SEPTEMBER 21, 1993
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 7:00 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
Paul A. Elsner, Naomi Story for Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, John Messer for Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, John Waltrip, Margaret Hogan for Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President M. Grant Christensen
President Christensen called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8127
Roy C. Amrein moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:00 p.m.
President Christensen welcomed Raul Monreal's students and recognized Naomi Story representing Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr, Margaret Hogan representing Arnette Ward, and John Messer representing Art DeCabooter.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
President Christensen requested a motion approving the minutes of the August 24, August 31, and September 14, 1993 meetings.
MOTION NO. 8128
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the minutes of the August 24, August 31, and September 14, 1993 meetings be approved as corrected. Motion carried 5-0.
Dr. Elsner reported on a recent meeting with legislators from Western states, hosted by WICHE. Various papers and reports on financing indicated that all states are faced with similar financing situations. Dr. Elsner stated that caution must be exercised in the use of tuition as a funding mechanism. Dr. Elsner also reported on his attendance at the White House ceremony for the signing of the National Community Service Act. This Act will permit students to commit to community service and receive credit or aid for college.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8129
Donald R. Campbell moved that the agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENT, AND TERMINATIONS- William Waechter recommended approval of the personnel actions. Nancy Stein asked for clarification of the asterisk on page 1, Step 1, Young. Dr. Waechter explained that the asterisk indicates that official transcripts have not yet been submitted to determine the appropriate step placement for the employee.
MOTION NO. 8130
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1) CURRICULUM - Naomi Story recommended approval of the Curriculum.
MOTION NO. 8131
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the curriculum as submitted. Motion carried 5-0. C-2-a,b) MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Larry Christiansen recommended approval of the concept of a trip/class to Nassau, Bahamas, from July 24 to July 31, 1994; and a Guanajuato, Mexico Summer School during the Second Summer Session, 1994. Linda B. Rosenthal noted that a $32 tuition cost should be noted as subject to change and that a $5.00 registration fee should be included. Nancy Stein asked for clarification of the optional six or seven credit hours. Dr. Christiansen recognized faculty members participating in these programs: Marjorie Kyle, Elias Esquer, Jose Torres, Jaime Herrera and Jack Hannon.
MOTION NO. 8132
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve the concept of a trip/class to Nassau, Bahamas, from July 24 to July 31, 1994 (date approximate), for study of history, literature, education, music, and art of the Bahamas in particular, and the Caribbean in general (IGS 290); and approve a Guanajuato, Mexico Summer School (Spanish, History, Sociology, and English) for Mesa Community College, during the Second Summer Session, 1994, for approximately thirty-five students and four instructors. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-3) SUN SOUNDS INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY ARCHIVES AND PUBLIC RECORDS -- Naomi Story recommended approval of an intergovernmental agreement between the Arizona Department of Library, Archives and Public Records and Rio Salado Community College on behalf of Sun Sounds.
MOTION NO. 8133
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve an intergovernmental agreement between the Arizona Department of Library, Archives and Public Records and Rio Salado Community College on behalf of Sun Sounds whereby the Department will grant $30,000 to Sun Sounds to be used for Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service Outreach Program. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-4) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GRANT EXPRESS SCRIPTS, INC. - Naomi Story recommended acceptance of a grant from the Arizona Department of Commerce for an economic development project designed to recruit and train 93 non-exempt and 10 exempt employees during the first year of company start-up in Tempe. In response to a question from Donald Campbell, non-exempt and exempt employees will be defined by the company. Linda B. Rosenthal commented on the 2% Indirect Overhead and stated that she felt this percentage was too low. Vance Williams gave a brief history of Express Scripts, Inc., and explained that the salaries indicated on the budget might represent additional reimbursement to the District. Dr. Elsner will discuss indirect costs with Bertha Landrum.
MOTION NO. 8134
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board accept a grant in the amount of $104,604 to the Maricopa Community College District from the Arizona Department of Commerce. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-5) NATIONAL CENTER FOR URBAN PARTNERSHIPS/THINK TANK PROPOSAL - Paul Elsner recommended approval of a grant from the Ford Foundation in the amount of $25,000 to support the Think Tank operations. Nancy Stein asked the reasons for restructuring Think Tank.
MOTION NO. 8135
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve a grant from the Ford Foundation in the amount of $25,000 to support the Think Tank operations. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-6)LEARNING CONNECTIONS - PVCC- Raul Cardenas recommended approval of the Paradise Valley Community College's participation in an educational consortium, "Learning Connections."
MOTION NO. 8136
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the Paradise Valley Community College's participation in an educational consortium that shall be known as "Learning Connections" which will include Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley Unified School District #69, Northern Arizona State University, and Arizona State University West. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-7) MECHANICAL CONSULTANT AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND PHOENIX COLLEGE- Naomi Story recommended that a contract be awarded to Sverdrup Corporation for mechanical consulting services pertaining to work in the central plants of Mesa Community College and Phoenix College. In response to a question from Roy C. Amrein, the $25,000-$35,000 consultant's fee is related to the total cost of the project--$350,000. Nancy Stein asked about the age of the equipment to be replaced.
MOTION NO. 8137
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve awarding a contract to Sverdrup Corporation for mechanical consulting services pertaining to work in the central plants of Mesa Community College and Phoenix College. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-8) CAMPUS COMPACT CENTER FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES - Larry Christiansen recommended acceptance of a $35,000 grant through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
MOTION NO. 8138
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board accept the $35,000 awarded to the Campus Compact Center for Community Colleges by the Campus Compact Office through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the period October 1, 1993 to November 30, 1995. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-9) CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT NATIONAL PROGRAM AND PRODUCTION ACQUISITION GRANT - Linda Thor recommended acceptance of two grant awards on behalf of KJZZ. Nancy Stein asked for clarification of the two-year allowable expenditure period and the attached budget for a one-year period. Karl Matthusen noted that this is the 24th year of funding for KJZZ from CPB and that additional funds for 1994-95 are anticipated.
MOTION NO. 8139
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board accept two grant awards on behalf of KJZZ from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting totaling $253,873.00 and approve the two-year allowable expenditure period requested for October 1, 1993 through September 30, 1995. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-10) BOARD REPORT ON STATE AID REQUEST - Jack Lunsford recommended support of the request for additional FY 985 State Aid in the amount of $9,202,350, which represents a twenty-five percent (25%) increase over the current statutory formula level, with $7,402,003 for Maintenance and Operations (Fund 1) and $1,800,347 for Capital (Fund 7).
MOTION NO. 8140
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board support the request for additional FY 95 State Aid in the amount of $9,202,350, which represents a twenty-five percent (25%) increase over the current statutory formula level, with $7,402,003 for Maintenance and Operations (Fund 1) and $1,800,347 for Capital (Fund 7). Motion carried 5-0.
(C-11) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS - Approval of prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93 was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8141
Linda B. Rosenthal moved approval of prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93. Motion carried 5-0.
VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 08/20 and 09/0393
Accounts Payable: 07/28, 08/02 08/04, 08/09, 08/11, 08/16, 08/17, 08/18, 08/19, 08/20, 08/23, 08/24, and 08/25/93
MOTION NO. 8142
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the vouchers be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
The following information items were distributed to the Governing Board:
(D-1) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
There was no report.
STATE BOARD REPORT
In Mr. Ullman's absence, there was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported on the meeting held by teleconference on September 15, 1993 and on the upcoming AADGB Conference, to be held October 15 and 16. Issues to be placed on the agenda for the an upcoming State Board Executive Committee meeting to include representatives from AADGB, ACCA, and Presidents Council were discussed.
Jack Lunsford reported on recent campus tours conducted for members of the Governor's staff. The following colleges were included on the tour: South Mountain Community College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College and Phoenix College
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Governing Board members reported as follows:
1. Donald R. Campbell attended an event sponsored by AACHE to welcome Dr. Pepicello, and the State Board visitation at Gateway Community College.
2. Roy C. Amrein announced that an award from the Association of Energy Engineers will be presented to the District next month for the Estrella Mountain Community College Center project.
3. Nancy Stein toured Estrella Mountain Community College Center and expressed her thanks to faculty members who expressed their appreciation for her position on the RFP.
4. Linda B. Rosenthal attended the State Board visitation dinner and tour at Gateway Community College, commenting on the favorable impression Gateway's attitudes and spirit made on visitors.
5. M. Grant Christensen thanked faculty for comments made to him relating to faculty salaries and recent Board action. Dr. Christensen provided a comparison of ten-year data, from 1982 to 1992, for different faculty categories.
Nancy Miller, Faculty Association President, read two letters written by MCCCD faculty. Both letters stated that lack of respect and trust, not money, was the issue with regard to mthe meet and confer process. Comparisons were made with the TQM process and it was requested that steps be taken to create an atmosphere of respect between faculty and the Board.
Norman Tech spoke on behalf of the Part-Time Faculty Association and indicated support for residential faculty concerns and commented on the contributions made by part-time faculty. He encouraged reading of the "Part-Timer" newsletter.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
There were none.
Helen Kriegsfeld and Bryant Fischler from the National Jewish Federation distributed five-year calendars reflecting Jewish holidays and requested that these dates be incorporated into future school calendars.
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows:
Tuesday, October 12, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Study Session
Tuesday, October 26, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal