OCTOBER 26, 2004
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.
Linda Rosenthal, President
Don Campbell, Secretary
Ed Contreras, Member
Nancy Stein, Member
Scott Crowley, Member
Rick DeGraw for Steve Helfgot
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:36 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Rosenthal at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Nancy Stein.
President Rosenthal expressed a warm welcome to PVC President Mary Kay Kickels to her first formal Governing Board Meeting. She also called upon President Linda Thor to introduce a special guest of Rio Salado College. Dr. Thor acknowledged the presence of Mr. Piet Terpstra, a participant in the International Exchange Program and also a faculty member at ROC Aventis College in the Netherlands.
The following citizen came forward:
One student, Gabriel Cruz from the MECHA Club at Glendale Community College came forward to express his appreciation to the members of the Governing Board for listening to the concerns of the members of the GCC MECHA Club and for two members, Linda Rosenthal and Scott Crowley, attending last week's MECHA meeting to offer guidance and hear students' concerns. They presented both of these members with MECHA Club t-shirts that depicted a Mayan sign representing movement and time. He also expressed appreciation to Chancellor Glasper for selecting a GCC MECHA Club student to serve on the search committee for the next President of Glendale Community College.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Governing Board Member Scott Crowley reported he was unable to attend the student protest rally at GCC last week but was able to attend the MECHA Club meeting in an effort to clear up any misunderstandings that may exist. He understood that the website in question is back up and that the Chancellor has set in motion a process to institute new policies yet to be approved. He is hopeful that this will be brought forward soon to put an end to this dispute.
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Faculty Executive Council was represented by EMC Senate Faculty President Stephanie Fuji and Senate President Elect Polly Miller. They showed a video presenting the various activities EMC's faculty have engaged in with students in teaching and learning on their campus. Faculty featured in the video were Jason Martinez, Olga Tsoudis, and Dr. Rachel Smith.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
MCBAA President Ralph Thompson and Vice President Pam Williams came forward to speak on behalf of the history of their employee constituency group. Officers for the 2004-2006 fiscal years were introduced. President Thompson expressed a desire on behalf of the members of MCBAA to play a more active role at the table. He stated that he would be calling on each Governing Board Member to schedule time to meet and discuss goals and strategies. Vice President Williams encouraged active membership in MCBAA by everyone. She called attention to the 2003-2004 Millenium Milestones brochure distributed to members of the Board and CEC which described MCBAA's history, purpose, values, support, career opportunities, lifelong learning opportunities, partnerships, events, goals, strategies, as well as phone numbers for current officers.
Adjunct Faculty President Jeanne Christen reported that members of adjunct faculty have been very busy participating in activities pertaining to Bond information dissemination. These activities have included speaking at Kiwanis Club Meetings, Homeowner Association Meetings, and hanging door hangers in residential neighborhoods.
MCCD Librarians On-line made a presentation on the new chat-based, library reference service which is now serving students 24/7. Presenters included Jill Seymour from SMC, Shelle Witten of PVC, Rosanne Trujillo from SCC, and Janelle Underhill of Rio Salado College.
MCC President Christiansen introduced Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, Chair of the Latino Town Hall held on October 9. Ms. Villaneva-Saucedo works on behalf of Mesa Community College and the Mesa Public Schools in organizing the Latino Town Hall in an effort to respond to the changing demographics in Mesa. It is the purpose of the town hall to identify issues and come up with short-term and long-term strategies for resolving challenges. A 5 minute video was shown to recap the objectives of the Town Hall.
EMC highlighted their NASA Center for Success in Math & Science by having the Center Director, Maria Reyes, come forward to provide an update on the outreach programs provided. She provided three handouts which included Community College Best Practices, A Summary of the National Symposium on Best Practices for Student Achievement in Two Year Hispanic Serving Institutions, and an informational handout of EMC's Center for Success in Math and Science.
EMC and SMC were the recent recipients of Crescordia Awards selected by the Valley Forward Association, a public interest organization which has influenced quality of life and environment decisions in the Valley of the Sun since 1969. The Crescordia Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the physical environment of Valley Communities. Estrella Mountain Community was honored for its Komatke Hall Plaza in the category of Site Development & Landscape Public Assembly. South Mountain was honored for its Performing Arts Center in the Buildings and Structures Public Assembly category.
GCC President Phil Randolph spoke about the success of the Career Expo held October 16 at the Glendale Arena. He stated that 8,000 individuals attended to learn more about career opportunities. He offered his congratulations to PVC, GWC, EMC, CGCC, and GCC for their collaborative efforts. He also offered congratulations for Dr. Jim Reed of the GCC Communications and Foreign Language Department for being named Educator of the Year at the Arizona Communication Association Conference. Dr. Reed was cited for having passionately taught and promoted communication both internally and externally for his students, especially regarding their successful transition to a university setting.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
PVC Associated Student Government President Kia Smith came forward with the full Council from PVC's student life group. Members present were:
Elba Boe, SLC Secretary
Danny Astorga, SLC Public Relations Chairperson
Candace Chase, SLC Treasurer
Amy Shain, SLC Senator
Imperio Leon, SLC Senator
Emily Harris, SLC Senator
Rita Moore, SLC Senator
The students recapped their numerous student life activities since the beginning the semester
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
Carmela Arnoldt, GCC Faculty Senate President and FEC Secretary, provided the follow-up report on the October 12 Strategic Conversation. Faculty Association President Sandra Stuebner and President-Elect Jamie were unable to attend the board meeting because of the Governing Board Candidate Forum being held at Red Mountain. The full text of her report is included at that the back of this board meeting packet.
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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There were no reports.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Rosenthal requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9273
Dr. Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Rosenthal asked for any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. It was requested by Dr. Leyba that Action Item V.B.1 be pulled. The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES of the September 14, 2004 Governing Board Strategic Conversation.
(B-2) APPROVAL OF CORE BENEFIT AND FLEX BENEFIT PROGRAM - RFP #2599-5 - SHORT-TERM & MID-TERM DISABILITY AND RFP #2597-5 - LIFE INSURANCE & AD&D - Approve the implementation of the proposed insurance carriers effective July 1, 2005. These programs are contracted for five years but are reviewed annually.
(B-3) APPROVAL OF 2004-05 DISTRICT PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE PROGRAM RENEWAL - Approve the payment of the total insurance premiums in the amount of $1,577,992 for the District's property and casualty insurance policies per the attached schedule for the period of November 1, 2004 to October 31, 2005.
(C-1) APPROVAL OF CURRICULUM COURSE AND PROGRAM PROPOSALS - Approve the curriculum proposals as submitted.
(C-2) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF AVONDALE FOR EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PROJECT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Avondale for Maricopa students to participate in experiential educational projects with the City.
(C-3) APPROVAL OF CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (KBAQ) - Approve a grant award for KBAQ from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting totaling $219,074. Period is for October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2006.
(C-4) APPROVAL OF CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (KJZZ) - Approve a grant award for KJZZ from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting totaling $513,021. Period is for October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2006.
(C-5) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE GILA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between GateWay Community College and the Gila Community College on behalf of Gila Community College Pueblo Campus and Gila Community College Payson Campus for training and support services to be provided as Cisco Local Academies for an annual fee of $4,000.
(C-6) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE GLENDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between GateWay Community College and the Glendale Union High School District No. 205 on behalf of Washington High School, Moon Valley High School and Greenway High School for training and support services to be provided as Cisco Local Academies for an annual fee of $6,000.
(C-7) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Safford Unified Schools on behalf of Safford High School for training and support services for certain SC curriculum for an annual participation fee of $750.
(C-8) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - CCNA CURRICULUM - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Tucson Unified School District on behalf of Catalina, Cholla, Palo Verde, Pueblo, Rincon, Sabino, Tucson, and University High Schools for training and support services for certain CCNA curriculum for an annual participation fee of $1,000 per Academy.
(C-9) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - SC CURRICULUM - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Tucson Unified School District on behalf of Catalina, Cholla, Palo Verde, Pueblo, Rincon, Sabino, Tucson, and University High Schools for training and support services for certain SC curriculum for an annual participation fee of $750 per Academy.
(C-10) APPROVAL OF MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MESA LIFE OPTIONS (MLO) GRANT AWARD FROM VIRGINIA G. PIPER CHARITABLE TRUST - Accept the Mesa Community College, Mesa Life Options Grant Award of $533,946 from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust for the period of September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2007.
(C-11) APPROVAL OF NASA CENTER PACE GRANT YEAR 3 ESTRELLA OUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE NASA/ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE PIPELINE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM TO IMPROVE STUDENT INTREST IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS CAREERS - Accept the NASA Pre-College Achievement of Excellence in Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology Award for $100,000 for 10/01/04 to 09/30/05. Total grant period is from 10/01/02 to 9/30/05 for a total of $300,000.
(C-12) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S CISCO REGIONAL NETWORKING ACADEMY PROGRAM AND AGUA FRIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 216 - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa County Community College District and Agua Fria Union High School District No. 216 to continue the Cisco Regional Academy Program at Estrella Mountain Community College.
(C-13) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S CISCO REGIONAL NETWORKING ACADEMY PROGRAM AND PHOENIX UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa County Community College District and Phoenix Union High School District to continue the Cisco Regional Academy Program at Estrella Mountain Community College.
(C-14) APPROVAL OF YEAR ONE GRANT AWARD FROM THE VIRGINIA G. PIPER CHARITABLE TRUST FOR LIFE OPTIONS PROGRAM AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Accept the Year One grant award in the amount of $247,010 from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust for the Life Options Program at Scottsdale Community College.
(D-1) APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR RE-ROOFING OF THE MATH BUILDING AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Award a contract in the amount of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Four Hundred Twenty-Three and no/100ths Dollars ($125,423.00) to Centimark for re-roofing of the Math Building at Glendale Community College.
MOTION NO. 9274
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of Item V.B.1. Motion approved 5-0.
(B-1) APPROVAL OF RECOMMENDED EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Approve the recommended employments as presented with addendum.
MOTION NO. 9275
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the recommended employments as presented with addendum. Motion approved 5-0
(E-1) APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE FOR NEW STUDENT SYSTEM - Approve the purchase of computer related equipment and software from Hewlett-Packard Corporation and Microsoft Corporation for the new student information system in an amount not to exceed $3.5 million.
MOTION NO. 9276
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the purchase of computer related equipment and software from Hewlett-Packard Corporation and Microsoft Corporation for the new student information system in an amount not to exceed $3.5 million. Motion approved 5-0.
(VI.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2004
Expenditure analysis indicates 17.8% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 15.2% expended at this same point in time last year. 35.0% of the budget remains unexpended or unencumbered compared to 35.3% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that 22.4% of the budget has been recognized to date. Projected fund balance will increase by about $130 thousand during this fiscal year. 6% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be unexpended and projected ending fund balance for June 2005 is $70.7 million and equates to about 43 days of operating budget, or more than five payrolls
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meetings will be a Strategic Conversation on November 9 at 6:30 p.m., a Special Board Meeting on November 16 at 4:00 p.m. and a Regular Board Meeting on November 23, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Dr. Donald R. Campbell
Governing Board Secretary