Board of Trustees

Minutes of the November 20, 2007 Regular Board Meeting

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 6:08 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

Absent: Mr. Becker.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 16, 2007. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that in the Human Resources Report, there are revised pages 1 and 11. 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None. 

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade thanked David King and the Foundation Board for their efforts in making the President’s Reception such a success. She commented on the changes to the employee benefits plan that are being presented to the Board tonight, noting that they are good for employees in the long run. Lastly, Ms. Hahn Wade wished everyone happy holidays.

Mid-Management Association President John Cadero reported that Mid-Managers have been serving on search committees as requested. Also, Mid-Managers are putting together a scholarship committee for a $350 recipient next year. Mr. Cadero wished everyone a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Bill Niemiec reported that there is new support in the student senate, being only two people away from the senate limit, and a full E-Board. He reported that TCSA is working on hosting an intergenerational bingo game as a way of bringing people together as a community. The event will be held on December 5 and is being advertised to students and RSVP. Mr. Niemiec wished the Board a happy holiday.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Dean of Health Careers Cheryl Antonich announced that faculty members Debra Krukowski and Mary Ann Desmond are here tonight with students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) program. She reported that they recently attended a conference and participated in a poster contest which won second place. Ms. Krukowski described how the students work through clinicals and work together to put it all together, noting that this is the first time they placed. The following students participated: Jessica Arce, Lori Bartolo, Melissa Berg, Karen Byrne, Jamie Ignowski, Dana Nee, Kristina Ritter, Alexandra Yousif, Johanna Zaleska. Four students present displayed their poster. Chairman Stephens asked the Marketing Department to ensure that this accomplishment gets into newspapers, and that the poster be displayed on campus.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that the college is at the review stage in the Master Planning process. Through input received from everyone at the college who cared to contribute and through the Functional Committees and College Council, priorities will be established and presented to the December Board for endorsement. Dr. Granados encouraged everyone to review and provide input in these final stages, and she thanked everyone who has been involved in building the future of Triton College. 

Dr. Granados reported on faculty hiring as follows. Not all faculty scheduled to start in the fall were hired, so they were moved to the spring. Two are being recommended tonight, for Medical Assisting and Mathematics, while four are still open. It is hoped that two more will be filled in December, while two for CJA are not moving forward. 

President Granados wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens thanked those who stuck around for the Board Retreat, where the Board received good reports on the Economic Impact Study from AVP Panos Hadjimitsos and the Master Plan from VP Marge Stabile. Another issue discussed at the Retreat was the Laptop Loan Program, and he was discouraged to learn that the computers aren’t being utilized as much as expected. It appears there is an issue getting information to students, and that there may be faculty concern about the amount of time used in class to dispense information like this. Mr. Stephens had directed Dr. Granados to ask Ms. Hahn Wade about this, and he hopes she will respond to the President affirmatively in support of the students. Mr. Stephens noted that the Retreat was recessed at 10:30 p.m. on October 22, and will continue tonight after the Regular Board Meeting. 

Chairman Stephens reported that Springfield may be close to having a gaming bill, which he hopes will result in the release of $10 million for the Technology building. Mr. Stephens stated for the record that local legislators have been fantastic in supporting Triton College and pushing for the release of those funds. 

Mr. Stephens wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving and good health.

NEW BUSINESS
ACTION EXHIBITS

13928 Budget Transfers
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Budget Transfers, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13929 Blue Cross Blue Shield – Health Benefit Plan 2008 Rates
Mr. Gary made a motion to approve the Blue Cross Blue Shield – Health Benefit Plan 2008 Rates, seconded by Ms Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13930 Illinois Community College Risk Management Consortium By-Law Amendments
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Illinois Community College Risk Management Consortium By-Law Amendments, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13931 Permanent Amendment to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan (PA-08-01)
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Permanent Amendment to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan (PA-08-01), seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13932 Permanent Amendment to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan (PA-08-02)
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Permanent Amendment to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan (PA-08-02), seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13933 Temporary Amendment to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan (TA-08-01)
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Temporary Amendment to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan (TA-08-01), seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13934 Temporary Amendment to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan (TA-08-02)
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Temporary Amendment to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan (TA-08-02), seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13935 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. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13936 Library Membership & Database Purchases through CARLI (Council of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Library Membership & Database Purchases through CARLI (Council of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois), seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13937 Library Membership & Database Purchases through NILRC (Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges)
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Library Membership & Database Purchases through NILRC (Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges), seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13938 Medical Coding/Billing and Chiropractic Assistance Instruction, Kushan LLC
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Medical Coding/Billing and Chiropractic Assistance Instruction, Kushan LLC, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13939 Gatlin Education Services Online Course Proposal
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Gatlin Education Services Online Course Proposal, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13940 Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Trademark Agreement
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Trademark Agreement, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13941 Instruction Contract for Chicago Manufacturing
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Instruction Contract for Chicago Manufacturing, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13942 Hondros Learning LLC Secondary Provider Agreement
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Hondros Learning LLC Secondary Provider Agreement, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13943 Addendum Agreement with Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation d/b/a Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Addendum Agreement with Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation d/b/a Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13944 Cooperative Agreement with Little Company of Mary Hospital
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Cooperative Agreement with Little Company of Mary Hospital, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13945 Cooperative Agreement with Gerstein Eye Institute
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Cooperative Agreement with Gerstein Eye Institute, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13946 Addendum Agreement with Westlake Community Hospital
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Addendum Agreement with Westlake Community Hospital, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13947 Cooperative Agreement with Women’s Healthcare of Illinois
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Cooperative Agreement with Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13948 Agreement with Kay Langston
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement with Kay Langston, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13949 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Out-of-Radius Travel Requests, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B30.18 Student Educational Study Travel Tour – China
B30.19 Phone System/Voicemail Upgrade
B30.20 LRC Renovation – Asbestos Abatement
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

BILLS AND INVOICES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,491,219.58.

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

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. Gary. 

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

Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board went into Closed Session at 6:48 p.m.

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

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

Motion carried 5-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board returned to Open Session at 7:27 p.m. Mr. Stephens explained that Mr. Gary had an obligation and sends his apologies.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, 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 Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 2 through 6 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.7.07. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 7 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 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 pages 8 through 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.4.06. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously with the exception of item 4.2.01 which carried 4-1 with Mrs. Del Giudice voting no and the Student Trustee voting yes. 

5.0 Mid-Management
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve revised page 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 12 through 16 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
No action on page 17 of the Human Resources Report.

ADJOURNMENT
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 7:32 p.m.


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