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October 24, 2000
An executive session and regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held 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.
Gene Eastin, President, Donald R. Campbell, Secretary, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member, Ed Contreras, Member
Fred Gaskin, Raul Cardenas, Phil Randolph, Anna Solley, Rufus Glasper, Ron Bleed, Pete Kushibab, Gina Kranitz, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter,Stan Grossman, Nancy Greenlaw for Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Fred Gaudet, Linda Thor, Jean Ann Abel for Tessa Martinez Pollack Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Gene Eastin.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
President Eastin recognized the presence of students from Ginny Stahls EDU 250 class.
No citizens came forward.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Ed Contreras - no report
Don Campbell reported that he attended a meeting with Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) representatives at South Mountain Community College.
Linda Rosenthal - no report
Gene Eastin reported on his attendance at the National Association for Community College Trustees Conference recently held and recognized Pete Kushibab and Debbie Fox for a workshop they conducted at the conference. Mr. Eastin also recognized Debbie Fox for being elected secretary of the ACCT Professional Staff Network.
Dr. Gaskin reported that interviews will be conducted in the next week for the position of vice chancellor of human relations. He recognized Fred Gaudet and staff for the production of a CD Rom that provides information for students on GateWay Community College.
There was no report.
Faculty President Rosemary Kessler reported on activities of the Faculty Executive Council, which included a retreat held with CEC members and members of the Governing Board, planning for the November 14 Governing Board meeting, and a meeting with held with MAG representatives.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There were no reports.
There were no reports.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
Reports were provided on activities by student government representatives from the following colleges, as follows:
Chandler Gilbert Community College
Information was provided on the Into the Streets Program and agencies that will be served.
GateWay Community College
Information was provided on the Into the Streets Program, participation at a future National Conference on Student Activities, and the adopt-a-family program. An invitation was extended to attend the GWCC Holiday buffet on December 6.
South Mountain Community College
Information was provided on events held for the 20th anniversary celebration at the college, and a luncheon which will be held on October 31 Dr. Cordova will be the keynote speaker.
STATE BOARD REPORT
Nick Balich reported that the Finance Subcommittee of the REPORT Governors Task Force on Higher Education held its final meeting and a final report is being prepared. Reports will be consolidated and submitted after November 20.
There was no report, as no meeting was held.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Frank Brabec was recognized for an award he received from the City of Phoenix for his advocacy work for individual businesses. Mike York recognized him for his work and noted that the award received was very competitive.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Eastin requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 8995
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Eastin asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Phil Randolph requested that item B-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the September 26 and October 10, 2000 meetings.
- CURRICULUM - Approve the curriculum proposals which had been processed through all procedures established by the Maricopa County Community colleges and the State Community College Board.
- SUPPLEMENTAL GRANT AWARD FOR UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Accept the supplemental grant award in the amount of $42,800 from the Department of Education for the Upward Bound Program at GateWay to assist low-income, first generation high school students to successfully graduate from high school, matriculate and graduate from a postsecondary institution.
- HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS: SMET STUDENT SUCCESS PROJECT - Accept a one year National Science Foundation grant award of $130,000 from Arizona State University for the Hispanic Serving Institutions: SMET Student Success Project. The project will provide professional development for SMET faculty, develop and implement an innovative mathematics course approach, provide equipment for hands-on, inquiry-based instruction in introductory mathematics and science courses, and conduct a national conference for Hispanic Serving Community colleges to address student access/retention issues. (Award is effective as of September 21, 2000).
- FIPSE GRANT FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a grant award to GateWay Community college from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education, in the amount of $54,657 for the third year of a three-year grant, to support activities of the GWCC FIPSE project Solving Problems: Redefining Learning and Instruction in a Technical Degree project.
- MODULAR BUILDING PURCHASE - Award the contract for the purchase of a modular building to EBS Modular Manufacturing, the low bidder on the project. The proposal is for the purchase, delivery and set-up of a classroom modular building to be used at Scottsdale Community College for the Electric Utility Technician training program.
MOTION NO. 8996
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of item B-1. Motion carried 4-0.
- EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, REITREMENTS AND SEPARATIONS - Phil Randolph recommended approval of the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Separations with the following changes under Separations change of college for Rhett Weddle to Rio Salado College, and the removal of Michael P. Leiby from the Separations under Paradise Valley Community College.
MOTION NO. 8997
Linda Rosenthal moved the Employments, Resignations, Retirements and Separations with the recommended revisions - change of college for Rhett Weddle to Rio Salado College, and the removal of Michael P. Leiby from the Separations under Paradise Valley Community College. Motion carried 4-0.
- Active Retirement Program Policy
Dr. Randolph noted that the proposed changes allow for the removal of items pertaining to age requirements, new language for consistency with good business practices, and provision for due process.
- Governing Board Code of Conduct
Ed Contreras expressed concerns regarding the appearance and potential liability problems of the proposed wording in relation to concerns brought forward in a NCA report regarding Glendale Community College. Mrs. Rosenthal noted that the changes proposed by her and Mr. Eastin were restatements of previous statements and not done with any knowledge of possibly recommending something that should not be done. Mr. Eastin also noted that the proposed item was a collaborative effort between himself and Mrs. Rosenthal and that it was done in good faith and with best intentions. Don Campbell suggested that the item be removed and a special meeting be scheduled for further discussion by the Board. Mr. Eastin directed that the item as presented be removed from the agenda for further discussion and a meeting be scheduled to receive advice of legal counsel and have discussion by the Board.
- Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For Three Months Ended September 30, 2000
- 1994 General Obligation Bonds
Series A (1995), Series B (1997), and Series C (1999)
Receipts an Disbursements Analysis and Capital Development Plan Summary
As of September 30, 2000
- Payroll and Accounts Payable Vouchers
FY 99/00 through September 30, 2000
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Work Session on November 14, 2000
The meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.