Board of Trustees
Minutes of the March 20, 2007 Regular Board Meeting

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 6:10 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.

Absent: Mr. Stephens.

Ms. Peluso commented that Mr. Stephens is on his way and asked her to start the meeting.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 20, 2007. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Vice Chairwoman Peluso noted that there is a revised page 1 in the Human Resources Report.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association Vice President Debra Baker reported that TCSA President Maggie Hahn Wade asked her to comment on a concern that President Granados had last month about faculty going over their overload maximum becoming practice rather than exception. She explained that in the automotive area in particular, faculty went through an exhaustive search looking for part-time faculty. When no part-time faculty can be found, faculty feel that going over maximum overload is preferable to canceling classes. Ms. Baker thanked Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services Ileana Rodriguez for the accommodation of a faculty whose disability has worsened. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA Senator William Niemiec reported on student events as follows. The meeting with administrators was successful, with the students and administrators getting to know each other. Two new senators have been sworn in. An Ad Hoc Committee has been appointed to compile issues for Student Lobby Day on April 24 and 25. On March 12, a breast cancer awareness event was held. Lastly, the TCSA Recognition Dinner will be held on May 11, and it is hoped the Board will all be able to attend. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Vice President of Business Services Sean Sullivan distributed a revised contract for Action Exhibit 13791. This corrects the draft in the Board Book to include maintenance services and utilities at $7,000 a month for one year, April 2007 to March 2008. Mr. Sullivan clarified that the Action Exhibit did not change, just a modification to the contract. Mrs. Del Giudice asked for an explanation of the rationale, and Mr. Sullivan explained that the DHS was charged by the Governor to create immigrant welcoming centers. They approached Triton for a site, and while no space was available on campus, Mr. Sullivan showed them available space at Nuevos Horizontes which they found ideal. He explained that this is a pilot that DHS will evaluate in a year. Ms. Viverito pointed out that this is a pilot, with Triton being the innovative first. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados thanked Ms. Baker for sharing information from Ms. Hahn Wade, commenting that it was positive that everyone agreed that the maximum of overload shouldn’t be exceeded as practice. She encourages faculty to meet with the vice president to plan ahead to ensure adjuncts are secured for classes. 

Dr. Granados discussed the two institution-wide meetings held regarding enrollment on March 8 as follows. Summer populations were identified and ideas were gathered to make these students welcome, particularly reverse transfer students. The input from those meetings was compiled and distributed by Vice President Stabile, and now staff is taking action to make the ideas reality. The President recognized all who attended the meetings and contributed their thoughts. 

Lastly, Dr. Granados reported that Trustees and she and the Vice Presidents are going to Springfield tomorrow to meet with legislators and higher education agency representatives to discuss the needs of community colleges, taking a proactive stance regarding Triton College’s needs. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
None. 

NEW BUSINESS

ACTION EXHIBITS
With no objection from the Board, Ms. Peluso asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:

13785 Budget Transfers
13786 PACE Municipal Van Pool Service Agreement - One-Year Extension
13787 WebCT Campus Edition Enterprise Software License Agreement Upgrade
13788 Release and Disposal of Obsolete Audio Visual Equipment
13789 Facility Usage Fee Waiver for West Cook Solid Waste Agency (April ’07)
13790 Facility Usage Fee Waiver for West Cook Solid Waste Agency (June ’07)
13791 Partnership with DHS and ICCB for Immigrant Welcoming Center 
13792 Library Periodical Subscription Service
13793 Clinical Education Agreement between HCR ManorCare Health Services, Inc. and Triton College
13794 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
13795 Agreement between Triton College and Dr. John Roueche (Confirmation of Board Poll)
13796 Konica Minolta Contract Amendment No. 1 – FY ‘07
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Onwuachi. In response to a question about the West Cook Solid Waste Agency exhibits, Vice President Sullivan explained that one date is for the collection of lawn mowers, and one is for the collection of computer equipment, which allows district citizens the opportunity to safely dispose of those products. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B29.18 Printing of Triton District Wide Schedule of Classes – Summer 2007 and Fall 2007 Editions
B29.19 Contract for Pre-Sort Mail Services
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, 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 $1,566,163.12.

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Onwuachi, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito. 
Absent: Mr. Stephens.
Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

CLOSED SESSION
Ms. Viverito 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. Becker. 

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

Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board went into Closed Session at 6:27 p.m.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
Ms. Peluso made a motion to return to Open Session, seconded by Ms. Viverito. 

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

Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board returned to Open Session at 7:28 p.m. Mr. Stephens apologized for not being present at the start of the meeting due to personal reasons and traffic. He announced that he arrived during Closed Session, and that Trustee Del Giudice left during Closed Session to attend a birthday function being held in her honor.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve revised page 1 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 Mr. Stam, to approve pages 2 through 7 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
No action on page 8 of the Human Resources Report.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 9 and 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.2.03. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 12 through 15 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve page 16 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.2.04. 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 7:32 p.m.


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