OCTOBER 13, 1992
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A special meeting and a work study session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board were scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411, West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona.
Barbara Hitchcock, President, M. Grant Christensen, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member
Dan Whittemore for Paul A. Elsner, William Waechter, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Hitchcock.
President Hitchcock called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7913
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:01 p.m.
President Hitchcock recognized Dr. Kent Layton, candidate for the MCCCD Governing Board position from District 2.
(I-A-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RETIREMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, AND TERMINATIONS - William Waechter recommended approval of the personnel item.
MOTION NO. 7914
M. Grant Christensen moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations. Motion carried 5-0.
(II-A) IMPROVING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN INSTRUCTION - Alan Jacobs reported on computer technology district-wide, including instructional use, project evaluation, and funding. Assumptions about hardware included obsolescence, mid-life upgrades, replacement, and cost of additional equipment. Cost projections for two models--holding the line or increasing by 900 systems per year--were provided.
(II-B) OCOTILLO - Naomi Story provided information about committees, structure, events and activities, and information sharing. Committees are composed of both faculty and staff. The focus of Ocotillo is learning and instruction. Following the retreat, inquiries were made about the possible involvement of part-time faculty and students. Linda B. Rosenthal asked about committee involvement in generating resources.
Toni Rodriguez, Ocotillo Faculty Chair, spoke about the retreat. The goal for the 1992 retreat was to identify a vision for technology that is fully integrated and adding value to effective teaching and learning. She then spoke about three points. One, faculty have the time, resources, and training available to implement technology. Two, students are provided with technology that promotes independent, life-long learning. Three, acknowledge a district plan for the dissemination of instructional technology.
(II-C) MARICOPA SKILL CENTER - Stan Grossman reported on the Maricopa Skill Center. Mr. Grossman provided historical background, enrollment figures, income and contingency funds, student demographics, employment information, task force input, suggestions for addressing change and challenge, and quantum quality service. Linda B. Rosenthal asked about facility compliance with ADA requirements, decline in FTSE in 1991, decline in completers in 1989-90, and provision of child care facilities. Roy C. Amrein asked for clarification of the Bryans Center, which is an extended care facility affiliated with the John C. Lincoln Hospital. Brenda Mann, Bank of America employee, spoke about the relationship with the Maricopa Skill Center and introduced Julie Cantu, former student of the Maricopa Skill Center and current employee of the Bank of America. John Star, nursing student from the Maricopa Skill Center spoke about his experiences in the health occupations program at the Skill Center. Jeff Sasser, former student and current employee, spoke about the Maricopa Skill Center.
President Hitchcock complimented the study session presenters.
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
M. Grant Christensen