CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 8:06 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.
Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mr. Stephens.
Ms. Peluso apologized for the lateness of the starting time, due to interviews. She commented that Chairman Stephens is not well and asked her to chair 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 January 24, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Vice Chairwoman Peluso noted that there are revised pages 16 and 20 in the Human Resources Report.
Lucy Smith of Hillside addressed the Board regarding Triton College Self-Study Criterion One: Mission and Integrity. Ms. Smith reported that the Higher Learning Commission will be coming to Triton for an accreditation visit, and a self-study is in progress based on five criteria. She is chairing the Criterion One Committee, whose focus is “The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students.” During February, Ms. Smith has been asking groups on campus to discuss this topic. The Board was provided with information regarding the committee and discussion questions regarding Criterion One. Groups Ms. Smith has met with include College Council, Academic Senate, and student government. Comments can be made to Ms. Smith by e-mail, interoffice mail, or through a suggestion box. A College Hour on this topic will be held March 2 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade complimented Marketing Director Tom Olson on the changes made on Triton’s Home Page. She reported that faculty are encouraged to attend Lobby Day in Springfield on March 15 to meet with legislators.
Adjunct Faculty Association President Adrian Fisher reported that the Adjunct Faculty Association plans to send people to Lobby Day.
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
Student Trustee Coral Guzman reported on the following issues. TCSA President Erika Avalos has decided to stay on as president for the rest of the semester, budget hearings for extra-curricular funding through TCSA are beginning, Ifeanyi Onwuachi was inducted as new TCSA Vice President, and recruitment efforts for senators are going well.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez recognized the students involved in Model United Nations. Dr. Rodriguez discussed the modern time and historical simulations that take place during Model United Nations, and how Triton’s delegation was involved as Egypt in a 1973 Security Council session simulation. Faculty member Jim Wright described the rigorous selection process students undertake to be involved in Model United Nations and the dedication and hard work the students put into preparing and researching for the event. Dr. Rodriguez concluded the report with thanks to Mr. Wright and Adjunct Faculty member Ann Marie Valdez for their dedication in working with these students.
Vice President of Business Services Sean Sullivan administered the oath of office to new Police Officer Peter LoGalbo.
President Patricia Granados reported that she, trustees, and the executive team will be lobbying in Springfield tomorrow on behalf of community colleges and Triton College. She thanked Ms. Hahn Wade for talking about the importance of everyone advocating and contacting legislators.
Dr. Granados encouraged everyone to support the men’s and women’s outstanding basketball teams as they approach the play-offs. She acknowledged the faculty and students present for their accomplishments with Model UN, and she noted that in tonight’s packet there are four faculty being recommended for tenure who are excellent and committed both in and out of the classroom.
Dr. Granados concluded that at 10th Day, enrollment was down .25 percent, and stated that everyone must continue to work diligently on the Enrollment Initiatives and bring in new programs and services to meet the needs of the changing demographics. The president indicated that she would like to have an update on the Enrollment Initiatives next month.
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso noted that there is a basketball game after the Thursday (February 23) Park District event, and hopes those people attending will go over to the game.
With no objection from the Board, Ms. Peluso asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13594 Budget Transfers
13595 Release of Property FY 2006 – No. 2
13596 Renewal of Aura Technologies Contract (Cernan Center)
13597 Student & Employee Assistance Program (S&EAP)
13598 PACE Municipal Van Pool Service Agreement
13599 Water Meter Replacement Campus-Wide
13600 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Elmwood Park High School for March 13-17, 2006
13601 Agreement between Triton College and Dr. Milton Bennett
13602 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
13603 Authorization of Electric Supply Purchasing
13604 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
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 1 through 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.6.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 6 through revised page 16 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.9.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 17 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 18 and 19 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised page 20 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
6.0 Hourly Employees
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 21 through 25 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.5.04. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 26 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.2.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
B28.24 Printing of Summer and Fall 2006 District-wide Schedule of Classes
B28.25 Video/Multimedia Equipment – Science and Fine Arts Classrooms
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, 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 $1,160,558.17.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, 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 8:33 p.m.
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary