NOVEMBER 11, 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
Paul A. Elsner, William Waechter, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.,Rufus Glasper for Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Myrna Harrison, Homero Lopez, Bob Huddleston for Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Arnette Ward, John Waltrip
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. 7931
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 welcomed Governing Board member elect, Nancy Stein, and Bob Huddleston, representing Phil Randolph.
(I-A) STUDENT FORUM - Raul Monreal, Director of Student Leadership at Paradise Valley Community College, introduced Richard Robles, Glendale Community College. Mr. Robles spoke about student concerns relating to the environment. The Student Forum has found that the environment is a major concern affecting the community and the educational setting. The Student Forum believes that the Maricopa Community College District should take the lead in adopting an environmental policy and requested that Dr. Christensen and Dr. Elsner readdress environmental issues. The Student Forum further requested that a committee be formed to coordinate environmental concerns within the District.
Mr. Robles introduced members of the Student Forum District-wide Committee: Tim Tucker, Paul Flake, Ellen Chattworth, Richard Gonzalez, Michael Paterra, Solomon Cain, Arras Moffat, Tom Gilliam, Robert Johnston, Joyce Crandall, Ronald L. Clanton, Jackie Starr, John Jablonsky, Dana Madkins, Doug Banfelder, Tonua M. Norice, Aurora Soto, and himself; and facilitators, Raul S. Monreal, Jr., and Diana Sanborn.
Dr. Amrein commented on the excellence of the presentation and discussed his past efforts in addressing environmental issues. Dr. Amrein noted that that seemingly small details such as turning off lighting and equipment when not in use can have an impact. Mrs. Hitchcock noted that some equipment is more efficient when continuously on. Dr. Elsner complimented the students on their polished presentation and stated that he would assign a vice chancellor to meet with the students and look into the issues. Dr. de los Santos Jr. volunteered to serve in this capacity.
Dr. Christensen discussed possible impact of budgetary constraints on environmental programs. Dr. Christensen explained that the high electricity costs quoted at Glendale Community College resulted from a power outage and resulting improperly replaced meters. Dr. Cristensen also noted that electricity costs could be reduced by staff and student cooperation in raising thermostats in buildings during the summer and lowering them in the winter.
Mrs. Rosenthal stressed the importance of the topic and commented on the need to consider other environmental issues including reduction of paper used and effective recycling. Mrs. Rosenthal and other Governing Board members all complimented the Student Forum for the quality of the presentation.
(I-B)COMMISSION ON OUTCOMES ASSESSMEN - Dr. de los Santos Jr. introduced Billie Hughes and Bob Huddleston, co-chairs of the Commission on Outcomes Assessment, who reported on the work of the committee. Dr. de los Santos Jr.'s charge to the commission was to identify common data needs and what the district can do to provide these data; and to determine what makes sense for all of the colleges to assess in the area of academic achievement. In response to the charge to the committee, a data subcommittee will identify the types of questions colleges and center need district support to answer. A subcommittee on inservice will define inservice needs and work to arrange future events. Periodic presentations will be made from colleges on their NCA process. A "Mock" team of consultant evaluators will be created to review college NCA reports and provide in-district feedback prior to submission to NCA. Dr. Hughes noted that the initial questions obtained are attached to the Board item as Appendix B.
In response to a question from Mrs. Rosenthal, Dr. Hughes noted that NCA requirements are not clearly defined, making the work of the committee more difficult. Mrs. Rosenthal also inquired about the applicability of the classroom research project and the student outcomes process. Dr. Elsner commented on the TQM process and how it may intersect with the student outcomes process. Dr. Christensen expressed his opinion that valuable evaluations should be derived from students two to five years after completion of their studies.
The meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.
M. Grant Christensen