DECEMBER 14, 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, Nancy Stein, Member,Donald R. Campbell, Member
ADMINISTRATION Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Ron Bleed, Dan Whittemore, Janice Bradshaw, Raul Cardenas
Larry Christiansen, John Cordova, Herman Walker for Art DeCabooter, Homero Lopez, Stan Grossman, 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. 8170
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 4-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:05 p.m.
Dr. Christensen welcomed students from Linda Thor's class and acknowledged administrative substitutions, Joyce Elsner for John Waltrip, and Herman Walker for Art DeCabooter.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
President Christensen requested a motion approving the minutes of the November 23, 1993 meeting.
MOTION NO. 8171
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the minutes of the November 23, 1993 meeting be approved. Motion carried 4-0.
Dr. Elsner reported on the Chandler Gilbert Community College holiday canned food collection and recognition by television Channel 3. Copies of "Brittlebush," a collection of the Senior Adult Writing Project sponsored by Scottsdale Community College and the Desert Foundation, were given to members of the Governing Board and the Chancellor. Dr. Elsner displayed the recent Cause Award given to MCCCD and congratulated many Maricopa employees responsible for the District's leadership role in networking.
No one requested to speak during this portion of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Approval of the agenda was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8172
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the agenda be approved. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENT, AND TERMINATIONS - William Waechter recommended approval of the personnel actions. Nancy Stein asked about the process used in filling the position of Dean of Student and Community Services at Mesa Community College, and if there was a time limit on acting appointments to a position.
MOTION NO. 8173
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended employments, resignations, retirements, and terminations. Motion carried 4-0.
(B-2)SABBATICAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 1994-95- William Waechter recommended approval of the recommended sabbatical leaves and that $650,000 be set aside from the 1994-95 budget to fund this activity. In response to a question from M. Grant Christensen, Visiting Staff refers to the type of replacement personnel to be used to vacancies created during sabbatical leaves.
MOTION NO. 8174
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the recommended faculty for sabbatical leaves for 1994-95 and that $650,000 be set aside from the 1994-95 MCCCD budget to fund this educational activity. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-1) CURRICULUM - Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. recommended approval of the Curriculum. Linda B. Rosenthal suggested that AJS Internships on page 27 should read "Student sponsored by governmental enforcement agency and (rather than or) departmental approval." Dr. de los Santos Jr. will provide written clarification for the use of "or." Nancy Stein questioned the elimination of "heavy equipment" from a course description on page 13, and continued use of the same terminology on other courses on page 15. M. Grant Christensen asked about the availability of heavy equipment for these courses.
MOTION NO. 8175
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve the curriculum as submitted. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-2) CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR SMCC - John Cordova recommended that a contract be awarded to Lindy Mechanical for the procurement and installation of a heat exchanger in the South Mountain Community College Central Plant. Nancy Stein asked about the cost savings for the next three to five years. Dr. Cordova responded that there was a two to three year pay back period and that $20,000 to $30,000 would be saved each year.
MOTION NO. 8176
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board award a contract in the amount of fifty-nine thousand dollars ($59,000.00) to Lindy Mechanical for the procurement and installation of a heat exchanger in the South Mountain Community College Central Plant. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-3)CORPORATE TRAINER FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY- Joyce Elsner recommended approval of an extension of the agreement between Ford Motor Company and MCCCD for The Institute for Business, Industry and Technology at Glendale Community College to provide a Corporate Trainer to train Ford Motor Company dealer technicians. In response to questions from Linda B. Rosenthal, Jean Abel explained that this is a renewal of the agreement and that 18 students will be trained.
MOTION NO. 8177
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve an extension of the agreement between Ford Motor Company and MCCCD for The Institute for Business, Industry and Technology at Glendale Community College to provide a Corporate Trainer to train Ford Motor Company dealer technicians from January 1, 1994 to December 31, 1994. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-4) GENERAL MOTORS TRAINING CENTER (GMTC)--GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Joyce Elsner recommended approval of a six month extension of the GMTC contract agreement between General Motors and MCCCD for The Institute for Business, Industry and Technology of Glendale Community College. Jean Abel, responding to earlier inquiry from Linda B. Rosenthal, noted that the contract period is for six months because General Motors is in the process of reviewing its programs. Nancy Stein asked if General Motors is responsible for funding the entire program.
MOTION NO. 8178
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board approve a six month extension of the GMTC contract agreement between General Motors and MCCCD for The Institute for Business, Industry and Technology of Glendale Community College from January 1, 1994 to June 30, 1994. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-5-a,b,c) TEXTBOOK APPROVALS - Approval of the following textbooks was recommended: CIS-105 Lab Guidebook and CIS-190 Lab Guidebook, authored by Patricia Harris, to be used at Mesa Community College; and Basic Skills for Effective Reading, authored by Selma Wilf, to be used at Phoenix College.
MOTION NO. 8179
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve CIS-105 Lab Guidebook and CIS-190 Lab Guidebook, authored by Patricia Harris, to be used at Mesa Community College; and Basic Skills for Effective Reading, authored by Selma Wilf, to be used at Phoenix College. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-6) GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COLORADO RIVER/GRAND CANYON FIELD COURSE- Joyce Elsner recommended approval of a field trip to the Colorado River/Grand Canyon from July 18 to July 25, 1994, and that one hour of college credit be granted for successful completion of the course, REC-150AA. Linda B. Rosenthal noted that tuition may or may not need to be adjusted, as 1994-95 tuition has not been set. There will be one trip with 24 students and one instructor.
MOTION NO. 8180
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve a Colorado River/Grand Canyon Camping Field Trip, REC-150AA (Physical Education), July 18-25, 1994 for Glendale Community College. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-7) NTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE ARIZONA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - Linda Thor recommended approval of an intergovernmental agreement between the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Rio Salado Community College to allow Rio Salado Community College to develop and conduct customized training for employees of DEQ from December 15, 1993 through June 30, 1994, with yearly renewal on each July 1, subject to revision and formal approval by both parties. DEQ employees will be trained at DEQ facilities.
MOTION NO. 8181
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve an intergovernmental agreement between the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Rio Salado Community College to allow Rio Salado Community College to develop and conduct customized training for employees of DEQ from December 15, 1993 through June 30, 1994, with yearly renewal on each July 1, subject to revision and formal approval by both parties. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-8) COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL CENTER - Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. recommended acceptance of a grant award from the National Science Foundation to continue the Comprehensive Regional Center for Minorities.
MOTION NO. 8182
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board accept a grant award of $500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue the Comprehensive Regional Center for Minorities for fiscal year five of the five year continuing grant effective September 1, 1994 to August 31, 1995. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-9) PRIOR YEAR COMMITMENTS - Approval of prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93 was recommended.
MOTION NO. 8183
Linda B. Rosenthal moved approval of prior year commitments for FY ended 6/30/93. Motion carried 4-0.
(C-10) VOUCHERS - The following vouchers were submitted to the Board for its approval:
Payroll: 11/12/ and 11/24/93
Accounts Payable: 11/01, 11/02, 11/03, 11/04, 11/05, 11/08, 11/09, 11/10, 11/12, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, and 11/22/93
MOTION NO. 8184
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the vouchers be approved. Motion carried 4-0. The following information items were distributed to the Governing Board:
(D-1) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT
There was no report.
STATE BOARD REPORT
In Mr. Ullman's absence, there was no report.
No meeting was held.
Chancellor Elsner commented on preliminary contacts being made with legislators.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Governing Board members reported as follows:
1. Roy C. Amrein--no report.
2. Linda B. Rosenthal attended an ACE Program at South Mountain Community College, the Fall Sports Awards at Phoenix College, an NAU Relocation Ceremony at Paradise Valley Community College, the Holiday Buffet at Gateway Community College, the Hispanic Women's Conference Luncheon, and toured Williams Air Force Base.
3. Nancy Stein attended an informal mathematics meeting at the District Office, the Gateway Holiday Buffet, and the Hispanic Women's Conference Luncheon.
Nancy Miller, Faculty Association President, spoke about areas of agreement between various groups at MCCCD including quality education, quality serve to students, continuous quality improvement and new approaches to learning.
Norman Tech, Part-time Faculty Association President, extended holiday greetings, commented on legislative contacts, and reported that a recent part-time survey is currently being tabulated. Mr. Tech discussed a need for training and development opportunities for part-time faculty.
Wilfred McFadden, Phoenix College, read a letter from the Maricopa Council on Black American Affairs relating to a position at Mesa Community College.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS
There were none. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
M. Grant Christensen read the following statement: "Tonight's meeting is the final meeting for this year and concludes my tenure as president of the board. I have one more year to serve as a board member. It has been 15 years since I became a board member, though it has not been continuous service. During those 15 years, this year has probably been the most difficult. Thirteen months ago the Board and employees were made aware of the financial condition that resulted from three consecutive years of decreasing revenues. This led to two very difficult decisions. First, we increased tuition $3 per credit hour. This hurts the students immediately. Unless there come drastic changes in the economy, tuition is at the maximum that should be, and hopefully there will be a time when it can be reduced.
The second difficult decision was that there would be no salary increases and also no lay offs or dismissals based on financial conditions. The great majority of our employees understand the problem and have been harmonious with that decision. In addition, at mid-year we reduced the budget 8.5 million dollars. Our most recent financial analysis indicates a stabilizing condition. We are poised to go forward, meeting and serving both the needs and the growth of our area.
This district is a leader in our country and in the world. This comes as a result of visionary and excellent leadership from Dr. Elsner, our vice chancellors, dedicated and outstanding presidents, a faculty that is exemplary in both quality and performances, and all the faithful and talented employees of the district. We do many things well.
I should like to mention two areas where our position is eminent. The first of these is the many industry--business and education partnerships. Most prominent is the Motorola MCC partnership. This is a model for the nation and for the world, and many areas all over the world are patterning their programs like it. These partnerships are the wave of the present and the future. A beautiful feature is they are so taxpayer friendly.
The second is the adaptation of modern technology to the education environment. I was on the board when we made a major computer commitment. Under the vision of Dr. Elsner, the district sought out and attracted the best people available, and have supported them. Our ITS (Information Technology Services) is unsurpassed. This also is a wave of the future.
To all of our employees from the Chancellor to the last hired, and to my fellow board members, I express my thanks and appreciation.
On behalf of the Board, we wish you all a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year."
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be as follows:
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 8:15 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal