JUNE 9, 1992
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A work study session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board were scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411, West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona.
GOVERNING BOARD Barbara Hitchcock, President, M. Grant Christensen, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member
Paul A. Elsner, William Waechter, Lionel Martinez for Alfredo G. de los Santos, Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, Kay Martens for John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Barbara Hitchcock.
President Hitchcock called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7827
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:15 p.m.
President Hitchcock recognized administrative representatives Lionel Martinez for Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. and Kay Martens for John Cordova.
Theresa Toney, District Travel Reduction Coordinator, presented a Clean Air Campaign Award recently awarded to the Maricopa County Community College District for outstanding achievement in the recent clean air campaign.
(I-A)THE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE AND LANGUAGE LEARNING - RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Dr. Gail Schou provided an overview of the Institute for Culture and Language Learning. The Institute provides accelerated learning classes in Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. Jorge Rodriguez and Margaret Hendrick, Rio Salado Community College Faculty members, provided a demonstration of classroom techniques utilized in the program.
In response to a question from Mrs. Rosenthal, the long-term effects of the program have not yet been tested. Mrs. Rosenthal also inquired about homework, which is kept to a minimum. Mrs. Hitchcock asked about the drop out rate, which is much lower than in traditional classes. Jim Ullman asked about the costs of providing instruction for K-12 teachers in the county. Mrs. Hitchcock asked about the possible degree of proficiency and use of methodology by other colleges.
(I-B)TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT - RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Linda Thor provided an overview of the Total Quality Management program at Rio Salado Community College. Total Quality Organization is customer focused--internal and external, process focused--utilizing a systematic approach, people focused, provides continuous education and training, and continuous improvement in the way business is conducted. Commitment, teamwork, openness and continuous improvement are incorporated in the program.
A mission statement was developed to emphasize quality first, describe responsibilities, and define the role of the organization. A vision statement was also developed. Dr. Thor also discussed implementation strategy, relationships, training needs, improvement teams, study teams, and impacts on the college. Approximately 90 of 150 employees are involved in TQM at Rio Salado Community College and participation is voluntary at this time. Mrs. Rosenthal questioned the staff time spent on training. Dr. Thor responded that by getting rid of the extra steps in activities, individuals are actually able to gain more time for other activities.
Laura Helmenski, Karen Mills, Madison Walker, Pam Walter, and Sharon Koberna commented on involvement in TQM. Dr. Thor noted that three to five years is required to TQM to penetrate an organization.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
M. Grant Christensen