MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
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. Â§38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Linda Rosenthal, President
Don Campbell, Secretary
Colleen Clark, Member
Scott Crowley, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Mary Kay Kickels
Sylvia Manlove for Gene Giovannini
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Rosenthal
at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the
The following citizens came forward:
Ann Stine, MCC Exercise Science Department Chair
John Mulhern, Acting Athletic Director at MCC
Theo J. Heap, Adjunct Faculty
Tana Martin, Adjunct Faculty
Ann Stine, MCC Exercise Science Department Chair, read from a script that she had prepared with regard to the history and background of the events that have occurred recently with the Physical Education/Exercise Science Department at Mesa Community College, specifically the non-renewal of a group of adjunct faculty. The following is Ms. Stine’s full script. It is also part of this meeting’s packet in hard copy form.
“Thank you, Board Members, Chancellor Glasper, College Presidents, fellow colleagues of Maricopa Community College District, and community members for the opportunity to present the history and background of the events that have occurred recently within the Physical Education/Exercise Science department, regarding the non-renewal of a group of adjunct faculty this evening. Let me first start by saying that Maricopa Community College District is a wonderful district to work for, and I am proud to be an employee in a district that represents a continual commitment to the support of excellence in teaching and student learning, striving for many of the same goals that our department strives to achieve.
I have been a faculty member at Mesa Community College for over 22 years, I have been teaching in the field of Physical Education/Exercise Science for over 30 years. I am not new to Physical Education, nor am I new to leadership. I was department Chair at Tempe High School, I was Asst. Athletic Director, until I resigned in 2001, and I have been the Department Chair in the Physical Education/Exercise Science Department at Mesa Community College since 2003.
As a new Chair, reviewing the academic credentials of the adjunct faculty teaching in our Lifetime Fitness Centers, I became aware that we had adjunct faculty teaching with no degree and others with a degree unrelated to our field of study. As a Department Chair I became very concerned about quality of instruction and the potential liability for the department, the college and the district.
To address this issue, in 2005, I informed all adjunct faculty in the Fitness Centers that certifications would be required by Fall 2007. While what specific certifications were yet to be determined, the “gold standard” of certifications were always discussed, which were the American College of Sports Medicine “ACSM”, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association “NSCA”. Certifications to endorse were discussed over the next two years, each semester, at our Department Orientation meetings these same certifications were revisited.
In Fall of 2006, the department was able to hire a full-time residential faculty, with excellent credentials and background in Strength and Conditioning. As I interacted with this faculty member in regards to certification, as well as other Exercise Science Chairs within the District, and after reviewing which certification organizations were accredited, the three certification organizations determined to have the most academic credibility were the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association).
In mid Spring of 2007, I had questions posed to me regarding alternate certifications. To precisely inform all adjunct faculty as to exactly what certifications would be excepted I sent a letter, to all Lifetime Fitness Centers adjunct faculty in April of 2007, confirming the department approved certifications and identifying the application deadline for submission to the department for potential hiring. (Document #1 attached). What is most disheartening to me is the fact that I had communicated to all adjunct faculty for two years and by letter in April regarding what certifications had been identified and approved, no alternate certification was ever identified or mentioned. Those adjunct faculty who chose an alternate certification did so by choice with full knowledge of the approved certifications. Each adjunct faculty had the freedom to choose other certifications, but they did so at the risk of not being hired. My contention is, why did they not come and ask, “Which certifications are preferred or approved?” That would have been the logical thing to do when given two conflicting pieces of information, but never, not once, did any of these adjunct faculty seek clarification, even though I was present all summer, with the exception of four days.
The department’s efforts to improve quality of instruction and minimize liability, by requiring certification, was a significant change in hiring practices and I was unsure how many adjuncts would be applying. In an attempt to make sure we had an adequate number of applicants and a rich pool of applicants, in early Spring of 2007, fellow residential faculty and myself reached out to our community and academic networks to gather the most competent faculty pool possible. We had applicants from the Masters and PhD programs at ASU Polytechnic, Masters program at A.T. Stills, and Masters program at ASU Tempe, as well as internal applicants.
All applications were evaluated on academic background, Masters in our field, Bachelors in our field, and approved certification, then Masters outside of our field, Bachelors outside of our field with other certifications. The positions available were filled working from the top, those with a Masters in our field and approved certification, to the bottom, Bachelor’s outside of our field with other certifications. When all positions were filled’ hiring was complete. (Please see the list of all adjunct faculty who were hired, with their Degree, and certification identified- Document #2 attached)
A letter was sent to all adjunct faculty not renewed in the Lifetime Fitness Centers (Document #3 attached) in mid July of 2007, as a professional courtesy and a clarification that their other teaching assignments were not affected. (List of non-renewed adjunct faculty and their other teaching assignments in the department - Document #4)
Since July, after the non-renewal letter was sent, only two adjuncts called my office to express their concerns. I returned both calls and left messages on their phones, but they never returned my call. Subsequently, none of these adjunct faculty have ever made any effort to communicate their concerns directly to me or the department.
In early August the College Administration met with this group of adjunct faculty to hear their concerns. After listening to their concerns, the Dean of Instruction’s Office over P.E./Exercise Science, emailed and called this same group of adjuncts to try and set up a time to meet with her and I, to discuss the possibility of rehiring, with an understanding that they move toward getting the preferred certification. All refused to meet, with the exception of one adjunct, who was placed in the Fitness Center. A couple of weeks later Acting President Bernie Ronan sent each of these adjunct faculty an email in another attempt to resolve this issue, only one responded.
It is very difficult to come to any type of resolution when the other party refuses to meet and is unwilling to discuss any type of solution. I am still very open to meeting with those adjuncts that are willing to work towards the appropriate certification and the department would still like to see many of these adjunct faculty return to working in the Lifetime Fitness Centers.
I have subsequently had several Lifetime Fitness Center adjunct faculty, some who were not renewed and some that were renewed inform me that they knew what the certifications were and what the department was asking them to do. (Letter from non-renewed adjunct faculty and her perception of the alternate certification –Document #5)
Our MCCCD Instructional Council for Physical Education, Exercise Science, Health, Recreation and Wellness has recently decided that a District-wide standard to work in the Lifetime Fitness Centers is needed. The Instructional Council has established a change in the minimum hiring qualifications to work in any of the Centers to include certification, which includes all of the certifications that Mesa Community College had approved for their adjunct faculty. (Document #6 attached) This change in the minimum hiring qualifications has currently been sent to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Dr. Harper-Marinick.
These adjuncts can become eligible for hiring, if they would first meet with me, Dean Carol Achs and a mediator, and then proceed to get the appropriate certification, but they have consistently refused to do so. I have been willing to work with these adjuncts.
Our department is currently preparing to have the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) to provide a workshop for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification at Mesa Community College in March 2008. The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) is providing a workshop in Phoenix, Nov. 16 and 17, 2007, for the Certified Personal Trainer, for those adjuncts who have a Bachelor’s degree in our field, who wish to get certified. The Department is doing all it can to provide these adjunct faculty access to the approved certifications.
I feel strongly that Mesa Community College has done everything possible to try and remedy this situation, through repeated requests to meet and discuss resolution. The College has been supportive of the department’s goals and desired direction for continued excellence in teaching and learning and to minimize liability risks to the college. It is my hope that a resolution can be achieved that does not compromise the integrity of department and quality of instruction.
I would be more than happy to meet with any Board member or members, at your convenience, to help clarify any questions you may have of me.
Thank you for your time,”
Mr. John Mulhern, Acting Athletic Director at MCC, came forward to speak on behalf of the adjunct faculty that had not been rehired this semester. He expressed appreciation for all their efforts in the field of athletics at Mesa Community College.
Mr. Theo Heap, Former Adjunct Faculty at MCC, spoke about his understanding of the sequence of events which occurred at Mesa Community College with reference to the non-renewal of contracts for former adjunct faculty members in the Exercise Science Department. .
Tana Martin, Former Adjunct Faculty at MCC, came forward to request meeting with the Department Chair as a group. She questioned the credentials of people who have recently been hired in the Physical Education/Exercise Science Department
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Dr. Don Campbell commented that he had attended the recent event in Surprise for the Rio Life Long Learning Center and offered his congratulations to Rio Staff for the excellent job they have done with this center.
Mr. Scott Crowley requested that citizens who spoke during Citizens’ Interim please stay until agenda was discussed as there would be opportunity for more conversation.
Mrs. Rosenthal indicated that she had also attended the event in Surprise and was impressed with the marriage of the old with the new. She stated that the enthusiasm of the community was infectious and the program was truly something to be proud of.
Chancellor Glasper reported that the debut of a monthly video communication had taken place. The messages will feature commentary on teaching and learning, public stewardship, and values.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Reyes Medrano introduced members of the new Faculty Executive Council which consisted of faculty senate presidents at each college. They included:
Case, Pat RIO President (480) 517-8264
Cranswick, Harold MCC President (480) 461-7245
Daugherty, Jim GCC President (623) 845-3192
Lace, Jeffrey PVCC President (602) 787-7913
Leyba Ruiz, Terry SMCC President (602) 243-8281
Luczu, Sharon GWCC President (602) 286-8484
Medrano, Reyes PVCC FA President (480) 731-8114
Reed, Jim GCC Councilor-At-Large (623) 845-3631
Rivera, Rey EMCC President (623) 935-8464
Segerberg, Marsha CGCC President (480) 732-7098
Sheehan, Denny PC President (602) 285-7385
Trollen, Tom SCC President (480) 423-6265
Vaughan, Barry MCC FA President-Elect (480) 461-7620
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There were no reports.
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
There were no reports.
Dr. Anna Solley, Phoenix College President, asked that congratulations be offered to the Phoenix College women’s Softball Team for winning the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 1 title for the 8th straight year and 4th consecutive NJCAA Division II National Championship. In addition, Phoenix College Head Coach Heinz Mueller and his assistants Hank Schrader, Christa Pfeninger and Dallas Kuhlman were named the NJCAA Division II Coaching Staff of the Year for 2007. This is the third year in a row they have won this award. Coach Mueller introduced members of the team which included: Kesley Volz, Jamie Hennis, Danielle Ritter, Kim Cowell, Patricia Moreno, Vanessa Walle, Kayla Nilsson, Tina Hiley, Courtney Crawford, and Lorie Ellis.
Dr. Solley also reported that the NCCHC 12th Annual Leadership Symposium featuring the theme of “A New Vision for Community Colleges: Latinos in Leadership Roles” had been held the week of September 17 at the Point South Mountain Resort. She commented that the mission of NCCHC was to increase the number of successful Hispanic Leaders in America’s community colleges through leadership development. There were approximately 150 in attendance. Dr. Solley presented Dr. Glasper with a plaque for his support of the symposium and his commitment to providing leadership opportunities to our Latino employees.
Dr. Mary Kay Kickels, President of Paradise Valley Community College, provided an update on the partnership between PVCC and the Arizona Jewish Theatre Company. She stated that in Dr. Glasper’s “Beyond Boundaries” message, he had encouraged the colleges to reach beyond the existing boundaries and PVCC had translated this to re-establishing their role to bring vibrant arts and culture into the community. With this in mind, the AJTC and the PVCC Division of Fine and Performing Arts will co-produce the musical theatre classic, “Fiddler on the Roof,” from October 6 through 21. She stated that the college had received wonderful press about this and looked at it as a perfect marriage of arts and education.
STUDENT LIFE REPORTS
Students from Scottsdale Community College were present to provide a report about their activities this past semester. Students attending were: Tyler Copenhaver, Mary Bausano, Ralphy Valle, Violette L’Heureux, Stephanie Buckner, Danielle Wittig, Nabila Zine Filali, Erin Silverman, Danielle Dominguez, and Matthew Soto. Presenting on the LeaderShape Program were Mary Bausano, Nabila Zine Filali, and Matthew Soto. Everyone agreed that the experiences and information they received by participating in LeaderShape was invaluable. They encouraged continued support for this excellent program.
CITIZEN'S FORUM FOLLOW-UP REPORT
Alberto Olivas from the Center for Civic Participation provided the following summary of the September 11 Citizens’ Forum held at Glendale Community College. A complete report is included with this meeting’s minutes packet.
“On September 11, 2007, the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board hosted a Citizens’ Forum at the Glendale Community College Campus. This was the second of two forums that were held by the Governing Board to engage community members in deliberation about the role of the community colleges and their relationship to the community. Community members were asked to reflect on specific aspects of the MCCCD Mission Statement with regard to changing needs and future directions for the colleges.
• Over 90 community members and MCCCD students participated in the forum.
• Written feedback related to MCCCD’s Mission was generated and compiled into a 12-page report, including draft language for the Mission areas of Civic Responsibility & Global Awareness.
• A number of key themes emerged from the discussion and written feedback, including emphases on the following:
o Changing needs and roles for advisement and counseling
o Growing need for development of “soft skills” and “life skills”
o Greater integration in teaching & learning of real-world experiences and career relevance
o Adaptation to growing numbers of non-traditional students
o Willingness of community members to support and contribute to work of colleges
The Center for Civic Participation will meet with the offices of the Governing Board staff and the Manager of Governance to analyze results of the forums. In consultation with the Civic Participation Advisory Group, this analysis will be used to prepare recommendations and draft performance objective language for the mission areas of Civic Responsibility and Global Engagement for consideration by the Governing Board.”
There was no report, however, Mrs. Rosenthal encouraged board member attendance of the 2007 ACCA Conference scheduled for late October in Tucson.
There was no report.
Dr. Maria Hesse, President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, provided information on the recent Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Awards presented at a recent conference in Indiana. In addition to the Michigan State University, Middlebury College, and Green Mountain College, an award in the area of Campus Sustainability Leadership was given to Chandler-Gilbert Community College. This award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated an outstanding overall commitment to sustainability in their curriculum, operations, college culture, and community outreach. Dr. Hesse expressed appreciation to CGCC employees and students who are committed to sustainability efforts. These included Mark Mason, Jaime Garrido, Bruce Scharbach, Pushpa Ramakrishna, Paul Petrequin, the Global Learning Committee and the student organization, Heat (Hands-on Environmental Action Team).
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Rosenthal requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9443
Dr. Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion approved 5-0.
President Rosenthal requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
The following items were included on the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approve the minutes of the August 28, 2007 Regular Governing Board Meeting
B.1. APPROVAL OF GLENDALE REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER - pay their shares of a $6,400,000 cost overrun for Phase 1 construction. The recommendation is that the Governing Board members support the payment of $524,800, which the City of Glendale has asked the District to pay as its share.
C.1. CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS – approval of proposed personnel actions be approved with addendum.
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS - approval of recommended program and course proposals as submitted.
D.2. APPROVAL OF 2007-2008 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGES’ GENESIS WEST PROGRAM AND TOLLESON UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - extend an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and Tolleson Union High School District to continue the Genesis West Program at Estrella Mountain Community College for an additional year.
D.3. APPROVAL OF ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING PARTNERSHIPS (STEP) GRANT - accept a $499,995 grant award for the Science, Technology, and Engineering Partnerships (STEP) Grant funded by the National Science Foundation for Estrella Mountain Community College. This is a continuing grant which has been approved on scientific / technical merit for approximately 5 years. The total amount currently obligated is $399,996. The current expiration is August 31, 2011. Authorization to expend years 2, 3, and 4 will be given in an official grant amendment each year after the cognizant program official approves annual reports and advises the Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA) to authorize expenditure of the additional funds. The fifth year amount of $99,999 will be obligated upon receipt of the annual report in 2011; and DGA will authorize these expenditures on obligation. That will increase the total award to $499,995.
D.4. APPROVAL OF RECEIPT OF AN ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MSP GRANT SUBAWARD TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION FROM SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - approve receipt of a grant subaward of $373,059.28 from Scottsdale Unified School District to the National Center for Teacher Education, Maricopa Community Colleges. The title of the grant is the Maricopa Consortium for Science and Literacy. Grant is awarded from the Arizona Department of Education as part of the state’s Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Program. The start date is September 1, 2007 and end date of August 31, 2008.
D.5. APPROVAL OF DECLARATION OF CURRICULAR AND INSTRUCTIONAL ALIGNMENT TO THE ARIZONA ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL - approve and sign the Declaration of Curricular and Instructional Alignment to the Arizona Academic Standards for GateWay Early College High School.
D.6. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - approve an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement between Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Arizona State University (ASU) to allow Scott Adamson, a residential faculty member, to be reassigned to ASU to perform work on a National Science Foundation grant project for a current performance period of August 16, 2007 through April 30, 2008. Upon approval of additional funds from the National Science Foundation, the period will extend through August 15, 2008.
D.7. APPROVAL OF STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM - PHOENIX COLLEGE - accept an award for year three of a four-year grant from the Department of Education in the amount of $267,051 to Phoenix College for the Student Support Services Program. Year three project funding will be for the period September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008 (the third year of the four-year grant cycle).
D.8. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND YAVAPAI COLLEGE - approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (CATC) and Yavapai College for the 2007-2008 fiscal years. This agreement is for training and support services for the SC* curriculum to be provided to Yavapai College as a Cisco Regional Academy for an annual participation fee of $500.00.
D.9. APPROVAL OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANT AWARD FOR STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - accept the U.S. Department of Education grant award in the amount of $220,000 for the Student Support Services program at South Mountain Community College. Funds were awarded for year three of a five-year TRIO grant, beginning 9/1/05 and ending 8/31/10.
D.10. APPROVAL OF DECLARATION OF CURRICULAR AND INSTRUCTIONAL ALIGNMENT TO THE ARIZONA ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR TEACHER PREPARATION HIGH SCHOOL - approve and sign the Declaration of Curricular and Instructional Alignment to the Arizona Academic Standards on behalf of Teacher Preparation High School.
E.1. APPROVAL OF SCHOOL-BASED TOBACCO PREVENTION INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT - accept the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Maricopa County Community College District and the Arizona Department of Public Health for School-based Tobacco Prevention in the amount of $25,900.
E.2. APPROVAL OF COLLEGE SIGNAGE MASTER PLAN DESIGN SERVICES AWARD FOR CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve the expenditure of $115,500 with Thinking Caps for the design of a college wide signage and way finding master plan. This will be done under RFP Award 2671-9.
E.3. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR FIRE ALARM SYSTEM REPLACEMENTS AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve a contract award in the amount of Two Hundred Thirty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Fourteen and no/100ths, dollars ($237,514.00), plus sales tax, to Johnson Controls, Inc. for replacement of the fire alarm system at Paradise Valley Community College.
E.4. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR NEW CENTRAL PLANT AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve awarding a contract to Deutsch Associates to provide architectural and engineering consulting services for the new Central Plant at South Mountain Community College with a design fee budget of $300,000.
E.5. APPROVAL OF CMAR SELECTION FOR NEW CLASSROOM BUILDING AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve the selection of Caliente Construction to provide Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) construction services for the New Classroom Building at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The pre-construction phase services fee is $170,509.00, including reimbursable costs.
E.6. APPROVAL OF DESIGN BUILD CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW PARKING STRUCTURE AT PHOENIX COLLEGE - approve a Design-Build contract award to D. L. Withers Construction for a new Parking Structure and College Safety offices at Phoenix College. The pre-construction phase fee proposal is in the amount of $409,056.00.
E.7. APPROVAL OF PROJECT CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL AND APPROVAL OF A JOINT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE DESERT FOOTHILLS YMCA AND COMMUNITY CENTER - (a) provide Conceptual Approval for a new PVCC North initial development with a Total Project Budget of $2,881,000 and (b) approve a Development Agreement with the “Desert Foothills YMCA and Community Center”, which is an Arizona nonprofit corporation whose members are the Valley of the Sun YMCA and the Foothills Community Foundation.
E.8. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR NEW MARIPOSA HALL AND SOUTHWEST SKILL CENTER REMODELING AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - provide conceptual approval for the construction of Mariposa Hall and remodeling in the Southwest Skill Center at Estrella Mountain Community College, with a Total Project Budget of $11, 413,750.
F.1. APPROVAL OF TEACHER PREPARATION HIGH SCHOOL SUBMISSION OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL FINANCIAL REPORT TO THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - approve the 2006-2007 Teacher Preparation Charter School Annual Financial Report for submission to the Arizona Department of Education.
F.2. APPROVAL OF ACQUISITION OF A 4.99 ACRE SITE AND BUILDINGS LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE US 60 AND LONGMORE IN MESA, AZ FOR MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve the purchase of a 4.99 acre parcel of land containing an approximate 7,000 square foot restaurant and an approximate 21,000 square foot theatre, along with parking, from D. D. Dunlap Company Inc. /SMP II LLC. The purchase price for this property is $4,000,000 plus closing costs. This property is located at the southeast corner of the MCC Southern and Dobson campus.
F.3. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED FEE CHANGES - approve the varied fee changes detailed on the attached. These changes relate to course fees at several colleges across the district, detailed by college.
F.4. APPROVAL OF GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 - approve the 2006-2007 Annual Financial Report for GateWay Early College High School.
G.1. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULED REPLACEMENT OF AGING SERVERS SUPPORTING STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM - approve the expenditure of $846,000 for upgrades and replacement of older servers supporting the SIS system. This includes replacing a portion of the older servers in that system and upgrades to the processors and memory on the larger database servers. The servers and upgrade components will be purchased through IT Partners under the City of Tempe Contract # T05-079-01. Purchases would take place as needed through the end of June 2008.
MOTION NO. 9444
Scott Crowley moved for approval of the Consent Agenda be approved. Motion approved 5-0.
B.2 DISCUSSION OF ISSUES RELATING TO FITNESS CENTER ADJUNCT FACULTY AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Chancellor Glasper explained that this item had been listed on the agenda in order to allow for some discussion of the issues pertaining to the fitness center at Mesa Community College.
Mr. Crowley commented that after discussing this issue with appropriate individuals and how to bring resolution, it was felt that it needed to be facilitated by a mediator who could bring everyone together to balance what adjuncts have done and the direction the department needs to take in the future to raise the standards.
Chancellor Glasper indicated that he was awaiting tonight’s Governing Board Meeting to recommend this action This is a matter that needs to be resolved at the college.
Mr. Walker brought up the following questions: Will certification make a difference? Why certain certifications were recommended rather than others? Concerned with the term “adjunct” versus “part-time.” What is liability history of department?
C.2. GOVERNING BOARD REVIEW OF LEVEL 5 FACULTY GRIEVANCE - pursuant to Section 188.8.131.52 of the Residential Faculty Policy Manual (RFP), review the pending grievance submitted by Steve Boettcher, as well as the evidence in connection with such grievance.
Chancellor Glasper stated that recommended withdrawing the item and tabling for a future meeting.
(VII.A.) MONITORING REPORT
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Two Months Ended August 31, 2007
Expenditure analysis indicates 13.8% of the budget has been expended this year as compared to 11.4% expended at this same point in time last year. 36.2% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 43.0% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that $95.1M of the budget has been recognized. The projected fund balance will increase by $0.5 million this fiscal year and the projected ending fund balance for June 2008 is $89.0M.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
President Rosenthal announced that the next Governing Board Meetings would be a Work Session on October 16, 2007 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a regular Board Meeting on October 23, 2007.
The meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
Dr. Donald R. Campbell
Governing Board Secretary