April 25, 2000
An executive session 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.
Gene Eastin, President, Donald R. Campbell, Secretary, Nancy Stein, Member, Ed Contreras, Member Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Raul Cardenas, Phil Randolph, Bertha Landrum, Rufus Glasper, Jim DeVere for Ron Bleed, Pete Kushibab, Gina Kranitz, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Linda Thor, Alberto Sanchez for 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 meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
President Eastin recognized Rodney Holmes EDU 250 class from Mesa Community College. Also present was Albert Netters EDU 250 class from Phoenix College.
Conrad Powell presented the proposed constitution for the Maricopa Community College District Retiree Association. Mr. Powell spoke of the benefits that could be provided by the association, including assistance in legislative efforts and scholarships. He recognized Ann Adams for her assistance in its formation. Mr. Eastin requested that Dr. Cardenas meet with Mr. Powell regarding a presentation on this matter to the Board at a future work session.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Ed Contreras - no report
Nancy Stein reported that she attended groundbreaking ceremonies at the Mesa Community College at Red Mountain campus and the Performance Arts Center at Chandler Gilbert Community College, the 2000 Honors Convocation and Faculty Service Awards Ceremony, the Spring Fling event and a musical review at Chandler Gilbert Community College, and a community service awards luncheon at Mesa Community College.
Don Campbell reported that he attended groundbreaking ceremonies at the Mesa Community College at Red Mountain campus and Glendale Community College North. He also attended a presentation of the diversity-related program, The Gift.
Linda Rosenthal reported that she attended an alumni event at Phoenix College where the Maricopa Recruiter program was presented. She congratulated the team responsible for developing this program for being awarded Innovator of the Year.
Gene Eastin reported that he attended a presentation of diversity-related program, The Gift.
Dr. Cardenas recognized Linda Rosenthal for receiving the 2000 Trustee of the Year Award from the American Association of Women in Community Colleges and for being selected to receive the 2000 Regional Trustee Leadership Award from the American Association of Community College Trustees, which will be awarded to Mrs. Rosenthal at the conference in June.
Dr. Cardenas recognized Linda Thor for receiving recognition and an award from Phi Theta Kappa and Gina Kranitz for being selected as Distinguished Alumni by Grand Valley Community College.
Status Report on the Course Applicability System
By: Mike Rooney, Cheryl Axtell, Ernie Lara, and Paul Dale
A history of the project was overviewed since its approval received by the Board. A review was provided on the process followed on the pilot program conducted at three campuses Estrella Mountain Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, and Phoenix College. This program will provide students consistency of information and 24 hour access to the course equivalency guide. Questions from Board Members were received and discussed. Some coding still needs to be done and is expected to occur within the next three weeks. The 1999-2000 CEG is on-line now and the 2000-01 CEG should be on-line by August. Students will have advisor assistance upon request when accessing the system. Course changes will be reflected immediately on the system. Employee training on the system is included in the planning.
There was no report.
Dr. Willie Minor announced that the Faculty Association is looking forward to meeting with the Board regarding faculty contracts at a future work session.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There was no report.
Larry Christiansen recognized Richard Felnagle for completing the history book on the Maricopa Community College District. He also recognized Carol Achs for organizing the first annual Water Safety Day at MCC.
Alberto Sanchez reported that the Glendale Community College Forensics Team took first place in a national oratory contest.
Linda Thor provided information on awards received from Phi Theta Kappa and recognized sixteen year old student, Elizabeth Edwards, from Scottsdale Community College, for her candidacy for international president.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
Diana Rodriquez, Mesa Community College Student Government President, reported that student government elections had been held, the new constitution had been passed, and preparations are being made for the end of the year banquet. Due to conversations with Mesa City Councilman Cavanaugh, time had been added to a green light on an entrance to the campus from Dobson road, and if needed a left turn arrow will be added.
Kathryn Black, Student Government Secretary, at GateWay Community College reviewed some of what was learned at the Phi Theta Kappa Conference. GateWay High School Students Chris Byer and Chris Romero provided a demonstration on a remote controlled, solar powered battery lawn mower they had designed, for which they were awarded second place in competition with students from other high schools.
Carrie Cameron, Student Forum representative from Scottsdale Community College, reported on events which included the following the Christmas Angel Project, the SCC 30th birthday celebration event, and the Spring Fling. Ms. Cameron recognized Elizabeth Edwards for being awarded Distinguished status from Phi Theta Kappa.
Ricky Turner, Student Government President from Chandler Gilbert Community College, introduced incoming student government officers and reported that the CGCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter won five awards at the recently held conference.
Debra Voss, Phi Theta Kappa from Rio Salado College, recognized their advisor, Jeanie Adkins Pearse for her efforts and support. She reported on the awards received by the Rio chapter.
STATE BOARD REPORT
There was no report.
Linda Rosenthal reported that the following issues were discussed at the AADGB meeting on April 20 legislative issues, possible ballot initiatives, the governors proposal for a sales tax increase, possible activities for action plans for the next year, State Board rules slated for public hearing, and a report received from the Governors Task Force on Higher Education.
Jack Lunsford reviewed and updated the legislative item presented. He indicated that a resolution may be presented to the Board at a future Board meeting recommending a Board position on the issue of repealing the state income tax.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Arnette Ward reported that although the goal to increasing giving at Maricopa was 10 percent, giving was increased by 16 percent. Frank Rogan, Senior Vice President of Valley of the Sun United Way reported that over $144,000 was contributed by 837 people. He recognized Arnette Ward for her work at the District Chair of the fund drive. Awards were distributed to the district office and campus staff who were the coordinators for the project. A 1999 Award of Excellence from United Way was presented to the Board.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Eastin requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 8955
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Eastin asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Nancy Stein requested that items D-1, E-1 and E-2 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Randolph also requested that item C-1 be removed.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the March 23 and April 11, 2000 meetings.
AWARDING EMERITUS DISTINCTION Award Emeritus Distinction to Dr. William F. Waechter. Dr. Waechter would be granted the title of Vice Chancellor Emeritus.
CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR THE NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND FINE ARTS CLASSROOM BUILDING AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Approve the following: a) the selection of Jones Studio, Inc. to provide consulting services for the new Performing Arts Center and Fine Arts Classroom Building at South Mountain Community College, and b) forwarding this item for State Board action. The design fee budget for this work is $975,000.
(D-3) CONSULTANT FEE PROPOSAL FOR STUDENT SERVICES AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve an increase in consulting fees in the amount of Two Hundred Three Thousand Eight Hundred Forty and no/100ths Dollars ($203,840.00) for Richard and Bauer Architecture for the Student Services project at Glendale Community College.
(D-4) CONSULTANT FEE PROPOSAL FOR THE INSTRUCTIONAL BUILDING REMODEL AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve an increase in consulting fees for Dick and Fritsche Design Group in the amount of One Hundred Sixty Thousand Four Hundred Forty and no/100ths Dollars ($160,440.00) for the Instructional Building Remodeling project at GateWay Community College.
CURRICULUM- Approve the curricula as submitted.
CURRICULUM UPDATED POLICIES AND AGECS AND DEGREES FOR YEAR 2000-2001 - Approve the following updated policies and AGECs, and degrees for year 2000-2001.
(D-7) TRANSFER ARTICULATION GUIDELINES - Approve the proposed Transfer Articulation Guidelines for 2000-2001.
RIO SALADO COLLEGE A COUNTYWIDE ABE/GED/ESOL PROGRAM FY 2000-2004 - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement from the Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education Division. This agreement is for a continuation grant to extend the countywide Adult Basic Education, GED (High School Equivalency Diploma) preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and Citizenship program for the four-year period of July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2004. the total amount for the four-year period is $11,033,593. The budget will be allocated and adjusted, as needed, on a year-to-year basis according to the attached.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN RIO SALADO COLLEGE AND THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS Extend an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. This amendment will provide for GED Testing services at mutually agreed upon juvenile facilities, to include Adobe Mountain Juvenile Institution and Black Canyon Juvenile Institution. This amendment is for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001 (with an on-going extension option up to three years).
(D-10) SAN TAN ACADEMY AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the Chandler Unified School District No. 80, both political subdivisions of the State of Arizona, for joint use of property and services of the San Tan Academy. This partnership creates a program called the San Tan Academy, an alternative high school located on the CGCC Pecos campus for all Chandler students. Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) demonstrated their support of this program by approving an IGA at their February 9, 2000 board meeting.
(D-11) SOUTHEAST VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP COLLEGE CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the Town of Gilbert in support of the Southeast Valley Neighborhood Leadership College (SVNLC).
SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND CITY OF SCOTTSDALE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR SCOTTSDALE NEIGHBORHOOD COLLEGE Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Scottsdale Community College and the City of Scottsdale to offer Scottsdale Neighborhood College classes.
(D-13) REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM TRAINING CONTRACT Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Department of Economic Security/Community Services Administration for a Job Training Contract. This contract will last from July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001. DES is exercising its renewal option on our current contract to continue into the next fiscal year without a break in service.
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM LIFE SKILLS CONTRACT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Department of Economic Security/Community Services Administration for a Refugee Life Skills Training Contract. This contract will last from July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001. DES is exercising its renewal option on our current contract to continue into the next fiscal year without a break in service.
(D-15) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARICOPA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLEEGE DISTRICT THROUGH MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE/EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING CENTER Approve the $28,000 Human Services Department Intergovernmental Agreement between Maricopa County Human Services and Mesa Community College/Educational Development Training Center, to provide the educational services, training and mentoring necessary for eligible Head Start staff and parents, for the period of April 27, 2000 to June 30, 2000.
(D-16) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH MARICOPA COUNTY INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM Authorize entry into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Maricopa County Integrated Health System for clinical training and experience of students enrolled in health-related disciplines at the Maricopa County Community Colleges. This agreement will be in effect from May 1, 2000 to April 30, 2005, and may be renewed for additional five year periods thereafter.
(D-17) INTERGOVERMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE CITY OF GLENDALE TO PILOT STUDENT/FACULTY BUS SERVICES Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Glendale Community College (GCC) and the City of Glendale (City) for the joint purpose of piloting student/faculty bus services linking GCC, Arizona State University West (ASUW), and Thunderbird Graduate School (TGS). GCCs share of the cost in this partnership to pilot student/faculty bus service is $17,230 from Mid-August 2000 through Mid-May 2001.
(D-18) MESA PARTNERSHIP FOR TOBACCO-FREE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY - Approve a grant to the Mesa Partnership for Tobacco-Free Youth and Community from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in the amount of $1,510,466 for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001. The grant is being awarded jointly to Mesa Community College, the Mesa Public Schools, and the Mesa Family YMCA. This grant is an extension of the four previous contracts. Mesa Community College will continue to provide overall coordination of this partnership, serve as the fiscal and programmatic agent to this program, and provide the community-based services.
GENESIS PROGRAM, INC. RENTAL AGREEMENT - Approve the rental/lease agreement between MCCCD/City Colleges Center and Genesis Program, Inc. Length of the lease is for five years (4/1/00 to 3/31/05 or unless terminated earlier as provided under this lease). Rental is $2,200.00 per month.
(D-20) AMENDMENT TO RIO SALADO INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF ARIZONA TO ACT AS FISCAL AGENT FOR THE ARIZONA LEARNING SYSTEMS Amend the Intergovernmental Agreement with the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges of Arizona to authorize the Maricopa County Community College District and Rio Salado College, as fiscal agent under this agreement, to enter into contracts to implement the agreement.
(D-21) CONTRACT FOR A STATEWIDE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Approve a contract with Management Applications, Inc. (MAI) to provide equipment and services for a Statewide Communications Network for Arizona Learning Systems (ALS) not to exceed $1.2 million.
NETWORK/PHONE CABLING CONTRACT FOR THE NEW SMCC TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND STUDENT ENROLLMENT SERVICES BUILDING Accept the contract offered in the amount of $104,496.10 by Datel Communications, Inc. (under State Contract #1935AA) for installation of telephone and network cabling in the South Mountain Community Colleges Technology Center and Student Enrollment Services Building (currently under construction).
(F-2) VOICE AND DATA INFRASTRUCTURE CABLING AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract for infrastructure cabling for Mesa Community Colleges Life Science, Nursing, and Old Library cabling to: Datel Communications. The amounts are $24,221.27 for the Life Science Building, $10,246.99 for the Nursing Building, and $95,889.97 for the Old Library. This contract is to be awarded under State Contract No. 001935-AA.
MOTION MOTION NO. 8956
Nancy Stein moved that the Consent Agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) GOAL PRIORITIES FOR FY 2000-2001 AND FY 2001-2002 - Adopt the following priority activities related to its Goals: 1. That for FY 2000-2001 and thereafter, that all Board Goals are considered as priorities for measuring and monitoring. 2. That for FY 2000-2001, that the areas of academic advising and university transfer articulation in the transfer process are reflected as a funding priority in the budget process. 3. That for FY 2001-2002, the following Goals are considered as priorities for resource planning: a. Students will demonstrate post-secondary competencies in communication (writing, speaking, listening) reading, the humanities, science, critical thinking, problem solving, computer and information literacy and mathematics. b. Students who transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution will be prepared to successfully attain their educational goals. c. Students will be provided programs and services that support their learning, educational and employment/career goals. d. Students will demonstrate competencies in courses below 100 level (reading, mathematics, English) that prepare them for success in college level courses. e. Students will complete occupational programs or courses with skills sought by themselves or employers.
MOTION NO. 8957
Linda Rosenthal moved the Goal Priorities for FY 2000-2001 and FY 2001-2002 be adopted. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Phil Randolph recommended that the employments, resignations, retirements and terminations be approved with the removal of Harry Felker on page 6 of New Employment, corrections on page 7 and 8, Jean Bellenger and Patrick Lovings prorated salaries changed to $4228.76, and a correction on page 9 with Keith Smiths prorated salary changed to $3370.08.
MOTION NO. 8958
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations be approved with the following changes. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-2) EMPLOYEE GROUP SALARY SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS 2000-2001 Authorize the following compensation adjustment for employee groups and the Skill Center to be effective July 1, 2000 except for faculty and adjunct faculty where the effective date is at the beginning of the fall semester 2000. Dr. Randolph noted that the value to employees made by the Districts contributions to keep down the cost of increased health and other benefits equates to approximately a .5 to .6 percent increase for each employee.
MOTION NO. 8959
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board authorize the Employee Group Salary Adjustments for 2000-2001. Motion carried 5-0.
(D-1) CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL TO EXPAND AND REMODEL KOMATKE HALL AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the following: a) Conceptual approval to expand and remodel Komatke Hall at Estrella Mountain Community College, and b) forwarding this item for State Board action. Nancy Stein requested that a more detailed breakdown of the fees and costs be included on future items.
MOTION NO. 8960
Linda Rosenthal moved to approve the conceptual approval for Komatke Hall at Estrella Mountain Community College. Motion carried 5-0.
(E-1) PROPOSED FY 2000-01 BUDGET Review and action of the Proposed FY 2000-01 Budget. The Proposed Current Unrestricted Fund, Current Auxiliary Fund, Current Restricted Fund, and Plant Fund budgets total $664.2 million. The budget approved by the Governing Board will be published pursuant to legal requirements. Final adoption of the proposed budget is scheduled for June 13, 2000. The Proposed FY 2000-01 budget includes a detailed GWC Charter High School budget. In June 2000, when the final budget is presented for adoption, one budget adoption action item will be submitted to the Governing Board for the entire District budget, which will include the GWC Charter High School.
Mrs. Stein recognized Dr. Glasper for the MRAP, also on the agenda for approval, and noted the value of assessing processes followed.
MOTION NO. 8961
Don Campbell moved for the approval of the proposed FY 2000-2001 budget. Motion carried 4-1. Nancy Stein was opposed.
(E-2) MARICOPA RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS (MRAP) Approve the recommendations and implementation strategies outlined in the Maricopa Risk Assessment Process (MRAP) Task Force Report presented at its March 28, 2000 meeting. The resulting process is intended to provide the means through which ongoing risk assessment and management will be established in our daily operations, and ultimately in Maricopa culture.
MOTION NO. 8962
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommendations and implementation strategies of the Maricopa Risk Assessment Process. Motion carried 5-0.
(VI.A.) Proposed Governing Board Policy:
Awarding of Emeritus Distinction
(VII.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Nine Months Ended March 31, 2000
(VII.B.) Payroll and Accounts Payable Vouchers
FY 99/00 through March 31, 2000
(VII.C.) 1994 General Obligation Bonds
Series A (1995), Series B (1997), and Series C (1999)
Receipts and Disbursements Analysis and Capital Development Plan Summary
As of March 31, 2000
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Strategic Conversation on May 9, 2000
The meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
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