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April 2002 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, April 17, 2002 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

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

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

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Harriet Custer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Walt Zukowski, Attorney

 

It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Shea to appoint Deborah L. Sweeden as Chairperson, Pro-Tem in the absence of Mr. Franklin.

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

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Shea that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the March 20, 2002 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $446,365.83; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $82,510.09; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $39,285.16; Bond & Interest - $494.16; Auxiliary Fund- $111,628.31; Restricted Fund - $291,548.28; Audit Fund - $12.93; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $144,576.00 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reported that a banquet honoring PTK students was held in Springfield. United Parcel Service sponsored a two-page ad in the Chicago Tribune on April 16th honoring these students. Rod Risley, Executive Director of the PTK International Honorary Society was a guest speaker along with Warren Jackson, National President. Student Trustees were also recognized and Lisa Twardowski participated in the presentation of awards. This evening is Lisa’s last official Board Meeting. Dr. Goodnow stated that Lisa has done an outstanding job this past year and has gone above and beyond in taking a leadership role in many activities and events. Lisa was nominated for the student trustee award and Dr. Goodnow stated that in our eyes, she was the outstanding student trustee of the year. Dr. Goodnow reported that the IVCC job fair was a success with over 500 people seeking jobs. Over 1500 people attended the Girl Scout program conducted on the IVCC campus over the weekend. Dr. Goodnow reported that The International Education Steering Committee at IVCC is offering a first in a series of summer institutes aimed at internationalizing course materials. The focus of this year’s institute will be issues in the Arab World. Working in partnership with the University of Chicago, the sessions will be presented by faculty and staff from the University of Chicago’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Faculty from other community colleges will be invited to attend at a cost of $150 to help with the funding of this program. Dr. Goodnow received information from Jim Stevenson on the success of IVCC students now at Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University. Out of 289 IVCC students attending ISU, the average g.p.a. is 3.03, compared to 2.85 for all community college students, 2.93 for other transfer students and 2.90 for native students. Out of 138 IVCC students attending NIU, the average g.p.a. is 3.06, compared to 2.85 for all community college students, 2.89 for other transfer students and 2.77 for native students.

PERSONNEL – FACULTY APPOINTMENT
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to approve the appointment of Joann L. Scholtes as the Instructor in English/Literature assigned to the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts for the 2002-2003 academic year, with placement on the salary schedule at step G-3 - $44,000.

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

BID REQUEST – WHITE MULTI-PURPOSE PAPER
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Debo to authorize the Business Office to seek bids for 750 cases of white multi-purpose paper at an estimated cost of $19,125.00 ($25.50/case).

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

BID REQUEST – REPAIR OF CAMPUS ROADS AND PARKING LOTS
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to authorize the Business Office to seek bids for the repair of lots 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; repair main roadways surrounding all main parking lots; and repair of roadway behind cultural center at an estimated cost of $22,000 and authorize the Business Office to accept the lowest, most responsible bid if the bid is within the estimated cost approved by the Board.

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

 

TUITION INCREASE
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to approve a $3 per credit hour increase in tuition, effective the Fall Semester 2002.

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

AAS DEGREE IN HORTICULTURE/LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Lansford to approve the proposed AAS Degree in Horticulture/Landscape Management to be submitted to the Illinois Community College Board.

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

AAS DEGREE IN HORTICULTURE/FLORICULTURE
It was moved by Ms. Twardowski and seconded by Mr. Phalen to approve the proposed AAS Degree in Horticulture/Floriculture to be submitted to the Illinois Community College Board.

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

CERTIFICATE IN HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Debo to approve the proposed Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Certificate to be submitted to the Illinois Community College Board.

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

 

CAMPUS UPDATE
Giacomo Leone gave an overview of the Fine Arts and Community Outreach programs that are offered through Illinois Valley Community College. The Fine Arts activities and events are primarily community outreach, college and community partnerships, and college and/or student focused. Highlights of the Arts and Letters Series for 2001-02 year were Neil O’Shea - Actor, Dublin, Ireland; Natya Dance Company, Indian dance troupe, Chicago; Dr. Arra Garab, Northern Illinois University; and Dr. Lloyd Ketchem, Notre Dame (Notre Dame Club).

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mr. Debo to convene a closed session to discuss potential litigation.

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

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On a motion by Mr. Phalen, seconded by Mr. Lansford, and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed at 8:07 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Phalen to approve and retain the minutes of closed sessions of January 16, 2002 and March 20, 2002.

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

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Shea, seconded by Ms. Twardowski, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 p.m.