JUNE 24, 1997
An executive session convened at 5:30 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice having been 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.
Nancy Stein, President
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Rufus Glasper, John Schroeder for Ron Bleed, Donna Schober for William Waechter,Pete Kushibab for Janice Bradshaw, Gina Kranitz for Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, Kay Martens for John Cordova, Irwin Noyes for Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, Janyne Flores for J. Marie Pepicello, Andy Bernal for Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Tessa Martinez Pollack, Arnette Ward
STATE BOARDCALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Nancy Stein.
President Stein called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
Linda Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 4-0.
The meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
Mrs. Stein recognized the students who were present to fulfill requirements in courses they were taking at Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.
BOARD EVALUATION PROCESS
Mrs. Stein explained the Board Evaluation Process to the assembly.
No citizens came forward.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
- Don Campbell - no report.
- Gene Eastin reported that he attended the Conference on Institutional Effectiveness and commended Ernie Lara, Rene Wilkins, and Betty Vicory from Estrella Mountain Community College and Jose Mendoza from Glendale Community College for the high quality of their presentations at the conference. Mr. Eastin
indicated that he will be visiting the colleges to discuss what is being done on the campuses regarding institutional effectiveness.
- Linda Rosenthal - no report.
- Nancy Stein reported that her absence at the May 27 Governing Board meeting was due to her attendance at a League for Innovation meeting for Board Chairs and Chief Executive Officers. Mrs. Stein also reported that two of the graduation ceremonies she attended were those of Chandler Gilbert Community College and GateWay Community College.
Dr. Elsner reported that he recently visited with twelve Maricopa visiting faculty members in China who are teaching at the Wuyi University under a program sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation. Wuyi, an open-admission university, was one of a small number of institutions selected in China, where it was identified profitable exchange could occur. The twelve faculty were invited to participate in the development of learning and teaching strategies not commonly known in China, including collaborative learning, activated learning, new learning paradigms, and modem-based internet teaching. Test results recently received indicated that Wuyi's open admission students had out-performed the other Chinese universities. Dr. Elsner was able to visit most of the classes taught by the Maricopa faculty and was impressed with the earnestness and dedication of the students. He indicated that this is an important program, a great deal of lessons can be learned from it, and the good will from this effort is immense. Dr. Elsner expressed encouragement for other presidents and faculty to participate other fellowship programs and for members of the Governing Board to accompany them to observe.
There was no report.
Dr. Pat Case reported that faculty had ratified the Meet and Confer package. Dr. Case indicated that favorable comments were received regarding revisions to the language in the Residential Faculty Policies, but low marks were given regarding perceived lack of negotiation regarding compensation issues. Ratified also by the faculty was the Faculty Evaluation Plan. Copies of the ratified plan will be supplied to the Governing Board. Dr. Case thanked the Governing Board for its efforts for making this year's Meet and Confer process open, professional and productive.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Conrad Mills introduced incoming Unified Crafts Association President Jim Hernandez. Mr. Hernandez presented goals for the coming years, which included seeking financial support from vendors for student scholarships, providing a safe and healthful environment for staff, faculty, and students, providing better communication and rapport between policy groups, and assist in providing a safe environment during and understanding of new construction projects.
Mr. Mills then introduced Eric Carter, who is beginning his apprenticeship July 1. Mr. Carter thanked the Governing Board for reinstalling the apprenticeship program.
All Board Members thanked Mr. Mills for his years of service and wished Mr. Hernandez well in his new role as President of the Crafts Association and Mr. Carter well in the apprenticeship program.
There were no reports.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
There were no reports.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that a joint meeting was held of the AADGB and ACCPC. Discussion was held and reports were given on issues which included the proposed State Board rule on tuition; various proposals for statewide funding of statewide initiatives; legislative issues; issues regarding the articulation support system; the Arizona learning systems; presidents' actions regarding the athletic task force; funding task force issues - it is hoped that the consultant's report will be ready in September; and the Western Governor's University. Also discussed was the community college baccalaureate degree, for which Senator Springer has organized an interim study committee. The ACCPC is developing a document for values and principles to help guide that committee.
Dr. Campbell expressed concern that issues addressed by AADGB be brought back to the local boards prior to taking positions on issues. Dr. Elsner assured the Governing Board that issues that need to be addressed, including the baccalaureate degree, will be brought before them in a work session prior to advancing further into a legislative process. Mrs. Rosenthal confirmed that AADGB's role is to only take positions based on the positions of the local boards.
REWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were none.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Don Campbell moved that agenda be approved. Motion carried 4-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
Mrs. Stein asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Donna Schober 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 May 27, 1997 and June 10, 1997 Governing Board Meetings.
(B-2) TUITION WAIVER FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES - Approve the waiver of tuition and general fees for credit courses (does not include additional course fees) for part-time, board-approved regular employees and part-time board-approved specially funded employees of the Maricopa Community Colleges. (Employees hired 20-39 hours per week).
(C-1) CONTRACT AWARD FOR ADA CORRECTIONS AT FOUR COLLEGES - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Million Two Hundred Forty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and no/100ths Dollars ($1,249,900.00) to Kieborz Construction, Inc. to remodel facilities at the following four colleges to bring them closer to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act: Glendale Community College, Scottsdale Community College, Estrella Mountain Community College and Paradise Valley Community College.
(C-2) CONTRACT AWARD FOR ADA CORRECTIONS AT SIX LOCATIONS - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Nine Hundred Ninety-Three Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($993,000.00) to Triad Technology Corporation to remodel facilities at the following six locations to bring them closer to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act: Mesa Community College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Rio Salado Community College, South Mountain Community College, Williams Education Center, and the District Support Services Center.
(C-3) CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR THE FOOD SERVICE ADMINISTRATION FACILITY AT PHOENIX COLLEGE'S OSBORN PROPERTY - Provide conceptual approval to remodel and expand facilities at the Phoenix College Osborn Property for its Food Service Administration Program.
(C-4) CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR THE NEW FITNESS CENTER AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Provide conceptual approval for a new Fitness Center at Scottsdale Community College and that this item be submitted to the State Board for its action.
(C-5) 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) GENERAL MOTORS TRAINING CENTER - GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a one-year extension of the General Motors Training Center (GMTC) contract agreement between General Motors and the Maricopa County Community College District through THE INSTITUTE for Business, Industry and Technology of Glendale Community College. The contract period will be from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998.
(C-7) SUPPORT PERSONNEL AT GENERAL MOTORS TRAINING CENTER AT SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA - GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a one-year extension of the General Motors Corporation Contract agreement to continue three training center support personnel at the San Leandro, California General Motors Training Center (GMTC) through THE INSTITUTE for Business, Industry, and Technology of Glendale Community College. The contract period will be from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998.
(C-8) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - EXITRONIX, INC. - Accept an award in the amount of $70,000.00 to the Maricopa Community College District for a workforce recruitment and custom training program with Exitronix, Inc. for the start-up of their operations in Phoenix, AZ.
(C-9) INDIVIDUAL REFERRAL PROCESS TRAINING FACILITY CONTRACT - MARICOPA SKILL CENTER - Approve Individual Referral Process Training Facility Contract for July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1998 with the Arizona Department of Education for a maximum reimbursement amount of $250,000.
(C-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND DYSART UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - Extend an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and Dysart Unified School District to continue the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College.
(C-11) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND TOLLESON UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Extend an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and Tolleson Union High School District to continue the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College.
(C-12) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND AGUA FRIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Extend an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and Agua Fria Union High School District to continue the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College.
(C-13) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY/AGING AND ADULT ADMINISTRATION - Accept a one-year Intergovernmental Agreement for $70,000 between Glendale Community College and the Arizona Department of Economic Security/Aging and Adult Administration for the term July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998, to conduct Intergenerational Early Childhood Teaching and Clerical/Computer JTPA programs.
(C-14) RENEWAL OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND RIO SALADO COLLEGE FY 1997-98 - Approve the renewal of an Intergovernmental Agreement between Rio Salado College and the State of Arizona Department of Corrections to provide academic achievement and occupational education during the period July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998 for prison inmates.
(C-15) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT - MCCCD AND THE CITY OF PHOENIX - Accept an Intergovernmental Agreement between Maricopa County Community College District and the City of Phoenix Human Services Department for payment of one-half of the salary of the Program Advisor for services performed at the One Stop Career Redevelopment Center in the amount of $9,360 for the period of 7/1/97 to 6/30/98.
(C-16) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ARIZONA-MEXICO COMMISSION, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR AND RIO SALADO COLLEGE - Approve an intergovernmental agreement between the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Office of the Governor for $10,000.
(C-17) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH PHOENIX UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Authorize entry into an intergovernmental agreement with Phoenix Union High School District for Gateway Community College to offer dual enrollment courses for students enrolled in Phoenix Union High School District schools.
(C-18) MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MESA UNITED WAY, MESA TOBACCO CESSATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM - Accept the Mesa Tobacco Cessation and Prevention grant award of $1.2 million plus $80,000 for indirect cost from the Arizona Department of Health Services for the extension period of July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998. This grant is being awarded jointly to Mesa Community College, The Mesa Public Schools, and the Mesa United Way. This award is the second year extension of the first contract of a proposed five year grant which totals approximately $6.5 million. Mesa Community College will provide the overall coordination of this partnership and will serve as fiscal agent to the program.
(C-19) SPONSORSHIP FOR SUMMER YOUTH INSTITUTE - Accept the sponsorship, as received through Phoenix Elementary School District No. 1 partnership to support the Summer Youth Institute, totaling $11,800.
(C-20) CARL PERKINS II BASIC GRANT FOR FY 1997-98 FEDERAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING - Accept a grant in the amount of $576,341 from the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges in Arizona pending receipt of award announcement.
(D-1) APPOINTMENT OF HEARING OFFICER - Appoint, as its designee, Mr. Harold Merkow to serve as an independent hearing officer to render a final decision in the bid protest filed by Layton Southwest over Request for Proposal #1961-7 SCC Buildings.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of item B-1. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Donna Schober recommended the approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item with the following corrections: Remove Steve Zlotolow from the item and add extension of leave of absence under the listing for Dan Whittemore.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item with the following corrections: Remove Steve Zlotolow from the item and add "extension of" leave of absence under the listing for Dan Whittemore. Motion carried 4-0.
(VI-A) Proposed Change of Board Policy - Vision and Value Statement First Reading
Mrs. Rosenthal indicated her support for the recommendation.
(VII-A) Budget Analysis Report Summary Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund For the Eleven Months Ended May 31, 1997
Mrs. Stein asked the audience to complete and turn in the Board Evaluation cards. Mrs. Stein asked for any comments from the audience. There were none.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be as follows: July 22, 1997
The meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.