MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
NOVEMBER 28, 2006
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.
Scott Crowley, President
Ed Contreras, Secretary
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Don Campbell, Member
Mary Kay Kickels
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Crowley at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Don Campbell.
Barbara Carpenter, Chair of Mesa Community College’s Commission on Excellence came forward to showcase the 2005-2006 Commission o Excellence in Education Annual Report. She stated that the Commission had approximately 750 members with 55 on the Executive Council. She referenced the Mission and Goals of the Commission and highlighted the primary uses of the Annual Report which includes a year-end summary, director of members, and recruitment for new members. Some of the accomplishments of the Commission included recruiting more than 75 new members, the donation of $150,000 in cash and pledges by members of the Commission, establishment of the President’s Circle which recognizes individuals who donate at least $5,000 to the college, and restructuring of the Commission to accommodate demand for greater involvement. (A copy of the annual report is included with these minutes.)
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Mrs. Rosenthal commented that in attendance this evening were WLG mentees and requested that they stand and be recognized.
Mr. Contreras read a written statement pertaining to his twelve-year service to the Maricopa Community Colleges as a Governing Board Member. Due to his non-reelection, he will go off the Board at the end of the year, however, he emphasized that MCCCD needed to continue provide a quality accessible and affordable education to citizens. He also commented that the District should not abandon its efforts in international education, relationships vital to establishing new programs, reinforcing relationships for continuing programs and forging new partnerships for training as a new source of revenue to the District. He reaffirmed his commitment to continue to promote the community college system and the quality of its education and benefits. (A copy of his text is included with these minutes.)
Dr. Campbell thanked those that voted for him which resulted in his re-election for another six year term.
Mr. Walker commented that the importance of education cannot diminish the content of it. He will stay committed to student learning and support students learning how to think for themselves rather than being told what to think.
Mr. Crowley reported that he had the privilege of attending a student forum on November 20 at Glendale Community College and thanked Dr. Green for hosting this event.
Chancellor Glasper congratulated and recognized Dr. Maria Hesse on completing her doctoral degree.
Dr. Glasper further announced that MCCCD had been the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award presented by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The award recognized the Maricopa’s dedication to volunteer service to the community and country.
Dr. Glasper acknowledged Dr. Steve Helfgot , Vice Chancellor for Student and Community Affairs, as the 2006 recipient of the Achievement of Excellence Award given annual by the National Council on Student Development to the student affairs leader in community colleges who exemplifies quality leadership. Dr. Helfgot received this award at the October NCSD national conference in Tacoma, Washington.
Lastly, Dr. Glasper provided an update on the district’s efforts to address issues noted by two reporters in recent newspaper articles. He stated that one series of articles raised questions about international travel and the other raised questions about a variety of financial and operational matters contained in audits conducted by district auditors. (A copy of his script is included with these minutes.)
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Elect Reyes Medrano introduced Jason Martinez, EMC Faculty Senate President, who provided a presentation on faculty initiatives at Estrella Mountain Community College. Some of these included EMC’s Learning Studio, Genesis West Clubs, Honors Forum, Annual EMC Extravaganza, Student Conferences, Active Learning Techniques, Presentations on Sexuality and Ethnicity, Dance Showcase, Culinary Program, and CIS Courses.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Shirley Green, President of the MAT Executive Council, showcased the efforts of Robert Seifert, a MAT employee who selected as this semester’s showcase employee. She highlighted his employment assignments since coming to work for Maricopa as a part-time computer lab assistant at Rio’s PV Mall location. She also highlighted his exemplary volunteer efforts working with children and helping the less fortunate in foreign countries.
Edd Welsh, Suzanne Martin, and Jose Mendoza provided information regarding the United Tribal Employee’s Council (UTEC) which serves as the bridge between the Indian Community and the District Office. Their presentation was intended to speak about the low Native American Student enrollment as a ratio of the Native American population in the state of Arizona. In an effort to address the declining Native American enrollment and retention, they proposed establishing districtwide recruiting efforts, expanding the Hoop of Learning Bridge Program, developing Cultural Sensitivity Training, building relationships with the community, increasing Native American Faculty and staff, establishing American Indian Centers at every college, creating a full-time districtwide position for director of Native American Programs.
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
There were no reports.
CGCC President Maria Hesse, introduced Dr. Shereen Lerner, Chair of Cultural Science at MCC; Andrea Buehman, Dean of Research and Planning at MCC; Dr. Paul Petrequin, History Faculty at CGCC, and Chris Schnick, English Faculty and Faculty Development Coordinator. The group provided an overview of the “Shared Futures: General Education for Global Learning” Initiative at MCC and CGCC. They stressed the importance of providing opportunities for students to understand engagement in the larger world. (A copy of their remarks is included with these minutes.)
PVC President Mary Kay Kickels introduced Paul Dale, Jim Rubin, and Jennifer Strickland who provided an overview of their Student Learning and Success Program iGoal. This program enables students to identify educational, personal, and career goals as they start college and also enables them to track their progress.
MCC President Larry Christiansen introduced Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo who provided information on the successful Latino Hall held at MCC in October.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
PVC Student Representatives came forward to report on their activities this past semester. In attendance were Alex Jungwirth, Isabel Cota, Rachel Stewart, Melinda Ostrander, Ana Terminel, and Scott Mason.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal indicated there were no meetings to report on.
Matt Ortega reported on State Government Leadership Position which included: Jim Weirs, Speaker of the House; Tom Boone, Majority Leader of the House; John McComish, Whip; Phil Lopez, Minority Leader, Jack Brown, Assistant Minority Leader; Steve Gallardo, Minority Whip; Tim Bee, Senate President; Thayer Verschoor, Majority Leader; John Huppenthal, Whip; Marsha Arshberger, Minority Leadership; Jorge Luis, Assistant Minority Leader, Senate; Rebecca Rios, Minority Whip; Bob Burns, Appropriations Chair; Tom O’Halloran, Higher Education Committee. He indicated that we had solid relationships with these individuals.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Vice Chancellor Steve Helfgot announced that MCCCD’s Student Public Policy Forum was awarded the Silver Terry O’Bannion “Shared Journey” Award by the National Council on Student Development. He expressed appreciation to Chad Douwstra for his service as director of SPPF and for his presentation during the National Council on Student Development Conference held in Tacoma, Washington in October.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9386
Mrs. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion approved 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
The following items included on the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 10, 2006 STRATEGIC CONVERSATION AND OCTOBER 24, 2006 REGULAR GOVERNING BOARD MEETING – Approve the minutes of the October 10, 2006 Strategic Conversation and October 24, 2006 Regular Governing Board Meeting.
C.1. CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS – Approve the proposed employments, resignations, retirements and terminations as submitted with noted addendum.
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PRO GRAMS - Approve the proposed curriculum and programs as submitted.
D.2. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN RIO SALADO COLLEGE AND WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Rio Salado College and the Washington Elementary School District. This agreement is for the provision of Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development, and English Language Acquisition for Adults classes at the Palo Verde Community Enrichment Center from January 1, 2007 to June 30, 2007. There are no direct costs associated with this agreement.
D. 3. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE/SOUTHWEST SKILL CENTER AND DYSART UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 89 – Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Maricopa Community College District and Dysart Unified School District No. 89 to partner in offering a Nursing Assistant program to Dysart Unified School District students during the 06-07 academic year at the SouthWest Skill Center.
D.4. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SAN CARLOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #20 - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and San Carlos Unified School District #20, on behalf of San Carlos High School for the 2006-2007 fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.
D.5. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College (Regional Academy) and Mesa Public Schools, on behalf of Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, and Westwood High Schools for the 2006-2007 fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.
D.6. APPROVAL OF GENERAL MOTORS TRAINING CENTER AGREEMENT – GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a two-year extension of the Raytheon contract agreement in the amount of $494,888 to provide technical training and assessment for General Motors dealership automotive technicians throughout the state. This two-year extension pertains to the facilities and two corporate trainers at Glendale Community College.
E.1. APPROVAL OF LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION, INC. GRANT FOR THE MARICOPA ACHIEVING A COLLEGE FOUNDATION (ACE) PROGRAMS - Accept a grant for $334,750 payable over five years from the Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc.
E.2. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR DYSART ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Million Twenty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine and no/00th Dollars ($1,029,999.00) to Silver Eagle Western, L.L.C for improvement along Dysart Road at Estrella Mountain Community College.
E.3. APPROVAL OF EASEMENT TO THE CITY OF AVONDALE FOR DYSART ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve an Easement for roadway and associated uses to the City of Avondale in conjunction with Dysart Road Improvements at Estrella Mountain Community College.
E.4. APPROVAL OF UTILITIES EASEMENT AT ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve an easement to Arizona Public Service (APS) to install and maintain electrical facilities at Estrella Mountain Community College.
E.5. APPROVAL OF UTILITIES EASEMENT FOR SUN CITIES LIFE LEARNING CENTER AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE - Approve an easement to Arizona Public Service (APS) to install and maintain electrical facilities at the Sun Cities Life Learning Center at Rio Salado College.
E.6. APPROVAL OF UTILITIES EASEMENT FOR SALT RIVER PROJECT AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve an easement to Salt River Project (SRP) to install and maintain electrical facilities at South Mountain Community College associated with a new Alltel cellular phone site on the campus.
E.7. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR NEW PHYSICAL SCIENCE BUILDING & LIFESCIENCE REMODEL AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the selection of Richard and Bauer, L.L.C. to provide consulting services for the new Physical Science Building and Life Science Remodel at Scottsdale Community College. The design fee budget for this item is not to exceed $1,500,000.
E.8. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CLASSROOM BUILDING AND EXPANSION OF THE LIFE SCIENCE BUILDING AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Seven Hundred Forty-Two Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($742,000.00) The S.J. Anderson Company or the construction of a new Classroom Building and expansion of the Life Science Building at South Mountain Community College.
E.9. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR NEW LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Provide Conceptual Phase Approval for a new 34,000 gsf (gross square feet) Life Sciences Building at Paradise Valley Community College, with a Total Project Budget of $10,812,474.
F.1. APPROVAL OF COURSE FEE INCREASE – PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the proposed increases, for the course fees shown below, to the adopted fee schedule for Paradise Valley Community College. The fees will be effective spring semester 2007.
Course Title Current Fee New Fee
FSC134 Fitness & Conditioning for Firefighters $20.00 $30.00
FSC299PA Technical Rope Rescue (RR) 1, 2, 3 $20.00 $50.00
FSC299PB Nat’l Fire Protection Agency Rope Tech $20.00 $150.00
G.1. APPROVAL OF DISTRICT WIDE PURCHASE – VMWARE SOFTWARE - approve the expenditure of $735,000.00 for a District Wide software purchase of VMWare to facilitate computer server consolidation. This contract is to be awarded under the pricing and guidelines set forth under the City of Tempe contract #T05-079-01.
G.2. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGIES FOR PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF CAMPUS WIDE WIRELESS IMPLEMENTATION AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Fifty One Thousand One Hundred and Twenty One and 84/100ths Dollars ($151,121.84) for the purchase and installation of 118 Access Points. This contract is to be awarded to World Wide Technologies under contract EPS060043-15.
MOTION NO. 9387
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion approved 5-0.
B.1. APPROVAL OF POLICY ADOPTION FOR AWARDING OF EMERITUS DISTINCTION
Dr. Glasper commented that at the July 25, 2006, Governing Board meeting, proposed changes to the Awarding of Emeritus Distinction were submitted as a first reading item. The proposed changes would allow the distinction of emeritus status to be extended to employees that have served the district, regardless of job classification. Based on questions from the Governing Board, the item was subsequently pulled from first reading consideration, with the intent to resubmit at a later date with changes reflective of the discussions at the July 25 meeting. Discussion from the October 24 Governing Board meeting resulted in the following additional change that at least ten years of full time service in the Maricopa District would now be one criteria for other retirees recommended by the Chancellor who also merit Emeritus Distinction consideration.
Adopt the following changes in policy:
The Chancellor may recommend, and the Governing Board may award, emeritus distinction to a candidate only following a determination that the candidate has:
1. at least twenty years of full-time service in the Maricopa District with ten of the years in the position for which emeritus distinction is recommended;
2. demonstrated satisfactory performance;
3. not been the object of an adverse personnel decision; and
4. fulfilled all terms and conditions of employment.
The Governing Board may, upon recommendation by the Chancellor, award emeritus distinction to a candidate that does not meet the criteria in subsection (B), upon sufficient showing that the candidate has:
1. Contributed significantly to his or her respective field or discipline:
2. Performed service throughout the candidate’s employment in the Maricopa District that have been of direct benefit to students; and
3. Contributed to the creation of innovative programs or initiatives within the Maricopa District.
4. At least ten years of full time service in the Maricopa District.
MOTION NO. 9388
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Item V.B.1 with changes as noted. Motion approved 5-0.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the FourthMonth Ended October 31, 2006
Expenditure analysis indicates 27.4% of the budget has been expended this year as compared to 28.6% expended at this same point in time last year. 31.7% of the budget remained unexpended or unencumbered compared to 29.1% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that $249.2M of the budget has been recognized. The projected fund balance will increase by $0.8 million this fiscal year and the projected ending fund balance for June 2007 is $80.3M.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
President Crowley announced that the next Governing Board Meeting
would be a regular meeting scheduled for December 12, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25p.m.
Governing Board Member