OCTOBER 26, 1993
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.
M. Grant Christianse, President, Linda B. Rosenthal, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Bertha Landrum for Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Jack Twitchell for Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Irwin Noyes for Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, John Waltrip, Patty Johnson for Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER- The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President M. Grant Christensen
President Christensen welcomed students from Fred Stahl, Nancy Greenlaw, and Quentin Bogart's classes and acknowledged administrative substitutions, Bertha Landrum for Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Irwin Noyes for Art DeCabooter, Jack Twitchell for Larry Christiansen, and Patty Johnson for Arnette Ward.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
President Christensen requested a motion approving the minutes of the September 21 and October 12, 1993 meetings.
MOTION NO. 8144
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the minutes of the September 21, and October 12, 1993 meetings be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
Dr. Elsner commented on a recent AGB Special Report which includes a section on the Maricopa County Community College District. Dr. Elsner congratulated Dr. Linda Thor, President of Rio Salado Community College, on receiving the Governor's Award for Quality--1993 Pioneer, and commented on the award dinner and presentation. At a meeting held at Williams Air Force Base, Donald R. Campbell was recognized for his leadership in a program for teens, Project Challenge.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Approval of the agenda with the deletion of item C-7, was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8145
Donald R. Campbell moved that the agenda be approved with the deletion of item C-7, Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona State Department of Economic Security. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENT, AND TERMINATIONS - William Waechter recommended approval of the personnel actions with the deletion of the item on page 6. In response to a question from Nancy Stein, Dr. Waechter noted that the early deadline for the September 21 Board meeting prevented some employment items from being included on that agenda.
MOTION NO. 8146
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations, with the deletion of the Wilson item on page 6. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1) CURRICULUM - Bertha Landrum recommended approval of the Curriculum. Linda B. Rosenthal questioned the inconsistent use of holism and holistic.
MOTION NO. 8147
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the curriculum as submitted. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-2) CASUALTY, LIABILITY, FIDELITY AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE CONTRACTS - Dan Whittemore recommended approval of insurance contracts and establishment of a dedicated reserve account for Self-Insured Retention. Roy C. Amrein requested clarification of the statement "omissions by an officer or director." Donald R. Campbell asked about underground tank coverage. Richard Young explained that this was environmental coverage necessitated by underground tanks located on District property. In response to a question from M. Grant Christensen, the tanks are located at Scottsdale Community College, Gateway Community College and at the 7th Avenue property. Nancy Stein asked about broker selection.
MOTION NO. 8148
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve insurance contracts with the following insurers at premiums indicated: Royal Insurance Company (Property, Marine, Boiler, Machinery) - $120,693; Insurance Company of the West (Gen. Liability Auto, Public Officials E&O, Stop-Loss, Excess Liability) - $284,211; Admiral Insurance Company (Medical Liability--premium based on projected enrollments) - $139,830; Hartford Insurance Company (Fidelity) - $12,032; and Commerce and Industry Insurance (Underground Tanks) - $8,640; and authorize establishing a dedicated reserve account for Self-Insured Retention (SIR) of $400,000. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-3) CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR A PVCC REMODELING PROJECT - Raul Cardenas recommended a contract be awarded to Kieborz Construction, Inc. for remodeling work at Paradise Valley Community College.
MOTION NO. 8149
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board award a contract in the amount of Thirteen Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty and no/100 dollars ($13,950.00) to Kieborz Construction, Inc. for remodeling work in the Student Services Building and in the Library at Paradise Valley Community College. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-4) CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR GCC CONCRETE/STUCCO REPAIRS ON STUDENT UNION BUILDING - John Waltrip recommended a contract be awarded to Charles Court Caulking, Incorporated for projects at Glendale Community College.
MOTION NO. 8150
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board award a contract in the amount of Forty-three Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 dollars ($43,750.00) to Charles Court Caulking, Incorporated for the concrete and stucco repairs project at the Glendale Community College Student Union Building, part of the Major Maintenance program. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-5) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARD DISCOVER CARD SERVICES, INC. - Bertha Landrum recommended acceptance of an award from Discover Card Services Inc. to provide for technical services including workforce recruitment and enhancement to the current training program. Linda B. Rosenthal questioned the low 2% indirect costs. Nancy Stein asked about the source of funds.
MOTION NO. 8151
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board accept an award in the amount of $150,000 to the Maricopa Community College District for a workforce recruitment and custom training program with Discover Card Services, Inc. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-6) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT PC AND MCC/ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (TESTING) - Marie Pepicello recommended ratification of an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Education. Nancy Stein inquired about the number of students tested and how proctors are paid.
MOTION NO. 8152
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board ratify entry into an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Education whereby MCCCD (through Mesa Community College and Phoenix College) will provide administration of examinations covering the United States and Arizona constitutions in support of the teacher testing unit of the Arizona Department of Education through June 30, 1994. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-8) PHOENIX URBAN SYSTEMIC INITIATIVE - Bertha Landrum recommended acceptance of a grant award from the National Science Foundation. Nancy Stein asked how the funds were to be divided. Ernesto Ramirez explained that funds were for development of a proposal and, therefore, would not be divided between school districts. Roy C. Amrein asked about an apparent discrepancy between 9 (recommendation) and 8 (justification) school districts mentioned in the item.
MOTION NO. 8153
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board accept a grant award of $100,000.00 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct a comprehensive self-study and assessment of the current state of science, mathematics, and technology instruction in nine Phoenix urban school districts. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-9) MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - Jack Twitchell recommended approval of a two week tour of Chichester, England to study technique, choreography, and history of dance in the United Kingdom. In response to a question from Linda B. Rosenthal, the tour is not offered for credit as there is currently no appropriate course in the course bank.
MOTION NO. 8154
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve a two week tour of Chichester, England to study technique, choreography and history of dance in the United Kingdom, May 15-May 30, 1994, for approximately 18 students and two faculty members, with coordination, articulation and marketing provided by district personnel. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-10) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS OF FY ENDED 6/30/93 - Dan Whittemore recommended approval of the prior year commitments for FY ended June 30, 1993. Mrs. Stein asked about the three month delay in payment of these obligations. This delay results from a variety of circumstances including summer sessions covering parts of two fiscal years and billing delays.
MOTION NO. 8155
Linda B. Rosenthal moved approval of prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-11) VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 09/17 and 10/01/93
Accounts Payable: 08/26, 08/27, 08/30, 08/31, 09/01, 09/02, 09/03, 09/07, 09/08, 09/09, 09/10, 09/13, 09/14, 09/15, 09/16, 09/17, 09/20, 09/22, 09/24, and 09/27/93
MOTION NO. 8156
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the vouchers be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
The following information items were distributed to the Governing Board:
(D-1) SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY - FIRST READING
Linda B. Rosenthal suggested that the title should reflect the dual purpose including both students and employees. Nancy Stein asked that the term "General" on page 3 be clarified.
(D-2) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
There was no report.
STATE BOARD REPORTIn Mr. Ullman's absence, there was no report. Dr. Elsner commented on the recent joint AADGB, ACCA, and ACCPC meeting with the State Board Executive Committee.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that there was a formal teleconference prior to the State Board meeting but no AADGB meeting. Teleconferences will be held prior to future State Board meetings. Mrs. Rosenthal commented on the ACCA Conference including two mock board panels and a presentation on CEO/Board relations.
There was no report.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Governing Board members reported as follows:
1. Nancy Stein attended a class on "How to be a Successful Negotiator" at Motorola University, the ACCT Convention in Toronto, the Governor's Award for Quality dinner, the Honors Dinner and Theater, the Student Success Conference, a videoconference on Assessing Student Outcomes, the AADGB Conference, and the Honors Forum. Mrs. Stein received a publication on women in athletics at Scottsdale Community College, spoke to re-entry students at Scottsdale Community College, and toured the Multicultural Department at Mesa Community College.
2. Linda B. Rosenthal attended the ACCT Convention and ACCT Board meetings in Toronto, the Honors Dinner and Theater Party, the Lodestar presentations, ITS Victory Celebration at South Mountain Community College, a reception at Gateway Community College, and a WMLG meeting.
3. Donald R. Campbell reported that he attended Maricopa Foundation meetings and that Steve Chenen has been accepted as a member of the Maricopa Foundation. Dr. Campbell spoke about Project Challenge which deals with a large number of students who are high school dropouts. The importance of the project was stressed, and Dr. Campbell stated that he hoped to bring a group of these students to a Governing Board meeting in the future.
4. Roy C. Amrein - no report.
5. M. Grant Christensen attended the Honors Forum, the ACCT Conference in Toronto and a meeting of the Commission on Excellence in the East Valley.
Nancy Miller, Faculty Association President, introduced Julie Wambach, co-chair of the Faculty Evaluation Committee. Ms. Wambach reported on the committee's efforts to revamp the faculty evaluation process. In response to a question from Dr. Elsner, it is hoped that the new process will work for part-time faculty as well as full-time faculty.
Nancy Miller introduced Norman Tech, Part-time Faculty representative from Scottsdale Community College. Mr. Tech quoted from an article in the Chronicle and commented on the contributions of part-time faculty at MCCCD.
There were none.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
Gina Gephart, President of the Chandler Gilbert Community College Student Association, spoke about CGCC student participation in the District canned food drive and challenged other colleges to participate.
Martin Rosenthal spoke about efforts to include live Metropolitan Opera broadcasts on KBAQ. Dr. Rosenthal suggested potential solutions to possible funding problems associated with the broadcasts and asked for suggestions on how to proceed in appealing the decision not to air the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. Grayce Booth presented information about the purpose and background of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, public policy issues, potential audience, suggested solutions and requested future action be taken. Dr. Elsner noted that a community forum is being planned to discuss this issue.
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows:
Tuesday, November 9, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Study Session
Tuesday, November 23, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 8: 35 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal