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October 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, October 23, 2002 in the Fireplace Lounge at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
William H. Franklin, Jr., Chairperson
Deborah L. Sweeden, Vice-Chairperson
Harry R. Debo
Kristine A. Paul
H. Todd Phalen
Rebekah Peterson, Student Trustee

Members Absent:
Thomas A. Shea, Secretary
Jimmie D. Lansford

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Harriet Custer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Robert Marshall, Vice President for Student Services
Frank Papke, Vice President for Business Services & Finance
Walter J. Zukowski, Attorney

It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Ms. Peterson to appoint Mrs. Paul as Secretary, Pro-Tem in the absence of Mr. Shea.

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

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the September 23, 2002 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $263,985.52; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $102,820.46; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $207,531.93; Auxiliary Fund- $365,300.26; Restricted Fund - $176,058.92; Audit Fund - $13,411.00; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $8,713.74 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reported that today’s headcount was 4,369, up 5.25 percent over the same date last year. The number of credit hours being taken by students has also increased for a total of 34,498 hours. These figures are compared to last year’s figures, which include the Sheridan Correctional Center enrollments. If the Sheridan figures were removed, the headcount figure would show an increase of 9.88% and an increase in credit hours of 7.68%.

Rebekah Peterson reported on the voter registration challenge proposed by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. The community college, which registers the highest percentage of their student enrollment, would receive the award - an eagle. Rebekah reported that IVCC registered 25% (Based on the ’01 FTE of 1,393 - 345 students were registered.)

Dr. Goodnow reported on the economic impact study of Illinois Valley Community College. The community colleges, Illinois Community College Trustee Association, and Illinois Community College Board worked with CCBenefits, Inc. to apply a comprehensive economic model that was developed by the economists to capture and quantify the economic and social benefits of community colleges. The model, which took over a year to develop with funding from the Association for Community College Trustees, relies on data collected from individual community colleges, and translates these into common sense benefit-cost and investment terms. It has been subjected to peer review, field tested on over 160 different community colleges throughout the nation, and now applied to the community college districts in Illinois. Model results are based on solid economic theory, carefully drawn functional relationships, and a wealth of national and local education-related data.

Fran Brolley highlighted IVCC’s economic impact. There is an 18.3% return on investment for taxpayers. IVCC returns 18.3 percent for every dollar invested in the community. An IVCC student with an Associates Degree earns on the average an additional $325,000 in income over a 30-year career. Additional income of $3,500 per year or $100,000 over the course of a lifetime can be earned for a person taking one year of study at IVCC. An IVCC student receives $6.33 over 30 years for each $1 invested in the college. IVCC saves the state $1.9 million each year in reduced welfare, unemployment and crime costs. Of all Illinois community college students, 95% stay in the state contributing their skills.

PERSONNEL - GRANT-FUNDED POSITION, DISLOCATED WORKERS CENTER, CASE MANAGER
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve the grant-funded position of Case Manager in the Dislocated Workers Center and authorize the administration to begin a search to fill this position.

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

BID REQUEST – INSURANCE
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Ms. Peterson to authorize the Business Office to seek bids for the College Commercial Package, Workers’ Compensation, Automobile, Umbrella, Board Legal, Law Enforcement, and Foreign Liability insurance coverage at an estimated cost of $284,598.

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

CAMPUS UPDATE
Francie Skoflanc, coordinator of the new graphic design technology program, shared the success of the program with the Board. Enrollment has grown significantly and as a result the lack of space is an issue. She has promoted this program through high school visits and to accommodate working adults, she added a complete night curriculum. She conducts tours and participates in career day to attract additional students. The program prepares students for work in Web site design, advertising, newspaper art, layout for print shops and publishers and 3D multimedia art. The program offers courses in a one-year Certificate and a two-year Associate Degree. The Board toured the program’s cramped computer lab – a room, which was originally used for storage.

 

OTHER
The Board will conduct a special meeting at noon on Tuesday, November 12 to canvass the votes from the November 5 election.

 

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to convene a closed session to discuss (1) minutes of closed session meetings.

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

On a motion by Mr. Phalen, seconded by Mrs. Paul, and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed at 7:55 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION MEETINGS
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve and retain the minutes of the August 21 closed session meeting.

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

It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Debo to approve and retain the minutes of the September 23 closed session meeting.

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Debo, seconded by Mrs. Paul, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.