AUGUST 31, 1993
A special work session and an executive session, pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice having been duly given, of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board were scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona.
M. Grant Christensen, President
Linda B. Rosenthal, Secretary
Roy C. Amrein, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Nancy Stein, Member
William Waechter for Paul Elsner
Bertha Landrum for Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.
Dan S. Whittemore
Cynthia Haston for Janice Bradshaw
William Holt for Larry Christiansen
J. Marie Pepicello
CALL TO ORDER - The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President M. Grant Christensen.
President Christensen called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8124
Donald R. Campbell moved an Executive Session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Christensen stated that item B-2, Residential Faculty Policy Manual, had been pulled from the August 24, 1993 agenda and that Nancy Miller, President of the Faculty Association had requested a study session presentation for faculty comments on the RFP.
Nancy Miller thanked the Governing Board for providing an opportunity for faculty to present their perspective and clear up possible misinformation. The importance of students was stressed.
Bob Sullivan, Philosophy faculty member from Phoenix College, spoke about a perceived nationwide movement to destroy teaching as a profession. Dr. Sullivan commented on benefits, RFP variations, remuneration and part-time faculty. Freddie Antilla provided an overview of the meet and confer process, the composition of the meet and confer team, and the communication process. The importance of confidence and trust were stressed. Dr. Antilla introduced members of the meet and confer team: Neil Merrell, John Schroeder, Bill Berkshire, Carol Achs, and Al Shipley.
Al Shipley related the strength of the faculty and the quality of education to the Residential Faculty Policies. He stated the faculty position as: 1) the current RFP should be honored, 2) any modifications to the RFP should be the result of mutual agreement, and 3) vertical steps. Mr. Shipley commented on notification deadlines, retrenchment, probationary periods, professional growth, and items to be included in the common policies.
Nancy Miller asked for questions and stated that the process should be simplified in the future.
ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned to Executive Session at 6:40 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal