MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
An executive session and regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 5:30 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.
Scott Crowley, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Don Campbell, Member
Bob Bendotti for Mary Kay Kickels
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Crowley at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Linda Rosenthal
No citizens came forward.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
President Crowley preceded Governing Board Reports by first extending congratulations to Chancellor Glasper on being honored as a Life Member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants at its annual meeting and awards luncheon on May 17. Life membership is awarded to a very select group of members of the ASCPA who have provided outstanding service and leadership the the ASCPA and the CPA profession. Since the ASCPA’s establishment in 1933 only 45 membes have achieved this distinction. Dr. Glasper served on the ASCPA board of directors from 1991 to 2005 and served as chair in 2000-2001. He also represented Arizona on the American Institute of CPA’s Council from 2002-2005.
Governing Board Member Linda Rosenthal commented that on September 11 she had the privilege of attending a choral event at the new Performing Arts Center at Paradise Valley Community College. Featured that evening were the Phoenix Police Honors Chorus and members of the Phoenix Symphony. She stated that the Performing Arts Center was filled to capacity and it was a superb evening. She further read part of the next day’s article from the Arizona Republic which stated that the Bach Choir offers diginified, emotional tribute to 9/11. A copy of the article in included with these minutes. She also made mention of a Risk Assessment Workshop she had attended at Scottsdale Community College which was outstanding in the information presented and encouraged others to attend future sessions which might be held.
Dr. Campbell made brief comments pertaining to a conference he attended recently pertaining to International Education and the efforts being concentrated to supply teachers for the Sahara which is experiencing a shortage of teachers for six million grade school children. He stated that since we are becoming a global society, this might be something we encourage students to become involved with.
Chancellor Glasper presented a posthumous emeritus status distinction certificate to the widow of Mr. Ronald D. Price, Math Faculty at Phoenix College. Mrs. Price expressed appreciation for this tribute and commented that her husband valued education and lived a life fulfilled by the work he did in spite of the challenges inherent in teaching. Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley also expressed her condolences to Mrs. Price and offered her congratulations on the honor that was being awarded to her deceased husband. She stated that she knew Mr. Price loved Phoenix College and in turn Phoenix College loved him.
Chancellor Glasper introduced Jose Velasco, Director of International Education, who made a presentation along with fellow colleagues on the topic of International and Intercultural Education Review of Global Engagement Activities during the time period January 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006. The following employees/students came forward to report on their participation in global engagement programs falling under the umbrella of International Education:
1. Chile Faculty/Curriculum Development Program:
Presented by: Sandy Zetlan, Faculty member, Estrella Mountain Community College
2. Thailand Program: Distributive Learning: Integrating Student Centered and Problem Based Learning approaches to Teaching Math Across Cultures
Presented by faculty members Michael Little Crow and Robert Ribas of Scottsdale Community College and faculty member Natalie Rivera of Estrella Mountain Community College
3. Australia Study Program
Presented by faculty members Rachel Woodburn and Roger McKinney of Scottsdale Community College
4. China Study Abroad Program in International Business
Presentation by Anthony Baskovitz and Elba Boe, Paradise Valley Community College Business Club members and students and PVCC faculty member, Dina Preston-Ortiz
5. Czech Republic Faculty/Curriculum Development Program and the Salzburg Academy
Presented by Patty Swindle, CIS Faculty, EMCC – Prague
Jamie Moore, English Faculty, SCC – Salzburg Seminar
Patti Marsh, CIS Faculty, PVC, Prague
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick called attention to the Fulbright School-in-Resident who is spending this academic year at the Maricopa Community Colleges. Professor Zahra Tamough holds a doctorate from Sorbonne University in France and has been a professor since 1982 at the University Mohamed V Agdal in Rabat. She has also been a board member for the Moroccan Association on History Research, a member of the African Historical Association, and in March 2006 was appointed as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Royal Institute on Research in Moraccan History. She stated that during the Fall Semester Professor Tamouh will be teach at MCC and CGCC and in the Spring she will be teaching at PVCC and EMCC. Her courses will include topics related to Muslim civilization, Moroccan history, and Women Status in North Africa.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President-Elect Reyes Medrano came forward to introduce Chuck Cooper, President of the Faculty Senate at Scottsdale Community College. The Forensics Sciences Program taught by Larry Turner was highlighted in their report.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Shirley Green, President of the MAT Employee Group, came forward to explain the makeup of the MAT Executive Council which is made up of 25 members and includes 11 unit presidents, 5 executive board officers, 3 cluster representatives, and 6 members-at-large. The following MAT members were introduced: Mary Kaye Allen (Member at Large – CGCC), Zhara Dean (President – SCC), Karen Delavina (President – DO), Shirley Henderson (President – MCC), Jared A. Langkilde (President Elect – MCC), Gary Mandarino (Member at Large – DO), Judy Sanchez (President – GCC), Irene Ruiz (Phoenix College), and Ron Slamka (President – CGCC). Ms. Green indicated that next month the person or persons selected to work as project managers for their four initiatives will be introduced.
Ted Georgas, President of the Unified Crafts Employee Group, commented that he had the pleasure of working with members of the employee policy groups charged with making the Maricopa Community Colleges the best they could be, as well as members of CEC. This evening he was here to recognize one of the College Presidents for the dedicated leadership and compassion displayed and on behalf of Crafts wanted to make a donation to the Maricopa Foundation in the name of CGCC President Maria Hesse.
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Al Crusoe announced that the Maricopa Community College District was one of eighteen colleges recognized at the Higher Education Institution Minority Access Inc. Seven Role Models Conference held in Las Vegas. A framed certificate was received on behalf of the District.
Glendale Community College President Velvie Green reported that GCC is celebrating their football team’s ranking as sixth in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association. The team remains undefeated so far this season. To date the team has played against Adams State College of Colorado, Scottsdale Community College, and Eastern Arizona College. Dr. Green also mentioned that 11 Gaucho players were named as part of the 2006 pre-season All-American teams. She announced that the GCC EMT Programs has received a $30,000 defribrillator which will enable their students to train with state-of-the-art technology. Lastly, she announced that GCC Financial Aid Director Ellen Neel has been elected president of the Arizona Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators for 2007-08.
Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley took an opportunity to introduce Athletic Director Heinz Mueller who is also coach of the nationally recognized Women’s Softball Team. The team recently won its third consecutive NJCAA Division II National Softball Championship Game this pay May. In addition, Heinz and his assistants Hank Schrader, Christa Pfeninger and Dallas Kuhlman were named the 2006 Speedlilne National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Divison II Coaching Staff of the Year. The following members of the Women’s Softball Roster were introduced: Megan Rachford, Casey Vaughn, Emily Neiman, Jenny Lewis, Kailey Yarmer, Sarah Moder, Stacey Trevino, Amanda Willmon, Natalie Heeley, Roxanne Bejarano, Lindsay Kelson, Bethany Reynoldson, Denise Leon, and Casey Wheeler.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
Members from Scottsdale Community College’s LeaderShape Program and Student Leadership Forum were in attendance to speak about their participation in the various activities and opportunities that make up these programs. Becky Marushak introduced herself as Director of Student Life and Leadership and called forward Mary Bausano, Chair of the 2006-07 LeaderShape Program, and Faiana Prescott, Chair of MCC’s Student Government. Students present were Jacob Cutler, Chelsea Knutson, Chad Barrett, Erin Silverman, and Lasheena Adams.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported on the ACCA/AADGB meetings held September 14 which included a roundtable on board self-evaluation and board members perceptions of the prior month’s retreat in Flagstaff. Discussion included implementation of goals, this year’s legislative agenda, a community college conference, student recognition, coordination of state reports, and evaluating the structure of ACCA in terms of effectiveness.
Government Relations Director Matt Ortega came forward to report on 2006 Ballot Measures. He specifically called attention to measures that affected Arizona’s community colleges which included Ballot #101 (Property Tax Levies), 107 (Protect Marriage Arizona), and 300 (Public Program Eligibility).
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were no awards or recognitions reported on.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9381
Dr. Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion approved 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
The following items included on the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – Approve the minutes of August 22, 2006 Regular Governing Board Meeting
B.1. APPROVAL OF POSTHUMOUS FACULTY EMERITUS DISTINCTION – PHOENIX COLLEGE – Award Posthumous Faculty Emeritus Distinction to Mr. Ronald D. Price, Business Faculty at Phoenix College.
C.1. APPROVAL OF CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS – Approve the recommended personal actions as presented.
C.1. APPROVAL OF PENDING LITIGATION SETTLEMENT – GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the payment of $45,000 for the benefit of David Merkley, as consideration for settlement of a pending employment lawsuit arising out of Glendale Community College
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS – Approve the recommended curriculum, program and courses as proposed.
D.2. 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.3. APPROVAL OF YEAR TWO GRANT AWARD FROM THE VIRGINIA G. PIPER CHARITABLE TRUST FOR LIFE OPTIONS PROGRAM AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Accept the year two grant award in the amount of $100,000 from The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust for the Life Options Program at Scottsdale Community College. This grant is being awarded to the MCCD for the period of September 30, 2006 to September 30, 2007 and will come in quarterly installments of $25,000 during the months of July, October, January and April.
D.4. APPROVAL OF CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (KBAQ) – Accept a grant award for KBAQ from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting totaling $180,380. Approval of the two-year allowable expenditure period is requested for October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2008.
D.5. APPROVAL OF CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (KJZZ) – Accept a grant award for KJZZ from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting totaling $424,390. Approval of the two-year allowable expenditure period is requested for October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2008.
D.6. APPROVAL OF MARICOPA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTER (MATEC) – NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER – Accept an award from the National Science Foundation for supplemental support in the amount of $215,824 to a current grant funded through June 30, 2009 to MCCD for the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center.
D.7. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SHOW LOW HIGH SCHOOL – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Show Low School District on behalf of Show Low High School (Local Academy) for the 2006-2007 fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. This agreement is for training and support services for the CCNA* curriculum to be provided for an annual participation fee of $2,500.
D.8. APPROVAL OF HEALTH CARE PROGRAM AGREEMENT WITH WEST VALLEY HOSPITAL (ABRAZO HEALTH CARE) GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve a Health Care Program Agreement between GateWay Community College and West Valley Hospital (Abrazo Health Care) effective July 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008 for $410,575. The purpose of the agreement is to deliver the MCCD Nursing Program to students through the West Valley/ Abrazo/GateWay Partner Program at West Valley Hospital. Funds will be used for student tuition, fees, and faculty.
D.9. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE MARICOPA SKILL CENTER AND PHOENIX WORKFORCE CONNECTION TO PROVIDE CERTIFICATION BASED, EMPLOYER EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEE UPGRADE TRAINING – Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) in the amount of $39,000 between the Maricopa Skill Center (MSC) and Phoenix Workforce Connection (PWC). This agreement is for a pilot program to upgrade employee’s skills to meet industry standards.
D.10. APPROVAL OF CARL PERKINS III BASIC GRANT FOR FY 06-07 FEDERAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING – Accept the Carl Perkins III grant for FY 06-07 in the amount of $1,145,582 from the Arizona Department of Education pending official notification of approved application by same agency. The grant funds will be used to support occupational students.
D.11. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT (IGA) BETWEEN ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY AT WEST CAMPUS AND GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Maricopa County Community College District and Arizona State University, for the purpose of continuing the GCC-ASU Partnership on the West campus with Glendale Community College and Arizona State University at West campus, located at 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix AZ 85069-7100. We recommend the IGA terms are for a period of one year from the effective date and shall automatically renew for subsequent one year periods unless either party provides ninety (90) days prior written notice to the other party that it desires to terminate this Agreement or to not renew this Agreement.
E.1. APPROVAL OF ACQUISITION OF BUILDING AND LAND – 1480 SOUTH HOHOKAM DRIVE, TEMPE – Approve the purchase of the land and building located at 1480 South Hohokam Drive, Tempe, AZ, located directly east of the Rio Salado College administrative offices, from H-B Tempe, LLC. The net purchase price for this 65,018± square foot property on approximately 2.5 acres is $14,108,906 plus closing costs. The purchase of this property is contingent upon the following: (a) finalization of a contract with terms and conditions agreeable to both parties, (b) an appraisal price that is equal to or greater than the proposed purchase price, and (c) approval of Phase I Environmental and ALTA Surveys.
E.2. APPROVAL OF JOB CONTRACT AWARD FOR REPLACEMENT OF IRRIGATIN DITCH – SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Eighteen Thousand Forty-Six and 17/100ths Dollars ($118,046.17) to Sky Engineering for enclosure of the irrigation ditch at Scottsdale Community College.
E.3. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR EMS CONTROLS UPGRADES AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Three Hundred Forty-One Seven Hundred Seventy-Nine and no/100ths Dollars ($341,799.00) to Johnson Controls, Inc. for the installation of new electronic Energy Management System controls at Scottsdale Community College.
E.4. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX FOR A LIGHT RAIL “PARK AND RIDE” LOT AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Provide an additional approval to an intergovernmental agreement between the District and the City of Phoenix for a "Park and Ride" facility at GateWay Community College. The Board and CDAC previously approved this IGA but the item failed to list the length of the agreement between the City and the District for the use of the parking area.
E.5. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR EXPANSION OF THE GUADALUPE CENTER AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand Three Hundred Ten and no/100ths Dollars ($134,310.00) to Fucello Architects to provide consulting services for the Expansion of the Guadalupe Center at South Mountain Community College.
E.6. APPROVAL OF SECOND AND FINAL GMP AMENDMENT FOR CENTRAL PLANT UPGRADES AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the second and final Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) amendment in the amount of Two Million Two Hundred Sixty-One Five Hundred Twenty-Two and no/100ths Dollars ($2,261,522.00) to Bill Stacey Construction for central plant upgrades at Mesa Community College and Glendale Community College.
E.7. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR NEW PHYSICAL SCIENCE BUILDING AND REMODELING OF EXISTING BUILDING FOR LIFE SCIENCE – SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Provide conceptual approval for the construction of a new Physical Science Building, and for remodeling of the existing science building for Life Science, with a combined Total Project Budget of $18,261,000.
E.8. APPROVAL OF AWARD OF CONTRACT TO DEMENNA & ASSOCIATES – Award a contract for Legislative Consulting Services to DeMenna and Associates in the annual amount of $120,000 or $10,000 per month. The initial performance period for the award will be from October 1, 2006 thru June 30, 2007. The contract is renewable annually for four (4) one-year periods subject to annual performance review.
F.1. APPROVAL OF GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 – Approve the 2005-2006 Annual Financial Report for GateWay Early College High School.
F.2. APPROVAL OF TEACHER PREPARATION HIGH SCHOOL SUBMISSION OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT TO THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – Approve the 2005-2006 Teacher Prep Charter School Annual Financial Report for submission to the Arizona Department of Education.
F.3. APPROVAL OF AWARD OF CONTRACT TO THE MAGUIRE COMPANY – Award a contract for Strategic Policy
Consulting Services to the Maguire Company in the annual amount of $150,000 or $12,500 per month; the first annual period of the contract would start October 1, 2006, and the contract is renewable annually for 4 additional years.
F.4. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED COURSE 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.
G.1. APPROVAL OF ENTERPRISE IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EIMS) DEVELOPMENT COMPLETION – Approve the expenditure of $431,788, over the next 3 years, to allow the continued development and expansion of Maricopa’s EIMS (Enterprise Identity Management System). Maricopa’s Enterprise Identity Management System aims to provide students, faculty and staff with a secure, single sign-on access method to all their computerized services.
G.2. APPROVAL OF REPLACE DATA STORAGE ARRAY REALLOCATED FOR BLACKBOARD FALL 2006 SEMESTER – Approve the purchase of a storage array from Hewlett-Packard for the amount of $198,611. This purchase is to be awarded under the existing Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) contract and replaces equipment that was reallocated to the Blackboard environment from the new Student Information System (SIS) hardware to meet Fall 2006 semester timelines.
G.3. APPROVAL OF DATA STORAGE ARRAY REPLACEMENT AND RELATED UPGRADES – Approve the expenditure of $965,100 for the purchase of a storage array and the supporting storage array network (SAN) switch infrastructure from Hewlett Packard. This contract is to be awarded under the pricing and guidelines set forth under the City of Tempe Contract #T05-079-01.
MOTION NO. 9382
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion approved 5-0.
FIRST READINGS/INFORMATION ITEMS
VI.1 PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY TITLE
Adopt the following language for a new policy title on Public Safety. The proposed language is as follows:
THE CHANCELLOR SHALL MAINTAIN A SAFE LEARNING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT. ACCORDINGLY, HE OR SHE: SHALL BE CHARGED WITH DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE MEANS TO MAINTAIN COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTS THAT ARE SAFE FOR STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. THIS INCLUDES IDENTIFYING AND OUTLINING DISTRICT VERSUS COLLEGE AUTHORITY OVER PUBLIC SAFETY MATTERS THROUGH ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS, AND ESTABLISHING STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AT EACH COLLEGE. THE GOVERNING BOARD RECOGNIZES THAT THE COLLEGE SAFETY OFFICERS THAT ARE CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO A.R.S. 15-1444(9) HAVE THE AUTHORITY AND POWER OF PEACE OFFICERS.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2006 (Final)
Expenditure analysis indicates 92.4% of the budget was expended this year as compared to 90.3% expended at this same point in time last year. 7.6% of the budget remained unexpended or unencumbered compared to 9.7% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 97.2% of the budget has been recognized. The projected fund balance will increase by $0.9 million this fiscal year and the projected ending fund balance for June 2006 is $79.5 million.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Second Month Ended August 31, 2006
Expenditure analysis indicates 11.4% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 12.5% expended at this same point in time last year. 43.0% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 35.6% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 19.5% of the budget has been recognized to date as compared to 18.2% at this same point in time last year. The projected fund balance will increase by $0.8 million this fiscal year and the projected ending fund balance for August 2006 is $80.3 million.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be a strategic conversation scheduled for October 10, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at the Rio Conference Center.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00p.m.
Governing Board Secretary