Governing Board Meeting
May 22, 2001
An executive session and regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board were scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively 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.
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
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Don Campbell.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 6:15 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 6:33 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Board Member Gene Eastin.
One citizen, Mr. Terasaki, came forward. Mr. Terasaki requested to speak on Item B-5. Dr. Campbell said he would wait until the Board reached Item B-5 to call on Mr. Terasaki.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
1. Ed Contreras - no report
2. Linda Rosenthal - After several weeks of graduations and convocations, Mrs. Rosenthal was exhausted but energized.
3. Don Campbell - Attended several graduations, including SMCC on the May 18th, RSC and the RSC GED on the May 10th and 11th . There were 130-140 graduates for the GED graduation and seven were members of one family - the Cipriano family from the Tohono Indian Reservation.
4. Nancy Stein - Really a fun time with all the activities at all the campuses. Attended the Innovation of the Year reception Ð congratulations to all colleges. SMCC had a fun-filled retirement luncheon and roast for Dr. Cordova and all wish him well in the 49% program. Attended the awards program at MCC to celebrate the dedication given to enrich that particular college by the students, staff and faculty. She also attended the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Fitness/Wellness Center, plus the Computer/Math Building held at SCC. A Taste of Artichoke was the theme and they even had a student dressed like an artichoke. The Maricopa Council of Black American Affairs had their annual convocation awards program on May 9 at PC honoring student scholarship recipients and graduates from their 2001 class. On May 11 CGCC had their graduation at the Chandler Center for the Arts. On May 16 it was party time at GWCC; students finally can have access to equipment in the peri-operative program thanks to Dr. Fred Gaudet, Interim President. On May 17 the Small Business Development Center held their luncheon to present awards to six successful enterprises. On May 18 MCC held their graduation. On May 20th the Asian- Pacific Islander Association of Maricopa Colleges held an event hosting Dr. Gaskin. Mrs. Stein apologized if she left anyone out.
5. Gene Eastin Ð Attended the reception at PVCC for the promotion of Dr. Kranitz as permanent President of that campus. Mr. Eastin wished her every success and knows from past experience she will not fail. Mr. Eastin stated it was good to have Dr. Kranitz on board as permanent president. He attended graduation ceremonies at EMCC and stated they had gorgeous fireworks at the end of the ceremony.
Dr. Gaskin thanked the Asian-Pacific Islander group for a very nice reception at the Chinese Cultural Center on Sunday. Enrique Ochoa is heading the group that is re-districting the map and would like to use the Maricopa Colleges to hold hearings this Fall. Introduced and welcomed Steve Schenk, the new Director of Development. Linda B. Rosenthal was named the Soroptimist Outstanding Woman Award Ð 2001 Women Helping Women. He and Donna Schober attended the luncheon when Linda received this award. Donna Schober stated Mrs. Rosenthal won the award for 1) her support for feminism and her hard work to bring about equality for women in our society; 2) her efforts to bring education to all; and 3) her commitment to diversity.
There was no report.
Rosemary Kesler introduced incoming Faculty President Janice Reilly, from MCC. Rosemary thanked everyone for a good year.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Ann Barrett, MAT Executive Council President, reported on the first meeting of the MAT Evaluation Committee. Dr. Pollack, Dr. DeCabooter, Dr. Campbell, Mrs. Rosenthal have all agreed to be on the committee.
Dr. Linda Thor (RIO) introduced Carl Matthuson, General Manager of KJZZ, KBAQ and Sun Sounds. Carl introduced Mark Moran, News Director, as the person responsible for winning the numerous Associated Press Journalism Awards for the state of Arizona. KJZZ entered 7 different categories and placed first in every category entered. KJZZ won 17 of 21 awards.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
SCC Artichoke announced that the SCC golf team is at the national competition and is ranked #1 in the nation. A Taste of the Artichoke Ð an open house event at SCC occurred on the May 4th. A thousand artichokes were cooked in a variety of dishes. It was the grand opening of SCCÕs Math and Computer Building. The Wellness and Fitness Center also had their grand opening. The grand opening of the MCTV Cox Channel was held on May 9. Members of the community can contribute to this station.
Phi Gamma and Phi Theta Kappa chapters are in Mexico Ð studying everything relating to Mexico. Phi Theta Kappa has adopted an orphanage in Mexico and has raised $1,000 to help fund the orphanage.
SCC has a large international student base - 139 student visas students representing 53 countries. 182 students are on other types of visas. 390 students have either immigrated themselves or with their parents. This number represents a total of 711 international students from almost 90 countries. Two of the international students are part of the culinary program and have won awards and have also spent every other Sunday at a food bank.
On April 14, students went to NYC to be part of the United Nations Conference Ð SCC represented Liberia.
In a new project with Commerce Bank and Scottsdale Rotary, Commerce Bank donates computers to Scottsdale Rotary, computers are refurbished by SCC staff and then given to students at charter and middle schools on the Indian reservations.
Another new program at SCC is the Student to Student Scholarship. Approximately 100 administrators, faculty and staff contributed money for student scholarship intended to be used for books, fees, etc.
On May 16, Student Government and Dr. DeCabooter held "A Luncheon For Deans." Students were able to sit and talk with administrators.
Dr. DeCabooter was thanked for his help to student government and the college.
STATE BOARD REPORT
Nick Balich stated his appreciation for Rufus Glasper and his staff. Adoption of the new accounting system should be a big plus. He indicated he was glad to be a small part of Maricopa Community College System.
Linda Rosenthal stated there was a brief teleconference on May 9 to elect new board members for 2000-01. They are as follows: Scott Stewart, President, from Pima Community College; Gladys Christensen, Vice President, from Pinal County; and Neal Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer, from Navajo County. There was brief discussion of the response from the State Board regarding Workforce Development.
Jack Lunsford reported that on May 15 Governor Hull issued Executive Order #2001-8, titled Smart Energy Usage Executive Order. Executive orders apply to all state-owned buildings, including those owned by community colleges. It is a mandate.
Chris Bustamante reported that Governor Hull vetoed more bills this year than any other Arizona Governor. She approved House Bill 2476 which requires that every public educational institution establish a hazing prevention policy and that the policy be printed in every student handbook for distribution to parents and students. She also approved Senate Bill 1295 which provides increased retirement benefits.
The Legislative Communique will be on posted to the website (www.dist.maricopa.edu/govrel/) within the next couple of weeks.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Arnette Ward stated April 2001 was proclaimed National Library Week and wanted to recognize people that helped CGCC. Plaques were given to Nancy Stein, Ed Contreras, Linda Rosenthal and Dr. Gaskin.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Campbell requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9034
Mrs. Stein moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OR CONSENT OF AGENDA
President Campbell asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Phil Randolph requested that Item B-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the Minutes of April 24 and May 8, 2001 meetings.
(B-2) PERSONAL LEAVE Ð recommend the current language be replaced in all respective employee manuals effective January 1, 2001.
(B-3) BASIC LIFE INSURANCE INCREASE Ð recommend increase to basic life insurance provided to all benefit eligible employees effective July 1, 2001.
(B-4) EMPLOYEE POLICY LANGUAGE CHANGES 2001-2002 Ð recommend approval of modifications in the Employee Group Policy Manuals and increases to the Professional Growth Budgets for PSA and Adjunct Faculty.
(B-5) GOVERNING BOARD REVIEW OF LEVEL 5 FACULTY GRIEVANCE -
Dean Terasaki, former GCC Art Department Chair, spoke on behalf of Department Chair and other faculty members in support of Richard Merrill and the student whose artwork has caused the recent controversy.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Grievance Appeal of Dr. Richard Hillis be denied and that the Grievance be returned to Glendale Community College for adjudication. Charles Hulstrand, representing Dr. Richard Hillis, requested that he should be allowed the chance to give some background regarding this grievance. Dr. Campbell allowed Dr. Hillis five minutes to discuss this grievance. Mrs. Stein made the motion that the matter go back to the Chancellor. Gene Eastin made the motion that the issue be referred back to the Chancellor for consultation with the President and other members of the staff. (1 approval; 3 opposed) Mrs. Stein withdrew her motion and voted for Mr. EastinÕs motion. (2 votes in favor of Mr. EastinÕs motion; 3 opposed) Mrs. Rosenthal motioned for support of the ChancellorÕs recommendation which refers the issue back to the President of the campus. (3 in favor, 2 opposed)
(C-1) CURRICULUM Ð approve the curricula as submitted.
(C-2) CURRICULUM Ð MCCCD GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT - recommend MCCCD General Education Statement replace the General Education Definition within the catalog common pages effective Fall, 2002.
(C-3) CURRICULUM Ð AGEC RESIDENT POLICY Ð recommend a modification of the resident hour credit policy, retroactive effectively from Fall, 1998.
(C-4) MESA PARTNERSHIP FOR TOBACCO-FREE YOUTH & COMMUNITY Ð recommend approval of grant to Mesa Partnership for Tobacco-Free Youth & Community from Maricopa County Department of Public Health in the amount of $653,560.00 for the period July 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.
(C-5) IGA FOR HOOP OF LEARNING PROGRAM AT GWCC Ð recommend approval of IGA with the Phoenix Union High School District for the Hoop of Learning Program at GWCC.
(C-6) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE & DES DEPARTMENT OF CHILD CARE ADMINISTRATION Ð recommend acceptance of the unilateral amendment to IGA signed in July, 1999 between GCC and AZ DES/CCA for the term 7/1/01 through 6/30/02 to conduct the GCC/DES Academic Training Program.
(C-7) INTEL/MATEC INSTITUTE III: FACULTY TRAINING FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY Ð recommend acceptance of grant from Intel Corporation to MATEC for $75,000 at 5 regional sites.
(C-8) HIRING QUALIFICATIONS Ð COMPUTER SCIENCE FACULTY - recommend approval of hiring qualifications as proposed for computer science adjunct and full-time faculty members, effective immediately. These new qualifications eliminate the requirement that a data structures course be completed.
(C-9) INTERGOVERNEMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND PEORIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISRICT Ð recommend approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement between Gateway Community College and the Peoria Unified School District for training and support services to be provided to Cactus and Centennial high Schools, Cisco Local Academies, for an annual fee of $3,000.
(C-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GATEWAY COMMUITY COLLEGE & SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Ð recommend approval of IGA between GWCC and Scottsdale Unified School District. This agreement is for training to be provided to Coronado High School, a Cisco Local Academy, at the rate of $100 per instructor per day of training.
(C-11) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND DEER VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ON BEHALF OF THE NORTHWEST EDUCATION CENTER - recommend approval of Intergovernmental Agreement between GateWay Community College and the Deer Valley Unified School District on behalf of the Northwest Education Center. This agreement is for training and support services to be provided to the Northwest Education Center, a Cisco Local Academy, for an annual fee of $3,000.
(C-12) CARL PERKINS III BASIC GRANT FOR FY01-02 FEDERAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL FUNDING Ð recommend acceptance of the Carl Perkins III grant for FY 01-02 in the amount of $881,639 from the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges in Arizona pending official notification of approved award by the State Board.
(D-1) UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Ð recommend approval of entering into a settlement agreement with the Arizona Department of Revenue as a result of a random audit of unclaimed property held by the District. Upon approval of the settlement agreement, the District will remit to the Arizona Department of Revenue $180,547.69 in full satisfaction of all amounts due under an audit assessment based on District records for the period July 1, 1985 through June 30, 1995. The Arizona Department of Revenue agrees to waive any penalties or interest.
(E-1) AGREEMENT WITH RICHMOND AMERICAN HOMES & RIGHT OF WAY DEDICATION AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTH - approve an agreement with Richmond American Homes regarding right of way dedication and improvements; the right of way dedication for the eastern half of 61st Avenue, south of Happy Valley Road; and forwarding this item for State Board action.
(E-2) CONTRACT AWARD FOR ROOFING MAINTENANCE AT RIO SALADO 7TH AVENUE & CHANDLER GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE A&B BUILDINGS - approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Twenty Seven Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Five and no/100 Dollars ($127,365.00) to Centimark Corporation to complete replacement of the roof for Rio Salado College, 7th Avenue, and re-roofing of A&B Buildings at Chandler Gilbert Community College.
(E-3) CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW GRANDSTAND BLEACHERS FOR BASEBALL & SOFTBALL FIELDS AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Nine Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($159,000.00) to Southern Bleacher Company for baseball and softball fields at Scottsdale Community College.
(E-4) FUNDING FROM MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION FOR SUPPORT OF THE NINA MASON PULLIAM LEGACY SCHOLARS PROGRAM - approve acceptance of funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation in the amount of $601,222. This funding is for the establishment of the Nina Scholars Program at MCC, PC, SCC, GCC, SMCC, and EMCC. The funds will support the program for four years.
(F-1) RED MOUNTAIN CABLING - approve Mesa Community College's request to award installation of fiber optic and copper voice and data infrastructure to Datel (Black Box) in the amount of $241,327.41. This contract is to be awarded under State Contract AD000217-010.
MOTION NO. 9035
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of Item B-1. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Randolph stated that with the passing of HB1295 employees have reconsidered retirement dates. He requested that the name of Rebecca Hernandez-Rodarte name be pulled from the Agenda. He also requested that the following list of employee names be pulled and terminations dates changed to 8/10/01 due to the passage of HB1295: Thomas Danielsen Ð PC
Bruce Stevens Ð PC
Winifred Shea Ð PC
Vince Moran Ð MCC
Carol Fisher Ð SCC
Johnny Cordova Ð SMCC
Abigail Hemingway Ð PVCC
Bruce Dickson, MCC, was added as a late resignation effective 5/18/01l.
MOTION NO. 9036
Linda Rosenthal moved that the proposed personnel actions be approved with the exception of the removal of the name of Rebecca Hernandez-Rodarte from the Agenda, and the removal and change of termination dates to 8/10/01 due to the passage of HB1295 for the following employees: Thomas Danielsen - PC
Bruce Stevens - PC
Winifred Shea - PC
Vince Moran - MCC
Carol Fisher - SCC
Johnny Cordova - SMCC
Abigail Hemingway - PVCC
Bruce Dickson, MCC, was added as a late resignation effective 5/18/01l. Motion approved 5-0.
VI.A. 2001/2002 Temporary Pay Rates/Temporary Employee Guidelines
VI.B. NACUBO Cost of College Project For the Year Ended June 30, 2000
Dr. Rufus Glasper asked Marilyn Anderson to join him at the podium and as her last official act as Controller provide information on the monitoring report. Ms. Anderson stated that at the end of April, the budget showed we were on track and will spend all but about 8% of our budget. We will end the year with a healthy $73 million ending fund balance. Dr. Glasper thanked Marilyn for her 14 years with the District and invited everyone to the recognition gathering for her on Wednesday.
(VII.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Ten Months Ended April 30, 2001
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Public Hearing, Truth in Taxation Hearing, & Special Meeting on June 12, 2001 at District Support Services Center.
ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Nancy Stein Governing Board Secretary
Governing Board Minutes