CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:18 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.
Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mr. Stephens, Ms. Woodside.
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 21, 2005. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Vice Chairwoman Peluso noted that Board Policies 1132, 1163, and 2100 are pulled to allow time for further suggestions to the president. She also commented that there are revised pages 10, 16, and 26, and new pages 16a and 26a in the Human Resources Report.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Mid-Management Association President Mary Jeans thanked Dr. Granados for hosting a second meeting of administrators and mid-managers on July 5. She commented that the mid-managers are happy to be included in planning, and feel it is a wonderful step in shared governance.
TCFA Vice President Stu Sikora thanked the Board for faculty hiring that has occurred over the summer, and asked that thought be put into the compensation for these positions.
Adjunct Faculty Vice President George Drucker reported that adjuncts appreciate the opportunity for input and ongoing contract negotiations.
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Erika Avalos reported that the student executive board is identifying and developing topics for forums with administration and faculty. Six major events are planned which will enable students to voice their concerns and learn more about Triton College. The next TCSA meeting is August 2.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
Vice President of Business Services Sean Sullivan introduced Police Chief Pendola who administered the oath of office to new police officers Dan Makowski, Brian Lamphere, and George Bean.
Interim Executive Assistant to the President Ileana Rodriguez reported on the reorganization of the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Curriculum as follows. The reorganization was achieved with college-wide input that resulted in the department’s increased ability to be responsive to the needs of the community and students, providing innovative curriculum development and additional support to faculty. Staff members Jonita Ellis, Cheryl Enger, James Smith, and Susan Maratto were recognized for their commitment to Triton and willingness to reorganize to provide such service. The Board was thanked for supporting the changes.
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs & Students Services Brenda Jones Watkins thanked Mr. Sikora for his remarks on faculty needs. She reported that eight faculty members have been hired for the fall semester, with progress being made in the search for others. The academic deans are in the process of reviewing data to develop a hiring plan for fiscal year 07.
Ms. Watkins introduced Dean of Careers Cheryl Antonich who presented Triton students who attended the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers National Student Design Competition in Seattle on July 3. Horticulture instructor Sue Bal discussed the AIFD student design club which does its own fundraising to attend the week-long workshop. Student Georgia Stavropoulos displayed the second place trophy she won in the overall design category. Ms. Bal discussed the fine efforts of all of the Triton students who competed against such institutions as CalPoly, Texas A&M, and Ohio State. The students were applauded.
President Patricia Granados reported on the ongoing search for a new vice president of academic affairs and student services. A committee representing all groups on campus is continuing their work and hopes to bring candidates forward soon.
Dr. Granados recognized student Shannon Williams, who received a Coca Cola scholarship for academic achievement and community service. Ms. Williams was presented with a certificate and applauded by the Board and audience members. Dr. Granados expressed her pride in the accomplishments of Ms. Williams, who hopes to attend the University of Illinois in Champaign this fall.
President Granados concluded with an introduction of new Dean of Adult Basic Education Cynthia Barnes.
Vice Chairwoman Peluso extended her congratulations to Ms. Williams.
Ms. Peluso noted that it’s refreshing to hear faculty speak positively about faculty hiring. She is also glad so many positions have been successfully filled.
Board Secretary Irene Moskal Del Giudice was congratulated on her appointment as Regional Chair for the Northern Illinois Community College Trustees Association.
Ms. Peluso reported that Student Trustee Woodside has stepped down from office for personal reasons. Per Board Policy and TCSA By-Laws, the TCSA President serves as Student Trustee until the next regular student election. Attorney Stanley Kusper administered the oath of office to Erika Avalos, who will serve as Interim Student Trustee.
With no objection from the Board, Ms. Peluso asked to take the Board Policies as a group, including:
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)
3510 Employee E-Mail
4101 Selection of Employees
4136 Personnel Hiring
Mr. Stam made a motion to enact the second reading Board Policies, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
With no objection from the Board, Ms. Peluso asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13492 Budget Transfers
13493 Administrative Services Agreement with Third Party Administrators, Inc. 2005-2006
13494 Dr. Otto Garcia Lease
13495 Cooperative Agreement Between Anixter Center and Triton College
13496 Cooperative Agreement Between University Eye Specialists and Triton College
13497 Cooperative Agreement Between Substance Abuse Behavioral Evaluation Services and Triton College
13498 Associated Health Education Affiliation Agreement Between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Triton College for Nursing and Nurse Assistant
13499 Associated Health Education Affiliation Agreement Between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Triton College for Surgical Technology
13500 Clinical Agreement Between Children’s Memorial Hospital and Triton College
13501 Radiation Safety Badges Purchased from Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc.
13502 ILLINET/OCLC Service Agreement Between the Secretary of State/State Librarian of the State of Illinois and Triton College, 2-Year Term
13503 President’s Office of Employment Training (POET) Master Agreement for Individual Training Accounts & Triton College (Confirmation of Board Poll)
13504 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
13505 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Oak Park and River Forest High School
13506 Ratification of Change Order #1 – Fine Arts Building Second Floor Asbestos Abatement, Universal Asbestos Removal
13507 Insurance Renewal Health Plan
13508 Authorization of Natural Gas Supply Purchasing
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 1 through revised page 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 11 through 15 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.08. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised page 16 and new page 16a of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.7.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 17 through 19 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.6.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve page 20 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.2.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 21 through revised page 26 and new page 26a of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.10.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 27 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
B28.00 Air Filters – Physical Plant Department
B28.01 Student Educational Study Travel – Ireland
B28.02 Cut Stock Paper
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
BILLS AND INVOICES
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,628,623.78.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Ms. Avalos, Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mr. Stephens.
Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.
A motion was made by Ms. Viverito to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Vice Chairwoman Peluso adjourned the meeting at 7:52 p.m.
Submitted by: Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary