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May 2001 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, May 16, 2001 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

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

Members Absent:

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Francis Brolley, Director of Public Information
Harriet Custer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Robert Marshall, Vice President of Student Services
Frank Papke, Vice President of Business Services & Finance
Walt Zukowski, Attorney

 

 

AMEND AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Paul to amend the agenda by deleting agenda item 6.i. and adding agenda item 7.c. – Vending Services/Lunch Service.

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

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Shea that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the April 9 and 18, 2001 Board Meetings and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $226,149.96; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $75,454.31; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $93,907.54; Auxiliary Fund - $58,037.13; Restricted Fund - $147,102.02; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $13,626.84 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reported that Project Success will be funded again for the next grant cycle and the first year budget is $216,454, an increase of over 8% from the current fiscal year. IVCC has won the Arrowhead all sports plaque. The IVCC Men’s Baseball won the Region IV Championship, the first time in the history of IVCC. Bob Koopman was named Coach of the Year. The IVCC SIFE (Student in Free Enterprise) team was named Champions and will advance to the nationals. Alice Steljes, SIFE advisor, was named a Sam M. Walton Fellow. Dr. Goodnow encouraged Board members to write to their legislators asking for support of the $250 million in the Governor’s budget for temporary buildings at community colleges. Dr. Goodnow also informed the Board that the Federal Perkins grant could be in jeopardy. A proposed amendment could put the Perkins funding back into a block grant which would result in the post-secondary Perkins funding going to elementary and secondary schools. Dr. Goodnow encouraged the Board to contact Senators Durbin and Fitzgerald to vote "NO" to Amendment #501.

PERSONNEL – FACULTY RETIREMENT-DR. ROSE MARIE LYNCH, ENGLISH/JOURNALISM
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Debo to accept Dr. Rose Marie Lynch’s retirement effective May 31, 2002, approve her participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish her a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY RETIREMENT-JAMES MICHAEL, ENGLISH/GERMAN
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Paul to accept James Michael’s retirement effective May 31, 2002, approve his participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY RETIREMENT-GILBERT MEYER, PSYCHOLOGY
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Debo to accept Gilbert Meyer’s retirement effective May 31, 2002, approve his participation in the college’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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

PERSONNEL – STAFF RETIREMENT-DIANA FISHER, SWITCHBOARD/RECEPTIONIST
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to accept Diana Fisher’s retirement effective September 30, 2002, approve her participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish her a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY RESIGNATION-ROBERT DENNISON, GEOGRAPHY
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to accept with regret the resignation of Robert Dennison as Geography Instructor, effective the end of the 2000-2001 contract year.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY APPOINTMENT-DR. JOHN T. FONS, PHYSICS
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the appointment of Dr. John T. Fons as Instructor in Physics assigned to the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for the 2001-2002 academic year, with placement on the salary schedule at step G-5 - $46,000.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY APPOINTMENT-MOHAMMAD SAMEER HAIDER, COMPUTER SCIENCE/NETWORKING
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the appointment of Mohammad Sameer Haider as Instructor in Computer Science/Networking assigned to the Division of Business and Engineering for the 2001-2002 academic year, with placement on the salary schedule at step D-7 - $41,375.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY APPOINTMENT-NORMAN B. ENGSTROM, CHORAL MUSIC/THEATRE
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the appointment of Norman B. Engstrom as Instructor in Choral Music/Theatre assigned to the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts for the 2001-2002 academic year, with placement on the salary schedule at step D-8 - $42,300.

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

BID REQUEST – WHITE COPY PAPER
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to authorize the Business Office to seek bids for 500 cases of white copy paper at an estimated cost of $12,000.

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

BID REQUEST – CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY/PERMANENT GREENHOUSE
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Paul to authorize the Business Office to seek bids for a temporary/permanent greenhouse at a cost not to exceed $80,000.

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

BID REQUEST – VENDING SERVICES/LUNCH SERVICE
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to authorize the Business Office to seek bids for vending machine service and to provide daily lunches to students, faculty and staff.

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

BID APPROVAL – TWO-YEAR COLLEGE CATALOG
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of Phillips Brothers, Springfield, IL in the amount of $19,833 as the lowest and most responsible bid for the printing of the 2001-2003 College catalog.

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

BID APPROVAL – REPLACEMENT BURNER/BUILDING "C" BOILER ROOM
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Phalen to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of C.B. Kramer Sales & Service, Bloomington, IL for the purchase, installation, and testing of a replacement burner for the Building "C" Boiler Room in the amount of $14,372.

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

BID APPROVAL – CNC LATHE/TWO MANUAL LATHES
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Debo to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of CNC Partners, Division of Arthur Machinery, Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL in the amount of $32,000 for one CNC Milltronics ML15/40 lathe and to accept the bid of CNC Partners in the amount of $16,000 for two ACRA Precision Engine manual lathes.

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

BID APPROVAL – INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC HAND DRYERS
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of Bodas Electric, Streator, IL in the amount of $11,190 for the installation of thirty-four electric hand dryers as the lowest, most responsible bid.

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

ADDENDUM TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to approve the addendum, which adds Rock Valley’s new Dental Hygiene program to the existing cooperative agreement between Illinois Valley Community College and Rock Valley College as presented.

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

BOARD POLICY MANUAL – SECTION 3000
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Shea to approve the recommended changes to the Board Policy Manual – Section 3000 as presented and to add "as approved by their supervisor" to the Professional Development Course Enrollment policy and to change the word "five" to "six" divisions in policy 3016 – Hiring of Faculty: Full-time.

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

CAMPUS UPDATES

Marketing Plan
Fran Brolley distributed a Marketing and Enrollment Management Plan for the 2001-2002 academic year. Fran presented three of the twelve action plans that will be put into place. Recruiting Adults, Building by Programs and Recruiting at High Schools were discussed.

Information Technology and DCCA Grants
Valery Calvetti and Alex Doll informed the Board of the activities involved with the Information Technology grant awarded by ICCB last year. Under that grant, students, counselors, faculty and parents were made aware of information technology careers. This year Illinois Valley Community College will be the home of a high-tech, showcase training lab through a $170,375 grant awarded to the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. The lab will showcase information technology, process and manufacturing careers to area high school students, faculty and counselors.

 

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Franklin to convene a closed session for the purpose of 1) the compensation of specific employees of the public body and collective negotiating matters and 2) to review minutes of closed sessions.

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

On a motion by Mr. Franklin, seconded by Mr. Shea and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed at 8:50 p.m.

APPROVAL OF CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve and retain the minutes of the April 18, 2001 Closed Session meeting.

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

RECESS TO FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2001
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden, seconded by Mr. Shea, and carried unanimously to recess the meeting at 8:55 p.m.

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened a recessed session of the regular May 16, 2001 meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2001 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
Jimmie D. Lansford, Chairperson
William H. Franklin, Jr., Vice-Chairperson
Harry R. Debo
Kristine A. Paul
H. Todd Phalen
Thomas A. Shea
Deborah L. Sweeden, Secretary
Lisa Twardowski, Student Trustee 2002-2002

Members Absent:

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Jacob Frost, Student Trustee 2000-2001
Walt Zukowski, Attorney

CONFERRING OF DEGREES AND/OR CERTIFICATES
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the Spring 2001 graduates and authorize the conferring of Degrees and/or Certificates with all rights and privileges.

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

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Franklin to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 p.m.

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