JUNE 25, 2002
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. §38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Nancy Stein, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Bob Bendotti for Gina Kranitz
John Neibling for Art DeCabooter
Ernie Lara for Homero Lopez
Todd Simmons for Linda Thor
Maria Hesse for Arnette Ward
Nick Balich, Absent
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Nancy Stein.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 6:25 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:33 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mr. Eastin led the assembly in the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America.
No citizens came forward.
The presence of students from Quentin Bogart's ASU EDU533 Community College Class was acknowledged.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Mr. Eastin reported on the ACCT Regional Conference held the previous week in Las Vegas, at which four members were in attendance.
Dr. Gaskin reported on the press conference pertaining to the Genomics Conference to be held Wednesday, June 26 at the Flinn Foundation. He also spoke about the funding ($35-40 million) that has become available for teacher education through the U.S. Department of Education. There is a July 17 deadline but it is hoped that grant requests submitted for this will prove to be approved.
There was no report.
There was no report.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Rachel Hollingsworth, outgoing President of the Professional Staff Association, came forward to report on the highlights of the
2001- 2002 academic year. Accomplishments included a successful PSA Summer Conference, the Annual Leadership Retreat, a Holiday Luncheon, a new website, the Climate Survey, Seminar Day, and the social event at the Bank One Ballpark. Barbara Vance, Chair of the PSA Internship Committee, reported that five employees had been placed into internship positions for in-house training. Renee Young, Chair of the PSA Paid Educational Leave Committee, reported that five employees had been granted educational leaves to complete their Master's and Bachelor's Degrees. It was reported that Debbie Bies, Program Advisor at Scottsdale Community College, would be serving as PSA President for 2002-2003.
Dr. Anna Solley, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Ms. Rosemary Kesler, Faculty Association President; and Ms. Kate Dillon Hogan, District Director for Transfer and Articulation, made a presentation pertaining to the implementation of new faculty hiring qualifications. These qualifications were put in place as a result of the discontinuation of faculty certification at the State Board level. They described current practices, as well as the prior process of having the State Board certify and then Maricopa evaluating credentials. It was reported that Instructional Councils at the Maricopa Community College District have always expected more from faculty than the credentials approved for at the State Level. This has been a transitional year as qualifications have been reviewed and standardized, followed by the development of training and support documents, ongoing Instructional Council input, and continual review of the hiring process. It was further confirmed that MCCD's hiring qualifications are of the highest caliber and will continue to be so.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT
Art Betancourt, President Elect, and Lindsay Monchamp, Vice President Elect of the MCC Student Government Group, came
forward to introduce themselves and report that they were anxiously looking forward to being present at the upcoming academic year's board meetings in order to the report on their group's activities.
STATE BOARD REPORT
There was no report
Linda Rosenthal reported on the June 20 meetings during which the group reviewed 2002 state legislation, a seminar on Politics 101, the finalization of 2002-03 dues, and new responsibilities as a result of the downsizing of the State Board. Both groups elected new officers. Mrs. Rosenthal will serve as president of AADGB.
There was no report.
Governing Board Member Gene Eastin offered his commendation to Chad Douwstra for the excellent job he did in reporting on legislative results for the past legislative session.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were none.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Stein requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9111
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Stein asked for any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Rufus Glasper requested that item B-1
be removed, Mrs. Rosenthal requested that item C-2 be removed, and Mrs. Stein requested that items B-4 and B-5 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the May 28, 2002 Governing Board Meeting and the June 4, 2002 Public Meeting & Strategic Conversation.
(B-2) RECOMMENDATION FOR THE GOVERNING BOARD ADOPTION OF THE MARICOPA GUIDING PRNCIPLES - adopt the Maricopa Guiding Principles as drafted in May 2001 in accordance with the charge from the Governing Board and the subsequent code-building event.
(B-3) RECOMMENDATION FOR THE GOVERNING BOARD ADOPTION OF THE MARICOPA STRATEGIC PLAN - Adopt the Maricopa Community College Strategic Plan as proposed.
(B-6) REASSIGNMENT OF VICE CHANCELLOR FOR HUMAN RESOURCES RESPONSIBILITIES - Approve that all responsibilities currently assigned under all Maricopa Community College District policy manuals to the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources be temporarily reassigned to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Administration, or his designee. This assignment will continue until the Governing Board later modifies or rescinds this order.
(C-1) CURRICULUM - Approve the curricula as proposed.
(C-3) 2002-2003 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGES' GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND AGUA FRIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - AGUA FRIA AND MILLENNIUM CAMPUSES - 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 for an additional year.
(C-4) 2002-2003 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGES' GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND BUCKEYE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Extend an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and Buckeye Union High School District to continue the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College for an additional year.
(C-5) 2002-2003 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGES' GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND DYSART UNIFIED HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Extend an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and Dysart Unified High School District to continue the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College for an additional year.
(C-6) 2002-2003 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGES' GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND TOLLESON UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - TOLLESON AND WESTVIEW CAMPUSES AND THE CONTINUING EDUCATION ACADEMY - 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 for an additional year.
(C-7) MARICOPA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTER (MATEC) - DISSEMINATION GRANT - Accept an award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $900,000 to the Maricopa Community College District for the seventh, eighth and ninth years of support for the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC). This award period is July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2005.
(C-8) MATH AND PARENTS PARTNERSHIP IN THE SOUTHWEST (MAPPS) - Accept Subcontract Modification No. 4 with the University of Arizona for the Math and Parent Partnership in the Southwest Project (MAPPS) in the amount of $243,487 to continue support for collaborative activities with the Office of Public School Programs (OPSP) through June 30, 2003.
(C-9) CARL PERKINS III BASIC GRANT FOR FY 02-03 FEDERAL VOCATINAL EDUCATION FUNDING - Accept the Carl Perkins III grant for FY 02-03 in the amount of $952,123 from the Arizona Department of Education pending official notification of approved award by same agency. The grant funds will be used to support occupational students.
(C-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MCCCD AND MARICOPA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT/HEAD START PROGRAM - Accept an intergovernmental agreement for $40,000 from the Maricopa County Human Services Department/Head Start Program. Under the IGA, the Human Services Department will pay MCCCD for tuition, supplies and appropriate fees for eligible parents of Head Start children and Head Start Program staff. The IGA is effective and covers expenses from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2004.
(D-1) IGA FOR POLICE SERVICES AT THE WILLIAMS CAMPUS - Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University East (ASUE), the Maricopa County Community College District and the Maricopa County Regional School District on behalf of the Williams Community School relating to police services at the Williams Campus.
(D-2) CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW SOFTBALL FIELD AND DUGOUTS AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of one hundred eleven thousand five hundred thirty-eight and 67/100ths dollars ($111,538.67) to Valley Crest for the construction of a new softball field with dugouts at Paradise Valley Community College.
(D-3) CONTRACT AWARD FOR SIDEWALK AND FIRE LANE IMPROVEMENTS AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of eight hundred fifteen thousand and no/100ths dollars to Archon, Inc. for firelane and ADA sidewalk improvements at Glendale Community College.
(D-4) ONE YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER - Approve a one-year contract extension in the amount of one hundred forty-two thousand eight hundred and no/100ths dollars ($142,800.00) plus insurance to Timothy W. Keneipp, A.I.A., to provide consulting services to manage capital projects for the District's G.O. Bond program and Revenue Bond Program.
(D-5) PROPERTY SALE TO CITY OF MESA FOR BUS BAY AND SHELTER AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the sale of a narrow strip of land for a Bus Bay and Shelter along Southern Avenue at Mesa Community College in the amount of Thirteen Thousand and no/100ths dollars ($13,000.00).
(D-6) CONTRACT AWARD FOR PARKING LOT "C" RECONSTRUCTION AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of one hundred thirty-eight thousand and no/100ths dollars ($138,000.00) to Archon, Inc., Contractor for the reconstruction of Parking Lot "C" at Mesa Community College.
(E-1) MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CAMPUS NETWORK UPGRADE - Approve the purchase of Cisco network electronics to fulfill phase IV of the college's convergence project. This phase will allow for the "transport" of voice/data/video over a "converged" Internet protocol (IP) network. This network will also position MCC for the implementation of new PeopleSoft and course management applications. This purchase is to be funded through the GO BOND acquisition process. The package totals $650,000.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9112
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of items B-1, B-4, B-5, and C-2. Motion carried 5-0.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9113
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATINS, RETIREMENTS, AND TERMINATIONS - Approve the proposed personnel action as presented with the additional separations of Samuel Martinez at South Mountain Community College effective June 25, 2002 and Maria Olivas at Phoenix College effective June 25, 2002, and also the rescission of retirement for Lynda Randolph. Dr. Fred Gaskin also presented the proposed employment of Steven Helfgot to the position of vice Chancellor for Student Development and Community Affairs effective August 5, 2002.
Mrs. Rosenthal moved that the personnel actions be approved as presented, with the exception of the employment approval of Steven Helfgot to the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Community Affairs beginning August 5, 2002. She expressed her support for the hiring of Nancy Jordan to this position. She also stated that should Dr. Helfgot be hired, she would work cooperatively with him in areas of mutual concern.
The motion to approve the proposed personnel action was restated to exclude Dr. Helfgot from the approval. This motion was approved 5-0.
Dr. Don Campbell made a motion to approve the employment of Dr. Steven Helfgot to the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Community Affairs beginning August 5, 2002. Mr. Contreras commented that he had received numerous e-mails favoring the employment of Nancy Jordan to this position. Mr. Eastin and Mrs. Stein indicated that their constituencies had proposed the employment of Dr. Helfgot. Dr. Campbell indicated that he would support the Chancellor in his choice and hold him accountable for the responsibilities of this position. Motion approved 3-2 (Mrs. Rosenthal and Mr. Contreras voted no).
MOTION MOTION NO. 9114
(B-4) PROPOSED GOVERNING BOARD POLICY AWARDING OF EMERITUS DISTINCTION - Adopt the proposed policy on Awarding of Emeritus Distinction.
Linda Rosenthal moved for adoption of the proposed policy on Awarding of Emeritus Distinction. Motion carried 5-0.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9115
(B-5) EMPLOYEE POLICY MANUALS - Approve the Employee Group Policy Manuals as proposed through collaborative policy development discussions with Professional Staff Association, Management-Administrative & Technological , Maintenance & Operations, Crafts, College Safety, Chancellor's Executive Council, Skill Center, Specially Funded, Adjunct Faculty and Residential Faculty employee groups.
Linda Rosenthal moved for approval of the Employee Group Policy Manuals as proposed through collaborative policy development discussions with Professional Staff Association, Management-Administrative & Technological , Maintenance & Operations, Crafts, College Safety, Chancellor's Executive Council, Skill Center, Specially Funded, Adjunct Faculty and Residential Faculty employee groups. Motion carried 5-0.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9116
(C-2) SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND CAVE CREEK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT TO OFFER NONCREDIT CLASSES IN CAVE CREEK - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Scottsdale Community College and the Cave Creek Unified School District to offer noncredit classes in Cave Creek.
Mrs. Rosenthal commented that she wished to speak for the role that Paradise Valley Community College has played in also working with the Cave Creek Unified School District, along with Scottsdale Community College. Dr. Gaskin acknowledged that he has spoken to Dr. DeCabooter about this as well and that it is recognized that both Scottsdale Community College and Paradise Valley Community College are to work jointly in partnership with the Cave Creek Unified School District.
Linda Rosenthal moved for approval of the Intergovernmental Agreement between Scottsdale Community College and the Cave Creek Unified School District to offer noncredit classes in Cave Creek. Motion carried 5-0.
(VI.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Eleven Months Ending May 31, 2002
Dr. Glasper commented that the state legislative session ended with no further reductions being taken and that the projected ending fund balance as of June, 2002 for the Maricopa Community College District was $67.4 million, or 53 days of operating budget. The sale of revenue bonds will result in the savings of $1.4 million.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be a Regular Meeting
scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on July 23, 2002 at the District Office.
Dr. Raul Cardenas was acknowledged on his upcoming retirement and attendance at his very last board meeting. Appreciation for his excellent contribution to the Maricopa Community College District was expressed and he was wished well on his retirement.
The meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary