SEPTEMBER 8, 1994
An executive session convened at 8:50 a.m., pursuant to A.R.S. [[section]]38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A retreat and executive session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Airport Hilton, 2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85234.
GOVERNING BOARD Linda B. Rosenthal, President, Roy C. Amrein, Secretary, M. Grant Christensen, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, Member
Paul Elsner, William Waechter,Dan S. Whittemore,Ron Bleed,Janice Bradshaw Art DeCabooter,Rufus Glasper,Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The retreat was called to order at 8:50 a.m. following breakfast.
An executive session convened at 8:50 a.m.
The meeting reconvened at 9:50 a.m.
(1) REVIEW OF MASTER STRATEGIES- Paul Elsner reviewed master strategies.
(2) INCORPORATING STRATEGIC CONVERSATIONS INTO MASTER STRATEGIES - Vice Chancellor Ron Bleed will lead the conversation on values at the next strategic conversation. It was suggested that the time set for conversations be reexamined to consider the possibility of holding the discussions earlier in the day to broaden opportunities for participation. Other ways to bring people into the process were discussed.
(3) MAINTAINING CONTINUITY OF OUR QUALITY EFFORTS WITH A CHANGING GOVERNING BOARD - The need to continue the process and include board members in the process was noted. Nancy Stein suggested informal meetings with new board members as a positive step in maintaining continuity.
The slide presentation relating to the bond election was reviewed. Roy C. Amrein asked about the dollar amount and the amortization period for energy equipment. Nancy Stein noted that the Williams Education Center was not listed on the slide showing new education centers, and suggested that family member attendance at colleges be included in the bond presentation. Donald R. Campbell asked about recognizing the positive economic impact, i.e. jobs, etc., resulting from the bond.
(4)DEVELOPMENT ROLE IN WASHINGTON - Dr. Elsner distributed information on Cassidy and Associates who provide services relating to government relations, public relations, and grassroots campaigns.
(5) FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS - Rufus Glasper discussed three-year financial projections, financial stability, analysis, planning cycle, enrollment projections, salary impact, and projected revenues. Paul Elsner discussed tuition and pricing, long-term state aid policy, and overhead savings. Jack Lunsford provided an analysis of state aid.
(6) 1994 BOND MEASURE ASSESSMENT SURVEY FAIRBANK, MASLIN, MAULIN & ASSOCIATES - Rick DeGraw and Christa Severns reported on the 1994 bond measure assessment survey. Cross tabs of additional information are available. In response to a question from Nancy Stein, 1,000 individuals were surveyed. The sample was not a random sample because that would not have surveyed those eligible to vote. A cover letter from the Governing Board was discussed in conjunction with an upcoming mailing relating to the bond. Pros and cons of sending the letter were discussed. It was considered important to reflect unanimous support by the Governing Board as long as the letter was not viewed as publicity.
(7) THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE- Jan Baltzer reported on the International Community College which will interconnect with Internet.
(8) APOLLO PROJECT - Jan Baltzer discussed the two-year project to replace District computer systems. In response to a question, A-1 is expected to be replaced by summer of 1995.
A brief break was taken from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m.
(9)UND-WAFB COOPERATIONS - Larry Christiansen and Arnette Ward discussed current considerations relating to Williams Air Force Base including ASU, housing, homeless agencies, flight training, international pilot training, and new projects.
(10) OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON BOND EXPENDITURES - Dr. Elsner reported on the intent to appoint an oversight committee to monitor bond fund usage.
(11) IMPLICATIONS OF THE NSF - USI GRANT - Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. commented on the high visibility resulting from the fifteen million dollar NSF Grant. The grant provides for training teachers of math and science. Linda B. Rosenthal asked about funds to expand the project. Dr. de los Santos noted that 5,000 teachers and 72,000 students are expected to be trained during this project.
(12) DIVERSITY COALITION/MULTI-CULTURALISM - Naomi Story and Margaret Macias reported on the historical background of the Diversity Coalition and reviewed demographic data.
(13) EVALUATIONS - Paul Elsner and William Waechter reported on faculty evaluations, CEC evaluations, and a compensation survey.
(14) REVIEW OF PROPOSED EXECUTIVE COUNCILS/ROLE OF CEC - Ron Bleed discussed three recommendations relating to Executive Councils. Recommendation #1, to create a "learning organization." Recommendation #2, to improve the lateral groups. Recommendation #3, no additional new executive councils were needed at the present time.
(15) A RE-STRUCTURED, REENGINEERED MARICOPA - Donna Schober discussed Maricopa as a learning organization, quantum quality, the Baldrige Award, John Carver's model, and Leadership and the New Science. Comments taken from Margaret Wheatley's video presentation were: "In order to thrive in a world of change and chaos, we will need to ...
Accept CHAOS as an essential process by which natural systems including organizations, renew and revitalize themselves. 1) Share INFORMATION as the primary organization force in any organization. 2) Develop the rich diversity of RELATIONSHIPS that are all around us to energize our teams. 3) Embrace VISION as an invisible field that can enable us to recreate our workplaces, and our world."
Staff did good job
Too many agenda items
Need to focus on fewer topics
More frequent retreats-half day
The meeting adjourned at 3:16 p.m.
Roy C. Amrein