MAY 26, 1998
An executive session convened at 5:30 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. ¤38-431.02, notice having duly given. 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
Gene Eastin, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Nancy Stein, Member
Paul A. Elsner
William F. Waechter
Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.
J. Marie Pepicello
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Frank Ramirez for Arnette Ward
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Ed Contreras.
President Contreras called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
Linda Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:35 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
No citizens came forward.
Board Member Reports
- Don Campbell - no report.
- Nancy Stein reported on her attendance at the following events: the Excellence Under the Stars Ceremony at Scottsdale Community College; the Mesa Community College Department Chair breakfast; a staff appreciation luncheon at Chandler Gilbert Community College; the outstanding adjunct faculty reception at Rio Salado College; a student advisory council meeting at Paradise Valley Community College; and was provided a tour of the fitness and mortuary centers at Williams Education Center. Mrs. Stein also attended the following graduation and certificate ceremonies: commencement ceremony at Chandler Gilbert Community College; graduation ceremony at Rio Salado Community College for students receiving GED diplomas; commencement ceremony at Paradise Valley Community College; certificate ceremony for the Health Science programs at GateWay Community College; and a graduation celebration honoring American Indian students from Mesa Community College GateWay Community, Scottsdale Community College, and Glendale Community College.
- Gene Eastin - no report
- Linda Rosenthal - no report
- Ed Contreras - no report
Dr. Elsner commended Pat Case on the statement she made as outgoing Faculty Association President at the April 23, 1998 meeting. He recognized Dr. Case for her leadership, the accomplishments made during her term, and the leadership workshop held last fall under her direction which was the beginning for laying the foundation for the search process in identifying qualities needed in the the next chancellor to meet future challenges of the District. Dr. Elsner indicated that he has received positive feedback from around the country regarding the search process and credited the Governing Board for the openness of the process.
Dr. Elsner indicated that the budget for 1998-99 is being prepared to come before the Governing Board for approval in June and discussed the legislative process followed during the past year. He also discussed the possibility of the District having to re-examine its approach to the legislature in the future for funding.
There was no report.
There was no report.
Employee Group Reports
There were no reports.
There were no reports.
Student Government Reports
Joseph Langkilde, Vice President-Elect of Student Associated Government at Mesa Community College reported on the student elections held at the campus in which 1,480 students voted.
State Board Report
There was no report.
There was no report.
Jack Lunsford provided a status report on legislative bills and issues which included - general fund appropriation for workforce training; optional retirement Bill No. 2207 - the addition of language pertaining to the authority of governing boards to delegate procurement to procurement officers, which passed; the Santa Cruz Bill No. 2287 which did not pass; welfare education assistance legislation which did not pass; and language regarding additional sponsorship of charter schools by community colleges, towns, cities, and irrigation districts which did not pass. He also provided information regarding deregulation of electric power issues and the inclusion of the community colleges in the legislation regarding limiting liability on baseball fields.
Awards and Recognitions
Scottsdale Community College President Art DeCabooter reported that the SCC men's golf team won a national tournament and a SCC student won a javelin throw event.
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SETTING
Dr. Rene Diaz-Lefebvre, Psychology Faculty at Glendale Community College, provided a slide and video presentation providing information and actual student experiences with the Multiple Intelligences Project. This project proposes different, non-traditional methods for teaching and assessment to enhance learning, as people learn and test differently. Following the presentation a question and answer period was held. He has received enthusiastic feedback on the project. In response to questions raised, Dr. Diaz noted that it would be a challenge to incorporate the multiple intelligences project concept into distance learning. He indicated that although the personal and social intelligences were not addressed in the presentation, they also play important roles in student development and success. Tracking of the students was recommended and discussed. Dr. Diaz recommended that traditional methods, such as the SAT, not be discarded but used along with the multiple intelligences theory as a tool. A copy of the slide presentation is included in the minutes file for reference.
Approval of the Agenda
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8763
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. Don Campbell requested Item C-11 be removed.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the April 23, April 29, May 12 and May 13, 1998 minutes.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Waechter recommended the approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item.
(C-1) CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR THE NEW CENTER FOR HEALTH CAREERS EDUCATION AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Six Million, Nine Hundred Ninety One Thousand Seven Hundred Sixteen and 00/100ths Dollars ($6,991,716.00) to Javcon, Inc. for the construction of the new Center for Health Careers Education at Gateway Community College. This work also includes a new amphitheater and the demolition of the reminder of the Aloha Motel to provide space for additional parking.
(C-2) CONTRACT AWARD FOR VENTILATION IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ART BUILDING AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Seventy Thousand Eight Hundred and no/100ths Dollars ($178,800.00) to Con West Group for ventilation improvements and air handler upgrades in the Art Building at Scottsdale Community College.
(C-3) CITY OF CHANDLER FEES AND SITE WORK AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the following: a) The payment of developmental fees in the amount of $198,763.00 to the City of Chandler, and b) Initiating the design, bidding, and construction of site infrastructure along the western and southern boundaries of Chandler-Gilbert Community College with a budget of $200,000.
(C-4) WARRANTY DEED TO CITY OF CHANDLER FOR RIGHT OF WAY ALONG PECOS ROAD AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a Warranty Deed to the City of Chandler for a Right of Way easement along Pecos Road at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and then submitting to State Board for action.
(C-5) SRP UTILITY EASEMENT AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve granting a utility easement to Salt River Project (SRP) at Scottsdale Community College and then submitting to State Board for its action.
(C-6) SRP UTILITY EASEMENT AT THE WILLIAMS EDUCATION CENTER - Approve granting a utility easement to Salt River Project (SRP) near building 410 at the Williams Education Center and then submitting to State Board for its action.
(C-7) APS UTILITY EASEMENT AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve granting a utility easement to Arizona Public Service (APS) at Gateway Community College and then submitting to State Board for its action.
(C-8) CITY OF PHOENIX BUS BAY EASEMENT AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Grant an easement to the City of Phoenix for a public transportation (bus) bay at Gateway Community College and then submitting to State Board for its action.
(C-9) APS UTILITY EASEMENT FOR PHOENIX COLLEGE OSBORN PROPERTY - Approve granting a utility easement to Arizona Public Service (APS) at 3310 N. 10th Avenue to serve the Phoenix College Osborn property and then submitting to State Board for its action.
(C-10) 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-12) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY/JOBS ADMINISTRATION - BUSINESS INITIATIVE PROGRAM - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the DES Jobs Administration for a Business Initiative Program (BIP) Training Contract. This contract will last from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, with a renewal option if this program is continued next year.
(C-13) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY/JOBS ADMINISTRATION - OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING REFERRAL - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the DES Jobs Administration for a Occupational Training Contract. This contract will last from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, with a renewal option if this program is continued next year.
(C-14) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN RIO SALADO COLLEGE AND THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement for $2,160,000 from the Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education Division, pending a receipt of approved application. This agreement is for a continuation grant to extend the Countywide Adult Basic Education, GED (High School Equivalency Diploma) preparation, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program for the period of July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.
(C-15) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN RIO SALADO COLLEGE AND THE MARICOPA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement for $144,540 from the Maricopa County Human Services Department, pending approval of an application. This grant is for the coordination and delivery of a Basic Education component in the Northwest, Southwest, and Eastern JTPA (Job Training Partnership Act) Workforce Development Centers for fiscal year July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.
(C-16) CARL PERKINS II BASIC GRANT FOR FY 1998-99 FEDERAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING - Accept a grant in the amount of $614,225 from the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges in Arizona pending receipt of award announcement.
(C-17) MARICOPA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTER (MATEC) - Accept an award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $918,228 to the Maricopa Community College District for the second year of support for the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This award is for the second project year from September 1, 1998 to August 31, 1999.
(C-18) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - OLIN MICROELECTRONIC MATERIAL, INC. - Accept an award in the amount of $50,000.00 to the Maricopa Community College District for a workforce recruitment and custom training program with Olin Microelectronics Material, Inc. for the start up of their new $6 million dollar diffusion products facility in Queen Creek, AZ.
(C-19) CHILDRENÕS SPECIAL MILK PROGRAM - GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve GWCCÕs Child Care CenterÕs participation in the ChildrenÕs Special Milk Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State Board of Education.
(C-20) CHILDRENÕS SPECIAL MILK PROGRAM - PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approval between Maricopa Community College for Paradise Valley Community College and the State Board of Education, for the purpose of participating in the ChildrenÕs Special Milk Program.
(C-21) ARIZONA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT - Authorize the District on behalf of Mesa Community College, Scottsdale Community College, and South Mountain Community College to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Arizona Western College, Coconino Community College, Yavapai Community College, and Northland Pioneer Community College to create a consortium for the purpose of creating a study abroad program.
(D-1) CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT THE WILLIAMS CAMPUS/FINANCING AGREEMENT FOR PROSOLVIA IVS SOFTWARE PURCHASE - Approve the Lease/Purchase agreement between Maricopa County Community College District and EVEREN Securities, Inc. of Denver, CO. This financing agreement is for the acquisition of Prosolvia IVS software for use at the Virtual Reality Center, located at Williams Education Center.
(D-2) TUITION AND FEE WAIVERS FOR MEMBERS OF THE SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY - fund through the District Fund Ò1Ó monies payment of tuition and fees for college credit courses at Scottsdale Community College for enrolled members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, who reside on the Reservation effective July 1, 1998.
(E-1) HRMS IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES TO BIT - Approve the purchase of implementation services for the Human Resource Management System (HRMS) to Business Information Technologies, Inc. (BIT) at a cost not to exceed $1,092,530. BIT was the most responsive proposer to RFP 2083-4.
(E-2) NETWORK EXPANSION AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT - Approve the award for the expansion of the network system at Chandler-Gilbert Community College to Cisco Systems in the amount of $354,159. This contract is to be awarded under pricing guidelines defined under State Contract No. 01935AA.
MOTION NO. 8764
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of Item C-11. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-2) SKILL CENTER VACATION POLICY - Approve revision of the vacation accruals and vacation carryover provisions as listed for Skill Center employees. These changes are to be effective July 1, 1998.
MOTION NO. 8765
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve revision of the vacation accruals and vacation carryover provisions as listed for Skill Center employees. These changes are to be effective July 1, 1998. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-3) CONSOLIDATION AND REVISION OF LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICIES FOR MAT, PSA, M&O, CRAFTS, FACULTY AND SKILL CENTER EMPLOYEES - Approve revision of the Family and Medical Leave, the Medical Leave of Absence, the Personal/Extended Personal Leave of Absence, Bereavement Leave & Catastrophic Illness/Imminent Death Leave, and Personal Time as written in each of the following employee group policy manuals: MAT, PSA, M&O, CRAFTS, Faculty and Skill Center. Dr. Waechter recommended that the item be amended to also include Safety/Security employee group.
MOTION NO. 8766
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve revision of the Family and Medical Leave, the Medical Leave of Absence, the Personal/Extended Personal Leave of Absence, Bereavement Leave & Catastrophic Illness/Imminent Death Leave, and Personal Time as written in each of the following employee group policy manuals: MAT, PSA, M&O, CRAFTS, Faculty, Skill Center, and Safety/Security. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-4) SALARY SCHEDULE FY 1998-99 - Authorize the compensation adjustment for employee groups and the Skill Center as recommended to be effective July 1, 1998 except for faculty and adjunct faculty where the effective date is at the beginning of the Fall semester 1998.
MOTION NO. 8767
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board authorize the compensation adjustment for employee groups and the Skill Center as recommended to be effective July 1, 1998 except for faculty and adjunct faculty where the effective date is at the beginning of the Fall semester 1998. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-11) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR A UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM - Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between Arizona State University and Maricopa County Community College District for a Teacher Exchange Program. Don Campbell recommended that a similar program be developed with the elementary and secondary schools. In response to inquiries made by Mrs. Stein, Dr. de los Santos indicated that this is pilot program which was proposed by the math department at Mesa Community College and the duration of the agreement is for one year. Each faculty member under the agreement would teach four to five courses on the freshman and sophomore levels. Mrs. Rosenthal recommended that the agreement not be approved until it is determined whether or not all faculty under the agreement require certification from the State Board.
MOTION NO. 8768
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the intergovernmental agreement with Arizona State University for a Teacher Exchange Program. Motion carried 4-1. Linda Rosenthal was opposed.
(VII.A.) 1998-1999 Temporary Employee Pay Rates
(VIII.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund For the Ten Months Ended April 30, 1998
Next Board Meeting
The next Governing Board meeting will be a special meeting and strategic conversation on June 9, 1998.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.