NOVEMBER 12, 2002
An executive session and work session 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.
Nancy Stein, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Donald R. Campbell, Member
CALL TO ORDER
President Nancy Stein called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.
WORK SESSION - Report on the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board's Goals
and Measures 2001-2002
Work Session Notes - Report on the Governing Board's Goals
The following notes reflect comments according to goal area that were made after each presentation at the Governing Board Work Session on Governing Board Goals. The notes contain excerpts of discussion that took place at the Work Session. The comments and issues raised are being reviewed in order to identify activities and monitoring improvements that can be incorporated during the next reporting cycle.
University Transfer/General Education
- More follow through is needed in terms of retention, especially why students drop out.
- Goal percentages need to be established (each group should establish goals, ie., age [younger/older] for next year). Need specific projects for next year to improve results.
- Should we increase transfer rates to the universities?
- We need more details on why students leave.
- Need to extend monitoring report to include information on student employment - in terms of employment success, what happens to students after they leave Maricopa?
- AGEC/what is success rate - do students have problems transferring?
- Need to analyze percentage of students that continue on to get a baccalaureate degree, as well as their GPAs.
- Developmental Reading - why is there a difference from English and Math?
- Need to conduct surveys to follow-up with students.
- Developmental students - how many dropped out?
- How are we retaining students? Compare to previous year's figures and set goals for future years.
- Staff should be encouraged to work to improve high school graduation rates, college going rates and completion rates.
- Do we track students who receive certificates?
- Is the student guarantee policy still in effect? Has anyone taken advantage of it, are others aware of it? Need to market the policy. (See attachment for policy language.)
- Unduplicated numbers on page 9 of report - what is unduplicated?
- Degree and certificate completers - how successful are students after they receive certificates? (Colleges track through employer and student surveys - need to improve)
- Partnerships - do MCCCD representatives serve on these committees as well?
- How long does it take to develop a program for a new partner?
- Where do we get teachers to teach students? (related to teacher shortage)
Student Development Service
- Student satisfaction should be monitored across the board, not just at a couple of colleges (re: Noel-Levitz surveys).
- Why aren't all college members working together to survey students? For example, agree on 5 goals & work on it as a system. Develop consistency in survey area.
- Number percentages need to be added to outcomes and goals.
- Need to increase student recruitment and retention. How are we improving retention? What is done to support retention?
- Need more consistent process such as with CAS.
- Where are results of the diversity survey that was conducted last year (partial in report/full results on-line)? Results are available at: www.dist.maricopa.edu/eod/diversitysurvey/
- Workplace diversity data - are you giving us results related to workplace diversity? Challenge group to do a better job, we need to do more, better than affirmative action report.
- Need to do more across all racial lines at campuses and district office.
- Suggestion -- Need to look at employee satisfaction in the workplace - too many employees feel this is not a good place to work. Should survey staff regularly.
- Have not heard that this is not a nice place to work, need more diversity in workplace - this is all of our responsibility, not just that of the Diversity Advisory Council. Need more diverse teachers at all levels. Response: Blacks said they were dissatisfied - it is committee's job to do report and raise these issues.
- Diversity Advisory Council will look at three areas (classroom climate/college environment, student outcomes, workplace diversity) "Let us work on results before we damn the attempt".
- "I want to see changes next year."
- "Change takes time."
- Is focus on any aspect/type of teachers? (K-12)
- How we are developing community college faculty?
- Overall monitoring report needs to reflect where we have been, where we are, and our goals for the future.
- Statistics for several years should be included and trends should be analyzed.
ATTACHMENT TO WORK SESSION NOTES
POLICY TYPE: GENERAL
POLICY TITLE: OPERATIONS
C. Graduate Guarantee Policy - The Governing Board believes so strongly in the quality of its colleges' occupational training programs that it guarantees graduate competence.
1. Graduation from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is designed to prepare a person for entry level employment in a specific career field. A graduate's ability to perform approved program competencies will be judged by employers. Should the employer of a graduate who has earned an AAS Degree find the employee lacking in the technical skills normally expected of an entry-level employee in the specific career field for which that graduate prepared, the District will provide the graduate with up to the equivalent of twelve (12) credit hours of retraining for no additional tuition.
2. Because technical occupations change rapidly, initial employment in an AAS Degree related field must occur within one year of graduation from the AAS Degree program in question.
3. Retraining needs to occur as cost effectively as possible. The graduate's employer must present a list of the graduate's skill deficiencies to the appropriate dean at the graduate's alma mater. All retraining will be completed in a reasonable time as agreed to by the employer, the student, and the college.
Meeting concluded at 8:34 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary