CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 8:05 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.
Present: Ms. Avalos, Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Viverito.
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of August 23, 2005. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens apologized for the lateness of the meeting. He noted that there are revised action exhibits 13519 and 13533, and in the Human Resources report, new page 1A and revised pages 19 and 24.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
TCFA President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that the auto department is participating in a GM sponsored contest for the GM ASEP program. The department was given a 2005 Chevy Cobalt and $10,000 and is customizing the car with an interior revamp, sound system, wheels, suspension, etc. The event will take place at Route 66 Speedway in Joliet this weekend.
Ms. Hahn Wade discussed a financial incentive to employees for increasing enrollment that had been in place at South Suburban College, during which enrollment increased over four years. It was discontinued as their president felt the increase was due to other factors. Ms. Hahn Wade is awaiting the language and will share it upon receipt.
Adjunct Faculty Association President Adrian Fisher reported that she teaches the group of auto mechanics involved in the competition mentioned above, and they are very excited. Chairman Stephens directed that ad space be purchased if the local papers don’t provide coverage for this exciting event.
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President and Interim Student Trustee Erika Avalos reported that student elections were held and there is a brand new Senate. Their retreat was held last weekend, and Ms. Avalos thanked President Granados for coming. Fall Fest will be held October 12 from 11 am – 2 pm in the Botanical Gardens.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services Brenda Jones Watkins provided a hand out with times of events for the Cobalt Competition this weekend. Dean of Careers Cheryl Antonich discussed the car which the faculty and students have been working on for a month, and the outreach to local vendors that has taken place. The event is being advertised on the plasma screens, and a campus wide email will be sent. Faculty member Mark Robinson will be providing Board members with tickets to the event.
President Patricia Granados reported that Tenth Day enrollment numbers are up 1.67 percent, and everyone will continue to work diligently to boost enrollment. Recommendations to increase enrollment are being worked through various committees, and a plan should be together by the second week in October.
Dr. Granados commended the Auto faculty for their involvement in the Cobalt Competition, as this is the kind of event that gets the students and community excited. She mentioned the importance of getting information so that these items can be distributed and advertised.
President Granados reminded those present of the Jump Start event on October 24, and the opportunity this will provide to share with high schools. English and Math faculty will be participating, forging relationships between the schools. Dr. Granados thanked the Board for the idea for this event, which came out of a Board Retreat.
Chairman Mark Stephens reported that a fall Board Retreat will be scheduled, hopefully before the end of October.
Mr. Stephens discussed a lunch held with employee groups, administrators, and Board members. He was pleased with the level of communication achieved at that meeting, with everyone showing that they care about the college and meeting the mission of serving the people of the district. With the State budget situation over the past several years, Mr. Stephens stressed the need for increased enrollment to avoid adversely affecting the workforce of the college. After discussing the budget reserve, Mr. Stephens announced that the Board commits to spending $1 million on ideas to boost enrollment. Another luncheon will be held on November 2 to discuss progress made. The Chairman asked everyone with ideas to tell their supervisors about them and asked everyone to work both individually and collectively to bring in more students.
Mr. Stephens commented that the Jump Start event will be a good chance for Board members to meet high school staff. This will be an ongoing effort to bring the groups together, and he hopes all Trustees will attend along with him.
Chairman Stephens stated, for the record, that this Board and President are seriously committed to making Triton College fly again. He discussed a reorganization plan that the president is proposing which will be in the October Board Book. Mr. Stephens stated that the Board is behind the President, and he is confident that, with the measures being taken, the college will succeed.
Mr. Stephens discussed the Hurricane Katrina situation, asking those who can to donate to the Triton Foundation relief effort.
13519 Student Member of the Board of Trustees of Community College District #504 Election Results
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Student Member of the Board of Trustees of Community College District #504 Election Results, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Attorney Stanley Kusper administered the Oath of Office to new Student Trustee Coral Guzman.
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the remaining Action Exhibits including:
13520 Approval of the FY 05 Audit
13521 Resolution Adopting FY 2006 Budget
13522 Certification of Chargeback Reimbursement
13523 Request for Life Safety Project FY 2006
13524 Upgrade and Purchase of Unisys Hardware and Software
13525 Removal of Tax Sheltered Annuity Providers
13526 Waiver of Room Rental Fee-Triton Foundation 14th Annual President’s Reception
13527 Fee Waiver Request for the Illinois Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the Triton Police Department
13528 Waiver of Room Rental Fee for the Second Annual Workforce Investment Act Partnership Conference
13529 Library Periodical Subscription Service
13530 Library Consortium Membership and Database Purchase
13531 Intergovernmental Agreement Between Triton Community College District 504 and Riverside-Brookfield High School
13532 CEDA Head Start Community Partnership Agreement with Triton College
13533 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
13534 Certificate of Final Completion & Final Pay Application-Asbestos Abatement Project-Main Campus
13535 Certificate of Final Completion & Final Pay Application-Asbestos Abatement for Potable Water Project
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the action exhibits, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 1, new page 1A and pages 2-3 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.6.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 4 through 18 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve revised page 19 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 20 through 23 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
No action on revised page 24 of the Human Resources Report.
6.0 Hourly Employees
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 25 through 30 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.8.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
No action on page 31 of the Human Resources Report.
B28.10 Microsoft Software Campus Agreement
B28.11 Printing of Triton College Districtwide Class Schedule – Spring 2006 Edition
B28.12 Classroom Furniture
Ms. Peluso 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. Peluso, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,635,377.69.
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.
A motion was made by Ms. Peluso to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary