MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
JUNE 24, 2008
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. Â§38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Don Campbell, President
Colleen Clark, Secretary
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Scott Crowley, Member
Mary Kay Kickels
Carl Couch for Art DeCabooter
Janet Langley for Gene Giovannini
Mark Mason for Maria Hesse
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Campbell at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the
Two citizens came forward.
Mr. Beatty Dimit came forward to express his thoughts regarding his opposition to the allowance of smoking on the campuses of the Maricopa Community College District. A script of his comments is included with these minutes.
Dr. Leland Fairbanks, President of Arizonans Concerned About Smoking and a proponent of the Smoke-Free Arizona law, also came forward to urge the Maricopa Community College District to adopt a smoke-free environment. He stated that smoking pollutes and is harmful to people, and no constitutional law provides the right for people to harm others and pollute the air due to their smoking habits.
President Campbell acknowledged the presence of the NAU CC580 Community College Class taught by Dr. Rebecca Osuna.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
There were no reports.
Chancellor Glasper announced that Chandler-Gilbert Community College President Dr. Maria Hesse had recently been honored with the 2008 Gilbert Leadership Award for the vision and time she provides in support of this community.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Dr. Barry Vaughn provided the following statement:
“Dr. Campbell, Members of the Governing Board, Mr. Chancellor.
I stand before you tonight as the President of the Maricopa County Community Colleges Faculty Association, as a citizen of Maricopa County, a professor of Philosophy at Mesa Community College, and a proud friend of the Maricopa County Community College District.
There are times in the course of our lives, both personal and professional, when we become convinced that those we love, or those we respect, or those with whom we work and play, are about to take a wrong course of action. In those moments we are challenged by a conflict between our friendship and our moral duty. Do we remain silent to avoid damaging that friendship or do we call to our friend and warn them of the danger we see, knowing full well they will not wish to hear what we say? Dr. Campbell, I believe we are bound both by duty and friendship to risk the wrath of our friend, to speak the truth even when they do not wish to hear it. Thus, tonight I stand calling out to you in friendship.
As you are aware, the Faculty Association has sought throughout our Meet and Confer process with your representatives to find joint solutions to the difficult issues that face us in the operations of our colleges. However, it is possible for reasonable people to disagree about the best course of action in many situations; we do not always reach consensus in our negotiations because of the limits of time. In those cases there are two choices that face us: the first is to agree that we disagree, and continue the process of rational dialogue seeking consensus, knowing it may take more time than we had originally hoped to achieve our goals. The second course is for the stronger party to abandon the process and to force the weaker party to bend to their will.
When those with power choose the second course of action they violate two fundamental moral obligations: their obligation never to treat others as means to an end, and a moral obligation to themselves, to act according to reason and not what is merely expedient. When the strong force the weak to bend to their will they deny their value as individuals, they demean and dehumanize them. But those that would play the tyrant also harm themselves by choosing a course of action that they would never desire their opponent to choose if their roles were reversed. When the strong bully the weak they deny the dictates of their own conscience and declare war not only on their opponent, but also on their own soul.
I plead with you friends; do not use your perceived power to force us to your will, for we will not bend. If you undertake a unilateral action tonight by approving changes to the Residential Faculty Policies that we had no opportunity to approve or disapprove, you will violate the contract that you have made with us. You will be saying to the world that you don’t have to keep your word if you don’t feel like it because you have power. Therefore, grant the petition we have brought you through the grievance process and take no further action on those items noted in our grievance. Come back to the negotiating table and let us reason together where we can resolve this issue.
If you are not motivated by respect for us, if you are not motivated by the friendship we have shared, if you are not motivated by a desire to avoid the unnecessary cost of litigation that will surely follow, then out of moral self-interest do not turn against yourself by treating us as the means to your ends.”
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Chris Hoeffler, PSA Executive President, reviewed the employee grup’s activities for fiscal year 2007-08. Incoming President Stephen Zipperer introduced Deanne Pritchard, incoming Executive President Elect, and commented that he appreciated the opportunity to come before the Board and looked forward to working in the capacity of PSA President during the coming year.
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
There were no report.
Mesa Community College President Dr. Shouan Pan introduced Zoe Luter and Delyn Bodine who reported on the college’s recent successful photography exhibit “Documenting China” which was on loan from the Smithsonian Institution.
Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley introduced Heinz Mueller, coach of the college’s softball team which won its divisional national championship this year. This is the seventh year in the last nine years that the team has won the ward. Coach Mueller introduced ten members of the team and presented Dr. Glasper with a banner and copy of the championship program autographed by the players.
STUDENT LIFE REPORTS
There were no reports.
SYSTEMIC DIALOGUE FOLLOW-UP REPORT
There was no report.
There was no report.
Page Gonzales provided the following legislative report:
“163rd day of session
There is a budget… or at least 2 budgets at this point.
Constitutionally, the state must have a balanced budget by June 30 which is this coming Monday. Deficit numbers for fiscal year 09 have come out to be at least $1.9 billion upwards to $2.2 billion.
The Senate Republicans, Democrats and the Governor crafted a budget over the weekend, but were not ready to release any information until today.
The House Republicans devised their own budget and held a press conference yesterday which surprised many of their Senate colleagues.
The House version contains some k-12 bonding, rainy day fund shifts, reduction of state aid to cities and $500 million in cuts including large cuts to higher education.
The Senate version is in conceptual form only at this point. But, we do know it contains more borrowing options and less cuts than the House and has the support of many House Democrats and Republicans. Currently, those proponents are working to secure enough votes. Bill language should be available very soon with respect to the Senate version.
Another key component to this budget, and the political calculus behind it, involves whether or not to send to the voters the permanent repeal or another temporary suspension of the state equalization tax for K-12. (This would bypass another opportunity for a gubernatorial veto of the issue.) This has a $250 million impact in and of itself.
Rules hearings and committee hearings will continue through out the week in the hopes of closing this session down before the 30th. However, there is a bill for an emergency continuation of vital state government functions in case legislators are unable to finish their work on time.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were no awards or presentations.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Campbelll requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9496
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion approved 5-0.
President Campbell requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
The following items were included on the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approve the minutes of the May 19, 2008 Special Teleconference Call Board Meeting and the May 27, 2008 Regular Governing Board Meeting.
B.1. APPROVAL OF FACULTY EMERITUS DISTINCTION – MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – award Faculty Emeritus Distinction to Dr. John K. Ohl and Mrs. Linda Larson for their meritorious contributions to the students of the Maricopa County Community College District.
B.2. APPROVAL OF FACULTY EMERITUS DISTINCTION – PHOENIX COLLEGE – award Faculty Emeritus Distinction to:
Ms. Edlyn A. Soderman, Faculty – Legal Studies
Ms. Kristin Anderson, Faculty – Dental Hygiene
Dr. Linda Kurth, Faculty – Applied Business
Ms. Ofelia Canez, Faculty – Liberal Arts, Education
Dr. Pete R. Dimas, Faculty – History
B.3. APPROVAL OF FACULTY EMERITUS DISTINCTION – SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – award Faculty Emeritus Distinction to Debra Glasper, Counselor – Residential Faculty, Scottsdale Community College and Kirby Chadwick – Spanish – Residential Faculty, Scottsdale Community College
C.1. CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS – Approve the proposed employments, resignations, retirements and terminations as submitted with noted addendum.
D.1. APPROVAL OF CURRICULUM PROGRAMS AND COURSES - approve the curriculum programs and courses as submitted
D.2. APPROVAL OF HIGH-TECH TRANSFER PROGRAM SCHOLARS (HTTPS) GRANT – CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE – accept an award for year one of a four year grant from the National Science Foundation to Chandler-Gilbert Community College for the High-Tech Transfer Program Scholars. Year one project funding will be available from 07/01/08 to 06/30/09 and in the amount of $143,083. This project is pending final approval from the National Science Foundation.
D.3. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND WESTERN MARICOPA EDUCATION CENTER (WMEC) – approve this Intergovernmental Agreement between Maricopa County Community College District on behalf of Glendale Community College and WEST-MEC to offer Emergency Medical Technician classes at Glendale Community College.
D.4. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with Mesa Public Schools. MCCD has accepted the second year of a 2-year grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust for Mesa Experience Corps ($93,302 for Year 2), in order to provide civic engagement opportunities for baby boomers and older adults in the area of education. Experience Corps (EC) is a national program that recruits, trains and places older adults in tutoring and mentoring service opportunities with K-12 students. This is being offered in conjunction with our partner, Mesa Public Schools. The purpose of the IGA is to provide for the joint acquisition and use of personnel to serve as the Experience Corps Program coordinator as required by the grant, and other planning functions for the two agencies, (Mesa Community College and Mesa Public Schools) as deemed necessary by each individual party. In addition, partnership and liaison ideas shall be shared and become the property of each party to this Agreement, through ownership of reports.
D.5. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – approve an Intergovernmental Agreement for 2008-2009 between Mesa Public Schools (MPS) and Mesa Community College (MCC) to provide for the joint acquisition of a person to develop community partnerships and to offer liaison functions with the Latino community in Mesa on behalf of both institutions.
D.6. APPROVAL OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRANT FOR NURSING PROGRAMS - GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – approve this grant between Glendale Community College and the Arizona Department of Commerce in the amount of $312,149 during the third year of the Community College Grant for Nursing Programs, July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, for the proposal entitled Alternative Nursing Program Options submitted by Glendale Community College. (Pending final award from the Arizona Department of Commerce.)
D.7. APPROVAL OF U. S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANT AWARD FOR UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – accept the U.S. Department of Education grant award in the amount of $249,998 for the Upward Bound program at South Mountain Community College. Funds were awarded for year two of a four-year TRIO grant, beginning 9/1/2007 and ending 8/31/2011.
D.8. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN NATIONAL CENTER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION AND TEMPE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 213-COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH AND SCIENCE INQUIRY PROJECT (CESIP) – approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the National Center for Teacher Education and Tempe Union High School District. This agreement is for professional development services provided through the Communication In English and Science Inquiry Project (CESIP) grant to 20 high school teachers. The National Center for Teacher Education through the Communication In English and Science Inquiry Project (CESIP) will provide the professional development services.
D.9. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH SONORAN SCIENCE ACADEMY – authorize entry into an agreement on behalf of its colleges with Sonoran Science Academy for their dual enrollment program.
D.10. APPROVAL OF RIO SALADO COLLEGE INTEGRATED ENGLISH LITERACY AND CIVICS FY JULY 1, 2008 – JUNE 30, 2009 – approve a grant award with the Arizona Department of Education, Division of Adult Education on behalf of Rio Salado College. This agreement is for a continuation grant of $330,498 to extend English Literacy and Civics education to adults in Maricopa County for the period of July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. This grant will supplement the existing countywide Adult Basic Education grant currently administered by Rio Salado College.
D.11. APPROVAL OF RIO SALADO COLLEGE A COUNTYWIDE ABE/GED/ESOL PROGRAM FY JULY 1, 2008 – JUNE 30, 2009 – approve a grant award with the Arizona Department of Education, Division of Adult Education, on behalf of Rio Salado College. This agreement is for a continuation grant of $1,186,030 of state funds and $1,232,814 of 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, 2008, to June 30, 2009.
D.12. APPROVAL OF EAST VALLEY TECH PREP CONSORTIUM GRANT – approve administration of the East Valley Tech Prep Consortium Grant, funded at $367,327, effective July 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009. The Tech Prep Grant assists students who are enrolled and graduate from vocational high school programs transition to community college occupational programs. Funds are used for professional development workshops for both secondary and post-secondary teachers learning cutting-edge technologies, as well as the support of opportunities for sharing of curriculum competencies between secondary and post-secondary institutions. East Valley Tech Prep Consortium has sponsored several activities providing information to both parents and students about career and educational options in non-traditional technology-based occupational fields.
E.1. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR Q BUILDING REMODELING AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - provide conceptual approval for remodeling the Q Building at Paradise Valley Community College, with a Total Project Budget of $16,505,000.
E.2. APPROVAL OF FACILITIES USE AND SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY AND CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve the revised Facilities Use Agreement with Northern Arizona University (NAU). The agreement will provide 600 square feet of administrative/faculty office space at the CGCC Pecos campus in Jacaranda Hall. It will also furnish the following: desks, file cabinets, task chair, side chair, a phone and phone line, and a computer access line. NAU will pay for the space as well as reimburse the college for all copy services, postage, and long distance phone service. NAU shall pay the total rent of $30,000 in one payment in advance for the succeeding year. Payment shall be due by July 1 of each year.
E.3. APPROVAL OF NAU LEASE AMENDMENT – Mesa Community College - (1) approve the lease extension with NAU from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009; and (2) approve an amendment to allow for an additional 1 year extension for fiscal year 09-10, if exercised. These amendments will enable NAU to continue their operations at MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus. Other existing conditions in the lease agreement will remain the same.
E.4. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER FOR VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTH - approve a change order in the amount of Two Hundred Thirty Thousand Seven Hundred Fourteen and 36/100ths Dollars ($230,714.36) to Core Construction for the installation of a video surveillance system at Glendale Community College North.
E.5. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR WATERLINE REPLACEMENT AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Sixty-Two Thousand Three Hundred Eighty-Five and no/100ths Dollars ($162,385.00) to CMX Sports Engineers to provide consulting services for replacement of the domestic waterlines at Mesa Community College.
E.6. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR BU BUILDING RENOVATIONS AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – provide conceptual approval for renovations in the BU Building at Scottsdale Community College, with a Total Project Budget of $3,400,000.
E.7. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR REMODELING OF NEW DATA CENTER & DISASTER RECOVERY FACILITY - provide Conceptual Approval for remodeling the New ITS Data Center and Disaster Recovery Facility, which is near the Scottsdale Air Park, with a Total Project Budget for construction of $1,000,000.
E.8. APPROVAL OF FY 2008-2009 PROPOSED BUDGET – GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL – adopt the 2008-2009 proposed budget for GateWay Early College High School (GWECHS) in the amount of $1,806,340.00.
E.9. APPROVAL OF FY 2008-2009 PROPOSED BUDGET – TEACHER PREPARATION CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL - approve the 2008-2009 proposed budget for Teacher Preparation Charter High School (TPCHS) in the amount of $449,994.00.
F.1. APPROVAL OF APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR NETVERSANT FOR CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALLBOX PROJECT - award a contract for the purchase and installation of an emergency telephone callbox system. NetVersant has submitted a cost proposal of $130,000 for this work under the existing RFP 2769-5.
F.2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF CONFERENCE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT - approve the expenditure of $126,330 for the purchase of Polycom - MGC+ReadiConvene Voice Conference Call System Rio Salado has been hosting for Maricopa usage.
F.3. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF EXPLORANCE BLUE SURVEY AND COURSE EVALUATION SOFTWARE - approve the expenditure of $125,821 for the purchase of Explorance Blue Survey and Course Evaluation software, including, perpetual software license, administrator licenses, software maintenance and upgrades, and training. This solution will allow Rio Salado College to effectively and efficiently create, manage, and report survey and evaluation data to all representative constituencies.
MOTION NO. 9497
Linda Rosenthal moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion approved 5-0.
C.2. APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO CHANCELLOR’S CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT - Approve the proposed amendment to the Chancellor’s Contract of Employment. The amendment is dated June 24, 2008.
MOTION NO. 9498
Scott Crowley moved for approval of Item V.C.2. Motion passed 5-0.
C.3. APPROVAL OF GOVERNING BOARD REVIEW OF LEVEL 5 FACULTYGRIEVANCE - Chancellor Glasper requested that this item be pulled from the agenda to be further reviewed.
MOTION NO. 9499
C.4. APPROVAL OF EMPLOYEE POLICY MANUALS - Approve the following Policy Manuals: All Employee, Adjunct Faculty, Chancellor’s Executive Council (CEC), College Safety, Crafts, Maintenance and Operations (M&O), Management, Administrative & Technological (MAT), Professional Staff Association (PSA), and Residential Faculty. There were no changes to the Specially Funded Policy Manual; therefore, it is not included. The summaries of changes have previously been provided to the Governing Board Members for their review.
Vice Chancellor Crusoe proposed approval of the following Policy Manuals: All Employee, Adjunct Faculty, Chancellor’s Executive Council (CEC), College Safety, Crafts, Maintenance and Operations (M&O), Management, Administrative & Technological (MAT), Professional Staff Association (PSA), and Residential Faculty (with the exception of sections D.1.2, D.1.3, D.1.1, D.2.3 which will be further discussed) There were no changes to the Specially Funded Policy Manual; therefore, it is not included. The summaries of changes have previously been provided to the Governing Board Members for their review.
MOTION NO. 9500
Scott Crowley moved for approval of Item V.C.4 with exception of the following sections of the Residential Faculty Policies: D.1.2, D.1.3, D.1.1, D.2.3 which would further reviewed and discussed. Motion passed 5-0.
G.1. PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BUDGET FY2008-2009 – GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
G.2. PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BUDGET FY2008-2009 – TEACHER PREPARATION CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
G.3. ADOPTION OF PROPOSED BUDGET FY2008-2009 – GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL – adopt the 2008-2009 proposed budget for GateWay Early College High School (GWECHS) in the amount of $1,806,340.00.
MOTION NO. 9501
Linda Rosenthal moved for approval of Item V.G.3. Motion passed 5-0.
G.4. ADOPTION OF PROPOSED BUDGET FY2008-2009 – TEACHER PREPARATION CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL – adopt the 2008-2009 proposed budget for Teacher Preparation Charter High School (TPCHS) in the amount of $449,994.00.
MOTION NO. 9502
Scott Crowley moved for approval of Item V.G.4. Motion passed 5-0.
VI.A. INFORMATION ITEMS
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE USAGE – That the Board review and adopt the proposed amendment to the administrative regulation for Alcoholic Beverage Usage. The current regulation prohibits the use of alcohol on District owned, leased or rented property. The amendment would establish a few limited exceptions to the policy adopted in September 1975 in that it would permit the purchase of small amounts of alcoholic beverages for use as ingredients in the District’s culinary programs. It will also allow the service through a licensed beverage services contractor of small amounts of beer and wine only on District premises for events sponsored by the Chancellor or by a college president or vice chancellor and approved by the Chancellor. Those events are expected to be primarily development events. (Please refer to proposed information item for further information and exceptions.)
(VII.A.) MONITORING REPORTS
BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT SUMMARY
FUND 1 - GENERAL UNRESTRICTED FUND
FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDED MAY 31, 2008
Expenditure analysis indicates 77.9% of the budget has been expended this year as compared to 78.3% expended at this same point in time last year. 14.5% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 14.7% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that $432.7M of the budget has been recognized. The projected fund balance will increase by $-1.0 million this fiscal year and the projected ending fund balance for June 2008 is $89.5M.
President Campbell announced that the next Governing Board Meeting would be a Regular Board Meeting on July 22.
The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary