APRIL 27, 1999
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A 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.
Linda B. Rosenthal, President, Gene Eastin, Secretary, Nancy Stein, Member, Ed Contreras, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member
Paul A. Elsner, William F. Waechter, Mary Briden for Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Rufus Glasper, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Gina Kranitz for Raul Cardenas, Mary Vanis for Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Alberto Sanchez for Tessa Martinez Pollack, Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Linda Rosenthal.
President Rosenthal called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8852
Donald Campbell moved that executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
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.
Jamey Taylor presented a proposal for crime prevention at Mesa Community College. The proposal would deal with the issue of hate crimes on campus. Mrs. Rosenthal recommended it would be more appropriate for Mr. Taylor to provide his proposal to the Dean of Students at MCC.
Mr. Taylor came forward to report on campaign violations allegedly made by Mr. Albright while running for a position on the Mesa Community College Student Government. The violation included violating the 15 foot rule at the Red Mountain campus. Dr. Elsner indicated that he would confer with Dr. Christiansen on the issue, and if necessary, also with Mr. Taylor.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
- Don Campbell - no report
- Nancy Stein reported that she attended the Chandler Gilbert Community College Dedication Ceremony, the open house at Paradise Valley Community College for their new construction and remodeling projects,t the volunteer luncheon at Scottsdale Community College, the luau sponsored by the Associated Students at Chandler Gilbert Community College
- Gene Eastin - no report
- Ed Contreras - no report
- Mrs. Rosenthal reported that she is attending many end of the year events and expressed her thanks to the faculty and staff who have contributed to making it all possible.
Dr. Elsner reported that he attended the Dedication Ceremony at Chandler Gilbert Community College and recognized President Ward for the growth in the campus. He also noted the new construction and remodeling projects at Paradise Valley Community College and gave them recognition for providing their faculty professional growth and meeting the needs of their community. Dr. Elsner reported that two Board Members attended the Sedona Conference and noted the innovative speakers and programs at the conference. Performances that were given at the conference in collaboration with local talent presented fine examples of what the performing arts centers are able to do.
There was no report.
There was no report.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There was no report.
There was no report.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
South Mountain Community College Student Government President Chris Conner introduced Mahogoney Sherry, the President of the 1999-2000 Student Government Board. He reported on the following activities and events - a multicultural week where there were performances and food from various cultures, a barbecue event with mariachis, the student awards banquet where student leaders were recognized, and the many community service hours which have been volunteered by students. A retreat in Prescott is scheduled to be held for outgoing and incoming student government leaders to assist in providing information for the new officers.
Brian Anderson, Chairperson of the Associated Students District Advisory Council, reported on the goals for the group and the following benefits from meeting with other campus leaders - gained insight on what activities and programs are at the other campuses; share ideas; and discuss common concerns. The main goal for the group is find one project for all of the campuses to work on. Mr. Anderson expressed concern that the legal department has had their constitution for over a year. Dr. Elsner indicated that would he inquire as to the status of the document and the reason for the delay.
Mesa Community College Student Government Vice President Joseph Langkilde reported on the success of the annual spring bash. He announced the new student government leaders for the coming year. Mr. Langkilde spoke to Mr. Taylor's concern regarding the violation by Mr. Albright on the 15' rule. After review, the election committee revoked all of the votes from the Red Mountain campus where the violation occurred. Mr. Albright still had sufficient votes to stay in office.
Michael Rogers, Student Government President at Chandler Gilbert Community College thanked the Governing Board for attending many campus events, including the Dedication Ceremony. Mr. Rogers announced the new student government leaders for the new year, including Ricky Turner, new Student Government President. Sherry Stuhlman presented the second phase of the proposal to the Governing Board to request funding for the new student center at the college.
STATE BOARD REPORT
Nick Balich, with other members of the State Board, viewed the remodeling and construction projects at Paradise Valley Community College. He reported that the following issues were discussed or acted on at the State Board meeting - a presentation by C. Diane Bishop on the Workforce Investment Act; MCCCD facilities that were on the State Board agenda for approval including the Northwest Education Center; the approval of architects for the Guadalupe Learning Center and the Rio Salado College remodeling project of their building; the approval of the request for a tuition increase; and legislation regarding community colleges.
A joint meeting was held with the ACCPC. Discussed were legislative issues. A presentation was made by Mr. Alan Gustin to a joint group of members of the ACCPC, AADGB, State Board representatives and the Board of Regents, followed by discussion.
There was no report.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Dr. Bill Waechter called Edythe Nedd and Diane Johns forward to recognize them for offering professional training for their staff. Four staff members took and passed the national certification exam and were presented plagues for their accomplishment. Those recognized were Todd Aakhus, Ann Adams, Josh McKay, and Linda Ward.
Stan Grossman noted that the Maricopa Skill Center was in a lead article in the Community College Times regarding their work with the Bosnian Relocation Center. Copies of the article will be sent to the Governing Board.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Rosenthal asked that the Governing Board agenda be approved.
MOTION NO. 8853
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Rosenthal asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Bill Waechter asked that item B-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Nancy Stein requested that items C-7 and C-8 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the March 23 and April 13, 1999 minutes.
CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SCIENCE AND MATH BUILDINGS AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Six Million Eight Hundred Thirty-Six Thousand One Hundred and no/100ths Dollars ($6,836,100.00) to Sun Eagle Corporation for the construction of the new Chemistry and Physical Science Classroom/Lab Building, and to remodel and expand the existing Math Building at Glendale Community College.
CONTRACT AWARD FOR MOVING AND STORAGE OF THE GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARY COLLECTION - Ratify awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Two and 22/100ths Dollars ($150,732.22) to Dircks Moving Services to move and store the Glendale Community College Library collection during remodeling.
CURRICULUM - Approve the curricula as submitted.
(C-4) 1999-2000 CATALOG COMMON PAGES REVISIONS, GRADUATION/GENERAL STUDIES POLICIES, ARIZONA GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM: AGEC-A, AGEC-B, AGEC-S AND AAGR, AASR, ASGR, ASSR, ABUS-GR, ABUS-SR, ATP, AGS, AAS FOR MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT- Approve the following: 1999-2000 Catalog Common Pages Revisions: Credit for Prior Learning Section and Transfer Credits Section, 1999-2000 Graduation/General Studies Policies, 1999-2000 Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC): AGEC-A, AGEC-B, AGEC-S, Associate in Arts (AA) General Requirements (GR), Associate in Arts (AA) Special Requirements (SR), Associate in Science (AS) General Requirements (GR), Associate in Arts (AA) Special Requirements (SR), Associate in Business General Requirements (ABUS-GR), Associate in Business Special Requirements (ABUS-SR), Associate in Transfer Partnership (ATP), Associate in General Studies (AGS), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) for Maricopa County Community College District.
TRANSFER ARTICULATION GUIDELINES - Approve the proposed Transfer Articulation guidelines.
GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE FEE CHANGE FOR FSC102 - Approve an increase in the course fee for FSC102 "Fire Department Operations" from $25.00 to $50.00 at Glendale Community College effective July 1, 1999.
ARIZONA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK AND LEAD CENTER - Approve acceptance of a negotiated contract in the amount of $2,407,542 between the Small Business Administration and the Maricopa Community Colleges.
THE FOUNDATION COALITION ENGINEERING AFFILIATE PROJECT - Accept the Foundation Coalition Engineering Affiliate Project Award of $14,868 to Mesa Community College fro the National Science Foundation Engineering Education Coalitions Program.
INTERACTIVE NANO-VISUALIZATION FOR SCIENCE ENGINEERING AND EDUCATION (IN-VSEE) - YEAR 3 - Accept a sub-award in the amount of $42,444 from Arizona State University's grant "Interactive Nano-Visualization for Science, Engineering and Education," from the National Science Foundation. The effective dates are March 1, 1999 through February 29, 2000.
MOTION NO. 8854
Gene Eastin moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exceptions of items B-1, C-7, and C-8. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Waechter recommended that the item be approved with following corrections - change the reason for the departure of Ramon Morales to resignation and remove the name of Mary Faires from the item.
MOTION NO. 8855
Gene Eastin moved that the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations be approved with two corrections. Change reason departure for Ramon Morales to resignation and remove the name of Mary Faires from the item. Motion carried 5-0. (B-2) EMPLOYEE GROUP SALARY SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS 1999-2000 - Authorize the presented compensation adjustment for employee groups and the Skill Center to be effective July 1, 1999 except for faculty and adjunct faculty where the effective date is at the beginning of the fall semester 1999.
MOTION NO. 8856
Don Campbell moved that the Employee Group Salary Schedule Adjustments for 1999-2000 be approved as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-7) MCCCD/MOTOROLA TRAINING PARTNERSHIP AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE- Approve the budget for fiscal year 1999-00 per the existing agreement between Motorola Inc. (Motorola University is located at ASU Research Park) and the Maricopa County Community College District. In response to inquiries from Mrs. Stein, Dr. Vanis indicated that approximately 2,000 classes are offered throughout the various sites of Motorola, and the bulk of courses are in project management, team building, and safety and hazardous waste. Overtime wages in the budget are dedicated to issues during peak times - budget preparation, heavy registration, etc., and primarily go to support staff.
MOTION NO. 8857
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the budget for fiscal year 1999-00 per the existing agreement between Motorola Inc. (Motorola University is located at ASU Research Park) and the Maricopa County Community College District. Motion carried 5-0
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 Services, serving as fiscal agent for the Arizona Department of Health Services, in the amount of $1,512,704 for the periods July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. The grant is being awarded jointly to Mesa Community College, the Mesa Public Schools, and the Mesa United Way. This grant is an extension of the three previous contracts. Mesa Community College will continue to provide overall coordination of this partnership and will serve as the fiscal and programmatic agent to the program. In response to inquiries from Mrs. Stein, Dr. Vanis noted the success of the program, the number of students reached, and the percentage of students who continue not smoking after going through the program. In response to an inquiry from Mr. Eastin, Johnna Switzer, Director of the Program, noted that there is a 50% quit rate for youths who go through the eight week program and after three months it remains at 100% and at six months 75%.
MOTION NO. 8858
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve a grant to the Mesa Partnership for Tobacco-Free Youth and Community from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Services, serving as fiscal agent for the Arizona Department of Health Services, in the amount of $1,512,704 for the period July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. Motion carried 5-0.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY - Approval for a Zero Tolerance Policy on: 1) Possession of loaded or unloaded firearms, 2) Possession of other dangerous weapons, 3) Possession of explosive devices and dangerous chemicals, 4) Possession of knives, 5) Possession and/or sale of controlled substances and 6) Caused, attempted to cause or threaten to cause serious physical injury to another person. The items listed above will not be tolerated in the school buildings, schools grounds, buses, or at any school-related or school-sponsored activity away from school. These violations are covered in the GateWay Community College Student Handbook; however, the zero tolerance consequence is not specified. All students who possess and/or commit the actions listed under the Zero Tolerance Policy will be immediately suspended and recommended for expulsion. GateWay Community High School's chief administrator will act as the Hearing Official. No exceptions will be made in the case of possession of a loaded or unloaded firearm. In every case, students who violate applicable Education and Penal Codes referenced by this policy will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. This policy shall be publicized at Parent and Student Orientations and on the Student Contract, which requires signatures of parent/guardian and student.
MOTION NO. 8859
Ed Contreras moved that Governing Board approve a Zero Tolerance Policy on: 1) Possession of loaded or unloaded firearms, 2) Possession of other dangerous weapons, 3) Possession of explosive devices and dangerous chemicals, 4) Possession of knives, 5) Possession and/or sale of controlled substances and 6) Caused, attempted to cause or threaten to cause serious physical injury to another person. The items listed above will not be tolerated in the school buildings, schools grounds, buses, or at any school-related or school-sponsored activity away from school. These violations are covered in the GateWay Community College Student Handbook; however, the zero tolerance consequence is not specified. All students who possess and/or commit the actions listed under the Zero Tolerance Policy will be immediately suspended and recommended for expulsion. GateWay Community High School's chief administrator will act as the Hearing Official. No exceptions will be made in the case of possession of a loaded or unloaded firearm. In every case, students who violate applicable Education and Penal Codes referenced by this policy will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. This policy shall be publicized at Parent and Student Orientations and on the Student Contract, which requires signatures of parent/guardian and student. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-13) ADMISSION REQUIREMENT FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL - Approve the following additional requirement for admission to GateWay Community High School, "GateWay Community High School may refuse to admit any pupil who has been expelled from another education institution or who is in the process of being expelled from another educational institution."
MOTION NO. 8860
Nancy Stein moved that Governing Board approve the following additional requirement for admission to GateWay Community High School, "GateWay Community High School may refuse to admit any pupil who has been expelled from another education institution or who is in the process of being expelled from another educational institution." Motion carried 5-0.
(D-1) PROPOSED FY 1999-2000 BUDGET - Approve the Proposed FY 1999-00 Budget as presented. Dr. Glasper noted that the State Board had approved the increase in tuition and assured the Board that the funds would used as they were intended. He provided information regarding the growth in enrollment in the District, the number of students it takes to generate a full time student equivalent, and the increased costs to provide services for those students. Debbie Thompson provided a slide presentation of background and backup information for the proposed budget. In response to an inquiry from Mrs. Rosenthal, Mrs. Thompson indicated that tuition rebates are the same regardless of the type of FTSE. Mrs. Stein indicated concern regarding the budget as presented. Mr. Eastin presented comments expressing his concern, a copy of which is part of the record of this meeting.
MOTION NO. 8861
Don Campbell moved that Governing Board approve the Proposed Budget for FY 1999-2000. Motion carried 3-2. Gene Eastin and Nancy Stein were opposed.
(VI.A.) GateWay Community High School Enrollment
(VII.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Nine Months Ended March 31, 1999
(VII.B.) 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, 1999
Payroll and Accounts Payable Vouchers
FY 1998-99 through March 31, 1999
A brief recess was called in order to move the meeting to the employee lounge to discuss the monitoring report in item VII.D.
(VII.D.) END: OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS
Graduates will demonstrate competency in communications (reading, writing, speaking, listening), the humanities, science, critical thinking, problem solving, computer literacy, and mathematics.
Teresa Toney noted that this is the final end adopted for monitoring in the 1998-99 fiscal year, and was also selected for monitoring in the 1997-98 fiscal year. The monitoring report indicates that at this time it is too early to report conclusive data. The goal for the discussion is to explore at what point the process is at and discuss what is being done regarding assessment and the recommendations outlined in the report. Margaret Hogan thanked Pam Joraanstad, Gayla Preisser, the District Student Academic Committee, and the Deans of Instruction for their contributions to the report. The group was presented examples of pilot study information that has been gathered. Alex Joncas provided information related to the NCA Best Practice Guidelines and assessment from a faculty point of view. Under the NCA Best Practices, the whole picture must be looked at - the mission of each college and of each department in relation to assessment institutional effectiveness. Due the NCA assessment initiative, the whole institution is being looked at in relation to its goals - academically, mission, institutional effectiveness, etc. The initiative has to be faculty owned and driven. Students are clear in what they will and will not do in assessment and helping in giving honest answers. As faculty are developing measures on campuses, reliability and validity must be considered. It must be considered if goals set can be measured and then determine what has been done, what has been done well and what needs to be changed. Committees will monitor assessment efforts on each campus.
Discussion points included the following:
- Statistics will be used when measuring improvement.
- Human behavioral skills are important. It has been under discussion at many of the campuses. They are valuable, but much needs to be done and some campuses have expressed they will have to come back to the issue. It was noted that communication and teamwork skills are among the ten outcomes that have been identified by SCC for development of measures and tools.
- Concern has been raised concerning using class time for assessment.
- Per NCA, academic assessment and institutional effectiveness are two different areas, but come back together at some point. Retention issues come under the area of institutional effectiveness.
Dr. Barbara Fahey distributed a copy of The Watercooler, the newsletter on the Art of Teaching and its Assessment. Different measurements are appropriate for different outcomes. An example of the performance assessment for teamwork outcomes was provided. There are a variety of tests that may be given and some outcomes may be measured in combination.
Discussion points included the following:
- Must be careful. Sometimes the cathedral is built, but one does not get to the operational end of it.
- NCA has been looking at the pilots and will be looking at how close implementation is.
- SMCC just had NCA visit. Positive feedback received from NCA included the awareness of all of the faculty of the assessment process, as well as the involvement of approximately 60% of the adjunct faculty. Faculty were open about discussing the process and their use of the data. Changes have been made. It is a dynamic process and may become more public in two to three years as it is revised. Time is needed to bring it all together
- Each college is unique and working at different stages and using different approaches. This is a challenge in bringing information at this point to the Board.
- Diversity of procedures at the campuses is not a flaw. Responding to NCA, but it is a problem in bringing data together for the Board.
- Each campus is unique and have different instruments to measure the same thing. This will take time. Patience was asked for from the Board in bringing data together.
Ms. Toney asked for additional comments and any other information that should be given to the Board. Colleges should be commended for being in an implementation phase.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a strategic conversation session on May 11, 1999.
The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.