the absence of Leslie Englehaupt, Dr. Larry Huffman was appointed to serve as
APPROVAL OF AMENDED
consent agenda item 6.5 – Purchase Request-Utility Vehicle was revised to
correctly reflect the age of the current utility vehicle (five years old vs.
three years old as previously presented).
It was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by Dr. Driscoll to approve the amended
agenda, as presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Ms. Olivero to approve the consent
agenda with the one minor modification, as presented. Motion passed by voice
following items were approved in the consent agenda:
– September18, 2012 Board Meeting, September 27, 2012 Planning Committee
Meeting, and October 3, 2012 Facilities Committee Meeting
of the Bills
Fund - $992,115.47; Operations and Maintenance Fund - $132,432.77; Operations
& Maintenance (Restricted Fund) - $3,498.38; Auxiliary Fund - $481,865.02;
Restricted Fund - $38,045.65; and Liability, Protection and Settlement Fund - $145,584.96
the stipends for the pay periods ending September 8, 2012 and September 22,
Request – Utility Vehicle
the purchase of a Polaris Ranger 800 XP utility vehicle through the Illinois
Joint Purchasing Program at a cost of $13,000.
Dr. Corcoran reported the following construction
update has been prepared by Cheryl Roelfsema: Roofing (except for the Cultural
Centre) is 100 percent complete; window framing and installation is in
progress; stoops were poured last week; and masonry work is 95 percent rubbed
and caulked. First floor mechanical piping is in progress; corridor framing is
wrapping up; and polished concrete grinding is in progress. Second floor
plumbing rough-in is complete; sprinkler and electrical rough-in is wrapping
up; and drywall installation is in progress. The maintenance building concrete
slab has been poured and temporary tie-in for fiber and fire alarm is complete.
Overall, everything is moving along nicely. Dr. Corcoran thanked Cheryl Roelfsema
and Gary Johnson for their oversight and attention to detail. He commended Fran Brolley, Donna Swiskoski
and Sue Monroe for a wonderful job of handling the September 20 donor wall
rededication event, which preceded the annual scholarship recognition program. Dr.
Corcoran encouraged everyone who has not seen the new-and-improved donor wall
display to do so. He congratulated Monica Near and Sarah Partington for
being recognized for 10 years of Dislocated Worker Center service at the local
workforce development awards banquet on October 2. Student Government Association freshmen
elections were held on September 20-21 and the voters elected Matthew Mone,
April Kutz and Jenna Sobin to represent them. Dr. Corcoran congratulated
Matthew, April and Jenna for stepping forward into their new leadership roles.
Dr. Scroggs, Fran Brolley and Dr. Corcoran met with Cory Tomasson and the
entire SGA last week and were really impressed with the group and their
fundraising goals for so many worthy causes.
Eighteen of the district’s high schools were represented at the
Counselors Connection program held at IVCC on October 5. Just like last year,
Renee Prine and Dr. Tracy Morris were commended for leading a team that
coordinated this very successful event. On that same day, Glenna Jones and her
Professional Development Committee handled all of the details for employee
enrichment activities for administrative and support staff, while Sue Isermann,
Dr. Lori Scroggs, Sue Caley-Opsal, Adam Oldaker, Laura Hodgson and Dawn Wiggins worked with the LaSalle County ROE officials on this
year’s fall-in-service program, which brought high school and IVCC faculty
together to talk about college and career readiness. Glenna Jones, Sue Isermann
and Dr. Scroggs reported that all of the day’s program objectives were met. Dr. Corcoran congratulated Connie Skerston
for leading a group that handled all of the details which made last week’s
College Night a big success—approximately 50 colleges and universities were represented
by staff who met with 381 students and their families. Dr. Corcoran thanked Mark Grzybowski for
leading a team of faculty, staff and administrators that organized today’s Student
Appreciation Day program. The last few
weeks have been pretty productive for IVCC.
Along with the usual fine job that the employees do of serving
constituents on a daily basis, IVCC received the good news that it will receive
approximately $500,000 from a Department of Labor grant in order to support
programs aimed at preparing students to pursue careers in manufacturing. This
opportunity came about as a result of being a member of the Illinois Network of
Advanced Manufacturing Consortium. Lots of people deserve credit for this
project including Jennifer Scheri, Sue Isermann, Jamie Gahm, Sara Escatel, Dr.
Elaine Novak, Tim Bias, Paul Leadingham, Jim Gibson, and Dr. Lori Scroggs. IVCC
also received confirmation from MAG IAS and Caterpillar that the MAG-CAT-IVCC
partnership will result in major equipment donations to the Peter Miller
Community Technology Center and training opportunities that can place IVCC
students in the enviable position of working in high demand fields for
world-class manufactures. The people who
made this partnership dream become a reality are alumni Dan Janka, Jim Blass,
and Brian Krzyaniak, retired hall of fame instructor Don Haas, current
manufacturing technology program coordinator and instructor, Tim Bias, Jennifer
Scheri and Fran Brolley. There are always lots of people to thank whenever
these kinds of historic announcements are made, however, Dr. Corcoran asked
that it be clearly noted in the minutes from tonight’s meeting that the College
would not be celebrating these accomplishments were it not for the IVCC Board
of Trustees’ willingness to move forward with building a new Community
Technology Center and filling it with cutting-edge technology and equipment so
that the College has a first-class teaching and learning environment to compliment its
award-winning faculty. He stated in his email to the Board dated October 5, because of their dedication to IVCC, the
College is now well positioned for the future and tens of thousands of students
Dr. Driscoll reported on the Planning
Committee Meeting held on Thursday, September 27. The Community College Survey of Student Engagement
(CCSSE) was reviewed and concerns were identified with declines in the Academic
Challenge and Student-Faculty Interaction categories. It was suggested taking these two categories and
generating Key Performance Indicators for them.
The National Community College Benchmarking Project Report which allows
the 267 participating colleges an opportunity to compare themselves with others
on over 140 measures was reviewed. IVCC
was in the top 15 percent of students who have completed, transferred, or
completed or transferred in both three- and six-year timeframes. This is significant. Dr. Driscoll noted areas of concern –
Developmental/Remedial Course Retention and Success Rates. Current retention and success rates are
between 60 and 70 percent and he does not believe this is acceptable and
programs should be put in place to address this. MyMathLab and MyMathTest are two programs
that have been initiated. Dr. Driscoll
does not want to be complacent because IVCC is the same as the other community
colleges. IVCC’s cost per credit hour is
the lowest in the state and Dr. Driscoll is proud of this. The Committee reviewed the Program Review
Report in which programs are reviewed and evaluated on a five-year cycle. The Committee would like to see opportunities
of improvement for every program so that the best programs continue to get
better. Dr. Driscoll noted that the
machining program had low enrollments.
With all the good work done by the administration and donations from
MAG/CAT, there is a need to market this program. The whole community needs to know. A good marketing tool would be to have the
students who obtained internships through MAG IAS come back and talk about
their experience. The College needs to
partner with the CME group that supported the INAM grant. Part of this grant, with the 18 other
community colleges, is to ladder a CPT credential where the student obtains a
job and then takes courses for more specific training.
The Facilities Committee meeting was held
on Wednesday, October 3. Mr. Thompson
reported the items on the agenda were the Protection, Health, and Safety
projects for Tax Year 2012 and the Community Technology Center recognition
plaques which are both addressed in tonight’s meeting.
An Audit/Finance Committee meeting was held
on Tuesday, October 9. Randy Ragan and
Tara Leja from McGladrey Assurance, Tax, and Consulting firm walked through the
pertinent pages of the Audit. Each board
member received a copy of the Audit at the board meeting. No material weaknesses were identified, no
significant deficiencies were identified, no significant deficiencies in
internal controls were identified, no instances of noncompliance, and no
significant deficiencies in administering federal awards. The College received a good audit and the
Committee was pleased with the results.
The Committee was given parameters on the tax levy for 2012. The other five items on the agenda for the
Audit/Finance Committee meeting are addressed in the meeting tonight.
HEALTH, AND SAFETY PROJECTS FOR TAX YEAR 2012
It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by
Dr. Driscoll to approve the three Protection, Health, and Safety projects as
presented for a combined total cost of $1,365,377, and authorize submission of
the appropriate resolutions for each to the Illinois Community College Board. The three projects are:
C Boiler Room Updates - $656,120
Door Hardware/Keying Upgrades - $547,239
Egress Concrete Replacement - $162,018
The motion passed by voice vote.
AUTHORIZING PREPARATION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY
It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by
Ms. Olivero to authorize Dr. Jerry Corcoran to begin preparing the 2012 tax
levy. Motion passed by voice vote.
RESULTS – NMR SPECTROMETER
It was moved by Dr. Driscoll and seconded
by Dr. Huffman to approve the purchase of the Nanalysis NMReady 60P
Spectrometer Package from Nanalysis Corporation in the amount of
$26,015.89. Motion passed by voice vote.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR
LOCAL DEBT RECOVERY PROGRAM
It was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by
Dr. Huffman to approve the intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Office
of the Comptroller, as presented. This
program allows units of local government to collect outstanding debt in
coordination with the Illinois Office of the Comptroller (IOC). The College will provide an electronic data
list of outstanding debt to the IOC and the amount due to the College will be
deducted from the delinquent individual or organization’s income tax refunds or
any checks from the IOC. Garnishment is
involved. The bad debt money stems from
the College refunding the students and then the students drop and the College
is responsible for refunding the money to the federal government. The bad debt totals $108,000. Motion passed by voice vote.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH
LASALLE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TIF (#8)
was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by Dr. Driscoll to approve the
intergovernmental agreement with the City of LaSalle, as presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
TECHNOLOGY CENTER PLAQUES
It was moved by Mr. Thompson and seconded
by Dr. Huffman to approve the design and layout of the two plaques for the
Peter Miller Community Technology Center, as described. The first plaque is specified in the Capital
Development Board project. The second plaque
will be paid for from College funds with an estimated cost of $2,500. Motion passed by voice vote.
SALARY SCHEDULE 2012-2013
It was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by
Dr. Driscoll to approve a 1.5 percent increase to the athletic salary schedule
for the academic year of 2012-2013, as presented. The increase is approximately $100 per coach.
Mr. Mallery entered the meeting at 7:08
Motion passed by voice vote.
It was moved by Dr. Driscoll and seconded by Mr.
Mallery to convene a closed session at 7:10 p.m. to discuss 1) the appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific
employees of the public body; 2) pending litigation; and 3) closed session
minutes. Motion carried by voice vote.
Roll Call Vote:
“Ayes” – Dr. Driscoll, Dr. Huffman, Mr. Mallery, Ms. Olivero, and Mr.
Thompson. “Nays” – None, motion carried.
It was moved by Ms. Olivero, seconded by Mr.
Thompson, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8 p.m.