Board of Trustees
Minutes of the October 17, 2006 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 6:15 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mr. Becker, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens.

Absent: Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Viverito.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 26, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that there are revised pages 10, 13, and 21 in the Human Resources Report. 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that a memo was received from President Granados regarding a Legislative Breakfast, which should be a great opportunity for the college to put its needs in front of the legislators. She hopes that the agenda of issues will be made available to faculty and staff so that those who visit their legislators can convey the same message. Ms. Hahn Wade thanked Vice President of Institutional Advancement Marge Stabile for the updated report on open faculty positions, and stated that faculty agree that the timeline is important. She hopes that this communication keeps everyone on track, and that there are no long delays from the time names are brought forward till the time interviews take place by the vice president and president. Lastly, Ms. Hahn Wade asked for assistance in getting clinical sites approved for the students in the highly competitive health career areas, noting that faculty in that area report a lag of two years in getting contracts with some sites. 

Adjunct Faculty Association President Adrian Fisher reported that an initiative has been started to increase participation of Adjunct Faculty in various areas, such as subcommittees of the Academic Senate.

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Ifeanyi Onwuachi reported that “Meet Your TCSA” will be held on Thursday, and Senators will collect questions and concerns from students in preparation for an Administrators Forum being scheduled for November 29. Also, Mr. Onwuachi reported on his attendance at the IBHE ISAC meeting last weekend. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez commented on the issues addressed by the TCFA as follows. The administration is committed to the faculty hiring timeline and she and the president are committed to interviewing as candidates are submitted. She noted that last year, the month of July was consumed with interviews in order to hire all the faculty that were planned to be hired. It is hoped that these guidelines will help avoid that. She is glad to hear that faculty are committed to the timeline as well.

Regarding clinical agreements, Dr. Rodriguez commented that a Mid-Management position has been approved to help with such agreements, although she is not aware of any clinical agreements that have been delayed administratively. She added that she is working under a directive from the president to expedite such agreements, from locating sites through legal review and Board approval. 

Dean of Careers Cheryl Antonich reported that the Des Plaines Valley Region School College Partnership, at its annual workshop, presented an award to Triton for our Culinary Arts Expo. Faculty member Chef Jerome Drosos was recognized, along with the College and Board of Trustees. 

Chief of Police Michael Pendola administered the oath of office to new Police Officer James McGarvey. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that filling open positions is a priority. She commented that it is sometimes difficult to fit in interviews when they all come in together, and it is hoped that the new timeline will help, emphasizing that keeping to the timeline is everyone’s responsibility. Also to help in filling positions, work is being done on the Faculty Recruitment Action Plan and getting a strong, viable pool for full- and part-time faculty candidates. A Job Fair will be held on November 27 to recruit Adjunct Faculty, and Adjunct Faculty negotiations should be wrapping up in the near future. 

Dr. Granados reported that the Legislative Breakfast will be held tomorrow morning, and the agenda of issues will be shared campus-wide. Funding issues and capital development will be discussed with legislators, and they will be given a tour of the T building, which we hope to have as a Health Science building. The Chair of the Science Department and two students will also be involved with the meeting. Dr. Granados asked that anyone who sees the legislators on campus extend a warm Triton welcome. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens commented regarding clinical sites and hiring of faculty, that the Board’s perspective is that everyone work together in joint effort with the common goal of serving the students. He asked that everyone keep in mind that we are here to serve the residents of the Triton district. Mr. Stephens noted that he has asked the president to analyze course offerings to make sure we are offering a calendar of courses that meet the needs of the people we are trying to serve. 

Mr. Stephens discussed the Legislative Breakfast, noting that we continue to convey the need for increased funding, and while the legislators are receptive, the state does not have a lot of money to give. 

Chairman Stephens reported that enrollment is up .56 percent, which isn’t bad when compared with enrollment at other community colleges, but he wants to see the college serving 30,000 students. He stated that benefits should be seen from the money the Board put forward for Enrollment Initiatives, and work must continue to provide a quality product to the people we serve. 

NEW BUSINESS
ACTION EXHIBITS
13730 Budget Transfers
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Budget Transfers, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13731 Removal of Tax Sheltered Annuity Providers
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Removal of Tax Sheltered Annuity Providers, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13732 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Out-of-Radius Travel Requests, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
None. 

BILLS AND INVOICES
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,484,377.07.

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

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

CLOSED SESSION
Mr. Becker 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 Ms. Peluso. 

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

Motion carried 5-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board went into Closed Session at 6:42 p.m.

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

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Murphy, 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 8:15 p.m. It was noted that Trustee Viverito arrived during Closed Session.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms.Viverito, to approve pages 1 through 3 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.4.09. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 4 through 9 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve revised page 10 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. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 11 and 12 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve revised page 13 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 14 through revised page 21 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.6.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
No action on page 22 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 8:18 p.m.


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