JUNE 27, 2006
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.
Scott Crowley, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
ABSENT: Don Campbell, Member
Maria Harper-Marinick for Rufus Glasper
Gaye Murphy for Debra Thompson
Jim Moore for Anna Solley
Mary Kay Kickels
Pattie Adame-Cardenas for Larry Christiansen
Kay Martens for Ken Atwater
Carl Couch for Art DeCabooter
Brian Tippett for Homero Lopez
Jolyne Ghanatabadi for Gene Giovannini
Todd Simmons for Linda Thor
Jean Ann Abel
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Crowley at 5:30 p.m. It was announced that Dr. Campbell was absent this evening due to a death in the family.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Jerry Walker
ACCA Executive Director Kathy Boyle came forward and a report on the activities and accomplishments of the Arizona Community Association. A copy of her comments is included in the meeting’s packet.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
There were no reports
Acting Chancellor Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick reported that the Maricopa Community Colleges had been recognized at the 15th Annual Arizona Human Rights Dinner for their commitment to inclusion which included sexual orientation. Dr. Harper-Marinick also acknowledged Acting President Jean Ann Abel for her interim service at Glendale Community College.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Elect Reyes Medrano reported that the Council continues to hold regular meeting over the summer months and has been setting objectives for the coming year.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
MAT President Shirley Green came forward to report on the annual executive committee retreat which resulted in five outcomes which they will be working on. These include prioritizing action planning, building community, development of monthly budget, professional leadership development program, and development of a content resource pool.
PSA President Kevin Vahle provided a recap of the PSA employee group’s activities for the last year. A copy of his powerpoint presentation slides are included in this meeting’s minutes. He introduced incoming and outgoing members of the executive committee which included Past-President – Sue Burrola (PC), President-Elect – Rene’e Young (SMCC), Treasurer – Cheryl Badone (PC), Secretary – Carlene Weberg (CGCC), Collaborative Policy Chair – Chris Hoeffler (SCC). Incoming President Rene’e Young came forward next and invited Board Members to this Year’s Summer Conference scheduled for July 21 and 22 at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
There were no reports.
Rio President Dr. Linda Thor introduced Carl Matthusen, General Manager of KJZZ/KBAQ Radio who recapped significant awards won from the Associated Press. There was one third place award, two second place and four first place awards. In addition, five different people won awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
There were no reports.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that the June 15 meetings were hosted by Central Arizona College in Coolidge. AADGB reviewed and revised their bylaws and elected officers. Mrs. Rosenthal will serve as Secretary-Treasurer for the group. CEO evaluations were discussed and the members made favorable comments regarding the Maricopa format. ACCA had a presentation made by Dr. Kjell Kristophersen of CC Benefits on the socioeconomic impact model stsudy. The groups also adopted a revised budget and bylaws, in addition to approving a policy and procedures manual.
Matt Ortega made a report on the 2006 legislative session which concluded its session after 164 days on Thursday, June 22 at 12:12 a.m. He provided the following report:
This session was the 5th longest in state history. A total of 1,453 bills were introduced, 376 of which have been signed and 34 vetoed. The Governor is still considering various bills on her desk until her 10 day deadline reaches its end in the coming days.
• Full funding (base and enrollment growth) were protected.
• Property tax cuts passed with levy limit resets. However, the language as currently adopted has no practical effect on Maricopa's funding.
• Credit/non-credit policy or FTSE changes were not implemented. New annual reporting requirements related to our credit/non-credit courses must be submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee beginning November 1 of this year.
• Legislation impeding academic freedom of our faculty failed to pass.
• Community college oversight mechanisms did not proceed through the legislative process after initial House consideration.
• The 21st Century Fund was appropriated $35 million holding the job training fund harmless. (The 21st Century Fund is to actively engage scientific research, academic and medical institutions that represent both the public and private sectors in order to build and strengthen medical, scientific and engineering research programs with an emphasis on bioscience.)
Three measures related to immigration were placed on the November ballot. In particular, SCR 1031 will affect public programs and higher education if passed by the voters. This measure prohibits the ADE from providing adult education classes to adults who are not citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and prohibits a person who is without legal immigration status and who is enrolled in a public university or community college from receiving tuition waivers, fee waivers, grants, scholarship assistance, financial aid, tuition assistance or any other type of assistance that is subsidized or paid in whole or in part with state monies. The measure also requires each community college and public university to report specified information on December 31 and June 30 of each year to the JLBC.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were no awards or recognitions reported on.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9372
Mrs. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 4-0 (Dr. Campbell was absent).
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. It was noted that item V.B.1 had an addendum. Item V.C.2 was removed by Mrs. Rosenthal.
The following items included on the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – Approve the minutes of May 23, 2006 Regular Governing Board Meeting and the June 13, 2006 Public Hearing/Truth in Taxation Hearing and Special Meeting
B.1. APPROVAL OF FACULTY EMERITUS DISTINCTION – PHOENIX COLLEGE – Award Faculty Emeritus Distinction to Cathee Tankersley, Phlebotomy Program Director and EKG/EEG Program Director at Phoenix College.
C.1. APPROVAL OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS, AND TERMINATIONS – Approve recommended personnel actions as presented with addendum.
C.3. 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 27, 2006.
C.4. APPROVAL OF EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – MARICOPA LEARNS THROUGH SERVICE - Approve the implementation of Maricopa Learns Through Service, an employee development program that utilizes short-term placements for employees outside their regular jobs within the community, with specific learning objectives and evaluation tools for each individual employee who participates.
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS – Approve the curriculum proposals as submitted.
D.2. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Pinal County Community Colleges, on behalf of Central Arizona College (Local Academy) for the 2005-2006 fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. This agreement is for training and support services to be provided to Central Arizona College for an annual fee of $2,500.00.
D.3. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SHOW LOW HIGH SCHOOL – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Show Low School District on behalf of Show Low High School (Local Academy) for the 2005-2006 fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. This agreement is for training and support services to be provided to Show Low High School for an annual fee of $2,500.00.
D.4. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH ESTRELLA HIGH SCHOOL – Approve entry into an agreement on behalf of its colleges with Estrella High School, a charter school, for their dual enrollment program.
D.5. APPROVAL OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NURSING GRANT AWARD – YEAR 2 – SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve an Award of Contract #GO58-05-02 for $370,455 for fiscal year 2006-07 from the Arizona Department of Commerce. This funding is for year two funding of a three year grant for nursing education.
D.6. APPROVAL OF 2006-2007 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 for an additional year.
D.7. APPROVAL OF 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 for an additional year.
D.8. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND DYSART UNIFIED HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT – Extend 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.
D.9. APPROVAL OF UAW-FORD NATIONAL PROGRAM CENTER – GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve a one-year extension of the contract agreement with UAW-Ford in the amount of $35,971 to provide an Educational Center at the Ford Parts Depot located at 1411 South 47th Avenue in Phoenix. UAW-Ford representatives requested that Glendale Community College offer credit and non-credit classes and academic advising services for eligible United Auto Workers (UAW)-Ford represented employees, retirees and their spouses. Glendale Community College will not be charged for the use of facilities. This contract agreement is between UAW-Ford and the Maricopa Community College District through THE INSTITUTE for Business, Industry and Technology at Glendale Community College. The contract period will be from July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007.
D.10. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MCCCD/GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND WESTERN MARICOPA EDUCATION CENTER (WEST-MEC) – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa County Community College District on behalf of Glendale Community College and the Western Maricopa Education Center (WEST-MEC) to offer GCC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes at GCC for WEST-MEC high school students.
D.11. APPROVAL INNOVATING BIOTECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: INCORPORATING NOVEL GENOMICS RESEARCH IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TRUE 2+2+2 EDUCATIONAL PATHWAY GRANT – Accept funding for Year One grant award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $382,275 awarded to Mesa Community College. The federal agency has approved the Year One funding period from 7/01/06 to 6/30/07. This is three-year grant, with each additional year of funding contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the project.
D.12. APPROVAL OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRANT FOR NURSING PROGRAMS CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Accept an award for the Community College Grant for Nursing Programs from the Arizona Department of Commerce in the amount of $171,696.00 to Chandler-Gilbert Community College. This represents funding for year two of this project funding which will be available from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Year one funding was $164,250 and funding of $185,170 has been requested for year three.
D.13. APPROVAL OF ENFERMERAS EN ESCALERA (E3): NURSES ON A LADDER – HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION: NURSING EDUCATION, PRACTICE, AND RETENTION GRANT - Accept funding for Year Two of a grant award from the Health Resources and Services Administration in the amount of $166,792 awarded to Mesa Community College. The federal agency has approved the Year Two funding period from 7/01/06 to 6/30/07. This grant will commence upon receipt of Governing Board approval. This is three-year grant, with each additional year of funding contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the project.
D.14. APPROVAL OF FACILITIES USE LICENSE AND EDUCATINAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC., AND GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the License for Use of Facilities and Agreement for Educational Services between Johnson Controls, Inc. and GateWay Community College, the term of the contract to run from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009.
D.15. APPROVAL OF CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) GRANT – FACTORY WISE: PREPARING UNDERSERVED STUDENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREERS IN HIGHLY AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING – Approve a third and final year funding in the amount of $298,409 for the Factory Wise grant awarded to the Maricopa Skill Center and the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. The third year funding will conclude on or about June 30, 2007.
D.16. APPROVALOF COOPERATION MASTER CONTRACT AND MEDICINE SAFETY TRAINING SUBCONTRACT WITH THE CHINA MEDICINE EDUCATIN ASSOCIATION – Approve the Cooperation Master Contract and Medicine Safety Training Subcontract (“Contract”) with the China Medicine Education Association (CMEA). These documents, when taken together establish Mesa Community College’s Business and Industry Institute as the exclusive distance education delivery partner providing training in the safe usage of medicine.
D.17. APPROVAL OF 2006-2007 ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRANT FOR NURSING PROGRAMS – ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Accept year two of a three-year award for the Community College Grant for Nursing Programs from the Arizona Department of Commerce in the amount of $159,250. The first year funding of $79,625 was for the time period September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. The second year funding of $159,250 will be available from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Year three funding of $121,416 will be requested for the time period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.
D.18. APPROVAL OF GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL L2007-2009 TECHNOLOGY PLAN - Approve the GateWay Early College High School 2007-2009 Technology Plan.
E.1. APPROVAL OF LEASE OF CLASSROOM AND OFFICE SPACE AT 145 NORTH CENTENNIAL WAY, MESA, ARIZONA – Approve a lease with the City of Mesa for the fourth floor condominium at 145 N. Centennial Way from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2007.
E.2. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR DISTRICT-WIDE ANNUAL SUMMER PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE – Approve a awarding a contract in the amount of Five Hundred Fifty-Three Thousand Three Hundred Ninety-Six and 44/100ths Dollars ($553,396.44) to Southwest Slurry Seal, Inc.to provide annual preventive maintenance and rehabilitation of the asphalt paving at twenty-seven parking lots at the following locations: CGCC, EMCC, GCC, MCC, MCC @ Red Mountain, RSC, SCC, SMCC, & Williams.
E.3. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW PAINT SHOP AND STUDENT CENTER ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Seven Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Dollars ($799,000.00) to The S.J. Anderson Company for a new Paint Shop and electrical improvements at Scottsdale Community College.
E.4. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR PARKING LOT RECONSTRUCTION AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Two Hundred Eight-Four Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($284,000.00) to Visus Engineering Construction, Inc.for the reconstruction of a parking lot at GateWay Community College
E.5. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR CAMPUS ENTRYWAY IMPROVEMENTS AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Four Hundred Sixty-Seven Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($467,000.00) to Visus Engineering Construction, Inc. for campus entry improvements at Glendale Community College.
E.6. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR EXPANSION OF THE GUADALUPE CENTER AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Provide conceptual approval for the expansion and minor remodeling of the Guadalupe Center at South Mountain Community College.
E.7. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER TO REPLACE ROOF OF STUDENT UNION AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve a change order in the amount Three Hundred Thirty-One Thousand Two Hundred Eighty-Once and no/100ths Dollars ($331,281.00) to Jokake Construction to replace the roof of the Student Union at Glendale Community College.
F.1. APPROVAL OF COURSE FEE ADDITION – GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the proposed addition of the course fee of $15 for AJS151AA Arizona Concealed Weapon Permit to the adopted fee schedule for Glendale Community College. The fee will be effective Summer II Semester 2006.
F.2. APPROVAL OF 2006-07 STUDENT INSURANCE PROGRAM RENEWAL – Approve the renewal of our student insurance policies per the attached scheduled for FY 2006-07.
F.3. APPROVAL OF FY2006-2007 FEE SCHEDULE FOR MARICOPA SKILL CENTER – Approve the proposed program lab fees for the new Cosmetology programs at MSC.
F.4. APPROVAL OF RIO SALADO COLLEGE DENTAL ASSISTING COURSE FEES – Approve revised course fees for the Rio Salado College Dental Assisting Program.
F.5. APPROVAL OF FY 2006-2007 PROPOSED BUDGET – GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL – Approve the 2006-2007 proposed budget for GateWay Early College High School in the amount of $1,479,499.
F.6. APPROVAL OF FY 2006-2007 PROPOSED BUDGET & SCHOOL CALENDAR – TEACHER PREPARATION CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL – Approve the FY 2006-07 Proposed Budget in the amount of $554,073 and School Calendar.
MOTION NO. 9373
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of Action Item V.C.2 which was removed. Motion approved 4-0 (Dr. Campbell – absent).
C.2. 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), Maricopa and EMCC Southwest Skill Centers, Professional Staff Association (PSA), Residential Faculty, Specially Funded, and the Crafts Apprenticeship Program. The summaries of changes have previously been provided to the Governing Board Members for their review.
MOTION NO. 9374
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Action Item V.C.2 which was removed for explanation of amendments. Motion approved 4-0 (Dr. Campbell – absent).
G.1 PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BUDGET FY 2006-2006 – GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL – President Crowley requested that any citizens wishing to comment on this item come forward.
No citizens came forward.
G.2. PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BUDGET & SCHOOL CALENDAR FY 2006-2007 – TEACHER PREPARATION CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL – President Crowley requested that any citizens wishing to comment on this item come forward.
No citizens came forward. Mrs. Rosenthal commented that 74 students were projected to be served, however only 65 students are enrolled. Would like it to be known that there needs to be a better report next year.
G.3. ADOPTION OF PROPOSED BUDGET FY 2006-2007 – GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL – Adopt the 2006-2007 proposed budget for GateWay Early College High School (GWECHS) in the amount of $1,479,499.
MOTION NO. 9375
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Action Item V.G.3 - Adoption Of Proposed Budget Fy 2006-2007 – Gateway Early College High School. Motion approved 4-0 (Dr. Campbell – absent).
G.4. ADOPTION OF PROPOSED BUDGET & SCHOOL CALENDAR FY 2006-2007 – TEACHER PREPARATION CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL – Adopt the FY 2006-07 Proposed Budget in the amount of $554,073 and School Calendar.
MOTION NO. 9376
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Action Item V.G.4 - Adoption Of Proposed Budget & School Calendar FY 2006-2007 – Teacher Preparation Charter High School. Motion approved 4-0 (Dr. Campbell – absent).
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the ElevenMonths Ended May 31, 2006
Expenditure analysis indicates 83.1% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 82.3% expended at this same point in time last year. 10.5% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 11.8% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 95.6% of the budget has been recognized to date. Projected fund balance will increase by about $0.8 million during this fiscal year. 5.2% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be unexpended and projected ending fund balance for June 2006 is $79.4 million and equates to about 45 days of operating budget, or more than six payrolls.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be on July 25, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary