APRIL 28, 1998
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.
Ed Contreras, President
Linda B. Rosenthal, Secretary
Nancy Stein, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Paul A. Elsner
William F. Waechter
Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.
Mary Vanis for Larry Christiansen
Ken Roberts for John Cordova
Susan McRae for Stan Grossman
J. Marie Pepicello
Jim Van Dyke for Linda Thor
Joyce Elsner for Tessa Martinez Pollack
Patty Johnson for Arnette Ward
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Ed Contreras.
Executive Session was noticed, but not held.
Pledge of Allegiance
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
Jamey Taylor came forward to report on a conversation that he had with State Representative John Kyle regarding state funding for the community colleges.
Board Member Reports
- Don Campbell - no report.
- Nancy Stein reported that she attended the first annual MAT Spring Conference and the Honors Convocation at Scottsdale Community College where Joe Duncan, a student from Estrella Mountain Community College, was awarded the Betty Hedin Scholarship Award. Mrs. Stein also attended the Take Our Daughters to Work program and the Innovator of the Year Award reception, toured the partially completed building for Journalism at Scottsdale Community College at the invitation of Reading Department Chair Roger Slater, and attended the tutor certification ceremony at Paradise Valley Community College.
- Gene Eastin asked Ron Bleed to report on a seminar he attended in Salzburg, Austria. Mr. Bleed provided information on his attendance at the Salzburg Seminar where he was invited to give a plenary lecture.
- Linda Rosenthal reported that she attended a free, public performance by the Phoenix Symphony in honor of the Palo Soleri Amphitheater at Glendale Community College, an open house at the Small Business Development Center, and an open house at the Rio Salado College School of Dental Hygiene which is a partnership between Rio and the dental community. Mrs. Rosenthal attended events celebrating the partnership between GateWay Community College and Johnson Controls to train air conditioning technicians and the partnership between SRP, GateWay Community College and South Mountain College for teaching new solar energy courses.
- Ed Contreras - no report
Dr. Elsner acknowledged Ron Bleed for his participation in the Salzburg Seminar and Gina Kranitz for being elected president of National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). He congratulated Phil Randolph for being recognized by Campus Compact for his leadership in service learning and for the recognitition received by GateWay Community College for its service learning program. Dr. Elsner reported that the Glendale Community College speech and debate teams came in second place in all competitions with other institutions of higher education.
There was no report.
Pat Case provided a statement as out-going President of the Faculty Association. She provided an overview of the milestones and achievements accomplished during the past year, one of which was the increased communication between the Governing Board, faculty, and administration. Dr. Case acknowledged Bob Galloway as the incoming president. Mr. Contreras thanked and commended Dr. Case for her leadership during the past year.
Employee Group Reports
There were no reports.
College Reports Dr. Raul Cardenas reported on recognition received by Paradise Valley Community College from the American Council on Education for the college's efforts in international development of faculty and establishment of an international resource center.
Student Government Reports
There were no reports.
State Board Report
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that discussion at the meeting included the Arizona breakfast to be held at the ACCT Regional Conference in Sun Valley in June, future AADGB meeting schedules and the attempt to hold more meetings by teleconference, the appointment of the nominating committee, and the fall conference which will occur in Yuma in November. The recall election of members of the governing board of the Coconino County Community College District was also discussed and the concept of a resolution to support the Coconino board was adopted. Once the resolution is completed AADGB members will be asked to take it to their local boards for review and request for adoption. Mrs. Rosenthal indicated that she will present the resolution to her fellow board members at the meeting on May 12, and she will present more information to the board members prior to that meeting regarding this issue.
Jack Lunsford provided highlights of legislative issues which included athletic agents and community colleges, charter schools, tuition and military personnel, economic development, and tax issues.
Awards and Recognition
Phil Randolph reported on the Wingspread Conference and recognized some of those individuals who are instrumental in making the service learning program a success at GateWay Community College, including Michelle Bush and Clyde Perry. Clyde Perry's program focused on senior living. His class, with the assistance of parts provided by industry partners, provided over 100 working coolers to seniors.
Mr. Contreras reported on an award he received on behalf of the District at the dedication ceremony he attended at South Mountain Community College regarding the partnership between SRP, GateWay Community College and South Mountain Community College that will provide for teaching of solar energy courses.
Approval of the Agenda
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION No. 8749
Linda Rosenthal moved that the agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
Consideration of Consent Agenda
President Contreras asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Nancy Stein requested that Items C-5, C-9, and D-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Waechter requested that Item B-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Mr. Contreras removed Item C-3 be removed from the Consent Agenda due to a citizen's request to speak to the item.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the March 24, March 26, March 31, and April 14, 1998 Meetings.
(C-1) CONTRACT AWARD FOR STUDENT UNION RENOVATIONS AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $151,230.00 to Skyline Builders and Restoration for renovations in the restrooms, security offices and student government offices at Glendale Community College.
(C-2) CITY OF CHANDLER UTILITY EASEMENT AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve granting a water line easement to the City of Chandler and forwarding the item on to the State Board for action.
(C-4) CURRICULUM - Approval of the curricula which has been processed through all procedures by Maricopa County Community College District and the State Community College Board for Community Colleges of Arizona.
(C-6) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CGCC AND THE KYRENE SCHOOL DISTRICT - Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the Kyrene School District which provides for the cost of teacher participation in the WISE engineering program, transportation of student, teachers and families to WISE events and the shared cost of a family event at the Arizona Science Center. This agreement is for the period November 1, 1997 through April 30, 1999.
(C-7) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CGCC AND THE CHANDLER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 80 - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the Chandler School District, which provides for the cost of teacher participation in WISE activities, transportation of student, teachers and families to WISE events and the shared cost of a Science Camp at Camp Tontozona. This agreement is for the period November 1, 1997 through April 30, 1999.
(C-8) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH PARADISE VALLEY SCHOOLS - Authorize entry into an intergovernmental agreement with Paradise Valley Schools for GateWay Community College to offer dual enrollment courses for students enrolled in the Paradise Valley Schools.
(C-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE CITY OF PEORIA - Accept an intergovernmental agreement between Glendale Community College and the City of Peoria for January 1, 1998 through December 31, 2001, for the City of Peoria to provide on-vehicle field experience in the training of students to become certified emergency paramedics.
(C-11) MCCCD/MOTOROLA TRAINING PARTNERSHIP AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the budget for fiscal year 1998-99 per the existing agreement between Motorola, Inc. (Motorola University located at ASU Research Park) and the Maricopa County Community College District for $6,400,000. (C-12) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY, ARCHIVES AND PUBLIC RECORDS GRANT FOR SUN SOUNDS - Approve receipt of a project grant from the Arizona Department of Library, Archives & Public Records for Rio Salado Community College, on behalf of Sun Sounds of Arizona, whereby, the Department will grant $35,000 to Sun Sounds to be used for the Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service Marketing and Outreach Program.
(C-13) GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT - ARIZONA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY TRAINING - Accept and approve the contract award for providing training and related services to the Arizona Leadership Academy. Selected MCCD faculty and consultants will provide instruction to employees of the State of Arizona in specific areas of management related to state government. The amount of the contract will be dependent upon the number of training sessions provided by MCCD.
(C-14) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - AUTO-SOFT CORPORATION - Accept an award in the amount of $80,000.00 to the Maricopa Community College District for a workforce recruitment and custom training program with Auto-Soft Corporation for the expansion of their software development operation in Gilbert, Arizona.
(C-15) EMCC STATEMENT OF MISSION AND GOALS - Adopt a revised Statement of Mission and Goals for Estrella Mountain Community College, as presented.
(E-1) AWARD OF INTEGRATED PBX SYSTEM RFP TO US WEST COMMUNICATIONS - Approve the purchase of integrated telephone systems from US West Communications for a cost not to exceed $7.26 million dollars. This pricing is subject to further contract negotiations. US West Communications was the most responsive proposer in RFP #2082-2.
(E-2) AWARD OF WEB/IVR SYSTEM TO TOUCHNET, INC. Approve the purchase of a Web Access and Integrated Voice Response (IVR) system for student access from TouchNet, Inc., for a software license of $285,481; IVR and payment processing hardware of $39,500; and a warranty/support agreement of $43,463. This purchase will include pilot testing at one college and implementation of the basic solution for support of all colleges from a single location. TouchNet was judged to be the most responsive proposer to RFP 2064-4.
(E-3) INFRASTRUCTURE CABLING INSTALLATION - CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract for cabling infrastructure installation at Chandler-Gilbert Community College to Datel Communications in an amount of $575,000. This contract is to be awarded under pricing guidelines defined under the State Contract No. 01935AA.
(E-4) INFRASTRUCTURE CABLING INSTALLATION - PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract for cabling infrastructure at Paradise Valley Community College to Datel Communications in the amount of $160,000. This contract is to be awarded under Bid No. 01935AA.
(E-5) INFRASTRUCTURE CABLING INSTALLATION - GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract for cabling infrastructure at Glendale Community College to NetCom Management Group, Inc., in the amount of $605,304. This contract is to be awarded under Bid No. 2073-2. The recommended vendor is the low bidder.
MOTION No. 8750
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of Items B-1, C-3, C-5, C-9, and D-1. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Waechter recommended the approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item with the following correction - remove Valerie J. Piacitelli from the Terminations/Resignations.
MOTION No. 8751
Linda Rosenthal moved the approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item as presented with the correction made to remove Valerie J. Piacitelli from the Terminations/Resignations. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-2) ACTIVE RETIREMENT PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS FOR PREVIOUS SERVICE AS SPECIALLY FUNDED AND MARICOPA SKILL CENTER EMPLOYEES - Approve modification, as recommended, to the Active Retirement Program to allow current MCCD employees with a minimum of five (5) years of service and appropriate additional service at the Maricopa Skill Center or in a specially funded position prior to becoming regular full-time MCCCD employees to participate in the MCCCD Active Retirement Program. It is recommended that is modification be effective beginning July 1, 1998.
MOTION No. 8752
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the modification, as recommended, to the Active Retirement Program to allow current MCCD employees with a minimum of five (5) years of service and appropriate additional service at the Maricopa Skill Center or in a specially funded position prior to becoming regular full-time MCCCD employees to participate in the MCCCD Active Retirement Program. The modification be effective beginning July 1, 1998. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-3) CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR THE EAST CAMPUS OF MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the selection of DWL Architects and Planners to provide design services for the East Campus of Mesa Community College. Jamey Taylor inquired if this item would affect the campus on Dobson Road. In response, Mr. Contreras indicated that the item only affects the campus to be built on McKellips and Power Road. Mr. Taylor had no further questions.
MOTION No. 8753
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the selection of DWL Architects and Planners to provide design services for the East Campus of Mesa Community College. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-5) 1998-99 AGEC FOR MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT - Approve the 1998-99 Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC). Mrs. Stein noted that she did not see specific requirements for communication and reading. Dr. de los Santos provided a background of the process relating to the AGEC, noted that this item is the first of four to five pieces to come to the Governing Board, and indicated that these requirements will exist within the degrees. Dr. Ken Roberts provided an overview of the work and concerns of the District subcommittee that has worked on the AGEC and described the two tiers of the process. In response to further inquiry from Mrs. Stein, Dr. Roberts indicated that Part B does include the disciplines of communication and reading and there is no way for a student to avoid those requirements when on the path to his or her degree.
MOTION No. 8754
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board Approve the 1998-99 Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC). Motion carried 5-0.
(C-9) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARICOPA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RIO SALADO COLLEGE - Approve an intergovernmental agreement between Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and Rio Salado Community College. The agreement provides for MCDOT to use the FM subcarrier of KBAQ in exchange for permission to locate translators for KBAQ and KJZZ on County property on Thompson Peak. In response to an inquiry from Mrs. Stein, Carl Matthusen indicated that the agreement would have no cost, but funds will be involved once the decision is made to put translators on Thompson Peak and those funds will come from fundraising, not from tax dollars. Mr. Matthusen also indicated that quality will not be affected and there will be separate translators for KJZZ and KBAQ.
MOTION No. 8755
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve an intergovernmental agreement between Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and Rio Salado Community College which provides for MCDOT to use the FM subcarrier of KBAQ in exchange for permission to locate translators for KBAQ and KJZZ on County property on Thompson Peak. Motion carried 5-0.
(D-1) PROPOSED PRELIMINARY FISCAL YEAR 1998-99 BUDGET - Mrs. Stein indicated that she had expressed her opposition to the tuition and fee schedule which was presented at the March 24, 1998 meeting, and as that schedule is included in this item she would not vote in favor of the proposed preliminary budget as presented due to her conviction not to raise tuition. She indicated that the District's mission statement directs the Board to provide an accessible, affordable education for the residents of Maricopa County. Mr. Eastin indicated his opposition to the concept of policy governance and that he could not vote in favor of the item due to the institutionalizing of policy governance. He further noted that $80,000 had been included in the budget for policy governance in the prior year's budget and no funds had been spent.
MOTION No. 8756
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the proposed preliminary Fiscal Year 1998-99 Budget. Motion carried 3-2. Mrs. Stein and Mr. Eastin were opposed.
(VI.A.) Skill Center Vacation First Reading
(VII.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund For the Eight Months Ended March 31, 1998
(VII.B.) 1994 General Obligation Bonds Series A (1995) and Series B (1997) Receipts & Disbursements Analysis and Capital Development Plan Summary As of March 31, 1998
Next Board Meeting
The next Governing Board meeting will be a work session on May 12, 1998.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.