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March 2000 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 Wednesday, March 15, 2000 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
Jimmie D. Lansford, Chairperson
William H. Franklin, Jr., Vice Chairperson
Deborah L. Sweeden, Secretary
Harry R. Debo
Kristine A. Paul
H. Todd Phalen
Thomas A. Shea
Al Steinz, Student Trustee

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Francis Brolley, Director of Public Information
Frank Papke, Vice President of Business Services & Finance
Walt Zukowski, Attorney

 

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the February 16, 2000 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $142,939.76; Operation & Maintenance Fund -$81,477.40; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted Fund) - $225,131.00; Auxiliary Fund - $66,254.44; Restricted Fund - $208,398.93; Audit Fund - $2,800.00; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $144,747.50.

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

FINANCIAL REPORTS
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the Financial Reports.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Jean Goodnow was pleased to announce that Jaci Bice, a member of IVCC’s women’s basketball team, has been named the Most Valuable Player in the Arrowhead Conference and led the nation in NJCAA Division II with her 25.3 points per game average. She set IVCC’s single-season record with 810 points and also led IVCC in rebounds, assists and steals. More honors may be forthcoming - Jaci is nominated for the All-Region IV team and the All-American team. IVCC advanced to the Region IV Final Four and won 20 games for the first time since the 1991-92 season. IVCC nursing students have again passed the National Council Licensure Exams with outstanding success. Dr. Goodnow asked Bonnie Grusk, Chair of the Division of Health Professions and Director of Nursing to summarize this accomplishment. Bonnie reported that 93 percent of IVCC students passed the exam for registered nurses, compared to 83 percent passage at the state level and 85 percent nationally. For practical nurses, 100 percent of IVCC students passed the national exam, compared to 84 percent statewide and 86 percent nationally.

Dr. Goodnow reported that HB 4266 - the transfer of Adult Education to the Illinois Community College Board has passed through the House. The community colleges are supporting HB 4265 to create the Illinois Career Scholarship program to provide high school students with a $1,000 incentive for students to pursuing occupational programs.

Dr. Goodnow informed the Board that the Illinois General Assembly is considering a $29 million cut to higher education which would mean $3.5 million to the community colleges. She urged Board members to contact local legislators and express opposition to this action.

Dr. Goodnow advised the Board that IVCC will become the fiscal agent for the administration of the Education-to-Careers federal grant beginning with the new fiscal year of 2001.

The Board will conduct a special meeting on Friday, March 24, 2000 at noon in the Board Room to approve the cost of the rerouting of supply/return duct in building A.

TRUSTEE’S REPORT
Todd Phalen and Debbie Sweeden attended the Trustee’s meeting on March 11. Items discussed were the Fly-In in Washington, update on potential cuts in Governor Ryan’s budget, tuition waivers for students with a "B" average and lobby day to be held in Springfield on April 4 & 5.

PERSONNEL - FACULTY RETIREMENT - WILLIAM KOMAREK
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Phalen to accept William Komarek’s retirement effective May 31, 2001, approve his participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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

PERSONNEL - STAFF RETIRMENT - ISABELLE FURAR
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Phalen to accept Isabelle Furar’s retirement effective April 30, 2001, approve her participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish her a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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

PERSONNEL - STAFF RESIGNATION - MELISSA TEMPLETON
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Franklin to accept with regret the resignation of Ms. Melissa Templeton, Director of Learning Technologies, effective April 28, 2000.

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

PERSONNEL - REDUCTION IN FORCE-SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Debo to authorize the College to officially notify the Sheridan Correctional Center instructional staff (Ken Carothers, Bruce Markwalter, William Reidner and Barry Sanders) of the Reduction in Force.

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

BID APPROVAL - SUMMER/FALL SCHEDULE
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mr. Shea to grant the Business Office permission to accept the bid of Castle-PrinTech, DeKalb, Illinois in the amount of $17,625 as the lowest and most responsible bidder for the printing of the IVCC 2000 Summer/Fall Class Schedule.

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

PARTIAL STUDENT SUPPORT
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve the students applying for partial student support.

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

BOARD POLICY MANUAL - SECTION II (POLICY 2007-AUDITING CLASSES)
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Debo to approve the revised Board Policy 2007 - Auditing Classes as follows:

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College that students may register to audit classes subject to maximum class size limitations. Students registering for audit will pay required tuition and fees.

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

BOARD POLICY MANUAL - SECTION II (POLICY 2020-REFUND OF TUITION)
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve the revised Board Policy 2020-Refund of Tuition and Fees as follows:

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College if a student withdraws officially through the Records office on or before the tenth day of the fall or spring semester, the fifth day of the eight-week summer session, or a proportionate number of days based on the various class enrollment periods, 100 percent of all tuition and fees (excluding the non-refundable registration fee) will be refunded.

When a class is canceled by the College, a full refund will be given.

Students receiving Title IV financial aid may contact the Financial Aid Office for additional procedures related to refunds.

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

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Paul to convene a closed session to discuss (1) Employment/Appointment Matter, 2) Potential Litigation, and (3) Minutes of Closed Sessions.

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

On a motion by Mr. Shea, seconded by Mr. Debo and carried unanimously the regular meeting resumed at 8:45 p.m.

It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Franklin to approve and release the minutes of the January 24, 2000 Closed Session meeting.

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

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mrs. Paul, seconded by Mr. Shea, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:47 p.m.