Board of Trustees
Minutes of the December 21, 2004 Regular Board Meeting

TRITON COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES DISTRICT 504
VOLUME XLI, No. 10
December 21, 2004, Page 27


CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:35 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mr. Becker, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Nolfi, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.

Absent: Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Stephens.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Nolfi, to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of November 3, 2004, Board Retreat; the Special Board Meeting of November 9, 2004, Organizational Meeting; the Regular Board Meeting of November 9, 2004; and the Special Board Meeting of November 16, 2004, Reconvened Board Retreat. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Vice Chairwoman Peluso noted that in the Human Resources Report, there is a new page 1A and a revised Page 11.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
TCFA President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that some faculty hires are scheduled to be approved tonight; she hopes that next semester the hiring process and shared governance issues related to that can be looked at. Ms. Hahn Wade commented that the Christmas party was a huge success. 

Mid-Management Association President Mary Jeans thanked the Board and Administration for continuation of the Mid-Management contract, noting that Mid-Managers voted in favor of it by a wide margin. Ms. Jeans wished everyone happy holidays. Vice President of Business Services Sean Sullivan reported that the current contract expires June 30, 2005, with negotiations concluded seven months early.

John Rossmiller, representing the Classified Association, wished everyone happy holidays. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
Student Trustee Nick Nolfi reported that students have participated in the IBHE Student Advisory Council meeting which included a discussion of transfer systems. As a result of that discussion, he encourages Triton to get involved with the transfer.org website. Mr. Nolfi also reported on TCSA activities during finals, such as “gonuts for donuts” (free coffee and donuts) and massages.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Executive Assistant to the President for Institutional Advancement Brenda Jones Watkins introduced Executive Director of Professional Development Patricia Carl. Ms. Carl discussed the Star Service Program that recognizes exemplary employees. The Star Service award was presented to Erskine Brown, who has been with the college for over thirty years. 

Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services Bruce Scism introduced the many faculty members who are now listed in the Who’s Who publication. These include Mary Ann Olson, Dennis McNamara, Ken Benson, Malcolm Berd, Ginger Brackett, Michael Flaherty, Sandi Gardner, and Kristen Senese. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados thanked Vice President Sullivan and the Mid-Management Association for the successful conclusion of contract negotiations. She noted that a Board poll will be conducted within the next few days.

Dr. Granados presented marketing pieces prepared for the Hospitality and Automotive programs which included four-minute videos, thirty-second spots, and webisodes. The videos are run on various cable stations and may also be used on campus and during community outreach. She gave credit to the faculty in those departments who were involved in making the pieces. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso thanked Ken Benson for providing poinsettias grown here at Triton for the Board table. She wished everyone a happy and healthy new year, thanking everyone for their hard work for the institution. 

NEW BUSINESS
BOARD POLICY
First Reading
Governance 1166 Board Evaluation

ACTION EXHIBITS
With no objection from the Board, Ms. Peluso asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13369 Budget Transfers
13370 Blue Cross Blue Shield – An Alternative Choice to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan
13371 2004 Tax Levy
13372 Certification of Compliance with Truth in Taxation Act
13373 Approval of Fees for Professional Services – College Architect
13374 Approval of Fees for Professional Services – College Attorney
13375 Agreement with Shaker Recruitment Advertising and Communication and Chicago Tribune for 2005
13376 Final Pay Application – Robert Collins Building (RC) Chiller Replacement
13377 Renewal of 36-Month HP Compaq Server Lease Agreement
13378 Change Orders 1, 2, and 3, Asbestos Abatement – Universal Asbestos Removal
13379 Change Order 1, Asbestos Abatement Remodeling – Construction Solutions
13380 Library Periodical Subscription Service (2)
13381 Telecourse Agreement for “The Developing Adult Tele-Web”
13382 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy
13383 Addendum Agreement Between Harper College and Triton College
13384 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations
13385 Out of Radius Travel Requests
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Nolfi. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 1 and new page 1a of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.3.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Mr. Nolfi, to approve pages 2 through 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 6 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 7 through 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.10.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Mr. Nolfi, to approve revised page 11 and page 12 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.3.1. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Mr. Nolfi, to approve pages 13 through 22 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.12.06. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
No action on page 23 of the Human Resources Report.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B27.25 Sony DV Dockable Camera and Accessories
B27.26 Pre-Sort Mail Services
B27.27 Chainlink Fence for 1708 Main Street (Confirmation of Board Poll)
B27.28 Digital Copier Equipment – 5 Year Contract
B27.29 PC and Peripherals – Group Purchase
Ms. Viverito 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. Viverito, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,532,559.07.

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Nolfi, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Stephens. 

Motion carried 5-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

RECESS
A motion was made by Ms. Viverito, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky to recess the meeting to Executive Session for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the position of Associate Vice President of Instructional Technology. It was noted that no further action would be taken by the Board of Trustees at tonight’s meeting. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
The Board reconvened in open session at 9:37 p.m. on December 21, 2004.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Viverito to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Vice Chairwoman Peluso adjourned the meeting at 9:38 p.m.


Submitted by: Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary