CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:33 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.
Present: Ms. Avalos, Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Viverito.
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of July 19, 2005 and the Regular Board Meeting of July 19, 2005. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that there is a revised page 20 in the Human Resources Report, and an additional Purchasing Schedule B28.09.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
TCFA President Maggie Hahn Wade announced that faculty will be returning to campus full time on Friday for Workshop and Monday for classes. She reported that she met with the president and academic vice president yesterday regarding faculty needs, and has met with the new faculty.
Mid-Management Association President Kevin Miller announced that the Mid-Managers’ recent election of officers resulted in him being named as President, Ken McKay as Vice President, and Linda Fairbanks as Secretary/Treasurer.
Classified Association President Donald Cragen commented that he is looking forward to a good year.
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
Student Association President and Interim Student Trustee Erika Avalos reported that the TCSA has been working on marketing itself to generate enthusiasm among students and is developing various events, forums, and activities. The next TCSA meeting is Tuesday, August 30 at 2:15 p.m. Student elections will be held September 20 and 21, and a TCSA Retreat is scheduled on September 23 and 24.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
Mr. Becker reported that the committee is exploring the idea of an adjunct school, possibly in Latin America or China.
Interim Executive Assistant to the President Ileana Rodriguez presented a Star Service Award to Pat Zinga. Ms. Zinga, who was Manager of the Bursar’s Office, was nominated because of her commitment and dedication, giving the best service possible, especially to students.
Police Chief Michael Pendola presented a new Police Department patch, which he described as modern, up-to-date, and professional.
President Patricia Granados reported that the college is gearing up for the new semester. She hopes enrollment will be up as many of the college’s constituents could benefit from Triton College. Upon reviewing the Count of Seats report, she sees many full sections and emphasized a need to service our students. Dr. Granados hopes to bring a report of enrollment growth to the table next month.
Chairman Mark Stephens apologized for missing last month’s meeting, noting that his hip replacement surgery has been scheduled and cancelled twice.
Mr. Stephens discussed enrollment, asking that everyone get together to accomplish the goal of serving the community. He commented on situations such as people unable to get into the programs they want, sections being full, and proprietaries like Lincoln Tech being packed in spite of their high cost. Mr. Stephens stated that the Board is always candid with the employees, and cautioned that they will not go into the reserve next fiscal year. He concluded that the community college was created for the exact kind of district Triton has, and emphasized the need to pull together to meet its needs.
BOARD POLICIES – Second Reading
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked to take the Board Polices as a group, including:
1132 Appointment of College President and Responsibilities of Position
1163 Orientation New Board Trustees
2100 Job Description - President
3130 Publication, Public Review, and Adoption of the Budget
3314 Contract Policy
3316 Minority Vendor Policy
3450 Monies in Buildings
3517.1 Traffic Violations
3517.3 Computer Security
3540 Auxiliary Enterprises
3562 Leases – Buildings and Equipment
4109 Clean Indoor Air Policy
5105 Student Code of Conduct
5107 Affirmative Action
5208 Academic Honesty
5265 Acceptance of Academic Credit
5730 Permit to Assemble: Protests/Demonstrations
5902 Athletic Tuition Waiver
5903 Non-Enrolled/Non-Employed Individuals in College Classrooms, Laboratories, Work Areas, and Facilities
6090 New Course Development and Revisions
6110 Policies for the Fifth Avenue Journal
6230 Professional Growth Units (PGUs)
Ms. Peluso made a motion to enact the Board Policies, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13509 Affirmative Action Program
13510 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for District 89
13511 Food Service Management Agreement (Confirmation of Board Poll)
13512 Associated Health Education Affiliation Agreement Between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Triton College
13513 Camtasia Software Agreement
13514 Instruction Contract for Bill Hess
13515 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Intergovernmental Contract for Services Amendment (Confirmation of Board Poll)
13516 Minutes of the Closed Sessions of the Board-January 2005 Through June 2005
13517 Out-of Radius Travel Requests
13518 Communication Access Real-Time Translation (C.A.R.T.) Services Agreement with Dyann Berndt for Hearing Impaired Student Contract
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the action exhibits, seconded by Mr. Becker. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 1 through 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 6 through 8 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.9.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
No action on page 9 of the Human Resources Report.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 10 through 12 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.6.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve page 13 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky, to approve pages 14 through revised page 20 and page 21 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.10.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 22 and 23 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
B28.03 Janitorial Supplies/Paper Products FY 2005
B28.04 Rental of Exhibit Booths – Future Focus
B28.05 ACT Compass Administration Units
B28.06 Emergency Repairs – Swimming Pool Pump Filter (Confirmation of Board Poll)
B28.07 Carpet Replacement – B-105 and B-109 (Confirmation of Board Poll)
B28.08 Emergency Repairs – Swimming Pool Pump Station
B28.09 Printing of Triton Community Education Guide – Fall 005 Edition (Confirmation of Board Poll)
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
BILLS AND INVOICES
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $2,007,665.24.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Ms. Avalos, Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito, Mr. Stephens.
Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.
A motion was made by Ms. Peluso to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m.
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary