MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
DECEMBER 12, 2006
A regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 6:30 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
Patty Adame-Cardenas for
Bryan Tippett for Homero Lopez
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:34 p.m.
There was no executive session.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Ed Contreras.
Irene Chavez, Member of the Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, came forward to express concerns related to MCCCD travel expenses and tuition increases. Concerns centered around trips by MCCCD staff, administrators and Board Members, increased tuition and lack of funding for teachers in the classroom. She also expressed disappointment at the lack of a Hispanic appointment to the Chancellor’s Blue Ribbon Panel to examine the activities and internal operations of MCCCD. (A copy of her comments is included with these minutes.)
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Mr. Contreras expressed appreciation to the Professional Staff Association for honoring him at their recent holiday luncheon.
Mr. Walker expressed his concern for the comments made by Ms. Chavez during Citizens Interim and that workforce development should be a priority.
Mr. Crowley expressed his appreciation to Board Member Ed Contreras for his many years of commitment and service to the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Chancellor Glasper thanked Board Member Ed Contreras for his twelve of service to the Board and expressed his best wishes to him.
There was no report.
Faculty Executive Council President Janice Reilly introduced Dean Stover, GWC Faculty Senate President, who provided a presentation on faculty initiatives at GateWay Community College. He highlighted programs at GWCC which included Surgical Tech, Medical Radiography, Clinical /Research, ESL/ABE, Court Reporting, Physical Therapist Assistant, Manufacturing Team and Humanities/Fine Arts programs in addition to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Collaborative Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Learning Initiatives Survey. He also outlined several Strategic Goals of Learning for GWCC.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Gregory Trone, representing the District Wellness Program, provided a report on the activities and events sponsored by this initiative during the last few months. These included health risk assessments, health fairs, mammograms, flu shots, stress management, as well as a host of other initiatives. Mr. Trone called attention to the upcoming district wide employee wellness event, Maricopa Moves 3, to be held January 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Phoenix College’s Hoy Stadium and invited everyone to attend.
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
Vice Chancellor of Student and Community Affairs Steve Helfgot introduced Former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini who provided an update on the federal activity his legislative consulting company (Parry, Romani, DeConcini & Symms) has engaged in on behalf of the Maricopa Community College District. A copy of their report is enclosed with these minutes.
GCC President Velvie Green recognized GCC psychology professor, René Díaz-Lefebvre who received the 2006 Arizona Professor of the Year Award Nov.16 in Washington, D.C. from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Diaz-Lefebvre is one of eight community college professors in the U.S. and the first Latino from Arizona to win this prestigious award in higher education after competing against more than 300 counterparts from major private and public universities nationally.
CGCC President Maria Hesse reported that the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced the selection of 76 U.S. colleges and universities for its new Community Engagement Classification. Institutions elected to apply by submitting comprehensive and extensive descriptions and examples of institutionalized practices of community engagement that showed alignment among mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices. Those selected were classified in one of three categories: Curricular Engagement, Outreach and Partnerships, and Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships. CGCC is among the 62 institutions and one of only five community colleges receiving distinction in both Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships.
Bryan Tippett, VP for Academic Affairs at Estrella Mountain Community College, introduced Maria Reyes, Director of Grants and Corporate Development at EMCC. Ms. Reyes announced that EMCC was the recipient of two awards at the WESTMARC Best of the West awards dinner. The first place entry was Hermana’s Disena Tu Futuro, a collaboration with INTEL aimed at closing the gender and diversity gap in science and technology, particularly for Hispanic women. Honorable mention went to the West Valley Metro Bike Pedestrian and Destinations Map.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
Dr. Kay Martens, Vice President of Student Services at South Mountain Community College, introduced Buddy Cheeks, Director of Student Life and Leadership. Mr. Cheeks in turn introduced Angel Herrera, a member of the Student Public Policy Forum from SMC, who reported on his personal experiences and student life activities at South Mountain. These included retreats in Prescott and EMCC, the MCBAA Black Tie dinner. Mr. Herrera will also attend the ACCT National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. Also introduced were Megan and Marissa Tanner, Student Council officers.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
There was no report.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that both organizations met on November 3. AADGB discussed the need for a statewide conference which will be held in October or November of 2007 and in odd numbered years thereafter. Election results were also discussed. She also reported that the ACCA had also discussed election results, particularly Props. 103 and 300. Mrs. Rosenthal also called attention to two dates for Governing Board member calendars - January 24th will be Community College Day at the Legislature beginning with breakfast and February 8th will be the Academic Awards luncheon.
There was no report.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
There was no report.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Crowley requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9389
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 NOVEMBER 14, 2006 GOVERNING BOARD RETREAT – Approve the minutes of the November 14, 2006 Governing Board Retreat.
B.1. APPROVAL OF EMERITUS STATUS DISTINCTION – RIO SALADO COLLEGE – Approve the Emeritus Status Distinction designation for MCCCD faculty member Dr. Barry Wukasch for his meritorious contributions and quality of instruction to the Maricopa County Community College District.
C.1. CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS – Approve the proposed employments, resignations, retirements and terminations as submitted with noted addendum.
C.2. APPROVAL OF FLEX CREDIT BENEFIT PROPOSAL RY 2007-2008 – Approve EBAC’s recommendation for implementation of the Flex Credit Benefit Proposal to be effective July 1, 2007.
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS - Approve the proposed curriculum and programs as submitted.
D.2. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM – CATALOG COMMON PAGES - Approve the proposed curriculum and programs catalog common pages as submitted.
D. 3. APPROVAL OF CORPORATE TRAINER FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY – GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve a one-year extension of the contract agreement in the amount of $80,923 to provide technical training for Ford Motor Company dealership automotive technicians throughout the state. This contract agreement is between Ford Motor Company and the Maricopa Community College District through THE INSTITUTE for Business, Industry and Technology at Glendale Community College. The contract period will be from January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007.
D.4. APPROVAL OF 2007-2008 SABBATICAL RECOMMENDATIONS - Approve the ranked list of sabbatical leaves as submitted.
E.1. APPROVAL OF LEASE OF CLASSROOM AND OFFICE SPACE AT 163 AND 165 NORTH CENTENNIAL WAY – MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Approve the renewed lease of the second floor (165 Centennial Way) and a portion of the first floor (163 Centennial Way). This a renewal of an existing lease initially entered into in August 1993. The annual lease payment is $179,400 plus all appropriate taxes and utilities estimated to be $15,000 annually effective December 15, 2006.
E.2. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW COMPUTERIZED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of Two Hundred Eighty-Nine Six Hundred Fifty-Five and 85/100ths Dollars ($289,655.85) to Carver-Morehead for the development and purchase of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
E.3. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR ATHLETIC FIELD RELOCATION AND ADDITIONAL PARKING AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Million Nine Hundred Five Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-Three and no/100ths Dollars ($1,905,323.00) to Niche Contractors, Inc. for Athletic Field Relocation and Additional Parking at Mesa Community College.
E.4. APPROVAL OF PARTIAL GMP AWARD FOR NEW LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve a partial Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in the amount not to exceed Four Hundred Fifty Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($450,000.00) to DPR Construction for the construction of electrical facilities in support of the new Life Sciences Building and future facilities at Glendale Community College.
E.5. APPROVAL OF CMAR SELECTION FOR NEW PHYSICAL SCIENCE BUILDING AND LIFE SCIENCE REMODELING AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the selection of Barton Malow to provide Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) services for the construction of a new Physical Science Building and Life Science Remodeling at Scottsdale Community College. The pre-construction phase fee is not to exceed $150,000.
E.6. 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) to The S.J.Anderson Company for the construction of a new Classroom Building and expansion of the Life Science Building at South Mountain Community College.
E.7. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR NEW SOUTHWEST CENTER AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE - Provide conceptual approval for the new Southwest Center at Rio Salado College.
F.1. APPROVAL OF CRM IMPLEMENTATION - Approve awarding a contract to Arizona State Contract Vendor ASAP Software Inc contract # AD050028-A3, in the amount of $386,000, for the implementation of a new integrated customer relationship management (CRM) system. This includes software installation, implementation and training services to employees at Rio Salado College.
MOTION NO. 9390
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. It was noted that Items V.E.2, V.E.5, V.E.6, and V.E.7 had been revised. Motion approved 5-0.
INFORMATION ITEMS/FIRST READINGS
(VI.1) VOLUNTARY PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS – Amend the Staff Compensation and Benefits Policy Title to include language for voluntary payroll deductions for employees.
Vice Chancellor Al Crusoe explained that this new policy would allow for the expansion of contributions to organizations that are currently not part of the current Valley of the Sun United Way participants. Mrs. Rosenthal questioned how they would be determined for approval. Mr. Crusoe explained that contacts from organizations and employee criteria would be established that are in line with the MCCCD Vision, Mission and Values.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Fifth Month Ended November 30, 2006
Expenditure analysis indicates 35.3% of the budget has been expended this year as compared to 36.4% expended at this same point in time last year. 29.3% of the budget remained unexpended or unencumbered compared to 27.2% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that $304.7M 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 special meeting scheduled for January 9, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal
Governing Board Member