JULY 23, 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.
Donald R. Campbell, President, Nancy Stein, Secretary, Ed Contreras, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member, Roy C. Amrein, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Ron Bleed, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Rufus Glasper, Janice Bradshaw, Arnette Ward, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Tessa Martinez Pollack
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Campbell.
There was no executive session.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
Jamey Taylor, representing himself, appeared before the Governing Board regarding additional fees charged to students to audit classes. Mr. Taylor stated that even though Ron Etter from Mesa Community College had met with him to explain the audit fee, Mr. Taylor was still unclear why the fee is charged to students. Dr. Campbell explained that he was in receipt of a report of Ron Etter's explanation for the audit fees, and that it appeared the fee is a part of the District's revenue stream. Mr. Taylor had no further questions.
Dr. Elsner referred to policy governance item, which was on this evening's agenda for First Reading, as a milestone for the Maricopa Community College District, changes in fundamental processes would be coming forward in the policy governance of the Governing Board, and he looked forward to speaking to this item further at the time when the item was up for discussion in the agenda.
Dr. Elsner reported that he attended a Minority Coalition meeting in the past week. Dr. Elsner indicated that the meeting offered many differenct pserspectives, but he expressed concern that there appears to be a general state of confusion regarding how the District uses data, waht data is given and how that data is desemminated to the community. He further stated that a system needs to be developed regarding the desmination of information to the internal and external communities.
Dr. Elsner was in attendance meetings at the Strategic Planning Office at the Governor's office, which were also attended by the newly-appointed Director of Corrections Terry Stewart. Dr. Elsner indicated that there appears to be a major shift in philosophy on education's role in the prison system and expressed interest in new developments, such as the development massive prison facility at south of Buckeye where integration of an education program is planned. Dr. Elsner anticipated that the District, particularly Rio Salado Community College, may have a large role in this development, as programs are consolidated for educational purposes to move the inmates back out into the community.
Dr. Elsner indicated that community colleges will most likely be playing a role in rehabilitative and tranining programs due to the Welfare Reform Act. Resources could be forthcoming to the community colleges from those programs, as well as School-to-Work programs.
Dr. Elsner reported on the following roles and responsiblities for the following college presidents and campuses for second or outreach centers: - Mesa Community College is authorized to move forward on planning its second campus in East Mesa area as a one college-two campus concept.
There was no report.
STATE BOARD REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that she participated in a teleconference regarding the jointly-planned Charette on the Future on Community Colleges, which is scheduled for September 4-6, 1996, was discussed. Mrs. Rosenthal indicated that materials for the Charette are to be submitted by August 1.
Jack Lunsford reported that at the Special Session of the Legislature the previous week, the Property Tax Relief Plan Truth in Taxation passed, and that Proposition 101 will be on the ballot. Mr. Lunsford also reported that air quality was a major discussion issue. In response to Mrs. Rosenthal's inquiry if more information on Proposition 101 would be forthcoming, Mr. Lunsford indicated that information will be provided at the time when information on all ballot propositions are sent out.
There was no report.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
1. Ed Contreras - no report.
2. Roy Amrein - no report.
3. Linda Rosenthal reported that she attended a Women's Political Caucus luncheon and participated in a panel discussion with the County School Superintendent and a representative from the Superintendent of Instruction's staff. She also attended the Righting the Standard Conference which was held at the Camelback Inn and for which she congratulated Dr. Pollack for her work and coordination, and two outreach breakfasts at Glendale Community College - one of which was a triethnic breakfast. Mrs. Rosenthal made several visits to Sun City and reported on the enthusiasm of the people for the new Rio facility, did a walk-thru of the new Rio facility, and attended a RISE Institute class. Mrs. Rosenthal also reported that she will be attending an ACCT summer retreat and board meeting near Washington D.C.
4. Nancy Stein reported that she attended the Righting the Standard Conference, a meeting sponsored by the Hispanic Council, and a Governing Board retreat regarding policy governance.
5. Don Campbell reported that he attended the triethnic breakfast at Glendale Community College and the Governing Board retreat regarding policy governance.
There was no report.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Scott Kozak, out-going PSA President, thanked the Governing Board for their support during his term as PSA President and introduced Gerry Bradshaw as incoming PSA President He recognized Dr. Bleed, Dr. Glasper, Dr. de los Santos, and Dr. Waechter for their help in the forward movement made over the previous year. Mr. Kozak also recognized and thanked Dr. Waechter, Dr. Pepicello and Dr. Thor for their participation and help during the collaborative process.
Irwin Noyes, Dean of Instruction, Scottsdale Community College, introduced employees from the Salt River Indian Community, who came forward to give an overview of their Youth Leadership Program. Benny Thomas, Assistant Director for Post Secondary Education for the Salt River Tribal Community, explained that the purpose of the program is to acquaint high school students with the community college enrollment process and help the students attain skills to successfully integrate into the community college population. Allison Thomas and Cecelia Anton, facilitators for the program, gave an overview of the skills, such as esteem building and connection building skills, that are worked on with the students. Three students from the program came forward and gave testimony to the effect that the program has had on their lives and to the enjoyment they have received from the program. In response to Mrs. Stein's question regarding the length of the program, Mr. Thomas indicated that it occurs over both summer sessions. In response to Mr. Contreras' question on how many students participate in the program, Mr. Thomas indicated that eleven students were enrolled at the beginning of this year and currently thirteen students are participating. Mr. Thomas made a request to the Governing Board regarding the possibility of transferring surplus MCCCD computers to recognized educational offices of the Salt River Indian Community. Dr. Campbell responded that he would ask staff to look into Mr. Thomas' request as it related to the Surplus Computer Policy.
Raul Cardenas, President, Paradise Valley Community College, reported that the Title VI grant which is on the agenda has brought in over $500,000 to the International Studies Center at Paradise Valley Community College.
Linda Thor, President, Rio Salado Community College, announced the retirement of Deedee Pearse, recognized Ms. Pearse for her 17-plus years of service to Sun Sounds and presented her with a gift. Ms. Pearse thanked the Governing Board, Dr. Elsner, Carl Matthusen, Dr. Thor and the Rio Salado staff for their help and support over the years and recognized and complimented the Sun Sounds staff in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff. Ms. Pearse made an open invitation to an open house to be held at Sun Sounds on Friday, July 26. Bill Pasco, the new Director for Sun Sounds, was then introduced by Ms. Pearse. Dr. Campbell thanked Ms. Pearse for her years of service and commitment and welcomed Mr. Pasco in his new position.
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 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Campbell asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Campbell requested that Item C-12 be removed from the Consent Agenda due to a citizen's request to speak to that item. Dr. Waechter requested that Item B-1 be removed form the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the June 25, 1996, Governing Board meeting.
(C-1) TITLE VI-A UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM GRANT - PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a $74,929 grant for foreign language, humanities, and international education from the U.S. Department of Education.
(C-2) WESTERN MARICOPA TECH PREP CONSORTIUM GRANT - Accept Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium grant award in the amount of $186,912 for the Western Maricopa Consortium through Estrella Mountain Community College Center. These federal monies are from the re-authorized Carl Perkins Act and are administered through the Arizona State Board for Vocational and Technological Education of the Arizona Department of Education.
(C-3) NORTHEAST VALLEY TECH PREP CONSORTIUM GRANT - Accept the Northeast Valley Tech Prep Consortium grant award in the amount of $104,842.00. These federal monies are from the re-authorized Carl Perkins Act and are administered through the Arizona State Board of Education.
(C-4) TECH PREP PARTIAL SALARY PAYMENT - Accept payment of $14,807.02 from the Scottsdale Unified School District #48, which covers Scottsdale Unified School District's portion of Tech Prep Coordinator salary as part of 1995-96 Tech Prep grant awarded by the Arizona Department of Education to the Northeast Valley Consortium and approved by the Governing Board.
(C-5) APPROVAL OF TEXTBOOK, COLLEGE ALGEBRA: CONCEPTS AND MODELS, FOR USE IN MAT 155 - PHOENIX COLLEGE - Approve the textbook, College Algebra: Concepts and Models, by Roland E. Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, and Anne V. Hodgkins (D.C. Heath 1995) for use in the course, MAT 155, a four-credit college algebra class at Phoenix College beginning Fall, 1996.
(C-6) APPROVAL OF TEXTBOOK, WRITING WITH INSIGHT - USING SOURCES FROM THE DISCIPLINES - Approve the textbook, Writing with Insight: Using Sources from the Disciplines for use in the Distance Learning program, authored by Julie Bertch, and published by Simon and Schuster, 1996.
(C-7) CONTRACT AWARD FOR FOOTBALL BLEACHERS AT PHOENIX COLLEGE AND MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $146,000.00 to Southern Bleacher Company to repair and/or replace the football bleachers at Phoenix College and Mesa Community College.
(C-8) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF TUCSON AND SUN SOUNDS FOR BLOCK GRANT - Approve an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Tucson and Rio Salado Community College on behalf of Sun Sounds. The City of Tucson will grant $10,000 to Sun Sounds to be used for the Tucson facility of the Radio Reading Program for the blind, visually impaired, elderly and physically disabled.
(C-9) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN STATE OF ARIZONA AND SUN SOUNDS - Approve an intergovernmental agreement between the State of Arizona and Rio Salado Community College on behalf of Sun Sounds. The State Legislature will grant $60,000 to Sun Sounds to be used by the Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff facilities of the Radio Reading Program for the blind, visually impaired, elderly and physically disabled.
(C-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER'S GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND TOLLESON UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Approve extension of the intergovernmental agreement between Maricopa Community College District and Tolleson Union High School District to continue the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College Center.
(C-11) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER'S GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND AGUA FRIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT- Approve extension of the intergovernmental agreement between Maricopa Community College District and Agua Fria Union High School District to continue the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College Center.
(D-1) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS FOR FY ENDED 06/30/95 - Approve prior year commitments for FY ended 06/30/95 as presented.
(D-2) VOUCHERS - Approve Payroll Vouchers for 06/06/96 and 06/20/96, and 06/27/96. Accounts Payable Vouchers for 06/03/96, 06/04/96, 06/05/96, 06/10/96, 06/11/96, 06/12/96, 06/13/96, 06/17/96, 06/18/96, 06/19/96, 06/20/96, 06/24/96, 06/25/96, 06/26/96, and 06/28/96.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of items B-1 and C-12. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Waechter recommended the approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations Item with the following modifications: page 11 - Re: J. Erick Candanedo - change New Grade to I/Step 4 and New Salary to $36,144; page 11 - Re: Bruce Thomas - pull transfer from agenda; page 14 - Re: Theresa M. Ferra, - list under District, not Phoenix College.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Consideration of Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Terminations with the modifications as follows: page 11 - Re: J. Erick Candanedo, - change New Grade to I/Step 4 and New Salary to $36,144; page 11 - Re: Bruce Thomas - pull transfer from agenda; page 14 - Re: Theresa M. Ferra, - list under District, not Phoenix College. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-12) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS FOR SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE - Authorize entry into an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University allowing participation by Mesa Community College in providing shuttle bus service between Williams Education Center, Mesa Community College, and the Arizona State University Main Campus in Tempe. Jamey Taylor approached the governing board to ask how the two dollar service charge will benefit him, as a student and inquired why tuition does not cover the fee. Dr. Christiansen responded that the intergovernmental agreement provides for service for those students who need it and those students will pay the two dollar fee and that this will benefit those students in need of convenient and reasonable transportation from the Mesa Community College campus to Williams Education Center. Mrs. Rosenthal expressed concern that the last sentence in the justification section of the agenda item, "Chandler-Gilbert Community College has elected not to participate in this shuttle service," is misleading and should be deleted. Dr. Ward clarified that Chandler is exploring other possible agreements to provide transportation and that would come before the Board at another time.
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board authorize entry into an intergovernmental agreement with Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University allowing participation by Mesa Community College in providing shuttle bus service between Williams Education Center, Mesa Community College, and the Arizona State University Main Campus in Tempe, noting the elimination of the sentence "Chandler-Gilbert Community College has elected not to participate in this shuttle service. Motion carried 5-0.
(IV-A) Budget Analysis Report
Dr. Glasper gave explanation of the information presented in the Budget Analysis Report.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Work Study/Strategic Conversation session on August 13, 1996.
The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.