JULY 22, 1997
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, Ed Contreras, Secretary, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Gene Eastin, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Marilyn Anderson for Rufus Glasper. Ron Bleed, William Waechter, Janice Bradshaw, Gina Kranitz for Raul Cardenas, Gail Mee for Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Joyce Jackson for Homero Lopez, Morris Johnson for J. Marie Pepicello, Fred Gaudet for Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Tessa Martinez Pollack, Patti Johnson for Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Nancy Stein.
There was no executive session.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
BOARD EVALUATION PROCESS
Mrs. Stein explained the Board Evaluation Process to the assembly.
Dr. Jonathan Weisbuck, Director for the Arizona Department of Public Health came forward to present information relating to the need for to request that the Governing Board adopt a policy requiring an immunization program for students before matriculation
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
1. Ed Contreras reported that he attended the ACCT Conference for the Western and Pacific Regions in Keystone, Colorado and was elected as the Chairman for the Minority Affairs Committee for the Pacific Region.
2. Linda Rosenthal reported that she attended the ACCT Conference for the Western and Pacific Regions in Keystone, Colorado, where she co-presented a session on a session entitled "Implementing a Vision of Board Leadership," and facilitated two round table sessions. Mrs. Rosenthal also facilitated a strategic conversation at the conference breakfast attended by Arizona trustees, which addressed issues relating to the first topic as suggested by the Charette. We received. The strategic conversation boklet was well received and orders are currently coming in, and faciliated a stratetgic on The manual on strategic conversations developed
3. Mr. Eastin reported taht he visited Paradise Valley Community College to see their their Institutional Effectiveness and gave credit to Gina Kranitz for their fine program.
4. Don Campbell - no report.
5. Nancy Stein expressd appreciation to Faculty Member Judy Haberman for her submission of her Sabbatical Final Report. Mrs. Stein reported that she attended the ACCT Conference for the Western and Pacific Regions in Keystone, Colorado.
Dr. Elsner gave a short serman on the passing of Carolyn Desjardines and Helena Howell and on their conttibutions and dedication they provided.
Dr. Elsner provided information on the international conference on Thinking in Singapore. Twenty six hundred people were in attendance and Sixteen Southeast countries were reprsetend. The conference was held to address concerns that Singapore is losing its global competencies causing a loss of position in the world. One of the issues Addressed was the issue of Singapore students not "thinking out of the box" and solutions for that issue.
Dr. Elsner indicated that a debriefing session will be held in September for those District faculty who participated in the teaching program at Wuyi University. Observations received from the returning faculty included a change of perception of themselves resulting from their experience. Give an explanation of how the students realized their resources whtin themselves and other students due to the different treaching techniques.
There was no report.
There was no report.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There was no report.
There were no reports.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
There were no reports.
There was no report, as no meeting was held.
REWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were none.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Linda Rosenthal moved that agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
Mrs. Stein if there were any requests to remove items OF CONSENT from the Consent Agenda. Gene Eastin requested that Item C-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Nancy Stein requested that Item D-9 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Ed Contreras requested that Item E-4 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the June 24, 1997 Governing Board Meeting.
(D-1) CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE NEW MULTIPURPOSE CLASSROOM BUILDING AND VARIOUS REMODELING PROJECTS AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $7,464,100.00 to Cohen Contracting, Inc. to construct the Paradise Valley Community College project which includes the new Multipurpose Classrom, A Building Remodeling, H Building Remodeling, Central Plant/Shipping-Receiving Remodeling and Utilities.
(D-2) CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE NEW LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER AND LIBRARY BUILDING, NEW CLASSROOM BUILDING, AND NEW CENTRAL PLANT BUILDING AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE- Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $12,327,000.00 to Conelly Swinerton Construction, Inc. to construct the following new buildings at Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Learning Resource Center and Library Building, new Classroom/Labs Building, and new Central Plant Building. This project also includes related site and utilities infrastructure work.
(D-3) CONTRACT AWARD FOR THEATRE LIGHTING SYSTEMS AT THREE COLLEGES - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $256,444.00 to Corbins Service Electric to replace theatre lighting systems at Phoenix College, Glendale Community College, and Scottsdale Community College.
(D-4) CONTRACT AWARD FOR ATHLETIC FIELD LIGHTING AT SEVEN COLLEGES - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $196,150.00 to Sellers & Sons, Inc. to replace sub-standard lighting for football fields and tennis courts at seven colleges.
(D-5) CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR A NEW HIGH TECH CLASSROOM AND LAB BUILDING AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Grant conceptual approval for a new High Tech Classroom and Lab Building at South Mountain Community College and that this item be submitted to the State Board for its action.
(D-6) EASEMENT TO CONTINENTAL HOMES, INC. FOR RETENTION BASIN AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the following: a) Granting an easement to Continental Homes, Inc. for a water drainage retention basin at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, and b) Forwarding this item to the State Board for its action.
(D-7) EASEMENT TO TCG PHOENIX FOR UTILITIES ACCESS AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the following: a) Granting an easement to TCG Phoenix for underground fiber optics cabling at Mesa Community College, and b) Forwarding this item to the State Board for its action.
(D-8) SPECIAL WARRANTY DEED TO CITY OF CHANDLER FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY AT SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the following: a) Granting a special warranty deed to the City of Chandler for the right of way associted with a new road at the southwest corner of Chandler-Gilbert College, and b) Forwarding this item to the State Board for its action.
(D-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH PHOENIX UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Authorize entry into an intergovernmental agreement with Phoenix Union High School District in conjunction with the Phoenix Urban Systemic Initiative Project to provide support of the High School Collaborative Peer Teachers, Interactive Mathematics Program components, and professional development program for participating teachers.
(D-11) JAPAN FOUNDATION AWARD - MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Accept the Japan Foundation award in the amount of $81,205 for a three year period. The award will commence in August 1997, and will continue through May 15, 2000.
(D-12) MARICOPA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTER (MATEC) - Accept an award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $892,940 to the Maricopa Community College District for the second year of support for the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This award is for the second project year from September 1, 1997 to August 31, 1998.
(D-13) ARIZOAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD - DOPACO, INC. - Accept an award in the amount of $43,000.00 to the Maricopa Community College District for a workforce recruitment and custom training program with Dopaco, Inc. for the start-up of their operations in Phoenix, Arizona.
(E-1) INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES - DISTRICT SUPPORT SERVICES CENTER - Approve the award for the upgrading of the hardware infrastructure system at the District Support Services Center to Cisco Systems in an amount of $420,000. This contract is to be awarded under Bid No. 1902-2.
(E-2) INFRASRUCTURE UPGRADES - MARICOPA SKILL CENTER - Approve the award for the upgrading of the hardware infrastructure system at the Maricopa Skill Center to Cisco Systems in an amount of $125,000. This contract is to be awarded under Bid No. 1902-2.
(E-3) INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES - GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the award for the upgrading of the hardware infrastructure system at GateWay Community College to Cisco Systems in an amount of $550,000. This contract is to be awarded under Bid No. 1902-2.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of items C-1, D-9, and E-4. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CHANGE OF BOARD POLICY - VISION AND VALUE STATEMENT - Amended the Vision and Values Statements by substituting the word "employees" for all uses of the term "faculty and staff." Mrs. Rosenthal made a motion (reference Motion No. 8672) that the categories of employee groups be substituted for the word, "employees," in the section "Value Employees" of the Value Statement, thereby indicating the importance of all employees. Mr. Eastin concurred with Mrs. Rosenthal's recommendation. Mrs. Stein made a motion (reference Motion No. 8671) that the names for the emplooye group organizations be substituted for the word, "employees", in the Vision Statement with the intent that the word, "employees", thereafter refers to the employee groups throughout the Vision and Values Statements. Mrs. Rosenthal suggested that employee groups may possibily change the names of their organizations from time to time, which would impact the wording of the Vision and Values Statements whenever a change is made. In response to a question by Mr. Contreras regarding the representation of employees by the employee group organizations, Dr. Waechter indicated that the various employee groups represent all employees in matters of salary and working conditions. Dr. Campbell and Mr. Contreras questioned the need for changing the word "employees" in the Value Employees section of the Values Statement.
Nancy Stein moved that the word "employees" in the Vision Statement as be substituted with "Residential Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Chancellor's Executive Council, Professional Staff Association, Management, Administrative and Technical Association, and the Maintenance and Operations, and Crafts Associations, hereinafter referred to in the Vision Statement and Values Statement as "Employees". Motion was defeated 1-4. Mrs. Rosenmthal, Mr. Eastin, Dr. Campbell, and Mr. Contreras were opposed.
Lindas Rosenthal moved that in the value Satement, Value Employees, as recommended in Item B-1, be changed to substituting the word "employees" with "residential faculty, adjunct faculty, administration, professional support staff, and crafts and maintenance and operations personnel". Motion carried 3-2. Mr. Contreras and Dr. Campbell were opposed.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board amend its Vision and Values Statements by substituting the word "employees" for all uses of the term "faculty and staff", with the exception of the Value, "Value Employees", which was revised under Motion No. 8672. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Waechter recommended the approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements, and Terminations Item. Mr. Eastin expressed concern that tw of the recommended hires were for the same level of salary, with one having a high school diploma and one a doctorate degree. Mr. Eastin also expressed concern at the level of the salary. Ron Bleed responded that both employee recommendations were for short term employment to work on special projects. The recommended salary is commensurate with the technology industry standard and if hiring the personnel through a contract agency, the cost for their services would be much higher to the District. Both personnel requests were for "Step G". Mr. Contreras inquired as to how the step is determined. Dr. Waechter responded that due to the demand and competition for "technology" personnel a different wage scxale for the services will most likely have to be developed. In response to an inquiry by Mr. Contreras regarding Grade 99 and Step A for specially funded employees, Dr. Waechter indicated specially funded employees are paid what the special funds allow. The level of salary does not always fall on the salary grid. External factors are involved.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Govenring Board approve the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item. Motion carried 4-1. Mr. Eastin was opposed.
(D-9) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT - CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with Central Arizona College (CAC) to offer the programs of Child Development Associate, Dietetic Education and Farm Management in Maricopa County. Mrs. Stein inquired as to the length of the agreement. Bertha Landrum responded that the agreement is for one year and renewable annually.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with Central Arizona College (CAC) to offer programs of Child Development Associate, Dietetic Education, and Farm Management in Maricopa County. Motion carried 5-0.
(E-4) FIBER OPTIC INSTALLATION - ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the award for cabling infrastructure system at Estrella Mountain Community College to Compel in an amount of $88,650.64. This contract is to be awarded under Bid No. 2000-4. Compel was the second lowest bidder. Mr. Contreras inquired how Compel was chosen as the contractor. Ron Bleed responded that the lowest bidder, AZNet, refused to respond to a specific timeline. Mr. Contreras asked that a revised item be supplied for the record to reflect the justification for selection for the second lowest bidder.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve an award for cabling infrastructure system at Estrella Mountain Community College to Compel in an amount of $88,650.64. motion carried 5-0.
(VI-A) Contract Award for the New Applied Science and Language/Community Buildings at Scottsdale Community College
(VI-B) Proposed Adoption of Priority Ends for Monitoring, 1997-98 First Reading
Mr. Eastin expressed concern that, realistically, it is not possible to measure conpetencies for all items under
2) Outcomes for Students, such as aesthetic appreciation of literature, art, and music. He suggested this end needs revision. Mrs. Rosenthal suggested that the academic deans work toward coming to some kind of consensus as a district for the definition of "competence". Dr. de los Santos reported that faculty are now developing learning outcomes for MCCCD, following the work and study by several instructional councils. The results will hopefuly be ready to present to an educational committee for review the first part of September. Following that review, changes will be made and brought forward to the curriculum committee for review. It is hoped that the learning outcomes will be nrought before the Governing Board within one year. Some colleges are already working on plans for assesing students. Dr. de los Santos suggested that the Board invite two of the cølleges to bring forward their assessment programs. Futher discussion was held that it is important that the District offer avenues or opportunities for the aesthetics.
(VII-A) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 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:
Strategic Conversation to be held at Scottsdale Community College
August 12, 1997
The meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.