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March 2003 Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened a regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 in the Fireplace Lounge at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
Deborah L. Sweeden, Vice-Chairperson
Thomas A. Shea, Secretary
Harry R. Debo
Jimmie D. Lansford
Kristine A. Paul
H. Todd Phalen
Rebekah Peterson, Student Trustee

Members Absent:
William H. Franklin, Jr., Chairperson

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Harriet Custer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jerry Corcoran, Interim Vice President for Business Services/Finance
Walter J. Zukowski, Attorney

 

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Lansford that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the February 19, 2003 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $238,161.66; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $74,027.88; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $35,251.51; Bond and Interest Fund - $1,200,181.25; Auxiliary Fund- $101,599.30; Restricted Fund - $303,069.46; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $117,618.11 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reported that the College held a Legislative Briefing on Friday, March 7. Representatives, Mautino and Moffitt and Senator Welch attended the briefing. A presentation on the Education-to-Careers program was given by Valery Calvetti and a presentation on the Forensics Specialist Certificate and Associate in Applied Science Degree in Forensics was given by Rebecca Donna. The legislators were given a tour of the Graphic Design lab by Francie Skoflanc and also given a tour of Building C, which is still under construction.

Dr. Goodnow attended a CEO meeting on Continuous Quality Improvement Network (CQIN). The purpose of the meeting was to share innovative ideas and initiatives with other community colleges to improve institutional effectiveness. A group of IVCC employees and Board member, Deborah Sweeden will be attending the AQIP strategic forum this week in Lyle.

Jerry Corcoran and Dr. Goodnow attended a meeting at Lake Land College on property tax funding for community colleges. Many community colleges are experiencing devaluation of farmland assessment and would like to take action to alleviate this in the future.

Dr. Goodnow announced that the IVCC tennis courts were roped off due to their poor condition and presented pictures of the damaged tennis courts. The cost to repair the tennis courts would be between $80,000 and $125,000.

APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD
Steve Charry, president of the faculty union, read a letter from the faculty expressing support of the administration and concern over the budget cuts. The faculty see the need for the cuts and would like the Board to consider equal cuts across campus.

Jim Moskalewicz, golf coach, spoke on behalf of the golf team members and their parents. He submitted a proposal in which fundraising events would generate approximately $17,000 for the golf team.

Eric Perez, tennis coach, spoke on behalf of the tennis players. He submitted a proposal in which fundraising events would generate approximately $20,000 for the tennis team. Ron Hammers spoke on behalf of the parents offering help in solving the problem.

ATHLETIC PROGRAM REVIEW
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Phalen to continue the golf and tennis programs for one year consistent with the proposals and to work with the administration.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

STAFF REDUCTION – COORDINATOR OF BUSINESS TRAINING CENTER,
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Debo to approve the reduction of the Business Training Center’ Coordinator position from full-time to part-time currently held by Ms. Jennifer Scheri, effective July 1, 2003 due to the reduction in funds in the Business and Industry grant.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

STAFF REDUCTION – EDUCATION-TO-CAREERS REGIONAL COORDINATOR
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve the termination of the Education-to-Careers Regional Coordinator position currently held by Ms. Alexa Doll, effective June 30, 2003 due to the termination of the federal grant funds for the Illinois Education-to-Careers program.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

NEW PROGRAM – CERTIFICATE AND A.A.S. DEGREE IN PARAPROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Phalen to approve the proposed Certificate and A.A.S. degree in Paraprofessional Educator to be submitted to the Illinois Community College Board.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

NEW PROGRAM – CERTIFICATE AND A.A.S. DEGREE IN HUMAN SERVICES
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Lansford to approve the proposed Certificate and A.A.S. degree in Human Services to be submitted to the Illinois Community College Board.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

RESOLUTION FOR CAPITAL RENEWAL FUNDS
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Debo to approve the Capital Renewal Project for the repair/replacement of roads and paving in the amount of $550,000 and authorize submission of the appropriate resolution to the Illinois Community College Board.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

MARCH MID-SEMESTER GRADUATES
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Paul to authorize the conferring of Degrees and/or Certificates on the March graduates as presented.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

BOARD POLICY MANUAL – SECTION 2000, ACADEMIC SERVICES
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the recommended changes to Board Policies 2005 and 2021 as presented.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

CAMPUS UPDATE
Jerry Corcoran, Interim Vice President of Business Services/Finance, gave a presentation on tuition increases. An increase is needed due to an anticipated reduction in state funding, higher health insurance rates and farmland devaluation. Currently, IVCC’s tuition rate is $53, which is tied with two other colleges for the 12th highest rate in the state.

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Ms. Peterson to convene a closed session to discuss (1) potential litigation and 2) review minutes of closed sessions.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.Minutes of the IVCC Board Meeting Page 4

March 18, 2003

 

On a motion by Mr. Lansford, seconded by Mr. Shea, and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed.

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mr. Lansford to approve and retain the minutes of the February 19, 2003 closed session.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
A special Board meeting will be held at noon on Monday, April 7, 2003 to canvass the votes of the April 1, 2003 election.

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Paul to adjourn the meeting.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Ms. Peterson. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mr. Lansford, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, and Mrs. Sweeden. "Nays" – None, motion carried.