Board of Trustees
Minutes of the September 26, 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 7:10 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

Absent: Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Peluso.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of August 7, 2006, the Regular Board Meeting of August 15, 2006, and the Board Retreat of August 21, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that there is a revised page 24 in the Human Resources Report.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that faculty are well ensconced in the semester. Faculty concerns include classes being cancelled because of no faculty available to teach, and the WebCT problems of the past few days. Ms. Hahn Wade commented that there has been good communication with students, but some faculty are dealing with resolving the issues of students’ work being lost. 

Classified Association President Donald Cragen reported that there is a rif that affects one Classified member. He stated that he is confident that Administration will keep her aboard in another capacity. 

Adjunct Faculty Association President Adrian Fisher reported that negotiations are continuing and are cordial. She also expressed concern about the WebCT issue. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Ifeanyi Onwuachi reported that TCSA Elections were held last week and new Senators have been sworn in and a Treasurer appointed. He thanked President Granados and Vice President Rodriguez for attending their Retreat, which was held last Friday and Saturday. Mr. Onwuachi announced that the E-Board had lunch with Trustee Becker today, and Vice President Rodriguez made a presentation on the College Center renovation to the new Senators. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Chief of Police Michael Pendola administered the oath of office to new Police Officer Gabriel Mingo. 

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez reported on issues from that area as follows. Hospitality Industry Administration (HIA) is looking comprehensively at its program, and Enrollment Initiatives money will be used to support the renovation of the HIA Dining Room to make a quality environment for student learning, as well as a showcase for their efforts. In the Student Services area, two new positions have been brought forward in support of student athletes. An orientation for the athletes was held at the start of the school year to help develop a sense of spirit and show them what resources are available to them. 

President Granados discussed the Self-Study that is being completed as a requirement for accreditation, noting that it is also an important tool for the College as we look to the future. Vice President of Institutional Advancement Marge Stabile reported that she has received the final draft of chapters from the faculty Criterion Committee Chairs, and will now begin combining them into one document. The report will identify great things that the college is doing, and also weaknesses and challenges. In the month of October, the document will be shared with College Council, Academic Senate, and the Executive Team for input; and in November will be distributed campus-wide. In December, a draft will go out to the public. Throughout the process, V.P. Stabile will be gathering comments and input, as the final document is a self-assessment of how everyone collectively feels about the college.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that at 10th Day, enrollment was up .56 percent. She thanked the faculty and staff who worked to bring it up. Mr. Stephens commented that it is moving in the right direction, but is not good enough, with a goal of 30,000 students. 

Dr. Granados discussed the need to hire faculty as mentioned by the TCFA President. There is a timeline for hiring full-time faculty that everyone needs to keep to, so that new hires for next fall can be in place by March. Hiring of Adjunct Faculty is always a challenge, and Dean Frye is working with faculty on this issue, along with the Human Resources Functional Committee’s investigation into advertising for these positions. Chairman Stephens commented on the problems that can be caused by the structured process that must be followed per the negotiated agreements, and the need for more effort to be made to ensure that teachers are available to teach our classes. 

President Granados commented that the college’s online offerings are critical in meeting our mission and applauded the staff who worked to resolve the WebCT situation. She noted the great deal of communication that took place, and the work being done now with faculty and students regarding work that was lost. The importance of backup when dealing with technology will be part of future WebCT training. 

Regarding the RIF situation mentioned by the TCCA President, Dr. Granados commented that there are positions open for which the individual can apply.

Dr. Granados reported on the following Outreach Plan events. An Alumni Dinner was recently held, with an attendance of about 150 former career students. They remain committed to Triton College and it is hoped that they will continue to be involved. Also, Maywood Village Honor Day was well attended, with community officials and the mayor pleased with the event. Dr. Granados thanked the Board members, administrators, and staff who were present for these events. A PR Luncheon will be held tomorrow, with members of the local press invited.

Dr. Granados read a proclamation issued by the Cook County Commissioners in recognition of the Triton Men’s Basketball team, which placed eighth in the nation last year, and Coach Steve Christiansen for the outstanding season and his receipt of many coaching awards. The proclamation was presented to Coach Christiansen, who announced a basketball event this Saturday, September 30th at 10:00 p.m. called “Midnight Madness.” The event is geared to the audience and everyone was invited to attend.

President Granados recognized Kay Langston, who will be retiring at the end of the month. Dr. Granados described Ms. Langston as a true Tritonite who has dedicated her heart and soul to serving the students.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens reported on the productive Board Retreat held last month, highlighting the following. For the past several years, the books have not been balanced on the backs of the employees. The college is in a position now that is needs to pay attention to upkeep of the campus to keep the facilities at a level that is not counterproductive to bringing in students. A signage project is underway to make it easier to find things on campus. The Board received a report on Enrollment Initiatives which discussed initiatives that should help the college serve 30,000 students.

Mr. Stephens noted that Closed Session will be held after the Bills & Invoices are acted upon (as it appears on the agenda).

NEW BUSINESS
ACTION EXHIBITS
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13714 Approval of the FY 06 Audit
13715 Resolution Adopting FY 2007 Budget 
13716 Certification of Chargeback Reimbursement
13717 Request for Life Safety Project, FY 2007
13718 FY 2007 – Waiver of Room Rental Fee, Triton Foundation 15th Annual President’s Reception
13719 Renewal of Novell Academic License Agreement
13720 Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement between Triton College and West Central Municipal Conference
13721 Cooperative Agreement between Children’s Memorial Medical Center and Triton College
13722 Agreement with TQS Associates, Inc.
13723 Student Leader Incentive 
13724 Approval of Proposal from Johnson Controls, Inc. to Perform Facility Assessment/Plan 
13725 NILRC Course License (World of Abnormal Psychology)
13726 NILRC Course License (Economic: U$A)
13727 Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) Agreement
13728 Modification to Action Exhibit #13503 President’s Office of Employment Training (POET) 
13729 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Becker. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B29.07 Video & Multimedia Equipment – Electronic Classrooms – Fine Arts Building
B29.08 Printing Triton District Wide Schedule of Classes – Spring 2007 Edition
B29.09 Classroom Furniture
B29.10 College Center Remodeling – Student Welcome Center
B29.11 Service Agreement – Reliability/Preventative Centered Maintenance Program – Plant Equipment
Mr. Becker 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 $1,433,124.82.

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

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

CLOSED SESSION
Ms. Viverito 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 Mr. Stam. 

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

Motion carried 5-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board entered Closed Session at 7:46 p.m.

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

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

Motion carried 5-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board returned to Open Session at 8:28 p.m.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
1.0 Faculty
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 1 through 3 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.7.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 4 through 23 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.09. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve revised page 24 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 25 through 27 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.6.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 28 and 29 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 30 through 39 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 40 of the Human Resources Report, item 7.1.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
Chairman Stephens announced that starting in October, the regular meetings of the Board of Trustees will be scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m., with Closed Session held as it was today. This time change will be published. 

A motion was made by Mr. Stam to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 8:32 p.m.


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