JUNE 25, 1996
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.
PRESENT GOVERNING BOARD
Nancy Stein, Acting President, Roy Amrein, Linda B. Rosenthal, Ed Contreras
Paul A. Elsner, Ellen LaCorte for William F. Waechter, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Rufus Glasper, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, Ken Roberts for John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Anna Solley for Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Tessa Martinez Pollack, Arnette Ward
Donald R. Campbell
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:50 p.m. by Acting President Nancy Stein.
Acting President Stein called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
Roy Amrein moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 4-0.
The meeting recessed at 5:51 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 asked that the assembly observe a moment of silence in the memory of Don Campbell's son, Darren.
No citizens came forward to speak.
Dr. Elsner recognized Dr. Linda Thor for the leadership she provided as president of the AACPC during the past year and remarked that during the year of Dr. Thor's presidency, communication between the community colleges, the State Board, AADGB, and college presidents had improved and innovative and creative processes such as strategic conversations, TQM, and visioning were developed and used.
Dr. Elsner reported on the work and focus of the Quality of Life Committee, of which he is a member. Dr. Elsner explained that The Quality of Life Committee is primarily an outgrowth of the Greater Phoenix Economical Council and is concentrating on three primary issues, 1) transportation; 2) air quality; and 3) schools and education. Dr. Elsner recommended that close attention be given to the Trip Reduction Program, as data that was presented by the Lung Association and Arizona Public Service indicated that the community may be in serious trouble due to bad air quality.
Dr. Elsner also reported on his attendance at a roundtable discussion regarding the Western Governor's University, WGU, in Omaha, Nebraska, where design team reports were presented. The two basic purposes of WGU are to 1) broaden access to higher education by fostering the use of advanced technology for the delivery of educational services; and 2) provide mechanisms for the formal recognition of certification and learning achieved regardless of the source. Dr. Elsner related that WGU will have an on-line catalog and the intent is to amass all of the courseware and all of the records and have an on-line system for enrolling anybody in the western states. He indicated that WGU is an example of other entities and initiatives moving into the university and community college market.
There was no report.
STATE BOARD REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that a special AADGB meeting was held to discuss the schedule for future AADGB meetings, due to the State Board changing their meeting schedule. State Board meetings will now be held on Fridays and AADGB meetings will be the preceding Thursday afternoon. It was also determined at the meeting to suggest to the State Board that AADGB and ACCPC be included in the selection process for topics when joint work study sessions or strategic conversations are held. Mrs. Rosenthal also attended the State Board's Joint Legislative Retreat where legislative issues for the future were discussed.
Jack Lunsford reported that he attended the State Board's Joint Legislative Retreat. Issues which were identified by small group discussions at the retreat were funding (identified as the most important issue), equity, applicability system, state student information system, and the Arizona learning systems. Also discussed was funding for classes for students that are not currently funded in the formula. Mr. Lunsford indicated that research is being done on that issue.
Mr. Lunsford also reported that each of the member states of the WGA have been asked to form task forces to look at the application of the WGU in their states, and noted that Dr. Linda Thor represents urban community colleges and Dr. Doreen Daily represents rural community colleges on the Arizona task force. Dr. Elsner indicated that one of the issues that the Arizona task force will have to address is assessment, and that this was one of the prevalent issues discussed at the roundtable that he attended. It was discussed at the round table that for example, rather than a student spending sixteen weeks in a course, a student may be able to reach mastery in five to six weeks and it was suggested that curriculum could possibly be reduced to skill sets. Mr. Lunsford indicated that the Arizona Commission for Secondary Education had met and they indicated their willingness to provide leadership and coordinate an effort to put together a legislative package to reduce the current regulatory barriers to work on the issue with private and public sectors and bring forward a legislative package to modify or eliminate those barriers. Mrs. Rosenthal inquired how the accrediting agencies fit into this issue. Dr. Elsner indicated that the governors know that they have to get endorsement from North Central and he anticipated that they would get accreditation. Mrs. Stein asked if the reduction of curriculum would affect quality. Mr. Lunsford responded that quality is an issue that would have to be addressed by the governors..
There was no report.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
1. Ed Contreras - no report.
2. Roy Amrein - no report.
3. Linda Rosenthal reported all of the Maricopa County Community College Governing Board Members attended the ACCT Pacific/Western/Central Regional Conference in Phoenix and indicated that she has received very favorable comments regarding the conference. Mrs. Rosenthal met with the Board Chair, a Board Member, and the Superintendent from the Aqua Fria School District to discuss policy governance, and spoke to the Litchfield Kiwanis Club about the Maricopa County Community College District and policy governance.
4. Nancy Stein - no report.
Judy Boschult reported that Faculty ratified the 1996-97 Meet and Confer Proposal and acknowledged Phil Randolph, Jean Ann Abel, Irwin Noyes, Linda Back, Freddie Antilla, Marilyn Cristiano, and Michael Morgan for their efforts and participation in this process.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There were no reports.
Arnette Ward, President, Chandler-Gilbert Community College reported that copies of the book, Unspoken, which tells of Chandler-Gilbert Community College students' service learning experiences, were given to Mrs. Tipper Gore. Letters of appreciation were received from Vice President Gore and President Clinton.
President Ward introduced John Underwood, who reported that four Chandler-Gilbert aviation students are participating in the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) competition in Missouri. This is the fourth year aviation students from Chandler-Gilbert Community College have participated in this competition and have received two gold and two silver awards.
Larry Christiansen, President, Mesa Community College, reported that Mesa Community College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Arizona State University and the City of Mesa have formed a team which has developed a preliminary plan to address transportation issues regarding how students move between ASU, MCC, CGCC, and Williams Education Center.
Dr. Elsner asked Dr. Alfredo de los Santos Jr. to report on the Advanced Technology Center. Dr. de los Santos reported on a proposal to create the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center which will be funded by the National Science Foundation. This program will involve GateWay Community College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Glendale Community College, and Mesa Community College in addition to Central Arizona College and Pima Community College in Arizona, the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, and Portland Community College. The Technology Center will work with the semiconductor industry and supporting industries across the nation. Funding from the National Science Foundation will be for three years and will be extended for the fourth and fifth years, pending on the performance in years one through three. The average amount of funding per year will be $900,000. Dr. Thor has offered space at Rio Salado for the Center to be located there.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
There were no reports.
REWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were no rewards and recognitions.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
Linda Rosenthal moved that agenda be approved. Motion carried 4-0.
Acting President Stein asked for a motion to unanimously approve all items on the agenda without discussion, out of respect for Dr. Campbell. Due to items requiring discussion and action on the agenda, Mrs. Rosenthal and Mr. Contreras recommended against making such a motion.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
Acting President Stein asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Linda Rosenthal requested that Items B-1 and D-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the May 28, 1996, and June 11, 1996, Governing Board meetings.
(B-2) MCCCD ALTERNATIVE FUEL PLAN - Approve the continued investigation of an alternative fuel plan for MCCCD vehicles. This would include the selection of a consultant, under the direction of the District Energy Committee, to do a cost and feasibility analysis for the implementation of an alternative fuel plan and pilot program.
(C-1) 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-2) RENEWAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the renewal of an intergovernmental agreement between Rio Salado Community College and the State of Arizona Department of Corrections to provide academic and occupational education during the period July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997 for prison inmates.
(C-3) 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, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
(C-4) GENERAL MOTORS TRAINING CENTER/SUPPORT PERSONNEL - GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a one-year extension of the General Motors Corporation contract agreement to continue two training center support personnel at the San Leandro, California General Motors Training Center (GMTC) through THE INSTITUTE for Business, Industry Technology of Glendale Community College. The Contract period will be from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
(C-5) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. - Accept an award in the amount of $40,500 to the Maricopa Community College District for a workforce recruitment and custom training program with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for the expansion of an existing facility in Chandler, Arizona.
(C-6) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - SUPERSHUTTLE INTERNATIONAL - Accept an award in the amount of $37,500 for a Workforce Recruitment and Job Training project with SuperShuttle International for an expansion and relocation that will bring 345 new jobs to Maricopa County
(C-7) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - FOX ANIMATION STUDIOS, INC. - Accept an award in the amount of $200,000 for a Workforce Recruitment and Job Training project with Fox Animation Studios, Inc. for a new facility start up, which will bring 320 new jobs to Maricopa County over a three year period. This award is for the second and third years of a three year project. The first year of the project has been successfully completed.
(C-8) WOMAN'S IMAGES OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Accept a grant in the amount of $147,285 for "Women's Images of Science and Mathematics" (WISE) from the National Science Foundation pending receipt of an award letter.
(C-9) GRANT FROM INTEL EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND KYRENE SCHOOL DISTRICT- Accept a grant in the amount of $35,000 from the Intel Education Foundation and Kyrene School District for second year activities for the Camp INTEL-igence participants.
(C-10) CARL PERKINS II BASIC GRANT FOR FY 96-97 FEDERAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING - Accept a grant in the amount of $517,787 from the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges in Arizona pending receipt of award announcement.
(C-11) OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING REFERRAL PROCESS TRAINING FACILITY CONTRACT FOR 1996-97 - Approve the Occupational Training Contract from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997 with the Department of Economic Security to provide occupational training to JOBS Clients, which covers all MCCCD colleges and centers, except the Skill Center, and reimburses approved training costs incurred by students referred from the JOBS program.
(C-12) OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING REFERRAL (OTR) TRAINING FACILITY CONTRACT - Approve an intergovernmental agreement between Maricopa Skill Center (MSC) and the Arizona Department of Economic Security DES/JOBS Administration for FY July 1, 1996 - June 30, 1997, with a renewal option if the program is continued into the next year.
(C-13) HISPANIC EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Approve the Hispanic Educational Telecommunications Systems (HETS) facilities grant in the amount of $134,419 to South Mountain Community College.
(C-14) ADULT LITERACY AND JOB READINESS TRAINING FY 1996-97 - Approve a continuation of the Interagency Service Agreement for $183,040 from the Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education Division in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). The funding provides Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages classes through Rio Salado Community College for single parents receiving A.F.D.C. (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) benefits and is for the period July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
(C-15) CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR DISTRICT-WIDE PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE PROGRAM - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $805,840.00 to T.S.R. Contracting, Inc., to replace approximately 81,000 sq. yards of pavement at the following colleges and centers: Williams Education Center, Glendale Community College, Phoenix College, Mesa Community College, Rio Main, Rio Tempe, Scottsdale Community College, and South Mountain Community College.
(C-16) CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR THE REMODEL OF THE PARADENTAL BUILDING AND AUDITORIUM AT PHOENIX COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $385,000 to Smith-Haver Builders to remodel the Paradental Building and Auditorium at Phoenix College.
(C-17) CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR THE REMODEL OF BUILDING 426 AT WILLIAMS EDUCATION CENTER - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $429,429 to Triad Technological Corporation to remodel Building 426 at the Williams Education Center for Mesa Community College's Mortuary Science Program.
(C-18) CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR RUNNING TRACKS AT FIVE COLLEGES - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $558,296.00 to Glendale Paving Corporation to repair and convert to metric the running tracks at Phoenix College, Mesa Community College, Glendale Community College, Scottsdale Community College and South Mountain Community College.
(D-2) VOUCHERS - Approve Payroll Vouchers for 5/10/96 and 05/23/96. Accounts Payable Vouchers for 05/01/96, 05/02/96, 05/03/96, 05/06/96, 05/07/96, 05/08/96, 05/09/96, 05/10/96, 05/13/96, 05/14/96, 05/15/96, 05/16/96, 05/17/96, 05/20/96, 05/21/96, 05/22/96, 05/23/96, 05/28/96, 05/29/96, 05/30/96.
(E-1) INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES - CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the award of the upgrading of infrastructure systems at Chandler-Gilbert Community College to Cisco Systems in the amount of $173,188. This contract is to be awarded under State Contract No. 010928AA.
(E-2) INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES - GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the award of the upgrading of infrastructure systems at Glendale Community College to the following vendors: 1) Cisco Systems in the amount of $261,875.75, under State Contract No. 010928AA, for network equipment; and 2) Tel-Data Group in the amount of $62,336.39, under Bid No. 1839-8, for wiring high tech centers.
(E-3) AWARD OF DESKTOP COMPUTER PROJECT BID - Approve the award of Bid No. 1806-4 for the Desktop computer Project to Apple Computer, Inc., and Inacom.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of items B-1 and D-1. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. LaCorte recommended the approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item with the following modifications: page 10 - RE: Romero, Eva M.- change from "Replaces: D.Larmar/D. Bies" to "Replaces: Ann Eller;" page 15 - RE: Katherine Wenzlau - should reflect "new assignment date of 6/26/96;" page 19 - RE: Ron Meikle - change from "full time" to "three-quarter time." Also Dr. LaCorte provided a list of personnel who should have an asterisk by their dates of assignment to indicate that the assignment is "contingent on renewal of the funding source.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Consideration of Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations with the modifications as follows: page 10 - RE: Romero, Eva M.- change from "Replaces: D.Larmar/D. Bies" to "Replaces: Ann Eller;" page 15 - RE: Katherine Wenzlau - should reflect new assignment date of 6/26/96, page 19 - RE: Ron Meikle - change from full time to three-quarter time; and an asterisk be placed by the dates of assignments for Guy Spiesman, Johanna Switzer, Terry Pickeral, Judi Anderson, Judith Kook, Carole Suihkonen, Josephine Valverde, and Nora Martin to reflect that their assignments are contingent on renewal of the funding sources. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-3) RESIDENTIAL FACULTY POLICIES - Dr. LaCorte recommended that the Governing Board approve the recommendations made through the Meet and Confer process.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommendations made for the 1996-97 Residential Faculty Policies through the Meet and Confer process as follows: Faculty members eligible for step advancement will receive a step; a two percent (2%) increase to the base salary effective July 1, 1996; $50,000 will be added to the Faculty Professional Growth Fund; and changes in language which simplify/clarify the Residential Faculty Policy Manual. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-4) CRAFTS POLICIES 1996-97 - Dr. LaCorte recommended that the Governing Board approve the recommendations made for the 1996-97 Craft Policies as presented.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommendations made for the 1996-97 Craft Policies, as follows: Craft members eligible for step advancement will receive a step; a two percent increase to the salary schedule at the mid-point effective July 1, 1996; Craft members who are red-lined will receive a one percent increase; $10,000 will be added to the Crafts Professional Growth Fund; $25,000 for re-initiation of the Crafts/M&O Apprenticeship Training Program; and, $100,000 to fund apprentice interns commencing spring semester 1997. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-4) MARICOPA SKILL CENTER 1996 SALARY AND BENEFITS SURVEY FINAL REPORT - Dr. LaCorte recommended that the Governing Board approve the Classification and Compensation Study completed in March 1996 by Fox Lawson & Associates for implementation 1996-97, recognizing Salary Structure - Option 2, and the placement of all Maricopa Skill Center employees on the salary schedule at the closest step, moving to the higher step, effective July 1, 1996.
Roy Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve the Maricopa Skill Center 1996 Salary and Benefits Survey Final Report by Fox Lawson and Associates, recognizing Salary Structure - Option 2, and the placement of all Maricopa Skill Center employees on the salary schedule at the closest step, moving to the higher step, effective July 1, 1996. Motion carried 4-0.
(D-1) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS - Dr. Glasper recommended that the Governing Board approve the Prior Year Commitments as presented.
Roy Amrein moved that Governing Board approve the Prior Year Commitments as presented. Motion did not carry. The vote was 2-2. Linda Rosenthal and Ed Contreras were opposed.
Dr. Glasper advised the Governing Board of an Auditor General letter outlining the District's legal obligations to pay its commitments. Mr. Contreras asked for further discussion on this item and asked for clarification from Dr. Pollack why the bill was only now coming before the Governing Board for approval. Dr. Pollack explained that the item was a billing payment oversight and the contractor was only paid $30.00, instead of $300.00, which the contractor is rightfully owed. Mr. Contreras asked that these types of items be more closely monitored.
In response to Mrs. Stein's question regarding discussion following a motion which has been voted upon, Janice Bradshaw, General Counsel, indicated that a motion can be made for reconsideration of the item.
Roy Amrein moved that the Governing Board reconsider their vote under Motion No. 8564, and moved that the Governing Board approve the Prior Year Commitments as presented. Motion carried 3-1. Linda Rosenthal was opposed.
(IV-A) Administrative Leaves
(IV-B) Budget Analysis Report
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Regular Meeting on July 23, 1996
The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.