Board of Trustees
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 20, 2006

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:00 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, Mr. Stephens, 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 May 16, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that there is a revised page 7 in the Human Resources Report, and an additional Purchasing Schedule B28.39 for an Upward Bound trip. 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Ellen O’Connell, faculty member, read a letter from Dean of Arts and Sciences Ed Forst. In the letter, Dr. Forst thanked his colleagues for their support and relationships over the years, and explained why he would not be present tonight. Dr. O’Connell commented that Dr. Forst has been a valued employee for many years and his removal without due process has caused employees to be afraid for their jobs and to speak up. She asked the Board to take action in Dr. Forst’s favor.

Tom Porebski, faculty member, addressed the Board about the ousting of Dean Ed Forst. Mr. Porebski commented that Dr. Forst is a great example of Triton’s Core Values and is trusted by the faculty. He praised Dr. Forst for his positive attitude and open door policy so that faculty could communicate with him. The increase of enrollment in the Arts & Sciences area was also highlighted. Mr. Porebski concluded with his concern about the ousting of several administrators in recent years. 

Elizabeth Perez, faculty member, expressed gratitude to Ed Forst for his leadership of Arts & Sciences.

Patricia Cooper, a graduate of Triton College and parent of former Triton students, discussed her special needs son’s experience at the college, including the special attention and encouragement given by Dr. Forst which contributed to his graduation with honors. Ms. Cooper stated that she would like to know why Dr. Forst is no longer at Triton.

Diana Rosenbrock, faculty member, was not present when called. (She will be called again at the end of Citizen Participation.)

Jacqueline Elder, faculty member, discussed her love for her job, students, and co-workers. She commented that good leaders are born and go out of their way to develop relationships, which is something she feels Dr. Forst did. Ms. Elder expressed concern about the way Dr. Forst was walked off campus. She also mentioned issues with a psychology search committee and her lack of contact with the president. 

Allen Salzman, faculty member, praised Dean Ed Forst as a person who could bring people together and had great human qualities. He stated that Dr. Forst was the greatest Dean the college has ever had.

Cynthia Bender, Upward Bound Parent, commented that she has been at previous meetings and asked for help; Ed Forst is the only one who contacted her, and now he is no longer here. She asked how the issues of senior compensation (with the seniors going a whole year without a counselor) and trips can be resolved. Chairman Stephens and Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services Rodriguez discussed that the area was under the Dean of Arts & Sciences, and that it is important for the issues to be addressed at the program level, with the Program Director and Dean in contact with the parents. President Granados stated to Ms. Bender that after she came to the Board meeting for assistance in solving the program issues, several calls were made to obtain the date of the parents’ meeting so that she and the Vice President could attend. Thus far, the dates of Upward Bound Parent Meetings have not been given to the Office of the President. The Chairman concluded that the President’s door is open and she is ready to meet with the parent or parents. 

Julian Bender, Upward Bound alumni, discussed how the program has helped him, highlighting their recent trip to London. Mr. Bender commented that the absence of a counselor negatively affected the seniors in terms of grades and applying to colleges. He did announce that all of the seniors have found colleges and he was accepted by his number one choice of colleges. 

Jelisa Washington of Bellwood read a letter from Devon White about Devon’s great experience in Upward Bound, but that help was needed from a Counselor, especially in applying to colleges. 

Laneta Washington, Upward Bound alumni, spoke on behalf of the parents’ advisory group. The group objects to the removal of Dean Forst, who they feel is a caring and hard-working individual who showed concern for the students. 

Diana Rosenbrock was called again but was not present. It was stated that she was probably in class. 

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that the Faculty Association met last week, and, as the Board heard from the faculty who spoke, they are concerned about the leadership of the college, not only regarding Dean Forst, but shared governance and other issues. The Association voted no confidence in Dr. Granados as President of the college, and no confidence in Dr. Rodriguez as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Students Services of the college. The faculty further asked for the resignation of President Granados and Vice President Rodriguez, and expressed its full confidence in Dean Ed Forst. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Ifeanyi Onwuachi reported that he attended a leadership conference in Springfield last week, and the TCSA has held its first meeting. One issue discussed was Dean Forst, and a lot of students want to know why he was escorted from the school. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
None.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
None.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens read the following statement for the record. “The Board of Trustees and its’ administration are committed to fulfilling the needs of our community and our students. That is our role. The role of the faculty and employees is to support that mission by concentrating on the education of the student population. Accordingly, the action of the faculty in their misguided attempt to discredit the President and her administration crosses over the line and infringes upon the proper role of the administration of Triton College. The Board emphatically states that it has complete confidence in the President and her administration and believes that this vote of no confidence is ill advised. President Granados and her administration will continue to provide outstanding leadership as Triton College works to meet the educational needs of our district. Having failed to confer with the Board of Trustees and administration in advance of their action, the faculty has taken issue with decisions made by the Board and the administration which are not within its purview. The vote of no confidence by the faculty was made following a personnel decision with which they apparently disagree. It is proper for the administration to make decisions concerning personnel matters. It is the function of the faculty to teach and to teach well the students of Triton College. It is the duty of the Board of Trustees and its’ administration, in the spirit of shared responsibility, to support those teaching efforts. The Board of Trustees and the administration do not interfere in the classroom and would expect the faculty to reciprocate by not interfering with administrative decisions. We feel that the faculty should concentrate on moving Triton College forward by expanding programs and services for our community instead of engaging in this divisive action against the college.”

NEW BUSINESS

BOARD POLICY – Second Reading (Waive First Reading)
4109 Clean Indoor Air Policy
Ms. Peluso made a motion to enact the revised Board Policy, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

ACTION EXHIBITS
13642 Budget Transfers
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Budget Transfers, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13643 Approval of FY 2007 Tentative Budget
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the FY 2007 Tentative Budget, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13644 Spitz Preventative Maintenance Agreement
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Spitz Preventative Maintenance Agreement, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13645 Agreement with David Hilquist for Financial Consulting Services, FY 2007
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement with David Hilquist for Financial Consulting Services, FY 2007, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13646 Prevailing Wage Resolution 2006-2007
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Prevailing Wage Resolution 2006-2007, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13647 FY 2008 RAMP Report
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the FY 2008 RAMP Report, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13648 Release of Property FY 2006 – No. 4
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Release of Property FY 2006 – No. 4, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13649 Integrated Document Technologies Hardware and Software Maintenance Agreement
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Integrated Document Technologies Hardware and Software Maintenance Agreement, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13650 Tier Technologies Inc. – Touchtone Registration System Hardware and Software Maintenance Agreement
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Tier Technologies Inc. – Touchtone Registration System Hardware and Software Maintenance Agreement, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13651 Cisco Hardware Maintenance
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Cisco Hardware Maintenance, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13652 WebCT Campus Edition Focus Software License Agreement Renewal
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the WebCT Campus Edition Focus Software License Agreement Renewal, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13653 Agreement with AT&T (Formerly SBC)
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement with AT&T (Formerly SBC), seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13654 Agreement with Johnson Controls for a 3-month Maximum Planned Service Agreement Extension of Mechanical & Technical Service
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Agreement with Johnson Controls for a 3-month Maximum Planned Service Agreement Extension of Mechanical & Technical Service, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13655 Approval of Interagency Agreement between Triton College and the Illinois Department of Human Services
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Approval of Interagency Agreement between Triton College and the Illinois Department of Human Services, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13656 Library Database Purchases from Thomson Gale
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Library Database Purchases from Thomson Gale, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13657 Library Continuation Purchases from Thomson Gale
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Library Continuation Purchases from Thomson Gale, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13658 Library Book Rental and Purchases from McNaughton Book Service
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Library Book Rental and Purchases from McNaughton Book Service, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13659 Library Membership and Database Purchases through NILRC (Network of Illinois Learning Resource in Community Colleges)
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Library Membership and Database Purchases through NILRC (Network of Illinois Learning Resource in Community Colleges), seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13660 Library Microfilm Purchases from Proquest/UMI
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Library Microfilm Purchases from Proquest/UMI, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13661 Library Continuation Purchases from Baker and Taylor
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Library Continuation Purchases from Baker and Taylor, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13662 Library Book Purchases from Midwest Library Services
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Library Book Purchases from Midwest Library Services, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13663 Library Book Purchases from Standard & Poors
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Library Book Purchases from Standard & Poors, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13664 Library EBSCO Periodical Subscription Service
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Library EBSCO Periodical Subscription Service, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13665 Library Membership and Database Purchases through CARLI (Council of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Library Membership and Database Purchases through CARLI (Council of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois), seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13666 Telecourse Lease Renewal for “Beliefs and Believers”
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Telecourse Lease Renewal for “Beliefs and Believers”, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13667 Illinois Department of Employment Security Shared Data Agreement (SDA) Renewal
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Illinois Department of Employment Security Shared Data Agreement (SDA) Renewal, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13668 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the College Curriculum Committee Recommendations, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13669 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Out-of-Radius Travel Requests, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13670 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team for June 25, 2006
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team for June 25, 2006, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13671 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Village of Melrose Park for October 20, 2006
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Village of Melrose Park for October 20, 2006, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13672 Agreement with Arcon Associates Inc. for Design and Architecture Services of College Center Lobby Renovation – Phase I
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Agreement with Arcon Associates Inc. for Design and Architecture Services of College Center Lobby Renovation – Phase I, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13673 Assignment of Ethics Advisor (Confirmation of Board Poll)
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Assignment of Ethics Advisor (Confirmation of Board Poll), seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 1 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 Mr. Stam, to approve pages 2 through 6 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.2.01 through 2,8.08. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve revised page 7 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion 6/1 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative, and Mrs. Del Giudice voting no. 

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 8 through 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.6.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 12 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.4.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Murphy, to approve pages 13 through 19 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 20 and 21 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.3.04. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B28.36 Symantec Antivirus – Information Systems Department
B28.37 Adobe Software – Visual Communications Department
B28.38 Measurement Laboratory Equipment and Accessories – Science Department – EI #22
B28.39 Student Educational Summer College Tour -- California
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

BILLS AND INVOICES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,086,287.65.

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito, Mr. Stephens. 
Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

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 8:03 p.m.


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