Governing Board Meeting
April 24, 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. Section 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Donald R. Campbell, President
Nancy Stein, Secretary
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Ed Contreras, Member
Lionel Diaz for Raul Cardenas
Susan McRae for Stan Grossman
J. Marie Pepicello
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Patti Johnson for Arnette Ward
Ed Contreras (board member)
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. by President Don Campbell. It was announced that one board member, Ed Contreras, was not present.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:35 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
Dr. Campbell recognized the presence of students from Lou Farmakis' PVC EDU 250 class and Janice Reilly's NAU CC580 class.
No citizens came forward.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
1. Gene Eastin - Reported attending the performance of the Playback Theatre at Phoenix College and encouraged all to attend. Mr. Eastin also commented on the car raffle held at Estrella Mountain Community College and was pleased with the involvement of the Rotary Club and staff in this effort.
2. Nancy Stein - no report.
3. Ed Contreras - Absent
4. Linda Rosenthal - Reported attending the Rio Salado College ABE/GED Adult Education Induction and the Glendale Community College Student Recognition Art Show.
5. Don Campbell - no report.
Called for recognition of Rosemary Kesler as outgoing President of the Faculty Association.
Dr. Gaskin reported meeting with the group working on the National Association of Community Colleges Teacher Preparation and Cindy Miles of the League for Innovation. Dr. Gaskin also spoke about the recognition reception held for winners of the MCCD Innovator of the Year Campaign.
Lastly, Dr. Gaskin congratulated Dr. Rufus Glasper for being featured in the Arizona Black Executive Magazine.
There was no report.
Linda Larson, Bob Galloway, and Marybeth Mason reported on Faculty Professional Growth and the progress made on making it as attractive as possible in order to retain excellent faculty. A handout was provided to summarize the activities sponsored this past year. They also reported on their efforts to update, streamline and automate the process for faculty professional growth applications.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Dorothy Strait, outgoing President of the Professional Staff Association, spoke about the PSA Professional Growth Program. She reported that six employees were currently on internships, five employees were on paid educational leave, 102 employees had applied for 945 credits, and 154 professional staff employees had attended 191 seminars. She also thanked the Board for approving the 3% and step increase.
Dr. DeCabooter (SCC) announced two new $100,000 endowed scholarships in recognition of two Scottsdale Community College faculty members, Professor Beth Ells and Professor Robert Mugford. Another faculty member, Professor Sandra Desjardins, was honored last year with a $100,000 endowed scholarship presented in her name by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Christopher. He also announced that the Outstanding Faculty Member for 2000-01 was Dr. Ava Jensen who was awarded $1,000 by the Scottsdale Charros.
Dr. Homero Lopez (EMC) announced that EMC would be host to the National Science Foundation Symposium on Friday, April 27. Seventy-five people are expected to attend. He also announced that EMC had received $75,000 proceeds from the new car raffle effort sponsored by four car dealerships and the Rotary Club in the West Valley.
Dr. Morris Johnson (PC) introduced Frank Luna, Coordinator of their Alumni Office, who spoke about the history and current fund raising activities of the Phoenix College Alumni Association. Brenda Williams, President of PCAA, spoke on behalf of the members and stated their purpose was to assist and mentor students with their goals and offer moral support. She introduced one of the recipients of the organization's scholarships who spoke about her experiences with classes at Phoenix College and the Creative Writing Program.
Dr. Larry Christianson (MCC) spoke about the upcoming Water Safety Day to be held on their campus. The activities were initiated by the personal tragedy of one of their faculty members. 125 employees and 3,000 children were expected to take part in the day's activities.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT
Deanna Stones, President of Student Government at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, read a letter from Lisa Diane Morris, CGC's recipient of the National All USA Academic Team. Ms. Stone's reported on other activities at the CGC campus such as the International Dessert, Diversity Dialogues, Hunger Banquet, Religion Day, and their Hawaiian Luau.
Two representatives from the Paradise Valley Student Government, spoke about their efforts on behalf of homelessness, hunger awareness, and wellness. They also expressed their appreciation to all who helped their efforts this past year.
Damian Winterberg and Evie Honhoinewa spoke on behalf of the very successful activities of Phi Theta Kappa at Phoenix College.
Debra Voss, Rio Salado College, spoke about her attendance at a recent Phi Theta Kappa conference in Denver in March where they were the recipients of numerous awards.
The Executive Board of Student Government at Scottsdale Community College spoke about the numerous activities they participated in recently. Some of these were the Spring Fling for all students, the Scottsdale Club Corner, and a service project at Sunshine Acres. The SCC Phi Theta Kappa ranked in the top 100 and top 25 chapters nationally in two different categories. They also spoke about their adoption of a family of four homeless children and their efforts in this regard.
President Campbell expressed that it was good to have so many students in attendance and hear of the many projects intended to help the communities they live in.
STATE BOARD REPORT
There was no report.
Board Member Linda Rosenthal spoke on behalf of ACCA/AADGB. She reported that the group met on April 19 to discuss legislative bills. Kim Sheane and Christian Bolini will be meeting with the trustees at the end of the legislative session. A nominating group was established to select new officers.
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 was accompanied to Washington D.C. by representatives of the Banner Health System where they spoke to congressional staff about the nursing fellowship program. Efforts to get funding for a National Teacher Education Program are being pursued. Dr. Bustamante reported that the Arizona Legislature will be ending their session soon. Governor Hull will line item veto the budget presented to her and will allow it to become law. Dual enrollment will be fully funded in this budget. He also reported that Representative Linda Gray had inquired with the State Attorney General to clarify if community college districts can spend Proposition 301 monies outside of their constitutional expenditure limitations as state statutes currently allow. Government Relations is working with General Counsel to ensure that MCCD can influence this effort.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Vice Chancellor Anna Solley reported that the Maricopa Recruiter Program was recognized for its exemplary efforts at the recent AACC Conference in Chicago.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Campbell requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9028
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 4-0.
CONSIDERATION President Campbell asked if there were any requests to remove items OF CONSENT from the Consent Agenda. Nancy Stein requested that items D-4 and E-1 AGENDA be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the Minutes of March 27 and April 10, 2001 meetings.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - approve personnel actions as presented.
(B-2) EMPLOYEE GROUP SALARY SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS 2001-2002 Ð authorize compensation adjustments for employee groups and the Skill Center to be effective for FY 2001-2002 as presented.
(B-3) REQUEST TO AWARD CGCC FACULTY EMERITUS DISTINCTION Ð award Emeritus Distinction to Charles D. Bedal and Dr. Ferne L. Zabezensky for their contributions as faculty members to the learning of students in the Maricopa Community College District.
(C-1) CURRICULUM Ð approve the curricula as submitted.
(C-2) RIO SALADO COLLEGE/PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Ð approve an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Pima County Community College District (PCCCD) allowing Rio Salado College to provide in Pima County a program of study requested by the Arizona Department of Corrections at the Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA). This IGA also allows PCCCD to provide in Maricopa County a program of study requested by the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections at its training sites. This IGA is in accordance with State Board Rule R7-1-712 (Providing Community College Credit Courses in Another Community College District) and will be in force for one year (July 1 2001 through June 30, 2002) with provisions to annually renew for additional one-year periods as long as the respective client agencies desire to maintain their relationships with the contracting district they have selected.
(C-3) CITY OF PHOENIX FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING ACADEMY Ð approve an intergovernmental agreement between MCCCD and the City of Phoenix. This agreement covers the use of facilities at the Phoenix Fire Department Training Academy by the district and specifically Glendale Community College for the purpose of training students in all phases of fire fighter training. The facilities and equipment used at the Phoenix Fire Department Training Academy will include: Burn room/Tower, propane, plywood, power saws, hoses, nozzles and couplings, and hazardous materials props. The total costs to use the training academy through June 30, 2001 will be $4,750.
(C-4) AGREEMENTS FOR DUEAL ENROLLMENT WITH CHARTER AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS Ð authorize entry into agreements on behalf of its colleges with the private and charter schools presented for their dual enrollment programs.
(C-5) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREMENTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICTS Ð authorize entry into intergovernmental agreements (IGAÕs) on behalf of its colleges with the public school districts presented for their dual enrollment programs.
(C-6) REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM TRAINING CONTRACT Ð approve an intergovernmental agreement between Maricopa Skill Center (MSC) and Department of Economic Security DES/Community Services Administration (CSA) for July 1, 2001-June 30, 2002.
(C-7) REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM LIFE SKILLS CONTRACT Ð approve an intergovernmental agreement between Maricopa Skill Center (MSC) and Department of Economic Security DES/Community Services Administration for July 1, 2001-June 30, 2002.
(C-8) SKILL STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Ð accept a grant from the Intel Foundation to the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC) for $100,000. This funding will be used to develop a skill standards document for technicians in a highly automated manufacturing environment.
(C-9) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND GLOBE HIGH SCHOOL Ð approve an intergovernmental agreement between GateWay Community College and Globe High School. This agreement is for training and support services to be provided to Globe High School, a Cisco Local Academy, for an annual fee of $3,000.
(C-10) REVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL Ð approve revisions to the Special Education Policies and Procedures for GateWay Community High School. These changes clarify and add language to Policies and Procedures per instructions issued to the Arizona Department of Education by the Office of Special Education of the U.S. Department of Education.
(D-1) CONTRACT AWARD FOR REMODELING AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT RED MOUNTAIN Ð approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Forty-Six Thousand Four Hundred and no/100ths Dollars ($146,400.00) to Property Builders for remodeling within the original west modular building at Mesa Community College at Red Mountain.
(D-2) CONTRACT AWARD FOR AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT RED MOUNTAIN Ð (This action was intended to be pulled as the contract must be rebid. No amount or vendor was specified on this action item. Action item will be resubmitted.)
(D-3) CONTRACT AWARD FOR REMODELING IN AS BUILDING AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Ð approve awarding a contract in the amount of Three Hundred Nineteen Thousand Eight Hundred and no/100ths Dollars, $319,800.00, to T. I. Specialists, Inc. for remodeling in the Academic Support Building at Mesa Community College.
(D-5) PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT & 605 YARD AGREEMENT WITH WEINGARTEN NOSTAT AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT RED MOUNTAIN Ð approve (a) a Pedestrian Access Easement, (b) a 60 foot Yard Agreement, with 30 feet on each side of the property line, and (c) forwarding this item for State Board action.
(D-6) CONTRACT AWARD FOR REPLACEMENT OF ATHLETIC DUGOUTS AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Ð approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand Five Hundred Thirty-Five and 34/100ths Dollars ($165,535.34) to JMW Construction Co. Inc. for replacement of the baseball and softball dugouts at South Mountain College.
(D-7) SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH SWINERTON WALBERG CO. Ð approve and ratify the settlement agreement with Swinerton Walberg Co. on the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Three Buildings construction project.
MOTION NO. 9029
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of items D-4 and E-1. Motion carried 4-0.
(D-4) CONTRACT AWARD FOR RADIO STATIONS REMODELING AT RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE Ð approve awarding a contract in the amount of Two Million Four Hundred Fourteen Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($2,414,000.00) to Diamond Building Group for remodeling in the Rio Salado Community College Tempe Building for KJZZ, KBAQ and Sun Sounds.
Mrs. Stein raised concerns about the high dollar amount of this project and requested this item be eliminated as presented. She recommended the progress on this project be monitored.
MOTION NO. 9030
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve awarding a contract in the amount of Two Million Four Hundred Fourteen Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($2,414,000.00) to Diamond Building Group for remodeling in the Rio Salado Community College Tempe Building for KJZZ, KBAQ and Sun Sounds. Motion carried 3-1 (Mrs. Stein opposed).
(E-1) PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2001-02 BUDGET Ð In March, the Proposed Fiscal Year 2001-02 budget was presented for review. As the next stage of the budget adoption process, it is recommended that the Governing Board adopt the Proposed 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, as appropriate. Final adoption of the proposed budget is scheduled for June 12, 2001. The June budget will not be larger than this April budget, but the allocation of funds is expected to differ, reflective of final budget allocation decisions, such as salary increases that may be approved by the Governing Board as well as allocations for increased and enhanced programs, services, staffing and other needs.
This budget is $8.9 million larger than the budget presented in March. The major changes are the inclusion of the tuition increase that was approved by the Governing Board as well as an anticipated increase in State aid, reflective of full funding for dual enrollment students.
Mrs. Stein announced that she would vote no to this proposed budget.
MOTION NO. 9031
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board adopt the Proposed 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, as appropriate. Final adoption of the proposed budget is scheduled for June 12, 2001. The June budget will not be larger than this April budget, but the allocation of funds is expected to differ, reflective of final budget allocation decisions, such as salary increases that may be approved by the Governing Board as well as allocations for increased and enhanced programs, services, staffing and other needs.
This budget is $8.9 million larger than the budget presented in March. The major changes are the inclusion of the tuition increase that was approved by the Governing Board as well as an anticipated increase in State aid, reflective of full funding for dual enrollment students. Motion carried 3-1 (Mrs. Stein opposed).
(VI.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Nine Months Ended March 31, 2001
(VI.B.) Payroll and Accounts Payable Vouchers
FY00/01 through March 31, 2001
(VI.C.) 1994 General Obligating 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, 2001
(VI.D.) Performing Art Center (PAC) Revenue Bonds
Receipts and Disbursements Analysis
As of March 31, 2001
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Strategic Conversation on May 8, 2001 at Glendale Community College.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Nancy Stein Governing Board Secretary
Governing Board Minutes