SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
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.
Don Campbell, President
Scott Crowley, Secretary
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Ed Contreras, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Darrel Huish for Ron Bleed
Maggie McConnell for Pete Kushibab
Mary Kay Kickels
Jean Ann Abel
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:32 p.m. The NAU CC580 Community College Class taught by Dr. Jesse DeAnda was in attendance.The NAU CC599 Community College Class taught by Dr. Larry Christiansen was in attendance.The ASU HED533 Community College Class taught by Dr. Alfredo de los Santos was in attendance.
The executive session was called to order by President Campbell at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Scott Crowley.
Two citizens came forward.
Lorena Garcia and Steven Miranda, representing the Students of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A) came forward to read a letter regarding an incident that took place between an unidentified couple and the students of the M.E.Ch.A Club at MCC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. (A copy of their letter is included in this meeting packet.) The students were thanked for coming forward and informed that this would be looked into.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
There were no reports.
Chancellor Glasper provided an update on the search for the president of Glendale Community College. He commented that although two more candidates were interviewed, it was decided that the search processs would be reconvened in January of 2006 and hopefully come up with a larger pool of candidates.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Jamie Moore came forward to express appreciation to commend the governing board for its reaffirmation of Maricopa Values. She stated that was important that those in the Maricopa family and the communities served be reminded of those values that are the driving force of our mission and give those values meaning, striving to model them in our professional lives for each other and for our students. She further thanked Chancellor Glasper and the Governing Board for living up to the challenge of shared governance as evidenced by the creation of the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator to the inclusion of Dr. Naomi Story, faculty member, as part of the Chancellor’s Strategic Initiatives Agenda to making sure faculty have a meaningful voice in the discussions of the Baccalaureate degree. She stated that the faculty executive council looked forward to continuing the positive working relationships they share with the Board and Chancellor Glasper in advancing the mission and vision of the District.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
The Presidents of the Adjunct Faculty and Craft Employee Groups (Jeanne Christen and Ted Georgas) also came forward to express appreciation to the Governing Board and Chancellor for their support and expressed their commitment to furthering the mission and vision of the District.
Ralph Sandoval, President of MACHE, commended the Board and Dr. Glasper for reaffirming the Maricopa values and indicated that MACHE members stand ready to support programs and help whenever and wherever possible.
The following colleges reported on their recent activities:Chris Haines, District Athletic Director and Athletic Director at South Mountain Community College, presented a copy of the 2004-2005 Athletics End of Year Report. The report includes the names of the recipients of National Junior College Athletic Association awards earned by students and faculty at the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Phoenix College President Anna Solley and staff provided highlights of their recent 85th Anniversary celebration which took place on September 13. She expressed appreciation to President Campbell, Mrs. Rosenthal, Mr. Contreras and Dr. Glasper for their participation in their celebration ceremonies. She stated that 85 years ago, the city’s municipal and educational leaders took a bold and visionary leap of faith by opening the very first community college in the state of Arizona to eighteen motivated young people and everyone present was now the beneficiary of their foresight and courage. What began in a modest Phoenix Union High School classroom in 1920 was the beginning of Arizona’s community college system and the seed of what would become the Maricopa Community Colleges. She introduced members of Phoenix College team who assisted in planning this celebration. They included Vice President Jim Moore, Director of IA Mike Murphy, and Executive Assistant Eileen Archibald.
Four employees and one student came forward to provide further highlights. They included Dennis Shaw, PC Faculty Senate President; Wilbert Nelson, PC MAT Employee President; Ron Starkey, M&O/Crafts Employee Representative; Lynn Mary, PC PSA Employee Co-Chair, and Macaela Rio, Sophomore Education Major at PC.
Vice Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick introduced members of the Maricopa Faculty Interns Program which provides teaching experience and professional growth opportunities to better prepare candidates to get residential faculty positions during a time period of nine months. The seven interns included:
MFI intern at: GateWay Community College
education: M. Ed., Secondary Education/Humanities
Teaching discipline(s): English as a Second Language (ESL)
mentor(s): Nancy Kersten and Kerry Vrabel
MFI intern at: Chandler-Gilbert Community College
education: M.A., Audiology and Speech Pathology
Teaching discipline(s): Psychology
mentor(s): Dr. Scott Silberman
MFI intern at: Glendale Community College
education: Ph. D., Educational Psychology
Teaching discipline(s): Psychology
mentor(s): Dr. Deborah VanMarche
MFI intern at: Mesa Community College
education: Ph. D., History
Teaching discipline(s): History
mentor(s): Dr. John Ohl
MFI intern at: Paradise Valley Community College
education: Ph.D., Business Management
Teaching discipline(s): Businessmentor(s): Patti Marsh
MFI intern at: Phoenix College
Teaching discipline(s): Math
mentor(s): Marianna McClymonds
MFI intern at: Phoenix College
education: M.A., Organizational Management
Teaching discipline(s): Sociology
mentor(s): Dr. Cynthia Viera
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
Members of the Scottsdale Community College LeaderShape Program came forward to present what their group has accomplished this past year and four students explained how the program had affected their lives. These students included Danny Astorga from Paradise Valley Community College and Erik Esper from Scottsdale Community College.
Members of the SCC Student Leadership Forum recapped activities they have hosted or plan to host this school year. They include Clothesline Across Campus, Make a Difference Day, Voter Registration, Empty Bowls, Angel Tree, Valentine Cards for the Elderly, Animal Shelter donations, Fall Follies, Spring Fling, Pumpkin Carving, and various student/staff activities, as well as raising money and clothing for the Katrina Relief. The students included in this presentation were Erik Esper, Chad Barrett, Rachael Beck, Jagdeep Singh, Shannon Baker, and Tim Saitta.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that the organizations met on September 15. AADGB reviewed their bylaws and are working with staff members on this. ACCA is developing their legislative agenda for the beginning of the next session in January.
There was no report.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were no reports.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Campbell requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9332
Mr. Crowley moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Campbell asked for any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Approval of the minutes August 23, 2005 Regular Governing Board Meeting.
B.1. RATIFICATION OF CHANGE TO EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Ratify as a revision of the Maricopa Learns Through Service pilot program, the granting of six hours of release time to certain employees from September 7, 2005 through September 16 to participate in local organized relief efforts directing the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
B.2. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH MARICOPA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with Maricopa County Department of Elections for the County to provide services relating to elections.
C.1. APPROVAL OF FACULTY/MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATIVE/
SUPPORT - Approve the recommended personnel actions with addendum as presented.
C.2. APPROVAL OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION REQUESTING EXEMPTION FROM POSTING SECURITY FOR SELF-INSURED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAM - This item was pulled.
C.3. APPROVAL OF REVISION TO THE MCCCD ACTIVERETIREMENT POLICY – Approve the proposed language that would be added to Section II: Qualifications for Participation as follows:For Active Retirement eligibility purposes, all employees, both faculty and non-faculty, whose regular schedule or time of accountability is a 9, 9.5, or 10 month calendar, will earn a full year of service at the end of the period of accountability, provided the full 9, 9.5, or 10 months was worked.
D.1. APPROVAL OF CURRICULUM – Approve the curriculum proposals as submitted.
D.2. APPROVAL OF VOCATIONAL RETRAINING SERVICE AGREEMENT NO. 05-205 BETWEEN ALLIANCE EMPLOYEE AND DEVELOPMENT, INC. AND THE MARICOPA SKILL CENTER– Approve an extension of the vocational retraining service agreement No. 05-205 between Alliance Employee and Development, Inc and the Maricopa Skill Center from September 30, 2005 to November 30, 2005.
D.3. APPROVAL OF NURSING GRANT AWARDSCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approval of award of Contract #G058-05-02 for $188,541 for fiscal year 2005-06.
D.4. APPROVAL OF DECLARATION OF CURRICULAR AND INSTRUCTIONAL ALIGNMENT TO THE ARIZONA ACADEMIC STANDARDS TEACHER PREP HIGH SCHOOL – Approve the adopted curriculum for the Teacher Prep High School that is aligned with the Arizona Academic Standards and review the teacher evaluation system that assesses whether teachers are integrating the Standards into their instructional practices. These items were adopted by the MCCCD Governing Board in 2004-05. These policies will continue to be in effect for the 2005-06 school year.
D.5. APPROVAL OF DECLARATION OF CURRICULAR AND INSTRUCTIONAL ALIGNMENT TO THE ARIZONA ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL – Approve the Declaration of Curricular and Instructional Alignment to the Arizona Academic Standards for GateWay Early College High School
D.6. APPROVAL OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRANT FOR NURSING PROGRAMS – Accept an award for the Community College Grant for Nursing Programs from the Arizona Department of Commerce in the amount of $164,250.00 to Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Project funding will be available from September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.
D.7. APPROVAL OF COLLEGE AND CAREER TRANSITION INITIATIVE LEAGUE FOR INNOVATION IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRANT – Accept funding for a grant award from the League of Innovation in the Community College to be managed by the National Center for Teacher Education in the amount of up to $80,000, which will commence on 10/01/05 and conclude on 9/30/06. This is year-four funding of a potential five-year grant.
D.8. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CCNA CURRICULUM – Approve Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Tucson Unified School District on behalf of Catalina, Palo Verde, Rincon, Tucson, and University High Schools for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. This agreement is for training and support services for the CCNA* curriculum to be provided to the five (5) aforementioned high schools as Cisco Local Academies for an annual participation fee of $1,500 per Academy.
D.9. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SC CURRICULUM - Approve Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Tucson Unified School District on behalf of Catalina, Tucson, and University High Schools for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. This agreement is for training and support services for certain SC* curriculum to be provided to the three (3) aforementioned high schools as Cisco Local Academies for an annual participation fee of $3,250.
D.10. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ROUND VALLEY USD #10 CCNA CURRICULUM – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Round Valley USD #10 on behalf of Round Valley High School (Local Academy) for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. This agreement is for training and support services for the CCNA* curriculum to be provided to Round Valley High School as a Cisco Local Academy for an annual participation fee of $1,500.00
D.11. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MORENCI HIGH SCHOOL SC CURRICULUM – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Morenci Unified School District on behalf of Morenci High School for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. This agreement is for training and support services for certain SC* curriculum to be provided to Morenci High School as a Cisco Local Academy for an annual participation fee of $750.
D.12. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT ARIZONA COMMISSIN FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING AND PHOENIX COLLEGE – Approve the intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to establish a multimedia lab for the Phoenix College sign language interpreter training program. The period of agreement is from September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2008
D.13. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN OFFICE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND TEMPE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 213- COMMUNICATION IN SCIENCE INQUIRY PROJECT (CISIP) – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Office of Public School Programs and Tempe Union High School District. This agreement is for professional development services for the Communication In Science Inquiry Project (CISIP) to be provided to twelve teachers for a cost-share of $400 per teacher.
D.14. APPROVAL OF GRANT AWARD FROM ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR NURSING PROGRAM – Accept the grant awarded by the Arizona Department of Commerce to GateWay Community College in the amount of $173,852.
D.15. APPROVAL OF NASA CENTER – TITLE V - YEAR 5ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Accept the Title V – Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program Grant award of $445,178 funding the fifth of five years from the United States Department of Education. Fifth year funds are awarded to Estrella Mountain Community College for the period of 10/1/2005 to 9/30/2006. The total grant funds of $2,241,606 are for the period of 10/1/2001 to 9/30/2006.
D.16. APPROVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE CONTINUING EDUCATION COLLEGE OF CHINA CENTRAL RADIO AND TELEVISION UNIVERSITY AND CHINA CYBER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY – Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Continuing Education College of China Central Radio and Television University and China Cyber Education Technology that establishes the intent to develop continuing education non-credit distance learning programs.
D.17. APPROVAL OF CARL PERKINS III BASIC GRANT FOR FY 05-06 FEDERAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING – Accept the Carl Perkins III grant for FY 05-06 in the amount of $1,159,132 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.
E.1. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR RE-ROOFING OF THE BU BUILDING AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Twenty-Seven Thousand Twenty and 88/100ths Dollars ($127,020.88) to Centimark Roof Systemsfor the replacement of the existing roof of the BU Building at Scottsdale Community College.
E.2. APPROVAL OF UTILITIES EASEMENT TO SOUTHWEST GAS AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the grant a utilities easement to Southwest Gas (SW Gas) at Paradise Valley Community College.
E.3. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR EXPANSION OF THE SUN LAKES EDUCATION CENTER – Approve the awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($134,000.00) to Deutsch Associates to provide consulting services for the expansion of the Sun Lakes Education Center.
E.4. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR A NEW HANGER AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT THE WILLIAMS CAMPUS – Approve conceptual approval for a new hanger at Chandler-Gilbert Community College at the Williams Campus.
E.5. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR EMS CONTROLS UPGRADES AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Four Hundred Forty Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-Nine and no/100ths Dollars ($440,830.00) to Johnson Controls for the installation of new electronic Energy Management System controls at Mesa Community College.
E.6. APPROVAL OF SALE OF SMALL PORTION OF CITY COLLEGES CENTER LAND FOR LIGHT RAIL IMPROVEMENTS AND PAYMENT FOR TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT – Approve the sale of 114 square feet of land located at the southern portion of the 1st Avenue curb of the City Colleges Center and accept payment for a temporary construction easement at the site, for the construction of the Light Rail System along 1st Ave. Total combined payment for the land and the temporary construction easement will be $10,388.00.
E.7. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF VETERINARY HOSPITAL FOR MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the purchase a veterinary hospital/clinic located at 820 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona for $600,000 from the Ronald T. and Martha A. Beach Charitable Remainder Unitrust.
APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR 3RD FLOOR REMODELING AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE– THIS ITEM WAS PULLED FROM THE AGENDA.
APPROVAL OF GATEWAY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005– THIS ITEM WAS REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA
F.2. 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. In addition, there is clarification to Graduation Fees to include Skill Centers operating on a clock hour rather than credit hour basis.
APPROVAL OF TEACHER PREPARATION CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005 – THIS ITEM WAS REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA
MOTION NO. 9333
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of items V.C.2, V.F.1, V.F.2 and V.E.8 which were all removed from consideration this evening. It was noted that item V.C.1 had an addendum . Motion approved 5-0.
VII.1 NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
It was recommended that the Governing Board reaffirm the current non-discrimination policy as written by placing the item on its agenda for vote. A vote to reaffirm the non-discrimination policy as written, and that prohibits discrimination in the Maricopa County Community College District on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, is a demonstration of the continued commitment to serving diverse populations, and the implementation of non-discriminatory practices in employment and academic activities.
Dr. Glasper commented that as a result of recent discussions about the non-discrimination policy, a first reading of a recommended affirmation of that policy has been submitted for consideration. He stated that during the next month comments were welcome to be submitted and it would be brought forward in October for Governing Board approval.
Mr. Contreras remarked that as he read over the EEO policy and the recommendation/justification, he found them to be all encompassing related to the non-discrimination policy. However, he questioned why the values statement and other references were not included and made the focal point of the non-discrimination policy rather than the EEO policy.He didn’t feel that this recommendation has the breadth that it should have relative to non-discrimination. He also wanted to mention that as far as a complaint is concerned, it can only relate to sexual harassment type issue and not to any discrimination related to any individuals. He asked if it could be made more encompassing and therefore have a process or avenue that is more formal and more directive as to how it can be done. He referenced the students that came forward this evening and questioned if they had been heard. He wondered if there was a policy that showed how an issue could be raised at the time. There should be direct access and should be non-threatening.
Dr. Campbell responded that the students came forward during a portion of the meeting when no action is taken, however a copy of their letter was provided to the Chancellor. The incident occurred in April and a complaint should have been brought forward. He requested that the Chancellor follow up on this. With reference to having adequate policies to deal with all discriminatory charges, he recommended that the Chancellor work with the Legal Department to see if there are any further comments.
Mr. Crowley interjected the comment that this situation was brought to his attention about a month ago and he asked if the students had filed any formal complaint. He brought this to Dr. Glasper’s attention so that the matter could be investigated. Tonight was the first time this has been brought forward to Dr. Glasper’s attention. With reference to Mr. Contreras’ comments, it would appear that a more formal course of action that is more encompassing should be developed.
Dr. Glasper stated that he would work with the Governance Manager and the Legal Department to work this out.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Two Months Ended August 31, 2005
Expenditure analysis indicates 12.5% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 10.2% expended at this same point in time last year. 35.6% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 38.0% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 18.3% of the budget has been recognized to date. Projected fund balance will increase by about $1.6 million during this fiscal year. 6% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be unexpended and projected ending fund balance for June 2006 is $80.2 million and equates to about 45 days of operating budget, or more than six payrolls.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be a Strategic Conversation on October 11, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary