SEPTEMBER 24, 2002
An executive session and 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.
Nancy Stein, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
Homero Lopez Dr. Ernie Lara
Linda Thor Todd Simmons-Carol Scarfiotti
Nick Balich (absent)
CALL TO ORDER
The executive session meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. by President Nancy Stein.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The executive session meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Gene Eastin led the assembly in the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America.
Dr. Deb Duvall gave an update concerning the Mesa Community College Commission on Excellence in Education. Dr. Duvall is the 2001-03 Chair of the Commission on Excellence and also Superintendent of Mesa Public Schools District. The Commission serves as a link between the community and the college.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Linda Rosenthal attended the Phoenix College Alumni Association on September 23rd. $30,000.00 was awarded to 20 recipients.
On September 23rd, Don Campbell attended the Grand Canyon University fundraising affair held at the Phoenix Country Club. On the 24th he attended the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Council Breakfast and Dr. Crow, President of ASU was the speaker. He also attended the ACCT Convention in Philadelphia, PA - Brenda Knight, the first minority female, was elected as Chairperson and Gloria Guzman was elected to the Board of Directors.
Gene Eastin attended the Crisis Management Session at the ACCT Convention.
Ed Contreras also attended the ACCT Convention in Philadelphia, PA.
On September 11th, Nancy Stein attended the Scottsdale Community College Remembers Dedication - May Peace Prevail. The presentation was done in many different languages.
Dr. Fred Gaskin announced the process by which we do business is going very well without the State Board.
On September 25th, Dr. Gaskin attended a private meeting with Eugene Hickock at South Mountain Community College, after which they met with 60-70 SMCC students and then at noon attended the Phoenix Chamber Luncheon.
There was no report.
Rosemary Kesler introduced Alan Hoffa of the Faculty Association. Alan addressed the concerns he and the Association have with regard to meeting in a more informal setting with the Board. They are seeking a better and improved process to Meet and Confer. The Faculty Association wants more direct communication with the Governing Board.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Debbie Bies - PSA President, scheduled the PSA Conference in September and this year the attendance doubled. Dr. Jose Leyba stopped by for a question and answer session regarding human resources.
On Wednesday, October 2nd - Phoenix College will host a candidates forum at 4:00 p.m. with Linda Rosenthal and Patrick Edwards.
Corina Gardea, President at Phoenix College, introduced Cassandra Kakar, Associate Dean, Continuing Education and Community Services at Phoenix College - presented a summary of the City of Phoenix Partnership: Language and Cultural Workshops. Ms. Kakar discussed the 1) history of the partnership; 2) the purpose; and 3) team effort.
Rosemary Kesler introduced Jeanne Dial - GateWay Community College faculty - presented a power point presentation on Nuclear Medicine Technology and its importance to the valley and state.
Rosemary Kesler introduced Mario Castaneda - GateWay Community College faculty - presented a power point presentation on the Water Resources Technology program offered at GateWay Community College.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT
Jacob Homero and Michelle Mismash - Glendale Community College representatives, for this academic year, introduced themselves to the Board. The Glendale Community College Student Government elections are September 24, 2002. They both attended the Leadership Retreat the past weekend.
STATE BOARD REPORT
There was no report.
Linda Rosenthal stated the meetings were held on September 13 and AADGB met prior to ACCA. ACCA held a POLS 101 workshop and discussed proposed by-laws.
There was no report.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Phil Randolph recognized four Glendale Community College faculty members for rewards they have received.
1) Dr. Carol Jenkins - Rural Sociological Award for Excellence in Instruction
2) Virginia Ludders - Excellence in Theater Education from the Kennedy Center
3) Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs - 2002 Virginia Staudt Sexton award from the American Psychological Association
4) Olivia Templeton - Arizona Governor's Council on Health, Physical Fitness and Sports Award for Leadership and Preparation
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded the 2002 Honor Award to the Scottsdale Community College Fitness Center.
President Stein presented Gene Eastin with his Emeritus Certificate.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Stein requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9125
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Stein asked for any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda.
Linda Rosenthal asked that V.A. be pulled.
Dr. Rufus Glasper requested B-1 be pulled.
Dr. Phil Randolph requested that B-3 be pulled.
Dr. Steve Helfgot requested that D-2, D-3, and D-5 be pulled.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(B-2) CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF AWARD OF EMERITUS STATUS - DR. JEAN STATEN - Dr. Staten meets the Emeritus Distinction having 21 years with Maricopa Community Colleges; over 15 of those years as an instructional dean.
(C-1) APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH CAREER SUCCESS CHARTER SCHOOL - this agreement establishes curriculum and enrollment standards.
(C-2) ACCEPTANCE OF A NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARD - to fund scholarships in computer science, engineering, and mathematics.
(C-3) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ROUND VALLEY USD #10 - for training and support for Round Valley High School, CISCO sponsored local academy.
(C-4) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS/RED MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL - for training and support to Red Mountain High School, CISCO sponsored local academy.
(C-5) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS/MESA HIGH SCHOOL - for training and support to Mesa High School, CISCO sponsored local academy.
(C-6) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS/DOBSON HIGH SCHOOL - for training and support to Dobson High School, CISCO sponsored local academy.
(C-7) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND COOLIDGE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - for training and support to Coolidge High School, CISCO sponsored local academy.
(C-8) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES - for training and support to River Tribes Academy, CISCO sponsored local academy.
(C-9) APPROVAL OF ALLIANCEPLUS, A TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CHALLENGE GRANT PROJECT - a sub-contract between MCCCD/Think Tank and Polaris Joint School District for one of the national demonstration sites to train Arizona K-12 teachers.
(C-10) CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF CURRICULUM - recommendation to establish- Electric Utility Technology and Teacher Assisting.
(C-11) CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE YEAR 4 CONTINUATION GRANT AWARD FROM U. S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR TITLE V - DEVELOPING HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS PROGRAM - this grant focuses on retention and consists of three activities.
(C-12) CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL NAVAJO DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANT - a sub-contract for Tribal Court Advocacy Program.
(C-13) ACCEPTANCE FOR ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE NASA CENTER FOR SUCCESS IN MATH & SCIENCE LEADING STUDENTS TO SUCCESS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH - a Grant Award to serve as the core driver of student success in mathematics and science disciplines.
(C-14) ACCEPTANCE FOR ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE TITLE V - DEVELOPING HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS PROGRAM BUILDING BRIDGES TO STUDENT SUCCESS - a Grant Award from U. S. Department of Education to assist eligible institutions of higher education in improving and expanding their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income individuals.
(C-15) ACCEPTANCE FOR PHOENIX COLLEGE TITLE V - DEVELOPING HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS GRANT - a Grant Award from U. S. Department of Education designed to strengthen existing college systems so that it can better serve underrepresented minorities and low-income students.
(C-16) ACCEPTANCE OF SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BILINGUAL NURSING PROGRAM - a Congressional Award focusing on increasing the retention and graduation of associate degree prepared nurses who are fluent in both English and Spanish.
(D-1) CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MCCCD AND TOWN OF GILBERT - LEADERSHIP CENTRE - AMENDMENT NO. 1 - this unique partnership is a collaborative effort to create community leaders.
(D-4) ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FROM U. S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM AT PHOENIX COLLEGE - this will allow Student Support Services Program to provide academic advising, educational plans, financial aid assistance, tutoring and study skills to 250 at-risk student participants.
(D-7) APPROVE THE ELECTRICAL UTILITIES EASEMENT AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - to grant an easement to the Salt River Project for electrical facilities at CGCC.
(D-8) APPROVAL OF CONTRACT INCREASE FOR DESIGN OF NEW AUXILIARY BUILDING FOR RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Capital Development Advisory Council (CDAC) has approved changes in the scope of work since 1998-99 approval of concept and design.
(D-9) APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR HVAC SYSTEM REPLACEMENT IN THE CL BUILDING AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - this building does not meet the Code requirements for fresh air make-up due to increased use of air conditioning and electrical systems.
MOTION MOTION NO. 9126
Don Campbell moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of item V.A.; B-1; B-3; D-2; D-3; D-5; and D-6. Motion carried 5-0.
(V.A.) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - none available at this time.
MOTION NO. 9127
Linda Rosenthal moved that (B-1) be approved with Addendum. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Dr. Rufus Glasper indicated that there was an Addendum to the HR Action Item.
MOTION NO. 9128
Linda Rosenthal moved that (B-3) be approved (Gene Eastin volunteered to abstain from voting on this item). Motion carried 4-0.
(B-3) CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF EMERITUS STATUS - GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY - Dr. Phil Randolph thanked all the Glendale Community College employees involved with the research involved to make this distinction possible to all of these past employees.
(D-2) APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW BASEBALL DUGOUTS, TRAINING BUILDING, AND RESTROOM BUILDING AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Bid came in too high.
(D-3) APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW BASEBALL FIELD AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Bid came in too high.
MOTION NO. 9129
Linda Rosenthal moved to approve (D-5 and D-6). Motion carried 5-0.
(D-5) APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW MUSIC MODULAR BUILDING AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Bid came in on September 17, 2002, and Capital Development Advisory Council (CDAC) reviewed this item on September 24, 2002, and recommended it be submitted for action.
(D-6) SELECTION OF PUBLIC ARTIST FOR THE NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Bid came in on September 17, 2002, and Capital Development Advisory Council (CDAC) reviewed this item on September 24, 2002, and recommended it be submitted for action.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be a Strategic Conversation at the District on October 8, 2002.
The meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary