NOVEMBER 23, 1993
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 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.
M. Grant Christensen, President, Linda B. Rosenthal, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed,John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Janice Bradshaw, Larry Christiansen, Gina Kranitz for Raul Cardenas, Susan McRae for Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, Joyce Elsner for John Waltrip, Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President M. Grant Christensen
President Christensen called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 8158
M. Grant Christensen moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 4-0. Donald R. Campbell was not present for executive session.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m
The meeting reconvened at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Christensen welcomed students from Linda Thor and Quentin Bogart's classes and acknowledged administrative substitutions, Gina Kranitz for Raul Cardenas, Joyce Elsner for John Waltrip, and Susan McRae for Stan Grossman. Nancy Stein introduced her daughter, Rhonda Stein.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
President Christensen requested a motion approving the minutes of the October 26 and November 9, 1993 meetings. Donald R. Campbell stated that the November 9 minutes, page 2, paragraph 4, ASU West, should be corrected to ASU.
MOTION NO. 8159
Donald R. Campbell moved that the minutes of the October 26 and November 9, 1993 meetings be approved as corrected. Motion carried 5-0.
Dr. Elsner reported that MCCCD will receive an award for "Best Network in the United States in Higher Education" at the CAUSE meeting in San Diego next week. Dr. Elsner reported on other recent awards to the District, including a grant announced by Senator DeConcini's office for an Advanced Manufacturing Center, and recognized Glendale Community College football achievements. The American College Testing and Advising Council award for "Outstanding Institutional Advising" was presented by Mike Rooney, crediting the District Academic Advising Council for its efforts. Lionel Diaz commented on a national energy award received for work at Estrella Mountain Community College Center, and introduced Bob Baltes, CEO of Baltes-Valentino Association .
No one requested to speak during this portion of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8160
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the agenda be approved. 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 final item on page eight.
MOTION NO. 8161
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations with the deletion of the final item on page eight. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-1) CURRICULUM - Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. recommended approval of the Curriculum. In response to a question from Linda B. Rosenthal, courses listed for Intel on page 50, are open to Intel employees only. Mrs. Rosenthal expressed concerns about American Heart Association requirements for RES224, page 20. Nancy Stein asked about children's ages included in ECH215, page 12; offering of program, prior to accreditation on page 23; and the number of new courses relative to faculty available for instruction. Dr. de los Santos Jr. suggested that he meet with Mrs. Stein and perhaps a Dean of Instruction to provide information about the course bank and selection process.
MOTION NO. 8162
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the curriculum as submitted with the exception of RES224. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-2) COOPERATIVE EDUCATION GRANT - Art DeCabooter recommended approval of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Title VIII to permit continued operation and growth of cooperative education in all areas of the curriculum at the college. This grant award is for the second year of a five year project at Scottsdale Community College.
MOTION NO. 8163
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board accept the U.S. Department of Education Title VIII grant award in the amount of $137,671. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-3) TRAFFIC CONTROL EASEMENT FOR CITY OF PHOENIX AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE- Gina Kranitz recommended approval of a traffic control easement to the City of Phoenix at the Union Hills Drive entrance to Paradise Valley Community College, and that this approval be forwarded to the State Board for its action. Linda B. Rosenthal requested clarification of the "valuable consideration" statement.
MOTION NO. 8164
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve a traffic control easement to the City of Phoenix at the Union Hills Drive entrance to Paradise Valley Community College, and that this approval be forwarded to the State Board of its action. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-4) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE ARIZONA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY - Linda Thor recommended approval of an intergovernmental agreement between the Arizona State Department of Economic Security and Rio Salado Community College to facilitate conversion of selected elements of their training program into college courses which will apply toward an A.A.S. degree. Nancy Stein asked about the anticipated number of students in the program.
MOTION NO. 8165
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve an intergovernmental agreement between the Arizona State Department of Economic Security (DES) and Rio Salado Community College, to allow Rio Salado Community College to develop and offer courses for college credit at DES, courses to apply to selected Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs such as Quality Customer Service. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-5-a,b) ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AWARDS--HAMILTON STANDARD, CORP. AND HEXCEL CORPORATION - Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. recommended acceptance of two awards from the Arizona Department of Commerce.
MOTION NO. 8166
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 work force recruitment and custom training program with Standard Commercial Aircraft Products for the start-up of a new manufacturing facility; and an award in the amount of $140,000 for work force recruitment and custom training program with Hexcel Corporation of Chandler and Casa Grande, Arizona. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-6) SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY - William Waechter recommended approval of the Sexual Harassment Policy for Employees and Students. Nancy Miller, District Faculty Association President, requested that the Governing Board take no action on this item until the Faculty Executive Council could meet in December.
MOTION NO. 8167
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the Sexual Harassment Policy for Employees and Students.
Discussion followed. Cindy Haston responded to questions relating to sections on Additional Policy Violations and Amorous Relationships.
AMENDMENT TO MOTION
Roy C. Amrein moved that the word "faculty" replace "instructor' in the policy and that "faculty member" replace "instructor' in the Complaints section on page 3. The amendment carried 5-0.
Motion No. 8167, as amended, carried 5-0.
(C-7) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS- Approval of prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93 was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8168
Linda B. Rosenthal moved approval of prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93. Motion carried 5-0.
(C-8) VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12/93
Accounts Payable: 09/29, 10/01, 10/04, 10/06, 10/08, 10/11, 10/13, 10/15, 10/18, 10/20, 10/27, 10/22, 10/25 and 10/29/93
MOTION NO. 8169
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) AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
(D-2) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
Linda B. Rosenthal read a letter from the Tri-City West Chamber of Commerce, expressing appreciation to the Governing Board and Homero Lopez for Estrella Mountain Community College Center and the contributions it makes to the West Valley.
STATE BOARD REPORT
Mr. Ullman's did not attend the State Board meeting, but reported that Dalton Cole was elected Chair, David Meuhlbauer was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board, and that the annual retreat will be held in January 1994. Mr. Ullman noted that the location for future meetings is being discussed.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported on the November 20, 1993, meeting held in Yuma, Arizona. Mrs. Rosenthal commented on the excellent facilities at Arizona Western Community College including a new Learning Assistance Center. Topics for discussion at the meeting included a Legislative Advocacy Handbook, the February 2, 1994 Community College Day at the Arizona Legislature, review of the AADGB Conference Survey Evaluations, an invitation to do an Academy at the October 1994 ACCT meeting, endorsement of the State Board tuition and fee proposal, appointment of members to the Governance Study Committee and to the State Board Ad Hoc Committee for Policies and Procedures for Credit Course and Program Offerings.
There was no report.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Governing Board members reported as follows:
1. Donald R. Campbell reported on Project Challenge and Chandler-Gilbert student volunteers who will be working on GED requirements with Project participants. Dr. Campbell attended the November Honors Forum.
2. Roy C. Amrein--no report.
3. Nancy Stein attended the Way Up Conference, an AAWCC award dinner, an AGB seminar in St. Louis, Missouri, the District Roundup, the Governing Board Retreat, a CPR course, Senator Goldwater's speech at Scottsdale Community College, the Arizona Center for Women, a South Mountain Community College tour of the Math/Science/Engineering Department, the Honors Forum, Peer Venture at Mesa Community College, and the Women Managers Leadership Group meeting.
4. Linda B. Rosenthal congratulated KBAQ on its successful fund raising and announced that KBAQ will be including the Metropolitan Opera in its programming. Mrs. Rosenthal attended productions at Phoenix College and Mesa Community College, and served as a reader for Sun Sounds. Congratulations were extended to Kay Lewis, Phoenix College, for recent approval of the Basic Life Support Center.
5. M. Grant Christensen--no report.
Nancy Miller, Faculty Association President, commented on diversity and commonalties of all District personnel and students, noting that criteria used for policy development should impact students in a positive way.
Ginny Stahl, MAT President, commented on the use of educational stipends for MAT employees.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
There were none.
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows:
Tuesday, December 14, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 11, 1994 - 7:00 p.m. - Study Session
Tuesday, January 25, 1994 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal