MARCH 28, 2006
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.
Scott Crowley, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Don Campbell, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Mary Kay Kickels
Jean Ann Abel
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:43 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Crowley 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
No citizens came forward this evening.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Mr. Walker indicated that he had wanted to comment at the last meeting, however, he had made the attempt at the wrong point in the meeting, thus he wanted to comment this evening on the topic of academic freedom. He stated that academic freedom ends with the student catalog. He believes that the student catalog is a contract between MCCCD and the student. Students pay for a service and we are the provider. This matter even went before the state legislature, however, the bill failed to pass which was unfortunate. Mr. Walker stated that MCCCD needs to examine themselves and ensure that they are doing what they say they are going to do.
Chancellor Glasper approached the podium and presented an Emeritus Distinction Certificate to retired Vice Chancellor Ron Bleed for his twenty-five years of service to the Maricopa Community College District, as well as numerous national and international association of which he was a valued member and contributor in the area of information technology.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Jamie Moore introduced Phoenix College faculty members Brent Jamison and Marian Gibney an update on the Phoenix College Self-Study Report prepared for the upcoming Higher Learning Commission Visit scheduled for April 10-12. They reported that for the last three years Phoenix College has been involved in the preparation of report and they insights they have achieved have been invaluable in terms on what they have learned. The report addresses the concerns brought out in their previous self-study and they have provided evidence that their practices and processes are aligned with the college vision, mission, and goals. They plan to utilize the outcomes of this self-study as a guide to future improvement. The experience has also provided learning opportunities for faculty leaders to prepare for accreditation efforts beyond 2006. By means of this project, they identified strengths which included:
• Clear, consistent, and well-published vision and mission statements;
• Administrative and governance processes that provided stability during administrative transitions;
• Diversity of the college community, both internal and external;
• Strong community support as evidenced by the passing of the bond and results of community survey;
• The people at Phoenix College
• Collaborative and data-based decision making processes;
• Excellent teaching and learning experiences
• Culture of assessment;
• Policies promoting academic freedom and life-long learning;
• Well-defined articulation policies with colleges and universities;
• Strong ties to community partners and alumni
• Strong workforce development programs.
Opportunities for improvement included the need for enhanced communications strategies, as well as enrollment and retention strategies related to changing demographics and workforce development. They will also work on succession planning to ensure leadership continuity, as well as retention and training programs for adjunct faculty. (A copy of their presentation is included with this meeting’s packet of materials.)
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
MAT President Shirley Green came forward this evening to announce the recipient of a new MAT initiative meant to identify employees who exemplify what MAT employees should do. Ms. Green introduced Emily Weinacker as the recipient of this honor. Emily was described as a possibility thinker and as someone who adds values. Her many accomplishments are highlighted on the paper copy of the presentation included with this meeting’s packet.
MCC President Larry Christiansen called attention to Water Safety Day which had taken place this very day and had included 1200 first graders, as well as numerous community organizations and city fire department personnel. The annual activity came about as a result of a tragedy experienced by an MCC staff member and has been taking place on an annual basis for the past eight years.
CGCC President Maria Hesse reported on the 10th Annual Southwest Aviation Maintenance Symposium which was held on March 9 and 10th at the Williams-Gateway Campus. She stated that 1134 people had attended the symposium in order to update and expand their knowledge of aviation and renew their Inspection Authorization. She also reported that over 55 vendors supported this event with presentations, booths and funding. She highlighted special visitors and acknowledged staff instrumental in planning this event.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
The Vice President of Associated Students at MCC / Student Government, Justin Rouzaud, was in attendance to comment on this organization at Mesa Community College which includes engaged student leaders. He stated that the group experiences and group dynamics are extremely valuable and even more rewarding than the events themselves. These experiences allow them to experience critical thinking and collaboratively learning outcomes.
Students (Beth McNally, Elenya Paben, and Martin Petrovic) from Rio Salado College were also present to report on Phi Theta Kappa accomplishments for 2005-2006. During this time period they have had the distinction of being named third runner-up in the Most Distinguished Chapter in Phi Theta Kappa from among 1300 chapters. This ranking is based on their chapter’s programming records in the categories of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. Individual honors went to Elenya Paben who names of the twenty Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Guistwhite Scholars. She will be recognized at the April International Convention in Seattle and will be awarded $5,000 to facilitate the completion of a bachelor’s degree. Beth McNally was chosen to participate in the 88th Arizona Town Hall meeting scheduled for April in Prescott which will study the subject of Growth and Development in Arizona. Donald Demestre was honored as the Most Distinguished Chapter Member in Arizona and Cynthia Maxson was named to the Arizona Region Phi Theta Kappa Advisory Board. The group also received the 2005 Pinnacle Platinum and Pinnacle Silver Chapter Awards in recognition of membership increase and membership acceptance campaign.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
Vice Chancellor Debra Thompson provided a follow up report on the strategic conversation held March 7 on the topic of Quantifying and Qualifying Student Success and Retention. She commented that the purpose of the conversation had been to deepen system-wide knowledge about students and discuss ways in which the district could better access and use data about students and the community to enhance student success and retention. She stated that a rich dialogue had occurred and the information would be distributed to college institutional research staff and research council for follow up in data gathering, analysis, and decision making.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that no meetings had been in March.
Page Gonzales provided an overview of legislation that was currently being passed through. This included:
Three issues that are left moving in the process at this point in the session:
SB 1289 truth in taxation; levy; election Requires a city, town, county or community college district governing board that intends or anticipates an increase in the primary property tax levy to receive voter approval of the increased property tax levy. Property tax issues may remain as stand-alone measures in bill or resolution form or may also be addressed in the budget process. There may be other proposals on the horizon related to property tax cuts including secondary caps.
SCR 1031 public programs; citizens SCR 1031, pending voter approval, prohibits adults who are not citizens or legal residents of the United States from taking classes offered by the Adult Basic Education courses or receiving child care assistance from the Arizona Department of Economic Security and requires specified information on applicants for certain programs to be reported by specified state agencies biannually to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. SCR 1031 limits in-state student classification to persons meeting specified requirements.
A strike-everything amendment is being offered in the Senate Higher Education committee permits Eastern Arizona College to offer four-year baccalaureate degrees beginning in FY 2007-2008 and permits Pima Community College District to conduct a feasibility cost study to explore a pilot program to award four-year baccalaureate degrees.
Various other higher education issues no longer moving in bill form
SB 1331 postsecondary instruction; offensive coursework Requires universities and community colleges to provide a student with alternative coursework if the student deems regular coursework to be personally offensive. Status: Failed the Senate with a roll call vote 12 to 17.
HB 2372 postsecondary education; non accredited courses HB 2372 requires monies appropriated from the state General Fund to be used only on courses that prepare students for a qualified community college certificate or degree program or university degree program, lead students to a community college certification or degree or university degree or that are acceptable for transfer to a regionally accredited public or private college or university. Status: Failed twice in the House (original calendar and reconsideration). We will look to the budget to see language related to this as well. (may end up in the budget) :
HB 2797 K-20 coordinating council HB 2797 replaces the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education with the K-20 Coordinating Council, renames the Postsecondary Education Fund as the K-20 Coordinating Council Fund, specifies duties of the Council, provides a subtraction from Arizona gross income for contributions to the Arizona 529 College Savings Plan and appropriates a total of $580,100 to the Council for up to eight full-time equivalent positions. Status: This bill failed on the House floor with a vote of 14 to 40. may end up in the budget) :
SB 1431 community colleges; nonresident county; tuition Modifies the statutory formula used to calculate reimbursements paid by counties to community college districts that provide services to nonresident students. Status: Failed today in the House UCCT committee 4 to 4. May end up in the budget) :
Leadership meetings and budget negotiations are continuing to occur, and will likely proceed for the next week. If deadlines are followed, this week is the last week for committee hearings and floor action.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Acting Vice Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick commented that since 1999 the Maricopa There were no awards or recognitions this evening.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9359
Dr. Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – Approve the minutes of February 14, 2006 Governing Board Strategic Conversation, February 22, 2006 Governing Board Retreat, February 28, 2006 Regular Governing Board Meeting, and March 7, 2006 Governing Board Strategic Conversation.
C.1. APPROVAL OF FACULTY/MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATIVE/SUPPORT - Approve the recommended personnel actions as presented with addendum.
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS - Approve the proposed curriculum and programs as submitted.
D.2. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH CHARTER AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS – Approve 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
- Career Success Charter High School
- Cornerstone Charter School
- Horizon Honors High School
- North Pointe Preparatory Charter School
- Precision High School
- South Pointe High School
- Sun Valley High School
- Bourgade Catholic High School
- Brophy College Preparatory
- Northwest Christian High School
- Phoenix Christian High School
- Phoenix Country Day School
- Scottsdale Christian Academy
- St. Mary’s High School
- Xavier College Preparatory
D.3.APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENTS WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS - Approve 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 H School District No. 216
- Buckeye Union H School District No. 201
- Cave Creek Unified School District No. 93
- Chandler Unified School District No. 80
- Deer Valley Unified School District No. 97
- Dysart Unified School District No. 89
- E Valley Inst of Technology District No. 401
- Ftn Hills Unified School District No. 98
- Gilbert Unified School District No. 41
- Glendale Union H School District No. 205
- Higley Unified School District No. 60
- Mesa Unified School Dist No.4
- Par Valley Unified School District No. 69
- Peoria Unified School District No. 11
- Phoenix Union HS Dist No. 210
- Queen Creek Unified School District No. 95
- Saddle Mountain Unified School District No. 90
- Scottsdale Unified School District No. 48
- Tempe Union HS District No. 213
- Tolleson Union High School District No. 214
- Wickenburg Unified School District No. 9
D.4. APPROVAL OF PROPOSITION 301 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING PLAN FOR FY 2006-07 – Approve the Proposition 301 Workforce Development and Job Training Plan. The plan has been developed in accordance with the 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 Arizona Department of Commerce.
D.5. APPROVAL OF ARIZONA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK – Approve acceptance of a negotiated contract in the amount of $3,289,417.00 between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Maricopa Community Colleges. This contract represents $1,421,082.00 of SBA funding and $1,864,373 of Arizona community colleges cash match and in-kind resources. Of this amount, Maricopa Community Colleges and local resource partners represents $411,718.00 of cash-match support, and $361,376.00 of in-kind and indirect support.
E.1. APPROVAL OF EXTENSION OF CONTRACT BETWEEN DEER VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #97 AND GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve renewal of the agreement between Maricopa County Community College District and Deer Valley Unified School District No. 97, for the purpose of continuing the partnership with Glendale Community College North and the Northwest Education Center, located at 5727 W Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix AZ 85310. We recommend the renewal of the contract terms are for a period of two years from April 27, 2006 to June 30, 2008.
E.2. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MCCCD AND CITIES OF GLENDALE PEORIA AVONDALE AND SURPRISE – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Maricopa County Community College District and the Cities of Glendale, Surprise, Avondale and Peoria to lease space at the Regional Public Safety Training Facility.
E.3. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR SCIENCE LAB BUILDING PARKING LOT EXPANSION – CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILLLIAMS CAMPUS – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Two Hundred Six Thousand, Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100ths ($206,750.00) to Green Landscaping & Irrigation, Inc for the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Williams Campus SLB parking lot expansion.
E.4. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR DISTRICT-WIDE CENTRAL PLAN UPGRADES – Award awarding a contract in the amount of Eighty-Five Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($85,000.00) to Energy Systems Design to provide consulting services for District-wide central plant upgrades.
E.5. APPROVAL OF CMAR SELECTION FOR SCIENCE LAB REMODELING IN MONTEZUMA HALL AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the selection of Brycon Construction to provide Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) services for the remodeling and expansion of science labs in Montezuma Hall at Estrella Mountain Community College. The pre-construction phase fee is not to exceed $76,517.
E.6. APPROVAL OF JOC CONTRACT AWARD FOR WINDOW ANCHORING SYSTEM UPGRADES AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE (TEMPE LOCATION) AND DISTRICT SUPPORT SERVICES CENTER – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Two Hundred Nineteen Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-Four and 09/100ths Dollars ($219,724.09) to: 3D/International for upgrades to the window anchoring system at the Rio Salado College Tempe and District Support Services Center (DSSC) buildings.
E.7. APPROVAL OF GMP CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR STUDENT UNION REMODELING AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve Amendment Number One to an existing Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) agreement that establishes a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in the amount of Three Million Two Hundred Seventy-Three Thousand Five Hundred Six Dollars ($3,273,506) to: Jokake Construction Company for remodeling in the Student Union at Glendale Community College.
E.8. APPROVAL OF JOC CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW PARKING LOT AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Two Hundred Seventy Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-Six and no/100ths Dollars ($270,326.00) to: 3D/International for the construction of a new parking lot adjacent to the Performing Arts Center at Paradise Valley Community College.
E.9. APPROVAL OF NEW MODULAR BUILDING AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Five Hundred Sixty-Three Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty and no/100ths Dollars $(563,780.00) to ESB Modular Manufacturing for the installation of a new multi-purpose modular building at Paradise Valley Community College.
E.10. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW BASEBALL FIELD AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Nine Hundred Fifty- Eight Thousand One Hundred Sixty-Five Dollars ($958,165) to Niche Contractors, Inc. for a new baseball field at Scottsdale Community College.
E.11. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR WELL SITE IMPROVEMENTS TO PROVIDE REDUCTION OF ARSENIC AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve a a contract amendment in the amount of <> $() to Damon S. Williams Associates, LLC (DSWA) for Phase II consulting services in conjunction Well Site Arsenic Reduction Improvements at Scottsdale Community College. Pulled E.12. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW PAINT SHOP AND STUDENT CENTER ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE– Approve awarding a contract in the amount of <> $() to for a new Paint Shop and electrical improvements at Scottsdale Community College. Pulled
E.13. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MESA AND MCCCD ON BEHALF OF MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE TRAINING FACILITY – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College and the City of Mesa for architectural services and construction of a fire training facility at the downtown Mesa campus.
E.14. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4110 EAST WOOD STREET, PHOENIX, AZ – Approve the purchase of the property located at 4110 East Wood Street, Suites 30, 40 and 50, Phoenix, AZ, for the price of $3,550,000, plus closing costs, from International Capital Partners 2800B.
G.1. APPROVAL OF SOFTGRID SOFTWARE BY GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the purchase of SoftGrid student computer network software, including 5 years of maintenance, installation assistance and on site training.
G.2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF POWR DISTRIBUTION UNIT (PDU) AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the contract amount of One Hundred Eight Thousand Four Hundred Fifty-Seven and 78/100ths Dollars ($108,457.78) to World Wide Technologies for the purchase of a Power Distribution Unit (PDU), an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), battery, and inclusive of the configuration and installation of nine racks, three years of service, all applicable taxes and freight at Mesa Community College in order to replace the current one which was purchased over 20 years ago that has become outdated and ineffective.
MOTION NO. 9360
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion approved 5-0.
B.1. APPROVAL OF EMERITUS STATUS DISTINCTION – RONALD E. BLEED – Award Emeritus Distinction to Ronald E. Bleed for his meritorious contributions to the Maricopa County Community College District.
MOTION NO. 9361
Mrs. Rosenthal moved to award Emeritus Distinction to Ronald E. Bleed for his meritorious contributions to the Maricopa County Community College District. Motion approved 5-0.
F.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED TUITION AND FEES FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 BUDGET– Approve the proposed Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Tuition & Fees schedule which includes:
County Resident Tuition & Fees:
- $5.00 (8%) increase to tuition rate per credit hour
- The annual cost to full-time students taking 30 credit hours per year will be $1,950.00, an increase of $150.00
- The proposed tuition & fee rate would rise to $65.00 per credit hour ($63.50 in tuition and a $1.50 Student Activity Fee).
- Increase Out-of-State Surcharge by 8% (from $198.00 to $215.00)
- Increase the Registration fee $5.00 to $15.00 per student /per semester/per college
- Eliminate the $5.00 Graduation application fee (This is recommended to go into effect in March 2006)
MOTION NO. 9362
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Tuition & Fees schedule with the recommendation that the Out of County Tuition be determined. Motion approved 4-1 (Walker – nay)
PROPOSED FY 2006-07 BUDGET - The preliminary Proposed FY 2006-07 Budget was presented. The current Unrestricted Fund, Current Auxiliary Fund, Current Restricted Fund, and Plant Fund budgets total $1.5 billion. The Proposed Budget will be submitted for preliminary adoption on April 25th, 2006. 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 13, 2006.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Eight Months Ended February 28, 2006
Expenditure analysis indicates 58.5% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 56.9% expended at this same point in time last year. 16.7% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 18.2% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 68.4% of the budget has been recognized to date. Projected fund balance will increase by about $0.8 million during this fiscal year. 5.3% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be unexpended and projected ending fund balance for June 2006 is $79.3 million and equates to about 46 days of operating budget, or more than six payrolls.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be a Strategic Conversation on April 11, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at the Rio Salado Conference Center.
The meeting adjourned at 7:46 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary