April 11, 2000
An executive session and work session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board were scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively 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.
Gene Eastin, President, Donald R. Campbell, Secretary, Nancy Stein, Member, Ed Contreras, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Raul Cardenas, Phil Randolph, Mary Briden for Bertha Landrum, Rufus Glasper,Ron Bleed, Pete Kushibab, Fred Stahl for Gina Kranitz, Larry Christiansen, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Ernie Lara forHomero Lopez J. Marie Pepicello,Linda Thor, Tessa Martinez Pollack, Arnette Ward, Fred Gaudet
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Gene Eastin.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The Work Session convened at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Larry Christiansen presented to the Governing Board just-published copies of the book, MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES: THE TURBULENT EVOLUTION OF AN EDUCATION GIANT
A. RACE AND ETHNICITY - Presented by Manny Griego
Mr. Griego noted that he was speaking for himself as a Hispanic and not speaking for other Hispanics. Information was provided that addressed concerns regarding the notation for Hispanics on MCCCD forms. He overviewed a slide presentation that provided information regarding the diversity within the Hispanic group. The request was made to add a non-Hispanic entry on District forms, which would allow for two entries. To make this change would recognize the diversity of Hispanics and validate the Diversity Value Statement and the District Vision Statement which were adopted by the Governing Board. Dr. Randolph requested a copy of the slide presentation from Mr. Griego.
B. ADJUNCT FACULTY ISSUES - Presented by Warren Mosby and Jack Goodman
Ways of communication within the association were discussed. The District pays postage and printing for mailings sent out to association members. An Adjunct Faculty Association website which contains information for members was developed last October. From an e-mail survey on what the membership (those of whom who provided their email addresses) would prefer more money or sick leave, it was determined that 4 out 5 of those who responded indicated that they preferred more money.
- It is a goal to set up chapters of the association at each campus.
- Two names of adjunct faculty members have been submitted for consideration to sit on the search committee for the Vice Chancellor of QED position.
- Many adjuncts would like to become residential faculty but do not understand the process. A panel discussion was held at a workshop in October of 1999 where Dr. Waechter spoke to the process. Interviewing techniques were discussed. Residential faculty who had previously been adjunct faculty spoke on what process they followed to become hired full-time. Those who had served on screening committees also provided their perspectives.
- A salary proposal has been presented that would increase the rate from $540 to $650. A comparison was provided between what full-time and adjunct faculty are paid. The suggestion was made that the district and the adjunct faculty association work together to resolve salary issues and narrow the salary gaps.
- Issue was taken with the validity of a presentation made at a previous work session that compared students success in taking classes taught by full-time versus adjunct faculty.
- Mr. Goodman related conversations he had had with Senators Mary Hartley and Huppenthal. These conversations led to a bill sponsored by Senator Huppenthal that proposed that adjunct faculty should receive the same cost of living increases as residential faculty. The bill would have only affected the Maricopa District and did not pass. Discussion was held on the issue of the undesirability of the legislature issuing mandates to the district, when it is the role of the Governing board to set District policies.
Mr. Eastin noted that the Governing Board is sensitive to and will consider the issues presented.
The meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.
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