AUGUST 24, 2004
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.
Linda Rosenthal, President
Don Campbell, Secretary
Ed Contreras, Member
Nancy Stein, Member
Scott Crowley, Member
Steve Cresswell for Ron Bleed
Gail Mee for Larry Christiansen
John Neibling for Art DeCabooter
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m.
There was no executive session.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Nancy Stein.
No citizens came forward.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Mrs. Stein reported that she had the pleasure of attending the MCC Department of Music's "Little Shop of Horrors" Play and it was a wonderful production.
Chancellor Glasper announced the following personnel changes: The retirement of Dr. Phil Randolph, President of Glendale Community College effective in 2005. The appointment of Ms. Debra Thompson as Vice Chancellor of Business Services. The appointment of Dr. Jose Leyba as Provost of the Downtown Phoenix Campus.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Sandra Steubner came forward to explain that the Faculty Group would be allowing each college's faculty senate president to present each month and provide information on activities their faculty are involved with. She introduced Brent Alvar from Chandler-Gilbert Community College as the chosen presenter for this evening.
Mr. Alvar came forward and shared where CGCC faculty were challenging themselves to excel in the areas of teach and learning excellence:
- Scott Adamson completed his dissertation titled: "Intermediate Algebra Students' Attempts at Making Sense of Mathematics While Engaged in Context-Rich Activities." He is also on the author team of a textbook, "Beginning Algebra with Arithmetic Review."
- Trey Cox is working on his dissertation titled: "Professional Learning Communities for Secondary Precalculus Teachers." He is also on a research team of MCCCD math faculty and ASU professors that was awarded a $5 million grant through the National Science Foundation to enhance the work and widen the audience of teachers they impact.
- Bassam Matur is the Co - PI of the METS Project which is a two-pilot collaboration between ASU Main and GCC to forge an integrated learning system that enrolls, retains, and graduates women and underrepresented minorities in engineering degree programs. He is also involved with the Teaching Factory project which is developing curriculum and performing on-going testing and evaluation of the learning materials that will be used in the semiconductor manufacturing cleanroom at ASU East.
- Dr. Kim Chupa Cornell and Darby Heath have initiated a Network for Excellence Program which is a means of helping new residential faculty successfully implement cooperative learning and other active learning methods in their classes. Pam Davenport will be expanding this program for second and third year faculty.
- Dr. Yi Guo is participating in collaborative work with China's Community Colleges.
- Sujatha Krishnasw worked on chromatography at Stanford University this summer.
- Pushpa Ramakrishna and Ade Banjoko have been busy at working preparing CGCC's Biotechnology program.
- Larry Miller reported that the CGCC Library is one of the 100 libraries around the country selected to participate in the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills Project.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Kristine Outz came forward on behalf of the Adjunct Faculty Group to express appreciation for the orientation opportunities afforded to adjunct faculty. At a recent retreat they were provided with a presentation relative to Proposition 401 and the adjunct faculty voted in favor of this bond.
CGCC President Maria Hesse reported on three major areas of emphasis for Chandler-Gilbert Community College - civic engagement, service learning, and learning communities. She explained that CGCC is one of eight colleges nation-wide to receive a By The People grant which enables their college to plan a special event on the evening of October 20. CGCC's service learning program is highlighted in a new national publication: The Community College: Indicators of Engagement at Two-Year Institutions. CGCC was among thirteen community colleges identified as having exemplary programs. Also, the National Learning Communities Project in conjunction with the American Association of Higher Education has produced a videotape chronicling the history of learning communities in colleges universities. CGCC's student are featured prominently. CGCC students are also featured in two volumes of Learning Communities in Community Colleges and Integrating Learning Communities with Service Learning.
Phoenix College President Corina Gardea introduced Athletic Director Scott Geddis who spoke about Intercollegiate athletics at Phoenix College. In brief he highlighted that athletic competition is a vital part of American higher education but that it could not and should not stand alone but rather go hand-in-hand with academic goals. He encouraged colleges to organize and administer intercollegiate athletics in such a way that they support the academic goals of the institution. He was pleased to report that Phoenix College was proud to announce a major accomplishment by its students, faculty and staff in that during the 2003-04 academic year 20 student athletes from Phoenix College were named Academic All Americans by the National Junior College Athletic Association, the largest number of Academic All Americans from one college in the entire NJCAA. Nine of the fourteen sports sponsored by Phoenix College attained Academic all American Team status, this being more teams from one college to earn this honor than any other school in the NJCAA. Phoenix College also finished in the top 20 in 5 sports and was proclaimed National Champions in Women's Softball.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
There were no student reports.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
Dr. Steve Helfgot, Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Community Affairs came forward to summarize the August 10 Strategic Conversation on Legal and Legislative Issues. He recapped the intent of the conversation as being Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech, Risk Management, and the Community College Baccalaureate. Each discussion group discussed their topic by focusing on the use of four questions. Conclusions drawn were:
- Though there is significant emotional content to issues like these, there seems to be a genuine interest in discussing them sharing conflicting views and looking for viable solutions.
- These issues are enormously complex. There is no unanimity of opinion, nor are there simple solutions.
- None of these issues lend themselves to "right and wrong" kinds of answers. Competing institutional and personal values are involved.
- Legal decisions often have implications far beyond the, perhaps narrow, issue that is being addressed. These implications ought to be anticipated and factored into the decision-making process.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported on the August 18 meetings held in Sedona. She reported that two major items were discussed, these being the grassroots program that community colleges hope to pursue. A consultant has been hired to draft a report about the role of community colleges in higher education in Arizona. They also discussed the universities' plans and intend to have a great deal of discussion on the proposals that have been submitted to the Board of Regents.
Dr. Helfgot indicated no legislative report was prepared, however, in view of pending employment approval, he introduced the new director of Government Relations, Matt Ortega, who would be joining the Maricopa Community College District effective September 13.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Dr. Anna Solley, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, reported on two recent advocacy awards received by Michael York, Statewide Director of Arizona Small Business Development, and Richard Senapole, Director of the Maricopa Community Colleges Small Business Development Center.
Dr. Phil Randolph, President of Glendale Community College, announced that GCC had been award a $396,000 grant from the National Science Foundation which would benefit 30 students in the amount of $1500 each semester through the year 2008.
President Rosenthal acknowledged Dr. Paul Dale on his last official attendance as Interim President of Paradise Valley Community College. She expressed appreciation for his willingness to serve in this capacity while the search for a permanent replacement for Dr. Gina Kranitz (deceased) was found. Dr. Mary Kickels will be in attendance at the next board meeting.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Rosenthal requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9266
Dr. Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Rosenthal asked for any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. It was noted by Dr. Leyba that Action Item V.C.1 had an addendum, however, the item was not pulled from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES of the July 27, 2004 Regular Governing Board Meeting.
(C-1) APPROVAL OF APPROVAL OF RECOMMENDED EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Approve the recommended employments as presented with addendum.
(C-2) APPROVAL OF RENEWAL OF CONTRACTS WITH RENAISSANCE AGENCIES FOR STUDENT INSURANCE COVERAGES - Approve the recommended premium renewals of the current contracts with Renaissance Agencies to provide student insurance coverages for FY 2004-05. The recommended premium renewals are detailed on the attached chart.
(D-1) APPROVAL OF CARL PERKINS III BASIC GRANT FOR FY 04-05 FEDERAL VOCATIONAL FUNDNG - Accept the Carl Perkins III grant for FY 04-05 in the amount of $1,171,110.71 from the Arizona Department of Education pending official notification of approved application by same agency. The grant will be used to support occupational students.
(D-2) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND VAIL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 20 CCNA CURRICULUM - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Vail School District No. 20 on behalf of Cienega High School.
(D-3) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND YAVAPAI COLLEGE - ET CURRICULUM - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Yavapai College.
(D-4) APPROVAL OF SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE USDA COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION GRANT - Accept a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) award of $299,390 in support of the SMCC Bioscience Instructional Program. The grant is effective 8/1/04 - 1/31/07.
(D-5) APPROVAL OF MARICOPA ENGINEERING TRANSITION SCHOLARS PROJECT GRANT - Accept an award for the Maricopa Engineering Transition Scholars (METS) Project from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $99,760 to the Maricopa Community Colleges for a collaborative grant project with Arizona State University. Funding will be available from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005.
(E-1) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement for 2004-2005 between Mesa Public Schools and Mesa Community College to provide for the joint acquisition of a person to develop community partnerships and to offer liaison functions with the Latino community in Mesa on behalf of both institutions.
(E-2) APPROVAL OF FSC102 COURSE FEE PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a course fee of $250 for FSC102 Fire Department Operations to be offered at Paradise Valley Community College during the fall 2004 semester.
(F-1) APPROVAL OF GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES AT PHOENIX COLLEGE - Approve the grant from the United States Department of Education, Washington, D.C. The grant is for the amount of $259,273 to fund the Student Support Services Program at Phoenix College. Effective dates of the grant are 9/1/04 to 8/31/05.
(F-2) APPROVAL OF AWEE LEASE AGREEMENT - CITY COLLEGES CENTER - Approve a lease agreement between Arizona Women's Education and Employment, Inc. and the District for space at the City Colleges Center for the period of July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.
MOTION NO. 9267
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion approved 5-0.
(B-1) APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS - Adopt the proposed amendments to the Maricopa Community College District Strategic Directions to include the attached proposed revisions. The revised Strategic Directions will be used in the upcoming FY04-05 district-wide strategic planning process.
MOTION NO. 9268
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the proposed amendments to the Maricopa Community College District Strategic Directions to include the attached proposed revisions. The revised Strategic Directions will be used in the upcoming FY04-05 district-wide strategic planning process. Motion approved 5-0.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the One Month Ended July 31, 2004
Expenditure analysis indicates 2.9% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 3.3% expended at this same point in time last year. 46.5% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 44.3% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 16.1% of the budget has been recognized to date. Projected fund balance will increase by about $130 thousand during this fiscal year. 6% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be unexpended and projected ending fund balance for June 2004 is $69.7 million and equates to about 42 days of operating budget, or more than six payrolls
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meetings will be a Strategic Conversation on September 14 at 6:30 p.m. and a Regular Board Meeting on September 28, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
Dr. Donald R. Campbell
Governing Board Secretary