Board of Trustees
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 20, 2005

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:05 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mr. Becker, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of November 15, 2005. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Vice Chairwoman Peluso noted the following changes in the Human Resources Report: revised page 1, new page 1A, revised pages 3 and 6, and new page 9A. Ms. Peluso noted that Mr. Stephens asked her to chair tonight’s meeting in his absence due to personal issues, that Mr. Stam is absent due to a loss in his family, and that Mrs. Del Giudice is out of town. 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Perry Buckley of Local 1600 reported on the Classified contract as follows. The union recently completed Classified negotiations during the set dates of December 1 through December 8 which resulted in a good contract for the college and the Association. Mr. Buckley thanked the Board and its negotiating team for coming together to make the staff feel valued, appreciated, and respected. 

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
TCFA President Maggie Hahn Wade thanked Chairman Stephens and the Board on behalf of the ASEP class for the Board’s overwhelming support of the program and students. The students were very pleased with the recognition and scholarships. Trustee Kubiczky was also thanked for attending their events. 

Ms. Hahn Wade discussed the college’s interaction with the National Association of Roofing Contractors regarding partnering for online teaching, noting that the faculty would be happy to be involved in that process. Ms. Hahn Wade concluded with holiday wishes from the Faculty Association and the Faculty.

Mid-Management Association President Kevin Miller wished the Board happy holidays and a happy new year.

Classified Association Vice President Jo Prignano thanked the Board for the successful negotiation process. She announced that this is her last Board meeting as a TCCA officer and twenty-five years at the college. She concluded that the Classified Association wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
Student Association President Erika Avalos wished everyone a happy holiday from the TCSA. She reported on events the students are planning, including Administrative Forums, a Leadership Retreat, and a WIFI seminar. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
None.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that faculty hires for the Spring are coming before the Board tonight. Processing of these hires, including interviews, was made a priority which enabled them to be completed in a short time. Dr. Granados thanked everyone involved for their help in making this happen.

Dr. Granados acknowledged the successful Classified Association negotiations, noting that when people come together with core values, the outcome is good. She also acknowledged everyone who attended the President’s Reception, adding that our HIA students and faculty put on a fine show. Dr. Granados concluded with wishes for a happy holiday and success in the New Year for everyone.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso thanked everyone for their comments. She wished everyone and their families happy holidays, and a happy, health new year as we begin the hard work ahead of us. 

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:
13558 Budget Transfers
13559 Blue Cross Blue Shield – An Alternative Choice to the Triton College Employee Health Benefit Plan
13560 2005 Tax Levy 
13561 Certification of Compliance with Truth in Taxation Act
13562 Agreement with Shaker Recruitment Advertising and Communications and Chicago Tribune
13563 Agreement with Corbin Design 
13564 MCS Management Consulting and Programming Services Contract
13565 36-Month HP Compaq Laptop Computer Lease Agreement
13566 Final Pay Application & Certification of Final Completion – Fine Arts Ceiling and Lighting Replacement (Second Floor)
13567 Release of Property FY 2006 – No. 1
13568 Clinical Agreement Between St. Anthony’s Hospital and Triton College
13569 Cooperative Agreement Between Erie Family Health Center and Triton College
13570 Clinical Affiliation Agreement Between Pronger Smith Medical Care Ophthalmology and Triton College
13571 Clinical Affiliation Agreement Between Loyola University Medical Center and Triton College
13572 Clinical Education Agreement Between The University of Chicago Hospitals and Triton College
13573 Library Database Purchase from CARLI
13574 Telecourse License Renewal for “Conquest of the Americas”
13575 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for the Illinois Association of Student Councils Convention
13576 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Oak Park River Forest High School
13577 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Elmwood Park High School
13578 Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement Between Triton College and Proviso Area for Exceptional Children
13579 Out-of-Radius Trip Request
13580 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations
13581 Negotiated Agreement with Triton College Classified Association 2006-2010
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion to approve the action exhibits, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

Attorney Stanley Kusper asked for a roll call on Action Exhibit 13560 2005 Tax Levy, which resulted in the following. 

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens. 
The 2005 Tax Levy was approved 4-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve revised page 1 and new page 1A of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 2 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1 through 2.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Guzman, to approve revised page 3 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 4 through revised page 6, and pages 7 and 8 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.9.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 9 and new page 9A of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.3.03. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky, to approve pages 10 through 13 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
No action on Page 14 of the Human Resources Report.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B28.19 Imaging and Printing of College Catalog, 2006-2007 Issue
B28.20 Survey Equipment – Construction Tech
B28.21 Autopsy, Anatomy, and Biological Sciences Equipment
B28.22 Compaq Laptop Computers – EI#2/Registration
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 Ms. Viverito, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,633,611.36.

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

Motion carried 4 -0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Viverito to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Guzman. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Vice Chairwoman Peluso adjourned the meeting at 7:25 p.m.


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