OCTOBER 25, 1994
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. [[section]]38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona.
GOVERNING BOARD Linda B. Rosenthal, President,Roy C. Amrein, Secretary, Donald R. Campbell, Member, M. Grant Christensen, Member, Nancy Stein, Member
William Waechter for Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Fred Stahl for Raul Cardenas, Jack Twitchell for Larry Christiansen, Kay Martens for John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Jim Jacob for Homero Lopez,J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Carol Scarafiotti for Linda Thor, John Waltrip, Margaret Hogan/Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Linda B. Rosenthal
No executive session was held.
President Rosenthal welcomed members of Quentin Bogart's class and acknowledged administrative substitutions: Fred Stahl for Raul Cardenas, Jack Twitchell for Larry Christiansen, Kay Martens for John Cordova, Carol Scarafiotti for Linda Thor, Jim Jacob for Homero Lopez, and Margaret Hogan for Arnette Ward.
No one requested to speak during this portion of the meeting.
Vice Chancellor William Waechter announced that the Chancellor was in New York participating in a meeting on the workforce agenda.
Roy C. Amrein read a letter from Arizona State Senate President John Greene, appointing Donald R. Campbell to the Joint Legislative Study Committee on Community Colleges.
STATE BOARD REPORT
Mr. Ullman reported on the October 21, 1994 meeting of the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges of Arizona. A State Board study session focused on John Carver's Policy Governance Model and "Boards that Make a Difference." The State Board discussed the Chandler Gilbert Community College airplane maintenance agreement.
Linda B. Rosenthal reported on the AADGB conference held on October 21-22, 1994 in Phoenix.
There was no report.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Governing Board members reported as follows: Linda Rosenthal appointed a Diversity CQI Team and read the charge to the committee. This committee will be responsible for the March 14, 1995 Strategic Conversation.
1. Donald R. Campbell - no report.
2. Roy C. Amrein - no report.
3. M. Grant Christensen - no report.
4. Nancy Stein attended a Native American Multicultural event, the Honors Forum, the Energy Conservation meeting, the ACCT Conference in Chicago, the PSA Candidates Forum, the Student Success Conference, the AADGB Conference, and met with Bernie Combs at Scottsdale Community College.
5. Linda B. Rosenthal attended several bond election presentations, the Honors Forum, the Paradise Valley Student Leadership meeting, the AACHE new employee reception, the Student Success Conference, the AADGB Conference, and the ACCT Conference in Chicago. Mrs. Rosenthal commented on the mock board presentation made by the "Arizona Players" at the ACCT Conference. Mrs. Rosenthal made other presentations at the conference and was reelected to the ACCT Board.
Freddie Antilla, President of the District Faculty Association introduced Sharon Howard, Scottsdale Community College, and Lyn Lalko, Paradise Valley Community College faculty. Lyn Lalko reported on "Tools for Schools," a recent faculty sponsored school supply campaign.
David Hunt, Part-Time Faculty Association representative announced that Part-Time Faculty Association has endorsed the District Bond Program. William Waechter announced that the Professional Staff Association has also endorsed the Bond Program.
Marie Pepicello commented on Phoenix College and Mesa Community College staff participation in the upcoming National Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development Conference. Jack Twitchell reported on the MCC Center for Public Policy and Service sponsorship of political forums.
Chandler Gilbert Community College Student Association representatives, Victor Jackson, James Lewis, Dustin Cook, Adam Bergen, and Katie Campbell spoke about Welcome Week, the Student Life and Leadership Retreat, the Annual Desert Rose Dance and endorsement of the District bond program. A Bond Fire is schedule for November 4, 1994 at 5:00 p.m. at Mesa Community College. The students distributed tee shirts and bond buttons to the members of the Governing Board.
Angela Ingram, former Skill Center employee, voiced a complaint about a former supervisor. President Rosenthal explained that the Citizen's Interim portion on the agenda had occurred earlier and asked that Ms. Ingram leave copies of her information for the Governing Board.
Dan Goodman, Mesa Community College Student Association, reported that they had contributed to the bond election efforts by registering 565 student to vote. Mr. Goodman commented on the Bond Fire being sponsored jointly with the Chandler Gilbert Student Association.
Mesable Baker, South Mountain Community College Student Association, expressed the SMCC students enthusiasm about the bond, and reported on the Children's Halloween Party to be held at SMCC, the Student Success Conference, and a presentation held at Mesa Community College Clock Tower.
REWARDS & RECOGNITION
Roy C. Amrein attended an award presentation in New York City, to receive on behalf of MCCCD, an award from the International Womens Forum. MCCCD was one of thirteen corporate recipients nationwide.
Donald R. Campbell recently accepted an institutional achievement award, on behalf of MCCCD, from the NSF National Conference on Diversity in the Scientific and Technological Workforce. The award was presented in Washington, D.C.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8311
Donald R. Campbell moved that the agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Linda B. Rosenthal asked that the minutes from the September 27 and October 11, 1994 meetings be included on the Consent Agenda.
President Linda B. Rosenthal asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. There were none from the audience. Nancy Stein requested that items B-1 (misnumbered A-1 in packet), C-3, C-6, C-10, and C-15 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(C-1) CURRICULUM - approval of the curriculum with corrections as distributed.
(C-4) RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SLOAN FOUNDATION GRANT - approval of acceptance of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in the amount of $256,482 (over two years) pending receipt of approved application, to expand the REACHOUT project funded by the Sloan Foundation in spring of 1994, for he period October 30, 1994 to October 30, 1996.
(C-5) RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE INSTRUMENTATION AND LABORATORY IMPROVEMENT NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION - acceptance on behalf of Rio Salado Community College the Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) matching fund grant award of $39,277 from the National Science Foundation, for the period August 15, 1994 through July 31, 1996.
(C-7) MCC EXCURSION TO NASSAU, BAHAMAS- approval of the concept of a trip/class to Nassau, Bahamas, from May 28-June 3, 1995 (date approximate), for study of history, literature, education, music, and art of the Bahamas in particular, and the Caribbean in general (IGS 290).
(C-8) CGCC CULTURAL AWARENESS TRIP TO SPAIN - approval of a Cultural Awareness trip to Spain from July 3, to July 23, 1995 (date approximate), for the study of the Spanish language and culture, to include the history, education, art, music, architecture and lifestyles of Spain.
(C-9) MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE/PHOENIX COLLEGE GUANAJUATO, MEXICO SUMMER SCHOOL - approval of a Guanajuato, Mexico Summer School (Spanish History, English Humanities, Art, Business, Cinema, Photography, and other possible courses;) for Mesa Community College and Phoenix College, during the Second Summer Session, 1995, for approximately eighty students and eleven instructors, to be coordinated by a team of instructors together with a contractor in Guanajuato, Mexico, with assistance in articulation and marketing from District personnel.
(C-11) GENERAL MOTORS TRAINING CENTER (GMTC) GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (GCC) - approval of a two-month extension and a $8,190 increase to the existing budget of the General Motors Corporation to extend the existing contract and related support services for the Spanish-speaking AC/Delco corporate trainer position, from November 1-December 31, 1994.
(C-12) PHOENIX URBAN SYSTEMIC INITIATIVE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT - acceptance of a grant award of $1,987,799 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the Phoenix Urban Systemic Initiative (USI) for fiscal year one of he five year continuing grant effective October 1, 1994 to August 31, 1995.
(C-13) CAMPUS COMPACT CENTER FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES - acceptance of the Campus Compact Center for Community Colleges grant award of $32,000 from the Education Commission of the States/Campus Compact, for the period October 1, 1994 to July 31, 1995.
(C-14) MARICOPA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTER PLANNING GRANT NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION - acceptance of an award in the amount of $49,993 for a planning grant to develop a plan and proposal to the National Science Foundation for an Advanced Technology Education Center program.
(D-1) CASUALTY, LIABILITY, FIDELITY AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE - approval of insurance contracts with the following insurers at premiums indicated: Royal Insurance (Property and Marine) - $122,352; Kemper Insurance (Boiler and Machinery) - $6,456; Genesis Insurance (Liability, Auto, Public Officials Errors and Omissions) - $370,000; Admiral Insurance (Allied Health Medical Malpractice) - $135,140; Hartford Insurance (Crime/Employee Dishonesty) - $12,835; and Commerce and Industry (Underground Storage Tanks) - $9,025).
(D-2) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS FOR FY ENDED 06/30/94 - approval of prior year commitments for FY ended June 30, 1994.
(D-3) VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 09/16 and 09/30/94
Accounts Payable: 09/02, 09/07, 09/08, 09/09, 09/12, 09/13, 09/14, 09/15, 09/16, 09/18, 09/20, 09/21, 09/22, 09/23, 09/27, 09/28, 09/29, and 09/30/94
MOTION NO. 8312
M. Grant Christensen moved that the Governing Board accept the Consent Agenda with the exception of items B-1, C-3, C-6, C-10, and C-15. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) FACULTY/MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATIVE - William Waechter recommended approval of the faculty, management, administrative, technology, support staff employments, resignations, retirements and terminations with the deletion of the appointment of Donald Sutton on page 2. Nancy Stein requested an explanation about the August 22, 1994 effective date for Mary Hagler on page 1.
MOTION NO. 8313
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the faculty, management, administrative, technology, support staff employments, resignations, retirements and terminations with the deletion of the appointment of Donald Sutton on page 2. Motion carried 4-1. Nancy Stein was opposed.
(C-2) WEAPONS POLICY - approval of the Weapons Policy was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8314
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve the following policy with regard to weapons on campus: All persons who attend classes, are employed by the District/college, are visiting the District/campus or who otherwise have business within MCCCD, are prohibited from carrying concealed weapons on their person or in their vehicles or concealed within their immediate control as defined in ARS [[section]]13-3102 A1, A2, and A10.
The above persons are also prohibited from carrying or possessing any type of deadly weapon, edged weapon, dangerous instrument or martial arts weapon, as defined in ARS [[section]]13-105.11, [[section]]13-105.13, [[section]]13-103.17 and [[section]]13-3101.7. These items include, but are not limited to: all firearms, sheath knives, boot knives, swords, pocket or folding knives with a blade length greater than three (3) inches, crossbows, long bows, compound bows, sling shots, any instrument under the circumstances of use that could cause death or serious injury, nuunchakus (numbchucks), throwing stars, darts, throwing knives and related martial arts weapons.
The above listed persons are also prohibited from carrying or possessing any type of explosive or explosive devices as defined in ARS [[section]]13-3101.3, [[section]]13-3101.7a, f and g, [[section]]13-3103, and [[section]]13-3104. This section also prohibits the possession of all ammunition and ammunition components.
Persons excluded from this policy: 1. Any certified peace officer, currently employed by a law enforcement agency. 2. Upon the approval of the Chancellor/designee, any person possessing a weapon for the purpose of teaching firearm safety, hunter safety, martial arts, law enforcement procedures or related course. 3. Upon approval of the Chancellor/designee, any person possessing a weapon for the purpose of demonstrating, for educational purposes, any of the above stated weapons. 4. Any person, otherwise approved by the Chancellor/designee
Sanctions for Violations **: Failure to comply with this policy may result in, but is not limited to: 1. removal or ejection from the properties of the institution at which the violation occurs by public peace officers and/or authorized representatives of the concerned institution; 2. the criminal processes of law under ARS [[section]]13-2911 C, titled "interference with the peaceful conduct of educational institutions;" 3. suspension or expulsion from the concerned institution and/or all institutions within the MCCCD, and civil and/or criminal prosecution. **Sanctions will be in accordance with the MCCCD Student Policies and Procedures manual. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-3) EDUCATIONAL AGREEMENT - Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. recommended approval of a request to guarantee ten (10) student scholarships or waivers to Wilson School District graduates for ten (10) years beginning in the year 2000. Nancy Stein asked why only Wilson School District students were included and how the District could guarantee scholarship with changing economic conditions. Donald R. Campbell asked if these scholarships or waivers would be processed through the Foundation and suggested that "through the Foundation" be added to the last paragraph of the justification.
MOTION NO. 8315
Nancy Stein moved that Governing Board approve a request to guarantee ten (10) student scholarships or waivers to Wilson School District graduates for ten (10) years beginning in the year 2000. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-6) APPROVAL OF TEXTBOOK GCC - President John Waltrip recommended approval of a text authored by Robert W. Bowker, Laboratory Manual for Biology 182. Nancy Stein asked about the $0.55 royalty to be donated to the GCC Biology Department and commented on the possibility of providing a rebate in this amount for students purchasing the text instead of scholarships for other students.
MOTION NO. 8316
M. Grant Christensen moved that the Governing Board approve a text authored by Robert W. Bowker, Laboratory Manual for Biology 182, Burgess Publishing, 1994. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT MCCCD ON STATE CONTRACT - Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. recommended approval of an intergovernmental agreement developed with the Arizona Department of Administration to make the educational services of the Maricopa County Community College District available on the State Contract approved list of vendors for a five-year period to 1999. In response to a question from Nancy Stein, Bertha Landrum clarified that this involves a review process rather than a bidding process.
MOTION NO. 8317
M. Grant Christensen moved that the Governing Board approve an intergovernmental agreement developed with the Arizona Department of Administration to make the educational services of the Maricopa County Community College District available on the State Contract approved list of vendors for a five-year period to 1999. Motion carried 4-1. Nancy Stein was opposed.
(C-15) SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY/SCC CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER AGREEMENT - Art DeCabooter recommended approval of a contractual agreement between the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Scottsdale Community College Child Enrichment Center that would specify that child care services be provided to student/parents who are members of the Indian Community. In response to a question from Nancy Stein, Dr. DeCabooter clarified that child care services are available to all students at Scottsdale Community College.
MOTION NO. 8318
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve a contractual agreement between the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Scottsdale Community College Child Enrichment Center that would specify that child care services be provided to student/parents who are members of the Indian Community; students and parents will be subject to all regulations currently in force at the Child Enrichment Center, and the Child Enrichment Center will receive payment for services rendered.. Motion carried 5-0.
The following information items were distributed to the Governing Board:
(IV-A) ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVES
(IV-B) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows:
Tuesday, November 8, 1994 - 7:00 p.m. - Study Session/Strategic Conversation
Tuesday, November 22, 1994 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
A five-minute break was taken to move the meeting to the Employee Lounge to utilize a less formal format designed to promote and encourage open communication and participation among governing board members, administrators, faculty, staff and individuals attending the meeting.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATIONCONTINUATION OF DISCUSSION OF GOALS AND AND DRAFT GOAL STATEMENTS
Bertha Landrum, with facilitators Ron Bleed and Laura Helmenski, led the strategic conversation relating to goals and the discussion of draft goal statements. The anticipated outcome was to refine and develop goals to be adopted by the Governing Board.
Background information included Critical Planning Issues for the Coming Decade, Goal Setting in Strategic Planning, excerpts from the September 27, 1994 Governing Board minutes, District Vision and Mission, and draft goals developed from input received at the September meeting and electronically. Group One discussed demographic and political goals; Group Two discussed economic and technological goals; and Group Three discussed socio-cultural and organizational goals.
Draft goals (demographic and political):
*Provide quality educational services to the many populations of Maricopa County with particular emphasis on the growing senior, at-risk and diverse groups. The needs of the population, particularly senior, at-risk and diverse populations, must be assessed and met within the limitations of available resources.
*Resolve issues associated with the roles, responsibilities and authorities of federal, state and local governmental entities.
* Undertake steps to interact with our many communities, to understand and then attempt to satisfy their needs and expectations for quality educational services.
- Provide lifelong learning
- Provide educational opportunities
- Serve the populations
- Our communities
- High growth/acc. of growth
- To provide educational services to our many diverse communities within available resources.
- Particular emphasis on growing senior and at-risk populations.
- Identify and resolve issues associated with the roles, responsibilities and authorities of federal, state and local governmental entities as well as accrediting agencies.
- Collaborate with our many communities to understand and satisfy their needs and expectations for an educated populace.
Draft goals (economic and technological):
*Provide, throughout the curricula, the essential skills and relevant knowledge our students need in order to achieve success in a changing, global economic environment.
*Undertake steps to increase our financial stability by seeking and obtaining new sources of revenue.
*Increase the use of technology in order to enhance access to quality educational programs and assure currency of the workforce.
- Think future
- Train for jobs that will be available
- Eliminate training in jobs that are fading
- People adaptability (Students, faculty, staff)
- Training for MCCD
- Maintain people capacity
- Develop "model" that matches expansion of technology with economics and enhancement of ETL
- Ensure balance between technology and relationships with human
- High tech - High touch
- Access to technology for everyone
- Avoid haves/have nots
- Acquire necessary resources to support student success goals
- Don't depend on tuition
- Access for all the community
- Co-op with industry to pay for programs
- Increase commitment to providing opportunities
- Continue quest for innovation in delivery of instruction
- Coalitions with other enterprises/collaboration
- Solve parking problems
- Provide adequate security for the people we serve includes property/equipment
- High tech security devises and cards
- Technology used for student and administrative services
- Project Apollo
Draft goals (socio-cultural and organizational):
*Enhance the creation of a student-centered learning environment which recognizes and celebrates our diverse communities and provides workforce preparation and personal development skills.
*Undertake steps to enhance access to our quality educational services.
*Draft goal - Undertake steps to ensure cooperation and collaboration among all individuals, departments, work groups and colleges to provide quality educational services to our stakeholders.
*Undertake steps to enhance the performance of our workforce to enable them to better serve our communities.
- Facilitate diverse groups in the population (community) to be comfortably using technology for learning and work
- Enhance: desire is to avoid developing a sizable part of the community as technological have nots. Universal use of technology
- Established as models of innovation community resources for linguistic and cultural diversity
- Important entities in addressing changing demographics
- Cooperation, collaboration improved responsiveness, improve quality educational services to our community
The meeting ended at 9:02 p.m.
Roy C. Amrein