.) Recommendation is made after the recent five-year accreditation awarded by the North Central Association.
MOTION NO. 7766
M. Grant Christensen moved that the Governing Board approve the name change of Chandler-Gilbert Community College Center to Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-2-3) CEC POLICY MANUAL - Dr. Elsner recommended approval of the appointment of Provost Arnette Ward to the CEC Unit as President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
MOTION NO. 7767
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the appointment of Provost Arnette Ward to the CEC Unit as President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, effective March 25, 1992, at step six of the salary schedule. Motion carried 5-0.
President Arnette Ward expressed gratitude on behalf of the community, faculty and staff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, for the confidence and support received.
(B-2-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENT, AND TERMINATIONS - William Waechter recommended approval of the personnel item with the deletion of the Paradise Valley Community College items on page 9.
MOTION NO. 7768
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations with the deletion of the Paradise Valley Community College items on page 9. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-2-2) ACTIVE RETIREMENT MANUAL - Dr. Waechter recommended approval of revisions to the Active Retirement Manual to provide compensation for all participants in the active retirement program in the same manner.
MOTION NO. 7769
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the revision to the Active Retirement Manual, replacing existing language used in sections V (A) (1) (C), V (A) (2) (C), and V (A) (3) (B), in the MCCCD Active Retirement Policy Manual with "A participant will be compensated at an appropriate pro rata share of his/her own base salary at the time of retirement. A participant will remain at the same salary as he/she was at the time he/she entered the program. Future salary increases will be determined by Governing Board action." The modification is to be effective on July 1, 1992 and to effect only faculty members who retire on or after that date. Motion carried 5-0.
Mrs. Hitchcock noted that some students wished to speak about a personnel matter at Scottsdale Community College, and that they were unaware of the need to sign in prior to the meeting. Brian Yee, Mike Phillips, and Chris Hefner spoke in support of Jim Martin, and requested that action be take to change recent personnel action taken.
(C-1)CURRICULUM - Alfred G. de los Santos Jr. recommended approval of the curriculum. Mrs. Rosenthal asked about the reduced math requirement on page 11. The lower math requirement was described as more appropriate for the level of work required in GBS 140.
MOTION NO. 7770
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve the curriculum. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-2) GRADUATION/GENERAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS - Dr. de los Santos Jr. recommended approval of the proposed graduation/general education policies and requirements. In response to a question from Dr. Campbell, Dr. de los Santos clarified that students earning an associates degree at a community college, and completing the 40-41 hours of core curriculum, will be able to transfer to a four-year institution as a junior and will not be required to complete additional lower division courses. Mrs. Rosenthal commented on the complexity of the document. Mrs. Hitchcock asked about the number of courses in the course bank and about the relationship between engineering ethics and freehand drawing, page 58. There are approximately 6,000 courses in the District course bank.
MOTION NO. 7771
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the 1992-93 Graduation/General Education Policies and Requirements including the following: Certificates, Associate of Arts (AA) Degree, Transfer General Education Core Curriculum (TGECC), Associate of General Studies (AGS) Degree, and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree General Education Requirements. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-3) PROPOSED TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE FY 1992-93 - Dan S. Whittemore recommended approval of the proposed tuition and fee schedule for FY 1992-93. Mr. Whittemore explained budgetary items relevant to the tuition and fee item including a reduction in state aid, and the use of the funds. Mr. Whittemore also spoke about the proposed registration processing fee of $5.00 per student per semester per college.
Kathryn Schulhoff, ESL District Committee spoke about the hardships the tuition increase would place on students enrolled in the ESL programs. Robert Del Gilmore, Glendale Community College student, commented on the amount of increase to the student activity fund, the perceived injustice of the increase for unclassified students, and the processing fee, and requested that action on the item be postponed. Richard Robles, Glendale Community College student, expressed disagreement with the proposed registration processing fee, explaining that it would create a financial burden for students. In response to a question from Melinda Parker, it was noted that funds to not go directly to the college.
Board members expressed concern about the financial burden for students, and displeasure with the need to increase tuition.
MOTION NO. 7772
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board adopt the proposed FY 1992-93 Tuition and Fee Schedule as submitted. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-4) CORPORATE TRAINER FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY - Approval of a one-year extension of the agreement between Ford Motor Company and the Maricopa County Community College District for the Institute for Business, Industry and Technology at Glendale Community College to provide a Corporate Trainer to train Ford Motor Company automotive dealer technicians was recommended.
MOTION NO. 7773
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve a one-year extension of the agreement between Ford Motor Company and the Maricopa County Community College District for the Institute for Business, Industry and Technology at Glendale Community College to provide a Corporate Trainer to train Ford Motor Company automotive dealer technicians. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-5) PHOENIX COLLEGE NEW YORK STUDY TOUR, MKT 274 -
President Harrison recommended approval of a New York Study Tour, MKT 274, from June 7-13, 1992.
MOTION NO. 7774
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve a New York Study Tour, MKT 274, 2 credits, from June 7-13, 1992, for approximately 20 students and two instructors. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-6) MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BILINGUAL EDUCATION STRATEGIES FOR TOMORROW PILOT PROJECT GRANT - President Christiansen recommended acceptance of a Bilingual Education Strategies for Tomorrow grant award of $4655 from the Arizona Minority Education Access and Achievement Cooperative. Dr. Amrein asked if the 2+2+2 program was modeled after similar programs elsewhere.
MOTION NO. 7775
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board accept the Bilingual Education Strategies for Tomorrow (BEST) grant award of $4655.00 from the Arizona Minority Education Access and Achievement Cooperative for a pilot program for a one-calendar year period. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-7) MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACCOUNTING EDUCATION CHANGE COMMISSION PROPOSAL FOR INNOVATION IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION PROGRAM - Dr. Christiansen recommended acceptance of The Proposal for Innovation in Accounting Education grant award of $42,000 from the Accounting Education Change Commission. Mrs. Rosenthal expressed opposition to grants which require a 50% or greater match, and noted that in-kind matching funds are an additional expense.
MOTION NO. 7776
M. Grant Christensen moved that the Governing Board accept The Proposal for Innovation in Accounting Education grant award of $42,000 from the Accounting Education Change Commission to facilitate the project's implementation at Mesa Community College over a period of three years, May 1992-May 1994. Motion carried 4-1. Mrs. Rosenthal was opposed.
(C-8)ADOPTION OF PHYSCIAL GEOLOGY - LABORATORY MANUAL - MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE- Dr. Christiansen recommended adoption of Physical Geology - Laboratory Manual, to be used by students in GLG 103, Introduction to Geology I, Physical Geology Lab.
(C-9) ADOPTION OF HISTORICAL GEOLOGY - LABORATORY MANUAL - MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Dr. Christiansen recommended adoption of Historical Geology - Laboratory Manual, to be used by students in GLG 103, Introduction to Geology II - Historical Geology Lab.
MOTION NO. 7777
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board adopt Physical Geography - Laboratory Manual , authored by Raymond Grant, to be used as a required laboratory manual by students in GLG 103, Introduction to Geology I - Physical Geology Lab, and Historical Geology - Laboratory Manual, to be used by students in GLG 103, Introduction to Geology II - Historical Geology Lab. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-10) PROJECT FOR EFFECTIVE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) INDIVIDUALS - Dr. Randolph recommended approval of activities to be provided by the Maricopa Skill Center to provide training of Limited English Proficient students.
MOTION NO. 7778
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve the activities described in the Letter of Agreement between the Maricopa Skill Center and the Capacity for Building States project, to provide assistance and services to be received by MSC for training of Limited English Proficient students in return for cooperation and assistance with the activities, the outcome to include needs assessment, staff training, review of resources, technical assistance and development of pre and post assessments. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-11) COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY INSTITUTE - Larry Christiansen recommended acceptance of a donation of six IBM RS 6000 UNIX based computer workstations from Motorola Government Electronics Group.
MOTION NO. 7779
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board accept from Motorola Government Electronics Group (GEG) a donation of six IBM RS 6000 UNIX based computer workstations, valued at $80,000 (fair market value) to be housed at the Business & Industry Institute of Mesa Community College. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-12) MCDONNELL DOUGLAS TRAVEL COMPANY - Dr. de los Santos Jr. recommended acceptance of an award of $30,000 for first phase training for start-up activities with McDonnell Douglas Travel Company, December 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992.
MOTION NO. 7780
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board accept an award of $30,000 for first phase training for start-up activities with McDonnell Douglas Travel Company, December 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-13) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS - Mr. Whittemore recommended approval of prior year commitments for FY Ended 6/30/91.
MOTION NO. 7781
Barbara Hitchcock moved that the Governing Board approve the Prior Year Commitments for FY Ended 6/30/91. Motion carried 4-1. Mrs. Rosenthal was opposed.
(C-14) VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 02/21 and 03/06/92
General: 01/14, 01/15, 01/16, 01/17, 01/21, 01/22, 01/23, 01/24,
01/27, 01/28, 01/30, 01/31, and 02/03/92
MOTION NO. 7782
M. Grant Christensen moved that the vouchers be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
The following information items were distributed to the Governing Board:
(D-1)PROPOSED PRELIMINARY FY 1992-93 BUDGET
Mrs. Hitchcock asked if further detailed discussion of the proposed budget would be needed. It was suggested that Board members meet with Mr. Whittemore and Dr. Elsner if they wished further clarification of budget items.
(D-2) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
Dr. de los Santos introduced Marian Gade, Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley; Adriana Barrera, Intern from Austin Community College; and Ava Arroyo Negron and Maria Rosa Rosario, Interns from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows:
Tuesday, April 14, 1992 - 7:00 p.m. - Work/Study Meeting
Tuesday, April 28, 1992 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
M. Grant Christensen