Board of Trustees

Minutes of the February 17, 2009 Regular Board Meeting

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 6:30 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mr. Becker, Mr. Chiappetta, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Gary, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Viverito.

Mr. Stephens apologized for the late start, explaining that he arrived late due to family health issues.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 27, 2009. Voice vote carried the motion 6-0 with the student trustee voting yes and Ms. Viverito abstaining from voting, explaining that she was absent for the January Board meeting.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Mr. Stephens commented that there is a revised Page 21 in the Human Resources Report.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Debra Baker expressed her excitement at having her classroom measured for shades. She thanked Vice President of Academic Affairs Angela Latham for advocating for the faculty. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Vanessa Cedillo reported that the Student Association is holding a retreat for new senators on Saturday, February 20, an Administrators Forum on March 12, and that the Program Board is selling Jersey Boy tickets. Mr. Stephens volunteered to come to the retreat for new senators, and asked Ms. Cedillo to let him know if she wants him to attend.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Affairs
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Director of Grants Development Sherry Burlingame provided the Quarterly Grants report highlighting the following. Nine pre-proposals were submitted, twelve applications are under development or in process, eleven grant applications were submitted, two grant applications are pending outcome notification, and two applications were not awarded. Ten grant applications were funded in the amount of $822,486 including Westlake Health Foundation, ICCB Perkins FY 09 Supplement and CTE Innovations Grant program, and Comcast, Inc. 

Vice President Latham introduced faculty member Seth McClelland who is also a filmmaker. Mr. McClelland showed the trailer of his film, “King in Chicago Documentary: The Story of Dr. Martin Luther King & the Chicago Freedom Movement.” The documentary has been shown at film festivals and colleges and is airing tonight on PBS at 10:00 p.m. Mr. McClelland commented that making the film was a phenomenal, life-changing experience, and asked that he be contacted if anyone wants a copy. 

Vice President of Student Affairs Doug Olson announced that Student Trustee Dominick Chiappetta was recognized with a scholarship from the National Association of Campus Leaders. Mr. Chiappetta thanked President Granados, Vice President Olson, and Dean of Student Services Quincy Martin for their support in obtaining the scholarship.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that enrollment is up for the spring, with FTE up 2.4 percent and headcount up 1.25 percent. The 10th Day report will be out soon, and the President encouraged everyone to review it. She highlighted that the percentage of full-time students has gone up 9.5 percent for the spring, and she is requesting more detailed information on that demographic. Another significant statistic is a 5 percent increase in brand new students. Dr. Granados noted that we have to focus on retention and student success through completion. 

Dr. Granados commented that a proposal may come forward to the Board at a future date regarding waiving tuition or providing scholarships for the unemployed. The college was able to work quickly to have the Triton College Foundation provide support with books for unemployed students. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens reported on a discussion held during agenda planning about enrollment and people not being able to afford college. He directed the President to look at adequate staffing in the Financial Aid Office and renew the effort to get information to the people in the community on how they can afford to come to Triton. He asked for a full report on this matter by the March Board meeting. 

Mr. Stephens discussed the state funding situation, and is hopeful that new state leadership will come together to restore funding to community colleges. He noted that Triton Board members and administrators will be in Springfield on February 24 to meet with legislators. 

Chairman Stephens addressed a rumor that he heard regarding forty-four rifs coming, stating that if any reduction is anticipated, everyone at the college will know, and that this is only a rumor. While he doesn’t normally discuss politics here, Mr. Stephens expressed concern about these bad vibes being created, and encouraged staff to contact the President or himself when they hear such nonsense. 
NEW BUSINESS
ACTION EXHIBITS

14167 Budget Transfers
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Budget Transfers, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14168 West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) Auction Fee Waivers
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) Auction Fee Waivers, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14169 Fee Waiver Request – for ICCB Latino Advisory Committee Meeting
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Fee Waiver Request – for ICCB Latino Advisory Committee Meeting, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14170 Consulting Agreement with Identity Theft LOSS Prevention, LLC
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Consulting Agreement with Identity Theft LOSS Prevention, LLC, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14171 Disposal of Obsolete Court Reporting Equipment
Mr. Gary made a motion to approve the Disposal of Obsolete Court Reporting Equipment, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14172 Increase in Lab Fee Charges
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Increase in Lab Fee Charges, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14173 Tuition Increase for Nursing Program Courses 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Tuition Increase for Nursing Program Courses, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14174 Purchase of Online “Registered Nurse Re-Entry” Program from Austin Community College
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Purchase of Online “Registered Nurse Re-Entry” Program from Austin Community College, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14175 Instructional Contract for Project Knowledge, LLC
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Instructional Contract for Project Knowledge, LLC, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14176 Purchase of Services Agreement with Proviso Township Mental Health Commission
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Purchase of Services Agreement with Proviso Township Mental Health Commission, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14177 Cooperative Agreement with Loyola University Medical Center 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Cooperative Agreement with Loyola University Medical Center, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14178 Access VG, L.L.C. Participation Agreement
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Access VG, L.L.C. Participation Agreement, seconded by Mr. Becker. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14179 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Out-of-Radius Travel Requests, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14180 Agreement with the Cook County Clerk’s Office 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement with the Cook County Clerk’s Office, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
None.

BILLS AND INVOICES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,470,940.63.

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mr. Chiappetta, Mrs. Del Giudice with the exception of those items noted below, Mr. Gary, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito, Mr. Stephens. 
Negative: Mrs. Del Giudice on the following items: Page 26 - $3,000, Page 61 - $5,569, Page 62 - $12,236.

Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting yes with the exception of the items listed above which carried 6-1 with Mrs. Del Giudice voting no and the Student Trustee voting yes. 

CLOSED SESSION
Ms. Peluso made a motion to go into Closed Session to discuss and consider the hiring, discipline, performance, and compensation of certain personnel, matters of collective bargaining, acquisition of real property, and matters of pending, probable, or imminent litigation, seconded by Mr. Stam. 

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mr. Chiappetta, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Gary, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito, Mr. Stephens. 

Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board went into Closed Session at 7:13 p.m.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
Mr. Stam made a motion to return to Open Session, seconded by Mr. Gary. 

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

Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. Mr. Stephens commented that Mrs. Del Giudice was faint and is being taken care of. The Board returned to Open Session at 8:54 p.m.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Mr. Stephens commented that there is a revised Page 15 in the Human Resources Report.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 1 through 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 6 through 14 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.7.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve revised page 15 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 and 3.1.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 16 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.1.05. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve page 17 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve pages 18 through 20 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve revised page 21 through 24 of the Human Resources Report, item 7.1.01 through 7.4.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Viverito to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 8:59 p.m.


Submitted by: 

Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Diane Viverito, Board Secretary