Governing Board Meeting
March 27, 2001
An executive session scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. and 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.
Donald R. Campbell, President
Nancy Stein, Secretary
Ed Contreras, Member
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Janet Gesin for Ron Bleed
Ron Etter 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 Don Campbell.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 5:35 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
Dr. Campbell recognized the presence of students from Dr. DeCabooter's HED533 class, Lou FarmakisÕ EDU 250 class, Dr. Sollis' NAU EDL 630 Leadership class.
No citizens came forward.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
1. Gene Eastin - no report.
2. Nancy Stein - no report.
3. Ed Contreras - no report.
4. Linda Rosenthal - no report.
5. Don Campbell - no report.
Dr. Gaskin thanked Dr. Campbell for his letter to the editor on dual enrollment which appeared in the Arizona Republic. He indicated that the budget was still holding firm on that issue at the State House of Representatives.
On a lighter note, he asked that Donna Schober recognize Board Member, Linda Rosenthal, on being honored with the 2001 Soroptimist Women Helping Women Award which brings with it a $500 cash award which Mrs. Rosenthal will donate to the Maricopa Foundation upon receipt at a May 3 luncheon.
Dr. Gaskin reported on 45th day enrollment numbers. The population has experienced dramatic growth in Arizona (40% in the 90's). Comparing last spring to this spring, both FTSE and headcount have increased 5.7%. Maricopa Community Colleges' attendance is twice as high as national average. The largest increases have been experienced at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (19.1% FTSE and 12.5% in headcount).
There was no report.
There was no report.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Ann Barrett shared information on the activities of the MAT Executive Council . She commended the Governing Board, Dr. Fred Gaskin, and Dr. Phil Randolph for undertaking the MAT reclassification study since the MAT group is now working with job descriptions established in 1986. The MAT group plans to work as an active partner with the consultant and their goal will be to have options for evaluations by Fall 2001. They hope to establish evaluations that stress positive reinforcement, identification of professional and personal growth goals, and expectations in behavior and skills. Ms. Barrett stated that salaries are usually left to the last minute and using the Consumer Price Indicator as a benchmark would take guesswork out of salary increases. Organizational changes in the MCCCD MAT Executive Council and their minutes may be found on their website. They are working on being a data driven organization and making decisions based on research.
There was no report.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT
Deanna Stones, President of Student Government at Chandler- Gilbert Community College, spoke on behalf of their campus. She invited the Board to their generational prom of March 31 and their Hawaiian luau of April 21 of which proceeds will go towards student scholarships. She indicated that elections were being held and new officers would be announced to the Board at a subsequent meeting. She also reported that a number of students had recently volunteered at Paz de Cristo to help pack food boxes.
Will Stanley, Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, MCC Student Government, spoke up on the proposed tuition increase. He also spoke about the following issues which he felt needed to be looked into: parking and transportation, housing alternatives, emergency scholarship fund, student wage increase, and the Student Life Leadership Retreat on Diversity and Multiculturalism. He credited the success of the retreat to Johnice Wilkins, Nina Robinson, Dean Brian Johnson, and President Larry Christiansen.
STATE BOARD REPORT
Nick Balich apologized for being late. He reported on difficulties with the House with reference to funding for State Board and that things were starting to get serious.
There was no report.
Jack Lunsford and Chris Bustamante provided an overview of information on legislative issues on the state and national levels affecting community colleges and were referred to in the legislative report item. Mr. Lunsford reported that he had worked with President Fred Gaudet on language with the City of Phoenix rail system. In the federal arena, he has met with Congressional Staff and also testified before Congress on veterans' benefits for distance education. Dr. Bustamante had good news with reference to dual enrollment in that the Legislature and Governor have reversed their stance on cutting the dual enrollment budget.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
President Arnette Ward (District United Way Campaign Chair) recognized members of the 2000 Maricopa United Way Campaign. Total raised was $158,797 representing a 10% increase over last year.
David Seigler, President of the Valley of the Sun United Way, John Giles, Board Chair of the Mesa United Way, and Evan Bernstein, Mesa United Way Campaign Director, were present for this recognition. They presented the Award of Excellence to the Maricopa Community Colleges and a special award to President Ward for her participation in the campaign. Distributions of the Maricopa campaign were divided as follows: $134,863 to the Valley of the Sun campaign and $19,497 to the Mesa United Way. Campaign coordinators recognized for their leadership roles at the District Office and campuses were:
Ron Bleed and Lisa Haar - District Office
Regi Munro & Brent Alvar - Chandler/Gilbert CC
Dave Topping and Myra Curtis - Estrella Mountain CC
Janet Langley - GateWay CC
Jeanette Stewart - Glendale CC
Janet Felton & Cynnamon Martinez-Baca - Mesa CC
Paul Dale - Paradise Valley CC
Bruce Stevens - Phoenix College
Ginger Martindale - Rio Salado College
Ginny Stahl & Diane Mathus - Scottsdale CC
Oscar Gibbons - Maricopa Skills Center
Gerry Reynolds - South Mountain CC
Sue Melohn, George Ferguson, Rick DeGraw - District Office
Arlen Solochek of Facilities, Planning & Development presented a plaque and a $1,000 check to the Maricopa Foundation. The check represented a cash award won from the American School and University Magazine for the design of GateWay's new Center for Health Careers Education. It was requested that this money be used for students at GateWay Community College.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Campbell requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9022
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Campbell asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Gene Eastin requested that item C-1 be removed for point of clarification, Nancy Stein requested that items E-3 and F-1 be removed, and Dr. Rufus Glasper requested that item F-2 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the Minutes of February 27 and March 13, 2001 meetings
(B-1) PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO GOVERNING BOARD GOALS - approve amendments to Governing Board Goals which include changes to the opening statement and the addition of two new goals with their respective headings for Diversity and Teacher Education.
(B-2) GOAL PRIORITIES FOR FY 2002-2003 - adopt the recommended goals as priorities for institutional planning as presented.
(B-3) PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO TRAVEL ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION - adopt the proposed amendments to the Travel Administrative Regulation as presented. Changes have been made pursuant to the Administrative Regulation Approval Process. Also approve the use of the State of Arizona's Reimbursement Rate Index as the standard index for MCCCD travel reimbursement. Note is made that since the section of the regulation entitled: 8E 10 Travel and M & IE for Out-of State Candidates and Finalists for Employment was presented separately for approval at a special meeting held on March 13, 2001, that text is not included in this amendment.
(D-1) CURRICULUM Ð Approve the curricula as submitted.
(D-2) ACCEPTANCE OF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARD - accept the grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to MCCD to be used at Glendale Community College and South Mountain Community College. This award, in the amount of $216,224, to fund scholarships for Math, Computer Science, and Engineering students. The grant will fund 30 scholarships at Glendale Community College and 25 scholarships at South Mountain Community College. Students must be Pell eligible and show interest and promise in Engineering, Math, or Computer Science.
(D-3) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MARICOPA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES DEPT - HEAD START PROGRAM - approve the intergovernmental agreement between Scottsdale Community College and the Maricopa County Human Services Department Head-Start Program to establish a working relationship to provide Early Childhood Education related services to low-income, special-need children of enrolled Scottsdale Community College students. The effective date of the agreement for the Non-Financial would be July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004 and for Food Catering would be July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.
(D-4) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN RIO SALADO COLLEGE AND THE CITY OF PHOENIX HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT - ADULT BASIC EDUCATION AND ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES CLASSES FY 2001-2002 - approve an Intergovernmental Agreement for $9,555 between Rio Salado College and the City of Phoenix. This agreement is for a continuation grant to provide Adult Basic Education and English for speakers of Other Languages classes for two of the City's Human Service Centers.
(D-5) COMMITMENT TO THE LEAGUE FOR INNOVATION IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES - reaffirm commitment to and support of the mission and goals of the League for Innovation in the Community College and pledged its continued involvement in League initiatives and conferences.
(E-1) SELECTION OF TWO DISTRICT-WIDE ANNUAL SERVICES CONSULTANTS - approve (a) the selection of KPFF Engineering, and Evans, Kuhn & Associates to provide civil engineering consulting services on an as-needed basis, and (b) forwarding this item for State Board action.
(E-2) FUNDING FROM MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION FOR SUPPORT OF THE ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE- approve funding from Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation in the amount of $150,000, a donation for Fleischer Foundation/Franchise Finance Corporation of America. This funding is for the continuation of the Entrepreneurs Program at South Mountain Community College.
MOTION NO. 9023
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of items C-1, E-3, F-1, and F-2. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS, AND SEPARATIONS Ð Approve personnel actions as presented with the following clarification: in the event Paul E. Heartquist secures another position, the separation action will be null; also with the following corrections: remove the entry on page 2 of Laila R. Allen from new employment at the District Office; remove the first entry of Elaine M. Trask on page 3; remove the first entry of Pamela J. Warren on page 6.
MOTION NO. 9024
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve personnel actions as presented with the following clarification: in the event Paul E. Heartquist secures another position, the separation action will be null; also with the following corrections: remove the entry on page 2 of Laila R. Allen from new employment at the District Office; remove the first entry of Elaine M. Trask on page 3; remove the first entry of Pamela J. Warren on page 6. Motion carried 5-0
(E-3) EXTERIOR SIGNAGE - SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve as presented a contract to fabricate and install architectural signage at Scottsdale Community College to F. & N. Enterprises dba SmithCraft.
Mrs. Stein raised concerns regarding the selection of a bid which was not the lowest bid. Dr. DeCabooter and Carl Couch responded to Mrs. Stein's questions and concerns stating that this contractor proposed materials and warranties more in line with the requested bids. Since inception of the college, there has been a lack of cohesive signage in place and this project is intended to standardize the signage on campus. This bid was selected on the basis that full replacement warranty and long-term durability of materials were offered. Recommended contractor proposed easily updated signs and ultimately long term costs would be lower and of better value.
MOTION NO. 9025
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve as presented a contract to fabricate and install architectural signage at Scottsdale Community College to F. & N. Enterprises dba SmithCraft. Motion carried 4-1 (Mrs. Stein opposed).
(F-1) PROPOSED FY2001-2002 TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE - adopt the proposed fiscal year 2001-2002 Tuition and Fee Schedule with a primary recommended change of an increase in the county resident tuition and fee rate of $2 per credit hour, from $41 to $43. The effect of this increase on full-time students taking 30 credit hours per year is a $60 increase, for a charge of $1,290. Students classified as out of county or out of state residents generally are also impacted by the in-county rate, since they pay this rate as well as a residency surcharge. The Tuition and Fee Schedule was first presented as information at the February 27 Governing Board meeting. The approved schedule will be submitted to the State Board of Directors by March 31 and recommended for approval at the April 20, 2001 State Board meeting.
Ryan McMann, CGC student, and Will Stanley, Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, MCC Student Government, spoke on behalf of students on their respective campuses opposing the increase in tuition fees. Mr. McMann expressed concerns regarding budget and spending limitations. Mr. Stanley had questions pertaining to upgrades to the OGF system and the student information system. Rufus Glasper responded to both of their concerns explaining this tuition fee increase was intended for increases in faculty, student disability services, increased costs from additional courses and inflationary funding. Dr. Glasper clarified that an earlier proposal by the Administrative Deans has been pulled and is not being funded by the tuition fee increase. Some funding consideration is being made with other resources to raise tuition to support technology.
MOTION NO. 9026
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board adopt the proposed fiscal year 2001-2002 Tuition and Fee Schedule with a primary recommended change of an increase in the county resident tuition and fee rate of $2 per credit hour, from $41 to $43. The effect of this increase on full-time students taking 30 credit hours per year is a $60 increase, for a charge of $1,290. Students classified as out of county or out of state residents generally are also impacted by the in-county rate, since they pay this rate as well as a residency surcharge. The Tuition and Fee Schedule was first presented as information at the February 27 Governing Board meeting. The approved schedule will be submitted to the State Board of Directors by March 31 and recommended for approval at the April 20, 2001 State Board meeting. Motion carried 4-1 (Mrs. Stein opposed).
(F-2) ISSUANCE AND SALE OF $52,545,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS PROJECT OF 1994, SERIES D (2001) - approve a resolution providing for the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $52,545,000; providing for the annual levy of taxes for payment of the bonds; providing certain terms, covenants and conditions regarding the issuance of the bonds; accepting a proposal for the purchase of the bonds; and appointing a registrar and paying agent for the bonds. Further, approve as Underwriter for the $52,545,000 General Obligation Bonds, Project of 1994, Series D (2001), and Wells Fargo Bank Arizona, N.A., as Registrar and Paying Agent.
MOTION NO. 9027
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve a resolution providing for the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $52,545,000; providing for the annual levy of taxes for payment of the bonds; providing certain terms, covenants and conditions regarding the issuance of the bonds; accepting a proposal for the purchase of the bonds; and appointing a registrar and paying agent for the bonds. Further, approve as Underwriter for the $52,545,000 General Obligation Bonds, Project of 1994, Series D (2001), and Wells Fargo Bank Arizona, N.A., as Registrar and Paying Agent. Motion carried 5-0.
(VI.A.) Preliminary Proposed Fiscal Year 2001-02 Budget
(VI.B.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Eight Months Ended February 28, 2001
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Strategic MEETING Conversation on April 10, 2001 at GateWay Community College.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary
Governing Board Minutes