Governing Board Meeting
April 23, 2002
A regular meeting and executive session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 5:00 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.
Nancy Stein, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Patti Johnson for Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by President Nancy Stein.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 6:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:40 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
Mrs. Stein recognized the presence of students from Anna Solley's NAU CC580 class and Ginny Stahl's SCC EDU250 class.
Christina Contreras came forward to provide information and ask support for the Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund for Survivors of Domestic Violence, a program she developed as a result of a sociology class project. The purpose of the fund is to help survivors of domestic violence continue their education process at a community college. A donation drive will be held at the Kirk Center at Mesa Community College on May 1.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
There were no reports.
Dr. Gaskin reported that the State Board had approved the district's request for a $3.00 tuition increase. He recognized Rufus Glasper and Debbie Thompson for their work efforts on the issue.
Dr. Gaskin congratulated Dr. Gardea for receiving the She Knows Where She's Going Award from Girls, Inc. Dr. Gardea sits on the Board of this Dallas-based organization which works to meet needs of success-challenged young women.
Dr. Gaskin reported on awards received by Maricopans from the National Council of Instructional Administrators Competition for the Outstanding Programs at the recently held AACC Conference. He congratulated Dr. DeCabooter and Virginia Korte for receiving an award for the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife at SCC. Dr. Gaskin congratulated Dr. Thor on receiving an award for the Rio Salado online post-baccalaurete program. This on-line teacher credentialing program is available for those who have baccalaurete degrees, wish to become teachers and need an accessible program to do so. Dr. Thor also provided information regarding an RSC student, Bambi Kavaroski, who represented Arizona in the opening AACC session, is a New Century scholar, on the First Team All Arizona, and placed on the First All USA Academic Team.
Upon the request of Dr. Gaskin, Rick DeGraw presented three commercials with the "Do Anything, Be Anyone" focus. This marketing campaign focuses on building the quality image of the colleges. It promotes that people who attend the colleges have the opportunity to do anything they want to do and become whatever they wish to be. The ads will run in off-times so as to not conflict with the marketing efforts of the colleges while recruiting students. A specific outreach by print ads is being conducted with high schools. An attempt will be made for a higher penetration in the community to assist in the K-12 completion rate. Further ads will be developed for other target groups.
There was no report.
Linda Larson came forward to introduce information on professional growth activities focusing on Summer Projects. She encouraged the Board to look at the centerfold presented in the MCLI Forum Spring brochure which addressed professional growth and development. Sandra Wells, Chair of the Professional Growth Committee and Subcommittee Chair of the Registration Fees and Summer Projects Group, provided information on the Summer Projects process and how it benefits faculty. The process allows faculty to step out of the teaching role and become students to increase skills and knowledge. This is done through various activities such as attending conferences and workshops, conducting or participating in research projects, and visiting art galleries and historical places. Applications for the program go through a competitive process. A web site contains information on how to apply and provides application criteria and abstracts of past projects.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Rachel Hollingsworth came forward on behalf of the Professional Staff Association to report on enhancements made to the PSA website. The site contains additional links including updates on the collaborative process and texts of presentations made to the Governing Board.
Ginny Stahl introduced Scottsdale Community College student Bonnie Sneed, a First Team All Arizona Winner. Among other accomplishments, Ms. Sneed was selected as the Phi Beta Kappa representative to appear on a cancer survivor tape and to make a presentation with the Director of the Arizona Cancer Society. The Arizona Cancer Society will be the service project for this year.
Joyce Jackson provided information on the success and winners of the Third Annual New Car Raffle held by Estrella Mountain Community College. The raffle provides 40 to 60 percent of the funds for the school endowment program.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT
Rachel Bass, representing Chandler Gilbert Community College, announced changes made in student government representatives and provided information on cultural awareness activities held, which included an international food sale, the annual luau, and an event sponsored by the Native American student group. Ceremonies were held for Phi Beta Kappa inductions and math and science recognitions.
STATE BOARD REPORT
There was no report.
Linda Rosenthal reported that a meeting was held on April 11. Legislative and budget issues were discussed. Serious discussion was held on the proposed strategic plan which was later approved by the State Board and the potential effects the plan will have on the districts. Further work is expected to be done on the plan by State Board and ACCA members.
Chris Bustamante provided a brief overview of the state legislative activities. He noted that some cuts are expected in the 2003 fiscal year budget, but hopefully will be softened by consideration given for expected growth.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were none.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Stein requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9102
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Stein asked for any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Randolph requested that item B-3 and Mrs. Stein requested that item F-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the March 12, March 26, and April 9, 2002 meetings.
(C-1) EMERITUS STATUS - ARNETTE WARD - Award President Emeritus Distinction to President Arnette S. Ward upon her retirement in July, 2002.
(B-2) EMERITUS STATUS - CONRAD BAYLEY - Award Faculty Emeritus Distinction to Conrad Bayley who retired in 1997.
(B-4) EMPLOYEE GROUP SALARY SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS FOR 2002-2003 - Authorize the following compensation adjustment for employee groups and the Skill Center to be effective for FY 2002-2003: All employee group salary schedules will be increased by one percent (1%); All eligible employees will receive a step adjustment; Y-rated employees (beyond the top of the salary grid) will receive a one half percent (.5%) increase; The overload rate for residential faculty will be $630 per load hour; and rate for adjunct faculty will be $630 per load hour.
(B-5) SALARY PLACEMENT GUIDELINES - Approve new guidelines as proposed for the determination of faculty placement on the salary schedule. It is further recommended that these guidelines be included in the Residential Faculty Policy Manual (RFP), and become effective July 1, 2002.
(C-1) CURRICULUM - Approve the curricula as submitted.
(C-2) 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, Buckeye Union High 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, East Valley Institute of Technology District No. 401, Fountain Hills Unified School District No. 98, Gilbert Unified School District No. 41, Glendale Union High School District No. 205, 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, Scottsdale Unified School District No. 48, Tolleson Union High School District No. 214, and Tempe Union High School District No. 213.
(C-3) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND RAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #3 - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Ray Unified School District #3. This agreement is for training and support services to be provided to Ray High School, a Cisco Local Academy, for an annual fee of $2,500.00.
(C-4) 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: Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center, Desert Hills High School, Esperanza Montessori Academy, Horizon Honors High School, James Sandoval Preparatory High School, Sequoia School, Summit High School, Westwind Academy.
Private: Brophy College Preparatory, Scottsdale Christian Academy, St. Mary's High School, and Xavier College Preparatory.
(C-5) CURRICULUM-ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE - Approve the expansion of the use of the current award type of Academic Certificate from Phoenix College to all Maricopa Community Colleges. The District Curriculum Committee has developed guidelines that will be used by the colleges as they develop new academic certificates.
(C-6) FACULTY HIRING QUALIFICATIONS - Approve the new hiring qualifications for faculty, which will be effective as of July 1, 2002. These qualifications follow guidelines developed by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools and the emergency rule (amendment of R7-1-706) approved by the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges of Arizona on March 22, 2002.
(C-7)) CURRICULUM ASSOCIATE IN BUSINESS, SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (ABUS-SR) - Approve modifications to the Associate in Business, Special Requirements (ABUS-SR) Degree effective Fall 2002.
(C-8) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING - Accept an award of $64,597.80 to the Maricopa Community College District for the training of targeted incumbent workers employed by Southwest Valley companies.
(D-1) INFRASTRUCTURE CABLING FOR ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S KOMATKE EXPANSION AND REMODEL - Award a contract for cabling infrastructure for the Komatke Expansion and Remodel Project to Encompass Network Services in the amount of $150,853 plus tax. This contract is to be awarded under the State Contract Number AD000033-011.
(D-2) PURCHASE NETWORK ROUTER FOR GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the purchase of Cisco Systems switch that will serve as the core data router and central hub for data connectivity within Glendale Community College's network. The cost of this unit including extended warranty for five years is $138,782.50.
(E-1) RATIFICATION OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH FEDERAL INSURANCE ON FIVE COHEN PROJECTS - Approve a settlement agreement between Federal Insurance Co. and the Maricopa Community Colleges, under which MCCCD will receive $1.2 million in payment for its claims, and Federal will dismiss five lawsuits against MCCCD.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9103
Ed Contreras moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of items B-3 and F-1. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-3) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS, AND SEPARATIONS - Approve personnel actions as presented with the two additions under New Employment - Angela Davis and George Mathew.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9104
Linda Rosenthal moved that the personal actions be approved as presented including the two additions under New Employment - Angela Davis and George Mathew. Motion carried 5-0.
(F-1) PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2002-03 BUDGET - Adopt the proposed FY 2002-03 Budget, thereby establishing a ceiling for the total size of the budget. The April 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 04, 2002. Mrs. Stein went on record that she still has the same concerns that she expressed when the item was previously presented.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9105
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board adopt the proposed FY 2002-03 Budget. Motion carried 4-1. Mrs. Stein was opposed.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Nine Months Ending March 31, 2002
1994 General Obligations Bonds
Series A (1995), Series B (1997), Series C (1999), and Series D (2001)
Receipts and Disbursements Analysis and Capital Development Plan Summary As of March 31, 2002
Performing Arts Center (PAC) Revenue Bonds
Receipts and Disbursements Analysis
As of March 31, 2002
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Work Session on May 14, 2002
The meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary