MAY 23, 2006
An executive session and regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 5:30 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.
Scott Crowley, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Don Campbell, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Lionel Diaz for Steve Helfgot
Steve Cresswell for Darrel Huish
Mary Kay Kickels
Pattie Adame-Cardenas for Larry Christiansen
Ernie Lara for Homero Lopez
Todd Simmons for Linda Thor
Jean Ann Abel
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:32 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Crowley at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Ed Contreras
No citizens came forward this evening.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that the every spring is filled with many joyous moments seeing students being pinned at nursing ceremonies or seeing them cross the stage at graduation. She stated that it is truly a joy to watch this happen.
Dr. Campbell echoed Mrs. Rosenthal’s sentiments. He stated he had the opportunity to attend SMC’s graduation ceremonies where they were fortunate to have local Representative Ben Miranda serve as they keynote speaker.
President Crowley commented that he had the pleasure of attending GCC’s graduation and congratulated students on their successes.
Chancellor Glasper called forward the ACE Fellow, Jian Jhang, as she finished up her internship with the Maricopa Community Colleges. Ms. Jhang commented that it had been a real pleasure to have had the opportunity to spend this past year at MCCCD as an ACE Fellow and that she had learned many leadership skills, managerial strategies, and attend many public meetings which had opened doors of learning for her. She acknowledged the mentoring assistance of Vice Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick, President Mary Kay Kickels, and President Maria Hesse. She was also grateful for the opportunity to spend time at all ten campuses. She leaves with an experience that she hopes to be able to put in place at her college.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Elect Reyes Medrano introduced MCC Faculty Senate President John Seims who provided an automated powerpoint update on the activities of faculty at Mesa Community College. These activities ranged from Water Safety Day for hundreds of children in the East Valley to hosting middle school students for bioscience activities in their labs, as well as their zeroscape environment.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There were no reports.
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
Vice Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick introduced Mary Kaye Allen, Director of the Sun Lakes Education Center, who provided an update on the Maricopa Cares Program whose mission is to provide resources, education and services to the mature adult population of Maricopa County. She provided a history of the program and an overview of the population served, partnership established, initiatives, and services provided. (Copies of handouts are included in this meeting’s packet.)
Rio Wellness Coordinator and Director of Continuing Education Todd Aakhus came forward to speak about an award presented to the Maricopa Community Colleges by the Wellness Council of Arizona for the very active program being sponsored for employees. Todd highlighted the numerous programs and activities held during the past year which demonstrate the commitment to wellness for its employees.
CGCC President Hesse provided a brief report highlighting the accomplishments of one of their students, Denise Olivas, a first generation college graduate who received a prestigious national scholarship which will cover all of her college expenses through completion of her baccalaureate degree. This scholarship which is valued at up to $30,000 is the largest scholarship offered in the U.S. to community college students who transfer to baccalaureate institutions. Denise plans to become a secondary teacher.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
Four students from GateWay Early College High School came forward to speak about their successful experiences and accomplishments as a result of the mentoring and guidance received from their teachers. Transcripts of their remarks are included in this meeting’s packet. The students were Michael Payne, Anali Garcia, Elisha Cheeseman, and Jose Razo. The students spoke about obstacles they had to overcome and the successes they have experienced GWECHS.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that no meetings were held in May.
Page Gonzales a report on the legislative session which was now in their 135th day of session. She stated that budget bills moved through Senate and House Appropriations committees last week but have not proceeded for further floor action due to lack of agreement on several fronts. Legislative Leadership and the Governor are continuing to meet on various issues including tax cut packages, transportation issues, border initiatives, and all-day K. Members are also meeting in small group settings to reconcile differences between chambers and factions of their own caucuses. The Governor has a counter proposal to the legislative budget package. She reported that the budget outlook for the Maricopa Community Colleges looks positive at this point in the process. Full funding (base and enrollment growth) was recommended and adopted in the House and Senate Appropriations committees. The credit/non-credit and state board related issues did not appear in the introduced versions of the higher education budget reconciliation bills. She provided the following update on various issues of interest to the community colleges:
HB 2873 higher education; budget reconciliation (also a companion Senate bill) HB 2873 makes changes to the university credit hour threshold and university full-time equivalent student enrollment audits, establishes an annual financial aid report, the Postsecondary Education Grant Program and the Joint Study Committee on Medical School Education, makes changes to medical student loans.
HB 2876 omnibus tax relief act (also a companion Senate bill)/HCR 2056 local government levy limits; rebase. These two bills combined provide for various property tax reforms including requirement that political subdivisions determine their primary levy limit based on the 2005 tax levy. 2876 provides individual income tax rate reductions and increases the maximum amount for corporate contributions to student tuition organizations…the bill also modify the information that is provided in bond pamphlets, overrides and other secondary taxes, and requires all secondary taxes for bonds, overrides and other special district taxes to only be conducted at the November general election.
HB 2577 immigration law; employment; enforcement Makes numerous changes relating to immigration policy, including:
• the employment of unauthorized workers;
• mobilization of the National Guard;
• border radar;
• legal residency requirements for the family literacy, adult education, childcare
• assistance and financial assistance programs for public universities or community colleges;
Status: This bill awaits a conference committee and floor votes for transmittal to the Governor. The SCR version containing the higher education/public services provisions (SCR 1031) is still being held as one of 21 outstanding issues legislators are weighing for placement on the November ballot.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were no awards or recognitions reported on.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9366
Mrs. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. It was noted that item V.B.1 had an addendum.
The following items included on the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – Approve the minutes of April 11, 2006 Work Session and April 25, 2006 Regular Governing Board Meeting
B.1. APPROVAL OF FACULTY EMERITUS DISTRINCTION – SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding the Faculty Emeritus Distinction to Wilma Patterson, Biology Faculty at South Mountain Community College and to Belen Servin, English/ESL Faculty at South Mountain Community College.
B.2. APPROVAL OF FACULTY EMERITUS DISTRINCTION – PHOENIX COLLEGE – Award Faculty Emeritus Distinction to Mr. Brent Jameson, Foreign Language Faculty at Phoenix College and Dr. Virginia Foster, Foreign Language Faculty at Phoenix College
B.3. APPROVAL OF FACULTY EMERITUS DISTINCTION - PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Award Faculty Emeritus Distinction to Ned Miner, Business Information Technology Faculty at Paradise Valley Community College.
C.1. APPROVAL OF FACULTY/MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATIVE/
SUPPORT – Approve recommended personnel actions as presented with addendum.
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS - Approve the curriculum proposals and programs as submitted
D.2. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT: RIO SALADO COLLEGE AND CITY OF PHOENIX HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. ADULT BASIC EDUCATION AND ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES CLASSES FY 2006-2007 – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement for $10,434 between Rio Salado College and the City of Phoenix Human Services Department. This agreement is for a grant to provide Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages classes for two of the City’s Human Service Centers.
D.3. APPROVAL OF RIO SALADO COLLEGE INTEGRATED ENGLISH LITERACY AND CIVICS FY JULY 1, 2006-JUNE 30, 2007 – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Arizona Department of Education, Division of Adult Education, and Rio Salado College. This agreement is to provide English Literacy and Civics education to adults in Maricopa County for the period of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. This program will supplement the existing countywide Adult Basic Education grant currently administered by Rio Salado College.
D.4. APPROVAL OF RIO SALADO COLLEGE A COUNTYWIDE ABE/GED/ ESOL PROGRAM FY JULY 1, 2006-JUNE 30, 2007 – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement from the Arizona Department of Education, Division of Adult Education. This agreement is for a continuation grant (state and federal funds) to extend the Countywide Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED preparation (high school equivalency diploma), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program for the period of July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.
D.5. APPROVAL OF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION (ATE) GRANT “HIGH TECH WORKFORCE INITIATIVE” JULY 1, 2006 – JUNE 30, 2009 – Accept a grant award from the National Science Foundation for a total of $899,972. The grant award period is from July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2009. The first year’s funding of $292,369 will be used to hire appropriate staff and commence the initial faculty development, curriculum reform, and career pathways development. The second and third year’s funding is contingent on the availability of funds and the scientific progress of the project.
D.6. APPROVAL OF GRANT AWARD FROM ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR NURSING PROGRAM – Approve the grant awarded by the Arizona Department of Commerce to GateWay Community College in the amount of $370,114.00.
D.7. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL RENEWAL – IGA BETWEEN CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (CGCC) & ASU POLYTECHNIC FOR THE WILLIAMS CAMPUS LEARNING CENTER – Approve the renewal of an IGA which provides for an extension beginning July 1, 2006 until June 30, 2007. Content and terms of the IGA will remain unchanged. The IGA will continue to provide a mechanism whereby CGCC students, faculty and staff may use the ASU Polytechnic Learning Center in order to pursue academic endeavors at the Williams Campus. CGCC and ASU Polytechnic, by virtue of their co-location at the Williams Campus and the long history of university-community college cooperation in Maricopa County, are engaged in a joint and cooperative endeavor to provide students with a four-year degree offered entirely at the Williams Campus, making optimal use of public resources and the special strengths of the two institutions.
D.8. APPROVAL OF HUMANITIES FACULTY HIRING QUALIFICATIONS – Approve the proposal from the Humanities Instructional Council on updated hiring qualifications as submitted.
D.9. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND CITY OF SCOTTSDALE FOR FIREFIGHTER TRAINING – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Scottsdale Community College and City of Scottsdale for Firefighter Training.
D.10. APPROVAL ANNUAL RENEWAL – IGA BETWEEN CHANDLER GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE & ASU POLYTECHNIC FOR WILLIAMS CAMPUS COMPUTER LAB RESOURCES – Approve the renewal of the agreement to include fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006 until June 30, 2007. Content and terms of the IGA will remain unchanged. The IGA will continue to provide a mechanism whereby CGCC students, faculty, and staff may use the ASU Polytechnic computer lab facility(ies) in order to pursue academic endeavors at the Williams Campus. ASU Polytechnic will provide CGCC students, faculty, and staff with adequate hardware, software, training, and support within the ASU Polytechnic computer lab facility(ies). This will include providing computer orientations, training, and workshops as needed for CGCC students, faculty, and staff to become familiar with the available computing resources.
E.1. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR INTEGRATED STUDENT SERVICES RENOVATION, SOUTH BUILDING AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the contract award to Stromberg Construction in the amount of $214,800 to complete the remodeling of the South Building at GateWay Community College in support of the Integrated Student Services reorganization at GateWay Community College.
E.2. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ASU POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS TO PROVIDE ASU STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICES TO CGCC STUDENTS – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement that provides a mechanism whereby CGCC students matriculating at the Williams Campus may use the ASU Polytechnic Student Counseling Services in order to deal with academic/and or personal difficulties at the Williams Campus. The term of this agreement is July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007. Parties may renew this agreement for subsequent one-year periods.
E.3. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL RENEWAL BETWEEN CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ASU POLYTECHNIC FOR THE WILLIAMS CAMPUS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES – Approve the continuation of the Letter of Agreement for Budget Allocation Funding for the ASU Polytechnic Assistant Director of Student Activities. The letter of agreement provides for the extension of the agreement to include fiscal year July 1, 2006 until June 30, 2007, and may be renewed on a yearly basis. The Letter of Agreement provides a mechanism whereby ASU Polytechnic will continue the Assistant Director of Student Activities position for the Williams Campus. The duties of this employee will be to assist in the coordination of events, activities, and programs that serve ASU Polytechnic and CGCC students on the Williams Campus and assist in the overall management and operation of the Williams Campus Union. This person will have employee status at ASU Polytechnic. The position will support the development of a cooperative process between CGCC and ASU Polytechnic to expand and coordinate Student Activities at the Williams Campus.
E.4. APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT #1 – FACILITIES USE AND SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSTY AND CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve Amendment #1 of the Facilities Use Agreement with Northern Arizona University (NAU) which provides for the extension of the agreement from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009 and the rental increase to $7000 annually. The agreement will continue to provide one furnished staff office measuring approximately 90-100 square feet and staff support for messages and reception. NAU will pay for the space as well as reimburse the college for all copy services, postage, and long distance phone service.
E.5. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE TOWN OF BUCKEYE FOR A FIRE BURN TOWER – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Maricopa Community College District on behalf of Glendale Community College and the Town of Buckeye for a Fire Burn Tower. Costs will be shared regarding the purchase and construction of a Fire Burn Tower at the Buckeye Waste Water Treatment Plant Property in the Town of Buckeye.
E.6. APPROVAL OF CMAR SELECTION FOR DISTRICT-WIDE CENTRAL PLANT UPGRADES – Approve the selection of Stacy Construction to provide Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) pre-construction services for the central plant upgrades at most of MCCCD’s colleges. The pre-construction phase services fee is not to exceed 2% of the contract amount, for a fee budgeted at $65,000.
E.7. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR WELL SITE IMPROVEMENTS TO PROVIDE REDUCTION OF ARSENIC AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve a contract amendment in the amount of $406,949.00 to Damon S. Williams Associates, LLC (DSWA) for Phase II consulting services in conjunction Well Site Arsenic Reduction Improvements at Scottsdale Community College.
E.8. APPROVAL OF CMAR SELECTION FOR LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the selection of DPR Construction to provide Construction Manager @ Risk pre-construction services for the new Life Sciences building at Glendale Community College. The pre-construction phase services fee is $77,980.
E.9. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Provide conceptual approval for the expansion of the Guadalupe Center at South Mountain Community College.
F.1. APPROVAL OF LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. – Approve the purchase of an Elluminate Live software license through June 30, 2008 from Sun Microsystems Inc. for $210,000.00 under Arizona State Board of Regents, Arizona State University Contract # EDV-581.
MOTION NO. 9367
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion approved 5-0.
(VI.A.) INFORMATION ITEMS
2006/2007 Temporary Pay Rates
Temporary Employee Guidelines
The 2006/2007 Temporary Pay Rates and Temporary Employee Guidelines were submitted to the Governing Board for their information.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Ten Months Ended April 30, 2006
Expenditure analysis indicates 76.4% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 75.6% expended at this same point in time last year. 12.1% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 13.4% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 89.4% of the budget has been recognized to date. Projected fund balance will increase by about $0.8 million during this fiscal year. 5.2% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be unexpended and projected ending fund balance for June 2006 is $79.4 million and equates to about 45 days of operating budget, or more than six payrolls.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be on June 13, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary